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.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

EU All Sales Team

New job scams come in bursts, and we're having a burst right now. The modus operandi of this scam looks like that last seen in the "Apple Sales Group" scam: note the identical fake endorsements and instruction to reply with "more information". As usual, it's a money mule (money laundering) job.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: [redacted (false, random)]
Date: 2008/9/10 UTC
Subject: The big salary and the minimal expenses of your time!
To: [redacted (privacy)]

Please take your time and read about this genuine offer, job position.Make money spending only few hours a day, if you are located in Australia!
This position either can replace your current job, or can be as an extra income for you. Austria successful company - Eu All Income, brought this opportunity for you.
Advertisement itself is brought to you via Google ads (Paid advertisement, assigning e-mail business account). The most convenient and smart position for anybody who has couple hours a day, Monday-Friday. You will be able to make 1300+ AUD a week! It's either - you do want to participate in this, or - you do not, that's what makes it a genuine offer and worth reading and finding out more.If you meet requirements - do not hesitate to receive full information:

*You are 18+ y/o
*You are Reliable and Enthusiastic person.
*You Have 2-3 Hours a Day of Your Spare/Free Time, Monday-Friday(Saturday).
*You Are Located in Australia (New Zealand can be considered also).
*You Have Access to Internet 2-3 Hours A Day, Monday-Friday(Saturday).

"The Most Creative Opportunity of The Month" - "Two Time" Magazine, quote by Angela Roer.
"Consider This Opportunity" - "Behind The Truth" Magazine, quote by Marcus Stowee.

To receive full information reply to our e-mail:

with subject "More Information" and one of our representatives will assist you shortly.
Thank you for your interest and
Good Luck!

Best Regards,
EU All Sales Team.

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