This is the most outrageously incredible story I've ever seen used in a money mule scam.
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From: Ambassador Briget Cox. <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 11-Mar-2007 03:37
Subject: BE A UN AMBASSADOR ,HELP THE NEEDY AND EARN A LIVING
Date: Sat, 10 Mar 2007 09:41:28 -0500 (EST)
BE A UN AMBASSADOR ,HELP THE NEEDY AND EARN A LIVING
We are searching for representatives world wide who can help us establish a medium of getting to some voluntary organizations donors to the UNITED NATIONS AID CAMPAIGN for the help of the needy and sick all over the world in the Europe and America , so that through you their payments can get to us and you have the honor to become a UN AMBASSADOR for doing this good-will and still earn about $500.00 to $1, 000.00 every week with out going out or being disturbed . Please if you are interested in working with us we will be glad to accept you.
Please contact us for more information, Subject to your satisfaction you will be given the opportunity to negotiate your mode of which we will pay for your services as our representative in your area.
Click on the reply of this mail, or write directly to us on: email@example.com
Thanks in advance.
Ambassador Briget Cox.
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.