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hippiechick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 07:08 AM
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Is this a new version of the Nigerian Bank Scam?
I just got this email. WTF ??? :eyes:


Dear -----,

We have found your resume at www.careerbuilder.com .
And We would like to suggest you a position at our company - the Transfer Manager from USA.
The task of the Transfer Manager is to process payments between our clients and our company via bank checks, The job is related to remote Internet operations.

Every payment order will be accompanied with detailed instructions. It's a commission based position. You will get about 10% of each processed payment.

General requirements:
- Ability to create good administrative reporting;
- Prior customer service experience is a good benefit, but not a must;
- Willingness to work from home, take responsibility set up and achieve goals;
- Honesty, responsibility and promptness in operations;
- Effective interaction with customers;
- Familiarity to working online, Internet and e-mail skills;
- 7-9 hours per week
Salary: $600-$1200 per week

If you want visit our website click here

This job will allow you to:- Work efficiently from home;
- Increase available personal time;
- Achieve financial independence in half the normal time (1-3 hours per day);
- Develop high self-respect and esteem.
- Become able to share time and money with others less fortunate than you;

Current Vacancies: 5

If you are interested in working with us, or if you want more information, you can contact me directly at my personal email address. I'll need your full name, telephone number and mailing address so I can send you the contract and other paperwork necessary to get started. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

2006 ExportTradingNetwork. All rights reserved

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rpannier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 07:11 AM
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1. Google the company name
or the person 'offering you the position.' If it's a fraud you'll find numerous sites telling you it is.
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hippiechick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 07:28 AM
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6. Hah! It's a company from "Latvia".
Um. Right. I'll call them right now. I can't wait to start my new career! :eyes:
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magellan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 07:12 AM
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2. Yep. I can practically guarantee
...that you'll be required to make a payment and pass bad checks through your account to get in on this "great deal". It's a scam.
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sendero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 07:15 AM
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3. Basically...
.. anyone sending spam to CareerBuilder or Monster account holders is pretty much suspect.

Real jobs don't need spam to get recruits.
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hippiechick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 07:26 AM
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5. That was my first impression but ...
... I did actually think at one time that Careerbuilder.com was a legit job hunting site.

:shrug:

Seems its been overrun by "work from home" scammers. Hmmpf.
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sendero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 07:28 AM
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7. It's a legit site..
.... as long as you stick to the routine - legit job posters await your resume :)

I found a job there a couple months ago BTW :)
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Pharaoh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 07:21 AM
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4. YES! n/t
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tenshi816 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 07:48 AM
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8. I get ones very similar to this
Edited on Thu Oct-12-06 07:51 AM by tenshi816
purporting to be from a Swedish company. An additional "general requirement" they list is that I have a bank account to "process" the "payments" through.

No legitimate company is going to ask anyone to funnel money through a personal bank account. I can't believe people fall for this, but evidently some do because the same scam just goes on and on with a few tweaks as the years pass.

Edited to add: I wonder what response you'd get if you replied "yes, I'd love to do this job, but I insist on ten days' time after I process each payment before I send the money to you in order to make sure that the payment has cleared." You'd never hear from them again.
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RebelOne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 08:00 AM
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9. These employment scams have been around for quite a while.
Nothing new.
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Nye Bevan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 08:01 AM
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10. Yes. See this link

http://www.scamorama.com/jobscam_digest.html

Scamorama is an excellent site for info on these so-called 419 scams.
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