Employment Scam Jul 13, 2022

Scam Type

Employment Scam

Business Name Used

Claiming To Be Cybereason

Date Reported

Jul 13, 2022

Victim Postal Code


Total Dollars Lost


Scam Description

My friend on Facebook reposted a post her friend had posted that was recruiting more people for a company called Cybereason and saying that you could make up to $20/hr part time and $30/hr full time. So I commented on my friend’s post and she sent me a Telegram link to talk to the hiring manager. S/he asked some normal questions that jobs usually ask like email, name, DOB, etc. Then they sent me a check for $1.5K and s/he said its to cover the shipment and installments of software that the laptop would need to do the job. S/he wanted me to send $500, through Zelle, to a Carl Gross, at first since they said we needed to send $500 to the person in charge of our county. Then they sent me a different person, Mark Arnett. After I sent the first $500, they told me to send him another $500 for the 2nd installation fee so that they could ship it that day, but I told them the other $1000 of the check wouldnt be fully in my account until Tuesday. Tuesday morning I found out that my account was on hold until 7/16/22, but since thats a weekend, my account wouldnt be open until Monday 7/18/22. Last night I got an email saying that the check got returned to Cybereason which caused my checkings account to go down to $140.61. Then this morning around 2:30am I got another email saying another $1.5K got withdrawn, so now I have -$1355.62 and before this all happened I had $800 something in my checkings account and $169 in my savings account.