This is funny, do people really fall for this!

i got this e-mail today it’s funny. :smiley:

Good day,

My name is Charles Conrad. I would be very interested in offering you a part-time paying job in which you could earn a lot ,I just resigned my job as a research scientist for ODI (Overseas Development Institute, Poverty and Public Policy Group) but I still work as a freelance consultant for the institute and also assist the poverty and public policy which gives me very much time to do my own work which is basically being a freelance researcher who could be employed by research institutes to do research projects anywhere in the world.

Presently, I have just been granted a funding to head a research project in the tropical regions of West Africa regarding rare and vulnerable Agricultural Plants Species and assist the poverty and public policy and this would be commencing very soon, However my funding were by my American counterparts which send me bunch of payments mostly in US based money orders, Travelers Check and Cashier’s Check. Getting an accountant in the states or opening an account would have been my best choice but I have a deadline to meet and taking any of those choices would cost me time and a whole lot of other requirements which I am not ready to deal with as I would be traveling a lot in the meantime. So presently, I would be willing to employ you on contract basis to be my payment representative in the states, this way I would advise my clients to issue and make these payments out to you on my behalf, you could then cash them easily, withdraw 10% of the total amount on these money orders as!
  your commission and then send the


  1. Receive payment from Clients
  2. Cash Payments at your Bank
  3. Deduct 10% which will be your percentage/pay on Payment processed.
  4. Forward balance after deduction of percentage/pay to any of the offices you will be contacted to send payment to (Payment is to be forwarded trough Western Union Money Transfer or Money Gram)

10% from each operation! For instance: you receive 7000 USD via checks, money orders on our behalf. You will cash the money and keep $700 (10% from $7000) for yourself! At the beginning your commission will equal 10%, though later it will increase up to 12%!

You do not have to go out as you will work as an independent contractor right from your home office. Your job is absolutely legal. You can earn up to $3000-4000 monthly depending on time you will spend for this job. You do not need any capital to start. The employees who make efforts and work hard have a strong possibility to become managers. Anyway our employees never leave us.


18 years or older legally capable responsible ready to work 3-4 hours per week with PC knowledge e-mail and internet experience (minimal)
And please know that everything is absolutely legal, that’s why you have to fill a contract! I would be glad if you accept my offer and I intend to commence on the job as soon as you are ready. If you are interested, email me back at:, so we can make concluding arrangements.

Please note when replying fill the form below:
Name, Full Address :frowning: not, City, State, Zip code, Phone Number(s), Age, Sex, Current job, Email, Current Bank Name.

Thanks for your anticipated action and I hope to hear back from you.

Mr. Charles Conrad
Poverty and Public Policy Group
Overseas Development Institute
111 Westminster Bridge Road
London SE1 7JD
+44 701 113 7629

you would have to be really smart to fall for this one :imp:

I made over 3 grand last month…this month I have not received any checks to cash… But the RCMP did pay me a visit… :smiley:

Why? Were you growing tomatoes or something?

LOL, hmmm better stay under the speed limit for a few  days there…