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.

Thursday, August 24, 2006


From: Vance Stinson <>
Date: Thu, 24 Aug 2006 01:58:42 +0480
Subject: re:Hi

The young and perspective financial company employs young experts. It
is your unique chance to start your career in the company with a world
name. We have some kinds of vacancies. You can work freelance or work
in office. With us you can achieve new horizons in your career. You
can earn up to 3000-4000$ per month. The basic requirements to the
candidates are: knowledge of PC and bases of accounts department,
honesty, clearness and efficiency in work. If you are interested in
the given offer, please send your CV to

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