job offer scam


I have been job hunting and I was contacted by email with a job offer. I was offered a job to work from home online. They asked me to deposit an amount of R200 into the following banking details in order for me to receive the study material on how to do the job:
 
Beneficiary:                            (Mr. H Klopper) Beneficiary Bank:                      (Absa Bank) Branch Code:                          (632005)Type                                   (Savings) Account No:                            (9288854244)
I deposited the amount of money they requested from me and I forwarded them a copy of the deposit slip to fax 0866902072. The email address is of the company is  astrumen@gmail.com and their website is  http://astrumen.wix.com/business .Ever since I deposited the money into their account I have never heard from them and they do not reply my messages.

Report ID: 7946
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: North West
City/Town: Rustenburg
Suburb: Luka village
Address: South Africa
Crime Date/Time: 4 Mar 2015, 00:03 AM
Reported By: Username7946
Reported Date: 12 Mar 2015, 11:03 AM
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  • Death_Revan 22 Aug 2016, 03:26 PM

    So from what I have read from the comments below this is basically a pyramid scheme, as far as I know that is illegal and should not be used, I see even astrumen decided to try and defend himself (clearly didn't work though).

  • Nyeleti 31 May 2016, 08:26 AM

    I also deposited money to the same account yesterday, but tge steps are not clear to me, i dont get it but it seems like they want me to advertise false job offers like the one i received and give people my bank details and scheme them their money.

    Im not saying they are a scheme, but something is not right here, but if im wrong and there s someone who was able to start it and earn money pls contact me.

    0603654720

  • NearlyFooled 3 Feb 2016, 07:30 PM

    Preying on people who are genuinely looking for work opportunity - criminal!
    It also bothers me that he has my personal details, name, age, cell number and address!!
    I can only think that he gained this info via my job searching on supposedly reputable job search websites

  • NearlyFooled 3 Feb 2016, 07:25 PM

    NearlyFooled - Mr H Klopper is now using company name
    VanBeese Recruiters
    http://vanbeese.wix.com/opportunities and email
    vanbeese@gmail.com

  • Susan92125 22 Jan 2016, 03:48 PM


    Hey almal daar buite wat wonder oor Astrumen. Ek het ook alles gelees en gewonder of ek moet aansluit of nie? Ek het die kans gevat en weet julle watse shit het hulle vir my terug gestuur as 'Training Material'? Dat ek die selfde as hulle moet doen n add moet opsit met my bankrekening en ander mense moet vokken bullshit!!! Kan julle dit glo! Dit is sommer poes die! Hulle vat advantage van mense wat desperaat is vir werk! Hul se dit gaan n dag vat om als te leer! Hul lieg! Ek soek my vokken geld terug, Astrumen! Mense wat se hul al geld verdien hiermee lieg, teensy hul okey daarmee is om ander mense in te doen!! Ek soek my geld terug vandag!Moenie VAL daarvoor nie! As jul ook wil try soos ek... ek stuur die training materiaal vir jul verniet!! My email susan.joubert16@gmail.com. Hul sal nie weer shit maak uit unemployees nie!!! Ek GAAN Stappe Neem!!

  • lala3 19 Aug 2015, 09:41 PM

    guys i dnt what to thnk anymore is dis a scam or wat?

  • DeeH 7 Aug 2015, 07:13 PM

    Dear Astrumen 1. Is this a pyramid scheme? 2. What are the applications for that I would need to complete, and who are the applications from? 3. Contact details on the website has no telephone contact details. Why? Comment: It was said in the email that punctuation, grammar and being professional is of utmost importance. I would presume that business etiket would also fall into this catagory? Please respond. Thanking you in advance...

  • Username9636 6 Aug 2015, 02:06 PM

    Hi everyone! I have also payed the R200 and have come to the conclusion that this is a pyramid scheme. I have lodged a complaint of my own. Please do not become apart of this operation by paying the money.

  • ANonmous 3 Aug 2015, 07:34 PM

    People Dis cruel scamms are taking advantage of Us for being unemployed! Dey are busy evryday on my mail rushing me to Pay! To hell with dem I aint payinpaying a cent! Bastads sis

  • Mpk27 29 Jul 2015, 03:44 PM

    Thank you people. I was about to deposit R200 into their account.

  • zumba 28 Jul 2015, 12:19 PM

    Guys tel me,is this a real thing or just scam cause m busy receiving their emails,I wonder how they got my email acres!

