I got an email last night from someone who was looking up contact information for one of my customers: Piexx Company. She was wondering if someone was trying to scam her.  The way the scam works is that someone says they are a hiring agency for some company and posts a job offer for a data entry position where you can work at home, and they interview and you get the job.  Then they say, "oh, forgot to mention, you need to buy some software in order to be able to connect with the company's database, etc."  You post the payment (via the required Western Union of course) and then they disappear, and since they were using a free email account, you can't track them down.  amandadavis38@yahoo.com is one of the current perpetrator's, but I assume that account will be gone shortly, and they'll appear under another name.

Apparently, Piexx gets about four or five requests a day asking if this is for real.  And that is just one company, so I assume there are tons of companies being used like this.

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you people are trying to spoil this company may God judge you guy i work with this company okay

Posted by Mrs Renee on November 10, 2009, 12:43 pm

More Nigerian web traffic?

Posted by SursumCorda on November 10, 2009, 1:29 pm

Yes, Renee Artice, presumably is telling the truth when she says she works with these guys who are trying to scam people into sending them money for nothing.

But, if she is saying she works with Piexx, that is definitely a lie, as they are not hiring anyone, and certainly aren't interested in (ever?) hiring someone who would work from a distance.

Posted by jondaley on November 10, 2009, 3:13 pm

They are still at it....
ivy.valdez: Just so I know this is a legitimate position, can you please call me
BUZZ!!!
Lacey Paeglow: hello we do not do phone Job
Lacey Paeglow: this is a legitmate company
Lacey Paeglow: Piexx Company is located New Hampshire , providing technology products and support services to Small to Medium sized Businesses (SMB's), Nonprofits Organizations and Local Governments throughout Middle New Hampshire . We provide consulting services, LAN/WAN design and installation, Internet and network security, systems integration and network support. We also provide premise & data center wiring design, upgrade and support.
Our Professional Services Team has experience supporting small to large scale implementations projects, Hardware/Service rollouts, Migrations and Resource Acquisition/Management services.
Lacey Paeglow:
Network | Internet Security & Support
Systems & Wide-Area Storage Solutions
IT Project Managment

Piexx Company was founded and thrives on the simple concept of providing excellent service. Reliability, responsiveness, courtesy, honesty, and far-sightedness are qualities of the way in which we conduct business.
This has allowed us to build a loyal client base. Experience has taught us that solutions for IT problems are as varied as the organization themselves. So we take the time to listen, and consider our client’s business focus, IT resources and future growth plans, before recommending or implementing a technology solution.
ivy.valdez: You have absolutely no phone to call me and let me know you are a real person?
Lacey Paeglow: this is strictly an online Job
ivy.valdez: I understand, but Id like for you to call me and let me know you are a real person....thats all. Otherwise I will have topass on this so called job"
BUZZ!!!
Lacey Paeglow: then pass the Job]
Lacey Paeglow: Goodday
Lacey Paeglow: there a lot of work ready to work
ivy.valdez: I am very aware of that and am wanting a good opportunity, but am not wanting to get scammed
ivy.valdez: Continue please
Lacey Paeglow: This isnt a scam okay
Lacey Paeglow: click and view
ivy.valdez: Okay thank you
You have received 1 file from Lacey Paeglow.
NH trade name registration.pdf
Open (Alt+Shift+O)

ivy.valdez: The expiration date is that of 7/17/05
Lacey Paeglow: yes
Lacey Paeglow: it takes every 5 years
Lacey Paeglow: so the company working on next years own
ivy.valdez: Ok....thank you putting my mind at ease. Lets continue
Lacey Paeglow: before you start you will be needing some accounting softwares you will be needing to purchase from the company retailer and also she will be shipping all information about the company to you as a document okay
Lacey Paeglow: Here are the list of softwares you will be using cscar/software/dataentry Quick book 2009 prom, Demos for HR Software, CRM, ERP, Accounting and Manufacturing Software ,accountingsoftware411,For Peach Tree Software

ivy.valdez: And I have to purchase them?
Lacey Paeglow: yes
Lacey Paeglow:
And also you will be recieving Benefit : Medical Benefits,and other benefits,because the company will be paying some of your bills like you cell bills and other bills
Lacey Paeglow: you are to pay the retailer via western union..you will be reimbursed back along your first pay check on friday

