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 28, 2009

Thuong Hang Lu Woollen Textile Co.,Ltd. (not)

I get the impression that there is a scammer out there (this one) who does nothing but impersonate various Chinese textile companies -- or just make up names of Chinese textile companies -- I'm not sure which. Anyhow, this one is targeting folks from New Zealand, which is something I don't see much.

The scam is a money mule scam: the scammer wants to send you fraudulent money orders or something like that, and have you send back cash via Western Union.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Mr.Zheng Choua <[redacted (unverifiable, probably false)]>
Date: 2009/8/12 UTC
Subject: Company Representatives Is Needed (Job Offer)

Dear Sir/Madam,

I'M Mr.Zheng Choua, the Sales Manager of (Thuong Hang Lu Woollen Textile Co.,Ltd.), the major producer of textile and fabric material in China.

We are looking for a trustworthy representative in New Zealand that can help as a link between our company and our client over there.we would like to know if you are interested to work from home for us and earn up to $800 to $1,500 Dollars weekly for your services.

(Thuong Hang Lu Woollen Textile Co.,Ltd.) needs a book-keeper or representative in New Zealand,so we want to know if you will like to work from home and get paid weekly without leaving or affecting your present job?

Our company produces various clothing materials, batiks, assorted fabrics and traditional costumes.We have clients we supply goods weekly in New Zealand and our clients make payments for our supplies every week in form of money orders and Bank Transfar which are not cashable here in China,so we need someone in New Zealand to work as our representative to assist us in processing payments from our clients and we will pay him/her weekly wage.

All you need to do is to receive this payment from our clients in New Zealand on behalf of our company and get it cashed at your bank then deduct your 10% and forward the balance to our company here in China.


1.Full Names______________________________
2.House Address___________________________
6.Phone Number____________________________
10. Sex___________________________________

Thank you as we await your further response.
In Trust And Good Faith

Mr.Zheng Choua, Sales Manager,
(Thuong Hang Lu Woollen Textile Co.,Ltd.)
Contact Phone: +8613691160645
Address: 508 Bohaisan Rd., Binzhou city, Shandong province, China
8 East Guangdian Road,
Hutang Town, Wujin,
Ghangzhou City,
Jiangsu Province.China
Zip: 213161

Global Shipping Agency

If you've arrived here wondering if this is a scam, then YES IT IS. It's a big league theft, fraud, and money laundering scam. They need suckers to act as "money mules" -- people who unwittingly launder money on behalf of these crooks. For much more extensive coverage of this scam than I can offer, see bobbear's coverage of the scam.

These folks have been hitting the spam folder A LOT in the past week or three. I've counted somewhere on the order of seventy spams, and they may not be finished yet. The folks behind this spam are obviously the more serious criminal types, since they're doing a fair bit to muddy the waters: they use multiple domain names for their website, and they never use the same name (in the "my name is" phrase) twice.

Domain names seen in this scam to date include (registered 01-aug-2009), (registered 01-aug-2009), (registered 05-aug-2009), (registered 05-aug-2009), (registered 12-aug-2009), (registered 12-aug-2009), (registered 12-aug-2009), (registered 12-aug-2009), (registered 12-aug-2009), and (registered 12-aug-2009).

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Global Shipping Agency <[redacted (false, random)]>
Date: 2009/8/10 UTC
Subject: Got free time? Become richer!
To: [redacted (false, random)]

Dear Sir/Madam,

My name is [Random Random], I am a Personnel Department manager in Global Shipping Agency Ltd and I would like to offer you a job of Customer Service Financial Assistant in our company.

First of all, I would like to make a brief review on our company. Global Shipping Agency Ltd. (GSA Ltd.) was formed in 1996, we are an International Shipping Company based in Hong Kong. We aim to deal with both the intricate logistics and freight forwarding requirements of major companies and PLC's as well as smaller companies and household removals. With everybody receiving the same high level of professional service - whether using our express air services or cheaper freight forwarding or groupage freight shipping services.


For more information, please visit our web-site

Today we would like to offer you a position of our Customer Service Financial Assistant with a prospect of a career growth.

In January, 2009 our Marketing Department started a research in the USA to determine the places with the highest customer activity. By the time research finishes, there will be up to 5 cities chosen, with the highest level of clients' activity. We will be happy to offer you a position of a full-time manager at one of our newly opened American offices, once you perform well at a part-time position.

As for now, let me tell more about a part-time position of a Customer Service Financial Assistant.
At this position, you would be responsible to deal with the payments form our European customers; these can be companies or private individuals. You will be a middleman between our customers based in Europe and the regional branches of the company. Your mission will be to fasten the process of payment delivery, so that to help us get the payments in regional branches efficiently, deal with each of the customer orders in shortest possible dates, attract extra customers and improve company's total profit.

Moreover, it is important to notice, that we work on special program under patronage of US Government for reducing cheap-contracts taxes. The reason we join that program is the European Union economic restrictions that affect us. If the payment is forwarded directly to one of our European accounts, our customers would have to pay another 25%-27% as a fee to the European government, which would make their expenses much higher. This 27%-Law was made by European Bank Association to protect the interests of European banks, but it affects us as well.

This is a step-by-step description of your responsibilities on a position during the approbation period:

You will have to deal with the customer payments, arranged by the Company Head Office for you. Our Head office will arrange every new coming payment with you in advance over the phone ( so that to make sure you are available) and then send you an e-mail with all the details that you might need, a step-by-step instruction, exact amount transferred, the name of the customer who made the payment and the details of the regional branch the money is supposed to be sent to.
So, after the customer makes a payment to your bank account, we will send you an e-mail with all the details of the payment. Once the payment is shown at your available balance, you are supposed to deduct your 10% commission first. Out of the 90% left you are supposed to deduct the related charges for the Western Union fee. The amount left after all the deductions are made is supposed to be transferred by Western Union to one of our regional branches (depending from and to what destination the transportation is required).

We use Western Union service to fasten the process of payment delivery – this I an instant money transfer service, and the money you sent is available for the receiver immediately.

As this is a part-time job position – you will get 2 payments a week to deal with during the approbation period and then up to 3-4 payments a week once we sign up a working agreement with you. Once you get some experience, you will probably need less than 1,5 hours to finish the whole task.

We offer that for the approbation period for the incoming customer payments you either use the existing bank account of yours or open a separate bank account for the company needs ( the amount of each payment on the trial period will not exceed 10000 usd). Once we sign up a long-term working agreement with you, we will assist you in opening a business account for the company payments as we will expect more payments of larger amounts to be arranged for you to deal with. The business account takes some time and effort to be opened, and so that not to lose time (as we are just going to test each other) we advice to start with some private account first.

The approbation period lasts for 2 weeks, which allows both of us make sure we are comfortable to deal with each other. We will sign up a pre-contract agreement with you, which will be valid through the approbation period only. Once the approbation period has gone through successfully, we will be happy to sign up a long-term working agreement for part-time employment on a regular basis with you. Some of our lawyers come to the USA every 1-2 months, so once a lawyer comes to the USA, we will arrange a meeting for you, for all the papers to be signed up.

This position offers excellent benefits and basic salary of $2000 a month, along with long term career progression opportunity. Apart from a basic salary, we also offer you a 10% commission out of each project you are dealing with, so that to encourage you to deal with more payments and keep your interest in finishing any new coming task in shortest possible dates.

Once you get more experienced and are able to come with your duties easily, you will be offered to take more responsibility on a position. Experienced managers normally do all the arrangements regarding new coming customer orders themselves – communicating with the customers and regional branches, making lists of transportations, authorizing each new customer order with the company Head Office, dealing with the payments and sending them to the final destination. These responsibilities involve more time to be spent, but as well higher earnings. For all the business calls to go through successfully, you will be equipped with an iPhone. As well we will cover your international call expenses.

