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Sunday, October 11, 2015

Job offer

Got this email a while back:

Hello Chuck,

I hope you are doing well! I am emailing you regarding the resume you posted online.  I am currently consulting for a couple small businesses and assisting with several business developments in Madison, WI. After reviewing your resume, I think you would be a good fit for one of the several positions currently available. The primary position currently available is for a full time Benefits Representative, the average starting wage is around $60,000 a year.  I am in the office Friday and was wondering if I could contact you for a five minute phone interview between 1:00-2:00pm? Or is there a better time to call you at 608-361-0277

Also, just so you know, there are no fees for you to use my service, assisting small businesses in finding qualified top-notch employees is included with my consulting fees which are covered by the business. If you find that these positions are not the right fit for you, no worries, I work with a number of other businesses and I may have another client that is hiring in the near future. Are you only looking for work in the 53511 area? Would you consider other areas?

I look forward to speaking to you and please note you are receiving this email because you are registered with us on, in the event you are no longer interested in employment please be sure to click the unsubscribe link at the bottom of this email.

JSM Consulting
Michael Mell
Phone: 262-618-7003
I replied:
Hi, Michael,

If you read my resume, you know I have absolutely no experience in 
benefits, nor any business attempting to apply for such a job. $28 / 
hour is less than the job I just was let go from, wherein I was starving 
in slow motion as the bills piled up.

If you have any electrical engineering jobs or mechanical designer 
(Pro-E / Creo or Solidworks) jobs paying at least $50 / hour or $104K / 
year, I would like to hear about them.


Chuck Kuecker, BSEE

"He" responds:

Thank you so much for the reply message. I was hoping I would have a few  moments to talk on the phone but looking at my upcoming schedule I 
figured I better get some details out to you right away regarding a 
position one our clients is looking to get filled.  Thank you again for your replied message. JSM is committed to helping small and large businesses with all of their needs, specializing in social media marketing. We are not a staffing agency but from time to time we are asked for help with staffing for everything  from restaurant staff to office managers. 

The company's name is Teyssier and Associates. They are a benefit 
services company that issues out and explains benefits to Labor Unions, 
Credit Unions and other associations. Teyssier and Associates is 
currently hiring full time Diversified Benefit Representatives
 for their Madison office, which is located at 555 D’Onofrio Dr., Ste. 
201 Madison, WI 53719. I checked with their office manager Randy and he 
has an opening on Wednesday at 11:00am to meet in person if you could 
make it? I know it would be worth your time as he is looking for a number of people for all types of positions.

Keep in mind we work with businesses all over the United States. If 
there is a location that would work better for you please let me know.

Please let me know if you are available so I can send you a confirmation and add you to his calendar because it fills up pretty quick. I will also send you a confirmation with directions within 48 hours of you picking a date. 

JSM Consulting

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My response:

Well, I guess you are a computer, so this is the end....
I'll post any reply in an update.
I wonder what the .php link would have done to my computer? Or the "unsubscribe" link with all the encoded information in it?

The email address for "Michael" corresponds to - and they want to send spam for you, evidently.

1 comment:

  1. I got this too a week ago, exact same words, verbatim... = scam.
    chris uhlit