Well, they finally returned my request for more information, and it made it even clearer that the ‘company’ is not legit.
According to Manager Johan Weber, “Lion Collection” Ltd (that’s the way he writes the company name, in quotation marks) has been around since 2000. The company employs “skilled professionals with a deep knowledge of handicraft business” and created a new position to improve service quality.
When I was first contacted, the position was Customer Support Manager. Now it’s a Customer Service Manager vacancy. In addition to the position title change, the salary has increased. The $2,000 starting salary increases to $,4000 after a month, but there is also an opportunity to earn $8,000 and a % from orders if my successful work results in a promotion to expert consultant.
Crazy salary, eh? And tempting, but here’s the kicker:
“Customer Service Managers communicate with the cleints, too, but this is a superficial communication, not demanding professional knowledge.”
A legal, legitimate position that pays that salary, part-time, that does not require professional knowledge? Not possible.
A WHOIS search shows that the IP is located in Kiev, has five changes on four name servers, four IP changes on three name servers, and 88 other sites are hosted on this server. The number of other sites hosted on the server is not as much of concern as the domain creation date – March 20, 2009. Remember, this is supposedly an established company.
My take on the situation is the scammer sent out several messages regarding the position and only created the domain and built the website after receiving inquiries. To keep ‘applicants’ in the dark regarding his/her true intentions, the employer keeps position and job duty information to a minimum until applicant information is received.
It seems all I’d have to do to be hired is agree to the job terms disclosed in the message (there were none) and move on to completing paperwork.
Another one to avoid.