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, November 15, 2006

Help Children's

My Spanish isn't all that great, but I comprehend enough to recognise another money mule job scam targeting the Spanish. I'm doubly unimpressed, because not only is it a job scam, but it rips off material from a real charitable organisation to set up its fake website. The real organisation is "Children International". The domains I've seen associated with this scam so far are as follows.

   Domain Name: YOUHELPCHILDREN.COM
   Registrar: YESNIC CO. LTD.
   Whois Server: whois.yesnic.com
   Referral URL: http://www.yesnic.com
   Name Server: NS2.DOCLOGS.BIZ
   Name Server: NS1.DOCLOGS.BIZ
   Updated Date: 13-Nov-2006
   Creation Date: 12-Nov-2006
   Expiration Date: 12-Nov-2007

   Domain Name: TOHELPCHILDREN.COM
   Registrar: YESNIC CO. LTD.
   Whois Server: whois.yesnic.com
   Referral URL: http://www.yesnic.com
   Name Server: NS2.DOCLOGS.BIZ
   Name Server: NS1.DOCLOGS.BIZ
   Updated Date: 13-Nov-2006
   Creation Date: 12-Nov-2006
   Expiration Date: 12-Nov-2007

Domain ID:D132137382-LROR
Domain Name:CHILDRENNEEDHELP.ORG
Created On:03-Nov-2006 14:57:11 UTC
Last Updated On:03-Nov-2006 14:57:19 UTC
Expiration Date:03-Nov-2007 14:57:11 UTC
Sponsoring Registrar:EstDomains, Inc. (R1345-LROR)
Name Server:NS1.DOCLOGS.BIZ
Name Server:NS2.DOCLOGS.BIZ

They seem to have made a mistake in the spam template, leaving out their email contact address. Sample spam follows.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Sylvia Patel <[redacted]>
Date: 16-Nov-2006 00:33
Subject: We are waiting forA nswer. Job
To: [redacted]@ gmail.com

Organizacion de beneficencia tiene Vacantes en Espana !!

2 a 4 Horas desde su casa por Internet !

Trabaje con nuestra Orgnaizacion y ayude nos a ayudar a los chicos.

Aspirantes al cargo, contestar estem ail pidiendo el formulario de aplicacion.

Salario 1000 Euros a 2000 Euros por Mes.

Requisitos:

Buen Manejo de PC
Acceso a Internet
Manejo de Mail y MSN
Residente Espanol
Telefono Movil

Si estas niteresado en mas detalles, Contactanos via email: {keymail4}

O utilizar nuestra forma de registro en http://www.tohelpchildren.com y te contactaremos a la brevedad !

Desde ya estamos a tus servicios ante cualquier duda.



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1 comment:

Suzie said...

Interestingly, YOUHELPCHILDREN.COM and TOHELPCHILDREN.COM have turned into (as of this comment, at least) clones of Royal Crown Antiques.