Hector – Apr 29, 2020
I was contacted via text from (610)-910-5545. I did a little research before going into the so-called interview that they wanted to have over Google Hangouts immediately. So that sounded weird to me. I did a little research and I came upon this website. Where another user reported this exact scam. So I wanted to get another report out there to show people this is real and not to fall for it. To show people that this is a scam and not to get tricked into giving any banking information out! I was originally contacted by Mrs. Kathleen Moore from their so-called recruitment team. They apparently located me on careerbuilder.com.
A1 PHARMACEUTICALS PLC: “Referencing for the customer service representative position and would like to conduct an online interview to discuss the duties within the job, Pay is 35.75 per hour, Let me know if you’re interested? We are currently working on setting up some branches in IL,TX,WI and Fl, That’s why we are employing online, but when the new office near you is ready you can be assigned to one of them that is if you qualify after the interview.”
Me: Ok I’m definitely interested.
A1 PHARMACEUTICALS PLC: “Alright, your interview will be conducted online via the instant messenger, do you have a Gmail Hangout or Google talk messenger on your phone or pc.”
Me: I can get Gmail Hangout On my laptop. Once I set it up, what would you need from me?
A1 PHARMACEUTICALS PLC: “Good, Let me have your Gmail Address, and Make sure you are available online for the interview. I proceeded with Ok will do Kathryn. And thank you! My address is BLANK (PUT MY EMAIL ADDRESS HERE). “Okay, Kindly invite Mrs. Marguerite R. Dean on Gmail Hangout. Send her an invite and IM ([email protected]) for the job interview. This is our first step to proceed further. She will be expecting to hear from you soon.”
Me: Do you know yet what time the interview will be? Or do I need to schedule one with her over Google Hangouts?
A1 PHARMACEUTICALS PLC: “ASAP”
Me: I proceeded and I just now sent her an invitation! “Okay good”
So the conversation moved over to Google Hangouts and here is the transcript as follows!
A1 PHARMACEUTICALS (Mrs. Marguerite R. Dean) : “I believe you are here and ready for the Job briefing interview now?”
Me: Yes Ma’am! How do I go about this? Do I need to call you through this application? (The application I’m referring to is Google Hangouts via the email [email protected] Which is what the other person that claimed they were also attempted to be scammed. They were contacted via the same email. So look out for that email.)
A1 PHARMACEUTICALS (Mrs. Marguerite R. Dean): No this is done via text on here.
Me: Ok! Ready, when you are!
A1 PHARMACEUTICALS (Mrs. Marguerite R. Dean): Okay.As we proceed further with the briefing and interview, you will get to know more about the opening position Okay.
Me: Ok, Sounds great!
A1 PHARMACEUTICALS (Mrs. Marguerite R. Dean): Before we proceed I would love to know more about you I am Mrs. Marguerite R. Dean, I’m The Hiring Manager ForA1 Pharmaceuticals PLC, I am here to brief and interview you more about the opening position.Please introduce yourself and your Location..
Me: Hello, Im (BLANK) from (BLANK)
A1 PHARMACEUTICALS (Mrs. Marguerite R. Dean): Okay, Just follow the briefing and you can ask questions when i am through. Let me know when you have finished reading and understanding every line. You will be allowed to ask questions later.With each line just respond with an Okay
A1 PHARMACEUTICALS (Mrs. Marguerite R. Dean): THE NAME OF THE COMPANY IS A1 PHARMACEUTICALS PLC.
For over 30 years A1 Pharmaceuticals Plc has been successful by creating extra profit Opportunities for pharmacists throughout the UK. A1 Pharmaceuticals Plc is now the leading name in the supply of discounted surgical dressings and medical devices in the EU (European Union).
The product range includes major branded surgical dressings manufactured by large international companies eg Smith & Nephew and Systagenix, as well as our successful A1 own label range eg crepe bandages and surgical gloves. Other product categories include ostomy, colostomy, diagnostics, syringes, aesthetics & dermal fillers, nutritional drinks and branded EU parallel imported pharmaceuticals.
EU Parallel imported pharmaceuticals are branded pharmaceuticals manufactured by major international companies eg GlaxoSmithKline which are sourced in one EU country eg Spain where they are cheaper and sold to another EU country eg UK at a discount to our pharmacy customers.
We have a UK Medicines Health Regulatory Authority (MHRA) manufacturer’s licence to repack and assemble a large portfolio of European parallel imported pharmaceutical licensed products, which are then sold into UK pharmacies at a discount compared to what would otherwise be available directly from the UK manufacturer.
