Earn money, save the world! Make your contribution to environment protection! Make your contribution to keep the environment non-polluted!
These pithy catchphrases, contained in the email subject area, are being used to hook you into a money transfer scheme using the name EcoLife Company.
WA ScamNet would like to add its own catchphrase to this: “Participate in this scam and spend time in jail”.
EcoLife claims to be one of the largest cleansing facility dealers in the world.
It is sending out unsolicited emails advertising a position for a financial manager. The position requires you to accept money payments from their customers and to transfer the money to EcoLife.
EcoLife claims it will pay you commission of 5% to 7% from the total amount of transferred funds.
All you need is a bank account, several free hours per day, a phone number and email access. If you don’t have a bank account, EcoLife can arrange one for you.
EcoLife claims it got your email address from a legitimate job seeker website.
There is nothing legitimate about this offer. The transferred money has often been stolen from the online bank accounts of other Australians.
There are laws against money laundering. There is a real possibility that you will be prosecuted. It is not worth the risk of prosecution and a criminal record.
Money transfer schemes, which recruit money mules, are often disguised as work from home job opportunities.
The United Kingdom’s banking industry website www.banksafeonline.org.uk/spotting_scams.html has an up-to-date list of other money mule scams.