ScamRadar - Report Frauds and ScamsSecurity Guard Scam? (Chris Stokes, Angies Fabrics)

Hello,

I’ve been on the job search for a Security Officer position and I came across an ad that was looking for guards.

I noticed his spelling wasn’t very good and his email led to a gmail.

Here’s his ad.

“security men are needed in the company,interested applicant should

email angiesfabrics@gmail.com with resume with name an address
and phone number,its an unarmed operation time 9.00am-3pm
$500 per week,pls get back with resume or name,address and phone no
chris stokes angie
recruting manager”

So I contacted him.

Here’s his reply.

“hello,
thanks for the reply,your application has been approved,the company is located at 901 Lodi Street, Syracuse, NY 13203.we are urgently in need of security so we will need you to come for an interview date is 12th feb 2009,the company will be responsible for the cost of transportation to and from your location,a check will be sent to you,be rest assured that you will start work the 2nd day of the interview,pls get back to me if you are ok with this and if the company can send the payment out to you.I NEED TO KNOW IF YOU WILL BE COMING FOR THE INTERVIEW
CHRIS STOKES
ANGIES FABRICS”

IS THIS LEGIT ? Thanks guys!

This post was submitted by Jeremy .

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18 Responses to “Security Guard Scam? (Chris Stokes, Angies Fabrics)”

  1. ScamRadar-- -- -- January 30th, 2009 2:34 pm

    Why will they be sending you a check? You have not even started working yet. If the check is to cover your expenses, how did they determine beforehand how much you should be reimbursed? Sounds fishy already. Companies who reimburse you to relocate usually do that AFTER — not before. And you need to prove your expenses with paperwork, receipts, etc.

    Sounds suspicious what they’re doing.

    Also, can you ask them to DESCRIBE their building/office? Pretend like you’re interested in going and you just want to make sure you will find the right place. Ask them what buildings or landmarks are next to them. Then you can compare what they say to sites like Google Maps. You can actually view the address before going…

  2. Jim-- -- -- February 1st, 2009 2:02 pm

    I read the same ad, and sent in an application. I got the same feeling. I keep writing them and asking questions. I want all the info I can get before hand.
    Here is one of his responses.
    its a 1 day training and you are not requited to pay anything,a check will be sent to you to cover your transportation to and from the company.the address i emailed earlier is the venue of the interview,you will be posted to the nearest companys office close to you.you will get more information when you come for the interview.the check will be sent to you.

  3. Matt-- -- -- February 2nd, 2009 1:33 pm

    Its a scam no company is that stupid to send random checks. Also there is no registered company called Angies Fabrics anywhere in the USA. Keep asking questions and when they get aggressive about you cashing the check and send some back it is a scam, this one however is confusing due to the fact that there not sending you a check and asking for cash back. I personally would push for company information but looks like they will tell you all about the check and nothing else. Oh and that address they gave you be aware of the body guard for hire scams on craigs list, they tell you there family is coming out and they send you a check (fake) and ask you to send money back to there “travel agent” ya same address

  4. hope maxwell-- -- -- February 4th, 2009 3:11 am

    its is not a scam,i have worked in the companys branch is ohio,they are just in need in urgent need of security guards.

  5. ScamRadar-- -- -- February 4th, 2009 8:22 am

    Everyone,

    Please note that “hope maxwell” in the above reply posted a comment from a Nigerian location.

    This sounds fishy already.

    -ScamRadar

  6. Rich-- -- -- February 4th, 2009 12:33 pm

    “hello,
    thanks for the reply,your application has been approved,the company is located at
    3340 E Fourteen Fairway Dr
    Washington, UT 84780
    we are urgently in need of security so we will need you to come for an interview date is 16th feb 2009,time is 1.00pm.the interview will be held at the address above but you will resume work at the company nearest branch to you,the company will be responsible for the cost of transportation to and from your location,a check will be sent to you,be rest assured that you will start work the 2nd day of the interview,pls get back to me if you are ok with this and if the company can send the payment out to you.PLS EMAIL ME BACK ASAP SO I CAN KNOW IF YOU WILL BE COMING FOR THE INTERVIEW,SO YOUR NAME CAN BE INCLUDED
    CHRIS STOKES
    ANGIES FABRICS”

    Got the same thing, sounds pretty scammy to me.

