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, September 09, 2008

West Metrology Company

This particular spam was received from an undistinguished DSL service pool in Mexico, not CareerBuilder. I haven't investigated whether the company identity has been copied from a legitimate entity or not, but the domain name is clearly dedicated to the scam. The scam itself appears to be standard "money mule" funds laundering.

   Domain Name: WMP-COMPANY.NET
   Whois Server:
   Referral URL:
   Name Server: NS1.WMP-COMPANY.NET
   Name Server: NS2.WMP-COMPANY.NET
   Name Server: NS3.WMP-COMPANY.NET
   Name Server: NS4.WMP-COMPANY.NET
   Name Server: NS5.WMP-COMPANY.NET
   Updated Date: 30-jul-2008
   Creation Date: 30-jul-2008
   Expiration Date: 30-jul-2009

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: [redacted (false, random)]
Date: 2008/9/8 UTC
Subject: CareerBuilder: FuLL time and Part time job from West Metrology Company.

On Mon, Sep 8, 2008 at 1:41 PM, madera madera <> wrote:

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FuLL & Part time job from West Metrology Product Company.  

West Metrology Product Company offers the position of Local Operator. We are looking for
the trustworthy person with excellent organizational and communicative skills.
The good knowledge of computer and business practice will be your advantage.
This is the part-time job, which can be combined with any permanent or other
part-time job; average workload is up to 20 hours a week. No special experience is required.
Excellent benefit/compensation package, stability, salary starts from $10,000 a year on
condition of low workload a week.

For more information please visit our web site. To learn more about the position of Local Operator go to:

If you have any questions feel free to contact us.
Please send your application and resume to
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