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.

Monday, May 21, 2007


There is a real business called "Katlenco Enterprises" at This, on the other hand, is just some scammer using the name at random in association with an AOL email address. Although the "job offer" is ludicrously lacking in detail as to the actual job, the mention of "check or direct deposit" suggests it's the usual money mule scam.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: mark.delozier[@] <mark.delozier[@]>
Date: 21-May-2007 06:00
Subject: Career solution, write us today!



KATLENCO ENTERPRISES, INC , Inc. is pleased to offer you a job as a client service  manager. We trust that your knowledge, skills and experience will be among our most  valuable assets.


* 20 years and older

* USA location

* basic education

* 3 hours per day - worktime

* Internet, cell phone

Should you accept this job offer, per company policy you'll be eligible to receive the  following beginning on your hire date.

    * Salary: Annual gross starting salary of $103,500, paid in weekly installments by  your choice of check or direct deposit

    * Performance Bonuses: Training courses, Up to 8% percent of your processed orders.

    * Benefits: Standard, Acme-provided benefits for salaried-exempt employees,  including the following

          o 401(k) retirement account

          o Annual stock options

          o Sick leave

          o Vacation and personal days

To accept this job offer send us your name, address, phone number, CV and profile, we  will contact you during 24 hours.

Write according this address:


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