I applied for a "driver" position through Indeed.com. The job posting sounded pretty good, flexible hours, good pay, etc. Within just 1 day, I received an SMS text message asking me to email them if i’m still interested and to find out what the wages are. I corresponded a bit with the person to gather more information and did some research to see if in fact it was real or a scam.
– Two emails from them had poor spelling and many grammar mistakes.
– I have inspected their website and have called the number on the site, 902-400-1339, a voice msg says "you have reached a text mail subscriber"; and the mobile # that texted me, 807-788-2400, has a recorded msg saying "this number does not accept phone calls".
– The company name on the job posting doesn’t match the business name that I corresponded with nor the website name.
– I Google mapped the address in Halifax shown on the website and also Google mapped their address in New York and became more suspicious (check it out – 5162 Duke St Halifax, NS and 630 Fifth Avenue,New York, NY).
– This website looks VERY similar to one in Singapore: http://drivensg.com/ – i do not know if this one is a scam or if they just copied the site.
– This was supposed to be for a professional driver position and not once did the individual ask for my driver’s abstract.
– They haven’t asked for any personal banking information yet but I would expect that would be their next step as that wish to pay me $2,885 up front!!
– There are names and pictures of 4 people on the website – none of which have a Facebook or LinkedIn account. The business also has neither.
I don’t know how many other red flags there needs to be in order to realize this is not on the up-and-up. I think this should be investigated and flagged ASAP.
The same thing happened to me, I cashed the cheque it ended up being a US cheque, now I’m sure I need to go to the police