Thread poster: Trinh Do

Trinh Do  Identity Verified
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Jul 28, 2009

I am a translator on this website and got this message from a "company", which I'm certain is scam.

Dear Trinh Do!

Thank you for your interest for the position FUNDS RELOCATOR MANAGER .

Our company reduces tax rate for minor and developing companies in France . We don’t have representatives in Australia . In case of company expansion we are looking for employees for manager position. We are looking for responsible, initiative employees, who can take decisions for solving problems in Australia . During our cooperation we prefer e-mail as a means of communication.

Reduction of tax rate implement by means of personalizing of money transfer. Cash asserts are divided into minor sums and transfer to personal accounts. This is the process of personalizing of money transfer.

That is why we are looking for the employees for this position in Australia . For the beginning you have to provide for us your account details and other necessary information. After that, the company will transfer sum of money to your account. We will inform you about this.

After receiving the money on your account, you have to resend it though Western Union , MoneyGram or International Bank WIRE to our agents. They are also private persons. This transfer is not going to be taxed, because this is private transfer.

The first 3 weeks are probation period. During this time, you have to accept money from our partners on your account and resend it though WE, MG, TRAVELEX of SWIFT etc. After this period you would join our team and we will send you all necessary documents.

We offer you 5 % from initial transfer for your service. It will take 1-2 hours of your time per day. Sum of money transfers would be from 1 000 to 5 000 AUD.

First of all, you have to learn all instructions and fill in the form with your personal information, which you will find below. If you accept all conditions of work – send it back to us.

Below you will find all instructions what you have to do and how to do it.

We are not asking to do any fees. All expenses would be covered by our side. This job is legal. You can use any account (your personal account or open a new account with 0 balances, just for operating with us).

After receiving your personal info, it will be kept safely and very soon you will receive notice about the first transfer to your account.

After that, follow the instructions.

P.S. We will advise you to leave your mobile #, if we need to find you quick.

Instructions :

Sending your personal details, thereby you accept cooperation with us.

You have to check your e-mail box in the morning (usually notice about the transfer would be at 8 o’clock in the morning at your e-mail box). Also check your mobile phone, because usually we send sms as well as e-mail.

After receiving notice – check you bank account. Sometimes it can be some bank delays (hours or even days).

After completing p. 1 and p. 2 you have to write down e-mail to us, if the money is already on your account and note the exact sum.

After this you have to go to any bank office or using ATM for withdraws the money. (Bank offices start working at 9-30)

From this sum you should take your 5%.

Ex. You receive 5000$. 5% form the 5000$ =250$.

250$ – this is your part.

5000$ – 5% (250$) = 4750$.

6. The rest of the money you have to resend to our representative, just paying for the Western Union service (fee) from this money as well. Ex. 4750$ – Western Union fee = the rest you have to send.

Another way you can sent the transfer to our representative by bank WIRE.

You will come to bank and ask them to make the international transfer using the SWIFT system.

7. After sending the money though Western Union or International Bank Wire you will receive the check, where would be all necessary information for us.

8. You have to send the information from this check to us by e-mail ASAP. Together with the notice about money transfer we will send you special form which you have to fill in. Please, be very careful and attentive! Write down all info which would be in the check.

9. Filling in the information about Western Union or Bank Wire transfer in the shortest period you have to send it back to us by e-mail. + If it is possible attach scan of your Western Union check.

10. Wait for the notice of completing the operation by e-mail or sms. After confirming of fulfillment of operation your work is considered to be completed.

Personal details:

First name :

Last name:




Marital status:

Spoken Languages:




Mobile :


Bank Details:

Bank Name:

Account name :

Account number:

BSB number:

*Note: A BSB number is a 6 digit number that identifies the Bank and Branch you have an account with. It can be found on the statement issued by your bank. An account number is a number that identifies your account. This can be found on your bank statement.

Feel free to contact us, if you have any questions.

Hope for our productive cooperation.

Telekurs (France) SAS, 24 rue Royale, F-75008 Paris

Tel. +33 (0) 1 55 35 11 55, Fax +33 (0) 1 55 35 11 99

I guess some French people are desperate.

[Edited at 2009-07-29 06:41 GMT]


nortranslate (X)
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Sounds like a classic money laundering scam Jul 29, 2009

Actually, you might earn some money on jobs like this.

That is.....

....until the police finds you. This a typical money laundering scam.
They need to use your account to receive money and they want you to send the money using Western Union (untraceable). When the authorities start to investigate where the stolen/drug money disappeared, they find you account. Guess who's door their going to knock on.

This is number 6 on the top 10 scams on


ViktoriaG  Identity Verified
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Western Union Jul 29, 2009

nortranslate wrote:

...they want you to send the money using Western Union (untraceable).

I have always wondered why governments allow for a "bank" with untraceable transactions to exist. Could it be that the governments, too, get a slice of the pie?


Trinh Do  Identity Verified
Member (2007)
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The government does not condone this Jul 29, 2009

I have to inform you that the Australian government has no part in this. I have informed the Australian anti-fraud agency to be aware of this.

Please do not be despicable of Australia. Only some individuals (a minority) in Australia is worth of this despise.


ViktoriaG  Identity Verified
Local time: 21:24
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You misread it Jul 30, 2009

Trinh Do wrote:

Please do not be despicable of Australia.

Who said anything about Australia? I used the term "governments", and it is in plural form, too. Western Union exists in Canada, too. In fact, I just discovered one inside a grocery store (!) yesterday.

If Western Union is used for so many scams, why do governments allow it to exist, or allow it to conduct undocumented transactions? Don't you think it's a bit fishy, especially considering the amounts governments invest each year into fighting that fraud? Now, consider how many people use Western Union for fiscal evasion. Funny that governments don't seem to mind that their money gets stolen...

[Edited at 2009-07-30 03:31 GMT]


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