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    Unhappy Has anyone heard about this Sidney & Stanford Inc?

    Hello guys!

    Could you help me to fins out if this company is a SCAM or not?

    Sidney & Stanford Inc.

    Sound strange to me, here is the e-mail :


    we would like to invite you to take part in the next step of our recruitment process.

    The personal information and passport copy you`ve provided has been successfully verified!
    You are now much closer to your long-term career goal as a Clerical Assistant in our company.
    You may find your working agreement in the attachment (Please use Adobe Reader software to open this PDF file).

    Please print out this agreement copy, read it carefully, fill out all required fields, sign it and return scanned 1st, 7th and 8th pages back via email.

    Should you have any further questions, please to not hesitate to contact us over the email.
    In order to start your training/probationary period a newcomer must open a new or use an existing banking account with:



    Barclays or Lloyds bank (current account only, NOT STUDENT one)

    If the banking details are ready, please provide them below:

    Bank name:
    Name on bank account (exactly as in statement):
    Bank account number:
    Bank sort code:
    Your current mobile phone number:

    ---
    Please provide your schedule or current timetable, so we may know, when you are able to work during the week. (for each weekday please)
    Attention! This position requires free time during regular business hours (9am - 12pm)!

    Please expect our phone call from me or my secretary during the next 48h.
    I`ll be calling from a US based office landline number.

    Looking forward to your reply.

    Yours faithfully,
    HR manager Nathan Schneider
    Sidney & Stanford Inc.



    Thank you for your time!!






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    Re: Has anyone heard about this Sidney & Stanford Inc?

    Duties:


    • Receiving payments and record receipts for products/services;
    • Sending and receiving Western Union and Money Gram transfers from local and foreign clients;
    This is a scam. No legitimate business needs for you to handle money through a personal account. Likely you will get checks that are in fact fake though they will look legit. You will be told that the checks exceed the amount of the cash you will be sending Western Union and that the overage is your pay, but in days you will learn the checks were no good and you will be out the money and have aided what could be a criminal operation.

    There is never any reason for an employee to be acting as a bank. International banking never requires the help of an individual desperate for work. Please run fast and hard from this deal!

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    Re: Has anyone heard about this Sidney & Stanford Inc?

    Thank you very very much...your answer helped me a lot!!!

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    Re: Has anyone heard about this Sidney & Stanford Inc?

    Claiming they been around since 2004 is a lie:
    Domain Name: sidneystanford.com
    Registry Domain ID: 1850667275_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
    Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.melbourneit.com
    Registrar URL: Domain Registration | Web Design | Web Hosting
    Updated Date: 2014-03-16T11:31:00Z
    Creation Date: 2014-03-16T11:30:59Z
    Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2015-03-16T11:30:59Z
    Registrar: Melbourne IT Ltd
    Registrar IANA ID: 13
    Registrar Abuse Contact Email: .au
    Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +61.386242300
    Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited
    Registry Registrant ID:
    Registrant Name: Janice Stout
    Registrant Organization: sidneystanford
    Registrant Street: PO Box 61359
    Registrant City: Sunnyvale
    Registrant State/Province: CA
    Registrant Postal Code: 94088
    Registrant Country: US
    Registrant Phone: +1.5105952002
    Registrant Phone Ext:
    Registrant Fax:
    Registrant Fax Ext:
    Now they asking photocopy of your Passport and to open a bank account?

    As i see, they will be using your account for moving money around and paying you a percent.

    Stay away, looks like money launderers mule ring, or setup for a wire fraud.

    You might end up in very bad situation of being accused of a crime, and if you sent your scans of passport – report a possible identity theft so you have a record to prove you were not connected to crimes done with your name from now on.
    Last edited by NikSam; 04-04-2014 at 09:22 AM.

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    Re: Has anyone heard about this Sidney & Stanford Inc?

    SCAMMER assistants@sidneystanford.com

    The website looks like a cornucopia of scam nonsense. The grammar is not the worst, but C- at best. "Making Deal Service" is what I would expect to hear at the swap meet when I am haggling for some Dukes of Hazzard collector plates, not from a company I did financial business with. The rates of return indicate the are running a Ponzi scheme, or using this as a ruse to make them appear like a real business.

    End of day, any money sent to them will be lost, any personal information stolen, best case you end up as a mule facilitating the theft of money from others.



    Making-deal service

    Quick and above all secured and anonymous making deals on amount less than 100000$. Larger amounts are discussed separately.

    We have the right to update or fix the rate depending on amount. In case of large amounts and also for our patrons we provide discounts.

