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.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Shanghai Doma Light Textile Co

Yet another "textile" company money mule scam. This one is nonspecific about how they intend to abuse you: it could be forged checks, money orders, or fraudulent bank transfers. The company name is irrelevant, really: these scammers adopt names from anywhere or make them up, and change them more frequently than their underwear.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: 31 Oct 2007 22:34

Good day   ,
     It is my pleasure to write you in respect of our Shanghai Doma
Light Textile Co., Ltd., Room D, 10/F, Cross Region Plaza, 899
Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai City. China . Shanghai Doma Light
Co., Ltd. is an enterprise engaged in producing household textile and
other related fabrics for clothing. Located in Shanghai, one of the
business centers in the world, Doma is enjoying advantages in terms of
geographic location, convenient transportation as well as beautiful
environment.Doma sells its extensive product range to over 10
  regions. Now we cooperate with the clients from Taiwan, Hongkong,
United Kingdom, United States, Germany, Middle East and other
countries and
     We are searching for a representative who can help us establish a
medium of getting to our customers in Europe and America as well as
making payments through you as our payment officer. In our just
Annual General Meeting (AGM). I  hereby relate with you because of the
communication problem faced by most of our Board Members, since many
them cannot read, speak or write English language except Chinnese
which is our official language In view of this you are expected to
directly with me as the company representative since i decieded to
contact you and give them frequent update about our activities. Most
of our
customers have problem in making payment to us as we do not run
    About 90 percent of our customers prefer to pay through Certified
Cheques and Money orders or bank transfers based on the amount
Your Task  We have decided to open this new job position for solving
this problem. Your tasks are;
1. Recieve payment from Customers
2. Cash Payments at your Bank
3. Deduct 10% which will be your percentage/pay on Payment processed
4. Forward balance afer deduction of percentage/pay to any of the
offices you will be contacted to send payment to.    (Payment is to
forwarded either by MoneyGram or Western Union Money Transfer).

Local Money transfers takes barely hours, so it will give us a
possibility  to get customer's payment almost immediately.  For
example you've
got 3000.00USD. You take your income : 300.00 USD. Send to us: 2700.00
  USD. First month you will have 15-20 transactions on 3000.00-4000.0
USD. So you may calculate your income.  For example 18 transactions
of 3500.00 USD gives you 4410.00 USD. Plus your basic monthly salary
of1000.00 USD, Total: 5410.00 USD per month.  After establishing a
co-operation with us you'll be able to  operate with larger orders and
you'll be able to earn more.  Our payments will be issued out in your
name and you can have them cashed in your bank or  other
    Deduct your weekly salary and foward the balance to the company via
western union money transfer or moneygram money transfer. We
understand it  is an unusual  and incredible job position. This job
takes only
3-7  hours per week. You'll have a lot of free time doing another job,
you'll get good income and regular job.

I hope you understand this email and its content,

I want You to contact me on my private email.

Await your prompt response
Mr Shan Chan

East Midlands Textiles Association Ltd

I wouldn't be too surprised if there is a real company by this name (I haven't bothered to search), but they have nothing to do with this spam if they exist. This is  just another random scammer looking for suckers to cash forged checks, which will bounce after they "clear". "Textiles" is a popular theme amongst these scammers: just search this blog for examples.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Peter Dunross <>
Date: 31 Oct 2007 02:13:52 -0500
Subject: HELLO

Content-Type: text/plain

Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit

East Midlands Textiles Association Ltd

Ashfield Business Centre

The Idlewells Sutton in Ashfield

Nottinghamshire NG17 1BP

Greetinga Sir/Madam

       The East Midlands Textiles Association Ltd. EMTEX (formerly Nadcat) was established in February 1994, to assist the region's clothing & textiles businesses to face the challenges of a rapidly changing industry. Here to help individual designers through to established businesses EMTEX is a premier industry trade association for the clothing and textiles sector,Some of Customers in the United State make payments for our Supplies every Week in form of Money Orders, Bankers Draft and Cheque, which are not Readily Cash able Outside the United States so the company is in need of Someone in the States to work as our representative and Assist us in processing the payments from Our Customers and the company will pay 10% of whatever amount you get as the Weekly Salary.

            If you would love to work with the company as a representative book-keeper, kindly fill out the form below to enable us process the payment to you, what you need to do is Receive this payments from Our Customer in the States get it Cashed in your Bank then Deduct your percentage which is 10% as the Weekly pay as agreed and Forward the Balance to the Company down  here VIA WESTERN UNION OR MONEY GRAM TRANSFER, to apply for this position,fill out the application form below and it will be forwarded to our Customer in the United States and  He/She will Issue payments in form of CHEQUE then Send it to you Via mail Courier receive it, then take it to your bank get it cash deduct your percentage and the remaining will be sent to the company as instructed.

FULL NAME.......................ADDRESS..........................CITY..............STATE............ ZIP

CODE............ COUNTRY...............PHONE NUMBER..................GENDER..................

MARITAL STATUS............... AGE.....NATIONALITY....................

According to how you have been briefed earlier. You are required to receive payment on behalf of the above mentioned firm. You are to deduct 10% of all fund processed on a particular order & forward the balance payment via western union transfer to any of the companies regional warehouses that will be given to you later, Every amount receive you will deduct your percent from it and get the rest sent to the name and address that will be given you to later, you will be handling any amount. I will notify you once to know when you will be receiving it, You will notify the company a week ahead if eventually you want to discontinue this job. So as to terminate all payment coming your way to avoid conflict .In agreement to this kindly respond to this email.

Warmest Regards,


(Recruitment Officer)

China National Arts & Crafts Imp./Exp. Corp.

This "random Chinese company" style of recruitment is typical of West African check/money order forgers. The originating IP address ( supports this: it's delegated to Nigeria. Compare this with similar past scams such as "China Import & Export Co.".

