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Goldman Sachs email fraud?

 
#1 Goldman Sachs email fraud?
19/10/2010 09:21

anon

Bit of a random question, does anyone know much about Goldman Sachs, particularly their email formats.

Got an interesting, but possibly too good to be true email from someone purporting to work there yesterday. However, it wasn't in the usual first.last@gs.com format..

anyone know if they have other suffixes than @gs.com?

Cheers

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#2 RE: Goldman Sachs email fraud?
19/10/2010 09:24

Dave to anon (#1)

Come on, less of the mystery please. What was the e-mail about?

Clue: If they want you to secretely look after £5000000 billion on behalf of the Nigerian Government and will then give you half for your troubles, it's probably not legit.

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#3 RE: Goldman Sachs email fraud?
19/10/2010 09:38

anon to Dave (#2)

Ha yeah, apparently I have this long lost uncle who left me a huge fortune (possibly in dubloons and pieces of eight)… nah

Actually, more like a really roundabout way of finding out if I’m interested in working in Hong Kong… which in fairness I might be, but seems like a very odd way for a firm like GS to go about approaching anyone… plus the fact I’m hardly Gordon Gekko make me doubt it real. That said, it’s a bizarre scam … cant work out what they’d be trying to get out of me. Tempted to go along with it for a while to see what happens.

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#4 RE: Goldman Sachs email fraud?
19/10/2010 09:52

Dan to anon (#3)

Ask them to call you / meet face to face. Much easier to get a feel for them that way, and if they won't speak / meet, then they aren't legit.

Also, if they ask for a single penny, they aren't legit.

Simples!

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#5 RE: Goldman Sachs email fraud?
19/10/2010 09:56

Shoe Polisher to Dan (#4)

Watch out for premium phone numbers, dodgy reverse call charges etc.

Either that you are a salesman or recruiter trying to fish your way in to Goldmans. If you are, confess and I will help you.

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#6 RE: Goldman Sachs email fraud?
19/10/2010 10:40

Dave to Shoe Polisher (#5)

Good point, shoe polisher. It may be that anon himself is the true scammer!

Tell us, what was the format of the e-mail address you received if it wasn't @gs.com?

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#7 RE: Goldman Sachs email fraud?
19/10/2010 13:45

General Amaaobi to Dave (#6)

Wow. If the mail that you have received is what I think it is, then this is a serious break my friend. Most people do not know that GS in the Far East are not quite the same legal entity as in the UK and US. It is based on a franchise model which allows partners to be onboarded directly, without having to win internal promotion. As a franchise it does require that partners inject new working capital (typically between 100K and 500K depending on the area of expertise), but as there is a guaranteed return of 200% after 18 months, most people are happy to borrow funds in order to buy in. Because the promotions are external, candidacy is generated from a short list provided by retained headhunters – usually one of those with niche Far East knowledge.

Seriously, I know traders and middle office people who wait for just this sort of approach for years and never get a sniff!

Was the email a bit like that?

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