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, September 25, 2006

Ascon International

Date: 26-Sep-2006 08:00
Subject: Fwd: Job

Hey [name]!


Ascon International (Finance Group) LLC requires 15 regional representatives.

If you live in UK/USA/New Zealand or Australia we need you are welcome to apply.
Position will be closed on 23rd of November 2006.

Position requirements:

1 Basic knowledge of Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel;
2 Home Computer with e-mail account to check your e-mail box at
least twice a day;
3 Adults only accepted (by the Law we can not hire underage people);
4 Ability to work unsupervised;
5 No criminal records;

We require energetic, reliable and honest person for this position.
Send your resumes and CV on this e-mail box: Please note that all e-mail enquiries
will be processed faster. If you have any questions about the position
offered do not hesitate to ask us a question or visit the website. We
will send you our web-site address if you are interested in a
position. You must be Australian, United Kingdom, United States of
America or New Zealand resident/citizen (or hold a valid work visa) to

Viktor Suttelman,
Management Department,
FAX/TEL: +448709127525

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