Scam alert – PHC Consulting Transaction Specialist

This guy thinks that by using the name of a legitimate company and offering a high salary will draw in job seekers.  Silly, silly criminal.

Transaction specialist = money laundering or fake check scam.

Once again, the crook, Justin Powell in this case,  sent an unsolicited email – but not just to me, to several recipients (big red flag).  Look at these requirements and benefits –

- Be at least 21 years old.
- Not special Qualifications Needed.
- Have a minimal experience and knowledge of basic bank operations.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality of all information.
- Willingness to work from home, take responsibility, set up and achieve goals.
- The Ability to create good administrative reporting.
- Honesty, responsibility and promptness in operations.
- The ability to operate with more than one task effectively, and have an
adaptable, flexible,
  professional attitude.
- The ability of stable communication with our company and on-time and detailed
- Familiar to working online, Internet and e-mail skills.

What we offer: 

- Generous salary (over 3,000.00 USD monthly).
- Social benefits and medical insurance.
- Free training and seminars.
- Paid Holidays plus 2 weeks of Paid Time Off (PTO).

This is easy job, but your help is very important for us and our clients. This
job does not require any special education. You wouldn't have to pay us for
taking you on our list. However we guarantee stable income.

Don’t be fooled!  There is no easy job that requires no experience or qualifications.  None.

Here’s the kicker – Justin wants to be conacted only through the email provided in the message, and of course it’s different from the sender’s address.  The company site is awfully familliar – it’s the same template as another scammer I called out.

Justin Powell is not the only name to watch for.  Craig Keaton, German Makovski, and Graham Atkinson are also associated with this scam.

ScamFraudAlert has already posted a report on this scam, complete with WHOIS search results.  It’s another site to bookmark.

Criminals know that times are getting tighter and that the holidays are around the coner.  They prey on our fears and desperation.  Don’t think ‘this one should be okay’ or let your need for money push you into their arms.  Be safe!

Be well.


7 thoughts on “Scam alert – PHC Consulting Transaction Specialist

  1. The scammers are using my site as their front. Some candidates have called me to talk about the “job”, which of course, does not exist!

    They try to get the candidate to send an application (that requires financial information).

    I wish there was a way to get rid of them.

    • I recently got a message from LinkedIn that you have a e-webinar for how to find a job in these tough times. Is this really you or a scammer?

      • Hi Cindy.

        Peggy’s site has been used by scammers in the past, and with the recent Linkedin security breach it seems they might be back at it. Could you share the message, please?


  2. Thank you for the comments.

    I liked what I saw on Scam Victims United and will definitely be back! It’s sad that such a community is necessary, but good that it’s around.

    Rachel, your little one is a cutie.

    Peggy, your situation s one of the reasons I share information on scam artists. They hurt the businesses whose identity they steal just as much as they hurt their other victims.

  3. Hi! Very useful article. Thanks a ton for helping to bring awareness to this issue. It is nice to experience some people still put effort into handling their websites. Audra

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