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, December 12, 2007

Condor Company

Random fake company with nothing more than a Gmail address seeks suckers to act as money mules. Slight identity crisis here: subject says "Burneys Finances Services", body says "Condor Company". It's hard to keep this stuff sorted out when you change identities so frequently.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: [redacted (fake)]
Date: 8 Dec 2007 08:38
Subject: Vacancy opened in Burneys Finances Services

Good day,

Let me introduce myself. I am the Head Hiring Manager of Condor Company Viktor Horoshavin. At this moment we are seeking a new employee for the constant position in our Structure.

Our Company is specialized in producing and selling different kinds of office and home furniture answering to all requirements of taste, fashion and price. Condor Company was based in 2004. Since that time we have proved high quality and modern technologies of our goods and achieved world popularity in furniture industry. Our production is well-known among our customers in France, Germany, Great Britain, Netherlands and Sweden. At this stage we are interested in widening our market and now represent our Product in the United States of America. We need a Professional who will be our Official representative in the USA and serve our financial interests.

Our requirements: USA citizenship. Responsibility, diligence and honesty.

Job description: Financial operations with our company’s wholesale lots. Reception of payments for wholesale lots. Preparation of monthly reports.

Conditions: Monthly commission is based on percentage. You will receive 5 % from each payment that comes in your bank account. (You will have approximately $2 500 - $ 3 000 monthly)
Our job proposal can be taken as a part time position and will not give any negative effect to your present job status.

Please feel free to ask any questions. Our managers will be glad to give you more information if you are interested. Contact us by e-mail:

Thank you. Best regards,
Condor Company.


gok said...

thanks for this site!
Helps to dig out to light those worms

Anonymous said...

I received this email, it doesn't seem right to me.

Condor Logistics is an integrated network of warehousing, transport and distribution company providing a wide variety of 3rd Party logistics solutions.
Starting with 60,000 square feet of space, the company have continued to grow with operations in Ohio, Nevada, Virginia, and California. The company
offer a variety of warehouse and distribution services, customs clearance and freight forwarding, and a complete transportation network including dedicated
fleet, brokerage service, LTL, TL and small package services.

Small package services project allows us make more vacancies in the US.

At now Condor Logistics is hiring for people that are innovative, dedicated, goal-oriented and passionate about logistics and transportation. The Condor Group team is
made up of seasoned leaders from the industry. If you'd like to be a part of this team, we'd like to talk to you.

Role offered: Transportation Assistant.

Vacancy type: Part time.

Wage: Your salary, as a our Transportation Specialist, can reach up to 1,000 per month during part time trial
while spending only 25-30 hours a week and over 2,300 with permanent position.

We need self-motivated people, older than 18 years old, who have PC or notebook and permanent Internet access at home.

Blackberry device is needed, but optional.

Permanent US address with landline phone is absolutely required.

Knowledge of Microsoft Suite is obligatory.

Printer is absolutely required.

For any further explanations please contact HR Department at

Thank you for your time and hope to hear from you soon.

Have a nice day,
Personnel Department,
Robert Dixon
Condor Logistics Company
4 of December 2009

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