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Job Scams - Be careful




xyza
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Pyramid Schemes - Something I fell prey to when I first moved to Canada. I lost $1500+ before I realized that I was never going to make the millions this way!

All it takes is a little common sense to see the illogical nature of this scheme, but the 'get rich quick' dreams never fail to entice us- I sure was duped.

On TV the other day, I saw that this scheme is still alive and kicking- so beware! :)

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STHIRU18
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PYRAMID SCHEMES...AKA "KWEEKSTAR"(SIC!), AAAMWAY.........
I can say this about these "get rich quick" schemes. First of all they are too good to be true, and as the old cliche goes, "if it's too good to be true, it probably isn't". If life was so kind upon us and we could make millions in such short a time, there would be no place for charities like United way, Salvation Army. Of course there wouldn't be any pan handlers too.

Now the way these pyramid schemes work is that Once a desi gets drawn into the quicksand like "Quik@@@@" or "A@@@y, they have to find "sacrificial goats" to A) Recover their moneyand B) "to make millions" like their team leaders told them. I don't have statistics to back my opinion, but I guess it's people from Asia (aka Indian, Pakistanis and to some extent bangladeshis and Srilankans) who you will find most in these "make a million tonight" schemes.

There was a story in a daily that these guys are hanging around places like Walmart (frequented by South Asians) to find "victims". So the next time someone is more polite than humans usually are, he might be going for the jagular.......... Beware!


 
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CAPRICO
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wisernow
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Location: 43 54' N, 78 6' W


Placement services by any firm is a bunch of crap!
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Ottawa_Nerd
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CAPRUCIO.. PLS CUT THE CAPS.. IT's LAME TO TYPE IN CAPS !

Now, any "consulting firm" that offers you job guarantee's during immigratuon are a bunch of fraud's.. Be very very very very careful of them. Find out all details. Skim the internet for horror stories etc., and you will save urself a lot of money and heartache !

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Post ID: 27049 29-09-04 16:58:58
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bighead
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very very very strongly echo that statement... will even go as far as saying i will not sit on a toilet bowl that has been used by one of these people for fear of infection...

ps: these people have been known (and caught repeatedly) posting on various newsgroups and websites relating to immigration as "clients" of their own firm trying to portray a positive image, so be careful about any positive responses you get... chances are, its them...


 
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Post ID: 27085 29-09-04 23:17:11
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reachash
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Location: Mississauga


The whole N American continent is a BIG SCAM. One has to be very very vigilant in doing anything and everything. Before you sign any documents, read the fineprints 10 times. DO NOT SAY YES ON PHONE (unless it was initiated by you)

NO to Primerica / Clarica etc. Not that theyare frauds, but one can't expect fix income. I would rather advise such people to join Edwards Jones.

No to jobs for sales of POWER companys. They advertise as if you' get like $21 per hour and then in a very tiny letters, it's mentioned, ON AN AVERAGE.

AMWAY / E-COMMERCE / QUICKSTAR etc...NO NO....

There are many life insurance agents mktg income tax saving scheme wherein you donate some amt of money, get recpt for tax exemption and ultimatley end up getting higher refund....something like that....don't fall for it.

One can also check the website of Ontario Securities Commission to check all the frauds going on in the economy.

Thumb rule is hardwork pays more and makes you feel better.

chow

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Post ID: 27088 29-09-04 23:43:34
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dp_jain
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Posts: 418
Location: Brampton


Quote:
Orginally posted by reachash

The whole N American continent is a BIG SCAM. chow

Hi Reachash,

Your statement itself creats the situation. The so called marketing skills in North America makes a person not expert in selling but to expert how to defraud another persons. Most of the advertisemets are nothing more than a fraud. The language is manipulated.

Very first day of the school this year , my kids got free pass to ZOO stating "free admission - one kid with one adult". We some of the friend whose kids alos got such type of free tickets went to visit the zoo under impression that one adult admission is free with one kid. On the entry to zoo we were told that one kid was free with one adult paid entry ticket. How come? Is this not a manipulation of language?

Guys, be careful dealing over phone, with strangers and over net.

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Post ID: 27108 30-09-04 06:51:34
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rajcanadaMember of Administrators
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Quote:
Orginally posted by reachash

No to jobs for sales of POWER companys. They advertise as if you' get like $21 per hour and then in a very tiny letters, it's mentioned, ON AN AVERAGE.



These companies do not pay you by the hour. It is all commission based. If for one sale, they pay you $50, they expect you would make 10 sales per week and get a cheque for $500 a week. If you divide $500 by the number of hours that you put in, you can get $20-25/per hour that is advertised. Some companies do not deduct tax since they consider you as independent contractor (not employee) who is responsible for own taxes.

It works very well for some people and does not work for some people.

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