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Monday, July 24, 2017

Mail Scam Targeting Those Looking For Work

Just a heads-up…there is a mail scam going on in the Potter/Tioga area targeting people who are looking for work—in this particular case, “dog sitting”. 

After an online application, my son’s fiancée was contacted to care for a dog for approximately one week for an agreed upon rate. The contact was a woman, whose emails identified her as a “Valerie Corbin” with the email address vcorbin03@gmail.com, and advised she was a single mom. 

This was done in typical “scam” fashion: a check was sent from “her agent” for about $2000 more than the agreed upon fee, with the balance to be sent to the person who provides pet supplies...this sent up the first red flag. The funds, which appear to be a bank draft, supposedly originated from Kensington Vanguard National Land Services of TX LLC out of Fort Worth, TX. 

The draft was hand signed by the person listed as their CEO as opposed to their CFO and, it had no watermark. The envelope it arrived in has a return address from a company called “Translation LLC” out of NYC. 

As I said, it would appear that they are targeting people looking for employment and/or work from home opportunities. Luckily, she didn’t cash the check & took it directly to the state police & is in the process of providing the information to the Postal Inspector as well.


Anonymous said...

Well if they're trying to scam people looking for work in this area they won't get too much. Better off trying to scam people on unjustified disability, then they would be rich.

Anonymous said...

6:25 I couldn't agree with you more.

Anonymous said...

Sadly, I would have to agree, however, this young lady is an exception. She genuinely wants to work.

Anonymous said...

I'm sure the young lady is sincere, that wasn't the point. She is to be admired but she isn't the majority. unfortunately. Good for her