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: Terrence Mcclellan <>
Date: 24-Aug-2006 22:14
Subject: {mob}

Hey _____.__________!!.

We are small new firm engaged in export of goods to overseas
outside my country .We have won various small exports contract at one
time or the other, recently we were (engaged) contracted to supply
financial programs for market analyzing, management project software
in Europe, Australia and USA which was successfully done.

Unfortunately we have faced some difficulties while receiving payment
for our software in our country as need 10-30 days to get a payment
from your country. We do not have so much time to accept wire transfers
and can't accept cashiers checks and money orders as well.
So we need your help to accept this payments in your country faster.

If you are looking to make additional profit we will accept you as our
representative in your country. You will keep 8% of each deal we
conduct. We plan to forward our merchandise in exchange of wire
transfers and check payments. Your part is very important accept
funds and forward it to us. It is not a full time work but a very
convenient and fast additional income. Being our agent may grow into
future branch opening in your area if you are interested and the
business will be on up and up.

We therefore solicit your assistance to help remit this money ,To
facilitate this transaction if you deem you would be able to undertake
this task for the company,

would want you to submit to us via mail to the
following information which includes

1 Your Full Name as it would appear on your resume
2 Your Qualification
3 Your Contact Address
4 Telephone number/Fax
5 Your present Occupation and Position presently held

Please respond ASAP and you will get additional details on how you can
become our representative. Joining us and starting business today will
cost you nothing, just some extra income for you.

Rufus Medina
Director of INFOSOFT Marketing Dept.

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