Have you finally found your dream job? Don’t rush to celebrate.
Fraudsters are laundering with the help of fake job offers. According to CBC, scammers stole more than $240,000 from the residents of Edmonton while using them as ‘money mules.’
A nightmare job
A bad actor who poses as a legitimate employer conducts an online job interview and offers its victim to work remotely. Here’s the catch – the lucky one has to fill out special forms that require personal and financial information, which will be essential for stealing your identity.
So, what’s the job? Apart from getting their hands of sensitive data, scammers also use their ‘employees’ for money laundering purposes. They make their victims feel important and cajole them into managing funds with their own crypto wallets or bank accounts.
To top that off, they also infiltrate their victims’ computers by sending files malware.
No one is safe
In case you feel like you will never fall for this, local police detective Linda Herczeg has a dire warning for you – everyone can be a victim. They use complicated tactics to make it seem like their job offers are legitimate.
They groom you. They are in constant contact,’ warns Linda Herczeg, an Edmonton police detective.