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.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Mega Establishment Co. Ltd.

This is a scam -- probably cheque fraud. All "payment processor" jobs are scams, by the way.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Mr. Richard Wang <[redacted (unverifiable)]>
Date: 2009/8/2 UTC
Subject: Be our company representative

Mega Establishment Co. Ltd,
Import and Export Deport,
29060 Wang Yuen, Hong Kong,

My name is Richard Wang, the secretary to Mega Establishment Co. Ltd here in Wang
Yuen, Hong Kong. We are group of enterprise established to import and export all
Kind of goods including companies/Industries Machineries, Electronics and
Spear-Parts ordered by our customers around the Globe, especially Europe, America,
Africa, Asia and Canada.

On behalf of the Mega Establishment/Board of Director, I am pleased to inform you
that Vacancy is open for foreign employment for those who can work as our company
International Representative that can handle the position of Payment receiving

If you know that you can handle the position, please kindly let us know and forward to
us the following datas:

1. Full Names:
2. Contact Address:
3. Sex:
4. Date of Birth/Age:
5. Phone/Fax Number:
6. Occupation:
7. Company Name/Company Address:
8. Bank Name:

IMPORTANT NOTE: You must be over 21 years of age.

We await your Complete Data for Job processment.

Yours Faithfully,

Richard Wang
Mega Establishment Co. Ltd
Wang Yuen, Hong Kong.

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