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.

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:

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