Money Transfer Job Offer Fraud

Be cautious of job offers that involve money transfers because they are designed to propagate fraud. Here's how it works: Crooks break into the bill-pay account of innocent victims and send money to people who responded to offers like the example shown below and become unwitting “mules” in a chain of fraud. When the bill-pay money is credited to the mule’s account (either by ACH or by check), his "job" is to withdraw it and send it elsewhere by Western Union, Money Gram or Green Dot. The crooks pick up the cash at the other end to complete the circle of fraud. The mule keeps 20% thinking that he has performed a valuable service.

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Topics: Fake Bill-pays, Transfer Money, Fraud Alert, Fraud, Classified Email Fraud

10 Ways to Avoid Fraud

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Scam artists in the U.S. and around the world defraud millions of people each year. They use the phone, email, postal mail, and the internet to trick you into sending money or giving out personal information.

Here are 10 things you can do — or not — to stop a scam.

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Topics: Report Scams, Fraud Alert, Stop a Scam, Fraud, Education, Avoid Fraud

Fraudulent OCC Correspondence

OCC Issues Alert on Fraudulent Correspondence

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency yesterday issued an alert about fraudulent correspondence -- distributed via email, fax, or postal mail -- involving funds purportedly under the control of the OCC and other government entities.

“The correspondence may indicate that funds are being held as a requirement for an issuance of a Money Laundering Clearance Certificate in reference to a release of funds

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Topics: Fraud Alert, Comptroller of the Currency, Fraudulent Correspondence, Fraud

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