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

SunFx Online Inc

This scam bears a striking resemblance to the scam most recently known as AlphaMarkets Ltd, but previously known as SaxoForex and UKFX. Unlike those scams, however, they don't seem to have bothered with their own domain name and website this time. It's still the same old money mule job, though.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: James Nelson <[redacted]>
Date: 06-Jun-2007 18:14
Subject: Re: Hi
To: [redacted]


SunFx Online Inc. customer service department is currently offering employment for 10 Australia residents and 15 United States residents in order to provide it's new branch with qualified personnel.
The private client support desk is responsible for following up client enquiries, helping the clients to understand how SunFx Online can save them money on foreign currency transactions, and developing new business through referrals.
If you're a customer service fanatic, and enjoy working in a challenging and rewarding environment, please see below for our current list of opportunities.

Position: Customer service officer.
Salary: Your starting salary will be $2300 - $4500, which will be paid to you in accordance with our standard payroll procedures.
In addition, you will be eligible for monthly and annual bonuses.
Relevant Work Experience: Will be an advantage.
Location: Australia / United States.
Education Level: College degree will be an advantage.
Insurance: 1 month after you begin work, you will be covered under our group health insurance policy, unless you advise us that you do not desire such coverage.
Information regarding our health insurance, as well as other group benefit plans, is enclosed
Keywords: Telecommuting, flexiplace.


Should you have any questions regarding this letter, our offer of employment or anything else, please write me an e-mail.
We are excited to have you join our organization and look forward to working with you.

Please forward your full resume, contact information and questions to HR dept. e-mail: careersunfx@Safe-mail.net

You will be contacted within 1 to 4 business days.

Best regards,
James Nelson
Employment Manager
SunFx Online Inc.
careersunfx@Safe-mail.net

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

LOL, Got this one tonight, again. These clowns must think that everyone who uses email is an idiot.
I get something similar every month from the same bloke.

Spotter said...

Same scam shifted contact address to "sunfxcareers@ssl-mail.com" a few days ago.

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Anonymous said...

this was sent to uni emails circulation. I emailed to ask whats involved. As soon as "nelson" replied with the job specifications.. it is obvious that its a scam.

Western Union? seriously suss

Krishnaswamy said...

Hi
i am being involved in it.
How do i escape from it being caught.
Please help me.