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    Exclamation [Serious] I think the job offer I accepted may have been a scam.

    So I accepted a small assistant job at a company called H.I.G Capital. It's American but apparently they're building new offices in Australia. I text my employer over Skype and I've talked on the phone just once. I'm meant to start the job in a few days.

    This is what my employer sent me over Skype regarding my role >>>>>>>>>
    {{"" !!! Financial task - need to process a payment of client using transfer system (which will be convenient for the client) It is an investment Company. So basically have to deal with finance. Basically your main job is to help assist the payment process.
    ...so the client will advise me, and I inform you on how they would like their money transferred.""}}

    They sent me that after I accepted the job, but I'm on a trial period so I haven't accepted any contracts or agreements and they haven't asked me to pay them any money in advance.

    So far, I've provided my BSB number, my account number, my name, my address and my TFN number.
    Since I only have a 100 bucks in the account I gave them information about, it won't be too big of a deal if it is a scam. But I want to know if anyone can do serious harm if they have the above information about me?

    Yes, Ik, I'm probably the biggest idiot in the world.

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    Re: [Serious] I think the job offer I accepted may have been a scam.

    Have you received a physical contract or expect to receive one?

    Did you send them a copy of your licence or passport?

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    Re: [Serious] I think the job offer I accepted may have been a scam.

    They do have a copy of my license. And atm I'm in a period of the job that they call probation. So I'm in a period of training for the first 2 weeks and apparently it's paid. I was told that after the training period I'll be allowed to officially work for them.

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    Re: [Serious] I think the job offer I accepted may have been a scam.

    Ok, so now I'm going on and assuming this is a fraud. The guy has my BSB number, my account number, my name, my address and my TFN number. I also may have stupidly provided him a copy of my passport and drivers license. What is my best course of action?

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    Re: [Serious] I think the job offer I accepted may have been a scam.

    Quote Originally Posted by Baggypants View Post
    Ok, so now I'm going on and assuming this is a fraud. The guy has my BSB number, my account number, my name, my address and my TFN number. I also may have stupidly provided him a copy of my passport and drivers license. What is my best course of action?
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    Re: [Serious] I think the job offer I accepted may have been a scam.

    You need to seek legal counsel. If you are at university, there should be assistance there. If not, then http://www.legalaid.nsw.gov.au/ or seek your own solicitor if you can afford one.

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    Re: [Serious] I think the job offer I accepted may have been a scam.

    HIG is a private equity firm with $20B AUM. How did you find this job listing?

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    Re: [Serious] I think the job offer I accepted may have been a scam.

    Quote Originally Posted by Squar3root View Post
    go to a local police station and explain your predicament
    I agree contact the police, definitely doesnt seem legit. Was there any type of interview?
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    Re: [Serious] I think the job offer I accepted may have been a scam.

    Yeah definitely doesn't seem legit. There isn't any news about HIG Capital opening up in Australia either.

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    Re: [Serious] I think the job offer I accepted may have been a scam.

    OK HOLY SHIT. I just got $8000 transferred to my bank account. The banks are closed now wtf do i do? I know it's a scam and tomorrow the guy is gonna ask me to launder some money for him. ANYONE KNOW WTF DO I DO NOW?

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    Re: [Serious] I think the job offer I accepted may have been a scam.

    Quote Originally Posted by Baggypants View Post
    OK HOLY SHIT. I just got $8000 transferred to my bank account. The banks are closed now wtf do i do? I know it's a scam and tomorrow the guy is gonna ask me to launder some money for him. ANYONE KNOW WTF DO I DO NOW?
    Yeah i work in a bank and this is very obviously laundering (he's already using the account to launder funds which is illegal)

    First things first, calm down. There's not much you can do until tomorrow.

    Contact your local bank branch and have them close the account, this is very important. Straight after that go to your local police station with the evidence and explain your situation. I'm talking first thing tomorrow morning. Don't leave this.
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    Re: [Serious] I think the job offer I accepted may have been a scam.

    Also don't spend the money it's probably dirty as fuck
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    Re: [Serious] I think the job offer I accepted may have been a scam.

    Quote Originally Posted by Baggypants View Post
    OK HOLY SHIT. I just got $8000 transferred to my bank account. The banks are closed now wtf do i do? I know it's a scam and tomorrow the guy is gonna ask me to launder some money for him. ANYONE KNOW WTF DO I DO NOW?
    withdraw the money and run asap!
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    Re: [Serious] I think the job offer I accepted may have been a scam.

    Quote Originally Posted by Katsumi View Post
    Yeah i work in a bank and this is very obviously laundering (he's already using the account to launder funds which is illegal)

    First things first, calm down. There's not much you can do until tomorrow.

    Contact your local bank branch and have them close the account, this is very important. Straight after that go to your local police station with the evidence and explain your situation. I'm talking first thing tomorrow morning. Don't leave this.
    Or change the bsb number for your account
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    Re: [Serious] I think the job offer I accepted may have been a scam.

    (Then run with the money)
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    Re: [Serious] I think the job offer I accepted may have been a scam.

    Quote Originally Posted by Squar3root View Post
    Or change the bsb number for your account
    This is true but when it comes to accounts with dirty money it's best to be 100% safe.

    Also OP for the love of god report the laundering to your bank
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    Re: [Serious] I think the job offer I accepted may have been a scam.

    Yeah thanks a lot. I'll do that the first thing tomorrow. Idk why but I feel the castle hill police station are kinda crap.

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    Re: [Serious] I think the job offer I accepted may have been a scam.

    Quote Originally Posted by Katsumi View Post
    This is true but when it comes to accounts with dirty money it's best to be 100% safe.

    Also OP for the love of god report the laundering to your bank
    and federal police

    So they can see where the money came from etc etc and shut down the method/s they used to obtain the money
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    Re: [Serious] I think the job offer I accepted may have been a scam.

    Quote Originally Posted by Baggypants View Post
    Yeah thanks a lot. I'll do that the first thing tomorrow. Idk why but I feel the castle hill police station are kinda crap.
    Go to a different one, it doesn't have to be local


    or if you contact your bank they might inform the police as well
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    Re: [Serious] I think the job offer I accepted may have been a scam.

    Also go and tell your parents now. It's times like this where they can help the most.
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    Re: [Serious] I think the job offer I accepted may have been a scam.

    The money isn't part of my available funds lol. But dw i'm an ethical person, I won't run.

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    Re: [Serious] I think the job offer I accepted may have been a scam.

    I'll tell them tomorrow morning, I don't wana get them involved yet tbh. They worry too much.

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    Re: [Serious] I think the job offer I accepted may have been a scam.

    Quote Originally Posted by Baggypants View Post
    I'll tell them tomorrow morning, I don't wana get them involved yet tbh. They worry too much.
    It's your call but this is serious shit so don't take it lightly. It's something you'd be best not to handle alone.
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    Re: [Serious] I think the job offer I accepted may have been a scam.

    Wow. This is some crazy stuff going on here.

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    Re: [Serious] I think the job offer I accepted may have been a scam.

    Ok so i just got back from the police station and they've recorded everything down. Tomorrow I'm going to the bank and we'll see what happens. I have to say, I could really use that money with future hecs debt.

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