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.

Thursday, February 15, 2007


Another money mule job scam. The domain name has been freshly registered for the scam.

   Domain Name: HERTZDEVELOPMENT.COM <-- scammers
   Registrar: REGISTER.COM, INC.
   Whois Server:
   Referral URL:
   Name Server: NS1.BOL-MT.COM
   Name Server: NS2.BOL-MT.COM
   Updated Date: 13-feb-2007
   Creation Date: 13-feb-2007 <-- new
   Expiration Date: 13-feb-2008

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Mike Hayman <Becky[@]>
Date: 14-Feb-2007 22:59
Subject: Australian Representative Required
To: [redacted]

My name is Mike Hayman, I represent HERTZ DEVELOPMENT company located in Europe (offices in Finland and Latvia).
Our company is seekeing for a representatives in Australia for full-time and part-time jobs. This is not spam and we will not ask any money from you..
Your minimal income will be 4000 AUD a month in average and you will be paid DAILY.
No relocation required, job duties include mail and payments processing, standart office duties and everyday reporting.
All candidates have to be 18+ years old, authorized to work in Australia, with minimal computer knowlege. Both part-time (2-3 days a week) and full time (5 days a week) positions available.
Please, e-mail back to if you are interested and I will send you company requirements.
Mike Hayman


Anonymous said...

Mike just contacted me and dropped $1600 in my account I know someone is hurting so I am just going to leave it there until the bank finds it and reverses it to the poor owner.I am interested to see how irrate mike gets about "his" money. Thanks for the plasma Mike!

Spotter said...

If it's not too much hassle, I suggest that you notify the bank of this suspicious transaction. They may freeze your account otherwise.

Anonymous said...

Another scamer uses this and sends the following message probably so scare people to get in touch with them.... They use forms on the web to avoid tracking.:

Your Name : Frank
Your Email :
My question and/or message :
HI :)

I have received email from a Mike Hayman from Hertz Development in Latvia saying that you are a customer of his.

That you pay money to accounts here in Australia and then the money gets sent via Western Union to them.

Is this true ?

Sounds like a scam to me or at least its illegal.



Anonymous said...

Just would like to know how that $1600 is going

Anonymous said...

here is another victim!