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Thread poster: A. Terpecheva

A. Terpecheva  Identity Verified
Spain
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Jun 4, 2008

Today I received the following suspicious job offer:

"Dear applicant,
We read your resume and glad to offer you a position in our organization.
Follow this link to read more information about the job:

http://hc-eu.com/JobinEU.html

If you have an interest to our proposition please send us your reply
to jobs@hc-eu.com
We'll send you the agreement for employment and following information."

What do you think about it?


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Erik Freitag  Identity Verified
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Did you send your resume? Jun 4, 2008

Dear Assia,

Well, did you send your resume? Probably not. And they offer you a position, yet they think your name is "applicant"?

Almost certainly a scam, if I'm any judge. My advice: Don't answer, don't click on the links, delete immediately.

Kind regards,
Erik



[Bearbeitet am 2008-06-04 19:09]


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Luisa Ramos, CT  Identity Verified
United States
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Besides being suspicious Jun 4, 2008

After deducting the "commission", and the Western Union or MoneyGram rates, and the administrative charges (which may be around 80%, if I am not mistaken and remember well a research I performed on charitable organizations), will there be anything left for the children? I don't think so. Stay away.

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A. Terpecheva  Identity Verified
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I also think it is a scam Jun 4, 2008

Thank you Erik and Luisa for answering.

I did not send them a Resume. It sounds like they were looking for freelancers.

Best regards


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Henry Hinds  Identity Verified
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Scam Jun 4, 2008

What they were looking for was bilking you out of some money.

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Atena Hensch  Identity Verified
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McAfee Site Advisor Jun 5, 2008

I use Firefox browser and I use McAfee SiteAdvisor. It's interesting that when I click on this link that you provided us, the McAfee got yellow and it means that this a scam website.

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A. Terpecheva  Identity Verified
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It is obvious Jun 5, 2008

Hello, Atena,

If this is a scam mail, their site will be a scam also. I don't believe they are helping anybody.

I hate when someone pretends charity activity (especially children involved) in order to cheat.

Regards


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Atena Hensch  Identity Verified
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children Jun 5, 2008

Assia Terpecheva wrote:

Hello, Atena,

If this is a scam mail, their site will be a scam also. I don't believe they are helping anybody.

I hate when someone pretends charity activity (especially children involved) in order to cheat.

Regards


yes, while ago I received an email and it had a picture of a little boy and it was said in the email that they are collecting money for this boy to have a surgery. I did a Google search and of course, it was a scam. But I hate it when they use the innocent children. It's shocking. Being a mother myself, I'd like to scream when I see these kind of things


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xxxOlaf
Local time: 11:04
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This is a well-known money laundering scam Jun 5, 2008

For more information see:

http://www.joewein.net/fraud/spam-fraud-paypal.htm
http://www.privacyrights.org/fs/fs25a-JobSeekerPriv2.htm

Basically, they're looking for people who're stupid enough to launder money that the scam artists most likely have stolen from other people.

Olaf


[Edited at 2008-06-05 23:37]


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Enrica Brancaleoni  Identity Verified
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Definitely Scam Jun 7, 2008

Dear Assia,

I warmly recommend you not to reply. I had a similar experience with an alleged translation agency which contacted me a couple of months ago. Everything sounded fine until I found out that they sent me over 4000 euros (I was supposed to get only 300) and asked me to send t to someone in Ukraine through moneybookers.

Clearly it was stolen money, I sent the money back to the person from whom they had been stolen and fortunately everything was solved. But it's a waste of time, energy and patience! Somewhere in proz.com there should be an entry where I warn colleagues.

Good luck
Enrica


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A. Terpecheva  Identity Verified
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I hope nobody believes them Jun 7, 2008

I imagine one sends the money and later has to repay 4000 euros to the person the money belonged...

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Alexandra Goldburt
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No maybe about it - it's a scam Jun 8, 2008

I wonder what kind of person would believe them?

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Tomás Cano Binder, BA, CT  Identity Verified
Spain
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Money laundering Jun 8, 2008

Olaf wrote:
Basically, they're looking for people who're stupid enough to launder money that the scam artists most likely have stolen from other people.


Yes, Olaf is entirely right. A friend of a friend of mine had problems with the police and nearly went to court because she was silly enough to accept a similar proposition. Police knew all about it and got in touch with her right before she started getting money, and she was short of being accused. So BEWARE!!!

In Spanish we say: "Nadie da duros a pesetas", i.e. "Nobody gives a pound for 20 pence". So easy money... dirty money.


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