    $1000-$10000 - makes 11%

    $10000-$50000 - makes 10%

    $50000-$100000 - makes 9%

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    Top 10 Ways to Get Fired as a Money Mule

    Money mules are quite literally the workhorses of the online fraud world. The term “money mule” is borrowed from the nomenclature used to describe the human pack horses of the drug cartels — so-called “drug mules” — people who physically carry illegal substances on their person while crossing the U.S. border. Some drug mules actually ingest large numbers of tiny bags full of illegal substances, and carry the narcotics in their digestive system on the way into the United States. You can probably guess how the drugs are…er…offloaded by these mules.

    Of course, money mules don’t actually ingest the cash they help steal from banks and small businesses that are victimized by criminal gangs, although they do occasionally eat the cost when their bank turns around and holds them liable for the missing money. However, some of the mules — mainly young Eastern European men and women of college age who are here in the United States on temporary J1 visas — do physically carry the cash on their person when they head back home.

    Anyway, this blog posts focuses on the former group, those willing or unwitting individuals who stand to very likely make $500-$700 from a single transaction with the crooks. Money mules are recruited through work-at-home job offers that arrive via e-mail, usually claiming that the prospective employer found the recipient’s resume’ on careerbuilders.com, monster.com, or some other job search site. Recruits are told they will be helping to move money for international companies, and are asked to provide their bank account and routing numbers so that they can receive incoming transfers.

    Now, technically speaking, most mules are by default fired after their first and only successful job: Each mule is worth slightly less than $10,000 to the cyber gangs, who will cease communicating with a mule the minute after he or she successfully wires the money to the crooks and e-mails the access number the criminals need to pick up the cash.

    The mules’ job isn’t that difficult: Wait by the computer between 8 and 11 a.m. for a message saying a deposit is ready for withdraw. The mule is instructed to then go down to their bank, pull out the money in cash, and then wire it abroad via Western Union and Moneygram.

    But you’d be surprised at how often the mules screw this up. Here are the Top 10 ways that mules can get fired:

    10. Ask for paid maternity leave, or 401k matching. I spoke with a mule not long ago who was so naive she thought she was actually going to get the benefits described to her in the “employee contract” the mule recruiters sent to her via e-mail in a PDF file. In fairness, some of the employment contracts sent to prospective mules are rather convincing.

    9. Show up late for work. Mule recruiters try very hard to impress upon mules the importance of pulling out any money transfers as quickly as possible. The reason is that, usually within 24 hours, the victim company or its bank will figure out that the a batch of transfers was unauthorized, and will seek to reverse it. If the money is still in the mules’ account when that reversal is initiated, the thieves usually can kiss that money goodbye. For that reason, many mule recruitment groups offer cash incentives to mules who complete their tasks within an hour or two of the mule’s local bank branch opening for the day.

    8. In a conversation with your mule recruiter, start any sentence with, “So, I just got a call from my bank’s fraud department…”. [CLICK...DIAL TONE]

    7. Complain about your negative $888,888.88 balance. Bank of America accounts often will be assigned this particular eye-popping but completely arbitrary balance to signify to bank employees that an account is frozen, often due to suspected fraud.

    6. Ask to get paid. Money mules sometimes also get roped into reshipping scams, which involve receiving merchandise bought with stolen credit cards. The recruits are asked to then reship the goods to the cyber gangs overseas. According to interviews with several investigators who have worked a number of these reshipping scams, the reshipping mules usually are promised a big check at the end of the month, and in the meantime are sent dozens of packages to reship. Usually, the mule recruiters cease shipping items and all contact with the mules just a few days before the end of the first month, or whenever the mule asks to get paid, whichever comes first.

    5. Tell your boss: “Listen, I’m not really comfortable with this Western Union stuff. Can’t I just send you a check?” Pinkslip!

    4. Complain to your recruiter, “Hey, how come my bank account is now showing negative $9,500?”. Whoops.

    3. Ask your mule handler, “Hey, do you know a guy named Bobbear?” There’s a good reason why this fearless fraud fighter’s Web site is frequently the target of distributed denial of service attacks.

    2. When asked to provide an account into which customer (victim) funds will be transferred, give them an account number with the Police and Fire Federal Credit Union.

    …and the number one way to get fired as a money mule?

    1. Submit a wrong bank account or routing number. You’d be amazed at how many times the cyber gangs don’t get their money, all because a mule transposed a number. In several cases I’ve investigated, the victim company was first alerted to the fraud because a mule had given an incorrect routing number, causing the victim’s bank to generate an alert about a failed transfer. Bad mule! No commission for you!

    Top 10 Ways to Get Fired as a Money Mule — Krebs on Security

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    Not much here to indicate this is a real business.

    Scamadviser.com | check a website for risk | check if dodgey | check is a website s |check website is fake or a scam

    Registrant Name: Janice Stout
    Registrant Organization: sidneystanford
    Registrant Street: PO Box 61359
    Registrant City: Sunnyvale
    Registrant State/Province: CA
    Registrant Postal Code: 94088
    Registrant Country: US
    Registrant Phone: +1.5105952002
    "It's virtually impossible to violate rules ... but it's impossible for a violation to go undetected, certainly not for a considerable period of time." Bernie Madoff
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    Re: Has anyone heard about this Sidney & Stanford Inc?

