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 01, 2007


Generic money mule scam.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Quanzhoustore Investment < >
Date: 31-Dec-2006 14:53
Subject: 2007 Online Pertime Employment From Quanzhoustore.

                                QUANZHOUSTORE COMPANY LTD.
Good day,

This is Quanzhoustore Company Ltd. We extract raw materials from Africa
for production of textile and fabrics that we supply to our clients in
the North American geographical region (United States) and Canada for
cloth making.

Now we are looking for some representatives over there who can help us
receive payments from our customers.

This wouldn't affect your present state of work though we are working
on setting up some branches over there but for now we need someone who
will be handling that aspect; we need people that are responsible and

Our factory is located in Benin Republic, Singapore and Hunkong where
we extract raw materials needed for the manufacturing of fabrics.

We are willing to pay 10% from any payment you receive and you can
still keep your regular job while you work for us. All you will do is to
receive payments from our customers over there.

When those payments get to you, deduct 10% and wire the rest to us. But
sometimes the FBI gets involved incase someone tries to run with our
money.We hope that is okay, If you are interested we will send you an
employment letter which you are to sign and send back to me as soon as
possible then you have to furnish us with those requirements.

1.Your full name and full contact address.
2.Privite phone number and email address.
3.what do you do for a living presently?

ATTN: It wouldn't cost you any cent, you are to receive payments which
will be sent to you from our business partners. Please if you are
interested kindly mail us for further informations at the email address
of the General Manager of Quanzhoustore at

Dr. Mrs Mary White

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