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.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

EFG

This money mule scam looks remarkably similar to the WLCL Group and Royal Finance scams.

   Domain Name: EFG-REFFERAL.COM
   Registrar: KEY-SYSTEMS GMBH
   Whois Server: whois.rrpproxy.net
   Referral URL: http://www.key-systems.net
   Name Server: NS1.ENTERKY.COM
   Name Server: NS2.ENTERKY.COM
   Updated Date: 24-sep-2007
   Creation Date: 24-sep-2007
   Expiration Date: 24-sep-2008

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: [redacted]
Date: 25 Sep 2007 19:31
Subject: EFG is recruiting now!
To: [redacted]

Good afternoon,

We have found your CV in online job database and would like to ask if you would be interested in part-time processing manager vacancy in EFG.
This is work at home job with a flexible schedule. You will only need 1-2 hours per day (Monday through Friday).  All communication will be done online and sometimes on the phone, so job requirements include minor computer skills and internet access. There's no entrance fee or any other fees, this is straightforward offer. The company covers all the fees related to this employment.
To the successful applicants we offer a position on a trial period (60 business days from the first actual assignment). This is the period when you will be trained and will receive 24/7 online support, while earning money. The evaluation of employees on a trial period is usually done at least one week prior to the end of their trial period. During the trial period, the supervisor can recommend termination. At the end of the trial period, supervisor makes his decision.
During trial period your salary 900 AUD per month  plus 6% commission for every payment received from a client and processed by you. Your total income, with the current volume of clients, may come up to 2500 AUD per month. Your base salary after the trial period, will go up to $1600 AUD per month plus 8% commission.
You may ask for additional hours after trial period, or proceed to a full-time job with us.

If  interested please email us:  work-support@efg-refferal.com
Thank you

4 comments:

Alice said...

Yep looks all real and even has a website with all the directors/photos. don't get suck in.....the fact that the support email is a "gmail" account should raise suspicions!!

Anonymous said...

Yep .. EFG is a SCAM ..I received the exact email as above. When I responded by asking them questions like, whats the job description, who is EFG, what does the business deal in, surely it would raise some concerns with the bank having so many transactions going through an account. It sounds too easy to me. Please explain.

Guess what??? I haven heard back from them yet ... so I know its a SCAM. Close the website down please.

Spotter said...

It's not dead yet, apparently: just operating under a new domain name.

Domain Name: WORKWEBDATABASE.COM
Registrar: KEY-SYSTEMS GMBH
Whois Server: whois.rrpproxy.net
Referral URL: http://www.key-systems.net
Name Server: NS1.ENTERKY.COM
Name Server: NS2.ENTERKY.COM
Updated Date: 14-oct-2007
Creation Date: 14-oct-2007
Expiration Date: 14-oct-2008

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: EFG [redacted (false)]
Date: 23 Oct 2007
Subject: EFG offers new job
To: [redacted (privacy)]

We have seen your profile on the of the employment websites.

We offer very flexible schedule great programs where personal qualities affect earnings. Position does not require and specific knowledge but willingness
to learn, determination, basic knowledge of computer and management skills. The nature of job is transaction processing. You will receive the transfers our
customers/resellers send directly to you and forward it to us or our agents via one of chosen money transfer agencies.

During trial period your salary will be $900 per month plus 6% commission for every payment received from a client and processed by you. Your total income
may be up to $2000 per month. Your base salary after the trial period, will be $1600 per month plus 8% commission.

And if you are looking for career there is a chance of becoming a part of our team in the future (based on your performance), team in which you will be
truly respected and honestly rewarded. We hope to hear from you soon, if you should have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.

If interested please, contact us at home_job@workwebdatabase.com , stating your country of residence as well.

Thank you!

Spotter said...

Still active -- new domain.

Domain Name: EFG-REFFERALMAIL.COM
Registrar: KEY-SYSTEMS GMBH
Whois Server: whois.rrpproxy.net
Referral URL: http://www.key-systems.net
Name Server: NS1.ENTERKY.COM
Name Server: NS2.ENTERKY.COM
Updated Date: 28-oct-2007
Creation Date: 28-oct-2007
Expiration Date: 28-oct-2008



---------- Forwarded message ----------

We have seen your profile on the of the employment websites.

We offer very flexible schedule great programs where personal qualities affect earnings. Position does not require and specific knowledge but willingness
to learn, determination, basic knowledge of computer and management skills. The nature of job is transaction processing. You will receive the transfers our
customers/resellers send directly to you and forward it to us or our agents via one of chosen money transfer agencies.

During trial period your salary will be $900 per month plus 6% commission for every payment received from a client and processed by you. Your total income
may be up to $2000 per month. Your base salary after the trial period, will be $1600 per month plus 8% commission.

And if you are looking for career there is a chance of becoming a part of our team in the future (based on your performance), team in which you will be
truly respected and honestly rewarded. We hope to hear from you soon, if you should have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.

If interested please, contact us at work-support@efg-refferalmail.com , stating your country of residence as well.

Thank you!