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

Fast Job Seek

This looks like a repeat of an earlier "fastjobseek" scam, but this time with its own domain name.

Domain Name:                                 FASTJOBSEEK.BIZ
Domain ID:                                   D18780878-BIZ
Sponsoring Registrar:                        MELBOURNE IT LTD
Registrant Email:                  
Name Server:                                 YNS1.YAHOO.COM
Name Server:                                 YNS2.YAHOO.COM
Domain Registration Date:                    Sat Jun 23 18:16:16 GMT 2007
Domain Expiration Date:                      Sun Jun 22 23:59:59 GMT 2008
Domain Last Updated Date:                    Mon Jun 25 04:54:36 GMT 2007

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Leona <[redacted]>
Date: 25-Jun-2007 08:57
Subject: Job Position Bank Courrier! 1-2 Hours a Day Only
To: [redacted]

Hello Everyone! If you are looking for an extra income - this is for you!
Successful foreign company - Fast Job Seek Company, is currently seeking for Australian residents for a Banking Courier position. Make 700-1000 AUD a week and enjoy the job itself.
If you are 18+ y/o, if you are able to check your e-mail 3-4 times a day, if you have 1-2 hours of free time Mon-Thu - this job is for you!
Very nice and rate opportunity for making extra income!  Please visit and register if interested :

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