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 27, 2007


Money mule scam; freemail contact address. Note that UK +4470 phone numbers can be redirected internationally.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: MR. ROLAND WESSEL <jillinerose[@]>
Date: 27-Feb-2007 10:44
To: [redacted]

Dear Friend,

I am Roland Wessel president/founder of STAR ENERGY GROUP PLC, we are
OPEC members who deal on crude oil and raw material and export into the
Canada/America and Europe, Africa, Asia and South America.

We are searching for Representatives who can help us establish a medium
of getting to our Customers in Canada, America,Asia,Africa and Europe
as well as making payments through you to us.

Please if you are willing to assist, i will want you to furnish me with
your particulars, so as to enable me give you further details.

Please,you have to be an honest and trusted person, as more payments
will be made through you in the course of this transaction.And more so
you will be entitled to 10% of every payment that you are able to receive
for us from our customers.

Please contact us for more information via email
( ) with the below informations filled

Full Names
Company Name (If Any)
Marital Status
Contact Address
Bank Name

We look forward in working with you.

Roland Wessel (Mr.)
Chief Executive Officer
Star Energy Group Plc
Tel :+ 44 701 112 1999
Tel :+ 44 701 114 0794
Fax :+ 44 870 490 0574

Star Energy Group Plc
5 Lower Belgrave Street London SW1W 0NR United Kingdom

1 comment:

Spotter said...

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