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Report: #1447205

Complaint Review: Scott Zimmermann - Mannheim

  • Submitted: Tue, June 12, 2018
  • Updated: Tue, June 12, 2018
  • Reported By: Ripped off and MAD! — United States
  • Scott Zimmermann
    Pfingstweidstraße 10-12
    Mannheim,
    Germany

Scott Zimmermann Helmut Fischer Ann Baker Ramundo M. Pacheco The Phoenix Group Phoenix PharmahandelScott Zimmermann Scott Zimmermann, posing as a Hiring Manager for The Phoenix Group, I was scammed out of $3,000 for equipment to work from home. Mannheim

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I bid on a job through Freelancer.com. I was contacted via their chat board asking for an email address. I gave them the one that I had created specifically for the job search. I received an email advising me to download Google Hang Outs and contact the "Hiring Manager" with his email address. (My email account has been shut down for weird activity?!), so I don't have the exact address, but it was something like ScottZimmermann.intwdesk13@gmail.com. I contacted him through Hang Outs. He told me to go to the company's website to make sure that I wanted to be associated with them. I went to Phoenixgroup.eu and liked what the company stands for. I interviewed, and was told that I was being hired for an Administrative Assistant position. It came with Medical and Dental benefits. It was flexible hours, working from home. I was sent a contract on letterhead with a watermark running through it via email. I signed it and sent it back within the required timeframe. I then was told that I needed to report in at 8 am my time the next day. He then told me that I needed to purchase Accounting programs through their vendor, but they would send me the check to pay for it. I questioned the amount of the Accounting programs needed. He insisted that they were all needed. According to the website, the company operates in 26 different countries. The check came, I deposited it in my bank account. I was then told that I needed to take out cash, but keep $50 for my sign on bonus. (I thought that the bank would not give it to me until the check cleared). I needed to put it in the vendor's account to issue the equipment so I could start working. I questioned whether he had a PayPal account. His name was Ramundo M. Pacheco. I was told that I needed to send them proof of everything I did with the money for their accounting purposes. I now have been told by my bank that the check was "altered/fictitious" and I am now out $3000!  

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