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.

Monday, May 04, 2009

Alliance Asset Management

The company name, "Alliance Asset Management" is almost completely irrelevant. If you do a search on a key phrase from the job summary, "basic tasks from your manager daily", you will see that exactly the same job ad has been sent over and over under different company names. That alone is conclusive proof of a scam: these guys aren't really associated with ANY of the company names they use.

At a guess, the scam is check fraud. The USA is a common target for check fraud because the banking regulations make it easy to defraud people with forged checks.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Hilario Oneal <[redacted (unverifiable)]>
Date: 2009/4/2
Subject: Part time work
To: [redacted (privacy)]


Company Name

ALLIANCE ASSET MANAGEMENT

Job Category

Accounting/Finance; Account/Manager

Location

USA

Position Type

Full-Time, Employee, Part-Time

Salary

$25K -$50K

Experience

1+

Desired Education Level

High School or Equivalent

Date Posted

March 17, 2009

Leading international company is expanding!  We have an exciting opening for a Financial Representative. Please attach your resume in DOC or reach text format and apply right now. This position is limited.


Job Summary:

You will make some basic tasks from your manager daily; manage personal assets; making simple financial operations. You don't need to have any kind of financial education or experience. We will make online training for position offered. You will have more information in job description document. Apply now.

Requirements: USA citizenship or USA permanent residency
High school or College in relevant field or 1+ years experience in management; basic computer, good verbal and grammar skills; must have a cellular phone for urgent tasks; must be able to work part-time; must provide resume for qualification process.


ALL RESUMES WILL BE CONFIRMED AND VERIFIED. THE SELECTED CANDIDATE MUST PASS A CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK

If you're interested send your full name, phone number, age and RESUME to: martins.allianceam@gmail.com

UK, LONDON

45 Prov Road, 12010

 

 

85 comments:

HPAWMT said...

They are now in Australia. Just received an email from them today. Australians should start to be extremely careful.

Anonymous said...

also in New Zealand, they noe pretend to have already received your resume and be processing your ap

Anonymous said...

I'm in Australia and I received an email from them this morning. They claim to have received my resume from www.mycareer.com.au !!

Anonymous said...

just received an email from them today and they are hiring people from thailand who they want to send in australia for work

Anonymous said...

Nw in Singapore emails as well, all these crabheads ! its spam and bullshit. what work in AU and launder bucks to panama!

Kent said...

Same here...got the email from Australia...We should be extremely careful on all information from the net nowadays...All governments should take the necessary steps about this scam...

Anonymous said...

I'm Australian and I just got the email this morning with them claiming the got my details from mycareer.com thats funny cause i don't have a profile or anything on that website..be carefull people

Anonymous said...

....and I thought I was so special :P

Anonymous said...

Oh, I'm from Hong Kong. I received their email also. Why they got my info? So strange.

Anonymous said...

I am in NZ and I received an email from Alliance Asset Management today.
"This is James Cason from Alliance Asset Management. I was assigned your Regional Instructor. I'll be providing you with all necessary informationand submitting tasks to complete. I do hope we'll enjoy working together.
My job is to assist you in managing payments and I'll be happy to do theutmost to help you whenever possible. My e-mail is: jamescason@allianceassetsystem.comPlease don’t use e-mail careers@allianceassetweb.com for asking questions. I will serve as your account manager. Feel free to contact me regardingany issue.I will co-ordinate your work; therefore you can contact me anytime viae-mail and get an answer to any question of yours within 12 hours.Besides you can leave me a message on my answering machine anytime.Feel free to contact me anytime. My contact information is given below. -- Best regards, James CasonEmployment ManagerE-Mail: jamescason@allianceassetsystem.comPhone: +44 207 147 1966Fax: +44 207 806 8130Address: Panama City,Blvd. El Dorado, CentroComercial Camino de Cruces, Local # 8Alliance Asset Management."

Avarrianna said...

