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.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Fwd: Last vacancies - 2006

Money mule scam of the "direct transfer" variety. The "direct
transfer" scams usually want a fast response from the "employee",
since the unauthorised transfer could be noticed and challenged at any

Domain Name: DANISH-GALLERY.COM <-- scam domain
Registrar: ENOM, INC.
Whois Server:
Referral URL:

Name Server: YNS2.YAHOO.COM
Name Server: YNS1.YAHOO.COM
Updated Date: 30-Nov-2006
Creation Date: 17-Nov-2006 <-- less than a month old
Expiration Date: 17-Nov-2007 <-- shortest possible registration

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Christian Hansen <[Pearlie]@[]>
Date: Dec 14, 2006 11:02 PM
Subject: Last vacancies - 2006
To: [redacted]

We want to inform you about the news from the well-known Danish
company "Danish Art Gallery" that sells oil paintings and other works
of art online. At present "Danish Art Gallery" is searching for
employees to the position of financial manager and is delighted to
suggest you to familiarize with this offer.
This offer is unique for you because you don't need to a special
education or experience in the financial field to obtain this
position. During the examination of applications we inquire about the
credit history and the criminal past of the candidate, because we
operate with rather large sums. Also the candidate is required:
A free time available, 1-2 hours during the workday, 2-3 times a week;
The possibility of routinely checking his e-mail, better for few times a day;
To have a bank account in his country or a possibility of it's establishment.
The work consists of the receipt of cash assets (that are payments for
goods bought at "Danish Art Gallery") on the account from the clients
of the company and subsequent sending it to "Danish Art Gallery". But
above all this work is well paid! The agent gets 5% of commission for
each payment made with his assistance that gives him a possibility to
earn about 2500 USD per month!
The offer of "Danish Art Gallery" is your chance to earn money by
Internet and to increase essentially your regular profit! If you are
interested in this offer you can write directly to "Danish Art
Gallery" to the following address: and you
will be sent a detailed description of this vacation: the reason of
its appearance, how to solicit, the mechanism of work, the fee and
many other information. Even if you have any subsidiary points – write
us to and we will certainly answer them.
If you want to solicit for this position – write to and you will be sent an application form.
Fill in this form and send it back to us, you will be informed about
the result during a few next days.
Thank you for your attention.

Christian Hansen,
The Danish Art Gallery.

1 comment:

Suzie said...

This template is from a legitimate Danish Art Gallery, and even steals their address and phone numbers...

The important difference is that does not have a money mule job vacancy!