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.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007


Scam type: too vague to tell -- could be either reshipping or money mule. Same scam previously seen under the name of "Tech World". Sender address is forged.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: hiring[@] <hiring[@]>
Date: 20-Jun-2007 20:29
Subject: Online Job

Dear Sir / Madam, thank you for your attention!

Our company is expanding on-line shop. We are official partner of such companies as Toshiba, Apple, Samsung. A huge number of customers all over the world have already discovered the indubitable advantages of Internet shopping.

We are sure that the number of active Web buyers will only keep on growing. At the moment we are starting to collaborate with various American companies which is, in addition to the growing number of clients in the USA, the reason why we open several job positions in our e-shop

We would like to offer you an part time job. It guarantees the additional supplement to your family budget. You don t have to invest your money into anything in order to get started.
You will not spend money, you will earn them with "Rtb-Company".

Send us a reply if you would like to get more information:

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