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what is the deal with companies offering you a job to cash their incoming checks and you keep a percentage?

I submitted my resume on Craig's List many times - and often when I apply to a Office Assistant or Office Manager position, I receive an email back explaining the company and how my job would be to receive their US checks and to take them to my bank or a cash checking place and keep a percentage and send the rest of the funds to them- has anyone ever gone through with this and is it a scam? I've never responded, thinking it wrong in some way.

Asked By: Julie - 8/11/2009
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A scam.
Answered By: Brad B - 8/11/2009
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It's a scam. You cash the checks and send them a legit check or money order...then the check you cashed later is rejected because it's fraudulent...you are out money and you could get in trouble with the law.
Answered By: paganmom - 8/11/2009
 
It's a SCAM!! The checks would look perfectly real but be fake. They would bounce but not until you have sent the money out of country making you responsible for the bounced check.
Answered By: Wayne Z - 8/11/2009
 
A total scam. Check bounces. The bank charges back to your accoun t and you're out the money.
Answered By: Captain Tenneal - 8/11/2009
 
its most likely a scam and if you are worried its a scam you should report it to the police and then they'll most likely hand your case to a government agency like the FBI.
Answered By: Andrew - 8/11/2009
 
That is a HUGE scam to get you to give out your bank information and when they get it they withdraw all of your money from your account. Please don't fall for that crap many have been ripped off by people like that.
Answered By: TediBare - 8/11/2009
 
It's a scam. What it is, is that they send you fake checks... really good fake checks and the bank can't even catch it right away. You cash the check and send them most of the money, but when the bank finds out it's you not the crooks that take to fall. I've found it's just best to stay away from craigslist when it... More
Answered By: MJ - 8/11/2009
 
yes its a scam....my brother cashed one and he had to pay the full amount back to the bank....got him for over 5000 dollars....
Answered By: Jason - 8/11/2009
 
scam!
Answered By: mykatesmom - 8/11/2009
 
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