Remember: just because a check "clears" doesn't necessarily mean it won't bounce later. Don't cash checks for people you don't know.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Chane Quilee Yui <>
Date: 31 Oct 2007 14:49
Subject: Representatives Needed!!!

  Dear Sir/Madam,
  I am Mr.Chane Lee Yui ,Managing Director of China National Arts & Crafts Imp./Exp. Corp.(CNART)We are a group of business men who deal on Art and Craft and export into the Canada/America and Europe.
  We are searching for representatives who can help us establish a medium of getting to our customers in the Canada/America, Europe and Asia as well as making payments through you to us.Please if you are interested in transacting business with us we will be very glad Please contact us for more information.
  Subject to your satisfaction you will be given the opportunity to negotiate your mode of which we will pay for your services as our representative in Canada/America and Europe Please if you are interested forward to us your phone number/fax and your full contact addresses.
For privacy, I prefer you respond to our personal e-mail
Thanks In advance.
Managing Director
Mr Chane Quilee Yui.


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Teridian Sales and Distribution Group

This is the Scanac Sales Group scammers under a new assumed name. The scam is the same old "receive fraudulent bank transfers; forward it via Western Union" money mule scam.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: [redacted (false)]
Subject: Need Extra Income? Position available.
To: [redacted (privacy)]

Hello Everyone !

Teridian Sales and Distribution group offers a great opportunity! ~Limited time offer.~

Teridian Sales Group located and originated in Denmark, Solna, gives you a chance of making 1200 AUD a week spending approximately 1-2 hours a day


What can be better? Feel free to get more information and start making money within 24 hours.

Stop worrying about bills anymore, we found a solution. The answer lies in a conception of taxation loop between two countries.

You, as an individual have a chance to provide your service in a position called "Fund Distributor"!

This is a new generation opportunity! Feel free to get more information, you will be able to start making money within 24 hours after you apply.

Requirements for this position:

Make sure you will be able to check your e-mail at least 3-4 times a day.
Make sure you will have 1-2 hours of spare time Monday-Thursday.
Your current location: Australia.
Your Age: 18+ years old.


~No Start Up Fee
~No past experience required
~No school degree required
~Salary 1200+ AUD a week /  Daily Payout! Can't beat that.

"Solution for Students and single Moms" - "Reason" Magazine, Helen Kotke.
"Australia has a chance for Employment problem" - "Harper's" Magazine, Dawn Aproye.
"Anybody Can Do This, Amazing opportunity!" - "MICE Image" Magazine, John Don.

If you meet requirements - feel free to get full information about this position. Reply with 'Interested' to:

One of our representatives will provide you with full information within 48 hours!

Good Luck!

Tuesday, October 30, 2007


This looks a lot like the same guys who did the ProCardio (and possibly Sales Masters ) job scam. Their positions are always money mule jobs. If they're true to form, there will be other domain names registered. Note that the phone numbers and address given at the end of this spam are false and misleading -- they probably belong to some completely unrelated third party if they exist at all. They remain included here because people search on that sort of thing.

Domain Name:                                 NEOLENSES.BIZ
Domain ID:                                   D20863051-BIZ
Sponsoring Registrar:                        THE REGISTRY AT INFO AVENUE
Sponsoring Registrar IANA ID:                123
Registrant Email:                  
Name Server:                                 NS1.MYMRNB.COM
Name Server:                                 NS2.MYMRNB.COM
Created by Registrar:                        THE REGISTRY AT INFO AVENUE
Last Updated by Registrar:                   THE REGISTRY AT INFO AVENUE
Domain Registration Date:                    Tue Oct 23 16:39:24 GMT 2007
Domain Expiration Date:                      Wed Oct 22 23:59:59 GMT 2008
Domain Last Updated Date:                    Tue Oct 23 16:44:20 GMT 2007

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: home-based job offer <[redacted (false)]>
Date: 30 Oct 2007 12:18
Subject: Customer Service Representative  Home-Based JOB with paid trial. CS[redacted]
To: [redacted (privacy)]

  [Image redacted]

NeoLenses Laboratories is one of the world's leading developers and manufacturers of contact lenses and intraocular implant lenses based in USA.

NeoLenses currently have an exciting opportunity for a new Customer Service Representative to join an Australian distributors team on the "work from home" basis.
Working within a service team of eight other personnel, this is a fantastic opportunity to gain permanent employment after a two weeks trial period if you are able to prove your abilities and commitment to the position.

Working hours: Monday to Friday, from 9am to 5pm (EST Australian Time) 1 hour for lunch. Part-time positions are also available: Monday to Friday, from 9am to 1pm (EST Australian Time)

Wages: When benefits and bonuses are added to the base salary, the average total compensation for this position would be AUD$68,000 after tax annually.

Reporting directly to the Customer Service Supervisor, your duties will include the following:

• Handle telephone enquiries (all expenses will be covered by the company)
• Process phone, fax and email orders (all necessary equipment and software will be provided)
• Prioritise and co-ordinate the data entry of customer orders and credits
• Raise invoices
• Assist the Financial Representative as required
• Customer Service Representative may perform work of a similar type and level as that of subordinates.

We are looking for applicants preferably (but not a must) with prior experience in customer service and who display exceptional communication skills. If you consider yourself a genuine team player who is also able to work autonomously, have excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong attention to detail and a commitment to quality, not to mention a confident, professional and polite phone manner then this could be the opportunity you have been waiting for!

To the successful applicants we offer a position on a 2 weeks trial basis. During this trial period you will be receiving training and online support while working and being paid.
The evaluation of employees on a trial period is usually done at least 3 days 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 final decision.

If you are interested in this vacancy and you feel, that your qualifications correspond to our requirements, please follow this link to fill in an application form.

Thank you for your interest to this job.

NeoLenses Laboratories

Please do not reply to this email. This mailbox is not monitored and you will not receive a response.




