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Be careful with fake job ads

Postby MemberSince99 » Fri Aug 16, 2013 6:28 pm

I get scam emails claiming to be from Careerbuilder, but obviously based on the wording from eastern europe trying to scam me into being a "finance manager". I'm not in any way qualified for this in a REAL job, but with these people I can tell you already what it will entail - you cashing fake checks and the like for them, and if you're dumb enough sending the money via Western Union to them. (There are plenty of things about this which should raise red flags in your mind, such as the high income they promise for very little real skill, and the fact they for some reason can't cash a check themselves for starters). They prey on desperate fools, which we have plenty of these days. Be VERY cautious in this kind of thing. Let's be honest I'm going to say flat out no one legitimate offers this as "employment".

What will happen if you play the game their way is you'll cash these rubber bogus checks, you'll Western Union them the money, and then the checks will bounce a couple of weeks later leaving YOU on the hook for the money. Meanwhile, good luck recovering what you wired them - you have about as much chance of success as winning the lottery - if you don't buy a ticket.

And it can get uglier - the bank may choose to try to prosecute YOU for fraud. Think that's ridiculous? Of course it is but what do you really expect in the Fascist States of America, for them to go after the scammers? Get real. Google it - this has happened where people have gotten sucked into this and gone to jail for it.

Just a word of warning I got another of these pieces of garbage tonight. Had a good laugh and deleted it, but some people might fall for it. Don't be one of them.


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Postby djrez4 » Fri Aug 16, 2013 7:11 pm

Love the Western Union scam! I actually got one of them to send the check to me and tried to get a copy of the sender's photo ID. I claimed they wouldn't let me deposit the check without it. They were smart enough to figure me out, darnit.
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Postby MemberSince99 » Sat Aug 17, 2013 8:45 am

djrez, I like your style. Too bad they caught on to the game. I used to do similar things with those Nigerian idiots who would send emails how they had to use your bank account to get their 15 million in stolen oil money out of the country, now that their warlord father has been assassinated by the communist rebels (or some nonsense along those lines, you could insert "eaten by a lion" or "torn apart by wild hyenas" or any other ridiculous thing you want to in the demise section.....). I actually got one of them to go to Western Union 7 times before he figured out I was playing him. He said the guy at Western Union yelled at him and he felt stupid. Not to rub it in but I told him, if the shoe fits....

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Postby FastSRT8 » Sat Aug 17, 2013 10:38 am

Lol!

If I had the time I'd play with them.

Wonder what would happen if you did 'cash' their check which we know will bounce but then tell them you don't trust western union and will send them their money via DHL collect and then have them pay to pick up a box full of rocks and dog $hit..
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Postby MemberSince99 » Sat Aug 17, 2013 11:57 am

I'm sure you could convince them to get it so long as they think it's money. That's what they are after - money, and it doesn't matter in the least bit how they get it or who they get it from. They would have no shame at all taking a little old lady's life savings and leaving her destitute (and I have no doubt they have done it). They are liars and scum NEVER feel sorry for these con men, getting put into a REAL prison is what they deserve, and personally I hope they drop the soap in the shower.

I had a friend once who had a friend, who was supposedly in love with some American serviceman in Iraq. My friend asked what did I think of it, the serviceman was trying to get her to send him money, gave her a big line of BS. I saw right through it and said this is a Nigerian scammer do NOT send this guy any money cut all ties with him immediately block his messages and change your phone number, dump him YESTERDAY. Sadly my advice was ignored, and she sent him 2 grand, and then found out he was in Nigeria and she got scammed. Sadder but wiser. Some people have to learn the hard way in life.

They have a million angles to try to screw you folks - fake jobs, the now famous oil money scam, fake love, even advertising cars and places for rent on Craigslist, or trying to buy your items. Typically the message you get back on your item for sale is "Is the item still available". My point here is they have thought of about every angle you can use to cheat someone, because that's how they make their living and honestly they are damn good at it. If they could come here, they could get rich selling used clunkers to suckers, they could possibly sell snow to the Eskimos and sand to the Arabs. They may seem like buffoons but they are very good liars and con men as evidenced by their success so never underestimate them.

Just as a side note, I used to tell them I was Captain James T. Kirk of the USS Enterprise, and I'd send pictures of me with my buddy Spock, pointed ears and all, just to see if they were paying attention, and no reaction. Or I'd be porn star Ron Jeremy and send his picture, well a head shot anyway :) I used to try to push the envelope of being outrageous just to see how far I could take it and still string them along, and the answer is, pretty far as long as they think they can get money out of you.

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Postby FastSRT8 » Sat Aug 17, 2013 1:28 pm

........ so I have a situation where my long lost uncle has died and left me some money in Cambodia..... muahahahhhaahahaaaha
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