If you have any questions, please, do not hesitate to e-mail us.
We are looking forward to hearing from you ASAP.

Syfer Technology Limited UK (Impostors)

Note that is a real company -- these scammers do not have anything to do with it, however. They are just using Syfer's name as a cover story. The WHOIS data for lists their address as Old Stoke Road, Arminghall, Norwich, UK -- not the address listed in this spam. In any case, the scam is probably cheque fraud (receive and cash fraudulent cheques, forward the money, then lose out when the cheque bounces).

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: SYFER TECHNOLOGY <[redacted (unverifiable)]>
Date: 2009/8/8 UTC

7 Jupiter House, Calleva Park,
Aldermaston, Berkshire,
RG7 8NN,

Dear Sir/Madam,

I am Mr. Michael Williams am 45 years of age am the Chief Executive Officer Of Syfer Technology Limited UK, I am introducing this proposal to you to work for the company as a representative in Canada/United States Of America as a part-time worker and you would paid 10% every payment you receive for the company.

In regards to this we deal on sales of computer products/software to our clients in Canada/united States, and we would be most grateful if you could accept our offer in other to strengthen the Relationship between you and our numerous clients overseas There are certain criteria's that have to be met while we get a response from you, the company would issue out a form for you to fill And get back to us as soon as possible.

Your job will be to receive payment (on our behalf) from prospective clients, which will be sent to you via mail or courier service  ( payment is a check, money order or draft) and have it cashed at your bank or any designated cashing point.

Whatever the form of payment is you are to immediately deduct your commission (10% of the money) and forward the balance to us or any of our various branches as you are instructed to do.


FULL NAMES: .....................................

CONTACT ADDRESS: ...............................

OCCUPATION: ................................................

MARITAL STATUS: ...............................................


NATIONALITY: ...............................

COUNTRY OF RESDENCE: ..................................

MOBILE NUMBER/ FAX NUMBER: ...............

OFFICE ADDRESS: .....................................

Do you have checking account? YES/NO.................

Bank name:.........................

Once more we would appreciate your urgent response to this mail
Thank you and God Bless.
>From Management and Staff of Syfer Technology.
Michael Williams

Executive Service Manager

This job offer has no copmany name, and no details. At a guess, it's a money mule scam of some sort (most scams are). If anyone has more correspondence from these scammers, however, please share it here.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: MCINTYRE CHARMAINE <> [SPF verified]
Date: 2009/8/4 UTC
Subject: Part-time job (792).
To: [redacted (privacy)]

Req'd Education: High School
Job Location: United States
Citizenship or Work-Visa: US
Base Pay: 72,000/year
Employee Type: Part-Time/Home-Based
Bonus: Yes

Executive Service Manager - 20 hours a week (four days a week). If you
are interested in working with a strong leadership team, evolving our
products and a team that feels more like a family than co-workers…than
this is the place for you! You will enjoy a business casual work
environment, with fun and rewarding career advancement opportunities.
Flexible scheduling possible.

High School required. PC and Internet, MS Office or compatible. Must
have strong writing and communication skills.

To Apply:
Forward your phone number and other contact details to : and wait for response next 24h - 48h.

Have a good day!


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This is a money mule job scam.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Addie Reid <[redacted (unverifiable)]>
Date: 2009/8/4 UTC
Subject: Guaranteed Income from 1 hour a day
To: [redacted (privacy)]

Hello Dear,
We at  MVRDC Inc., a company specialised in handcut diamonds have a position available for you in
response to your initial request for employment in search directory for USA, CANADA, UK AND EUROPE.
We are based outside the United States Of America

Handcut diamond orders has been coming from North America  lately and we have not been able
to process these orders completely since we do not have a payment receiving personnel in this area.
So we have decided to recruit Payment Officers via the Internet hence we will  be needing a
representative to process our payments in this area. payments come in money orders or wire transfers
Every  payment made attracts a 10% commission for a prospective empolyee.
Interested persons should send the below information only to

First name :
Last name :
Full Address (NOT P.O BOX) :
City :
State :
Country :
Zip Code :
Tel numbers :
Age :
Best means of communication?email/phone

Please reply only to our special e-mail:

Thank You
Stephen Passlack

Changzhou Changrun Imp. & Exp. Co., Ltd.

This is a scam -- probably cheque fraud or money order forgery. It seems to target Australians, which is odd. Usually when Australians are targeted, it's a money mule scam involving direct transfer. If anyone has acutally conversed with these scammers, I'd be interested to see the details.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Lifu Gu <>
Date: 2009/8/3
Subject: Company Book-keeper Representative Is Needed (Job Offer)

Dear Sir/Madam,

I'm, Mr.Lifu Gu, the Sales Manager of Changzhou Changrun Imp. & Exp. Co., Ltd.), the major producer of textile and fabric material in China.

We are looking for a trustworthy representative in Australia that can help as a link between our company and our client over there.we would like to know if you are interested to work from home for us and earn $1,500 weekly for your services.

Changzhou Changrun Imp. & Exp. Co., Ltd.) needs a book-keeper or representative in Australia,so we want to know if you will like to work from home and get paid weekly without leaving or affecting your present job?

Our company produces various clothing materials, batiks, assorted fabrics and traditional costumes.We have clients we supply goods weekly in Australia and our clients make payments for our supplies every week in form of money orders and Bank Transfar which are not cashable here in China,so we need someone in Australia to work as our representative to assist us in processing payments from our clients and we will pay him/her weekly wage.

All you need to do is to receive this payment from our clients in Australia on behalf of our company and get it cashed at your bank then deduct your 10% and forward the balance to our company here in China.



1.Full Names______________________________
2.House Address___________________________
6.Phone Number____________________________
9.Age ____________________________________
10. Sex___________________________________

if you interested to assit our company kindly Contact us via.

Thank you as we await your further response.

Main Contact Person: Lifu Gu,
Changzhou Changrun Imp. & Exp. Co., Ltd.
Address:Room 709, Suite 8,
8 East Guangdian Road,
Hutang Town, Wujin,
Changzhou City,
Jiangsu Province. China
Zip: 213161
Phone Number:  - 86-13691160645

Mega Establishment Co. Ltd.

This is a scam -- probably cheque fraud. All "payment processor" jobs are scams, by the way.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Mr. Richard Wang <[redacted (unverifiable)]>
Date: 2009/8/2 UTC
Subject: Be our company representative

Mega Establishment Co. Ltd,
Import and Export Deport,
29060 Wang Yuen, Hong Kong,

My name is Richard Wang, the secretary to Mega Establishment Co. Ltd here in Wang
Yuen, Hong Kong. We are group of enterprise established to import and export all
Kind of goods including companies/Industries Machineries, Electronics and
Spear-Parts ordered by our customers around the Globe, especially Europe, America,
Africa, Asia and Canada.

On behalf of the Mega Establishment/Board of Director, I am pleased to inform you
that Vacancy is open for foreign employment for those who can work as our company
International Representative that can handle the position of Payment receiving

If you know that you can handle the position, please kindly let us know and forward to
us the following datas:

1. Full Names:
2. Contact Address:
3. Sex:
4. Date of Birth/Age:
5. Phone/Fax Number:
6. Occupation:
7. Company Name/Company Address:
8. Bank Name:

IMPORTANT NOTE: You must be over 21 years of age.

We await your Complete Data for Job processment.

Yours Faithfully,

Richard Wang
Mega Establishment Co. Ltd
Wang Yuen, Hong Kong.


