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

Noni Health Care

This is just another dodgy Nigerian (IP address 41.219.193.87) wanting you to bank his fake checks in exchange for real money. What's amusing is that he's linked to noni.com in the process, suggesting that it's some sort of charity. It's not: they are purveyors of an exotic (and bad smelling) "health food" sold through network marketing. I should therefore emphasise that this listing is for our friend the dodgy Nigerian scammer pretending to be "Noni Health Care", not the actual sellers of the nasty Tahitian Noni gunk.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: JERRY PASTEUR <jerrypasteur@hotmail.com>
Date: 11 Dec 2007 06:31
Subject: PART TIME REPRESENTATIVE NEED/ JOB OFFER




Hello,

I am Jerry Pasteur, one of representatives' in Noni Health Care, we work
hard to support the community. As a brand, we aim to help improve the
quality of life for children and their families. This is demonstrated in
our role as corporate sponsor for the Well Child charity with money raised
going towards helping sick children and their families. We are an
organization with a remarkable heritage.

Am inviting you to be a representative of Noni and earn a commission for
funds raised.This may earn you about $4000 per week or more which does not
affect your current job earning or disability money.This way funds will be
made in your name from our Donor round USA and some part of the world and
you deduct Ten percent (10%) of the total amount on these funds as your
commission for the great service you have rendered in support to saving
life's in the third world and have the rest sent to our receiving Western
Union Agent.

I'm sending you this offer because I have just been granted a funding to
head a charity support project in part of Asia and Africa counseling on
the HIV/AIDS which is increasing at an alarming rate and provision of
basic amenities in support to humanitarian services to the third world
Nations and this would be commencing very soon and clearing this fund here
takes longer time and much is deducted from it in the bank.This
opportunity is just for the mean time and it won't affect your present
job. If you are interested forward the following info to my email for
further instructions

YOUR
FULL NAME : ........................
FULL ADDRESS : ......................
CITY : ................................
STATE: ................................
COUNTRY ..............................
ZIP CODE: ..........................
PHONE NUMBER (S) : .................................
GENDER : ..................................
AGE : ...................................... DRIVERS LICENCE
NO.:............................

Please i would be expecting your email asap.
www.noni.com
Representative: Mr.Jerry Pasteur
Registered No. 1081182
Reply to this e-mail : jerrypasteur@hotmail.com

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

This guy is now going by the name of Dr. Robert James@nonihealthcare.com

Anonymous said...

I just received a check for $3400.00 from a bank in Snellville, GA. The instructions say to send the funds to an address in Horton, AL. The payer is Search Wizards, Inc. in Atlanta, GA. Is there any legal recourse to take with this information?

stevo said...

I got sucked in myself. When Robert James sent me an email. The first checks ($8,000) were fake, as I was told after depositing them to my bank. Robert James had someone with an Account at Wells Fargo bank in S.D. who sent me $5,000 for re-distribution. Guess what? I called up the bank to see if the funds were available. They were. I deposited the check. It never cleared because the funds must have been withdrawn.