Current Status

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.

2007-06-12

Spam: Job Scammer does OEM Soft too?

A few days ago, I received a short blast of identical spams (other than the "from" address, which was totally different for each instance) promoting dubious vacancies at a "company" called SunFx. For detail, see the SunFX Online Inc scam report at my Suckers Wanted blog. This particular instance of the spam stood out because it's mangled: it blends an OEM Software scam with the job scam. I suspect that this is either the same scammer running more than one scam, or at least the same spammer, possibly sending spam on behalf of more than one dodgy client.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: James Nelson <[redacted]>
Date: 09-Jun-2007 19:45
Subject: Re: Hi
To: [redacted]


OEM Soft Store 80% Discounts

  We are glad to present You this online software store with maximum lowest prices on the Internet. You won\'t find software anywhere else on the Internet with prices lower than here. All the programs we have here for sale and available for Download Only.

http://www.best-soft-download.hk/

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MS Windows Vista Business Edition at ......ONLY $49.95

MS Office 2007 Professional .......................ONLY $49.95

ADOBE Creative Suite 3 Design Premium ..ONLY $37.95

SystemWorks Premier 2007 Edt .................ONLY $19.95

And many more...

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Come and check out by yourself
http://www.best-soft-download.hk/
SunFx Online Inc. customer service department is currently offering employment for 10 Australia residents and 15 United States residents in order to provide it's new branch with qualified personnel.
The private client support desk is responsible for following up client enquiries, helping the clients to understand how SunFx Online can save them money on foreign currency transactions, and developing new business through referrals.
If you're a customer service fanatic, and enjoy working in a challenging and rewarding environment, please see below for our current list of opportunities.

Position: Customer service officer.
Salary: Your starting salary will be $2300 - $4500, which will be paid to you in accordance with our standard payroll procedures.
In addition, you will be eligible for monthly and annual bonuses.
Relevant Work Experience: Will be an advantage.
Location: Australia / United States.
Education Level: College degree will be an advantage.
Insurance: 1 month after you begin work, you will be covered under our group health insurance policy, unless you advise us that you do not desire such coverage.
Information regarding our health insurance, as well as other group benefit plans, is enclosed
Keywords: Telecommuting, flexiplace.


Should you have any questions regarding this letter, our offer of employment or anything else, please write me an e-mail.
We are excited to have you join our organization and look forward to working with you.

Please forward your full resume, contact information and questions to HR dept. e-mail: sunfxcareers@ssl-mail.com

You will be contacted within 1 to 4 business days.

Best regards,
James Nelson
Employment Manager
SunFx Online Inc.
sunfxcareers@ssl-mail.com

2 comments:

Rhys said...

This is the one I got today....

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: Thank you
Date: Mon, 9 Jul 2007 07:13:53 +0200
From: James Nelson
To: --removed by poster--


SunFx Online Inc. customer service department is currently offering employment for 10 Australia residents and 7 United States residents in order to provide it's new branch with qualified personnel.
The private client support desk is responsible for following up client enquiries, helping the clients to understand how SunFx Online can save them money on foreign currency transactions, and developing new business through referrals.
If you're a customer service fanatic, and enjoy working in a challenging and rewarding environment, please see below for our current list of opportunities.

Position Customer service officer.
Salary Your starting salary will be $3300 - $5500, which will be paid to you in accordance with our standard payroll procedures.
In addition, you will be eligible for monthly and annual bonuses.
Relevant Work Experience Will be an advantage.
Location Australia United States.
Education Level College degree will be an advantage.
Insurance 1 month after you begin work, you will be covered under our group health insurance policy, unless you advise us that you do not desire such coverage.
Information regarding our health insurance, as well as other group benefit plans, is enclosed
Keywords Telecommuting, flexiplace.

Should you have any questions regarding this letter, our offer of employment or anything else, please write me an e-mail.
We are excited to have you join our organization and look forward to working with you.

Please forward your full resume, contact information and questions to HR dept. e-mail suncareers@Safe-mail.net

You will be contacted within 1 to 4 business days.

Best regards,
James Nelson
Employment Manager
SunFx Online Inc.
suncareers@Safe-mail.net

reezi said...

these are the ones i got today, the first is the initial email and the 2nd one is the reply email after i responded (yeah yeah, i just wanted to know what they would say)

-----Original Message-----
From: James Nelson [mailto:Deirdre@ninja.dk]
Sent: Friday, 13 July 2007 8:04 AM
To: Keene, Pauline
Subject: Re: Hi

EARN UP TO $300$/DAY!

We specialize in finding folks just like you who want to improve your quality of
life, work flexible hours so you can spend more time with your family & friends,
and say goodbye to daycare and rush hour for good!
Working from home participating in high paying surveys is an excellent
opportunity for stay-at-home moms or dads, single parents, college students, and
people thinking about retirement to earn great money.
And what could be more fun – give your opinion in your spare time & Make
a GREAT INCOME!

