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‘Interested in Your CV’ Money Laundering Scam

by Brett M. Christensen

Outline

Email claims that a company is interested in your CV and invites you to apply for a job involving the ‘payment control’ of clients.

Brief Analysis

The email is not a genuine job offer. Instead, it is a scam designed to trick you into becoming involved in a criminal money laundering scam.

Example

Subject: we are interested in your CV

Good day!
We considered your CV to be very attractive and we thought the vacant position in our company could be interesting for you.
Our firm specializes in consultation services in the matter of book-keeping and business administration.
We cooperate with different countries and currently we have many clients in Australia.
Due to this fact, we need to increase the number of our destination representatives’ regular staff.
In their duties will be included the document and payment control of our clients.
Part-time and full-time employment are both currently important.
We offer a flat wage from $500 up to $3500 per month.
If you are interested in our offer, mail to us your answer on [email address removed] and we will send you an extensive information as soon as possible.

Respectively submitted
Personnel department

Detailed Analysis

Email Offers Payment Control Job

According to this email, a bookkeeping and business administration company is interested in your CV and would like to offer you a job.

The email claims that the company is looking to increase its overseas representatives. Supposedly, your duties would include document processing and payment control of Australian clients.

The message invites you to reply via email if you are interested in the offer.

 

Job Offer is Fake – Money Laundering Scam

However, the email is not a genuine job offer and is not from a genuine company. Instead, it is a criminal ruse designed to embroil you in a money-laundering scam.

If you were to accept the offered job, you would be instructed to accept ‘client payments’ into your own bank account, deduct a specified percentage as your ‘wage’ and then send the remainder to the ‘company’ via a money wire service.

The ‘client payments’ will arrive as cheques, as direct bank deposits, or, in some cases, as international money orders.

But, in due course, the bank will discover that the cheques and money orders are counterfeit or stolen. And, the direct deposits will have come from bank accounts hijacked via other scams.

By getting you to process the stolen funds and send the bulk of it back to them as cash, the scammers are able to effectively launder the proceeds of their criminal activities.

Via this scheme, the scammers ensure that police investigations will lead to your door not theirs.  Thus, after the scam runs its course, you will be left out of pocket and – quite possibly – in all kinds of legal trouble for accepting and processing stolen funds.

 

Beware of Similar Money Laundering Emails

Such money laundering job scam emails are very common.  Be very wary of any supposed job offer that instructs you to process customer payments via your own bank account, deduct a percentage as your wage, and wire the remainder back to your employers. It is extremely unlikely that any legitimate employer would conduct their business in such a way.

Importance Notice

After considerable thought and with an ache in my heart, I have decided that the time has come to close down the Hoax-Slayer website.

These days, the site does not generate enough revenue to cover expenses, and I do not have the financial resources to sustain it going forward.

Moreover, I now work long hours in a full-time and physically taxing job, so maintaining and managing the website and publishing new material has become difficult for me.

And finally, after 18 years of writing about scams and hoaxes, I feel that it is time for me to take my fingers off the keyboard and focus on other projects and pastimes.

When I first started Hoax-Slayer, I never dreamed that I would still be working on the project all these years later or that it would become such an important part of my life. It's been a fantastic and engaging experience and one that I will always treasure.

I hope that my work over the years has helped to make the Internet a little safer and thwarted the activities of at least a few scammers and malicious pranksters.

A Big Thank You

I would also like to thank all of those wonderful people who have supported the project by sharing information from the site, contributing examples of scams and hoaxes, offering suggestions, donating funds, or helping behind the scenes.

I would especially like to thank David White for his tireless contribution to the Hoax-Slayer Facebook Page over many years. David's support has been invaluable, and I can not thank him enough.

Closing Date

Hoax-Slayer will still be around for a few weeks while I wind things down. The site will go offline on May 31, 2021. While I will not be publishing any new posts, you can still access existing material on the site until the date of closure.

Thank you, one and all!

Brett Christensen,
Hoax-Slayer