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    Re: [Serious] I think the job offer I accepted may have been a scam.

    Quote Originally Posted by Baggypants View Post
    Ok so i just got back from the police station and they've recorded everything down. Tomorrow I'm going to the bank and we'll see what happens. I have to say, I could really use that money with future hecs debt.
    But will HECS debt really matter when you're charged
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    Re: [Serious] I think the job offer I accepted may have been a scam.

    Nah lol, that's why I went to the police. I'm going to the bank today.
    When I accepted the job, the job advertised a simple office assistant job with menial tasks. After I accepted the job offer I realised what this flapping is. But unfortunately by then I had sent a lot of my personal information as well. I'm going to the bank today to talk to them.
    BTW, my cut of the $8000 is actually $300. I'm meant to do this task 5 times a week. $300 x 5= $1500. For a supposed part time office assistant job, that's a lot of money. But, yeah, I'm ethical so I already told the police about it and they'll see.

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    Re: [Serious] I think the job offer I accepted may have been a scam.

    Quote Originally Posted by i1337 View Post
    You should have pocketed it and said I thought this was my payment in advance for the tasks I perform, but my parents said its a scam and I already spend it on $8000 at officeworks. Then, once the police get off your back, go to OW and refund your items. Have them deposit it into a different card when refunding. Ez cash ez moni.
    It's dirty money, if he takes it his life could be in danger

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    Re: [Serious] I think the job offer I accepted may have been a scam.

    Quote Originally Posted by i1337 View Post
    You should have pocketed it and said I thought this was my payment in advance for the tasks I perform, but my parents said its a scam and I already spend it on $8000 at officeworks. Then, once the police get off your back, go to OW and refund your items. Have them deposit it into a different card when refunding. Ez cash ez moni.
    It's dirty money, if he takes it his life could be in danger

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    Re: [Serious] I think the job offer I accepted may have been a scam.

    Quote Originally Posted by Baggypants View Post
    Nah lol, that's why I went to the police. I'm going to the bank today.
    When I accepted the job, the job advertised a simple office assistant job with menial tasks. After I accepted the job offer I realised what this flapping is. But unfortunately by then I had sent a lot of my personal information as well. I'm going to the bank today to talk to them.
    BTW, my cut of the $8000 is actually $300. I'm meant to do this task 5 times a week. $300 x 5= $1500. For a supposed part time office assistant job, that's a lot of money. But, yeah, I'm ethical so I already told the police about it and they'll see.
    Good. You get paid so well because if you're caught you face serious prison time.

    And believe me, there are well defined ways to tell
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    Re: [Serious] I think the job offer I accepted may have been a scam.

    How old are you OP?

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    Re: [Serious] I think the job offer I accepted may have been a scam.

    Quote Originally Posted by Queenroot View Post
    How old are you OP?
    Inb4 13
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    lol

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    Re: [Serious] I think the job offer I accepted may have been a scam.

    Did you tell your parents? how did they react?
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    Re: [Serious] I think the job offer I accepted may have been a scam.

    I'm 18. I told my parents and they were at first kinda angry but they were calm after they talked to my mums friend who's a lawyer. I confronted the scammer about it and he blocked me. I went to the bank and told them to send the money back where it came from, but they said they can't and can only send the $8000 if the sender reclaims it. The chances of them reclaiming the money is pretty small considering they've blocked me and are probably running. I talked to my mums friend(the lawyer) and she said that if the sender doesn't reclaim the money and that if the money stays in my accoount for a certain period of time, then the $8k becomes mine by law.

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    Re: [Serious] I think the job offer I accepted may have been a scam.

    Quote Originally Posted by Baggypants View Post
    I'm 18. I told my parents and they were at first kinda angry but they were calm after they talked to my mums friend who's a lawyer. I confronted the scammer about it and he blocked me. I went to the bank and told them to send the money back where it came from, but they said they can't and can only send the $8000 if the sender reclaims it. The chances of them reclaiming the money is pretty small considering they've blocked me and are probably running. I talked to my mums friend(the lawyer) and she said that if the sender doesn't reclaim the money and that if the money stays in my accoount for a certain period of time, then the $8k becomes mine by law.
    id suggest using that 8k to hire a bodyguard



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    Re: [Serious] I think the job offer I accepted may have been a scam.

