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 10, 2007

Geneva Finance (impostors)

The contact address for this money mule scam (pretending to be from "Geneva Finance") is in the domain "tut.by", which is a Russian-language domain, so it's pretty clear that this one is Russian organised crime. There are other email addresses in use for this scam, also in the " tut.by" domain.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: [redacted]
Date: 11-Apr-2007 00:42
Subject: Vacancy in NEW  ZEALAND.
To: [redacted]

GENEVA FINANCE requires regional representatives in your country

If you:
• Reside in New Zealand or Australia (student or vistor's visa are ok);
• Have NO CRIMINAL RECORDS;
• Speak English;
• Have a personal computer and basic accounting skills (we will provide FULL training);
• Have e-mail box and ability to check it at least 2 times a day;
• Be able to work Monday-Friday (9AM - 11AM);
You suit us.

SEND your enquiry/resume here geneva-f@tut.by. Full training will be provided by us.
Good salary for right candidate. We will be able to provide a job offer if you
suit our organization.
______
Geneva Finance
Management Department

4 comments:

Rob said...

I recieved this same scam from;
ardidona@wingate.edu
with reply to address of;
wtmcclarty@comcast.net
and send resume to;
apply.now@eritrea.cc

Josh Jones said...

Got the same thing from
akstcukmnsdgs@uk.com
send resume to address:
geneva@blida.info
'to unsubscribe' address:
ad@mathfinance.de

Slightly different wording in the email too:

GENEVA FINANCE (Germany branch) requires regional representatives.

If you:
- Have e-mail box and ability to check it at least 2 times a day;
- Are able to work unsupervised
- Have NO CRIMINAL RECORDS;
- Speak English;
- Have a personal computer and basic accounting skills (we will provide FULL training);
- Are good team player
- Are able to work Monday-Friday (9AM - 11AM).
- Live in United States of America

You may apply for this position.
Please forward your enquiry/resume on geneva@blida.info . Full training will be provided by us.
Good salary plus bonuses for right candidate. We will be able to provide a job offer for immigration purposes if you suit our organization.
______
Geneva Finance (DE)
Management Department


To unsubscribe from further mailing, plese send a blank letter to ad@mathfinance.de or print a copy of this email
and send it to: Lippe-Str. D-53113 Bonn, Schaumburg, Germany.

Spotter said...

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: [redacted]
Date: 07-Jun-2007 06:44
Subject: employment
To: [redacted]

Do you want to earn 800 dollars per week spending only 2 hours a day
without leaving your current job? Due to company expansion we require
regional representatives in your country for work in financial field.
If you:
• Reside in New Australia or New Zealand;
• Have NO CRIMINAL RECORDS;
• Have a personal computer and basic accounting skills (we will provide FULL training);
• Have e-mail box and ability to check it at least 2 times a day;
• Are able to work Monday-Friday (9AM - 11AM);
• Can work unsupervised.
Then can get this position.
SEND your enquiry/resume here (management@guinea.cc) Full training will be provided by us.
Good salary plus bonuses for right candidate.
______
Olaf K.
Geneva Finance
Management Department

Spotter said...

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: [redacted]
Date: 07-Jun-2007 00:53
Subject: JOB r
To: [redacted]

Do you want to earn 800 dollars per week spending only 2 hours a day?
Due to company expansion we require regional representatives in your country for
work in financial field.

If you:

• Reside in New Australia or New Zealand;
• Have NO CRIMINAL RECORDS;
• Can speak English;
• Have a personal computer and basic accounting skills (we will provide FULL training);
• Have e-mail box and ability to check it at least 2 times a day;
• Are able to work Monday-Friday (9AM - 11AM);
• Are a good team player;
• Can work unsupervised.

Then YOU suit us.

SEND your enquiry/resume here billing@mighty.co.za . Full training will be provided by us.
Good salary for right candidate. We will be able to provide a job offer if you
suit our organization.
______
Olaf K.
Geneva Finance
Management Department