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, 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.

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