Am i being SCAMMED on craigslist_ _ Yahoo Answers u s anti money laundering laws

I’m looking for a job on craigslist this is an email i received:

Thanks for the interest in working for green teem 100, here is our website www. Greenteam100.Com, however i am on a business trip to netherland so we cant meet up for a one on one interview but i want to believe you are capable enough to… Show more I’m looking for a job on craigslist this is an email i received:

Thanks for the interest in working for green teem 100, here is our website www. Greenteam100.Com, however i am on a business trip to netherland so we cant meet up for a one on one interview but i want to believe you are capable enough to handle the post of a personal assistance. I will prepay you in advance to do shopping and also to recieve my mails and packages in your address or a post office near you so you can do the pick up at your own convenience .When you get my mails /packages you are required to mail to where i want them mailed the content of the package is proposal papers / personal paper you dont have to take money out of your pocket because all expenses and taxes will be covered/payed by me.You will work 15 to 20 hrs a month and you would be paid $400 per week.I would appreciate your sincerity because am constantly out of the state.*running personal errands, supervisions and monitoring.Scheduling pro grammes, flights and keeping me up to date with themacting as an alternative telephone correspondence while I’m away,making regular contacts and drop-offs on my behalf,handling and monitoring some of my financial activities.U s anti money laundering laws

I will meet up with you when i return so we can posssible make this long term,I will email you the list and pictures of what to shop when am ready.No heavy packages are involved! I will provide you my personal ups account numbers for shipping all charges will be applied into the account ,I will provide clear instructions for each task that need to be carried out.

If I were to mail you money to do my shopping plus up front payment

For your service, where would you want it mailed to?

Your full info for check

Full name:

Full address:

(NO P.O.BOX)

City:

State:

Zip code:

Phone number:(cell):

Home:

Age:

Email:

Present job:

Attach a photo of you:

The address of the nearest post office to you for receiving packages:

Name:

Address:

City:

State:

Post code:

I will be expection to hear from you at the soonest if you intrested in handle my business on my behalf before i return,you can open all packages to confirm how legit they are.Thanks so much and have a nice day.U s anti money laundering laws

This is what threw me off:

Ok here is your first assignment you are going to recieve $3,000 check and you remove your $400 payment to start the job and you are going to wire the remeaning money to other staff get back to me asap.

He’s asking me to wire money. I don’t want to do this if I’m going to get in any trouble. Please tell me what you think. Am I being scammed?

Best answer: 100% scam.

There is no job. There is only a scammer trying to steal your hard-earned money.

The next email will be from another of the scammer’s fake names and free email addresses pretending to be the secretary/assistant/accountant and will demand you cash a large fake check sent on a stolen UPS/fedex billing account number and send most of the money via western union or moneygram back to the scammer posing as the supply company while you keep a small portion. When your bank realizes the check is fake and it bounces, you get the real life job of paying back the bank for the bounced check fees and all the bank’s money you sent to an overseas criminal.U s anti money laundering laws

Western union and moneygram do not verify anything on the form the sender fills out, not the name, not the street address, not the country, not even the gender of the receiver, it all means absolutely nothing. The clerk will not bother to check ID and will simply hand off your cash to whomever walks in the door with the MTCN# and question/answer. Neither company will tell the sender who picked up the cash, at what store location or even in what country your money walked out the door. Neither company has any kind of refund policy, money sent is money gone forever.

When you refuse to send him your cash he will send increasingly nasty and rude emails trying to convince you to go through with his scam. The scammer could also create another fake name and email address like FBI@ gmail.Com, police person @hotmail.Com or investigator @yahoo.Com and send emails telling you the job is legit and you must cash the fake check and send your money to the scammer or you will face legal action.U s anti money laundering laws just ignore, delete and block those email addresses. Although, reading a scammer’s attempt at impersonating a law enforcement official can be extremely funny.

Now that you have responded to a scammer, you are on his ‘potential sucker’ list, he will try again to separate you from your cash. He will send you more emails from his other free email addresses using another of his fake names with all kinds of stories of great jobs, lottery winnings, millions in the bank and desperate, lonely, sexy singles. He will sell your email address to all his scamming buddies who will also send you dozens of fake emails all with the exact same goal, you sending them your cash via western union or moneygram.

Whenever suspicious or just plain curious, google everything, website addresses, names used, companies mentioned, phone numbers given, all email addresses, even sentences from the emails as you might be unpleasantly surprised at what you find already posted online.U s anti money laundering laws you can also post/ask here and every scam-warner-anti-fraud-busting site you can find before taking a chance and losing money to a scammer.

6 rules to follow to avoid most fake jobs:

1) job asks you to use your personal bank account and/or open a new one.

2) job asks you to print/mail/cash a check or money order.

3) job asks you to use western union or moneygram in any capacity.

4) job asks you to accept packages and re-ship them on to anyone.

5) job asks you to pay visas, travel fees via western union or moneygram.

6) job asks you to sign up for a credit reporting or identity verification site.

Avoiding all jobs that mention any of the above listed ‘red flags’ and you will miss nearly all fake jobs. Only scammers ask you to do any of the above. No. Exceptions. Ever. For any reason.

If you google fake check cashing job, fraud western union scam, check mule moneygram scam or something similar you will find hundreds of posts from victims and near-victims of this type of scam.U s anti money laundering laws