Through internet there are many options to make money easily and even there are job offers to work abroad, these are attractive, but some people are becoming victims of scams. In Ecuador there are four common modalities.
The first, an offer to work abroad, includes air tickets of up to USD 5000 to travel on vacation, life insurance, health, education for children and a five-year contract with a monthly salary of USD 8500.
But in the last phase of the application, after delivered personal documents and filled forms, the alleged HR staff requests USD 300 for visa formalities. Once the deposit is made in foreign accounts, there are no news of the alleged employer.
Another modality and according to police officers is the most dangerous, is known as “mule”. Details reach the email of the affected mail or are published through job boards. One of these advertisements say that the applicant invests only two or three hours a day and would work once or twice a week.
The only thing to do is to ‘lend’ your bank account to deposit between USD 300 and 500. The account owner must withdraw that amount and send it to another country by a money transfer company. The person would earn the 20% of the money deposited.
The scam is that the money coming into the bank account comes from illegal businesses. “These are mafias who steal other people’s bank accounts or cloned cards,” warn the agents.
Earn money by filling out surveys online, the requirement to work is to transfer $ 25 to Paraguay or Argentina, so the victim ensures a quota.
Investment in gold: in this fourth modality, the mafias seek people to invest in gold. They say that “it is profitable, safe and only a small initial amount is needed.” To reserve a place in the ‘business,’apparently with Canadian capital, the fake companies request deposits from $ 50.