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 20, 2006

Net Transaction Systems

Money mule scam. The domain "ntssystems.com" was apparently registered for this scam.

   Domain Name: NTSSYSTEMS.COM <-- scam domain
   Registrar: ESTDOMAINS, INC.
   Whois Server: whois.estdomains.com
   Referral URL: http://www.estdomains.com
   Name Server: NS2.DOCLOGS.BIZ
   Name Server: NS1.DOCLOGS.BIZ
   Updated Date: 08-Nov-2006
   Creation Date: 08-Nov-2006 <-- created recently
   Expiration Date: 08-Nov-2007 <-- minimum duration registration


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Net Transaction Systems <[redacted]>
Date: Sat, 18 Nov 2006 16:40:09 +0180
Subject: Wellpaid job opportunity
To: [redacted]

Hello

     Net Transaction Systems (NTS ,inc) is a Lithuanian company,
dealing with the software elaboration, web-design and Internet
commercials.
NTS ,inc began to work in 2000 and now it is considered to be the one
of the leaders among IT- service providers in Internet.
Large selection of service, high quality of our work, professionalism
of our employees and affordable prices attract new clients every day.

The fact is that despite the US market is new for us we already have
regular clients also speaks for itself.

         WHAT YOU NEED TO
DO FOR US?
  The international money transfer tax for legal entities
(companies) in Lithuanian  is
25%, whereas for the individual it is only 7%.
There is no sense for us to work this way, while tax for international
money transfer made by a private individual is 7% .That's why we need
you! We need agents to receive payment for products in money orders,
cheque or bank wire transfers) and to resend the
money to us via Wire
Transfer or Western Union Money Transfer.This way we will save money
because of tax decreasing.

         JOB DESCRIPTION?
1. Recieve
payment from Clients
2. Cash Payments at your Bank
3. Deduct 10% which
will be your percentage/pay on Payment processed.
4. Forward balance
afer deduction of percentage/pay to any of the offices you will be
contacted to send payment to(Payment is to forwarded either by Wire
transfer or Western Union Money Transfer).

         HOW MUCH WILL YOU
EARN?
10% from each operation! For instance: you receive 7000 USD via
cheques or
money orders on our behalf. You will cash the money and keep
$700 (10% from $7000) for yourself!
    At the beginning your commission
will equal 10%, thoughlater it will increase up to 12%!


ADVANTAGES
You do not have to go out as you will work as an independent
contractor right from your home office. Your job is absolutely legal.
You can earn up to $3000-4000 monthly depending on time you will spend
for this job.
   You do not need any capital to start.You can do the
Work easily without leaving or affecting your present Job.The employees
who make efforts and work hard have a strong possibility to become
managers. Anyway our employees never leave us.

        MAIN
REQUIREMENTS
  18 years or older legally capable responsible ready to
work 2-4 hours per week. with PC knowledge e-mail and internet
experience (minimal)

      And please know that Everything is
absolutely legal,that's why You have to fill a contract!
If you are
interested in our offer, please reply to the following email address:
manager@ntssystems.com ,Thanks for your anticipated action.
And we hope to hear back from you.
     Regards,
     Mr Matthew  Booth

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the heads up on this scam. I recently got this email and was about to re-ply to it when I thought I'd google it
"net transaction-systems" and your site was the first one on the list. The "suckers wanted" caught my eye and here I am. Thanks again Kyle Moody: m7940409@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Thanks. I would not have responded because I have recently received several emails like this from other scammers. It is nice to know someone is putting together a "Watch List"

Anonymous said...

I reported this to the Federal Trade Commission Email Scam department. First, they stress that they're "legal" too much in the email, which made me suspicious. Second, they're in another country (supposedly), which should make you very suspicious. Third, there is no contact information: no phone number, no company address.

Anonymous said...

dsinfywjThanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

remyg@slidemail.com said...

i have been talking to mr. matthew booth via email..
so i started to get curious about what he was talking of, did a search just to find my way here....THANK you THANK you!!

im so glad i found your site, i want to pin this A-hole..
if you want to see the letters hit me up.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the heads up.... googled NTS ... found your eye ketching 'suckers wanted' Thank You

Anonymous said...

just got one myself. they are using a new mail address


We avail ourselves of this opportunity to approach you for the
establishment of business relations with you.We are presently searching for
Representatives / Collection Agents who can help us establish a medium of
getting to our customers in the Europe, precisely USA and Canada. If
interested, Please contact us via
email:sinosteeltradingcompany@rocketmail.com for more information.

Note,Being an agent doesn't required any fees or charges from you.please
take note of this Business.

Mr. Huang Tianwen.
President,
Sinosteel Trading Company.