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.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007


Scam type: money mule (probably banking forged checks and forwarding the proceeds). Sender address is forged. Domain "", registered Wed May 16 19:37:17 GMT 2007, is run by the scammers. Possibly related to The GMT Multimedia scam.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: no_reply[@] <no_reply[@]>
Date: 19-Jun-2007 20:28
Subject: Careerbuilder Job

Good day.

This letter is to inform you that we at GMT have looked at your Curriculum Vitae on, and would like to know if you

will be interested in joining our organisation as a money transfer agent.

Our company is located in the British Isles and at the moment we are looking for agents in the Western hemisphere and primarily in the United States.

Your job as a money transfer agent will require you to realise paperwork and banking operations.

This will be a part time job and can be performed from home.

If you are interested in this offer, or have any further queries please contact  with the subject line filled in  Job application"

If you have found this letter to be a nuisance, please accept our apologies.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Looking for work and was contacted in last two days by GMT and Eastern Finance through a job search site reviewing my resume. Being desperate for income I was all set to go and contacted both. Due diligence led me to a search on Google and this blog. It had to be to good to be true. Thank you.