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.

Friday, September 07, 2007

Royal Finance

Thanks to "jalc" for forwarding this one. It's not exactly hot off the press, since "" was registered in February this year, but I can't find any prior mention of it in my archives. This is a money mule scam, of course.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: [redacted] <jalc[redacted]>
Date: 06-Sep-2007 11:06
Subject: royalfinance got better scams

today I received a very peculiar e-mail about Royal Finance at firt it looks solid but at the end something was wrong ... it is just to easy... and since I recieved a check of 5.000 dollars about money tranfers scam I was already alert... check the new website it's asome
the leter is the same basicly but the website is so real.... be b=\very carefull.....
Dear Sir/Madame,

We have found your CV at usa job database and would like to propose you a Transaction Processing Manager vacancy in Royal Finance (C) Consulting Group.
This is a part-time job with a flexible schedule. You will only work 1-2 hours per
day (Monday through Friday). This is work at home job. All communication will be done online, so job requirements include minor computer skills and internet access. There's no entrance fee or any other fees. The company covers all the fees related to this employment.
To the successful applicants we offer a position on a trial period (30 business days from the first actual assignment). This is the period when you will be trained and will receive 24/7 online support, while earning money. The evaluation of employees on a trial period is usually done at least one week prior to the end of their trial period. During the trial period, the supervisor can recommend termination. At the end of the trial period, supervisor makes his decision.
The trial period is paid 3000 USD per month. From every payment received from a client you will receive 8% commission. Your total income, with the current volume of clients, will come up to 3500 USD per month. Your base salary, after trial period, will go up to 5-6000 USD per month, plus 8% commission!
You may ask for additional hours after trial period, or proceed to a full-time job.

If you are interested please email us:

Thank you

Best Regards,
Bill Taylor
The Head of personnel department
Royal Finances Љ Consulting Group



Anonymous said...

This scam also uses Eden Financial group as an alias as well.
Similar email received

Sean B
Western Australia

Spotter said...

Oh, is that what EFG stands for?

Anonymous said...

I started receiving these types of e-mails constantly after posting my resume online. I actually fell for one of them, Eastern Finance Group. STAY AWAY!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for your post. I saw something very similar from the Eastern Art Group Ltd and was able to avoid wasting my time thanks to your post.