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

Grand Consult

This scammer can't figure out his own name. This is a relatively amateurish scam: nothing more than an address and a tall story is used. No details are offered as to the job duties. My wild guess is they want you to bank phony cheques and wire them the money.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: [redacted] <[redacted]>
Date: 29-May-2007 21:31
Subject: FW:  This is Rare Job Don't MIss uOt
To: [redacted]

Hey [redacted]!!

I'm Mr. Alexandr Czajkowsky, Director of Consulting company "Grand Consult" is specialized in rendering complex professional consulting services in the
field of business and management: business plans development, marketingr esearch, budgeting, law consulting, personnel recruiting and personnel-technologies.
We located in Poland and have offices in Germany, Latvia and Ukraine.

We are hiring serious people from all over the USA/Europe  who would like to work and earn an additional income from their home. We seek a Representative
Agent in your city or state. So to this end we seek the assistance of individual or a gorup to work with us and earn additional money WITHOUT DISTURBING

If you are interested in transacting business with us we will be glad. Plesae contact us for more information with you data  - !!!

1. Your name
2. Your country
3. Your age
4. Your phone#

MR. Anton Brooks

On a question " Where you have my email? " - we have paid services of advertising fo rdelivery of this letter to many emails.

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