Im in Aus too, just recieved a letter from them.. apparently they already had my resume??!! lucky i read this post on it. I figured since i was looking for a job, it would be good to check out their website, but it got me buggered when i tried to google the company and there was a heap of stuff about the Alliance Asset Scam. Watch out job seekers, theres dodgy people out there. =[
-Ava

Anonymous said...

Now in the Philippines!!! I received the same job offer from James Cason on 14 August 2009.. I'm lucky though--my officemate found this blog about alliance asset management... excerpt from the job description attached to his email..

Place of Employment
Australia

About Company

Alliance is a privately owned company that has been in the business of providing financial services to a global clientele for over a decade.

Alliance is a world leader in the international financial services arena.

Job Summary:
We are looking for someone with superior communication skills to enhance our Personal Management team. Your ability to build relationships, coupled with duties, technical and product knowledge, will hold you in good stead to excel in this role, where you will be responsible for your own portfolio.
This is an entry level position within our Investment Management and Company Registration unit. With the support of our sales team, you will be responsible for the achievement state and individual sales targets. The primary objectives include:
• relationship management with advisers on a day-to-day basis, mostly by telephone
• solving adviser issues
• superior communication and organizational skills
• strong relationship management, analytical and problem solving skills
• understanding of processing transfers
• enthusiasm for working in a target driven environment

WORKING PROCESS

During the working process you will process incoming and outgoing transfers from our European clients. The main duties are: sending and receiving payments, making records of billing, making simple management duties, daily checking e-mail. You have to provide us with your cell phone for urgent calls from your manager. If you do not have a cell phone, you will have to buy it. You must have basic computer skills to operate the process of job duties.

BE WARNED!!!

Anonymous said...

Just got one in Australia. It was tempting since it sounded like a Good job offer, but then I remembered the immortal words that have saved me on countless occasions, "If it seems too good to be true, then it probably is." I did a Google seach on "Alliance Asset Management" but before I even clicked search I noticed that the number 1 suggested search was "Alliance Asset Management Scam" lol. This page was the top resault!

Anonymous said...

I am an Australian, today morning i received following mail:"This is James Cason from Alliance Asset Management. I was assigned your Regional Instructor. I'll be providing you with all necessary informationand submitting tasks to complete. I do hope we'll enjoy working together.
My job is to assist you in managing payments and I'll be happy to do theutmost to help you whenever possible. My e-mail is: jamescason@allianceassetsystem.comPlease don’t use e-mail careers@allianceassetweb.com for asking questions. I will serve as your account manager. Feel free to contact me regardingany issue.I will co-ordinate your work; therefore you can contact me anytime viae-mail and get an answer to any question of yours within 12 hours.Besides you can leave me a message on my answering machine anytime.Feel free to contact me anytime. My contact information is given below. -- Best regards, James CasonEmployment ManagerE-Mail: jamescason@allianceassetsystem.comPhone: +44 207 147 1966Fax: +44 207 806 8130Address: Panama City,Blvd. El Dorado, CentroComercial Camino de Cruces, Local # 8Alliance Asset Management."

Anonymous said...

Oh Gosh i got the same email today! Crazy stuff. i was thinking mate this is to good to be true..so i started doing my research and here i am lol.. bloody idiots these people!

Anonymous said...

I'm in Sydney ang I got exactly the same kind of e-mail 3x on 3 different occassions. They got our CV's from job sites when apply for a job as they try to take advantage of the shrinking job market...

Clearly the transfer of money they describe is a type of money laundeing that becomes untraceable and the fall guys are us (Financial Representatives "to be") as they will be using our bank details as recipient of money from customers. I'm not sure if they can also hack into our bank accounts once we divulge our account numbers since they already had our personal information.

I sent an e-mail to 7-News about this but I didn't hear back from them at all. I'm not sure if the government is aware of these scams but I hope jobsites are also checking their clients before they post any job advertisements since we are sending our resume's online. Who knows... It's just a matter of sending one of their representatives to our postboxes to steal our credit card statements and all of our hard earned money.

Anonymous said...

The ABC's "Four Corners" current affairs program ran a story about cybercrime quite recently that touched on these job scams (in passing).

Spotter said...

