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.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

BNT Express International

Despite the lack of money-handling talk in this job offer, I'm prepared to bet that the applicants will be given money mule duties, receiving stolen funds via bank transfer and forwarding it internationally via Western Union or Money Gram. I note that several countries are mentioned, but the payment is expressed in Australian dollars. Are the other countries just a red herring?

I also note they have registered two domain names for this scam at this point in time: and The .md domain was created on 2008-07-13 (timezone not specified), and the .eu domain was created on 2008-07-16 (timezone not specified). I won't bother checking creation times on any future .md domains, however, since they don't have a functioning WHOIS server. Both domains are using nameservers and, the parent of which appears to have been registered for the nonce as a DNS-only domain.

   Domain Name: MORECCN.COM
   Registrar: ENOM, INC.
   Whois Server:
   Referral URL:
   Name Server: NS1.MORECCN.COM
   Name Server: NS2.MORECCN.COM
   Updated Date: 13-jul-2008
   Creation Date: 04-jul-2008
   Expiration Date: 04-jul-2009

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: [redacted (false, random)]
Date: 2008/7/16 UTC
Subject: !!Sales support specialist needed to work from home !!!
To: [redacted (privacy)]

Dear Job Seekers,

BNT Express International is currently offering part time positions in Australia, New Zealand, Spain and Uk:

Administrative Assistant

Work in our company will give you a chance to improve your qualification as administrative and sales support specialist.
We are  looking for people who can show good post-sale professional qualities.

Provides clerical and administrative support of departments of management and sales. Selected candidate should be able to demonstrate data sorting and special project operating skills.
The position is part-time(full-time also possible) and home based. The responsibilities include sales support, answering clients’ letters(optional), correspondence with the dragged in offices and vendors. The person should be able to maintain correspondence showing skills of competent and literal written communication. The vacancy includes carrying out of clerical responsibilities aimed to provide effective sales processing. One of the items is preparing and spreading of the reports.

To be selected one will have to demonstrate the following qualities:

- Ability to follow directions
- Good responsibility to company requests
- Proved ability to work independently
- Knowledge of basic accounting
- PC and Internet usage
- Honesty and responsibility in performing corporate tasks
- Willingness to coordinate personal results, work independently
- Fluent English
- Age 21 and older

Company's provisions:

- Competitive Salary
- Flexible work schedule
- Online assistance and training
- No fee for starting to work
- Over 3500 AUD monthly which highly depends on your results

You can find more information about this offer on our websites:

if this website is temporary unavailable please use this one:

Application form:


We will contact you ASAP (24-48 hours after we receive your application form on our site) by e-mail or by phone to provide you more information

BNT Express International

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