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Job Hiring Scams: I got this email myself. It was an offer of a part time job in Australia. It changed to working from home in the US instead when I answered. That was a good clue that this is a hoax/ scam to take me...

Most of these want you to act as a third party representative by putting scammed payments into your bank account. You are supposedly paid a commission. In the past what happens is that they have you put the money in your own account. Work you for a couple of days or even a week, then drain your  whole account.  You have taken money that the scammers have bilked from others, put it in your account and given them access to take the money when they can.
In the end you are in trouble financially and legally, because the illegal money can be traced to you. They wanted YOU to take it so that the person they were scamming would think that they had a trail that could be followed to the end. In the end both of you are bilked only you may face lawyer fees to prove you were not involved in the Scam.

Analysis: Simple hoax letter. Poorly written and much more legitimate sounding than most. 
Hello Jim,
    Your e-mail has been received and it is good to read from you and your interest in the Company's job offer. My name is Edward Smith, i am the Head Recruiting Manager of Canon Finance Australia.  Lets give you more details, Canon Finance is a fully integrated global financial services business listed on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX:AFG) and specializing in structured asset finance, funds management, debt and equity funding. We would like to stress that the company pays special attention to customer support of private customers, though we also have the corresponding business plans for the bigger companies as well. A more detailed information about our company may be obtained at our official Website:
     Due to the necessity for expansion of our company, we have announced some additional openings for new employees. We are glad to offer you one of the vacant positions in our company's team - a position of the "Account manager" You will have the responsibility for the following duties:
1. Receive Payment in form of Cheque from our Clients in United States
2. Deduct 10% which will be your percentage/pay on payment processed
3. 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 via Western Union Money Transfer).
10% from each transaction! For instance: you receive $3000 on our behalf. You will withdraw the money and keep $300 (10% from $3000) for yourself
    You do not have to go out of your convenience as you will work as an independent contractor right from your home/office. Your job is absolutely legal. You can earn up to $3000-4000 monthly depending on time you spend on this job. You do not need any capital to start.You can do the work easily without leaving or affecting your present job. The employees who make efforts and work hard have a strong possibility to become managers. Anyway our employees never leave us due to our excellent work condition.
    The position offered is regarded to be a Part-Time job, so you will only need to have about 1 free hour a day to be able to work with us. You will earn a net 10% commission for every transaction you dealt with. All the traveling expenses and transfer charges are covered by our customer.
     You do not need any previous experience in finance sphere, because we will provide you with the most detailed instructions, support and advice at each stage of the responsibilities' implementation. You may hope for the career growth within our company. Under certain circumstances you will have a chance of providing your services to major companies and VIP customers. In such a case, both your salary and your status in our company will sustain an increase. If you are interested in this business transaction please fill the APPLICATION FORM below and get back to us as soon as possible for further processing.

1. FirstName: 
2. LastName: 
3. ContactAddress:


4. City: 
5. State:
6. Zipcode:
7. Mobilephone#:
8. Workphone#: 
1: Do you have a job?: No
2: If yes,what do you do for living?
3: Address of working place?

Endeavor to get back immediately with the necessary details needed,hope to hear from you asap and wishing you a nice and lovely Day.
Mr Edward Smith(HR Manager)

I have no idea if this picture belongs to anyone real at Canon. It was fed on the email by using a link from Canons website.



  If you did not apply for a job, why the heck are they writing to you? Wake up. Smell the smoke, there is a fire here and you are walking into a burning building.

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