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

Online Trader Association

This scam is cut from the same cloth as one seen earlier this month. It's just more mule recruiting.

Addresses seen in conjunction with this spam

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Antwan Fair <[redacted]>
Date: Sun, 19 Nov 2006 22:26:55 -0480
Subject: 3 trading vacant positions available
To: [redacted]

We are happy to introduce our new project.

Our Online Trader Association has begun successful cooperation with US auction clients.
Due to the importance and security measures required for the entire processes to be legitimate and successful, different US 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. Thats 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.
3000 USD per month.
Requirements: PC, mobile phone, online access.
Job description: Assist clients from Your regions with full time Internet and personal support.

Merchant manager
Schedule: 3-5 hours per day.
Salary: From
4000 USD 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 US Banks to process initial funds transfers from US 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 US trader and the auction seller from abroad.
British citizenship is not obligatory.

Carting manager

Schedule: 6-10 hours per day.
2000 USD 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 ones 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 ones duties.

If You wish to apply for any of the positions above or would like to get more info, please confirm Your interest and
reply to us.

Sincerely Yours

Senior Staff manager

No comments: