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 27, 2006

LT GOLD Finance (

Money mule job scam, backed by a dedicated domain name.

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

Updated Date: 26-Nov-2006
Creation Date: 26-Nov-2006 <-- very recently created
Expiration Date: 26-Nov-2007 <-- minimum registration

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Samantha FOSTER <[redacted, same as "to" address]>
Date: Nov 28, 2006 5:50 AM
Subject: Make your career with LT GOLD Finance as a part-time
Processing Manager! WUSJL
To: [redacted]

Dear sir/madam,

I am writing to inquire if you might be interested in part-time
employment with our company.

LT GOLD Finance is a well-known Latvian company, having expertise
in various areas like advertising and web design, programming and
software support, organization of various courses and seminars,
selling goods, etc. We have clients all over the world and our
business is developing very rapidly, but the target markets for us are
Europe, Canada , USA and Australia. Unfortunately payment methods in
various countries differ, therefore we have to cater for convenient
and reliable payment methods to our clients to accelerate money
transfers and goods turnover. In this respect Processing Managers are
the key employees in our company, who receive payments from our
buyers/partners and redirect them according to our instructions.
Currently we are looking for part-time employees resident in
Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada and EU to work with us.

The job of part-time Processing Manager does not need any special
skills or knowledge in any specific areas. Your commitment to the job,
readiness to make the job on time and with good quality, honesty and
responsibility, good business acumen and accuracy are the basic
recruitment criteria.


The Payment Manager is obliged:
-to work no less than 2 hours per day (possibly after the working hours);
-to have access to the Internet and to check the e-mail box several times a day;
-to open one or several bank accounts with one of well-known banks in
your country;
-be a legal resident in the territory of Canada, USA or EU;
-be of maturity age.


-We guarantee you sufficient money to be added to your main salary,
provided you have a wish to work hard and to follow all our
instructions on time.

-We guarantee you 7% commission from each sale/resale operation we
make!(If you have a business bank account you will get 10% from each
operation we make!)
All you have to do is to receive checks/wire transfers/money orders
and to transfer them to other people according to our instructions.

For instance: you receive a $5000 U.S. wire transfer to your PERSONAL
bank account. You withdraw the money and keep $350 (7% of $5000) for
yourself. Your net income is $350. The rest of the money you
transfer to our managers by Western Union. If you had a
BUSINESS bank account you commission would be 10% and your net income
would be 500 USD (10% of $5000)

-We guarantee that you will earn money right from your virtual home
office while working as an independent contractor with us.

You can find more information about this offer on our website :

Please note that only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.

Looking forward to cooperation with you,

LT GOLD Finance Company Administration


Kevin said...

The website has been taken down

Anonymous said...

WELL UNFORTUNATLY THE WEBSITE IS BACK UP I JUST TOOK A LOOK CAUSE I GOT A SPAM SCAM EMAIL FROM THEM .ITS AN OTHER PHISHING IN SUCKERS BANK ACCOUNTS SCAM SO AVOID THESE CRIMINALS LIKE THE PLAGUE . CHRIS. Australia. The money they offer will never make your account they just phish in your account so dont ever give them your account number .

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this info. I almost clicked the "apply" button on lt website, then after some thinking decided to check google and found this site. Thx again