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.

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

GlobalTransfers Inc

Another obvious money mule scam. The only noteworthy thing about it was that it arrived at an address which doesn't get much of this stuff. The reference toDoubleClick is a smokescreen and not true. The "from" address is genuine in the sense that the message did come from an designated mail host, but the body of the message requests replies to a "" address.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: <>
Date: 28-Feb-2007 22:15
Subject: Job Alert From GlobalTransfers Inc
To: [redacted]

You have been contacted as a potential employee who has registered on one of DoubleClick Inc websites. To remove yourself from the mailing list please visit
My name is Albert Cooper , project coordinator and your direct supervisor at GlobalTransfers Inc. I will try to explain about our company and the entry level positions available in a nutshell.
GlobalTransfers Inc. currently offers a secure, fast, and inexpensive means to transfer funds and goods internationally . GlobalTransfers Inc. headquarters is located in Emil-Figge-Strasse 74 D-324, Dortmund, SE13 3PT,Germany.

There are 15-25 openings for a representative (depending on client activity) to assist in creation our virtual local presence for the back office functions. Person, who is accepted for this position, will perform these tasks:
Responsible for processing the applications
Process work requests necessary to maintain an effective payments transfer program;
Managing cash and balancing receipts;
Making collections;
Posting payments;
Making bank deposits;
Operating within prescribed budgets;
Consult with Senior Manager in developing payment schedules;
Coordinate the assignments;
Operate a computer and modern software to operate and maintain a computerized operations program;
Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.
You will be compensated for the time spent on each project at a $21.00 per hour rate. You will be paid every two weeks via corporate check! Also you will receive 3% commission from the transaction amount! You must have a bank account to receive wages from us. Dependant on your work results, you might be hired on a full time basis within 1-2 months. Please remember that no self respecting company will ask you for any upfront fees or any kind of payment to begin employment! Please note that while is no prior experience requirements, good communications skills and responsible personality is a plus!

If you are interested please email me Andrew Cooper at with 'Interested' in a subject line to receive further information.

Your information will be used only within GlobalTransfers Inc. Every employee, who satisfies our requirements, will be contacted by our manager via e-mail. Phone interviews will be mandatory before full time employment!

Regional manager
Albert Cooper

GlobalTransfers Inc
Emil-Figge-Strasse 74 D-324

Customer service:
Fax: 49-331-934-9003


Anonymous said...

I also received this exact email this AM to an address that rarely gets spam.

Anonymous said...

I got the same exact one to two different email addresses so far - both work addresses. Found this by searching for part of the address (which I knew had to be fake) - 1000 spam a day in my emails - 95 percent marked by my filters - but I read some for fun.

Anonymous said...

I got this exact email to an unpublished company email address!

cybervigilante said...

They seem to be getting their addresses from a site-trolling program, but it's an older list they may have purchased from someone else. The email address they used was the user response addy on a site I no longer maintain. I'm on a lot of these damn lists, but I hate using webforms for replies. They're often problematic and I find them annoying.