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, January 12, 2007

J-Seek Company

Here's a thing: a recruitment site dedicated to money mules. Suckers wanted, indeed. We've actually seen this one before under the title of "International Job Employee". Note that the sender address is a random fake: the contact address and domain name in the body are the real deal.

Domain ID:D16080418-LRMS
Domain Name:JSEEK.INFO
Created On:11-Jan-2007 15:31:14 UTC <-- hot off the press!
Last Updated On:11-Jan-2007 15:31:18 UTC
Expiration Date:11-Jan-2008 15:31:14 UTC
Sponsoring Registrar:MIT (R141-LRMS)

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Mr Langford <rfbkpp[@]>
Date: Jan 12, 2007 7:49 PM
Subject: Quit your Job and Join Us
To: [redacted]@[redacted].au

This is a very important offer from J-Seek Company Inc.

You have an opportunity to join our project and make 1000 AUD a week if
you have 2-3 hours free time Monday - Friday..

Basically what we are doing is are we connected with European companies
who make orders with us. The international money transfer tax for legal
entities (companies) is 35%, whereas for the individual it is only 3%. We
need agents to receive payment for our products (by electronic money
transfer) and to resend the money to us. This way we will save money
because of tax decreasing.

Everything that will be involved with you is you must be 18+ y/o, you
have to have cellphone, computer with internet. For us to send you money
we will need your bank account information, basic info to send money to
you. You will see everything during registration on our website.

All you have to do is to make registration at click
"register", and one of our representatives will contact you by phone and
you can start immideately and make money the very next day! We welcome
you to join our Team!

Sincerely yours
J-Seek Company Inc.

1 comment:

Spotter said...

The same scam has now been seen operating under the domain name "".

Domain Name: JSEEK.US
Domain ID: D11685967-US
Sponsoring Registrar: MELBOURNE IT LTD
Registrant Email:
Name Server: YNS1.YAHOO.COM
Name Server: YNS2.YAHOO.COM
Created by Registrar: MELBOURNE IT LTD
Last Updated by Registrar: MELBOURNE IT LTD
Domain Registration Date: Thu Jan 11 20:58:25 GMT 2007
Domain Expiration Date: Thu Jan 10 23:59:59 GMT 2008
Domain Last Updated Date: Thu Jan 11 20:58:27 GMT 2007