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2006-09-01 10:55:57 - VICTIM
If someone used false credentials to gain a victims trust, who would be the first person(s) contacted by law enforcement? How come Monster.com has not issued a public bulletin or disclaimer for the use of their credentials? How come law enforcement has not tracked down these felons or posted bulletins? How come the banks that cashed these fraudulent checks were not made aware though prior notification? It seems the only victim in these cases is the people who received the emails and acted on them. Maybe there is more going on behind these emails and bank transactions than we are being made aware of.


2006-09-01 10:33:47 -
I have recently received emails from an Alma Adams in regards to being a representative for Othomed International. This would mean receiving checks/money orders/cashier checks,etc in my name and cashing them and sending her 90% of the cashed amount to the UK. After viewing all of the reports listed here I do believe this is a scam. Thanks to everyone who posted there comments and concerns. I think we can rest assusred that this is really a scam.


2006-09-01 10:31:44 - VICTIM
Has there been any responses from Monster?


2006-09-01 10:30:34 -
I was contacted by surgimed through a Monster job post about a position for 40 people to cash checks and send them the money for a large salery. Unable to find any info on them.


2006-08-31 22:04:53 -
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2006-08-31 21:00:39 -
This is what I received in my email post today - I am certain this is a fraudulent company - sounds like some sort of Money laundering scam to me!! I checked out a possible website for Orthomed International, and the one described below (supposedly in London) does not exist!


Dear Candidate,



We will never ask you for bank name, bank account number, routing number, credit card, passwords, ssn number etc. If anyone asks for those on our behalf please do not give out this info. This is to ensure that you will not be the victim of an identity theft case.

Before we start you have to understand what our company is looking for and if you feel that this type of job is good for you follow the instructions below this introduction. If you have one free hour daily (not including weekends) you are welcome to join today. Our job is a flextime, flex-place opportunity designed to fit around your family's income and time needs. You can earn from $50,000 up to $200,000 a year (depends on our sales) and more after one year working with us. Our company can guarantee $5,500 every month income in your first year of work.

Here you have the description of this job in simple steps:

1. You agree and sign the contract, send us your full name and postal address.

2. In 4-5 days after you have agreed to work for us you will start to receive checks/money orders/cashier checks made on your name from our customers in U.S. and Canada. Our customers use hospital funds and the checks are always covered. The payments are made for our products and services which have already been delivered.

3. You cash the checks/money orders/cashier checks at your bank using your pre-established account.

4. You deduct the 10% commission from the total amount of the check or money order that you receive and cash.

5. You send the remaining 90% minus transfer fees to our company as per our instructions to one of our offices. We have offices in almost all of Europe; we will instruct you where to send the balance. This means that the funds will not always be sent to our headquarters in U.K. You will not make the transfer on our company name. One of our employees will be the receiver for the funds. The methods we use for transferring funds are: wire transfers, money transfers, checks and money orders. Depending on our needs we will instruct you to send the funds using one of those methods.

6. After one month has passed since you signed the contract you will receive your first salary.



ORTHOMED INTERNATIONAL is a privately owned company founded in 1954. The business is based in London at the heart of the UK motorway network and has developed from its origins, producing surgical needles, into a major business servicing the global healthcare market.

Today, ORTHOMED INTERNATIONAL is building on the company's strong tradition for product research and development and is developing into one of the UK's leading healthcare groups. The company has developed and markets products in the growing areas of sports medicine, spinal surgery and biomaterials and has an established international distribution base across Europe, America and the Far East.



We care to explain to you thoroughly the entire process that will possibly be the best job you will ever have. This job is possible because our company ORTHOMED INTERNATIONAL has its headquarters in London, UK. As such we do not yet have stores or offices in the United States and Canada. Until we do we will always need representatives in the U.S. to take care of some financial matters. The problem we are facing is the time necessary for our company to clear the funds from checks, money orders and cashier checks paid by our customers from U.S. and Canada after they have received our products and/or services. It takes approximately 2 to 3 weeks including shipping to clear these checks in Europe. We need to clear the checks, money orders and cashier checks inside U.S. and then have the funds transferred to our company in U.K. by other means. This is where you can help us. It would speed up the process tenfold. We have already made a signed agreement with the U.S. officials and we are paying all the necessary taxes for our business. We will also send you a 1099 Form for tax deduction on your part on the date you will receive your first salary. This job is official and legal according to the U.S. legislation as it is today.



The process itself involves answering e-mails a couple of times per day and going to a bank. This job does not require any kind of experience. It only requires access to the Internet and knowledge to send e-mails. First step in this job is for you to wait at home for checks/money orders/cashier checks sent by our American and Canadian customers on your name as per our instructions. For this to be possible we need your basic personal info such as full name and full address.

...and on and on and on...


2006-08-31 15:47:07 -
I signed on also and was about to send the money. But thought i should check the website again and founds all this. I will redeposit the money back into my account and be glad I didn't get caught in this scam.


2006-08-31 15:15:06 -
Jan... Ms. Adams email from me was "OrthoMed International", I too like you put the name in a search engine and that is how I found this site too


2006-08-31 15:13:15 -
I just received this today due to my resume being on Monster.com. I had a feeling that it appeared to be like a money laundering type scam, can anyone give me any info?


2006-08-30 23:04:46 -
hey do not deal with anyone by the name of James clark,Kenneth Cole, or Messiah Kenneth, Nigerian/London based. he is a mastermind in this fake checks/money orders nigerian scam. I found out about the job on craigs list.
except for I was the one mailing/out checks and money orders to people (as the bookeeper) and they would cash them--but only they wouldnt clear--and i looked like the one to blame--im dealing with the authorites right now--they only seem partially interested however. email me /write me any questions
thanks,
jasmine


2006-08-30 15:35:01 -
hahaha. I just replied to li'l miss Adams and told her I got this site when I researched her little company and thanked her for all the information and told her that her "company" was very popular here. "Lindsay" have you actually CASHED that check and is IT LEGIT?


2006-08-30 15:15:42 -
Sure glad I searched "surgimed international"....this is what popped up over and over! I received the emails offering monthly "income" for merely cashing checks. I am an intelligent person and thought to myself...'um if this company is so huge and old and reputable, why are they soliciting strangers to cash checks for them????!!!' Just glad I'm not gullible and I feel sorry for those who are.


2006-08-30 13:08:16 -
Hey guys these scams can happen in alot of ways.

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2006/08/30/BUGTGKRHSF1.DTL&type=tech


2006-08-30 11:03:06 -
Do not respond to any recruiter recruiting for transfer managers. It is a scam where they want you to open up a new checking account or use your own checking account to basically launder money. Something did not sit right with me after emailed my information to them and they sent me my job duties. I was and still am in need of a second income. They prey on those looking for part time work. They are able to advertise on legitimate job seeking sites like Monster and Career builder. I looked up transfer manager on the internet and discovered it is in deed a money laundering scam and innocent people have been arrested on felony charges. I am terrified because I gave these people a copy of my drivers license. I am glad I listened to my intuition before participating in this scam. I could have been on my way to prison. Do not respond to Inara Jevnis


2006-08-30 09:53:30 -
What do you know about worldpay are the legitimate? I want to do a transaction for a car in the UK
customer-worldpay@insurer.com


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