Warning about Job Scam and possible money laundering attempt
I have been applying for jobs now for over a year or more and have read enough alerts to recognize the scam that was attempted on me. I feel like I need to pass the information on so that you will not become a victim. I will try to keep this as short as possible: I received an email to my yahoo account that told me that my resume had been reviewed for a position that I applied for on a particular job board. I was directed to my
Circles function to add Raymond J Rood , hiring specialist for Philip Morris International. All communications took place in the
circles messenger with Ray. (He joined the circle group with a personal gmail account bypassing any contact with Philip Morris, itself. Because it would take many pages to list everything that did and did not happen...just know that if someone wants to send you paperwork by email for you to sign, including a W-4 (they get your SSN that way) and promise you a
paychecK for a large amount of money that you are to use to purchase supplies and materials, beware. The suppliers that you are supposed to purchase from is kept secret until after you deposit the check-and then turn out to be a means to
launder the money you received. Not legitimate suppliers-$ goes back to the scam. Shortly thereafter the bank discovers that the check is not good and YOU are stuck with the bank loss. After I did my homework and confronted Mr Rood this morning with what I found out...I never heard back from him. (I kept all correspondence and emails from Philip Morris International and Philip Morris USA.) I don't know if he was fast enough to cancel the check delivery that is due tomorrow, but if it comes to my door-it will go the local law enforcement fraud unit.