In my experience, job sites do not check out their clients: they just allow them to go ahead and post job ads in exchange for money. They will take scam job ads offline when notified of the scam -- but it's your job to detect the scams. You are your own best hope of protection, so get wise.

Anonymous said...

I too live in Australia and got this in my email today. What I want to know is how they got my full name - normally with spam it's dear sir or madam. Nope, not with this one. That scares me.

Anonymous said...

I live in New Zealand and just got this email today along with my full name, I have no idea how they got this information! Ps was definately not from the resume they seem to think I sent them.

This is James Cason from Alliance Asset Management. I was assigned
your Regional Instructor. I'll be providing you with all necessary
information and submitting tasks to complete. I do hope we'll enjoy
working together.

We have received your resume. We are happy to say to you that you are
qualified for the position of Financial Representative. This position
is limited. You may find more about salary, hours and duties at job
description.doc

Application process:
1.Read job description document and respond me back with your agree word.
2.I will send you employment agreement and application form, you need
to fill it out and send back signed
3.I will forward your application documents to our HR dept
4.You will be noticed about acceptance by e-mail

Note:
You may find more information at our web-site or feel free to ask any
questions about your job duties and salary.

My job is to assist you in managing payments and I'll be happy to do
the utmost to help you whenever possible.

My e-mail is: jamescason@allianceassetsystem.com
Please don’t use e-mail careers@allianceassetweb.com for asking questions.

I will serve as your account manager. Feel free to contact me
regarding any issue.
I will co-ordinate your work; therefore you can contact me anytime via
e-mail and get an answer to any question of yours within 12 hours.
Besides you can leave me a message on my answering machine anytime.
Feel free to contact me anytime. My contact information is given below.



--
Best regards,

James Cason
Employment Manager
E-Mail: jamescason@allianceassetsystem.com
Phone: +44 207 147 1966
Fax: +44 207 806 8130
Address: Panama City,
Blvd. El Dorado, Centro
Comercial Camino de Cruces, Local # 8
Alliance Asset Management.

Anonymous said...

hello guys
same story i got email today as below its 100% scam
This is James Cason from Alliance Asset Management. I was assigned
your Regional Instructor. I'll be providing you with all necessary
information and submitting tasks to complete. I do hope we'll enjoy
working together.

We have received your resume. We are happy to say to you that you are
qualified for the position of Financial Representative. This position
is limited. You may find more about salary, hours and duties at job
description.doc

Application process:
1.Read job description document and respond me back with your agree word.
2.I will send you employment agreement and application form, you need
to fill it out and send back signed
3.I will forward your application documents to our HR dept
4.You will be noticed about acceptance by e-mail

Note:
You may find more information at our web-site or feel free to ask any
questions about your job duties and salary.

My job is to assist you in managing payments and I'll be happy to do
the utmost to help you whenever possible.

My e-mail is: jamescason@allianceassetsystem.com
Please don’t use e-mail careers@allianceassetweb.com for asking questions.

I will serve as your account manager. Feel free to contact me
regarding any issue.
I will co-ordinate your work; therefore you can contact me anytime via
e-mail and get an answer to any question of yours within 12 hours.
Besides you can leave me a message on my answering machine anytime.
Feel free to contact me anytime. My contact information is given below.



--
Best regards,

James Cason
Employment Manager
E-Mail: jamescason@allianceassetsystem.com
Phone: +44 207 147 1966
Fax: +44 207 806 8130
Address: Panama City,
Blvd. El Dorado, Centro
Comercial Camino de Cruces, Local # 8
Alliance Asset Management.

Anonymous said...

Is there someone we should report receiving these emails to? Or is it a lost cause?

They should be dealt with.

VP

Spotter said...

A lost cause. Nobody has the resources to go after small time scammers operating internationally.

chellee said...

I just got this email today 5th of September, 2009 from this F@!@!#$#@! Stranger!!! Beware GUYS!!

Dear Michele,

This is James Cason from Alliance Asset Management. I was assigned your
Regional Instructor. I'll be providing you with all necessary information
and submitting tasks to complete. I do hope we'll enjoy working together.

