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.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Job Masters Co.

To be honest, I have no idea which scam these people are running -- the description is just that vague. (If anyone has corresponded with them, please share it.) All I can do is point out that they use a forged @ "from" address, their contact addresses are freemail addresses that plain old anybody could sign up for, and they're offering jobs to people with no employment history. They aren't looking for employees: they're looking for a good supply of victims.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: hiring[@] <hiring[@]>
Date: 14-Jun-2007 07:09
Subject: Work for you

Are you blessed with a new child yet unable to attend work? Are you a college student with odd class schedules impairing   regular work time? Are you jobless sitting at home and connected to the Internet?  Well you're in luck!!!  We are looking for honest and communicative people to sort, store, and make readily available our delivered correspondence   from your own home!!

This is not a sales gimmick requiring you to pay setup fees or sign up to a mailing list. This is a business requiring   only limited amounts of your time. You will earn money even without going out of you house or office. The job is regular the wages are solid. Spaces are limited so act now for this great intuitive job offer.

Please send your resumes to:  , , or if you are without resume or employment history simply send your name address and a few comments or reasons why you   should be considered for this position.



Job Masters Co.

Robert McKinney



OH 43081

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I got this same email today and would like to know what scam these people are trying to pull also. Maybe I will email them and pretend to be interested .. see what they say.