Scam Type

Employment Scam

Business Name Used

Larson Construction and Remodeling llc

Date Reported

Sep 21, 2022

Victim Postal Code


Total Dollars Lost


Scam Description

I filled out a job application on Indeed.com and was emailed
Good Afternoon our firm La***n Remodeling is contacting you in regards to your resume you submitted on indeed for the Remote Customer Service Rep at Larson Remodeling Firm. If interested, you are required to contact the the Hiring Manager Mrs Laura on google chat for an interview now.
The pay for this position is $23 per hour, Benefits such as health/life/disability/dental insurance/AD&D/flexible paid time-off plan/401K plans, etc.
You are required to contact the the Hiring Manager Mrs Laura on Google Chats for an interview. You can download the app from your Google Play/App Store or visit https://chat.google.com , Add the Hiring Manager via her Email address ( laura@larsonconstructionremodellingllc.com ) to schedule an interview with her right now. Good luck!
Thank you
La***n Remodeling Inc
Sent me a W-4 Form & a Employment Contract that says:
This employment agreement (“Agreement”) is made and effective as of September 21, 2022,
by and between a business entity known as Larson Construction and Remodeling having
its principal place of business at **** *** ** ** ********* Rapids, WI 54494 and _________ with a mailing address of ______________
WHEREAS the Employer intends to hire the Employee for the position of an At-Home-
Advisory for Customer Service and the Employee desires to provide their services on the
conditions set forth.
IN CONSIDERATION of promises and other good and valuable considerations the parties
agree to the following:
• Employee Duties. The Employee agrees that they will act in accordance with this
Agreement and to the best interests of the Employer, which may or may not require them to
present the best of their skills, experience, and talents, to perform all the duties required of
the position. In carrying out the duties and responsibilities of their position, the Employee
agrees to adhere to all policies, procedures, rules, and regulations as administered by the
Employer. In addition, the Employee agrees to abide by all local, county, State, and Federal
laws while employed by the Employer.
• Responsibilities. The Employee shall be given the job title of At-Home-Advisory for
Customer Service. which shall involve:
Handle multiple projects,
Prepare and monitor invoices,
Contribute to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed,
Carry out some administrative duties such as filing, typing etc.
Continued focus on improving system efficiencies and business practices,
Troubleshooting common issues with a product or service,
Providing introductory information to new customers.
The Employer may also assign duties to the Employee from time to time by the Employer. The
Employee shall be expected to work on a full-time/part-time basis with the Employee being
required to work at least 40 hours (about 1 and a half days) in a standard week.
• Employment Period. The Employer agrees to hire the Employee on an at-will basis
which means this Agreement may be terminated at any time by either the Employee or
Employer.After termination by any of the Parties, neither will have any obligation excluding
severance as outlined in this Section, confidentiality as listed in Section XI and any non-
compete as listed in Section XII.
a.) Employee’s Termination. The Employee shall have the right to terminate this Agreement
by providing at least 14 days (about 2 weeks)’ notice. If the Employee should terminate this
Agreement, the Employer shall not have any further obligations to the Employee under this
b.) Employer’s Termination. The Employer can make a conclusion to terminate this
Agreement by providing at least 14 days (about 2 weeks)’ notice. If the Employer should
terminate this Agreement, the Employee can still retain an entitled to severance.
• Pay. As compensation for the services provided, the Employee shall be paid $24 per Hour
(“Compensation”) . The Compensation is a gross amount that is subject to all local, State,
Federal, and any other taxes and deductions as prescribed by law. Payment shall be
distributed to the Employee on a weekly basis.
• Employee Benefits. During the term of this Agreement, the Employee shall be eligible to
participate in the following Benefits offered by the Employer: and wellness programs,
Childcare Support (Daycare), Employee recognition programs,
Telecommuting options, short term disability insurance, Health insurance, Vision insurance,
flexible work schedules and 401k plans.
The benefits may change at any time by the Employer.
• Out-of-Pocket Expenses. The Employer agrees to reimburse the Employee for expenses
that are incurred while performing the duties of their position under this Agreement, including
but not limited to: food, lodging, travel,
• Trial Period. There shall be a Trial Period at a period where the Employee shall be
Provided with Benefits, Vacation Time, Personal Leave, or any other leave that is paid or
unpaid in this Agreement
• Vacation Time. After the Trial Period is complete, the Employee is entitled to 14 days
(about 2 weeks) off per year, which is required to be mutually benefiting of the Employer and
the Employee. It is required for the Employee to give notice before scheduling their vacation in
accordance with Company policy
Unused Vacation. Up to 7 days of unused Vacation Time may rollover to the next year.
• Personal Leave. After the Trial Period, the Employee shall be eligible for 5 days of
unpaid time off per year for personal and/or medical issues. If for any reason the Employee
depletes their number of days of Personal Leave each year, he or she may be able to use any
remaining Vacation Time.
-Unused Personal Leave. Up to 5 days of unused Personal Leave may rollover to the next year.
• Holidays. The Employee shall not be required to appear during any Federal Holiday
unless otherwise instructed by the Employer. This is subject to change by the Employer from
