Jillian – Jun 08, 2020
Victim Location 73134
Type of a scam Employment
I was contacted by email and feel like it’ll be easier to post the correspondence here.
Basically I was offered a position of a receivable account agent, supposed to deposit payments ( in CHECKS!) from a Canadian company into MY personal bank account and then transfer to a Chinese company.
I’m pretty sure I’d be sending them my personal money if agreed on to that deal.
I checked- both companies had real web sites and looked legit.
But the idea with using my personal account alerted me a lot.
After more thorough search- I found that at least one of those companies site was created this year, while the invoice date is June last year.
One more alerting thing- all this deal and correspondence was going on a weekend and they really pushed me to give them all details fast..
Even the "Canadian" company was emailing me on Sunday night, like at 1 am…
Below is some of our correspondence:
"….(my email to them after the "Canadian company" requested bank details)
…you never gave me any details.
What information should I put here:
– Full Name/Company Name (as it will appear on the payment check)
– Contact Address/City/Province/Zip/Postal Code (Where payment check will be delivered)
– Mobile Telephone Number
– Name of your Financial Institution
You replied to my question:
"You do not need to open a separate account for payments as payment checks can be deposited in an already existing account. "
– what account do you mean? I thought you had something..
I can’t operate my personal account for your business transactions, because IRS will then get me and I’ll have to pay taxes from all the amounts- and they’ll send them personally to me…
If all $200,000 go through my account- they’ll say that I owe them $50,000 in taxes next year.
So can you please instruct me in more details here how you were planning to deal with that?
What would be next steps?
Thank you …
…In our previous email we made it known we need representatives to help us receive money as fast as possible.
Payments are made in installments and also all tax incurred during the period we are working together will be paid by us. Provide details so that the first payment installment will be sent.
Have a nice day and acknowledge receipt of this email.
…(my last email to them):
Nothing of that was clear.
The way you answered and keep answering my questions is quite vague..
How are you going to cover $50,000 of taxes I’ll face next year after helping you to transfer $200,000?
I don’t want to risk my personal account and be involved into some money laundering..
Or worse- be robbed..
And then investigated regarding financial crimes ..
This did sound to good too be true..
I now doubt you even work for that company…
The only info I gave to them is my mail address.
I hope they can’t use it for any scam..