Victim Location 92782
Type of a scam Employment
I received this message via text which has nothing to do with my job experience:
Hello Good Morning,The hiring desk has reviewed your resume forwarded to our company for the Data Entry/ Call Center Representative Position and we believe you have the required qualifications to proceed. The starting pay rate is $30.00/hr for this Position, the job briefing and interview process will be done online through *** ***. You are to set up a *** *** a (www.google.com/hangout ) and download an instant *** *** application. If you have one already, add Mr Micheal B*** the hiring manager and IM him through his email (***@gmail.com) on *** *** asap for the job briefing and interview. You can as well forward your email address to me so i can have him message you on *** ***. Your swift and timely response is required as we look forward to have you in our team.
I was suspicious, and said before I do that, what company, where are you located, etc. I received this reply:
Alright..More information will be provided to you by the HR Manager … You are required to set up a hangout ID at (www.google.com/hangout ) and download an instant Google hangout application.. have the HR Manager added on your hangout ID once setup ..Have Mr Micheal B*** added on ***@gmail.com And let me know once done Okay
I reiterated my question and got this reply.
Welcome to *** *** ***….We are setting up so many branches all over the U.S and near your location. That is why we are looking for 16 new hires to work from home. Once the new branches have been built at your location, You can choose to work during Morning, Afternoon and even during evening…The payrate is $30.7 per hour training is $20 per hour and will be getting payment bi- weekly via check or direct deposit. let me know if you are interested so we can proceed…Have Mr Micheal B*** added on ***@gmail.com And let me know once done Okay
I’d already googled it and found an Indeed.com forum discussing it as a scam in which they send a fraudulent check to victims for around $4000 to set up a home office. I replied that I was aware it was a scam and to leave me alone. No reply to that message, of course. The poor grammar, vagueness, insistence on adding them via google hangouts, and oddly formal address of someone with no company name mentioned until I’d asked repeatedly were red flags. Others in the forum mentioned other company names, but the details were the same.