A job scam related to fraudulent job postings for an office assistant position with a law firm on Indeed.com and other job listing sites first reported in September 2017 is ongoing.
Applicants to the fake job posting received an email response from the poster 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 originally came from a person claiming to be “Dominique Walter,” but the name has been changed to “Amber” in recent emails.
Respondents to the email would receive a check in the mail, which was to be cashed or deposited in his or her bank account. The recipients of the check are told to notify the sender once the check has been deposited. It is at this point that contact between the two parties would cease.