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This has got to be a scam...

Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by SlushboxTeggy, Dec 17, 2011.

  1. SlushboxTeggy

    SlushboxTeggy It's only stupid if it doesn't work VIP

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    But I have no idea what the hook is.

    In apply for jobs I have come across multiple offers like this:
    Just the sheer bad English, a business wanting to use Yahoo Messenger, and pay with Western Union screams scam to me. I just don't get the hook. Could it be a way to voluntarily give up my info for identity theft? I don't know.

    Lets hear the comments, points of view, and random ramblings.
     
  2. Cashizslick

    Cashizslick !i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!

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    You should be able to verify tye companies identity.. If they are legit they should have a physical address or at least a website. all us business must have a tax ein # as well. just verify they exist before sending them anything. if they wont reveal themselves it means somethings up.
     
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    Briansol Admins Admin VIP

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    You are basically commiting fraud on their behalf, so you go to jail. stay away
     
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    invisibledemon Bored Moderator VIP

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    yeah, seems like check forging to me.

    you print checks, then mail them out, then receive money from a western union?

    its called forgery, and you'll be the one going to jail.
     
  5. eg6sir

    eg6sir Supa Mod Moderator VIP

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    yet, people are stupid enough to fall for this... "oh shit, easy money!! $700/week to sit at home... Booyah!!"
     
  6. SlushboxTeggy

    SlushboxTeggy It's only stupid if it doesn't work VIP

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    I had nor did I ever have any intention of taking this job offer or any of the ones like it. I posted it here just to try and figure out what it was all about. Just want to make that clear. I want a real job, not a work from home and make easy money !!!1!1!11!!!!11

    Next one I get I'll just request a face to face and the messages should promptly stop.
     
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    eg6sir Supa Mod Moderator VIP

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    oh, i wasnt saying you were stupid... just people in general
     
  8. SlushboxTeggy

    SlushboxTeggy It's only stupid if it doesn't work VIP

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    Didn't take it that way. No worries.
     
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    DarkHand Senior Member VIP

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    That explains where those Nigerian checks come from!
     
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