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    $150 p/hr for a phone interview via LinkedIn ? legit or scam.

    I've been contacted by some bloke in China wanting to set me up with some investors interested in building a school in Bali. So far the sort of questions they've listed sound fair enough. They're offering $150 p/hr to speak to me on the phone. That's not earth shatteringly expensive, but not bad for an out of work teflr either!

    Just wondering if it's legit or a new type of scam....anyone heard of this before?
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    Cash up front or fukkem.

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    Shure, just give them the usual payroll info like Social Security number and your bank account number so they can direct deposit the funds into their account.

    They may need remote access to your laptop for file sharing ect.

    Seriously though I dont know what their all about. Do your homework.

    I've heard if it sounds too good to be true it is. Cunsutants are not cheep unless their on the TD forum.

    Good luck.

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    He claims to work for this company called Atheneum Partners

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    Welcome to Atheneum
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    Give them a call and ask them.

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    scam. they will ask for some money at some stage to pay for something before they can pay you people do not get jobs via linkedin - that website is just a facebook for your resume - everything there is fluffed just for posing value

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    Quote Originally Posted by baldrick
    scam. they will ask for some money at some stage to pay for something before they can pay you people do not get jobs via linkedin
    That's what I am thinking.

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    I get contacted by these types quite a bit and I've noticed over the years that they're becoming ever more slick and sophisticated. I have received a few of these glossy expensive-looking prospectuses that all look pretty professional and impressive, but do even a little research on the 'company' behind them and it's invariably shite.

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    Used to be a company called GLG that sent similar proposals. Never followed up on those, it was always consultation / interview first, pay later.

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    ^ Had a similar email with an chinese investor looking to purchase a school in Thailand, did I know of one.

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    String the bastards along Wilson, until it comes to the point that they want cash.

    Keep us updated.


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    if your skype is already on your linkdin then ask for a video call - else set up a disposable skype to use and give that to them

    then install manycam and set it as your source for skype choose a retarded feed and see how long they last talking to you

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    Send back one question.... how will the money be paid.....

    If they are scammers they will give up.

    If they are real they will think you are a mercenary bastard and give up.

    Then you can start a thread..... Why won't these people talk to me again and ask us which of the two happened.

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    I got contacted by one, Singapore based, not really a scam, scam, it's more of a people library.
    They keep a list of people with skills or knowledge of any thing, all comes a guy, wants to open a hairdressers in Timbuktu, for a fee they have a contact.

    You may never get contacted, unless you are in a really specialized field, then you would already be consulting on big buck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamescollister
    They keep a list of people with skills or knowledge of any thing
    Put me down for specialised knowledge of "blokes in a dress".

    Is it like Mastermind?

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    Quote Originally Posted by withnallstoke View Post
    String the bastards along Wilson, until it comes to the point that they want cash.

    Keep us updated.

    I'm with withnall, nothing like a good baiting thread.

    (And could mrs qurirel changethat ugly fucking avatar.)

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    A good opportunity to post the legendary Anus Computers scambait for those who've never seen it.

    https://www.thescambaiter.com/forum/...saga-complete/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cujo
    (And could mrs qurirel changethat ugly fucking avatar.)
    I have avatars turned off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    A good opportunity to post the legendary Anus Computers scambait for those who've never seen it.

    https://www.thescambaiter.com/forum/...saga-complete/
    They did some awesome work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobcock View Post
    Send back one question.... how will the money be paid.....

    If they are scammers they will give up.

    If they are real they will think you are a mercenary bastard and give up.

    Then you can start a thread..... Why won't these people talk to me again and ask us which of the two happened.
    Gets my vote.

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    There are people selling contacts

    Aussie leads for sale - ฿1




    Hi. I have Aussie leads for sale as cheap as 2 bht per name. Interested please call. 061.685. 0173. Cheers. Sue
    • it's ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests

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    Australian Marketing leads - ฿10




    I have a large database of Australian residential and business telemarketing leads. Increase your sales for Australia! Melbourne leads have suburb, address, mobile and or landline. Great quality survey leads over 5000 in multiple lists.

    Contact John on +66952507020

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    I know how to avoid these moneymaking scams.

    Send me $100 and I'll tell you how.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ratchaburi
    Hi. I have Aussie leads for sale as cheap as 2 bht per name
    this is for boiler room operators to ring them up and sell stocks

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    Quote Originally Posted by baldrick
    people do not get jobs via linkedin
    As an IT contractor more than half of my new contracts come from agents who came across my details on Linkedin. Some follow the traditional telephone and/or face to face style, others are of the 'can you start Monday?' variety. The latter are often desperate so you push your rate up and try to make a good impression in the first week to persuade them you are worth the extra £100/day.

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