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, May 27, 2008

ARX Finance

Typical money mule job -- probably involves receiving direct bank transfers (fraudulent) and forwarding cash via Western Union. The name "ARX Finance" is probably made up -- any similarity with any real company is either coincidental or a deliberate smokescreen.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: ARX Finance <[redacted (random, false)]>
Date: 2008/5/26 UTC
Subject: RE:
To: [redacted (privacy)]

ARX Finance is announcing new job propositions in Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada and EU.
There are no professional requirements. Your commitment to the job,
readiness to fulfill the required tasks on time and with good quality, honesty and responsibility
are the basic recruitment criteria.

ARX Finance, founded in 1999, has a number of affiliates all over Eastern Europe, Australia and New Zealand.
The company is mainly engaged in providing the clients with selling and reselling services, auction support,
administrative support provision by the sellers all over the world aimed at sales facility potential growth.

The position available at this period is Administrative Assistant. It provides:

* 2,000-5,000 AUD per month (consisting of 7% commission in financial operations)
* engagement 10-15 hours per week
* new experience and career opportunities
* 0 initial investment required

Requirements :

* Being attentive to company's information and instructions
* Honesty and responsibility
* fluent English
* age 21 or older
* legal status of a resident in the territory of the USA/Australia/New Zealand/EU.

Feel free to e-mail us for more information(please attach your resume):

We will be glad to answer all your questions.

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