This is a money mule job scam, also reported by bobbear early this month.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Luella Blue <[redacted (unverifiable)]>
Date: 2009/8/8 UTC
Subject: Job for you
To: [redacted (privacy)]


My name is Alisa Miller. I am a manager of 2Consumer company.
We would like to offer the perspective career to you. We propose a vacancy of the regional agent. The average salary will be about $2000-4500 monthly. You can familiarize with our current vacancy.

REASON : Most customers prefer to pay within their own country and it's much faster than sending an international Money Order. Small companies can't transfer
international transactions. And have restricion to do international transfers. But our personal clients have business in Russia, Ukraine and other CIS countries, and they can't receive international payments. Your task is receiving and transferring payments to our clients.

You will receive and cash out several types of payments: PayPal payments and Direct Bank Deposit.

1) Your salary is 7% of each payment.
2) You don't need to wait end of month to get paid. Your salary share included to each payment.
3) You not spend your own money. All charges to withdrawal or transfer money shared at payment.
4) Your financial information will never reach to third parts. It's safe, private and secured type of PayPal payments.
5) You can work 1-3 hours per day or fulltime.

To apply for this position or to make an inquiry, please email us ONLY at:

Please use the following vacancy code in the header of your email: 2C. Also, please do not forget to include your contact
information (phone and email) in your message.

2Consumer company
Ukraine, Odessa
2 Kulikovskij per 5
Ukraine Support:
+380 (44) 36-29-367
US Fax: 1-800-622-8610

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Milet Business Company

This spam was sent from IP address, which is allocated to an ADSL pool in Turkey. I mention this because it more-or-less explains the weird "from" and "reply-to" addresses on this spam, although I doubt that they were intentional. In any case, the scammer really wants a reply to the "" address mentioned at the end of the message. As for the scam itself: "finance manager" just screams "money mule scam". Do you really need any more details?

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Buddy Hammond <>
Date: 2009/8/1
Subject: Part time job
To: [redacted (privacy)]

Milet Business Company has an open vacancy for a FINANCE MANAGER position.

We do our best to fit all our customers needs as soon as possible. That is why our staff is a professionally trained team, that can solve any problem that occurs on their way. We are not just a group of people, we are a family. We offer you, our potential colleague, to join us. See below, what we can offer you.

General Requirements:

- Be at least 21 years old.

- No special Qualifications Needed.

- Minimal experience and knowledge of basic bank operations.

- Ability to maintain confidentiality of all information.

- Willingness to work at home, take responsibility, set up and achieve goals.

- The ability to create good administrative reporting.

- Honesty, responsibility and promptness in operations.

- The ability to operate with more than one task effectively, and have an adaptable, flexible, professional attitude.

- The ability to keep us in touch, on-time and detailed reporting.

- Ability to work on-line, Internet and e-mail skills.

What we offer you:

- Generous salary (over 3,000.00 USD per month).

- Social benefits and medical insurance.

- Free training and seminars.

- Paid Holidays plus 3 weeks of Paid Time Off (PTO).

This is an easy job, but your help is very important for us and our clients. This job does not require any special education. You wouldn't have to pay us for taking you on our list. However we guarantee stable income.

If you wish to apply for a position, please send your resume only to our e-mail:

Team Hot Jobs

This spam originated at, which WHOIS reports as assigned to Nigeria, the world capital of Advance Fee Fraud and various other misdemeanours. The jobs that they offer you are likely to be "hot" in all the wrong ways -- not to mention that it's a bad idea to hand out loads of personally identifying information to potential fraudsters.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Dr. Qumrul Ahsan <[redacted (unverifiable)]>
Date: 2009/7/29
Subject: Need A Plum Job

Top Of The Day To You,

Need a Plum Job? Do you want us to do your entire job search while you relax
and wait, instead of starring at your pc without tangible result of a good
and exciting job offer? For the last two years, our team of expect has
been studying Europe and Australia cravings for workers but their citizens
are reluctant towards the jobs which are offer to them because of one
reasons or the other; whereas there a lot of people all over the world in
need of the job opportunity.

So a couple of months ago our directives and expert took a big step by
contacting all companies, factories and industries; mega and upcoming for
allow us access to there job vacancy database, so as to make contact to Job
seekers when there is a vacancy in
any of the company... About two months ago, we sent curriculum vitae or
Résumés which were forwarded to us to the companies that had vacancies;
though we did
this as a test every single one of the applicants got a job in with
respective qualification.

If you want that dream job in the EU and AU, contact us with your detailed
C.V attached to your email then we will get back to you within 72hrs

Team Hot Jobs
making job seeking a lot more easy.


This is a check fraud scam: you receive fraudulent checks, deposit them in your account, draw on them, send money to scammer via Western Union, then lose everything when the check bounces and the bank accuses you of fraud.

The formatting in this spam is odd (all the "@^}." stuff). I expect that the message was sent by exploiting a bug in a web-to-mail feedback form, and this is a side-effect of the exploit.

This report is nearly a month late because I've been too busy to deal with spam lately.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: 2009/7/19
Subject: KINDLY READ!!

@^}.A new job opening in your Area, It's a work from home/office position and you are not required to pay any registration fee or pay for any application form before you
get employed.

@^}.Get/receive payment from Clients/Customers.
@^}.Process Payments at your Bank.
@^}.Deduct 1/10 which is your commission/Payment on check
@^}.Forward the remaining 9/10 to the information that will
be provided later on.






@^}.ZIP CODE:-




@^}.PHONE NUMBERS (Home and Mobile):-


Fill the above application so as to qualify you for the
position and send via e-mail to: CONTACTSINOCHEM@AOL.COM
This space is opened till the 4th of August, 2009 (for
USA/CANADA Residence only). Mr. CHEN Guogang Chief Financial

YOKOHAMA Trading Company

This is a scam. It's a money mule scam, or more specifically a check fraud scam. All job offers which involve "payment processing" of this sort are scams, and not actually offered by any legitimate company. The fraudsters want victims to bank forged checks on their behalf, or sometimes receive fraudulent money transfers of some other kind.

The idea that "Yokohama Trading Company" would be based out of China seems a little incongruous. I don't think these scammers are from Asia. (My guess is they're from Africa.)

This report is a month late. I've been busy.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Ajin pimkilin <> [SPF verified]
Date: 2009/7/11
Subject: JOB OFFER

