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.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Fine Art Services

This is just another money mule job in which the "employee" launders money for an organised crime gang elsewhere in the world. At the time I post, the website to which they have linked here is not active yet. When spamming out job ads like this, the scammers are pretty much obliged to use several domain names, since spam filters are particularly sensitive to hyperlinks like this. Note that the domain name itself was registered less than 24 hours ago at the time I post.

Domain Name:                       FINEARTSERVICE.BIZ
Domain ID:                         D26727735-BIZ
Sponsoring Registrar IANA ID:      303
Registrant ID:                     PP-SP-001
Registrant Name:                   Domain Admin
Registrant Organization: 
Name Server:                       NS1.MGSDOMAINS.COM
Name Server:                       NS2.MGSDOMAINS.COM
Domain Registration Date:          Sun Aug 24 06:03:43 GMT 2008
Domain Expiration Date:            Sun Aug 23 23:59:59 GMT 2009
Domain Last Updated Date:          Sun Aug 24 09:38:35 GMT 2008

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: <>
Date: 2008/8/25
Subject: 0pening 0ffice in Australia
To: [redacted (privacy)]

The Fine Art Services, international fine art and antiques shipping transportation system is the largest in the United States. Fine Art Services has been fortunate during its history to assemble the most experienced staff of any company in the specialized field of fine art services. In 2008 Fine Art Services is creating new international offices and starting to provide service in Canada, Central Europe and Australia.FyYhRYjGDU

Fine Art Services has now opened Regional Administrative Coordinator vacancies in AustraliaWNQuqpDIM

Main duties are:
Coordinating internet sales projects.
Contacts with company's clients
Operating within prescribed budgets
Managing cash and balancing receipts

Wage Details: 52k AUD + benefitsOu

Main requirements for the candidates are:

· Effctive interaction with customers;
· Willingness to work at home;
· The ability to operate with more than one task effectively, and have an adaptable, flexible, professional attitude;HHrPZN24x9DMvF5Kv7LmfZ0
· Honesty, responsibility and promptness in operations;
· The ability to create good administrative reporting;
· The ability of stable communication with our company and on-time and detailed reporting;
· Effective dealing with tight deadlines and frequently changing priorities;
· Must have good leadership skills and be ethical, polite, tactful;pBFB0Wq9jK98pgludlHdU1

To the successful applicants we offer a position on a trial period (2 week).FIlt

More information about this and other vacanies you may find on our website.

If you are interested in this vacancy and you feel, that your qualifications correspond to our requirements, please visit to apply online.

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