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.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

JerTech Inc

Another money mule scam hot off the press. It's the same old same old laundering stolen money. The domain name "" is brand spanking new at this moment.

   Domain Name: JERTECHINC.COM
   Registrar: REGISTER.COM, INC.
   Whois Server:
   Referral URL:
   Name Server: NS1.TOOLNS.COM
   Name Server: NS2.TOOLNS.COM
   Updated Date: 28-feb-2008
   Creation Date: 28-feb-2008
   Expiration Date: 28-feb-2009

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Jeremy Moore <[redacted (false)]>
Date: 28 Feb 2008 XX:XX UTC
Subject: Reply to your resume
To: [redacted (privacy)]

My name is Jeremy Moore, I represent JerTech Inc company. We need representatives
in Australia for full and part-time jobs (2 positions are available). We do not ask for any money, we are reputable company operating in Latvia.
You will get:
- 5000 AUD guaranteed monthly income
- Comprehensive medical and life insurance for you and your dependents. You
will be receiving an JK Tech Inc Medicine card and all the paperwork in
2 weeks after successfully completing your probation period.
You have to be honest,loyal, responsible and hard-working.
You have to comply with all reasonable and lawful instructions provided to
you by our company.
You need 5-7 hours during the week for communication.
Residential address to receive correspondence (if any).
Computer w/internet connection.
Please, reply to if you are interested and I will send you job details.

Jeremy Moore
JerTech Inc

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