Job offer spam: United Travel Partners (utp-biz.com / utp-biz.org)
"United Travel Partners" - another money transfer scam
There are two domains, utp-biz.org and utp-biz.com in this scam. One advertized jobs in Australia, the other in the USA. There are visual similarities between the utp-biz.com advertisement and fraudulent job offer ads for eBay fraud and phishing-related frauds, but the job description is quite different. It's confusing at first. However, it's the same money transfer scam: The "employee" will receive a bank transfer and will have to wire it somewhere else by Western Union or Moneygram. There are similarities to the "Westernpoint" scam.
Dear Firstname, Good day. Thank you for your interest in working with our company in Australia. Let me explain how we work and what you will be doing. If you have any questions at any time please let me know. Our company is a travel agency that is expanding its business presence in Australia. We specialize in selling custom tailored travel packages for wealthy clients around the world. At the moment we are looking for representatives in Australia to help us with client support and sales of our packages to various clients in Australia. You can earn income, in the form of commissions on all of the travel that you will service through our company. Each agent serves his or her location and they will get part of commissions on what our company sells in that area. The amount of money that you will earn is completely up to you. You'll receive up to a 50% commission split on every cruise, vacation package, hotel accommodation, car rental, airline ticket and travel insurance policy that you refer to us. Also you will get commission on what our company will sell in your area. If the client will continue to buy travel packages from us, you will still be getting commission even though they might approach us directly. You'll also earn Referral Bonuses every time you refer a friend that also enrolls in the program. We have the buying power to negotiate competitive prices, high commissions and overrides, as well as arrange exclusive offers with the majority of tour operators and airlines. What's more our range of business development and support services will ensure we are able to compete with the biggest names on High Street. We can offer you three levels of employment. All positions pay 12.5 AUD per hour. Full time travel agent 1. Understand, support and follow company policies and procedures. 2. Assist with changes at client's request. 3. Identify travel patterns, cost saving ideas and communicate to travel manager. 4. Follow established guidelines for travel services when applicable. 5. Receive payment from the client for provided services. Part time travel agent 1. Identify consumer needs. 2. Provide prompt resolution to inquires. 3. Follow through on all calls with customers. 4. Other duties will be similar to full time position only on the smaller scale. Occasional agent 1. Helps with general inquiries. What do we offer for our employees:
From: "Kurt Sekel" <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: "US citizen" <emailaddress> Sent: Wednesday, 06 April, 2005 23:56 Subject: Home based Travel Agent position Hello, Our employment agency has forwarded your contacts to fill-in a new travel agent opening with our company. We are offering a compensation package of fixed monthly salary and performance bonus for the agent position. Please see the details below. The home-based travel agent is an independent contractor, which means that he or she has a great degree of freedom as far as determining how and with whom to do business. Some home-based travel agents function simply as referral agents, funneling business to a travel agency but not handling any of the booking details themselves. Home-based travel agents, of whatever level of sophistication, can work either full-time or part-time or only occasionally. There are home-based travel agents who earn money, home-based travel agents who earn a tidy part-time income, home-based travel agents who bring down a substantial middle-class income, and home-based travel agents who earn six-figure incomes. As you can see, there are so many variations and combinations that it is difficult to define the "typical" home-based travel agent. This means that virtually anyone can be a home-based travel agent, on their own terms and at their own pace, creating the type of home-based travel marketing business that makes sense for them. As a referral agent, you don't have to know a great deal about the mechanics of the travel industry. Your job is to communicate the fun and excitement of travel and get people to call our agency. The individual in this position covers all sales initiatives in an assigned territory. The incumbent meets with all agencies assigned on a consistent basis in order to solicit business and provide customer service. Preparation of periodic reports is also completed as required. Essential Functions: - Secures opportunities to quote on customer requirements. - Follows up (by phone or visit) on quotations submitted to customers. - Establishes professional customer/vendor relationships with appropriate customer personnel. - Submits monthly activity/call reports concerning customer-related activities for quotes, questions, and problems concerning customer/vendor relationships. - Performs all assigned duties in the assigned sales territory. - Assists management in the preparation of a sales forecast on a periodic basis and meets with management periodically to review sales, visits made, and customer service feedback obtained. Remember that there is no start up cost or any fees involved. To continue the application or to find out more about this exciting oppurtunity, please fill out this form. http://utp-biz.com/vacancies.html If you are hired you will receive a training package and first pilot assignments within next two weeks. Regards, Kurt Sekel
Money trabsfer email:
From: Michael Burke <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org Date: 06 April 2004 Good morning, Our client had to wire you the funds for the travel package ( around AUD$ 4980) Please check your bank account for available funds and let me know. I will send you further instructions later. Regards, Michael
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Request: utp-biz.org whois server for *.org is whois.publicinterestregistry.net ... connected to whois.publicinterestregistry.net [220.127.116.11:43] ... Domain ID:D105852721-LROR Domain Name:UTP-BIZ.ORG Created On:09-Mar-2005 13:04:15 UTC Last Updated On:11-Mar-2005 00:56:16 UTC Expiration Date:09-Mar-2006 13:04:15 UTC Sponsoring Registrar:Tucows Inc. (R11-LROR) Status:TRANSFER PROHIBITED Registrant ID:tuuyTUpFRg0Ug5Js Registrant Name:Kevin Whitaker Registrant Organization:WP Inc. Registrant Street1:5727 W. Olympic Blvd Registrant Street2:Apt. #1 Registrant Street3: Registrant City:Los Angeles Registrant State/Province:CA Registrant Postal Code:90036 Registrant Country:US Registrant Phone:+1.3236538817 Registrant Phone Ext.: Registrant FAX: Registrant FAX Ext.: Registrant Email:firstname.lastname@example.org Admin ID:tuuyTUpFRg0Ug5Js Admin Name:Kevin Whitaker Admin Organization:WP Inc. Admin Street1:5727 W. Olympic Blvd Admin Street2:Apt. #1 Admin Street3: Admin City:Los Angeles Admin State/Province:CA Admin Postal Code:90036 Admin Country:US Admin Phone:+1.3236538817 Admin Phone Ext.: Admin FAX: Admin FAX Ext.: Admin Email:email@example.com Tech ID:tuL1D2tkh2XfdYLz Tech Name:EV1 Servers Domain Services Tech Organization:EV1.net Tech Street1:390 Benmar Tech Street2:Suite 200 Tech Street3: Tech City:Houston Tech State/Province:Texas Tech Postal Code:77060 Tech Country:US Tech Phone:+1.7133337873 Tech Phone Ext.: Tech FAX:+1.7139429332 Tech FAX Ext.: Tech Email:firstname.lastname@example.org Name Server:NS1.VIUXHOSTING.COM Name Server:NS2.VIUXHOSTING.COM
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