I received a new scam email today – I’m posting it here because when I search for LCN Company and LCN Team, the search results do not mention anything about scams. Hopefully this post will bullet to the front page for those particular terms and help people contacted by this company to know this is a scam.
Administrative Assistant is available today for full and partial position.
LCN Company is a worldwide goods retailer that is why your general tasks will be connected with sales customer support for operations held in Australia: keep the data of all the deals and orders payment; cope with customers in USA, Eastern Europe and Asia; give all the necessary service and support to our selling department.
You will be paid up to 3800 AUD per month plus bonuses for the part-time position and for full-time position – 5800 AUD per month plus addition.
We have a trial period, during this period you will be trained and guided. This period is also paid.
Minimum Requirements are easy. You just need to have computer with access to the Internet, also Excel skills (the software must be pre-installed), interpersonal and communication skills.
Interested prospects should respond directly to this email address. Our company will certainly contact you at our earliest convenience.
Have a great day!
They are using many different names with @outlook.com email addresses – anyone can sign up for free email at outlook.com – Also they seem to have a couple of urls now – lcnwork.com and email addresses used for further emails are using that domain name – lcn-premium.com, lcnjob.com, lcnrecruit.com and now lcn-hr.com are also being used by these same scammers.
Update 21/08/15 –
They are now using gmx.com email addresses. This is another place anyone can sign up for free email addresses.
Mega Important Note!!
If you got this email from a different name and email address, please leave a comment asap, you can use a fake name and email address to post the comment if you like. I’ll regularly add in other names and emails used in to the post. It will help other people who are searching for the names. Thanks everyone who leaves a comment, it WILL stop people from getting scammed. :)
Second Mega Important Note –
DO NOT OPEN THE ATTACHMENT if you replied and they send you a second email with an attachment! If you did open an attachment, you must run a virus scanner and malware scanner ASAP. There are many different virus scanning programs out there, you probably have one you like to use, just make sure it is the LATEST version!!! and that it is up to date.
If you do not have a favourite, you could try AVG which has a free version.
Update – I’ve had two different people look at the files (safely because that is hugely important!) and it looks like they do not contain any nasties. Even so, you want to run antivirus and malware scanners, just to be on the safe side.
Keep Yourself Safe –
It is hugely important in future to remember – *never* open an attachment from someone you do not personally know. For me that means people I have actually met in the flesh.
Also, keeping internet browsers and phone apps up to date, using an anti-virus program, and keeping your anti-virus program up to date is important as well.
Using things like SMS verification for internet banking can be a good thing, too. ;)
I gave them my bank account details?
If you gave them the account name, BSB and account number, they can easily print fake cheques with that information. You definitely need to speak to your bank about this ASAP.
In this particular instance, you may find they deposit a sum into your account – or they may send your account a payment from a stolen credit card. If that happens, DO NOT touch that money, because eventually the bank will reverse that payment. It may take some time – in some cases 6 months to a year – but it *will* happen eventually and you will have to repay that amount of money to the bank.
If it were my bank details, I would close that account as a matter of great urgency. Speak to your bank as soon as you can, and they will likely advise you to do that.
I would advise anyone caught out by this scam to make a complaint to the Financial Ombudsman. The scam victim may be able to sort out a deal with the bank where the bank pays some – or all – of the losses.
Don’t Tell Them!
It seems these scammers are using a template from LMP Company and they have switched names because the very first result for LMP Company now leads to scamwarners.
So – please – do not tell scammers that their company name is listed here or anywhere else on the web as a scam – it will take them mere seconds to change their fake details and their new details will not be easily searchable for any future victims to find.
All you have to say is that you know this is a scam – you do not have to tell them how you know.
Wait! I think I’m being scammed!
Did you receive this email and reply to it? This is a fake job scam. There is no job. Most likely, you will be sent a fraudulent check, and they will want you to send them money because your bank will clear the check at first.
Check? – Cheque? – Bank Draft?
These are all names for the same thing – the name used depends on which country you live in. I use the term check here on the blog because check is the most commonly used spelling in the USA, and people in the USA are the most targeted for these job scams.
If you have banked a check from them –
but you still have the money and have not sent it anywhere – PUT THAT MONEY BACK IN YOUR BANK RIGHT NOW. Do not send any money via Western Union or Moneygram.
If you have banked a check from them –
And you have sent the money via Western Union or Moneygram, then you may wish to seek legal advice. I strongly suggest that you do so as a matter of urgency, because..
In the USA, scam victims can be arrested for banking a fraudulent check.
See this article – Check from a scammer bounces victim into jail – Even the FTC in the US gives out incorrect information re check scams – they say “The bottom line is that until the bank confirms that the funds from the check have been deposited into your account, you are responsible for any funds you withdraw against that check.”
This is UNTRUE –
even if the bank confirms the funds have been deposited, the bank can undo the transaction at any time when they discover the check was stolen or fraudulent – even up to a year after they “cleared” it. But you did not know this, and nobody ever tells anyone this.
This is not your fault – it is the fault of the banks, who hide this fact deep within the terms and conditions booklet that you receive when you open an account – these terms and conditions you have agreed to abide by when you opened your account.
If you are not willing to seek legal advice, the only advice I can personally provide to you is to print out all the emails you received and the emails you sent, print out that page from the Federal Trade Commission and keep it somewhere safe for if/when the police eventually turn up on your doorstep.
but be aware –
and I want to make this very clear –
You will have to pay this money back to the bank eventually. The sooner you make arrangements to do this, the better.
Please Leave A Comment
If you have been in contact with these scammers, telling others about your experience, so that they can know they are not alone.
For more on fake job scams, fake and stolen checks, please see this post – Snoskred made 5 MILLION DOLLARS online this year!
What Now? Any Questions?
If you need further advice, or have questions about this post – please leave a comment on this post, or you can use the contact form to get in touch with me.
Update – The Next Email They Send –
We would like to offer position of Administrative Assistant at our company. Please, find more information about us and this position below.
LCN is a leading distributor of finest designer goods. Currently it is one of the most important specializing in online sales. With more than 5 years of experience in the designer goods industry. We offer a continuous renovation in our collections, following the latest trends in each country and season, thus satisfying the demand of clients. We always keep in mind that prices are an important factor when it comes to sales.
We are looking for a responsible person in Australia who will be ready to incur all necessary activities. Our candidate should be highly motivated. We believe that the experience is not the most important thing. The key to success is a fresh look and bold ideas!
The main duties of Administrative Assistant:
– Helping Entity’s Sales Department as a special projects support
– Data entry and other functions as specified in the instruction
– Running reports for all completed deals and wire transfers
– Providing overall administrative maintenance such as making of letters, processing purchase orders and transaction reports etc.
– Emailing correspondence every day
Hours: Full-time or part-time schedule possible. Your schedule can be irregular. For a part time variant – you will spend 3 hours per day average, from Monday to Friday.
Salary: Essential pay for a part time job is 840AUD on a weekly basis
plus 5 percent commission. Full-time job pay is 1300AUD on a weekly basis plus commission.
You will be on Probation period for your first month.
I’m sending you Application Form and short presentation of LCN(you can find it attached to this email). You can find full job description in the brochure(pages: 5,6,7). Please read it carefully, complete and send it back to me via email or by fax +1-832-218-1671. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.
Update – Another Email –
From: adelino gonçalves
Subject: Job Offer(8609H1208e1)
Citizenship or Work permit: AU
Required Education: High Diploma/College Diploma
Type of Employment: Part-Time
Pay rate: 4,250 AUD/month
I have seen your CV on job board site and we think that you are perfect candidate for us. Our advertising company, which carries out the orders for international company’s agents, regional business and government organisations, would like to offer you post of Service Manager. If you are interested in collaboration with a strong leadership team, evolving our products and a group that looks more like close friends than colleagues, then this employment is just for you! Adaptable timing is possible.
High School education necessary. Must have Computer and Internet
access, Microsoft Office or compatible. Must have proper writing and social skills.
If you are interested, please write to us at: email@example.com .
Thank you for your attention!
And Another Email –
Work Location: AU
Citizenship or Work permit: AU
Education required: High Diploma/College
Type of Employment: Partial
Base Payment: 4,250 AUD/month
I found your Summury on job board site and we think that you are perfect candidate for us. Our advertising company, which carries out the orders for international company’s agents, regional business and government organisations, would like to offer you the position of Service Manager. If you are interested in cooperation with a strong leadership team, evolving our products and a group that looks more like close friends than colleagues, then this employment is just for you! Adaptable timing is possible.
High School education necessary. Must have Computer and Internet, Microsoft Office or compatible. Must have proper writing and social skills.
If you are interested, please reach us at: firstname.lastname@example.org .
And Another Email –
Important message for (your email address would be here)
Bill Pay transfer: 59N2YRHG4
Total Amount: 4669.87 Australian Dollars
Please click the statement provided with this email to get more info about this transfer.
There is a .doc file attached which contains nasties, so if you opened that .doc file you will need to run a full virus and malware scan.
Update – names they are using –
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