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.

Friday, December 12, 2008

LV-Finance

This is probably the scam previously reported as "Finance International Ltd" under a new name. Note that the contact name in both cases uses the surname "Lesken". In the case of the spam sample below, the sign-off is "Michael Lesken", but the contact name is "Viktor Lesken". As usual, these people are looking for suckers to launder stolen money for them.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: [redacted (probably not true)]
Date: 2008/12/12 UTC
Subject: Wellington/Perth - AU/NZ job
To: [redacted (privacy)]


Hello,  [redacted].
Due to company expansion onto Asia/Pacific financial market
we will need regional representatives in Australia and New Zealand.
We have full and part time positions available. The vacancy will be
opened until 28th of December 2008. We offer USD $2100 p/month.
Contact Viktor Lesken with your Enquiry/Resume or CV on mailto:viktor.lesken@googlemail.com
We will be providing full training if you suit our organization.
You must have at least a work permit to apply. Experience in
financial field is preferable but not a must. Thank you for your
time.

___
LV-Finance ltd
Michael Lesken
Management Department

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Here is one fresh email

Hello !

Due to company expansion onto Asia/Pacific financial market we will need regional representatives in Australia and New Zealand. We have full and part time positions available. The vacancy will be opened until 28th of December 2008. We offer USD $2100 p/month. Contact Oliver S. with your Enquiry/Resume or CV on oliver.vac@googlemail.com.
We will be providing full training if you suit our organization.
You must have at least a work permit to apply. Experience in financial field is preferable but not a must.

Thank you for your time.

____
LV-Finance Ltd
Oliver Sutelman
Management Department

Anonymous said...

More have started popping up on all major job search sites!

FINANCIAL AGENT

Due to expansion of our company onto Asia/Pacific financial market we will need regional representatives in Australia and/or New Zealand.

We have full- and part- time positions available. The vacancy will be opened until 30 of January 2009. We are ready to offer USD $2300 plus bonuses to right applicant.

Contact Oliver Sutelman with your Resume/Enquiry on lv.fin@Safe-mail.net for more details.

We will be providing full training if you suit our organization.

You must be a resident or citizen of Australia (New Zealand) or at least have a valid work permit to apply. preferable but not a must.

APPLY ONLINE NOW!!

Charlee said...

The following is a copy/paste of the email I received from Craigs List on 4/4/2011 for Northern VA.
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Adamu Chiroma Jr
to res-xzcgh-2302.

show details 3:31 AM (4 hours ago)

Hello,

Due to company expansion onto Asia/Pacific financial market we will
need regional representatives in Australia and United State . We have
full and part time positions available. The vacancy will be opened
until 16th of March 2011. We offer USD $2100 p/month. Contact Viktor
Lesken with your Enquiry/Resume or CV .
We will be providing full training if you suit our organization. You
must have at least a work permit to apply. Experience in financial
field is preferable but not a must. Thank you for your time.

LV-Finance ltd
Michael Lesken
Management Department


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(P.S. If you have a real job contact me.
res-xzcgh-2302714265@craigslist.org)
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