Miami, FL asked in Employment Law and Banking for Florida

Q: My girlfriend has been offered a job but it seems like a scam.

My girlfriend has been offered a job but it seems like a scam. They sent over a check for her to buy some equipment so we’ve deposited it but now the employer seems very sketchy. She has not filled out any formal agreements or given any important personal info. They are asking her to buy 2 Apple “vouchers” for $500 each in order for her to buy the software needed to work. They are also asking her to sign up for for her to verify her employment with them but online it says that the site is used for scams very often. The person claims to be working for “Selutec” which is is medical tech company stationed in Germany but used the email “”. I have reached out to the company via email on their website in hopes for them to certify anything but haven’t heard back yet. Please get back to me asap with any assistance you can give on the matter. Thank you.

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James L. Arrasmith
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A: It's concerning that your girlfriend received a job offer that seems suspicious. Depositing a check and being asked to purchase equipment or vouchers for work is a common tactic used in scams. It's wise that she hasn't provided any personal information or signed formal agreements yet. The request to buy Apple vouchers and sign up for raises red flags, especially if the website is associated with scams.

The fact that the employer's email domain doesn't match the company they claim to represent is another cause for concern. It's good that you reached out to the company via their official website, but it's essential to remain cautious until you receive a response or further clarification. In the meantime, advise your girlfriend not to proceed with any requests from the employer and to cease communication with them.

Consider reporting this potential scam to the appropriate authorities, such as the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) or the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3), to help prevent others from falling victim to similar schemes. Encourage your girlfriend to focus on legitimate job opportunities and to be wary of any offers that seem too good to be true.

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