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.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Global Union

Typical money mule scam targeting Australians, which invariably means the job involves receiving fraudulent bank transfers and forwarding money via Western Union. This message included white-on-white hashbuster text at the end of the message -- a technique last seen in the Green Tree scam, so I suspect this is the same scam under a new name.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Global Union <[redacted (false, random)]>
Date: 2008/5/27 UTC
Subject: Work from home anytime and get paid for it (Up to 1000$/week)
To: [redacted (privacy)]

HIRING NOW, Full Time/Part Time,

Paid training provided. The most remarkable thing about this position is that anyone can make money with it. It doesn't require any special skills, training, education or previous business experience. You only need access to the Internet and basic typing skills. It is the perfect work at home job for stay at home moms, students, home makers, retirees or anyone that is in need of some extra cash.


Applicants must be 18years of age or over, Australian citizen or resident.
No previous experience is necessary...full paid training is available if required.

Company Overview

Work from home with Global Union: Stay-at-home parent, part-timers, and entrepreneurs. You can start working with us, by either working full time or part time. We are a service based company, so there are no products, no inventory, no parties, no cold calling. In addition, our company will pay you while you train working for us.

Experience in internet is not necessary. We invest time and money on you so please, only people that are serious and are willing to work minimum of 10 hours a week or more need request an interview. For more information about starting working for us, please click on the tab below, and to request an interview, leave your full contact details on our website. This is a legitimate employment position and is not multilevel and does not require an upfront payment or deposits. To find out more and apply for an interview please visit:

The Company Advantage

Lifetime Residual Income
No Major Investments
Save Money! No Commuting…
Step By Step Training
Unlimited Monthly Income
Daily Pay
Direct deposit available
No cold calling
No selling to friends and family

This business is giving regular people like stay at home mom/parent, school bus drivers, fast food workers, and construction workers an opportunity to out perform Executive salaries!!

Welcome on board.

Alan Jones

[large amounts of white-on-white text redacted]

1 comment:

Spotter said...

Registrar: GODADDY.COM, INC.
Whois Server:
Referral URL:
Updated Date: 21-may-2008
Creation Date: 21-may-2008
Expiration Date: 21-may-2009