YOKOHAMA Trading Company
Payment Managers Wanted for 2008 Quarter Job Processing Unit     
Dear Candidate,   
We have a partime job offer available for you that will not disturb  your present occupation. We are an International trading company with  our corporate headquarters based in CHINA  Since establishment in 1988  we have done our business in Mainland Asia, and U.S, in 1990 we  extended our Region of supplies due to continuous demands to Northern  America and Europe at large.
We deal on raw factory materials and  finished personal care products including live long products. Due to  our competent records for treating customer demands and supplies,  customers have referred us to other possible clients and we have been  receiving orders from Northern America, Europe and Australia.   
This is one of many few important factors causing setbacks to our  organization to which we have been looking into possible ways of  solution and that is why I am contacting you today.
Most of our  customers would like to pay with their cashier check, Money order, or  wire transfer into a bank account but our organization is facing  serious problem in accepting any form of these payment and this is  what  has limited our sales and patronage to the statistics as given above. 
It is estimated that we have a multiple of the recorded statistics if  we can accept such customers willing to have such payments as it is  recorded now that we have more demands than supply.
We are in  desperate  need of representatives in your country who will be able to  receive  cash on our behalf and will at the end of the week send accumulated  cash to our depository account in the United Kingdom. And this is my  proposal to you, I would like to offer you an opportunity to  represent us and you will be a beneficiary of a whooping sum as cash flows  in. 
We have two options depending on how you wish to be paid.   
1. You could earn monthly, for which we will be paying you a fixed  sum of 10,000 US Dollars 
2. You could be earning as cash comes in, that means you will have a  percentage from every money that comes in, we will pay you 10 percent  of the total cash you send into our account at the end of every week  or fortnight as you choose to remit payment.
For informational purpose  we rake in between $2,000-10,000 weekly on the average provided our  products and services get to our customers according to schedule and  this is expected to increase in the next few months.   
I would like to know if you accept my proposal and if you would like  to take part so I could let you know how we are going to go about  this and I would tell you what to do. If you are interested in this  proposal, I will advice you to provide us the following information;   
(I)Your Full Names 
(II)Mailing address, city, State, Zip code 
(III)Phone and or fax numbers 
(IV)Present job(Optional) 
(VI)Mode of Identification (If Any) 
(VII)Bank name (If Any)   
All correspondence email should be email to the payment Job  Processing Unit. Time: 24 Hours daily by e-mail using the contact  information as  set below and we'll respond to you within 24-48 Hours with more  informations about our business and your duty as a payment officer. 
Best Regards, 
(Job Processing Unit) 
Payments lnstructor

Post Express Inc

This looks like a reshipper scam: a job that involves receiving packages and re-sending them elsewhere. Credit card fraudsters need reshippers so that their fraudulent credit card purchases look less suspicious. Anyone who gets involved in this sort of work can expect an awkward visit from the police sooner or later.

This report is about a month late, sorry.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: <[redacted (unverifiable)]>
Date: 2009/7/10
Subject: Part-time employment
To: [redacted (privacy)]


Post Express Inc is currently hiring for the position of Mailing Assistant. If you feel that you are a self-motivated and career-oriented person, we highly encourage you to spare a minute and learn more about our current openings.

Primary job requirements:

* Basic knowledge of the computer
* Ability to print and scan documents
* Knowledge of such programs as Adobe Acrobat Reader and Microsoft Office
* Ability to pick up packages weighing up to 30lbs.

If you believe that you can meet these basic job requirements and are interested in joining our company as a well-paid Mailing Assistant, please email us at Our Human Resources Manager will contact you within the following 24-48 hours.

Best Regards,
Scott Newton
Post Express Inc, HR Department

BorGoss Company

This is a scam. It looks like credit card fraudsters are recruiting people to reship their fraudulently-obtained goods, but the description is sufficiently vague that other illegalities could be involved.

I'm late in reporting this. Sorry. I've been busy.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Graham Pacheco <[redacted (unverifiable)]>
Date: 2009/7/6
Subject: Part time work
To: [redacted (privacy)]

BorGoss Company provides storage, transport and multi-facetted value added services along the entire value added chain. BorGoss Company thereby helps you to optimize all of your processes related to your special logistics requirements. The logistics product portfolio comprises complex solutions in the areas of procurement, production supply and disposal, and distribution.
50, 100, 250: Many figures speak for BorGoss Company. The number that counts for us, however, is 120. What is the significance of this number? It stands for the strength of our workforce, whose members are linked by a strong sense of community. Our employees do not just carry out orders; they think entrepreneurial. When BorGoss Company calls upon them, they work together to achieve a logistic tour de force.

We are looking for ambitious and high qualified person (male or female) with highest aspirations and the willingness to work with our team, we are looking for Supply Chain Coordinator, the person who will be responsible for coordinating of all our merchandise movements. Payment depends of your personal skills and experience. More details in our future communication.

Your profile:
Ability and willingness to supply internal and external customers with optimal performance at any time
Ability to build and foster long-term relationships
Ability to assert oneself
Fluent in spoken and written English
Contact phone (preferably Mobile)

Our offer:
The opportunity to work and develop within an international, fast growing company
A modern, supportive and friendly work environment
Being part of a skilled and motivated team
Insurance & 401(k) plan

Please be free in any additional questions regarding this position.
Attaching your cover letter as well as your detailed CV. This will enable us to provide you with the best service.
Please note that no document should exceed 1.5 MB in size.

Please reply only to our e-mail:

We should be grateful for an early reply, thank you.

Contact info: Mr. Volt,

BellHouse Fabrics & Interiors

I've been slack on the scam-reporting front of late, so this one is over a month old now. I don't have a lot to say about it: it's a money mule scam of some sort. The theme of "fabrics company" is surprisingly popular with scammers: just search this blog for "fabrics" and see.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Rev Richard Cooper. <[redacted (unverifiable)]>
Date: 2009/7/4

BellHouse Fabrics & Interiors-
Cranbrook,Kent. UK - TN17 3DN

My name is Rev Richard Cooper, I am emailing you on behalf of BellHouse Fabrics & Interiors, United Kingdom. I would like to know if you would like to work online from home and get paid without affecting your present job or even affecting your day-to-day activities of any kind, actually we need a representative who can work for our company as an Online Payment Processor.

We are presently making waves in the United Kingdom & Northern Ireland fabric markets, we intend expanding our business towards the United States of America by accepting orders from both individuals and companies within USA. We recently placed Ad's on online websites for sales of our fabrics and got a very good number of requests for our products,however it is against our company policy to accept International Payments such as : UK Bank Wire Transfer , USA Bank Wire Transfers. Therefore, we are requesting your partnership to assist in receiving payments on behalf of our company.

We are willing to pay you 10% for every payment processed through you from our clients/customers who will pay for their products which are purchased from our secure website stated above. These payments are coming from these clients within USA and will be sent to you directly from our customers, all you have to do is lodge and cash each payment, deduct 10% and forward 90% to our Payment Processing Center via Western Union Money Transfer / MoneyGram Money Transfer. All sending fee's are to be deducted from our 90%, however you will be required to have a valid checking account in which our customers might request to make payment either via Wire Transfer (Bank to Bank Transfer) or either via Certified Check.

You do not require any special skills to work with our firm, however in order to apply for this job you need to ensure you have access to your e-mail regularly and reply to our e-mails promptly. You will also need to provide us with a valid phone in which you can be reached at anytime in case of any special update, in order to accept this job kindly fill the form stated below :

Please if you are interested forward to us your following details:

1. Full Names: ................
2. Contact address: ...........
3. Telephone/mobile and fax number...
4. Gender......
5. Age.......
6. Occupation: .......
7. Bank Name.......


P.S: You must have a valid checking account in which can be used to receive payments being sent from a customer, this might be via Wire Transfer or Direct Deposit.

Kindly get back to me ASAP by filling the form stated above, once i hear from you i will immediately send you a reply with further information.


Rev Richard Cooper.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009


This email was sent from South Africa [] via a mail server in Italy []. There is no evidence that the sender is actually associated with in any way, however. It looks like a set-up for Advance Fee Fraud: applicants are likely to be offered a job (one that doesn't really exist), but be required to pay certain fees for work visas and the like. This is just a con to extract money from the job seekers.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Reply-To: <>
Date: 2009/7/29


2010 FIFA World Cup will be the 19th FIFA World Cup, An international tournament for Football,
that is scheduled to take place between 11 June and 11 July 2010 in South Africa.
It will be the first time that the tournament has been hosted by an African Nation.

PROJECT 2010 RECRUITMENT COMPANY intends to Invite Experienced and
Reputable Persons having prime experience and capable of providing building and ground
maintenance support services as individuals.

