Vacancy – apply online

My sister forwarded me this scam. In fact she sent me 7 – all with similar titles, all with exactly the same content and all with slightly different email addresses –

I looked up the domain – it was registered today by someone in Moscow.

I hope you realise this is a scam.  There is no job, just a team of scammers who are after your money.  If you make the mistake of replying you will be asked either to send the scammer money, or you will be sent a fake cheque or payment and asked to forward the balance to an associate of the scammer.

Edit I used an online email address to pretend to be interested in the job.  The reply had a job description attached, which included this text:

“When it is necessary you as the company representative,will indicate your bank account as the company’s account and will receive money.Then finance and investment department will instruct you on how to process theincoming amounts of money.”

This is the classic payment processor scam.  You believe money has been paid into your bank account.  You are instructed to forward some of it to an associate of the scammer.  The original payment is then withdrawn, leaving you out of pocket and with no way of recovering the money.

Ignore these scammers.

Sent: Thursday, 3 March, 2011 10:55:34
Subject: Vacancy – apply online

One of the UK’s leading professional design services company is currently looking to recruit an ambitious Business Support Assistant.
Our historically steady growth is expected to continue apace in and beyond 2011.
This is a fantastic opportunity to begin your career within an international market leading business.

Reporting to the Business Support Manager your role will be to provide administrative support to the Education,
Training & Skills team.

– Salary J29,000 pa + excellent benefits package
– Flexible hours
– Immediate start
– Pension available
– Holidays and overtime will be discussed at interview.

General administrative duties will include photocopying, binding,
maintaining stationery requirements, mail distribution, and taking phone messages for the ETS team.
You will assist in producing seminar packs and material for seminars
and business development events plus helping to arrange business development meetings,
as well as supporting the team with billings, recharges, expense claims as and when required.

The ideal candidate for the role will be an ambitious person looking for an opportunity to begin or develop a career within a large international firm.
Previous experience in a similar administrative role, or an NVQ Level 2 in Administration,
would be preferred, however not as essential as an enthusiastic personality and hard working attitude.

Team working skills will be necessary as will a “hands on” approach, plus excellent attention to detail and organisational skills.

You will have a focus on achieving and maintaining excellent standards of delivery of all work carried out at all times.

To apply for the Business Support Assistant role please e-mail your CV and a covering letter to