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.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Very unsophisticated mule recruitment drive, this.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Rawlins Morgan <>
Date: 21-Nov-2006 09:23
Subject: Good Job

My name is r.morgan and I manage a company that sells textile and fabric
materials in London,UK .well we are into Manufactures of Fabrics and
Textiles with numerous customers home and abroad and we are expanding our
network accross  the united states.
We already have  few clients based there and I am looking for a
trustworthy representative in the united states that will aid as a link
between us and my clients over there.I would like to know if you would be
interested in our (WORK FROM HOME ) job offer.It requires much enthusiasm
but little work.Plus you wont have to leave your  present job.
If interested please contact me with the following details.
1- Name & Address
2- Physical Address(not p.o box)
3.Phone number(s) / Fax
5.marital status
and more information will be passed on to you.

Thank you..

Managing Director

S&A International Ltd
31 Wilmslow Rd,
Cheadle, Cheshire
SE28 0LS

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