Looks like this is a SCAM , it was too good to be true and the person never had a phone conversation with me to have a formal approval , and the address was a pub in Adelaide
I receive the same email with an incredible proposal, I though is so good to be true and I found this. Thanks and sorry for your bad experience, at leat you are saving people to fall in the trap.
This is SCAM!!!! Do not proceed.... i was about to proceed but I had apprehensions because their offer is "too good to be true", there was no "interview phase", direct to contract signing, their replies seem automated... Thanks to IAN R. (review above) for sharing, you spared me from being a victim, though I am sorry you were one. Thanks for sharing, you are such a concerned person...
I have just been a victim of a false job position. I was offered a position as a travel consultant for a online travel company. I had to fill out an application form, sign a employment agreement, supply my bank account details, and supply proof of my identity to this company.
I was offered a basic monthly salary plus 5 percent of travel bookings.
A woman/person called Eva Sudweeks was suppose to be my supervisor and trainer.
She transferred about 2000 dollars into my bank account and my instructions was to transfer the money by Money Gram or Western Union to a Chinese man in China.
This was done and I was told to keep 5 percent of the amount of money transferred through Western Union.
The second day more money was transferred into my bank account. But the total balance of money in my bank account was unavailable for use. I contacted my bank to find out why I could not use my money in my account, and was told the company's bank wanted the money back which was transferred into my bank account the previous day .
My bank investigated this issue with the company;s bank (one of the largest banks in Australia) and found the company did not exist. The money transfer was money from criminal activity.
Criminals place false job advertisements for home businesses, go through a false recruitment procedure to gain access to innocent people bank accounts and people to do their money transfer to people overseas. The person thinks they are working for a real online company as a employee doing money transfers for different purposes.
The Australian Federal Police call the innocent people "money transfer mules." The most vulnerable people are long term unemployed people or older people looking for income. because they do not wish to lose their "job" they do not question what they are told to do.
It is a advertised home business where all you need is a computer, Internet connection, and the ability to do money transfers through money transfer companies like Western Union.
In my case my bank account is frozen, the issue is under investigation by the Australian Federal Police.
Because Western Union wants to provide quick good customer service they allowed the money to be claimed and picked up by the person in China before Western Union had transferred the money from my bank account to their WU company's account. So now Western Union is short of 2000 dollars because they gave the money to the receiving person before Western Union had the money from my bank account.
My name appears as the sender on the money transfer so Western Union will be after me for 2000 dollars.
The false company told me I had to follow their instructions strictly and not question their decisions or I could lose my "job."
On the money transfer through Western Union I was told to tell Western Union I knew the person I was sending the money to and to put the purpose of the money transfer as "for personal use." I was told to drive to the Western Union store and lodge the transfer form in person not do the money transfer online.
I refused to follow these instructions as it seemed dishonest and unnecessary.
Maybe my honesty brought the money transfer to the bank's attention.
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OMG, I am so glad I investigated this. My 23 year old daughter, who is a single mum in Australia got the exact same job offer. She was super excited but something didn't seem quite right to me so I did further investigations. The person in Australia that contacted her, via her LinkedIn profile is Patrick Haviland. The contact details he gave are: Nordic Visitor Phone: +61 (08) 7100 1507 Web: nordicvisitortravel.com The job offer was $2900 per month with 5% commission on money transfers and she had to pay her own taxes. My concern was the extensive employment, education, residence history they were asking for on paperwork that just didn't seem right. The paperwork also listed another company - British Consulting Group - which I also investigated, and surprise surprise - it doesn't exist. I am so glad that my daughter didn't fall victim to these scammers and fraudsters. So sorry for Ian R though. I hope you get your name cleared mate.
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