Innovat-Construction.com Scam Alert
Beware! Another suspected money mule employment scam is operating as a construction company at innovat-construction.com. The domain was originally registered 2014-04-30, updated on 2015-05-21 and expires on 2016-04-29, hosted in the Netherlands and is registered to an Allen B. Duclos in Philadelphia PA. The phone # on the website, (850) 659-6669 is a PENSACOLA, Florida area code, however there is no business address listed on the site.
Below is a screenshot of the websites homepage:
THE JOB OFFER
Below is a copy of the initial job offer:
From: email@example.com via citation.websitewelcome.com
Subject: (Recipients Name) launch your career
Good afternoon ,
I have reviewed your resume and I’m going to propose you a vacancy with our Company.
It is an easy job with a legal salary in the amount of $3 000 plus commission and social insurance. We are searching for candidates who are able to support business relationship between customers located in another country. You don’t need special skills, our manager’s assistant will send you a detailed description and support you by phone. To get started you’ll need to create an account with any local bank to process the transactions from our clients and sign a contract with the HR Department. You will be able to get your first percentage in about 5 business days. If you’re ready to start ple
ase contact us by email, we will support you.
After requesting more information about the company, website info and questioned the need to create a bank account, this is the reply:
From: Samuel Gold <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: RE: (Recipients Name) launch your career
Innovative Construction Inc.
It’s like a work from home.
Your main responsibilities will be to collect the transactions from our clients and distribute them to our designers.
Our clients use wire transfers and direct deposits as a method of the payment.
You can use any local bank to create an account.
No experience is necessary as we are willing to train all of our entry level candidates. If you are interested please register here:
Below is a screenshot of the registration page at http://innovat-construction.com/r.php?i=2:
Samuel Gold is the same name used on a Customer Service Contractor Agreement connected to a previous money mule scam operating in Dec 2013 at http://innovatconstruction.com, using a business address as 6050 Nadmar Ave Boca Raton FL 33434 Tel: (561) 288-0611 Fax: (888) 257-6248. You can see the contracter agreement at https://www.scamwarners.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=34&t=79775
The whois history on http://innovatconstruction.com showed that domain was registered to a Sergey Smirnov in Moscow Russia! That website is no longer online, however it appears these scammers just registered the same name in a slightly different format, and used a US name and address (probably someones stolen identity) to register it under.
What To Do If You Are A Victim
If you have fell victim to an employment scam, you need to contact your bank immediately and close your account IF you have provided this information to the scammers. Next file a police report with your local authorities and then file a complaint with the FBI’s internet crime center at http://www.ic3.gov/
If you provided your Social Security number to them, you need to contact the 3 credit bureaus- TransUnion, Equifax and Experian, and place a fraud alert on your report. They can steal your identity and may try and obtain credit in your name, register scam websites etc. This will alert you for at least 90 days about any suspicious activity. I highly recommend you get some sort of identity protection such as the services offered through companies like LifeLock-Visit Their Website Here!
Have you received a suspicious email offering you a “job” you never applied for? Feel free to copy and paste the email in the comments so we can help alert and prevent others from becoming victims.