Regional Sales Representative

Regional Sales Representative Scam: How It Works

Sometimes companies post-employment opportunities looking for “regional online sales representatives”. The products could be of any kind, from electronics to sports apparel. Yes, there might be some legitimate ones, but what follows is an example of how this scam happens.

The potential rep (you) is promised a 10% commission on every transaction. There is no registration fee and no charges, so you think it is a great job, already doing math on how much you can earn per month. You are in! A week or two after you sign up, you receive an order from a “client” – $20,000 worth of products or services. Wow, you could make $2,000 if this goes through! The deal does go through, and you get your “client’s satisfaction”.

 

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The scammer will sends you the $20,000 check and, following instructions, you deposit it in your account, keep your $2,000 and send the rest to the company that hired you. The fake check that you received and deposited will bounce in a few business days, making you responsible to the bank for $18,000.

The image above is captured from an actual scam e-mail.

How to Avoid the Scam

No business that tells you to deposit large checks in your account is legitimate. That is not how business works – you could skip the country with the whole amount. So if you are EVER told to put a check for money that is not yours in your account, that lets you know someone is trying to pull a fast one on you.

In the meantime, if you are really looking for a job and seek to make some money until you find the next ideal job, you could try Swagbucks.com, which is the world’s largest free online rewards program. You get paid by doing things online which you might do anyway, such as searching the web, discover products, take surveys, watch videos, or play games. You can also get free iTunes and Amazon cards. The company has a A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. You can register for free HERE.

 

Regional Sales Representative: How To Report a Scammer

Let your family and friends know about the Regional Sales Representative Scam by sharing it on social media using the buttons provided. You can also officially report the scammers to the Federal Trade Commission using the link below:

Report To The FTC Here

 

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Peter Collins

Is REDCOON a legitimate company to deal with ?

Carrie

http://www.logisticsmy.com offers a virtual job sending packages to people overseas. The name of the contact is Victoria Michalski. They offer a base of $3400.00 a month( should have been the first red flag) and $50.00 for each mailed package. They gave a very thorough explanation of why and how packages are compiled and sent out overseas, made sense. Her email is Victoria@mylsecure.com. I have submitted a complaint to the FBI. The last thing I want to be involved in is criminal theft. I also had another company contact me to do the same thing. Claiming they are with Balguerie. Nelson.voogel@us-Balguerie.… Read more »

pierre

here it is another one below:

Itochu Corporation 5-1,
Kita-Aoyama 2-chomeMinato-ku,
Tokyo 107-8077, Japan.

Good Day,

I am Mr. Eizo Kobayashi. I represent Itochu Corporation based in Tokyo,Japan.

We do currently need company representatives/payment collection agents within America and Canada region.If you are interested in this venture do respond for more details on what it entails.

NB:Individuals or companies are suitable for this venture.

Regards,
Mr. Eizo Kobayashi
Alternative Email:kobayashieizo402@yeah.net

Melens

Just got one as well, from "Carolina Martin". Here it is:

Ebara Corporation, Japan* is in search of competent individuals (or firm) to function as our sales agent/representative in the United State/Canada region. This is a part time offer that won’t interrupt your current work or business routine and you can conveniently work from home Indicate your interest in this position and send your details:

Thanks for your time."

Bill Sanders

I just received a request to be a regional representative for Ebara Corp. The company is real, but the job is bogus. i have a screenshot for you, but no way to attach it.

jean

Look what I’ve got today, exactly the same scam from KAO Group:

Representatives needed,

We urgently seek your service to represent our corporation in your
region and you will be paid for your service without affecting your present job.

Kindest Regards
Howard Kimura
Protocol Manager
Kao Corporation
1-14-10, Nihonbashi Kayabacho,
Chuo-ku, Tokyo 103-8210 Japan.

Gavin Porter scammer

Here is what i receive from a Gavin Porter lol in Singapore, with the subject Regional representative: I hope you are keeping safe over there? Hopefully, this virus comes to an end very soon. We are looking for a representative in your region if interested kindly indicate so we can discuss further. Regards, Gavin Porter. ATTENTION! The information contained in this E-mail may be CONFIDENTIAL and PRIVILEGED. It is intended for individual or entity named above. If you are not the intended recipient, please be notifed that any use, review, distribution or copying of this E-mail is strictly prohibited.If you… Read more »

Asahi

Here is my scammer of the day, sent me a message today:
I am Jose Amando, Human Resource Assistant at Asahi Seisakusho Co., Ltd based in Japan. I am writing to inquire about possible representation. We need co-operate and reputable individuals to fill various positions of Regional Representative and Part-Time Directors in the United States. We would be happy to talk to you further about this position should you be interested.

Best Regards,

Jose Amando

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