Scammers trying to recruit money mules for illegal money transfer schemes are getting lazy!
Consumers are receiving emails from company executives advertising positions in their organisation to accept and transfer money.
Consumers are asked to register their intentions and the emails include links to certain websites. The names include William Trong and Eric Lewis and refer to websites highjobzone.com and inworld-job.com. Other names may be used so take care.
The emails all offer big commissions, the ability to work from home, and paid work within 24 hours. The jobs require no experience and personal training is provided.
But when consumers click on these links they are directed to the same website – Bestfast-Job.com with the heading “International Job Employee”.
Many money transfer scheme scammers set up their own websites to add authenticity to their pitch. Many scammers use the same website template and simply change the name of the organisation.
But these scammers obviously can’t be bothered setting up their own website so they have taken the easy route – directing all mail back to one website, Bestfast-Job.com.
The disturbing aspect of this scam is it appears to target students and the unemployed. The professional-looking website contains testimonials from supposed Australian students and unemployed people.
A money transfer scheme is a way to launder stolen or illegal gained money through different bank accounts. Often the money has been stolen from other people’s bank accounts via the Internet. Scammers use Trojan and key logging viruses to capture customer online banking details. Once you receive the money, you take your cut and pass the rest to a pre-arranged overseas destination.
It has been reported to WA ScamNet that at least one money transfer scheme’s website, Columbus-Partners Inc, appears to contain Trojans.
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.
www.banksafeonline.org.uk/spotting_scams.html is the website for the United Kingdom’s banking industry and provides an up-to-date list of other money mule scams.