We have received your resume. We are happy to say to you that you are
qualified for the position of Financial Representative. This position is
limited. You may find more about salary, hours and duties at job
description.doc

Application process:
1.Read job description document and respond me back with your agree word.
2.I will send you employment agreement and application form, you need to
fill it out and send back signed
3.I will forward your application documents to our HR dept
4.You will be noticed about acceptance by e-mail

Note:
You may find more information at our web-site or feel free to ask any
questions about your job duties and salary.

My job is to assist you in managing payments and I'll be happy to do the
utmost to help you whenever possible.

My e-mail is: jamescason@allianceassetnet.com
Please don’t use e-mail careers@allianceassetemployment.com for asking
questions.

I will serve as your account manager. Feel free to contact me regarding
any issue.
I will co-ordinate your work; therefore you can contact me anytime via
e-mail and get an answer to any question of yours within 12 hours.
Besides you can leave me a message on my answering machine anytime.
Feel free to contact me anytime. My contact information is given below.



--
Best regards,

James Cason
Employment Manager
E-Mail: jamescason@allianceassetnet.com
Phone: +44 207 147 1966
Fax: +44 207 806 8130
Address: Panama City,
Blvd. El Dorado, Centro
Comercial Camino de Cruces, Local # 8
Alliance Asset Management.

gypsybell said...

Hi, I'm in Australia and I got the very same as everyone else. I too checked up on the scam and yes it is a scam. It seemed like a hell of a lot of pay for the month for only 12-15hrs work a week.

Anonymous said...

im in Australia and i recieved the same email from "Jason Carson" i checked out the scam 2 as it told me they recieved my resume,which was news 2 me as i haven't sent it to any1 ,lol,so they stuffed up there with me.Thanks to the page as well letting me know about this new scam

Anonymous said...

I'm in regional SA and received the email today. Thanks for this site - thought it was a bit crazy!

Anonymous said...

Hi,

I am in Mackay, QLD and have just received the Jason Caslon email mentioned in previous posts. Like others, I wanted to research the company and the first Google search item to appear was 'alliance asset management scam'. As others say, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is . . .

Anonymous said...

also received this same email this morning and found this when I googled it...

Anonymous said...

im in Aus but working in HK and they targeted me in Aus on my personal email address

Pen said...

I got that email today too, and decided to look it up first... sounds so dodgy... handling multiple transfers of cash in and out of the country, to some company in Panama?? Psshht.

Remember people if you get a REAL job offer the company offering the job would actually call you!

Anonymous said...

I have got this email too same as anybody else with the same content.

Anonymous said...

Fascinating. A few days ago I also received (in Melbourne Australia) a job offer from the ubiquitous and very busy James Cason. The email was sent to my email address, but the job offer was in the name of a friend now living in New York. I wonder how they mixed up his name with my email address. I see James gives a UK phone number. I am tempted to ring him in the middle of the UK night.

rhenabeth said...

They are now targeting the Philippines...I received an email Sept. 13.

Anonymous said...

Just recived an email from them but via Mycareer.com.

australia

Anonymous said...

I really thought i was being offered a job until i realised that i have never applied for a job through mycareer.com.au.

I'm so glad i did my research before replying.

james carson and all those affiliated with alliance asset management should be punished.

Anonymous said...

Also received email from NZ - think it would be hilarious to actually write back to him or call him... If you could figure out something good to say!

Anonymous said...

This is scary... i got the same email as well!!!

Anonymous said...

I am in Turkey and i got the same mail yesterday. The most interesting one is they are saying that they gave my resume from www.mycareer.com.au!!! :D Co'on guys i am Turkish, I am not an AU citizen or i haven't got an account on this web site. :D

Anonymous said...

I actually went through with the application. I am sitting by my new pool, with a topless waitress bringing me a beer while i transfer some more money to Panama and skim off the top. This is actually pretty good!

Spotter said...

Only one topless waitress? Times are tough.

Anonymous said...

I got this today too.

Same content and saying Mycareer.com.au

I wonder how they got my full name.
:(

Maccachic said...

would think they would be bright enought to give a number for the country they claim there address is in +44 is a UK number

Anonymous said...

