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Alert - Employment Fraud and Counterfeit Traveller's Cheques

August 15th 2016
The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau have found a recent increase in the number of reports of frauds where victims have been sent Traveller’s Cheques as a method of primary payment for "initial costs" related to a new job.

The victims have all been models/drivers looking for work online. The MO is, generally, as follows:

 The model/driver (victim) places or replies to an advert for employment.

 The suspect engages with the victim and offers a contract of employment.

 The suspect sends the victim a (counterfeit) traveller’s cheque to cover the cost of hiring a car/make-up artist and the victim is asked to deposit the cash into a beneficiary account.

 The cheque is cashed/deposited and the model/driver unwittingly becomes a "money mule" (someone who unknowingly launders money though their day-to-day accounts, or through accounts specifically set up for the purpose of receiving/sending illegal funds).

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August 15th 2016 10:50