Wednesday, February 17, 2010

A Job Offer ... I Don't Think So !!

Fifteen days ago we had the "loan sharks";

Ten days ago we had the
"phishing" scams;

Today - a dodgy job offer from one John Allen of AdivFinancial - offering me a job as a "Payment Protection Agent" ...
I give you:

Adiv Financial Pty Ltd,
67 Beard Street, Eltham,
3095, VIC, Australia.

my name is John Allen and I am Adiv Financial hiring manager. We have found and carefully reviewed your CV at TotalJobs and decided to offer this job to you.

Our services
When buying-selling operations via the Internet are concerned, the buyer and the seller don't know each other (they may be placed in different corners of the world) - it is very important both to the buyer and the seller for their deal to be made safe. Payment Protection means receiving money, documents, goods (it might be both the seller's and the buyer's) concerning the transaction to a reliable, experienced, impartial person - our Payment Protection agent. The agent will hold all the documents and money until all the terms of the deal are satisfied and only then release them to the intended receiver.

Why we need Payment Protection agents
Having a Payment Protection agent in every country we can quickly transfer funds inside a country without wasting time on the international bank transfers, and continue our rapid growth rather than overwhelming our own bank account with inbound and outbound transactions leading to severe hold times and possible service interruption. It is time that is of significant importance to our clients.

Career and Benefits
Your main task will be receiving money transactions to any bank account you would like to use for the purposes of this job; and then forwarding these transactions to the next party of the Payment Protection process according to our instructions. You will benefit from the commissions, which are 5-7% of each transaction and depend on the quantity of the completed transactions and the speed of your work. Besides, you will be paid a basic salary of 1500 GBP per month.

For your convenience there will be no paychecks, your commission will remain in your account after every successfully completed transaction. The money transfer fee is not included in your commission, meaning that you will deduct it from the received amount, not from your commission. Also you receive 5-7% of the transaction amount. Normally the amounts that we process vary from 2,000 GBP to 10,000 GBP, but can go higher on special occasions.

Job details
As the financial activity in your area is not too high, a Payment Protection agent will be processing approximately 1-2 transactions per week. Each transaction requires approximately 4-5 hours of the agent work. Our manager always calls the agent beforehand to provide all the instructions. Therefore, with the due time management, the agent is able to combine this job with other activities (e.g. primary job or studies).

If you are ready to proceed, please provide us with your AVAILABLE phone number and our hiring manager (Stephen Holmes) will contact you shortly.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need more information.

Yours Sincerely,
John Allen,
Adiv Financial.

Hmm - note they got my information via the TotalJobs website (it would be interesting to know what THEY think about all this !) - in short it's a money-laundering scam - the reference to you receiving payments into your bank account and sending it on (e.g. via Western Union) is the well-known scam. Counterfeit/stolem cheques will be paid into your bank account - they appear to clear (the money appears in your account), so you send the money on via WU, then your bank tells you the cheques have been returned unpaid, and debits the money from your account - and that's you out of pocket ...
apparently there's a few like this - all coming out of Australia (well we did send all our crooks out there a while back !!). Once again - AVOID/DELETE - just another racket preying on the unemployed ...

EVENING UPDATE (1900 hrs) - as I said - there's a few like this - other "companies" names include "Romad Financial Services", "Toll Finance Pty", "Landor Financial" and "Adela Finance" - one other interesting point gleaned - some of the company names used ARE LEGAL COMPANIES - however some of the scam e-mails have links to what look like the 'kosher' company web sites - they are actually cleverly built "replicas" of the real thing - yep a little bit of 'identity theft' if you like !!


Ben J Hamilton said...

I got this email too. Not sure how stupid they must think people are.

Mike Smith said...

Problem is - there are "gullible" (stupid ?) people out there - everyone wants 'something for nothing' - and the scammers will prey on this greed.

Since I put this on, I've had over 150 hits - most of which have Googled "adiv financial" first - and it's not just the UK (I've seen hits from Greece, Poland, Bulgaria and Switzerland) - if people are looking for advice/confirmation/whatever - let's hope it helps to prevent financial misery for some ...

Anonymous said...

i got this email too from cyprus guys; the totaljobs website dont check their employers or recruiters? i think i will remove my details from that website if it is unsecured!

Anonymous said...

Yep, me too a few days ago. I reported them to the Australian Fraud Squad.

Anonymous said...

Maybe we should all agree, let the cheques come in and then bounce back on them?

AlbertoP said...

Thank You guys..
I was falling inside this thing...
I hope they'll burn in hell..

Thank You from Italy


Mike Smith said...

Sono lieto che questo รจ stato utile - Buona fortuna, se si sta cercando per il lavoro legale (come me)!

Kieran said...

I can't believe someone would actually take advantage like this. I probably would have fell for it if it wasn't for this website. I was a bit unsure about it, it sounded like a scam but who's to know so I typed it in, in google, and thankfully brought me here. thanks!