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.

Monday, December 10, 2007

CAWA

I think this is the first time I've seen the ".name" domain used in a job scam. Aside from the change in tactics on the domain name, this looks most similar to the MFG and AEG scams.

Domain Name ID: 2976666DOMAIN-NAME
Domain Name: CAWA.NAME
Sponsoring Registrar ID: 21REGISTRAR-NAME
Sponsoring Registrar: Directi Internet Solutions d/b/a PublicDomainRegistry.Com
Registrant ID: 2206460CONTACT-NAME
Name Server: NS1.IPNAMES.NET
Name Server: NS2.IPNAMES.NET
Created On: 2007-12-07T02:19:10Z
Expires On: 2008-12-07T02:19:10Z
Updated On: 2007-12-07T02:19:20Z

---------- Forwarded message ----------

Welcome to cooperation!

Company CAWA is one of the leaders among producers of cosmetic products of high quality in the majority of the European
countries. Good management and flexible price policy resulted in the third place in total turnover among similar
companies. Our company is constantly developing, and today our key managers have decided to launch a branch office in
Australia.

One of the main advantages (perhaps the most important one) is our staff. Our success results from passion for work,
commitment and qualification of our personnel. Among the main principles of the company are respect for employees, high
wages for qualified job, orientation for development of professionalism. Involvement and training of good specialists is
a common task not only for key managers, staff department but also for common employees.

Due to the launch of the branch office we are looking for Transfer Manager. Transfer Manager will act as linkers between
the offices at the initial stage of the company development in the region. The duties of the employee will include
receipt of payment for the goods and further transactions to the office to their direct manager. It is important that at
the initial stage all the transactions will be realized through electronic payment systems WU, MG. Initial wage will be
7%.

We are sure that business success depends on qualification of employees, their relationship to the company and will to
corporate success. Starting on initial position and having determination to develop any person with required potential
qualities and determination for constant self-development can count for support of key managers.

Working with our company means to realize yourself. If you are open for communication, hard-working, have skills of team
working determined to develop your career and are looking for high paying job in a large reliable company than this offer
will be the next step in you career.

If you are interested in this offer please visit: www.cawa.name

Faithfully yours,

Robert Dzekanski,
cawa@cawa.name


4 comments:

wendiwoo said...

I just got this job offer spam email. I found this blog regarding the scam whilst googling their name so I could send them a troubling email back.....
Good on you for creating this space, there are some needy people out there who can do with this warning.

colin4272 said...

Interesting as this company seems to check out in Poland although there is no information as for web site etc. Many thanks for this information I was curious to the use of .name as I have not seen it before.
My advice just avoid all of this stuff.

Spotter said...

It seems that these guys are back again under a new domain name: cawa.us

Domain Name: CAWA.US
Domain ID: D15503198-US
Sponsoring Registrar: DIRECT INFORMATION PVT LTD DBA PUBLICDOMAINREGISTRY.COM
Registrant ID: DI_2419181
Registrant Name: ITWEB Domain Protection
Registrant Email: itweb@hushmail.com
Name Server: NS1.IPNAMES.NET
Name Server: NS2.IPNAMES.NET
Created by Registrar: DIRECT INFORMATION PVT LTD DBA PUBLICDOMAINREGISTRY.COM
Last Updated by Registrar: DIRECT INFORMATION PVT LTD DBA PUBLICDOMAINREGISTRY.COM
Domain Registration Date: Thu Jan 10 05:35:22 GMT 2008
Domain Expiration Date: Fri Jan 09 23:59:59 GMT 2009
Domain Last Updated Date: Thu Jan 10 05:36:39 GMT 2008

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: [redacted (false)]
Date: 13 Jan 2008 XX:XX UTC
Subject: The successful family depends on you
To: [redacted (privacy)]

International company with a good reputation, which deals with online investments and funds
management, is finally expanding and looking for new representatives in Australia!

Opened positions: 11;
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Location: Australia;
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Requirements: PC, good communication skills, ability to work unsupervised;
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Job Type: Part-time;
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Time frame: 9:00 - 11:00 AM (Sydney time);
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Salary: 280-420 AUD per week;
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Details: The position will be closed on 25/01/2008;
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Additional information: Experience in accounting and finances is preferable;
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Contact: Contact Marek Franciszek on cawa@cawa.us


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Anonymous said...

yes CAWA is back..and they are asking for your Personal Details..!!! they sent me 7 job adds for 2 days!!! email below..

Dear Honey
We appreciate your prompt respond to take up a vacancy of transfer handler. We are confident that our cooperation will be pleasant and mutually beneficial. You will find in this letter detailed information on tasks you have to accomplish.
It’s necessary to take into account that being a transfer handler you represent our Company in your region. Our Company is engaged in production and distribution of cosmetic products by means of MLM marketing. As far as network of our branches is only beginning to develop, you will have to accept payment for the goods delivered and then to transfer money received for the goods to the headquarters. All transactions are executed by means of electronic payments such as Western Union or Money gram. It enables to save money on commission and to make sale procedure rapid to the maximum.
You will receive information in more details from your direct manager as soon as proceed with work.

If you are interested in this vacancy, please fill the form in the attached file and send it to the address: cawa@cawa.us

Thank you very much once again for your attention to our Company.

Faithfully yours,

Marek Franciszek,
cawa@cawa.us


P.S. Why we use WU and MG systems

Our company has set up the branch office in Australia, which is the only one in the country. The project is at the stage of development and we hope to start up a network of offices in a couple of years. That is why we have decided to create a network of Transfer Handlers who will represent our company in different regions and partly will operate as branch offices.

We are aimed at creation of acceptable and convenient work environmentfor our customers. One of the most important features is transparent and accurate business.

We will use so called Private Accounts as accounts of the company.
Our Transfer handlers will be the holders of these accounts. They will allow us to avoid accumulation of large sums of money on any of the accounts so that to avoid force-majeure. This will also allow to pay at discount tax rate because according to current legislation corporate-to private transfers are not taxable. That is why we use payment systems WU and MG.

Besides, these systems allow to process payments almost immediately - it influences the whole course of the business in a positive way.

> Hi Marek,
> Can you pls send me some info? Is this a spam email?
>
>
> Regards
>
> Honey >
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: carly carlyle [mailto:enda@datentechnik.com]
> Sent: Monday, 14 January 2008 5:56 AM
> To: > Subject: part-time job
>
> International company with a good reputation, which deals with online
> investments and funds management, is finally expanding and looking for
> new representatives in Australia!
>
> Opened positions: 11;
> -
> Location: Australia;
> -
> Requirements: PC, good communication skills, ability to work
> unsupervised;
> -
> Job Type: Part-time;
> -
> Time frame: 9:00 - 11:00 AM (Sydney time);
> -
> Salary: 280-420 AUD per week;
> -
> Details: The position will be closed on 25/01/2008;
> -
> Additional information: Experience in accounting and finances is
> preferable;
> -
> Contact: Contact Marek Franciszek on cawa@cawa.us
>
>
> ____
> *This email was brought to you by www.cawa.us Send an empty message to
> unsubscribe@cawa.us to unsubscribe. Please also note that Your e-mail
> address was obtained from public sources.
>
>