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is this a scam?

got sucked into it.. asked a

got sucked into it.. asked a few questions.. he responded well.. but then suddenly stopped responding.. i mean that doesn't make sense..

Have you heard anything

Have you heard anything yet?? I know you said you asked alot of questions... what did you ask? I'm curious because I too reced this same contract, however they call themselves UF MED INC... Unfortunately, no one has made note here if they've actually gone through with it. You know what they say, if it sounds too good to be true, it usually is!!

Do Med Inc EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT - A legitimate offer ?


This Employment Agreement (the “Agreement”) is made effective this 08th day of July, 2006, by and between DO MED INC. (the “Employer”) and **** (the “Employee”) (collectively referred to as the “Parties”).

The Parties agree as follows:

1. EMPLOYMENT: Employer shall employ Employee in the position of Affiliate. Employee’s duties shall include: Deal with the funds he/she receive in the name of the company and invest them according to our instructions
and other duties as may be assigned by Employer from time to time.

The Parties agree that this position is “at-will” and can be terminated by Employee or Employer at any time.

2. EMPLOYEE COMPENSATION/BENEFITS: For services provided, Employer will pay Employee a 8% commission from every amount received in the name of the company and a monthly $2200, paid in accordance with Employer’s annual payroll procedures.

Employee will accrue vacation/paid-time-off (circle one) at a rate of __20__-_30_ hours per month. Vacation approval will be handled in accordance with the normal practices of Employer.

Employee will also receive the following additional benefits:

$2,000 per year for tuition assistance (part-time employees)*
Comprehensive medical and life insurance for you and your dependents**
Great starting pay and annual raises***
Weekly paychecks****
Direct deposit
Set work schedule
Variety of shift options
Business experience recruiters look for
Paid vacations and holidays*

* Only in 13 months of work
** Only in 10 months of work
*** The insurance payment raises with each year on 4,7 %
**** Paychecks are increased in each 6 months

3. EXPENSES: Employer will reimburse Employee for reasonable benefits incurred by Employee in the performance of his duties. Reimbursement will be handled in accordance with Employer’s normal practices and policies.

4. CONFLICTING EMPLOYMENT: Employee agrees that during the time of his employment with Employer, he/she will not accept nor will he/she engage in employment, consulting or other business activity directly related to the business of the Employer.

5. CONFIDENTIALITY: Employee acknowledges that he/she may have access to the Employer’s confidential and proprietary information. Such confidential information may include, without limitation: i) business and financial information, ii) business methods and practices, iii) technologies and technological strategies, iv) marketing strategies and other such information as the Employer may designate as confidential (“Confidential Information”). Employee agrees to not disclose to any other person (unless required by law) or use for personal gain any Confidential Information at any time during or after the termination of employment, unless Employer grants express, written consent of such a disclosure. In addition, Employee will use his/her best efforts to prevent any such disclosure. Confidential information will not include information that is in the public domain, unless such information falls into public domain through Employee’s unauthorized actions.

6. NON-SOLICITATION OF EMPLOYEES: Employee agrees that for a period of one month following the termination of his/her employment, Employee will not induce, recruit or solicit any of the Employer’s employees to terminate their employment or enter into another employment arrangement with a third party.
A. Disclosure: During the course of his/her employment, Employee agrees to promptly give full written disclosure to Employer of all inventions, discoveries, improvements, developments and innovations, conceived in whole or in part by Employee, directly or indirectly that: (i) result from work performed on behalf of Employer, (ii) relate in any manner to Employer’s business or (iii) result from the use of Employer’s materials, time, resources, employees or facilities (collectively the “Inventions”).
B. Assignment/Assistance: Employee hereby assigns all right, title, and interest to the Inventions to Employer, its successors and assigns. Furthermore, with respect to the Inventions, during the course of his/her employment and after its termination, Employee agrees to: (i) assist Employer in obtaining copyrights, patents, or any other intellectual rights; (ii) provide all pertinent information and data to Employer, (iii) execute all applications, assignments and other instruments as required by Employer; and (iv) at Employer’s request and expense, assist in the defense and prosecution of its intellectual rights in the Inventions.
C. United Kingdom Labor Code: Section 7B shall not apply if and to the extent that United Kingdom Labor Code Section 2870 lawfully prohibits the assignment of rights in the Inventions. Employee acknowledges that he/she understands the limits placed on this definition by United Kingdom Labor Code Section 2870 which provides:

“(a) Any provision in an employment agreement which provides
that an employee shall assign, or offer to assign, any of his or her
rights in an invention to his or her employer shall not apply to an
invention that the employee developed entirely on his or her own time
without using the employer's equipment, supplies, facilities, or
trade secret information except for those inventions that either:

(1) Relate at the time of conception or reduction to practice of
the invention to the employer's business, or actual or demonstrably
anticipated research or development of the employer; or

(2) Result from any work performed by the employee for the

(b) To the extent a provision in an employment agreement purports
to require an employee to assign an invention otherwise excluded from
being required to be assigned under subdivision (a), the provision
is against the public policy of this state and is unenforceable.”

8. OTHER RULES AND POLICIES: Employee agrees to abide by any other rules, policies or procedures as communicated by Employer that are generally applicable to employees of Employer.

