When I mentioned Miller, ctedit union said i wasn’t the first call about the Miller fraudulent check scam
I am also being contacted by Automate My Gig through Indeed, to have me be a inside sales representative? Their website DOES NOT leave me feeling too secure. Now that i JUST SPENT the last 2 hours trying to figure it out, I’m getting beyond flustered and was just curious to see if you or any of your readers for that matter had heard of them.
Always go with your gut when it comes to potential clients or jobs in freelancing! If it feels suspicious, move on. Better safe than sorry.
I called bank, they suggested call credit union with number of check
As a professional writer, I totally fell for the scam of giving a test job. I felt they needed to see my skills, although I thought it was odd since I have several published books to see that. I gave into their request and was told my work wasn’t good enough. Now, I assume it was, and it was used for a short story for free… lesson learned. I also recently came about a guy in cryptocurrency as I was looking for side jobs who claimed he was in Dubai as we spoke. As I told him I was in Chicago and gave him the time, he said it was midnight. Upon a quick search, he was 3 hours off. He then hired me, per a lame interview on Telgram, and told me he needed funds sent to my account and to send clients cryptocurrency. Upon my research of his company, his website had no https:// and the bottom copyright was new- 2020. red flag. I told him I would do paypal but no-one is using my accounts, ever. He also asked for an address, for a laptop for work to be sent to me, I told him no way, I have several lap tops and here is my P.O box. He told me that he couldn’t send money to paypal, that he had gone over his monthly paypal spending requirements. Um, I didn’t know their was an amount expenditure, but he banked on me not knowing that. I told installment loans lenders Louisiana him, no and that the job was no longer of interest. On his website, there were two company CEO’s, if he needed a transfer so bad, don’t you think he would ask them? here’s the thing. I looked it up and this is called being a money mule. He steals money from accounts, by sending fraudulent checks, the recipient pays for the money because it never clears, he then finds people like me, to launder and filter his money through to make it clean. Hello Ozark. Yeah, I turned this guy in. I had his D.L I asked for with of course, no address, just a P.O box, I found him on another company he never mentioned. Hopefully cyber crime FBI will find him as I kept our conversation, his D.L , etc… fun times.
Do you know anything about by the name Freelancer World? They said that I am expected to receive over $1600. Should I trust them since they seem really sketchy?
I was contacted via email by a client who wanted a writer/editor to rewrite and structure her research on Racism. Was to be used at a talk and printed as hand-out. I spent days with racism definitions, through history, types then edited too much and spent more time making it closer to 6000 words requested. Red flag was 1000. Fee was “mistakenly” sent by asst as and I was to send her difference with extra 200 for my good job. Sent by a Miller in Las Vegas. It was not listed. “She” just emailed me name of person to get “difference.” I am not repkying. Scary.