Scambusters, Preventing Internet Scams & Phishing Attempts

This blog is dedicated to help preventing internet fraud and internet scams. Scambusters was a radio show I started in Albany Oregon, but due to defaulted payment by the radio station we took the show offline. Regardless of this issue we still wish to help prevent internet fraud and save people from internet loss. I have been interviewed and featured in various publications such as the Wall Street Journal, New York Times & Daily News, The London Times & AARP Newsletters. Please watch this blog for latest tips and tricks and scams to avoid.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Online Job Scam Warning - Green Tree LTD - Warehousing

This is a common scam from or Careerbuilder or Hotjobs etc.. They seem very legit and even create a website that looks real. They find us by scanning resumes out on these job sites. I personally have a resume out there looking for a new job, so I was easy to contact.

The scam is simple, they take you through a ton of paperwork to make things seem legit and then you start receiving payments, the first few may be real, smaller amounts to get you started, a couple hundred here and there. You deposit the money and wire the balance less your commission to the scammer. Next you get a bunch of high ticket checks, many hundreds or thousands of dollars, you deposit the funds and then wire the amounts less your commission, however now in about 7-10 days the checks or money orders all bounce, they are 100% fake you are owe your bank back thousands of dollars!

Can you say bankruptcy?

---------- Forwarded message ----------

From: Green Tree (Warehousing) Ltd. <>

Date: Tue, Apr 29, 2008 at 11:31 AM

Subject: Great job opportunity - all hours available (part time evenings / full time / job shares etc).

Dear Sir/Madam,

Your resume has been furnished to our company by web-site as one of the best-qualified job-seekers for a position offered.

Our company - Green Tree (Warehousing) Ltd., as a Third Party Logistics provider (3PL), works closely with major Blue Chip Companies & SME’s, providing mainstream warehousing and materials handling operations, innovative Supply Chain Solutions, Contract Packing and Distribution. We work closely with ou customers to deliver a flexible package that meets their requirements, and place emphasis on value-adding services of proven quality. Business expertise and a high level of diversity gained over 45 years combine to make "Green Tree" an attractive outsourced solution and versatile business partner.

We are currently looking to recruit a Regional Financial Coordinator to manage payments from the customers based within the limits of his country. You will be our financial intermediary in your local area and will be responsible to remit customer payments for the ordered warehousing or shipping to facilitate and fasten payment receipt at the headquarters of the company. This is a brand new part-time position and has been created to improve supply chain performance for the company as we move into a period of substantial expansion where we will double our current turnover.

The role includes dealing with 2-3 customer payments a week; reviewing the balance of the bank account, where the payment is supposed to be debited to; ensuring precise settlements regarding each payment; transmitting the payments to the Headquarters and subsidiaries of the company by means of instant Western Union payment system and providing regular feedback and reports to the Headquarters Office Manager and Supervisor.

It is essential that the candidate promotes positive/can do attitude and discharges his duties urgently, has literate communicational and PC-user skills to interact with other team members and make external contacts related to the job nature.

Successful applicants will need to have a bank account to be used for the customer payments to be debited to, be energetic, enthusiastic and naturally ambitious. This is very much seen as a career progression role that could lead to a management position, so if you are willing to work 1-2 hours a day and be paid on an interest basis (net 10% out of each customer payment you have dealt with) you are welcome to apply now.

So if you are looking for a “career of your life” and would like to find out more about the job specification please visit our web-site at

Yours faithfully, Gilbert Blair


Anonymous said...

jThey use different web sites, changing them very often:

I've already spoken with and it looks like they will have to increase security of the data.

Anonymous said...

I just received one of these scammer emails. They used the website If you try to find the website it does not exist. I googled the real Greentree and there is a fraud alert on their website about this scam. fascinating. All the work that goes into such a scam. If they can just get a FEW people to buy in each month they will more than make up for the cost of runing the scam.

Anonymous said...

I have received over 2500 emails from them since this began a few months ago, at least 25 a day.

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