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Am I being scammed?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by akshdalal, Mar 4, 2014.

  1. akshdalal

    akshdalal Regular Member

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    Hi everyone,

    I create various accounts for users of BHW to buy and one the account I create is Amazon AWS. Recently, one of the guy added me on skype asking for 10-20 aws accounts for him on daily basis. And he has even agreed to pay me $20/account/day. And that's a lot of money.

    If anyone have any experience with 'Amazon aws', can you please tell me if I can run into any problem by supplying him these accounts?

    (He is using these accounts to create instances or in simple language an Amazon VPS)
     
  2. SamJones

    SamJones Registered Member

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    If you are getting paid, you are not being scammed. Are you getting paid?
     
  3. leena

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    not sure about that guy but some people might pay you at first and later on dispute all transactions, so risk is always there....
     
  4. akshdalal

    akshdalal Regular Member

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    The guy doesn't have access to any of the accounts, he will use them only remotely via Teamviewer. And he has to pay daily, so I don't see any point in disputing transactions because he needs an constant supply of accounts for 2-3 months.

    I am worried only if he uses account in some way, that can get me in legal troubles of some sort.

    I am not worried about payment, as it doesn't cost me a penny to create an account.
     
  5. srb888

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    There can always be the legal threats in such businesses. And if you're worrying about you getting cheated by the client, then you must remember that when you're doing "illegal" accounts creations, SOME of your clients wouldn't be very gentlemanly types. So expect all flavors of business life to come your way, especially when the business carries added associated risks. You must be well prepared for all eventualities, good and bad, and should be capable to handle most of those as they come.

    P.S.:

    You said teamviewer?! This means that the accounts are accessible only through your own PC?? You could be in huge trouble if a client, --- dummy, unhappy, or any otherwise, --- frames you without your knowledge...
     
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  6. akshdalal

    akshdalal Regular Member

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    That's what even I am worried about. So, looks like I will say him a straight 'NO', when I talk to him next time.

    Thanks everyone for help.
     
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    Yeah, I suppose that's the best route for you atm at least. See, when there is a lot of money to be gained in this field, unexpectedly, it could mean that you're getting to be very lucky, or that it's a carrot in focus with a trap that's still unseen, especially in this type of business. You should be able to analyze perfectly and only then you should proceed. I have seen many times that the only caring friend that we all have is our own conscience, and it usually is very right when it gives us those special types of signals that makes us wake up in the night --- sweating...

    But there is another side to this: the conscience can be, in a way, asking us to change our business module while there is STILL safe & ample time. :)
     
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  8. akshdalal

    akshdalal Regular Member

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    This account creation is my side business. My main income source is FB ads (And soon android adds too!)
     
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    Anyway, you've created another huge risk with opening this thread and mentioning a site. Think what could be that risk.... Be very careful, imho. People who matter, have their eyes stuck 24x7 to our forums...
     
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    akshdalal Regular Member

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    What risk? I only mentioned about Amazon. And I don't think someone is going to do something with it. :)
     
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    Their people could frame you now that they know you are BH'ing them... and leaving huge footprints and proofs behind
     
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    Have everything in black and white, on paper.

    As long as you're getting paid and you got your back covered, I say do it.

    Disclaimer: This is not an official endorsement though. I do not know the legality of this.
     
  13. Tishoy

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    tell him to send the money as "gift" in paypal :)