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 03, 2007

"a company with developing transfer and customs clearance service in Europe"

They don't say who they are, or what the job is, and the contact address is a Yahoo! account. At a guess, it's a "cash our fake checks for us" job, but it could be a reshipper position. Guaranteed bad news for applicants, either way.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: [redacted (false)]
Subject: Remote job

Dear Sir/Madam,

We are sorry to be spending your time, but this is a real opportunity to work and earn your money.

We are a company with developing transfer and customs clearance service in Europe, and currently we have an open vacancy
in the USA. This job will bring in additional money in your family budget.

To begin working with us you do not need to invest anything. While working with us, you will not waste your time and
money, you will only earn them!

If you want to recieve additional information about this vacancy, send us your email approval here:

1 comment:

Spotter said...

Received again with "" as contact address.