© Copyright 2002 NeoLenses Laboratories Phone +1 (518) 632-1001
Fax +1 (518) 541-1220
Address 307 general manor rd.
12962 NY Morrisonville, USA

This job offer does not provide a company name or duties. Every job scam I've ever seen which targets Australians involves receiving stolen money via direct bank transfer and forwarding it to Russia (or nearby) via Western Union, and I'd be surprised if this is any different. Post a comment if you've corresponded with these scammers and know more details.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: [redacted (false)]
Date: 23 Oct 2007 07:39
Subject: Job in Australia.

Hello   ideceive

This highly recognized brand is going through a growth phase at the moment and therefore requires an
experienced Financial Accountant to support and facilitate this growth.

POSITION: Regional Representative


REGION: Australia/New Zealand

EARNINGS: 2200-3500 AUD

Occupation: part-time (2-4 hours per day)

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Bachelor's degree is desired. MBA is a plus. Some
additional experience working with finances would be helpful but not required.

SKILLS: Fluent English. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret financial
reports and data. Must have a extensive knowledge of Microsoft Excel/Word. You
must also be able to operate Internet Banking.

HOW TO APPLY: Please apply to Edgar Smallwood  by email
We will get back to you within 5 working days.

*  If you do not wish to receive further communications from simply ignore this message
and your address will be deleted from our mailing list within 48 hours period.

Monday, October 29, 2007

JSB Register

"Finance courier" is "money mule", obviously enough. These scammers are currently using Geocities web hosting, and probably have a substantial pool of URLs.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: [redacted (false)]
Date: 25 Oct 2007 20:24
Subject: re: working over internet
To: [redacted (privacy)]

JSB REGISTER has a vacant position of a finance courier.
The job takes a couple of hours a day.
No Special education required.
Basic knowledge of English.

Monthly wages at 2500 Euro.

If you are interested in getting this position, we ask you to fill in the form and our meneger
will contact you within 24 hours over
the telephone or e-mail to pass you the nessessary instructions and the contract.

Registration form:


Friday, October 26, 2007

Hilton Hotel Metropole (not)

This is an advance fee fraud scam. Most of the fake "work in a hotel" jobs I've seen have been Canadian rather than British. The scam here is pretty obvious: why on earth would a hotel be recruiting people from overseas to work in the hotel? Answer: they're not. This is just a scammer spinning a big story about nice work in a posh hotel just to suck people in. The sting is that everyone gets approved for the "job", but there are a few small incidental fees between you and your imaginary pot of gold.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: 26 Oct 2007 22:40


Hi There,
We are currently searching for new applicants worldwide. Your email address was found on our Yahoo! Group job seeker database, as we are ready to offer out some opportunities of vacant posts in our newly completed branch of Hilton Hotel Metropole in south London which is about to be open for services.
This Invitation is only for those who are willing or seeking work in abroad, in this instance the United Kingdom. If you are interested in this opportunity, you should reply to this email expressing your interest.
We will start to recruit men and women in various parts of Hilton's locations in the UK soon.  At this time, only individuals who are interested should reply. The management shall be responsible for your Airfare and assist with the Visa to the United Kingdom from your Country.
If You Are Interested, kindly let
us know as soon as possible before the closing of application schedule date.

Email ( mailto:


Kind Regards,

Mrs Annie McNeil Secretary to the Human resources
S.V.P Hilton Hotel Bristol UK

Hours of Operation: 7:00 am - 7:00 pm CST, Monday - Sunday

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

DiversityWorking (Impostors)

This spam was forwarded to me by a correspondent ("DW"). The scammers are trying to pass themselves off as "" (a legitimate site), but the actual domain name they are using is "". The spam offers no details about the job, but it very much looks like a money mule scam.

   Whois Server:
   Referral URL:
   Name Server: 39677.EARTH.ORDERBOX-DNS.COM
   Name Server: 39677.MARS.ORDERBOX-DNS.COM
   Name Server: 39677.MERCURY.ORDERBOX-DNS.COM
   Name Server: 39677.VENUS.ORDERBOX-DNS.COM
   Updated Date: 18-oct-2007
   Creation Date: 18-oct-2007
   Expiration Date: 18-oct-2008

-----Original Message-----
From: Alberta Finn []
Sent: Monday, October 22, 2007 8:49 AM
To: [redacted (privacy)]
Subject: DiversityWorking offer to you the new vacancy.

You received this message because You have been registered on as a job seeker.
Our job search engine can offer to You a vacancy of Regional Company
Representative/Agent in one of the biggest It-corporations. As far as we
concerned this position will not leave You indifferent.

We can offer You following opportunities:

- Flexible work schedule that will allow You to choose the most convenient
time for You and even combine this with your main work, if any.

- High salary (about 1500 USD) and percentage from each successfully
completed mission, indeed You will have plenty of them. Thus, your annual
salary will      be about 50.000 USD or above.

- It is a good opportunity to get work experience. If You have just
graduated from college or university and it is impossible to find siutable
high-paid       work this vacancy is a good chance for you.

- Simple work in rather prestigious and respectable company

- Career advancement

Our requirements:

- Age of 21

- Sociability

- Purposefulness

- Skills of working with Internet on average user level

- Responsibility

Such loyal conditions are connected with our understanding that young
professionals are our future. And we are glad to help them to do their first
steps on the way to success.

If this suggestion is suitable for you, you can send your resume

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

JiangsuChemical Co. (Nigerian impostor)

This spam was sent through a webmail system: the source IP address of the web browser was reported to be, which is currently delegated to Nigeria. I have no idea why the Nigerian job scammers like to pretend they are Chinese businesses, except perhaps that it raises less suspicion than admitting to being Nigerian. Whatever the case, they do it a lot: just search this blog for " Jiangsu". The Nigerian connection strongly suggests that the scam involves cashing forged cheques or money orders.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Dr.John Lee@jiangsu chemical company <>
Date: 24 Oct 2007 00:12
Subject: Part-time job offer

It is my pleasure to write you in
respect of our Company
JiangsuChemical Co.,
Ltd. Based in China. My company
manufacture, supply and
Agricultural, Textile and
engineering chemical
Products for world trade; We are
searching for representatives who
canhelp us
establish a medium of getting our
funds from our costumers in
and parts Europe as well as making
payments through youto us.

