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 22, 2007

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


Anonymous said...

I just got an email from them, was immediately suspicious. Thank you so much for posting this!

Anonymous said...

I just got an email from them with the identical text, but this time from:

Mr. Binod Bora
Plot No 51, Surajpur Kasna Road ,
Greater Noida - 201306 (UP)


I curious how this (obvious) scam works, and great to have an explanation.

Anonymous said...

got an email too with this name
those indian the are worst than nigerian,

Christy Minter
020 8769 7973

Anonymous said...

LG Creations checks drawn on BAC, Miami Beach, FL are counterfeit.
Report immed to BAC fraud..