I won't mention names as I don't wish to get myself in trouble but I feel people should be warned.
This warning is specifically directed to writers in here and also to all members as a whole.
I received a pm from a new member asking me to write/rewrite a series of email messages concerning the sale of a caravan or a boat.
My job was to write emails as specified and to write them as though I am female (I am male).
The purpose is to run ads selling one or both of these big ticket items.
Then the story goes that the seller is working on an oil rig and isn't ashore very often. However, they desperately need to sell the item to pay urgent bills.
I won't go into the whole explanation but the idea is that you, as a buyer, would need to pay for something, whether it's shipping, delivery or whatever. You pay via wire transfer or some other method where you can't easily get your money back (if at all).
At first the person is very accommodating but slowly becomes harder to communicate with and yet they push you to pay whatever amount they ask (on top of a purchase price if there is one).
NEVER PAY A CENT! You're being scammed.
I know this for a fact as 3 friends almost fell for the ruse but they know if they ever see something dodgy, to contact me first.
I even took over the email conversation with one person and proved it with some questions I asked.
If anybody wants extra info, please fell free to pm me in here.
I am not mentioning any names as I don't want to be banned.
BUT PLEASE TAKE THIS WARNING SERIOUSLY!
Even as a writer, I'm sure they won't pay you for the job. They will probably say to do it and they will pay you extra for having to wait. I got told "money is no object."
Thanks for reading.