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 the Regional Account Supervisor Scam.
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”.
The scammer will send 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 Regional Account Supervisor 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. Beware of this Regional Account Supervisor scam!
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Regional Sales Representative: How To Report a Scammer
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Watch out for this, I received it today – I never had contact with this company (I am sure they impersonate Koenig & Bauer):
Koenig & Bauer (KBA) Sheetfed AG & Co. KG
Date – Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Employment Proposal # 9G7VLRB
We’re delighted to extend this offer of employment for the position of Regional Account Supervisor. Please review this summary of terms and conditions for your anticipated employment with us.
This is a permanent position. You will be assigned to a team and will report directly to the appointed Team Manager.
We will be offering you an annual gross salary of 79,080.00 and additional periodic bonuses of up to 40% of the salaried amount. As all Company employees you will be eligible for the private health and dental insurance plan we provide you will also be eligible for additional benefits such as retirement options, paid time off and more. Please see more details about your compensation plan in the enclosed Legal 891F Agreement.
Your expected starting date is January 18, 2021.
You may accept this proposal by signing the enclosed Legal 891F Agreement and returning one signed copy to me by January 15, 2021.
Upon your acceptance of this employment proposal, Koenig & Bauer AG (KBA) will provide you with the necessary paperwork and instructions.
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.
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.
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 have received this E-mail by error, please delete it and notify the sender immediately. Thank You.
Look what I’ve got today, exactly the same scam from KAO Group:
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.
1-14-10, Nihonbashi Kayabacho,
Chuo-ku, Tokyo 103-8210 Japan.
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.
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."
here it is another one below:
Itochu Corporation 5-1,
Tokyo 107-8077, Japan.
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.
Mr. Eizo Kobayashi
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. They have regularly called,sent me info and I did check a third party resource, but only asked about the company,not the people claiming to work for them.
They actually had a log in to make it look legit. I have no job or car so I was a sucker. Nieve to the scams out there. I can provide phone numbers and other info for both companies.
Is REDCOON a legitimate company to deal with ?