Warning: scammers are looking for a financial representative for bogus international companies
Here are two very different examples of bogus companies looking for a financial representative:
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New job offer from careerbuilder.com
Hello, my name is Joe Scammer and I work for a company called ABCDEFG Corp. I found your resume on careerbuilder.com because we are searching for reliable professionals across the United States who are interested in a potentially lucrative partnership with an international firm.
ABCDEFG Corp. is a leading software company in Latvia and we are currently expanding our operations in the United States. But because of various banking and legal restrictions, we are unable to open commercial bank accounts in every state. As such, ABCDEFG Corp. is recruiting partners to conduct simple banking transactions on our behalf.
The process is simple. If you were interested in becoming a US partner of ABCDEFG Corp., you would sign an agreement that would make you an official financial representative of our company, able to accept invoice payments on our behalf. Instead of asking our American clients to conduct complicated international payment transactions (which are especially complex for Latvian companies), we have them work with our partners to submit payments. You would then forward the payments to us, a simple transaction for an individual.
ABCDEFG Corp. pays its partners a 10% commission on every transaction. In addition, we will take care of any incremental tax liability you incur. Depending on which state you are in, and of course on how good business is, your monthly commissions could be as high as $40,000 per month.
If you are interested in working with us, or if you want more information, you can contact me directly at my personal email address: email@example.com. I’ll need your full name and mailing address so I can send you the contract and other paperwork necessary to get started.
I look forward to hearing from you soon.
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Hello dear friend!
We are happy to announce about the upcoming employee recruiting at the HIJKLMN CORP. Yes, the vital moment has come and Your chance of getting the top-rated financial manager position is as close as never before. The primary concern of all employees of HIJKLMN CORP is our continuous effort for complete satisfaction of our customers in terms of service, for maintaining the highest level of quality and reliability of the services we provide.
For the initial period we are offering a part-time employment, later depending on your activity results you can turn to the full-time employment. As for now, the position of the HIJKLMN CORP abroad financial manager that is based on punctuality, managerial abilities and responsibility includes the following requirements:
1. Be able to check your email several times a day
2. Be able to respond to emails immediately
3. Be able to work overtime if needed
4. Be responsible and hard working
5. Be able to open bank accounts for company needs (if needed)
6. Should have personal bank account
You will also receive detailed instructions for subsequent actions from our manager with information how to receive/transfer the money.
The entire process is quite simple. Enter our site below and enter the required personal information. We guarantee that no other third party will have an access to any source with your personal information storage. After that You will have to open an account in one of the banks HIGJKLMN CORP is working with. You will receive payments from our clients to Your bank account and after the withdrawal the money should be sent to our abroad agents either via the Western Union money transfer service or via the Money Gram postal/financial transfer office. These services are most popular and convenient in today’s world of intense financial activity and the purpose of increasing the customers’ satisfaction.
Payment for Your services:
You will receive from 5% to 10% from the total amount of money You receive to Your bank account for every successive transaction. Your HIJKLMN CORP activity will take no more that 8-10 hours per week and approximately Your weekly income will be around 500-800 AU dollars. You bear the responsibility for safety of this money. We also examine the money origin and the customer’s honesty to provide legality and safety of our business for all our abroad employees. Our reputation is very important to us, therefore think twice before accepting our offer. We only work with honest and responsible people.
Don’t hesitate to contact us and ask any questions.
We are looking forward to hearing from you soon.
Now enter the site to look through all the information You need here!
Send Your resume to mail : HIJKLMN@hotmail.com
If You prove to be a well-motivated and diligent employee of HIJKLMN CORP, we might open our branch in Your home-town with You taking the leading position in this business affair. It’s all up to You whether You want to live Your life with respect and high-financial ground or not.
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Action: Don’t fall for these overpayment job scams looking for a financial representative.