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Is Geoc-It a scam?
Thread poster: Carlos Moreno

Carlos Moreno  Identity Verified
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Aug 9, 2002

I believe it is. Take this simple test: Go to its homepage and click on its links: They lead nowhere.

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Nikita Kobrin  Identity Verified
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A scam?! Great offer - 12,900 words at $0.15 per word!! Aug 9, 2002

And they have already got 6 bids!



The only thing you need is the Geoc-It Certificate. It is available online for only $17.00 per copy. What are paltry $17.00 in comparison with almost $2,000 you will get for this job?!



Yours,

Nikita



P.S. For details see: http://www.proz.com/?sp=bb/viewtopic&eid_c=24312&post=26378#26378



[ This Message was edited by: on 2002-08-09 17:25 ]


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Egmont
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YES Aug 9, 2002

I did it and the same happened...
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Catherine Bolton  Identity Verified
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Nikita, did I miss something? Aug 9, 2002

The link you provide goes to the posting of 29/07 in which you yourself noted that it must be a scam.

So what happened? Did you get a job through it?

Otherwise, I can confirm that the links keep leading back to the GEOC-IT home page, as our other colleagues have observed.


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Silvina Beatriz Codina  Identity Verified
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A scam, and a piss-poor one at that... Aug 9, 2002

I suspect Nikita is being sarcastic...



Successful scammers usually spend some time amd money elaborating their tricks; these ones don\'t even do that. Their Web page is posted through Geocities, which means it is a free site, and they ask you to fill an \"application\" with your data... but unlike normal applications for this kind of things, you have to create one yourself! The only thing they ask is that it should be in MS Word. And so it is with the rest of the paperwork you have to submit in order to obtain the certificate. Guys... if you want to be credible to some extent, at least take the trouble to create some official-looking stationery, like applications, and get a paid domain!


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Nikita Kobrin  Identity Verified
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Dear Cbolton, Aug 9, 2002


RESEARCH IS THE KEY!

You do know it, don\'t you?





Yours,

Nikita

[ This Message was edited by: on 2002-08-09 22:20 ]


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Henry Dotterer
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The postings have been deleted Aug 9, 2002

Thanks.

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Catherine Bolton  Identity Verified
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Oops! Aug 10, 2002

Sorry Nikita - I\'m still jet-lagged.

And my research is into terminology, not scams



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Griffiths
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email is the final confirmation Aug 11, 2002

Dear All,



I do agree with all the others that mentioned this is a SCAM. I have received and email from a certain Mr Class Burke asking if I had any Geo-It translators in my database. My answer was just to tell him that this certificate wasn\'t important to us, as we have our own filters to select professionals.



Guess what? the email bounced back.



I mean, there is a possibility we are all wrong but, if they are not a SCAM they should be at least a bit more professional(do say the least).



Regards



Griffiths


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