A1 PHARMACEUTICALS (Mrs. Marguerite R. Dean): We are currently working on setting up some branch in IL,IN,MI and FL, That’s why we are employing online, but when the new office near you is ready you can be assign to one of them that is if you qualify after the interview…
This is strictly an online and work from home job the working hours are flexible and you can chose to work from anywhere of your choice, the pay is $35.75 per hour, training is $20 per hour and will be get payment weekly via check or direct deposit working 30 to 40 hours weekly, if you are employed you are going to be working as a full employee and not an independent contractor
A1 PHARMACEUTICALS (Mrs. Marguerite R. Dean): DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITY:
Tracks data and source documents. Prepares and sorts source documents, and identifies and interprets data to be entered. Compiles, sorts and verifies data for accuracy. Contacts responsible parties or clients from other, organization to resolve moderately complex questions, inconsistencies, or missing data.also perform Records keeping, keyboarding/data entry and performing a variety of other office tasks account balancing, invoicing recording, proper data analysis of sales records and recording pay slips into accounting database all these will be done through the use of the Accounting Software, such as faxing or emailing confidently and positive attitude Online from home.
Can you handle the Job duties if you are being trained towards it ?
Me: That would not be a problem!
A1 PHARMACEUTICALS (Mrs. Marguerite R. Dean): You have 5 questions, read carefully and answer them one after another, Once You are Done Answering the 5 Questions, Indicate by Typing (Done) is that clear ?
Me: Not a problem!
A1 PHARMACEUTICALS (Mrs. Marguerite R. Dean): *How would you describe your work ethics and are you comfortable with the fact that this is an online/work from home job?
*Have you ever worked from home or online before ?Are you currently employed ?How many hours do you intend to dedicate to this job position daily ?
*What do you Understand by Business Ethics & Customer Relations?
*Do you have an idea of how to use MS excel ?What is your highest educational diploma?When did you receive it?
* Job, How do you handle conflict ?Are you taking this as a primary?
Me: Answered all the questions to the best of my ability. I’m not going to list my answers here as they may contain personal information! Then proceeded with “DONE” as requested to do so by Mrs. Marguerite R. Dean. When I was finished answering these sets of questions.
A1 PHARMACEUTICALS (Mrs. Marguerite R. Dean): * Are you willing to give your best shot at working with our online staff? How soon do you want to start working ?
*What bank are you operating with?
*How do you see yourself fitting in for this position?
*Give me 3 genuine and specific reasons why you should be hired by the company.Tell me about yourself and your last/current job ?
*How would you like to be paid if you were offered this position? Via Direct Deposit or check, what means of payment would you prefer weekly or Bi weekly?
After this message I immediately recognized it as a scam and decided to discontinue the conversation with Mrs. Marguerite R. Dean. As this was a waste of time and was trying to get my banking information and scam people. People really need to watch out during this time to make sure they are not scammed. These scammers have done this for years and understand that you are in a very vulnerable state of mind with the whole pandemic going on. As well, if you are out of work! I have pictures and proof of everything that was typed between me and the two different apparent employees of A1 PHARMACEUTICALS. Please contact me if you need them! Thankyou and have a great day!
Geoffrey – Apr 04, 2020
Victim Location 22407
Total money lost $1,000
Type of a scam Employment
This company contacted me via email initially. The interview took place over google hangouts. The position I interviewed for was for a Customer Service Representative . The company said I would need to use their office equipment which they would order and I would need to pay for with a check they sent to me for $4989,72. I deposited the check into my bank account. I was told that I needed to pay their vendor via cash app or zelle . I was only able to send $1000.00 through zelle. I contacted my bank who was helping with this process. Finally, I realized that this was a scam when this company asked me to send them cash via Fedex. I refused. Right now, their check has not cleared and I am out of a $1,000 plus a possible bounced check fee from my bank.
Email sent to me:
Apr 1, 2020, 12:09 PM (3 days ago)
Congratulations! Our recruitment team has received your message referencing for the Customer Service Representative position and would like to conduct an online interview to discuss the duties within the job, along with the pay scale. Your information has been forwarded on to the Chief Human Resources Officer, Mrs. Marguerite R. Dean, she will be conducting the interview via Hangout ( Chat Instant Messaging)
Set up a Google Hangout and Invite Mrs. Marguerite R. Dean Hangout Send Her an Invite and IM ([email protected]) for the Job Interview. This is our first step to proceed further. She will be expecting to hear from you soon, she will be on online waiting for you, Note, You are to search the Hiring Manager on google Hangout using her Email by Typing ([email protected]) on Google Hangout..
The pay is $35.75 per hour, training is $20 per hour and will be get payment weekly via check or direct deposit working 30 to 40 hours weekly, if you are employed you are going to be working as a full employee and not an independent contractor
Work Time: Part-Time / Full Time. … Working hours are flexible
Interview Time : IMMEDIATELY or As soon as possible
Contact the Hiring Manager for the interview and More about the company ASAP!
A1 PHARMACEUTICALS PLC