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, September 15, 2006

Great Business Opportunity

[Editorial note: this wasn't sent via email. It's actually phpBB web forum spam!]

"Post - To" company is reputable international leader in the sphere of finance and digital marketing due to an expansion in the market place is seeking a official representative agent in your region.

As part of the corporate operations team you will be:
- Building relationships of administrative contacts with existing and new corporate
- Processing transactions with accountability for quality, service level achievement and fund & member data integrity
- Making basic financial reports
To be part of this progressive company you will have

- Basic skills of business communication
- Decency and honesty
- Basic skills as an Internet user
- Ability to work in teams and groups
- PC literacy, including Ms office packages
- Full legal age
- Ability to have continuous contact with our company per e-mail or telephone
If you would like to know more of this job and try to work with us
please send us an email to: with your contact information.

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