ivy.valdez: I don't have any money....that's why I am looking for a job
Lacey Paeglow: Okay
Lacey Paeglow: the company will help you with the fund for the softwares
Lacey Paeglow: you will be sent a check
ivy.valdez: Okay that works
Lacey Paeglow: once you recieve the check have it cash and telegram to the retailer okay
ivy.valdez: ok
Lacey Paeglow: so you are to resume online daily by 9am your time
Lacey Paeglow: the check will be issued by monday you will get it by tuesday
Lacey Paeglow: so I need you to email me with the folowins infos Your full name,home address,Phone number
ivy.valdez: hahahahahah nice try scammer
Lacey Paeglow: Your mama
Lacey Paeglow: what the meaning of that FOOL
ivy.valdez: Lol....grow up and get a life and a real job
Lacey Paeglow: what the meaning of that
Lacey Paeglow: who is a scammer

Posted by Ivy on November 12, 2009, 10:43 am

That's funny. Well, at least it would be funny if they weren't actually succeeding a majority of the time.

Posted by jondaley on November 12, 2009, 11:14 am

Maybe I'm not creative enough, but what can a person do with name, address and phone number?

Posted by Stephan on November 12, 2009, 4:14 pm

I suspect that if we were watching the user's computer, we would have seen their IM window scrolling by and then they typed in the person's name into google, and came to our page, and then responded to the scammer, so the information asked for was not really the important part.

Though, there are some (still reading our blog?) who would object to his address being known by anyone, including his mother. Though his reason for not telling his mother where he lives, is that then she would type it into maps.google.com for directions, so I don't think he was worried about his mother exactly, but what she would do with the information.

I think he feels the same disbelief about what I think of privacy that I feel about his beliefs...

Posted by jondaley on November 12, 2009, 4:18 pm

I just went through the interview. And now I am worried because I gave them my name, address and phone number.

Did they ever do anything else after you gave them the above information? I just logged out of yahoo and never came back.

Posted by hazel on November 16, 2009, 12:20 pm

I actually never talked to them - I just work with the guy who they are scamming.

If you haven't sent them any money, I don't think you need to worry about it.

Posted by jondaley on November 16, 2009, 12:35 pm

So i'm talking to one of them now VIA Yahoo IM she said No we're not going to ask you for money

Posted by Veronica on March 22, 2010, 5:21 pm

That's good. But, if they are advertising for Piexx, they still aren't legitimate...

Posted by jondaley on March 22, 2010, 5:24 pm

Wow I just did my interview this morning but something told me to look up the company...good thing I scrolled all the way down because I found this site her new name is elizabethjones97@yahoo.com wow this is crazy!!! But I didn't give any information or pay for anything thank god

Posted by Nicole Bragg on May 10, 2010, 4:31 pm

They are still at it. I'm so glad I was looking this stuff up as I was talking to her. The name they used this time was Natasha Jones.

BUZZ!!!
clsmooth_14: Good morning
Natasha Jones: Good morning
clsmooth_14: I saw your ad on Craigslist. I just wanted to inquire about your company and your job opportunity.
Natasha Jones: How are you doing today?
clsmooth_14: I'm doing well. And you?
Natasha Jones: Am fine
Natasha Jones: I am Mrs Natasha Jones and i am here to breif you more about this job and the interview
Natasha Jones: ARE U READY FOR YOUR INTERVIEW?
clsmooth_14: Before I do the interview, what company is it and what is the job description?
Natasha Jones: You will get to know all of that as we proceed with the interview Ok?
Natasha Jones: Can we proceed?
Natasha Jones has signed back in. (7/8/2010 8:51 AM)

