Sydney Car Centre Scam
PLEASE NOTE: The persons, companies or organisations mentioned in the example(s) below are not responsible for these e-mail scams. Organisations and individuals, pretending to act on behalf of these institutions/persons, initiate these scams and abuse the reputable names of these well-known institutions/persons, to add a false sense of security to these fraudulent e-mails. Also note that some scammers act on behalf of certain organisations that do not even exist.
Date: 25 August 2007
From: "SCC" <[DELETED]@malaysia.net>
Subject: The company is looking for new employees. [letter id: h0856213470264]
While we may have high expectations of our associates, we also give them high rewards. Imagine being part of a stable organization with a sterling reputation - a place where the Sydney Car Centre is an integral part of all that we do. With our car centre personality, you'll not just succeed - you'll thrive. And, with our strong commitment to promoting from within, you'll definitely enjoy your rise to the top.
Today the Sydney Car Centre is looking for an industrious regional assistant to fasten the process of the delivery of customer payments to the suppliers. The position offered is a part-time job, and will only require from you to be available for 1-2 hours a day.
As a regional assistant, you will be supposed to operate with the payments from those customers, based in your country. You will be expected to accept 2-3 transactions to your bank account every week, make certain calculations about every transaction (you will be precisely instructed about it), & transfer the funds to the suppliers by means of western Union/Money Gram less your fee & the charges of the Western Union/Money Gram. You will be continuously communicating with the manager from the head office, who will instruct you & give advice regarding every new payment.
The ideal candidate will be industrious, goal-oriented person, with the availability of a personal/business bank account suitable to be used for the company needs. Knowledge of English, computer literacy and sociability are appreciated.
The company guarantees to pay NET 10% fee out of the amount of every payment you dealt with and to provide you with the regular income & flexible schedule. All the related expenses you might have (like the Western Union/Money Gram chargers, related expenses on traveling) are covered by the company.
The more detailed information is available on our web-site http://vacancy-61605.[DELETED]/vacancies.php, where you can fill in the on-line application form for this position.
We would be glad to welcome you in our team!
We are looking forward to hearing from you as soon as possible!
Yours sincerely, [DELETED]
This e-mail has the characteristics of a 419 scam (also see the 419 Company Representative Scam / Job Offer Scam), but makes more prominent use of legitimate-looking websites to collect information about the victims instead of using free e-mail accounts. The e-mails also contained elements that looked like the work of professional spammers. The e-mail address is normally spoofed, which is not common among conventional 419 scammers, and the e-mail has hidden hash buster text at the bottom of the e-mail. We believe that this is only the scammers changing their methods, since the older methods are becoming less effective and more people are able to spot them.