These clowns have got to be kidding, they put this job add in and then they think people are not going to research a company from another country, surely people do the research. Anyway Jason Casson, keep trying ya fool cause we aint falling for your shit.

Not This TimeSucker
AUST.

Anonymous said...

please keep informing us , i got the same email, job offer , i am in Malaysia, something needs to be done , a police system is urgently need for the www.

Anonymous said...

I received a same email today. .I am in Australia. how can we report to police?

Anonymous said...

Hi, I was actually excited at first then I thought this is too good to be true too.
However, after reading all of these comments, I agree that this is a scam.
I was just about to fall for them and now I feel better that I know I stopped from being scammed.

Anonymous said...

In Autralia received the email today, but I am curious to know how many have actually gone through with it?

Anonymous said...

Same story... they are also using another company name: http://www.assetman.com Asset Management Company

Anonymous said...

Am in zimbabwe glad i read this blog before i made a mistake

Anonymous said...

I received James Cason's e-mail yesterday saying the same stuff (Newcastle, NSW, Oz) and it was playing on my mind. It sounded too good to be true but then I also thought it might be worthwhile chasing up - just in case it was legit ;) so I rang the ATO and spoke to them, The lady I spoke to was very helpful. All the tax details they simply get off the relevant countries website to make it look good, she also told me that if I wanted to look into it further I should ask them what legislation it's in compliance with and what authorities it has been cleared by (as stated in the general cover letter). So, I have sent them these questions in an e-mail and will wait and see if they bother replying. The ATO was unable to do anything about them as it's not their department and the lady had me on hold as she tried to chase up where to refer me to the relevant department but no-one seemed to want to know. Mine was also sent via mycareer.com.au

Anonymous said...

They're now in the UK. I received an identical email from David Hanson at Alliance Asset Management this morning.

It was apparently sent via Reed.co.uk, a website I've never even been registered with.

There really needs to be a governing law preventing scam emails like this from being circulated.

Anonymous said...

Also received the email this morning and I am registered with Reed.co.uk. Similarly no idea how they found me. Same David Hanson. Have emailed Reed to warn them that their name is being used, so will have to see if there is anything they can do.

Anonymous said...

following on from my Oct 26 comment.... I decided to e-mail James to see what he had to say. So, I pretended I was interested but wanted to know what authorities had approved the company working in Oz and what legislation it was approved under. Funnily enough, I'm still waiting to hear back from him!

st1234 said...

I got the same e-mail, I am in Bulgaria, but from Asset management Company. It says absolutely the same, but from a bloke called Jason Hudson. He claimed he got my resume from reed.co.uk offering me a job for UK as Financial Representative. They claim to have the headquarters in USA and are looking for UK guys obviously with money laundring causes. Be careful, guys!!! These are stupid bugs that crawl out from different holes with different names, but with one and the same cause - fraud.

Anonymous said...

I am in Scotland, just recieved email from David Hanson from Asset Management company they appear to have taken my details from Reed & Co employment agents. Glad I found this site thought I was special too :(

Anonymous said...

Same story, received this email today from "David Hanson" of "www.assetmancompany.com" the mail was supposedly sent in connection with Reed, the UK careers company!
Certainly one to be avoided, these scams are getting more advanced by the day!!
PG

Anonymous said...

I got this same email from David Hanson, I'm in Ireland. Very scary, I've no idea how they got my details

Anonymous said...

I have recieved an e mail from these wankers, who the fuck do they think they are, I hope they get cancer and die scum bags. I am wise to this bull shit but I hope no one is taken in by this. Im in Scotland also, job offer under the pretence its from reed. Dont get involved with these losers

Anonymous said...

to hell with those bastards.i also received the e-mail from them last week....believe me you i nearly got pemted but ithought, waht the f***, how the hell did they get my resume and i thought i never applied for such position,i even printed out their contract of agreement,damn they are really gud,,,,i hope they go to hell,,,why are they not caught,

Anonymous said...

why did they still the real identity of another company (asset management company)?i also got the messag efrom daivid hanson,who the fu** is he?investigators must do something abot this its serious and some people might get tempted without knowing

Anonymous said...

they are currently targeting South Africa now,please guys be careful always find information form anykind of company employing you before anything.to think i nearly sent out my application,damn I thank got for delaying the process

Anonymous said...

