These bogus "job offers" are very common. The messages ask recipients to accept cash or cheque payments into their bank accounts and then wire-transfer the payment to the "company" running the scam. In some versions, victims are asked to accept direct electronic transfers into their own bank accounts. Victims are instructed to keep a specified percentage of the transferred funds as payment.Typically, the scammers claim that there is some impediment, such as slow processing or currency conversion problems, which stops them from accepting overseas payments in their country. Therefore, they claim, they need an overseas "agent" who can accept payments and then forward these payments back to them in an acceptable format such as a wire transfer. However, the real purpose of such schemes is to "launder" stolen funds by making it difficult for law enforcement agencies to follow the money trail.