A recent job posting on Indeed.com and other job listing sites that offered an office assistant position with Bertha Gutierrez, P.C., is a scam.
Applicants to the post received a response email claiming to be from Gutierrez that said, “Thank you very much for your application. We really appreciate you taking the time to consider us as a potential employer. However, the position you applied for has been filled, but you have been offered another position at our client’s company as a Personal Assistant due to your exceptional resume.”
The email asked for personal details such as address, phone number, and email address. Following emails were sent from a person claiming to be “Dominique Walter” from Walter Group INC, who could be reached at a gmail address.
Follow-up emails with “Walter” included other employment questions and instructions to cash or deposit a check to the applicant’s bank account for $3,420 from an Illinois business. In the email, “Walter” said she would be traveling to Singapore and needed to know when the check was deposited. The email also asked for the candidate to make hotel and flight arrangements for the Singapore trip.
When the candidate notified “Walter” that the check had been deposited, contact was cut off.
Gutierrez said about 20 people had contacted her about the position through phone calls and emails. In email responses to the applicants, Gutierrez stated that no such position had been posted to Indeed.com by her office. At least one applicant was told the position was in Dallas. Gutierrez said she only has one location in San Antonio. Gutierrez also said she did not have any business clients who she would be referring an applicant for hiring.
Gutierrez contacted Indeed.com about removing the job posting. In response, Indeed.com said the posting was no longer listed and had possibly been removed by the poster.