There is a job scam that is going around LinkedIn and Indeed from a company named “Dryad Construction LLC”.
We will be sharing a review about the company and the kind of scam that is been used on victims.
Scammers advertise jobs in the same places that legitimate employers do: online (in classified ads, on job sites, and on social media), in newspapers, and occasionally on TV and radio.
They promise you a job, but all they really want is your cash and personal information. They’ll tell you to keep a portion of the payment for your services and send the remainder to someone else. That is a scam. A legitimate employer will never request that of you.
The check is then discovered to be a forgery. It can take weeks for a bank to notice this, but once they do, they will expect you to repay the entire amount. So, if you receive an offer that includes depositing a check and then using some of the money for whatever reason, it is a scam. Take a step back.
Dryad construction LLC job scam
Dryad Construction defrauds job seekers by proposing to pay them through a fraudulent check payment method.
To attract job seekers, they post fake job ads on Indeed and other job-search websites. After you apply, they will send you an email requesting an interview and will text you through Google Chat (This is a red flag).
They will never conduct a virtual interview because it would jeopardize their entire strategy.
During the Google Chat interview, they will ask you personal questions and ask for your name and address in order to send you a check. They will tell you that it will cover your hardware and software.
Following some investigation, when we went to review the job listing on Indeed, it had been removed. Although the company appears to be legitimate, it has been used by scammers to steal people’s money.
How to Avoid a Job Scam
Take these precautions to protect yourself from job scams before accepting or paying for a job offer.
- Do an online search
- Talk to someone you trust
- Don’t pay for the promise of a job
- Never trust a “cleared” check.
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