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.

Saturday, June 05, 2010

Chiffon Lace Fabric

This is a money mule scam. I haven't done a search to see whether or not there is a real "Chiffon Lace Fabric" company at the given address, but you can rest assured that they have nothing to do with this scam if they exist.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Chiffon Lace Fabric <[unverifiable]>
Date: 5 June 2010 22:21
Subject: VACANCY

Chiffon Lace Fabric is actively seeking For Online Clerk/Representative
in the United State Of America, United Kingdom and Canada to
represent its interests. We were able to get your email address with the
help of marketing research based in your location. You will work as an
independent contractor right from your home or office. This vacant
position is available for anybody that is interested in earning some extra
money to pay bills and to go on vacations. This job will not take too much
of your time and there is no reason for you to quit your present job. This
post is available for everyone both employed and unemployed because this
will not affect your present occupation status all you need is to have a
minimum of 1hr to spend for this work everyday.


We have sales representatives to distribute our products. There are hundreds
of competitors, close direct contacts between suppliers and customers and
other difficulties, which impede our sales promotion. We have decided  to
deliver the products upfront, it's very risky but it should push up sales on 25
percent. Presently with the amount of Orders we have, we cannot put them on
hold For fear of loosing the customers out rightly.


You are to coordinate payments from customers or dispatch payment slips.
Your status will determine where you will be posted. You will be notified
when you are getting any payment by a representative of our company or when
any slip will be sent to you depends on the position you fit into.
You are not involved in any sales. Once orders are received and sorted we
deliver the product to the customers and you coordinate the payment as instructed.
You will need to take record of every payment sent to you and for every payment
you process there will be 10% percent commission for you which means if you can
successfully get 10,000 Dollars or Pounds from our customer's per week, you will
have 1,000 Dollars or Pounds as your commission and if you work harder there will
always be a monthly bonus for you. You do not need any materials than your
computer with internet access and telephone to be qualify for this Job.

if you are interested in this job let me know and confirm you availability by
filling the form below and sending it back to us.

Full Name:----------
Street Address:----------
Zip code:----------
Phone Number:----------
Current Occupation:----------
Position Held:----------


If you can not meet this requirements, Please don't
reply to this email, We are looking for people with the highest
standards of honesty and integrity only. Please do not apply if
you feel you cannot handle large sums of cash without being
tempted to perform a dishonest Act. Passwords, SSN etc, If anyone
asks for those on our behalf please do not give out this info.
This is to ensure your security and non involvement in cases of
Identity theft.

Chiffon Lace Fabric
210, Sinsiao Road, South District,Tainan,Taiwan
2008 (c) Chiffon Lace Fabric