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

Tech World

Another spammy job offer with no details worth mentioning. The only real contact point is a Yahoo! freemail address. Presumably this is just another money mule scam, although it could conceivably be a reshipper scam.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: fchedid[@] <fchedid[@]>
Date: 21-May-2007 07:42
Subject: New Job offer

Dear Sir / Madam, thank you for your attention!

Our company is expanding on-line shop. We are official partner of such companies as Toshiba, Apple, Samsung. A huge number of customers all over the world have already discovered the indubitable advantages of Internet shopping.

We are sure that the number of active Web buyers will only keep on growing. At the moment we are starting to collaborate with various American companies which is, in addition to the growing number of clients in the USA, the reason why we open several job positions in our e-shop

We would like to offer you an part time job. It guarantees the additional supplement to your family budget. You don t have to invest your money into anything in order to get started.
You will not spend money, you will earn them with "Tech World".

Send us a reply if you would like to get more information:

Best regards.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for this info. I just received, as of today, one of the Tech-World, Inc. job offers. I seem to be getting a lot of these lately, but do take time to research them prior to anything else, which is probably why I haven't been snaked into any phony job scams. But, thanks for having posted this information.

Spotter said...

I received another just a little while ago too. The contact address in the new spam is "".