Basic money mule job with an arbitrary company name and a Gmail contact address. Job involves forwarding stolen money via Western Union or similar.
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From: [redacted (false)]
Date: 11 Jan 2008 XX:XX UTC
Subject: New job
To: [redacted (privacy)]
Welcome to the WPP Group!
We are very glad that you wish to join our team, will be delighted to have you work with us
The position of "Representative" provides support filling the transactions of our customers.
We deal exclusively with private clients,- that have special requirements for high speed of receiving funds for their business .
This way we can offer a new kind of financial and banking service to our clients - and we
would like you to work as an "Representative".(part-time job 2-3 hours a day except holidays)
At first your work would be very basic, yet meticulous -you will make transfers for our clients to suit their needs. Our managers will assist you during the trial period and explain everything you will need to know.
We offer an extremely competitive graduated salary: for the first month you will receive up to $2500 for your work the next month your salary will be increased if you do your work accurately and on time.
Now you are only one step away from successful career.
All you need is to send an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
with phone numbers and times to reach you, and one of our representatives will contact you and answer all your questions.
Thank you in advance,
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.