Be Alert

This is a scam alert. There is an online scam that is hitting MT sites these days and we wanted to make you aware so that you can protect yourself. The person posts a job ad, with a nominal attempt to make it look legitimate. They have been known to steal the identities of legitimate companies, just like identity thieves steal the id of individuals. They have been known to set up cursory fake websites as well. Below are the text from a real email and then the text of a real conversation between an MT and the person attempting to obtain personal information. Please remember, just because a legitimate company name is used, this does NOT mean that the company is linked in any way to these people. One big clue is the use of a throwaway email address and the lack of a professional email or genuine link to the company website. Their strategies do change from time to time so if you feel unsure, move on. If something sounds too good to be true, it usually is. -- MTJobs

Dear Applicant,

Congratulations, Our recruiting team has reviewed your resume for the position we believe you would be capable of handling, This positions are based on your resume. Your details has been forwarded to (FAKE NAME) (Hiring Manager). He would be conducting an on-line interview with you to discuss the Job Details, Pay Scale and Benefits etc. and briefing about the openings in our company. This is an immediate hire position therefore the interview is scheduled ASAP. Set up a Screen name with yahoo Instant Messenger on-line at and add up to your buddy list, He will be waiting to talk to you on yahoo messenger right away. Endeavor to get on-line. I wish you the Best of Luck with the Interview.

Head of Operation
Sorting code#: xx
God Bless You.

Text from Yahoo Messenger, genuine conversation.

Scammer: Welcome to (Fake Company Name), I believe you are here for your job briefing and interview.

MT: Yes
MT: Hi (Fake Name)

Scammer: am here to brief and interview you more about the opening position, Please introduce yourself indicating Full Name and State.

MT: Medical Transcriptionist, USA
MT: Where are you located?

Scammer: Thanks, This is strictly an online and work from home job the working hours are flexible and you can choose to work from home or anywhere of your choice. The pay is $28 per hour / training is $22 per hour and will be get paid bi weekly via direct deposit or paycheck, the maximum amount you can work a week is 32 hours.if you are employed you will be working as a full time employee and not an independent contractor

MT: All of this sounds great so far
MT: Are you there?

Scammer: This branch recruiting is located at Southern California.

MT: Is the position straight typing or editing?

Scammer: editing

MT: acute care or clinic?

Scammer: acute care

MT: from a hospital or from a different region?

Scammer: Within US

MT: Ok
MT: Will you be conducting any telephone interviews?

Scammer: if you got approve

MT: Ok
MT: If I am approved, I look forward to speaking with you then.
MT: Do you have any other questions for me?

Scammer: Just follow the job briefing and 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.

MT: Okay

Scammer: Benefits: Health, Dental, Life and AD&D Insurance, Employee Wellness and 401k plans.Paid Time Off and Holidays with Generous Company Discounts

MT: Okay

Scammer: Working hrs are flexible.All activities and corresponding time are to be recorded in excel spreadsheet. As for your duties, i will be assisting you with any difficulties via email, text or sms.

MT: Okay

Scammer: 1.Accurately transcribes the patient-identifying information such as name and Medical Record or Social Security Number. 2.Transcribes accurately, utilizing correct punctuation, grammar and spelling, and edits for inconsistencies. 3.Maintains/consults references for medical procedures and terminology. 4.Keeps a transcription log. 5.Follows up on physicians' missing and/or late dictation, returns printed or electronic report in a timely fashion (in US Hospital, MT Supervisor performs). 6.May maintain disk and disk backup system (in US Hospital, MT Supervisor performs). 7.Perform general clerical duties to include but not limited to: photocopying, faxing, mailing, and filing. Also perform Records keeping, keyboarding/data entry and performing a variety of other office tasks account balancing,

Scammer: Can you handle the Job duties if you are being trained towards it?

MT: Yes

Scammer: Ok. You will undergo a one week training from your training supervisor. He/She will training you on how to work with the programs accurately and other Data entry works you will need to get done. Your training is going to be done online through your PC and PHONE.

MT: Okay

Scammer: The Supervisor who will attached to you online, he/she will assign logs of duties daily to you. You be required to work according to instructions using the Microsoft Office tools and the Accounting software. Now the function of the Accounting software is to arrange, formalize and manage the data you have processed, sent to your supervisor via E-mail.

MT: Okay

Scammer: You must be able to work every day Mon-Fri or Tues-Sat 5-6 hours (or more if wanted) each day sometime between the hours of 7 AM and 8 PM CST and I will ask you few questions now, are you ready ?

