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, July 29, 2009

CAREER OPPORTUNITY IN 2010 WORLD CUP SOUTH AFRICA

This email was sent from South Africa [165.146.86.191] via a mail server in Italy [88.42.95.42]. There is no evidence that the sender is actually associated with project2010.co.za 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 ----------
From: PROJECT 2010 RECRUITMENT CO <project2010@mail.co.za>
Reply-To: <project2010@mail.co.za>
Date: 2009/7/29
Subject: CAREER OPPORTUNITY IN 2010 WORLD CUP SOUTH AFRICA
To:


CAREER OPPORTUNITY IN 2010 WORLD CUP SOUTH AFRICA
http://www.project2010.co.za/

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

E-mail: info.project2010@webmail.co.za

ALL APPLICANTS MUST BE WILLING TO WORK ON CONTRACT BASIS ONLY


PROJECT 2010 RECRUITMENT COMPANY,
1st Floor,Suite 452, JanSmuts Building,
219 Blaauwberg Road, Tableview,
Cape Town,9000
South Africa


5 comments:

Yuri said...

That Job Vacancy is FAKE..

I sent my application to project2010@webmail.co.za then I got This reply..

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ATTN:Ms (My Name)

CONGRATULATIONS..DUE TO URGENT NEED FOR MANPOWER YOUR CV HAS BEEN REVIEWED
AND APPROVED BY RECRUITMENT REVIEW TEAM

YOU HAVE PASSED FIRST PHASE OF SCREENING 1.0 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:
We are pleased to inform you of Recruitment Approval as a Member of our
Human Resource/Personnel Management Team.

Your application has been Screened and deemed tenable, follow the
Instructions to move to the next level.

APPLICATION PRE-REGISTRATION PROCEDURES, COSTS, AND DEADLINE
ANONYMOUS REGISTRATION is available to job seekers who will not be able to
be here for Physical interview.

Processing Fees :$500 USD Only.
( Processing fees covers the following enlisted below ):
a. Anonymous applicants
b. Application Forms
c. Letter of Invitation and Visa processing fees.
d. Processing Of Working and Residential Permits .
e. Hotel Reservation and Airport pick up for a period of 7 days in which
the Job placement seminar and orientation will hold .
f. Healthcare Insurance .

You are to receive the hard copies of the :

1).Application Forms. Air Mailing of Application Package(Return shipping
cost is Included)

2).Contract Terms and Agreement which includes Salaries, Entitlements,
Medical Expenses etc.

A Valid medical report is to be provided by all applicant . Prepayment is
required by all applicants . Within 5 business days of receipt of payment,

An Application Package will be sent to you through an DHL/FEDEX Courier
service.

The management of Recruitment Company here wishes to present to you the
following terms of contract.

CONTRACT PERIOD: You shall resume for duty on the 1ST OCT, 2009.AND ENDS
1ST OCT, 2010

Flight: Return Tickets(To and Fro) Will Be Provided if Recruited

CONTRACT PERIOD: 1yr.

ENTITLEMENTS: All salary and expense figures shall be in U.S. Dollars and
Shall be Stated in Contract and Agreements terms depending on your field.

RETURN TICKET WILL BE PROVIDED FOR TRIP TO SOUTH AFRICA ON FINAL ACCEPTANCE

SALARY: Expatriates shall not be entitled to anything less than US$90, 000
in Twelve(12) months Renewable upon expiration.

This salary shall be paid monthly and Work time shall be 40 hours per week
for the contract period.

Any work performed beyond the normal 40 hrs a week, work time, shall be
due for an overtime benefit to be paid at $50.00 per hour.

LODGING: First class accommodation will be provided in a 3 Star Hotel.

TRAVEL: US$1,000 flat rate travel/entertainment allowance, shall be paid
to employee by employer for each intercontinental trip.

MEDICAL EXPENSES : Employer will provide employee with comprehensive
Healthcare for the term of contract, and follow-on care for injuries
suffered during the contract duration .

VACATION : Employees shall be entitled to two weeks of paid vacation in
the period of the contract .

LOCAL TRANSPORT : Chauffered driven Vehicles shall be adequately provided
for you.

MOBILIZATION FEES: the first monthly salary and other entitlement shall be
paid in arrears before assumption of duty.

All salaries, Benefit and contract terms will be well expatiated by the
agency in the hard copies that will be forwarded to you through an Express
courier service.

All registration materials must be received at the Administrative Office
ASAP. After this date, your materials will not be included in the
pre-conference orientation. Materials of those who register will be
available on the morning following formal Placement Service registration.

PLEASE INDICATE ACCEPTANCE AND ASK FOR PAYMENT MODES ASAP


MR THAMBO SILAS +27715710646
PROJECT 2010 RECRUITMENT COMPANY,
http://www.project2010.co.za/
1st Floor,Suite 452, JanSmuts Building,
219 Blaauwberg Road, Tableview,
Cape Town,9000
South Africa
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Thanks God I didn't transfer Money to the S**ker.
Don,t trust the email.

AVE AVA said...

I got the same email but when I checked their email address it came from project2010@project2010.co.za. How can it be? I though the project2010.co.za domain was legitimate.

Spotter said...

The "from" address in email doesn't mean very much. If you know what you're doing, you can set that to anything at all. The reply-to address is usually more interesting.

Craig said...

Project 2010 (www.project2010.co.za) is aware that its name is being used in this scam and the matter is being investigated by the South African Police Services.

Anonymous said...

Hi

I got the same response, I was actually overwhelmed with the quick response. Until I googled the name MR THAMBO SILAS and came across with this blog.

Thanks a lot for the eye opener!

Jorge