We are currently Recruiting for Medical Personnel, Contractors, Construction
Workers,Electricians,Shipping Management, Technicians, Welders, Quantity Surveyors,
Estimators, Project Managers, Commercial/ Cost Managers, Contract Managers & Computer
Programmers ,Translators and Security Personel to work on the most prestigious engineering project currently
being undertaken in Africa.

All CV Should be forwarded to the Recruitment's email contact as follows



1st Floor,Suite 452, JanSmuts Building,
219 Blaauwberg Road, Tableview,
Cape Town,9000
South Africa

Monday, May 11, 2009

Iron Words Inc.

A search shows that this particular scam has been circulating since at least 2008, but I can't see it in my own archives anywhere, and it's still active, so here 'tis. This job has been widely advertised on lots of employment ad websites. Watch out, folks: those employment ad websites rarely (if ever) verify that the advertisers are legitimate!

Although the job description is short on details, it clearly involves receiving and forwarding money, making it one of the usual variations on fraud of that sort. If I were to hazard a guess, I'd say that this one is a money mule scam, where the "employee" is asked to forward stolen money. Money comes in by direct bank transfer (fraudulent), and goes out via Western Union. It could be cheque fraud, though.

I received two copies of this spam, each with different (but similarly constructed) Gmail contact addresses.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: [redacted (false, random)]
Date: 2009/5/5
Subject: Vacancy
To: [redacted (privacy)]


My name is John Maziarski. I am a Main HR Manager of the Iron Words Inc.

We have used web-sites job-boards to find and choose some candidates
in which, according to their resumes, we are interested. You happened
to be one of them. We are glad to represent you our new recruitment
campaign and offer you to join our enlarging working team! The Iron
Words Inc is searching for bright and responsible people from all over
USA, Canada and EU. The Iron Words Inc is a constantly developing
world wide consulting company, which is located in USA and has its
branch-offices in Europe.

We are about to advance our sphere of influence by setting several
more branch-offices in different countries. Because of crisis and
increase of the clients, which use our services and the enlargement of
our services demand-rate in some world regions we have decided to
create more branch-offices in order to work more sufficiently!

Our company searches for worthy, responsible and reliable people, who
would like to become a representatives of our staff.

The position we offer you is part-time. See the position description

-Unlimited Growth Potential
-Flexible Schedule
-Paid Training
-Worthy Income

-Positive Attitude
-Ambition to Succeed

Performance and realization of the company's financial plan, which
will depend on the overall company strategy, as it is agreed with
Managing Director, Fulfillment of a clear Finance distribution with
Managing Director and our management team. Communication and prompt
processing of incoming money transfers from our clients and partners
in a real-time mode.

2500 USD per month for 2-7 hours of work per week + bonus-salary for
the successful results. Usually our Customer Manager has a salary of
about 3000-6000 USD per month.

Education and Experience:
- Bachelor's degree (optional).
- Program and Project Management experience (preferred).
- Strong communication and influence skills.

Knowledge and Skills:
- Demonstrated ability of maintenance of the priorities balance.
- Knowledge of technology.
- Ability to work both independently and in a team.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills in both analytical and technical subjects.
- Strong discussion and influence skills, particularly within the framework of customer interactions.

- US, CA Citizenship.
- Valid TAX ID/TIN
- PC with the access to the Internet.
- Valid DL or any other ID with a photograph.
- Home phone and mobile phone.

If you are interested in this kind of job, please, reply us with your
Resume with all the questions you have and we will answer you as soon
as possible, providing all the answers to your questions. You will be
also given a complete information about the company itself.

Please reply ONLY to our e-mail:

Main Branch of Iron Words Inc:                European Branches of Iron Words Inc:
6034 Lakehurst                                Pohjoisesplanadi 28 B 12
Dallas, Tx 75230,                             FI-00550 Helsinki,
United States                                 Finland
Phone: (214) 432-3742                         Phone: (09) 2315 9292

Currency Exchange

This looks like an attempt to recruit unwitting volunteers into organised credit card fraud. One technique for turning stolen credit cards into hard cash is to set up a fake online shop, then conduct a large number of small fraudulent purchases on that shop with stolen credit card data. As is usually the case, the organisers behind this kind of crime prefer to hire some ignorant middle-man to handle most of the high-profile activity by which one might be traced. The middle-man has the task of forwarding on the ill-gotten gains in a less easily traced manner -- and liaising with the police when the fraud is eventually uncovered. In this case, there may be a direct tie-in with other "internet currency" services, but it's hard to be sure.

It's also possible that the entire point of this scam is the "test transactions" in the "training period". These could be used to directly defraud the "employee". Again, it's hard to be sure in advance. The modus operandi of the spammers suggests more sophistication than simple hit-and-run fraud, but it's a distinct possibility.

Multiple instances of this spam were received, all to fairly old email addresses which have long since been retired into service as spamtraps. In all cases, the "from" address was the same as the "to" address, and actual contact was requested through a Gmail account having a user name of ten or eleven random letters. The number of such random accounts appears to be quite large. The spams originated in South America: some from Brasil, some from Colombia.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: [redacted (same as "to")]
Date: 2009/5/4 UTC
Subject: Hiring
To: [redacted (privacy)]

Currency Exchange center is looking for responsible, bright and progressive representatives on territory of U.S.
Our company provides an opportunity for U.S. citizens to purchase internet currencies such as Web-Money, E-Gold and etc.

We need a person that will be in charge of a payment process within clients purchase an Internet Currency of particular
services that they have chosen.

All major Currency Exchange procedures will be covered by our accounting department.
Main responsibility of Representative in U.S. is a physical or online assistance with funds for an Internet Currency purchase.

Our customers purchasing Internet Currencies in order to have access to particular
services and products unavailable to purchase in U.S.

We will open an Corporate Account on Employees name in U.S. under company's authoruty.
During the training period which might last from 2 to 3 weeks, candidate applied for a position
ought to use his or her personal account for a test transactions in order to confirm that candidate is capable enough to manage this position.

Responsibilities of Regional Representative/Exchange Officer:
1). Make appointments with the clients (in person, over the phone, online chat) and schedule dates for payments.
2). Receive payments from U.S. customers for a particular Internet Currencies they are interested in purchasing.
3). Process funds to an Agents overseas.

Job Description:
- Part Time Job (2-4 business days a week)
- Flexibale Schedule
- 1000 USD basic salary once every two weeks (plus from 5 to 10% from every processed operation)
- Tax Free (except Personal Income Tax by the end of the year)

If you are interested in this offer please reply back to [randomletters] with following information and one of our Operators will contact
you shortly to assist you with your questions:
- First Name:
- Last Name:
- Full Address:
- Cell/Residential Contact Number:
- Best time to reach you:

Velso Estate Solutions

I don't have a lot to say about this one -- it looks like cheque fraud. A Google search indicates that "Velso Estate Solutions" had a couple of Craigslist ads, which were subsequently removed. I can see no evidence that a company of that name actually exists anywhere, although it might. Whatever the case, this particular offer is the work of a scammer.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: [redacted (false, random)]
Date: 2009/5/4 UTC
Subject: Job position
To: [redacted (false, random)]


Welcome to Velso Estate Solutions!

We have a available position "Private client manager"; in our virtual office and will be glad to have you deal) with us. Specialized professional education isn't necessary.

Employment: Employee
Hours:  9 am - 1 pm
Country: US of America
Description:  support in private services and financial assistant of our customers
Payment rate: $ 1200 + bonuses

Education and Experience:
High school, college or equivalent of education and experience


1. MS Office skills
2. US authorized work status
3. Adult age
4. E-mail access
5. Cell phone for urgent duties

Now you are only one step away from successful career. Interested?