I got the David Hanson, Employment Manager
at assetmanservice.com version today, with the Reed prefix in the title. I hope there is a special level of Hell waiting for these crumbsuckers

Anonymous said...

Hi, I am Australian Resident and I got the same message: Place of Employment
Australia

About Company

Alliance is a privately owned company that has been in the business of providing financial services to a global clientele for over a decade.

Alliance is a world leader in the international financial services arena.

- Alliance can assist you with your plans for international diversification by providing tools and consultation in the following areas:
- International Asset Protection Trust Services
- Private Interest Foundation & International Business Corporations (IBC’s)
- Online Equities Trading (Domestic & International Markets)
- Full-Service Private Banking
- Wealth and Asset Management
SALARY

During the evaluation period (1 month), you will be paid US$4,600 per month while working on average 3hours per day, Monday-Friday, plus 8% commission from each payment received and processed. The salary will be sent as a wire transfer directly to your account, or you may take it from the received funds directly. After the evaluation period your base salary will go up to US$6,950 per month plus 10% commission.
Your manager will support you on all stages of the application process; should you have any questions, please ask anytime.

--
Best regards,

James Cason
Employment Manager
E-Mail: jamescason@allianceassetcorp.net
Phone: +44 207 084 9108
Fax: +44 207 785 8999
Address: Panama City,
Blvd. El Dorado, Centro
Comercial Camino de Cruces, Local # 8
Alliance Asset Management.

Spotter said...

assetmanservice.com was registered on 19-jan-2010 through registrar REGTIME LTD (a.k.a. webnames.ru). Registrant claims (falsely, no doubt) to be "Joshua Mason" of Norwood, MA, USA.

allianceassetcorp.net is older, registered on 04-oct-2009 through registrar REGTIME LTD again (a Russian registrar, by the way). Registrant claims to be "Bobbie Jackson" of Zephyr, TX, USA.

I'm guessing that the REAL name behind these scams is closer to "Vladimir Buggerov" than "Bobbie Jackson".

Anonymous said...

I live in the UK and received the email below this afternoon. The word 'FRAUD' can to my mind & surely that's what it is:

This is David Hanson from Asset Management Company. I was assigned your
Regional Instructor and from now on you'll be working under my
supervision. I'll be providing you with all necessary information and
submitting tasks to complete. I do hope we'll enjoy working together.

We have received your resume.
We are happy to say to you that you are qualified for the position of
Financial Representative.
This position is limited. You may find more about salary, hours and duties
at job description.

Application process:
1. Read job description document and respond me back with your agree word.
2. I will send you employment agreement and application form, you need to
fill it out and send back signed
3. I will forward your application documents to our HR dept
4. You will be noticed about acceptance by e-mail

Note:
You may find more information at our web-site or feel free to ask any
questions about your job duties and salary.

My job is to assist you in managing payments and I'll be happy to do the
utmost to help you whenever possible.

My e-mail is: david@assetmanservice.com


I will serve as your account manager. Feel free to contact me regarding
any issue.
I will co-ordinate your work; therefore you can contact me anytime via
e-mail and get an answer to any question of yours within 12 hours.
Besides you can leave me a message on my answering machine anytime.
Feel free to contact me anytime. My contact information is given below.


If you don't want to apply - just notify me.


--
Best regards,

David Hanson
Employment Manager
E-Mail: david@assetmanservice.com
Phone: +1 646 422 5691
Fax: +1 646 639 4390
Address:
Asset Management Company
2100 Geng Road, Suite 200
Palo Alto,, California, 94303, US

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Anonymous said...

Just got the same email today, said it was from reed.co.uk,England

Anonymous said...

me too!

Anonymous said...

Me too- same, from Reed...

Anonymous said...

