So we have an interesting situation happening at our office at the moment... someone has created a fraudulent company that shares a name with one of our agents. We've been contacted by a number of people over the past week about "Mobey Real Estate" or "Moby Real Estate" because one of our associates is named Angel Mobey, and of course, when you google something like Mobey Real Estate you find us. The Real Estate Council of Alberta (RECA) issued a consumer alert about the company on Friday stating the following:
Mobey Real Estate is not a licensed real estate brokerage in Alberta nor are any of the individuals listed on the Mobey website licensed as real estate professionals. Mobey has been contacting consumers with offers of work-from-home employment opportunities. These emails frequently indicate that Mobey is recruiting assistant property managers and other similar positions. Emails ask the recipient to complete an employment contract, including providing personal information and bank account information.Angel Mobey is a licensed real estate professional at Liv Real Estate, and is in no way associated with the company referred to in the above consumer alert. You can find out if an individual or brokerage is licensed in Alberta using RECA’s “Searching for an Industry Professional” tool. Posted by Liv Real Estate on
That is right.Posted by HBC on Saturday, December 24th, 2016 at 4:42am
I was a victim of this fraud. All the details are very convincing. The domain, the logo, the emails and the language used are misleading. Finally, I signed an extraordinary job contract. I was very happy. Even the first 'working day' received a phone call in which I confirmed the conditions of the contract and I was asked the first question: what is the daily value of money that I can withdraw from my ATM and bank account? I send that information. After that, I receive an Interac transfer link. I proceed with the transfer and received 3000$ CAN directly to my bank account. The instructions were clear, with money in hand to make the same amount of money in virtual currency. I received the QR codes and the address of the bitcoins ATM. And buy the bitcoins in the same amount that they deposited me. The instructions were clear, with money in hand to make the same amount of money in virtual currency. I received the QR codes and the address of the bitcoins ATM. And buy the bitcoins in the same amount that they deposited me. I think it is the final objective of this scammers, to buy bitcoins without paying Canadian taxes. My bank branch office blocked immediately the bank access. Be careful if you are contacted by this scammers. Your tranquility and reputation is at stake.
I too was contacted - yes they are quite convincing but in the end, who makes that kind of money working from home - takes quite a long time to establish yourselfPosted by R,B. on Thursday, January 5th, 2017 at 3:12am
If u are contacted by them, forward contact info to the police - attached. Fraud team
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