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.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

GMT Multimedia

Job description offers no details, but it's fairly clear that it's a money mule job. The name "GMT Multimedia" does not appear to be a direct impersonation of anyone, but their website is a dodgy rip-off of TCL Multimedia Technology Holdings Limited.

   Domain Name: GMTMULTIMEDIA.COM <-- scam
   Registrar: REGISTER.COM, INC.
   Whois Server:
   Referral URL:
   Name Server: NS1.GRAYNSDOM.NET
   Name Server: NS2.GRAYNSDOM.NET
   Updated Date: 24-apr-2007
   Creation Date: 24-apr-2007 <-- new
   Expiration Date: 24-apr-2008

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: GMT Multimedia <[redacted]>
Date: 02-May-2007 18:21
Subject: work for international company
To: [redacted]

Dear recipient,

CarreerOne and SeekAU announces the beginning of a new global employment campaign offering you one more opportunity to earn extra money working in GMT Multimedia sales team.

We are looking for honest, responsible, hard-working people that can dedicate 2-4 hours of their time per day and earn extra 300-500 AUD weekly. All offered positions are currently part-time and give you a chance to work mainly from home.

Please visit GMT Multimedia for more details regarding these vacancies.

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