is this a scam?????????
I enquired about a job on craigslist which involves supposedly mailing and receiving money... As I type this I already realize it is a scam but i was hoping for verification anyway. here is part of the last email i was sent. please offer opinions. .............................. How are you doing today . Am Glad to Inform you that a check Payment has been sent to you which is your First Task and will be delivered in the morning via FedEx . Below is the transaction Details. Transaction Details - ------------------------------- FedEx Courier Tracking #: 872648111773 When you Get the Check today take it to your Bank and have it deposited and let me know when the Bank says the funds will be available. You are to send our Balance Immediately after deducting your 5% , Via Western Union To the information below as soon as you have the cash in hand. Western Union Service Type to use : Money In Minute NOTE : Below is the information you will be sending our Balance to. Receivers Information: ---------------------------------- Name: Anthony Frantal Address: 44 Crowndale Road City: London Zip Code: NW1 1TR Country: United Kingdom The Western union charges are to be deducted from our funds , When the Money has been transferred Let me have the information's Below MTCN : Amount Sent : Amount Charged By Western Union : I will be waiting to read from you today with the Update about the check Payment. Regards Payment Coordinator.
Asked By: COM - 11/9/2010
Best Answer - Chosen by Asker
As you already suspect, this is a scam. The email is a standard scam email, we have hundreds of similar in this forum here http://www.scamwarners.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=34... More
Answered By: bert f - 11/9/2010
Additional Answers (15)
Answered By: Matt A - 11/9/2010
Run. Don't look back. It's a scam. I know from experience.
Answered By: Brandon Kutcher - 11/9/2010
Answered By: Kathleen - 11/9/2010
Its always a scam when it feels like a scam.
Answered By: Knifer420 - 11/9/2010
Answered By: Mercuri - 11/9/2010
Most likely a scam. When you deposit the check, they then have access to your bank account. Tear up the check and don't look back.
Answered By: King P - 11/9/2010
SCAM, first sentence he said "am glad..." they're so stupid....its a scam just ignore him....
Answered By: the beast - 11/9/2010
Sounds like a scam or something illegal.
Answered By: David - 11/9/2010
Well of course it's a scam! The check you get is bogus. You deposit it and it looks like the money is in your account, so you send on the amount you're supposed to. Your bank makes the money available to you on the ASSUMPTION that it's a good check, but a few days later, when the check bounces, they will deduct the... More
Answered By: conehead - 11/9/2010
It is a common scam. Please do not allow yourself to be a victim. You can read about this and other common scams on the link to the Federal Trade Commission that I copied into the source window.
Answered By: LTV - 11/9/2010
Very likely. Look this: http://www.consumerfraudreporting.org/checkcashingscams.php and this: http://www.fraudaid.com/contact/processing_scams-01.htm Craigslist and a job too good to be true? Likely to be a scam... Can be a money laundering. Be careful.
Answered By: TicTac - 11/9/2010
go ahead and do it. When you receive the Western Union payment tell the associate that you think this may be a scam and you need them to investigate whether or not this is a legal transfer. You may have to wait three days before verification can be made. You could of course receive the funds immediately. Downside to... More
Answered By: Goerge - 11/9/2010
Do what I did. Call the bank in which the check was issued. Chances are they have no record of that account. Same thing happend to me a couple years ago. A check was mailed in the amount of $5000. I was asked to deduct 10%, then forward the remaming to some account across the country, their's. What they'll do is... More
Answered By: Jerry Uttley - 11/9/2010
100% SCAM and the London address they use means absolutely nothing. Mr Eko in Nigeria or Mr Putin in Russia can pick up the money as long as they have the MTCN number and the receiver's name... More
Answered By: Kittysue - 11/9/2010
It is a scam. I work at a bank and one of our customers actually had a situation like that happen. Thankfully, we were able to tell them the check was a fraud before any damage was done.
Answered By: Melissa - 11/9/2010
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