Phony job left mom out nearly $3,000


People hoping to make extra money during the holidays are finding out the job they landed isn’t going to pay. In a time when more people are looking for work-from-home positions, one job opportunity seemed like the real deal. One mom wanted to share her story in hopes of helping others. KPRC 2 Investigates explains how these potential employees are being tricked.

“I’ve got two kids at home. So it was just it was more feasible for me,” says single mom Lacey Calder.

Calder was surprised to have a company reach out to her on the job site Indeed.

KPRC 2 Investigates phony job causes mom to lose nearly $3,000 and get kicked out of her home. (Copyright 2021 by KPRC Click2Houston – All rights reserved.)

“They told me, you know, $2,200 a month plus $50 a package that you send out successfully,” said Calder.

The job with Satori Parcel, LLC was simple. Calder says all she was told was she had reship products sent to her home. Just days after signing up, the packages started arriving to her home.

“I got $1,000 computer like seven GoPros, eight, nine and 10, 11 kitchen sinks. It was just random things,” she said.

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The company’s official-looking portal included training and a dashboard to track her work. This was also the location where Lacey uploaded all of her private information including W2 forms, her driver’s license and Social Security card.

“They had a dashboard that we would sign on to and it would stay the packages, and then we’d accept it. We’d get it sent to our home. We checked, make sure it was good. package it up and take it back with the label. We had like, less than 24 hours to do it,” said Calder.

KPRC 2 Investigates phony job website. Company has interactive dashboard, makes employees feel like it’s the real deal. (Copyright 2021 by KPRC Click2Houston – All rights reserved.)

Calder needed the money to pay rent, so she quickly got to work. But when payday came she says all communication stopped.

“All of a sudden, I couldn’t get into my dashboard and they didn’t answer the phones, or email me back,” said Calder.

A recent alert from the Better Business Bureau warns job seekers about Satori Parcel. The BBB suspects the victims are used to traffic stolen…

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