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plsoong

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Dear plsoong,
How are you doing,i am Mr John Edwards,i am the representative of International Modeling Board of Directors (IMBD),i am the agent in charge of your contract,K-SWITCH MODELS sent you your bonus check right?what you do now is to cash the check, remove 200 euros for your self and send the remaining money to me so that i can process the final selections,after you sent the money a form will be sent to you via email,after you input all details,i will send a 3 pages note on your in coming task.I will like you to be fast with everything so that you will be included in the final selections.Get back to me if you have any question.
to which i replied:-

Dear John,

Thanx you very much for your email.

However, i have some serious concerns regarding the current situation and would like a much clearer definition of the assignment.

1). I am definitely not comfortable with sending cash over the mailbox. I do not intend to expose myself or yourself to such a risk whereby there will exist a doubt as to whether the money was sent or received.
Henceforth, I have not and will not cash out the cheques. Please send me an address so that i can return the cheques if this is not agreeable.

2). I have also been asking for more defined/specific scope of this assignment but have not received any information as to what it entails. I have not encountered such a situation whereby the details of the potential "contract/assignment scope" is only provided after some bonus amount is taken.

Henceforth, I really do look forward to your clarification of the above mentioned items.


Yours Sincerely

plsoong
and then he replied:-


Hello Poh,I dint understand what you are talking about,K-SWITCH models sent you the check,they made me understand that you will contact me on what to do next,can i have your phone number?the payment will be for the form and the processing of the next stage and i will send you the details of what you will do.Write K-SWITCH and ask them about the check,Mr Poh time is not really on our side and we have to work fast about everything,you will have to send the money via western union.Write me back

JOHN EDWARDS
(IMBD)

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night86mare

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to which i replied:-



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tell him you're collecting money for a charity to save the whales, and he can western union you

glad that he is so generous, please donate freely to charity for great karma and the whales will be grateful, etc.
 

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tell him you're collecting money for a charity to save the whales, and he can western union you

glad that he is so generous, please donate freely to charity for great karma and the whales will be grateful, etc.
Go to his house, pop by for some coffee, throw the coffee at him, say you're a disgrace to the rest of the John Edwards.
 

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i knew a John Edwards from Nigeria once......

but seriously........duhhh... dont understand the 'scam' ...... someone sent you a cheque (money) for a job that is not defined ... and this John Edwards asks for a cut of it..... how did he know you got the cheque ?
 

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i knew a John Edwards from Nigeria once......

but seriously........duhhh... dont understand the 'scam' ...... someone sent you a cheque (money) for a job that is not defined ... and this John Edwards asks for a cut of it..... how did he know you got the cheque ?
huh? wad is even more cool is that john edward guy is agent for some Models. what i dun get is that why cant he get the contact info of ts from that Models thingy?

and wads with the cheque part? i dun get it either. :sweat:
 

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I will reply...

"Where got bonus cheque? No receive. Pls resend."

and to whatever else he reply, just repeat the same reply as above. At some point in time, he will just give up.
 

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wait the sharks got jealous..

tell him you're collecting money for a charity to save the whales, and he can western union you

glad that he is so generous, please donate freely to charity for great karma and the whales will be grateful, etc.
 

plsoong

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hi peeps,

basically its a damn duhz thing. first i received the email below
Hello,

You have received this e-mail because your profile was found on www.xxxxxxxxxx.com, There is a Job offer which you might be interested in. Below are the details of this Job offer.A Magazine Production Company in conjunction with International Modeling Board of Directors (IMBD) is in search of 500 Models who will be on their TV commercials, Magazine Covers, Calendars, Posters, Hand Bills, Bill Boards e.t.c. This Contract is worth $150,000.00(USD) and other deals. k-SWICTH Models is the Official Agency which has been awarded the Job to search for the Models, but we are looking for people who will part take in the offer if you are reading this letter, that means K-SWITCH Modeling Agency is giving you an opportunity to be part of the people to participate in the Audition of this Great Offer..
You can participate right from your location and do not need to travel. A fee of EUR 200 will be given to all that participate free of charge as a welcome bonus.

If you are interested in this Offer and will like to participate, Call +447024076896 or Reply to this e-mail at (K-switch@live.com) with completion of the form below. Once your details have been received, we will start processing your request immediately


Applicant's Details


First Name:

Last Name :

present home address:

city:

state:

Zip code:

phone no:


Attach 2 photos along with this Form.
Thank you,
k-swith Models.
up till now, this looks rather legit...as there was no info overly personal that i had to input. so i went along, gave them some of the details without any photos and all that...and asked them for the "contract" details.

they sent a stack of AMEX travellers cheques amounting more than the €200, so of course i emailed them to ask again for the details of the photoshoot etc......and then i grew suspicious that they kept avoiding the request for the photoshoot details......


i tried to google this simi sai K-SWITCH models and simi IMBD.....no such thing.

the first fella told me to cash out the cheques and then contact this John Edwards, which of course i did not cash out...... just to be very sure, i emailed this John Edwards to ask for the details of this assignment....and the rest of the conversation is posted already...
 

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yqt

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:think: are the AMEX cheques for real? would we be breaking any law if we case it?
 

wildcat

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Wah.. money laundering? :dunno:
 

wildcat

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:think: are the AMEX cheques for real? would we be breaking any law if we case it?
Ya, could be that the cheques are illegally obtained, then the person who cashes in the cheque will be liable to be persecuted while the real perpetrator gets away with whatever amount you send back to them.
 

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he wants to rush you, he has a very generic name (john edwards), and he 's asking for western union.

this is definitely fishy and i would not bother corresponding with them any further.

btw, all these "simple details" like address etc, better be careful.
 

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don't ever transfer $$ via Western Union to the person you do not know.

off topic a bit---rarely see naymeh so inactive in CS. only saw his posting early this morning and now..lol
 

night86mare

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don't ever transfer $$ via Western Union to the person you do not know.

off topic a bit---rarely see naymeh so inactive in CS. only saw his posting early this morning and now..lol
hahahaha, more free now, so can go out and shoot mar. :)
 

plsoong

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thanx heaps for the advise guys.


I'm very tempted to open a case for the police here to track.....

as for the cheques, i think it looked and felt legit...counter checked it on images and details of Amex cheques and it looked good too.

I had the feeling that they could trace whoever that cash this out...hence i did not bother/want to cash them....so its still with me.....but am really tempted to open a police investigation file here.
 

grumpy

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Appoint night86mare to be your representative
ask the guy to speak to your representative
 

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thanx heaps for the advise guys.


I'm very tempted to open a case for the police here to track.....

as for the cheques, i think it looked and felt legit...counter checked it on images and details of Amex cheques and it looked good too.

I had the feeling that they could trace whoever that cash this out...hence i did not bother/want to cash them....so its still with me.....but am really tempted to open a police investigation file here.
i suggest that it would be good if u could refer this to police. who knows? u may blow up one scam ring for all u know:thumbsup: