Applying for a job can be stressful business, so when what seems like a dream position pops up, most of us wouldn’t hesitate to send our CV off stat.
But one experiment by bank Santander has revealed that it pays to read the fine print when it comes to these things.
The bank released an ad for jobs available at company Money Spark, advertising for the role of Financial Transaction Control Analyst.
With the role requiring the “prompt processing of incoming cash funds” and “transferring of funds to accounts indicated by our managers”, the job also promised flexible hours, high earnings and speedy career progress.
Sounds pretty good, right?
Thirty percent of people agreed, claiming they would apply for the job.
But it’s this thirty percent that might find themselves in jail, after it was revealed the description was actually advertising the position for a money mule to help launder cash.
With the telltale signs of a bogus website and typos, the experiment found that those aged between 18 to 24 were most likely to miss the warning signs.
Incredibly, six percent of people revealed they would still apply for the job – even after being told about the criminal nature of the job.
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