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Manticore games Scam

Yesterday I came across what seemed like a job offer from Manticore games but it was a scam. They really try to get you to put a check from them into your bank account. The check will bounce and damage will be done. This is however not after a text based interview that is conducted on Telegram. Major red flag there. No one interviews people by text when they can do so by video and see who you are. This person doing the scam does not require a resume, a portfolio or anything of the such and does not even take the time to do a background check on you. The whole thing is fake. Really much, they do a great job in researching the company to even ploy their scheme. However, the quality of their pursuit worsens in time. Their grammar starts to break away. They ask a graphic design question or an art class question they could easily find online at the end.

They freaking do what? They just jump to a conclusion that you have gotten the job without telling you. Major red flag as employers do take days or a day to consider if you are qualified for the job and to assess your background. They then change the conditions of the job to be about 3d character design and having a more involved role in videogame creation when it was advertised as a 2D game design advent. Another red flag. They then try to say that you must get a check cashed so you can get the equipment needed to work with them. Literally, this is the worst part because of course people would like a job and to receive things in turn and people basically fall for the trap at this point( I was going to but then considered really that this was all to good to be true-they did not even give a fuck about my works and portfolio, “it could never be that easy”). But their way of coding things, ” it is what employees at our company usually do” signals that they are just trying to force you to put this check into your account so that it will bounce. It is $1,900 they are trying to make you put in. They are very keen on it being online banking and nothing more; the type were you scan in the check of course. The guy posing as the HR of this company is trying to force you to deposit the check today when the check is good for 60 days. They are trying to, ultimately force you into rekting yourself.

If you encounter the following email do nothing as it says and realize that it is not even from an email with the company’s name in it but has something generic from fox mail or other types of mail. Be warned, I almost took a step into an abyss but yea-things would never be that easy to get a job. You also don’t notice the cameras -emojis scammers love to use in abundance until you post it elsewhere or on reddit. Just lovely but is very gross.

### Manticore Games Inc. <[email protected]> Unsubscribe

Thu, Apr 29, 9:30 PM (20 hours ago)📷📷to me📷

Illustrator/ Concept Artist 2D/3D ( Manticore Games Inc. )

$55 – $65 an hour

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time.

Work location: One location (remote)

We are in search of a talented and motivated Artist to join our team remotely. In this role, you will help us create new assets for our existing games and will get the opportunity to develop fresh game concepts. Ideal candidates love playing and designing games. We are looking for an artist with a unique style that our players will find innovative.

Responsibilities:

– Conceptualize and develop art for a variety of game projects.

– Develop digital illustrations for game characters

– Take any characters and environment sketch to photorealistic illustration.

– Seeking client approval for ideas with rough visuals – this stage may involve going back to the drawing board several times to rework sketches

– Use drawing, sketching, painting and photographic skills to produce illustrations.

– Receive art direction and provide multiple design solutions.

Qualifications:

– Proficient with pencil and paper, as well as digital pads with Photoshop and similar 2D software.

– Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite, especially Photoshop.

– Strong sense of color, layout and design.

– Organized and highly detail-oriented.

– Proficient in designing icons and game badges.

– Knowledge of storyboarding and creating animatics is a plus.

Benefits:

– Work with an experienced, passionate and driven team that will help you show your creativity and skills to millions of players.

– Health insurance.

– Paid time off.

– Dental insurance

– Vacation.

About The Company:

Located in San Mateo, Calif., Manticore Games™ is the developer and operator of Core™, a digital playground and community designed to unleash imagination and explore new play experiences.

Manticore Games was established by industry veterans from Electronic Arts, Blizzard, Respawn, Xfire, Roblox, Trion Worlds, Crystal Dynamics and Zynga.

Manticore Games is the developer and operator of Core. Core is an endless universe of games to play and worlds to explore designed by a global community of creators. It’s a radically accessible game construction kit and social game-playing platform, all-in-one. Whether you’re interested in playing unexpected takes on shooters, RPGs, and party games, exploring massive and spectacular worlds with friends, or unleashing your own insane game designs on the world, Core is your portal to the Multiverse.

Manticore Games has received backing from Benchmark Capital, XN, Epic Games, SoftBank Vision Fund 2, Correlation Ventures, BITKRAFT Esports Ventures & BITKRAFT Opportunity Fund, LVP, M Ventures, Tuesday Capital, SV Angel, Arrive (a Roc Nation company), Sapphire Sport.

About the Job:

We are looking for a talented 2D & 3D artist who will work closely with our concept, environment and design teams to create levels that are visually stunning. You can also apply if you don’t have any experience as we provide some online training if desired.

To join our incredibly talented and passionate team follow the necessary steps below to interview for this position.

Our HR team would like to have an online interview/orientation with you through our Telegram Page for jobs, you can download Telegram on your smartphone App store/ Android or Computer, then register with your phone number and message/add JAMES KARRAS the HR Team Manager on Telegram through his username @ ( ManticoreHR ) to get started.

JAMES KARRAS,

Human Resource Department.

Manticore Games Inc.

Game developer 1400 FASHION ISLAND BOULEVARD San mateo, CALIFORNIA 94404 United States[Unsubscribe](https://sendfox.com/trk/unsubscribe/p5jz60o7)


The content was posted by avantedukemgmculture on 2021-05-01 07:27:33 via reddit

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5 Comments

  1. Jeez I got the same thing and found it too be fishy since I never gave this company my email or anything else. Thanks for the confirmation.

  2. i just got hit with this today, the whole thing reads as scam when you look back at the conversation. the way they are preying on hungry for work artists is fucking awful. i figured it was too good to be true, and i’m glad there are people online like you sir that help to call out the BS. if at any point in the conversation you ask them about legitimacy, the “HR” will stop talking and delete the conversation, as if there weren’t enough red flags in the conversation to begin with

  3. What do I do. I just came across this and my boyfriend has already put the money in his account. He has only sent them $340. What does he do?

  4. oh jesus I only saw this because I was searching if their telegram was something else since nothing was coming up for me. Thing is I did apply to them though but for a concept artist position. I thought the email was a little weird because wtf is a 2d/3d artist, I wanted to ask them that before moving forward. The email on my end was different though and seemed more legit – it was from manticore games not sendfoxmail or anything like that. Asking to deposit a check is a blatantly obvious phishing scam but I always wondered how other people combat that one when they hear it since „lol this is obviously a scam” probably won’t get you anywhere.

    the name of the person was different for me too….I wonder if they wisened up from this post or what. edit: telegram @ was also different

  5. I got a similar email but from “PopCap Games.” I’m hesitant because the email said the interview would be text only and I don’t know if thats something a real company would do.

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