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.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

George Metway Inc

Mule recruitment, targeting Australians.

Domain Name: GEORGEMETWAYINC.COM <-- scam!
Registrar: ONLINENIC, INC.
Whois Server:
Referral URL:

Updated Date: 01-Nov-2006
Creation Date: 17-Oct-2006
Expiration Date: 17-Oct-2007

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: [redacted]
Date: Nov 17, 2006 12:15 AM
Subject: reply to your resume
To: [redacted]

Good afternoon.
I got your resume from SEEK Australia job-site and it
suites our company requirements.
My name is Roger Longbotham, I represent George Metway
Inc company located in Europe.
Our company is seekeing for a representatives in
Australia for full and part-time jobs.
No relocation is needed, job duties include mail and
payments processing, standart office duties and
everyday reporting.
All candidates have to be 18+ years old, authorized to
work in Australia, with minimal computer knowlege.
Both part-time (2-3 days a week) and full time (5 days
a week) positions available.
Your minimal income will be $4000 a month in average
and you will be paid DAILY.
Please, e-mail me to if
you are interested and I will send you company
Roger Longbotham
George Metway Inc