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Marion Schimmelpfennig  Identity Verified
Local time: 13:05
Member (2003)
English to German
Jun 19, 2005

I guess that all of you are very cautious when it comes to email offers that sound too good to be true. Here is another email that reached me today - obviously especially designed for us translators. It's clear that this is a fraud:

Are you really looking for job?
One of the biggest Finance Company of East Europe is glad to offer
excellent work providing real money to you!!
No need to invest or buy products in order to work with us.
No money to start?
About us:
Seek Jobz Finance Company, Latvia was founded in 1995 by a team
of antiquities experts. By now our company has grown from a small
company with 7 employees to an international group with several
representative offices in different countries of the world. Nowadays
we are not just selling and buying antiques, but are also dealing with
organizations of international exhibitions, seminars, tours and many
other things. For more information: http://elitejobseek.com
Our vacancies:
Now clients of our company conduct financial operations all over
the world including Germany, but due to sufficient perfection in
Banking Service we have some difficulties in translation and
reorganization of our business, therefore we are planning to open
branches in which we require Germanys. Now we are looking for
financial assistants who will be responsible to accept payments from
our clients. At this moment we provide and offer work at home, after
opening offices in Germany, you will have an opportunity for working
in our offices as well.
Today we are looking for financial assistants that will be
responsible to accept payments from clients through bank transfer,
because of imperfection of bank system. Germanyan partners of our
clients have some difficulties with sending bank translations and
cheques to East Europe. You can make 10 % commission from every
transfer you will receive through relative to our business. The rest
needs to be transferred to our company's representative by Western
Union; all Western Union fees are paid by us. On average you will be
making 2000 EURO per week.
We believe that you can get good future and achievements in
our business. If our offer is interesting to you, please feel free in
sending a mail to our HR office. For more information our crew of
Human Resources is ready to answer all your questions.
If you are ready to begin with us work you should make the
following, go to www.additionaljob.net click " Leave Resume" After you
have made during 24 hours we to you we shall send the contract and we
shall start to work as soon as possible with you.

Sincerely yours,
Seek Jobz Company, Latvia .


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Andrea Re  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 12:05
English to Italian
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not the first time Jun 19, 2005

I have seen many of those (like the one about the guy who had to collect an inheritance from South Africa or the money stashed away during some war....) I suppose that it is always nice to receive mali....

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xxxOlaf
Local time: 13:05
English to German
They're looking for people to help launder money Jun 20, 2005

For more information see the following German link:

http://www.heise.de/tp/r4/artikel/20/20310/1.html

Olaf


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Uldis Liepkalns  Identity Verified
Latvia
Local time: 14:05
Member (2003)
English to Latvian
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No such company is registered in Latvia, Jun 20, 2005

I checked the Register of Companies.

And actually it is impossible to register a company with such a name in Latvia- "Seek *JOBZ* Finance Company"-
First- Company name can be in language other than Latvian only if the company is a branch or like of some Foreign company,
Second- Even then you cannot register a company name containing slang or like: "JOBZ" in this case.

BTW, the homepage doesn't function beyond the title-page.

Uldis

Marion Schimmelpfennig wrote:

Seek Jobz Finance Company, Latvia was founded in 1995 by a team
of antiquities experts. By now our company has grown from a small
company with 7 employees to an international group with several
representative offices in different countries of the world. Nowadays
we are not just selling and buying antiques, but are also dealing with
organizations of international exhibitions, seminars, tours and many
other things. For more information: http://elitejobseek.com


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Burkhard Ziegler  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 13:05
Russian to German
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seems to be connected to frauding online bank clients - you can become liable under the law Jun 20, 2005

Last time I heard that there was a lot of phishing online banking data of German online banking clients.

The German online banking clients enters an operation using his online banking interface. Another, new, window is opened asking for entering a certain code (TAN) once again. These data are submitted to the fraudulents.

They initiate another bank transfer to the account of the person who agreed rendering the quoted "financial services" (receiving money onto one's own account and forwarding it by Western Union to the criminals).

The person who agreed rendering the quoted financial services can be held responsible under the law. Especially, this person is the easiest one to be cought by German authorities.

Mostly these offers came from CIS but the way to Latvia is close.


At the moment their messages are written in a bad German / English. Dear collegues, don't support criminals by translating for them. But this is another issue...


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Tsu Dho Nimh
Local time: 05:05
English
It's a variation on the "Advance Fee Fraud" Jun 21, 2005

There are several possible scams going here:

1. They ask you for a fee to get you set up as a clearing agent, pocket the fee and you never hear from them again. Jobs like this are usually promising 15,000+USD per month.

2. They send have you send them the money by Western Union right after an accomplice sends you a forged money order. You lose the money several weeks later when the forged thing finally bounces through the internaitonal banking system. In the meantime, they have sucked several thousands out of your bank, and the bank will expect to be repaid.

3. They are really after your banking information, and will siphon it clean right after you sign up.

4. They mean what they say, and you are just laundering money for them.


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