    Clerical Assistant



    Please note: currently this is a HOME BASED position for UK candidates!
    An amazing opportunity has arisen with Sidney & Stanford Inc. Company. This is a good chance for a dedicated individual with quick learning abilities and excellent communication skills. Clerical Assistant is a newly created position and will be offered from our brokerage department on a permanent basis.
    You will perform multi-task clerical duties to support daily business activities.

    Duties:


    • Providing information, taking messages;
    • Receiving, sorting and also routing mail and publications;
    • Receiving payments and record receipts for products/services;
    • Sending and receiving Western Union and Money Gram transfers from local and foreign clients;
    • Ordering, receiving, and maintaining office supplies;
    • Assisting staff by performing standard office tasks as directed;
    • Reporting online daily.


    The work schedule is flexible, that's why the work is suitable for students and for people who look for an additional income or are currently unemployed. However, the work has to be completed very quickly and accurate. You need to have 6-12 free hours per week in weekdays in business hours (usually 09:00am - 12:00pm or 02:00pm - 05:00pm, 3 - 5 working days per week, Monday - Friday); The working period depends on your working speed.

    Salary

    Base pay: 1400 GBP a month (950 GBP during probation period).

    You will also earn commission of which an amount will be calculated depending on the total amount of deals you conduct with our customer. As follows:



    • 5% from the total amount of the deal.

    You will earn a minimum of 1200 GBP and up to 1800 GBP per month, depending on the customer's activity as well.
    You will receive your commission daily by the business and your base pay will be paid to you once month.

    Start working with us:

    In order to get started working with our company, you have to complete the three following steps:


    • *Verification step. Please scan your passport or driving license or any other nationally issued photo ID which is valid up to date and send it to us by e-mail.

      Note: We require the above documents since you will be hired over the Internet, in order to verify your identity, location and background.



    • Print out the agreement (will be sent to you by e-mail after 1st verification step done), familiarize yourself with it attentively; fill, sign and send back scanned pages. Keep the signed copy in a secure place while working with us.
    • You need to open a new current account in the bank, that we will indicate you, which will be used only for this employment. More information will be provided from your manager.

      Note: if you have already have an account with this bank there's no need to establish another one.
    If the banking details are ready, please provide them below:

    Bank name:
    Name on bank account (exactly as in statement):
    Bank account number:
    Bank sort code:

    Your current mobile phone number:
    Now they have your photo ID and bank details, what do you think they could do with that information ??

    Sending and receiving Western Union and Money Gram transfers from local and foreign clients;
    Untraceable Western Union and MoneyGram transfers will be going into YOUR account

    How do you feel about trying to explain to the police and the bank you are innocent and don't have anything to to with any crimes involving YOUR account ??
    The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing

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    Re: Has anyone heard about this Sidney & Stanford Inc?

    Domain Name: sidneystanford.com
    Registry Domain ID: 1850667275_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
    Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.melbourneit.com
    Registrar URL: Domain Registration | Web Design | Web Hosting
    Updated Date: 2014-03-16T11:31:00Z
    Creation Date: 2014-03-16T11:30:59Z
    Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2015-03-16T11:30:59Z
    Registrar: Melbourne IT Ltd
    Registrar IANA ID: 13
    Registrar Abuse Contact Email: abuse@melbourneit.com.au
    Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +61.386242300
    Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited
    Registry Registrant ID:
    Registrant Name: Janice Stout
    Registrant Organization: sidneystanford
    Registrant Street: PO Box 61359
    Registrant City: Sunnyvale
    Registrant State/Province: CA
    Registrant Postal Code: 94088
    Registrant Country: US
    Registrant Phone: +1.5105952002
    Registrant Phone Ext:
    Registrant Fax:
    Registrant Fax Ext:
    Registrant Email: contact@myprivateregistration.com
    Registry Admin ID:
    Admin Name: Admin PrivateRegContact
    Admin Organization: sidneystanford
    Admin Street: PO Box 61359 registered post accepted only
    Admin City: Sunnyvale
    Admin State/Province: CA
    Admin Postal Code: 94088
    Admin Country: US
    Admin Phone: +1.5105952002
    Admin Phone Ext:
    Admin Fax:
    Admin Fax Ext:
    Admin Email: contact@myprivateregistration.com

    Registry Tech ID:
    Tech Name: TECH PrivateRegContact
    Tech Organization: Yahoo! Inc
    Tech Street: PO Box 61359 registered post accepted only
    Tech City: Sunnyvale
    Tech State/Province: CA
    Tech Postal Code: 94088
    Tech Country: US
    Tech Phone: +1.5105952002
    Tech Phone Ext:
    Tech Fax:
    Tech Fax Ext:
    Tech Email: contact@myprivateregistration.com
    Name Server: YNS1.YAHOO.COM
    Name Server: YNS2.YAHOO.COM
    DNSSEC: unsigned
    URL of the ICANN WHOIS Data Problem Reporting System: http://wdrprs.internic.net
    >>> Last update of WHOIS database: 2014-04-04T14:10:43Z

    HINT: Do a Google on the PO box number given above: PO Box 61359 Sunnyvale CA 94088 and surprise yourself at how many complaints you will find
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    Re: Has anyone heard about this Sidney & Stanford Inc?

