I think my customers need to be aware that there are tricksters out there that are robbing innocent people that are only looking for a job. The company approaching you will look legitimate enough and usually will post on large employment sites to appear as though they are looking to hire lots of employee’s. Beware of the job that is too good to be true, it will be. This is an old employment scam that has been around forever but now has and updated twist for 2017. This particular scam has been around for many years using traditional funding methods such as: Western Union, Wire Transfers, Money Orders, Bank Drafts etc. but now in modern times they have switched to Bitcoin as the payment method.
If you have been approaced about a new job that entails someone sending you funds via an email transfer to your bank account you are probably the victim of a fraud. The thief’s usually have figured out a way to send you stolen funds which will later be charged back to your bank account. Typically they will tell you that the job requires that you get deposits to your bank account you then withdraw cash and go to the local Bitcoin ATM to deposit this cash and send tell you to send the funds only to a QR code that they have provided you. Its is important to remember that once Bitcoin is sent it is gone forever so before you send anything drop by the office and I will talk with you about it and hopefully save you a lot of heart ache and a lot of money!
Once you deposit the cash into the Bitcoin ATM and sent the Bitcoin away forever to the QR code the scammers provided you with they then will tell you that you can keep a generous % of the money for your self. The next thing that will happen is they will step things up and try to get you to send more Bitcoin faster and faster. They do this because they know it is just a matter of time before people discover something is not right! Do not fall victim to this old con just think “why someone would pay me so much money for such an easy job?” They wouldn’t be able to pay that much because no legitimate company could pay that well for such a simple job, and if they did they would go broke very quickly. So I will try to sum it up for you…
IT’S NOT A JOB IT’S A SCAM DON’T FALL FOR IT
And Listen very carefully now….
NEVER SEND BITCOIN TO ANYONE BUT YOUR SELF
Remember once Bitcoin is sent it can never be taken back, it’s gone forever.
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