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Employment September 27, 2023

Scam Type

Employment Scam

Business Name Used

Employment – Fake Check – Crypto Conversion Scam

Date Reported

September 27, 2023

Postal Code

43082

Total Dollars Lost

$ 0

Scam Description

HVG INTERNATIONAL CONSULTANT GROUP INC , contacted me, interviewed and hired me. I was assigned a “Personal Manager”, Andrea Muller. I signed a contract, provided a video for identification, provided a W4, SS# and my bank account number for automatic deposit. I have saved emails from her stating, i.e. “ongoing communications will be through Telegram Messenger”. She informed me that I would need to accept $3000 payment then convert it to cryptocurrency to pay the IT supplier that would provide me with a company Laptop, hardware & software. When I told her that I didn’t feel comfortable with the arrangement, she immediately closed the Telegram app and deleted our chat conversations. I reported them to Dave Yost, Ohio Attorney General. The Attorney General suggested that I contact the Social Security office to report them and also my bank, to prevent any suspicious behavior, since they have my SS# and bank information. Their website and address seemed legitimate: https://hvggroupinc.com/index-2.html#services 3548 75 ST #3B, JACKSON HEIGHTS, NY 11372 However, every time I tried calling their phone it goes directly to voicemail: +1 (347) 808-4880. Please advise if there is anything else that I can do to protect my identity and information. This company should be reported as fraud immediately! Thank you!

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