Is Web Action Limited a scam?
Here is the email below that I recieved from a job poster on Careerbuilder. Thank you for your interest in the position of an account manager with Webaction Limited. Our company offers a wide range of IT services, such as web development, web design, Internet marketing, iPhone application development, SEO, etc. We have been on a dynamic and rapidly developing IT market for more than 7 years, we have more than 100 professionals working with us in Europe and in the USA, and we are looking for new members of our team. Please note that neither our company, nor any of our partners ever ask for any investments or entry fees from candidates! Also, this is a work-from-home opportunity, no travel or relocation is required. As an account manager, you will not promote or sell any of our services/products; neither you will be responsible for searching new customers. This is a customer support position, and the responsibilities include the following: - working on the projects with project managers and team members - establishing contacts with new and existing customers - organizing the billing process for new customers - processing customer requests and answering questions on the projects - distributing initial payments for the projects among programmer teams - preparing reports on the project status for customers. This is a full-time position, and you will be working Monday through Friday, 9 am to 4 pm (according to your time zone). Your typical working day will look like the following: 1. Logging into your webdesk account, checking for new assignments. 2. Phone briefing with a project manager, learning current news and updates. 3. Working on today's assignments according to the schedule. 4. Responding to customers, getting updates from them. 5. Filling in the daily time-table, reporting your daily activity. Along with a base salary of $3,500, which is paid once a month, we offer a flexible bonus system based on indvidual performance. Account managers receive bonuses for each project they support; once a new project is assigned to you, the bonus for it is paid instantly. According to the company's statistics, the average monthly income for experienced account managers supporting multiple projects is above $5,000. You can find additional information about Webaction Limited at our website or forward your questions to your contact manager. Please reply to this message, in order to receive the employment form and arrange the time for a phone interview. Webaction HR Department
Asked By: Candace - 5/28/2009
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Well, I've been working with this company for more than 3 months, so I can tell you about it 'from the inside'. When I responded to their ad at Craigslist in February, they even didn't have an international website, and now they are planning to open an office in PA... So, about this job... More
Answered By: Loise - 6/1/2009
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I got the same e-mail. It had a phone number 1 (412) 567-3837. I spoke to a worker there who said they were an Account Manager and worked there for 3 years. They said the company is based out of London and also an office in Pittsburgh. Try calling this number and see if you can get more info. Hopefully it is not... More
Answered By: Susan W - 5/28/2009
Answered By: Rebecca - 5/28/2009
I am also on Careerbuilder & have received the same letter from Webaction as well as an actual job offer from JSoft Co. with the same job responsibilities. They have already emailed me an Employment Agreement. I am going to do a little research over the next couple days. I will share anything I learn with you.
Answered By: Greg - 5/28/2009
I got the same email today. I suspect that it's a scam. They probably want our social security number on that employment form so they can steal our identities.
Answered By: Mr R - 5/28/2009
I have also received then email. I just got the email with the employment agreement. Let me know what you find I am going to be looking more into this also.....
Answered By: Bethany - 5/28/2009
I received this same email and I absolutely think this is a scam! If you do a Google search for Webaction Limited, the website that comes up is for Web Action with the words being 2 separate words. The announcements welcomes you to visit their website however, they never provide you with an actual website. That is... More
Answered By: Sukiegirl - 5/28/2009
This is email correspondence that I have had with WebAction Limited. I started getting really excited, but I wanted to be careful. When I asked her to call me yesterday on my cell phone after I got off work, she did not call me, or respond to my email... More
Answered By: Donna - 5/29/2009
The funny thing about this question is that we all probably ended up here because we searched webaction limited scam just to see if it is one! I have received the same information... the employment form does not ask for your SSN... I called today to speak with Trisha Spakes which is the name of the person on my e-mail... More
Answered By: Michelle - 5/29/2009
I see a lot of people have recieved this same email as myself. I did check out the site, it appears legitimate, however, I will be getting the state of Pennsylvanias website to verify that they are a legitimate business, they should be registered with the state even if they are online. I will be posing some questions... More
Answered By: Vanessa - 5/29/2009
I also got an email from Webaction offering a job opportunity with them. I've been working at home for 6 years, and I got loads of various job offers in my mailbox, so I'm a sort of an expert in finding a remote job now))) The lady I spoke with asked reasonable questions about my work experience, about my current... More
Answered By: Dennis - 5/29/2009
I have been checking this out for a week. Thru my own I did find the UK registry. I checked on the PA Secretary of states website. No one listed by that name. I did a anywho.com search on the phone number and company name. The only thing is did confirm is that this is a landline. I also googled the address on maps. It'... More
Answered By: Jenningsfamily - 5/29/2009
I received the exact same-worded response from Webaction Limited, via CareerBuilder when I expressed interest... More
Answered By: LauraA - 5/30/2009
I too have received the same information, after I got the employment agreement and filled out and returned with a copy of my DL I started really wondering and found this posting. I finally broke down and called the FBI Cleveland office for some advice. I was informed to steer clear as legitimate businesses do not... More
Answered By: Me Y - 5/30/2009
Webaction Ltd. (01789) 297091 14 Saffron Walk, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6GN Just found this info... Called the number which is in fact a UK number...Got voicemail of Sue Andrews. This company either has no clue how to do business in the U.S. or is somehow being shady...WATCHOUT! PROCEED WITH CAUTION!!!
Answered By: Lyrical O - 5/30/2009
Well add me to the list of those who've received invitations to work. While today's internet is truly a source of mega-scams, just consider what's being offered here. Since you are working as an independant contractor and will receive a 1099 form at the end of the year and the fact that the company is based out of the... More
Answered By: Baldimoto - 5/30/2009
I've been through this process too. I'm faced with whether or not to fill out the application. I'm discouraged by the fact that there isn't any more identifying information about the company on the form. There's no address, no identification of subsidiaries or parent companies. It feels oddly bereft of that sort of... More
Answered By: Al - 5/31/2009
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