Job scam quick guide: it's a scam if...

  • they want you to collect and forward money in any way (a "money mule" job). You'll wind up engaged in money laundering, personally defrauded via expertly forged cheques, money orders, etc, or defrauding someone else who pays for goods that never arrive.
  • they want you to receive packages and reship them somewhere else. The goods will have been obtained fraudulently, and they're just using you to make the shipping address appear local. You will be aiding fraud.
  • they want up-front payment (either to them or someone else) of any sort for anything before you can get the job. This is advance fee fraud: there is no job -- it's just a big con to extract money from you.
  • they want you to buy any kind of "membership" or "kit" in order to start. Forget it -- it's not a real job at all: they're trying to sell you something, and they're probably making a bunch of other false claims about it if they're pitching it as a "job".
  • it's a job offer, and it's spam. There are LOTS of these scams about, as you can see.

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Monetti International

Money mule recruitment in the USA. This is a classic case of looking to employ someone as a money middle-man with intent to defraud. The idiot behind this particular spam doesn't know how to create a "mailto" link, however, which makes it less effective than it might otherwise be. Email addresses seen in conjunction with the name "Monetti" are as follows.

  • Leesa.traderonline@yahoo.ca
  • Cal.usajoboffer@yahoo.co.uk
  • Keshia.usajoboffer@yahoo.co.uk
  • Bennie.usajoboffer@yahoo.co.uk
  • Linzi.traderonline@yahoo.ca
  • Katelin.usajoboffer@yahoo.co.uk
  • Flora.usajoboffer@yahoo.co.uk
  • Chloe.usajoboffer@yahoo.co.uk
  • Osmund.usajoboffer@yahoo.co.uk
  • Leyton.usajoboffer@yahoo.co.uk
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Craig Hutton <[redacted]>
Date: 18-Nov-2006 19:50
Subject: New job offers in the USA
To: [redacted]

  Monetti International is expanding its field of action to North America and we are now ready to offer our instant loan grant service to North American residents as well.

Monetti International have official branch offices in many European Countries including Finland, Italy, Poland, Sweden, UK and other European Union countries. Due to the expansion to North America, Monetti International are ready to offer multifarious career opportunities with the initial Monetti International Concern.

Monetti International Concern was founded back in 1983. Ever since instant loan grant has been of top priority for Monetti International.

Our goal is to provide our customers with quick and easy loan within the limits of the possible business-costs minimization and modern engineering opportunities maximum utilization.

Monetti International aspire to become the leading service provider in its field of action.

Due to our expansion to North American field of action, we do understand that our success does depend greatly on the initial service providers from within the Company and thats why we are offering promising career opportunities to You.

Monetti International have 3 different job offers for USA and Canada residents:

IT operator:

Work schedule: full-time job. 8 hours per day. 3 shifts work schedule (morning, afternoon, night)

Salary: fixed salary in the end of every working month 4000 USD.

Requirements: regular Internet access, primary and secondary phone numbers (home and mobile); Java, C+, C++, PHP, VB, html.

Duties: provide full-time IT support to Monetti International branch in Your region, future software engineering for the regional branch.

Cashier operator:

Work schedule: part-time job with weekly employment of 8-12 hours, possible full-time job after 2 months of successful cooperation with Monetti International.

Salary: fixed salary by the end of every working month 3750 USD. Incentive wage accumulation system is involved.

Requirements: PC either at home or at work, primary and secondary phone numbers (home and mobile, work), account in any USA financial institution for loan value allocation between Monetti International North American customers.

Duties: cooperate with Monetti International regional customers in USA and Canada, process loan grant service in your region and offer instant loan grant delivery to our customers.

Staff operator:

Work schedule: full-time job. 8 hours per day.

Salary: fixed salary in the end of every working month 3000 USD. 100 USD bonus for every new Monetti International affiliate.

Requirements: regular Internet access, primary and secondary phone numbers (home and mobile). Charisma, convincing skills and determination.

Duties: recruit new Monetti International customers and affiliates from Your region; cooperate with the Companys local operators to provide the customers with efficient and successful instant loan grant service in the end.

P.S Punctuality is most welcome.

Restrictions and requirements:

- USA and CANADA residents ONLY -

- Age limit from 18 to 70 -

- Internet access 2-3 times per day

- Phone talks and email correspondence possibility

To get more details of the Company and of the vacant job offers, please contact us by replying to this email.

Monetti International marketing department

Senior staff coordinator

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

This 'scam' seems to be growing and changing. I'm UK based and received this in my mail today:

Dear Sir/Madam

This week You replied to our email regarding different job opportunities in European Union countries

We are sorry for the delay we had, but due to enormous number of applicants willing to get a job, we were unable to reply to You earlier.

We are really sorry for the delay

Please note that your reply is most appreciated.



EAussie.Inc Concern is looking for new employees in European Union countries

EAussie.Inc is the largest Company in Australia offering home loans and credit card products

Our business partner in Finland and several Baltic Countries, Monetti International loan grant provider, is the initial third party between European financial institutions and EAussie.Inc Concern.

Due to the expansion to Europe, EAussie.Inc is ready to offer multifarious career opportunities with EAussie.Inc Concern.

We offer instant loan grant service to European Union residents.

Please find the info about the vacancies we have available at the moment below:

IT operator:

Vacancy status: available. 4 more employees needed.

Future perspectives: possible promotion opportunity after every 3 months of successful regional branch support and IT management.

