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 28, 2006

Teac (Impostors)

There is a real company called TEAC. This isn't them. This is just some random scammer telling big fat lies in order to trick people into forwarding stolen or fraudulent money. (Images have been removed from this spam.)

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: teac[@] <teac[@]>
Date: 28-Dec-2006 23:30
To: undisclosed-recipients

Teac International Incoporated
109 Featherstone Street.
 TelFax: + 44-709-280-6152
Dear Sir/Madam,  
Would you like to work online from home and get paid Monthly? TEAC Intl Inc. needs a Representative/agent worldwide, we want to know if you will like to work online from home and getting paid on commission basis 10% of every transaction without leaving  or affecting your present job?.
It's just that we presently run a Branch in the UK and we need someone to work for the company as a representative/agent.
 Our company produces various electronics, computers, software's, hardware's, which we have clients we supply weekly in the states, so we need someone in the states to work as our representative and assist us in processing the payments from our clients and we will pay him/her 10% of any transaction made.
Our payments will be issued out in your name and you get them cashed in your bank while some will be wired into your bank account.
This job is very challenging and you should understand it.
 We are looking only for the Honest and Open  Hearted Individual who satisfies our requirements and glad to offer this job position to you. 
If our proposal interest you, Do get back to us with your detailed 
information as listed below.
Full Names:-----------------------------------------------------------
Full Contact Address:-------------------------------------------------
Zip Code:-------------------------------------------------------------
Home Phone:------------------------------------------------------------
Cell Phone:------------------------------------------------------------
Marital Status:-------------------------------------------------------
We will forward it to our clients and they will start making payments to you as the company' s representative, we will email you a letter of employment from our company which you have to complete carefully and send to us alongside scanned copy of your identification attached (if any) to it as soon as we confirm any payment coming to you
we will let you know and you will be given the information on how to
send funds to the company. 
Please all replies and further enquiries must be sent to:
Representative Coordinator
Dr. Bruno Moore

 Dr. Bruno Moore      
 Representative Coordinator
Sincerely yours,

Mrs. Stella Maris

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