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, June 03, 2007

This scam doesn't even have an identity. It pretends to be from, and offers nothing more than a Yahoo! freemail contact address. It looks like a money mule job.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: <>
Date: 28-May-2007 19:57
Subject: Job on Careerbuilder

Dear candidates!

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simplistic High Tech approach to working at home!

If we could show you how to earn an extra $1,300 every month and could go up

to $5,000,by working at home, part time around your full time schedule,

would you be interested?

With our Home-Based Marketing program on the Internet we actually helped

hundreds of people start making money from the comfort of their own homes by

using their bank accounts with.The Only Home-Based Marketing Group On The

Internet That Has Actually Helped Thousands Of People

Your dream of working part-time and earning serious money will come true as

soon as you get the job of an representative (assistant,

agent,helper,helpmeet) in our company.

Our partners are huge Internet auctions, which have been cooperating with us

for many years.

We do not hide our business connections, which makes us absolutely honest to

our clients.

Do not postpone, please use our personal e-mail to contact us:

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