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 01, 2006

Royal Crown Ltd (

This isn't the first time we've seen a scam under the name of "Royal Crown".

   Domain Name: ROYALCROWNANTIQUES.COM <-- scam domain
   Registrar: YESNIC CO. LTD.
   Whois Server:
   Referral URL:
   Name Server: NS2.DOCLOGS.BIZ
   Name Server: NS1.DOCLOGS.BIZ
   Updated Date: 21-Nov-2006
   Creation Date: 21-Nov-2006 <-- recently created
   Expiration Date: 21-Nov-2007 <-- minimum duration

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Quinn Bass <[159ashbey]@[]>
Date: 01-Dec-2006 06:01
Subject: The Greates tSummer JOB Opporunity

Are you a responsible person and looking for a part time job very well-paid?

We are a Family Company specialized in various operations with
antiques and antique jewelry; we are "Royal Crown ltd" ,  and we are looking for honest and responsible people to join us.

Do not miss this opportunity  - we are exactly what you're looking for!
You will earn more than $2500 per month, spending only 3-4 hours of your time - it is real with us!

We do not make sales gimmick that requires you to pay setup fees or sign
up to a mailing list, we do not want you to invest money. This job will requires you only limited amounts of your time.

We'll pay you during the first week of employment.

We do not require any experience or special skills . You will work as an
independent contractor from your home.

If you are interested, please feel free to request further information
and the general provisions.

Write us right now, we will answer you at soonest.
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1 comment:

Suzie said...

Goodness... an antiques company in Berlin, with a web site in Spanish, and a North America toll-free phone number? Talk about an identity crisis!