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 09, 2008

Duty Free International

This is a fairly nondescript money mule scam, probably involving direct bank transfer or perhaps PayPal transfers. They've registered their own domain name for this scam.

   Domain Name: JOB-MAILBASE.COM
   Registrar: KEY-SYSTEMS GMBH
   Whois Server: whois.rrpproxy.net
   Referral URL: http://www.key-systems.net
   Name Server: NS1.PROIMAGEWEB.COM
   Name Server: NS2.PROIMAGEWEB.COM
   Status: ok
   Updated Date: 08-jan-2008
   Creation Date: 08-jan-2008
   Expiration Date: 08-jan-2009

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: [redacted (presumed false)]
Date: 9 Jan 2008 XX:XX UTC
Subject: Duty Free International is recruiting new staff
To: [redacted]

Due to business expansion Duty Free International has opened vacancy Payment handling manager:

You are supposed to work at home having several hours of free time.
Competitive high salary (around 1500-3500 USD).
Moreover, you dont need to make initial payments (not network marketing).

The applicant should meet the following requirements:
-PC user skills
- stable access to Internet
- ability to use and operate e-mail
- responsiveness

Please, contact us recruitingsupport@job-mailbase.com to get more detailed information in case you are interested in our proposal.

17 comments:

Spotter said...

I requested further information, and they were so good as to oblige me. This brings to light two more domain names related to the scam.

Domain Name: DUTY-FREE-INTERNATIONAL.COM
Registrar: KEY-SYSTEMS GMBH
Whois Server: whois.rrpproxy.net
Referral URL: http://www.key-systems.net
Name Server: NS1.PROIMAGEWEB.COM
Name Server: NS2.PROIMAGEWEB.COM
Updated Date: 08-jan-2008
Creation Date: 08-jan-2008
Expiration Date: 08-jan-2009

Domain Name: DFI-TASKMANAGER1.COM
Registrar: KEY-SYSTEMS GMBH
Whois Server: whois.rrpproxy.net
Referral URL: http://www.key-systems.net
Name Server: NS1.PROIMAGEWEB.COM
Name Server: NS2.PROIMAGEWEB.COM
Updated Date: 08-jan-2008
Creation Date: 08-jan-2008
Expiration Date: 08-jan-2009

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Recruiting Duty Free International <information@job-mailbase.com>
Date: 9 Jan 2008 XX:XX UTC
Subject: Re[2]: Duty Free International is recruiting new staff
To: Deception Spotter <ideceive@gmail.com>


Duty Free International http://www.duty-free-international.com/ is opening vacancy for Payment handling manager position.


Major tasks:

Receiving and handling of payments from our customers in your country. When our customer transferred his/her payment to your banking account you should sent it to our regional manger in the country of product purchase till 11 a.m. by means of Western Union


Salary :


10 percent value of handled payments’ amount. Salary is transferred to your account every 10 days.


For instance, in case you have handled payments to the amount of 20.000$ within 10 days yhe amount of your salary would be 2.000$. The salary is paid after the first payment is handled.


If you wish to proceed please register at:


http://www.dfi-taskmanager1.com/cgi-bin/manager.pl

(or http://www.dfi-taskmanager1.com/cgi-bin/manager.pl?a_reg_step1=1)


Login name and password are created by yourself at the time of registration in the Task manager. Please be careful when entering your details, if there are any mistakes your account may be automatically deleted and you will have to re-register again.


We strongly recommend you to use system’s internal postal service. Pleas contact your Hub Manager if you have any questions or you need explanations on important issues.


After login procedure is completed and the specified data was checked for validity your Hub Manager will contact you both by system’s internal mail and by e-mail, you’ve indicated.




Best regards,

Duty Free International Support team

http://www.duty-free-international.com/

Anonymous said...

I was offered 20% :) Too bad it is a scam..

Anonymous said...

Ohh man .. !! i was offered 25% today .. Waiting for 100% and then apply for this position ;) onlyvinay09@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I received this letter last may 8,2008. Check this out!

Dear Mr. its me?

Upon reviewing a resume you submitted through BlueCollar, I feel you could be a great fit in our Payment handling manager program.

