I got a text message from a Mr. Tony Walker on 6-3-19 at 4:55am said he was from Avis Budget Group, Inc. that he had reviewed my resume that I posted on a website Indeed. He then told me that the head dept. had reviewed my resume and they thought I was a fit for the position that pays $30.75 per hour and if I was interested to reply. Being that I am currently Looking for work I replied to the text and the he proceeds with a text of the positions available and ask if I had the google hangout app on my phone or computer and I replied yes I do. Mr. Tony Walker texted back to say that this Mr. Jack Smith would do the interview through google hangout app and to let him know when I added Mr. Jack Smith to the contacts of the app. When I text with Mr. Jack Smith through the hangout app he starts with saying how being interviewed thru this app is a new way of doing interviews and that the world is always advancing and it’s important to stay on top of things because change is inevitable. goes on to text me about the headquarters and positions available and the duties responsibility and that this is a work from home job and that they would be sending me a check via fed ex or usps to purchase the materials needed for the position. so I told replied that I didn’t think this was for me and thanks for considering my application but no thanks then I thought let me give this a chance this could be something and I’m just paranoid but as I also thought what company sends a check for start up materials and this company is an established name so I did my research and I ask the guy for his contact information and job title and his response was he sent a weird phone number and texted "you always keep asking questions you have nothing to worry about" I told him that I always do research on companies that I apply for employment and then he replied " thank you I know this will continue please can take a pass thank you" then continued to say "please stop contacting this info" " I will have you report to the authority" I told him that I had already reported him to the ScamPulse.com and that I have screenshot our conversation then he text " the position is been given out"
Victim Location 66062
Type of a scam Employment
This person claims to work for a legitimate company. They first texted me and then we moved to Google Hangouts but only chat – no video conference. They asked suspicious questions such as my cell phone provider and my bank provider and would not answer the questions that I asked. I asked further information about the job positions and information such as the Corporate and HR contact phone numbers. They clearly weren’t a native English speaker which became more apparent in Google Hangouts. They also wanted me to purchase office materials and supplies before I was officially hired by them and they claimed they would send me a check for reimbursement. They asked way to many questions regarding my banking information to be a legitimate hiring company. Once I called them out for not providing answers to my questions and not following hiring protocol they stopped communication. The other phone number they gave me associated with this scam is 414-630-7717.