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Norway Consulting Group

Norway Consulting Group

A screen shot of the Norway consulting group scam websiteThe Norway Consulting Group unsolicited email and website looks sleek and professional but very familiar.

That’s because it’s just another template used by scammers trying to recruit money mules to transfer illegally gained money.

Norway Consulting claims to be a consulting company, operating since 1997, which is looking for a part-time financial manager to facilitate transfers between the company and its client’s worldwide.

It claims it is looking for people with the following essential criteria:

  • "A” level standard of education;

  • Customer service or cashier experience;

  • Good knowledge of banking practices;

  • Able to use money transfer/payment systems like Western Union;

  • PC, email Microsoft word confident;

  • Good team working skills.

WA ScamNet suggest the only essential criteria Norway Consulting Group wants is gullibility.

The email goes on to detail how you will be required to accept payments into your bank account, take your 8% cut, and then wire the remainder to another destination.

Often the money transferred into your bank account has been stolen from other people’s bank accounts via the Internet. Scammers use Trojan and key logging viruses to capture customer online banking details.

Be warned:

  • There are laws against money laundering and you could be prosecuted.

  • The scammers can work for major organised crime syndicates – do you really want to be involved with these people?

  • When your bank traces the stolen money to your account, they will reverse the credit and could hold you liable to repay the money.

If you do get involved and accept money into your bank, immediately contact your bank for assistance.

www.banksafeonline.org.uk/spotting_scams.html is the website for the United Kingdom’s banking industry and provides an up-to-date list of other money mule scams.