"Payment Protection services" scam
Thread poster: Gudrun Wolfrath

Gudrun Wolfrath  Identity Verified
Local time: 18:36
English to German
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Mar 25, 2012

Just received this message:

Sie haben eine Nachricht über ProZ.com erhalten.
Absender: JOEL GREENWOOD. [HINWEIS: Der Absender ist kein registrierter Nutzer von ProZ.com oder war beim Senden dieser Nachricht nicht angemeldet.]
IP-Adresse des Absenders:
Art der Nachricht: Job-related

Joel Greenwood.
Judd Financial Services Pty Ltd

my name is Joel Greenwood and I am Judd Financial Services
hiring manager. We have found and carefully reviewed your CV
and decided to offer this job to you.

Our services:
When buying-selling operations via the Internet are
concerned, the buyer and the seller don't know each other
(they may be placed in different corners of the world) - it
is very important both to the buyer and the seller for their
deal to be made safe. Payment Protection means receiving
money, documents, goods (it might be both the seller's and
the buyer's) concerning the transaction to a reliable,
experienced, impartial person - our Payment Protection
agent. The agent will hold all the documents and money until
all the terms of the deal are satisfied and only then
release them to the intended receiver.

Why we need Payment Protection agents:
Having a Payment Protection agent in every country we can
quickly transfer funds inside a country without wasting time
on the international bank transfers, and continue our rapid
growth rather than overwhelming our own bank account with
inbound and outbound transactions leading to severe hold
times and possible service interruption. It is time that is
of significant importance to our clients.

Career and Benefits:
Your main task will be receiving money transactions to any
bank account you would like to use for the purposes of this
job; and then forwarding these transactions to the next
party of the Payment Protection process according to our
instructions. You will benefit from the commissions, which
are 5-7% of each transaction and depend on the quantity of
the completed transactions and the speed of your work.
Besides, you will be paid a basic salary of 1500 USD per

For your convenience there will be no paychecks, your
commission will remain in your account after every
successfully completed transaction. The money transfer fee
is not included in your commission, meaning that you will
deduct it from the received amount, not from your
commission. Also you receive 5-7% of the transaction amount.
Normally the amounts that we process vary from 2,000 USD to
10,000 USD or its equivalent, but can go higher on special

Job details:
As the financial activity in your area is not too high, a
Payment Protection agent will be processing approximately
1-2 transactions per week. Each transaction requires
approximately 4-5 hours of the agent work. Our manager
always calls the agent beforehand to provide all the
instructions. Therefore, with the due time management, the
agent is able to combine this job with other activities
(e.g. primary job or studies).

If you are ready to proceed, please reply to this e-mail
j.greenwood101@yahoo.com and our hiring manager Paul Kings
will contact you shortly.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need more

Yours Sincerely,
Joel Greenwood,

[Subject edited by staff or moderator 2012-03-26 18:44 GMT]


Natalie  Identity Verified
Local time: 18:36
Member (2002)
English to Russian
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Thank you, Gudrun, Mar 25, 2012

for informing us. The real poster's location is Ghana (the IPs are blocked already).



Enrique Cavalitto  Identity Verified
Local time: 13:36
Member (2006)
English to Spanish
This is a variant of the "Western Union" scam Mar 26, 2012

Hi Gudrun, thanks for sharing this information.

This is a variant of the "Western Union" scam.

A special entry was created on this scam in the wiki page on detecting and reacting to false job offers and other scams.



Gudrun Wolfrath  Identity Verified
Local time: 18:36
English to German
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Thank you, Enrique Mar 26, 2012

for the link.

Good overview on the different "MOs".



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