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Mary Blecher

Am I Wrong?

I apply for a job on Zip Reqruiters Administrative Assistsnt. I got a message from them that i didn't understand now 8 days later a woman name Esther had reach out to me saying that the job i apply for was taken and the application was forward to her. She stated how she needs a personal assistant since hers just recently got married and move to Canada. She need me to run errands for her, pick up & drop off mail. The errands can be run in my city/state. She'll pay $400 for 2 days a week and would send out the first check before the job even begins. If i consider she needs my information including if i have a bank or not. The main thing that had struck me was towards the end of the email. If i do a good job, then when she comes back we would meet and dicuss more to see if it will be a permanent position for me. In the whole email she never stated that she was out of town. I know that things happen and people lose their assistants all the time but i don't like the fact that she never stated that she was out of town, the only thing she said when she gets back, get back from where i didn't even know u were out of town. And are u even in my state? I don't feel comfortable giving my bank information through email to someone i don't know and i don't feel this comfortable taking this job so ignore it. Am I wrong

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Mariah Bliss

Hi Mary: Thank you for posting this to Jobcase! This is absolutely a scam - we see a lot of similar posts about scammers who require a personal assistant, only they're out of the country and will offer the permanent position once they return. Absolutely do not move forward with this scammer - instead, report her to the FCC: https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0243-job-scams#report Can the Jobcase community help you find administrative assistant job roles?

Mary Blecher

Thank you so much i just file a complaint. I think its a shame that people are scamming others for a job. I'm 21 turning 22 this year & its really difficult for me getting hire. I need a job badly but now I have to be careful when applying. Good thing i never follow up or decided into it it was God Grace

William Agnew

That information is outstanding!
Mariah is terrific!

Dan Edwards

I can tell you that ZipRecruiters is not a bad site and they wouldn't send out your information sat that is not something they do, but you get scammers everywhere and this person LIED to you. I recently saw someone that had found an old ad and reposted it acting like they had a job available. Unfortunately for them, it was MY job. Yeah, you read that right, they had found an old ad for my job (it's unique enough of a locatoin and job description that it was undeniably mine) and reposted it as though they were recruiting for it. I called my employer immediately to inquire as to what I had done because it seemed as though I was going to lose my job. Between their insight and my own knowledge we were able to determine it was an apparent scam to steal information. Scumballs are everywhere, our society has become more than Caveat Emptor, it has unfortunately become a job seeker beware place. The old adage of, If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is, is so true even today. I hope you find your place in the job market soon.

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Hey guys hi,
You know what , I have received an email that you have been selected for Manager post. They have interviewed me via Hangouts, then they said ok you have been selected for the position.
You have to work from home, till we open an office nearby.
We will send you a check via Fedex, to buy equipments and softwares.
They have send me a check by tomorrow and the check was 2,000$ , they asked me to deposit it in the bank or my account. I was so happy that I got job.
Then suddenly it came to my mind that this check could be fake and scam, so I tought to show it to Bank first before depositing it.
When I went to the bank and told my story they understood that the check is fake.
They check it in the system and was a scam check.
They kept the check and all the informations.
Aaaaaaaaaahhhhhh..... so sad how people can do so ?

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Do not go forward with this. Don't ever give your bank info to someone you don't know. I used to work for a bank and I seen so many scams go through there and it's really sad that people are that awful.

Mary Blecher

Thanks Sabrina i ignore the email and file a complaint to the Job Scams website. The stupid thing is the fact that the job site i had apply for sent her my application i think the job site is a scam too because why on earth would u send someone application to the manager & allow her to take my application for her own request? If the position was taken already then thank you but don't try to hassled me into a setup. Not only that i may a complaint to Zip Recruiters letting them know about this job. I don't have much in my account right now & I will not allow a scam artist to get that. Its a shame people are out here scamming other people searching for jobs.

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Hi. How are you? It's so sad to say how many scammers are out there trying to trick people into giving them personal information. It's really scary because they're on job sites to dating sites and everywhere in between that would have to do with stealing money from people. Just beware ! If it sounds to good to be true most likely it is!

Mary Blecher

Thanks Andrea my prayer is that when i do aaply for jobs & inteviews that its a legit job. I ask for guidance & reveal to me Lord that this job is real or fake. I wasn't to thrilled when i got the email & honestly I'm glad that i didn't answer it. Its really unfortunate that people are out here scamming others. I try to help others not to fall for this kind of stuff

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Ya we need to find them then shoot them

William Agnew

It's a scam, sweetheart. No one pays in advance.

