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.

Friday, August 01, 2008

ZenexFinance Inc

Quite a while ago, I reported a "Zinex Finance" scam. I won't hazard a guess as to whether the similar name here, "Zenex", means that it's the same scammers. It's the same old money mule recruitment scam, though, and they're not a company, they're organised crime.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: [redacted (false, random)]
Date: 2008/7/31 UTC
Subject: The Best Opportunity Nowadays to Make Cash!
To: [redacted (privacy)]

Dear Sir/Madam! If you are looking for an EXTRA INCOME - this is for you!
Successful foreign company - ZenexFinance Inc., is currently seeking for Australian residents for a Banking Courier position. Make $1000-$1300 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 'More Information' to:    One of our representatives will provide you with full information within 48 hours! Thank You and Good Luck!

ZenexFinance Inc.
USA, California
Los Angeles,90025

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

ahahahahahahaha i just got screwed up by that same company lol