Major tasks:
Receiving and handling of payments from our customers in your country. When our customer transferred his/her payment to your banking account you should sent it to our regional manger in the country of product purchase till 11 a.m. by means of Western Union.

Salary:
10 percent value of handled payments amount. Salary is transferred to your account every 10 days. For instance, in case you have handled payments to the amount of 20.000$ within 10 days yhe amount of your salary would be 2.000$. The salary is paid after the first payment is handled.

If you ready to apply, please reply. You will get all necessary information regarding this position.

Looking to hearing from you soon!

Yours faithfully,
Daniel Fletcher
DFI HUB Manager


2nd letter to me.

Duty Free International http://duty-free-international.org is opening vacancy for Payment handling manager position.



Major tasks:


Receiving and handling of payments from our customers in your country. When our customer transferred his/her payment to your banking account you should sent it to our regional manger in the country of product purchase till 11 a.m. by means of Western Union


Salary :


10 percent value of handled payments’ amount. Salary is transferred to your account every 10 days.


For instance, in case you have handled payments to the amount of 20.000$ within 10 days yhe amount of your salary would be 2.000$. The salary is paid after the first payment is handled.


If you wish to proceed please register at:



http://manager.duty-free-international.org/cgi-bin/manager.pl

(or http://manager.duty-free-international.org/cgi-bin/manager.pl?a_reg_step1=1)



Login name and password are created by yourself at the time of registration in the Task manager. Please be careful when entering your details, if there are any mistakes your account may be automatically deleted and you will have to re-register again.


We strongly recommend you to use system’s internal postal service. Pleas contact your Hub Manager if you have any questions or you need explanations on important issues.


After login procedure is completed and the specified data was checked for validity your Hub Manager will contact you both by system’s internal mail and by e-mail, you’ve indicated.




Best regards,


Duty Free International Support team

Anonymous said...

Hey all,
I just got one of these today (in Melbourne, Australia). This is what it says

From Seek.com.au
reply-to Daniel Fletcher partnerinfo@job-database.biz
to 'me'
date 3 June 2008 09:46
subject Duty Free International is recruiting new staff


Dear ?,

Duty Free International is opening vacancy for the Payment Handling Manager position.

Company Overview

Duty Free International serves as an exclusive benefit to customers all over the world by renderring the assistance in transferring operations with minimum expences.
Hundreds of people who have decided to have a well-paid job with flexible working hours are enjoying their work with us.
Payment handling managers are providing an excellent service to our clients in various countries as valuable employees of our Company.

Job Description and Requirements

Payment handling manager is responsible for receiving and transferring the payments from our customers. The detailed instructions are provided before each transfer is received.
Our Payment handling managers are required to:
- Handle and resolve issues involving member accounts.
- Provide contact information to their personal managers.
- Open a banking account (or if it is already existing account - make sure it is active and ready to use) and provide the information on it to the personal manager.
- Answer the telephone calls from the personal managers
- Maintain a thorough knowledge and understanding of the working instructions before every transfer.
- Sending detailed report after each transfer via e-mail to their personal managers
- Provide efficient work in completing forwarding the transfer once it is received on their account not later till 11 a.m.

Base Payment
Payment handling managers receieve 10 percent value of the total handled payments amount withing the time period. The salary is transferred to the provided banking account every 10 days or can be received the day the transfer was completed.

If you ready to apply, please reply. You will get all necessary information regarding this position.
Looking to hearing from you soon!
Yours faithfully,
Daniel Fletcher
DFI HUB Manager

Spotter said...

Domain Name: JOB-DATABASE.BIZ
Domain ID: D25301711-BIZ
Sponsoring Registrar: ESTDOMAINS INC
Sponsoring Registrar IANA ID: 832
Registrant Email: hazmatic@gmail.ru
Name Server: NS1.MAPADE.COM
Name Server: NS2.MAPADE.COM
Created by Registrar: ESTDOMAINS INC
Last Updated by Registrar: ESTDOMAINS INC
Domain Registration Date: Thu May 29 22:50:46 GMT 2008
Domain Expiration Date: Thu May 28 23:59:59 GMT 2009
Domain Last Updated Date: Thu May 29 23:01:25 GMT 2008

lasombraaa said...

Yeah, I had too this great opportunity but they don't want to give me 50%.

Seek.com.au (no-reply@seek.com.au)
reply-to Daniel Fletcher (hiringinfo@job-database.biz)

Open positions at Duty Free International

Duty Free International is opening vacancy for the Payment Handling Manager position.

Company Overview

Duty Free International serves as an exclusive benefit to customers all over the world by renderring the assistance in transferring operations with minimum expences. Hundreds of people who have decided to have a well-paid job with flexible working hours are enjoying their work with us. Payment handling managers are providing an excellent service to our clients in various countries as valuable employees of our Company.

Job Description and Requirements

Payment handling manager is responsible for receiving and transferring the payments from our customers. The detailed instructions are provided before each transfer is received.
Our Payment handling managers are required to:
- Handle and resolve issues involving member accounts.
- Provide contact information to their personal managers.
- Open a banking account (or if it is already existing account - make sure it is active and ready to use) and provide the information on it to the personal manager.
- Answer the telephone calls from the personal managers
- Maintain a thorough knowledge and understanding of the working instructions before every transfer.
- Sending detailed report after each transfer via e-mail to their personal managers
- Provide efficient work in completing forwarding the transfer once it is received on their account not later till 11 a.m.

Base Payment
Payment handling managers receieve 10 percent value of the total handled payments amount withing the time period. The salary is transferred to the provided banking account every 10 days or can be received the day the transfer was completed.

Please, contact us at fletcher.daniel.manager@duty-free-international.biz to get more detailed information and ask Your questions about the position of Payment Handling Manager.

If you ready to apply, please reply. You will get all necessary information regarding this position.
Looking to hearing from you soon!
Yours faithfully,
Daniel Fletcher
DFI HUB Manager

Anonymous said...

Wow - thanks a lot guys I really appreciated, my neice and I were almost scammed by this! Just as well I looked on here.

semi retired said...

well I had this offer made to me, and it sounded suspicious:
Dear Chris:

We have seen your profile on the of the employment websites.

Duty Free International is seeking for new employees in the position of Payment Handling Manager

BASIC FUNCTIONS:

Under the direction of the Personal Manager or other management personnel, perform money transferring from a banking account to the clients accounts and related responsibilities associated with the transferring functions.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:

Payment handling manager's work responsibilities are to receive and transfer the payments from our clients.The personal manager contacts You before every transfer either via telephone or via e-mail and provides with the detailed instructions about the job task.

Our Payment handling managers' duties are:
Provide his/her personal manager with correct contact information
Always answer the incoming calls and letters during the working hours
Have a banking account on which the transfers are send
Read and perform accurately to the working instructions
Complete all the transactions by 11 a.m.
Send a detailed report to the personal manager after the completion of each transfer

BENEFITS AND SALARY:

There are several benefits in being our employee, such as have a stable and well-paid job, have a lot of spare time for Your other duties and activities after the completion of a transfer.
The base pay on this position equals to 10% of the total amount of the successfully completed transfers.
There are two ways of receiving the salary: the day the transfer was sent or every 10 days to the personal banking account.

If you ready to apply, please reply. You will get all necessary information regarding this position.

Looking to hearing from you soon!

Yours faithfully,
Peter Gartman
DFI HUB Manager.

change of staff, change of tack, change of web address - the rest the same! thanks for your comments, puts my mind to rest ignoring the offer.

Anonymous said...

18/7/08: DFI sent exactly same email as 'semi retired'.I was curious about having to open banking a/c for their transfers.
TQ for yr voluntary services to highlight these scams and their modus operandi to unsuspecting job seekers.

Anonymous said...

I received one of this letter today. I am from Sydney. Thanks for letting me know it is a SCAM.

We have seen your profile on the of the employment websites.

Duty Free International is opening vacancy for the Payment Handling Manager position.

