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Can someone tell me what the scam is here......

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by doberman, Mar 28, 2009.

  1. doberman

    doberman Newbie

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    I got this letter in my email..I know it is probably some kind of scam but I can't put my finger on it....



    Hello Job Seekers,

    Can you work as a mail dispatcher? I own a small shipping
    business and I tend to operate a high cost of operation and I want to
    cut down my expenses by employing someone in each state of USA apart
    from NY where I am, someone who will be getting mails in bulk and open
    the bulk mail and dispatch them in units to there final destinations
    in there respective states, for example, the cost of sending each mail
    is $36.00 by UPS and we want to send out 100 mails, that would be
    $3,600 which is to costly but we have a solution whereby, we ship the
    whole 100 mails in one package at the rate of $600 to you in your
    state and when you get it, you will open it and send the mail
    individually through USPS which will be $7 to $10 each and you can see
    the we will have a savings, $600 for bulk shipping plus $10 times 100
    making $1,600, you can see we have saved $2,000, so please I need you
    to work for me on a part-time basis, and you will be paid $1,600 every
    month. You will be provided with funds to dispatch the mails upfront,
    you will be provided with up to $800 to $3,400 as a running fund for
    dispatching the mails, sometimes, it may be packages of goods that you
    will be receiving and sometimes you may be required to pay for
    shipping fees out of the funds we provide to you to pay another
    freight forwarder when we need the service of another freight
    forwarder, the items you will be re-mailing or shipping will include
    letters, office materials and office equipments, I want to assure you
    that you will never use your own money for any expenses and you are
    not require to buy anything to begin the job, it is a straight forward
    job opportunity so please let me know if you are interested, please do
    have a nice day.

    Regards.

    Peter
     
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  2. popcrdom29

    popcrdom29 Senior Member

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    It sounds like a scam but you're right, I can't put my finger on it either. I'm willing to bet that after you contact them they will want you to pay an upfront fee for something.

    Just for the hell of it, see how it plays out and let us know. This is kind of interesting. Looks like a new twist on an old scam.
     
  3. doberman

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    I played into it as if I was interested and this was the reply I got back......

    Thank you so much for your interest in the job, the job will only take 4 to 5 hours of your time in a week and you can work whatever hours you want, the name of my Business is Payroll Job Movers & Associates and I am located in new york city, NY, the job is very simple once you have an address where you can accept mails and packages, and also have the time to re-mail the mails and packages through USPS sometime through some other freight forwarders, the mails will contain letters, notes, gift cards and the packages will be containing office materials and sometimes office equipments. You will have to present an ID and you have to show some sense of sincerity as you will be entrusted with clients mails, packages and funds to utilize for re-mailing expenses, please do let me know when you are ready to start and let me know if you have all the requirements needed for the job, you need to provide your informations as well in order to proceed further, please let me have
    Full Names: ?
    Address: ? ( HOME ADDRESS NOT PO.BOX )
    City: ?
    State: ?
    Zip Code: ?
    Tel: ?
    Email: ?
    Age: ?
    Gender: ?
    Your current or recent job: ?
    , and please note, you must be above 18 years of age to be eligible for this job, I want to assure you once again that you will never use your own money for any expenses, your $1,600 salary will be paid twice, $800 biweekly and the remailing funds will be provided constantly which will never finish in order to avoid you spending your own money so when the remailing funds are low additional remailing funds will be provided, and you are not require to buy anything to beging the job, it is a straight forward job opportunity, please do let me know how we should proceed and you can get start immediately, Good day.
     
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    i think they will have you mailing out fake money orders.... or something totally not legit...

    yeah just saw the ID part too thats bs

    theres a lot of needy people right now losing jobs and homes, sounds like this guy is trying to kick people whilst there down...
     
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    If it sounds too GOOD TO BE TRUE then it is.

    Trust your instincts ...
     
  7. magcshroom

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    He sends you stolen goods using a stolen credit card. He has you reship the items to him so that he stays under the radar.
     
