I have a friend who says she has a cousin who works in a bank. Her cousin apparently knows of an offshore account with around $250,000 in it and can transfer $5,000 into my bank account so we can split the money. She (my friend) says by law you can’t touch the offshore account unless you work in a bank, which she
I have a friend who says she has a cousin who works in a bank. Her cousin apparently knows of an offshore account with around $250,000 in it and can transfer $5,000 into my bank account so we can split the money. She (my friend) says by law you can’t touch the offshore account unless you work in a bank, which she does. And the transfer takes 24 hours to complete.
The purpose of this is to split the $5,000 between the three of us. My friend takes $1,000, my friend takes $,1500, and I take $2,500. Now what I question is, she wants me to give her debit card to her brother who lives near me so she can give it to her to make it happen. And she also told me to withdraw all of my money from my account just so she can show that she doesn’t need my money or wants to take any of it, which I was going to do anyway.
And after the money is in my account, we meet up at the bank and she takes out the money (her $1,500).
What do you think of this?
в.נ.: Scam,,,it will probably take 5 – 10 days for the transfer to clear (which it won't). By that time, your "friend" will have your $1,500, the cousin takes $1,000 and when the transfer doesn't clear, you will owe your bank $2,500.
Definitely a scam from all directions. It's an old scam that's been around since the 70s or earlier called a Pigeon Drop.
scam big time, run as fast as you can
Yoou're kidding of course – is there any doubt?
It is NOT correct that the worker at the bank can transfer the off-shore bank account. Please do not involve. You may lose money and your check account can be closed if your bank detects some fraudulent activities.
A scam at the very least and illegal as well. Money laundering, theft, etc. I'm sure her employer would be interested to know that she's trying to use her workplace to carry out her scam.
Sounds like a scam. Why do you get the most money when you did the least amount of work.
You also need to proofread what you write since too many pronouns makes it hard to decide who it's referring to.
If she's asking for your debit card then it's a scam. It doesn't matter if you have 0 dollars in your bank. In some cases you're still responsible for the charges up to a certain amount, like 500$ or the full amount. Debit card doesn't require a PIN number since you can use it like a credit card. She could still make charges to your card even if you have 0$.
If she's asking you to hand her card to her brother then ask yourself why can't she do it herself. I think you're getting set up to be the patsy. He could make charges to the card and then she can report it as stolen. She needs to wipe her hands clean. By giving you the card she wiped her hands clean. She could lose the card but who knows how much damage a stranger can do. The local news did a story about how s o l you are when someone steals your credit card number.
First off, what her friend is doing, if it is true, is very illegal and would most likely result in jail time if caught. Second of all, yes. This is a scam. She is going to get your card and spend your money like crazy and never talk to you again, and cops couldn't even do anything. You know why? Cause you gave her the card. Never ever give your credit card to someone. It's just plain stupid.
Let me count the ways…… A friend who has a cousin. The cousin knows of a quarter million dollars but somehow he can just take it but all he wants to take of the quarter million dollars is 5 grand. And being of the generous sort he wants to split that 5 grand with two other people. Then instead of just writing a check for it (or, heaven forbid, outright cash) she needs to give her debit so they can pass the debit so the debit can go round and round and where it stops nobody knows. And also instead of just writing a check (or, heaven forbid, outright cash) you have to drain your account so she can show some mysterious thing which frankly just makes no sense at all – let me guess, she's going to hold onto your money for safekeeping while all this happens?
What is actually going to happen – not counting you losing all your money that she''s holding for safekeeping. They will want YOU to handle the money and they'll give you a check for $5K, which you will deposit. You will write two checks on YOUR money totally $2500. The $5K check will bounce and you will be liable for the $2500. This is not even new or original at all.
If they are going to give you $2500 they should just hand you a check for $2500, no?
This is very old, very common and VERY obvious scam. A fool and their money are soon parted.
Lmao! Bro, it's a scam.