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, April 17, 2007

Corus International Metal Company

This is an unsophisticated money mule scam, probably Nigerian.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: <>
Date: 17-Apr-2007 23:15

Corus - value in steel.


I am Mr. Philippe Varin,President/Chief Executive,Corus International Metal Company, providing steel and aluminium products and services to customers worldwide.

Corus has manufacturing operations in many countries with major plants located across Europe.

With an annual turnover of £9 billion, the company is comprised of four Divisions, Strip Products, Long Products, Distribution & Building Systems and Aluminium, and has a global network of sales offices and service centres.

Combining global expertise with local customer service, Corus offers value, reliability and innovation. The Corus brand represents a mark of quality, loyalty and strength.

Corus was formed on 6th October 1999 through the merger of British Steel and Koninklijke Hoogovens.

We are searching for representatives who can help us establish a medium of getting to our customers across America/Canada,Southern,Northern America and other parts of Europe countries 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 total amount you receive from my customers at any time on my behalf.

Please to facilitate the conclusion of this transaction if accepted, do send me promptly the following information below:

(1)Your full names:
(2)Contact address:
(4)Tele/cell numbers:
By My private

Thank you for your time.

Philippe Varin
President/Chief Executive.

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