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    Re: Need help from Everyone !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I don't do surveys, so I can't advise there, but all the data entry sites you listed are scams.

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    They are all scams and they kill and eat babies.

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    Well now you are slacking scambuster. I would think by now you would tell the poor guy where to go to get the same lists and information for free :) Just teasing you, don't jump all over me!
    You can get a good clean list of companies looking for data entry people who work from home on my website as well as a good "clean" list of survey companies (no junk sites). You can access the website by clicking on the link in my profile. You will also get the information on why the data entry jobs are very hard to get into..

    Connie

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    This is my first time here in the forums so hello to everybody.

    Here's my story. I found this ad in NY Times: Administrative - Sales Support Candidate. So I sent them my resume and cover letter. Sure enough, they replied to my resume here's their response to me:

    We have reviewed your resume and would like to consider you for the
    position of administrative assistant within our company. Vistra Group is
    an international firm, based in Sweden, providing consumer electronics,
    jewelry, and collectibles through online auctions.
    As our administrative assistant you will be working the average of
    10-15hours per week while earning an average of $2,000-$2,500 per month.
    This is an online, work at home position. Administrative assistants will
    be united with sellers online worldwide to contribute to the productivity
    of the sales force.
    _Here are the frequently asked questions that will help you to
    understand better how our company works and what is the role of the
    administrative assistants and their responsibilities. _
    Where are the items sold?

    Items are sold through top online websites such as Ebay, Amazon
    Auctions, Big Deals, QXL, and more.
    Who are the sellers?

    All sellers have at least two years of experience in selling through
    major auctions such as Ebay, Qxl, and Amazon. All sellers have at least
    98% positive feedback score, with at least 30 feedbacks. The sellers can
    be located anywhere in the world – Paris, London, Moscow, Vena, Sydney,
    Delhi, or any other location.
    What are the items sold?

    Consumer electronics, jewelry, and collectibles.
    What is the administrative assistant’s role?

    Administrative assistant’s role is to unite the seller and the buyer by
    location. For example, the seller is located in Paris, and wants to sell
    the item through US auction site to a buyer within US; we will enhance
    the shopper’s experience and increase sales by having a representative
    within that region of sales.
    Your duties will include:

    - Collecting, and maintaining purchase information

    - Collecting payments from clients

    - Presenting the company with daily, weekly, and monthly reports (excel
    format)

    - Providing the management and the sales unit with correspondence as
    needed

    - Report generation, and filing

    - Serve as the focal point for all information requested by the
    management and vendors
    Do I have to do any selling or deal with refunds? How will I be notified
    of any purchases made?

    The administrative assistant does not sell the product, but accepts
    payments from clients within his or her area and provides the company
    with full correspondence. There is a non refund policy, exchange only. If
    exchange is required, the buyer and the seller will deal with this
    situation. As soon as an item is sold and the purchasing information
    becomes available you will be notified in detail by email, these details
    will include buyer information, purchase, and price.
    Any costs to start up? How do I get paid?

    There are no costs to begin. All fees related to this employment are
    covered by the company. On average you will be making $2,000-2,500USD per
    month. You will be keeping 10% from every transfer that you will receive
    from a client. If at the end of the month your income is below $1,500USD
    we will send you the difference.
    Please email us all of your questions.

    Thank You,
    Michelle Parker

    At this point I'm not sure what I'm suppose to do. Why would they need me when the seller and buyer could just do the transaction themselves. Here's my second letter to them and their response:

    Sounds good. Is there any kind of training for this job? When can I get started? I sure I'll have more questions in the future but this is all I can think of right now.

    You will receive online support and step by step guidance. In order to begin, confirm your current address and residential phone number. Buyers will be forwarding payments in the form of pre-paid checks, and wire transfers. In order to receive wire transfers please state: bank's name, bank's address, account and routing number. Once this information is provided it will take 2-5 days to begin receiving payments. Prior every transfer you will receive detailed information about the payment coming, this includes: buyer's name, and price. Once received you are to keep 10% and to forward the rest to the sales representative whose information you will receive prior every transaction. At the completion of every transaction you are to forward a brief report stating total received, commission kept(10%), fees(these are covered by our company, simply deducted from our percentage of the payment received), total transferred, and reference numbers. On a weekly basis you are to forward a report summarizing all transactions completed through the week, in excel format.

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    Re: Need help from Everyone !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    IMO, I would RUN from this. It smells WAY to fishy, and I would not give ANYONE your banking info.

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    Re: Need help from Everyone !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    When it sounds too good to be true it usually is.... You must realize that giving your bank info (even with a minimum balance) IS risky. Why would they not use PayPal (and even that isn't fullproof!)? The average secretary is paid $10/hr. x 10 to 15 hrs./wk = $100 to 150. Why would they give you $2000 to $2500. You better believe that "they" are in the business of making money, NOT giving it away.... I hope you pass on that one!

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    I know, I know....
    I was feeling flippant!

    Quote Originally Posted by katiescorner
    Well now you are slacking scambuster. I would think by now you would tell the poor guy where to go to get the same lists and information for free :) Just teasing you, don't jump all over me!
    You can get a good clean list of companies looking for data entry people who work from home on my website as well as a good "clean" list of survey companies (no junk sites). You can access the website by clicking on the link in my profile. You will also get the information on why the data entry jobs are very hard to get into..

    Connie

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    Re: Need help from Everyone !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    If you want to work from home, try elance.com

    This is NOT an MLM or business, rather people post requests for administrative help and such. I used it to find web designers for my own website.

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    Re: Need help from Everyone !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    H3AV3,

    This is called advanced fee or money transfer scam You will see many variation posted all over these boards. This is an old scam.
    Don't get scammed. Check out all opportunities or Companies before doing business.

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    Re: Need help from Everyone !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Domjo
    When it sounds too good to be true it usually is.... You must realize that giving your bank info (even with a minimum balance) IS risky. Why would they not use PayPal (and even that isn't fullproof!)? The average secretary is paid $10/hr. x 10 to 15 hrs./wk = $100 to 150. Why would they give you $2000 to $2500. You better believe that "they" are in the business of making money, NOT giving it away.... I hope you pass on that one!

    When I first saw the ad, I thought it was legit but then they told me how it works and asked for my bank info, all alarms in my head were ringing. Ding! Ding! Ding! Ding! Ding! Ding! Ding!

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    Re: Need help from Everyone !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Paid survey opportunities don't work very well. You might make a couple bucks here and there but that's about it. Not worth the time, and signing up for the surveys creates quite a bit of spam too.

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    Re: Need help from Everyone !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    try www.home4work.com

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    Re: Need help from Everyone !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by internetbusinessreviews
    Paid survey opportunities don't work very well. You might make a couple bucks here and there but that's about it. Not worth the time, and signing up for the surveys creates quite a bit of spam too.
    The members on my message board will all tell you that they have never received any spam by using the list of survey companies I have posted. I have taken the time to personally go through one of the "paid" lists and weed out the junk sites.
    As for not being worth the time.. I made a little over $400 this month from surveys and I never spent more than an hr a day on them. That will pay a few bills this month. That might not be enough to make it worth your time but it was worth mine.

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    Re: Need help from Everyone !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Katiescorner...you're mailbox is full. Have a great day!

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    Re: Need help from Everyone !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Ive been doing serveys for over a month and have not made any money and you do get a lot of spam no matter what survey compony you go through

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