Report: #1269486

Complaint Review: SYKES

  • Submitted: Sat, November 21, 2015
  • Updated: Sat, November 21, 2015
  • Reported By: Hoodie1978 — Middletown Ohio USA


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Started with a job ad I applied to for "adminstrative" assistat needed. Within an hour I got this email below. I set up the google chat and it seemed to be a legit interview, he asked me to hold on the line for a bit, he came right back said I was hired. They would mail me a check to get my "home office" set up and asked for my name and mailing address and who I banked with. He wanted me to "hurry" and open a bank account with Bank of America or US Bank. I bank now with a rather large well known bank and asked him why I needed to open an account with such banks? He said because their bank did not "tally" with any other banks except those given. He told me I needed to be on line each day at 8AM sharp to discuss things. I would be paid $9.00 per hour for 1 week training then I would be paid $25.00 per hour once I started to work. (NO where online could I find anyone working with Skyes making $25.00 per hour) The next day a man showed up at my door with a carrier package inside was a cashers check for $2450.00 from efcu Credit Union. Baton Rouge was spelled wrong and in lower case and there were no water marks let a lone the numbers were out of wack. He kept blowing up my IM asking me if I got the bank account set up? To which I told him NO I would not do such thing and he asked if I got the check? I needed to take it right now and put it in my account and then send him a copy of the receipt. There was a bogus letter that came with the check no letter head with the name Michael Rodgers email addresses of or This David told me to cash the check amd not to email this Michael Rodgers that he would be no help to me. He told me HE would provide me with a vendor to send another check to who then would send me my euqipment. I kept asking this so called David person who he worked for because this all seemed so fake? He would reply yes sure, or do you UNDERSTAND or UNDERSTOOD. I told him he was a scam and he should be ashamed of himself. He could not answer any questions and it seemed he was getting so mad that I was drilling him with questions that he was misspelling words left and right and then he would disappear off line and pop up a few hours later asking if I took the check yet to the bank. I told him NO and I was not going to. He then said he would have "payroll" send me a new check or he would have them put the funds directly into my account and I could go purchase my own things and send him the reciepts. I told him NO and basically to he was once again trying to scam me how did sleep at night doing this to folks? I sure hope no one falls for this. I have 3 days worth of chat IM's from this dummy. Glad I did not fall for anything. 

Dear Applicant,
Your resume has been reviewed due to the Job Ad you responded to online and the Human Resources of the company has decided to give you a chance to proceed to the next employment process, you have been considered and scheduled for an online interview to discuss more about the position offered. You are required to set up a yahoo mail ( and download yahoo messenger ( or Gmail account ( then download the app from you app store i.e for smart phone and for PC you can download one from the Gmail webpage to download the app.
After this process, you are to add Mr David L. Pearson on Yahoo IM, Him yahoo ID is (David L. or Google hangout for Gmail is ( to your buddy list ASAP for the job briefing and comprehensive details.He would be online waiting to talk to you ASAP. If you have any problem in setting up the Yahoo messenger icon you can email him on (David or (
Interview Venue: Online Via Yahoo Instant Messenger Or (Google Hangout)
Interview Schedule: Asap
Benefits: Health, Dental, Life and AD&D Insurance, Employee Wellness and 401k plans.Paid Time Off and Holidays with Generous Company Discounts
Best Regards,
Human Resources Department
Sykes Enterprises.
Thank You.
Mr Charles E Sykes

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#1 UPDATE EX-employee responds

this is NOT the real Sykes company

AUTHOR: Sporky - (United States of America)

There is a REAL company by the name of Sykes Enterprises that uses brick-and-mortar call centers and WAH people who offer call center options to businesses.  I was an employee for four years and they do NOT send out checks, so this was a scam for certain, BUT I wanted to make it clear that there IS a company Called Sykes. Sykes was founded in 1977 by John H. Sykes and it is a real, legitimate company.  

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#2 Author of original report


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I contacted my local police department and the my local FBI office to file the compliant. I handed over all the information given to me including the cashiers check. The guy emailing me was making threats to kill me and my family since he had my home address. I blocked him on my account and stopped responding to the person. Dont fall for it, there are MANY other reports out there about this same scam operation. 

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#3 General Comment

Michael Rodgers check scam

AUTHOR: Amblynn19 - (USA)

I have recently been messaging a laural dickson and had an interview with her. I have been messaging her since and got the Check today, my papa Mike recommended I have the check looked at because it looked like a scam. I took it to My bank and they offered to do a risk assessment and would call me after risk assessment. As soon as I got home I instant messages laural about getting the risk assessment done and she kept going on about how I have to do the deposit today. Then I looked online to see if a check from Michael Rodgers was a scam and found this post. I thought it was a legitimate job, but this post I found proves it is not. How do I stop them from hassling me?

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