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    I got an email from Rose Household Textiles LTD 2 weeks ago saying that they had a job opportunity for me. All I had to do was give them some contact info and all I had to do was transfer money. Well I did it thinking it was a scam but gave them my real address, and 2 weeks later, I get a moneygram in the mail for $4490.23 written out in my name! Am I going to jail?!
    Curtis Chenoweth
    wannabe national champ headed to a new home:walkman:

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    You probably are!
    I will smash your face into a car windshield and then take your mother, Dorothy Mantooth, out to a nice seafood dinner and never call her again!

    Tell me about it, this morning, I woke up and I shit a squirrel, but what I can't get is the damn thing is still alive. So now, I've got a shit covered squirrel running around my office and I don't know what to name it.

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    Olympic Champ RYou's Avatar
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    What is interesting here, is the fact that Rose Household Textiles LTD actually exists.
    Summary of UK safety violations. Cut of the tail end of the URL and you see the "hse" website is the real UK enforcment site. That indicates the org title is real, but stolen.

    Second, just how brazen is this's the job offer, same letter you probably received in the mail. It also mentions the check you will receive in the mail.....and you will receive but 1 check.

    Now the fun part. It is our friends from Nigeria up to their old tricks.
    That's a bogus check. Your bank may make a mistake and actually free up the cash for you, but the check will never clear. You get hit with a bounced check fee, plus you are obligated to return the cash. If you have wired the money off to England, well you still owe the bank.

    Will the bank press charges....probably not as long as you repay them in full.
    Last edited by RYou; 06-12-2007 at 07:52 PM.

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    I think RYou nailed it.

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    I saw this a lot when I worked at a bank the summr before my senior year at Penn State. People running the scam were using a housing excuse... they would search for people who wanted to sublet their apartment for the summer, saying they were coming in for the summer session from overseas, would send a check for some crazy amount, usually around 5,000.00 (when a summer sublet would be around 1,000 for the summer) and then would email the person back saying that they made a mistake and they need 4,000 returned to them asap.

    I would take the check to your bank and notify them about what happened... they'll most likely turn it over to the police and the police will handle it.... definitely do not put it in your account and do not send any money anywhere for anyone!

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    So I shouldn't have spent all of it then? haha j/k. I'm taking it to the bank. I'm not quite dumb enough to cash it. Thanks for the advice guys.
    Curtis Chenoweth
    wannabe national champ headed to a new home:walkman:

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