Virtue Executive Technologies Reports & Reviews (2)
Scammer's phone +1 813-896-0445
Scammer's website Virtue-exc.com
Country United States
Type of a scam Employment
Initial means of contact Text message
Remote Job ScamI was contacted through text about an open part-time position as an Assistant Survey Analyst for Virtue Executive Technologies. I clicked on the application link which mostly consisted of questions regarding availability and previous work background. I entered vague information of my work experience and submitted the application.
The next day I was contacted to meet the hiring manager and they provided a Skype link. I asked to make an appointment with the manager, and was told there was no need as long as I contact her within her working days.
I tried calling the hiring manager through Skype and there was no answer but we talked through the Skype chat. She was restating the duties of the position, did not ask if I had any questions, did not ask about my previous work experience, and asked when I could start working. I knew they would want my social security and bank information after that, so I ended the chat before we got to that point.
They do have a website that looks legitimate at first glance but contains some grammar errors and lacks professionalism in their writing.
Victim Location 98374
Type of a scam Employment
I applied to a job at this company after seeing a posting on a job site (I tried to look back to see if it was LinkedIn or Indeed or SimplyHired but couldn't find it again). I heard back about a month later (which was last Thursday) via email, inviting me to take the next step in the hiring process. I filled out on the online questionnaire with basic "tell us about a time when you dealt with an angry customer" kind of inquiries. I heard back Friday that I received the position for the Virtual Customer Assistant via a text from "Michelle Spangler" who was part of HR. It would be one week of training (1 hour a day each weekday for $20/hour) then full time $30/hour Monday - Friday 9-5EST. I was invited to connect with the HR manager over skype, who gave me more details of the position and space for questions - all over chat. I showed up Monday morning for training, via skype, since I hadn't heard any more. For about an hour "Kayla Michelle" led me through basic values in the job and how I might work with the team. Monday I also received an email from HR asking for my W4, passport, and direct deposit information. Thinking it was still legit at this point, I sent that through.
However, when I went to training today (Tuesday morning), something felt off. Kayla's chat responses were slower. She asked me to do a weird "cash reporting spreadsheet" with made up numbers. I decided to look further into their website, which I had gone through already. It all looks real at first, but I started noticing spelling errors, photos that looked like they just came from the internet, and a reference to 283 satisfied customers, which felt off for a company supposedly in its 14th year. I looked up the physical address, realizing it belongs to a virtual office company. After reaching out to the company, I learned they have never heard of Virtue Executive Technologies or Kayla Michelle. Still in my "training chat", I confronted Kayla, point blank asking if this was a legit company. It shows as read, but she never responded. I've let my bank know these scammers have my info in case anything strange comes up on my account. I also have a credit watch since they have my passport/SSN information.
In a world where so many of us are looking for jobs, don't fall for this scam! Once I realized I never actually spoke to anyone on the phone, I felt stupid. But the fact of the matter is these people are criminals.
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