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.

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

The Rock Holdings

I have to give this scammer points for creativity. He's called himself "The Rock Holdings Ltd", which is a credible sort of name, and he's provided an email address using the domain @ A quick check shows that anyone can sign up for a email address, but it looks persuasive at first glance. This is a money mule scam which involves receiving stolen money or fraudulent cheques and forwarding cash (minus your cut) via Western Union or similar. The source IP address was, which WHOIS reports as belonging to an ISP dial-up pool in Lagos, Nigeria.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: 9 Jan 2008 XX:XX UTC

Dear Sir/Madam,

We are exporters based in the japan we are Plastics manufacturer
focussed on the manufacture and development of thermoformed food
containers and production equipment. we are also involved in
researching and developing recyclable materials and products. Our
company The Rock Holdings Ltd was established January 1981.

We are interested in employing your services,to work with us as
our payment agent who can help us establish a medium of
recieving payment on our behalf for goods and raw materials
we supplied to our customers  in Europe,America or Australia.
If you are interested in transacting business with us.
we will be very glad. Subject to your  satisfaction you will
be given the opportunity to negotiate your mode of  which
we will pay for your services as our representative in Europe,
America and  Australia.

Please if you are interested forward to us the followings ;-

Contact Address.....................
phone/fax number.................
Thank you as we await your further response.

Jerry Foster

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi, every one; I’m just going to post the following message I’ve just received; but prior to do it; you will notice that this is probably the same XENEX SCAMMERS trying to use another name and here is the message:

Aronskelkweg 7,
2241 WC Wassenaar,
The Hague,
The Netherlands.
Tel: (+44) 702 4060033

My name is Dr Harold van Lohman I Represent PVS PHARMA in the Netherlands. I
just came about your email address and your brief profile through an email
listing affiliated with the world Chamber of Commerce and Business personnels
all over the world and I would be very interested in offering you a part-time
paying job in which you could earn a lot.This job would be based on
contract and
commission terms, and it would involve quite a handful of trust and honesty.

We provide various Pharmaceutical products related services such as:
High demand
Pharmaceutical Products, Medium demand Pharmaceutical Products,
Finished Products Services, Pharmaceutical Raw Material Services, Active
Pharmaceutical Ingredients, Fine Chemicals, Herbal Products,
PhytoChemicals to
health service providers in Netherlands, United states, Canada, Asia,
Africa and
other countries around the world. Our customers include multinational
institutions, transnational organizations, health organizations, corporate
bodies etc.

Due to the vast spread of our goods to other countries, we decided to look
someone who can serve as an in-country agent/representative who will
be serving
as a link between us and our customers within that province. Our main export
office is in The Hague, The Netherlands. There have been difficulties when
Selling to the United States of America and Canada due to their mode
of payment,
our United state client often pay with MONEY ORDERS / CHECKS, which
cause delay
in realization in the Netherlands. As a result, it has imposed a
burden since we
have limited Staff in US and this has affected Account reconciliation and
over grossly.
It is upon this note that we are writing you this mail to seek your
in representing our company in your locality as our PAYMENT COORDINATORS. We
need Responsible, Legitimate and Trustworthy Persons in United States
and Canada
to work as PAYMENT COORDINATORS to assist us in processing the
Payments from our
Customers and we offer

I would be willing to employ you on contract basis to be my PAYMENT
COORDINATORS/ REPRESENTATIVE back in your Locality, this way I could issue
make these money orders out to you, you could then cash them easily, withdraw
10% of the total amount on these money orders as your commission

1. Upon verification of your application and found satisfactory,your
contact details shall be given to our Clients in your vicinity in respect
of their further payment.
2. Contact us as soon as payment is received by you. An instruction
shall be given to you further on how to get the funds to our company.
3. Your Remuneration shall be 10% of each payment received.
4. A good customer relationship is expected from you.

If you would be interested in including a good-paying, part time job like
to your daily list of activities and earning up to $2000 a month, then you
could kindly send the following details below for concluding arrangement.

1.Full names
2.Phone number/fax
3.Full contact address( not P. O. Box).

Note: I intend to commence on starting as soon as you are ready.

Thanks in advance,
Dr Harold van Lohman,
Trade Manager,
Tel: (+44) 702 4060033

This message has been scanned for viruses and
dangerous content by MailScanner, and is
believed to be clean.
This next is to compare what I got from Xenex

“If you feel that you are a serious, trust-worthy and honest person and you want
to work for XENEX NAVIGATION INC., Please respond immediately with the
requested information below”.

Compare to this next message from PVS Pharma:
need Responsible, Legitimate and Trustworthy Persons in United States
and Canada