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Instant Cash

A big pile of australian 100 dollar notesInstant Cash project coordinator Jason Braun has a part-time position in his company to facilitate financial transactions.

The great thing about this job is you can work from home and the salary is an impressive $3500 to $4000 a month.

If the alarm bells aren’t ringing now, they should be!

Don’t let the company’s slick website fool you, this is just another money transfer scheme.

According to Codefish Spam Watch, the website referenced in this email is a template that has been used many times before by scammers. Check out Codefish’s website at http://spamwatch.codefish.net.au/index.php .

WA ScamNet contributors should ask themselves: If the company was legitimate and the job so great, why are they resorting to sending unsolicited offers on mass to unknown email addresses? Why not just advise in the newspaper or through legitimate job services?

Phrases like “work from home” and “money transfers/transactions” are the key to recognizing money transfer schemes.

Often the money being transferred into your account is 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.