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


Typical job offer from someone looking for a sucker to cash forged checks on their behalf. The real is not associated with this fraud -- it's just a cover story.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Rodney Anderson <>
Date: 21 Nov 2007 09:34:12 +0700
Subject: Job Offer!!

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Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit


6/F, Tung Chai Building,

86-90 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong.

Attn: Sir/Madam:

I represent the above named Company (STIEC) based in China. We are into importation and

exportation of professionally handling toys and light industrial products import and export business.

     This company possesses the ability of designing toy products,making models and organizing production with a number of co-operative factories especially in Europe, America and Canada.

     We are therefore pleased to inform you that vacancies exist in our

foreign department as offshore representatives.

We would be very glad if you accept to be appointed as our

representative in your country and earn 10% of every payment made through you to our office. Subject to your satisfaction, you will be given the opportunity to correspond with our customer (s).


We are seeking for a representative in United States and Canada whose responsibility would be to receive payment on our behalf.

That of course we shall open correspondence between you and our various customers in the North America region and some part of Europe. By this you will be required to act as our representative in your country, you will be required to receive and disburse funds  on our

behalf with a commission of 10% in all transaction carried out by my firm

in your country.

   In acceptance to our proposal, we shall send you our company

representative draft letter of agreement designed for perusal

and endorsement for our accepted representative, This is why a fax number would be needed inorder to fax the letter of agreement to you. That you will receive as soon as you send us your full contact details.

We will be expecting an enclosed profile of your business and all

details to ease communication between us.


Full Name.............................................Address.............................City:................

Zip code............State..........

Home/Mobile phone#:...........................Fax#.....................

Thank you in advance as i look forward to hear from you urgently via my

private Email address:


Mr.Rodney Anderson.

Branch Manager Director,



6/F, Tung Chai Building,

86-90 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong.

Fax: +852-301-46209

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