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So I was just approached with a "business offer" to become a cyber security expert on payment systems
Posted by: deckeda
Date: August 30, 2022 06:10PM
I get this phone call every few years from one of my brothers-in-law. One of his long-time friends (who I've also known for many years, great guy) now makes $130K doing this and is thisclose to being hired by Experian. He also said something about $4K/week, which is roughly $208K/yr with simple multiplication X 52 weeks.

It all sounds like free money, what's not to like?

From what I can tell, this is the story:

1) You pay some undisclosed tuition to enroll in a 6-month training program, which sets you up as an assessor of payment systems security. You can't just enroll online because they "vet" applicants with a phone call ... my question: Is a timeshare in Hawaii also involved??

2) You then market yourself for consulting gigs/employment/whatever. Wait, no, they provide you "the leads." Hold up, why would I need "leads ..."

3) Profit!

Did I mention my brother-in-law gets a referral fee if I sign up for this?

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Re: So I was just approached with a "business offer" to become a cyber security expert on payment systems
Posted by: TheCaber
Date: August 30, 2022 06:28PM
*sniff* *sniff* is that Ponzi in the air? Does it smell funny to you?



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Re: So I was just approached with a "business offer" to become a cyber security expert on payment systems
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: August 30, 2022 06:41PM
Brother-in-law's are the insurance salesman of any family.



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Re: So I was just approached with a "business offer" to become a cyber security expert on payment systems
Posted by: decay
Date: August 30, 2022 08:26PM
I was surprised to see they are not headquartered in Las Vegas.



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Re: So I was just approached with a "business offer" to become a cyber security expert on payment systems
Posted by: Tiangou
Date: August 30, 2022 09:19PM
I get about 15 such invitations a day in my spam folder.

Is he also offering you, an expert in high tech, a chance to take a survey for a $60 gift card?

Did you drink the water at Camp Lejeune?



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Re: So I was just approached with a "business offer" to become a cyber security expert on payment systems
Posted by: Acer
Date: August 30, 2022 09:38PM
Sounds very suspect, I would not touch it with a ten foot pole.

Now, Amway, THAT'S a money-maker. I make $4000 a week while browsing YouTube. PM me for details.
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Re: So I was just approached with a "business offer" to become a cyber security expert on payment systems
Posted by: deckeda
Date: August 30, 2022 10:11PM
I was already more than a bit guarded before he mentioned he’s “a believer” in the setup.

So … why should something like this require faith? Hmm.

This is the same person who got us to watch “Zeitgeist” a few years ago.
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Re: So I was just approached with a "business offer" to become a cyber security expert on payment systems
Posted by: testcase
Date: August 30, 2022 10:24PM
Even if AFTER, paying god only knows how much for god only knows good said “training”is actually is worth, do you REALLY want a job where you’ll be on call 24/7/365?
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Re: So I was just approached with a "business offer" to become a cyber security expert on payment systems
Posted by: gabester
Date: August 30, 2022 10:54PM
Do not walk away from this.

RUN!



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Re: So I was just approached with a "business offer" to become a cyber security expert on payment systems
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: August 31, 2022 11:23AM
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testcase
Even if AFTER, paying god only knows how much for god only knows good said “training”is actually is worth, do you REALLY want a job where you’ll be on call 24/7/365?

Depends on how much I can net per year...
For the right number, I can do that for a couple years then retire!

This, however, does NOT sound like the right "opportunity".



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Re: So I was just approached with a "business offer" to become a cyber security expert on payment systems
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: August 31, 2022 12:13PM
Geeze, you guys make it should like OP is Opie, and teetering on diving right in.

I thought it was pretty clear is was skeptical at best of the offer, and not that it was under consideration.



Brother-in-law's are the insurance salesman of any family.


God, I love that line.

I've seen it bear fruit on so many occasions when I ask 'Where'd you hear that?!'

It's surpassed only by 'I read it on the Internet'.

Now this is not to tar all brothers-in law with the same brush.

But I've seen it happen almost often enough to make it a solid stereotype, and a meme if nothing else.

Certainly many are just bad ju-ju on some level.






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