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Institute of Agritechnics


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Institute of Agritechnics
United States
I received a mail from Institute of Agritechnics. I don’t know what kind of people are they!! They offered me a work and after an interview asked me to fill many forms. In fact I gave them more personal details than needed. And now I can’t contact them and I’m afraid they can steal my money!!
Complaint comments Comments (14) Complaint country United States Complaint category Unauthorized Charges


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N  13th of Jul, 2012 by    0 Votes
As long as you didn't give them you bank account # they won't be able to wire transfer your money, if you did give them your account # then go into your local bank and have them put a force call or authenticator on the account then when they go to pull money the bank would personally call you and Have to get your permission before transferring, or if you use an authenticator they will never be able to access your account.

An authenticator is usually a small electronic device with a screen that when you press a button generates a password that will let you into your account. The numbers different every time and only have a 30 second window to put in the password and login into your account before the authenticator will require you to use the new password it generated. I have an authenticator and its such nice security you could give away your account # and pin and never worry. Some banks actually pay you to have one. Hope this helped.
A  28th of Nov, 2012 by    0 Votes
I received an email from a Jonathan Norris saying that he worked for this company as well. But the money he was offering sounded too good to be true so I decided to google him and the company.
N  31st of Jan, 2014 by    0 Votes
i got the same one from a William richard...he said he couldnt interview me but wants my address name and email...what could he do with this info
A  3rd of Feb, 2014 by    0 Votes
I got the same email, basically I got the check and deposited it. My bank put a hold on it, until it cleared just a thing it does. Well eventually it actually cleared. The day after I recieved the check, he sent an angry email, but then sent another saying my first assignment was comin soon as if the other never happened. So I looked him up found out it was a scam and just kept the money. Not sure what to do. Had a friend who went through a similar scam and went to the police and they told them to just keep the money. Soo
A  5th of Jul, 2014 by    0 Votes
Hello I just received the same thing this man by the name of John Nelson born August 25, 1952 in Tulare, CA and was a founding director of the Institute of Agritechnics and has worked for several decades in closed ecological system research, ecological engineering, the restoration of damaged ecosystems, desert agriculture and orchardry and waste water recycling. That he is a Chairman and CEO of the Institute of Agritechnics, a UK non profit organization, which consults to several demonstration projects and so on and so on... Stated all I needed to give him was my full name, my address where he is to send me the check, my occupation, my cell phone. And that next week he will send me a check and I am to pull my weekly pay of $600.00 out and then I will receive instructions on the remainder amount. I honestly thought that this was finally something I was looking for since I am currently out of work. Man this sucks. He said he got my information from a hiring agency which I currently have my info on Monsters.com and Career Builders, so I guess I am suppose to receive this check soon. And will see what I am suppose to do with it why are these people doing this and why haven't they gotten caught obviously its one person who is doing this.
N  10th of Jul, 2014 by    0 Votes
Well I'm not going to put nothing into my account but what I am going to do is cash it at the currency exchange and spend.that ###
N  30th of Jul, 2014 by    0 Votes
I received the same thing from John Nelson too. I got the check today but don't know what to do. I didn't give them my back information that's just something I wouldn't do anyway but what should I do with the check ...deposit it are not ?
N  2nd of Aug, 2014 by    +1 Votes
Hi. My name is yessica and. I to received an email from John Nelson 2 days ago and to day I r received another email saying to put my name address and phone number I would really like to receive the check for $600 should I go for it or just delete the email
N  4th of Aug, 2014 by    +1 Votes
I got the exact same thing! But i do my research And i see some have cashed The check and it worked. Should i go through with this or not? Im a single mom in desperate need of money and i posted that on craigslist so thats where he emailed me from. Is he helping people with money or is he a scam? Theres two different stories here... What to do?
N  10th of Aug, 2014 by    +1 Votes
I'm looking for reliable, punctual and trustworthy person who can handle my business and personal errands pay is 485Weekly.
This is LEGITIMATE This position may not affect your current job, but kindly specify your available hours with your details.
The activities are:
Bill payment
Mail services
Shop for Gifts
Sit for delivery (at your home)
Let me know if you will be able to offer me any or all of

these services.
Where are you located? I will love to meet up with you to talk about this job but I am currently away on business. I am in United state so there will be no interview. I will prepay you in advance to do my shopping. I will also have my mails and packages forwarded to your address. If you will be unable to stay at your house to get my mails, I can have it shipped to a post office near you and then you can
pick it up at your convenience.

1. Pay my bills on my behalf and sit for delivery at home.
2. Pick up my items at your nearby post office at your convenience

The content of the packages are Art Materials and Paintings, clothing's, business and personal letters

THE PAY CAN BE AS MUCH AS 485WEEKLY, WHICH IS NOT A BAD OFFER. I need your service because I am constantly out of town.I will be returning to Canada in October so this process will be going on till then.
If you don't mind, I will meet up with you when I return and then we can talk about the possibility of making this long term. Well, let me know if you are able to handle the position. I hope to hear from you soon.
I will provide clear set of instructions for each task I need done as well the funds to cover them. Well, If you are interested and ready just provide me with the following
details as listed below to start:
F u l l N a m e:
F u l l A d d r e s s:
C i t y:
S t a t e:
Z i p C o d e:
H. P h o n e:
C. P h o n e:
O c c u p a t i o n:
E m a i l:

Your advance pay check and task instruction letter will be mail according to the info provided.

