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 06, 2007

Sheraton Park Tower Hotels (not)

Although I've seen quite a few fake recruitment emails from hotels, this is the first time I've seen them claim to be a Sheraton. Real companies don't use hotmail addresses, but real scammers do. The return-path is SPF verified -- it looks like the mail was sent through a webserver. I note that the reply address given in the mail body is "", and Mount Royal job scams are something I've seen. I strongly suspect that all this hotel job scam spam is the work of one gang.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Ms. Sandra Brown <>
Date: 05-Jun-2007 00:12
Return-Path: <>


MIME-Version: 1.0

Content-Type: text/plain

Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit

Message-Id: <>
Date: Fri,  1 Jun 2007 12:01:52 -0400 (EDT)


I am Ms. Sandra Brown, Manager of Sheraton Park Tower Hotels.We are on the second phase of recruiting workers, We

are currently looking for energetic young individuals to join our working team under the following positions:

1 Cook with not less than 1 year cooking experience

2 Secretary and assistant

3 Attendant

4 Car washer

5 Cleaner

6 Security officers

7 Accounts Clerk

8 Warehouse Supervisor

9 Computer operator

10 Marketing manager

11 Men/women who can host people on stage.

Our salary is very attractive as we pay what is

obtainable in every 5 star hotels in London and other

developed Countries. If you are interested to work/recruit

for us, send your application attached with your CV details/pass-port photo to the hotel management through the recruitment officer:

Name:Mr.Bill Carson.


+44-702-403-3165{call for office hrs only}

Every response will receive answers within 24hrs.

We shall help you to process your documents and pay

for your flight ticket with other relevent documentations to enter here in London and work with us.

Note: All expenses incurred to bring you to London

MUST be dully deducted from your monthly salary while

working for us here.{Though installmentally}.

Bye from,

Ms. Sandra Brown.

{Hotel Manager.}

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