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, May 04, 2009

Jude Addison

I can't find this scam reported anywhere else, so I will post it here despite the fact that it's nearly a month old, just in case. This looks like a Nigerian scam for three reasons: the name "Jude Addison", the UK +4470 phone number (an absolute favourite with the West African scammers), and the use of an "Art Merchandise" cover story (check my archives for similar items). The job description is vague, but allows for several variations on the money mule scam. At a guess, though, he probably majors on cheque and money order forgery.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Jude Addison <[redacted (unverifiable)]>
Date: 2009/4/12
Subject: Make money from home Despite Economic Crunch

Jude Addison
147 New Bond Street,
London, W1S 2TS


My name is Jude Addison and I own a small company that Collects and sell art material. We are Experts in the trade Art Merchandise, we are a registered group of business agencies that deal on imports and exports of Arts into/from Europe, America, Canada, China Quatar and  other part of the world.

We require individuals in U.S and Canada to work as our representative
and assist us in processing payments from our clients or acting as a dispatcher of consignments satisfying the needs of our wide range of client? Worldwide. I will like you to know 10,000+current members who are making $700- $2,000 weekly online with this system. Note that no form of investment is needed from you and this job will take only 1-3 hours of your time per week.

We will sincerely appreciate your acceptance to be one of our representatives in your country and join our team.

Forms of Payment

1. Wire Transfer
2. Cheque Payment
3. Credit Card Payment

This scheme requires Confidence, Trust and Enterprising spirit; you will be working right in the comfort of your home, employees are liable to receive 10% off every transaction carried out by them, even more depending on their business acumen on the job.

Please get back to me with your complete information

1. Full Name
2. Full Residential Address/state/zip code
3. Direct Telephone Number.
4. Age
5. Occupation
6. Marital status
7. Email address
8. Do you have a checking account?
9. Have you done this before?
10.Name Bank:

Jude Addison

1 comment:

Spotter said...

Here's another spam from "Jude Addison". It looks like he's majoring on wire transfer fraud this time.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Mr. Jude Addison <[unverifiable]>
Date: 2009/4/25
Subject: Employment Offer

Name: Mr. Jude Addison E:mail :
Employment Offer

Dear Sir/Madam,

Would you like to work online from home and get paid weekly?

Yes! You can work online from home and get paid weekly.
Dell Small Business Store. is committed to global citizenship by operating in a responsible and sustainable manner around the globe. As part of our Multi Level Marketing scheme, we need capable hands to act as representative/book keeper in the Australia on the company's behalf.

Dell Small Business Store. United Kingdom needs a representative in the Australia. We are into supplies of Printers & Ink, PDA, Monitors, Software, and Major exporters' e.t.c. These we supply weekly to our clients all over Australia.

This Job proposal can be taken as a part time job as it has no negative effect to your present job status.

Note: The average monthly income is about $10,000, and this job takes only 3-7 hours per week.


The international money transfer tax for legal entities (companies) in United Kingdom is 25%, whereas for the individual it is only 7%. It yields the company lesser profit if we are to work that way, while tax for international money transfer made by a Private individual is 7%.Hence our Multi Level Marketing Scheme!

We need agents to receive payment for our supplies in bank wire transfers and to resend the money to us via Western Union Money Transfer in UK while the tax shall be 7% instead of 25% which will absolutely favor our company.


1. Receive payment from Clients by wire transfer
2. Deduct 10% which will be your commission on each payment processed.
3. Forward the balance after deducting of 10% commission to offices which shall be provided by you as soon as the fund becomes available.


10% from each operation! For instance: you receive $5000 via wire transfer on our behalf. You will cash the money and keep $500 (10% from $5000) for yourself! At the beginning your commission will equal 10%. After creditable performance, your commission may be reviewed for increment.

This job is very challenging and you should understand it. We are looking only for the Honest and Open Hearted Individual who satisfies our requirements and glad to offer this job position to you. If our proposals interest you, do get back to us with your under listed detailed information;

Zip Code:
Home Phone:
Cell Phone:


Warmest Regards,

Mr. Jude Addison
UK Dell Small Business Store.
Romily Court, Landridge Road, London
SW6 4LL Tel: +447024079674 Fax: +447024079674