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.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

This job offer is really vague, but I confidently predict that the missing details include forwarding money via Western Union or Money Gram. Don't make an ass of yourself as a money mule these holidays. This domain was registered only very recently for one year as follows.

   Domain Name: HOLIDAY-JOB.COM
   Whois Server:
   Referral URL:
   Name Server: YNS1.YAHOO.COM
   Name Server: YNS2.YAHOO.COM
   Updated Date: 19-dec-2006
   Creation Date: 19-dec-2006
   Expiration Date: 19-dec-2007

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Mr Cho <[ynh]@[]>
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2006 23:11:17 +0360
Subject: Earn Money With Us Before Christmas.
To: [redacted]

Greetings to everyone who has recieved this letter from us, we which you a
best luck in the next year and best luck with us, with our offer. You
already know that two biggest events of the year are very close to us and
soon will finally be here. Merry Christmas and New Years. We want to which
you a best luck already and as a gift we want to offer you a job.

Our company currently is seeking for people who can help us out and earn
good money for themselves. We need as many people as possible. You can
consider this opportunity as a Christmas Job. You will be able to make
quick money everyday, spending 1-3 hours a day, no knowledge requiered, no
past experience, anyone can apply. You must be 18+ y/o, you have to be an
honest person and responsible. You will like working with us, it will be
convenient and easy.

Our Big Benefits:
1. We pay out everyday.
2. $600-$900 a week guaranteed.
3. You will spend not more than 1-3 hours a day.

To start working with us you need to fill out application at our website click on "Regsiter" and procceed with
registration. When done, we will contact you over the phone and you can
consider yourself already part of our team. Sign up right now, time is
money and Christmas is almost here, so hurry up!

Best Regards,
Holiday Job Employee Company

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