Friday, October 30, 2009

The Latest Wave of 419 Scams

Involve around a job offer.

Typically the pitch involves:

  • We are an international company

  • Would you like a lucrative and prestigious jobs

  • We need you to process payments

I never read them all the way through too closely but the scam sounds like you are to take payments, deposit them into you bank account, and then the "company" receives payment via your account. Of course "leaving" some for you.

However, anyone with half a brain cell understands if one does receive "payments" they will be "dud cheques" and the Nigerians on the other end will clean out your account for all it is worth.

I do not know if that would really be a 419 scam but it is pretty close and in any case it is still obviously fraudulent.