Thank you so much for the warning on these people. These scammers have changed their supposed company, but their script seems to be the same. They are now claiming to be recruiting for Trivitron Healthcare which is also a legitimate company in India, but the scammers trace to Ebene City, a city on the island nation of Mauritius and to an African ISP service I think (see below).
A friend of mine talked to them through IM today, and her story is much the same as the others here. A check is allegedly being sent. I don't know if their ad was on Craigslist or somewhere else.
Below is the source code from the original email they sent to her, a trace of the ISP (which led--as far as it could trace--to an ISP off the coast of Africa), and the IM chat (with her personal information stripped out). She or I will let you know if/when a check appears. ORIGINAL EMAIL WITH SOURCE CODE: ]
Friday, May 11, 2012 11:18 AM
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"Linora Foster" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Add sender to Contacts
GMX.com Web Mailer
Congratulations! Our recruitment team has received your resume referencing the ad for Data Entry/Administrative Assistant/Front Desk/Customer Service . We are very pleased with your listed qualifications 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 Head of Operations Manager,Mrs. Rachel. She will be conducting the interview, via Yahoo Instant Messenger.
If you are still available and interested, please set up a screen name with Yahoo IM, if you don’t already have one, and add Mrs Rachael Partida to your buddy list. Her screen name is email@example.com
Please be online at 09:00 a.m. (MONDAY) 5-14-2012 for your interview. Or now if you are ready
If you have any questions, please feel free to send me an email.
HR Dept TRACE OF ISP FROM EMAIL
The origination is Ebene City, a city on the island nation of Mauritius, 15 km (nine miles) south of the capital,
Port Louis. Per Wikipedia: "Construction began in November, 2001, with the city being promoted as a new information technology hub for Mauritius and as a link between African and Asian markets -- as a result is referred to as Ebene Cyber City.
OrgName: African Network Information Center
Address: Level 11ABC
Address: Raffles Tower
Address: Lot 19, Cybercity
Comment: AfriNIC - http://www.afrinic.net
Comment: The African & Indian Ocean Internet Registry
If you want to replicate this, the bottom most ISP address is the one
to use (it's the closest to the originator). That number is:
You plug it into here: http://network-tools.com
It goes from Dallas back to this provider at afrinic.net.IM CHAT
We're sorry! Racheal Patrida does not appear to be using a version of Yahoo! Messenger that supports video calling.
Racheal Patrida: Hello
[victimxxxx]: Good morning!
Racheal Patrida: How are you doing today?
[victimxxxx]: My apologies. I am still sorting how how messenger works.
Racheal Patrida: ok
[victimxxxx]: I am well. How are you today?
Racheal Patrida: i am fine thanks
[victimxxxx]: Hello? Did I lose you?
Racheal Patrida: Are you ready for the interview?
[victimxxxx]: I am ready.
[victimxxxx]: May I ask the name of the company?
Racheal Patrida: I am Mrs Rachel Partrida the Hiring Manger of the Trivitron Healthcare. and i am here to commence the interview and briefings with you.
What are your full name age sex and where are you located ?
[victimxxxx]: My name is xxxx. I am female, and located in xxxx [usa].
Racheal Patrida: The name of the company is Trivitron Healthcare..
The company is into Health Care but currently going in to date enty to provide work for the economy. Our head branch is located at India #15, IV Street, Abhiramapuram,Chennai,we have locations all over the usa and currently working on setting up some branch in Phoenix,AZ and thats 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 and you can aswell work from anywhere of your choice or anytime that does suit you.You can choose to work during Mornings, Afternoons and even during evenings
[victimxxxx]: I have been employed in a work-from-home position for many years
[victimxxxx]: and would enjoy continuing this.
Racheal Patrida: Trivitron is the largest medical technology company of Indian origin manufacturing and marketing medical
Racheal Patrida: Trivitron is the largest medical technology company of Indian origin manufacturing and marketing medical imaging systems, laboratory diagnostics solutions, non-invasive medical devices, equipment and consumables in India and emerging markets of the world. We deliver medical technology solutions of own as well as collaboration with global pioneers, we today design, innovate, build and manufacture medical technology solutions across the entire spectrum of healthcare requirements.
[victimxxxx]: It sounds like a very large company.
Racheal Patrida: 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 $20 per hour training is $15 per hour and will be get payment bi weekly via check or direct deposite 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.Benefits: Health, Dental, Life and AD&D Insurance, Employee Wellness and 401k plans.Paid Time Off and Holidays with Generous Company Discounts
Racheal Patrida: OK ?
[victimxxxx]: That sounds quite good.
Racheal Patrida: We have locations all over the usa and currently working on setting up some branch in CA,DC,TX, AZ,IL,OR and NY, and thats 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.
[victimxxxx]: I see. Do you have a timeline as to when these offices will be needing employees?
Racheal Patrida: will let you know all of that
[victimxxxx]: Ms. Patrida? Are you still here?
Racheal Patrida: Hold on online while i send your answers to my superiors for review and consideration okay ?
[victimxxxx]: Thank you. I will wait patiently.
Racheal Patrida: I am back now..the result for the interview is on my desk
The good news is....you have just been confirmed qualified for this position
You are now offered the job position...you are HIRED!
