Employment Scams

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Unresolved

Security company

  • by: johnryan2016
  • #4847
  • Apr 18, 2016
  • Monetary Loss: $3997
A security company in the UK contacted my boyfriend who had a box of valuable items in it and said they were relocating to another state because of increased taxes in the UK. He is working out of the country and asked me to help him get his property. They asked me to send $3820 to get his property here to the US. They wanted me to send it by money gram. I felt something wasn't right but did it to help him out. I sent the money gram this morning but got an email from them they haven't gotten it. I contacted the money gram office in Minneapolis, MN and the told me they expected suspicious activity with this transaction and put a block on the money gram. they said they suspected fraud in this case and wouldn't send it. They gave me a code to get my money back but I can't find any thing on this company or the men's names they gave me. I told my boyfriend of what was happening but he said he has done business with this security company for 5 years and he trusted them. I felt from the beginning things didn't add up but wanted to help him. I don't know how to check the company. I can't get the official name of the security company from anyone and it has him worried he will loose his belongings. I feel that a company such as that would not ask everyone to get their property just because they were relocating. they said they were telling all their customers to retrieve their property from them. Could you pleas help with this matter? I have all the emails from them in my emails Thank you
any documents are in my email and I don't know how to put it in my files. I did get my money back but they are still wanting me to send the money.
Also reported:
Safety Security Company
Names reported:
Robert Wilson
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]
Identity Theft Risk:

 HIGH RISK  Click here for the explanation.

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Unresolved

Attempted work at home scam

  • by: r2d2
  • #4881
  • Apr 19, 2016
  • Monetary Loss: $0
Yesterday I received a text message from a person who Identified themselves as Jason Scott, a hiring manager for Lanco Infratech Limited, which is a legitimate business. I was told they had received my resume and that I seemed to be a good match for a position they had open. This is believable as I do have a number of resumes out on different job posting boards, none of which however include personal contact information, only contact through the website administrators for privacy reasons. (Strike 1) They asked me to do an online interview in google hangout, however the profile had no pictures, no history, and there was no video feed for the interview. They went on to say I was hired and listed my hourly pay rate, and told me that I would have to purchase a time tracking device, even though I already have software that I use for billable hours. (Strike 2) They then emailed me a check to do a mobile deposit to my bank account. The check itself was a reasonable duplicate, however the back of the check was clearly from a different check, as when it was scanned it showed through a different bank name, account number, and check type. (Strike 3) Now I am convinced it is not legitimate however I have already invested about 3 hours into it so I decided to play along some more.
Today I was asked to go to Walmart and moneygram an individual in Tampa, Florida by the name of Cheryl R. Murphy money for the time tracker. The amount to be sent was the banks pre-approval on their bogus check. I am still playing with this person as I gave them a fake reference number and am insisting it is real.
Also reported:
Lanco Infratech Limited
Names reported:
Jason Scott
Phones reported:
503-622-1273
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]
Identity Theft Risk:

 HIGH RISK  Click here for the explanation.

Unresolved

Job scam for payee position

  • by: Nicole1987
  • #4912
  • Apr 19, 2016
  • Monetary Loss: $0
I was online browsing sites for nanny and care positions and replied back and this number responded by saying the nanny position was filled and he had an opening for a payee and that he was a lawyer. I noticed after a few days that he only texted and that he would be sending me some checks and I needed to get envelopes to mail checks and money orders to the info he would be sending me and today I called it back after no reply to see when was we going to meet and the number is a google app number
Names reported:
Billy w cantrell
Phones reported:
713-588-9483, 408-412-9805
Web/emails reported:
www.billywcantrell.wix.com/billy
Identity Theft Risk:

 HIGH RISK  Click here for the explanation.

Unresolved

Scammed but not successfull

  • by: Lo
  • #4916
  • Apr 19, 2016
  • Monetary Loss: $0
The individual in the name of Jessica Walter contacted me and offer me a job, I am a mid 50 years old women and a certified nursing assistant. At first I was skeptical about the offer she gave me o hire me for $25 to look after her mother. She said they were relocating from Ohio to Iowa close to where I live. So I accepted, I gave her some reference and picture and my address as she requested. She than said that she would like to send me a check to deposit in my account and then take a week pay in advance $400 and the rest is to be used to pay for a wheel chair that will be shipped to my address to make the transition smoother when they relocate. Too good to be TRUE I guess! I agreed and deposited the check with a good heart of sincere in trying to help this individual and her elderly mother. Well my son then intervened and start questioning, first he saw the origin of the mail where the check was sent from, it was from Florida in the zip code. The return address was from MD a different person name was used. So he called the bank to check the availability of funds, the accounts were legit but its a company account belonging to L. B Floral and No funds were available. I tried calling but no one answered but I keep getting text asking me if I have deposited the check and if I have to withdraw the money and let her know. The check was for $2684.90. So my son decided to go along so we can try and get other information. I said I have withdrawn the money and what is the next instruction. She text back and told me that the sales associates requested the money to be deposited in an account, this is for the wheel chair. I agreed to do and I requested for the account details. Alex Lawal Acc# 446036164817 Bank of America. So lesson learnt these scum bags are going for senior citizen and scamming them of their money. I almost went with it thanks to my son who intervened.
Names reported:
Jessica Walter, Alex Lawal
Phones reported:
937-543-0826, 216-553-1346
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]
Identity Theft Risk:

 HIGH RISK  Click here for the explanation.

Unresolved

They want to Hire me but I know it's a scam

  • by: TAMS
  • #4955
  • Apr 20, 2016
  • Monetary Loss: $0
Email received wanting to hire me. Scam
Also reported:
Government Grant Resources
Names reported:
Anthony Cooper
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]
Identity Theft Risk:

 HIGH RISK  Click here for the explanation.

Unresolved

Try to scam me

  • by: Laverne
  • #4992
  • Apr 20, 2016
  • Monetary Loss: $0
I got a email from Rita Shawn telling she found my resume and she had a position for me she told me to download the hang out app I knew something was wrong when she wanted me to download that app she sent a check for 2,905 for me to cash and get a Iphone 6 and a apple laptop Ask me to deposit it in my account I call the police so now they have the check and letter.
Also reported:
Demonar International
Names reported:
Rita Shawn
Phones reported:
404-947-4386
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]
Identity Theft Risk:

 HIGH RISK  Click here for the explanation.