Victim Location 45502
Total money lost $1,800
Type of a scam Employment
I got an online accounting assistant internship offer from Kurt Bulow who is a hiring clerk in ECOVIS on Oct 16th. Until Oct 19th, I went through some tasks such as doing bank reconciliation, writing memorandum, and conducting mini research. I have gotten those task through Harry Powel ([email protected]).
On Oct 19th, Kurt Bulow said my next task would be "disbursement task." He said he sent a check with face amount of $1800 to my place. I collected the check and he asked me to deposit that check to my personal account. There were two $1800 checks. The first check was bounced from the beginning when I deposited. However, the second check was accepted as I deposited on Oct 23rd. Kurt said I was not supposed to deposit that second check and asked me to cancel it. At that moment, I tried to cancel that deposit by contacting Chase but Chase representative said I could not. I explained it to Kurt.
On Oct 26th, $1800 of check was accepted and available to cash it on my account. I said that $1800 was available to withdraw to Kurt on Oct 26th and he asked to me to withdraw $1800 of cash and send that money to Jessica Trabue living in Hollywood, Florida through Moneygram. I sent $1500 and $300 respectively on Oct 26th and Oct 27th to Jessica Trabue. As soon as I finished sending all $1800, the deposed check was bounced in my account. Thus, I lost $1800 on my account. I asked him what happened he said his accountant cancel the check – what he was supposed to tell me before I withdraw cash from my account. I asked him to reimburse $1800 immediately but he said that he can rectify it within 5 days or with a new check.
On Oct 28th, I contacted Kurt Bulow through Skype and told him that I want to quit and get reimbursed for $1800 and other occurred fees due to this task. I also asked him to I want to talk directly to his accountant. He said he understand it (did not give clear answer of how he will reimburse me) and he would place his accountant contact me. However, I did not get any contact from his accountant today.
I have been contacting with him through texting and chatting in Skype. Kurt Bulow contacted me with this number: +13025831604. His Skype email is [email protected]
I contacted Chase and Moneygram. Both of them say they cannot do anything about $1800 until the request of law enforcement. I am also waiting contact from OhioGeneralAttorney. However, I am not sure when they will contact me.
I currently have original second $1800 check, job offer letter, receipt of Moneygram, and chat dialogues in Skype.
I report this because I believe this is a scam and also want help/advice to get my money back.