They’ve sent me two emails offering me a job processing payments and transferring money. Of course I would get to keep $150-500 each time I did it.

For those not familiar with this one, I’ve written about it in the past. First time I personally have received the job offer email, though. Plenty used to the standard “Nigerian” scam for the millions, of course.

If you aren’t familiar with this one, it’s basically a trick where you deposit some money into your account then transfer it, minus your fee, into theirs. When the check or money order comes up fake, guess who takes the hit?

It’s also highly illegal, as sometimes these are stolen checks or money orders. Get caught doing it and you can face jail time, especially if you knew what was going on. Even innocent you’d have some serious explaining to do.

[tags]work at home scam,payment processing, money transfer,illegal[/tags]