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.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

This is the International Job Employee recruitment scam again.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: mr. Landis wrote: <[redacted]>
Date: Tue, 6 Feb 2007 02:26:41 -0060
Subject: Right now Right Here! Your Last Chance
To: [redacted]

Introducing Financial Courrier position for ANYONE, be it a college
student or a busy businessman, you still need additional money for almost
doing NOTHING, right?
Simple requirements: 18+ y/o, couple hours free time a day mon-thu. Job
is very very easy and it's just a GIFT for you. If you need money start
working with us right now, visit click "
REGISTER" We are glad to see anyone and we are ready to start working
with you ANYTIME!

Best Regards,
Management Team

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