  • Astrumen 27 Jul 2015, 07:46 AM

    Lerato this is not a job, its a business opportunity. Please people there is a difference.

  • lerato19 24 Jul 2015, 09:18 AM

    guys please do not pay for jobs

  • Astrumen 9 Jul 2015, 12:36 PM

    People like u "scam detector" that keep complaining instead of using the opportunity to make a success and using the time to work, instead you use your time to try and blacklist this opportunity. There are many scams yes, this certainly isn't one of them. If people read the info there would b no problem. U join at your own free will. This line of work is not for everyone, please think carefully before you proceed with your application, we would hate for you to feel out of pocket or done in. You have to be willing to put in the hours to earn the money. Ive gone through a lot of channels to ensure my business is legal and legit. This is an opportunity for people to create their own opportunity at home. Should they not wish to use it that is out of my hands. Ive had numerous responses from people who actually put in the time and effort that made a success. Then I have people asking me how to copy and paste, switch on their computer, create an email. Honestly people refuse to read whats provided and then respond with ridiculous questions and if I don't respond I'm called a scam. Read the info you are given and you would be able to make a decision BEFORE proceeding. The worst part is, Ive read through all of these comments and Ive not seen 1 that actually says why this cannot work. Good luck to all the guys that have been doing so well.

  • scam detector 9 Jul 2015, 12:25 PM

    People please be careful of these scammers, even the people who text/say positive things about this scamming propaganda are probably part of the scammers using Ghost accounts for people to think it is legit. Furthermore, i fully agree with Jacques statement.Why would you have to pay 200 upfront and not them sending the material and deduct the 200 from the capital you will be receiving from them as we both want business. As for you Astrumen as a business person why would you use unpleasant tone(BULL) with people whom you consider as your customers or employees whatever you call them, for me that means there's something fishy.

  • Nicola3 3 Jul 2015, 07:24 PM

    Hi Frank you actually mean they must get a life and not a live and that Astrumen are not scammers and not spammers, if you are so positive about this offer share your experience with those that are struggling and needing help, how much did you make and are you still making money with Astrumen!

  • Astrumen 29 Jun 2015, 07:44 PM

    I received my training and it really work, i do not believe all this negativity. People saying negative things really needs to get a live. They are not spammers. It really does work.To all you negative people, stop talking kak if you have not tried it.

  • gogo 29 Jun 2015, 02:01 PM

    great,thank you for letting us know because we are sick&tired of these shit scammers who take advantage of the people inneed of employment.You know what i tried applying for the job and they replied ASAP.Unfortunately,i can smell the scam now from far.If you are not scammers then tell me why do you ask for money before you employing that person...bullshit,where do you think they are gona get money from because they are un employed.STOP THIS SHIT OF YOURS BEFORE SOMEONE TRACES YOU WITH MUTHI AND STRIKE WITH LIMPOMPO LIGHTING.NIYASIDAKELWA NINA SENISIBULELE NGALAMASCAMS ENU

  • Astrumen 17 Jun 2015, 08:39 AM

    I received my training and are happily making money, and not scamming anyone as hw is applying. People are just lazy, and want to do the minimum. Get off your asses.

  • hw 12 Jun 2015, 11:45 AM

    stop sending astrumen money!!!, its a scam to scam people.... and you are the one to stop the BULL!!!

  • Astrumen 10 Jun 2015, 12:17 PM

    ATTENTION PEOPLE. (HW) ,DID NOT FOLLOW THE STEPS AND ARE TALKING BULL ABOUT THIS BEING A SCAM.PEOPLE PLEASE STOP TALKING BAD ABOUT THIS OPPORTUNITY IF YOU ARE TOO LAZY TO STUDY AND FOLLOW THE TRAINING MATERIAL. EVERYONE CAN NOW SEE THAT THE TRAINING MATERIAL GETS SEND, ITS JUST UP TO YOU TO MAKE IT WORK. ITS PATHETIC WHEN PEOPLE RECEIVE THE TRAINING. FAIL TO UNDERSTAND AND THEN START TALKING NEGATIVE. ITS NOT OUR FAULT IF YOU FAIL. ITS SO SIMPLE LINED OUT. NO WONDER MOST WILL STAY UNEMPLOYED AND WITHOUT MONEY.

  • Lucy2 9 Jun 2015, 07:03 AM

    Guys! I need help. I got the training info but I'm atill struggling to understand the steps mentioned there. Anyone who has already made? Please help.

