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Prometric voucher help/scam?

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by alexdc12, Mar 19, 2011.

  1. alexdc12

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    Ok so this person posted on here yesterday that he can get cheap voucher codes,
    I have been emailing him and he has sent me the code, i havent sent any payment yet but the code is valid,
    I am in two minds as what to do, it all seems genuine but can it get revoked or could i end up loosing out????
    Once the exam is booked am i all good to go??

    Hes in ghana and wants me to send money via western union

    Please help me to sort this dilemma! I dont want any comebacks
     
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  2. Sparky
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    Avoid mate!

    Does not look good...
     
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  3. alexdc12

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    Thats what my instinct is telling me i dunno why,
    But the voucher works it leaves nothing to pay and the fact he sent it to me first is a bit weird i could just use it and not pay him if i were an Absolute C***
     
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  4. TheITCrowd

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    Take the exam, then pay him :D Everyone wins
     
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  5. alexdc12

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    tthats what im thinking! lol
    but Western Union says never to pay money to someone you dont know???

    Im trying to think of all the ways this could backfire on me, he only wants £100 for it
     
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  6. BosonMichael
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    Plenty of Western Union scams out there. Avoid.

    If it sounds too good to be true... it probably is.
     
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  7. alexdc12

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    just spoken on phone to prometric and they have confirmed everything seem to be legit. I asked if it turns out something was wrong could there be a comeback and she said no we cant give out candidates information. its the owners responsibility to keep the voucher number safe.
     
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  8. JonnyMX

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    Only thing to be aware of - you don't know how many people he's already given that number to. It may seem legit now, but when you come to use it, it may have already been taken.

    There are legit ways of getting hold of discount vouchers. You don't need to do it under the counter.
    And if it's going by Western Union, ultimately no good is going to come of it.
     
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  9. nugget
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    I'd book and take the exam first, then pay, but definitely book first.
     
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  10. Apexes

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    How cheap a voucher code are we talking here?
     
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  11. alexdc12

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    100 quid. Once the exam is booked the voucher is locked to me no-one else can use it. I checked this!
     
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    Hmm, i'd still be cautious if you do go ahead with it!
     
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  13. JonnyMX

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    Yes, that's true - but my point is that applies to anyone else who has it too.
    So if you're going to do it, do it fast.
     
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  14. JonnyMX

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    Are you just some sort of bot repeating what others have already said?
     
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    Exactly what i thought! its prob matey whos selling the vouchers! want me to pay pay pay!
     
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    Probably saving up for a new AK47...

    :biggrin
     
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  17. BosonMichael
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    Yep. And even if YOU don't get screwed, someone else likely will. All he has to do is take payment twice for the same voucher and he's made money off of someone else's misfortune. Don't encourage or support those who seek to scam others... it emboldens them to do it again and again.
     
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  18. nugget
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    Good advice is worth repeating, don't you think? :biggrin
     
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  19. JonnyMX

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    Probably. But not word for word.
    And not on several other threads...

    :biggrin
     
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