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.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

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.


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