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, September 21, 2006


From: Marcelino Prescott <>
Date: 21-Sep-2006 11:13
Subject: Job

Hi, [name]
We offer a part-time job.
The salary depends on the monetary amount
of transactions executed by you .
You will need no money to start.


We are small new firm engaegd 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 Australia and USAw hich was successfully done.

Unfortunately we ahve 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.

This is an entry level opportunity in the field of financial services.
Our financial professionlas work with clients to help them achieve their
many financial goals such as saving on taxes.

Strong communication skills coupled with the ability to work well with
people on a one - to - one basis. The ability to grasp new concepts and
the creative and organizational skills to set and achieve specific goals.
An entrepreneurial work ethic and a deep desire to achieve financial success.
Effective organizational and analytical skills, and ability to work on
multiple projects simultaneously along with meeting deadlines. Basic
knowledge of credit principles, bank services and operations. Must possess
verbal and written commuincation skills. Ability to work independently or
in a team environment Proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word.

SALARY: ($40 000-$50 000 /yr)

If you are interesting, please send your resume in e-mail our Managers.
Allan Barr


1 comment:

Yvonne said...

I got this today, a $2500.00 check last week, from a lottery one in Canada, with a check drafted from a bank in philadelphia. I guess somehow the mail from Canada, stopped in philadelphia at the bank, and offered a free ride for a cheque with my name on it. and check out the newest just now! My favorite is the first one you will see after my note-it is from YAHOO/MSN. cOMMENTS?

This is to inform you that you have won a prize money of One Million
Great Britain Pounds Sterlings (£1,000,000.00) for the month of May 2007
Lottery promotion which is organized by YAHOO/MSN LOTTERY INC & WINDOWS
LIVE. YAHOO/MSN & MICROSOFT WINDOWS, collects all the email addresses
of the people that are active online, among the millions that subscribed
to Yahoo and Hotmail we only select five people every Month
as our winners through electronic balloting System without the winner
applying , we congratulate you for being one of the people selected.

You are to contact the events manager on or before your date of Claim,
Winners Shall be paid in accordance with his/her Settlement
Centre.Yahoo/Msn Lottery Prize must be claimed no later than 10 days from date of
Draw Notification after the Draw date in which Prize has won. Any prize
not claimed within this period will be forfeited.

Agent : Mr. John Woodsen
Tel : +44 70318 50676

These are your identification numbers:
Identification number ................CPEL/OWN/98755
Winning number...................YM09788

These numbers fall within your Location file, you are requested to
contact the events manager, send your winning identification numbers to
him ,to enable him verify your claims .How ever you will have to fill
and submit this form to the events manager for verification & direction
on how you can claim your winning fund.

Thank you and Accept my hearty congratulations once again!

Yours faithfully,

Mr. Sailer Paster
(Yahoo/Msn Lottery Games/Lottery Coordinator).

Dear sirs,

Aegis Capital Group LLC (“Aegis”) is a specialty investment firm managing private equity and venture capital funds with a national focus on small businesses and the social benefits of supporting entrepreneurs and enhancing local job creation. We would like to stress, that our company pays special attention to customer support of private customers, though we also have the corresponding business plans for the bigger companies as well. A more detailed information about our company you may obtain at our official website.
Due to the necessity for expansion of our company, we have announced some additional openings for new employees. We are glad to offer you one of the vacant positions in our company’s team – a position of the “Account manager”.
You will have the responsibility for the following duties: fulfillment of orders given by the company, operations with the bank transfers(direct deposits and wires) from customers, implementation of calculations regarding customer payments, acceleration of the space needed for the delivery of payments to the regional branches by provision of money transactions (customers’ payments) via worldwide Western Union instant transfer system, procession of correspondence by means of mail forwarding and scanning.
The position offered is regarded to be a part-time job, so you will only need to have about 1 free hour a day to be able to work with us. You will earn a net 10% commission for every transaction you dealt with. All the traveling expenses and transfer fee charges are covered by the customer.
You do not need any previous experience in finance sphere, because we will provide you with the most detailed instructions, support and advice at each stage of the responsibilities’ implementation.
You may hope for the career growth within our company. Under certain circumstances you will have a chance of providing your services to major companies and VIP customers. In such a case, both your salary and your status in our company will sustain an increase.
You may find more detailed info at our website by following hyperlink:

Sincerely Yours,
HR Manager