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Beware of the Help Wanted section -----------> SCAM

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by -Rage-, Oct 22, 2003.

  1. -Rage-

    -Rage- 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Apr 12, 2001 Messages: 11,276 Likes Received: 71
    Here's the dilly...

    I'm looking through today's local classifieds and I spot and awesome Help Wanted ad... it reads:

    Park Ranger I Earn $14-$20 / hr. Paid training, full benefits. Call M thru F 9-5 1-800-***-****

    So I call.

    [color=363636]AA[/color]= you know
    [color=636363]S[/color]= "Shelly"


    [color=636363]S[/color]: State of residence?
    [color=363636]AA[/color]: Pennsylvania.
    [color=636363]S[/color]: You are calling in response to the Forest Ranger ad?
    [color=363636]AA[/color]: Yes.
    [color=636363]S[/color]: You are at a permenant residence in Pennsylvania?
    [color=363636]AA[/color]: Yes.
    [color=636363]S[/color]: You are at least 18 years of age?
    [color=363636]AA[/color]: Yes.
    [color=636363]S[/color]: Have you ever been convicted of a felony?
    [color=363636]AA[/color]: Nope.
    [color=636363]S[/color]: Do you have a form of Credit of Checking?
    [color=363636]AA[/color]: Yes, both.
    [color=636363]S[/color]: Ok.. this job is....

    She goes off about the types of jobs "available" and that a Civil Service exam is needed.
    blah blah blah.. the better you score the more you will earn. Which is all normal.

    This is where the phone call went sketchy.

    [color=636363]S[/color]: There is an exam fee $69.95 which is refundable if you fail the exam. Failing is a score of 70% or lower.
    Now, Alan, do you have the Credit card with you? I'll need your account number.

    I take out my card, fumble with it and realize something...

    [color=363636]AA[/color]: Uh, you know what, I don't actually have it on me. Can I pay with a check?
    [color=636363]S[/color]: Oh yes, but that will delay the application process from 10-14 days. Can I have the last 9 digits of your checking account?

    I realize what's going on. And that question confirmed it...

    [color=363636]AA[/color]: Uhh you know what I don't have that near me either.
    [color=636363]S[/color]: Okay, well you can call us back. My name is Shelly.


    I'm guessing this is a total scam. The bad thing is my co-worker signed up for it and gave his card information.
  2. Swiffer Jet

    Swiffer Jet Elite Member

    Joined: Jul 14, 2003 Messages: 2,669 Likes Received: 0

    nothing tops that^
  3. 26SidedCube

    26SidedCube Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 18, 2003 Messages: 6,590 Likes Received: 10
  4. --zeSto--

    --zeSto-- Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 12, 2000 Messages: 6,979 Likes Received: 2
    reminds me of the time I paid $500 for modelling shots and
    those fuckers told me I'd get work. They just make money off pretty people like me.
    Just because we're beautiful doesn't mean we're dumb.

  5. 26SidedCube

    26SidedCube Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 18, 2003 Messages: 6,590 Likes Received: 10
    Yeah, it's hard being pretty. Especially when you're 5'9" and 190 lbs.
  6. casekonly

    casekonly Veteran Member

    Joined: Aug 6, 2002 Messages: 8,264 Likes Received: 5
    alrigth ladies, enough.
  7. Vanity

    Vanity Veteran Member

    Joined: Apr 11, 2000 Messages: 7,673 Likes Received: 6
    "it's a neatly chisled,well-groomed, drop dead handsome face... you must be another handsome boy graduate."

    i can honestly say i've never been scammed.... but if you kids out there under 18 order from columbia house, or whatever, they can't hold you to the contract, and when you get a notice 6 years later saying if you don't respond to it, you're automatically conceding that you owe them money, don't respond to it... that makes the contract valid.
  8. !@#$%

    [email protected]#$% Moderator Crew

    Joined: Oct 1, 2002 Messages: 18,517 Likes Received: 623
    all together now...

    if it sounds too good to be true...

    [it usually is]
  9. -Rage-

    -Rage- 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Apr 12, 2001 Messages: 11,276 Likes Received: 71
    Re: all together now...


    I'm sad. I wanted to be an angry park ranger.
  10. !@#$%

    [email protected]#$% Moderator Crew

    Joined: Oct 1, 2002 Messages: 18,517 Likes Received: 623

    fucking with bunnies and raccoons an shit?!

    i just looked at your babyrage thread again cuz of kilo's 'center' thread in 'feedback'

    fucking adorable!

    i say bring that to your next job interview, no matter what it is..if it's a woman, she'll hire you

  11. king kong

    king kong Banned

    Joined: Jul 24, 2003 Messages: 2,292 Likes Received: 0
  12. Gunm

    Gunm Banned

    Joined: Aug 31, 2003 Messages: 12,427 Likes Received: 2
    Christ, beat me to it.

    "I'm not modeling anymore for the two of you!"

    "They made me take off my top!"