Victim Location 34613
Type of a scam Employment
I was contacted via email that my application was accepted and to participate in a google hangouts interview, passed it, was offer of employment with Merck Group, called scammer via hangouts, no answer (red flag), ridiculous pay per hour (red flag), letter of hire received with grammatical errors (red flag), Company logo on letter was crooked (red flag), letter twice stated in same paragraph to provide proof of ability to work in USA (red flag). Was told a check would come in the mail to purchase software (red flag) and an HP Laptop would provided. I would be contacted with a tracking number, etc. told to log in at 8am my time to start work the following day. Asked me during hangouts conversation what I would do with the check (red flag), Googled LinkedIn Job Scam and found this same scam reported verbatim by another victim different company.