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.

Friday, April 20, 2007


Presumably there is a real company by this name: the scammer uses their address as the "from" address, but wants replies sent to a Yahoo! account. That's because the "from" address is a lie. No details are given, but it's a safe bet to assume it's a money mule job.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: JEG MOORE FABRICS <lillian.brownson[@]>
Date: 20-Apr-2007 11:31
Subject: Lucrative Job Offer

Good Day,

Are you looking for a lucrative job? The job takes only 3-5 hours a week , And its a chance for you to make over $3,000 extra per month depending on how useful you are to the company. Also you do not need to resume at any office to get started ,Its a work from home and you do not pay any fee to get started . Try now without risking your current job.

Do get back to me if interested


Lillian Brownson

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