Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Easy Money!

So, you guys all know that my M-F job is ending end of June (or before) so I've been applying to all sorts of part-time jobs. I applied to this one for data entry on craigslist & got this in response:

Unfortunately all the Data Entry Assistant position vacancies are filled by now, but we are now looking for a few people for Monetary Assistant long term position
which would require higher level of responsibility but will also be more rewarding, and I thought you might be interested in taking this position.

abf import. is a high-growing import-export company based in Sweden with the branches worldwide. Please find more
info aboutour company at
www.abfimport.net

The necessity of having Monetary Assistant positionfor our company comes from the fact that we are a Europe-based an have the major part of a profit coming from the other countries's market, and inorder to lower our high taxes here in Europe (every company is required topay it's taxes
only in the country where it is registered and based), we, like many other import-export companies, usespecia marketing system the bottom line of which is to divide the whole coming money stream into numerous smaller money streams; and in order to do this we need many bank accounts which those smaller money streams would go through and people who would control them.

This is a pure marketing, it doesn't break any law of any country in any way You would need to:- have two or more
bank account(s) in any majorCanada bank(s)(small country banks are not good), can be newly opened or not- report everyday bank activity related to thecompany(although you would be notified in advance every time any money transaction occurs)- 2 to3 times a week to do money tansfers following the instruction you'd be given The bottom line is: - some company's money will be going to your account(s)every 2-3 days and you will be responsible for transfering it to the company- the monthly total amount going through oneaccount would b e $15000 - $20000 - company will be covering all possible bank's fees - the salary for this position per one bank account you can provide the company with is $400 weekly paid every week by
wire transfer deposit to your bank acct starting the day when the account's first bank transaction occurs- you can work with up to 3 accounts

If you are interested in this position please let me know at your earliest convenience.

So I'm thinkin', guys, this sounds pretty good, huh?!? I could rake in $1200 a WEEK tax free!

:)

I think I"m gonna report them to craigslist.

20 comments:

Gwen said...

Oh no, don't report them; try to get them to hire you! That position sounds most excellent, especially because its description was so well written, with so few grammatical errors and typos. I think I'm going to go buy something of theirs right this very minute.

ALM said...

The lure is pretty great though... just set up the accounts, rake in the bucks... Yes, a "most excellent" position!"

Sam Dean said...

Hi, my name's sam. I replied to the same thing, the data entry position, and got the same email. It looks basically like it's some sort of money laundering. The problem is, I can't figure out how they scam you. It seems like there's no investment from you, at least until a follow up email where they say 'you need 10k in the account before we can start' or something like that.

So the way I see it, there are two options - a legit company (well, as legit as grey-market electronics are) with some non-legit financial practices looking for some partners in confusing financial crime.

Or, there's some scam element not yet introduced, and they're just some more crown princes of the gold coast, and the like. If you get any more info, i'd like to know. Seems like there's no risk as of yet for saying 'yes'.

Anonymous said...

I just received te same email as well! I replied to them showing interest. Let's see what I get...

Anonymous said...

Hey, I'm from Colorado and I recieved the same email. I'm trying to investigate it a little bit more and and I'll let you know what I find.

Anonymous said...

any updates on this? my friend applied to the data entry position recently and just got the same monetary assistant email back..

Anonymous said...

once you put in the 10k into your account they steal it. what they do is set up a direct deposit account with you. and if youve ever had a direct deposit account for a job before you know, they can also pull money out of that account. The idea being if they over pay you. but here clearly they are just going to ripp you off.

Jeff said...

I just got the same email today from posting to the same data entry ad. I looked up the scam and here's how it works...
1. You setup a bank account
2. Their "clients" write you fake checks
3. You deposit fake checks in bank account
4. You write a check to ABF immediately from that bank account minus your "share"
5. Fake check bounces, they take what you kept
6. Check you wrote is cashed, but you know have no money to pay it, you owe the amount + overdraft fee

I also received another email from some other place like this...if it sounds to good to be true...it usually is

antwan said...

i got that shit today. thank you.

i hate scam artists.

Anonymous said...

Glad I found your blog. I started falling for the same thing & feeling like it's too good... Read through the scam section on craigslist. This one seems to fall into the category of a scam, simply by being foreign and requiring local bank accounts that we set up, with little to no background check on who we actually are.

Think about it. Why would a legitimate company solicit unknown people to handle their financial affairs? Best advice: turn arund and run away from this and save yourself the aggrevation of being duped. There must be another way to make a buck. I'm still looking. ;)

Anonymous said...

I am doing it! really there are no risks and will/can report it to the pertinent authorities if anything happens. will post updates later on... curiosity kills my hesitation

Anonymous said...

Hey guys whats up. I just wanted to tell you guys that this E mail you see above is a scam. I was looking for a job and happened to look into craigslist.com I found this Data Entry position job. I e mailed it and got the same e mail back. I got everything saved up. I was in need for a job as I was searching for a job around my city I got bumped into this. It was Jan 2nd 2007. I was speculative and did bump into some of these clues but since the offer was so good and I thought that "Michael Freedman" was a busy guy I figured he just was to bussy with his company to make every dot perfect. I opened up two accounts with Wells Fargo trusting that I was working for a legitimate company. Next I gave the account and routing info because after all when we write a check that info is already there so I thought it was safe what can happen. Next day morning I saw $1000 transferred into each of my accounts. Savings and checkings. So I e mail this shmuck saying great its here what are the instructions... Where am I supposed to send this money. He gave me a name "Alexandr Ovchinnikov" in Russia because on there website they have a Russian branch I guessed. So I money grammed $2000 over there. Next day I tried to log into my account it said I had to call Wells Fargo. When I did they told me that I had a Fraud on my account and that it was stolen money transferred into the account. I spoke with Wells Fargo and it seems that they send spams and mass e mails fake e mails to consumers saying that they need their account info and username and password and so they get someone like me to work for them and transfer unauthorized funds into your account. I got screwed and lied and defrauded by this Mother F*****. So the way this whole thing works is that I ended up owing $2000 to Wells Fargo. Please do not work with anyone like this it is a Scam and a Fraud. I just wish I never got involved in it because its horrible.

ms310 said...

thanks for posting this, I also applied for the position and received the same email in response. I went as far as opening three bank accounts before my father-in-law said "it sounds fishy, you shouldn't do it, it'll probably bite you in the ass later..." so i went to google and found your blog. so thank you.

Anonymous said...

Got an identical email today. I just replied with "Better luck next time."

paul said...

yep! i got the EXACT SAME EMAIL down to the improper grammar...definately a scam,
thanks

Paul's Mom said...

I'm glad Paul has enoguh sense to smell a scam!
:-D

paul's mom said...

Enough sense, just enough sense. I can spell.

Anonymous said...

I just got scammed too! I plugged the company name into google and I got this blogger site. Thanks for confirming my suspicions :)

~Jen

/earl said...

I received the e-mail this morning and was bugging me the whole day until I saw this. Thanks for the information! Saved my ass!

Stephen said...

i actually signed up for this "job," summer 05, and he used to direct deposit money to me, $5,000 $2,000 $1,000 at a time, he prolly transferred about $20,000 to me total, i got paid for every week and nothing bad ever happened. maybe he started to scam after this incident with me bc it cost him $2,000 on one transaction that he never received. i figured it was a little too shady for me to transfer about 20k to russia in 4 weeks