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Thread: Is this a scam?

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    PLEASE let us know your daughter did not fall for this -------------- wishing her the best.

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    sure sounds fishy to me, I get these kind of e mails alot, they are tagged scam in my files.
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    Scam!... My DD has been downsized at least 4 times in the last 3 yrs. She is done.. She has started finding small jobs here and there by word of month. Last month it was organizing a warehouse( she was in warehouse work for the other companies) for a guy who buys and sells from garage sales and storage units. She has a couple of cleaning jobs in apartments. She turnkeyed one of the other apartments in the house she lives in. She does her own hours and doesn't do to bad money wise. Little things that most people wouldn't think of doing. Pet sitting if she is into animals depending on her age of course.

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    Scam...........just the improper use of English would raise alarms for me, but as bubble951 points out there is no business name or contact address. BIG red flag.

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    Yes, it is a SCAM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cosy View Post
    My daughter is looking for something to make money at home, and after posting on ODesk.com, she recieved this. Sounds very suspicious to me, the the classic scam of, you collect money send us part, keep your share but the orginal is bogus, so you are liable for a big bit of money anyone have any insight?




    "Our Company is looking for a trustworthy, honest, sincere, capable, transparency and responsible Delivery Agent/Payment Representative in the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA that would be receiving payments from our customers in your good country UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. This job takes only 2--10 hours per week. You’ll have a lot of free time for school and your for your present job if any while you work for us (Part-time), you’ll also secure good income in the process.

    JOB DESCRIPTIONS

    Your duties as our Customer Service Rep /Payment Representative is to collect payments from our numerous customers within your region, process the payments, with the highest degree of courtesy and professionalism. You will also be offering alternative solutions where appropriate with the objective of retaining customer's business. You will handle business transactions in connection with activation of new customer accounts on a computer terminal.

    Note that you do not have to go out as you will work as an independent contractor Right From your home / office. Your job is absolutely legal. You can earn up To $3000.00 USD-$4000.00 USD monthly depending on time you will spend for this job. You do not need any capital to start. You can do the Work easily without leaving or affecting your present Job. The employees who make efforts and work hard have a strong possibility to become managers.


    Sequel to your acceptance of this offer and would like to work for (deleted for privacy). You are to Fill in the requested information below. (Name, addy, etc)

    NOTE THAT ONCE YOU APPLY AND ATTEST YOU AGREE TO ALL THE TERMS STATED ON THE ATTESTATION FORM AND PAYMENT SHALL REACH YOU UPON APPROVAL BY US.


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    I Hereby accept the job as a representative of the above mentioned company here in the United States, to receive payments on behalf of the company. Payment received by me shall be processed, make deduction of $700 as agreed and forward the balance payment via to any of the company's regional warehouses that will be given to me later. "
    Sounds like money laundering to me . I wouldn't touch it .
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    YES, that is a scam. They ask you to take checks (forged), cash them and send them a portion of the money - you keep some ($700). What happens is that the person here in the states ends up having cashed umpteen dollars worth of forged checks and has to reimburse the bank for ALL the money (plus gets hit with criminal charges sometimes).

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    the first clue to a scam is the strange wording in these ads. The english does not flow.. is spotty. What is an ATTESTATION? "your good country of the ...." sounds weird to me. This to me is obviously a scam. Report it and stay away....IMHO.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cosy View Post
    My daughter is looking for something to make money at home, and after posting on ODesk.com, she recieved this. Sounds very suspicious to me, the the classic scam of, you collect money send us part, keep your share but the orginal is bogus, so you are liable for a big bit of money anyone have any insight?


    "Our Company is looking for a trustworthy, honest, sincere, capable, transparency and responsible Delivery Agent/Payment Representative in the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA that would be receiving payments from our customers in your good country UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. This job takes only 2--10 hours per week. You’ll have a lot of free time for school and your for your present job if any while you work for us (Part-time), you’ll also secure good income in the process.

    JOB DESCRIPTIONS

    Your duties as our Customer Service Rep /Payment Representative is to collect payments from our numerous customers within your region, process the payments, with the highest degree of courtesy and professionalism. You will also be offering alternative solutions where appropriate with the objective of retaining customer's business. You will handle business transactions in connection with activation of new customer accounts on a computer terminal.

    Note that you do not have to go out as you will work as an independent contractor Right From your home / office. Your job is absolutely legal. You can earn up To $3000.00 USD-$4000.00 USD monthly depending on time you will spend for this job. You do not need any capital to start. You can do the Work easily without leaving or affecting your present Job. The employees who make efforts and work hard have a strong possibility to become managers.


    Sequel to your acceptance of this offer and would like to work for (deleted for privacy). You are to Fill in the requested information below. (Name, addy, etc)

    NOTE THAT ONCE YOU APPLY AND ATTEST YOU AGREE TO ALL THE TERMS STATED ON THE ATTESTATION FORM AND PAYMENT SHALL REACH YOU UPON APPROVAL BY US.


    ATTESTATION

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    I Hereby accept the job as a representative of the above mentioned company here in the United States, to receive payments on behalf of the company. Payment received by me shall be processed, make deduction of $700 as agreed and forward the balance payment via to any of the company's regional warehouses that will be given to me later. "

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    this is a scam. It's been around for a while....please, please, please delete, ignore, whatever. do not pursue.
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    SCAM! I think I've posted legitimate WAH companies here before - I made a very good supplemental income for many years with some of the legitimate companies, until I could no longer work for health reasons (can't speak for very long anymore)

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    There was one of these just reported from the county next to us. IT IS A SCAM

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    sounds like the same ol' pyramid scheme to me ... no company name or info, sketchy info except what you do for them ... I would do further research.
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    Sounds like a scam to me.

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    RUN! not toward it. Away from it.

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    Sounds like a scam to me as well...I agree have it checked out first...better safe than sorry later...
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    Sounds like a scam to me. anytime you are required to send money sounds "fishy".

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    Definitely sounds like a scam. What is the IP address? The FBI also is interested in internet scams.

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    The first thing that comes to mind is a huge red flag. Beware. Do not respond.

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    Of course it is a scam. That deal is as phony as a three dollar bill. We have seen lots of things like this and wonder who on earth would ever fall for something like that. As others have said she will be left poorer then she is now.
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    I think this is a scam, check with the attorney general. My daughter sells Scentsy, its a wonderful product my neighbor sells Mary Kay. I would stick with a known company.
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    sounds like a money laundering scam and definitely not from the USA.

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    To me, the scam was evident when the words "in your good country United States of America' showed up in the sentence. Many scams have this wording. A lot of misspellings, capital letters out of place, etc. etc. etc. Appears the wording is legalese, but too much at best. For one thing, wouldn't there be contacts with a company before signing anything that has a dollar amount in it?
    There is no way I would ever consider this legitimate. Ever.

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    Take it to your local bank or police department and you'll find out it IS a scam and don't call them if they give you a number or you will be paying overseas long distance costs which are exhorbitant!

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    Sounds like a money laundering scheme to me!

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    This is a major scam. Follow the advice on the above posts. Good luck on finding your "at home" job.

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