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Employment Scam Aug 17, 2022

Scam Type

Employment Scam

Business Name Used

Seadrill- Imposter

Date Reported

Aug 17, 2022

Victim Postal Code

77068

Total Dollars Lost

$2,872.00

Scam Description

Hello, on January 5,2022 I was offered an opportunity to work for an offshore company named seadrill. As I went through the process and researching the company, I found it to be a real company etc. So they proceeded to ask me for money for money to gain access to the United Kingdom for three months for training. As I was continuing to research and get excited, Steve Gordon which is hr kept being pushy and asking for more money to get a work permit I believe for the duration of my time in the uk. I then paid him an additional 2k. Shortly after my bank flagged a transfer as fraud and paused my account. The 2872 was never returned to be and I filed complaints with my bank local police department and their banking people who I initially sent the money to. I did received the first payment of about 1800 or so dollars. When I tried calling Steve Gordon he would not answer and ultimately blocked my number. I have yet to receive the 2872 amount. I still have emails from the conversation but can no longer contact Steve Gordon since he blocked my number.