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, June 11, 2007

Chipset LTD

Money mule scam, forged to appear as though sent by

   Domain Name: CHIPANDSETSUP.COM <-- scam
   Whois Server:
   Referral URL:
   Name Server: NS57.1AND1.COM
   Name Server: NS58.1AND1.COM
   Updated Date: 02-mar-2007
   Creation Date: 02-mar-2007 <-- recent
   Expiration Date: 02-mar-2008

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: no_reply[@] <no_reply[@]>
Date: 08-Jun-2007 19:58
Subject: We are interested in your resume.

Hello Jobseeker,

We have seen your resume at a job site you are registered. Please

visit our official site to find more information

about our company. To become our employee please go to a SIGN UP

section and fill in the form.

(!) Important. Your JOB VERIFICATION NUMBER is : 5907.

This number was given to your resume.

If you have any questions, you can always contact us at our CONTACT US


Have a nice day,

ChipSet LTD.


STARR said...

MY MOTHER ALWAYS SAID WHAT SEEMS TO GOOD TO BE TRUE USALLY IS! They contacted me the same way. There where alot of red flags, The grammer and spelling mistakes, I have received similar offers from others, such as Someone needs to stop these people.

Anonymous said...

I too was contacted by this chipandsetup company. I went to check it out on the web though and my computer couldn't find it, so, hopefully they have stopped since they have been found out.

Thank you for exposing them for us.