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, August 12, 2009

Milet Business Company

This spam was sent from IP address, which is allocated to an ADSL pool in Turkey. I mention this because it more-or-less explains the weird "from" and "reply-to" addresses on this spam, although I doubt that they were intentional. In any case, the scammer really wants a reply to the "" address mentioned at the end of the message. As for the scam itself: "finance manager" just screams "money mule scam". Do you really need any more details?

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Buddy Hammond <>
Date: 2009/8/1
Subject: Part time job
To: [redacted (privacy)]

Milet Business Company has an open vacancy for a FINANCE MANAGER position.

We do our best to fit all our customers needs as soon as possible. That is why our staff is a professionally trained team, that can solve any problem that occurs on their way. We are not just a group of people, we are a family. We offer you, our potential colleague, to join us. See below, what we can offer you.

General Requirements:

- Be at least 21 years old.

- No special Qualifications Needed.

- Minimal experience and knowledge of basic bank operations.

- Ability to maintain confidentiality of all information.

- Willingness to work at home, take responsibility, set up and achieve goals.

- The ability to create good administrative reporting.

- Honesty, responsibility and promptness in operations.

- The ability to operate with more than one task effectively, and have an adaptable, flexible, professional attitude.

- The ability to keep us in touch, on-time and detailed reporting.

- Ability to work on-line, Internet and e-mail skills.

What we offer you:

- Generous salary (over 3,000.00 USD per month).

- Social benefits and medical insurance.

- Free training and seminars.

- Paid Holidays plus 3 weeks of Paid Time Off (PTO).

This is an easy job, but your help is very important for us and our clients. This job does not require any special education. You wouldn't have to pay us for taking you on our list. However we guarantee stable income.

If you wish to apply for a position, please send your resume only to our e-mail:

1 comment:

Spotter said...

Also seen with reply-to address of "".