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.

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Jarmo Rasanen

Several copies of this money mule job scam have arrived in the last
day or so. Contact addresses seen:,, and So far, all
sign off with the name "Jarmo Rasanen".

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: [redacted]
Date: 06-Jun-2007 01:36
Subject: Vacansy 4 you
To: [redacted]

A Finnish design and production corporation specialized in the stone
industry, which utilizes the ability rich in tradition with new
technology offers vacancies in Trading Management as a consequence of
the trading market expansion.

Here are our requirements to candidate who would like to apply for
this vacancy :

- High communication skills. Ability to work with people face-to-face,
telephone conversation, business correspondence etc.

- analytical and organizational skills- basic knowledge of trading

- access to the Internet

- knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Word.

- age 21 +

1. Your full name:
2. Your country:
3. Your full address.
4. Your mobile contact phone:
5. Your home contact phone:
6. Your contact email:

Please send your CV`s to:

Yours faithfully,
Jarmo Rasanen


Anonymous said...

I've seen this same email with the names Paul Bradbury, Scott Carley, and Kenny Konechne as the sender, but all are signed as Jarmo Rasanen.
Emails given:,, and
That's three emails in one day, all with the same misspelled header "Vacansy for you." >:(

Anonymous said...

yep, I've received the same mail with an e-mail:

Anonymous said...

I think it should be
isnt it? That was the one i got anyway

Anonymous said...

I got one a day the week of 6/11.

I deleted most of them, but here are a few of the senders.

This idiot will defintly not make it as a career criminal.

enjamin C. Eriksen (

Michael (