Victim Location 20010
Type of a scam Employment
I was contacted via email by someone claiming to be an Executive VP for a Ausenco, a global company based in Australia. They said they found my resume on ZipRecruiter, and wanted an Executive/Personal Assistant, who would work remotely. The information provided was vague and sounded too good to be true- and of course it was, but my curiosity got the better of me so I decided to play along to see what they really wanted.
After a couple of emails, the communication moved to texts. I was told I’d be receiving a FedEx containing more information. All it contained was a cashier’s check for $2,750. I was told to deposit the check and send confirmation of the deposit, and they’d follow up with specifics of duties.
I called the bank named on the check to confirm if it was real and was told it did not come from them. Also, the email address given suddenly bounced back. I was told the domain had changed and was given a Gmail address instead. I didn’t respond after that, nor did I take their call coming from the 424-307-4180 number.
Another odd thing: the FedEx label named another person at a California residential address as the shipper, but a call to FedEx confirmed the envelope was actually shipped from Indianapolis IN.