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the following is a job description, that was found on yahoo jobs, however, do you think is legal? About us: Crescent Chemical Co., Inc. is a manufacturer and distributor of laboratory chemicals Its subsidiary, Crescent Labs, manufactures custom solutions and the most up to date EPA Method mixes. Crescent represents over 60 years of dedication and service to the scientific community and takes pride in its outstanding personal attention, technical support, prompt shipping and highly competitive pricing. Your First Primary task as an Administrative Officer (Collection of Payments) includes: 1. Receive payment from our Customers or Clients. 2. Cash Payment at your Bank or any cashing facilities near you. 3. Deduct 15 % which will be your percentage/pay on Payment processed 4. Forward balance after decution. please let me know. thanks! All, i went ahead, and try them out. I receive the check Via FedEx, befor this, the company contacted me and told me about the check. I cashed the check, and and verify with the bank if check was real, turns out that the check for more than $2000.00 was real and had funds. after 5 days i was still wary, and verified with the bank once again. the funds were were still on my bank account, and the bank insisted that the funds were availabe, and that check was legit. I deducted the 10% and sent the rest via Western Union. the company thank me and said more payments will come. so now what!!??

Asked By: bigj - 1/30/2008
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Keep all notifications they sent you, did you copy the check they sent?? Everything you get in writing hang onto... More
Answered By: TiffanyB - 1/30/2008
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It sounds like a scam to me.
Answered By: TKS - 1/30/2008
 
I think that it may be known as money laundering
Answered By: Honey__Bear - 1/30/2008
 
Sounds like a scam to me. And I'd be willing to bet you $2000 that it is! Here's what happens... More
Answered By: stayn_aloat_44 - 1/30/2008
 
I was in a scam that cost me $7,500 just like what your talking about. I was sent a check for $7500 and i ask if it was real and i was told it was so i deposited the check in my account 2 weeks later i sent him $5000 and the following day the bank fraud department called me asking how i wanted to pay them back and what... More
Answered By: Dog G - 1/30/2008
 
I fear you haven't waited long enough. Some of these fake checks are not returned for 15-20 days or more. No matter how long it takes, you are still responsible. So don't be surprised to get a call or notice from your bank for the FULL amount. There is always a possiblity that the scammers may change tatics and... More
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Answered By: DrHenry - 1/31/2008
 
So now you wait a few more weeks or more, the check finally bounces and then YOU get charged with money laundering. This is a huge scam... Ask yourself a very big question - WHY can't these people do their own check cashing and WHY would they trust you to handle their funds for them risking that you might keep the... More
Answered By: Jennifer F - 1/31/2008
 
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