Company overview

Duty Free International is providing an excellent service to customers all over the world by rendering the assistance in transferring operations with minimum expenses. Hundreds of people who have become our employees enjoy a well-paid job with flexible working hours.
Duty Free International is offering now a position of Payment Handling Manager

Job description

Under the direction of the Personal Manager or other management personnel, perform money transferring from a banking account to the clients accounts and related responsibilities associated with the transferring functions.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Our Payment handling managers' duties are:

- Give his/her personal manager the correct contact information
- Always answer the incoming calls and e-mail letters during the working hours
- Have or open a banking account on which the transfers are send
- Read and perform accurately to the working instructions sent by the personal manager
- Complete all the transactions by 11 a.m. without delays
- Send a detailed report to the personal manager after the completion of each transfer
Payment handling manager is supposed to receive and transfer the payments from and to our clients.
You will be contacted by Your personal manager before every transfer either via telephone or via e-mail and be provided with the detailed instructions about the job task.

Job requirements

- Valid home telephone number, cellular telephone number and e-mail address
- Active banking account
- Responsibility and readiness to work efficiently

Base payment

The payment is equal to 10% of the overall amount of the transfers successfully completed.
The salary is received by the employee from the banking account provided to his/her personal manager.
The payment can be picked up either after every completed transfer or every 10 working days.

If you ready to apply, please reply. You will get all necessary information regarding this position.

Looking to hearing from you soon!

Yours faithfully,
Peter Gartman
DFI HUB Manager.

Anonymous said...

The same kind of email I got today. Thanks for this website. I'm quite a newcomer here and at first I thought this was a job opportunity because I keep applying for many jobs. This website really saved me :-) Thanks again!!!

This is the detail of email I got today :

Dear......:

We have seen your profile on the of the employment websites.

Duty Free International is seeking for new employees in the position of Payment Handling Manager

BASIC FUNCTIONS:

Under the direction of the Personal Manager or other management personnel, perform money transferring from a banking account to the clients accounts and related responsibilities associated with the transferring functions.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:

Payment handling manager's work responsibilities are to receive and transfer the payments from our clients.The personal manager contacts You before every transfer either via telephone or via e-mail and provides with the detailed instructions about the job task.

Our Payment handling managers' duties are:
Provide his/her personal manager with correct contact information
Always answer the incoming calls and letters during the working hours
Have a banking account on which the transfers are send
Read and perform accurately to the working instructions
Complete all the transactions by 11 a.m.
Send a detailed report to the personal manager after the completion of each transfer

BENEFITS AND SALARY:

There are several benefits in being our employee, such as have a stable and well-paid job, have a lot of spare time for Your other duties and activities after the completion of a transfer.
The base pay on this position equals to 10% of the total amount of the successfully completed transfers.
There are two ways of receiving the salary: the day the transfer was sent or every 10 days to the personal banking account.

If you ready to apply, please reply. You will get all necessary information regarding this position.

Looking to hearing from you soon!

Yours faithfully,
Peter Gartman
DFI HUB Manager.

Anonymous said...

I'm in NZ and received an email from Peter Gartman with the same job offer on 18 July. Figured it was a scam but good to get clarification from this site.

Anonymous said...

I just received the scam email today.

See below email:

We have seen your profile on the of the employment websites.

Duty Free International is seeking for new employees in the position of Payment Handling Manager

BASIC FUNCTIONS:

Under the direction of the Personal Manager or other management personnel, perform money transferring from a banking account to the clients accounts and related responsibilities associated with the transferring functions.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:

Payment handling manager's work responsibilities are to receive and transfer the payments from our clients.The personal manager contacts You before every transfer either via telephone or via e-mail and provides with the detailed instructions about the job task.

Our Payment handling managers' duties are:
Provide his/her personal manager with correct contact information
Always answer the incoming calls and letters during the working hours
Have a banking account on which the transfers are send
Read and perform accurately to the working instructions
Complete all the transactions by 11 a.m.
Send a detailed report to the personal manager after the completion of each transfer

BENEFITS AND SALARY:

There are several benefits in being our employee, such as have a stable and well-paid job, have a lot of spare time for Your other duties and activities after the completion of a transfer.
The base pay on this position equals to 10% of the total amount of the successfully completed transfers.
There are two ways of receiving the salary: the day the transfer was sent or every 10 days to the personal banking account.

If you ready to apply, please reply. You will get all necessary information regarding this position.

Looking to hearing from you soon!

Yours faithfully,
Peter Gartman
DFI HUB Manager.

