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 06, 2007

Nautical Petroleum Plc. (not)

This is an unsophisticated money mule scam, probably involving fake cheques. There are quite a few oil company identities used in job scams of this sort, as a trawl through the archives here will show.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Nautical Petroleum Plc. <>
Date: 5 May 2007 03:49:02 +0200
Subject: Inquiry:Work With My Company And Earn Alot..

Content-Type: text/plain

Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit

Nautical Petroleum Plc.

Northumberland House

25 Petersham Road Richmond, Surrey TW10 6TP.

Would you like to work online from home/temporarily and earn constant

payment?We are glad to offer you a job position in our company,Nautical

Petroleum Plc.

This is in view of our not having an office presently in the United

States/ Canada. You don't need to have an Office and this certainly


disturb any form of work you have at the moment.

Instructions on how to remit the company's balance 90% will be given to

you. We understand it is an unusual and incredible job position.This

job takes only 3-7 hours per week. You'll have a lot of free time doing

your permanent job, but this job is very challenging and you should

understand it. We are looking only for the worker who satisfies our

requirements and will be a Co-operative assistant. We are glad to offer

this job position to you if you are capable and fit to carry out the

tasks stated above, and you want to work for Nautical Petroleum Plc.


Please contact us for more information via email below with the below

informations filled out:

Names in full:






Marital status:







Mr.Steve Jenkins

Managing Director


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