Wire transfers job (logistics company representative)

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Wire transfers job (logistics company representative)

Postby Guuu » Thu May 15, 2014 2:50 pm

I run across this job add and applied:

Customer Service in the freighter company (work with money) (Tokyo)
compensation: Cash payment: 1500-2000$ per month (3-5 work day)
contract job part-time.
Cargo carrier from Europe needs workers to part-time job in Japan.
Tokyo and other cities.
21 years and older.
Basic English.
Process customer payments (getting money from customers, remittances).
3-5 days per month.
1500-2000$
Labor contract.

Got a reply, but am wondering if it might be some sort of scam that might lead to trouble -

the job is described as - recieving money transfers in a specially created bank account with my name on it, withdrawing them, deducting my pay - 5% and then wiring them via WesternUnion or MoneyGramm, also there's a contract provided which im required to sign (digitally)m which seems to be fine in terms of its contents.

ive researched a bit - the company is not rly talked about much, but has a website http://eurotrans-logistics.com/


So im wondering what kind of scam could it be, if it is one?

Thanks in advance for your help suggestions :)
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Re: Wire transfers job (logistics company representative)

Postby lightfair » Thu May 15, 2014 8:21 pm

Hello;

thanks for posting your story.

It is indeed a scam; you're asked to work as a "money mule". Basically, your job is to launder stolen money.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Money_mule
http://www.financialfraudaction.org.uk/money-mules.asp (several pages)
https://www.us-cert.gov/sites/default/f ... _mules.pdf

Essentially you'll receive in your account funds that where obtained illegally (either by phishing or from hacked bank accounts; or even funds obtained with a "fake escrow" backstory). Then you'll forward those funds by Western Union to the scammers. In many places it is possible to pick up a Western Union payment without a proper identification or with a fake passport. This of course means the final traceable person having handled the stolen money is you - which means the people from which the money was stolen will come after you.

The ad on Craigslist has already been deleted...
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