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.

Monday, February 09, 2009


"Mystery Shopping" is one of the cover stories that check fraud scammers use. They send you a forged check, and ask you to bank it and send some of the funds so obtained to someone via Western Union -- all in the name of evaluating the associated services. The sting is that the check is eventually dishonoured, leaving the "mystery shopper" substantially poorer for his efforts.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Pearl Delaney <>
Date: 2009/2/09 UTC
Subject: Open DVPosition


There is a vacancy to be filled in our association. The job is not hard, minimum knowledge and abilities required. Even so this job is well-paid.
We are looking for people for MysteryShopping. MysteryShopping is reliable tool a business can use to gather information regarding customer service performance.
When the company executives feel there is a need for them to improve upon their customer service, they address to us.

Once we have a contract to do so, our agentmaybe you would be directed to association or outlet with all funds to do the job. Our worker act as a regular customer and service staff don't know who he is indeed, in this wise he evaluates customer service professionalism and ability to deal with difficult clients.

After our worker forward us small report of his/her experience.

This job is easy. Work requires the ability to properly read and write well enough to communicate in both oral and written form. Also you must be adult, live in USA, have superficial knowledge in computer.

Salary: 1400 bucks a week or 5000 bucks a month!

If you liked our offer, please send us to this Email:  your full name, your age ( if you are not adult, please ignore this letter), your address and state, occupation,  phone number and don't forget your Zip code.

We wait for your answer.

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