Victim Location 77388
Type of a scam Employment
It all started with receiving a text message. They new my full name, person said his name is MARK DONALD, a Director of Quality Control and Employee Compliance of (LUNATUS Healthcare). He was contacting me regarding my resume posted. I did not submit my resume to this company so I don’t know how they were able to see it. He said my resume was reviewed and I was selected for an online interview right that minute. Interview was to be conducted via online that way it’s faster and was asked if I had a yahoo ID or a gmail account. I sent him my gmail account address. He then told me to download the Hangout app using my email and add up: [email protected] for more information and interview. So I did and very quickly briefed me on the position and company. He asked that I introduce myself on my full name, age, sex and where I was currently located. I gave him that information. He listed what positions were available and stated that they were expanding and within 3 months the office would be ready so at this time it would be a work from home setting where I would be setup with a mini office to begin my work. It all seemed good. I told him what position I would like. He told me what it would pay and I asked if the salary was negotiable. He said yes. So I was interested. He started the interview questions. At the end of the interview, he said he had to forward my replies on the interview questions to his supervisor and determine if they offer me the position. I passed and he offered it to me. I asked, what did HR decide upon on the pay? He actually gave me a higher pay than what I thought, so happily I would go for it ($35an hour). He asked if I had questions. I asked for the address to the new building location here in Spring, TX. He just said, The company is undergoing an expansion project in Spring, Texas.. Okay ? No definite answer. This was the first clue of oddness. He listed a group of software programs that I would need for a free apple laptop that they would send me. He said, The company will provide you a free Apple laptop with a fast internet connection and your W4 form will be coming along with the working materials you need to start working with. You are to purchase all your materials from a certified vendor we have been patronizing for years now. You will receive a paycheck or money order for the purchase of the working materials, The company’s accounting Dept. will issue the check or money order and have it sent to your house via FedEx. They will have it sent to the address you have just provided so i suppose the
name you provided is same on your bank info….? He also said, The funds for the software/working materials will be provided for you by the company via money order or check, make sure you use them as instructed for the software and i will refer you to the vendor you are to purchase them from okay. He then said, It’s a pay check that has already been designed designated to be deposited for funds availability.
Using an ATM is Faster and that way funds will be made available into your account In the Next 24hours Or less.I believe you can deposit a Check via ATM machine or via mobile deposit with out any difficulty ?
2nd Clue of oddness: Since we are affiliated with different companies and there some companies that
are owing us, the Money order /check might be issued out from one of these companies to serve as our refund, is that okay As soon as the Money order/check its been issued out to you i will notify you and provide you with the tracking number so you can keep track and know when it will get to you okay?
okay, I understand. This job seemed to good to be true…He said, After you have deposited the check into your account the
funds will be made available for you to withdraw and make purchase to the vendor who is the shipping agent who we have been buying software from for many years now….and means of payment accepted by the vendor is via Vendors account or via western union/Money Gram which i will be providing you with the vendors information which you will be using in purchasing the softwares. Do you understand me ?
He then said, A contract form and your W4 Form will be coming along with the working materials you need to start working with. Okay?
3rd clue of oddness and concern: I advised him, the checks funds were not available to me yet and my bank stated it would be until a whole week to clear the check I had deposited into my checking account via the atm machine deposit. He said wait, he had to get with his accountant. Then he said, his accountant verified that the funds were released to my account. Then he instructed me to go to Walmart and wait for next instructions. At this time he gave me a name of a person: You will be making payment of $1200 via moneygram to the information ..Name: Samantha M. Jones
Zipcode: 38668… Once done
you are to provide me with the reference number .. okay ?
I felt this was way to fishy.. I asked him is it going to be a payment or am I sending money to this person since there are 2 different moneygram forms. He said, I was going to send money.
I was uncertain about this, because I asked him for the woman’s company name and phone number to list on the form. He said that wasn’t required. I asked him for his company name information for the sender part of the form and he wanted me to put my personal address, etc. I did not like this.
I decided to call my bank and investigate a bit more. Good thing I did, the bank stated there are many cases similar to mine and good thing I did not proceed any further. Pretty much, this person wanted me to send money using courtesy from my bank when we both know the check was not cleared. The banker said, people like this usually get money from people and once they do they are nowhere to be found to retrieve the money and their check is rejected to not cover what they took. I was going to fall a complete victim on this scam. I am glad with further investigation I did not go further. The banker told me to stop all communication to this person, so I did. Funny, he suddenly started calling me as to why I wasn’t responding to him via message or phone. I never once saw this person’s face or heard his voice and truly do not know where he is at. Not much information was given from him and this company. I could see why this whole thing was fishy. So, I hope this information will help. If you call the number I listed from him, no one answers. It’s a scam obviously.