'Interested in Your CV' Money Laundering Scam
Email claims that a company is interested in your CV and invites you to apply for a job involving the 'payment control' of clients.
The email is not a genuine job offer. Instead, it is a scam designed to trick you into becoming involved in a criminal money laundering scam.
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Subject: we are interested in your CV
We considered your CV to be very attractive and we thought the vacant position in our company could be interesting for you.
Our firm specializes in consultation services in the matter of book-keeping and business administration.
We cooperate with different countries and currently we have many clients in Australia.
Due to this fact, we need to increase the number of our destination representatives' regular staff.
In their duties will be included the document and payment control of our clients.
Part-time and full-time employment are both currently important.
We offer a flat wage from $500 up to $3500 per month.
If you are interested in our offer, mail to us your answer on [email address removed] and we will send you an extensive information as soon as possible.
Email Offers Payment Control Job
According to this email, a bookkeeping and business administration company is interested in your CV and would like to offer you a job.
The email claims that the company is looking to increase its overseas representatives. Supposedly, your duties would include document processing and payment control of Australian clients.
The message invites you to reply via email if you are interested in the offer.
Job Offer is Fake - Money Laundering Scam
However, the email is not a genuine job offer and is not from a genuine company. Instead, it is a criminal ruse designed to embroil you in a money-laundering scam.
If you were to accept the offered job, you would be instructed to accept 'client payments' into your own bank account, deduct a specified percentage as your 'wage' and then send the remainder to the 'company' via a money wire service.
The 'client payments' will arrive as cheques, as direct bank deposits, or, in some cases, as international money orders.
But, in due course, the bank will discover that the cheques and money orders are counterfeit or stolen. And, the direct deposits will have come from bank accounts hijacked via other scams.
By getting you to process the stolen funds and send the bulk of it back to them as cash, the scammers are able to effectively launder the proceeds of their criminal activities.
Via this scheme, the scammers ensure that police investigations will lead to your door not theirs. Thus, after the scam runs its course, you will be left out of pocket and - quite possibly - in all kinds of legal trouble for accepting and processing stolen funds.
Beware of Similar Money Laundering Emails
Such money laundering job scam
emails are very common. Be very wary of any supposed job offer that instructs you to process customer payments via your own bank account, deduct a percentage as your wage, and wire the remainder back to your employers. It is extremely unlikely that any legitimate employer would conduct their business in such a way.
Last updated: May 18, 2015
First published: October 6, 2014
By Brett M. Christensen