Complaint Review: PNC
PNC Does not Care About the Customer Getting Scammed, Only Cares About Money Pittsburgh Pennsylvania
*Consumer Comment: Wrong...
*Consumer Comment: Any bank would do the same thing in the face of this long running scam
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I was contacted on a freelancer site called Upwork saying that I was going to be an editor for the website www.gainsight.com. The person who did this contacted me from the a cell fake cell number on 10/17/17. He claimed his name was David Nick. He told me to contact his Hiring Director Toni Kassie via Google Hangouts for the interview and job briefing. I then contacted her and went through with the interview, was hired, and told I would be paid a rate of $15.34/hr. I was then told I would be emailed a check for $1200 and that I was to mobile deposit it and send her a screenshot of the confirmation. This money was supposed to be for my materials to start working: software, work time tracker, etc. I did that. When the money was in my account (10/20/17) she had me to make a Western Union account and send $800 which added up to $879.99 by the end to Sotomi Taiwo. 14405, Rio Bonito road. Houston, TX 77083. I sent them that (10/23/17) and apparently the money was picked up by said person. A day later (10/24/17) I was told to go to Amazon.com and buy three gift cards in $100 increments for them. They stole my codes and redeemed them. After Toni tells me that they are waiting to ship my items I do not hear from her. Which was fine because she said she would talk to me tomorrow (10/25). Around 4:15am on 10/27/17 I receive an email saying that my account was overdrawn by $1,186.47...the amount given by a bounced check plus about $14 I had in the account. I went to go to tell Toni about this but am blocked on Google Hangouts. I tried calling David Nick; he is using a texting service so no call could be made to him. I called Western Union and tried to get my money back but could not. They filed a case for me which was case number:1892109. I do not have a way to pay overdrafts or the fees and need my money back. I called Western Union and filed a claim with them. I filed a claim with Amazon who put a hold on the gift cards. I filed a claim with my local law enforcement. I filed a claim with my bank (PNC). I filed a claim with ic3.gov (FBI) The bank is telling me that I am responsible for repaying this in 14 business days. I was the subject of fraud and I am held responsible for the money. I do not have that money and find that I deserve to be repaid this money and not be at fault for something I did not do intentionally. I was not aware that this check would bounce. Therefore, I should not be liable for this. PNC was great until this, they do not want to help the customer. I need assistance. I was the one who was the victim of this scam. I should not be held responsible. I submitted disputes and were given provisional credit whilst they investigated my case. The amount for the Western Union was just recently denied. I thought PNC was verifying that I was scammed, I WAS. I know now that my other dispute for Amazon will also come back denied if this is how they work. I am really considering leaving PNC because this is unjust.
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