Angie Ng
over 6 months ago
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Job interview scam

This happened to me yesterday. First I received an email from a nikopatty@comcast.net instructing me to sign up Hangouts and contact a Kristina Starks ( kristinastarks7@gmail.com) for an interview. Kristina messaged me on Sunday afternoon for the interview, I declined. She then messaged me yesterday morning at 6:00 am central standard time (this tells me she did not even do any due dilligent as to where I'm located). I responded to her to chat at 7:00am. We were on hangout and she gave me this website ( www.ihcgroup.com )to review for 10 minutes, then informed me of the job description and benefits. She then sent me 5 questions to answer and once I'm done to respond DONE. She sent another 5 questions. Told me I'll have to work from home until the new office is completed, soon. Then I am to order equipment and supplies from one of their contracted vendor, and a check will be mailed to me. The hiring manager will contact me with full details this morning at 8:00 am but that never happened. I noticed that Kristina was active on hangout for about 40 minutes before I decided to shut off my computer. Earlier this morning, I went to the IHC Group website and tried to see if the job was posted. Nope. I then sent an email via their "contact us" inquiring if there was this position that I was interviewed for. I received an email back from IHC Group that the interview was a job scam and apologized for it and also advised me to contact the authority. I was lucky that I did not go out and purchase any items. Both email addresses and time of the message caused me to question what company used employees personal email address and setting an interview for Sunday? Please be cautious with these calls.

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Mark Roberson

This happened to me through comcast LLc they asked me 3 sets of interview questions then said they would be sending me an iPhone and iPad but wanted my facebook login and password that's where I realized it was a scam I refused and searched for others like me

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Lindsay Mae

This happened to me some girl advetised a stay-at-home job through comcast and then made me set up a 'Hangouts' account to do an 'interview' and started asking me weird person questions like if I had a credit card

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Holly Millett

Had this type of encounter today - and unfortunately I did not catch it until they got my email address and now home address - flippin' great! I should've know better. But now I'll keep an out for any suspicious activity. Somedays you just never know if comapnies are doing newer virtual hiring.......

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Kimberly Goins Ogden

Embarrassed that I didnt realize it and they have my DL

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Heather Michelle

On Facebook, I keep getting messages from a lady named Jennifer Rice claiming that she works for Comcast and has been for the past 6 months. I went to her profile and it says that she works as a housekeeper. I was interested until I looked up and researched the job to see if it was a legitimate job post and sure enough it wasn't. I went through the same thing you did answered all the questions then went through about the equipment blah blah blah then she asked me if i could go to the nearest store and purchase a vanilla preload card which was a red flag then I told her I couldn't afford it then she asked me if I could give her my account information from my bank and asked for my Facebook login information which was both red flags. beware of scammers! I didn't fall for that so be careful on what you see on Facebook!

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Jamie Pappadopoulos

This happened to me today. They wanted a picture of my ID which I refused to send. Luckily I found this before going too much further. The cost of equipment was $9000 and they said I would not have to pay for anything. They kept trying to get me to reply a "yes" which must have been frustrating for them to say the least. I said I realize this is a scam. I also sad this is sad as so many people are looking for work and they should be ashamed of themselves. I also said I do not consent to anything being sent to my home nor should they contact me further as I will contact the authorities. So sad this is happening. Angie thank you for your post as I could see it while it was happening.

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Jennifer Ortega

true. Also had this happen, but I knew it was a scam. I messed with them until the end where they asked for information, now they keep texting me on messenger today. It's fun sometimes.

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Charles Cummings

This is also happening in Gainesville Texas. NOT ONE company operates like this.

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Sherry Singh

My name is JANE E. FERGUSON, The Hiring Manager to the firm COMCAST INC I am here to brief and interview you more about the opening position , Please introduce yourself, indicating your location.

This is a message I received at 1.42 am. How bizarre that a hiring manager would want to interview at that time. SCAM ALERT 📢

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Andria Chaney

Did it to me yesterday

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