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Money Transfer Job Scams: September 2008

Please be aware that:
  • No legitimate company will use bank accounts of private individuals for forwarding wire transfers from its customers.
  • No legitimate company uses employees' private bank accounts for cashing checks from customers.
  • No legitimate company uses private individuals to receive and forward parcels for them.
  • No legitimate business will pay 5% and more for international money transfers (for example, $250 out of $5000), when banks provide such services for only $30-50 per transaction and businesses and individuals can set up their own bank accounts in other countries if needed.

Any job offer that involves any of the above activities is a fraud!

Job offers on the internet such as the ones listed here involve stolen money and stolen goods. If you participate in these scams, even without criminal intent, you could be held liable and face criminal charges. If you have been recruited, contact the police and notify your bank. Do not withdraw any cash wired to your account! Do not forward any parcels mailed to your home! Talk to the bank and the police first!


Utlys Group Int. (utl-jobs.com)

Date: Sat, 13 Sep 2008
From: Amanda.Carter@utl-jobs.com
To:
Subject: Re: Yes I am interested

Dear Firstname,
thank you for the response. This is a work at home position which you can perform from any location as long as you have Internet access. For the first month the position you will be considered as an employee undergoing the trial period. After successful completion of the first month you will receive an official contract for permanent employment. In the attachments you will find the trial period agreement. Please read the agreement, complete, sign and forward back to us via email either in .pdf/.jpg or .doc/.txt format. Or you can fax it to: +4785228719 For the commencement date you can state any date during the month of September that is convenient for you to begin working.
Best regards,
Amanda Carter
Utlys Group Int.

WHOIS details for domain:

Domain Name: UTL-JOBS.COM
Registrar: BIZCN.COM, INC.
Whois Server: whois.bizcn.com
Referral URL: http://www.bizcn.com
Name Server: NS1.RELEASEBPB.COM
Name Server: NS2.RELEASEBPB.COM
Status: clientDeleteProhibited
Status: clientTransferProhibited
Updated Date: 11-sep-2008
Creation Date: 11-sep-2008
Expiration Date: 11-sep-2009

NS1.RELEASEBPB.COM has also been used for the following money-forwarding or parcel-forwarding scams, so there is a good chance these scams are related:

  • luksus-jobs.org
  • luks-jobs.com
  • pcfjobs.org
  • accfcareers.com