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, July 02, 2008

Atrium Transport&Logis Solutions

This is a reshipper scam. The usual story with these is that the "employers" are making purchases of expensive equipment (e.g. laptop computers) using stolen credit card details, and they want a shipping address that is somewhat local to the seller so that they don't raise too many suspicions. The employee reships a whole bunch of equipment overseas, and eventually the sellers realise they've been ripped off and come knocking on the door where all their goods were delivered. No good will come of this.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Debbie Stevens <>
Date: Wed, Jul 2, 2008 at 8:49 AM
Subject: AtriumSolutions: Job Proposition
To: [redacted (privacy)]

Dear [redacted]:

Logistic company Atrium Transport&Logis Solutions entered the market of the transport logistics in the 90th years of last century. The aims of the organization are to solve logistic tasks on a higher professional level promptly. The staff of logistic company Atrium TLS has more than 5000 people. The company has 17 consolidation centres in countries of Europe, America, Asia, also it has an agency network in more than 40 countries all over the world. In sum we have transported 182000m3 of cargo to the amount of more than 500000000 Euro. Constant work on our service in logistic sphere, enlargement of the agency network let us accomplish difficult clients' requests. We focus on preservation and increase of our clients' and partners' values, also we focus on long-term cooperation. Our competitive advantage is long experience, close-knit professional team and spotless reputation.

Our company always enlarges a range of services for our clients, that's why we always need enterprising and ambitious employee. At the present moment we are taking on staff of quality assurance managers. What are the main requirements for this job? The main requirement is that a candidate has a permanent address, which we can use to work with him/her and he/she has spare time.

The main task of a quality assurance manager is to get and process returnable goods. What does it mean? As you know our company offers unique service to its clients. The clients, who buy goods in the stock of our company directly, can return displeased goods to our stock and we guarantee 100% refund. Our sales department are occupied with further realization of goods. All products are sent to quality assurance managers, who test them for any mechanical defects and capacity for work. After it a manager draws up a statement of discovered defects or absence of any defects and then he/she sends this product to a sales manager.

At the beginning of you cooperation with us your monthly income will be 1500 USD. Later on there will be special payments and bonuses based on the balance of your work.

Functional prerequisites:
  • Higher education;
  • A person of 18 years old and over;
  • A competent User of PC including Office software, postal programs, Internet.
We suggest:
  • Possibility of career and self-development;
  • The complete social security and medical insurance;
  • Free seminars and training courses;
  • Probation period and work in a dynamic and friendly atmosphere and team.

If you are interested in our job offer please REPLY.

Debbie Stevens,
HR Manager,
Atrium Transport&Logis Solutions.

ATTENTION! A vacancy doesn't provide for the permanent staying at the office. We can indicate any address given by you as a delivery address. The only condition is 8 hours a week of free time, a permanent Internet access, and a phone/fax presence.

2008 © Atrium Transport&Logis Solutions.
All right reserved.



Anonymous said...

I received the same email today 7/28/2008. I don't understand why someone can't figure a way to stop these idiots from sending the emails. It makes the legitimate emails questionable!

Anonymous said...

I just got this email too. Thank God i had the presence of ming to Google it. I just applied for a bunch of work at home jobs and almost thought this was one of them responding.

jmvikings said...

Glad I googled this. Just sounded fishy to me.

Anonymous said...

Hey, I'd like to know where you're finding the legitimate work at home jobs...?