I knew it was a Fraud!!! FAKE SPAM!!!. Email. lol

Anonymous said...

help?! i have been applying for loads of jobs and i received this email and i thought it was a real job and gave them all my details etc and they have put money into my bank and now what do i do?!?!?!!

Spotter said...

Leave the money in the account.
Notify your bank that you suspect the transaction of being unauthorised.
Do not send any money to anyone.
Do not respond to the criminals' communications.

Anonymous said...

I have just sent them my details and the money is not yet in my account. what should i do?

Spotter said...

Do not communicate with them further. If money arrives in the account, contact your bank and report that the transaction is suspicious. Do not withdraw and forward money under any circumstances.

billgates said...

David hudson is now in UK.. he send me emails and also made a phone call to me. to sign the contract

Anonymous said...

Just got an email too and decided to look up the company.

kahlzun said...

In Aus.. got an email from the same James Cason guy, but he was claiming to represent BCIMC.

He not only claimed to be from Mycareer.com.au, but knew my full name also.

A healthy dose of skepticism later, and some digging revealed the fake websites he'd created using the company logo, and the Alliance Asset Management behind the whole thing.

Just remember kids, if the grammar is poor, you didn't apply for it, or they are actually acting like they want to employ you... do some digging.

SillyMe said...

Hmmm I received the same email only Alliance Asset Management has been replaced with British Columbia Investment Management. I had also put my CV up on mycareer.com.au and James Cason claimed he'd gotten my details from there. Ha!
I did some digging aswell and came across this site, but unfortunately this was AFTER I'd stupidly applied. I did give them my bank account details, but only for an acocunt with a zero balance, so good luck to them if they try to withdraw anything ;) If any money lands in my account I'm gonna leave it there and if it's still there after a week or two, I'm going to withdraw it and keep it. Joke will be on them!

Spotter said...

If you receive money into your account, it is stolen money. You don't want stolen money: moral issues aside, it's likely to attract the wrong sort of police attention when the rightful owner notices that it's missing. Report all suspicious transactions to your bank ASAP.

SillyMe said...

Spotter thank you for your comment.
The money did indeed go into my account, and while I had the initial intention to take the money and run, I realised this would be the wrong thing to do. I called the bank to report the transaction, and when I did, the transaction was marked as fraud on my internet banking. The fraud officer explained the whole 'money mule' thing, and also advised me that a scammer had hacked into a business credit union account using a keylogger, and transferred the money into my account. They will be taking the money out of my account and transferring it back to where it came from. I thought that the joke would be on the scammer, i was wrong.
I realise that replying to such an email was a bad idea, and my advice to anyone who is in my situation is DO NOT DO IT. I am not in trouble with my bank (luckily) as I denied all knowledge.
I was very lucky.. please anyone who comes across this site, DO NOT FOLLOW THROUGH WITH WHAT THE SCAMMERS ARE OFFERING YOU.

Thank you for your advice Spotter.

mitundey said...

i am jus wondering, i just recieded the mone in the account and i hav sent the money to someone i dont know, should i just close my account?

Anonymous said...

I HAVE received money yesterday fom that fraud company, and i have also sent money, should i just cancel my account straght away.

Spotter said...

If you sent the money via Western Union, try to cancel the transfer. Generally, you can't, but try anyhow. If you can't, then you'll just have to wait and see what happens next. There's not a lot of point closing the account. If you received money via a cheque, expect it to bounce and leave you overdrawn. If you received the money via direct transfer, the possibility exists that the transfer will be reversed, also leaving you overdrawn. (Closing your account won't help: the bank knows where you live, and they will haul you into court if needs be.)

I don't have enough detail to know exactly what your circumstances are, but brace yourself for a financial loss.

Anonymous said...

is there any chance to be cleared from this mess, coz i dont want to be blacklisted, i need to apply for loans and mortgages in the future plus, applyin for good jobs.

Murdo McDougal said...

beware of Foersterconsultants.com and alliance Direct management..both scamming buggers..
fraud seems to be rife these days...

they are bottom dwellers, scum bags.