I Got Scammed By A Silicon Valley Startup

Penny Kim
Penny Kim
Aug 28, 2016 · 23 min read
The mantra and the irony that will soon follow

Hook, Line & Sinker

“The Credit Karma of LinkedIn”

First week on the job

Late Paychecks Begin

The Flood of Lies

email sent on Aug 2, 2016

Protect Yourself

Fake It Till You Make It at the Expense of Others

My fake Wells Fargo wire transfer confirmation sent by the CEO
A real Wells Fargo wire transfer confirmation from 2014
This is what fraud looks like.

Anarchy

Retaliation

Buying time
Take the day off because we haven’t paid you

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Penny Kim

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Penny Kim

Strategy Director, photographer, world travel enthusiast. Eat, think, and travel plenty. www.pennykim.com

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