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.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Safit US

The job description looks like a "reshipper" scam, but their website claims that they are in software development, so what goods could they possibly want re-shipped? The usual answer to that question is "expensive consumer electronics, like laptop computers". Anyhow, stay away from this scam unless aiding international fraudsters is your idea of a good career move.

   Domain Name: SAFITUSJOB.COM
   Whois Server:
   Name Server: NS57.1AND1.COM
   Name Server: NS58.1AND1.COM
   Updated Date: 16-sep-2007
   Creation Date: 16-sep-2007
   Expiration Date: 16-sep-2008

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: [redacted (false)]
Subject: New Positions Available. Home based.

Hello dear Jobseeker,

Please find below new interest in your resume from our Employer:

Job Information:
Job Title: Coordinator of Delivery Department and Logistics.
Location: US,CA,UK,AU,NZ
Job Type: Home based
Salary: 35,000$-45,000$ + Bonuses
Company Name: Safit US LLC
Company's Site:
Job Verification Number: C773

Message From Job Poster:
We are interested in your resume for a home based job position. Please visit our official site  to
find more information about our company. If you are interested in the
Position please go to Vacancies Section. Please note that your Job Verification Number is : C773


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