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.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Kentford Fish Limited

Another money mule job. Everything about this company sounds made up. It's just another excuse to get you to act as a middle-man for stolen money.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Kentford Fish Limited <>
Date: 19-Nov-2006 11:38
To: [redacted]

Dear Sir/Madam,
Kentford Fish Limited is a Global Seafood Enterprise based in UK. Kentford Fish SL has been a company formed by experienced people in the fish industry. Some of them come from centennial companies of the branch, installed for 150 years. Others with 40 years of experience in the international trade of fish and seafood, inclusively having being a principal contributor in the formation and commercial takeoff of Britain sharpshooting companies. Also we were pioneering in 1971 and 1972 in the product packaging finished for its sale in great surfaces, as they were the first trays of clean sepia, lenguados, and producers of vinegar big hole, etc.
Originally starting out in the Food Additive Industry, the company became swiftly involved in plenty of other segments and is  continuously adopting new challenges. Besides the trading business, it has identified the necessity to offer special services to  Western companies that wish to engage themselves into activities in Britain but do not have the rights contacts, language abilities and/or time to get this accomplished themselves. It is upon this note that we are writing you to seek your assistance in
representing our company in your locality as our Legitimate Cashier  / Representative. Note that as a legitimate cashier of our company, you will be entitled to a basic salary of $48,000 USD a year and 10% bonus of any payment amount you receive from
customers on behalf of the company as payments for sales and outstanding debts on goods that they buy.
As a legitimate cashier  of our company, your primary functions are as follows:
1. The company will be responsible for all costs including phone and other expenses.
2. Assume responsibility for all transactions enquiries.
3. Lastly, contacting clients on behalf of the company who are ready to make payments or wanting to pay for products they purchase from the company.
To facilitate this transaction if accepted by you, do send us promptly, the following:
1. Your Full Names
2. Present Occupation/Position
3. Sex/Age
3. Contact address
4. Telephone number,Fax and e-mail contact

Thanks for your time and partronize to work & get paid with Kentford Ltd.
Best Regards,
Kent D. FordthY  .


Anonymous said...

thanks for the "heads up". I just got this in my hotmail today.

Suzie said...


What's the survey part -- "will you fall for this scam"?