Victim Location 30179
Type of a scam Employment
Work from home scam. Looked extremely legitimate and professional. Beware, only wanted to text chat via Skype under the premise they couldn’t speak English well. They used a legitimate business in Japan, mimicked their site and corporate officers, and got me to send all my personal information for employment. They said they got my resume off Indeed. I suspect they were in Lagos Nigeria since my website kept getting hits from that ISP address. When I finally tried to video call them (supposedly they’re a telecommunications company) his camera suddenly wasn’t working. He called back but via voice only. He certainly didn’t sound Japanese. He sounded Nigerian. I taught college for 14 years and had many Nigerian students. It’s a distinct accent. I know a little Japanese although not fluent. I asked him a question in Japanese and he hung up.
2nd Initial email:
Thank you for your interest in working for our company. You have been selected to move to the 1st step in our hiring process. The job briefing and interview will be conducted on Skype as texting/instant message. So you are to setup Skype and send me an invite to [email protected]
I will be available at my desk to provide you the job details, job description, and answer any necessary questions to help you understand the job requirements. I will look forward to your invite.
Jupiter Telecommunications Co., Ltd.
Registered Head Office:
Marunouchi Trust Tower North,
1-8-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku,
Tokyo, 100-0005 Japan.
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