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Old 22 November 2011, 08:07   #11
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That type of job sounds perfect for me! However, I soon won't have to work as I'm helping the son of a recently deceased dictator who wants to get $500,000,000 out of his country and if I let him use my bank account I'll get 15%!
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Old 22 November 2011, 08:16   #12
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Reminds me of that comedy sketch (was it Harry Enfield?) with the rich old guys trying to give away boats and money, but nobody would believe them.
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Old 22 November 2011, 08:21   #13
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Bugger always miss the good jobs. Had my head amputated yesterday and couldnt possibly manage a boat now.
Have to keep my taxi cab a bit longer

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Old 22 November 2011, 12:18   #14
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Its like an old friend of mine who didnt see anything wrong with being paid 2000 for bringing a car back from Spain for a guy he knew called 'Bob'. Needless to say it was only a matter of time before he got pulled
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Old 22 November 2011, 14:25   #15
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Its onr heel of a boat that needs a gardener or is that the engine?
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Old 22 November 2011, 15:59   #16
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Gardener or dorman both engines. Does he need a doorman?

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Old 22 November 2011, 16:17   #17
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Good scam!

They mainly target those who just dream and think it is an easy way to earn good money; mainly nationals outside Europe.

Usually, they accept your application, and in some cases even invite you for an interview (telephone or through Skype). Then you are offered a good job with a possible start date!

The scam usually is :

1) That's when they come to you and ask for a weird qualification that you don't have (and possibly does not even exist). So you are tempted to start the job, but don't have that particular qualification. They tell you they can arrange for the qualification to be awarded based on your experience etc. but you should cover the cost (very little perhaps!) and then you must pay them first!

Or

2) They ask you to pay for some work permit fees .

The payment is made, and then goodbye! You won't hear from them again!
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Old 25 November 2011, 08:52   #18
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Hmmm...so is the general feeling that one shouldn't apply...?

In seriousness there are those who do fall foul of these sorts of scams.

Have a look here for some incredibly funny scam baiting - basically you reply to the scam ad acting in all good faith and see how long you can keep baiting the scammers - absolutley hilarious what some of these scammers will do to secure your hard earned cash...!

419 BAITER | Scambaiting: Stringing-along 419 Scammers for my Amusement


and if you want to know how much fun this can really be :-

419 BAITER - The Johnson Njoku Letters - Page 1

Love the made up names (made up by those baiting the scammers) :-

Patti Kake, Shanda Leer, and Father Hershey Barr


and what 'church' does Father Hershey Barr minister at :-

Our Lady of Perpetual Piercings Holy Church
18580 Roflmao Rd.
Evansville, IN 47747


Just another thought - has anyone actually contacted London River Cruises about this ad...?
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