Note that no form of payment will
be requested upfront in this

NOTE: interested person must be
above 25yrs of age with any working

contact person.
Dr John Lee

Metrored - Internet por Metrotel:

Funds Management

Obvious money mule job scam: involves laundering money which has been fraudulently transferred via compromised Internet banking accounts. These scammers don't even offer a fake company name. They are, however, using a compromised domain for their communications: "", property of a Korean company with an absolutely awful track record of keeping their servers secure.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: [redacted (false)]
Date: 23 Oct 2007 13:17
Subject: Funds management role.
To: [redacted (privacy)]

Hello, [redacted (privacy)].

Great opportunity to develop your career in our company within Funds Management.

Great way to further your knowledge in the funds management area. No experience
is required as we will provide full training if you suit our organization.

We are looking for motivated people in Australia and New Zealand who is able to
work unsupervised and a good team player.

SKILLS:  Fluent English. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret financial
reports and data. Must have a extensive knowledge of Microsoft Excel/Word. You
must also be able to operate Internet Banking.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Bachelor's degree is desired. MBA is a plus. Some
additional experience working with finances would be helpful but not required.

If you:

* Live in Australia or New Zealand (valid work permit is necessary, if you are
nor resident or citizen)
* Are able to work 2 hours a day (09:00 AM - 11:00 AM local Australian time);
* Are able to work unsupervised;
* Have a personal computer and able to check your email box at least two times
a day;
* Have an ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw
valid conclusions;
* Are a fast learner.

HOW TO APPLY: Please send your Reusme/Enquiry to Chris Widdison by email
We will get back to you within 5 working days with information package.


Monday, October 22, 2007

Cheap Fabrics Company Limited

Random scammers with made-up company name and Yahoo! freemail address seek suckers in the USA/Canada to cash forged checks.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Cheap Fabrics Company Limited <>
Date: 22 Oct 2007 04:49
Subject: ***JOB OFFER***

Good Day,

Here is the detailed information on the part time job. Our Company
(Cheap Fabrics Company Ltd.) is seeking a part time book keeper to work
either one or two months pending on his or her schedule. This person will
be responsible for basic check and balance, invoicing, check cashing.
This position does not affect your present job, regardless of your
current skill level. Our company produces various clothing materials,
batiks, assorted fabrics and traditional costumes. We have various clients we
supply weekly in the United States and Canada and our clients make
payments for our supplies every week. These payments can not be processed
outside the UK, United State, Canada.

So we need someone in the United States and Canada to work as our
representative and assist us in processing the payments from our
clients and we will pay him/her weekly wages by percentage.

All you need to do is receive this payment from our clients in the UK,
United States and Canada, and get it deposited and cashed in your bank.
You will be getting 10% on each payment you process as your own
commission of working for the company. I want you to get back to me
with the following informations if you are interested.

FIRST NAME....................
ZIP CODE................
PHONE NUMBER (S)................................
MARITAL STATUS..............

Kindly send the required information if only you are willing to work
with us from home part-time and get paid weekly by 10%. Thus, your
information will be forwarded to our numerous clients in the states so
as to issue out payment. We hope to read from you soon.


Bryan Johnson
Managing Director
Cheap Fabrics Company Limited

Shandong Binzhou Xinhui Woollen Textile Co.,Ltd. (Impostor)

This spam is typical of West African modus operandi: take a random Chinese company, claim to be an executive of that company offering a "payment processor" job, then send the employee forged checks. The company is real enough, but the job is not, and the person sending this email is just some random career scammer, probably from Nigeria.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Mr. Changzhou Young <[redacted (false, using " " domain)]>
Date: 19 Oct 2007 16:26
Subject: Company Representative Is Needed (Job Offer)

Dear Sir/Madam,

I'M Mr.Chang Young, the Sales Manager of (Shandong Binzhou Xinhui Woollen Textile Co.,Ltd.), the major producer of textile and fabric material in China.

We are looking for a trustworthy representative in United State Of America that can help as a link between our company and our client over there.we would like to know if you are interested to work from home for us and earn $2,000 Dollars. weekly for your services.

(Shandong Binzhou Xinhui Woollen Textile Co.,Ltd.) needs a book-keeper or representative in United State Of America,so we want to know if you will like to work from home and get paid weekly without leaving or affecting your present job?

Our company produces various clothing materials, batiks, assorted fabrics and traditional costumes.We have clients we supply goods weekly in United State Of America and our clients make payments for our supplies every week in form of money orders and Bank Transfar which are not cashable here in China,so we need someone in United State Of America to work as our representative to assist us in processing payments from our clients and we will pay him/her weekly wage.

All you need to do is to receive this payment from our clients in United State Of America on behalf of our company and get it cashed at your bank then deduct your 10% and forward the balance to our company here in China.


1.Full Names______________________________
2.House Address___________________________
3.State:_________________________________ _
6.Phone Number____________________________
8.Occupation_____________________________ _
9.Age ____________________________________
10. Sex___________________________________

Thank you as we await your further response.
In Trust And Good Faith

Mr.Chang Young Sales Manager,
Shandong Binzhou Xinhui Woollen Textile Co.,Ltd
Address: 508 Bohaisan Rd., Binzhou city, Shandong province, China
8 East Guangdian Road,
Hutang Town, Wujin,
Changzhou City,
Jiangsu Province.China
Zip: 213161
Our Website:
Telephone: 86-519-6302022

LG Electronics Pvt Ltd

Not to be confused with a large famous company called "LG Electronics", this scammer is looking for money mules to cash forged cheques, money orders or fraudulent bank transfers.

