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, November 27, 2007

ITV International

This looks an awful lot like many of the other money mule scams I've documented which target Australians, but it doesn't resemble any of them so closely that it's obviously the same group behind it. If I were to take a stab at it, I'd guess that this is a new rendition of NitrosGroup Finance, because of the similar style of domain name usage. If I'm correct that these form a sequence, then the scammers are adopting a new identity on a weekly basis, which is a pretty fast turnover. Last year it was typical to see a monthly turnover.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: ITV International <[redacted]>
Subject: International job online
To: [redacted]

ITV International is a market-leading provider of world-class technologies is once again beginning a global campaign of employing new staff in Australia. We are offering you one more opportunity to earn extra cash working with us.

We are looking for honest, responsible, hard-working people to operate with our company in your particular region. To optimize our work with existing clients and to expand our business we need new staff that can dedicate 2-4 hours of their time per day and earn extra 500-800 AUD weekly. All offered positions are currently part-time and give you a chance to work mainly from home.

Please visit ITV International for more details regarding these vacancies.

There are no fees or monetary expenses for you whatsoever. We offer an honest and dependable opportunity for you to get some extra cash working with us from home.

1 comment:

Spotter said...

Whois Server:
Referral URL:
Name Server: NS1.JLOB.CO.UK
Name Server: NS2.JLOB.CO.UK
Updated Date: 21-nov-2007
Creation Date: 19-nov-2007
Expiration Date: 19-nov-2008