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Default Partner wanted - currency exchange SCAM
Been getting a few emails titled 'partner wanted' and they're introducing a currency exchange program.

From what I can see they say that others are going to pay you first in some kind of exchange. I expect it is highly illegal and definitely trouble.

This is the gist of the message:


Hello, My name is Victoria Pavlova. Iím a manager of a company ExchangePl.
We are looking for partners all over the world for a co-operation in online exchange currency.
We need people that will exchange our clientsí e-money on cash. We need reliable serious partners to organize exchange money in your region.
This is a legal offer and we hope that you draw attention to it.
The more we involve regions all over the world the more clients we can serve.
Requirements to the partner.
- To have capital that is minimum 1000usd (or equivalent in currency of your country). You donít stake one's money and you donít give us your money.
This is minimum that you should have in cash, without this money you canít buy e-money for beginning working.
Our clients transmit money FIRST!
- A revenue from exchange 1000usd is 80-100 usd.
- To have some free hours in a day
- Minimum basic knowledge of English language (our managers speak English)
We guarantee that your revenue may be 3000 usd in a month.
You donít need to communicate with our clients; we take upon ourselves all these things.
If you are interested in our offer, please send email with subject "I AM INTERESTED" only to this manager email: [removed] and we will send information that describes principles of working with us
Thank you!
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Yikes - does anyone actually fall for this kind of thing??

Thanks so much for posting this Kathie.
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Yikes - does anyone actually fall for this kind of thing??

Thanks so much for posting this Kathie.
Anyone keen to make money online, especially those new to the internet are extremely susceptible to things like this. That includes those coming from the corporate world into a virtual world and previously having been protected from rubbish like this by their IT people.
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Yea, I got this one too.
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Ouch! Thanks for the warning!
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I actually had one recently that was from someone representing someone with my maiden name Costa that had recently passed away and left me a large sum of money, and they need some personal information to identify me as the correct person. It actually caught me offguard and I had to call my mom in Portugal to ask her if she knew anyone by the name.
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