Part 2 of how I got scammed (emotionally and ALMOST financially) from a fake LinkedIn job posting. #linkedin #jobposting #wireapp #scam
“It was definitely humbling because I had already posted on LinkedIn and was like ‘oh, this is my new job.’ All my old coworkers and everyone was like ‘oh congrats!’”
"Yeah. It was very embarrassing.”
In video 3, Heim gave more details about the fraudsters.
She said the company that "hired" her was Waymo–which involved the use of autonomous vehicles and trucks.
Thanks to her boyfriend who did some digging, Heim discovered the whole thing was a scam when he referred her to the Wire site, which stated that the most frequent scam involving the use of their platform was the job applications scam.
According to Wire, the website reads:
"Fraudsters impersonate large organizations and offer jobs or interviews over messaging platforms such as Wire."
"Most often the victim is someone who would become a remote working employee."
"They get offered the job and are then asked to buy a laptop and mobile through a portal that is setup by the fraudster under the promise that they will be reimbursed when joining the company."
"The reality is that there is no job, the interviewee never receives the laptop or mobile, and the fraudster has collected the money and closed their Wire account.”