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This blog is not frequently updated because most case-by-case scam reports are now listed in subordinate blogs. At this point in time, most of my efforts are targeted at documenting employment scams in the Suckers Wanted blog.


Job Scam:

I haven't finished clearing out my backlog of spam yet, but job scams get priority over lesser junk like 419 scams and fake lottery wins. This spam was received from ( on Wed, 13 Jul 2005 18:46:54 +0000.


If you are looking for a job in USA  then go right ahead.
You have an opportunity join one of the most successful and fastest growing companie in the world.

SHIP AND PAY INT. is a European company looking for responsible, honest and motivated 
people in USA  to be company customer service managers in your  region.
Great job opportunity working for a great company.You can earn up to $3000-7000 depending on time 
you will spend for this job.

Job Requirements: 
-No specific business experience is required for this business.
-Be able to check your email several times a day .
-Be able to respond to emails immediately. 
-Be responsible and hard working .
-You have to be honest and  independable.
-You should be aged between 21 and 67.
-Male or female
-You should be a resident of a country where you reside.
-You should have internet access.
-You should have phone number.
-About 5-8 hours per week  to dedicate towards the job
-You do not need any capital to start.

You can earn up to $3000-7000 depending on time you will spend for this job. 

Our proposal  oriented to  the:
-unemployed people, 
-people having activity,  
-young mums,
-peoples who would like to earn extra money,
-people who seeking a rewarding second income.


- Spending more time with family and friends.
- Living wherever YOU want.
- Never setting an alarm clock.
- Taking vacations when YOU choose.
- Saying goodbye to that terrible boss.
- Not driving to work in a blizzard. 
- Having more time to play and exercise.
- Investing in your kids' education.
- You don't need to send spam to anyone. All you 
  need is a computer connected to the Internet,   
  phone and free time.
- DOES NOT Require investment.
- You will have a real work.

We look forward in working with you.
Yours Faithfully,
Legal Address:
Ship & Pay International
7760 France Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55435
United States

Headquarter Address:
Ship & Pay International
46 Nevskiy Prospekt
191025 St. Petersburg
Russian Federation

Phone:+ 1 (612) 435 33 84
Fax:+ 1 (612) 395 55 24
The information contained in this e-mail message is confidential, may
be legally privileged, and is intended for use only by the individual(s)
named above. If you are not the intended recipient of this message, you 
must not copy, forward, disclose or otherwise use it, or any part of
it, in any way whatsoever. If you have received this message in error, 
please notify the sender immediately by return e-mail and delete the
message and any attachments from your system. Thank you

I've included the "confidentiality notice" footer for ironic effect. To be honest, I'm not 100% sure what this one is about, but I'll wager that it's just the classic "work at home" scam. If I'm right, then getting involved in this means no more than setting up your own website, just like the "ship and pay" one, and then selling others on the opportunity to work at home. The only thing being shipped around and paid for are "starter kits" on how to work at home. It's a real loser's game. As evidence for this hypothesis, I point you to a Google search on a key phrase from their website. Ask yourself -- why are there so many nearly-identical sites offering "everything you need to receive mail from overseas?" Dude, to receive mail from overseas, all you need is a postal address! Then, if you feel like a laugh, check out any one of the set of near-identical pages found by this Google search, which is tuned to the meaningless bundle of buzzwords on their "services" page. They don't actually offer any real services, but they are highly buzzword compliant about it!

In a more helpful vein, here's a link to the (USA) Federal Trade Commission's "Work-at-Home Schemes" warning page.

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