I applied for a customer service job on Ziprecruiter and Maria Surina from Jewelry Auction hired me.I was given the "Prepayment manager" title. The job post on the website stated that this is a salaried position with $4000-$4500 monthly. They made it seem like the main office was in Houston but I found out that she was in Florida. I was hired without an official interview.
She told me to look up pennyauctionreviews.com and look at the protection system. She told me that the website auctioned jewelry and that people from the U.S and Europe shopped at this site. The document stated that protection system works when the buyer buys the goods, the seller sends it to an expert to check and verify it and then the buyer sends money to the P.M. The Prepayment manager would send the money via Western Union to the seller in order to protect the buyer and seller.I looked up this company and they seemed legit. They have other alleged P.Ms. online. They also have jewelry displayed for bidding. The jewelries seem real. There is a video of her explaining this system on that website. Maria Surina asked me to give her my bank account number which I did.
She reduced the salary that she advertised on the Ziprecuiter website. She stated that she would pay me $2,000 after 30 with 4% commission. She stated that this would happen if they made $25,000 on the auction site, and she assured me that they always did every month. Maria Surina told me that after making 6 successful payments, I would be put on the site. She even called me a few times to inform me about payments.
We were in contact through the internet as well. She told me that a customer was going to send me a little over $1,600. I took my 4% commission and sent this money to a man in Kiev, Ukraine. The second time the same alleged buyer sent $2,000 the same week to the same person in the Ukraine and I took my cut as was stated in the contract. I thought everything was OK. The next day when I tried to check my account, the bank stated that my account was suspended. They told me that the buyer filed a complaint saying that they did not make this payment. When I informed Surina that my account was suspended, she acted like she wanted to help. She claimed that the buyer did not make that claim. When I informed the bank about her claim, they informed me that the only way they would drop it is if the person dropped the claim. I informed Surina to tell the buyer to drop this dispute if it wasn't bogus and that was the last time I heard from her. I tried to call the same number that she called me with, she wouldn't pick up. I called her again recently and discovered that the phone has been disconnected. This woman has stopped responding to my emails. I asked her if she would pay me what she owed me and no response till today and I doubt that there will be one.Maria Surina owes me $2,000 plus what the bank seized from me.
I want the salary she promised me!! Plus the money the bank froze from account!