Victim Location 62522
Type of a scam Employment
I was contacted by email offering a position as Procurement Purchasing Clerk. Then the next job offer was the position of Procurement manager. I only was contacted by Kevin Gump HR Manager. I was told I would have a supervisor by the name of Brust. Your supervisor Mr. Brust is on the business trip till the end of the week. I never had any contact with Mr. Brust. Your first two weeks in our company are pointed as a probation period.
You will make purchases by the needs of the company. The main
responsibility is to buy different goods and services in your local
You will get corporate credit card in 15 days from your start. You
need to complete successfully your 2 weeks probation period and finish
7 purchase orders(PO) as a minimum. Due to security reasons during
these 15 days you can receive company funds to your personal credit
card. You will use personal Authorized access to the corporate bank
account. Your access to the company’s finances allows you to manage
funds yourself and initiate payments to your credit card at any
time. We don’t need any banking information (such as credit card number
or account number) from you. Your full name is enough for
authorization. Money are paid to your credit card in advance. No
payment back (you use company’s money to make the order). You will
receive company’s funds as an available credit. The first order should be minimum $1,500.
You are authorized to pay off your credit card’s current balance.
Please note that you should not pay off the full current balance
amount because your bank could close the credit card as a fully paid
off. You should use our account at Wells Fargo to pay off your debt.
You should contact your issue bank and pay off your current balance
from Company’s Wells Fargo account. This is a simple operation that could
be done on-line or over the phone. Here is our account information:
Routing Number: 111900659
Account number: 1649227087
Account Type: Saving
Account Nickname: Joan M Dale
I asked for more information to setup this action and received the info below:
First, you should the attached Payroll Form so we could send you your salary and commission.
Second, please check two attached examples of Amex and Chase online payments.
My banking facility does not have the option of paying being made be another payer, so I submitted an application for a credit card and performed the first purchase. I setup the payer account when I received the credit card, did the purchase, and sent in the confirmation information. The details of the first purchasing order is below:
You should purchase $500 (preferred) or $100 or $50 gift cards.
Here is the updated list of gift cards we are interested in:
Target Gfit cards
Walmart Gift cards
You could also purchase:
Best Buy cards
Home Depot cards (only $100)
You could purchase these cards at any local retail store: Lowe’s,
Simons, Walmart, Target, Bestbuy etc.
Please call your Bank(s) and warn them about your future purchases
Purchase any quantity of any type of these cards according to your
available credit. Use the whole credit limit if you want to increase
your purchasing power and commission rate.
When you are done with purchasing – scratch off the silver bar and
provide me with the scan/picture of all digital codes and receipts.
Send all receipts in a separate image file, don’t mix them with cards.
All pictures should be light/middle weight, but all digits should be
easily recognized! The best solution is to take a picture in a good
resolution and then optimize/compress it.
To optimize your pictures use RIOT Optimizer(free) for Windows Or
ImageOptim(free) for Mac. Some cards don’t indicate their balance –
please sign them, so we could identify their amounts.
Your approximate commission for the first order is 7% of the total
amount used for purchasing.
As soon as the transaction will be posted at your credit card and the
current balance will appear, you should use our account to pay off
your current balance.
I was able to payoff the balance from the company account. Then every email I sent came back with an error. This is the last email I have received.
Haven’t heard from you since last week. Everything is fine?
Did you make a transfer from company’s bank account?
Kevin Gump, HR Manager
iConnect Trading, LLC.
(646)755-9855 (9am-6pm EST)
The last email I sent:
I guess this has proven to be a scam. I don’t suppose I will get the money owed for the one purchasing order that was processed. No need to contact me if this is received.