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.

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Bailey Enterprises

As money mule scams go, this one is pretty lame. The message formatting is damaged, and it's a clear case of a scammer picking a random name and running with it. No further comment.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: 18 Jan 2007 15:48:34 -0000

Content-Type: text/plain

Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit

Dear Sir/Madam,

My name is Mr. Fred Bailey. I am the Chairman/C.E.O of Bailey Enterprises. We are exporters and importers, we supply electronics and house hold appliances from manufacturers in Asia to sellers(our customers) in countries all over the world.

Bailey Enterprises was established in 1987. We are searching for a reliable affiliate who can serve as a partner/debt recovering agent in your region and reaching our customers. It will attract you good benefits as you involve in this lucrative venture.

Please, if you interested to work with us in order to facilitate this onward development you should indicate your intentions by responding to this email and stating so via this email or the one below to the Ceo's desk.

Thanking you as we await your early and favourable reply informing us on how we can establish a good working relationship with you.


Mr. Fred Bailey


Bailey Enterprises

Reply to:


ed said...

Heres another scam letter..Be Warn!
Dear Candidate,

We are a growing company with a desire to improve the quality of life for our customers, that?s why we?ve chosen you.

As you?ve noticed in our Ad, we have open position for
Accounting Shipping/Receiving Clerk

The candidate should be a reliable and energetic hard worker who is a fast learner, who works well under pressure, secure working independently and also as a team member.

Fill the following documents and send to your personnel manager, Betsi Moss:
1. Employment Agreement.
It should be signed, scanned (or faxed) to your personnel manager?s email.
2. Personal information form
It should be completed and sent to your personnel manager?s email in MS Word format ONLY
3. Copy of an I.D.: Passport, Drivers License, Phone bill, or other document that proves your identity

All reports, letters, forms, and templates are included in this email. All information should be filled in and attached to your return email. If you have any problems (cant open, don?t understand how to fill) or questions don?t hesitate to email me.

Now, let?s take a moment, and I will introduce you to your new job.

Your daily duties will include:
? Assign and coordinate shipments with transportation companies
? You would be responsible for domestic and international shipping paperwork
? Possess the capability to obtain the most cost-effective shipping prices & negotiate with outside carriers to maximize efficiency while minimizing costs
? Execute timely paperwork
? Ability to lift packages up to 20-45lbs
? Must be familiar with UPS/FEDEX on the computer
? Check your email several times a day
? Verify invoices, input payables, bank deposits

We pay from $70 per received box, each 30 days. How much can your earn a month? It?s up to you. It could be $2000 or even $5000

The position enjoys competitive salary, excellent benefits with 401(k) retirement plan, expense reimbursement, bonuses, as well as unlimited potential for advancement. Potential to earn more $$ after 30 day probation.

Expense reimbursement
TaL Corporation covers all shipping expenses that you might have, including gas, additional packaging, etc.

TaL Corporation pays bonuses once a month if you accurately and completely fulfill all of your duties

All packages would be delivered to your home/work address. All paperwork should be completed the same day. All packages should be transferred the same day the funds for shipping were received, using the instructions from your personnel manager.

Thank you again for your interest in our offer. I hope I answered all the questions you could ask and explained all the details. If you have any additional questions, please check the FAQ. Would like to discuss your salary? Don?t hesitate to email me. I hope you join our community soon.

Betsi Moss
TaL Corporation
Your personnel manager

lilstacks said...

Here is a scam that I almost fell for a week ago. BEWARE. VERY SHADY CHARACTERS. The email is from's how it goes
Dear ,

Your resume has been reviewed. Please read the text below carefully.


Bailey's Services Ltd adds trust and reliability to small business transactions around the world.

Headquartered in Europe, Bailey's Services Ltd (trademark of Escrow Company) and its operating subsidiaries provide offline escrow services that facilitate and accelerate international commerce by assuring secure settlement.

Bailey's Services Ltd is a privately held company that has an established business partnership with Escrow corporation, the leading provider of secure business and consumer transactions.


- Administrative Secretary Customer Service Dept. Full-time\Part-time.



All candidates should have

- personal computer with Internet access;
- basic computer and internet skills;
- high school diploma or equivalent;
- decent communication skills;
- self-motivation and ability to multitask in a stressed environment;
- ability to work under pressure with supreme attention to detail;

Experience is appreciated, but not required.
General supervision is implemented in work process, so that you learn and train when you work.


- Maintain office operations by receive and distribute communications(calls, paper correspondence, bills);
- Maintain supplies and equipment;
- Report filling;
- Process customer's financial transactions;
- Print, scan and fax documents;
- Ship packages via different carriers(UPS, FEDeX, USPS);
- Assist project manager with various tasks.

Please, fill in the form in the attachment with your personal information and send it to us by e-mail.

Every completed form will be reviewed and our manager will contact you very soon.

Please fill this form in MS Word and attach to your email.

Best regards,

Kristina Meister,

Manager's Assistant,

Bailey's Services Ltd.




Bailey's Services Ltd.

Name: ___________

First Middle Last

Position Applying for: Receptionist - Administrative Secretary Customer Service Dept.

(Indicate position type)

Full time [ ]Yes

Part time [ ]Yes

Date of Application:________

Current Address: __________

Street Address, City, State, Zip

How Long at This Address?___________

Home Phone #: (________)___________

Date You Can Start: _________________

SKILLS EXPERIENCE (Check all that apply)

Shipping/Receiving [ ] None [ ] Moderate [ ] Expert

Receiving/cashing/sending money transfers [ ] None [ ] Moderate [ ] Expert

Paypal [ ] None [ ] Moderate [ ] Expert

Packaging [ ] None [ ] Moderate [ ] Expert

Email [ ] None [ ] Moderate [ ] Expert

Internet [ ] None [ ] Moderate [ ] Expert

Basic PC Skills [ ] None [ ] Moderate [ ] Expert

Printing & Scanning [ ] None [ ] Moderate [ ] Expert

Microsoft Word [ ] None [ ] Moderate [ ] Expert

Microsoft Excel [ ] None [ ] Moderate [ ] Expert

Adobe Acrobat Reader [ ] None [ ] Moderate [ ] Expert

Call Center Operator [ ] None [ ] Moderate [ ] Expert

PC Software Used (Please list):