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Don't be Duped by the Account Manager Scam
This email scam asks unsuspecting consumers to become an Account Manager or Transfer
Agent for a third party, usually someone in an ex-Soviet bloc country.
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Here's how it works
The thieves solicit you through an email or an advertisement on the Web, offering
to let you work from home as their Account Manager. You earn a commission for your
efforts, usually 5% with the promise to earn more. The scammers then transfer money
out of an unsuspecting person's account and into yours. Once the money is in your
account, they ask you to send the money to them via Western Union.
This scam harms many people. If you agree to become an Account Manager for these
thieves, you have no idea where the money is coming from or where it's going. It
could be used for a variety of purposes, including illegal ones. If you're caught,
you could face possible legal action.
The solution is simple: Don't believe emails or Web advertisements offering to
pay you a commission for transferring cash. If it sounds too good to be true, it