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, July 08, 2007

Capital Securities

Scam type: money mule. Targets Australians, so the job almost certainly involves receiving stolen funds by direct bank transfer, then forwarding it (money laundering) via Western Union.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: [redacted]
Date: 07-Jul-2007 07:27
Subject: RE:Job
To: [redacted]

[image redacted]

Career opportunities with Capital Securities.

Dear friends,

Capital Securities. Company is proud to announce additional recruitment for Financial Representative positions.

Capital Securities Ltd has been servicing the financial markets for 3 years. We have achieved a notable level of success by hiring only the most ethical, the hardest working, experienced professionals. We are one of a select number of firms with an unblemished regulatory record. Protecting our clients' best interests is one of our highest priorities. And our financial success, and the reward for our team members, has been equally significant. If you are looking to work with successful team, please contact us by sending an email, with your resume attached, to Any submitted information or other communications will be kept in the strictest of confidence. We are currently looking for financial manager. If you are male or female, 21 years old and older, living in Australia, have any basic education... If you have 2-3 free hours per day (Monday - Friday)... If you are responsible and you want to earn good money... Let's work together! Your salary will make 8 % from each transaction during the trial period and 600 AUD per week + 8 % from each transaction if you will be employed. You will work in your city, no trips, no relocation. To get more details, send your CV and info according this email:

Are you ready to turn your life around and make it a success?

Send us your Resume at and grab your chance to become a part of Capital Securities. Team!


Should you have any questions regarding career and business opportunities with Capital Securities. please feel free to contact us and we will do our best to answer all of them.

Looking forward to hearing from you.


Mike Graham, Coordinator of Capital Securities Ltd.



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