The Job Offer that you Can Refuse
. . . and indeed you MUST refuse!
What am I talking about?
With the economy tight, everyone can use a few extra dollars. And many just need a job.
So, be warned . . .
When a job opportunity arrives by email in your Inbox that seems just too good to be true . . . it probably is!
Sounds perfect, because you have all of these.
You reply to the email, and are lucky enough to be accepted for the position !!
Well, that is quite simple really!
Here’s the job
Your new job has the glorious title of “Payment Processing Manager”.
All you need to do is receive payments into your bank account and then transfer them on to another account.
And for this simple task, you receive a commission payment of 5-15%. So the harder you work, the more you make.
How easy is that! Basically just a well paid desk job, and you never have to commute to an office.
And here’s the catch
It’s a criminal scam.
You are effectively laundering money for a criminal group.
You are the “money transfer agents” – also known as money mules!
The mules are set up a new bank account in their own name at a local bank and supply the account number top the crims. And very soon, the money starts to arrive.
Where does it come from?
- online banking scams,
- stolen credit card numbers,
- auction fraud
- other illegal activities.
The mules withdraw the funds in cash and forward it on using money transfer services like Western Union, Webmoney, E-Gold and Fethard.
These transfer services are irreversible and anonymous, which makes it much harder to track where the money goes in order to catch the criminals.
How do they find you?
There are many ways that they find you, including spam emails.
But also, adverts placed on legitimate job sites or clones of those sites that are made to look legitimate.
They have also been known to hack or takeover legitimate job sites.
All done with the intention of making the job opportunity look legitimate to encourage you to participate in their illegal activities, albeit unknowingly.
The bottom line
The bottom is that if you get involved, you can make some pretty easy money with not too much effort.
BUT . . .
When the investigation into your illegal activities begin, there are all sorts of nasty consequences.
- ALL of your bank accounts can become suspect and be frozen.
- Your computer and / or your bank account might get hacked or hi-jacked by the criminals using trojan viruses, etc.
- You could end up in court, with the real criminals nowhere in sight.
And that IS the bottom line. The real criminals are almost impossible to trace.
You are left as the scapegoat.
You really are the mule if you do this !! LOL
What should you do now?
1. Ignore any “too good to be true” emails and offers. Do not even reply to say “you gotta be kidding”!
2. Thoroughly check out any job offers you find online, especially work from home offers.
3. Want some help or ideas? Just contact us at Hotpink Websites now.
I can accept failure. Everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.
~ Michael Jordan