Anonymous said...

got this kind of scam mail today (reveived another one a while ago). just wonder how to dig these cheaters out, and bring them to justice.

Dear xxx

We have seen your profile on the of the employment websites.

Duty Free International is opening vacancy for the Payment Handling Manager position.

Company: Duty Free International
Job Category: Work at home
Salary: 10% of the completed transfer
Location: International

Description

Under the direction of the Personal Manager or other management personnel, perform money transferring from a banking account to the clients accounts and related responsibilities associated with the transferring functions.

Requirements

- Provide his/her personal manager with correct contact information
- Always answer the incoming calls and letters during the working hours
- Have a banking account on which the transfers are received (if there isn't one, open it)
- Read thoroughfully and perform accuratly to the working instructions
- Complete all the transactions by 11 a.m.
- Send a detailed report to the personal manager after the complition of each transfer via e-mail
- Responsibility and readiness to work efficiantly

Salary

The employee receives 10% of every successfully completed transaction on his/her banking account.
There are two options: he/she gets the payment at once, after the transfer is finished or the other way is to receive the salary every 10 days.

If you ready to apply, please reply. You will get all necessary information regarding this position.

Looking to hearing from you soon!

Yours faithfully,
Peter Gartman
DFI HUB Manager.

carol said...

Hi From South Africa got same see..

Dear Carol:

We have seen your profile on the of the employment websites.

Duty Free International is seeking for new employees in the position of Payment Handling Manager

BASIC FUNCTIONS:

Under the direction of the Personal Manager or other management personnel, perform money transferring from a banking account to the clients accounts and related responsibilities associated with the transferring functions.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:

Payment handling manager's work responsibilities are to receive and transfer the payments from our clients.The personal manager contacts You before every transfer either via telephone or via e-mail and provides with the detailed instructions about the job task.

Our Payment handling managers' duties are:
Provide his/her personal manager with correct contact information
Always answer the incoming calls and letters during the working hours
Have a banking account on which the transfers are send
Read and perform accurately to the working instructions
Complete all the transactions by 11 a.m.
Send a detailed report to the personal manager after the completion of each transfer

BENEFITS AND SALARY:

There are several benefits in being our employee, such as have a stable and well-paid job, have a lot of spare time for Your other duties and activities after the completion of a transfer.
The base pay on this position equals to 10% of the total amount of the successfully completed transfers.
There are two ways of receiving the salary: the day the transfer was sent or every 10 days to the personal banking account.

If you ready to apply, please reply. You will get all necessary information regarding this position.

Looking to hearing from you soon!

Yours faithfully,
Peter Gartman
DFI HUB Manager.

Abhilash said...

OHHH MY GODDD.... I just lost a great opportuntiy from these suckers...If It werent for U guys...Really to say..If Anybody would show me these guys,I wud beat there arses with a hot iron rod a 1000 times.The offer I got is similar


Your Resume on Seek
Thursday, November 13, 2008 12:59 PM
From:
"info@dutyfree.net"
Add sender to Contacts
To:
abhi_pillai81@yahoo.com




Vacancies of The Duty Free Shopping

Good day, Duty Free Shopping is opening vacancy for the Payment Handling Manager position.


Company: Duty Free Shopping
Job Category: Work at home
Salary: 10% of the completed transfer
Location: International

Description
Under the direction of the Personal Manager or other management personnel, perform money transferring from a banking account to the clients accounts and related responsibilities associated with the transferring functions.

Requirements
* Provide his/her personal manager with correct contact information
* Always answer the incoming calls and letters during the working hours
* Have a banking account on which the transfers are received (if there isn't one, open it)
* Read thorough fully and perform accurately to the working instructions
* Complete all the transactions by 11 a.m.
* Send a detailed report to the personal manager after the completion of each transfer via e-mail
* Responsibility and readiness to work efficiently

Salary
The employee receives 10% of every successfully completed transaction on his/her banking account. There are two options: he/she gets the payment at once, after the transfer is finished or the other way is to receive the salary every 10 days.

If you ready to apply, please reply. You will get all necessary information regarding this position.

Looking to hearing from you soon!

Yours faithfully,
Duty Free Shopping.


Kind regards,

The Team at SEEK

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