Employment Scams

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Been scammed by these deceitful individuals

  • by: Betty77
  • #391
  • Jan 16, 2016
  • Monetary Loss: $1680.00
Mr Dublin contacted me regarding a consumer analyst position with his company and offered me the position which was to secretly evaluate their customer service by posing as a potential customer. I was notified that my first assignment was to evaluate a local Money Gram location and payment would be sent via USPS to cover costs and my compensation for completing my first assignment. 1/07/16 a check arrived by USPS tracking#9470101699320020261893, I presented this very authentic looking check for 1680.00 to my bank who preceded to cash it and provide me with the funds to complete the necessary transaction through Money Gram minus my payment. Supposedly Mr Scott [email protected] 6105 Colwell Blvd Irving TX was another analyst that would complete the evaluation by picking up funds sent and evaluating the completion of Money Gram transfer. 01/12/16 my bank advised me that I was overdrawn and the business check from Cable Dahmer of Kansas City 555 W 103rd St Kansas City MO 64114 was returned unpaid. I am in the process of repaying all funds and fees, I tried contacting Mr Dublin but I know there is no hope of recovering any of the money I lost by associating myself with this deceitful company and individual. I just want to make others aware so some unsuspecting person doesn't suffer the same or worser fate than I did.
Also reported:
Cable Dahmer of Kansas City
Names reported:
James Dublin, Gary Taphouse, Scott Bowden
Phones reported:
612-567-7031
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]
Identity Theft Risk:

 HIGH RISK  Click here for the explanation.

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Unresolved

I am reporting a failed scam attempt to prevent others.

  • by: stevo420
  • #501
  • Jan 19, 2016
  • Monetary Loss: $0
She had a picture on facebook of stacks of money with a phone number to get rich quick. She offered a sales job where i buy her make up products and sell them. The odd part that i caught her in was customers and distributors could buy for the same price off the website. So if i get paid commission or a percent then there is no need for a start up fee. She won't agree to meet in person to buy the products. She don't even want to meet. This is obviously a scam. Just text her and ask how to make money with her "business". I can't remember her fb name and she is aware IJ'm onto her scam so don't give the website. She blocked me because i know. So please i have been robbed mugged and scammed too much please destroy these people from the planet.
Phones reported:
470-585-0535
Identity Theft Risk:

 HIGH RISK  Click here for the explanation.

Unresolved

Scammer

  • by: Faith480
  • #507
  • Jan 19, 2016
  • Monetary Loss: $0
Demetri Ballas claims that he works for a company called Biolase. And however he's a Territory manager from where you have the opportunity to work from home. He will ask you interview questions then he goes over the job description. Then he tells you that he will send equipment To your home so that you can work with. A Apple Mac and printer including software. However this software will cost money. But don't worry the company will provide the funds for you. He would send you a 1,300 check on which he wants you to deposit into your account. But before you can deposit you have to provide him with your driver's license and bank account information. I'm just glad I didn't go that far with him please beware of this man.
Names reported:
Demetri Ballas
Web/emails reported:
www.biolase.com
Identity Theft Risk:

 HIGH RISK  Click here for the explanation.

Unresolved

Personal Assistant $300 per week

  • by: robin.carr
  • #522
  • Jan 20, 2016
  • Monetary Loss: $0
I received an email in my inbox in Jan 2016, stating that I had answered a Craigslist ad in Nov 2015. Here is the content ....
___________________
My name is Frank Brieva. I am the Project Manager for Elite Home Remodeling Inc. This time of the year is exceedingly busy for me and I find myself constantly traveling out of the country for presentations, project supervision, projects bidding etc. I need someone that can be trusted, reliable as well efficient who will always cover for me while I'm not around as my personal assistant. The job does not require you to resume to an office, leave your current employment or leave your convenience. I am looking for someone that can run my errands during his or her spare time.

Here's the list of responsibilities that I would require you bear on my behalf:

1. Receive my mail and drop them off at the post office or shipping center. All expenses and shipping charges will be covered by me.

2. Pay bills on my behalf. I would be providing funds for this.

3. Place order for home / office repair and remodeling materials which will be shipped directly to the site. Funds will be made available for the purchase and cover the shipping expenses.

4. Receive payments from my clients.

When you receive mails, payments and packages, you are free to open them to check the contents in order to guarantee your safety and security. The contents of the packages would more often of repair and remodeling materials. No heavy packages are involved.

Basic wage is $300 a week.

Perhaps you're interested in the position or you're able to offer me any of the responsibilities I have listed above, I need you to confirm the details on your resume are up to date by filling it below:

Full Name:
Address (P.O box not allowed):
Apt #:
City, State and Zip Code:
Cell Phone Number:
Present Occupation:

EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS:
A. Being honest and trustworthy.
B. Ability to work 15 to 20 hours a month
C. Ability to check your email 3 to 5 times daily.

Please note that this job DOES NOT require any financial obligation of any sort from you as I would be catering for all expenses.

If you are still interested, please get the above information to me as soon as possible., Once I receive this information, I will review it and respond as quickly as possible; as I need someone begin immediately (and pay will begin immediately, as well).

Thank you for your time and have a wonderful day.
_______________

As a seasoned personal assistant, here is what I asked:
1. We must meet in person or via Video Chat.
2. He must provide his own checking account and a signature stamp.
3. He must provide the same information he requested of me.

Here is the response I received:
1. He is out of the country and does not have availability to a video chat and he is hard of hearing so cannot speak by phone.
2. He would prefer that I deposit the funds that he will send by cashiers check into my own account and pay the bills.

My response. This is not a legitimate offer, do not contact me again.
Names reported:
Frank Breiva
Web/emails reported:
[email protected], [email protected]
Identity Theft Risk:

 HIGH RISK  Click here for the explanation.

Unresolved

Possible elaborate Identity theft scheme!

  • by: Jose
  • #539
  • Jan 20, 2016
  • Monetary Loss: $0
I opted for the employment app Wonolo. After supplying all of the personal information requested I schedule a personal interview that is provided from the app. After the personal interview I talk to a female about the hiring process as is provided from the app handbook. The following app procedure supplied what appeared to be an employment insurance policy for which my signature was requested, I signed the policy, thereafter the app becomes did functional by the lack of the progressive functional continuity. When I look up for the employment on an employment board provided by the app it is simply empty. Hereto, from this stage onward there is not way to contact Wonolo, this evidently leave very suspicious has I searched the insurance policy I had signed the date seems to progress in the form that I signed yesterday but where I sign there displays today's date. This abnormal obliteration has me feeling I have been duped by an identity theft scam.
Phones reported:
415-230-2992
Web/emails reported:
www.wonolo.com
Identity Theft Risk:

 HIGH RISK  Click here for the explanation.

Unresolved

Tried to gain my bank account information.

  • by: Jwayneiii
  • #556
  • Jan 21, 2016
  • Monetary Loss: $0
Contacted me about personal assistant employment then asked for my account information social security etc.
Names reported:
William James
Phones reported:
585-687-2783
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]
Identity Theft Risk:

 HIGH RISK  Click here for the explanation.