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


No doubt there are any number of real companies called Innomax, but this one's fake. They are registering a selection of domain names and soliciting recruits by plain-text email. The job is described as "transfer manager" which translates to "money mule" in my terms. For more information on this kind of scam, see the links under "Money Mules: A Quick Guide" in the left-hand column on this page.

The following domain names are involved.

   Domain Name: INNOMAX-CO.NET
Whois Server:
Referral URL:
Name Server: C.NS.JOKER.COM
Name Server: B.NS.JOKER.COM
Name Server: A.NS.JOKER.COM
Updated Date: 27-Oct-2006
Creation Date: 27-Oct-2006
Expiration Date: 27-Oct-2007

Domain ID:D131598968-LROR
Created On:27-Oct-2006 05:07:48 UTC
Last Updated On:27-Oct-2006 05:07:51 UTC
Expiration Date:27-Oct-2007 05:07:48 UTC
Sponsoring Registrar:eNom, Inc. (R39-LROR)

Representative sample of spam

Greetings Icyoasia!!.

On behalf of ou rcompany Innomax, please, accept our apologies for the inconvenience you have been caused, but we have seen your resume at one of the jobsites. We are glad to help you and offer to try a post of Trnasfer Manager in our company on some period of probation. We enclose the list of your duties and our demands. Please, look through them very carefully. We can offer you two variants: constant and part-timej ob. It is very suitable for those who want to earn extra money.


Positio nTitle: Transfer Manager

Grade and Starting Salary Range: Fixed salary is $2000 + % from each job you have completed. You will receive at least 6% of cost of each job done. Diligently working manager enjoys salary in amount of not lses than $6000.

Area of Consideration: lAl Sources

Location: Australia virtual offiec


Transfer Manager must:

to fix negotiations between company and client
to agree and approve all terms and conditions with the clietn
to fulfill all orders given by a supervising manager
to provide money transactions (client's payment)
to follow all instrcutions(indications) of the company


After the trial period (1-2 month) your salary will be $4600 + commissions. Our company takes care of our employees and all the txaes they have to pay are covered by it.


High Salary Range
The Conclusion of the Official Contract
If you are interested int he job we are offering, please send us your resume
only on this e-mail:

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Anonymous said...

Received the same e-mail today (30th November 06), so be careful everyone, by sending a resume, you are leaving yourself open to identity theft also.

Anonymous said...

I got 3 of these emails today Nov 30, from 3 different people. Remember guys, if it sounds too good to be usually is.

Anonymous said...

Be careful

got the same email today.

Anonymous said...

I just got this email today, December 1, 2006. It seems that they are hitting people right around the holiday shopping time when it would be nice to have a little extra cash. BEWARE - it can be so easy to get pulled into a scam, but you'll be kicking yourself if you do.

Anonymous said...

Be very careful

I got 2 of those emails on Nov 30
from 2 different people.
I was just about to ask them a bit more questions when I googled their
company names and got saved by comments like the ones right here!

5:15 PM, December 5, 2006

Suzie said...

The actual content for is currently hosted at -- just loads it in a frame.