Scam Type

Phishing Scam

Business Name Used

Godaddy – IMPOSTER

Date Reported

Aug 29, 2022

Victim Postal Code


Total Dollars Lost


Scam Description

I shared a new remote job on Linked in. Someone claimed to be a new coworker asking me to purchase a gift card during a call. They used a colleague’s actual name and we do have calls with clients as fully remote company. I agreed to make the purchase but after the purchase started to be threatening. When I realized their behavior was threatening I attempted to call to report the cards to the gift card company (vanilla visa) but they kept me on hold so long they used the money by the time I got through and they, the merchant who accepted the money, and my credit card would do nothing to stop the fraud from being stopped. At this moment Coach is allowing the $1000 fraud to go through and the gift card company would do nothing to protect the cards, report the fraud to them merchant or stop the purchase going through to approval. I have reported the fraud to my credit card company, CVS, Coach, and vanilla visa.