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Old 05-01-2006, 03:46 PM   #1
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G'day All,

Just had an email arrive from MSL Shipping offering lucrative salaries and they only required $190US and a photocopy of the front of my passport for processing!!!!!

It has the very nasty smell of a scam - I would love to hear if I am wrong and just too suspicious BUT.......

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Old 05-01-2006, 03:47 PM   #2
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I forgot to add - they got my contact details from this web site.

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Old 05-01-2006, 07:05 PM   #3
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Yes, they did get from this site, apparently. And the Webmaster has taken steps to close them down already.

Sorry for the inconvenience.
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Old 05-01-2006, 09:07 PM   #4
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Yes - SCAM!!

These "trolls" register on boards such as these so that they can have access to PM (private message) all the members individually. This is a very time consuming method of finding victims but the good thing for the members is that <font color="red">they cannot get your actual email address</font id="red"> (the email [PM] is sent via our own server) unless you reply directly to them from your own email server.

The offending "member" has been deleted from these boards. His IP address points to West Africa.

A friend of mine has posted all the scammer's details to the FORUM at http://forum.419eater.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=74142 (<font color="blue">the language can be a little "blue" on this site)</font id="blue"> and I'm told that the scammer will deeply regret ever attacking the members on OUR boards. He will apparently receive an overwhelming amount of Spam to his mailboxes (to show him what it's like) and his "website" will be shut down quickly. Apparently, the members of www.419eater.com are VERY effective at fighting the 419 Scam (Nigerian Scam) and at making the puplic aware of these various scams.

This is a copy of the Scam that was sent to many of our members.

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Originally Posted by name='Converted Post'
Dear Sir/Madam

I am Mrs. Janet Coolman, we have 6 ships to crew, Country of Origin is United Kingdom

Company but registered in Ghana,the name of the owner of the company is Dr,

David Wilson. We are

looking for crews who will work with our company. It is the company that

will pay for your ticket and send you your traveling document to come

over for your post after acceptance of your application .

Send your C.V along with your application to the company address.

Below are vacancies available -

The basic salary are as below in British Pounds Sterling

1. Captain...................... 7,000

2. Chiefmate................... 6,200

3. Chief engineer.............. 6,500

4. Second engineer.............. 5,000

5. Carpenters................... 5,000

6. Chief cook................... 4,600

7. Steward...................... 4,300

8. Nurses....................... 5,200

9. Medical officers............ 5,200

10.Casual workers............ 3,000

11 Accountant.................. 6,500

12 Account clerk............... 4,500

13 Electricial Engineer......... 4,500

14 plumbing work............. 4,500

15 Welding work ............. 4,520

16 Painting work.............. 4,500

17 media Officer .............. 5,000

18 Linguistic officer........... 5,000

19 Water Divers................ 6,000

20 Fishing Crew Members 5,000

21 Geographers................. 5,000

22 Photographers .............. 4,700

23 Computer Analyst......... 5,000

24 Musician ... 3,000

25 Designing Engineer........ 5,200

26 Power Delivery Engineer...... 5,200

27 Construction Manager... 5,200

28 Equipment Operator....... 5,200

29 Mechanical Inspector......... 5,700

30 Safety Professional.......... 5,100

31 Chemical Technician.......... .5,100

32 Industrial Technologist .... .5,100

33 Infrastructure Project Officers.....5,700

34 Nuclear Analist..... 5,700

35 Pharmacist ............................5,800

36 Concrete commercial worker........... 5,800

37 Security Guards...............................3,800

Website www.msl-shipping.page.tl or www.msl-shipping.150m.com

If you are successful,you will only need to send us the front page of your International Passport and $190 American Dollars for your consultation and signing fee of your contract papers

Yours Faithfully,

Mrs.Janet Coolman
Please report anything like this to me as urgently as possible.

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Looks like Mr Scammer's website has already been shut down.

Fantastic!
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I got one of these spams and deleted it straight away --- as you said; too good to be true and sounded too dodgy!!!

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looks like the scammers website is backup
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Would you believe that the bar steward came back & registered as a member AGAIN. Knocked him off again!!
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Again! This FOOL registered AGAIN today - has been knocked off.

His website has now been shut down due to fraudulant activity - thanks to www.419eater.com (Nigerian Scam fighters).
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34 Nuclear Analist..... 5,700 ????????

They wrote some very interesting vacancies! I think they nearly covered all major proffessions!!!
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