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Scam Alert Interviews and Solicits Employee to ... Reported On: 28-Apr-2020
Reported Party
  • Offender : Employer City : Greenville
  • Name : Orthomol Pharmazeutische State : South Carolina
  • Username / Alias 1 : Howard Stien Country : United States
  • Username/Alias 2 : Robert W Morry
  • Email : car***@g****.com Zipcode : 29601
  • Contact No : (864) **-****
Transaction Details
  • Transaction Venue : Healthcare
  • Business Name : Orthomol Pharmazeutische
  • Date of Transaction : 24-Apr-2020
  • Transaction Value : $2,450.00
  • Estimated Loss Range : $0 - $24.99
Summary of Dispute

First started on a reputable platform but were kicked off and all data was removed from Freelancer Upwork. First Red Flag! However, I had already responded to instructions that seemed like an odd process, which was to interview via Google Hangouts. Ok, German company maybe using google translate to communicate. Second Red Flag! After a Q&A of 16 questions, all seemed to be in line with what a Company would ask during an interview. That is where it turns south the person on line Unnamed says I am approved and proceeds to tell me that they want to send me a $2,450 check to be deposited in my personal account for the purchase of office equipment. Apple Computer, Talk Timer, Chair, Headset, couple other items why not just buy and ship directly to me. Third Red Flag! Sounds like a fraud so I checked with Lawyer for guidance. Tells me when you sign the back of the check you are validating the funds are good under title IV so be careful! You must wait the full 10 days before spending one red cent! I declared to Howard that I would not make any purchases until check clears in 10 days. Some back-in-forth dialog then comes up with buying a "time recorder" for $400 to which I said No! That triggered what I expected when I told them I had to wait the 10 days which was they are canceling their check. Already started processing fraud claim from Bank so that will affect this BOA account! There also appears to be a second person involved Check Signer and the check that was presented is from Bank of America and it is a valid account, as I called BOA and verified. Orthomol may be a real company in Germany but in USA not so sure absolutely no data other than what looks like evidence that others were scammed. Expired state filing documents registered agent.

Summary of Transaction Venue's Actions

Maybe bank fee for me, but had I proceeded to buy the office equipment under title 4 I would have been responsible for the $2450 when the check bounced and it would have I am sure based on dialog.

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