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March 11, 2010

Another Money Mule Recruitment Letter

Jobs, jobs, jobs! If you want to earn some fast cash by ripping off small businesses so that:

a) your criminal bosses in Eastern Europe collect big time; and
b) you may get caught owing a bank many thousands of dollars (somewhere just under $10,000) you already wired to Eastern Europe

then reply to the following spam message:

Subject: Job position REF47732
From: Shelly Dubois


I am a manager of the HR department of a large multinational company. Our company is met in many departments, such as:
- real estate
- companies setting-up and winding-up
- bank accounts opening and maintenance
- logistics
- private undertaking services
- etc.

We need employees in USA:
- salary 2.500 dollars + bonus
- 1 - 2 working hours per day
- free timetable

If you are interested in this job, please, send us your contact information: Shelly@[removed]-target.net
Full name:
Mobile phone-number:

Note! We are searching Americans only! >

Please mention your name and write the phone number. Our manager will contact you to fix an interview.

And here's a variation that just came in:

Subject: Finance Manager vacansy for USA
From: Jim Woods


I am the personnel department manager and I am appealing to you in the name of the large-scale and first-rate partnership. Our company takes an active part in the life of its subsidiaries, for example:
- bank account operations
- transportation and logistics
- private enterprise service
- etc.

We have vacancies to be filled by American residents only:
- salary 2.500 dollars + bonus
- underemployment
- flexible working schedule

If you would like to work with us, please provide us the following information: Jim@[removed]-target.net
First name:
Country of residence
Place of residence
E-mail box
Contact phone number

Attention! We need American residents only.>

Please provide us with your Personal data (Phone number and First and Last name) and our manager will contact to you to make a brief interview.

The email address domain was registered a couple of days ago. No web site exists at that domain (at least at the default location), but the Apache server is alive (somewhere in Russia).

Unfortunately, a lot of Americans are under financial stress these days. Offers like these, despite sounding too good to be true, will yield plenty of applicants — lambs to slaughter.

Posted on March 11, 2010 at 01:25 PM