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.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

TrustPartners Company

Utterly blatant money mule job: see "job description" section.

Registrar: ONLINENIC, INC.
Whois Server:
Referral URL:

Status: ACTIVE
EPP Status: ok
Updated Date: 12-Oct-2006
Creation Date: 12-Oct-2006
Expiration Date: 12-Oct-2007

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: ArmstrongYRqS Stefan <[recipient address also appeared here]>
Date: 26-Oct-2006 12:11
Subject: Make your career with TrustPartners Company as a
part-time Payment Manager! fkZ
To: [recipient address redacted]

TrustPartners Inc is a Latvian company, catering for various services
all over the world. We offer advertising and web design, programming
and software support, organization of various courses and seminars.
Our clients in the USA and Europe enjoy a wide range of services and
products and our sales volume is ever growing. As our business is
developing very rapidly, we need new people to work with us!

We need new agents, able to receive payments for our product and to
send the money to us. This part-time job does not need any special
skills in any special area. You do not have to spend much time to earn
sufficient money to be added to your main salary. If you have good
business acumen, can approach the target client, this job is right for
you! You are lucky to get a chance to become a part-time Payment
Manager with TrustPartners Company!

You will have the opportunity to work from home and to earn money.
You will be working as an independent contractor out of your virtual office.
You will have a commission from every payment operation.

All you have to do is to receive checks/wire transfers/money orders
and to redirect them to other people following the details, which
we'll e-mail to you.

10% from each sale/resale operation we make! For instance: you receive
a $1000 U.S. check or wire transfer to your bank account. You withdraw
the money and keep $100 (10% of $1000) for yourself. So you get $100
of net income! The rest of the money you transfer to our managers by
Western Union. As you see, the operations are very easy.

Requirements to the candidate:
-Maturity age.
-Legal status of a resident in the territory of the USA or EU
-Honesty and responsibility.
-Opportunity to check e-mail several times a day.
-Opportunity to work no less than 2 hours per day (possibly in the evening).
-One or several bank accounts in one of well-known banks in your country.

For more detailed information please visit our website
You can find our application for employment here:
Thank you for the attention to our offer.
TrustPartners Company Administration


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Spotter said...

Oh for Pete's sake -- the scammers are now advertising bogus jobs in my blog comments!