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I got Scammed,

Discussion in 'Scam Alerts' started by Jackal, Jan 10, 2008.

  1. Jackal

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    Good day Felix,

    I am a victim of a SCAM, which the defrauded Bank
    discovered when they called me in for an interview whilst
    they thought I was the fraudster.

    The fraudsters defrauded a local bank in RSA South Africa
    +/- R32 000.00 then managed to transfer it to to another
    Bank under my account. I was not aware of the nature of
    this transaction up until I received a call from Bank,
    where my account is held, alleging that I defrauded them &
    I needed to come clear & explain what had transpired.

    This scam was done differently to the Nigerian Scam or the
    so called 419 Scam, how the usual scams are done whereby
    they entice you with an Investment opportunity.

    In my case it was a part time job offer scenario which I
    had to be an agent of the Company called Cargo-X,
    (http://www.cargo-x.ws/about.html). If you go
    to their link you will see that they are still advertising
    vacancies that which when you get involved with them you
    end in the same mess that I currently find myself in.

    What is different about this is that at the end of the
    transaction the supposedly Contractor to this Company end
    up having to pay back whoever the SCAMSTERS defrauded. The
    end result of the SCAM is the same but presented
    differently.

    On transacting with these people I was told that we were
    testing the capabilities of my contract with them of which
    afterwards I would be awarded a contractor but still signed
    a contract as a contractor with these people.

    Time passed by till I got a call from a bank telling me
    that my account & myself had been used to defraud one of
    the banks locally.

    There is more to this that I cant really put on e-mail. I
    created a file with every comunique I had with these people
    over the e-mails which the Bank has a copy thereof.

    There are now allegations of myself being a fraudster. Of
    which I'm nothing that but rather a VICTIM of the
    SCAMSTERS.

    The impact this has had in my life, career, financially,
    emotionally & healthwise has been terrible. I am still busy
    dealing with the affected institutions trying to clear out
    the incidents & where possible avoid being blacklisted as a
    Fraudster as it will have a negative
    impact on my career.

    Hope this helps the Reuter reporter even though its two
    months later. These people are still out there ruiining
    people's lives. They are now operating under the new address being in New York whilst the initial on my interaction with them was in Brussels..


    Please Help corner these thieves.
     
  2. Pharaoh

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    Not exactly Forex, but this is still a good scam warning.

    For those who aren't familiar with online scams, let me give you a few quick pointers.

    1. If someone claims they need your help transferring large amounts of money out of another country and will give you a cut for helping them, it's a scam. There are a thousand variations, but it is always a scam.

    2. If someone offers you a job as an international freight forwarder, it's a scam.

    3. No matter what the excuse, if someone needs your bank account number and routing numbers, it's a scam. No "online employer" needs this info. They either want to misuse your account (like what happened to Jackal), empty your account, and/or write bad checks against your account. The only exception to this rule is companies where you are trying to set up EFT capability, such as with PayPal and some Forex brokerages.

    4. If eBay, PayPal, Amazon, your bank, or anyone else suddenly needs you to "login to verify your security information", it's a scam. Never follow a link from such an email if you have even a tiny trace of a microscopic suspicion that it might be fake.

    5. Similarly, beware of sudden, unexpected offers of account upgrades, like "Congratuations! You are now an eBay Gold-Plus PowerSeller - Click here to confirm."

    6. Anything that is far too good to be true is very likely to be a scam. Proceed at your own risk and take extreme caution.
     
  3. Jackal

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    Good points there Pharaoh, please also note note that these people are posing as a Forex dealer then rob people of their money.

    Another reasoning for posting this is that my incident is one of the many they can use to steal from others. If anybody gets to deal with this company on a Forex level, then be AWARE of this Company called Cargo-X,(http://www.cargo-x.ws/about.html.
     
  4. Pharaoh

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    Sorry Jackal, I didn't actually check out their website. Thier main page shows that they convert various e-currencies internationally. I guess from there, it's a short step to forex.

    This one definitely merits further investigation.

    Please keep us informed of how the authorities progress on your end.


    Another scam note: There are some good e-currency services out there, but that's also another field that is subject to scams. Just because Billybob's Digital Goldmine claims that all deposits are backed by real bullion in a safe deposit box in Geneva doesn't make it so. Even if it's true, Billybob could always raid the safe deposit box and move to Tahiti.
     
  5. CENTrader

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    Contact Cuomo

    Jackal,

    You should contact Andrew Cuomo, NYS Attorney General. He's tough as nails & certainly should be able to help locate & prosecute these scammers if they are doing "business" in NY. At the very last he could advise you on what legal steps you can take to try & save your reputation.

    www DOT oag.state.ny.us



    Good luck,

    CT^$^
     
    #5 CENTrader, Jan 13, 2008
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