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 07, 2007

"Universe" Logistics

This is a reshipper scam. It usually works like this: the scammers purchase goods fraudulently, have them shipped to you, have you reship them overseas. When the fraud is discovered, the original seller sends the police to the reshipper's address. The reshipper then has some 'splaining to do. There's a good chance that your wage payments are fraudulent too!

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Subject: Vacancies at "Universe" Logistics

"Universe" Logistics Inc. invite residents of the various countries to cooperation. We found your resume on  some Job
Website  because we are searching for reliable professionals or your information has been passed to us by your friends/relatives.
Our clients need to accept goods from the various countries. Therefore we creating a network of regional agents which
functions are reception of goods and further transferring goods to our shipping managers. We pay you 40$ per received
package. We guarantee worthy payment of your work.
This job is for you If you want to earn from $150 to $800 per week and work Only 2-3 hours then!
This job requires punctuality, good organizational skills and proficiency with Microsoft windows and office programs to
maintain inventory and fill forms if nessesary.

This job is ideal for: housewives , students, older persons, people with restrictions. No money needed to start. This is a
business requiring only limited amount of your time.
1. A computer with access to the Internet, e-mail
2. We don't work with persons under 18
3. 1-3 hours free during the week
4. Check your e-mail several times a day (each hour is perfect)
5. Reply to e-mails immediately
6. PayPal account to receive payments (optional, WU is also accepted)
7. Be responsible, hard working and communicable
We offer competitive compensation, including commission and expense reimbursement.

Please send your resume to

Thank You
Jean Hudson

Regional Transportation Manager,
"Universe" Logistics Inc.

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