Scambusters, Preventing Internet Scams & Phishing Attempts

This blog is dedicated to help preventing internet fraud and internet scams. Scambusters was a radio show I started in Albany Oregon, but due to defaulted payment by the radio station we took the show offline. Regardless of this issue we still wish to help prevent internet fraud and save people from internet loss. I have been interviewed and featured in various publications such as the Wall Street Journal, New York Times & Daily News, The London Times & AARP Newsletters. Please watch this blog for latest tips and tricks and scams to avoid.

Monday, October 25, 2010

SCAM -- Find new work - id \ 1288013790...

Job Scam, They will move money with fake or stolen credit cards, or extract money from stolen bank accounts. Send you checks and/or money order and/or cash and ask you to keep some and forward the rest onto other people and/or companies.

Several bad things will happen or could happen, at least one of these will happen.

1. Your bank will tell you that the deposits are fake, and you will now be responsible for all the money you withdrew and sent onward.

2. The police or federal agents will come break down the door and arrest you for wire fraud, and you will have your assets frozen and big lawyer fees, if and when you get bonded out of jail.

Avoid these scams.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Amos Palmer <>
Date: Mon, Oct 25, 2010 at 6:30 AM
Subject: Find new work - id \ 1288013790...
To: (removed)

Good day,
We are asking you to pay attention because of the fact that PMO assistance group company recruiting department has chosen you as a possible candidate.

PMO assistance group company offers a position to United States citizens.

PMO assistance group company head quarter is located in Poland, city Warsaw.
Since the year 2004 we operate worldwide on the precious metal market.
PMO assistance group clients from Europe and US purchase different types of precious metals, selling or exchanging precious metals or making any kind of investments into certificates or stocks.

This particular offer is for people who live in United States.
We provide the vacancy for financial department employee position. The duties will include performing financial operations for the company, handling payment process for our customers. The position is remote and can be done as a part time job. We provide the fixed monthly salary of $5,500 fixed plus the per cents from the each deal. There is a possibility of a carrier growth. There is a flexible schedule and hours of work (up to 20 hours of work per week in average for the employee).

Taxes are 1099'd each year, the vacation is two times per year - paid. PMO assistance group provides the bonus electronics to ensure the cooperation quality to all employees after first two trial months of work. ( Apple iPhones 4 and Mac laptops, Blackberries and Sony Vaio laptops).

We do not work with checks, money orders or any suspicion facilities for safety purposes.
PMO assistance group has recommended itself as a valuable market player from Europe with the strongest security system.

PMO assistance group is waiting for you to join us. We are looking forward to cooperate with intelligent and responsible individuals who have/are:

-Based in United States
-18 years minimum age
-Clean record
-Normal business hours internet access
-Primary bank account operations knowledge

The vacancies have limits.

Please, reply back.

Have a good day.


Anonymous said...

Gees! Well, I just received this email yesterday. Scammers need to be stopped.

Anonymous said...

Got the same email from this address - Francesca Castillo [] - nothing but someone trying to scam you.

Anonymous said...

I received this email just the other day, replied,and they sent me an employment contract. I was created with "WORD" program ( looks real professional lol) I sent him ( Alex Ladd) an email wanting his business license or some sort of verification of this businesses validity in the financial world. Lets see what happens!!