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

Leonard Wiliams, Simplicity Inc.

One of the many Nigerian check-fraud scammers currently operating out of the UK.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: leonard williams <>
Date: 16 Nov 2006 06:19:04 -0000
Subject: Employment Offer for USA Residnet only
To: [redacted]

Plesant Day,

I have a Job to Offer you, if you Might be intrested in, My name is Leonard Wiliams, I am 48 Years and I work with Simplicity Inc. London United Kingdom. we Extract Raw Materia From Africa to produce textile and fabric which we supply to Our Client in North America Geographical Region (United State) and Other Asian Country for cloth Making.

We are In search of a Representative in North America and Asia to Work for us as Part Time worker and we are willing to pay a Sum of $700. Dollars for every Transaction you Recieve and Process on Our Behalf, and I can assure you That this is Not goin to Affect your Current state of Work.Though we are Working on Setting up a Branch in the United State But for Now we need a representative.

The Main Scope of Work for this Representatative will be to Accept Payment Via Check or Wire Transfer in the United State and then Remove his/Her $700 Working Allowance and Send Down the Rest to Our Head Office In the United Kingdom.
Sometimes FBI get Involve in a case where someone is trying to Run with the Company's Money. I Hope that is Okay with You, If you are Intrested Kindly Get back to  me with your Full name, Phone Number and  Residential Address and i will forward and Employment Form to you as soon as I Recieve your Response.

Please Note that it would'nt Cost you anything to Recieve Payment on Our company Behalf as all Payment wil be Deliver to you Via a Register Courier Service from Our Numerous Customers Across North America Geographical Region

I look Forward seeing your Reply Soonest.

Best Regards,
Leonard Williams.
Simplicity Inc Ltd.
Hermlenton Terrace,
United Kingdom

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