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 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:



Anonymous said...

Tks for the note it seems rather strange

davide said...

I've received something similar message.

From: [redacted (false)]
data 15-feb-2008 23.54
oggetto: job offer
To: [redacted (privacy)]


We would like to offer you a job in the JBS FINANCE Company.

We have many vacant positions, and we can grant you perfect and very profitable job.

MINIMAL MONTHLY INCOME: 3500 EURO (2-4 hours of your time is required)

The job is processing of money orders of our clients.

You should have several hours a day for execution of our orders.


Please, fill the questionnaire, and in 24 hours you will receive instructions and documents (contract) for beginning of the work.