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PostPosted: Fri 19 Aug 2005 18:12    Post subject: Careerbuilder Scam... Reply with quote

Got this email this morning...looks very phishy

Hello, my name is Maurice Smith and I work for a company called Latvian IT Inc. I found your resume on because we are searching for reliable professionals across the United States who are interested in a potentially lucrative partnership with an international firm.

Latvian IT Inc. is a leading software company in Latvia and we are currently expanding our operations in the United States. But because of various banking and legal restrictions, we are unable to open commercial bank accounts in every state. As such, Latvian IT Inc. is recruiting partners to conduct simple banking transactions on our behalf.

The process is simple. If you were interested in becoming a US partner of Latvian IT Inc., you would sign an agreement that would make you an official financial representative of our company, able to accept invoice payments on our behalf. Instead of asking our American clients to conduct complicated international payment transactions (which are especially complex for Latvian companies), we have them work with our partners to submit payments. You would then forward the payments to us, a simple transaction for an individual.

Latvian IT Inc. pays its partners a 10% commission on every transaction. In addition, we will take care of any incremental tax liability you incur. Depending on which state you are in, and of course on how good business is, your monthly commissions could be as high as $40,000 per month.

If you are interested in working with us, or if you want more information, you can contact me directly at my personal email address: I'll need your full name and mailing address so I can send you the contract and other paperwork necessary to get started.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Maurice Smith
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PostPosted: Fri 19 Aug 2005 19:18    Post subject: Reply with quote

I too think it looks fishy. The website was only registered today and is with GoDaddy and runs for one year.

Domain ID: D8410173-US
Sponsoring Registrar: GO DADDY SOFTWARE, INC.
Domain Status: clientDeleteProhibited
Domain Status: clientRenewProhibited
Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited
Domain Status: clientUpdateProhibited
Registrant ID: GODA-013559226
Registrant Name: Erick Betancourt
Registrant Organization: Unknown
Registrant Address1: 35 Rodeo Ave
Registrant City: Sausalito
Registrant State/Province: California
Registrant Postal Code: 94965
Registrant Country: United States
Registrant Country Code: US
Registrant Phone Number: +1.4155698444
Registrant Email: ********
Registrant Application Purpose: P1
Registrant Nexus Category: C11
Administrative Contact ID: GODA-213559226
Administrative Contact Name: Erick Betancourt
Administrative Contact Organization: Unknown
Administrative Contact Address1: 35 Rodeo Ave
Administrative Contact City: Sausalito
Administrative Contact State/Province: California
Administrative Contact Postal Code: 94965
Administrative Contact Country: United States
Administrative Contact Country Code: US
Administrative Contact Phone Number: +1.4155698444
Administrative Contact Email: ********
Administrative Application Purpose: P1
Administrative Nexus Category: C11
Billing Contact ID: GODA-313559226
Billing Contact Name: Erick Betancourt
Billing Contact Organization: Unknown
Billing Contact Address1: 35 Rodeo Ave
Billing Contact City: Sausalito
Billing Contact State/Province: California
Billing Contact Postal Code: 94965
Billing Contact Country: United States
Billing Contact Country Code: US
Billing Contact Phone Number: +1.4155698444
Billing Contact Email: ********
Billing Application Purpose: P1
Billing Nexus Category: C11
Technical Contact ID: GODA-113559226
Technical Contact Name: Erick Betancourt
Technical Contact Organization: Unknown
Technical Contact Address1: 35 Rodeo Ave
Technical Contact City: Sausalito
Technical Contact State/Province: California
Technical Contact Postal Code: 94965
Technical Contact Country: United States
Technical Contact Country Code: US
Technical Contact Phone Number: +1.4155698444
Technical Contact Email: ********
Technical Application Purpose: P1
Technical Nexus Category: C11
Name Server: WSC1.JOMAX.NET
Name Server: WSC2.JOMAX.NET
Created by Registrar: GO DADDY SOFTWARE, INC.
Last Updated by Registrar: GO DADDY SOFTWARE, INC.
Domain Registration Date: Fri Aug 19 08:58:59 GMT 2005
Domain Expiration Date: Fri Aug 18 23:59:59 GMT 2006
Domain Last Updated Date: Fri Aug 19 09:02:23 GMT 2005

Looks very phony to me. I would guess it is a fake cheque fraud.

la terre n'est qu'un seul pays
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PostPosted: Fri 19 Aug 2005 19:38    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep, check fraud or money laundering/mule scam. Keep off. wrote:
1. You need to cash the check at the check cashier’s centers (they take the fee for their services from the check value).
2. If you do not have access to check cashier’s centers, you can cash money at the bank.
3. After you have cashed the check, please, keep 10 percent of the sum of the check.
4. Transfer the remaining 90% sum of money via Western Union or Money Gram (the transfer fee can be taken off the sum of transfer, so no extra payment shall be needed).

aka Jonas Anderson
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