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 11, 2006

UASF Group


This is an unsophisticated attempt to recruit money mules. As so often appears to be the case, it is targeted at Australians (payment in AUD -- Australian Dollars). The provided point of contact is simply a "" free webmail address. The overall modus operandi is extremely similar to that of UASW group, reported earlier.

The Spam

From: <>
Date: 12-Oct-2006 08:02
Subject: You are accepted

Hello I am operations manager of the UASF-Group.

I think you will be situable for this position

Your Duties:
1. Open a bank account (or use the existing one);
2. Upon receiving a notice from our manager about money transfer with
your account, promptly apply to your bank and withdraw the sum.
3. Receive your 5% commission from the transferred sum.
4. Immediately go to one of express money transfer agencies
(MoneyGram, Western Union) and transfer this sum in accordance with
the details, specified in
our notice.
5. Log on to the Internet and send us the details of the transfer.

Note: Transfer fees are deducted from the transfer sum, therefore it
is free for you.

You will start work with 2 weeks trial period.
Within trial period you will earn 5% from each transfer you will
(Turnover will be about AU$ 3000-10000 per day)

Payment for the investment agent's activity is made by a percent.
After 2 weeks trial period full time contract will be signed. After
that you will recieve additional 2000 AUD at the end of the month.

Why we need you:
We had some lose of income becouse wire transfers to Russia or Ukraine
clearing within 2 weeks. So we need you to recieve money same day.

After two weeks trial period full time contract will be sent to you.
You will recieve 2000 AUD at the end of the month and 8% comission
form each transaction.

Your should use bank, situated near your home and post office.
If you will open new account - try to find branch where 6 working
days a week.

If you ready to start send us SCAN of some of your ID document
(Passport or Driver"s License) and your bank account details:

Bank name:
: BSB:
Account No:
Account Title/Name:

And send us your personal details:
Your First name:
Last name:
DOB (Age):

Thank you.

Operations Manager.

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