  8. infomycin

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    Agreed... definitely some sort of identity theft going on... would you trust your personal details to a stranger? I think not.
     
  9. invisioned

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    Thats a nigerian scam. THey want you to mail out stuff for them using your own address. The stuff you'll be mailing is fraudulent. THis is my opinion and one of the forms Nigerians have been using americans to get them to send out thier stuff.
     
  10. kdeltah

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    I received an email similar to this one time. I went along with it and they sent me money orders to cash. The money orders supposedly came from Walmart and looked very legit. I was supposed to deduct my fee and forward the remainder. Just to be safe, I went to Walmart and they were fake. If I had tried to cash them, Walmart would have had my identification and I would have been in trouble for trying to cash fake money orders.
     
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    just another 419'er twist. they send you bad money. your keep a portion. your send them back a overage. you get busted.
     
  12. coreygeer

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    Yeah, this is just like any other work at home garbage e-mail. Trust me.. no one cares to help you make money, when ever you get e-mail.. just toss it.

    I know they look enticing and interesting when you're new but what most of them do is, they'll give you some "opportunity" and information then they'll ask you to pay for that information. I know a lot of websites like those paid survey things on Clickbank tell you all about this "wonderful" opportunity to make money from surveys and then charge you for a list of survey taking websites.

    Luohan, yes more people are turning desperate for money but people are always desperate for money. Hell, back in the western days there were still robbers and people doing anything they can to get money.

    Toss any work at home e-mail you receive or any newspaper ad that catches your eye because it's just some one trying to make some quick sales. You've got all the information/resources you need right here at your fingertips here at BHW.
     
  13. renkman

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    they'll probably send you counterfeit traveler's checks for way more than they said and then expect you to return the excess to someone. the checks will deposit into your account fine but then after 2-3 weeks the bank will discover they're fakes and debit your account for the whole deposit. meanwhile your scammer friend got whatever money you set via western union.
     
  14. death_note

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    I saw a story on something like this on 60 Minutes. Basically they had the woman mailing products, they would pay her with Paypal, using other people credit card. She didn't find out until the Fed's paid her a little visit. AVOID at all cost.
     
  15. gun-shy315

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    The sad thing is that people are going to fall for this shit. Imagine some poor single mom with a dial-up account who's barely making ends meet. All of a sudden she's in handcuffs for trying to cash fake money orders.

    I've been having a lot of second thoughts lately about pushing biz ops. I have no problem what so ever sticking it to the big guys but I'm starting to think twice about pushing work at home type crap (which I have done). There's a lot of ways to make money without selling paid surveys and data entry, plus the refund rate (if you use CB or Paydotcom) is horrible.

    gun-shy
     
  16. spellbinder

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    Indeed. Thats one of the older tricks in the book. Either that or identity theft.
     
  17. indexyoursite

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    Is part of credit card theft.

    Mr A buy a list of stolen credit cards. Then he buys stuff and send it to your address.

    Then Mr B arrives, pays you for your effort and get the stuff.

    Who is going to jail?. The owner of the address the goods where sent to.

    I forgot: Weeks later you're Mr C boyfriend, living in a 2x2 room, with no view.
     
  18. sodacrates

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    i hope no one falls for thse types of scam. it really sounds like an evil thing to do to someone else just for some money.
     
  19. Sweetfunny

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    Yep exactly, they are carding goods this one's really old i'm surprised to see the method resurface. This was all the rage back in 03/04, many people got stung with it.
     
  20. MrE

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    It could be used to send you stolen goods as other people have mentioned, also in email #1 this part strikes me as odd:

    "you will be provided with up to $800 to $3,400 as a running fund for
    dispatching the mails, sometimes, it may be packages of goods that you
    will be receiving and sometimes you may be required to pay for
    shipping fees out of the funds we provide to you to pay another
    freight forwarder
    when we need the service of another freight
    forwarder."

    My guess is they send you fake checks and you pay freight company B which is their own company/person, and then the checks bounce in your account.