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.

Friday, February 02, 2007

Seamen’s & Oryx Cheicals Group Ltd.

This is a money mule scam, obviously enough, but WTF is with the name of this fictional company? Was that meant to be "chemicals"?

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Seamen's & Oryx Cheicals Group Ltd. <>
Date: 03-Feb-2007 00:12
Subject: Job Offer

Seamen's & Oryx Cheicals Group Ltd.
4 Portwell Street,
London, UK EC1Y 4UP
United Kingdom.

Would you like to work online temporarily and earn constant payment? We
are glad to offer you a job position in our company,Seamen's & Oryx
Cheicals Group Ltd. We permanently need new people to occupy the position
of Processing Manager, able to receive and send payments between our
partners' clients and our company. This part-time job does not require any
special skills. You do not have to spend much time to earn sufficient
money to be added to your main salary. Every payment will be accompanied
by detailed instruction. This is in view of our not having an office
presently in the United States/ Canada. You don't need to have an Office
and this certainly won't disturb any form of work you have at the moment.
We have sold in galleries and to private collectors from all around the
world especially the U.S.

- Honesty, Responsibility and Promptness in operations;
- PC with Internet and e-mail access;
- We don't work with persons under 21;
- Postal or Mailing address.

1. Receiving payment from our Customers
2. Deduct 10%, which will be your percentage

Instructions on how to remit the company's balance 90% will be given to
you. We understand it is an unusual and incredible job position. This job
takes only 3-7 hours per week. You'll have a lot of free time doing your
permanent job,We are looking only for the worker who satisfies our
requirements and will be a Co-operative assistant. We are glad to offer
this job position to you if you are capable and fit to carry out the tasks
stated above, and you want to work for Seamen's & Oryx Cheicals Group Ltd.
Please contact us for more information via email with informations filled

Full Names:
Company Name:
Marital Status:
Position in office
Phone number:
Contact/Mailing Address:

Sir. Collins Bradson
Managing Director
Seamen's & Oryx Cheicals Group Ltd.
4 Portwell Street,
London, UK EC1Y 4UP
United Kingdom.

            ©Seamen's Cooperation

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