A reader sent me this scam. She says “I recently received this email offering me a job, my details had been accessed via a cv I posted online. I was curious and replied to the first email but became suspicious when the second email requested my online bank login!
The second email appeared to be from a company address and the links to the website are real-the website is quite convincing.
Fortunately I Googled the post when I became suspicious and didn’t proceed any further.”
The website is a fake. It’s not the first time I’ve seen a similar site. It was registered on 23 August 2010. Three is no such company as “Monet UK Group” and no company anywhere ever employs payments processing agents. To see how these scams work, read the Scam Victims page of this site.
Without too much effort I found several similar sites, all presumably produced by the same group of scammers:
My name is Simon Pollard and I represent Monet Group LTD. We’ve found your CV at vacancycentral.co.uk and we believe that your skills and experience meet our basic requirements.
Our company deals mainly with the outsourcing of Information Technology all over the world, bringing the best equipped specialists from different countries to the consumers.
This position will require two or three hours a day performing your duties on-line.
There are no start-up and/or any other fees. Our company covers all the fees related to the hiring process.
We provide a 30 day paid training period. During your training period you receive online support from your personal supervisor, who also makes the final decision on extending a permanent job offer after 30 days training.
The base pay for the training period is GBP 1,500 per month. Plus you keep 8% commission from each and every transfer processed. Furthermore, you may ask for extra hours or even a full-time job after your 30 day training period has been successfully completed.
NOTE: The Gmail account is used to avoid of getting spam to our corporate mail server.
If you’re still seeking a job, and our offer might be of interest to you, please complete a form below as a part of your return email. Our representative will contact you within 48 hours.
Country of residence:______________________
Preferred call time:_____________________
We have found your CV at www.vacancycentral.co.uk. This is to confirm that your CV has been duly processed and your skills meet our basic requirements for the Payment Processing position.
Monet Group LTD.
Thank you for your reply and interest in a part-time position with Monet Group LTD.
I apologize for using a Gmail account previously, it is necessary to avoid getting SPAM letters, that can damage our system.
In the future please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
The main strategic aim of our company is to provide quick, easy, efficient and secure ways for businesses to outsource services locally, nationally and globally, to maximize their competitive advantage and cost effectiveness.
The goal of our company is to ensure both, the most reliable security level and simplicity of use and availability.
We are happy to offer you the Payment Processing Agent position.
Here are the job Requirements:
– 18 years of age or older;
– internet access to promptly reply to emails;
– availability by phone (1-2 hours a day);
– a bank account to process payments
We welcome competent and reliable approach to work, responsibility and initiative in search of the most efficient ways of job implementation.
Each Payment Processing Agent is provided with employment benefits after successful completion of probationary period (30 days).
The employment benefits include:
– Stock options;
– Health & Dental;
– Professional development programs
You will find detailed description of the job following the link:
We strongly recommend to read our FAQ:
Details about our company you can find here:
About Monet Group LTD : http://www.monet-ukgroup.net/about/us
Management Team: http://www.monet-ukgroup.net/about/team
Some important facts:
1. You don’t need to invest your own money to get started;
2. This is not a sales position. While employed with us, you are guaranteed a Base Salary as well as commission per task processed;
3. Each remittance will be accompanied by an invoice ensuring legality of transaction.
If you are interested in the offered vacancy or have any questions please contact us at email@example.com
We appreciate your time and sincerely hope to see you in Monet Group LTD team!
Monet Group LTD
Phone: +44 207 193 4736
Fax: +44 020 8082 5686