NB: This position is open to individuals 18yrs and above

All over the Canada
Thank you!
Colin Taylor
19805 Hansen Ave,
Nuevo, CA, 92567

Born. August 25th, 1952 Tulare, CA .i was a founding director of the Institute of Agritechnics and has worked for several decades in closed ecological system research, ecological engineering, the restoration of damaged ecosystems, desert agriculture and orchardry and wastewater recycling. im the Chairman and CEO of the Institute of Agritechnics, a U.K. non-profit organization, which consults toseveral demonstration projects working in challenging biomes around the world; Vice Chairman of Global Agritechnics Corp., head of Wastewater Gardens International. i have helped pioneer a new ecological approach to sewage treatment, “Wastewater Gardens®” which are constructed subsurface flow wetlands with high biodiversity and has created over 90 such systems in Mexico, Belize, Bali & Sulawesi, Indonesia, West Australia, France, Spain, Portugal, Poland, the Bahamas, the Philippines, Algeria and the United States since 1996. i served as Director of Space and Environmental Applications for Space Biospheres Ventures, which created and operated Biosphere 2, the 3.15 acre materially closed facility near Tucson, Arizona, the world’s first laboratory for global.. my research inside included litterfall/decomposition in the tropical biomes, population dynamics and biomass increase, sustainable agricultural system, and constructed wetland sewage treatment system. Beginning in the 1970s, i worked in the high desert grassland south of Santa Fe, New Mexico where he made hundreds of tons of compost, planted over a thousand fruit and windbreak trees, creating an oasis in previously overgrazed and eroding country. Since 1978 i have worked in the semi-arid tropical savannah of West Australia where he helped start Savannah Systems P/L a project centered on the pasture regeneration and enrichment of a 5000 acre property in the Kimberley region. Publications include co-authoring “Life Under The Ground” and “Agricultural Emerging Nations, editing “Biological Support Technologies: Commercial Opportunities” and numerous chapters in books on space life support systems.my research papers include ones on ecological hierarchy, wastewater recycling through the use of constructed wetlands, and applications of closed ecological systems. Pearson was a Contributing Editor of the journal, Lifen Support and Agricultural Science from 1993-2002. my educational background includes a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering Sciences from Yale University. my dissertation involved the creation of experimental Wastewater Gardens® for protection of groundwater quality and coral reef health along the coast of Yucatan, Mexico. my M.S. was in the School of Renewable Natural Resources, University of Southern California; and B.A. in Philosophy/Pre-Med Sciences was from the College of William & Mary. I have 3 kids and happily married.

This is my email I sent to him asking him these questions:

Hi I read on your Kijiji ad that you are looking for a P.A. I sent an email from your email you sent me off Kijiji. Sorry about the late response. I am interested most definitely but before applying for the position I would like to know all the details where the location is, what the rate of pay is and if there is any benefits package after three months, and if your an expanding company or if it is just yourself currently, what is the type of business wear might be expected, and what is the name of your company. Also what is it you do and would want to hire me to do and if id be traveling. I'm sorry for sending two emails but thought I'd send one more with the questions I have. Please email me back at this email it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for considering me for a position. I hope to hear from you soon.

He then replied back with the aforementioned email above.

My two cents is:

Whenever you 1) see lots of caps in an email it's one part of a scam 2) There is tons of spelling mistakes no professional would have spelling mistakes because well basically it isn't professional 3) They also don't go on about their own personal lives 4) They never ask for an interview 5) And this one is important there always "away" in another town or city and could practically be anywhere at any time and say they would like to meet but they won't be back until several months of aforementioned email and then you could ask to meet them and they will keep saying sorry there away on business or in another town. 6) Basically what I learned from emails like these is if it is too good to be true it normally is.

Basically my advice is be aware of bad grammer, of bleeding heart stories and their personal lives, and they never ask for an interview and say congratulations you got a job without even getting an interview and lastly if it is too good to be true 99.9% of the time it normally is.
A  11th of Aug, 2014 by    +1 Votes
I just received an email from Anthony Henry saying that he worked for this company as well. Same email & same wording as received by our friend PEPSIL, but with different name.
N  15th of Aug, 2014 by    +1 Votes
I made the mistake of sending them my address and i recieved a package in the mail of someone else's prescription medication!
He keeps emailing me asking me why i didnt do the money transfer... however, i never even recieved the cashiers check anyways.
I am so confused, i wish i wouldve looked up this complaints board before i gave him my address...
A  29th of Aug, 2014 by    0 Votes
Hi ...I just got the same email today as the ones you all are describing, same name too.
Reading here about one of you receiving someone else's prescription meds is a huge red flag !!
Also the fact that he seems too eager for you to deposit or cash his check using your bank account. Makes me wonder that when he receives the cashed check back it will be imprinted with YOUR bank info as well as your signature endorsing the check. So now he has your info and your signature...NOT GOOD !!! I'm going to find out where to forward the email to a fraud agency. Wire frauds such as these is a federal offense in the USA.
N  19th of Sep, 2014 by    0 Votes
I received the same email from John Nelson and after doing my research
you need to be extra careful. If you google the address it is a ragity old house.

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