I received an email today from my mother who received an email for a job and wanted to know if its legit. After skimming it my alarms went off and were soon verified. To be honest, I've always heard about money mule job requests but have never seen one so I found it interesting.
I'm currently trying to get mail headers to see where it actually came from. It is nice to know they offer insurance and a 401K. :)
From: "Ella D Dickinson"
Subject: RE:  Message from Careerbuilder: You have received a new job opportunity
Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2011 23:49:34 -0000
Please allow me to introduce myself: my name is Ella D. Dickinson and I am the International Human Resource Manager of Medline Financial Industries PLC I am pleased to inform you that we have an open position for you within our company.
Medline Financial Industries PLC was founded in 1980 and has quickly grown to be one of the largest resellers of medical equipment and apparatus in the United Kingdom as well as in the rest of Europe. We work exclusively with hospitals and other medical companies and groups supplying several hundred types of products ranging from surgical needles and syringes to EKG and MRI machines and everything in between. We have dozens of agreements and contracts with top manufacturers around the world such as GE Healthcare, Medtronic, Baxter International, Cardinal Health, Tyco Healthcare, Siemens Medical Solutions, Philips Medical Systems, Zimmer Holdings, et cetera. Our company has grown very fast during the last few years so now we have expanded our market and business to the United States as well. As such we have a big number of openings in almost every state and we are looking for dedicated and hard working individuals to work for us and help us expand.
The reason for our success is the fact that we are able to meet our customer's demands wherever and whenever. We are very flexible and we can honor our orders when others cannot. This is due to the fact that we accept almost any type of payments and we have a very fast delivery system which combined with the great customer support we provide took us to where we are today. We take great pride in what we do because it is not always easy to satisfy all customer demands while still processing the orders very fast and receiving payments for the products in a timely manner. This is why we need you and bellow you will find the job description and what is asked of you.
-NO SALES INVOLVED
-While performing this job you will encounter no fees to be paid in advance whatsoever;
-No employee from our company will ever ask you for any sensitive information;
-You will not be involved in any contact with our customers;
-Everything you will do is legal under the European Union/United States and International laws as they are currently applied.
Your duties are:
1. Receive payment from our customers. All check will be write in your name. All checks are US checks, no international. You wil receive all checks via USPS (no signature required).
2. Cashing the checks at your existing bank account.
3. Deduct 10% which will be your percentage/pay on each payment processed.
4. Forward balance after deduction of percentage/pay to any of the offices you will be contacted to send payment to. (Payment is to be forwarded by Western Union Money Transfer).
Your benefits are:
-10% from each check your will process in the first month. Within one month after receiving the first check you will receive $1,000 as fixed salary. This is a commission based job, the faster your process orders the more your income will increase. This bonus is given to also cover internet, phone or gas bills. Please note that this salary will be sent after 30 days have passed since you received your first payment to process.
After two months of working for us an increase to 15% commission from all payments might be applied to your contract if you process and send all the transfers to us in a timely manner. In this case you will be earning around $1,200-1,300 per week as well as the $1,000 salary at the end of the month.
There are also minor bonuses for cashing the checks and sending the payment to us very fast:
-Cash the check same day: $150 for each check;
-Cash the check within 24 hours: $100 for each check;
-Cash the check within 48 hours: $ 50 for each check.
The $1,000 salary will be sent to you in form of a cashier check.
The today's situation on the financial market requires us to open and fill several of these job positions within our company; the job opening is that of a Representative within the US. This opening will help our company to reduce the time it takes to receive funding from orders that we receive each month. And we offer you one of the highest incomes on the market today and the minimal expenditures of time.
Presently with the number of orders we have we cannot put them on hold for fear of losing our customers, secondly we cannot cash these payments from the US soon enough, as international checks take about 28 working days to cash anywhere in Europe. We lose a lot of time and money each month because we have money transfer delays. Our clients could pay us where we want by sending checks to an US address. What we need you to do is to provide us an address where you can receive our customer checks. We need someone who can receive the money through this method of payment. Regarding the check process all you have to do is to receive the checks our customers will send to your address, take them to your bank, cash them and send the remainder amount to us after deducting all fees incurred and your commission. All fees for transferring the funds will be supported from our share. Bonuses will apply for cashing checks within 24 hours upon receiving a check. You will always take your commission upfront.
We make direct contact for sales of products. Once orders are received and processed we deliver the product to our customer (usually through USPS). The customer receives and checks the product and proceeds to send the payment. We accept all forms of payment but most of our customers pay using Bank Checks and so to solve this problem and not lose any of our customers we have decided to open this new job position. This job is legal according to the U.S. legislation as it is today. Local money transfers take but a few hours, so it will give us a possibility to get customer's payment almost immediately.
PAYMENT AND SALARY:
For example you receive a check as payment for 3000.00 USD, you deduct your commission (10%): 300.00 USD and then send to us the balance: 2700.00 USD. In the first month you will receive around 15-20 orders under 3,000.00 USD to process and after checking your performance records during that first month the orders you will receive, may increase from 3,000.00 upwards to 6,000.00 USD. For example 20 transactions each around 3000.00 USD gives you a total income of 6,000.00 USD per month and after establishing a close co-operation with us you'll be able to operate with larger orders and you'll be able to earn more. You will also deduct fees that are related to this job (gasoline, western union fees, bank commissions, etc) from our balance, not from your commissions. At first the checks you will receive will vary from: $500.00 to $3,000.00. We will also send you a 1099 Form for tax deduction on
your part. Our payments will be issued out in your name and you can have them cashed in your existing bank account, we don't accept newly created bank accounts because it slows the cashing process. Deduct your percentage and forward the balance to the company attorney manager via a western union money transfer, the name will be given to you later after cashing a payment.
This job takes only 3-7 hours per week. You'll have a lot of free time for taking up another job; you'll get good income and a regular job. This job is very challenging and you should understand it. We are looking only for the employee who satisfies our requirements and will be an earnest assistant.
We have health insurance and the 401K retirement savings plan as well as all the other standard benefits that a major company usually provides. Unfortunately we can only start talking about this after the first month has passed since you're working for us. We consider the first month as a trial period. In any case you do not have to pay for anything in advance; there are no hidden costs for performing this job. Any fee you might encounter will be deducted from our share of the funds before you send it to us.
You will receive next instructions step by step.
Unfortunately we cannot setup any interviews now, as we do not have any representatives in US. We will be able to come to meet within the next few months when the new offices will be opened in your area!
Please let me know if you are still interested. Within 24 hours after we will receive this information we will forward you a copy of the contract you have to fill in, sign and e-mail back to us.
Ella D. Dickinson
Medline Financial Industries PLC
Euston Road, London, NW1