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Old 06-26-2017, 01:44 PM   #1
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I got a message in my linkedin a couple weeks ago from a good friend . He told me he was doing this part time job as a store auditor and if was interested contact this email address . So me being the fool and trusting a friend contacted the email . Now it seems they need retail store auditors and pay 300.00 per job . So after a few emails they send me a certified check , tell me to deposit it go to the post office buy 3 money orders and a bunch of stamps and keep the 300.00 over the purchase .

I did not do it of course , I have tried calling my friend and contacting him via LinkedIn ..I do not have his personal email but somehow these people have hijacked linkedin . Oh well Easy Money !
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Old 06-26-2017, 01:55 PM   #2
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Shame ruining a guys reputation. Maybe write him a letter, google him in the white pages. Tell him someone is masquerading as him. Maybe reach out to him on Facebook. I dont do Facebook but lots of folks are on it.
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Probably similar to the way folks hijack facebook accounts with copycat profiles.
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Tell us when your bank notifies you the certified check was a fake and bounced, so they withdrew the entire amount from your account.
Usually takes 2-3 weeks.
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Tell us when your bank notifies you the certified check was a fake and bounced, so they withdrew the entire amount from your account.
Usually takes 2-3 weeks.
I think he fully understands the scam.
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I got a message in my linkedin a couple weeks ago from a good friend . He told me he was doing this part time job as a store auditor and if was interested contact this email address .
Any time you hear from someone you know who offers something that seems "interesting", but directs you to another site - particularly an email address -for more information instead of contacting them directly, assume it is a scam. This has happened to me a couple of times, I have contact the friend and they either were not aware their account was being used like that, or let me know their account had been compromised and to ignore it.
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I think he fully understands the scam.
Probably, but sometimes I say the painfully obvious for the benefit others who may only read the thread and don't know the answer.
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I understand the scam , check out their website , lot of work was put into it.

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why would I want to click on a link I know is dirty?
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why would I want to click on a link I know is dirty?


No, I didn't click through either; it seemed painfully obvious, at least to me.

I'm wondering how much more than $300 the check would have been?

Also, nobody seems to have mentioned flagging it to LinkedIn (or did I miss that above?). Not to mention that if it was going to involve mailing stamps or money orders, would the post office be interested in the attempt?
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Not to mention that if it was going to involve mailing stamps or money orders, would the post office be interested in the attempt?
Not sure about now, but when I was working in the police department Fraud Section they would have been very interested. But I've been out for 14 years.

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