9. TERMINATION: This is an “at-will” employment relationship and may be terminated by either Employer or Employee at any time (except for terminations that would be in violation of federal or state law).

10. RETURN OF PROPERTY: Upon termination of employment, Employee will return to Employer all drawings, documents, and other tangible manifestations of Confidential Information (and all copies and reproductions thereof). In addition, Employee will return any other property belonging to Employer including without limitation: computers, office supplies, money and documents.

11. CONTINUING OBLIGATIONS: Notwithstanding the termination of Employee for any reason, the provisions of paragraph 5, 6, and 7 of this Agreement will continue in full force and effect following such termination.

12. BINDING EFFECT: The covenants and conditions contained in the Agreement shall apply to and bind the Parties and the heirs, legal representatives, successors and permitted assigns of the Parties.

13. CUMULATIVE RIGHTS: The Parties’ rights under this Agreement are cumulative, and shall not be construed as exclusive of each other unless otherwise required by law.

14. WAIVER: The failure of either party to enforce any provisions of this Agreement shall not be deemed a waiver or limitation of that party's right to subsequently enforce and compel strict compliance with every provision of this Agreement.

15. SEVERABILITY: If any part or parts of this Agreement shall be held unenforceable for any reason, the remainder of this Agreement shall continue in full force and effect. If any provision of this Agreement is deemed invalid or unenforceable by any statute, ordinance or court of competent jurisdiction, and if limiting such provision would make the provision valid, then such provision shall be deemed to be construed as so limited.

16. ENTIRE AGREEMENT: This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the Parties and supersedes any prior understanding or representation of any kind preceding the date of this Agreement. There are no other promises, conditions, understandings or other agreements, whether oral or written, relating to the subject matter of this Agreement. This Agreement may be modified in writing and must be signed by both Employee and Employer.

17. NOTICE: Any notice required or otherwise given pursuant to this Agreement shall be in writing and mailed certified return receipt requested, postage prepaid, or delivered by overnight delivery service, addressed as follows:


18-21 Woodfield Ave
London, EC2Y 8DD
United Kingdom


Either party may change such addresses from time to time by providing notice as set forth above.

18. GOVERNING LAW: This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the United Kingdom

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have caused this Agreement to be executed the day and year first above written.



(Name – Please Print)



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I think this is a scam guys.

Hey guys this seems fishy for the following reasons:

1. The company is located in UK. If this is for real the company should have it's own domain, NOT AN AOL account.

2. Why would he pay you $2200 monthly AND 8% commission to do this job? You might as well quit your day job just to do this job then.

3. I don't know about you guys but I recievied TWO of the same e-mails around 10 mins apart. If this is really from there is no reason why they would send you more than one e-mail, unless you requested it.

4. Why Wells Fargo account? This tells me that they're targeting the rich people. I mean an average person like myself would not have an account at Wells Fargo.

5. Lastly, but not least, I went on and I could NOT find this job offer or this DO Med Inc.

I got the same email except

I got the same email except it was only a 6% commission (what gives!) and the "partner" bank was Washington Mutual. I too was interested as I had never heard of it & the details made it seem more legitimate. I made intial contact and he was prompt with replys. However, I began investigating before I provided any info to him...that led me here.

Definately a Scam, don't do it!

It's aimed at the ones in need of a change, taking advantage of hopes and dreams. Yet, it will only lead to rougher times. Something else will come up, wait and see....

Sounds Fishy.....

I've received the same email with the same wording except the company name was UK MED INC. I thought that that might be a great opportunity for extra cash but then it just seemed to good to be true, I passed....

US Med Inc.

I too received this email from my Monster account. My investigating led me here, however, I DID provide them with my name, address, and phone #. Is this enough information for them to do any real damage?

Have you heard anything back

Have you heard anything back from them???

UF Med. INC.

I got the exact same email from monster. After a few follow ups, i got the contracts. After reading the contracts, I noticed a few grammatical errors, and some of the wordings seem a cut and paste type. I also gave my name, address and cell number. I'm pretty sure they can't do any damage with the info. Those infos are readily available on the net anyways, even your age, and where you lived for the past ~15yrs. I will follow up some more to see what info I can get. So far all I got is an email. Wonder if anyone would bother to prosecute these type of people. I cannot say that it is a scam, because none of us tried it. But I would definately hold back in giving any bank account #, driver's license, ssn, the stuffs that could hurt you.

Remember, if it sounds easy, it probably is a scam. Nothing in life is easy, unless you're lucky. Good luck to us all in finding that extra cash we're all hoping for.

US Med Inc.

I too got this email from my monster acct, and i thought that it was too good to be true, and now i guess it is. I aslo gave them my name, address, and phone number, if anyone else did and they have managed to hurt you or your profile or anything about you then please let me know so that i can take action before they get to me. Is there anyway that we can stop these people before they get anyone else? Please email me at and let me know what you have done or what you plan on doing so i can help. Thanks and have a wonderful day.

Has anyone out there

Has anyone out there actually gone through with this...?? I too rec'd this contract from UF MED Inc.. All notations so far are from us who have not gone all the way yet... If it sounds too good to be true.. it usually is!!

I'm glad I found this blog

I to received the same employment agreement except the company name was UF MED Inc. CAN WE SAY SCAM. | cialis motorcycle commercial |