Posted 06 June 2008 - 04:47 PM
I'll also like to inform you that your deposit has been prepared and issued out by my associate in the Us and it will get to you in few days .
I was told that the payment you will receive will be more than your deposit.The reason for this is beause my travelling expenses and proposed videographer's fee has been issued out in a single payment while doing the budget for the project and I wouldn't want it to be altered .
All you will do for me is that you will deduct your deposit from whatsoever you received and assist me to send the balance down to my travelling agent here so that I can come over to commence work as earlier scheduled . I will give you the payment tracking number when I have it with me so that you can monitor the movement from your end .
I will send you more details on any additional information you need to know and the specific location prior to my arrival .
Write back to comfirm that you got this email .
SEAN WILDLIFE RESEARCH INSTITUTE , UK .
8, Old Hall Street
Figured I would let you all know that it seems some of these money laundering scams of bogus checks/money orders is proliferating. I, of course, reported it to my E mail provider, but I wouldn't want any wide eyed hopeful (read : people like me) to go through with any of this.
Appalling, really, that for all our inventiveness, it so often goes into the altar of greed; even more so when it prays upon the hopeful, and those just trying to start in such a completive industry.
Posted 07 June 2008 - 08:27 AM
I'd've never thought one of these scams would target freelancers. It just seems odd.
Posted 07 June 2008 - 09:56 AM
Posted 07 June 2008 - 09:59 AM
Granted, UPenn is well known over here, but it's odd that it was so similar to other video-research things I've been offered/done.
Posted 07 June 2008 - 03:41 PM
Posted 08 June 2008 - 01:13 AM
I have recently come across two oddly similar job descriptions in Switzerland, but formulated in English to convey an international background. They were identical apart from the company registry (supposedly UK based but not existent at Companies House, as I found out) and address details and the subject matter at hand.
Funnily or worringly enough, both texts featured an identical sentence that had a grammatical error in it - this is how was able to bring this to the authorities' attention.
So these schemes are operated cross-border, too, even (or particularly?) outside the EU zone!
Posted 08 June 2008 - 03:33 PM
When doing business abroad I always check/google names and company's.
this company name has only 1 hit leading to here, his name only leads to some musictitles, no wildlife research, no film.
I would have my doubts, serious doubts!!
Amsterdam, The netherlands
Posted 09 June 2008 - 07:40 AM
I try to keep them going as long as I can just for sport. I like to see how far they will carry it before they stop replying. In "Sean's" case I'll ask for a form of payment they're unlikely to send, i.e. certified check from major bank, PayPal, wire transfer etc. Sometimes I throw in comments to make me look like a bigger "phish". Maybe I have too much time on my hands.
Posted 10 June 2008 - 02:16 PM
Be on the lookout.
Posted 10 June 2008 - 03:09 PM
Posted 10 June 2008 - 04:13 PM
Posted 23 June 2008 - 02:09 PM