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Car Show Scam Consumer Fraud

Discussion in 'Consumer Fraud & Scams' started by LiWei, Sep 25, 2019.

  1. LiWei

    LiWei Law Topic Starter New Member

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    Hello I sorry for English not my mother language. My younger brother (18 years) get job working marketing for car show in Austin, Texas. He live in China. He have no experience internet marketing. Company first payment arrive to him for $20,000 USD. It make no sense to my mother father and I. We worried he involve in scam fraud. He say he break no law but if company is scam can my brother be in jail?
     
  2. PayrollHRGuy

    PayrollHRGuy Well-Known Member

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    Let me guess. He is supposed to cash that $20,000 check and send money back to someone else?
     
  3. LiWei

    LiWei Law Topic Starter New Member

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    No he get $20,000 month salary. My brother is good brother but he not have the skill to have job. He get paid in cryptocurrency Monero. We not understand his role and the company. My brother study in Europe next year and we very worried he be arrested if he leave China.
     
  4. army judge

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    FENTANYL
     
  5. LiWei

    LiWei Law Topic Starter New Member

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    No it call Donk car show
     
  6. army judge

    army judge Super Moderator

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    Deadly fentanyl bought online from China being shipped through the mail

    Your brother might be involved (or already is involved) in smuggling or illegally moving/trafficking FENTANYL.

    Austin is one of many cities in the US where that dreaded poison is distributed all across the USA.

    If the Chinese authorities get wind of this, you know what happens to drug dealers/smugglers/lawbreakers in China, right?
     
  7. LiWei

    LiWei Law Topic Starter New Member

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    Car show traffick drug FENTANYL? How I find out? I must tell my mother father
     
  8. army judge

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    The car show is probably a front (or cover) to traffic the drugs.

    You need to ask your brother what his duties are with the car show.

    By the way, DONK isn't a car show, it is a type of car exhibited.

    Ask him for the EXACT name of the alleged employer, how he gets paid, his duties, and who is his contact or boss on this JOB.
     
  9. LiWei

    LiWei Law Topic Starter New Member

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    Name is "Donk Contest car show in Austin, Texas." That I know. I see email from boss in United States of America. He paid in cryptocurrency at end of month. Job is "internet marketing" I ask him for duties.
     
  10. adjusterjack

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    I don't think this has anything to do with drugs.

    The Donk Show is legit but there were recent issues with one of the promoters involved with cryptocurrency.

    Read the following article:

    https://jalopnik.com/how-an-alleged-cryptocurrency-scam-put-a-texas-car-show-1822350786

    The best thing for your brother to do is divest himself of any relationship with whoever hired him, and not accept the $20,000 or any other remittance in the future. Close his account and avoid any future contact.
     
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  11. LiWei

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    Thank you. We talk to my brother. He say it not a scam. Many wealthy Chinese factory owner invest in company. It make no sense again but we talk to his boss. Lot of foreigner invest in this car show so they have lot of money.
     
  12. PayrollHRGuy

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    I'm still betting scam.
     
  13. Zigner

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    Your brother, who has no skills for the job, is now getting a $20,000 monthly salary?

    SCAM
     
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  14. army judge

    army judge Super Moderator

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    Pshaw...
    This guy gets $50K a month, plus $1.5B from a ChiCom entity!

    hunter-1-1-ftr.jpg
     
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  15. Zigner

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    But the OP's brother has no ski.......ohhhhhhhhh
     
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  16. LiWei

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    We video talk black man car show owner. Man show us bank account from investors. We talk to workers in America. Workers very happy. They paid lot of money for work. I do not believe scam now.
     
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    You (or, your brother, or whoever) are being tricked and will lose money. These scammers are way more sophisticated in these matters than you are.
     
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    The fact that they spent that much time making you and your brother beleive it is such a great deal is exactly the reason we think it is a scam.

    That and the fact that unskilled and uneducated 18-year-olds don't get paid $20,000 per month in Bitcoin for doing legal things.
     
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  19. army judge

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    That dude has zero skills, too.
    In fact, he was drummed out of the Navy for using cocaine.
    He was, at one time, a naval Lieutenant.
    His daddy is a former VP, often referred to as "creepy Joe", "Joe30330", or "sleepy Joe".
    I wonder if that had anything to do with "dude" making all that REAL coin?
     
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