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, October 20, 2006

This has the same form (and contact phone number) as the and scams.

   Registrar: ONLINENIC, INC.
   Whois Server:
   Referral URL:
   Name Server: NS2.DNSHOST4ALL.BIZ
   Name Server: NS1.DNSHOST4ALL.BIZ
   Status: ACTIVE
   EPP Status: ok
   Updated Date: 18-Oct-2006
   Creation Date: 18-Oct-2006
   Expiration Date: 18-Oct-2007

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Kris Odonnell <[address redacted]>
Date: Oct 20, 2006 8:56 AM
Subject: Part-time Job: Apply now
To: [address redacted]

Perfect Job. Don't loose you chance, apply now!

We are representatives of well-known company founded and based in USA, which deals mainly with financial services like escrow services for buyers and sellers on online auctions around the globe, offered both on closed commercial auctions (stock sales, business sales etc.) where the number of buyers is not large and on,, - well-known public online auctions.

This is a part-time job with a flexible schedule. You work only 1-2 hours per day (Monday- Friday).

This is work at home job. All communication will be online.

Job requirements: Internet access and e-mail.

There's no entrance or any other fees. The company covers all the fees related to this employment.

To the successful applicants we offer a position on a trial period (1 month starting from the beginning of work). This is the period when you will be training, receiving online support while working and being paid. The evaluation of employees on a trial period is usually at least one week prior to the end of their trial period. During the trial period, the supervisor can recommend termination. At the end of the trial period, supervisor makes his

The trial period is paid 1000 EUR per month. From every payment received from a client you will be keeping 8% commission. Your total income, with the current volume of clients, will be added up to 1800 EUR per month. Your base salary, after trial period, will go up to 1500 EUR per month, plus 8% commission!

You may ask additional hours after trial period, or proceed full-time.

If you are interested in this part-time job and would like to learn more about this position, please send us filled form to our e-mail: Our human resources managers will contact you within 48 hours.

Full name:
Country of residence:
Contact phone:
Preferred call time:

Thank You,

New York, 14026, USA
Phone: +1 (347) 438-3116

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