Hot Scam Specifications:

Scam Type: Fake Check or Money Mule Scam
Fake Names: Mrs.Linda Charles
Offer Type: Job Offer
Scammer Location: Claims to be from Helsinki, Finland, but now based in Malaysia
Scammer Email: Yahoo.Co.UK

Based on the description of the job offer, we sensed that this is going to be a “fake check” scam. Just look at the job description:
1. Receive payment from Clients
2. Cash Payments at your Bank
3. Deduct 10% which will be your percentage/pay on Payment processed.
4. Forward balance after deduction of percentage/pay to any of the
offices you will be contacted to send payment to(Payment is to
forwarded either by Money Gram,Western Union Money Transfer or Bank
Transfer).

Case 1: You will receive a fake check (that looks absolutely real), and asked to remit cash money to other accounts belonging to the scammer.

Case 2: If you received real money from unknown source, beware you could be setup as a money mule. If caught, you may be prosecuted as a “helper” of the scammers.

In either case, the job offer sounds too good to be true. Why would someone offer you such an easy paying job when they can keep that 10% themselves. Do they really need an overseas representative who does not need to get out of their house to work?

They may also give all sorts of reasons to explain why they need you, and why you are the only person who can help them. But the fact that you are “special” is simply because you have been targeted to be scammed.

If you decide to proceed and “try this out”, please becareful of any personal information that you release to the scammers.

If they don’t make any money from you, they can still use your personal information against you.

—-Attached—-
From: “Mrs.Linda Charles” <mrs.lindacharles2@yahoo.co.uk>
Reply-To: mrslinda018@o2.pl
Subject: JOB OFFER
Date: Wed, 15 Aug 2007

Greetings,

I am Mrs Linda Charles. I am from Helsinki, Finland now based in Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia.

I got an office in Helsinki and here in Malaysia.I am a Tourism Consultant and have many clients in the United States. I need representatives in the United States, canada, Australia or any where in Europe as well to work from home and get paid and maybe a Visit to Europe as well.

JOB DESCRIPTION?
1. Receive payment from Clients
2. Cash Payments at your Bank
3. Deduct 10% which will be your percentage/pay on Payment processed.
4. Forward balance after deduction of percentage/pay to any of the offices you will be contacted to send payment to(Payment is to forwarded either by Money Gram,Western Union Money Transfer or Bank Transfer).

HOW MUCH WILL YOU EARN?
At the beginning your commission will equal 10%, later it will increase up to 12%

ADVANTAGES
You do not have to go out as you will work as an independent contractor right from your home office.

REQUIREMENTS

i) 18 years or older.
ii) Legally capable.
iii) Responsible, Reliable and Trustworthy.
iv) Ready to work 3-4 hours per week.
v) Able to check and acknowledge to emails often.
vi) Easy telephone access.

I hope all is well understood. I would be glad if you accept my proposal and I propose to commence as soon as you are ready. Please, to facilitate the conclusion of this transaction if accepted, do send promptly by e-mail the following details below.

If you are interested in this offer, please respond with the following details in order for us to reach you:

NAME:
ADDRESS:
CITY:
STATE:
ZIP CODE:
PHONE NUMBERS:
AGE:
SEX:
OCCUPATION :

Regards,
Mrs Linda Charles

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