I run a small company out of the pacific northwest and recently posted a job for a designer on Indeed. Apparently a scammer scraped my job posting, reposted it on CraigsList using a similar domain, and is actively engaging would-be applicants. A “recruiter” calls them and says my firm is very interested in interviewing them and sets up an interview via skype. After conduct an actual interview between 20-40 minutes he tells them they have the job and need to purchase specific pieces of equipment to setup a home office. Sometimes it’s a computer, sometimes a tablet, sometimes it’s a desk and a specific desk phone. The products change, the stores change, but it’s always buying specific products from a specific physical store.
They ask the applicants for their bank account info so my company could deposit between $400-1200 into their account to setup their home office.
I have gotten the domain registrar to suspend the domains, but he keeps opening new ones and continuing the scam. He even made a specific Gmail account with my business name included.
My questions to the community:
* How do I stop this guy?
* How do I nail this guy?
* What’s the point of buying specific products from specific physical stores? I’ve gotten complaints from 5 states and I can’t imagine he has enough cohorts to run a stolen item con at scale.
Any suggestions you can provide will be helpful.
The content was posted by doubleohd on 2021-11-08 22:22:56 via reddit