Employment Scams

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Unresolved

Kmart Shopper Program

  • by: Kim
  • #4149
  • Apr 6, 2016
  • Monetary Loss: $2980.00
I was looking for a PT job and found this on Craig's list as a Kmart shopper program partipant by completing surveys. They sent me a message after I applied 2 weeks later and said I was hired and if I was still interested to let them know and they would send me the details of the assignments (attached)
I completed part of the 1st and found the check was returned by my bank as stolen/forgery. I tried contacting this person and cancelling the wire, but neither was a success. Please help.
Names reported:
Raymond Maddox
Phones reported:
469-238-0657
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]
Identity Theft Risk:

 HIGH RISK  Click here for the explanation.

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Unresolved

Facebook scam for a work at home job opportunity.

  • by: Grebolbok
  • #4231
  • Apr 7, 2016
  • Monetary Loss: $12
George Oliver posted an advertisement on Facebook as follows:

JOB OPPORTUNITY!!!

Work at your own convenience at the comfort of your home or school and make $400/ week at your free time,Get back to us at [email protected] for more details if you are interested in this limited opportunity that comes once in a life time....

I have emails and text messages which I am not able to include as supporting documents. I want this person/these people caught before someone gets hurt!
Also reported:
Globex International Inc.
Names reported:
George Oliver
Phones reported:
408-502-7175
Web/emails reported:
lawyer[email protected]
Identity Theft Risk:

 HIGH RISK  Click here for the explanation.

Unresolved

They Hired Me after Years of looking for Work!

  • by: TAMS
  • #4481
  • Apr 12, 2016
  • Monetary Loss: $0
I can't believe this nice scam artist hired me for a job! Here is my offer letter:
Dear T******* S********,

You have received this message, because you send a request for detailed information regarding a Package Manager position in AnyVan company. We've examined it and ready to accept you for this job.

I have attached file with detailed description of duties and information about how to move forward to this message

To start working you need to read the file carefully.

Try this link if you can't open attached file: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B47aafg_DxaoRHhCbzFfeExBODg

Looking forward to your registration.

Best regards,

John Appleton
Also reported:
AnyVan Company
Names reported:
John Appleton
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]
Identity Theft Risk:

 HIGH RISK  Click here for the explanation.

Unresolved

Placing ads for personal assistant

  • by: Psfisher7
  • #4490
  • Apr 12, 2016
  • Monetary Loss: $0
After interactive texting (thinking I was applying for a job as "personal assistant"). those red flags started flying high. After sending information about myself which ANYONE can get on line, then came the first REAL RED FLAG when asked for the name of my BANK!

Added by Psfisher7 on Apr 12, 2016 12:51 EDT

Well, they have our address and my cell # but I Sent that information since it is public--- but they would not have had such info if I had not responded to an ads in Houston's magnificent Jewish Herald Voice

Added by Psfisher7 on Apr 12, 2016 12:54 EDT

They do NOT have more personal items like SS# or Bank info! THAT'S WHERE I DREW THE RED FLAG LINE!

Names reported:
James Legend
Phones reported:
609-318-4241
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]
Identity Theft Risk:

 HIGH RISK  Click here for the explanation.

Unresolved

Wanted to mail a package to my home and asking for my bank accounts. Said he was a Dr. from UN and they would not pay him in his bank account so he wanted mine

  • by: jillski7777
  • #4605
  • Apr 14, 2016
  • Monetary Loss: $100.00
I said NO and he has not contact me he got no money from me.
Names reported:
Hac Wilh, Hack Wilhelm
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]
Identity Theft Risk:

 HIGH RISK  Click here for the explanation.

Unresolved

Mail Fraud

  • by: Debe
  • #4651
  • Apr 14, 2016
  • Monetary Loss: $3000
I was contacted through Careerbuilders.com by Jessica Mendosa back in Feb 2016. I was advised of a work from home job, where I would receive pkgs , Open them, repackage or combined & reship them out. It was to pay a flat rate of $2400. per mo ,plus $30 per pkg I received. My 1st month was to run from March 2, 2016 to April 2, 2016. I would receive emails telling me what I should be receiving via UPS, USPS or FedEx. Most had tracking #s for them. When I received the pkgs, they were in other peoples names. IE Judith Oliver, Mandy Gomes, Coyal Maxey Gorman, Mary Glover, Skye Puma, Marlene Estep, Mary Griffin, Thomas McNeely, Charles Melder, Mary Gomes and Tara Cote, But all had my address as the shipping address. I would email them that I had received the pkg & they would send me instructions to combined 2 or 3 items into 1 box & they sent me the prepaid shipping labels, usually made out to April Mehta, 215 Peale St. Joliet, IL 60433 with my name & address as a return address. I had only 1 item that went to Timofey Gagrin, 460 Copper Dr, Ste 055288, Newport, DE 19804 & that was the item for Charles Melder, It was an Apple 6s Plus 16 gb phone. I kept very good records of everything I received, date,time, item name etc & who it got shipped out to,etc. At the end of my 1st mo, on April 4, 2016 I was told I would receive my payment by the end of the week. I asked for a breakdown of my pay, so I knew what to expect, & was told $2940.00. I only receive 1 shipment that week & it was 4 gift cards for Jos.A.Bank for $100. ea. & they always just had me email the information from the cards to them. I never did receive any payment, & they stopped responding to my emails. The last response I got was on April 5, 2016, telling me the amount of my pay was $2940. & that I should receive it by the end of the week. The only cost that I am really out is Printer ink, paper , gas to & from the Post Office & a month of my time & energy.
Also reported:
TGW Shipping Ltd
Names reported:
Jessica Gresko, Jessica Mendosa, April Mehta, Timofey Gagrin
Web/emails reported:
[email protected], [email protected]
Identity Theft Risk:

 HIGH RISK  Click here for the explanation.