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Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job

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I send emails like that to the FBI for inclusion into thier online fraud investigations. I know they are working hard on these, have two agents who live near me and they talk about these, and thier kiddie **** investigations a lot.

There is a address for these, cnnot remember it right off.
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It sounds fishy to me. What did they ask from you in the email?
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It sounds fishy to me. What did they ask from you in the email?
All he asked was for me to submit a bid if I was interested, no personal information, no money, nothing. Thats what really baffled me.
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Interesting! What did you decide to do with this?
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Angry Shields Facilities Maintenance

We received this same email yesterday. My only issue with Shields Facilities Maintenance is that IF they accept our company's bid to do the 2013 lawn maintenance for a specific Sheetz, that the only way of getting paid is through direct deposit. Shields Facilities Maintenance would need our banking information prior to our company doing any work for them. IF Shields Facilities Maintenance is an reputable business, they would offer to send payment by check if requested by the contractor. I say SCAM!
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Scam! Fo sho!
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Make copies of all emails and then go to IC3.gov. file a complaint with the FBI through that website. This is called internet crime, they are just trying to get your personal banking information.
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This is how I won one of my best customers. It was for Rite-Aid stores. I didn't believe it at first but they were legit. I now do several additional chains because of it Give them a call. Ask questions. Call Sheetz and ask them who handles their maintenance contract. Good luck and maybe you will make a good contract and good money.
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Scam. They didn't use your business contact email, phone, or website and they want to pay in an unusual and dangerous way. Scam.

If they are real they are unprofessional enough to look like a scam. There's still something wrong there. Trust your intuition. Stay away.
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Hi Everyone,

Just wanted to address some of your concerns; Shields Facilities Maintenance is a real company, our website is http://www.shieldsfm.com/. Our 800 # is 888-965-8818. Yes, Sheetz is a client of ours, and no we do not use direct deposit, we pay all of our contractors by check, Net 30 days. Give us a call if you would like more information, we are always looking for good contractors that are licensed and insured. We bid on many projects for retailers and banks such as landscaping, snow plowing, janitorial, etc.

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