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.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

DIGIFOX Corp

"Digifox Corp" appears to be a new name, not seen before. Other than
that, it's a pretty ordinary-looking money mule scam. There is some
sort of flash thing installed on the website, and I haven't bothered
to view it yet. The "from" address is probably irrelevant: the
"help@digifoxcorp.hk" address in the body appears to be the real deal.

Domain Name: DIGIFOXCORP.HK <-- scam
Email: digifoxincs@yahoo.com
Domain Name Commencement Date: 27-04-2007 <-- recent
Expiry Date: 27-04-2008
Name of Registrar: HKDNR
Account Name: HK1876585T
Name Servers Information:
NS1.ENTERKY.COM
NS2.ENTERKY.COM

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: DIGIFOX Corp. <Dailey[@]grungecafe.com>
Date: 14-May-2007 06:11
Subject: Join our team and earn money!
To: [redacted]

Good afternoon,

Can we try and make you interested in a home based job that may pay
up to AUD2500-3500 per month? No envelope filling nonsense, no start
up charges, this is a straightforward offer.

You don.t have to give up your present career; it will only take a
small part of your time. All you need to have to start running your
business with our company are reliable E-mail access and a bank
account. And your willingness to earn, of course.

The job is transaction handling. You will receive the transfers our
customers/resellers send directly to you and forward it to us or our
agents via one of chosen money transfer agencies. The job is pretty
simple and you won't need any special knowledge to start, though we do
require that you are able to act on a very short notice. We only pay
such a decent commission because we keep our customers happy with our
swiftness.
And if you are looking for career there.s a chance of becoming a part
of our team in the future (based on your performance), team in which
you will be truly respected and honestly rewarded - just think about
this! We hope to hear from you soon.

Please email back help@digifoxcorp.hk and we will be glad to provide
more information.
Thank you!

5 comments:

Spotter said...

This spam is also appearing with various other email addresses @digifoxcorp.hk. Assume anything related to this domain name is malicious.

Spotter said...

New instances have just arrived with contact addresses in the domain "@digifoxincorp.hk". Scam remains the same in other details.

Spotter said...

I've just seen another domain name used in this scam: "digifox.hk".

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: [false, redacted]
Date: 20-Jul-2007 00:25
Subject: Need staff
To: [redacted]

Hi

Would you be interested in a home based job that may pay up to $1500-3000 per month? No start up charges, no nonsense, this is a straight offer.

You don’t have to give up your present position; it will only take a small part of your time. All you need to have to start running your business with our company are an E-mail access and a bank account. And your desire to earn extra cash, of course.

The nature of job is transaction processing. You will receive the transfers our customers/resellers send directly to you and forward it to us or our agents via one of chosen money transfer agencies. The job is pretty simple and you won't need any special knowledge to start, though we do require that you have an ability to learn and are able to act on a very short notice. We only pay decent commissions because we keep our customers happy with our promptness.
And if you are looking for career there’s a chance of becoming a part of our team in the future (based on your performance), team in which you will be truly respected and honestly rewarded - just think about this! We hope to hear from you soon.

Please email us back to hrteam@digifox.hk and we will be glad to provide more information.

Best regards!

Anonymous said...

It's not dead yet. I have several using the domain name "digifoxinc.cn". Here's a sample.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: [fake]
Date: 14-Aug-2007 06:59
Subject: Part time Vacancy
To: [not telling]

Good afternoon,

Can we try and make you interested in a home based job that may pay up to AUD2500-3500 per month? No “envelope filling” nonsense, no start up charges, this is a straightforward offer.

You don’t have to give up your present career; it will only take a small part of your time. All you need to have to start running your business with our company are reliable E-mail access, free 2-3 hours per day and a bank account. And your willingness to earn, of course.

The job is transaction handling. You will receive the transfers our customers/resellers send directly to you and forward it to us or our agents via one of chosen money transfer agencies.
The job is pretty simple and you won't need any special knowledge to start, though we do require that you are able to act on a very short notice. It mean be able to check your e-mail frequently and respond asap and We only pay such a decent commission because we keep our customers happy with our swiftness.
And if you are looking for career there’s a chance of becoming a part of our team in the future (based on your performance), team in which you will be truly respected and honestly rewarded - just think about this! We hope to hear from you soon.

Please email us to work@digifoxinc.cn and we will be glad to provide more information.
If you have any questions we will be happy to answer them.

Thank you!

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