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Discussion in 'The Pub' started by Shifty1, Aug 4, 2006.

  1. Shifty1

    Shifty1 New Member

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    Hey all,

    It happened today, my fiancee got a phone call about a "job interview" for a PA at the Commonwealth Bank.

    They lured her into the bank by telling her she had an interview there, then proceeded (over the phone to her while she was at the bank) get her BSB and acc. Number and deposit $4,500 into her account. They told her to withdraw $4,300 of it n place it into a bank account in Russia via the Australia Post shop.

    She thought it was dodgy, however proceeded to do it anyway. She as shaking and her signature didn't match, so they got edgy about the amount she was taking out. Eventually they uncovered it as a scam and froze her account pending police investigation.

    So, just a warning, now you've got to watch out for job interview scams as well..
     
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    vh-holden New Member

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    why would you go for a job interview if you haven't applied for the job?
     
  3. Shifty1

    Shifty1 New Member

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    I forgot to add that bit.. she did.. a few weeks ago..
     
  4. STEALTHY™

    STEALTHY™ So Wet For You!

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    thats getting pretty extreme.


    my scenario would be

    *draw out money, hang up phone*

    Buy new phone, close account lol
     
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    Who gives out bank details over the phone when they've received a call from someone? Sure you give them out if you call the bank yourself, but if you receive a call no way - get a contact number for the branch etc and call them back. They'll hang up pretty quick.

    However, I once had money deposited into my account that was stolen so they froze my account. I let the bank reclaim it but I had to go to the trouble of submitting a statement and closing that bank account despite not touching the money etc. Took them 3 weeks to process all the crap, I was living off noodles for a while since I'd just been paid from work into that account and couldn't access the money.
     
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    hakhawk smooth moderator Staff Member

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    why would you, for a interview have to withdraw money that gets deposited into your account?
     
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    fabz I Can Do Science Me

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    Not to be rude but is she a ditz? only reason i say this is why would business give u $4500 the tell you to withdraw most of it? Not to bright if you ask me...:thumbsup:
     
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    She has been looking for work for 8 months n the chance came up..
     
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    I think the point of the scam is that once the money is in there shes gonna send it to get rid of it and she gets $200. Its not so much a scam as it is drawing you into their money laundering
     
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    pandaman Aussie Muscle Fan

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    It's just plain weird, that's what it is. Sounds like one of those nigerian email scams except over the phone. It's all well and good to criticise the poor kid for almost signing over her cash, but it sounds like she was placed in a fairly high pressure situation and humans do some odd things under circumstances like that. It's just truly depressing that there are scumbags out there who see no moral problem with trying to pull stunts like this. So remember fella's, next time you get a telemarketer on the phone from the subcontinent give em hell, because they're only one step below this sort of crap.
     
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    crazyspoon05 Penguin Whisperer

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    That's what I do, I got suspicous when I asked a 'bank' employee enquiring about my account details for their employee number, supervisor name and contact number and he proceeded to give me the phone bank number of a rival bank so needless to say I hung up pretty quickly
     
  12. vlv8vic

    vlv8vic <---Brad Quaid = internet stalker

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    lol its a form of the Nigerian Scam which has been around for as long as i can remember.

    either way, she got owned bigtime. doesnt common sense prevail anymore at all? hate to sound rude, but she applied for a job with a bank, but got sucked into very primative money laundering. i seriousely hope she never works around my money...
     
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    i think the point is that they target women mostly, and when people say a russian bank account, they get scared and just do what they want
     

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