COMPENSATION:

Generally our WORK at HOME Members are compensated as follows:

*Get paid up to $250/day to take online surveys

*Get paid up to $300/day to take phone surveys


ANYONE CAN DO THIS KIND OF WORK!

The only requirement is that you must be of legal age to work. Place of
residence does not matter! You can live in a large city or in the country.
Education does not matter! As long as you can read and write and want to make
Easy Money Fast, you qualify to work and participate in surveys for our
companies!

For More Information and to APPLY, e-mail me at suncareers@safe-mail.net

Please forward your contact information and questions to HR dept. e-mail
careers-support@safe-mail.net

You will be contacted within 1 to 2 business days.


Best regards,
James Nelson
Employment Manager
SunFx Online Inc.
careers-support@safe-mail.net


Thank you for your message sent on 13 Jul 2007 02:31.

SunFx Online is a leading provider of foreign exchange services, offering ultra competitive exchange rates for foreign currency transfers and an unrivalled personal service to private individuals and companies. We pride ourselves on our ability to save our customers money.

In USA they usually deliver the funds within 10 days if we have one bank account open to one Australia bank (we have the bank account open to one USA bank -- this will delay payments with another 3-4 days) and this delay is not profitable for our company. With AU representatives help we can process these payments faster and the customers will be served faster.

Customer Service Officer key tasks include processing client transfers to and from other financial institutions.

Cash operations
Funds management and remittance (Funds transfers).
Operations Support (Clearing / Inter-Region & Inter-Branch Transfers).
Foreign Operations Services
Account opening & processing General Requirements:

Previous experience of home-based work will be an advantage.
College degree will be an advantage.
Have a minimal experience and knowledge of basic bank operations.
The ability to operate with more than one task effectively, and have an adaptable, flexible, professional attitude
The ability of stable communication with our company and on-time and detailed reporting.
Basic IT skills including use of WWW and e-mail.
Self motivated.
Highly organised.
Able to work to targets.
Able to maintain confidentiality of information.
Compensation:
Salary - growing with job experience
Excellent medical benefits (up to $550/month reimbursement)
12 Paid Holidays plus 3 weeks of Paid Time Off (PTO); increases after 2 years
Employer match of up to 3% of salary to 403b retirement plan

Job description:


You will receive funds on your bank account that come from the stockbrokers and
sale of the merchandise by our international clients. We will supply you with a detailed
information about a transfer including full name of the sender and sum total
in every given case.

When funds come to your bank account you have to transfer the funds to our
client using international western union payment system. The main advantage of
such service is the shortest time in which the seller can receive funds for
the sold merchandise. If you delay this process, our client will be able to
cancel the contract and we will suffer financial losses. Please remember that
you are handling money, be very responsible and attentive!


Your compensation will be also deducted from the received funds on the commission basis.
During the probationary period (30 days) you will be paid 4500 USD per month, plus 8% commission
from every payment received from a client.
After the completion of the probationary period your salary will go up to 6000 USD per month,
plus 8% commission per successfully handled transfer.

You must to channel out received assets during two business days to our client
as indicated in the contract.


Our clients value our performance and are ready to pay extra for shorter
transaction terms. If we manage to deliver the merchandise top the buyer
during 10 days, the deal considers to be fulfilled in rapid terms.

Probationary period also imposes restrictions on the social packet of our
corporation. You will be able to receive SunFx Online Inc. social packet
only after you successfully complete the probationary period.


Social packet includes:
stock options, child-care subsidies, flex-time, business casual attire,
educational assistance and professional development programs.
Detailed information concerning the social packet will be sent to you after
the successful completion of the probationary period




Customer Service Officer Job Instruction
It's fully legal and all taxes are paid by our company.
This instruction describes the sequence of operations you have to follow upon receiving a bank payment from our customer.

Upon receipt of our payment order by TaskManager internal mail or e-mail, where payment sum and further transfer details are specified, you have to do the following.
Check the status of your bank account through on-line banking system or by phone.
As soon as the money is ready for withdrawal, you shall go to the nearest branch of your bank and withdraw the sum, indicated in the payment order, in cash.
Deduct your 8(11)% commission from this sum.
Afterwards go to the nearest Western Union MT Agency and make a transfer in accordance with the details, mentioned in the payment order.

After the transfer is made, you have to go home and to fill out a TaskManager Form (see enclosed to the payment order).
Transfer processing is completed.

In case of any malfunctions contact SunFx Online Inc. Senior Manager by e-mail
or through TaskManager internal mail immediately and describe the problem in
detail.

Fraudulent Attempts
Throughout our history fraudulent attempts from the part of Customer Service Officers
to retain the transferred amounts were made only twice. Both cases were lodged
to the court and resulted in considerable fines.
Should you fail to contact us or cannot be contacted by phone within 12 hours
upon receipt of the payment order, we have the right to send a message to
your bank with a claim to freeze the transfer and to check your account cash
flow. In case the transfer is already withdrawn, an inquiry will be sent to
the law authorities of your country.

If you would like to apply to this vacancy, please email at

james.nelson@safe-mail.net.
Best regards, James Nelson.