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.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Marshal's Corp

This is a fairly ordinary money mule job. The last time I saw a scam like this requesting the reply have the subject "interested" was "Hollywood Sales Group". The company name in this case appears to be something they made up at random. They probably have several Gmail addresses.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Marshals Corp <[redacted (false, random)]>
Date: 2008/6/17 UTC
Subject: Don't miss up!
To: [redacted (privacy)]

Marshal's Corp. is now hiring! Dare to earn more and in next to
no time! We now  need  people willing to take up a position of
the Financial Assistant to help out with the remittance of the funds from company's clients worldwide.
As the business  is being run on the large scales  we lose a lot
by  disbursing taxes, that's why we need you to interchange the amounts
and help us at least to reduce the tax burden. Your personal proceeds in this
case would be 5%-7% out of every transaction operation which is on the
regular basis equal to  around 2500$ a month.

Besides we offer:
- Flexible schedule (6 hours a week)
- Saturdays & Sundays off

- Need to be aged 18 +;
- No criminal record ;
- Regular Internet access;
- Basic knowledge of Accounting;
- Ability to accept payments using your bank account;
- Ability to resend the money through Western Union.

If feel qualified ,please, provide the following to start up:
- Fist Name:
- Last Name:
- Age:
- Sex:
- Country:
- Home Address:
- State, City, Zip:
- Phone number( home and cell):
- Valid email address:

NOTE:!!!! the email address you use to contact us for the first time is:, in the subject field put "interested".

Please, use only mentioned  address! Failure in doing so might result in our inability to  get your response.

1 comment:

Mystery said...

Thanks for the warning bro!

Got the same exact email today and decided to do a search on google.