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 13, 2007


The use of UK 070 phone numbers and addresses are highly suggestive of Nigerian modus operandi, so I'm guessing that this job involves cashing fraudulent cheques.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: WBC INCORPORATED <talexander04[@]>
Date: 13-Feb-2007 13:48

OUR REF: WBC/2028/E262/05,
DATE: 13-02-20007.

I am Mr. Klaus Mueller,CEO and
Owner of WBC Company based in the UK.
WBC is a pan-European distributor
specializing in semiconductors,
providing customers with products
and technical support for 16 leading
manufacturers. Established in 1998
with headquarters in Poing, near
Munich, WBC combines the strength
and services of a technical consultant
with basic distribution services.
Being a General Merchantile Company
we are searching for representatives
who can help us establish a medium of
getting to our customers in the Canada/America,
and some part of Europe as well as
making payments through you to us.
You do not have to leave your present
job for this one because this job offer
will be on a part time basis as it comes
once in a while and remuneration is on
a percentage basis of 10% of the tota
l amount you receive from my customers
at any time on my behalf.
The reason why i seek assistance is
hat American and some parts of Europe
check takes a long time to clear in the UK.
thereby holding business down for me and
my associates.I already have customers
who are ready to remit cash to my agents
now thus my contacting you.If you are
interested in transacting business with
us,do consult  me with  the following
informations via
(1)Your full names:
(2)Contact address:
(4)Home/office phone:
Very respectfully,
Klaus Mueller
C.E.O,WBC Inc.
Tel: +44 (0) 702-112-7452

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