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They asked my verification details and i sent them in my passport details and mine visa details ... they want me to transfer money of their clients using western union money transfer...on their behalf and i wd be paid 1200 pounds a month plus commission.!

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  • Id
    idiot_girl Jan 27, 2012
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    Oh dear god, I wish I'd found this last week... :'( from Amy Summers and Shasahi Noda.
    I went ahead with it, like an idiot, and now my bank are closing my account (that I've had for years) in case I do it again. Hardly likely but they won't be moved. MassFX put money into my account (not my own used) and I took it out. Seemed innocent enough. hmmmm...
    I up a gumtree now, as it's unlikely I 'll be able to open an account elsewhere. I don't know why the bank are so adamant (suppose I'll be recipient of more funds? Far as I'm concerned, they can keep it!)
    But worse than that is the knowing that I've been a total idiot. I joked that's probably what it was. I might listen to myself in future.
    I've talked to Equifax as I have an account with them, and I've reported it to Action Fraud who've advised me to report it to the police (which I tried to do last week but they weren't interested - then), but they will now because this is a criminal offence I may be prosecuted! I really am persona non grata now. BE WARNED! :((

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  • Sn
    Snowflake_A Jan 20, 2012

    I was wondering how can we make a signal for this web crime towards the authorities that deal with that kind of crimes. It doesn't matter if you are in UK, USA or somewhere else, they can find you and use like a "mule" for their money laundry :( I keep all my letters from that lady and if somebody knows where we can report about that company, please say here on this site :)

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  • Ja
    JaimeDunn Jan 19, 2012
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    Same here, but like an idiot, i sent off the form, with my signature . I have reported it to 'action fraud' but am now unsure what to do to protect myself further...

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  • Sn
    Snowflake_A Jan 18, 2012

    Oh, My Dear, few days ago I received the same mail form Linda Page offering me a position at Mass FX, and, guys, I am not even form UK :( It smelt suspiciously from the whole beginning :) I sent them an application form without my ID Number and etc. saying that I will give them my details only when I am absolutely sure that I will be hired, but guess what they say "where is your ID number?". And fortunately my cousin sent me a link about this site, after reading everything here, I will not contact them again and use my "scam protection button" on my e-mail account. Be extremely careful with that kind of frauds, because the web criminals are becoming smarter and smarter :)

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  • Ks
    ksaxon Jan 16, 2012
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    Its a scam. My CV was extracted from the Jobsite.uk and the company said it originated in Japan and has been running since 1999. All elements of the story were suspicious. The main question you should be asking is "why me?". Why would a company in one of the most technologically and most economically advanced countries in the world want to headhunt me here in England! I don't even speak Japanese. So how would I communicate with my Japanese partners. Also, weigh up the number of job offers you get from foreign interests compared to British or European. These are just a few points and hopefully you will have eliminated the scam by this time.

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    Advise-please Jan 16, 2012

    I've got the same from ([email protected]) Mass FX (www.massfx.biz). unfortunately I've sent to them my information and ID and signed the contract! what is my harm so far guys please???????!!!

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    Aryan! Jan 16, 2012

    I got an email from Linda Page ([email protected]) offering me an Administrative Assistant position at Mass FX. Thanks to this forum, I'm not gonna be scammed.

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    kinzeUK Jan 13, 2012
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    Well lookee here; I've only just had the same sh** from a company called Mass FX. I had an email from an Amy Smart from Careers Recruitment who got my details from jobsite.co.uk. I thought something was amiss from the occasional bad grammar and spelling to the 'it's far too good to be true' details of the post they were offering. I had a look at their site and even though it seems legit, something just wasn't sitting right with me. So I use trusty old Google to do a search on the company and lo and behold I come across this link. I shall be informing jobsite of these people as I am sure they would be most interested to know about such charlatans using their website.

    I haven't sent off any passport details etc as I only replied to the email for registering. I have now sent an email saying I have changed my mind. Makes you truly sick to your stomach to have this sort of thing happen to you when they use jobsite or similar to get your details and target you that way knowing your looking for a job :(

    Thanks to this site and the posters on here for setting me straight - and to the rest of you who read this after getting the same thing WISE UP AND CALL THEM OUT ON IT!

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  • Ah
    ahaick Jan 13, 2012

    I have also been involved in this process, through this Amy Summers, from Mass FX. It really seems like an illegal business, but not that they would steal people's identities. It is surely Money Laundering, a crime, and there should be a way to track them down and stop it! I am definitely not signing any contract! DON'T FALL FOR THIS IF YOU COME ACROSS THESE FAKE, OR AT LEAST ILLEGAL, JAPANESE BUSINESSES!!

