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  1. #1
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    Job Offer : Office Manager ???

    Hi all, I've been trying to get back into the job market and have been using C-List. I received a "job offer" in which I'll be working from home as a "Payment collections and Customer service employee". I'm going to paste part of the e-mail I received...


    Your duties will include: Collecting Local Payments & Managing Data When a buyer in United States decides to purchase an item - they make payment through one of these payment options : Pay pal, International wire transfer,Cashier Check/Money Order, or local wire transfer.Along with the payments received from buyers you will be receiving details for these sales. These details will include items sold, price,and buyer's information. You are to file and maintain these purchasing records and transactions.


    - Forwarding of the Payments
    Once you receive each payment you will be keeping 10% as commissionand forwarding the rest to the seller or warehouse representative,whose information will be provided prior each transaction. It is crucial to complete forwarding of the payments in a time efficient manner. You will be given detailed instructions to follow to complete your task.
    - Fees, and Transferring Procedures
    All forwarding fees are covered ** the company and as such would not be deducted from your initial 10% on each transaction processed.
    Salary :
    We Basically have 2 salary plan structure: Bi-weekly and Monthly.You will be paid 2,000USD per month while working on average 3-4hours per day, which is an average of $1000 Bi-weekly, plus 10% commission from every payment received and forwarded.
    Salary will be sent in the form of wire transfer directly to your account or western union for pick at your local western union agent
    location closest to you.




    I created a new e-mail acct to respond with the info they requested and I received a response back, stating that I was **APPROVED FOR THE JOB**


    Is this too good 2 be true???? It seems to be

    HELP!!!!!!

  2. #2

    Re: Job Offer : Office Manager ???

    Big scam. The payment processor scam is one of the most prevalent scams around.

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    Re: Job Offer : Office Manager ???

    Quote Originally Posted by katiescorner View Post
    Big scam. The payment processor scam is one of the most prevalent scams around.

    Thx katie... appreciate the input

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    Re: Job Offer : Office Manager ???

    100% scam.

    There is no job.

    There is only a scammer trying to steal your hard-earned money.

    The next email will be from another of the scammer's fake names and free email addresses pretending to be the "secretary/assistant/accountant" and will demand you cash a large fake check sent on a stolen UPS/FedEx billing account number and send most of the "money" via Western Union or moneygram back to the scammer posing as the "supply company" while you "keep" a small portion. When your bank realizes the check is fake and it bounces, you get the real life job of paying back the bank for the bounced check fees and all the bank's money you sent to an overseas criminal.

    Or the next email will demand you accept a fake bank deposit. The deposit will be from a stolen credit card, hi-jacked paypal account or phished bank account. You are then suppose to withdrawal the money before your bank realizes the transfer was made with stolen money. You are suppose to send the "money" via Western Union or moneygram back to the scammer posing as the "supply company" while you "keep" a small portion. When the credit card/paypal/bank account owner realizes their money is in your account, your bank reverses the transfer now you get the real life job of paying back the bank for all the bank's money you sent to an overseas criminal.

    Western Union and moneygram do not verify anything on the form the sender fills out, not the name, not the street address, not the country, not even the gender of the receiver, it all means absolutely nothing. The clerk will not bother to check ID and will simply hand off your cash to whomever walks in the door with the MTCN# and question/answer. Neither company will tell the sender who picked up the cash, at what store location or even in what country your money walked out the door. Neither company has any kind of refund policy, money sent is money gone forever.

    When you refuse to send him your cash he will send increasingly nasty and rude emails trying to convince you to go through with his scam. The scammer could also create another fake name and email address like "FBI@ gmail.com", "police_person @hotmail.com" or "investigator @yahoo.com" and send emails telling you the job is legit and you must cash the fake check and send your money to the scammer or you will face legal action. Just ignore, delete and block those email addresses. Although, reading a scammer's attempt at impersonating a law enforcement official can be extremely funny.

    If you have responded to a scammer, you are on his 'potential sucker' list, he will try again to separate you from your cash. He will send you more emails from his other free email addresses using another of his fake names with all kinds of stories of great jobs, lottery winnings, millions in the bank and desperate, lonely, sexy singles. He will sell your email address to all his scamming buddies who will also send you dozens of fake emails all with the exact same goal, you sending them your cash via Western Union or moneygram.

