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The Bancorp, Inc. Ellen Rosen Scam out of work people trying to find a job Internet
19th of Jan, 2011 by User523887
This job was posted on Craig's List and when I checked a week later, it was removed. Here's the response I received and the interview:


This is Mrs. Ellen Rosen the Senior Vice President of Private Client Services of The Bancorp, Inc. I just read your resume and i think you are proficient for this job. Note that this position requires you to have a have high speed Internet access, preferably broadband. There is absolutely no telesales or outbound calling involved. Your duties for this job is below, read
carefully so that you know what to do for the company.


Perform administrative and clerical duties related to departmental needs
Review, maintain, prepare a variety of reports, correspondence and presentations
Assist with routine and special projects; monitor progress of projects from initial request to completion
Handle various inquiries from clients, employees, customers and refer complex situations to appropriate individual
Maintain personnel record keeping
Schedule and coordinate meetings, conference calls, interviews and appointments for management/staff; may be required to take minutes during meetings
Assist with travel arrangements and maintain travel itineraries
Order and maintain office supplies
Distribute mail


You need a PC (as you will work full time from home), and a printer. You would also need to setup a yahoo instant messenger ID (this is very important and this would be the major means of communication) You need to have adequate knowledge of your calculator, Excel Spreed sheet, MS word.


* Competitive salary
* Medical-Vision-Prescription- Dental coverage
* Short Term & Long Term Disability
* Paid Time Off Program
* An Employee Assistance Program
* Basic Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance
* Paid time off
* Holiday pay
* Training

Start Date: immediately
Position Type: Full-Time Permanent/Part-time
Salary: $28 an hour
Work Time: 9am-3pm

The interview for this job program will be conducted online via yahoo messenger, i know it's new but this will help ascertain your ability to handle client on IM. Set up a yahoo messenger and send an Instant Message to the Recruitment Officer Mr. John McCann. Once you get this email, the interview will be for Thursday 20th of January by 9am your time. For more information on the company see the website below.

Mrs. Ellen Rosen
Senior Vice President of Private Client Services
The Bancorp, Inc.
(917) 720-3874 bancorpinc (7:00 AM): Hello, how are you doing? Let me know if you're ready for the interview...
bancorpinc (8:30 AM): <ding>
C (8:49 AM): Good Morning. I hope there wasn't a misunderstanding with the time. I was told by Ellen it would be at 9am my time. Was this incorrect?
bancorpinc (8:51 AM): Yes that is correct
bancorpinc (8:52 AM): Can we get started now
C (8:52 AM): Ok, was just making sure.
C (8:52 AM): Yes.
bancorpinc (8:53 AM): Before i start i hope you understand that your essential job duties are the following below;

Perform administrative and clerical duties related to departmental needs
Review, maintain, prepare a variety of reports, correspondence and presentations
Assist with routine and special projects; monitor progress of projects
from initial request to completion
Handle various inquiries from clients, employees, customers and refer
complex situations to appropriate individual
bancorpinc (8:53 AM): Your pay for this job is $28/hr and Work hours are from 9am- 3pm....Mon- Fri and you are also expected online on yahoo IM during working hours.
Daily task will be given to you online via yahoo messenger and also via email

We went through the interview and this is what happened afterward (from 8:53a to 9:09a):

C (9:15 AM): Do you have any other questions for me?
bancorpinc (9:19 AM): I must say i love the fact that you are willing to improve and also that you believe in your abilities, also i believe you are someone who is reliable and honest.

what bank do you operate with and have you ever been penalise for bad transaction? if yes why?
C (9:21 AM): I bank through Addison Avenue Federal Credit Union. By bad transaction I assume you mean something fraudulent. No, I have not had any bad transactions like that. I have had the occasionaly NSF but nothing that I have not fixed.
C (9:22 AM): Thank you.
bancorpinc (9:22 AM): Okay
bancorpinc (9:23 AM): Pls hold and i will be with you asap...
C (9:23 AM): Ok.
bancorpinc (9:41 AM): After the careful review of your resume and answers you have provided during this interview, i believe you have great communication skills,your work history is perfect and you have the necessary skills and knowledge to handle this job.
bancorpinc (9:41 AM): Welcome to The Bancorp, Inc...

You will undergo a two weeks accounting training course online... you will need a SQ Introcel software and SVG software that will enable you connect online for this course. You will receive a cashier's check from the company and you're to cash this cashier's check at your bank thereafter you're to send the money via western union to the supplier information that i'll provide to you.
bancorpinc (9:42 AM): Once this is done, you will receive the software by UPS in 2days... i will be here to direct you as we proceed

Note that all this is done as a test to see if truly you can work efficiently with optimum professionalism without supervision.... this job is not a debate so i expect you to do exactly what i say not similar but exactly ....any insubordinate action may cost you this job ...i hope you understand ? if you have any problem let me know now?
bancorpinc (9:42 AM): I will send you an email containing our employment agreement form. You will receive your full employment package by FedEx during the training period
bancorpinc (9:43 AM): Let me know if you have any questions to ask when you're done reading?
C (9:43 AM): Ok, I'm done reading.
bancorpinc (9:44 AM): ok
C (9:44 AM): Would you be able to give me the supplier information so I can get the western union paperwork ready?
bancorpinc (9:44 AM): Once you get the check you will be getting that
bancorpinc (9:45 AM): Or do you have the funds to send to the supplier and once you get the check you can take back your money?
C (9:46 AM): How much is the software?
bancorpinc (9:51 AM): Between $1000 to $1500
bancorpinc (9:51 AM): Can you raise that?
C (9:52 AM): I think I'll have to wait for the check.
bancorpinc (9:53 AM): Or you can send $500 for a start...
C (9:54 AM): I believe it would be best for me to wait. As I'm sure you can understand, there are many scams out there that sound a lot like this. In order to protect myself, I will wait for the paperwork.
bancorpinc (9:55 AM): Okay
bancorpinc (9:55 AM): Once you get the cashier's check, you will have it deposited in your bank account, deduct $100 for your signing bonus and then have the funds sent to the shipper via western union money transfer in CASH so that the supplier can have you office items shipped to you, do you understand better now?
C (9:56 AM): Yes, I understood it perfectly.
bancorpinc (9:56 AM): Good
bancorpinc (9:56 AM): Are you sure that you are okay with this, i wouldn't want a condition where my instructions will not be followed to detail...
C (9:58 AM): There should not be an issue in following your instructions. I assume that you've had problems before - with people maybe sending payment through Fedex? I understand that by Western Union the money is received immediately.
bancorpinc (10:00 AM): Yes
bancorpinc (10:00 AM): Good
bancorpinc (10:00 AM): Send me ur full name,contact address and contact number (home and cell) to my email now for official documentation, do that right away so that i could have some documents emailed to you which you will have signed and returned to me.

C (10:03 AM): Ok.
bancorpinc (10:04 AM): Let me know when you send the email
C (10:07 AM): Actually, I'm going to have to decline as I've been doing some research online and have found a scam that mirrors this almost exactly. Even the responses are identical.
bancorpinc (10:07 AM): ok
bancorpinc (10:07 AM): Bye

I found another scam that answered almost identical to this one under The Lightning Car Co on this site. Some of his responses were verbatum. I also checked the bancorp website, and noted that Ellen Rosen was listed but the site didn't list an address or phone number.

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