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, February 12, 2007

Garrison Escrow

Wow, these guys are offering top dollar for suckers willing to be money mules. I guess you can offer insanely high rates when you're planning to pay with forged cheques.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Vacancy Offer <offerjob[@]>
Date: 12-Feb-2007 12:36
Subject: Best job offer 2007
To: Deception Spotter <>

"Garrison Escrow" company searching for hard working person.

Age 21 and older,

Vacancy: finance administrator (male and female) , salary: 2200-2400 USD per week.

Period: 3 years and more.
Demands: hard working person, education - any basic.
Location: USA, Europe. You will work in you city, no trips, no relocation.
To get more details, send your CV and info according this email:

Regards Gerald L. Garrison,
head coordinator

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