I had an interview with the Chief Human Resources Officer, Carol Pandza for the position of an Administrative Assistant/Data Entry Clerk. It was a phone interview via Google Hangouts. After the interview, I was told that I was hired and that the compensation is $30 an hour for training which would last a week and after my training it would be $35 an hour. Also, after the interview, Carol asked me if I have a MacBook Pro as well as a printer and other office equipment in order to work from home. I told her that I don't have any of those and she said that AmeriHealth will provide everything you need. She also asked me if I have mobile pay. I have a checking account with Chase, however, I don't have a smartphone to upload checks via Chase Quick Deposit. I have a tablet and a Chromebook, so I tried to upload the check that Carol supposedly sent me via email, which I printed at a local UPS store like she told me to do. She originally told me to go to a local library to print but I went to the UPS store instead. The check contained $1,930. I assumed this was for the MacBook Pro and the printers. The check was sent on Monday, July 30th, three days after I got "hired". I thought maybe I could upload the check online using my computer unfortunately, Chase Quick Deposit only works with a smartphone. I called Chase and asked them about uploading checks online instead of uploading them on the app. I was told that I did not upload the check and that I can only upload checks on the app. Carol asked me what's my status and why I'm taking so long to respond. I told her that I was on the phone with Chase because I wasn't sure if the check I tried to upload to my account went through. She responded saying "DO NOT CALL YOUR BANK" and started to spam me basically saying that I shouldn't call my bank. I was very confused because this is all new to me I never used Chase Quick Deposit before. I explained to her that I don't have a smartphone but I do have a tablet. She told me to go purchase a checkbook for $25 at Staples, then print the check on it and give it to the teller at Chase. I didn't go to Staples. Instead, I called a local Chase Bank and told them the situation and asked them if I could still bring the check on a blank piece of paper. He must of misunderstood but I made sure to repeat myself and he said yes that I can still bring the check on a blank piece of paper. I went to Chase and the teller was unable to process the check to my account because it wasn't a real check. I spoke to another teller and she told me that I have been scammed. Carol asked me my status and I told her that it isn't a real check and she said to rip it up and they'll send me another one tomorrow. I have never been in a situation like this before, I am a millennial, and I should of went with my instincts from the moment Carol emailed me the check. I've been applying to admin jobs via Indeed.com non-stop for months and I don't remembering applying to AmeriHealth but I've applied to countless amounts of jobs and I thought that I must of applied. I would hope that no one should ever get scammed by AmeriHealth ever again and to watch out for Carol Pandza. I researched AmeriHealth the minute I saw an email from them saying that they had an opportunity available. AmeriHealth is based in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. I looked up Carol Pandza and it said she works with AmeriHealth and that she is 60 years old. I personally think she doesn't exist and that she is a made up person. Unfortunately, AmeriHealth has my personal information. They know where I live because after I got the job I had to fill out the "paper work". I hope that this conveys a message to those who are looking for employment and to watch out for this company as well as reporting any fraud.Show more...
I would like to prevent a scam like this to anyone who is interested in working for AmeriHealth.
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