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linda babashoff
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about 1 month ago

I don’t as contacted via FB on a comment to remote work he said to expect an interview and it pays $750 a week for 3-5 hrs of work then all the sudden 3 days later I get this fed ex package that had a $3,000 check made payable to me with no note or anything so I started rethinking and it made sense it had to have came from that guy so I reached out and he started to go on and on about why haven’t I called him or replied to his messages and how he told me I got the job and I’m like ok doing what ?? Since he claims many positions avail and he said wel to do oh roll since that’s what u did at ur last job and I asked why wud he send a check that high and he said I was to go to my bank and cash it then hand everything but the $750 to the rep that he was sending to my house to set up their MacBook and work stuff and when he started to get bothered by my questions of why is that my responsibility to pay someone it just didn’t feel right so I told him lose my number #scam

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Kim LR
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over 6 months ago

Don't EVER pay for job-related background checks. A legitimate employer would never require or request that. Unfortunately, you were scammed if this happened to you and you never heard back from said job or the job you thought was in the bag, was then rescinded even after receiving excellent background check results.

If you still have their details, share everything on a scam board. More often than not, someone will have had the same or a very similar experience and mightbe able to offer useful advice. #advice #scam

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Chuck Hill
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over 6 months ago

I interviewed for a remote position with FICO Co.(San Jose)yesterday, scoring a 98/100, and was hired. It was insisted that I provide my online banking login information. It's against the bank's policy to allow that. All of my accounts could be closed if I were to do that. So the job was withdrawn. They were more interested in accessing my bank accounts than anything else. I offered to provide screenshots, but that wasn't good enough. Take care when applying. #FICOcompany #onlinebankaccess #scam

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Rubenia Yesil
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over 6 months ago

All the posts that say My office is currently looking for work from home on whatever they are scams and another one they using Im checking to see if anyone interested yeap another scam. #workfromhome #advice #application #jobsearch #interview #hiringevents #scam

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Kayla Raymond
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over 6 months ago

So, long story short, I was recently contacted a few days ago by a company looking to hire me but didn’t have any further information on the position they needed me to fill! To see if they were legit, I scheduled an interview for today (Mon., Jan. 23) at 2pm. I just went to go message them about the interview, and I’m blocked (I’m assuming) because I asked why they couldn’t just do a Zoom meeting with the other applicants💀 I was never aware of scummy, heartless scammers that prey on innocent people who need a job to survive, but of course, theres careless scammers anywhere you go… Be careful everyone! #scam #jobsearch #interview

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William Cowart
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over 6 months ago

Data entry position from fico( or so they say) they pay off your credit card to get your trust, then ask for 500 for installation fees. I was lucky to use a visa gift card to send it..they ask for payments of 200 then when you send them that they tell you they didn't get it saying the store hacked your card..they spent that money on hats and coats #scam

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Michael Carvalho
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over 6 months ago

companies. One of our readers reported that she received a job offer from “Proctor and Gambel,” but the real company is named “Procter & Gamble.” Another reader says he was offered a job by someone who claimed to represent a real company, but when he did his research, he found out it was a scam:

ALWAYS contact the REAL company and ask if this employee exists. That is how I found out this employee was a fraud.

Sophisticated scammers sometimes set up nice-looking websites—but looks can be deceiving.

Go to Who.Is and type the company’s web address into the “domain names or IP addresses” box and click the search button. The results will tell you the date when the website was created. If the website is less than a year old, be on your guard.

When searching for information about the company online, search for both the company’s name and the email address. Also, copy/paste paragraphs from the email into the search box. Scammers may change the company name but re-use the other parts of the email, and it’s possible you’ll find an identical email posted online.

  1. You’re Asked to Provide Confidential Information Some scammers ask for your bank account information to set up direct deposit or transfer money to your account, or ask you to open a new bank account and provide the information to them:

Other scammers will tell you to go to a website and fill out a credit report form or provide confidential information so they can “put you on the company insurance.” Identity theft scams try to get you to provide your Social Security number and birth date and other personal information.

