Victim Location 66044
Type of a scam Employment
I am an international student from India looking for a job here in the US. A while ago, I received a call from a lady from this company called Wireclass. She said that she could offer me a job with one of the company’s clients after I sent her my resume and finished "training" at the company at a cost of $700. I asked her why I was required to pay money to find a job. She couldn’t give me a clear answer but said that it was for the time and effort given by the people training candidates. I asked her why they needed money from candidates if their clients were already paying them but she couldn’t answer that either. I knew this was a scam and hung up.
Wireclass calls/emails international students from India in the USA and says that it will help them find a job and process their paperwork which will enable them to stay in the US legally. However, it also asks applicants to pay a fee (I was asked to pay $700) for training that applicants will have to undergo before their marketing department starts sending out applicants’ resumes to various clients. There are several people who have reported this company on Google and other websites and it seems that the fee they ask applicants to pay varies from person to person. They say that if the applicant were to receive a job at a different company while undergoing training, the applicant will have to forego the money he/she has paid. If the applicant finishes the training, then this "deposit" is refunded with the first month’s paycheck when the applicant starts working with one of their clients.
I dug a little deeper and found a text file that someone leaked on Google. The document is called "wireclass.comleak." The document has a long list of Indian people who were probably contacted by Wireclass and ended up paying money to them in hopes of finding a job. The document has a "price" column that most probably refers to the amount they charged each person. I have attached this document below.
Digging a little deeper, I found that there are actually quite a few companies that have the same description as the Wireclass website and are designed to function in the same way. The following link is helpful in this regard: https://scamwarners.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=247104. It seems that there a bunch of fake companies running a US-based scam trying to trap Indian students desperately looking for a job in the US. To add to all of this, no one really knows who the CEO of this company is… It’s all very strange.
Another fishy aspect of this company and other companies listed as sister companies is that the Google address listing their US addresses don’t show these companies as being present in those locations. A simple street view on Google Maps shows this.
There are several links online where people have written about the scam that is Wireclass. Some of the links are as follows:
2. <span title="https://www.glassdoor.com/Reviews/Wireclass-Reviews-E827533.htm?sort.sortType=OR&sort.ascending=true&filter.employmentStatus=REGULAR&filter.employmentStatus=PART_TIME&filter.employmentStatus=UNKNOWN
3. <span title="https://www.indeed.com/forum/job/clinical-research-associate/Victim-Wireclass/t514302
And finally, there’s this YouTube video that realls digs into fraudulent companies like Wireclass and explains how they operate. The video can found at – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nh9Y_qiWgwo.
This company has been scamming innocent Indian students for a while now. It is high time someone looked into it and figured out how they have been getting the H-1B work visas for the applicants who do pay and go through their "training" period.
Victim Location 24060
Total money lost $1,200
Type of a scam Employment
They take a 700 to 1300 dollars from international students who have graduated and not landed a job. Announce that they hired them, keep them for a while, while promising jobs to the students. In the end, they let them go.