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.

Monday, January 29, 2007

Fast Career Job Company

The requirements of this job (highlighted) are typical for a money mule job involving direct bank transfers.

   Domain Name: FASTCAREERJOB.COM <-- scam
   Whois Server:
   Referral URL:
   Name Server: YNS1.YAHOO.COM
   Name Server: YNS2.YAHOO.COM
   Updated Date: 29-jan-2007
   Creation Date: 29-jan-2007 <-- brand new!
   Expiration Date: 29-jan-2008

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: only for you [name] <xnsirhkqwk[@]>
Date: Mon, 29 Jan 2007 19:27:08 +0180
Subject: Hiring Anybody for a superior Chance to Earn!
To: [redacted]

Would you like to earn good money spending only 2-3 hours a day?

Our company "Fast Career Job Company" would like to offer you something you have never heard or done.
You have opportunity to earn up to 1500 aud a week guaranted. Anybody can work with us even if you are still in college.

REQUIREMENTS ARE: 18+ y/o, basic computer skills, 1-2 hours free time
mon-thu, in order to pay you salary you will have to have a bank account
for us to send you money to, and ofcourse you have to have a cellphone
to contact you.

All the information can be found at . Don't miss
this opportunity and check us out immideately, we need as many  workers as
possible. Visit our site and make a registration, and you will  be contacted by
our representative within 24 hours by phone. Have a Great Day and we are waiting
for your applications! 1500+ AUD a week!

Truly Yours
Fast Career Job Company

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