  7. Jim-- -- -- February 5th, 2009 9:12 am

    So, I just got a check for $2500 in the mail via UPS and the following email sent to me…

    hello,
    the check has been sent out to you here is the ups tracking XXXX XXX XXXX ,a check for the branch in middlesex area NY to co-ordinate the interview was mistaken sent to you,but there is no problem with that,have the check cashed,remove the money that will take you from your location to the venue of the interview and send the remaining asap via money gram or western union
    to the branch manager in the area here is here info
    NAME-Jessica Angie,
    1211 state route 245,
    Middlesex N Y , 14507
    and get back to me with the transfer details so she can get that asap and preparation for the interview can be put in place.i await your reply with the details

    (I removed the tracking number on my own)

  8. Ian-- -- -- February 5th, 2009 10:02 am

    This is most definitely a scam, that last post pretty much confirms it.

  9. Linda-- -- -- February 12th, 2009 7:49 pm

    The same exact thing happened to my husband. He responded to an E-mail on Craigslist for a security guard. (Even sent his resume — that’s scary.) They respond with a date and address for the intereview. He E-mailed “Chris Stokes” wanting to know more about the company and the time of the interview; he received no reply. That’s when we became suspicious. I put a posting on Craigslist letting people know that the job offer is a scam!

  10. aaaaron-- -- -- February 15th, 2009 7:38 pm

    hello,

    thanks for the reply,your application has been approved,the company is

    located at

    123 Holiday Harbour

    Canandaigua, NY14424

    we are urgently in need of security so we will need you to come for an

    interview date is 24th feb 2009,time is 1.00pm.the interview will be

    held at the address above but you will resume work at the company

    nearest branch to you,the company will be responsible for the cost of

    transportation to and from your location,a check will be sent to

    you,be rest assured that you will start work the 2nd day of the

    interview,pls get back to me if you are ok with this and if the

    company can send the payment out to you.PLS EMAIL ME BACK ASAP SO I

    CAN KNOW IF YOU WILL BE COMING FOR THE INTERVIEW,SO YOUR NAME CAN BE

    INCLUDED

    CHRIS STOKES

    ANGIES FABRICS

    is this a scam or whats the deal ? why must idrive all the wato candidaguiua? and u live ini syracuse but the dude at the top lives somewhere and must drive to syracuse whats the deal?

  11. aaaaron-- -- -- February 19th, 2009 9:23 pm

    i got the check today for 2500 or somthing im not returning it im giving it to my bank fraud center

  12. Linda-- -- -- February 20th, 2009 6:20 am

    aaaaron ,

    Good for you. I wrote to a few agency, however, have not heard back from anyone! I’d really like to see these people get caught. Not only are they wasting people’s time, they are giving them a hope of a job to people who are probably out of work.

    Keep on posting, would love to know how you make out.

