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Old 09-16-2009, 10:03 AM
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I Get scamming emails all the time. Especially when selling stuff. I have had several people email that they want to but something I have on Ebay or Craig’s list but then when I get the payment it is a cashier’s check for double or triple the amount with a note that an error was made when their assistant went to the bank so take my amount plus an extra hundred for my time and then Western Union the difference.

I get this email and was skeptical but couldn't see where the catch was so I responded. I get another email back which explains the details but ends with I would like to talk to you but I am a deaf woman.

What is the scam?

First email.
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> I am Joy Bruce (CEO) by name and I manage a small
> moving/shipping business, I tend to operate at a high cost of
> operation and I want to cut down my expenses by employing someone in
> each city of US apart from Bothell, WA where I am, I need someone who
> will be getting mails in bulk and open the bulk mail and dispatch them
> in units to their final destinations in their respective states, for
> example, the cost of sending each mail is $36.00 by UPS and we want to
> send out 300 mails, that would be $10,800 which is too costly but we
> have a solution whereby, we ship the whole 300 mails in one package at
> the rate of $1,000 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 that we will have a saving. $1,000 for
> bulk shipping plus $10 for shipping individual mails which is $10
> times 300 making $3,000, so $1,000 plus $3,000, it will be $4,000, you
> can now deduct the $4,000 from the $10,800 that will have been our
> cost if we ship individually from the first time, you can see now that
> we have saved $6,800, so can you work as a mail dispatcher? If yes
> then please I need you to work for me on a part-time basis, and you
> will be paid $3,000 every month. You will be provided with funds to
> pay freight forwarder, you will be provided with funds to pay for US
> Postal Service to dispatch the individual mails to their final
> destinations upfront, you will be provided with up to $1,200 to $7,500
> 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 freight fees and shipping 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, laptops, small office printers,
> office materials, small office equipments, home theater, electronics
> and some other general consumer goods, 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 an open and straight forward
> job opportunity so please let me know if you are interested so that we
> can proceed forward, reply back by email for fast response, please do
> have a nice day.

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Thank you so much for your interest in the job, this is not scam, 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 Buffaloes Shipping & Movers and I am located in Bothell, WA, 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 US Postal Service, sometime through some other freight forwarders, the mails and packages will contain gift cards, letters, office materials and office equipments, home theater, electronics and some other general consumer goods, you don't need any much space, they are packages you can put in your room, or in your garage. You will have to present an ID either driver's license or any other personal ID, all I wanted to ensure is that you have an ID to show to the delivery man when packages will be delivered to you 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 information as well in order to proceed further, please let me have your names, contact address, phone numbers, age and your reason for taking up this 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. You are going to be employed as Associate Logistic Personnel and your employment is based on a 1099 status, your $3,000 salary will be paid through any means you wish and the re-mailing funds will be provided constantly which will never finish in order to avoid you spending your own money so when the re-mailing funds are low additional re-mailing funds will be provided, and you are not require to buy anything to begin the job, it is a straight forward job opportunity, please do let me know how we should proceed and you can get start immediately. I am a deaf woman I will have prefer we talk on phone, the phone number I gave you is with a relay program that automatically convert your voice message to a readable message that is why you will always be transfer to a voice mail when ever you are calling me.
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no scam, they will provide the shipments and money......you'll just be distributing the DRUGS for them.
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I was thinking maybe stuff from stolen credit cards.
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When you/someone agrees to join her team, her next request will be to have your bank info, checking acct. number and trans routing number so that she can direct depost funds into your acct. However, at that point they will instead attempt to empty your checking acct. and then they will vanish.......poof, gone.

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They are using UPS for some reason maybe to avoid federal charges using USPS?
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Foward me the email address i want to play the game haha.
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When you/someone agrees to join her team, her next request will be to have your bank info, checking acct. number and trans routing number so that she can direct depost funds into your acct. However, at that point they will instead attempt to empty your checking acct. and then they will vanish.......poof, gone.
I agree 100%. You will never get any packages.
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I agree 100%. You will never get any packages.
Brad, PM me your bank info. Lets give it to her and see if that's the case!
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They do not have a business license in Washington State, I checked both business name and owners name.

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I just recently got an email that is a slightly different version of exactly the same thing but from Regency Group Inc and they want me to be their "financial manager". They wire me money and then i send it back out in a different form. First I thought of money laundering but then dawned on me that becuase they wanted bank account info that it is a theft scam.

I told them I would love the job, all they had to do was provide me with their FEIN# so that I could verify who I would be getting a 1099 from.

Its to bad, the 5000 a month plus bonuses for 5 hours a week sounded pretty good
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