Tax Quick New York Client Manager/Operator Employment Scam
2 more suspicious Tax websites has just been registered for one year TaxQuickNy.com and TaxQuickNyLLC.com and both are exact replicas of the website used in a previous job scam at taxadjusting.com we warned our readers about last spring. As a matter of fact as you will see in the screenshot below “Tax Adjusting USA” still appears in the top menu where it says “Careers With Tax Adjusting USA”.
TaxQuickNY.com and TaxQuickNYLLC.com is both registered to someone named Derek Pabst, 26 E 38th St, New York, NY, 10016 Phone: +1.212.889.9830. The address on the website is the same however the phone # is 347.903-8970.
Below is screenshots of the BBB listing for the legitimate Tax Quick which is NOT BBB accredited and is unclear if it is even still in business or if the 212-889-9830 phone # is still working . Since they do not appear to have a website other than at one time a listing in a business directory at http://www.taxreturn8.com/TaxReturn/Robert-Pabst-Tax-Quick-LLC-New-York-NY-12553529.htm. It doesn’t appear to be anything more than a just an accountant named Robert Pabst (not Derek Pabst) operating under the Tax Quick name.
Money Mule Scam
We know for a fact that Taxadjusting.com and Taxadjustingusa.com was indeed a money mule scam operating under the disguise of a tax preparation business. Seeing that TaxQuickNy.com and TaxQuickNYLLC.com is using the same website that still shows the Tax Adjusting name pretty much proves that whoever registered these 2 websites are up to no good and they stole the credentials of a legitimate business to try and fool job seekers and potential victims.
We know scammers operated fake tax preparation websites like this in the past and was sending out job offers to job seekers offering them a home based administrative “Operator” or “Client Manager” positions. They required the “employees” bank account to receive and then process tax refunds for their “out of country” clients who had worked in the USA. They would deposit so called “Tax Refunds” in the employees bank account saying it was their “out of country” clients refund and the employee’s job was to was to withdraw the refund, go to Western Union or Money Gram, document and wire the funds to the out of country tax payer! However, the funds the scammers deposited in the employees bank account was stolen of course and the “out of country” client the employee wired the tax refund to, was actually the criminals!
There is NO doubt in my mind that TaxQuickNy.com and TaxQuickNYLLC.com are both fraudulent websites and is just another money mule operation described above! So Be careful! If you were contacted by someone offering a work at home job with Tax Quick in New York, do NOT reply or accept the job and do NOT provide them with any of your personal details!
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.
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