Arise Technologies Inc. — It looks like another scam is being run, this time using this company's name
I received a text message yesterday from a Mr. Mark Book, informing me that they looked over my resume, and that Mr. John Hook wanted to interview me at Google Hangout. I logged on to Google Hangout and ended up being interviewed by Mr. Hook via chat. He introduced himself as follows:
Mr John Hook Director of Quality Control and Employee Compliance of Arise Technology, Age 53, my cell number is [protected] and i received my B.A. in French from Louisiana State University in New Orleans and also studied accounting at the University of New Orleans., The Hiring manager to the Arise Inc
His email is [protected]@gmail.com.
As he interviewed me, he seemed to sound legit, as he was telling me that I would be paid $30/hr for either full or part-time hours. The part time hours sounded wonderful to me...being a wife and mom of a special-needs child. He also said that there would be benefits, that they would send me a W-4, laptop, and a check to purchase the software for the job.
I started these tasks this morning. I was on task #2 just a minute ago, when I decided to research the topic given: how to avoid overdue accounts in accounting. That's how I came across this site, and saw VERY similar stories of the same process. I am SO glad I saw them in time. These people are vultures! They know that many of us are looking for legitimate employment, and they do all they can to scam innocent people.
The sad thing is, they are using the name of Arise, which I understand to be a legitimate company. I looked on their official website, and they list the board of directors and executives of the company, with photos and bios. There is NO Mr. John Hook anywhere on their website. I doubt that Mr. Mark Book exists either.
I would rather do legitimate janitorial work than to be scammed online. Thank you to everyone before me who shared their experience with this scam. You have saved me and my bank account from a world of problems!