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Employment Scam Apr 21, 2022

Scam Type

Employment Scam

Business Name Used

Harris Technology Group Ltd

Date Reported

Apr 21, 2022

Victim Postal Code

08534

Total Dollars Lost

$5,000.00

Scam Description

I applied for a data entry job. I got an email for an employment offer and I was contacted by text to do an interview with someone named Tony Tang. They claimed to be from a company in Australia. It was a work from home position and he told me I needed to order the supplies. He said there would be funds sent to me for the supplies. I got a check for $5000 in the mail by FedEx overnight. I deposited it. He told me to buy $400 in Amazon gift cards but originally wanted American Express. I sent him the info for the cards and the next day the remaining money was available in my account. He had me wire it to a company called MEGAKIK LLC. It went through and was posted as cleared to my account, then bounced.