Two readers have forwarded me this scam. To see how these payment processor scams work, read the scam victims page of this site.
My second reader replied to the first email and received a second email full of links to an impressive looking website – all of which is fake. The website was registered on 19 July 2010 and is hosted on an Eastern European server that is also used to host other scam sites.
For anyone that is interested – here the details from “whois”:
Domain Name: SECUREIT-BUSINESS.NET Registrar: PAKNIC (PRIVATE) LIMITED Whois Server: whois.paknic.com Referral URL: http://www.paknic.com Name Server: NS1.STARYJSLEDOPYT.NET Name Server: NS2.MIROSLAVANABZ.CC Name Server: NS3.KOTAPOPUSU.NET Status: ok Updated Date: 19-jul-2010 Creation Date: 19-jul-2010 Expiration Date: 19-jul-2011
The Email sent to my first reader
Our HR Department has found your resume on line and would like to offer you a Payment Processing Agent position.
The job we offer is a part-time with a flexible schedule. Working hours: 2-5 hours a day, Monday through Friday. It’s possible to work from home and communicate via internet & cell phone.
– 18+ y/o;
– Computer at home;
– 24/7 internet access;
– No criminal background;
No need to pay for enrollment! All fees and expenses are covered by Secure IT Business Inc.
We offer a training (30 days) for employees whose application forms are approved.
During this time you’ll be getting all detailed instructions and training from our online support.
GBP 1,800 is paid at the end of probationary period via wire transfer to your bank account plus commission.
If you would like to learn more, please email us at email@example.com
Note: we apologize for using a Gmail account and not a company one, it is necessary to avoid getting SPAM letters that can damage our system.
Awaiting your prompt reply.
The Email sent to my second reader – via a legitimate jobs site
My reader replied that she was interested and received the following email. Fortunately, she then did some internet research and found this blog.
Thank you for your reply and interest in a part-time position with Secure IT Business Inc.
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.
To find out if you’re a good match for this position, take our test: http://www.secureit-business.net/registration/need_quiz/?reg
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 Secure IT Business Inc : http://www.secureit-business.net/about/us
Management Team: http://www.secureit-business.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 Secure IT Business Inc team!
Secure IT Business Inc
Phone: 20 3239 0663
Fax: 20 3163 1857
*Please note that some e-mails may enter your SPAM folder and may delay our process of communication. Please add our e-mail address to your filter/safe list to ensure that you receive our e-mails without any delay. If for some reason you do not hear from us within 24 hours with further information, please give us a call at 20 3239 0663 and we will provide you with the necessary information.