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The Top 10 Internet/Email Scams

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6) Employment search overpayment scam
The Top 10 Internet/Email Scams
You have posted your resume, with at least some personal data accessible by potential employers, on a legitimate employment site. You receive a job offer to become a "financial representative" of an overseas company you have never even heard of before. The reason they want to hire you is that this company has problems accepting money from US customers and they need you to handle those payments. You will be paid 5 to 15 percent commission per transaction.

If you apply, you will provide the scammer with your personal data, such as bank account information, so you can “get paid”. Instead, you will experience some, or all, of the following:
  • identity theft,
  • money stolen from your account, or
  • may receive fake checks or money orders for payments which you deposit into your account but must send 85 – 95 percent of that to your “employer”.


Soon you will owe much money to your bank!

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