Updated: We have learned that this scam revolves around offering a fake job and then asking for personal banking information to allow payment for work. Under no circumstances should you respond to this inquiry. We have added two more messages used in the scam to the end of this blog post.
If you have recently received an email from Jessica Ronn, claiming to be the HR manager of The Local Propeller, please beware that this is a scam.
No one by the name of Jessica works for Local Propeller, we do not have an HR department, and our company does not contain the word ‘The’.
We have already filed complaints with GoDaddy (where the domain was purchased), Google (who is providing email service) and the Internet Crime Complaint Centre.
If you have received an email from Jessica, please mark it as spam and report it to Google by clicking here. When the form asks for the Full Gmail address of the person involved in the incident enter firstname.lastname@example.org.
The full text of the message is below.
The Local Propeller team has over 20 years experience at developing
effective content strategies for forward thinking companies.
We have a proven track record building amazing websites and increasing
search engine rankings.
The Local Propeller Impels Business To New Heights.
We at localpropeller.ca. help the business of our clients grow the
audience of their business, increase sales and save money!
Our company provides our clients with Web Services, SEO & PPC Services
and Marketing Services.
We pride ourselves on delivering compelling, digital marketing
solutions. Our winning solutions and experiences help many of our
clients interact and engage with their customers in the best possible
The Local Propeller is a customer-driven culture.
We are looking for passionate, motivated, and talented individuals to
help us exceed our clients` expectations and provide an awesome
customer experience. We offer a challenging, rewarding and fun work
environment, where you’ll have the opportunity to work with
cutting-edge technologies and collaborate with some of the brightest
people in the industry. We foster a culture where our hard work
achieves exceptional results and success together.
My name is Jessica Ronn.
I am HR-manager of The Local Propeller
We got your resume from the website: indeed.ca
The Local Propeller is growing and back on the search for more great
managers. We are looking for online Commercial Lines Account Manager,
who is smart, ambitious, and passionate about their craft.
Picture yourself building a successful career at The Local Propeller
working alongside our expanding team of talented, driven team members.
Why work at The Local Propeller?
• Winner of Best Workplaces (Benefits, Perks & Incentives)
• Flexible hours / Casual work environment
• Training Budget
• Competitive Benefits Package
• Awesome new development machines (full accessories & dual monitor)
• Employment and salary for Full time: 40 hours/week ($1470),
For Part time: 20 hours/week ($730)
• You have excellent customer service and computer skills.
• Place of residence Canada.
• Ability to multi-task, prioritize and manage time effectively.
• Organization skills for successful workday planning.
We build leading-edge technology, work on amazing projects with
talented people, and have a lot of fun doing it. We work in
collaborative teams, hold many learning events, and have an open door
policy at all levels. Simply put, we provide the means for you to
achieve your best in relaxed and supportive environment.
Are you ready to join our team?
If you are looking for an opportunity of working in a highly rewarding
and lucrative field please reply this email. We will begin your
employment. If you are not interested, please let us know also, and we
will not bother you again.
The Local Propeller is an equal opportunity employer.
Jessica Ronn HR-manager of The Local Propeller.
136 8 Ave SE
AB T2B 0K6
Our team decided. You are approved for the trial period.
I have attached to this letter agreement for 10 days.
You should comply with the terms of this agreement, in particular:
start your working day without delay (at 9 AM),
be in touch with your manager constantly (It’s me Jessica Ronn),
complete all the tasks quickly and efficiently.
In case of failure of your duties, your trial period will be finished and we will terminate our agreement.
Read carefully Labor Agreement.
Fill in your full name.
Put your signature at the bottom.
Make quality photo of Labor Agreement or scan and send it to me.
Your duties for the trial period:
– Be in touch with your manager (by email) constantly.
– Keep your mobile phone switched on (all the time of your work)
– You cannot engage inside issues that hinder your work during the working day.
– Strictly perform tasks (it will affect the decision about your permanent employment).
– Make a report of each completed task.
Salary for the trial period: 1470 CAD for full time and 730 CAD for part time every week.
You should constantly check e-mail during the day and quickly respond to my messages.
I teach several candidates for this position and I communicate only by email. I’m constantly online. You can ask me questions and I will answer you with pleasure.
I’m your mentor, I’m interested in your successful passage of the trial period.
I am interested in your success as well as you. I am responsible for you and your success. We will choose the best of the best at the end of the trial period.
Therefore, I ask you to connect your mobile phone to the Internet to receive my messages always immediately.
Please find the attached file to this letter to proceed with your registration process.
Print it and fill in the Labor Agreement, then send it to me.
Hope to hear from you soon.
Congratulations! You are accepted to The Local Propeller position for the trial period.
We have chosen you out of a certain number of candidates for this position, and we hope that you will not let us down.
You are familiar with our responsibilities and we ready to get to work.
You should check your e-mail constantly and respond to my messages quickly.
Just keep your cell phone available to get a call from us always.
The Local Propeller provides customers with its services.
Many large companies and private customers have already started working with us.
Our customer service managers perform the full preparation of the client.
Your task is to ensure the full sale of services to customers and further service to our customers.
Your duties will be to accept payments for the company’s IT services, which we provide to our customers.
Our customers pay for our services using electronic bitcoin currency.
Payments made in this system cannot be canceled. The coins themselves cannot be forged, copied or held twice. Such capabilities ensure the integrity of the entire system.
Our company has become one of the first among companies of this scale, who preferred to use the cryptic currency to pay for services.
The bitcoin currency goes the same way as PayPal before, and has already become part of modern life.
The purpose of using Bitcoin is to maximize customer satisfaction with minimal financial costs – our customers no longer pay large commissions and fees to banks, which allows our customers to save our company and earn money.
In the trial period, there are several stages. At the first stage, you fulfill the task of accepting payment for the services provided by our company (this is the replenishment of the Bitcoin corporate wallet). In the second stage, you will maintain long-term growth and keep the customer in sight.
You will have access to your online account and all instructions for use. I will train you gradually. For the trial period, you will have 3-4 clients.
To get started with Bitcoin, you need to fill out your wallet. Our company will transfer money through the Interac system.
There is no fee to receive bitcoins, and many wallets let you control how large a fee to pay when spending.
Most wallets have reasonable default fees, and higher fees can encourage faster confirmation of your transactions.
After receiving electronic transfer, you will have to fill up your Bitcoin wallet.
We will send you 1-3 transactions through Interac system.
You must ensure all necessary tasks for the client. You should find an individual approach to each customer.
You should offer services to them.
In fact, your position requires you to do everything possible to make the client happy.
For the future, he will work with us and recommend our company to others.
You need to understand your customer, how to do it:
Providing a high level of customer care often requires you to find out what your customers want.
Once you have identified your most valuable customers or best potential customers,
You can target your highest levels of customer care towards them.
It may sound hard, and sometimes it is not clear to you. Do not worry; I’ll be in charge of
you throughout the 10 days. I will give detailed instructions gradually. So, after the trial 10 days,
You will learn this profession, if you will work hard.
! You must fill out a form for transfer of payments through the Interac system.
After that, I will send Bitcoin wallet to you.
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask me.
We’re very sorry if this matter has caused you any inconvenience or upset. If you have been contacted by Jessica, or if you have been in contact with her, we’d love to hear about what happened. Please send us a message and we will get back to you right away.
Thanks so much for your patience and understanding.
Creative Director at Local Propeller Inc.