Work at home with Avaya (this is long) Is it a scam? ?

I'm looking for a job and Avaya contacted me for a customer service position. I can't help but wonder. I mean it seems like a scan or maybe I'm just overly parahnoid. Here is what they are saying...Avaya Inc. is located in United Kingdom and needs customer service representatives worldwide. Today our United States customers require specialists to manage e-Commerce platform to assist users. So customer service manager will be an official employee of one of the telecom operator that we serve. Today our company serves 4 large telecom operators in United States (America Movil, Vodafone, Verizon Communications, Worldcom). Avaya Inc. will provide the 10 days training course that would be sufficient to start working in one of these companies. We guarantee this immediate employability after the training period. Before start to work, company will provide a free training course to cover all aspects of the e-commerce platform operation and maximization. You don’t need any special education in e-commerce services or finances, company will provide you all information. This course is to be done distantly. This means that you will be studying from your own home or university computer with Internet access. You will not need to attend to any lectures or seminars. During the training you will be paid by Avaya Inc. directly to your bank account. The training period wage is $497 weekly and $99.5 daily. Money for your job you can receive daily in the afternoon time. NO MONEY NEEDED FOR JOB/TRAINING COURSES OR ANYTHING. COMPANY PAYS FOR ALL. After you finish the training course successfully, you become a certified Avaya Inc. specialist. And you start working in one of the United States telecom companies that our organization serves in Part-Time or Full-Time position. Your work place will be based at home. You will have access to company database and all documents for work. Company will pay for all calls, internet access and any fees and taxes. First guaranteed salary is $2200 monthly for the part time and $3400 for the full time. Superannuation is provided by the telecom company. - Guaranteed salary is $2200 monthly for the part time and $3400 for the full time - No money needed for job/training courses or anything. Company pays for all fees and taxes - Weekends and holidays - Work time not more than 3-4 hours during the day - Medical/Dental coverage … and many other benefits from Avaya Inc. REQUIREMENTS - No special education needed, only be to be honest and progressive in work - Positive attitude and willingness to learn - Computer and phone - Be 18+ - Be available to do work from 9:00 AM till 3:00 PM / 2-4 days in a week (any time from 9:00 AM till 3:00 PM. Training Courses takes not more than 1 hour during the day). It is a Part-Time job. If you have any questions, then ask me freely. I will be glad to clarify at any time. If you are interested to start the training course, please let me know as soon as possible. I will send you Job Application Form, you will sign it and we shall start free training in e-commerce services and start to work. What do you think???? Is it a scam???? How do I find out if it is or not? yeah the whole bank account thing kind of made me worry about it.

Asked By: LiL' Momma - 11/18/2008
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Well I've just received the same email after posting my resume on careerbuilder (inundated with scams so far) and it does look like a scam. As for Jenny and her answer, please read her response and then the "Avaya" email .......... the spelling and grammer look very much the same to me so I wouldn't be surprised if she... More
Answered By: avaya?? - 11/19/2008
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Dear Lil' Momma: I would really do my homework on this one before committing to anything. I am someone who is in the telecom field and Avaya has always been more of a traditonal Hardware Telephone Systems co. as opposed to an e-commerce company. There are competitors of there's such as Siemens who runs a nationwide... More
Answered By: buckshot2215 - 11/18/2008
I would be skeptical also. I mean, it sounds good. But they say you will be paid directly to your bank account. Some things have me iffy. If it does in fact turn out to be a legitimate, I would love to have the link also, if that is possible.
Answered By: Martha B - 11/18/2008
Hello, I was sent this same email. I was registered at Careerbuilders looking for a job and I applied for it. It sounds good and free training and its not like they asking for money. I would use a different bank account with zero balance to check it out. Please let me know because I am deciding about filling the online... More
Answered By: CEDRIC B - 11/19/2008
Two days ago i received the same email and applied on position. Yesterday we done our first training and it was with company manager face to face in my local area. Very nice man. On Friday i will receive my manager ID card and money for the training... More
Answered By: Jenny - 11/19/2008
Yes, this is a hoax. My wife got that exact same email and did the initial reply. What she got back was a very wordy legal looking form with various questions including some bank info that would not allow someone to transfer or pull money from your account. Our guess would be that they would later request that... More
Answered By: Cheney C - 11/20/2008
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