Suspected Job Scam-Core Wine Supply LLC at Coreybonedock.Com
Heads up job seekers! Fake staffing agencies and/or recruiters may be sending out phishing emails trying to recruit client account managers or “territory” managers for a business called Core Wine Supply LLC in Orlando, FL .
A brand new website- coreybonedock.com was just registered on 5/24/2016 for 1 year only to someone named William Grant, 49 W Parkwood Pl. Orlando, Fl. However the business address on the website shows 4700 Millenia Blvd, Orlando, FL 32839 which is actually a virtual office mailing address that can be rented for about $90 a month at https://www.davincivirtual.com/loc/us/florida/orlando-virtual-offices/facility-1314.
You’ll notice the welcome statement says: “Core Wine Supply has been providing wine making starter kits to the home wine making communities for over 3 years.” However we can’t seem to find any information to validate that claim. Also, their contact page lists this company name as an LLC, however once again, there is no LLC or Corporation registered in the state of Florida under this business name.
Below is a screenshot of the website’s home page and contact us page:
And why would a legit business register a website with a name like coreybonedock.com ? A legitimate brick and mortar business wouldn’t! A legitimate company would use the business name or at least as close to the business name as possible so they could be easily found by customers! Scammers do not want their website to be found by potential customers, their purpose is to use the website to appear legitimate to potential job seeking victims only!
Everything about this so-called company and their website is suspicious and shady and there is no doubt in our mind that they are in the process of recruiting victims as we speak, the same way they have done with Proud Griffin Cheese Company Job Scam that we reported earlier this month, as well as Vicont Brewing and Home Brew Shop and Home Brew Supplies Scams we alerted our readers about last month.
How These Scams Work
After sending out the initial “recruitment” email to job seekers with resumes posted on job sites usually appearing to come from a staffing agency, they follow up with an email written to appear as coming from a legitimate company however, the offer is always too good to be true offering a work from home job with excellent pay, bonuses and a full benefits package usually including 3 weeks vacation the first year!
They require the “employees” bank account supposedly to deposit the employees paycheck (of course the employee never receives) but actually as they tell you later, a checking account is required so the employee can receive funds from “customer orders” and then send the funds to a third party or their “out of country suppliers or contractors” to complete the customers order.
The employee’s task is to withdraw the deposited funds, go to Western Union or Money Gram, document and wire the funds to the third party (usually overseas) which is usually several thousand dollars! However, the funds the scammers deposited in the employees bank account is stolen of course and the third party “out of country” supplier the employee wired the cash to, is actually the criminals who then vanish, leaving the “employee” holding the bag to repay the stolen funds out of their own pocket or possibly face prosecution once the stolen funds has been traced back to the employees bank account.
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What To Do If You Are A Victim
If you have fell victim to an employment scam like this, you need to contact your bank immediately and close your account IF you have provided your account 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 personal information like ss # birthdate etc , you need to contact the 3 credit bureaus- TransUnion, Equifax and Experian, and place a fraud alert on your report. These criminals can steal your identity and may try and obtain credit in your name. Doing this will alert you for at least 90 days about any suspicious activity.
In the hands of a thief, just your name, address, Social Security number or date of birth, can be used over and over months- even years down the road to:
Open new lines of credit
Seek medical attention
Drain savings and retirement accounts
Provide an alias when arrested
Get a job or file false tax returns
Get Payday Loans in your name
Obtain service agreements for cellular service or utilities
Obtain Government Documents such as a drivers license or passport
That’s why I highly recommend you get some sort of ongoing identity theft protection such as the services offered through companies like LifeLock-Visit Their Website Here or Identity Force-visit their website here! LifeLock and Identity Force are both reputable companies that monitors your accounts and alerts and protects you from identity theft.
Have you received a suspicious email offering you a “job” with Core Wine Supply LLC in Orlando Fla or other work at home “client or account manager” or “operator” job that 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.
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