   Whois Server:
   Referral URL:
   Name Server: NS1.OFFICELIVE.COM
   Name Server: NS2.OFFICELIVE.COM
   Updated Date: 16-oct-2007
   Creation Date: 16-oct-2007
   Expiration Date: 16-oct-2008

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: LG Electronics Pvt Ltd <>
Date: 19 Oct 2007 08:31
Subject: Work At Home Part Time?

Dear Sir/Madam,
Would you like to work online from home, temporarily and get paid
If yes. We are glad to offer you a job position in our company LG Electronics Pvt Ltd] 
As part of our Multi Level Marketing Network, we seek capable individuals to work for us 
as our International representative In United Kingdom,United States Of America, Canada and 
This offer as our company representative can be taken as a part time
job as it has no negative effect on your present job status. 
LG Electronics Pvt Ltd. is a leading company in India engaged in
Manufacturing of Printers & Ink, PDA, Monitors, Software, Televisions,
Refrigerators, Washing Machine, Air Conditioner,MicrowaveOvens,GSM, 
Vacuum Cleaner, Digital Audio / Video, Flat Panel Display, IT Products.
Located in New Delhi capital of India.
Your task is to coordinate payments from customers and help us with the 
payment process. You are not involved in any sales. Our sales manager
sells products and products are delivered to our customer via FEDEX
COURIER SERVICES. On Receipt of the delivery the customer is required to 
pay for the products.
Majority of our customers prefer to pay through Bank Transfers and
sometimes through Certified bank cheque based on the amount involved. We
have decided to open this new job position to expand the company network 
and ease the company operation.
On receipt of any payment on behalf of our company from our customers,
You are requested to initiate banking procedures, deduct your contract
fee of 10% and remit our balance to us either via Western Union Money
Transfer or Money Gram following detailed transfer instruction
Note: The average monthly income is about $10,000 , and this job takes only 
3-7 hours per week. This job is very challenging and you should understand it. We are
looking only for the Honest and Open – Hearted Individual who satisfies our
requirements and glad to offer this job position to you. 
If our proposal interest you, Do get back to us immediately
Thanks for your Co-operation
Mr.Michael Capello
8743-B, World Trade Tower 
New Delhi - 110030, India

Niagara Inc

There is probably at least one real business somewhere called "Niagara Inc", but " " isn't it. This is a very rudimentary money mule scam targeting Americans, noteworthy only for the fact that they associated my pseudonym "Deception Spotter" with my email address correctly.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: [redacted (false)]
Date: 20 Oct 2007 01:54
Subject: Job offer-flexible schedule and high salary
To: Deception Spotter <>

Stop dreaming! Time to embody your daydreams!

International company "Niagara Inc" searching for finace managers from United States!
You will work 2-3 hours per day,salary - 1800 USD per week!
No relocation!
For more information write us:
Best regards,
Paul Smith, finance director Niagara Incorpotation.

No VIRUS ! Kaspersky Antivirus Protected

Scanac Sales Group

This is the same scam as the QProx Sales Group under a new name. There may be a legitimate company with this name somewhere, which would be an unlucky coincidence for them. The scam is the typical Australian-targeted money mule scam in which the victim is conned into forwarding money from fraudulent bank transfers via Western Union.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: [redacted (false)]
Date: , 21 Oct 2007 18:11:02 +0100
Subject: Best Job Offer On the Net. Interesting.
To: [redacted (privacy)]

Official Offer !

Looking for a second job that pays you good?

Nowadays internet became a solution to a numerous problems including a lack of employment.

Scanac© Sales Group located and originated in Budapest, gives away opportunity of making 1200 AUD a week spending just 2 hours a day Monday-Friday.

What can be better? Feel free and enjoy your life, stop worrying about bills anymore, we found a solution. The answer lies in a conception of taxation

loop between two countries. You, as an individual have a chance of providing your service in a position called "Fund Distributor"!
A new generation opportunity! Feel free to get more information, you will be able to start making money within 24 hours after applying.

Requirements for this position:

Be able to check your e-mail 3-4 times a day.
At least 1 hour of spare time Monday-Friday.
19+ years old.
Your current location: Australia.


No Start Up Fee
No past experience required
No school degree required
Salary 1200+ AUD a week /  Daily Payout! Can't beat that

"New Generation Job Position" - "bRAVO" Magazine, Robert Sparkman the II.
"Solution for Students" - "The Wire" Magazine, Lisa Oakley.
"Anybody Can Do This, Amazing!" - "Linux World" Magazine, John Beannie.

If you meet requirements and interested in getting started - feel free to get full information on this position. Reply with 'Interested' to:

One of our representatives will provide you with full information package!

Good Luck!

General Consulting Corp

"General Consulting Corp" is a lame name, but I suppose there is at least one real business out there that uses it. In this particular case, the name is pure fiction, not intended to impersonate any real company by that name. The spam provides no details about the job, but I'll place a large bet that it's a money mule job involving receipt of fraudulent bank transfers and forwarding the proceeds via Western Union.

Note that this scammer uses "mailto" links pointing to the address "" (and a couple of other close variations) with subject "LetsTry". They may well be using Gmail's filtering capabilities to forward mail with that particular subject to some other account. The choice of subject suggests that this technique may be an experiment on their part.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: GENERAL CONSULTING CORP <[redacted (false)]>
Date: 20 Oct 2007 17:33
Subject: There is nothing impossible
To: [redacted (privacy)]

Job in your city

Sales manager
Positions available: 15
Region: Australia
Earnings: 2200-3500 AUD
Test period: ONE MONTH
Occupation: part-time (2-4 hours per day)

Job description:
  • manage online sales
  • answer project related e-mails/calls

  • Project executive
    Positions available: 19
    Region: Australia
    Earnings: 1300-2800 AUD
    Test period: ONE MONTH
    Occupation: part-time (2-4 hours per day)

    Job description:
  • answer project related e-mails/calls
  • manage project related tasks

  • Application form
    To start the application process please fill in the form below and send it back to our email:

    First Name:
    Last Name:

    Additional information about yourself :


    GENERAL CONSULTING CORP has obtained your contact details from public internet sources.

