Job Scams

Okay, fraud-fighters. What's WRONG with the following email?

Try to pick out the red flags as you read this. We'll give you the answers at the end.

From: Mihail Crookovich []
Sent: Wednesday, September 27, 2006 3:17 PM
To: Joe America
Subject: Important information, please read it

Part-time Position: The regional agent/Money manager

Expert Trade Company is looking for new candidates for the Money manager position.

We are the world's largest global Trading company, operating in more than 18 countries and territories and employing 200 people worldwide. Many Internet auctions and stores in the US do not ship the products overseas. As the result thousands of customers in Europe and Asia are not able to access the large market and purchase high-quality merchandise at so low prices. Our service is in the ever-growing demand.

Today we have more then 80 merchandise managers on the territory of the United States and Canada but quantity of our customers increases and we plan to expand.
We invite citizens from other countries for cooperation. Functions of the regional agent: receiving and cashing out payments from our customers and then transferring funds to our clients.

REASON: Most customers prefer to pay within their own country and it's much faster than sending an international Money Order.
You will receive and cash out several types of payments: Bank Transfers, Money Orders, Checks and Western Union. Having a PayPal account gives you an advantage of accepting even more payments. Basically you'll be getting 10% out of every received payment. Our company's 90% share will be sent to us using Western Union. The fee is paid out of company's 90 % share.

IMPORTANT: Payments have to be cashed out same day received and our company's 90% share sent to our clients same day payments clear in the bank! Make sure you can handle it before submitting the form!

Benefits of working with us: free working schedule - usually no more than 1-2 hours daily!
Basic requirements :
Knowledge of the PC
Knowledge of the Internet and e-mail
18+ Age
Valid ID
Bank Account
Verified Paypal Account
Opportunity to work 1-3 hours per day
With best regards, Mihail Crookovicch
Project manager, Hideho Trade Company.

Okay, fraud-fighters. What's WRONG with the following email?

FIRST OF ALL...why does a huge company have to use a FREE email account?
Next, this is one of those "too good to be true" deals. They want to GIVE YOU ten percent of their revenues, and all you have to do for this free money is to use YOUR account to cash THEIR payments.

They actually also provided their website, but we decided to delete it. The only thing that you really need to know about it is that they included a whole lot of links to the companies they do business with. Like E-Bay. RIGHT!!!!!!

What would happen to you if you applied for this JOB? Well, first they would confirm that you had a valid bank account. Then they would figure out how hard they could hit you. And then SLAM. They send you a $30,000 "payment" and ask you to "process it" and forward them $27,000 by WESTERN UNION. THEY have the money in THEIR hands before YOUR bank blasts THEIR check right back at YOU.

$27,000 is not a bad haul for a days work. Sadly, it's YOUR $27,000 and it gets paid for THEIR day of work.