I am a victim of a re-shipping employment opportunity. I didn't exchange any money, but I gave away a lot of personal information. I am most likely a victim of ID theft.
I submitted my resume in reply to an employment opportunity on Craig's List July 1, 2020. I receive a reply via email from Claudette Kang with a more detailed job description and a FAQ attachment and instructions for a phone interview. After reviewing the information I replied with further interest. July 2nd I received a phone call from Susan asking qualifying questions, she answered my questions/concerns. July 3rd I received another email from Ms. Kang formerly offering me the position stating I should receive an employment application soon. July 6 I sent an email to Ms. Kang advising I had not received the application, shortly after Natalie called to follow up on the application which I had not yet received. A little later on the 6th Ms. Kang sent an email with a link to the application. I reviewed, completed and returned the application the same day. Shortly after returning the application I received an email from [email protected] with a link to a User Panel which contained instruction and various sections for doing the job. July 7 I received my first package on the dashboard with description of what was being shipped and a FedEx tracking number. July 9 I got and email from Samuel Buzek requesting I complete the W4 with a link to the IRS website and two options to receive payment. I completed the task and email back per instruction (stupid, stupid, stupid). July 10th the package arrived. The shipping box was not in great condition. Inside the shipping box was and iPhone box inside the iPhone box was a stack of paper cut to fit perfect. Now I figure I’ve been scammed. I followed the receiving instructions per the manual up to printing the return label. I requested instruction on how to proceed since the item received was not the correct item and I had already printed the shipping label. July 10 was a Friday I got a reply Monday July 13 on the dashboard, but feeling really sure this is a scam I did not monitor the dashboard. Instead I closed my bank account and completed scam reports on econsumer.gov and #REPORTSCAM. July 14th I got a text and a phone call from Justin requesting I mail the package. As of this writing I have not mailed the package and do not think that I should. The shipping label provided me has incorrect information i.e my address and phone number (I don’t know why that is even there). The phone number for the person that shipped the package to me is a non-working number. The package is going back to the same City and State it came from (?)
Scammer caught and jailed
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