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.

Friday, July 28, 2006

Perfect Job. Your Chance

From: Lee Read <>
Date: Jul 28, 2006 7:48 AM
Subject: Perfect Job. Your Chance

Dear Sir/Madam,

Large company with the well-known name, which main field of business
is online investments, is looking for representatives in Australia.
We are planning to open network of Australian representations in
November, 2006, but we require the creation of team of
representatives now.

At present we are looking for Independent Agents for representing of
our interests in regions. The main duty will be to receive and
process payments from our customers in Australia. The vacancy is
Part-Time and it won't take much time, because you will spend only
3-4 hours per week. After the opening of official representations,
Full-Time job will be offered to you out of turn.

We are ready to pay for the work adequately. The salary will depend
on your work capacity and activity. The minimal salary is 1500
euro(AUD 2,500), but if you follow all our instructions, you
will be able to get over 3000 euro (AUD 5,000) monthly.
Please note, that salary for Full-Time job will be much more.
If you are interested in our offer and would like to know
more please send the filled form to our email : Our human resources managers
will contact you in 48 hours.

Full Name:
Age (or DOB):
Primary phone number:
Best time to call you:

Thank you for attention,

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