Gavin Electronics Inc / Gavin Inc Home-based job scam
Gavin Electronics contacted me via email last Feb 07, 2009 regarding a home-based job as Customer Data Entry. After numerous attempts of checking the validity and credibility of the company or website ( google-ing complaints or negative feedbacks), no particular page or complaint came up. The website (gavin-inc.com) looked convincing enough to be genuine.
And so I replied and expressed my interest in the job, which claimed to pay 160 Euros per week on a 2-hour per day job. The name of the person who sent me an email was Mr. Eladio G. Carlo, Branch Manager of Gavin Inc in Torino, Italy. They required some documents from me which included an updated CV, filled-out application form, education certificate, and work certificates.
Then after 5-6 processing days, they sent me an scanned acceptance form, agreement form, attestation and even an employment id card, informing me that I was accepted for the home-based job. They mentioned that the original copy of the previous-mentioned scanned documents will be sent via courier within 8 days at my given home address. Then the last process required would be a deposit of 70 Euros to serve as a cash deposit of a data entry control panel( to be used on the data entry job) to make sure the correct person would receive the equipment.
It will be further refunded on the first week of my rendered service. After sending my deposit last Feb 23, 2009 via Western Union to a person named Dan Adrian Tulbure, Assistant Acountant of Gavin Elctronics Inc. with the same address of the company, which was 583D Via Del Carretto Luisa Torino, Torino 10437 Italy. After corresponding to his instructions, Mr. Carlo replied with a receipt and he advised to wait until March 4, 2009 to receive my courier of the original documents and the equipment.
As of today, I have not received any courier which made me decide to file a complaint against Gavin Inc. Their website is no longer accessible ( Error 403 Forbidden to access on this server). And the email address email@example.com is no longer valid by sending failure notice every time I email them.
As of my further research, I have found information on this website link, http://whois.domaintools.com/gavin-inc.com, which states the suspicious details of the website. I wish I have seen this page before having fooled by Gavin-Inc. 70 Euros is not much, but if they can fool 1, 000 people randomly, that makes 70, 000 Euros which is a huge amount.