Please reply only to our e-mail:

Send us CV and get response within 1 business day.

Try us and you'll be glad you did!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

GaLac Travels and Tours

PayPal and Romania are a bad mix. If you accept PayPal payments on behalf of some random person on the Internet like this, you WILL be defrauded.

I have made no attempt to discover whether the business name mentioned here is a complete fiction, or whether this is an impostor using the identity of a real company.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Gabriel L&#259;cust&#259; <> [SPF verified]
Date: 2009/5/4
Subject: Do you accept PAYPAL ?


My name is Gabriel L&#259;cust&#259;, owner of GaLac Travels and Tours
Ltd, Romania.

Recently our company got enormous request for holiday and vacation tour
enquiry from your country .
However, we have been having challenges in area of receiving payment from
our propspective customers,as most request to pay via PAYPAL due to its
fastness and high security. It may interest you to know that Romania as a
country is yet to be added to PAYPAL members countries who can recieve
payment( Romanians only send payment and not receieve ) this is a big
setback to our business.

To this effect, i hereby request that you work with us part time,
receiving payments on our behalf from this prospective customers using


1. You will be required and responsible for making out PAYPAL money
request to prospective customers with respective invoice that we will
created and given to you.

2. 15% Commision will go to you from every payment recieved e.g If you
recieved $1,000 dollar, your commision is $100. The more payment you
receive , the more commission you earn.
3. After deducting your 15% commison from payment received, you will send
the rest 85% of the money to us as we shall instruct you subsently (
Transfer charges, taxes etc can be deducted from the 85% funds ).


In order to protect ourself from fraud and dishonest applicant, we
inevitably request that you own and operate a BUSINESS PAYPAL ACCOUNT to
be able to work with us. This ensures that we are dealing with duely
verified account holders, hence our funds are secured.

If you are interested and qualified, kindly reply to this message with the
following information :

1. Your full Name
2. Your Telephone numbers ( Mobile preferably )

Thank you In anticipation to your response on this mutually beneficial
business synergy.

Yours Faithfully,

Gabriel L&#259;cust&#259;
GaLac Travels and Tours Ltd.
Str.Prof.Ion Maiorescu 16b,
Phone :  +40+21+253053
Fax   :  +40+21+252121
Web site:

Private Company Seeking (In-Home) Admin Assistants

This is a curious one. It's very clearly a well organised fraud, but I'm not sure how it works. The scammers want the victim to have a credit card (to receive funds from the company to purchase items), but it's not clear exactly how one is going to receive funds that way. I doubt that they're simply fishing for credit card numbers, although that's a possibility. If anyone has become involved in this scam, (a) get out of it -- quickly, and (b) tell us what happened.

This spam was sent to multiple spamtrap addresses under my control (either directly or indirectly). Each came "from" a random address with reply-to set to the same address. The originating IP addresses varied widely, suggesting that it was sent using a botnet. Several different email addresses were used (in the body of the message) as reply addresses, and they were all improperly encoded as HTTP links instead of email addresses.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: [redacted (false, random)]
Date: 2009/5/2 UTC
Subject: Looking For Admin Assistants
To: [redacted (false, random)]

Private Company Seeking (In-Home) Admin Assistants

We are a private international company seeking a limited number of representatives to assist our company with the task of bettering the World's Global Economy. The representative will be apart of the process of making life better around the world.


The assistant will obtain technology-based items from local retail locations in their area. The assistant will also be shipping these technology-based items to 3rd World Countries around the world that are in need of this advancement for the betterment of their economy. The funds needed to purchase these items will be provided to the assistant before purchase. The assistant will not incur any out of pocket expenses whatsoever.


The assistant will be paid no less than $2,000 per month. This amount is guaranteed by the company. In most cases the assistant has the ability to make over this amount each month. We are primarily an Online Company, much like Google. For this reason all assistants employed to the company will work out of their home or home office. This means those applying for this position should be highly responsible and dedicated.


Must be 18 years or older (21 years and older preferred)
Must reside within the United States
Must have a credit score of 600 or higher (studies have shown that a descent credit score is related to a good employee)
Must have a credit card or credit cards (to receive funds from the company to purchase items)
Must have computer with internet access
Must have local transportation
Must have a cell phone or home phone

More Information

Respond with your Full Name, Address, Phone Number, and Email Address.

Please reply ONLY to our e-mail:

Please do not reply or apply for this position if you are not seriously interested.

If you do not have a Credit Card to receive funds from the Company DO NOT REPLY. You will not be considered for EMPLOYMENT.

Best Regards,
Employment Assistance

Metals UK Limited

This spam originated at IP address, belonging to CTAccess, a broadband provider in Abuja, Nigeria. Need I say more? It's a scam -- probably cheque fraud. So far as I can tell, "Metals UK" is a real company (he provides a link to their website, and lists their address), and this Nigerian is an impostor pretending to represent them. Note that he uses a UK +4470 telephone number, which can be forwarded to any other phone number in the world.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Metals UK Limited <> [note: the domain "" wasn't registered at the time this blog entry was posted]
Date: 2009/5/2 UTC

Unit 10/11, Walker Industrial Park Guide,
Registered in England No. 453 79 01
Phone Number:  +44 703 595 0793

Attention: Friend,

Our Company is in search for a payment rep that will act as a link between us
and our customer and will also be responsible for the collection of out
standing payment from our customer to us.
Little introduction about the company, following a successful first year the
company formed Metals UK Group Ltd. An indicator of the growth enjoyed, 2005
brought the accolade of Exporter of the Year for the region. Currently, we
export to 36 countries worldwide and we sell to 5 continents The three years
since inception have been years of rapid expansion as Metals UK Group Ltd
brought three UK based businesses into the group, E-Harding and Sons, Loks
Plasma Services and KKS. Over the years we import and export raw materials,
Petrochemical, Chemical, Oil and Gas to different countries in the world,
countries like Canada , America and Europe.So as a representative your job is
to contact our customer that are owning us some outstanding bills because we
are getting it difficult to do so, as soon as we have send you an approval
letter we will be sending you the contact details of our customer in your

We need you to fill and return the form below and we shall send you an approval
for you to work with us As an international agent, you shall serve as a link
between us and our clients and you will also be responsible for the collection
of payments from customers within your region on our behalf. Note that you
shall be on a 10% commission on every transaction u carry out on behalf of the
company that will be your pay.

Fill and Return:
2, AGE:



Jill Eastbury
International Logistics Controller

This message was sent using IMP, the Internet Messaging Program.

Ken Allen Inc. Ltd

There are lots of "Ken Allens" in this world -- this one is a fake. The "from" address in the email used the domain name, which evidently belongs to "Ken Allen's Compton Buildings Limited", and has absolutely nothing to do with this scam. The scammer doesn't want you to reply to that address -- he wouldn't receive the mail. Instead, replies are to go to a anonymous free webmail account.

The scam itself appears to be cheque fraud: the scammer wants you to receive and bank fraudulent cheques, then forward money via Western Union.

Note the curious similarity between this scam and the Jason Wang Co. spam, recently received. Can you spot it? It's fairly obvious. Can you explain this similarity?

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Ken Allen Inc. Ltd <[redacted (false)]>
Date: 2009/5/1 UTC
Subject: Job Opening Apply Within

Dear Sir/Madam,

I represent Ken Allen Inc. Ltd based in the UK. My company exports finished leather products and other goods/services for world trade. Would you like to work online from home and get paid weekly? Ken Allen Inc needs a Book-Keeper in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, South America, Europe and Asia.

We are recruiting individuals to work for the company as a Representative/Book Keeper in the countries listed above. We have customers we supply weekly in these countries and our customers make payments for our supplies every week in form of Check and Wire Transfer.

