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.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Thompson WareHouse Network Group

This is a reshipper scam. Fraudsters who purchase items using stolen credit card information prefer to provide a shipping address which is close to the merchant, since the merchant is likely to be less concerned if he thinks he can repossess his goods. Thus, if you accept this employment offer, you are being employed by a fraudster who is using you to re-ship fraudulently acquired goods which can only be traced to you!

There may or may not be an actual business with the name "Thompson Warehouse Network Group" or similar. In this case, it is just a fabrication used as a cover story. Note that the domain name in use,, is registered to someone who claims to be in the Ukraine. Even if that's true, it's highly suspicious.

   Domain Name: THOMPSONWH.COM
   Whois Server:
   Referral URL:
   Name Server: NS1.MGVRK.ORG
   Name Server: NS2.MGVRK.ORG
   Updated Date: 22-mar-2008
   Creation Date: 22-mar-2008
   Expiration Date: 22-mar-2009

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: [redacted (random, false)]
Date: 24 Mar 2008 XX:XX UTC
Subject: Part-time work for you.

An old, time-proved company is looking for representatives in United States.
Part-time work, ideal for students, part-time workers, unemployed persons.

Work is generally in non-business hours. 2 hours a day is enough.
  Increase your income easy!

Thompson WareHouse Network Group needs US (local) Warehouse Representatives. No
money is necessary to start.

Job Responsibilities:

*     Receive, confirm, repack and send incoming items.
*     Provide detailed report about sent parcels.
*     Checking package contents for missing parts. Report to manager if something is

We pay every 4 weeks with Real money. You may choose preferred way
to acquire payments (Western Union, Transfers to Your Bank Card or Bank Account, other).

Earn at least 1300$ at your FREE-TIME!

Don't wait long! Send your resume (CV) to

Please, be sure to provide correct information about you, such as Full Name, address,
zip code and Telephone numbers, for us to be able to contact you.

For further information visit

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