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

They say, "Position iscalled Bank Courrier". I say, "position is called money mule; involves illegal trafficing in stolen money." Nothing to this scam other than the GMail contact address.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Fast Job <yadsqntax[@]>
Date: 15-Mar-2007 08:05
Subject: You can do It! Make Money. Very Easy.
To: [redacted]

Dear Australiands and New Zealand people! You have an opportunity to helpout a company, Seven Lands LTD to transfer funds and make 10% commission.
Your salary will be around 2500 AUD a week, yes that much. Position iscalled Bank Courrier. Basically you will be doing a big favor for awealthy company. To get started you have to be 18+, you have to have a bank account, you have to have 1-2 hours of free time Mon-Thu.
Very Easy!
Reply for more info to: !
Thank YOU!

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