Work at home opportunity a scam?
I know there are some of us that are always looking for legitimate work-at-home opportunities. I recently received an email from a company called "Apollo Business Services" about a work-at-home opportunity processing payments. The job title is regional manager. I am unable to find the catch in this, so I wanted to bring it here. I'm told that if an opportunity seems to good to be true it probably is. http://www.apollo-services.info/ (their website) If you click on Vacancies, you can go and view the job posting directly.
Apollo Business Services part-time opportunity (40/hr)
Apollo Business Services company was established in 2004 by an international team
of financial and marketing experts. We specialize in delivering positive business
results through solving currency exchange problem as well as online payments and
transactions, their tools being innovative solutions, high performance and e-commerce
We offer a "work at home" part-time position "Regional Manager". This includes
processing payments between our partners' clients and our company, ensure all personal
data relating to customers is maintained, accurate and kept discreet, identifying
opportunities to improve service delivery.
Position Type: Permanent.
Working hours: 9:00AM - 1:00PM weekdays. Variable overtime is also required.
Occupation Type: part-time (1-5 hours a day occupation).
Salary: $40 per hour.
Professional qualities and skills:
Scrupulous and diligent;
Good organizational and administrative skills;
Payment procedures prior experience would be an asset;
Ability to work independently.
Please REPLY to this e-mail to receive further information and application forms.
Apollo Business Services
So, I replied and said I was interested, and receive this email in response:
Apollo Services to me
show details 6:47 PM (21 hours ago) Reply
Thank you for your interest to our current openings.
Hereby we confirm that your expertise and qualification meet our requirements for Regional Manager Position.
Position Type: Permanent (Working from home).
Operating hours: between 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM weekdays. Variable overtime is also required. NO evening/weekend work allowed.
Occupation Type: Part-time (1-5 hours a day occupation).
Salary: $40 per hour + a bonus per processed transaction.
We do not require any investments from our applicants. The job nature is a payment processing between our customers (sellers and buyers). You will be receiving daily tasks from your Personal Manager by e-mail. Each task will include detailed instruction on how to process current payment(s), and to be accomplished the same day within working hours (9-1). You should have ability to check your e-mail in mornings and several times/day, and respond to requests from your Manager promptly. You must be reachable with your contact phone also.The position does NOT involve sales.
How to Get Started
To get started with this job we recommend to follow the following procedure:
1. Browse our website http://www.apollo-services.info to learn about our company.
2. Download the Employment Agreement and the Application Form (MS Word files attached to this letter).
3. Carefully read, fill out both documents in typing, then print and sign, and send to me by e-mail: [email protected] or by fax: (360) 285-9103.
After we receive properly filled documents, we'll shortly contact you with all necessary details and further directions.
Please note: We use the VoiP telephony to communicate with you, therefore the CallerID could be incorrect or missing. Please do not miss our calls.
Don't hesitate to contact your personal manager to eliminate any further difficulties or questions. Our support and a training course are always available.
HR & Operational Manager,
Apollo Business Services
The application and agreement came as word docs, so it's hard to really insert them into this post, but I'll try.
APPLICATION FORM FOR EMPLOYMENT
(FILL IN TYPING THEN PRINT AND SIGN)
Last First Middle Maiden
Date of birth:
Number Street City State Zip
Home telephone: Cell telephone: E-mail:
Position applied for Regional manager
Employment desired PART-TIME ONLY FULL- OR PART-TIME
DO YOU HAVE A DRIVER’S LICENSE? Yes No
number : State of issue Operator Commercial (CDL) Chauffeur
Bank account info * (READ THIS CAREFULLY TO AVOID MISUNDERSTANDING)
*Having a Business Bank account is necessary for the Regional Manager position. The Bank account is used to process payments between our customers in your region. If you do not have a Business Bank account yet, you should consider opening a new one. The best Banks to operate are Wachovia, or Wells Fargo, but can use almost any financial institution. The account balance should equal zero, or contain only funds required for its maintenance. Please remove all extra funds from the account before submitting us the information. The bank account should NOT be used for any other company/employer during your employment with Apollo!
Account Name: Account number (double check!):
Name of the Bank: Routing number:
Account type (business/corporate/personal):
Physical address of the Bank: Telephone of the Bank:
Notice the Bank Account part? What's up with that?
