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, November 30, 2007

Ecomweb Solutions

Summary: fake company seeks suckers to bank fake checks and forward real money.

   Registrar: ENOM, INC.
   Whois Server:
   Referral URL:
   Name Server: NS3.TECHGETHER.NET
   Name Server: NS4.TECHGETHER.NET
   Updated Date: 21-nov-2007
   Creation Date: 20-nov-2007
   Expiration Date: 20-nov-2008

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Subject: CAREERBUILDER: Payments Manager/ Payment Processing Services Position Available

Your resume has been reviewed by our Human Resource Department and we think that you are qualifying for a position with our company as an  Payments Account Manager/  Payments Processing . In order to read our terms and conditions and see the job description  go to    

and click on Payments Account Manager/  Payments Processing  Terms and Conditions

Base salary per year will be between $65,000 - $75,000 with possibility of raising

Please read them closely and if  you agree and comply with them let me know and we can start right away. We are looking for a self motivated person eager to provide the best for the company.
Even if you don't accept this job we will appreciate if we will get an answer from you so we can continue our seeking for the right person to do this job



Ramon Garcia



Anonymous said...

Is there anyway to get your money back

Spotter said...

Not unless you can track down the actual scumbag who sent the fake check. Even then you'd have to consult a lawyer as to what you can hit him with, legally speaking. Given that the scammer is in another country (if he has any sense), your chances are slim to none. That's why this is such a popular scam -- it's a pretty low risk business.