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, October 29, 2008

Prof Escrow Group

As their website showed (at the time I investigated), this is just the Pes Group scam again. They haven't even bothered changing the sign-off name, which is still "Ronald Rosinski". As before, they are recruiting money mules to launder stolen funds for them.

   Registrar: ACE OF DOMAINS, INC
   Whois Server:
   Referral URL:
   Name Server: NS1.EGNS.VG
   Name Server: NS2.EGNS.VG
   Updated Date: 22-oct-2008
   Creation Date: 22-oct-2008
   Expiration Date: 22-oct-2009

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: [redacted (false, random)]
Date: 2008/10/28 UTC
Subject: We'd like you to be a part of our team

We read with interest your resume detailing your qualifications and relevant work experience on pages of Careerbuilder web site.
You certainly have an impressive range of skills and qualifications.
We serve some of the famous corporations in the United States and Europe and work on many of the most advanced experimental escrow transactions today.  We are currently looking for individuals who possess an outstanding work ethic and a mind for business to fill our Financial agent position.
responsibilities will include:receive payments from our clients and process them to our contractors.

Successful candidates must possess normal verbal and written communication skills, be honest and responsible. Previous experience in service or transactional process is an added plus.
Your profit will be $30000 - $40000 per year. It will increase each year.  If you are interested in that opportunity please let me know just providing me with your reply by e-mail
If you like the position, you will be able to start working within three days register on our website . If you feel that position is not for you please let me know anyway and I will appreciate your reply.

You will get all additional details within 24 hours. I would ask you to read some additional information on our web site

Best regards,
Ronald Rosinski

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The scammer has stolen the identity of a legitimate company. See posting on