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Anonymous
San Jose, CA, United States
2015-03-09 19:44:14
Job Scam
Craigslist (craiglist.com)
Job Scam
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Pacha Andres
Email Address:
   Pacha Andres
This person was looking for an Office Clerk/Administrative Asst.
I sent my resume to the Craigslist address listed and the next day I received an email offering me the job. I never did say that I wanted the position, as it seemed strange. The details in the email were really weird and his story was strange.
I replied asking a question about location. He responded, never did answer my question, then said my first weeks salary of $470 was on the way. I received a package at my door the next day via Fedex. Inside was a check for $2,694.45. I was confused. Then suddenly I received a text message from this person asking if I received the package! I asked why so much and he said its to buy gifts for orphanages… This was on a Saturday. He said he would get back to me on Monday. So, today, Monday March 9th 2015, he texts me telling me to go to the bank right now and get the cash in hand and once I had the cash in hand, to let him know so he could give me further instructions. That made me uneasy once again, so I decided to call the bank listed on the check. As I thought, the check was no good, the lady on the phone at the bank seemed like its not the first time they've had a call about that.
Anyways, I text back this Pacha person, telling him that I contacted the bank to verify funds and that the check was no good and not to contact me again. He replied, "What do you mean, your name was just a beneficiary on the check" and "why would you call, they don't have you name on the system. you must be crazy" And thats a direct quote.

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