Another payment processing scam

They just don’t stop do they?  Sigh.

This crook found my address on a job search site and claims to have an open accounting position.  In the subject line the salary is listed as $2,500 monthly, but in the email body it is “$2,000 + 5% from each payment processed. ”

Yeah, no red flag there.  Want to see more?  This comes directly from the message this crook sent (the red flags are italicized):

1. This is part time work at home position and can easily combine this vacancy with other work.

2. Your fixed salary is 2000 USD a month + 5% from each payment processed by you.

3. You will receive payments (Direct Bank Deposits and wire transfers) from client within United States and send it by instant payment sistem such as Western Union. You will receive 5% of processed amount.

4. You do not spend your own money and there are no startup fees. All charges for withdrawal or transferring the money will be deducted from the payment.

5. To start work with us you must only have basic checking account at any bank. Your financial information will never be disclosed to third parties.

6. You can work 1-4 hours per day or fulltime.

7. This is not insurance sales position and you don’t need to sell insurance, this is Money Transfer Assistant vacancy.

8. Your education and status don’t matter.

9. We do not ask any personal information and we run business according to laws of the United States of America.

See, this guy thinks that potential targets will focus on the salary and short time requirement and fall for it.  He/she even changes the position title in the message.   See, for a legitimate accounting position, a certain level fo edcation si necesary.  For a ‘money transfer assistant,’ no education is necesary, only a bank account from which he/she can steal from.

It actually gets better from there, believe it or not.  The sucesful candidate will receive the transfer, let the boss know that it was received, then wait 30 days to receive his/her first paycheck.

These are my favorite lines from this fraudulent “job” post:

Note: Actions depicted below, are authorized by Prime Insurance Company, and therefore sustain legitimacy status. Our venerable organization doesn’t condone or incite improper or out of border incentives, which may contradict to federal law.

Guess what Julie Matthews from HR (, Arah Slade (, or whoever you are – we’re on to you.


4 thoughts on “Another payment processing scam

  1. I too recieved an email like this recently, and the job offer was for American Express. The economy is so bad right now, but some people might not realize this is a scam, the email seemed very professional, but it just didnt seem right to me at all. I contacted american express and forwarded them the email. Its sad that in times like this, people will try to take advantage of folks…

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