There was a notification for a work from home job on my Facebook account from a Garage sales site for Toledo, OH and surrounding areas. I responded that I was interested and the person said to inbox message them. I then sent a message through Facebook Messenger asking what kind of job and the name of the company. I was told work from home doing data entrytfir a company called Datastax. I then looked up this company on your website, ScamPulse.com and it had the exact same scenario listed as a scam to get money. So, I then went back on Facebook and Messenger and sent a message back to the person accusing them of fraud and a scam. I also started messaging that it was a SCAM to every single person that responded how I did. In the process of sending the messages I was all of the sudden logged off of (kicked out of) my Facebook account AND my Messenger account!!! I am not sure what this person did but I am now concerned if they are trying to hack me or if they already have. Therefore, I have not even tried to log back in. I have never been logged out of my accounts before!!! I’m not sure what I should do?????
Victim Location 32225
Type of a scam Employment
I was looking for a work from home job. I came across DataStax. They asked me to set up a Google Hangout so that we can communicate. As we communicated, and he was sending me paragraphs about the business and my job description, I noticed that when I would ask certain questions, instead of him stopping to simply answering (as anyone would do in an interview) he would just keep sending paragraphs on the business instead. As the conversation continued, He went on the tell me that they will be sending me a company computer. He also stated that He will be sending me a PDF check and instructed me to use my online banking app to deposit the check right then. Mind you this is all in the same day. He stated that I was to use this check to put the software on the computer that "the company" will be sending me. It took a while for it to come through to my email and he ended up sending it 3 times to my email. When I told him that I wasn’t receiving the email, He asked for my banking information so that he can send it direct deposit. I told him I was at school and didn’t have it on me. He told me to report back to the chat by 8 am Saturday Morning. I never heard anything back from him until I told him that I was going to report him. Once I stated that He then tried to contact me again through the chat and even text my phone. I feel as if this was a scam simply because I don’t know any business that is willing to send a company computer and 480 dollars to someone without having met them or even seen them face to face. I also feel that if you were going to send me a company computer, shouldn’t the software already be on it? Also, the interview literally took ALL day. The PDF check that was sent to my email seemed to not come from a company, it had someone’s personal home address on it. I know this because I googled the address on the check. Upon googling the check, I also found out the males name on the check is deceased and has been since July 3rd, 2017 It also says The whole thing just seems Sketchy to me and I just wanted to warn others about it.