  • Proud South Afrian 4 Jun 2015, 09:52 AM

    Funny now, I wrote this commets got a messeges now from Grace Mark: " YOU DID NOT LOST YOUR MONEY BECAUSE YOUR LOAN IS STILL SECURED, YOUR LOAN REFLECT IN YOU ACOOUNT ONCE THE COMPANY RECEIVE THE R2850, AS THE TRANSFER IS DONE" People today i give up trying, Is there anyone that can advise me please WHATS APP ME 079 658-7082, As i am so tired.........

  • hw 4 Jun 2015, 09:06 AM

    scam scam scam...!! do not fall for this people, they got me hook, line and sinker, now I am R200 short on my food money this month.!! thank you very much Astrumen.

  • Keboneilwe 31 May 2015, 09:01 PM

    Hi Madali my email address is keboneilwem@gmail.com

  • Astrumen 18 May 2015, 12:05 PM

    Keboneilwe if you have any questions with following the steps in the training then just contact them. Or leave your email address and i will help you.

  • Keboneilwe 17 May 2015, 12:11 PM

    I have not received pmts nor made any money, any one who has succeeded please help.

  • Astrumen 15 May 2015, 07:49 AM

    Nicola. yes i did and yes i have made money

  • Nicola3 14 May 2015, 07:26 PM

    Hi Madali did you receive your training material yet? Did you start making money or receive any pmts yet!

  • Susan12 8 May 2015, 07:38 AM

    Attention Jacques. If you receive the training material after you have made payment, then how can you say you have been scammed.You can also not say its a scam before payment because you have not made payment.You probably did apply but are not willing to pay for the training material. That is your chose, but to come and write your negativity here just because you are probably too lazy to study the simple step by step instructions, comes to show what kind of person you are. Very small minded indeed.

  • Jacques46 7 May 2015, 07:51 AM

    This is scam!!! You should not be required to pay anything to start a job, no matter what! You dont need to pay R200 upfront when all they can do is send you the training material and just deduct it from your earnings, that is the legit way of doing it.

  • Susan12 5 May 2015, 07:34 AM

    You can go to there website. I have left my comment on there. I have received my training and have made money.

  • Madali 4 May 2015, 12:54 PM

    Has everyone who got the material started earning what they were promised? I applied for that job too

  • Astrumen2 29 Apr 2015, 09:18 AM

    Mr Tshepang eventually did receive his training material. And so did all others, please see the other comments as well please. It is the registered persons responsibility to contact us to confirm the reference. He never did. But was asked to do so where he left the comment. We asked the person to delete the comment and he never did, giving us a bad name now. We are in the process of following up on this. It is totally up to you if you want to believe such comments or really want to continue and receive the training material and make legitimate money. You can visit the website and see success stories, if however you still feel insecure then please do not continue. Please stop making false accusations against us. Ttension Brrr and lerato if you go and study at any institute. Do they give you your study books for free. Come on think for yourself. Please people read what is send to you. This is a business opportunity and not a job. The training material we send you after you register is to show you how to begin your own business from home. That is what the 200 covers.

  • Lerato20 29 Apr 2015, 09:02 AM

    I don't believe this!!! I've also received the email that I have to deposit R200 but I didn't...As soon as I've heard there's a fee involved, I knew it was a scam.Sies!!!!

  • brrrr 28 Apr 2015, 12:52 PM

    I knew it was a scam as soon as they replied and said I need to deposit R200 for me to get material and start to work. No opportunity should ask for money first, be careful guys!!!

  • Sonja12 13 Apr 2015, 07:06 AM

    Att Tshepang . They clearly say you should contact them and quote the reference used. I received mine. Try to send them a email again.

  • Username7946 30 Mar 2015, 03:07 PM

    Believe me there is not a single way I have not tried to make communication with these people and its clear that this is a scam because before I deposited money into their account, they never took more than ten minutes to respond to my e-mails. I have sent them numerous e-mails for the past couple of weeks and they have never responded, not even to a single e-mail

  • Geraldene Bronkhorst 27 Mar 2015, 08:02 AM

    Regarding my comment this morning, I have received my training material early this morning. Maybe you should just ask them to send it

  • Geraldene Bronkhorst 27 Mar 2015, 06:56 AM

    That's just some whack shit, I deposited R200.00 to them yesterday, as the person on the other side of the same email address said they promise this is not a scam but purely an opportunity, isn't there something a person can do to get these people?? How many people will fall for their stories again? I must admit they had me fooled!!

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