Schuylkill County Man Bilked Out of Nearly $5K in NBCUniversal Job Scam
State Police say a Pottsville area man was recently taken for nearly $5,000 in a job scam.
This is just the latest of many online scams in which Schuylkill County residents are bilked out of thousands of dollars.
According to information from the Schuylkill Haven barracks, the unnamed 25-year-old from North Manheim Township sent $4,666 through PayPal to what he believed was NBCUniversal. He sent the money for “tools” needed for a job with the company.
However, it was all a scam and now the local man is out of his money unless police are able to track down the owner of the fraudulent account.
NBCUniversal Job Scam
This is not the first time someone has been duped by a similar scam. In fact, NBC Universal has issued a statement regarding this scam. NBCUniversal says it never asks applicants for money.
“It has come to our attention that various individuals and organisations are contacting people offering false employment opportunities at NBCUniversal and/or Universal Pictures. These individuals and organisations may request personal information or money allegedly to progress the application or pay for work permits,” the statement reads. “These communications are fraudulent. They do not originate from NBCUniversal or Universal Pictures nor are they associated with the NBCUniversal or Universal Pictures recruitment process.”