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

Intesco Incorporation

This message claims to be from, but it's not. The description doesn't provide enough detail to say exactly which scam is in operation here, but the chances are that it's either a money mule job or a reshipper job -- more likely the former.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: no_reply[@] <no_reply[@]>
Date: 09-Jun-2007 14:02
Subject: Build your business with us!

Intesco Incorporation searching for new employees.
Tired of Job seaching? Don't feel bad, it's actually quite normal to test the market  and see what you are worth.
Get a job thats close to you  focus your job location by city, state or ZIP Code.
Locations: USA, UK, Germany, Australia, France, also Columbia.

If you are searching for good job, it's not dream - it's reality, please pay attention  to our company. We can bring new horizons into your life. For example you will work 2-4  hours per day, and earn 300-500 USD every day. Vacancies: manager, administrator (21  years and older), accounting ( 25 years and older), client support manager.

Please write us according this address:

Regards Robin G  Austin, head coordinator.

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