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, May 08, 2007

Franck Libert

This money mule job offer arrived at quite a few different addresses.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Franck Libert <[redacted]>
Date: 08-May-2007 15:45
Subject: Try yourself in new business. Part time job offer.
To: [redacted]

My name is Franck Libert and our company has a job offer for you. Our
company is a worldwide reseller of various technologies, and we need a person to
accept online payments from our customers and then forward the cash
to Germany, Russia and France via Western Union or MoneyGram. We offer you 5% of
each transfer to your account. The average total of payments is $2000-$4000 AUD,
so you can earn around $100-$250 AUD a day. All operations take not more than 3
hours. Initially for a test period we provide 2-3 payments per week, and then
you can open one or more accounts in other banks and earn $450-$750 AUD per day.
I understand your concerns regarding your personal bank account, although at any
time you can open an account specifically for these transactions. All
negotiations must be via email. All instructions will be sent through
email. If you're interested in this Job please contact us through the
contacts below:


Best Regards,
Franck Libert.

1 comment:

Spotter said...

Also used "" as a contact address in some spams.