Katrina – Sep 15, 2020
Victim Location 33168
Type of a scam Fake Check/Money Order
I applied for a job on snagajob and was shortly after contacted by the alleged company that I applied for through email. I was given an on the spot interview on google hangout. I got the job and was told that a check would be issued out to me to buy some high end material needed for the job. My personal information was taken except for my social security number
Valerie – Sep 04, 2020
Victim Location 33025
Type of a scam Employment
I was contacted through email that my resume was approved online by a private company named Sitel Group. The company is not at fault here however, the scammer was using the company’s name to appear legitimate. They contacted me and told me to message someone by the name of Michille Cyrus on google hangouts. I was given a "certification code" and told to message this person ASAP. After messaging this person, they proceeded to conduct an online "interview" with the intentions to learn my name and address to send me an illegal check. I was "hired" by this company and was given a position, a time to start and a weekly salary. Then I was asked what bank I use so that they can "check" their companies records to see if it aligns with their payment lists. After that, they then told me that they will send me a check for the equipment I was going to be using for the job. I received the check a few days later and it was clear that this was a scam. The check had no indication that the company had written or sent it. It was under a random law firms name. It also came with a note telling me to text a number to be "authorized" in order to deposit the check. I never deposited the check after realizing that it wasn’t their money nor was it my money.