Victim Location 48197
Type of a scam Employment
I got an interview request from Meridian Health. They said they were opening an office in my area, but for the next few months this would be a work from home position. I signed onto to Google to do the interview which started right then, after I made contact. The interview consisted of an hour of questions that seemed really legitimate. I noticed that the interviewer had some trouble with English writing, like maybe Chinese or Mexican. Then they sent me a check for $2,450 by email and I was supposed to immediately do a mobile deposit and buy software with it after taking out my $100 sign-on bonus. They were ordering a high-speed laptop and it was coming to my home.
After I got the email with the check I noticed the check was missing a routing number, and Association was misspelled Assocition.
I had also in the meantime googled Meridian Health and found they are in New Jersey, not Texas.
I told the interviewer I was destroying the check and that they were a scam and wasted my whole morning.
Watch out! This was very convincing. I am a Univ of Mich grad with years of business employment and I almost fell for this.