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, January 28, 2009

Haier Group Co., Ltd

This is a scam, direct from Nigeria (originating IP The usual story in this case is that the scammer sends forged checks or money orders to the "employee" (victim), and requests that the employee send back cash via Western Union. The checks are eventually dishonoured, leaving the victim poorer for his efforts.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: HAIER GROUP CO., LTD <> [SPF verified]
Date: 2009/1/21 UTC

To whom it may concern,


You have received this e-mail because Haier Group Co., Ltd requires a company/persons or individual who can represent us to be international payment officer/agent in North America. So by virtue of your subscribed interest in affiliate and flexible home work program;you are being contacted.

You will be receiving payments from our customers there in your country.Note that, as our payment officer/agent, you will receive %10 of whatever amount that is paid through
you to us eg.($100,000 USD to your bank account. You will withdraw the money and keep $10000 (10% from $100,000))and the balance amount will be forwarded to our payment
center or company account with the instruction you will be given.

Please, to facilitate your application process if you are intrested in working with us,dosend us promptly via email the following:

Full Names.....Company Name......
Residential Address...Postal Address.....
City, State.....Zip code.......
Country....Age......Phone & Fax.....

For more reasons on why you are needed as a payment officer;contact us through the provided email address;

Jun Chug,
Haier Group Co.,Ltd

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yes i get about 50 of these things a day !!!! one i just got today had got sent to me was western union and the idiot had all o the b's" with it so i wrote to a couple and said boy did this idiot screw up or what it was kinda cool just to see how stupid these people really are!!!!!