I am a stay at home mother of two young children, and I was looking for a job that I would be able to do from home. After a lot of searching and finding many companies that require YOU to pay THEM to work, I finally found something that I thought was legit. It was on Career Builder.com listed as a "financial Agent" position with a company called "Brazos Solutions" a so called financial company that worked with people involved in the stock business. I sent in my application, and recieved an immediate response. I was offered the job.
I was told that the description of the job was to wire transfer money via money gram that was deposited into my bank account to a "client." I mistakenly gave them my bank account number and routing number. I was told that I would recieve anywhere between 1-5 transfers a week, and that I would recieve 8% commission of the amount I was transferring, on top of a $2000 a month paycheck ($1500, for the first month.)
After about 2 weeks of e-mailing back and forth with my "personal manager" to discuss everything I would be doing with my "job" I was finally sent a transfer. I went to my bank withdrew the money and sent it with the information I was given. My "personal manager" then said that I would recieve another transfer sometime that following week. When Friday finally rolled around, I started to wonder where the transfer was at....I emailed her, had no response for about 3 days. I then contacted the "administration" using the company website, and also recieved no response.
Today, 3 days after I was supposed to recieve my first paycheck, I tried to call the numbers listed on the website. The first number, listed as a VOICE/FAX was only a fax. The second number said that it was no longer in service. After hearing that, I did a little research on the company, and found out that they are selling fake merchandise on the internet, and using MY account to transfer their money from the buyer. Then when I was withdrawing the money and wire transferring it, I was simply sending them their stolen money. I sent the money to the Russian Federation. Which must be where these scam artists are located.
I really wish that I had known what I was getting myslef into before all of this happened. Now I am faced with the possibility of identity theft.