Before entering personal information online, check to make sure the website is secure by looking at the web address bar. Secure websites have URLs that begin with “HTTPS://”, not “HTTP://”.

  1. Sending Money or Using a Personal Bank Account Some readers say they’ve received checks that look like real cashier’s checks. They are instructed to deposit the check, keep some of the money for themselves, and send the rest of the money to someone else via Western Union or Money Gram. Then, a few days or weeks later, they get a call from the bank saying the check is fake. They have lost the money they sent.

Here’s an example of a scam sent from a reader:

Once you receive the check, First of all, I want you to head right away to your bank and get the check cashed. Deduct your first-week pay which is $500, and Deduct an extra $100 for the Money Gram sending fee and proceed to the nearest Money Gram outlet around you to make payment to my wife’s travel agent.

Some scammers ask to use your personal bank account to transfer money from one account to another account. It is called money laundering, and it’s against the law. Other scams ask you to receive and forward packages from your home. These packages might contain stolen goods or illegal substances.

  1. They Want you to Pay for Something Legitimate companies don’t ask for money. If you’re told you need to purchase software or pay for services, beware. Here are three examples:

Buy This Software

A reader reports:

They were offering $15 per hour for training and $24.75 to start. I was so excited to work from home and actually be paid a decent wage.

The interview went well, and I was told I have the job. YAY! Then I was told that they were going to send me a brand-new HP laptop for work, but I needed to pay for the software for it. I thought not a problem; I’ve had to upgrade in the past for jobs.

Well, here is the red flag: ‘We need you to send $312 Western Union for software costs…’

Pay for a Credit Report

The scam:

The job will require you to work in a high financial environment, so it is our corporate policy that we perform financial verification checks on all employees to ensure applicant registration info. It’s corporate policy that we have applicants sent through our link, so we are compliant with the U.S employment standards act… Fill out the form and indicate that you want the free report.

Here’s what a reader had to say about this scam:

…These companies are using the internet to get job-seeking people to use their site. Then they tell them they need a credit check to apply for a job through their site. Then the company charges an unauthorized fee on your credit card, which you used to pay a $1 one-time fee for the credit check. Preying on those who can least afford it! Shame on you!

Pay to Have Your Resume Reviewed -

The scammer wrote:

You have a lot of strong, relevant experience and are an excellent candidate although it would be best to improve your resume before doing anything with it. I can refer you to a resume writing expert that can improve your resume to the standard we are looking for, and I believe he charges around $150 or so…

  1. Your Gut Says It’s a Scam Researching the company is your best defense, but some scammers are very clever. If you start to feel that things aren’t right, trust your intuition. Ask questions and pay close attention to the answers.

Slow the process down and don’t be pressured into making a commitment or giving out personal information. Do more research. If it turns out to be a scam, report it to the authorities. #scammed #scam #jobscams #advice

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Beatrice Kelly
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over 6 months ago

Hello I met a guy on here his name could be fake but it was a scam. He asked me to post online and he would pay me 800$ The propertys where in georgia and he said one was even in odessa i still have the address. I just wanted folks to know that its some folks in here that are saying they will pay you to post but they dont. All i want is a at home job. He said his name is Micheal David #leavescammers #scam

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ELIZABETH MONRROY
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over 6 months ago

Nelson Gideon is a scam #scam

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Sarah Chandler
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over 6 months ago

Hi, recently I have become interested in working from home, but I have no idea how to know idea how to tell what is real, and what is a scam. How do you know? #workfromhome #scam

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You do need to be careful and watch for scams. Sometimes it can be hard to tell. If someone asks you to communicate via telegram and for money it’s definitely a scam. Jobcase offers many resources you can utilize for your search. You can start by using this link to resources for remote jobs. https://www.jobcase.com/ru/remote-work-from-home

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