Has someone offered you a huge sum of money or a valuable consignment? It's a 419 or advance fee fraud - find out how they work, and what to do to be safe.
#2525 by stern08 Fri Feb 01, 2008 10:26 pm
"Optim Group" <katja>
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Subject:Newspaper Job Update February 1st, Optim Group $855 Received?
Date:Friday, February 01, 2008 2:34:50 PM
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This is an Update for Newspaper Agent job you applied last week.



One first cashier check of $855 (not $1399 like we specified) was sent to your address for the first task. From this payment you must place one single newspaper ad that costs $684. You must send the money to a company that we negociated with and have good prices. You will receive all steps to make this transfer and complete this first task. This time is not needed to call the newspaper directly, please don't delay this transaction.


We already sent them the ad that will be placed:
1. The Nuance Group Hires: Operational Controller, the right hand to the CEO Europe and CFO Europe, contact us, thenuancegroup.com

You must send them $684 like we will specify in 48 hours after you receive the money. After you send the payment this first task is done.

Your commission for this task is $100. Just ask the transfer method as soon as you receive the payment from Optim Group.


Thank you



Katja Kuhnert - Optim Group, Advertising
Address: DELTA, 49 Boulevard Jourdan, 75015
Paris, France Tel: +33-1-43-13-13-29 +33-1-43-13-23-29 +33-1-43-13-23-29
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#2534 by Tom Sanders Fri Feb 01, 2008 11:02 pm
Yes, this is just another version of the fake check scams. This one will be a forged or counterfeited cashier's check. You would keep your commission and wire the rest of the money to the scammers.

The bank would eventually come after you once the check was discovered to be bad.

#2536 by Pat Hamilton Fri Feb 01, 2008 11:10 pm
If they did indeed send you a cheque then obviously do not bank it. Either destroy it or keep it as a little 'souvenir' of how you nearly got scammed. Now that you know these people are scammers and they have your personal information, eg, your address, then you should cease ALL contact with them immediately. You may well receive increasingly urgent emails or phone calls asking you what's going on and the advice is to ignore them all. Block their email address and phone calls if necessary. Once they realise you are not going to be a victim they will, unfortunately, move on to someone else.

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