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  • Kd
    kdunroe Jan 11, 2012
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    ChronicTheOne, I didn´t get as far as the verification process after the research on Google. It seems a bit more sophisticated than the usual naff emails asking to do the same. The email came after posting my CV on the Jobsite website and I was thinking that they probably wouldn´t be happy to know that their website had been used for this as it gives it a bad name. I also wondered about letting the organisation behind The Sunday Times award know because this fraudulent use of their name! As to the exact nature of the money laundering operation - I am not sure how it works.

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    ChronicTheOne Jan 11, 2012

    I also received a job offer from this Amy. I googled "The Sunday Times Best 100 Companies to Work for 2006" (award that I honestly think it's prestigious) and I found nothing regarding any Mass FX.
    I won't proceed to this "verification process", after reading this page, thanks guys. But I don't understand how this scam works. If I understood right, it is not a scam, but an illegal fraud money laundering program, in which we, as employees, make transfers with WU and after receiving a little commission they manage to money launder large amounts of money, is that right?

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  • Kd
    kdunroe Jan 11, 2012
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    Sepharo, the other thing that concerns me is that on the Careers page of Mass FX PLC, they have inserted the logos for "Best Company" 2006, 2007, 2008 and "The Sunday Times Best 100 Companies To Work For 2006" which is a very prestigious award here in the UK and would certainly sway people to reply.

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    Sepharo Jan 11, 2012

    This scam appeares to be still active, which is pretty concerning as I see the original date fro this page was a while ago.

    Has anybody found out who we need to comtact in order to make further awareness for others on this or who we need to report this to? I revieved the email today and checked out there website & general online search & obviouly I didnt not reply but I fear that many others will send there details forward to this scam.

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    kdunroe Jan 10, 2012
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    You can now add Amy Summers from Career Recruitment (email address [email protected]) recruiting for Mass FX PLC. Both have websites, the recruitment company has no contact details but the Mass FX PLC shows an address in Tokyo, Japan which i have discovered has a Virtual Office in that particular building.

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  • Mi
    michalel007 Aug 12, 2011

    i have the same situation. unfortunetly i send to mrs Robyn M my passport scan., but i think twice before i send him any signed contract.
    i just wonder, what they can do with my scan passport? can they used him with any bad way?
    michael

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    Sonukijaan07 Aug 08, 2011
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    I received the same exact email by Robyn Mosby. First I was very pleased to see that some company from JAPAN has hired an agency and they had found my CV from Jobsite Database. BY Jobsite I thought the job search website Jobsite.co.uk as I had registered on the site just a day ago. I replied to the first email requesting more information, and this manager Robyn sends me another email with more information about the job role, etc. But bells started ringing when I noticed there were grammar mistakes and improper English sentences. the nest email had me thinking. He sent me an application form for verification or whatever, and the form itself was poorly formatted and had lots of errors. And why would I send a copy of my passport to a company whom I haven't had face to face contact with. Because normally employers always ask for original documents and request the candidates to bring them on the day of the interview.
    So next thing I did was to do a simple Google search about the company and found the link to this forum page. Now I'm totally convinced that this was all a scam. I am glad not to have fallen to this misleading ploy. I would also like to make a official complaint to officials who would put a stop this.

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    Patricia 8 Aug 08, 2011

    I have also received a similar email just yesterday and as some of you may have also noticed, it all seemed so true and genuine. It came from a Mr. Michael Poole from Career Source Recruitment via Jobsite UK, offering me the position of Administrative Assistance for Yakimo FX. My worry now is I followed it through to the application process which was followed by the agreement process and my signature which was a scanned picture copy (this means any one can now use it). I really meant to search on line but when I did yesterday I got nothing. The website given was very good and had employee comments which made the job sound good and promising too. Today I received a welcome email from my designated location manager a Mr. Kazutaka Kuniaki, email- [email protected] In this email he asked that I should now open a bank account or use one I already had and provide him with the details before we can proceed with my duties. His explanation of what I needed to do made me even more suspicious about the whole thing. This is what finally struck me as odd and I decided to give the company another check online when I came across this site. I have now sent an email cancelling my agreement given money laundering as my reason for not taking the job offer any further. Normally I would get an immediate reply but so far no email has been received from Him.
    Is there anyone who has taking on this job offer ?

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    DC11 Aug 08, 2011
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    Add Maria Brooke to the list of managers - I just got the email from her as she found my cv on Jobsite.

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    Mr X. Aug 08, 2011

    Again, received the same scam email. I'm one of the Senior VP's for one of the American banks in the UK and spotted this straight away as a typical scam, the FX company does not exist. The aim is to get you to launder their money for them via Western Union as the recipient details are never truly known to the sender. The authorities will have your details and in the event of an AML (Anti Money Laundering) investigation you will be in the firing line for the offence. You'll be sent money via somebody else caught in the scam to move the money around making it harder to trace. If you try and cooperate with the authorities you'll be made aware that they have all of your personal details (remember the application process).