    Quote Originally Posted by Baggypants View Post
    I talked to my mums friend(the lawyer) and she said that if the sender doesn't reclaim the money and that if the money stays in my accoount for a certain period of time, then the $8k becomes mine by law.
    At least you have made some profit. That $8000 could come in real handy.

    But dude besides all the money! He knows everything about you, from where you live and the day you were born. Thats scary.

    If someone who I didn't know had so much information about even me, I couldn't possibly live another day.

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    Re: [Serious] I think the job offer I accepted may have been a scam.

    I'm getting a new TFN, a new phone number, and I'm not sure where to go to for this, but I might have a new passport made. Should I change anything else? Btw, I used an IP resolver to track where these guys are and I got France as their location. And when the guy asked me to process the money for him to Western Union, he wanted it to do it in Euros. So unless they have their men in Australia I should be physically fine.

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    Re: [Serious] I think the job offer I accepted may have been a scam.

    What a life experience!

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    Re: [Serious] I think the job offer I accepted may have been a scam.

    Quote Originally Posted by Baggypants View Post
    I'm getting a new TFN, a new phone number, and I'm not sure where to go to for this, but I might have a new passport made. Should I change anything else? Btw, I used an IP resolver to track where these guys are and I got France as their location. And when the guy asked me to process the money for him to Western Union, he wanted it to do it in Euros. So unless they have their men in Australia I should be physically fine.
    I'm sure they have people here too. Honestly OP I'd watch my back, you don't really know who they are, they could be gang type criminals and they know everything about you. Not trying to scare you but I'd be alert.

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    Re: [Serious] I think the job offer I accepted may have been a scam.

    lol, posting fake job ad to launder money. what a dumb fucking idea.

    'process payment' hahahahaha shit.

    coppers might let you keep some money.

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    Re: [Serious] I think the job offer I accepted may have been a scam.

    Quote Originally Posted by Simorgh View Post
    At least you have made some profit. That $8000 could come in real handy.

    But dude besides all the money! He knows everything about you, from where you live and the day you were born. Thats scary.

    If someone who I didn't know had so much information about even me, I couldn't possibly live another day.
    I don't think anyone is willing to do any serious jail time for 8k, and thereby exposing their money laundering circle.

    legally speaking, money in bank isn't 'yours'. It's the bank. But when you have credit it just means the bank owes a debt to you.

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    Re: [Serious] I think the job offer I accepted may have been a scam.

    Really? Idk, I spoke to a couple family friends who are lawyers and they said the same rule applies if you find lost cash. If no one claims it, it becomes yours. In this case, if those criminals don't try and reverse the transaction (which they might not risk since the police might be watching the transaction in and out of my account) then the money is mine. Well, I hope it becomes mine haha. 8k is almost 1 year of my hecs debt.

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    Re: [Serious] I think the job offer I accepted may have been a scam.

    Quote Originally Posted by Baggypants View Post
    Really? Idk, I spoke to a couple family friends who are lawyers and they said the same rule applies if you find lost cash. If no one claims it, it becomes yours. In this case, if those criminals don't try and reverse the transaction (which they might not risk since the police might be watching the transaction in and out of my account) then the money is mine. Well, I hope it becomes mine haha. 8k is almost 1 year of my hecs debt.
    Ye I think its yours. Best to use the money to fly to some rural location in a diff country and live as a low key farmer for the rest of your life

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    Re: [Serious] I think the job offer I accepted may have been a scam.

    Quote Originally Posted by BandSixFix View Post
    Ye I think its yours. Best to use the money to fly to some rural location in a diff country and live as a low key farmer for the rest of your life
    OP received 8k not 8 million.

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    Re: [Serious] I think the job offer I accepted may have been a scam.

    lol

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    Re: [Serious] I think the job offer I accepted may have been a scam.

    Quote Originally Posted by keepLooking View Post
    OP received 8k not 8 million.
    8k should be plenty if you use it well

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    Re: [Serious] I think the job offer I accepted may have been a scam.

    Quote Originally Posted by BandSixFix View Post
    8k should be plenty if you use it well
    maybe in 1930

    not 2016
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    Quote Originally Posted by Squar3root View Post
    maybe in 1930

    not 2016
    All you need is a flight ticket

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    All you need is a flight ticket
    To where?

    Somalia?
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    Re: [Serious] I think the job offer I accepted may have been a scam.

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    To where?

    Somalia?
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