Money Laundering Job Scams
Friday, July 20, 2007
Over the last few months, I've seen an increasing number of emails that supposedly offer part time work.
The emails typically claim that a person is needed to receive and process payments for an overseas based company. The person is promised a percentage of all payments processed. He or she is instructed to deduct a specified percentage as payment and then forward the remainder to the "company" via an international wire transfer.
However, these supposed jobs are generally just money laundering scams designed to fool victims into processing stolen funds. For more information on these scams, see:
A typical example:
REPRESENT US! (MITSUBISHI CORPORATION PLC UK)
General Importers & Exporters
Mid City Place, 71 High Holborn,
London WC1V 6BA,
Mitsubishi Corporation (UK) Plc, is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Japanese trading and
investment company, Our company import and export Petroleum Products, Carbon, Crude Oil, Power & Electrical Systems, Plants, General Merchandise.
We are looking for representative that will be serving as a payment representative\link between us and our numerous customers because most of our customers pay with checks and bank transfer.
As our representative you will receive 10% of any money you clear or receive for the company.
You will be required to send the underlisted information
via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
for onward procedures.
1. Full Name..........
2. Contact Address/City/State/Zipcode/Country..........
3. Contact Telephone Number..........
4. Fax Number (if any)...........
7. Communication Language..........
Mr. Anderson Spencer
Mitsubishi Corporation (UK) Plc.
posted by Brett Christensen @ 11:52 AM,