clsmooth_14: Yes lets proceed
BUZZ!!!
Natasha Jones: You are to answer this Question
Natasha Jones: 1)Tell me about yourself,including your name and location
2)Have you ever worked as an Account Clerk/Data Entry Operator/Customer Service Rep ?
3)Which of the following offers are you interested in,Account Clerk/Data EntryOperator/Customer Service Rep ?
4)Are you aware that this is a work from home job offer?
5)Do you know your clerical speed?
Natasha Jones: 6)How good are you in multi-tasking?
7)What is your long-range objective?
8)Are you a team player?
9)What is your greatest weakness?
10)Are you a member of a volunteer organisation?
11)Briefly explain the meaning of "Confidentiality Code of Practice" how does it apply to an online job?
12)Are you interested in a fulltime or part time offer?Both positions are open
13)Why should I hire you?
Natasha Jones: 14) Are you currently employed ?
Natasha Jones: How would you like to be Paid ? Weekly Or Bi-Weekly ?
What means of Payment do you prefer ? Wrie transfer,check OR Direct Deposit ?
clsmooth_14: Weekly is fine and I would prefer direct deposit
Natasha Jones: You will receive your duties everyday via email and i will be online to assist you with any difficulties
Natasha Jones: As for your duties, they will be as follows: Your Primary duties include: Preparation of Balance sheets (Mini), account balancing, invoicing recording, proper data analysis of sales records and recording pay slips into accounting database all these will be done through the use of the Accounting Software.
Secondary duties: Now, your secondary daily duties would be to report to your Supervisor, who would be attached to you online, He/She would assign logs of duty daily and you would be required to work according to instructions, using the Microsoft Office tools and the Accounting software. Now the function of the Accounting software is to arrange, formalize and manage the data you have processed, sent to your supervisor via E-mail.]
Natasha Jones: CAN YOU HANDLE THOSE DUTIES?
clsmooth_14: That sounds fine. Who would my supervisor be?
clsmooth_14: And how would I be "attached" to them? Via messenger, email, some other communication software?
Natasha Jones: I will be you supreisor
Natasha Jones: Yes i will provied you with the information
Natasha Jones: Piexx Company is located New Hampshire , providing technology products and support services to Small to Medium sized Businesses (SMB's), Nonprofits Organizations and Local Governments throughout Middle New Hampshire . We provide consulting services, LAN/WAN design and installation, Internet and network security, systems integration and network support. We also provide premise & data center wiring design, upgrade and support.
Our Professional Services Team has experience supporting small to large scale implementations projects, Hardware/Service rollouts, Migrations and Resource Acquisition/Management services.
Natasha Jones: Network | Internet Security & Support
Systems & Wide-Area Storage Solutions
IT Project Managment

Piexx Company was founded and thrives on the simple concept of providing excellent service. Reliability, responsiveness, courtesy, honesty, and far-sightedness are qualities of the way in which we conduct business.
This has allowed us to build a loyal client base. Experience has taught us that solutions for IT problems are as varied as the organization themselves. So we take the time to listen, and consider our client’s business focus, IT resources and future growth plans, before recommending or implementing a technology solution.
Natasha Jones: OK
Natasha Jones: i will be back..
clsmooth_14: ok
Natasha Jones: STILL THERE
BUZZ!!!
Natasha Jones: Am back..
clsmooth_14: ok
Natasha Jones: I need you to email me with the folowins infos Your full name,home address,Phone number send all that to me via E-mail..ok
Natasha Jones: You can send it here to me on IM
clsmooth_14: Ok. Is there a website where I can research more about Piexx?
Natasha Jones: Sure..
Natasha Jones: www.piexx.com
Natasha Jones: Got it?
clsmooth_14: Yes. So you manufacture electronics for clocks, jukeboxes, and HAM radio?
Natasha Jones: yes..
Natasha Jones: Can i have your infos ...
clsmooth_14: so where does the IT sector that you mentioned earlier come into play? The website looks more like hardware manufacturing than software support services as mentioned in the summary above
clsmooth_14: i am just trying to get as much info as i can before i commit. im sure you understand
Natasha Jones: Yes i understand
Natasha Jones: All of that will be send to you along with your softwares...
Natasha Jones: before you start you will be needing some accounting softwares you will be needing to purchase from the company retailer and also she will be shipping all information about the company to you as a document okay
clsmooth_14: I just found this site http://jon.limedaley.com/plog/post/new-kind-of-scam-works-well-in-a-down-economy very interesting that the questions the scammer was using is identical to the ones you just asked me.
Natasha Jones: YES... WE PUT THAT THERE FOR YOU GUYS TO SEE
Natasha Jones: those email address are not in this company..
clsmooth_14: did you? that would make no sense to put your interview on a board to alert people of scammers. you dont work for Piexx. I am not interested in working with you. Good luck finding a sucker to pay you to work for them
Natasha Jones: Ok..there are a lot of piexx company in USA

Posted by Cheryl on July 8, 2010, 10:41 am

Yes those people are scam i will let the company board of piexx company about this right now and i will let Yahoo; basically know about this

Posted by matt scott on July 8, 2010, 10:48 am

The "company board" of Piexx is one guy, Chris, and he knows about these guys already, and has talked to the police. Yahoo is not interested in stopping them, and has ignored all contacts about people using their services fraudulently. The local police station is basically unable to do anything since the scammers are in Nigeria.

As far as there being lots of different Piexx companys, I don't think that is at all true. All of the hits I checked on google were all to my friend's company.

Posted by jondaley on July 8, 2010, 11:24 am
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