"William" doesn't have much imagination, and calls his "business" the "Uk Art Store." It appears that he's not even located in the UK, which would not surprise me. This is similar to the mystery shopping scam, and works much the same way. "William" says you would get ten percent of every transaction, if you would be his "representative" in the U.S. or Canada. You would get a single cashiers check, or maybe a series of checks, to deposit into your bank account, and then you'd send him ninety percent of the sum back, keeping ten percent as your "paycheck." The checks would fool you and your bank because they are real checks, with "Original Document" on the back and everything else, and your bank might even cash them for the full amount. This is what "William" is counting on. He would of course want you to send him the cash by Western Union, and once it is picked up by him, it is too late. Western Union would warn you about this scam, but they cannot refuse to send money if you really want them to, because it's assumed that you know what you're doing. I have asked them about that personally. Your bank would shortly find that the checks were fraudulent, because they were not linked to any bank account, and neither your bank nor Western Union will accept responsibility. You would be on the hook for the money you sent, while "William" gets away scot free with your money in another country. This entry is linked here, and there are videos about these types of scams located here. Please follow me on Twitter @inscamerated. Thank You!
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