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


"Payment processing" means money laundering. The scammer seeks a reply to an "". Note that "" is yet another free mail hosting domain -- part of a large collection of personal-name-based domains owned by NETidentity.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Walter Vorhees <[redacted]>
Date: 25-May-2007 20:27
Subject: Seekeing for a representatives
To: [redacted]

My name is Walter Vorhees, I represent LILU DEVELOPMENT company located in Europe (offices in Finland and Latvia and Novorossijsk).
Our company is seekeing for a representatives in Australia for full-time and part-time jobs. This is not spam and we will not ask any money from you.
Your minimal income will be 4000 AUD a month in average and you will be paid DAILY. No relocation required, job duties include mail and payments processing, standart office duties and everyday reporting.
All candidates have to be 18+ years old, authorized to work in Australia, with minimal computer knowlege.
Both part-time (2-3 days a week) and full time (5 days a week) positions available.
Please, e-mail back to if you are interested and I will send you company requirements.

Walter Vorhees


Chris said...

Thanks for the heads up, just rcvd this email

Anonymous said...

Yes Walter is looking for idiots in Australia - I wish we could find teh real culprits behind these scams

Anonymous said...

Walter is very busy! Another Australian sees thorugh scam. Go awy, the Walter's of this world.

Anonymous said...

Just got the email in Bunbury Western Australian. Thanks for the site. Clown ! Geoff WA.

Anonymous said...

I also received this e-mail in Sydney NSW Australia. What an idiot thanks for the tip.

ralian said...

I just received the mail.
Thank you for the site.