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 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

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hey thanks for that, I just got an email from them and thinking it was a bit suss I googled it. Anyways, here's a copy of mine:

Dear xxx,

We are looking for a motivated individual who loves to work in a fast paced environment to be our representative.
The ideal candidate must be able to organize and complete a diverse set of administrative tasks and follow-up different transactions, handle client service issues, maintain calendar, schedule client appointments, organize and maintain client information, managing reporting systems, send out correspondence and various other administrative duties.

The duties shall include:
- Processing payments from, or for clients;
- Daily reporting about each completed task;

Job Description:
- Career prospects in a rapidly expanding company, professional growth support;
- Involvement in strategic level corporate activities;
- Flexible working schedule.
- Employment contract;
- Competitive reward system;
- Part-time job.

Position Requirements:
- Fluent English, both spoken and written;
- Knowledge of PC: MS Office, typing, instant messengers;
- Communication skills, ability to communicate freely via phone and e-mail.

Additional Requirements:
- Age 21+;
- Proactive approach to work;
- Responsiveness;
- Diligence;
- The ability of working for 6-8 hours per week;
- Customer service oriented with exceptional interpersonal skills;
- Willing and able to excel in a very independent commission-based sales environment;
- Ethical and honest;
- Internet.

Salary: about $75.000(USD)/year

If you are interested in our offer, please, send your resumes to:

If you don't have a resume or working history then just e-mail us, please give some reasons why exactly you will suit us.

With the best regards,
HR managers
Magnus Business Community

HR managers