Gift, LLC at VIP Virtual Assistant Job Scam

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4 Responses

  1. Scott Dawson says:

    Man, these guys got me good.
    Fortunately, I found this page in time to cancel all payments to them, and the bank should confiscate the thousands of dollars they sent to me. Looks like I was a bad investment on their part.

  2. Steven says:

    Yes, that is the person I’ve been contacted by. I figured it sounded funny so I did a google search and then a building search of businesses in that building. and of course nothing. The website showed a picture of a white guy and as you move your cursor over the picture it said “Nobody”, also looked up the name and its a name common in Sierra Leone Africa…

  3. Anonymous says:

    I am also involved in the early stages of this scam. Only a week into the regular “tasks” and I get this email from the company regarding the alleged sculpture from Russia.

    Hi (NAME)

    I just got off the phone with the client in regards to the art gallery project. Your additional assistance is required.
    As you are aware, they want to pay with their corporate account and MG/WU want it with cash. This is how the artist wants it. This customer is not willing to spend his own money, wants to pay with company money and MG/WU reject business type of payments when you try to send it.

    He asked me today, who was working on his project. I told them we’ve got an assistant, (NAME) was working on a task.
    So told me OK, why don’t we send the money to an assistant, (NAME) and this person will take care. And they will be more than happy to cover all transportation costs, transfer fees and money to set up a new account if you prefer setting up a new account.

    They suggested sending you the money. You will use it once you get into your account to pay the artist, once you have the money, once it has been processed and placed into your account.
    The only thing they need is a REGULAR account. Not a pre-pay card. There are some many restrictions how much you can receive or how much you can spend with a pre-pay card you are not aware so they asked for any regular account.
    Any savings or checking will do. Personal or business. New or existing. If you don’t want to mess with your existing finances – fee free to set up a new account at the same or any other bank.

    Please let me know today. On top of that, our client will pay you $200 extra bonus for your time. It may take a couple hours or less. And this is your job – to help our clients. the bonus is on top.

    First of all, I want you to understand that part-time assistant is not only virtual work from home. You have to work on assignment locally. Assisting with corporate gifting in one of your responsibilities. Our client trusts us because this is our existing client, they have already purchased a lot of stuff using our services.
    Normally, you would pay western union with the company card. However, as per the agreement, you will get the card only once you qualify your trial period. This is our company policy and we simply cannot provide company cards 1st week and then spend time on checking every expense.

    You will find your direct deposit attached to this email. This is a similar form that we use for payroll. We expect our client will place deposit of approx.:
    – $7,200 (Sculpture)
    – $700 (shipping)
    – $200 (approx. money gram union fees – might need to re-confirm with them)
    – $200 (Your Bonus)
    Total: $8,300

    Here are your next steps I see at the moment:
    1) Fill out this form with your bank account (existing or set up a new). Our client will send you the money. Direct deposit form is attached – this is a formal reason/background for the client to send you this money. This is a common form when people send money for something.
    2) Our client may also send money with PayPal (perhaps, have to ask, if you have PayPal) and then you can send money to your bank account or card, and get the cash. This process may take more time. I would rather go with option 1.

    Let me know if you have any questions and let me know what you prefer. There are also other tasks already available, but I want to make sure this one is taken care 1st since this client is important to us.
    attn (NAME)

    Sheku Sesay
    HR Manager
    Gift LLC

    • admin says:

      Thank you for sharing this information. It never ceases to amaze me the lengths these scammers will go to try and steal our money!