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Lola Dysart
Queen Creek, AZ, United States
2013-02-23 13:04:32
Job Scam
CareerBuilder.com
Personal Assistant Needed advertised on CareerBuilders.com in the Phoenix area
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Bryan Wheatley
Email Address:
   abgconsult@gmail.com
Telephone:
   647-607-0721
This person advertises an opening for a Personal Assistant for his Ontario, Canada based consulting firm that is getting ready to relocate to the greater Phoenix area. He his heavily spanish accented, but very nice sounding and patient. He texts a lot of messages as well as e-mails looking for the perfect person to handle the opening of his new offices, to help in locating a home to buy to move his wife and family into the area. He claims to have limited cash on hand because he has opened a bank account with Bank of America and has transferred most all of his funds into the U.S. He claims that he can\'t access the funds because he hasn\'t been to the bank yet to place his official signature on file. He does state that funds will be needed to pay for rent on the new offices, to pay for computer installation and he will Fedex, overnight, a cashier\'s check drawn on Bank of the West to you. He will have you see how much is immediately available and then have you pull that money out and Money Gram it to his \"agent\" that is in Mexico on business. When all of the funds have cleared your instructions are then that Bryan needs you to get the cash out and take it to Bank of America and deposit it into an account that is for the installation of the new computers for the office. His excuse is that, since he is in Canada, the bill must be paid in full prior to the installation being done. The Cashier\'s Checks are FRAUD, when I deposited it into my established bank account with JPMorgan Chase I was able to get $1,000. out immediately which I wired, at his request, to his \"agent\" in Mexico. The next morning he called and asked me to get the remaining $5,000.00 out and deposit it into the account at Bank of America for the computer installation. He then told me that he would overnight me another Cashier\'s Check since these expenses were not planned on and that I needed more money on hand to handle his business. Thank God for the snow storm that grounded planes in the east. The overnight check took two days to get to me, in the mean time CHASE bank informed me that the original Cashier\'s Check was a fraud, the put a lock on all 4 of my bank accounts that I have with them, Chase bank is treating me like a criminal because of this transaction, they will more than likely close all of my accounts with them, even though I have been with them for years. All of this from answering what sounded like a perfect job. I\'m not STUPID, I have worked in the Law and Justice field for more than 15 years, he knew that, saw it on my resume and claimed to be impressed by it, justification to select me to be his personal assistant. I DIDN\'T SEE IT COMING !!!!!!!! Beware, this cost me over $7,000.00 and if that 2nd Cashier\'s Check hadn\'t gotten delayed it would have cost me another $6,000.00
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