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.

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Shark Logistics

A quick Google search for "shark logistics" shows that the name has appeared in a significant number of scams associated with a broad variety of domain names. The domain "" was recently registered for the minimum term of one year. At a glance, the job involves illegal forwarding of stolen goods/money.

Domain ID:D130976365-LROR
Created On:18-Oct-2006 00:47:25 UTC
Last Updated On:19-Oct-2006 14:47:28 UTC
Expiration Date:18-Oct-2007 00:47:25 UTC

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: domenic birch <[address redacted as false and irrelevant]>
Date: 22-Oct-2006 12:16
Subject: Topic: Workers needed. High salary.
To: damara nara <>

We are currently accepting applications for Guarantee Manager Position.

Candidate must have experience with UPS and FedEx shipments, stable
internet connection at home. Computer Literate a must Ideal candidates
will need to fill requisitions and orders in a timely manner, ability
to lift up to 50 pounds.

We offer excellent compensation, benefits and opportunities for
personal growth, flexible hours, training and development, as well as
the vacation schedule.
Great opportunity to work in a fast paced environment and learn from
a world-class organization.

If you are looking for a competitive wage, solid opportunity and a
career path to success, contact us now! We would LOVE to work with
you, so reply to this posting and send us your resume today. Don't put
your career in the hands of just anyone, put it in the hands of a
Join the Shark Logistics
Staffing team!

Send your resumes: U.S. resumes accepted)
Do you have additional questions? Don't hesitate to contact us!

Casper Rick
Human Resources
Shark Logistics

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