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, July 01, 2008

WWP Sales Group

Same old scam; new made-up company name. Whoever it is that's targeting the "Dear Australian Population" in this way last did so under the identity "Int. Sales Company", but we've seen the same phrase used in the "Sales Company from Spain" scam, and the "Cama Sales and Distribution Group" scam. As usual, the scam is money laundering: they want money mules to accept transfers of stolen money into their bank accounts, then send most of it overseas via Western Union or similar.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: WWP Sales Group <[redacted (random, false)]>
Date: 2008/7/1 (UTC)
Subject: Want to earn $1000-$1200 in a week?? Join!
To: [redacted (privacy)]

Greetings Dear Australian Population!                    If you are looking for an EXTRA INCOME - this is for you! Successful foreign company - Wwp Sales Group, is currently seeking for Australian residents for a Banking Courier position. Make $1200-$1500 AUD a week and enjoy the job itself.  If you are 18+ y/o, if you are able to check your e-mail 3-4 times a day, if you have 1-2 hours of free time Mon-Thu - this job is for you! Very nice and rare opportunity for making extra income! If interetsted Reply with "Full Information" to:
 Best Regards       WWP Sales Group.          

1 comment:

Spotter said...

This spam has resurfaced under the name of "W.P Group". The body of the spam still says "WWP Sales Group", however. Maybe the spammers will notice this error and fix it.