So we need someone in the above regions listed above to work as our representatives/book keepers and assist us in processing the payments from our customers and we are offering 10% of the payment received which will be your payment for each transaction on every payment processed.

* Preparing purchase orders and checks for verification and signature
* Mailing out checks to customers and staffs
*Keeping of records of every transaction made
*Making out and Receiving payments

Any other related duties as may be reasonably assigned by the Accountant Our payments will be issued out in your name and you get them cashed in your bank deduct your commission and forward the balance to the company.

We understand it is an unusual and incredible job position. This job takes only 3-7 hours per week and you'll have a lot of free time doing another job, we are looking only for workers who satisfy our requirements and we would be glad if you accept this job offer.

Interested applicants/workers should reply filling the information below:
Your Full Names:
Contact Address:
Home/Office Phone Number:
The above information should be forwarded to me so we can start business.


We await your swift response.

Yours Sincerely,
Dr. Ken Allen

United Shipping Company Inc.

This is a reshipper scam. These scammers purchase goods on stolen credit cards, but operate out of a country with a bad reputation for such fraud, so that merchants will not deal with them. Instead, they use the identity and shipping address of the "employee", so that the fraud is not detected until after the goods have left the country. This is organised crime, and the "employee" can expect a visit from the police sooner or later, with all the awkwardness that implies.

The domain name "" seems to have been registered specifically for this scam.

   Domain Name: UNITEDSCO.NET
   Whois Server:
   Referral URL:
   Name Server: NS10.HOSTLIFE.NET
   Name Server: NS9.HOSTLIFE.NET
   Updated Date: 03-may-2009
   Creation Date: 16-mar-2009
   Expiration Date: 16-mar-2010

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: [redacted (false, random)]
Date: 2009/5/1 UTC
Subject: New vacancy
To: [redacted (false, random)]

United Shipping Company Inc.
Vacancy Name: Shipping Agent

Hello my name is August  Butorac I am a manager in United Shipping Company

No special experience is required for this position!
No start up fees!
No out of pocket fees! Nothing to pay!
(Each candidate should pass the trial period – 2 weeks).
The trial period is PAID !!!

About us:
United Shipping Company  is one of the USA's cargo transporting and freight forwarding companies.
United Shipping Company was formed in 2003, we are an International Company based in Atlanta, USA
During these years, our company proved its reliability and stability.
We have mutual partnership with such companies such as FedEx , UPS  ,USPS , DHL and many others.

Currently we look for  persons located in United States, United Kingdom, Germany and some other countries for job opening of a Shipping Agent.

About our Vacancy: Shipping Agent

The Shipping Agent will receive parcels from our customers/partners , repack and send it to proper destination place.

Compensation of employee:
Employee will receive 50-80$ USD per parcel depend of weight ,size ,price, of parcel received, proceeded and forwarded to its proper destination place.
Payment is made by means of  Paypal, Western Union, or by a Bank transfer.

Job description:
1. Receive the correspondence from our partners (US sellers) to his/her residential
address or alternative address (office and etc) ; Correspondence will be delivering
from 9:30 am - 17:00 pm (is not obliged to be at home but it is very desirable )Via UPS FEDEX or DHL you need sign for packages.
We have a contract with post company (UPS,FEDEX,DHL) so you should take and sign.
2. Our manager will email you prepaid shipping labels in PDF format.
You will need to download shipping labels and print.
3.After the receipt of goods it will must you repacking it and send to proper destination place.
4. Go to your local USPS post office (you can check office location on USPS -
The United States Postal Service (U.S. Postal Service) and ship the package
( You do NOT need to pay for shipping, shipping labels are already prepaid).
5. Report to your personal manager that package(s) are shipped.
First 2 weeks you will receive  1 - 3 packages per week.
After you will receive  3 - 6 packages per week.
Our company pays Every 1 weeks.
Or after every sent package to proper destination place.

- More than 18 years old.
- An ability to reply promptly to the e-mails every day.
- An ability to receive phone calls from us.

If you are interested in this offer, please reply ONLY to e-mail:

Please send us this details.
First name
Last name
Postal zip code
Phone Number

Sincerely Yours
August  Butorac

Tang Xiao Import & Export

This phony job offer doesn't specify what's involved. It looks like a cheque fraud scam, where the scammers send forged cheques and ask the employee to deposit them and forward money via Western Union, but it could be some other variation on the theme.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Tang Xiao Import & Export <>
Date: 2009/5/1 UTC

Tang Xiao Import & Export.
Room 1108, 11/F., Eastwood Centre
No. 5 A Kung Ngam Village Road
Sau Kei Wan, Hong Kong.


We own a company in China which is into importation and exportation of Raw materials, such as metallurgical products machineries, metals, electrical machineries etc. to other companies especially in Europe, America and Canada.

We are pleased to inform you that vacancies exist in our foreign
Department as offshore representatives. We would be very glad if you
Accept to be appointed as our representative in your country.
Kindly respond, if interested by stating the details below.

Full Names:
Full Address:
Phone/Fax Number:

Tang Xia (CEO).

BottonGost International Company

This is a reshipper scam. Credit card fraudsters want to purchase goods from merchants in your country using stolen credit card data, but they need the transaction to look less suspicious. They operate out of countries which are so well-known for credit card fraud that most merchants won't even deal with them, so they need reshippers to accept the goods locally and forward them overseas to avoid suspicion. The reshipper eventually gets a visit from the police because of all the fraud associated with that shipping address.

A Google search for "BottonGost" revealed an independent report of this scam, plus a curiously large number of links which have all gone 404 (page not available). The scammers are requesting replies to an email address in the "" domain, which appears to have been registered for the purposes of this scam.

Domain Name:
ROID: 20090429s10001s64304789-cn
Registrant Organization: Chen
Registrant Name: Chen
Administrative Email:
Sponsoring Registrar: 北京新网数码信息技术有限公司
Registration Date: 2009-04-29 02:14
Expiration Date: 2010-04-29 02:14

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: [redacted (false, random)]
Date: 2009/4/30 UTC
Subject: Position Available!
To: [redacted (privacy)]

COMPANY: BottonGost International Company
JOB TITLE: Check-Ship Inspector
TYPE OF WORK: Tele-commute (availability of work from your residence)
EMPLOYEE TYPE: Full-Time/Part-Time
INDUSTRY: E-Commerce
REQUIRED TRAVEL: Not specified
SALARY: Negotiable, depends of your personal skills (more detailed in further communication)
SCHEDULE: Flexible
TRAVEL: Unnecessary

CONTACT: Personnel Manager Mileva

We are a supplier to Clients and Sellers, meaning that we scour the internet for close-outs that can be bought low and sold high. Our contacts include manufacturers with close out items and distributor overstock. The Sellers purchase products using our service then sell them for a sizeable profit.


What we need are people to act as Check-Ship Inspectors. You would receive the merchandise, check for quality of packing and make sure the product is in good condition. Then you would reseal the package and then send to the client or seller.

- No overheads
- No hidden fees, upfront payments or Investments
- Free start for employees

- High School diploma or equivalent
- Relative experience, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (1 or more years)
- Basic Math, English language skills
- Geographical locations
- Additional languages may be preferred
- Basic computer skills

Ability to operate and maintain equipment including handhelds, computers. Develop, maintain and monitor relationships with store level accounts. Effective oral and written communications, problem-solving skills to reflect level of responsibilities. Able to maintain sensitive and confidential information.

