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.

Monday, March 12, 2007

Biglobe Arts & Crafts inc (not)

Random scammer with Hotmail contact address, pretending to be a random Japanese company, seeks gullible person to act as money mule.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: mrs kelly <>
Date: 12-Mar-2007 09:49
Subject: business

Biglobe Art and Crafts Inc.
The it Regional Office,
108 via pinarolo
10052 torino

Dear prospective agents,
I am mrs.kelly leonado, personnel manager of Biglobe Arts & Crafts inc., a
Japanese company based in the italy. Biglobe Art And Crafts Inc. deals on Arts and Crafts and also exports these product into the America/Canada.Biglobe in the sales of japanese artware to countries which appreciate the ancient Japanese art.We are searching for representatives who can help us establish a medium of getting to our custumers in the America/Canada regions. The aim is to accept payments from our customers in these regions.
Your role in this project, is serving as our agent to get to our customers who buy our products and helping in collecting their outstanding monetary sums which they owe to our company. You will be given a commission of 10% for any payment made to you and also be given instruction on how to remit the balance funds to us.Thus your position in the company would be that of a FUND RECEIVING OFFICER. I as the personnel manager would be your immediate boss. Hence you would be working according to my directives.
Subject to your satisfaction you will be given the opportunity to
negotiate your mode of contract and the % we will pay for your
services as our representative in Canada/America.
Please if you are interested forward to us the below informations via
my private email contact;
Thank you very much for having the patient and time to read this
email.Anticipating your earliest and positive response.

Have a blessed day!
Mrs.kelly leonado
(Personnel Manager).
The it Regional Office
Japan Arts&crafts Biglobe inc.

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