is this a valid company and job offer not a scam?


Thank you for your reply and interest in a part-time position with Plutonum Ltd.

The main strategic aim of our company is to provide quick, easy, efficient and secure ways for businesses to outsource services locally, nationally and globally, to maximize their competitive advantage and cost effectiveness.

The goal of our company is to ensure both, the most reliable security level and simplicity of use and availability.

To find out if you're a good match for this position, take our test:

We are happy to offer you the Payment Processing Agent position.

Here are the job Requirements:

- 18 years of age or older;

- internet access to promptly reply to emails;

- availability by phone (1-2 hours a day);

- a bank account to process payments

We welcome competent and reliable approach to work, responsibility and initiative in search of the most efficient ways of job implementation.

Each Payment Processing Agent is provided with employment benefits after successful completion of probationary period (30 days).

The employment benefits include:

- Stock options;

- Retirement Options;

- Flex-Time;

- Health & Dental;

- Professional development programs

You will find detailed description of the job following the link:

We strongly recommend to read our FAQ:

Details about our company you can find here:

About Plutonum Ltd :

Management Team:

Some important facts:

1. You don't need to invest your own money to get started;

2. This is not a sales position. While employed with us, you are guaranteed a Base Salary as well as commission per task processed;

3. Each remittance will be accompanied by an invoice ensuring legality of transaction.

If you are interested in the offered vacancy or have any questions please contact us at

We appreciate your time and sincerely hope to see you in Plutonum Ltd team!

Best Regards,

Stacy Crow

Plutonum Ltd

Phone: +44 208 144 9224

Fax: +44 872 352 1045

* I'm worried because they require me to open a bank account to receive payments.

4 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    No it is not a valid job offer. This type of scam involves criminal activity and the job seeker is needed to break the money trail so police cannot investigate the true criminal. Whenever you electronically transfer money between bank accounts there is a "paper trail". You can tell whose account the money came from and whose account it went to. That makes solving crimes fairly easy. When a criminal uses Western Union to shift money between cities and countries, there is no paper trail. As long as the recipient possesses the wire transfer details provided by the sender, he can pick up the money in at any Western Union agent in the receiving city and then walk away. Sometimes there can hundreds of offices for him to chose from, for example postal bank branches at post offices.

    Please be aware that:

    No legitimate company will use bank accounts of private individuals for processing payments from its customers.

    No legitimate business will pay 5% and more for international money transfers (for example, $250 out of $5000), when banks provide such services for only $30-50 per transaction and businesses and individuals can set up their own bank accounts in other countries if needed.

    No legitimate company uses private individuals to receive parcels and remail them.

    Any job offer that involves any of the above activities is a fraud!

    Job offers on the internet such as the ones listed here involve stolen money and stolen goods. If you participate in these scams, even without criminal intent, you could be held liable and face criminal charges. If you have been recruited, contact the police and notify your bank. Do not withdraw any cash wired to your account! Do not forward any parcels mailed to your home! Talk to the bank and the police first!

    To obscure the traces, phishing websites are often hosted on hacked websites. Furthermore, many of the websites used to recruit "money mules" to forward cash from hacked accounts are hosted on botnets, along with phishing websites. Botnets are remote-controlled networks of hijacked computers, also often referred to as "Zombies". These are used to send spam, host fake sites and also to attack other websites. Botnets used for providing webhosting and DNS-hosting mostly on home computers are known as "fast flux" networks.

    So it's the standard mule recruitment drive. For those who haven't seen one before the aim is that the "company" hires you to make these supposed bank transfers for them. What you are actually used for is to transfer money from exploited bank accounts offshore for them. Essentially laundering the cash for them.

    What happens is you get hired by them. The scammers then withdraw a lot of cash (usually a couple of thousand) from another bank account usually with the same bank as you and transfer it to your account. The account money was transferred from was in fact an exploited bank account that phishers have gained access to via either keylogging trojans or traditional phishing emails.

    Once you have the money in your account you are usually then asked to withdraw it in cash and wire it via a method such as Western Union to another country. Minus your "wage" of course. Once the money is traced you, the mule, will not be allowed to keep the "wages" you accumulated through this "job". If you suspect you are currently a mule in this scam contact your bank and the police directly. They will understand the situation and help you out. Far better than potentially being charged with fraud when the money is traced.

  • 5 years ago


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  • 1 decade ago

    100% SCAM!

    ALL "payment processor" jobs are scams.

    The checks that you would receive would look perfectly real but be fake. They will bounce 10-14 days after you have deposited them and sent the money out. This leaves you on the hook for the bad check and possibly even facing criminal charges for passing a fraudulent check.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    As Heather has written, this is a scam. It has been noted previously here

    And if you read this forum

    you will see the different variations that are used.

    Heather has covered it well, , this is a scam

    John Delaney

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