This showed up in my email the other day. It was an offer for a work-at-home job, but in fact is a fake check scam. If you get something like this…delete it! Not only can fake check scams result in your losing money, but you could go to jail for passing a fake check to your bank.
The tip off that this is a scam is “our clients could make payment to you.” The fake check scam works by having you deposit money into your bank account and then you send payment (minus your 10% fee) to the company. Of course, when it’s discovered the check you deposited is a fake, your bank will expect you cover the money you sent. Plus you might have a visit from the police.
Contents of email:
It is a pleasure to write to you in respect of our organisation We are experts in the sale of raw materials, we export into Canada and USA.
We are searching for representatives who can help us establish a medium of getting our funds from our costumers in Canada and in USA as well as making payments through you to us.
Please if you are interested in working for us,so our clients could make payment to you being our representative, we will be very glad.
A 10% Compensations will be given for every payment you receive on our behalf and other benefits will follow.
If intrested Please contact us for more information.
Subject to your satisfaction you will be given the opportunity to negotiate your mode of which we will pay for your services as our representative in Canada and USA.
If interested, kindly forward the below details for screening and recruitment. This job is a part time job and will not affect your present job, You do not need to travel out of your destination or invest any money from your pocket.
Full contact Address:
A copy of your identification:
Your date of birth:
Remember… legitimate companies will NEVER ask you to use your personal bank account to help it collect money!
Leslie Truex is an ideaphoric writer, speaker, entrepreneur, social worker and mom trying to do it all from the comfort of her home. Since 1998, she's been helping others create careers they love by providing work-at-home information and resources through Work-At-Home Success.
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