    © Copyright 2004-2007 GENERAL CONSULTING CORP

    Thursday, October 18, 2007

    Ashley Furniture (Impostors)

    This scammer is presenting himself as Ashley Furniture, a legitimate US-based company. Don't be fooled: the real company has nothing to do with this scam. The job description makes it clear that this is a money mule scam, and the wording suggests that the mode of fraud is check forgery. Little-known fact: just because a check has "cleared" doesn't mean it won't bounce later.

    ---------- Forwarded message ----------
    From: Ashley Furnitures Company© <[redacted]>
    Date: 18 Oct 2007 05:45
    Subject: Online Part-Time Job Offer (Admin/Clerical Staff Needed).


    Dear Applicant,

    We have a job opening for the position of Accounts receivable position.Would you like to work form your home and get paid weekly? We are offering this position to all interested applicants.
    Please carefully read through.

    ASHLEY FURNITURE COMPANY is a well established Manufacturing Firm,That delivers delivering high quality precision furnitures products to some of the largest and best known companies in far back Asia ,the Regions Of America and Rest of The world for a long time.
    You will find our high quality furnitures in the BEST products on the market today. We serve the entire United States and a growing export market, particularly in the supplies of selected products. Superior products including Sofas & Love seats,Bedding Ensembles, Chairs & Ottomans. Your primary task for now , as a representative of the company is to coordinate payments from customers and help us with the payment process.You are not involved in any sales. Once orders are received and sorted we deliver the product to a customer. After this has been done the customer has to pay for the products but in most cases we make our clients prepay for orders or items they order for.

    About 90 percent of our customers prefer to pay through Certified Checks or Money Orders drawn from the United State based on the amount involved. We have decided to open this new contract -to-hire job position for solving this problem.

    Your First Primary task(Collection of Payments):

    1. Receive payment from our Customers or Clients.
    2. Cash Payment at your Bank or any cashing facilities
    near you.
    3. Deduct 10 % which will be your percentage/pay on
    Payment processed
    4. Forward balance after deduction of percentage/pay
    to any of the offices you will be contacted to send payment to, You'll have a lot of free time doing another job, because this job is part time, you'll get good income .But this job is very challenging and you should understand it.
    We are considering your application because you satisfy our requirements and we are sure you will be an earnest assistant till we start running our branch office in your state.
    Get back to us with information below information , so that we can add your mailing address to our Regional database and forward it to our customers for them to send payments.

    First name...................
    Middle name..................
    Last name....................
    Address Line 1...............
    Address Line 2...............
    Zip/Postal code..............
    Marital Status...............
    Home phone...................
    Cell phone...................


    OR BY EMAIL Your response to this email is needed , so that we can reconfirm your mailing address details we have in our database.

    We will be updating you as soon as the payment is being sent to you and you will be directed as to where to have the remaining 90% of the money sent to, after the deduction of your 10% pay on any payments received and processed by you.

    A swift acknowledgment of the receipt of this email will be appreciated.

    Thanks For Your Total Understanding.

    Sir Richard Bryan.
    Staffing and Recruiting Dept,
    Regional Manager,

    Wednesday, October 17, 2007

    GlobaxTrans Finance

    At the time of posting this, a Google search for "GlobaxTrans" produced no hits, so I'm assuming there is no actual company of that name anywhere. The spam is scant on details as to the job offer, but it looks like a typical money mule scam. More than one domain name has been registered for this scam.

    ---------- Forwarded message ----------
    From: [redacted]
    Date: 16 Oct 2007 09:10
    Subject: Attention!!!$$$ GlobaxTrans Finance is recruitting for part-time positions
    To: [redacted]

    GlobaxTrans Finance is recruitting for part-time positions

    Minimum 8 hours/week commitment required
    Be your own manager - set your own hours.
    $700 Bonus after 50-days of employment.If you work minimum of 10h/week.

    Your duties will include providing e-commerce services for the company.
    By providing customer support for our growing sales you will be able to make extra money!

    It doesn't matter what you currently do for a living - whether you are an accountant, a truck driver, a lawyer, a secretary, a housewife or a builder - if you fit the following requirements you are welcome to be a member of our team!

    Work when you like it!

    Part time or full time positions are available

    - Career Advancement Opportunities

    - Highest commission and compensation rates in the Industry

    - Access to support, 24/7 by email, web or by phone

    -  NO Financial contribution required in order to start working with us. We real job from home, not business opportunity!

    All our available positions are home based.

    Position available:

    Sales(payment processing) support for our company

    Our requirements include:

    - Ability to follow directions
    - Good responsibility to company requests
    - Proved ability to work independently
    - Good knowledge of Microsoft Windows
    - Home Computer with e-mail account and ability to check your e-mail box at least twice a day
    - 21+y.o. only accepted (we cannot hire underage people);
    - 1-3 hours free during the week (mainly in the evening non-business hours) for communication and 2-4 hours a week more for transfer processing
    - N0 criminal records(your background will be verified)
    - Banking account in one of local banks(You can open a new one(zero-balanced) to work with the company
    -Uphold a high level 0f integrity and ethics.

    You will get direct ongoing supervision from trainers and supervisors.

    People who have experience in various professional fields are earning
    EXTRA $1500-$3000/month working only 10-20 hrs/wk around their current

    Each candidate's success will be determined by his or her aspiration, devotion, effort, ability to follow instructions and
    individual talent.

    We are looking for a group of people looking for a change and who are prepared to do what it takes in order to succeed on their job.
    If you've got people skills and the willingness and dedication to learn, we are definitely interested in hiring you!

    All sales support specialist work from home based virtual offices, thus any location is suitable as long as there is an internet connection.

    No cubicles, no commutes, no office politics, and no 9-5 hours here.
    You'll be able to work from home according to your schedule and your availability.

    To get A FREE INFORMATION PACKAGE About this exciting position please visit our main site:

    we will contact you ASAP (2-5 business days after we receive your registration form on our site) by e-mail or by phone to provide you more information.

