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I responded to an ad in Craigslist and this is the response I got. I couldn't really find anything bad on the company. Feedback please? EMAIL: Good day, Thanks for your response. We are glad to offer you a job position at our company, Quiltex® Ltd, Quiltex Ltd is a registered company in England..However as the HR Manager of Quiltex® Ltd. we need a responsible, honest, self motivated and reliable individual to work for the company as our Representative in USA and EUROPE. This is in view of our not having an office presently in the USA and some countries in EUROPE. You don't need to have an Office and this certainly will not disturb any form of work you have going at the moment. About the company: For over 70 years Quiltex has been providing quality infant bedding and apparel. The company is committed to bringing you the latest fashion for babies, We offer a complete line of bedding, outerwear, layette, playwear and gift items.We also provide service and support to the textile finishing industries. Order processing, production monitoring and process flow are seamlessly integrated through a company-wide computer network. About the job: * The average monthly income is about 4000.00 USD/EURO. * No form of investments from you. * This job takes only 1-3 hours per day We have sales representatives all over the world to distribute our products. You know, that it's not easy to start a business in a new market (being the US). There are hundreds of competitors, close direct contacts between suppliers and customers and other difficulties, which impede our sales promotion. We have decided to deliver the products upfront, it's very risky but it should push up sales on 25 percent. Thus we need to get payments for our products as soon as possible. Unfortunately we are unable to open Bank Accounts in the United States without first registering the company's name. Presently with the amount of Orders we have,we cannot put them on hold. For fear of loosing the customers out rightly. Secondly we cannot cash these payments from the US soon enough, as international Checks take about 28 working days for cash to be made available here. We lose about 75,000 USD of net income each month because we have money transfer delays*.Your task is to coordinate payments from customers and help us with the payment process. You are not involved in any sales.. We make direct contact for sales of products. Once orders are received and sorted we deliver the product to a customer (usually through FEDEX).The customer receives and check the products, After this has been done the customer has to pay for the products. We recommend payment to be made through OFFICIAL CHEQUE and Money orders based on the amount involved. We have decided to open this new job position for solving this problem. Your tasks are: 1. Receive payment from Customers 2. Cash Payment at your Bank 3. Deduct 10% which will be your percentage/pay on Payment processed. 4. Forward balance after deduction of percentage/pay to any of the offices you will be contacted to send payment to.(Payment is to be forwarded by Money Gram or Western Union Money Transfer).Local Money transfers take barely hours, so it will give us a possibility to get customer's payment almost immediately. For example you've got 3000.00USD, you take your income: 300.00 USD Send to us: 2700.00 USD, We embark on security check up on our payment agents, for any criminal records, so payment might not come to you as fast as you think, First month you will have 15-20 transactions after checking your background records, 3000.00-4000.00 USD so you may calculate your income. For example 18 transactions on 3500.00 USD gives you 4410..00 USD Plus your basis monthly salary is 1000.00 USD Total: 5410.00 USD per month After establishing a close co-operation with us you'll be able to operate with larger orders and you'll be able to earn more. Our payments will be issued out in your name and you can have them cashed in your bank. Deduct your Percentage and forward the balance to the company attorney manager via western union money transfer or money gram money transfer, the name will be giving to you in later We understand it is an unusual and incredible job position. This job takes only 3-7 hours per week. You'll have a lot of free time doing another job, you'll get good income and regular job.This job is very challenging and you should understand it. We are looking only for the worker who satisfies our requirements and will be an earnest assistant. We are glad to offer this job position to you. If you feel that you are a serious and earnest worker and you want to work for Quiltex® Ltd., Kindly fill the form below so we can commence working with you right away. EMPLOYMENT FORM *What is your full name------------------------------------... *What is your R
Asked By: Cha Cha - 1/19/2009
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ooh, a counterfeit check scam! Those checks are fake - although they initially 'clear' the bank, after the bank attempts to transfer the funds and when the checks are found to be fake, you will have to repay the bank any money withdrawn against the deposits... More
Answered By: PiggiePants - 1/19/2009
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I usually don't trust things overseas, simply because they'd be taking your social security info and such online and that is immensely risky.
Answered By: faceyournemesis - 1/19/2009
Clearly a scam. Reason = they cannot write proper English.
Answered By: Bambi - 1/19/2009
Craigslist has a scam section and all of the listings there are exactlu like this. Basically, what will happen "to show good faith" or something along those lines, they will ask for your name, address, and bank info. With that, they ask you to deposit a chack and take out a percentage for you (in this case - 10... More
Answered By: King's Mama - 1/19/2009
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