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.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

United World

This scammer gets an "F". He forgot to include the email contact address. His chances of a response are, consequently, rather low. No doubt he'll realise his mistake and try again, so I'm posting this in anticipation.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
[headers redacted]


Good day!

We inform you about new vacancies in our company.

Do you want to start a successful carrier right now without any entrance fees, without buying goods or involving other people? Do you want to start a successful career in financial and consulting sphere without economical education or special experience? If it is so, this suggestion is for you!

Our company is ready to offer you the chance. At this moment we are enlarging our staff and you have a chance to become a member of our team and get additional earnings spending 2 - 3 hours per week. But it isn't all. We can send you a long term contract if you prove us your reliability.

More benefits:
-You DO NOT HAVE TO PAY FOR ANYTHING TO WORK FOR US like other internet companies are asking.
-No Selling
-Work Full Time or Part Time
-This is NOT Network Marketing
-This is NOT a Distributorship
-There is NO'Kit'to Buy
-There are NO Envelopes to Stuff
-We DO NOT Charge You a Dime
-Nothing to Sell of Manufacture at Home

If you are interested in our suggestion please mail to:
EMAILHERE (contact me right now)

Sincerely your,
HR manager,
United World


Spotter said...

As suspected, the spammer realised his little "oops", and is now filling in the blank with various Gmail addresses. So far I've seen only two, but I'm sure you can get the general idea just from these two.

Anonymous said...

I just got one with