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, December 04, 2006


We saw this scam late last month. It's back, and only the contact addresses have changed to protect the guilty. As if involving third parties in crime as money mules weren't bad enough in itself, these guys have the gall to pretend to be charity workers.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: 03-Dec-2006 10:51

Dear Sir/ Ma,

We are Humanitarian Organization on the verge of Facilitating global
Charity Enhancement, our work is to get donation across to Affected
in need of donations Worldwide, we are enlisting Agents worldwide to
get Donations to People in every part of the world.

Your work is simple, Donations will be made to people who are
in need through you, and you will also receive a fee for helping people
get help. You will be allowed to negotiate your mode of payment once
are enlisted. Note that you will be directed on how funds and relief
materials will be disbursed.

Please if you are interested or know any body, group of persons who are
desperately in need or you want to change the world around you for the
better, do contact our Agents recruitment James Allen
With the following information

Your Full name.--------------------------

Phone Number----------------------------

Contact Address--------------------------




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