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Adams Green

 A mule looking sideways against a blue sky Adams Green claims to have a great job waiting for you.

Earn $3500 to $4000 a month by transferring money for this New York based

“online-to-offline money transfer service”.You even have the opportunity to be promoted to a management position within three to six months.

But WA ScamNet warns that the only thing you are likely to be promoted to is a “jail inmate”.

This is a typical money mule or money transfer scheme. The key phrases to look for are: work part-time or from home; accept funds into your bank account; have access to a PC; and no qualifications are needed.

Anti-fraud experts say the money transferred is often stolen from other people’s bank accounts via the Internet. Scammers use Trojan and key logging viruses to capture customer online banking details. They need Australian bank accounts to launder the money through. Once you receive the money, you take your cut and pass the rest to a pre-arranged overseas destination.

There are laws against money laundering. There is a real possibility that you will be prosecuted. It is not worth the risk of prosecution and a criminal record.

The United Kingdom’s banking industry website www.banksafeonline.org.uk/spotting_scams.html has an up-to-date list of other money mule scams.