    Hey,


    I didn't send them any bank account...just a copy of my passport :(

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    Re: Has anyone heard about this Sidney & Stanford Inc?

    Do u think they can do something with a copy?(I didn't send any bank account)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loricik View Post
    Do u think they can do something with a copy?(I didn't send any bank account)
    Yes, they can, they can register a corporation in your name which will be involved in a crime.
    Open some bank accounts themselves on your name. Most offshore jurisdictions allow those things to go on, with just emailing a scan of passport as proof of identity.

    Just in case it is best to report what happened to you: Report a fraud including online crime | Action Fraud

    You will have a reference number of your report in case you will need to prove identity theft in future.

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    Re: Has anyone heard about this Sidney & Stanford Inc?

    (Assuming you are in the US)-- Although I have chatted with people who live elsewhere and they have similar suggested procedures.

    You might consider two additional steps. With the copy of a police report, or maybe the report from IC3 you can have your credit accounts frozen at the three bureaus for free. Otherwise it is about $10 per, and I would do this at any rate. It all but prevents people from opening credit in your name, since it is not really question of IF but WHEN information will be stolen, for all of us.

    Clark Howard has some good information.
    Credit freezes are one of the most effective tools against economic ID theft available to consumers.

    Credit Freeze and Thaw Guide | www.clarkhoward.com

    The next thing is to file a report with the IRS. In turn they will send you a PIN each year that you add to your tax return. This makes it more difficult for someone to create a return in your name and claim a refund at a separate address. Again another popular scam going around, that can be a real pain in the ass to get sorted out.

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    Re: Has anyone heard about this Sidney & Stanford Inc?

    Ribshaw, the site only accepts UK residents as mules :)
    that is why i told how to report to ActionFraud.

    online scammers do not try to open a credit line, it is too risky and links to what they got with it (them),
    also for credit line just a scan of passport is not enough, and warning credit agencies might not be required but still possible because
    passport scans sometimes sold on a black market.

    scans are only good in offshores, for things being done online.

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    Re: Has anyone heard about this Sidney & Stanford Inc?

    Quote Originally Posted by NikSam View Post
    Ribshaw, the site only accepts UK residents as mules :)
    that is why i told how to report to ActionFraud.

    online scammers do not try to open a credit line, it is too risky and links to what they got with it (them),
    also for credit line just a scan of passport is not enough, and warning credit agencies might not be required but still possible because
    passport scans sometimes sold on a black market.

    scans are only good in offshores, things being done online.
    I did not look that close, but these are things I would suggest ALL people do regardless of the situation. No matter if it is a passport, an old medical record in a box somewhere, or a relative with a drug problem everyone's information is out there for the taking. And with a passport out there, it is not a huge leap to think it could be used to obtain other information. So freezing is a bit like putting barb wire on the bannister, don't stop grandma from sliding but sure slows her up a bit.

    I have no idea what that equivalent process in the UK or elsewhere is, but I have chatted with others who have been able to do similar things.
    "It's virtually impossible to violate rules ... but it's impossible for a violation to go undetected, certainly not for a considerable period of time." Bernie Madoff
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    Quote Originally Posted by ribshaw View Post
    I did not look that close, but these are things I would suggest ALL people do regardless of the situation. No matter if it is a passport, an old medical record in a box somewhere, or a relative with a drug problem everyone's information is out there for the taking. And with a passport out there, it is not a huge leap to think it could be used to obtain other information. So freezing is a bit like putting barb wire on the bannister, don't stop grandma from sliding but sure slows her up a bit.

    I have no idea what that equivalent process in the UK or elsewhere is, but I have chatted with others who have been able to do similar things.
    Same process as US– Experian, Callcredit, Equifax - you can put an alert on your records, so if someone tries to get a credit (even you)
    creditor must call a phone number on file (specified by you) to confirm.

    Police / Actionfraud report would be enough to back out of any unathorized credit almost instantly
    but it might hurt the credit score.

    If you think it should be done too
    here is a UK guide: Identity fraud and identity theft | Action Fraud

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    Re: Has anyone heard about this Sidney & Stanford Inc?

    Thank you guys!!

    I really appreciate the help..

    I never thought that I would confront with such Ghost Companies

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