Essel Group / Dish Tv — Representatives from Vessel engaged in fraudulent activity


To Whom It May Concern,

I sincerely hope that this letter finds its way to someone at Essel Group who is in a position to make a difference; and is not just simply ignored.

I was recently contacted by one of your representatives (or at least posing as someone who was representing your company) in regards to employment. They claimed that they were with the Human Resources Department at Essel Group (Ms. Khloe Ramsey to be exact) and after reviewing my resume, wanted to interview me for a position at your company. They instructed me (if I was interested) to contact a Mrs. Kimora Cole, the person who would be conducting the interview. I followed Ms. Ramsey's instructions, contacted Mrs. Cole; and successfully met the criteria for employment. I was very excited about the opportunity to work for such a dynamic company. So I thought.

After completing a series of tasks that were assigned to me by Ms. Cole, I was informed that my official training would commence in a few days. She also stated that there was some equipment that I would need for the job (i.e., tablet, laptop, etc..) and the company would be providing said equipment. A couple of days later, I received a check in the amount of $4, 850.00 with instructions to deposit the check in my bank account. I was a little confused at first until Ms. Cole explained that the check was to be used to purchase the aforementioned equipment. It still did not make much sense to me; but I trusted Mrs. Cole. She then instructed me to wire transfer said funds to a man named Mr. Robert Jones who was supposed to be one of your vendors. Again, I questioned the logic behind this. Wouldn't it just be simpler for Essel to purchase the equipment directly from the vendor? I thought. But again, I trusted Mrs. Cole; and complied with her instructions. Well, a few days later, Mrs. Cole contacts me to inform me that your Accounting Department neglected to include the funds necessary to purchase the security software for the equipment; and asked me to purchase $400.00 worth of iTunes cards (eight cards in total- each valued at $50.). Now this was very strange; but I went ahead and did it anyway. She instructed me to email a snapshot of each card with security strips removed for the vendor to process. I did exactly as she instructed.

Two days later (May 11, 2017) Mrs. Cole contacts me to inform me to tell me that the vendor had not received the wire transfer from my bank; and if she could contact the bank to inquire about said transfer. I immediately told her "no way." Needlesstosay, I was beyond suspicious; but told her that I would investigate the matter and get back to her.

On Monday, May 15, 2017, I went to the bank and spoke to one of the representatives to find out that there was a problem with the check Essel Group sent me. I informed Mrs. Cole. She stated unequivocally that the bank must be mistaken; but she would check with your Accounting Department to be sure. Not long after (about a day later) I received a letter from Bank of America (my bank) informing me that said check was "fictitious/altered". In plain terms- this means it was a BOGUS check!

I immediately contacted Mrs. Cole to express my outrage regarding the matter. I explained to her that this would affect my reputation and rapport with the bank. She assured me that the matter would be handled by your company.

I have heard nothing from Mrs. Cole since this incident occurred. In fact, she has deleted or abandoned her "hangout" messaging account. I have made several attempts to contact her as well as Ms. Khloe Ramsey to no avail.

The Essel Group has an impeccable reputation which spans worldwide. I hesitate to believe that Essel Group condones nor encourages this type of business practice. I also believe that your company reads the reviews customers and former employees post on websites like but not limited to "Glassdoor." If not, then I don't know how you have managed to grow into such an international conglomerate.

I am confident that you will resolve this matter. Maybe these individuals (Mrs. Kimora Cole and Ms. Khloe Ramsey) don't even work for Essel; and are just impostors. I really don't know. That's why I am contacting you in hope that you can provide some clarity and closure to my (and if you take the time to read some of the comments that are being posted about your company) and the countless others who have similar experiences' which can be only described as regretful.

Please note that I can provide (upon request) all of the email, text, and hangout correspondences between the individuals (supposedly working for the Essel Group) mentioned in my letter; and that I wish not to alert the authorities until after receiving a response from you (if you choose to respond) In addition to the aforementioned, I can also provide you with receipts of the funds in which I have lost in this ordeal. I mention the funds that I lost in this ordeal in an effort (however naive) to be reimbursed by the Essel Group)

It is humbling to admit that desperate people sometimes make irrational choices. I have been unemployed for several months and was really looking forward to sharing my wealth of experiences with a company like yours. I know that I could have been a great asset to your company. It breaks my heart (but not my spirit) that I had to be subjected to such unprofessional minutia and fraud. But I am confident that if the right person at the Essel Group reads this letter then maybe I can be made whole again.


Carl A. Peterson
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