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This blog is not frequently updated because most case-by-case scam reports are now listed in subordinate blogs. At this point in time, most of my efforts are targeted at documenting employment scams in the Suckers Wanted blog.


Job Scam: Finance Mover

I've been slacking off a great deal lately: an endless stream of 419 sob-stories and lottery wins can get tedious after a while. This one is an employment scam, which is also nothing new, but I really hate them for their particular insidiousness, so I'll shirk off the laziness and report it. For those of you not familiar with the scam, the spammer intends to use the "employee" as a money launderer. Stolen money is sent to the "employee", and the "employee" sends it back via Western Union, thereby making it hard to trace. The "employee" is easy enough to trace, of course, and can expect a visit from the local authorities sooner or later.

This spam was received from ( on Sun, 28 Aug 2005 05:33:59 +0000.

Date: Sun, 28 Aug 2005 00:34:03 -0500
From: Finance Mover INC. <>
Subject: Hiring Job Offer.

Finance Mover INC.

Our vacancies 

We are a company that specializes in sales since
2001.We are looking for financial assistants that will
be responsible to accept payments from clients through
Paypal since it is one of the most popular methods of
payment, but is not available in several regions of
Europe. Paypal protects sensitive information using
state-of-the-art encryption, so your data is not
available to anyone Paypal's risk models help detect
and predict fraudulent transactions-before they affect
the business. PayPal also fights chargebacks. You can
make 10% commission from every transfer you will
receive through your Paypal account in relation to our
business. The rest needs to be transferred to our
company's representative by Western Union, all Western
Union fees are paid by us.On average you will be
making 1500USD a week. To begin working together we
will need your resume and contact information, sent to

Finance Mover INC.

1 comment:

Jay said...

I recieved this. I figured it was a scam but i bit for more info. They sent me this within a few hours:

We have read your resume carefuly and we are able to work with you.
We want you to be our financial assistant. You'll have to assist our
customers with their requests. This is the job on-line. You can work with us
at your free time! Flexible hours.
Our company is located in Europe and we're working with customers all around
the world. Some of our customers preffer the payment methods that are not
acceptible in Europe, that's why we need financial assistants.
You have to proceed the payments from our customers and transfer the rest of
amount (excluding transfer fees and your 10% comission) to our central
You can visit our web site for all information.
If you're interested to work with us, please, e-mail us at:
( and you'll get a copy of job contract.

Finance Mover INC.

One interesting thing to note - In my resume, I put in some fairly obvious things in my resume that would make most employers not even consider you, let alone get back to you in a few hours.
Visiting the website in question brings up a note that the website is not currently up.

Intrigued as to how they work, I bit for more info. That was two days ago and there has been no reply.

definite scam. hopefully others dont get suckered.

- Jay