There are many job scams on email, esp. during this time when there is
a recession. If you find a job offer that asked you help collect and
transfer funds, it is a scam. You could have been set-up to become a
“money mule”, to receive money from scam victims.
In our older articles, we informed that the scammer may not collect the money from the victim directly, so as to avoid being tracked by the police. So they find “intermediates” like you to help receive the cash. Don’t try your luck. When the police comes into the picture, all evidence will point to you, the agent who is unknowingly helping the scammer to collect the scammed money and tranfer to their account. There might be more than 1 money mule in the process.
Another possibility is that it is a fake check scam. They will send a check using another name, claiming that is the “customer”. You will then be asked to send Cash to the scammer. If you bank in the check, the bank may release the funds to you in 3 days, but 10 days later when they found that the check is fake and bounced, they will ask you to return the money. So if you have already sent cash to the scammer, you would have to return that money to the bank from your own pocket.
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From: Mr Roman Petrov <email@example.com>
Date: Sun, Apr 19, 2009 at 1:22 PM
Subject: WORK AT HOME AND EARN 10% INCOME
SUBSEA COMPANY LIMITED
Human Resources Service Co.
Address:3 LONG MASH LANE,WEST THAMESMEAD,LONDON,
SE28 OL5, UNITED KINGDOM.
Telphone Number:+4470 359 27273
Good Day, Sir/Madam,
It is my pleasure to write to you in respect of our organisation.
I am Mr Roman Petrov,the sales manager of SUBSEA COMPANY LIMITED,We
specialize in the production and sales of Subsea Engineers Oil.We export
Canada/America and some parts in Europe. We are searching for
representatives who can help us establish a medium of getting our funds from
our costumers in
Canada/America as well as making payments through these representatives to
We have been doing business in america/canada/europe For the Past Eight
Years.And you do not have any financial obligation on your part.
NOTE;That as our representative, you will receive 10%(ten percent) of any
payment made by our customers through you.
Please, to facilitate the conclusion of this offer if accepted, Do send me
promptly by email the following:
First name :………….
Last name :……………
Zip Code :…………..
Tel numbers ………….
Date of birth :……….
Forward your Reply to the Following EMAIL Address:
We anticipate your earliest response in this regard And
We are looking forward to work with you.
Mr Roman Petrov
Bolsa de Corredores – Bolsa de Valores