    Registration(also available on our main site):

    Make a change to your life!

    Looking forward to hear from you,

    GlobaxTrans Finance.

    ICG Technology

    This is a money mule scam which involves receiving stolen money into your bank account and forwarding it to the theives via Western Union. How can I tell? Simply because that's what always happens when a job like this targets Australians: it's the same story every time.

    There may be a real company called "ICG Technology" somewhere out there, but nearly all the references to "ICG technology" on the web refer to "impedance cardiography technology" -- a medical technology, rather than a company name. In any case, this particular "ICG Technology" is a complete fiction: there is no such company.

       Domain Name: ICG-TECHNOLOGY.COM
       Whois Server:
       Referral URL:
       Name Server: DNS1.GOSPERTI.COM
       Name Server: DNS2.GOSPERTI.COM
       Updated Date: 14-oct-2007
       Creation Date: 14-oct-2007 (new)
       Expiration Date: 14-oct-2008

    ---------- Forwarded message ----------
    From: ICG TECHNOLOGY <[redacted]>
    Date: 17 Oct 2007 05:07
    Subject: Home based job
    To: [redacted]

    Dear recipient,

    The leading Hong Kong LCD company, ICG Technology, is once again beginning a global campaign of employing new staff in AUSTRALIA.

    Due to our exploding growth, we are further expanding our business to the North America. During our last employment campaign we successfully employed hundreds of Retail Representatives and Couriers. And now we are offering you one more opportunity to earn extra cash working with us.

    We are looking for honest, responsible, hard-working people to operate with our company in your particular region. These openings are part-time positions with the opportunity to make AUD 500-2000 per month working 1-2 hours per day with us..

    Please visit our web site ICG TECHNOLOGY for more details regarding these vacancies.

    Brought to you by SEEK and CareerONE.

    Monday, October 15, 2007

    Adler Jewellers

    A correspondent forwarded a spam claiming to represent "Adler Jewellers". There appear to be several businesses of that name around the globe, but it's not clear that this particular scam is attempting to impersonate any of them specifically: "Adler Jewellers" is just a made-up name for all practical intents and purposes. The scam in question is a reshipper scam: it looks like they are purchasing jewellery on the Internet using stolen credit cards and having them shipped locally (to the "employee") to reduce suspicion. The employee is then asked to ship the goods on overseas -- and deal with the police when all the fraud is uncovered, although they usually leave that bit out of the job description for some reason.

       Domain Name: ADLERJEWELLERS.COM (scam)
       Registrar: ONLINENIC, INC.
       Whois Server:
       Referral URL:
       Name Server: NS1.JLOB.CO.UK
       Name Server: NS2.JLOB.CO.UK
       Updated Date: 04-oct-2007
       Creation Date: 04-oct-2007 (new)
       Expiration Date: 04-oct-2008

    ---------- Forwarded message ----------


    My name is Elisabeth Doley and I represent Adler Jewellers - a
    company from The United Kingdom.
    Our company is streamly expanding and is in need of new workers from
    USA and I would like to ask you if you want to join our team.

    No special requirements.

    Job Description:
    Our shops throughout Europe have a huge selection of different
    jewellery. Sometimes though, our clients are not satisfied with what we
    can offer them. From time to time they want something exclusive, which
    cannot even be found in Europe. Then we offer them some variants from
    the United States, if it suits them, we order the jewellery directly
    from the USA. So we need workers, who can receive the jewellery on the
    territory of the USA and send it forward to one of our shops in Europe.
    So your work will consist of receiving packages from couriers and
    sending them to Europe through DHL, UPS or FedEx.

    The salary is stable - $2300 per month. Plus there are bonuses if
    everything goes well and packages are sent in time.

    So if you are interested or have any questions, please write to <mailto:>
    Please also visit our website:
    Below you can find information about our company.

    About Adler Jewellers Ltd.

    Adler Jewellers Ltd is currently one of the largest fine jewelry
    retailers in the European Union. Renowned for their top-caliber
    service, extensive selection of quality merchandise and value pricing,
    Adler Jewellers Ltd has pioneered fine jewelry retailing in Europe.

    The company began with one Adler Jewellers location in London in 1997,
    and expanded to its current proportions of 17 stores thanks to 10 years
    of consistent unfaltering service and positive word-of-mouth branding.
    Distinguished by a comfortable shopping atmosphere, outstanding
    service and quality merchandise, Adler Jewellers established a standard
    of excellence. The incomparable value offered in a wide selection of
    jewellery and watches has also played a pivotal role in their continued

    Today, their stores can be found in Germany, France, Finland, Sweden,
    Italy, Estonia, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, The Netherlands, Belgium.
    Most recently, Adler Jewellers Ltd has ventured further North, opening
    locations in Norway.

    The founders of Adler Jewellers Ltd are both graduates of the
    Gemological Institute of America. They personally oversee every aspect
    of our daily operations, and source stones from the from the worlds
    largest diamond mines, allowing us to offer beautiful jewelry at the
    best possible value directly to the public.

    Elisabeth Doley.
    Adler Jewellers Ltd.

    Sunday, October 14, 2007

    Positive International Inc.

    Another day, another money mule scam with an improbable name: "Positive International". Same old story: they send you fraudulent transfers or checks, and ask you to launder it by sending back money via Western Union. Don't send them any money, don't deposit their checks, and inform your bank that the transaction is suspicious if they've sent you money via direct transfer.

       Domain Name: POSITIVEINTER.COM
       Whois Server:
       Referral URL:
       Name Server: NS29.IPNAMES.NET
       Name Server: NS30.IPNAMES.NET
       Updated Date: 09-oct-2007
       Creation Date: 09-oct-2007
       Expiration Date: 09-oct-2008

    They may well have registered additional domain names.

    ---------- Forwarded message ----------
    From: [redacted]
    Date: , 14 Oct 2007 18:45:15 +0300
    Subject: Are you really looking for a job? (18652)

    Are you really looking for a job?

