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This is all but certainly a scam. The site was registered just a few weeks ago, on 2020-05-19. It's using a name confusingly similar to the legitimate company, Fortis Trading. Their website contains numerous red flags, such as the bizarre formatting on their "common problem"[sic] page. At least some of their content appears to be taken from newdc-...


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The price is not cheap... you get a decent smartphone at that price point... The company seems to be fly by night operator. No contact details on about page, Facebook page shows no activity from 2010...


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The scam is simple. The person you are corresponding with is not who they say they are. Any money you send will not go to whatever purpose that person says it is for, and you will never get it back. It will also never lead to any meeting in real life with the person you are corresponding with.


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If I were to purchase using a credit card, would I have protection from my credit card provider? This blogger has some general rules and the answer seems to be no: Types of purchases often excluded: Motorized vehicles and their parts, animals, living plants, perishable or consumable items, tickets, gift cards, antiques, jewelry, medical equipment Your own ...


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This is a scam. See eg. : The site's contact info is support@[company-name].com The interviewer's info is [his-name].[company-name]@**gmail**.com I can go to gmail right now and register Bobby.Intel@gmail.com. Gmail is a free web service and does not require you to 'verify' that you 'belong to' the address you are trying to reserve. There are many other red ...


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There are several likely scenarios. You agree to do the job for them and work for several weeks but never get paid. You are promised a check to reimburse you for software you have to purchase from their operation. The check will not arrive or will be fraudulent (and you will be on hook for the funds). You provide personal details like your Social Security ...


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There are a number of things that may be happening here. The new price is simply the old price plus taxes, fees and/or other extras. Taxes are of course non-negotiable, and some fees are considered 'compulsory' (usually delivery charges), but the new price may also include "extras" that they want you to buy but you don't need to - like rustproofing, extra ...


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You can tell them you will buy it at the originally agreed lower price, and that you won't buy it at the higher price. Of course, they may tell you they won't sell it at the lower price, and will only sell it at the higher price, and you will end up not buying the truck. Or they may offer a "compromise" price between the two, and maybe you will buy the ...


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This is scam. Companies do not offer jobs without qualifications. Plus asking you to pay by bitcoin is scam and can't be traced. Even bank transactions are difficult to recover. Don't transfer anything bitcoin or bank transactions or western union. Stop all communications before you give more information.


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Felt it important to add an answer because there seems to be a theme among other users answering this question that the result of being scammed will be that you won't be sent a real check or you'll be given a check that bounces due to insufficient funds. You could very well get the money and have it in your account for a month before the problems start. ...


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Craigslist mailing, check, and/or shipping Scam It's as simple as that. Craigslist is ONLY for face-to-face, cash-on-the-barrelhead transactions. As soon as "mail", "check" or "ship" comes up, block the "buyer". It is a scam. Of course, your guy dinged all 3 bells. If someone wants to do that type of transaction, ...


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This is a fraud, end to end. The cheque you get will not be properly printed with machine readable magnetic ink.


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My folks almost got hit with such a scam. They were trying to sell an old classic car engine or transmission on craigslist. I remember it being something big bulky and heavy. They had some phone exchange with the out of state buyer who rapid shipped some actual UPS label to have a freight delivery operator come and pick up the unit. They also shipped in the ...


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Yes, it's an extremely common scam. It's most likely a generated message from an automated system that churns through Craigslist ads, sending the same generic email for each one. Note that there is no mention of the item or the price or anything else that would suggest this "person" even read the ad. These scams are unavoidable on Craigslist. One thing ...


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Those people are indeed scammers. They tried to buy a car from my family using such methods. Then they sent a paypal payment page so we can pay just for the transportation. Guess what? It wasn't a paypal address. It was something like paypalsomething.com. In our case it was a car. Beware! Plus, don't even respond. I suppose most of that is actually ...


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Yes. This is a version of a widely used scam. Examples Basically, what's likely to happen is that you may receive a check, but there's a good chance that it'll be more than was agreed to, and you'll be asked to pay the shipper the balance. (Usually, the scammer is the shipper or with the shipper, surreptitiously). Eventually, the check will bounce, and ...


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Yes. Nobody sends movers to buy a mower. The check you receive will be fake, but the money you'll send back to the scammer will be very real, and out of your pocket.


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But how is this a scam? It may not be her Bank account, but someone else's that is hacked. So if tracked it would be you have done it... although unlikely... It could also be initial set up to see if someone is interested... it can then take a turn , looks like some issues with my account, can I use your account... transfer my salary and you send this ...


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I have had such a scenario happen to me and not being a scam. It was a known customer so trust considerations may apply. The scenario was that the tender had been assigned to us because only one contractor could be assigned, even though the tenderer knew full well this was going to be a kind of consortium work. This is a circumvention of the rules but I ...


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There is no reasonable scenario where a customer can write one check but not two. Even if they were on their very last check, they are just a few days away from ordering more. It may not be a scam had you picked the other contractor and paid them on the side. But, like in this case, when the customer dictates that you pay a third party AND they also ...


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100% scam. It's not your job to pay other contractors on behalf of the customer. Ask yourself this: If the situation were reversed and the customer was saying he'd pay the other contractor, who would then be expected to pay you, would you take the job? I'm thinking probably not. It isn't difficult or expensive for the customer to send two payments - one ...


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