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Beware of Amazon Scam Solicitation – UberFinancial.us

I recently heard that some sellers on Amazon were getting a message that read “If you need additional income, our company has an open position. To learn more visit our website www .uberfinancial. us and enter XXXXXXXX”

Of course I had to go check it out.

According to DomainTools.com UberFinancial.us was registered on January 25, 2016 and says the owner is in at 22 Koroleva, Apt 3, Moscow, Russia.

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When you complete the request for this site you see the following screens:

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To me this sounds similar to the advance payment or fake check scam where funds are allegedly deposited into your account and then after you forward them you find out the payment you received from the alleged person was fraudulent. The unsuspecting consumer is then on the hook for the total amount of the payment that was forwarded when their bank comes to ask to make the bounced payment, good. It may additionally be a money laundering effort.

Bottom Line: Think twice and do your research before moving forward. You may want to read How to Check Out a Business or Company to Avoid Getting Scammed or Ripped Off. And be sure to discuss this solicitation with your bank before you get involved.

The alleged scam sounds very similar to one listed under Global Supplies Trader that in 2010 was soliciting a similar sort of victim. – Source

This topic was also discussed on the Amazon Seller forum.

BEWARE

Steve Rhode
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This article by Steve Rhode first appeared on Get Out of Debt Guy and was distributed by the Personal Finance Syndication Network.

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