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, February 05, 2008

Sales Company from Spain

I'm a bit slow to report this one, so it may already have been and gone. It's a nondescript, run-of-the-mill money mule scam, and it looks like the scammers are pretending to have something to do with "Bosch", based on the Gmail address they've used.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: [redacted (false)]
Date: , 26 Jan 2008 21:XX:XX +0100
Subject: Looking for Extra Income? Read This.
To: [redacted]

Introducing a great opportunity for Australian Population!
Looking for a job or need extra income? This is for you.
Make up to 1200 AUD a week spending 2 hours a day Monday-Thursday.
This is not a joke! It's a real opportunity, limited time offer! Don't miss your chance.
Successful Sales Company from Spain is looking for help for position called "Fund Processor".

-Minimum computer skills required
-Age 18+
-Location: Australia
-1-2 Hours of Free Time Monday-Thursday
-Responsibility/Enthusiasm is a Must!

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Get full information on this position and one of our representatives will assist you shortly!
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