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Bobbieo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 04:24 PM
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Help Wanted Ad or Sophisticated Scam???
Part-time Position: Correspondence manager vacancies.
Expert Bid Company is looking for new candidates for the shipping manager position.
We are the world's largest global transportation company, operating in more than 18 countries and territories and employing 200 people worldwide. Many Internet auctions and stores in the US do not ship the products overseas. As the result thousands of customers in Europe and Asia are not able to access the large market and purchase high-quality merchandise at so low prices. Our service is in the ever-growing demand. Today we have more then 80 merchandise managers on the territory of the United States and Canada but quantity of our customers increases and we plan to expand.

As a part-time employee, you'll have access to the following benefits:
$3,100 per month
You need 8-10 hours free during the week, not more
$38,000 per year
Set work schedule

More information about this position and our company you can find on our web site at: http://expert-bid.biz/vacancies.htm

With best regards, Mihail Orlov,
Project manager, Expert Bid Company

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WannaJumpMyScooter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 04:27 PM
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1. I would go slow with this one
and if there is any money to be "fronted" forget it
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Bobbieo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 04:31 PM
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3. I think this is the money order scam -
You cash the money order at your bank, take your cut and send the remainder on the them only the MO is a fake and you are stuck with making up the money.
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WannaJumpMyScooter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 04:35 PM
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7. I suspect you are right
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bbinacan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 04:30 PM
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2. Sounds suspicious. n/t
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nedbal Donating Member (675 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 04:33 PM
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4. first glance - scam
google - scams hotjobs and read up on ebay scams,

basics , wait 3 weeks for all certified checks to clear, never wire money before the 3 weeks are up. wait a month or 2 for international checks to clear,

if forwarding merchandise give a call to the sender 3 days after receiving it and see if they still feel the same about their shipment

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ama Donating Member (76 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 04:33 PM
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5. if its too good to be true?
Sounds to me that people send thier goods to your home address, might be a credit card scam you might end up handling stolen goods
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ima_sinnic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 04:34 PM
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6. don't touch w/a 10-ft pole, is included on this page of scams:
Edited on Sun Aug-20-06 04:37 PM by ima_sinnic
http://www.joewein.net/fraud/fraud-job-2006-06.htm

on edit: some more from that same site: http://www.joewein.net/fraud/spam-payment-jobs.htm

google is your friend when checking out any kind of business, and for finding out who is at the other end of phone numbers you see on your caller ID
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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 04:37 PM
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8. scam, absolutely

Job offer spam: Processing payments
about 25 down

http://www.joewein.net/fraud/spam-payment-jobs.htm
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 04:39 PM
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9. scam n/t
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Bobbieo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 04:45 PM
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10. Thanks for the responses. It WAS a tempting offer!!!!
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dipsydoodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 04:53 PM
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11. Here ya go - It'sa 419 scam
I just searched expert bid fraud in google and got this : http://www.419legal.org/viewtopic.php?p=452&sid=86ef93c...
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Bobbieo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 05:05 PM
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12. EW - Very sophisticated scam -
I imagine they get quite a few takers, too in this age of unemployment. I was tempted to respond.
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dipsydoodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 06:02 PM
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13. If something looks to good to be true
- it probably is. I'm glad you were suspicious :)

When you want to have a laugh plough through this lot which is one would you find if you searched "scamming the scammers" It's where people have had the time to string the scammers along : http://www.419eater.com/html/ben_okezie.htm

Not sure if it's in that bunch or not but there's an hilarious one where they got a scammer in Nigeria to make wooden keyboards !
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