Fraud Alert! Injeus.Ltd Operations Assistant Job Scam
Thanks to one of our readers for giving us a heads up about a fraudulent recruiting email they received from
firstname.lastname@example.org claiming to be representing a bogus company called Injeus.Ltd!
Injeus.Ltd should in NO way be associated with the Legitimate company Ingeus Limited, which is a British-based, American provider of employment and health programmes, services for young people, training and skills support, and probation services, according to Wikipedia.
We believe scammers are using the name “Injeus” to trick unsuspecting job seekers into believing they are the legitimate company Ingeus. Changing the spelling of a legitimate company name is a common practice among scammers who are trying to get their slimy hands on your money and steal your identity!
Operations Assistant Position Job Description
Below is a copy of the email the reader received in which EVERYTHING in it SCREAMS money mule scam!!:
Position: | Operations Assistant
Hours: | 10/week (flexible working hours)
Salary: | $ 800/week
Probationary Period: | 14 days; 5% for every completed order.
Interview: Not required for part-time positions, but we can interview you by phone if
we decided so.
Job Type: Home Office, Part-Time. Or you can easily
combine it with any other job you have.
Training: We provide Probationary Period with support. So you can get all necessary
experience in process.
Account for work: We don’t provide a
bank account. For this work you need to use your personal or open new
Perform clerical tasks related to the
efficient maintenance and processing of transactions from customers.
To become Operations Assistant you must have good organizational
skills and be able to work under deadline pressure.
SCHEME OF WORK
1. Accompany sales: Prepare, verify, and process payments;
2. Verify that transactions comply with financial policies and procedures;
3. Transfer money to headquarters/branch;
4. Keeping accurate records of operations.
We sometimes have customers that owe us
funds and pay us in financial instruments cashable only in the local
area. Since we work all over the world, it is much easier for our
customers to transfer money to our Operations Assistant who are in the
same area. After receiving funds Operations Assistant must record
information about transfer and report. Then send money to one of our
WHY DO WE NEED OPERATIONS ASSISTANT?
1. Reduces % of taxes (avoiding double taxation.);
2. Reduces expenses for offices maintenance (as Operations Assistant is an official
company’s representative, so the construction and maintenance of
the office is not required.);
3. Number of clients is increased (as many customers can’t make an international money transfer.);
4. Our service is increased (as the international transfer needs about 5
days to reach our official local office and then a couple of days to
reach the performers branch. Consequently, it slows down our work
significantly. It’d be much faster if Operations Assistant
receives the money and directs them to the appropriate
5. Improves quality of reporting (each Operations
Assistant is responsible for one’s region. That system allows
us to quickly and accurately make up all the reports and avoid their
All the classic tell-tale red flags of a money mule scam, is highlighted in red. The first clue that it’s a scam is the sender uses a free gmail email account and not a company email server..although keep in mind, even coming from a company email server doesn’t necessarily mean it’s legitimate offer either.
The domain Injeus.com, was registered on April 06, 2016 in the Ukraine for one year only and was registered anonymously using Domain Privacy although no actual website has been created. Visiting the website just shows a message written in Russian to the domain’s owner! Therefore we suspect they only registered the domain just to use the domain’s email server in order to hide their identity.
What To Do If You Are A Victim
If you have fell victim to an employment scam like this, you need to contact your bank immediately and close your account IF you have provided your account information to the scammers. Next file a police report with your local authorities and then file a complaint with the FBI’s internet crime center at http://www.ic3.gov/
If you provided your personal information like ss # birthdate etc , you need to contact the 3 credit bureaus- TransUnion, Equifax and Experian, and place a fraud alert on your report. These criminals can steal your identity and may try and obtain credit in your name. Doing this will alert you for at least 90 days about any suspicious activity.
In the hands of a thief, just your name, address, Social Security number or date of birth, can be used over and over months- even years down the road to:
Open new lines of credit
Seek medical attention
Drain savings and retirement accounts
Provide an alias when arrested
Get a job or file false tax returns
Get Payday Loans in your name
Obtain service agreements for cellular service or utilities
Obtain Government Documents such as a drivers license or passport
That’s why I highly recommend you get some sort of ongoing identity theft protection such as the services offered through companies like LifeLock-Visit Their Website Here or Identity Force-visit their website here! LifeLock and Identity Force are both reputable companies that monitors your accounts and alerts and protects you from identity theft.
Have you received a suspicious email offering you a “job” with Injeus.ltd or other work at home “Operations Assistant” job that you never applied for? Feel free to copy and paste the email in the comments so we can help alert and prevent others from becoming victims.
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