[LINK] Part time job offer - what is the scam?

Adam Todd link at todd.inoz.com
Tue Jan 9 23:23:51 AEDT 2007

Oh this one is easy!  Money Laundering!

You get deposits into your bank account in small numbers that fall below 
the global $10,000 limit that requires auditing.

No one really cares about $2000 here or there, especially when it's random 
cash deposits, wire transfers or Western Unions.

You withdrawal the money in your currency and then deposit the money into 
another bank account which is then withdrawn by another person similar to 
yourself, and so it goes three or four times till the last person in the 
short chain is the final recpient, generally in a foreign country.

The whole reason for "opening other bank accounts with other banks" is to 
further dilute the thread, get you sucked into loving the fact that $250 a 
day now becomes four bank accounts of $1000 a day and voila!  You are a 
Money Launderer.

Sadly you are not protected by law if you are caught in the thread when it 
is uncovered.

There have been some people in Australia who have built this up to 15 bank 
accounts in various names (Mum, Dad, Child, Cousin etc) moving cash around 
daily for several months, then they get caught and sadly you are guilty of 
an offence, even though you know nothing about it.  Jail sentences have 
been handed down - WITHOUT BAIL prior to hearing.

I need say no more.

At 09:22 PM 9/01/2007, Rick Welykochy wrote:
>We've all heard of spam emails offer some sort of job scam.
>What do Linkers think the scam is here?
>. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
>Date: Tue, 9 Jan 2007 19:04:38 +0900
>From: Esteban Borges <Simone at c2i.net>
>To: rick at praxis.com.au
>Subject: Part time job offer
>My name is Esteban Borges and our company has a job offer for you. Our
>company is a worldwide reseller of various technologies, and we need a 
>person to
>accept online payments from our Australian customers and then forward the cash
>to Germany, Russia and Spain via Western Union or MoneyGram. We offer you 
>5% of
>each transfer to your account. The average total of payments is 
>$2000-$4000 AUD,
>so you can earn around $100-$250 AUD a day. All operations take not more 
>than 2
>hours. Initially for a test period we provide 2-3 payments per week, and then
>you can open one or more accounts in other banks and earn $450-$750 AUD 
>per day.
>I understand your concerns regarding your personal bank account, although 
>at any
>time you can open an account specifically for these transactions. All
>negotiations must be via email. All instructions will be sent through
>email. If you're interested in this Job please contact our managers 
>through the
>contacts below:
>e-mail: esteban.borges at hotmail.com
>Best Regards,
>Esteban Borges.
>Link mailing list
>Link at mailman.anu.edu.au

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