Anyone ever hear of this? I had some random guy approach me a few weeks ago named Lane Chhay and he acted like he knew me from somewhere. At first I thought this guy is gay and is trying to pick me up but then he started asking what I do for a living and asked me if I was interested in the possibility of a job at his company.
I'm a pretty paranoid guy but I was in a good mood that day so I gave him my info and he gave me his. I went home and chucked his info thinking nothing of it. Fast forward 2 weeks later and this guy calls me up wanting to have an "informal meeting" so that we could discuss the possibility of me working at his company. He said it was part of a 3 part process and there would be 2 more official interviews to follow. Everything sounds pretty legit so I agree to meet him at 5785 N. Elston Ave in the city. Upon arrival I discover that its the guys fuggin house! Okay a little odd but I'm here so I might as well here what he has to say. He arrives 15 mins late and invites me in. On the way in I notice that this guy is really into traditional Chinese superstition because he has remnants of incense sticks stuffed in to every crevice of his screen door, doorbell and main door. He also has some sort of Chinese good luck poster plastered over the glass portal in the main door and the door is painted blood red. I think to myself, okay he's a little in to this shit but maybe he's just a traditional kinda guy. As soon as I walk in I spot a red and gold mini altar looking deal with a small pot in front of it for incense and I chuckle a little to myself.
So we sit down and he asks me several standard questions about my life and goals I'm looking to achieve... standard questions and interviewer asks for a job. Then he shows me this vid:
At this point I'm ready to run out the door. I'm thinking, is this guy serious??? Trying to sell me on a fucking infomercial? After the vid he goes on about an electronic mall that basically brokers retailers goods such as Best Buy, Barnes & Nobles, etc. He spits out all sorts of fancy mumbo jumbo about time=money and passive and active income bullshit. He told me that it would take about 10-15 hours per week of my time to earn about $2-3k a month and that the possibilities are endless if I eventually wanted to put more time in to it. The entire time he would not tell me exactly what it is that I would be doing except using my contacts on FB, YouTube, MySpace and other social networking outlets to cash in on this fortune and new way of doing business.
Now I'm just laughing at the guy inside and decide to play some games with him. I tell him that I'm an extremely paranoid individual and so are all of my friends. I tell him we own many guns and are very aware of our surroundings and absolutely HATE scams. He has 3 kids and 2 of them are running around screaming the entire time. For just a split second I saw the fear in his eyes but the prospect of bringing in another recruit to this pyramid scheme and adding to his commission must've squelched those fears pretty quick.
At the end of our conversation he invites me to a meeting that they are having tonight. He gave me instruction to absolutely not bring anybody with me as this is a private invite only meeting and a suit and tie is required. The meeting is tonight at 7:45-9:30 pm at the Embassy Suites in Schaumburg. The meeting will be held under "ecommerce seminar."
I've never smelled such a strong odor of horseshit in my life and just thought I'd share the amusing story with you folks and maybe see if anyone has had a similar experience.
Met a cambodian stranger Lane Chhay(or so he claimed) who thought he knew me and wanted to sell some business plan to me. Bizzare.
This is from 2006! This guy has been doing the same shit to others for quite a while now. He also told me that he got his masters in math at UIC. I searched their alumni and found nobody with that name. He also said he taught there as well but I found nothing in a faculty search either. If you look in the comments people leave on the above blog you'll also see another person who thanks the blogger for posting about this guy because she was approached in the same manner.
I gave him my name and phone number. If you google anyones name you can find their home or property they own as it is public info. I doubt a small asian guy with 3 kids and a wife dares step foot in my home. Heather will have a hollow point .357 sig round plowing through his chest and then one to the head for good measure.
whats even sadder is that I know what that song is from...An anime show called Haruhi Suzumiya. Very popular show and many people dance to it or dance the actual dance for the song. Only God knows why.