Fake Emails Offering Employment to Jobseekers on Roll

People sending CVs could be victimized by schemes laundering money by cybercriminals to divert the trail of bogus activity from them.

Hoax-slayer.com published news on 6th October, 2014 quoting a warning of security experts as "Scam emails claiming that a company is interested in your CV (curriculum vitae) and inviting you to apply for a job involving the 'payment control' of clients is presently on the roll."

The scam email says that a business administration and bookkeeping company is interested in your CV and would want to offer you a job.

The email claims that the company wants to increase its overseas representatives and your duties apparently would be to process document and control payments of Australian clients.

The message asks you to respond via email if you are interested in the job offer.

Experts claim that actually the email is neither a genuine job offer nor the company is genuine but instead it is a criminal trick designed to involve you in a money-laundering scam.

If you accept the job offer, you will be asked to accept client payments which you believe it so and deduct a particular percentage probably towards your services and distribute the remaining of the money to crooks through an untraceable system as far as the identity of the final recipient is concerned.

Mostly, the criminals ask for cash transfers through wire which can be collected under a fake personality from a cash office. There are many other money wiring services which can be used and prepaid cards also being known to be used by the criminals in various scams.

The fake client payments come in the form of direct bank deposits and Bank checks from other sufferers or international MOs (money orders). Experts explained that they discovered these funds as illegally collected and these funds lead to the victims who believe that they are doing nothing wrong and doing their duties for the new job.

Such scam emails of money laundering job are very common and hence you have to be very careful about any supposed job offer which instructs you to process customer payments via your own bank account and deduct some percentage towards your wages and wire the balance to your employers. It is highly unlikely that any genuine employer would conduct their business in such manner.

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