I was sent the following letter
CONTINENTAL FINANCIAL GROUP.
30 West 48 St New York,NY 10036
Client :ID C10J
This is to inform you that on previous servey from our affiliate consumer survey specialists,you have indicated iterest in a part time job.You are hereby been selected to participate in a paied Consumer Research Program in your area of residence.As one of the Research Personnel selected with this program,you will be a Consumer service evaluator with selected financial outlets and service providers.This evaluation is fully paid program that offers the opportunity to hold a permanent part time position for selected individuals that are able to distinguish themselves throughout the course of this program.After this training assignment,your salary willbe increased to $240.00 per week the first three months(3),and additional increase to $300.00 per week after six months of working for CFG.
If you acceft this offer,you are requested to complete a paid training assignment within three (3) days of your acceptance.This is hands-on training,designed to equip you with the right tools necessary to effectively carry out your assignment as an experienced research personnel.Recently,we have been getting complaints that many people have been laundering money across the country through WESTERN UNION and MONEY GRAM.Through a thorough analysis,this is the result of these financial institution agents not asking for proper identification before completing a wire transfer transaction.We have come to an agreement with these financial institution to investigate the performance of their agents all over North America.The objective of this assignment is to evaluate any WESTERN UNION or MONEY GRAM.To complete your assignment,you will pose as regular customer making a transfer through either of these finacial institutions mentioned above and send a wire transfer of $3,100.00 to either of agent listed below.
400 Orchard Road OR 150 ANA-PDE,Kingsford
Orchard Tower,238873 Sydney,NSW 2032
The reason for the wire transfer is to give us a report,on your evaluation form,to observe if you were asked for TWO GOVERNMENT ISSUED IDENIFICTIONS,before making a wire transfer of funds exceeding,"$3,000.00".The funds needed to complete the assignment have been enclosed with this letter.
The check must be deposited into your bank account.Please contact our account's manager on the number above for more details on how to complete your assignment.For verification of assignment completion, please call back with the Western Union money transfer control number or the money gram Reference Number immediately upon completion.You are also required to fax the receipt and your evaluation form for clarification purposes.
This offer expires 8th July 2009.
below is the breakdown of the attached fund.
1. Probation training pay $200.00
2.Required fund to be transferred $3,100.00
3.Service fee for the transfer $150.00
We appreciate your participation in this program and we assure you of the total confidentiality of information you have submitted in the course of your participation in the program.
Poplar Bluff, Missouri