- Basic knowledge of computer and internet
- Sending and Receiving emails
- Fax machine or scanner and printer
- Contact phone (preferably Mobile)

Feel free to email back ONLY at:  (manager Mileva) for further communication and more details.

Jason Wang Co. Ltd

This is a check fraud scam. The "employer" sends you forged checks which are of sufficiently high quality that the fraud won't be detected until after the check clears. Once the fraud is discovered, the bank will dishonour the check, leaving the "employee" considerably poorer, and possibly overdrawn.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Jason Wang Co. Ltd <> [note: no such domain name was registered at the time this blog entry was posted]
Date: 2009/4/30
Subject: Job Offer (Apply Within)

Jason Wang Co. Ltd
8, Lee Ind. Bldg.,
Wan Chai,
Hong Kong.

Ref: TWCL/894/T18/09

We specialize in the production of Iron and steel, which we export to US, CANADA. Our products includes mild steel round bars, high-yield deformed bars, light section and wire rods ranging from very low carbon to high carbon and cold heading steel.

We are looking for representatives who can help us establish a medium of getting to our customers in USA and Canada as well as making payments through him/her to us. You do not have to leave your present job for this one because this job offer will be on a part time basis and remuneration is on a percentage basis of 10% of the total amount you receive from our customers at any time on our behalf.

The reason we seek your assistance is that American checks takes a longer time to clear here in Hong Kong thereby holding business down for us and our associates, as well as tax impose on us is too high. We already have customers who are ready to remit payment to our agents now, thus may be contacting you if you are interested in transacting business with us. Please contact me for more information and forward to us your contact information such as:
Your Full Names:
Contact Address:
Home/Office Phone Number:
Thanks for your understanding; we anxiously await your response.


Jason Wang
Managing Director

Monday, May 04, 2009

Bolton Hotel New Zealand (impostors)

There is a real Bolton Hotel, New Zealand. For that, see

What we have here is a scammer pretending to be the Bolton Hotel. He's even created a fake website, and ripped off some text from the real deal.

   Domain Name: BOLTONHOTELNZ.COM <-- fraud
   Registrar: ENOM, INC.
   Whois Server:
   Referral URL:
   Name Server: NS1.FREEWEBS.COM
   Name Server: NS2.FREEWEBS.COM
   Updated Date: 22-apr-2009
   Creation Date: 22-apr-2009
   Expiration Date: 22-apr-2010

The fake website offers a large range of jobs, whereas the real Bolton Hotel website has no "job vacancies" section at all. This leads me to believe that the scam here is advance fee fraud. My scam archives contain a lot of hotel-related nob vacancy fraud of this sort (primarily in relation to Canadian hotels for some reason, but also England). The fraud usually goes like this: they have a wonderful live-in job for you at a luxurious hotel, but you need to pay some kind of working visa fee. There is no job, and the scammer pockets the fee.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Bolton Hotel nz <>
Date: 2009/4/26 UTC
Subject: This is an automatic email update message from Bolton Hotel New Zealand.

                          <<<<<<<<<Automatic Email Up-date>>>>>>>>>


This is an automatic email update message from Bolton Hotel New Zealand.

this email is sent to update you about great service we now offer at our hotel, please take your time to browse our website for more details.

new faculties had been installed in all our guest rooms.
we want you to enjoy your holiday in New Zealand when ever you visit.

                                        JOB VACANCY UPDATE:

List of current job vacancy had also been updated on our website.
for job vacancy, click the link below.

we pay good rate and also give free accommodation's for international staffs.
we accept international application, and give supporting document for visa processing.

                             <<<<<<<<<Automatic Email Up-date>>>>>>>>>

 your email address had been opted in to receiving emails containing special offers, updates from (

If you wish to be unsubscribed from receiving emails from system,  (click here). Requests may take up to ten days to process.................thanks


HeidelbergCement is a real enough company, as a quick web search will readily verify. That makes this scam fairly effective, because most people will search for the company name, and they'll get LOTS of hits -- but most of the ones which warn about this particular scam will be well down the list. This job offer is NOT from HeidelbergCement: it's just an impostor scammer using their identity as his cover story.

Note that the job requirements include "processing payments". The vast majority of all job scams are of this type. There are various ways in which scammers can either defraud you directly or use you to launder stolen money using this cover story. The job description doesn't make clear which particular method this scammer will use.

I've received eight of these spams to various accounts on two separate occasions (about a week apart). The sample shown here is from the latter occasion. I have not seen this scam reported widely: Fraud Watchers has the only known report at this time.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: [redacted (false, random)]
Date: 2009/4/29 UTC
Subject: Work position
To: [redacted (privacy)]

Financial Assistance Job Opportunity in USA:
In around 50 countries across the world, the name HeidelbergCement stands for competency and quality. HeidelbergCement is the global market leader in aggregates and a prominent player in the fields of cement, concrete and other downstream activities, making it one of the world's largest manufacturers of building materials.
HeidelbergCement is an attractive international employer, offering highly promising career opportunities throughout the world in a variety of fields. It makes no difference which role you're interested in: HeidelbergCement is a dynamic Group experiencing strong growth, which demands strong commitment from its managers and employees. On the way to becoming a top player in our industry, we have put a clear focus on customers and employees, cost awareness, speed, strength of implementation and closeness to the business. The challenges are growing as fast as our markets. This is why we are looking for qualified and dedicated employees throughout the world, who are prepared to take the initiative and accept responsibilities. Help us shape the future. We look forward to meeting you!
We are writing to inquire if you are interested in part-time vacancy in the area of financial/executive services.
HeidelbergCement, is currently looking for qualified Financial Assistant position employees within USA.
This position focuses on the management of daily, weekly and monthly tasks and special projects pertaining to the finance support for accounting in USA.
Hours: You can work full time or part time. Your schedule can be flexible. For part time - you will need to spend on average 2-3 hours per day, 3 days in week.
Location: This is a work at home position in USA.
Costs and Fees: There are no costs at any time for our employees. All fees related to this employment are covered by the company.
What we offer:
  • Salary/Wage(part time) : $2,850.00(trial) /month, $3,350.00(regular) /month
  • Flexibility in planning your business activity
  • Great opportunity to join European market
  • Competitive Compensation Package
  • Opportunity for career growth and work in dynamic and assertive team of professionals
  • During training/trial period assistance may be provided by phone
  • We will make online training for position offered

Position requirements:
  • Assist the Accountant and HR Departments in a support role performing special projects, data entry and other duties as assigned.
  • Recognizing, identifying, analyzing and evaluating data
  • Manage all financial data, including production of financial reports
  • Manage the preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual financial reporting packages for management
  • Building up long term relations with clients
  • Processing payments between partners, clients and our company
  • Process all the exception payments, correspondence, rejects from the lockbox provider.
  • Use of contemporary computer software (e.g., Windows; Microsoft Office Suite).

Candidate requirements:
  • Excellent math skills and desirable previous experience working in an accounting, accounting assistant or financial capacity, or documented accounting/finance/customers coursework.
  • Better you should have an AS Degree in Accounting, business, equivalent, or 1 plus years experience in Payment Processing or Accounting would also be acceptable.
  • Basic understanding of financial data.
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Ability to plan, organize and prioritize work.
  • Minimum basic knowledge of English language (written and oral communicational skills)

For Persons who have small or average business, we invite to cooperation on special conditions. (Financial Executive Position)
For further more detailed information you should contact with our managers, by email below.
To submit your resume and find out more about this position e-mail us at:
Berliner Strasse 6
69120 Heidelberg, Germany
Commercial Register Entry: District Court of Munich - HRB 157842
Managing Director: Dr. Tom Göttsch

© 2009 HeidelbergCement GmbH