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, October 16, 2006

Ebay (Impostors)

This is a money mule job. eBay is just a cover story: there is no actual affiliation. It would be unwise to divulge personal information to these people, and very unwise to handle money on their behalf.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Ebay Online <>
Date: 17-Oct-2006 06:39
Subject: Ebay Job Online (Your Response Needed)

Pleasant day,

If you have access to a computer, you can get paid.

Would you like to work online from home, temporarily and get paid weekly?

If yes. We are glad to offer you a job position in our company, Ebay Small Business Limited As part of our Multi Level Marketing Network,we seek capable individuals to work for us as our representative.

You can easily make $300-$1000 a week or more just by collecting payment on behalf of EbaySmall Business Limited.

Sound like your dream job? Well, it certainly is for 10,000+ current members who are making $300- $1,000s weekly online with this system.

* No form of investments from you.
* This job takes only 1-3 hours per day.
Our Company manufactures and sells textile and fabrics, we have seller all over

Your tasks are:

1. Receive payment from Customers.
2. Deduct 10% which will be your Commission/pay on Payment processed and remit our balance to us either via Western Union Money Transfer or Money Gram

Note: This job takes only 3-7 hours per week. This job is very challenging and you should understand it. We are looking only for the Honest and Open Hearted Individual who satisfies our requirements and glad to offer this job position to you.

To get Started, please provide the details below

Full Names:
Full Contact Address:
Zip Code:
Home Phone:
Cell Phone:
Marital Status:

Thanks for your Co-operation

Artworn Carter

Ebay Small Business Limited

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