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.

Monday, September 10, 2007


This job offer is vague enough that it could either be a money mule or a reshipper. But hey -- stolen money or stolen goods -- you don't want to be handling either of them for crooks that pretend to be a charity.

On 11/09/2007, JOHN [redacted] <[redacted]> wrote:
Too good to be true?

Note: forwarded message attached.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: [redacted]
To: [redacted]
Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2002 15:54:36 +0700
Subject: Part time work 47
Status: Part Time, Employee
Job Category: Representative/Manager
Relevant Work Experience: Not Required
Career Level: Not Required
Education Level: Bachelor's Degree will be an advantage
A serious company actively seeks Charity Managers to join its team. This position provides support in the daily operation of benefits administration.
Essential Functions & Responsibilities:
 Manager duties will include receiving charity money or second-hand/unused items from our donators worldwide and resending them to our warehouses for future repackage and usage, consulting potential donators about our charity programs.
General Requirements:
No special qualifications needed
The ability to maintain confidentiality of all information
Willingness to work from home, take responsibility, set up and achieve goals
The ability
to create good administrative reporting
Honesty, responsibility and promptness in operations
The ability to operate with more than one task effectively, and have an adaptable, flexible, professional attitude
Must have good leadership skills and be ethical, polite, tactful and polished
The ability of stable communication with our company and on-time and detailed reporting
Familiar to working online, Internet and E-mail skills
Salary - competitive, DOE, around $300-$700 per week
Excellent medical benefits (up to $550/month reimbursement)
12 Paid Holidays plus 3 weeks of Paid Time Off (PTO); increases after 2 years
Employer match of up to 3% of salary to 403b retirement plan
The company provides a competitive salary and excellent benefit package and many opportunities for career advancement.

If you are interested to join our team today please respond on email:

with your resume for immediate consideration.

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