Job scam quick guide: it's a scam if...

  • they want you to collect and forward money in any way (a "money mule" job). You'll wind up engaged in money laundering, personally defrauded via expertly forged cheques, money orders, etc, or defrauding someone else who pays for goods that never arrive.
  • they want you to receive packages and reship them somewhere else. The goods will have been obtained fraudulently, and they're just using you to make the shipping address appear local. You will be aiding fraud.
  • they want up-front payment (either to them or someone else) of any sort for anything before you can get the job. This is advance fee fraud: there is no job -- it's just a big con to extract money from you.
  • they want you to buy any kind of "membership" or "kit" in order to start. Forget it -- it's not a real job at all: they're trying to sell you something, and they're probably making a bunch of other false claims about it if they're pitching it as a "job".
  • it's a job offer, and it's spam. There are LOTS of these scams about, as you can see.

Monday, July 17, 2006

Best vacancy! -Mon, 17 Jul 2006 11:43:25 -0800

Date: Jul 18, 2006 4:43 AM
Subject: Best vacancy! -Mon, 17 Jul 2006 11:43:25 -0800


My name is Francois Veillon I am the manager of a Human
Recourses department of Global Austrian Syndicate (GAS).
I'd like to offer a perfect vacancy for you. The vacancy of
a Financial manager working with private individuals.

Let me give you some facts about our company first:
Global Austrian Syndicate (GAS) was registered back in 1993.
The primary focus of Global Austrian Syndicate is international
finance services, mainly through the Internet and other
communicative channels. The corporation is interested in working
on the markets of all countries without exceptions and sees
promotion of its services through the network of representatives
(independent investment consultants) working as private individuals
or resident company employees as most effective. We also provide a
full range of financial services to companies and to individuals as
well. Additionally, we grant credits to individuals and companies
on the international level, and this list of our services and
opportunities is far from being complete.

So today, we are glad to offer you to:
- become a part of our company
- join a team of highly qualified specialists
- get a prestigious part time job
- earn a real fortune

The main advantages of working as a Financial manager dealing
with private individuals are:

- You don't need any experience or specific knowledge
- You don't need to make any advance payments
- This job won't take much of your time.

Your range of duties will include:
- Receiving payments for the ordered stocks and bonds from the
Global Austrian Syndicate clients (private individuals) to your
bank account
- Withdrawing the funds and transferring them further to
our brokers in one of the countries where the desirable stocks
and bonds should be bought

The transfer should be done by the means of Western Union or
Money Gram services to fasten the process of the delivery of
the funds.
Your SALARY is 8% commission out of every deposit that you
receive to your bank account.

If you are interested in this job and would like to get
more information, you are welcome to visit our website:

Or you can just write an email to us, and our managers will give
a prompt and competent reply.

We are looking forward to working with you!
Your email was given by 3rd party website
on our request, as you or someone else subscribed to a job
opportunities newsletter.
I apologize if this email reached you by mistake. In that
case, please be so kind to delete it.

Yours faithfully Francois Veillon

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