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, March 15, 2007


Completely vague job solicitation sent via spam. Can't tell whether it's a money mule job or a pyramid scam. If you've contacted these scammers, please post comments giving more detail about the scam.

   Whois Server:
   Referral URL:
   Name Server: NS1.BLUEDOMINO.COM
   Name Server: NS2.BLUEDOMINO.COM
   Updated Date: 22-feb-2007
   Creation Date: 30-jan-2007
   Expiration Date: 30-jan-2008

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Jeanne Trosclair <[redacted]>
Date: 16-Mar-2007 05:39
Subject: Home based position
To: [redacted]

It's Jeanne Trosclair from AdOS Co. Our firm is a specialized on-line shop looking for people to work at home or to join our team with part-time position.
To be honest, anyone would love to work at home, if only they have choice.
Who wants to get up early at 6 a.m, prepare for the kids and husband, send the kids, clean up the mess, rush to work as early as 7:30am and come home at 7:00pm, then continue the house chores and the same routine everyday?
Well, nobody right? But we are all greed about a better future and easy profit, and that's how we fall in their pits.
I tell you my story. Before I joined the AdOS and made an excellent career I was once at a very desperate stage of life, jobless for few months after being retrenched, struggling financial difficulties (loans, repayments, credit card debts...) and naturally end up arguing with spouse because of our favorite issue "money".
While browsing for jobs ads in newspaper and internet, I've found "work at home" proposal from AdOS Co.
Now two years passed after working part-time I've joined full-time position. I've become a good specialist in financial services, HR management, Internet sales etc. But the main thing I've improved the life of myself and family. Besides now I'm working in office I remember those times when I've started my home-work career with AdOS Co.
Join us now and you will see that you success story starts now and you will remember this moment for the rest of your life.

Please send your messages of interest to:

Best wishes,
Jeanne Trosclair, Network manager
AdOS Co.

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1 comment:

Spotter said...

There's quite a lot of this spam coming in. I've now also seen the following domain.

Whois Server:
Referral URL:
Updated Date: 02-mar-2007
Creation Date: 31-jan-2007
Expiration Date: 31-jan-2008

The spam text is also different, as follows. The description is still so broad that it could be just about any scam known to man.


Thank You for your interest in home based positions and full-time job

There are many kinds of promising job and business opportunity.
AdOS Co. is offering to pay you to perform an assignment or task at home or part-time. There are many free vacancies within our company and our vacancies suit for almost anyone.
All that is required is that you have a home computer and some form of access to the Internet.

We make it Easy for you to contact our company directly and work for as many as you like. Start making extra money for the things you've always wanted - right from the comfort of your own home!

Why do we employ home-based workers?
There are many reasons but the bottom line is cost.
We can save money on:
office space,
office equipment and machines,
and by not having to hire full time employees when they won't need them year round. This can make it less expensive for us to farm-out certain assignments or jobs.

This are good news for people like you, who are looking for legitimate opportunity offers to make an extra income from home.

Working for us is:
PROVEN - Verified and approved by many people
LEGITIMATE - No scams or get rich quick schemes
USER FRIENDLY - Suitable for starters
NO COST - free to start

Please, contact us