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, January 23, 2008

Cama Sales and Distribution Group

Compare this email with that of "Teridian Sales and Distribution Group", seen in late October, 2007. Obviously it's the same scam, which is just the usual "receive fraudulent bank transfers and forward cash via Western Union" money mule work.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: [redacted (false)]
Date: 23 Jan 2008 XX:XX UTC
Subject: Genuine Job Offer. Everything above board.
To: [redacted (privacy)]

Greetings Dear Australian Population !

Cama© Sales and Distribution group offers a great opportunity! *Limited time offer.*

Cama© Sales Group located and originated in Italy, Rome, gives you a chance to make 1200 AUD a week spending 1-2 hours a day Monday-Thursday.

What can be better? Feel free to get more information and start making money within 24 hours.

Stop worrying about bills anymore, we found a solution. The answer lies in a conception of taxation loop between two countries.

You, as an individual have a chance to provide your service in a position called "Fund Distributor"!

This is a new generation opportunity! Feel free to get more information, you will be able to start making money within 24 hours after you apply.

Requirements for this position:

Make sure you will be able to check your e-mail at least 3-4 times a day.
Make sure you will have 1-2 hours of spare time Monday-Thursday.
Your current location: Australia.
Your Age: 18+ years old.


*No Start Up Fee
*No past experience required
*No school degree required
*Salary 1200+ AUD a week /  Daily Payout! Can't beat that.

"Solution for single moms" - "Reason" Magazine, Helen Kotke.
"Australia has a chance for Employment problem" - "Harper's" Magazine, Dawn Aproye.
"Anybody Can Do This, Amazing opportunity!" - "MICE Image" Magazine, John Don.

If you meet requirements - feel free to get full information about this position.

Reply with 'Interested' to:

One of our representatives will provide you with full information within 48 hours!

Thank You and Good Luck!

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