    You could post up the email address that the scammer is using, it will help make your post more googlable for other suspicious potential victims to find when looking for information.

    Do you know how to check the header of a received email? If not, you could google for information. Being able to read the header to determine the geographic location an email originated from will help you weed out the most obvious scams and scammers. Then delete and block that scammer. Don't bother to tell him that you know he is a scammer, it isn't worth your effort. He has one job in life, convincing victims to send him their hard-earned cash.

    Whenever suspicious or just plain curious, google everything, website addresses, names used, companies mentioned, phone numbers given, all email addresses, even sentences from the emails as you might be unpleasantly surprised at what you find already posted online. You can also post/ask here and every scam-warner-anti-fraud-busting site you can find before taking a chance and losing money to a scammer.

    6 "Rules to follow" to avoid most fake jobs:
    1) Job asks you to use your personal bank account and/or open a new one.
    2) Job asks you to print/mail/cash a check or money order.
    3) Job asks you to use Western Union or moneygram in any capacity.
    4) Job asks you to accept packages and re-ship them on to anyone.
    5) Job asks you to pay visas, travel fees via Western Union or moneygram.
    6) Job asks you to sign up for a credit reporting or identity verification site.

    Avoiding all jobs that mention any of the above listed 'red flags' and you will miss nearly all fake jobs. Only scammers ask you to do any of the above. No. Exceptions. Ever. For any reason.

    If you google "fake check cashing job", "fraud Western Union scam", "money mule moneygram scam" or something similar you will find hundreds of posts from victims and near-victims of this type of scam.
    Found a scam or scammer's email address? Post it at scamwarners.com
    Found a romance scam? Post it at romancescam.com

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    Re: Job Offer : Office Manager ???

    Even I have got the same mail.. I replied to them. They sent me check for $2345.
    I deposited in my bank account today.. but it is said that if you have belief in god.. god will show you right way. Suddenly I started googling out all the sentences in mail ..and I came across all these facts before actually transferring my hard-earned money to the criminals.. oh my god.. thanks alot. :) now that cheque is anyways going to get bounced in some days.. but I don't know what to reply that person now. He will continue mailling me.. any suggestions guys???

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    Re: Job Offer : Office Manager ???

    Quote Originally Posted by scam_detector View Post
    ut I don't know what to reply that person now. He will continue mailling me.. any suggestions guys???
    First, tell your bank that you suspect the check is fake. Is better to tell them now than after it bounces.

    Second, don't reply to that person. Seriously, the worst you can do is never respond to him. He will waste time on a rented computer typing horribly spelled emails to you, he will waste time wondering why you don't email him back, he will waste minutes on his phone trying to call you, he will wonder for the rest of his life what went wrong, what tipped the potential victim off, what did I do wrong? He will waste time creating a new email address from the "FBI" and send you dozens of rude and silly emails that are nothing but empty threats.

    Making that criminal wonder forever why his "easy money" slipped through his fingers, now that is something to do to a scammer.

    Third, you could post up all his crummy emails, the names he uses, the email address and any other information you have on every scam-warner-anti-fraud-busting site you can find is a great way to slow that scammer down when a suspicious potential victim goes looking for information, finds your post containing the name the scammer is using, his email address, phone number and the emails themselves and then that potential victim does not become a scam victim because you took the time "get the word out".

    Eventually he will stop emailing you, when he has finally discovered that you just won't respond. But, he could decide to "try again" and use a new email address and story on you to try to steal your money next week/month/year. So, be extremely cautious of any job offers and all emails from all people you don't know personally.

    Google and post/ask before doing anything and you will miss nearly all scams.
    Found a scam or scammer's email address? Post it at scamwarners.com
    Found a romance scam? Post it at romancescam.com

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    Re: Job Offer : Office Manager ???

    Always check with your local BBB, especially when using C-list. Also your local chamber of commerce.

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    Re: Job Offer : Office Manager ???

    My question is simple, did you apply for the job? If no then do not try to work for them. No company will just dish out jobs to anyone not interviewed.

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