Victim Location 48135
Type of a scam Employment
I have been the victim of an employment scam. I have been seeking employment and have registered on Indeed.com. and with The Detroit Free Press. After an offer via email, on 7/10/18, I was "hired" as a data entry officer. The email was very convincing. I was asked for some personal details, but nothing that wasn’t already on my resume. I would be working from home, so they would send me a check to purchase office equipment. On 7/18/18 I received an email saying the check was coming. USPS tracking number 9405512699350106653687. I received the check on 7/23/18 in a USPS Priority 2 day envelope. It was a cashiers check from Harris Bank, signed by Mary Rizzo. Sent from Austin Benito, 20010 SE 260th Place, Covington, WA 98042-6132.(559) 644-3695.I don’t have the check number, but I’m sure Huntington does. (I am going there in the morning to explain and close out the account. I will try to get a copy while I’m there.) The first email came from the heading Lek Consulting and the address [email protected] It was signed by Timothy Sword, Hiring Manager/Training. Inquiries: www.lek.com. The rest of the emails were Headed [email protected] and sent from [email protected] I was also directed to text my "employee code" to (325) 261-3489, John Togan, HR team member. I opened a new account with the check (info above). The next day (today – 7/25/18)I received instructions via text to keep $500, and do the following wire transfers: Via Walmart, $900 to Moss Frank, Minneapolis, MN 55430 and Via Western Union, $950 Anthony Walter, Chicago, IL. I did not even attempt to make these transactions. The bank did not clear the check. I have not lost anything other than time and a little embarassment, but I thought I should report it anyway.