A friend passed this on to me. His fiancée answered this ad last week that was on Page 10 of the Money and Jobs section of the Irish Examiner. She realised the ad was a scam once she got back a fishy email:
When she emailed asking for more details she got back this email asking for her bank details. She traced the email to an Israeli ISP:
Here’s the business bit of the email:
Unfortunately we are unable to open Bank Accounts in Ireland without first registering the company name. Secondly we cannot cash these payments from the Ireland soon enough, as international Cheques take about 15-20 working days for cash to be made available.We lose about 75,000 pounds of net income each month because we have money transfer delays.Your task is to coordinate payments from customers and help us with the payment process.You are not involved in any sales or marketing.Once orders are received and sorted we deliver the product to a customer (usually through FEDEX).The customer receives and checks the products.
After this has been done the customer has to pay for the products.About 90 percent of our customers prefer to pay through Certified Cheque and some of our customers like to pay via direct transfer into Credit Card which is most secure and fast unlike cheques. So We decided to open this new job position for solving this problem.Your tasks are:
1. Receive payment from Customers.
2. Cash Payments at your Bank (Upon my instruction).
3. Deduct 300 pounds which will be your commission/pay on each Payment
4. Forward balance after deduction of commission/pay to any of the offices you will be contacted to send payment to.(Payment is to forwarded either by MoneyGram or Western Union Money Transfer Preferably).
But the problem we have is trust, But we have our way of getting anyone that gets away with our money, I mean the IRS and Secret Service branch inWashington gets involve. Our payments will be issued out in your name and you can have them cashed at your bank or other Cashing Services.Deduct your commission and forward thebalance to the company . If you are interested, N: B, Please send to me the
listed information below:
#Your full name:
#Your full home address,
#Your age,#Occupation and as well your
#marital status, and your gender,
#direct contact telephone number:
#Your Bank name Only (only your bank name and nothing else).
Thanks for your anticipated action and we hope to hear back from you. very respectfully.
LUC ART GALLERY
10 Kent Avenue
Someone put this on DIGG. Go here to DIGG it, thanks.
UPDATE: Ad has also appeared in the Donegal News.