Racheal Patrida: You are welcome to Trivitron Healthcare.
You are now given a chance to show your commitment,charisma,diligence and be a productive employee.
[victimxxxx]: Thank you!
You will Earn $20 per hour,You will receive your pay via Check weekly.
Racheal Patrida: OK ?
[victimxxxx]: yes, that is okay.
[victimxxxx]: Didn't we mention direct deposit earlier?
What bank do you operate with ?
[victimxxxx]: Arizona State Credit Union
Racheal Patrida: You will recieve your duties online everyday and i will always be online to assist you with any difficulties
Your Primary duties include: Preparation of Balance sheets (Mini), account balancing, invoicing recording,proper data analysis of sales records and recording pay slips into accounting database
Racheal Patrida: Secondary duties:Now, your secondary daily duties would be to report to your Supervisor, who would be attached to you online, He/She would assign logs of duty daily and you would 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.
Can you handle the Job duties if you are being trained towards it ?
[victimxxxx]: If I am trained as to how this company wishes the duties performed, I can do this.
Racheal Patrida: Great
Racheal Patrida: You would be eligible to Benefits after 1months of working with company Benefits offered are Health Insurance / Vacations / Bonuses
This Job offers Flexible hours but you are to report online by 8am daily for duties,task,and assignment...Ok?
[victimxxxx]: 8 a.m. in which time zone?
Racheal Patrida: You time
[victimxxxx]: Ah. Yes, I can do this.
Racheal Patrida: Great
I need you to confirm me with the following: Your full name,current Home address,email address and Phone numbers to enable my secretery enlist them into the Company's Register for proper documentation.
[victimxxxx]: [phone number]
Racheal Patrida: Email ?
Racheal Patrida: You will be fax or email a paper work and a HR document during your orientation and training,you are to fill,sign and send back to us,we take out taxes okay ?
[victimxxxx]: Yes. I will return the paperwork, and I agree you should withold taxes.
Racheal Patrida: You will be undergoing a 2weeks training and orientation which will commence as soon as you have all working materials and you are rest assured that you will be paid for it.. OK ?
[victimxxxx]: That is good. When will the actual job start? Will there be a lag between training and actually starting the job?
Racheal Patrida: How do you mean?
[victimxxxx]: Training will commence as soon as the company has completed
[victimxxxx]: my paperwork. After the training has ended, will I start working straight away or will I have to wait until the local office is open?
Racheal Patrida: Training starts immediately
[victimxxxx]: And will working for the company start after the training is finished?
[victimxxxx]: or will there be a waiting time for the local office to be up and running?
Racheal Patrida: You will be commencing training ASAP
Racheal Patrida: if you are ready
[victimxxxx]: I am ready for training. What I would like to know is whether I will start working immediately after the training is finished?
[victimxxxx]: or will there be a time when there is no work while we wait for a local office to open?
Racheal Patrida: Sure... you will start working after the training
Racheal Patrida: OK ?
Racheal Patrida: You will need some Data entry/Accounting software and also a time tarcker to commence your training and orientation and also you need the software to get started with work...the work of the time tarcker is to calculate your hours worked since this is an online work from home.
Racheal Patrida: Here are the name's of the software's you will need to start working with BS 1 Accounting software myob business essentials software 2011,For Peach Tree premium 2011 US Patent Single Users Pack, simply accounting 2011 and a Time Tracker
[victimxxxx]: I do not know if I can pay for this software now. I have been out of work for several weeks.
Racheal Patrida: No you dont need to pay
The funds for the software will be provided for you by the company via check ..... make sure you use them as instructed for the software okay ?
[victimxxxx]: It will most certainly be used for software.
Racheal Patrida: As soon as the check its been issued out to you i will notify you and provide you with the tracking number so you can keep track and know when it will get to you okay ?
[victimxxxx]: That will be good.
Racheal Patrida: All we need from you is good work,you will enjoy every moment working with us
This job offer flexible hours but you are to report online by 8am daily for duties,task,and assignment is that undersood ?
[victimxxxx]: Yes, I will be online by 8 a.m. Monday through Friday.
Racheal Patrida: Great
Racheal Patrida: Do you have any question for now ?
[victimxxxx]: How do I contact you or my supervisor once I have the paperwork returned and the software installed? What time frame is allowed for this to be completed?
Racheal Patrida: I wil be your training supervisor and you will only be contacting me via IM or Email
Racheal Patrida: OK ?
[victimxxxx]: I will return all the paperwork as soon as I get it, and also get the software installed as soon as the check arrives to cover it.
[victimxxxx]: and then we start training?
Racheal Patrida: No, you wil be needing to strat training now
Racheal Patrida: Are you available ?
[victimxxxx]: Today? Right now?
Racheal Patrida: yes
Racheal Patrida: Are you available ?
[victimxxxx]: I have obligations for this afternoon, but I could start in the morning.
Racheal Patrida: Sure no problem...
[victimxxxx]: My apologies -- this is moving faster than anything I've encountered before.
[victimxxxx]: Then I will start training at 8 a.m. my time tomorrow morning. Agreed?
Racheal Patrida: Alright, talk to you by 8am your time tomorrow morning.. OK ?
Racheal Patrida is typing...
Racheal Patrida: Bye for now
[victimxxxx]: Thank you. Bye