    As the whole thing is a scam you will also have unwittingly provided your personal details, passport number etc to a gang of criminals who may not also try and steal your identify but will also in all likelihood sell them on to other gangs. It may be tempting as it seems like easy cash but a period of time locked in a little room with bars on the windows is a possible 'fringe benefit' that they forget to mention. Remember, innocence is no defence in the eyes of the law.

    Don't respond to their requests either as they will know that they have a potential 'gullible' on their hands and your details will most definitely be sold on to others and you'll rapidly drown in junk mail and further scams. If you need some quick cash I have this nice email from somebody in Nigeria whose now dead husband needs to get some cash out of the country and they need somebody to help, just don't forget you'll need to pay the admin costs up front to get your 20 million commission. Seriously, this scam is often used in conjunction with the job advert as a way to move their funds around.

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    IrenaSB Aug 07, 2011

    I got the same email from Robyn Mosby (yes, them seemed to have a lot of managers !). What firstly raised my concern is a phrase "social welfare" - doesn't sound very English (are they offering a gym membership or healthy life advice ;)?). I responded and got this response requesting me to go through verification process, which made it all clear as daylight. I wonder if there are certain authorities I may complain to, as it looks so credible, so many people may fall victims of this scam.

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    steveeeee Aug 06, 2011

    First thing I did when I got the email was go to their sites. Both looked in order, but something really didn't feel right. The hours and the pay didn't match at all! Decided to do more research and actually see if I could find out more on the companies. Google came up with little, the stock exchange gave me nothing on Yakimo FX and not a single business person I know knew of them. Then I ended up finding this page. Looks like my suspicions were well found!

    Thanks for helping in found my suspicions guys! I feel for those that fell for it though, as it's a very attractive position...if it was real!

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  • Ka
    Kamil Kowalczyk Aug 05, 2011

    Hi guys I got the same email as aleksandra. Message from Michael Poole manager of career source recruitment. They did want me for yakimo fx. Looks like his agency has a lot of managers.

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    gemmstarrgghh Aug 05, 2011

    I have just receieved that exact same email, must clearly be a total scam eh!!

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  • Ol
    olask18 Aug 03, 2011

    Hi . My name is Alex, thats email I have received :
    "Position offer for Aleksandra Skrzypczyk from the Jobsite UK recrutiment partner.
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    Dear Aleksandra Skrzypczyk,

    Your CV has been obtained on the Jobsite UK database.

    My name is Emma Levick, I am the manager of Career Source Recruitment, a leading recruiting agency for home based and part-time jobs. I email you with regard to the job seeking information you have recently posted.

    I'd like to offer you the post of Administrative Assistant available for your consideration at your preferred Location.

    Our client, Yakimo FX - a major Japanese financial corporation,
    the foreign exchange specialists operating within the Europe is a focused provider of global payments and processing.
    The company was formed in 1999 and has operations in Australia, Spain, Malta, Ireland, UAE, UK, Scandinavia
    and the USA.

    In a view of our client's growth in the GB market,
    they are currently searching for new personnel.
    Specific education is not requested to work for the Yakimo FX. Our client provides you with the part-time position, you can work 2-3 hours a day at any convenient schedule mostly sitting in front of your PC.

    The initial salary varies within £1200-£3000 to be increased up to £8, 000, and even larger bonuses for those ones making a good showing in some time.

    Benefits :
    -flexible working schedule - choose a convenient work schedule; -no special skills requested ;
    -up to three employment hours daily ;
    -social welfare;
    -career development ;
    -commissions from business deals;
    -no charges and fees;
    -interesting and exciting employment in the developing company.

    This is NOT a telesales position.

    See the company's official site for additional information:
    http://www.yakimo-fx.com

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    Any advice? I feel money laudering !
    Many thanks
    Alex

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    Marc Romeo Jun 09, 2011

    I was contacted allso just as above at first I did beleive as it came from what appears to be an agency and agencies do sometime ask that you fax your passport so I did unfortunately but I soon got suspicious when they said that I should send a signed contact to somewhere in Skandinavia. Is there something I can do about this?

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    masum_shah Jun 08, 2011

    Exactly the same happened to me, but I was foolish enough to go half way through the process before I acually stopped and thought about what I was doing, it was believable at first because both had webistes and their email addresses were convincing, not the average scam with [email protected] or something like that the guys name was tyler martin from Globus FX PLC and Emma levick from career sources. If they ask you for photographic ID/Bank details or to open a bank with them ITS A TOTAL SCAM.

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    FSLady May 15, 2011
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    I was contacted by a recruitment agency career-source, offering the same position for Globus FX plc. My suspicions arised when I was asked to email a copy of my driving licence or passport. By law the agency would need to see the original! When I checked the agency website, no telephone number nor physical address appear although it looks very genuine. Same apply for Globus FX plc. I would like to report these two companies to the authorities. How do I go about it?

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