Category: Job Scams

  • Data Conversion Job Scam is active again

    The scam goes like this: a company contacts you about a job where you work from home, doing various office jobs, filing, inventorying stuff, converting data from one format to another. You just need to use an application, the price of which they may or may not refund you on your first paycheck. The software […]


    A recent Scam Tip Off Report tells me of a Logistics Position for Recap Distribution. Supposedly operating in Finland, all the money seems to flow to Russia. It’s a simple enough scam – You take a job as a ‘Receivables Clerk’. Packages arrive and you send them on to another address. Money comes in to […]

  • The [domain] names change, but the “Data Conversion Job” Scam remains the same…

    “Data Conversion Job Scam”? Yes – this has been running for several months now. This is how it works: A spam email, probably coming via a job seekers website [such as or or or] tells the victim about a great employment opportunity he can do at home – all he has […]

  • Secret Shopper Scam Described

    “The Consumerist“, a website that highlights the persistent, shameless gaffes of modern consumerism – and the latest scams, rip-offs, hot deals and freebies, encourages their readers to tell them about their everyday experiences with absurdities of consumer culture – and suggest ways for them to fight back. They explain in detail how the ‘Secret Shopper’ […]

  • IRS Lists it’s ‘Dirty Dozen’ Tax Scams

    Hiding income in offshore accounts, identity theft, return preparer fraud, and filing false or misleading tax forms top the annual list of “dirty dozen” tax scams in 2011, the Internal Revenue Service announced today. “The Dirty Dozen represents the worst of the worst tax scams,” IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman said. “Don’t fall prey to these […]

  • WORK FROM HOME!!! (yep, it’s yet another scam)

    Anyone online or offline has seen the ads by now – Money Motivated Pros | Team Leaders Needed | Looking for Recruiters | Professionals Needed | Remote Agents Needed | Top Guns Only | Business Development | Marketing Reps | Senior Account Executives | Promotional Managers | Looking for Talent | Junior Account Executive | […]

  • Powell Exotic Furniture Website Spoof Scam – PEFURNITURE.NET

    Administrative assistant needed by Powell Exotic Furniture,Good pay and flexible hours, see attached pdf for more info or sign up via Here’s a new website spoof scam – take the website of a perfectly respectable, American furniture company – Nichols & Stone and copy it. Then substitute the new name ‘Powell Exotic Furniture’ and […]

  • Who or What is BobBear?

    In my infrequent callouts to other websites that  (like Scamdex) were  created out of the blind fury experinced by seeing bad people taking money from good people, I have another site for you to take notice of. But first, a recap: When Scamdex started in 2004, there were very few sites about scams and Internet […]