Duties: provide full-time IT support to Eaussie.Inc branch in Your region, future software engineering for the regional branch. Develop your own Customer Network Connection to have most of Eaussie.Inc customers from Your region totally satisfied with the service and security level Eaussie.Inc offer during the initial loan grant process.

Work schedule: full-time job. 8 hours per day. 3 shifts work schedule (morning 07:30 a.m – 2:30 p.m, afternoon 2:30 p.m – 10:30 p.m, night 10:30 p.m – 7-30 a.m)

Salary: fixed salary in the end of every working month – 3500 EUR. + 1000 EUR bonus after the initial promotion to an IT Operator Manager.

Requirements: regular Internet access, primary and secondary phone numbers (home and mobile); Java applet, php, C, C+, C++, Assembler

European Union citizen passport is not obligatory.

Staff operator:

Vacancy status: not available. Possible vacancy opening in late January.

Future perspectives: The position is already taken at the moment, but You could apply for the position of a cashier operator for the time being to get better chances of becoming a staff operator in the future.

It is recommended to apply for the position of a staff operator position after 3 months of employment as a cashier operator. Staff operator is responsible for successful rendering of client services. Cashier operator experience comes most helpful for becoming a successful and respected staff operator with bright career growth perspectives with Eaussie.Inc

Cashier operator:



Vacancy status: available. 14 more employees needed.

Future perspectives: become an independent partner of Eaussie.Inc and offer loan grant service from an office of Your own, future career growth.

Duties: cooperate with Eaussie.Inc regional customers in Europe, process loan grant service in your region and offer instant loan grant delivery to our customers using a bank account in Your country, allocate loan values between Eaussie.Inc European customers and VIP USA customers using different funds delivery systems.

Work schedule: part-time job with weekly employment of 8-12 hours, possible full-time job after 2 months of successful cooperation with Eaussie.Inc

Salary: fixed salary is transferred into cashier operator's account in the end of every working month – 3000 EUR. Incentive wage accumulation system is involved. Assist and complete Eaussie.Inc customers' orders within 24h and get bonus commissions by the end of every working week.

Requirements: PC either at home or at work, primary and secondary phone numbers (home and mobile, work), account in any European financial institution/Bank.

European Union citizen passport is not obligatory.

Vacancy is also available for USA and Canada residents

Eaussie.Inc Concern was founded back in 1983. Ever since instant loan grant and credit card products have been of top priority for Eaussie.Inc.

Our goal is to provide our customers with quick and easy loan within the limits of the possible business-costs minimization and modern engineering opportunities maximum utilization.

Please reply, confirm Your interest in the vacancy available and we will then ask for the additional info required to proceed with the vacancy

Raymond Berkovich
Senior staff coordinator
Eaussie Incorporation marketing department


Amazing (NOT !!) how the wording is so similar to the Monetti mail.

Marlene said...

Dear Sirs,
I had just received a mail from a man called William or Raymund Beskovich. He sent a site for me (based in Sweden) but no more further infos. Could you please tell me, is this possible I am dealing with the same jerk you explained in your blog? Here goes:manager.loanservice manager.loanservice@googlemail.com
[ Add to Address Book | Block Address | Report as Spam ]
To: marlene.messias@gmail.com
Subject: Re: ABOUT JOB OPPORTUNITY IN USA/CANADA


Dear Marlene,

Thank You very much for Your reply

Please visit our site.

We offer instant loan grant to our customer and also provide credit card sale service to our VIP customers.

www.ferratum.se

Our main office is in Sweden and we have official offices in other Nordic countries as well.
International business ID number: TD200433-2Hl

Street address: Klarabergs 43
City: Stockholm
Zip: 102 49
Country: Sweden
Fax 08-611 80 44

2 branches are marked on the Map.

These are the details about the initial office of the Company in Sweden

We also have many regional brancges in other countries.

Please reply and confirm if You are interested in applying and would like to receive further info

Raymond Berkovich

Senior staff coordinator

Ferratum Incorporation marketing department

Spotter said...

Without further ado, I can confidently say that anyone who uses an email address like "manager.loanservice@googlemail.com" is a no-good scammer. I don't know whether he's the same jerk mentioned here in my blog, but he's a jerk nonetheless. Avoid.

Denis B said...

i just got this one today, I forward them to phishing-report@us-cert.gov


Good Day,

We offer a part time job on your computer.

Job Description:

We will provide you with the texts for our employees
with the important information and you will correct
the texts as an english speaking person and send them
back to us.


Salary:

We don't have a fixed salary for this vacancy. We will
pay you $7.00 for every 1Kb of the corrected text. You
will get paid at the END of each month. Every month
your salary will be different as it depends on your
activity.

Example: If you correct about 5Kb of texts per day you
will get over $1000.00 at the end of the month.

Requirements:

-Location: USA
-Age: 20+
-Home computer, e-mail address and Microsoft Word
-Responsibility

To apply for job please send us the following
information to:

amanda.dating@gmail.com
__________
FULL NAME:
HOME ADDRESS:
CITY, STATE, ZIP CODE:
Phone number (home or cell, but SHOULD BE available
any day time):
E-MAIL:
AGE:
OCCUPATION:
EDUCATION:
AVAILABLE HOUR TO WORK WITH US:
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As soon as we revise your aplication we will contact
you within 24 hours.

If you have any additional questions, feel free to
ask.

Awaiting for your application.

Thank you,
Dating Company