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.

Friday, December 15, 2006

Eurosoft Co (impostors)

This is a quick and dirty money mule scam with an assumed identity and nothing but a freemail contact address.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Ronda Kramer <[igradient]@[]>
Date: 15-Dec-2006 13:34
Subject: 3k-4k US Dollars waiting for you
To: [redacted]

Dear Sir/Madam!

We are a small and relatively new Software Development and Outsourcing
Company specializing in enterprise application development, system integration,
corporate networks and other software solutions for business and finance. The company based in Ukraine (Europe).
We’ve earned ourselves a reputation of a reliable and trustworthy partner working
successfully with a number of West European Australia and North American companies and
providing them with reliable software development services in financial, telecom and media sectors.
Unfortunately we are currently facing some difficulties with receiving payments for our services.
It usually takes us 10-30 days to receive a payment from your country and such delays
are harmful to our business. We do not have so much time to accept every wire transfer
and we can't accept cashier’s checks or money orders as well. That’s why we are currently
looking for partners in your country to help us accept and process these payments faster.

If you are looking for a chance to make an additional profit you can become our representative in your country.
As our representative you will receive 8% of every deal we conduct. Your job will be accepting funds
in the form of wire transfers and check payments and forwarding them to us. It is not a full-time job,
but rather a very convenient and fast way to receive additional income. We also consider opening an
office in your country in the nearest future and you will then have certain privileges should you decide
to apply for a full-time job.

This is an entry level opportunity in the field of financial services.
Our financial professionals work with clients to help them achieve their
many financial goals such as saving on taxes.

We therefore solicit your assistance in remitting this money and facilitating transactions.
If you believe you would be able to undertake such a task and are interested in this job, please
respond to   and send us the following information about yourself:

1. Your Full Name as it appears on your resume.

2. Education.

3. Your Contact Address.

4. Telephone/Fax number.

5. Your present Occupation and Position currently held.

6. Your Age

Please respond ASAP and we will provide you with additional details on how you can become our representative.
Joining us and starting business today will cost you nothing and you will be able to earn a bit of extra money fast and easy.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at the address mentioned above. Looking forward to hearing from you.


Victor Drujkov,
Director of Marketing Dept.,
Eurosoft Co.


Lydia said...

I got one of these in my e-mail.

Mike said...

People, are you crazy? I'm working with this company near 1 year and my brother working in this company.

Spotter said...

Mike, there are quite a few real companies called "Eurosoft". There is even a company in the Ukraine called "Eurosoft". Even if you happen to work for that particular "Eurosoft" (which seems unlikely), this is still a scam, because the person who sent this email does not represent Eurosoft! The address for correspondence was a Yahoo! freemail address, for Pete's sake. There are a dozen things about this email which scream, "I am a scam!"

Anonymous said...

man mike is such a dickhead who can even write english properly, 'company near 1 year' i mean what kind of person with that sort of knowledge would work for an international money transfer 'scam', PS: Mike: go back to grade 2