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.

Saturday, August 09, 2008

Vicenza Qualitŕ

This money mule scam should immediately strike you as "too good to be true". Not only are they offering you 10% of each transaction, they claim that you may receive payments in excess of $60,000 monthly. Nothing too suspicious there, no? They don't specify how payments will be received: it's probably either "forged cheques", or "stolen money via direct bank transfer".

Just in case the company information is real, I should point out that this scammer has nothing to do with the real company. He's just using it as a cover story.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Vicenza Qualitŕ <> [SPF verified]
Date: 2008/8/9 UTC
To: undisclosed-recipients


Vicenza Qualitŕ Needs More Representatives.

With due respect, the Vicenza Qualitŕ extends her business relationship to you
today and we do hope that this will be pleasing to you. We are International
trading company with our corporate headquarters based in Italy. We deal on wide
verieties of materials and finished personal care products including live long

Vicenza and its province stretch over the central part of the North-East region
of Italy, an area with the highest rate of companies in Italy. It is located at
60 Km from Venice, 40 Km from Verona, 200 Km from Milan, 500 from Rome, 415
from Munich (Germany) and 630 from Vienna (Austria).

In this context of excellence, Vicenza Qualitŕ, a special company of the
Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Crafts and Agriculture whose primary mission is
to support the internationalization of Vicenza businesses. The propensity for
exports is another characteristic of local businesses: it is sufficient to note
that foreign sales account for 9,266,000,000 EUR. A figure that places Vicenza
third in Italy.

Due to our competent records we have been recieving orders from NORTHERN
AMERICA, AUSTRALIA, EUROPE, AFRICA  which we have not been able to process
competently since we do not have a payment recieving personel in these areas as
it is difficult to have payments sent from foreign countries processed within a
short time. We have decided to recruit payment officers  hence we will be
needing a representative to process our payments in these areas - due to delays
in processing payments from these areas in Italy.

What we need presently is personal to help us receive payments directly from
our customers in your country. Becoming a representative or agent qualifies you
for a 10% of every payment you process for our company, this means that you
earn 10% of every payment received from our customers. Due to the size of
orders, you may receive payments of above $60,000 monthly.

Job Duration: Two hours daily, not including weekends. More details come your
way soon if only you are interested.

File for application if you are willing to become an agent to Vicenza Qualitŕ,
this will include your full names, office and house address, age, sex, phone
number, current employer, Position held, Educational Qualification held etc.
Send your information to for further hearing.

Note that becoming our representative does not disturb your currenct
employment. More details when you respond.

Hoping to hear from you soon.

Leone Vaz

 Copyright Š2005-2007 Made in Vicenza - Vicenza Qualitŕ P.IVA 00893200246

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