Has someone offered you a huge sum of money or a valuable consignment? It's a 419 or advance fee fraud - find out how they work, and what to do to be safe.
#1407 by awooga Tue Aug 07, 2007 3:26 pm
These people appear to have no scruples whatsoever.

Email entitled: "Earn money with your bank account ref: 987"

Text was as follows:

This message is of most importance to all European candidates

We are glad to present you our new mission.
This is a vacancy for EU residents only.

Requirements and benefits:

Monthly gross salary: USD 1800-3600 per month
Age limit: 18-80 y.o.
Possible career escalation and promotion opportunity
Internet access, mobile or home phone number and the email
Part-time (2-3hr per day) and full-time employment (8hr per day)

Our organization Canadian Charity is looking for new workers and collaborators in EU.

Become a part of our donating system that includes global donations to HIV positives, war refugees from Middle East and starving children from poorest European countries.
Our organisation does not charge or ask you to invest anything. We do not try to take your capital. Our regional sponsors and investors from different European Union and North American regions have already accepted our offer and are now the investing affiliates in our global donating program.

Work in partnership with our investors during the donation process and earn from 1500 EUR (1800 USD) up to 3000 EUR (3600 USD) income per month. Together we can make this program work with maximum efficiency and thus have an chance to ease the sufferings and decrease the needs of thousands of people.

This vacancy you can ask for is the "Donating Assistant" (future promotion to "donating manager" is possible after 3 months of successful cooperation).

Please confirm if you are interested in becoming a part of our program and EMAIL US. We will then send you more details concerning the position of a "donating assistant".

Thank you very much for your attention and for your desire to help the ones who really need our help and joint support.

heres their email address:

[email protected]

#1408 by ChrisSmith Tue Aug 07, 2007 3:33 pm
You're absolutely right on two counts.

First: It's definitely a scam.
Second: They have no scruples.

Scammers don't care how they make their money. They will tear into and twist every worthy cause that exists if it means getting a payday.

Well done for catching and posting this one. :wink:

#1409 by SlayerFaith Tue Aug 07, 2007 3:38 pm
This is a cheque mule scam masquerading as a charity. People who fall for this will be sent fake cheques that will initially appear to clear (the bank will give provisional access and the person will see the money in their account). Some time after the victim had done their "job" and sent the money to the scammer, the cheque will bounce, the bank will reverse the credit on the account, and the victim will wind up owing the bank the entire amount of however many cheques they deposited.

Scammers will use absolutely any story to get victims to cash their fake cheques.

Well spotted, Awooga, and welcome to ScamWarners! :D

#1417 by Emma Jones Tue Aug 07, 2007 5:08 pm
Ditto what Chris and Slayer said, especially the congrats on spotting this, and the welcome. :D

Learn about scammers' fake sites at aa419. Report scams to the Internet Crime Complaint Centre at IC3.

#1469 by Guest Thu Aug 09, 2007 2:31 am
No scruples at all, as you indicate. These folks will sell your granny for tuppence.

#1563 by John Nord Sat Aug 11, 2007 2:59 pm
Good catch. And thanks for sharing this here. I think there may be some frustration (and hopefully far worse) in their future :twisted:

They have no scruples whatsoever. I have seen them run cons based on HIV babies, the tsunami, 7/7, 9/11, and even a pathetic one on "noma", a horrible disease that rots the faces of young kids in Africa. The b**tards even put up fake websites for some of these.

There are no limits whatsoever for how low they will stoop.

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