Victim Location 92007
Total money lost $31.52
Type of a scam Employment
I have been scammed by a company who appeared to be looking for data input specialists. I was told I would be hired, and to pay for a background check online. Their system did not initially take my debit card, so I made the payment with paypal instead. I emailed them asking when I could expect to start and they did not reply after multiple attempts at contact, which made me start to worry.
Today, I saw that they had again charged me, this time directly to my debit card without my knowledge or consent, which confirms that this is a scam. I am currently protesting the charges with my bank and have filed a paypal dispute as well because of this scam.
Here is one of the ads on Craigslist: http://losangeles.craigslist.org/lac/csr/5485381888.html
Here is the website where I applied: http://www.gadgetvendorx.com/#!apply/yiqsi
The email I received requesting I pay for a background check:
from: [email protected]
After reviewing your application, we are delighted to inform you that you are the perfect candidate for the job. Congratulations on your offer of employment with Gadget Vendor! This e-mail confirms your acceptance of the Data Entry Position. We will contact you to establish your start date upon satisfactory results of your background check. Please go to https://goo.gl/cEYDkV and fill out your background check by 3/24/2016.
Once your start date is confirmed, your manager will contact you to welcome you to the GV team. You will also receive two emails containing important information, including first day reporting instructions and details on the new hire process. Be sure to read this information carefully.
Congratulations on your new position Victor. We look forward to you joining our team.
HR Department | Gadget Vendor Store