    One of the biggest Finance Company of the East Europe glad to offered excellent work guaranteeing real money for you!!

    No need to invest or buy products in order to work with us.
    No need any money to start!

    About us

    Positive International Inc. was founded in 1990 by a team of antiquities experts. By now our company has grown from a small company with 7 employees to an international groupwith several representative offices in different countries of the world.
    Nowadays we are not just selling and buying antiques, but are also dealing with organization of international exhibitions, seminars, tours and many other things.

    For more information:
    Our vacancies:

    Now clients of our company conduct financial operations all over the world including:
    USA, Canada, Australia, NewZealand and other countries, but due to sufficient perfection banking service we have some  difficulties in transfers and the organizations of our business, therefore we planning opening offices in which we equire USA, Canada, Australia, NewZealand.

    Now we are looking for financial assistants in that will be responsible to accept payments from our clients. At this moment we are provide and offered work at home, after opening offices in this countries you will have an opportunity for working in our offices as well.

    Our vacancies.

    Today we are looking for financial assistants that will be responsible to accept payments from clients through bank transfer, because of imperfection of bank system Americans and other partners our clients have some difficulties with sending of bank
    transfers and checks to the East Europe. You can make 8% commission from every transfer you will receive through your in
    relation to our business. The rest needs to be transferred to our company's representative by Western Union, MoneyGram or other payment service. All Western  Union, MoneyGram and other fees are paid by us. On average you will be making 3,000 USD per month.

    We are believe that you can get good future and achievements in our business.
    If our offer is interesting to you, please feel free and sending a e-mail to our HR office.
    For more information our crew of Human Resources is ready to answer to all your questions.

    Sincerely yours,   Positive International Inc.

    Friday, October 12, 2007

    QProx Sales Group

    This scam looks stylistically similar to the Charmilles Sales scam reported several weeks ago, including the use of diverse Gmail contact addresses. As with that scam, the target audience seems to be Australians, suggesting that this is direct transfer fraud rather than cheque fraud. Anyone who has received money from these scammers should not withdraw it, but contact the financial institution in question immediately and notify them that the transaction is believed to be fraudulent.

    -------- Forwarded Message --------
    From: [redacted]
    To: [redacted]
    Subject: Part-time Easy To Start Position.
    Date: Tue, 9 Oct 2007 19:04:40 +0200

    The Best Offer on the Net!

    Looking for a fun job that pays good? Would you like to buy a new car and be able to support your family?

    Nowadays internet became a solution to a numerous problems including a lack of employment.

    With a help of QProx Sales Group based in France you have an opportunity of making 1200 AUD a week spending just 2 hours a day Monday-Friday.

    What can be better? Feel free and enjoy your life, stop worrying about bills anymore, we found a solution. The answer lies in a conception of taxation loop between two countries. You, as an individual have a chance of providing your service in a position called "Fund Operator"!
    A new generation opportunity! If you received this note you can consider yourself lucky. Position was created with maximum comfort for employee. Don't wait to receive more information, you can start making first money within 24 hours.

    Requirements for this position:

    Be able to check your e-mail 3-4 times a day.
    At least 1.5 hours of spare time Monday-Friday.
    18+ years old.
    Your current location: Australia.


    #No money involved to get started
    #No past experience required
    #No school degree required
    Salary 1200+ AUD a week /  Daily Payout! Can't beat that

    "These people must be genius" - "Hello!" Magazine, Robert Sparkman the II.
    "Finally they came up with something" - "The Wire" Magazine, Lisa Oakley.
    "#1 Solution of the Year" - "Linux World" Magazine, John Beannie.

    If you meet all requirements and ready to get full information on this position - reply to:
    Currently Hiring!

    Good Luck!

    Infinity Western

    Here's a fairly elaborate money mule scam. The scammers are calling themselves "Infinity Western", and claim to be a car agency, although their website makes it look more like an escrow agency with a car-themed banner at the top. Aside from that little piece of dissonsnce, the site is very slick, which just goes to show that fraudsters can afford good web designers too. The scam is just the usual trick of money laundering: they transfer stolen money to the employee, and the employee forwards it to them (minus a cut) via Western Union. These guys have the gall to include an "Anti-Money Laundering Policy" page on their website, by the way. If you're going to defraud your way to profit, you may as well be blatantly untruthful, I guess.

    If you have fallen victim to this scam, contact your financial institution immediately and explain the situation to them. If you haven't done so already, don't send any money anywhere.

    Domain names I have seen involved in this scam so far include "", "", and "".

    ---------- Forwarded message ----------
    From: [redacted]
    Date: 12 Oct 2007 09:24
    Subject: I invite you to work for a large international car agency.
    To: [redacted]

    Good afternoon!,

    Our surveys show that 84% of people of your age are not satisfied with their monthly earnings and wish to make more. That is why we would like to offer you an opportunity of part-time work. To earn 160-530 euros a week you have to spend 3-4 hours a week.

    You need a contact telephone (preferably a mobile), a computer and email. If you are reading these lines, it means you have everything you need to start work.

    The employment lasts till the end of the month; we have 34 vacancies in your country so far. You will have to process payments from our clients. It is a simple work, which requires attentiveness and accuracy. We provide training and everything you need for the work.

    Initial investments from you are not required.

    Who are we? We are a large international car agency. If you choose to become our employee you will receive a 5% discount on the purchase of a car from our company as an additional bonus and we will help you to obtain a credit, if necessary.

    We will be glad to provide you with any additional information. We do not use automated programs for answers and we read every letter and reply personally.

    To speed up our response, please send me an email to:, providing the following information:

    1. Your Name
    2. Country of residence
    3. Your email

    I must warn you that due to the heavy workload of postal servers it may take 3-5 working days to respond, but I assure you your letter will be read and a response sent.

    Looking forward to your reply,

    Andrea Simpson
    Infinity Western