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.

Sunday, March 02, 2008

QD International

Just a typical money mule scam which targets Australians.

   Domain Name: QD-CAREERS.COM
   Registrar: ENOM, INC.
   Whois Server:
   Referral URL:
   Name Server: NS1.REMOVESE.COM
   Name Server: NS2.REMOVESE.COM
   Updated Date: 11-feb-2008
   Creation Date: 11-feb-2008
   Expiration Date: 11-feb-2009

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: QD International <[redacted (false)]>
Date: 2 Mar 2008 XX:XX UTC
Subject: Virtual Office - Careers
To: [redacted (privacy)]

QD International is currently hiring in Australia for the positions of Virtual Office Administrative Assistants, part-time and full-time available.  These positions focus on providing administrative assistance in online sales.

About Us:
Quik Drop Int. is an exciting business that simplifies the online auction process. We have established sellers who sell items through auctions worldwide providing higher sales profits to clients. These positions will be vital to the success of Quik Drop Int. as we continue to expand our business worldwide.

Part-time and full-time positions available, work at home, online.

Part-time: Three hours per day, during either one of these shifts:
9:00am-12:00pm        11:00am-2:00pm        12:00pm-3:00pm      2:00pm-5:00pm

Full Time: Six hours per day during either one of these shifts:
9:00am-3:00pm          11:00am-5:00pm

Part-time: $1,200/month and commission
Full-time: $2,400/month and commission

Professional Qualities:
- Customer focused decision maker
- Demonstrates a high level of personal accountability
- Thinks about the team first over personal agendas

- Internet Access
- Microsoft Office
- Proficient PC user
- Basic Accounting skills

If interested in the proposal please email your resume to stating whether you are interested in a full-time or a part-time position.

Thank You,
QD Team

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