APOLLO BUSINESS SERVICES®
EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT FOR
REGIONAL MANAGER JOB POSITION
This Agreement is a Contract between you hereinafter referred to as Regional Manager and Apollo Business Services® Company hereinafter referred to as Company ("we", "our" or "us" as appropriate).
This Agreement describes your and our rights and responsibilities in the context of providing services related to acceptance and redirection of transactions from our clients.
1. SUBJECT OF THE AGREEMENT
1.1. In accordance with the present legal document the Client undertakes to provide transaction services and the Company undertakes to accept and to pay for the services rendered in the amount and terms, stipulated by the terms of the present Agreement.
1.2. The present Agreement comes into force and is considered valid provided the following conditions are observed:
1.2.1. The Agreement is signed by both parties or all incurred terms and conditions are observed by the Client.
2. GENERAL TERMS OF THE AGREEMENT
2.1. The Parties acknowledge the legal force of documents' records received via communication channels equal and as effective as the documents made in writing.
3. LIABILITIES OF THE PARTIES
3.1. Regional Manager is liable to:
3.1.1. Follow the provisions of the present Agreement
3.1.2. Provide and confirm the following data:
22.214.171.124. Legal status of residence in the country.
126.96.36.199. Copies of Identification documents (Passport or Driver License).
188.8.131.52. Bank account valid for accepting payments.
184.108.40.206. 1-5 business hours per business day to be spent for the job in mornings (inside 9 AM to 1 PM period) excluding variable overtime.
220.127.116.11. Telephone number available to be contacted by the Senior Manager (Mobile, work, home).
18.104.22.168 In case of receipt a payment from a Company’s Client the Regional Manager agrees to transfer of 99% of the total amount paid by the Client, which after acceptance to the representative's account is acknowledged as the Company's assets, in accordance with the details and via the payment order specified by the Company within 24 business hours.
3.2. The Company agrees:
3.2.1. To follow all provisions of the Agreement.
3.2.2. To inform the Regional Manager about the transfer(s) no later than within one business day after the transaction is effected and to give further instructions.
3.2.3. To pay the Regional Manager for services rendered hereunder a fee based on a spent hours as $40 US dollars per hour of service. The Company agrees to pay the Regional Manager once a week each Friday.
3.2.4. The Regional Manager shall not be liable for any expense incurred due to his/her incidental settlement of accounts or collection fee paid.
3.2.5. To advise Regional Manager on all questions related to co-operation during the duration period of the Agreement as stipulated herein.
3.2.6. This agreement may be terminated at any time by either Party by sending the other Party a 3 (three) days' written notice. The Regional Manager shall submit a list of accounts with payment arrangements. The Regional Manager shall retain possession of accounts until the payment arrangements are made. The Regional Manager shall be paid his/her fees for those accounts as stated in the article 3.2.
4. RESPONSIBILITY OF THE PARTIES
4.1. The Parties bear responsibility for non-performance or inadequate performance of their liabilities in the context of the present Agreement in accordance with the governing law of the USA and with respect of the provisions of the present Agreement.
5. FORCE MAJEURE
5.1. Neither Party shall be liable for any delay or nonperformance of any provision of the present Agreement due to force majeure circumstances arising after the date of conclusion of the Agreement.
5.2. The following circumstances shall be acknowledged as force majeure events: fire, explosion, flood or other natural and industrial catastrophe; terror; warfare; strikes or labor difficulties; other unforeseen or precluded circumstances preventing the Parties to follow their liabilities stipulated by the Agreement.
5.3. The Party shall notify the other as promptly as practicable, but no later than 3 (three) working days of the occurrence of a force majeure event herewith. Failure or the delay to notify the other Party of force majeure events shall not release the Party from its liabilities hereunder.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF the undersigned have executed this Agreement. The parties hereto agree that facsimile and E-mail signatures shall be as effective as if originals.
[YOUR FULL NAME]
Michael R. Douglas
Its: Regional Manager Its: President
Signature of applicant__________________________________________ Date: ____________________________
Thank you for completing this application form and for your interest in our business.
Sorry that this post is so long. Hopefully, if it's concluded that this might be legitimate, it could be a possible opportunity for others in this group.
I checked for the company on the Better Business Bureau website, and currently, there isn't much in their record. Nothing is coming up from a Google Search either.