time to time. If for any reason the Employee should request a holiday off, the Employer shall
determine if the Employee may do so and if it shall be taken from either the Employee’s
Personal Leave or Vacation Time. Holidays are determined by the Employer and may change
every calendar year.
• Confidentiality. The Employee understands and agrees to keep all information
confidential regarding the business plans, inventions, designs, products, services, processes,
trade secrets, copyrights, trademarks, customer information, customer lists, prices, analytics
data, costs, affairs, and any other information that could be considered proprietary to the
(“Confidential Information”). The Employee understands that disclosure of any such
Confidential Information, either directly or indirectly, shall result in litigation with the
Employer eligible for equitable relief to the furthest extent of the law, including but not
limited to, filing claims for losses and/or damages.
In addition, if it is found that the Employee divulged Confidential Information to a third (3rd)
party with the Employer shall be entitled all reimbursement for their legal and attorney’s fees.
After the Employee has terminated their employment with the Employer, the Employee shall
be bound to this Section of the Agreement for a period of 3 years(s).
• Non-Compete. There shall be no non-Compete established in this Agreement. After the
termination of this Agreement, the Employee will be allowed to seek employment or work in
the same or like industry free of liability to the Employer.
• Employee’s Role. The Employee shall not have the right to act in the capacity of the
Employer. This includes, but is not limited to, making written or verbal agreements with any
customer, client, affiliate, vendor, or third (3rd) party. These rights may or may not change at
any time in the future by the Employer.
• Appearance. The Employee must appear at the Employer’s desired workplace at the
time scheduled. If the Employee does not appear, for any reason, on more than 4 separate
occasionsin a 12-month calendar period the Employer has the right to terminate this
Agreement immediately. In such event, the Employee would not be granted severance as
stated in Section III.
• Disability. If for any reason the Employee cannot perform their duties, by physical or
mental disability, the Employer may terminate this Agreement by giving the Employee 30
days (about 4 and a half weeks)’ written notice.
• Compliance. The Employee agrees to adhere to all sections of this Agreement in
addition to any rules, regulations, or conduct standards of the Employer including obeying
all local and federal laws. If the Employee does not adhere to this Agreement, company
policies, including any task or obligation that is related to the responsibilities of their
position, the Employer may terminate this Agreement without severance as stated in Section
• Return of Property. The Employee agrees to return all property of the Employer upon
the termination of employment if not worked with the company at least for three months.
This includes, but is not limited to, equipment, electronics, records, access, notes, data, tests,
vehicles, reports, models, or any property that is requested by the Employer.
• Notices. All notices that are to be sent under this Agreement shall be done in writing
and to be delivered via Certified Mail (return receipt) to the following mailing addresses:
1110 3rd St N, Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494.
The addresses may be changed with the act of either party providing written notice.
• Amendments. This Agreement may be modified or amended under the condition that
any such amendment is attached and authorized by all parties.
• Severability. This Agreement shall remain in effect under the circumstance a section or
provision is unenforceable or invalid. All remaining sections and provisions shall be deemed
legally binding unless a court rules that any such provision or section is invalid or
unenforceable, thus limiting the effect of another provision or section. In such a case, the
affected provision or section shall be enforced as so limited.
• Waiver of Contractual Right. If the Employer or Employee fails to enforce a
provision or section of this Agreement, it shall not be determined as a waiver or limitation.
Either party shall remain the right to enforce and compel the compliance of this Agreement to
its fullest extent.
• Governing Law. This Agreement shall be governed under the laws in the
Stateof Wisconsin.
• Entire Agreement. This Agreement, along with any attachments or addendums,
represents the entire agreement between the parties. Therefore, this Agreement supersedes
any prior agreements, promises, conditions, or understandings between the Employer and
Date: 09/16/2022
Jeffrey Russell
(copy&pasted the letter)

Like an idiot I filled it out and sent it to her, I should’ve known it was a scam because she would only communicate with me maybe 3 times a day telling me she would give me instructions shortly. 3 days went by, and she said a check would be sent out for the purchase of my equipment. I got the check 3 days later and she asked me to deposit the check into my banks ATM and wait for it to be approved… something didn’t seem right so I decided to go into my bank and ask them if the check was legit and they told me straight up it was fake and if I deposit it I would be held responsible and if it came back, they would close my account for fraud. I messaged her letting her know the bank said the check wasn’t real, I immediately received a phone call from 5735301935 then hung up when I tried to call right back it said the number cannot receive incoming calls and to check the number and try again.. beware if they won’t talk to you on the phone or in an actual vc meeting or if the phone number and address doesn’t match then don’t accept the job, please do your research on a company before you give out your personal information and accept.