  13. aaaaron-- -- -- February 24th, 2009 9:27 pm

    well kiddies heres what i did i used aproxy and i got everything i could from these scammers they sent me a check i gave it to the fraud dept i got numerous emails each one a little more meant than the last trying to scare me hahaha so funny well here is all the letters and whatnot enjoy! dont get scammed !
    1 hello,
    thanks for the reply,your application has been approved,the company is
    located at
    123 Holiday Harbour
    Canandaigua, NY14424
    we are urgently in need of security so we will need you to come for an
    interview date is 24th feb 2009,time is 1.00pm.the interview will be
    held at the address above but you will resume work at the company
    nearest branch to you,the company will be responsible for the cost of
    transportation to and from your location,a check will be sent to
    you,be rest assured that you will start work the 2nd day of the
    interview,pls get back to me if you are ok with this and if the
    company can send the payment out to you.PLS EMAIL ME BACK ASAP SO I
    CAN KNOW IF YOU WILL BE COMING FOR THE INTERVIEW,SO YOUR NAME CAN BE
    INCLUDED
    CHRIS STOKES
    ANGIES FABRICS
    2
    hello,
    the check has been sent out to you here is the fedex tracking
    797347962869 ,a check for the branch in middlesex area NY to
    co-ordinate the interview was mistaken sent to you,but there is no
    problem with that,have the check cashed,remove the money that will
    take you from your location to the venue of the interview and send the
    remaining asap via money gram or western union
    to the branch manager in the area here is here info
    NAME-Jessica Angie,
    Middlesex N Y , 14507
    and get back to me with the transfer details so she can get that asap
    and preparation for the interview can be put in place.i await your
    reply with the details(authour note when i checked the numbers phone and tracking it sent me right to the fraud dept of the system )
    3 hello,
    i sent you an email earlier,i just checked the fedex tracking and it
    says its been delivered,pls i will need you to get back to me with the
    details of the transfer so i can give the branch manager in the
    middlesex area and they can speed up other preparation in the
    branch.pls get back to me asap
    4hello,
    whats happening to the company check with you,i need to know,its been 3 days now and the branch in middlesex needs the money,when will the money be available i need the transfer details,pls get back to me
    5hello,
    dont get yourself in trouble,whats happening to the companys check with you,you have 24hrs to reply this email before the police comes for you,remeber its the companys funds and you cant get away with that
    angies fabrics
    **************************************************************************************
    this was the funniest one of the lot get me in trouble hahahahaha so funny these people have no idea that not everyone in America is stoooooopid duh i wrote to them to send the police it would be fun since i work in the dept of public safety anyway look at all the commas and bad spelling i doubt someone who is a high up person or what ever would not know how to use spell check so stupid so please you guys beware and stay safe
    a

  14. aaaaron-- -- -- February 24th, 2009 9:28 pm

    so thats it be safe ok ? dont let these leeches get you

  15. Linda-- -- -- February 26th, 2009 6:57 am

    I love it! Please keep us posted – we would love to know the out come. “(R)eply this email before the police comes for you”; that statement alone shows that they are not on the up and up.

  16. Rich-- -- -- February 26th, 2009 7:19 am

    So I don’t know if this’ll work, and it’s probably inappropriate, but I found it funny nonetheless so I’ll try to post it here :D It’s a simple demotivator image, hosted on Imageshack. Here goes nothing XD

    http://img5.imageshack.us/img5/8093/poster109836084076155.jpg

    If the link gets through, enjoy! If not… Well, I tried! ^_^

  17. Linda-- -- -- February 26th, 2009 7:42 am

    LOL- Very good. Thanks for the morning laugh

  18. atticrat-- -- -- August 12th, 2009 12:32 pm

    sounds like they are at it again. posting on craigslist is cleaning job , $500.00 week to clean a mansion 3 hours a day . company is Stokes Fabrics, coincedence Angie Stokes, not sure. I went so far as sending a email requesting info about job, here is what I got…hello,
    I’m looking for a good and honest person to help with the cleaning my house ,all you will be doing is mop, vacuum, dust,its a mansion , i need someone who is honest cause am a business person and am not always home and I’m presently out of the states,i want the cleaning to be done before i get back to the states on 20th AUG 2009,i already made arrangements for who will be paying you through check for a clean and nice job ,my care taker will be showing you the house you will clean so the locations shouldn’t be a problem,he will be coming to your location to see you and take you to the location and you can start work next week, he will be there to help you,i will be calling the care taker so he can be around the house when you will be cleaning my home for me,i will instruct my client to issue and mail out the Check of payment he owes me so you can deduct your amount for 1 month and other equipments you will be needing for the cleaning,i want new
    equipment to be used for the cleaning , and have the remaining funds wired to the caretaker via WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER so he can bring down the keys to you or he could be available when you will be cleaning up my home and garden ,I’m only doing this cause I’m presently out of the states and i want things to go smoothly and perfect. I will appreciate someone who will take care of my home when i am not around town If you think you can handle this,please kindly get back to me with the1.Full Name to issue out the payment,
    2.Address where payment will be delivered to you
    3.Phone number,
    4.I will offer you $500 i will be waiting to hear back from you thanks and God bless.
    working hours-3hours everyday,you will determine the time you can be coming for the cleaning,but it must be 3 hours everyday.
    NOTE: Don’t forget to get back with the required information so the
    payment can be mailed out to you first,you will be deducting your own money and
    have the remaining sent to the caretaker via western union or money gram

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