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.

Friday, October 12, 2007

QProx Sales Group

This scam looks stylistically similar to the Charmilles Sales scam reported several weeks ago, including the use of diverse Gmail contact addresses. As with that scam, the target audience seems to be Australians, suggesting that this is direct transfer fraud rather than cheque fraud. Anyone who has received money from these scammers should not withdraw it, but contact the financial institution in question immediately and notify them that the transaction is believed to be fraudulent.

-------- Forwarded Message --------
From: [redacted]
To: [redacted]
Subject: Part-time Easy To Start Position.
Date: Tue, 9 Oct 2007 19:04:40 +0200

The Best Offer on the Net!

Looking for a fun job that pays good? Would you like to buy a new car and be able to support your family?

Nowadays internet became a solution to a numerous problems including a lack of employment.

With a help of QProx Sales Group based in France you have an opportunity of making 1200 AUD a week spending just 2 hours a day Monday-Friday.

What can be better? Feel free and enjoy your life, stop worrying about bills anymore, we found a solution. The answer lies in a conception of taxation loop between two countries. You, as an individual have a chance of providing your service in a position called "Fund Operator"!
A new generation opportunity! If you received this note you can consider yourself lucky. Position was created with maximum comfort for employee. Don't wait to receive more information, you can start making first money within 24 hours.

Requirements for this position:

Be able to check your e-mail 3-4 times a day.
At least 1.5 hours of spare time Monday-Friday.
18+ years old.
Your current location: Australia.


#No money involved to get started
#No past experience required
#No school degree required
Salary 1200+ AUD a week /  Daily Payout! Can't beat that

"These people must be genius" - "Hello!" Magazine, Robert Sparkman the II.
"Finally they came up with something" - "The Wire" Magazine, Lisa Oakley.
"#1 Solution of the Year" - "Linux World" Magazine, John Beannie.

If you meet all requirements and ready to get full information on this position - reply to:
Currently Hiring!

Good Luck!


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the post, I was sure it was scam email I received. And it was great to be able to do a a search and find out how thw scam worked.

Anonymous said...

yep, good to know.

Problem is we're not the ones they target.

Anonymous said...

HI there, I have just received an identical email from a female called Karla Kurtz offering a fake position for residents in Australia from a company called Scanac located in Budapest.
SUCKER! I am a Hungarian living Down Under and have some brain...
Beware of emails from this sender:

First rule: if it sounds to be too good to be true, IT IS FAKE!