Employment Scams

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Unresolved

Fake Job offer to send out payroll checks

  • by: cnichole
  • #3455
  • Mar 24, 2016
  • Monetary Loss: $0
Found a job offer on "mediabistro.com" and it was for Account Payroll/Personal Assistant Position. They want me to print out checks on my own for him and send them to "his clients". He wants me to buy a Checksoft program ($40) and certain ink($60) for printer so I can print these checks and mail them to the people.
Names reported:
Michael Simon, Melonie Harris
Web/emails reported:
[email protected], [email protected]
Identity Theft Risk:

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Unresolved

Online job scam

  • by: adriennevm78
  • #3601
  • Mar 28, 2016
  • Monetary Loss: $0
I had been applying online for jobs. I really do not remember applying for this company, but anyways I received a text from Jason West 412-387-8938 stating my resume was received and forwarded to Evolet Healhcare in regards to the vacant position they are needing to fill immediately. The text I received was on Friday March 25, 2016. He then continued on stating the interview will conducted via yahoo instant messenger. He provided me with Patricia Moore's yahoo screen name [email protected] and also provided hangout [email protected] I started my online interview via yahoo messenger. I was online interviewing for about an hour and she stated I was hired and for me to be online Saturday morning at 8am my time March 26, 2016 and that she would provide me with the tracking number of a check that i would receive to purchase software that I would be needing. I was online at 8am Saturday March 26, 2016 she did'nt have any information for me and stated for me to be online Monday (today) March 28, 2016 she provided the tracking number of FEDEX for me to look up as i was looking up to see where it was it stated on the FEDEX website that it had already been delivered at 718am to my address. I though it was weird because I did not here anyone knock on my door or ring my doorbell but it said on with FEDEX website that it was left at the front door so I went to my front door and yes the package was there. Inside the package was a letter from a Bradford Gibbs [email protected] stating he was the Financial Officer from the Financial Department. This letter does not look legit, it looks like something you just made up on Microsoft Word like any one can create a letter like this. What I thought was weird was that on the letter itself there was an "Important Notice: Disregard and message informing you that the payment manager has resigned or has left the payment department or give you a new email contact other than what you have above, an information of that nature is false." The check received in the amount of $4890.00 it looks real its from TLC Community Credit Union however the name of the bank on the top left hand side is faded. I also looked online to see if the routing number matched and it did not. The numbers of the bottom of the check start with the check number and the numbers following after that do not match the routing number that goes to TLC Community CU. Therefore I questioned Patricia Moore because she kept saying for me to go to my bank ATM and deposit it and asked how long it would take me to go to my bank and come back. I then told her i was not comfortable depositing anything into an ATM that is something I never do and that I was sure of this was even legit because the recipient's copy on the part that is #1 from it had American Bureau address for them had my address and then I also though it was weird that no signature was required. To me if I was sending someone a check for $4890.00 I would want a signature from someone showing that they received it. All she had to say about the from to address was "oh it was a mistake okay ?" I then asked her if this was some kind of scam she said "How do you mean ?" I asked her " how about this why doesn't your company purchase all the software and send it to then we will go from there" her response was "This the company policy" I then asked her if there was any documentation she can provide me. She said " Listen your bank will verify the check" and that was the end of our conversation.
Also reported:
Evolet Healthcare Company
Names reported:
Jason West Patricia Moore, Bradford Gibbs
Phones reported:
412-387-8938
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]
Identity Theft Risk:

 HIGH RISK  Click here for the explanation.

Unresolved

Assistant job scam

  • by: Mjoakley
  • #3622
  • Mar 28, 2016
  • Monetary Loss: $0
I was sent an email from Jeffrey Kenar about an assistant position. Was offered the job and was sent a cashiers check for $4892.50. I went to the back to check if was fraud and also called the bank the cashiers check came from. Both banks said it was fraud and there is no record of the serial number on the cashiers check.
Names reported:
Jeffrey Kenar
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]
Identity Theft Risk:

 HIGH RISK  Click here for the explanation.

Unresolved

Fake employer using someone's website

  • by: Trebleleo
  • #3733
  • Mar 30, 2016
  • Monetary Loss: $350.50
Culprit claiming to be aka mubin posting fake ads on Craigslist about employment opportunities about data entry and sales representative. Also sent a check for 3,825.09 for office supplies, then requesting that 350.50 be sent to Jodi fisher.
Names reported:
Jodi Fisher
Phones reported:
347-753-8657
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]
Identity Theft Risk:

 HIGH RISK  Click here for the explanation.

Unresolved

Fake Job

  • by: JoeG
  • #3755
  • Mar 30, 2016
  • Monetary Loss: $0
Dear Applicant,

Your email has been reviewed and approved.

My name is Michael Schaefer , Business Development Manager at L.E.K. Consulting firm.

L.E.K. Consulting operates as a partnership and advises 20 percent of the world's largest companies, as well as leading private equity firms and governments.

L.E.K. is generalist, with expertise across all major industries including a large presence in Defense, Aviation, Life Sciences, Healthcare, Energy, Entertainment, Transport, Retail, Consumer Products and Financial Services.The company also has a large private equity practice.

L.E.K.'s primary service lines consist of Corporate Strategy, Mergers and Acquisitions, and Operations. As of 2015, it is ranked #12 in Vault's branch-internal survey of Top 50 consulting firms to work for.


Duties:
Administrative/Clerical duties, supervisions and monitoring. Scheduling programs, flights and keeping me up to date with them. Acting as an alternative telephone correspondence while I'm away. Making regular contacts and drop-off on my behalf. Assisting with payroll and monitoring some of my financial activities

Available Position: Personal Assistant
Type: Part-Time/Full-Time
Hours: 15 Hours per week for Part-Time/9AM to 4PM for Full-Time
Days: 3 days per week for Part-Time/5 days for Full-Time
Weekly Pay: $500
BENEFITS:
• AD & D Insurance
• 401(k)
• Free Medicals

a) I will set up a formal interview with you and give you a tour of the Organization and introduce you to specific individuals you will be working with.
b) You will begin your office based position immediately i get back to the states.
c) However i have a lot of pending assignments that need to be handled and i believe these tasks are simple tasks which you can carry out pending the time i get back.
d) You will be receiving weekly pay checks upon completion of your weekly assignments.

DO CONFIRM ACCEPTANCE OF THIS POSITION BY PROVIDING BELOW DETAILS. DECLINE THE OFFER BY NOT REPLYING, OR SAYING NO.
PLEASE COMPLETE THE APPLICATION FORM REQUIREMENT BELOW :

Full Names:
Mailing Address :
Apartment # :
City, State, Zip Code :
Cell Phone Number:
Current Job:

Best Regards,
Michael Schaefer
Also reported:
L.E.K
Names reported:
Michael Schaefer
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]
Identity Theft Risk:

 HIGH RISK  Click here for the explanation.

Unresolved

Hired for a job

  • by: Jamipi
  • #3844
  • Mar 31, 2016
  • Monetary Loss: $2850
Company hired me and send me a check to make purchases. Check bounce couple days after. My account is negative $2850 I have all the papers.
Also reported:
Jubilant
Names reported:
John Allen
Phones reported:
239-491-4157
Identity Theft Risk:

 HIGH RISK  Click here for the explanation.