Scam alert.

@slayer08 (2361)
Philippines
May 13, 2017 12:31pm CST
Oh well, having a profile online sure has its perks and its "perks". I just received an email invitation from 2 different people for a job which sounds really promising. Both are offering me an hourly rate of more than 20 bucks. So I got a little excited and agreed to be interviewed. It turned out the interview was only thru google hangouts, chatting. When the company's info was given to me I googled it immediately and found out that the address given was registered under a different company. Next I researched the name of one of the guys who claimed to be hiring managers, the picture matched the name but the job didn't. The real owner of the name livesbin Maryland and a motivational speaker with 2 kids. So how can he be chatting with me offering a clerical type of work in an IT related company with a bogus address from India? Then he asked for my bank information after telling me thru chat that I am hired and will start immediately. Wow. Of course, I didn't give my info. Anyway, about the other guy, his style was different but he also used the same exact "template" to lure me in. Same robotic response, no video interaction just pure chatting. I quit responding to them when I confirmed they're both working in another part of the world not US as they claim to be. Anyway, I really hope these people will stop phishing for info.
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@MALUSE (43692)
• Uzbekistan
13 May 17
Sadly, they won't stop as long as there are people who respond positively and send them their bank details.
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@slayer08 (2361)
• Philippines
13 May 17
So true. During my research I read a letter from a woman who received an email of rhe same nature as I did. They got her bank information as well as her credit card number. It really is too bad. She is a single mother who works two jobs. At least that is what her profile says about her.
@jaboUK (55053)
• United Kingdom
13 May 17
Good job you are savvy enough to do a bit of research.
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@slayer08 (2361)
• Philippines
13 May 17
The only reason why I continued until the end was to confirm my doubts and I was right. These people steals other people's info and create profiles to convince potential victims.
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@GardenGerty (102671)
• United States
13 May 17
Oh they will never stop, and good for you for not falling for it.
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@slayer08 (2361)
• Philippines
13 May 17
I knew from the moment the guy said that we will be chatting only. Maybe he was afraid I might pick up on his accent or find out he wasn't really american as he claims to be.