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May 18, 2004


I have some Viagra to sell you, too.

Here's a tip for jobseekers: If you apply for a job through an online job listing site, the company hires you via email, and the job involves transferring cash out of your personal PayPal account and wiring it to the Ukraine -- surprise! Chances are that the job is not legitimate.

The New York Times reports that crime rings are recruiting the gullible and greedy to launder money from stolen credit cards through Monster.com, Careerbuilder, and Hot Jobs.

"I assumed the jobs were legitimate," says Sasha Valentine, a graduate student in information technology who owes PayPal $700. "I feel really let down by Monster."

People, why can't you use your heads? The worst consequence of our internet-based culture may be the accompanying total loss of common sense.

categories: Crime
posted by Emily at 10:35 AM | #


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