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

Craig Sanders cas at taz.net.au
Wed Jan 10 08:52:53 AEDT 2007

On Tue, Jan 09, 2007 at 09:22:59PM +1100, Rick Welykochy wrote:
> We've all heard of spam emails offer some sort of job scam.
> What do Linkers think the scam is here?
> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

money laundering from phishing attacks.

they gather bank/paypal/etc login details with their phishes and need an
account to transfer the money to. so they find some sucker to accept the
money into their account, keep a percentage, and forward it on to them,
either through a chain of other suckers' accounts or via an anonymous
wire transfer type service.

the sucker will inevitably get caught (because the transaction trail
leads directly to their account), probably within days or weeks of the
first transaction. most of them probably have some idea of the true
nature of the "job", but some of them are just gullible.


craig sanders <cas at taz.net.au>           (part time cyborg)

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