MT: Ok

Scammer: Are you seeking for part time or full time job?

MT: Full time

Scammer: How many hours of your time will you be able to devote to the service of the company?

MT: 40

Scammer: Are you currently employed?

MT: yes

Scammer: How would you like to be paid, via Direct Deposit or check. And what means of payment would you prefer, weekly or Bi weekly?

MT: weekly check

Scammer: How much training do you think you need to become a productive employee?

MT: I will need some training, not from a transcription standpoint, but the administrative duties

Scammer: Give me 5 genuine and specific reasons why you should be hired by the company

MT: 1. I am technically qualified.
MT: 2. Productive.
MT: 3. Efficient.
MT: 4. Loyal.
MT: 5. Great at multitasking.

Scammer: I need you to hold on online while i forward your interview file to the Head Dept to enable them review if you are professionally fit and good for this job. BRB

MT: Okay

Scammer: I am back now..the result for your interview is on my desk but before we go further, Do you have any question?

MT: Not at the moment

Scammer: Due to your level of experience, You've just been confirmed qualified for this Job. You are welcome to (Fake Company Name).We will like to see your diligence, Charisma, Commitment towards this job

MT: Certainly, of course
MT: Thank you

Scammer: In the mean time i need you to provide me with these following information's to enable the company's secretary's department put you into register. Full names, state, city, address, zip code and cell #
Scammer: The company will provide you a free Hp laptop, Accounting software with a fast internet connection and your W-4 /W-2 form will be coming along with your working materials you need to start working with.

MT: Great!

Scammer: Do you have an Automated Time Tracker?

MT: I am sure I do not

Scammer: FUNCTION OF TIME TRACKER: The Automated Time Tracker will enable us to track the number of hours you spend daily during your training and working hours so you can be paid hourly. Without the Time Tracker, the company will not be able to calculate your training and working hour daily. You will need to obtain that to enable us track your working hours so you can be paid hourly

MT: Where can I obtain this?

Scammer: This Job offers Flexible hours but you are to report online by 9am daily for duties,task,and assignment...Ok

MT: Ok ...

Scammer: Before you start work you will receive a payment you will be using this payment to purchasing Time Tracker plus the shipping logistics, because we will be sending you some equipment you will be needing to start work with immediately you get this payment you start work..

MT: Ok

Scammer: After the payment has been made, i will give you instructions on how to purchase the equipments needed understood?

MT: Yes

Scammer: Your First Weekly Payment is Attached to the payment the account dept will be sending you and once you receive the check you are needed to have it deposited to your bank account ,Then the funds will be will be credited and available in your account for cash out the next day morning..we want to know how far you can go with the company funds. this is based on trust and loyalty. Can you handle this task ?

MT: Certainly, of course

MT: Thank you

Scammer: In the mean time i need you to provide me with these following information's to enable the company's secretary's department put you into register. Full names, state, city, address, zip code and cell #

MT: Can you send me an information packet via email, so that I know more about the company?

Scammer: Let me know once you have it sent so that we can move further

MT: I would like to know more about the company?

Scammer: www.(stolen company url).com

MT: Thanks!
MT: Medical Transcriptionist
MT: Street Address
MT: Phone

Scammer: You are to withdraw the funds and send to the verified vendor who will send your equipments to you, Kindly get a pen and paper for the list of the office equipments that the vendor will deliver to you

MT: Ok

Scammer: Laser Printer
Fax machine
Laminating machine w/5 Cartridges
Fellowes Micro-shred Confetti-cut paper shredder
Mini Laptop
Automated Time Tracker
Accounting Softwares of different versions.

MT: Ok ... I have written this down.
MT: Why do you not purchase all these items yourself and send it as one complete package?

Scammer: I will direct you on how to purchase your equipments and you will get them via Fed ex and That will be all for now and make sure you report online 9am daily for updates and tasks....MON to SAT

MT: Seems to be a HUGE leap of faith to send payment before performance, sight unseen

Scammer: So that means we can't trust you

MT: On the contrary ...

MT: I am considering if I can trust you

Scammer: Our company is %100 legit and free risk.

MT: How much is this first check?

Scammer: $2250

MT: Let me consider everything ....
MT: Can I contact you tomorrow to consider this offer?

Scammer: The payment will be used to buy the list i sent to you at Walmart or any vendor office that i will direct you too
Scammer: Ok..

MT: Ok ... I will be in touch with you tomorrow then

Scammer: Have a nice day

MT: You too and thank you!
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