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.

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Asian Trading Company

Just another money mule recruitment drive from a random Yahoo! user ( Note that it was sent from a Hotmail account, however: replies are directed elsewhere, since spamming accounts are ususally closed moderately quickly.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Yang Hong <>
Date: 09-Dec-2006 06:17
Subject: Part-Time Job Offer!

Dear Friend,
How are you today? I am YANG HONG, I work with ASIAN TRADING COMPANY in conjunction with recruit Express, We are looking for People to serve as Payment Officers on behalf of our company.
The payment officer receives payments from our customers located within their business area (CITY,STATE,COUNTRY)he/she will report directly to the payments and money control office either in person,email,telephone or fax.
The position does not require any educational qualification but a bachelors degree or very good high school record will be an added  advantage,no experience is needed but should be able to speak his/her language fluently as well as understand an extra language will be an added advantage. The individual should be highly motivated, sensitive,being a meticulous person is an added advantage.Applicants with Company names have a higher hand compared to others.
This Job is a part- time Job and has been designed in such a way that it does not affect your regular/daily work Application deadline/Expiry: Two weeks after the broadcast of this message.Salary range: (Fixed)$3,500:00 to $5,000:00 Monthly Plus 10% of every payments received excluding any Taxes or Cheque/check clearing fees.To apply, send referencing position number # 117212 to the employment manager in U.K London by fax on Fax:+448717205284 or by e-mail to: Contact Person: Cahl Jakson   You should also remember to state your referring agent in the e-mail or fax message for easy identification at the processing office. Once this is done you will receive an e-mail from us with a link to our official registration website where registration shall be completed.Thanks for taking time to read our offer.
My Regards,
Mr. Yang Hong( REFERRING
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