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 10, 2006

Great telecommute jobs for everyone!

From: Ryan <>
Date: Jul 11, 2006 12:33 AM
Subject: Great telecommute jobs for everyone!

We are looking for responsible, reliable and self-motivated people who
need a part-time job to fit into their work/study schedule.
Stay-at-home moms who
want to make some money are also welcome. If this is about you - then
you might want to try working with Excess Company!

Excess Company specializes in online marketing and promotion of
businesses, as well as forwarding of goods and payments. We started in
the USA, but today
we also work in Australia and Germany, and you can help us grow further still!

At the moment we are recruiting PAYMENT MANAGERS and SALES MANAGERS.

A Payment Manager has to:
- be citizen of the USA, Australia or Germany
- be at least 21 y.o.
- have a bank account
- make money transfers according to instructions given
- be available by phone or e-mail once every day

A Sales Manager has to:
- be citizen of the USA
- be at least 21 y.o.
- have a permanent mailing address
- receive and forward goods according to instructions given
- be available by phone or e-mail once every day

What you get in return:
- 5-6% of your goods/money turnover
- flexible schedule
- opportunity to grow

If you want to join us, please send us your detailed resume containing:
- your full name
- your mailing address, telephone number and e-mail address
- your education and work experience
- time of day when you are available at your home/work phone
- how often you check the e-mail
- the number of hours per week you can spend working for us
- how often you can visit your bank/post office
- at least one reference (full name and contact information)

Please enclose a scan of your ID.

Forward your resume to

Hoping for cooperation,
Excess Company

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