Employment August 24, 2023

Scam Type

Employment Scam

Business Name Used

Checks and Remote Employment

Date Reported

August 24, 2023

Postal Code


Total Dollars Lost

$ 0

Scam Description

Initially, I received a text message about a job offer for the company PSC S.r.l. Engineering & Contracting LTD is Based out of MD, Italy. The number of the recruiter is (206) 620-1897 a woman named Jessica Taylor. It was for a Data entry/administrative assistant position making 35/hr remotely until they got their Cincinnati office set up in November. She informed me that they were using the newest online screening introduced by the Bureau of Global Human Resources and everything was done through the Signal App. by the HR manager Mrs. Natasha Bowers Phone number (713) 635-9335 to send a message to commence an online briefing/ interview. The whole process took around 4 hours with the normal interview questions followed up by time for her to discuss my answers with her team and then offer me the position. I recieved a formal job offer letter the next day asking me to sign and send back. All via the App. then she advised she would send me a check to get me set up with a new 2021 Apple Macbook and to cover 4 different accounting softwares as well as a time tracker and they would give me step by step details on ordering the specific laptop and software that the vendor they get a discount through would program and send to me to get my online training started. The third day I recieved two checks in the mail totalling up to almost 10,000 dollars to cover the laptop, software, Xerox scanner and Laser Jet Printer and I could use the rest to decorate my office space to ensure comfort while working. They asked me to snapshot the deposit receipt once deposited. She sent me two checks claiming to be from FirstBank of Nebraska with no company name or logo on the checks and asked me to deposit them through the drive-thru of my bank being very specific about the timetable of how long it would take to get to my bank and back. Instead I went inside and asked one of the tellers to call the bank and verify that the account was real and had funds to cover so that the checks wouldn’t bounce. The Bank in Nebraska asked my bank to scan a copy of the checks over and the bank verified that they were fraudulent checks.