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, November 06, 2006

FlowerLand International

We saw something similar last month. Anything that describes itself as being "in the field of banking services" sounds like a money mule job of some sort.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Flowerland HR department <>
Date: 06-Dec-2006 23:05
Subject: Free vacancies in the U.S. company
To: [web-harvested address redacted]

glad to explain so that even at this early age--from ten to

FlowerLand International is looking for trained candidate.

The corporation:

FlowerLand International is an American trading corporation.
We specialize in all kinds of flowers and decorative greenery that can be used for home
or office. We are not a Multi-Level-Marketing corporation nor any similarity.
You are never required to buy nor pay anything to work with Flowerland International.
We are not a (MLM,Multi-Level-Marketing) organization nor any similarity.
You are never required to buy nor invest anything to work with Flowerland International.


This is an entry level opportunity in the field of banking services.


- Really High Wages.
- Ability to work from home.
- Flexible shedule.
- No sign up fees, no investment is needed.
- All expenses such as phone calls, webtraffic, etc will be fully covered by our company.
- Illness\Disability friendly team.


- Basic knowledge of credit principles, banking services and operations.
- Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously along with meeting deadlines.
- Ability to work independently or in a team environment.
- Having no problem with the Law.
- Having a cellular phone.
- Having a deep desire to achieve business success.


No degree required.

HOW TO Join:

Please send your CV to our personnel manager.
It must be sent in a TXT, MSWord, RTF or PDF format.
Please write to the following email:

In order to receive our response, please provide us with your valid email address.

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