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Megaro



Joined: 26 Mar 2009
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Location: Canada

PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 1:52 pm    Post subject: Is this a scam? Reply with quote

Dr. in Bristol offerering airfare and a lot of dosh for me, a non-resident, to come live in a self contained apt within his residence and tutor his kids and wife. a one year contract...lots of money, car, bills paid.
Anyone know anything?
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TwinCentre



Joined: 22 Mar 2007
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Location: Mokotow

PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 2:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From the little info you have provided, I'd say without a doubt, it is a well-worn scam...
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spiral78



Joined: 05 Apr 2004
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's always a tip-off when someone living in an Anglophone country, surrounded daily by millions of native English speakers, offers to import someone from another Anglophone country at great expense, to tutor his fictional family Shocked

It's not the first time around for this little scam.

http://forums.eslcafe.com/job/viewtopic.php?t=74712

http://forums.eslcafe.com/job/viewtopic.php?t=67727
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Megaro



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 5:01 pm    Post subject: wow Reply with quote

thanks so much. I was applying for my visa, quitting my job etc as he seemed so legit. he sent logical q's, pics of family and apt.
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Megaro



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 5:02 pm    Post subject: oh and Reply with quote

i asked why someone outside the U.K and he said everyone wanted 70GBP an hour there. I couldn't see why he didn't go locally either.
again thanks
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spiral78



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 5:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, no - don't quit your job for this!
Maybe we need a sticky here for this particular scam, as it seems to come up pretty regularly.....
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toteach



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 1:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

But what is the scam? I don't understand... Is it just some man getting his jollies from messing with a teacher?

I found a very similar one--this time a Chinese doctor in the UK who was seeking a tutor for his wife and two children...

So what could the scam possibly be?
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Sashadroogie



Joined: 17 Apr 2007
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Location: Moskva, The Workers' Paradise

PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 3:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They will ask you to wire over some money for 'administrative costs' or 'visa application' or maybe 'a deposit to secure a flat'. Whatever. You'll not see that money again and the fictitious Dr won't be traced either.

Send me your email address and I'll demonstrate : )
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toteach



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 4:21 am    Post subject: Don't mess with me...I'm fragile! Reply with quote

I'll send you a PM with my bank routing number so you can take what you need... Wait. Is this a scam? Are you a Doctor recently relocated to England?
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scot47



Joined: 10 Jan 2003
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is a scam. How could you think anything else ?
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artemisia



Joined: 04 Nov 2008
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Location: the world

PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 11:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Scam alert:
http://www.eslcafe.com/joblist/index.cgi?read=25540

I hope no-one thinks this job advertised under international jobs here is serious! Apart from the huge list and overall level of English displayed, this should be a dead-giveaway:
*Sales Staff
*Female Masseurs
*Chefs (snack bar)
*Bar Staff
*Waiting on staff

What? In a high school???? I suppose it’s not a good idea to give these scammers too many tips on where they’re going wrong.

Edit: I see the advert has gone. For the record, NO high school in the U.K (or anywhere, I think) would ever advertise jobs on an ESL job board - not for any subject and that includes ESL jobs. Schools go through their own, formal processes to get staff from within the country. I think it'd also be rare to see an advert from a genuine international school here.
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scot47



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 10:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think after a while most of us develop a "Scam-detector". If in doubt send me a check for US$500 and I will check it out for you.
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artemisia



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 3:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, but a lot still get taken in.

I hope a bargain discount is on offer for that US$500 - detecting scams AND doing some praying for mortal souls. Two for the price of one...
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scot47



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 2:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Free necromancy thrown in - and an introduction the Science of Bilocation. Genuine Nigerian passports also available at bargain price as part of same deal.

For a small additional charge you can sign up with my escort and dating agency.
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