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    Is this a scam?

    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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    I would be Leary of any work
    at home jobs you can take classes in transcribing medical documents I think that is one I would go for.
    Last edited by Up North; 09-01-2012 at 04:38 PM.

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    Your right it sounds suspicious. Sue

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    Why would any company have their employees accept payments for them??? That is just crazy and is indeed a scam.
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    Here's a site that is legitimate. allstayathome.com

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    Scam. Why would they keep saying in your country USA? Probably someone pays by check, and you have to put it in your bank, and send them the money fast before the bank finds out the check isn't any good. Hope your daughter finds something else. Good Luck to her.
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    Have her check with the Secretary of State office in her state....they will know if it is legit.
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    even the language used sounds like the writer didn't learn English in the USA. They indicate that they are not in the USA by the term "your good country".

    You probably (I cant know for sure) get the check, cash it, send them their share, then you learn the check is no good. Guess who is out the money.

    Or the person sending the check is ok, but they do not receive the goods they are paying for and guess who they come after. You got their money and are the only person they report about the fraud.
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    It's definitely not something I would sign up for, as it sounds like a scam to me. Here's a website with ideas for making money from home:
    http://www.moneycrashers.com/ways-make-money-from-home/
    I'd say the call centers sound like the most reliable.

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    NOTE............No name of business or contact address or telephone (Red Flag). That is so you can not report to your state's Attorney General's office. (This is the department that will verify and/or will check on a business's authenticity.

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    Sounds like a scam.

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    Scam. I hope your daughter finds a job, but I wouldn't dream of replying to that.

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    What do they want her to do? i would certainly investigate a lot further than that e-mail. I would question who would hire a person in the US to do their work when we (the US) have out sourced so much of our work? Our hourly minimum wage is a daily rate in other parts of the world. So my first thought is this is scam.

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    !!!!bogus!!!! Scam!!!
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    SCAM. She'll get big seemingly notarized checks, cash them, take her $700 out of the total, and then send the balance to their company 'regional warehouse'. Then the bank she cashed the check at will notify her that the check, although cashed, was fraudulent and had no funds behind it. She will have to make good on the check.

    Tell her to just think about the entire proposition for a couple of minutes. IF there is a company that needs to transfer money to their 'regional warehouse', why doesn't the company use conventional means like transfering the money between banks, using their company credit line, etc. The reason they don't is that the company doesn't exist, the funds are non-existent, the check is bogus. When someone falls for the scam, the scammer gets the check amount minus $700 at the address they said to forward the money to - no risk. And the person who cashed the check and took the $700 can be prosecuted by the bank for fraud.

    I sure hope your daughter did NOT get involved with this. Please suggest to her that she get her information off that web site - she will be bombarded with offers like this. It might be too late already... There is also the possibility that she will unwittingly download a virus or spyware that will strip personal information off of the computer - hers, yours or anyone else who uses it and use it for identity theft or other fraudulent purposes.

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    this sounds a lot like the scams I get from Nigeria, very vague, poor English and lots and lots of money! Run for your life.

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    it's a scam. you receive bogus checks, and when you send part of the money, you would be out that money and be stuck with empty promises. just imagine getting many bad checks, cash them, send part of the money. at a later date, your bank will find out that the checks are bogus, and you are stuck holding the bag...and owe the bank! it's a scam!

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    Def. a scam. Cathyvv told it like it is. I got several of these when I was looking for a rental. They tailor the scam for all kinds of angles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeank View Post
    even the language used sounds like the writer didn't learn English in the USA. They indicate that they are not in the USA by the term "your good country".


    Or the person sending the check is ok, but they do not receive the goods they are paying for and guess who they come after. You got their money and are the only person they report about the fraud.

    I agree. The language does not sound like it is coming from the USA. If it sounds too good to be true it usually 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. "
    Any one that refers to "your region", "your good country" is not of this country for one thing. For another, as proud as we are of our country we do not have to capitalize the words United States of America, (just the first letter of United, States, and America). Secondly, we are not a good country, we are the best country, and thirdly, when did we start referring to money as $3000.00 USD. That is so full of red flags, I can't believe anyone would ever ever consider anything like that. And, the final - The United States people are a heckuva lot smarter than they are. Edie
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    I would also say SCAM. joyce j

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    this sounds like the scam that my daughter inlaw started to get into, when they wanted her to send cash n take her income out of it did we figure out it was a scam!! the police were notified but the next week the add was there again ..it is a shame what people do .

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    SCAM...Check it out qith SNOPES or URBAN LEGENDS. DO NOT SEND ANY MONEY. They will send you bogus cheques from "customers" that you deposit to your account and you send them thier portion. Problem is, the cheques you deposited are not good ones and by the time the bank has notified you of that it is too late to recoup your money.

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    Stay away from this. It just screams scam. If they are wanting their companies to get money why can't they just send it to them?
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