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

Online Trader Association

This is glaringly obvious money mule recruiting. I've seen this particular pattern of "three job vacancies" (where two are simply decoys) on a number of occasions now.

Contact addresses seen in association with this scam


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Dwayne Werner <[address redacted]>
Date: 07-Dec-2006 06:24
Subject: {uk_sbj}
To: [address redacted]

We are happy to introduce our new project.

Our Online Trader Association has begun successful cooperation with United Kingdom auction clients. Due to the importance and security measures required for the entire processes to be legitimate and successful, different UK Financial Institutions assist us during the initial trading process.


Our auction trade association is very popular with those willing to sell or purchase from different parts of the world.

That's when we are happy to offer different vacancies to those interested in becoming a part of the Online Trader Association.



Available jobs:


Client manager

Schedule: 8 hours per day.

Salary: 1500Ł(pounds) per month.

Requirements: PC, mobile phone, online access.

Job description: Assist clients from Your regions with full time Internet and personal support.


Remote manager

Schedule: 3-5 hours per day.

Salary: From 2000Ł(pounds) per month + commissions for successful completion of weekly duties with no delays.

Requirements: online access, mobile and land line number, bank account with one of UK Banks to process initial funds transfers from UK traders to our worldwide auction sellers

Job description: Assist traders from Your region with funds processing from the initial trader to the auction seller himself. Become the initial third party between the UK trader and the auction seller from abroad.

British citizenship is not obligatory


Carting manager

Schedule: 6-10 hours per day.

Salary: 1000Ł(pounds) per month.

Requirements: car, online access, cell and home phone, punctuality and responsibility.

Job description: Transport the initial wares to the post office and International postal service companies. Maximum carrying capacity of 3 tons. 



Obligatory for everyone applying:

Age limit from 18y.o to 65.y.o

Check email correspondence daily

Contact customers from one's region by the email and by the phone


1. Individual career growth variety
2. Work successfully and get weekly commission besides monthly salary for outstanding performance of one's duties.

If You wish to apply for any of the positions above or would like to get more info, please REPLY.



Sincerely Yours

Senior Staff manager 

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