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Bamenda University of Science & Technology
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 6:27 pm    Post subject: Bamenda University of Science & Technology Reply with quote

Anyone familiar with this university in Cameroon? I have to admit that seeing it abbreviated as B.U.S.T. seemed a bit strange.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 1:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Silence is loud!
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SCAM ! Be 200% sure !
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 2:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

scot47 wrote:
SCAM ! Be 200% sure !
Care to elaborate?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What else can it b? no legit jobs in EFL in this region.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 1:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

scot47 wrote:
What else can it b? no legit jobs in EFL in this region.
What objective evidence do you have that there are "no legit jobs in EFL in this region"?
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 8:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Look at the information available on the web. Cameroon - like neighbouring Nigeria - does not hire foreign teachers of Emglish.,

Follow this job through and you will be SCAMMED !

PS I belive that in Logic it is considered impossible to prove a negative !
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 11:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This may or may not be a scam but it's not true to say that there are "no legit jobs" in the region. I know people who've worked for the BC there.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 9:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah that amazing Quango, so beloved of Mr Kinnock, his friends, and family ! The British Council !

You can bet your bottom bawbee that this "job" at Bamenda is not one of theirs !

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Kinnock
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2012 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

scot47 wrote:
Look at the information available on the web. Cameroon - like neighbouring Nigeria - does not hire foreign teachers of Emglish.,

Follow this job through and you will be SCAMMED !

PS I belive that in Logic it is considered impossible to prove a negative !


A scam 100% as Senor Scot states! Received emails from 2 addresses 1/Alexis Bell <alexisbell1980@in.com> and 2/ hr.uniba@gmail.com What they do, (in broken English needless to add), is offer you the job immediately lol, then wait for it, yes, you need to pay for accommodation up front of $2500 or so! I wish I had saved the emails, would have made for amusing reading! I asked them very politely if Western Union could assist me in completing the transaction; they accepted of course Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2012 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for confirming that my internal Scamometer is still in good working order.

Reminds me of a joke

American lady : Is anything worn under that kilt ?
Scot : No ma'am. It is all in perfect working order.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 4:13 am    Post subject: Bamenda University of Science and Technology Reply with quote

This is a scam. I received the same offer, as a matter of fact, I have the same applicant number but different personnel officer. They first began to ask for money up front for my fiance's visa. Then, when I wouldn't do that, they wanted money up front for my living accommodations, when they still have not sent me a contract. They are now insisting, in horrendous English that they are legitimate. I requested a formal letter of offer on university letterhead and to begin corresponding with me via university email. They have yet to do so, but continue to ask me for money for my university apartment.
Salary is plausible, given the number of students paying private school tuition--70 students per class.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Scamming is an INDUSTRY in parts of West Africa.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 10:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am reminded of these words from Scripture -

A prophet is not without honor except in his native place
and among his own kin and in his own house.

I prophesied the Scam but the naysayers denied me !
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

scot47 wrote:
Scamming is an INDUSTRY in parts of West Africa.


...and then there's the King of all scammers...Nigeria!

419 anyone?

"Dear Scot47,

I have recently become a widow and have inherited a very tidy sum of money to the tune of $xxxxxxx that I have chosen to share with YOU! In order for me to share this sum, please blah blah blah..."

I haven't received one of those emails in a while. I never know if I should be annoyed or amused when I receive one.

Cool

Warm regards,
fat_chris
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