Mary Blecher

Thank you so much

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Run, don't walk away and on the way out call the police, labor board, better business bureau and anyone else you can think of. This has to be a scam. NO ONE should be asking for your bank account information. Good luck sweetie.

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The FCC is the place? Thanks for the knowledge.

Dan Edwards

Not the FCC, the FTC.

Mary Blecher

Thanks no one not even me deserve to be treated this way. That email got scam written all over it

Tafia Lashington

You're not wrong at all. I had a similar offer way too long to post here. When it sounds too good to be true usually it is

Mary Blecher

And it was, i thought it was shady to ask for a assistant when u should had done that before u left town.

Emily H

Hi Mary! I'm so glad you were able to reject this opportunity and report the scammer. It's always a relief to hear when someone didn't get fooled!

If you need it in the future, here's the list I use to help me determine whether or not something is a scam: https://www.thebalance.com/top-job-scam-warning-signs-2062181

I hope that helps!

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You are absolutely right about bank account and plus some company ask for score credit if I'm eligible for this position or no. I would call it myself a bullshit. Not everyone have gd score credit. But I do understand about bank account u should have to get one or really need. Myself too. Once I get little job I will open one. I totally agreed with them.

Geoff Eastman

If it sounds to good to be true, then it's is. People need to be aware of scams and how criminals can manipulate your personal information for monitary gain for themselves.

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Hi Mary. You can never go wrong following your gut feelings.

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No dont take the Job, this is really a scam. People are taking the advantage of people that are in need of work and they are taking the advantage of Zip because they know that people are looking for work. Just wait till after January 20th and really see a lot of things going on, to the point we dont know who or what to trust. Move on from this type of scams.

Raymond Pumphrey

No anytime someone offers to pay you before meeting you is a scam. They send you a check and then when you cash it it will bounce you bank account and you stuck with allnthe problems. Dont ever fall for these. NO GIVES MONEY TO SOMEONE THEY NEVER MET.

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Hey Mary, I understand what u mean and don't know what company did this to u. This business could be base on monopoly. I hope u will find job some place and God is good and great. Just stick to it.

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Gd day no u wasn't wrong those type of emails are scams don't never give ur bank information over the phone or emails.

Charmaine Davey

NEVER, Ever give any personal information to anyone who contacts you like that...it is ALWAYS A SCAM!!!! This is how people lose their identities and then have to go thru all sorts of legal actions and apply to the IRS for new numbers and such...And never open any links in their emails or even respond...these emails should be sent directly to your junk mail box so that your computer will not deliver these to you in the future...also don't bother to report these scams because the agency has too many now that they don't have time or manpower to investigate...better to just chalk it up to being a smart cookie and not getting sucked into this scam.

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Mary don't do it it's probably a scam. I had a friend in same situation,.she ended up owes bank 1940..seriously when someone asks for your account information. if it sounds to good to be true most definitely not true.

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HI Mary,
That is a total scam. .same thing happened to me, they told me to watch a warehouse fpr 40 hours a week fpr $2,000.. they sent me the check but when I told then I was in law enforcement it stopped..

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A fellow Jobcaser

I had a similar situation develop as I am a mother, and the classified add was on a jobseeking websites I would be employed as a nanny. Yet before i met the children or the mom I would need qualified items that they would pay for by a check and jut put my check thru my bank,....and whatever yadayadayada it was a while ago. But it definately wa a scam artist. So I called the police and they gave me to a special unit. I also messaged these theives that I had informed the police and not to contact me ever. They did not! I hope they leave the country, I was informed that it may be aliens, but race was not necessarily the issue. But because it was computer related it was thought it had originated inAsia. I feel like people are cruel in this world and not due to mostly poor. But the unbalanced. I mean the criminal was aiming at females that are young, in college. I think the pictures on the internet are really far out I mean everyday I get a new one, but nothing about scams, new laws, number to report spam, or committee fighting these permanent issues.

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No, you are not. I wouldn't feel comfortable either. If she's out of town why is she making work related calls?

Cindy Medford

It is a scam. I have gotten similar emails in the past. NEVER give your bank information to anyone you did not initiate a transaction with. They WILL drain your accounts.

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SCAM!!! Do Not send any of your banking information nor accept any checks from this person. No one hires and pays you sight unseen, no where in America are people just sending checks to people they haven't even verified yet. Don't fall for it. I know it's hard out there looking for a job, but think of it like this, it will be harder if you end up with check fraud charges against you!

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always go with your gut feeling!