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.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

China National Arts & Crafts (Impostors)

A brief investigation suggests that "China National Arts & Crafts" is
a real business (, but the sender
of this email has nothing to do with them, and is just using their
name as a front. The job description talks about receiving payments on
behalf of the employer, so this is a money mule job.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: 09-Nov-2006 20:36
To: undisclosed-recipients

China National Arts & Crafts (CNAC)
Import & Export Corporation Rc./216870
27h Bao Feng Mansion,
299 Jinjiang road,
Beijing China.

>From the desk of Mr.Chu Ping
Managing Director CNAC

Dear Reader,

I sincerely Write to seek your Co-operation and trust in respect to a
business opportunity in our company.
We are a multinational firm in asia with headquaters situated at the
heart of Beijing China.We are into sales(Export) of Arts & Crafts.

In the course of last year we made a turnover of some thousands of
dollars but at our yearly board meeting our board of directors decided
on increase in profit hence our reaching out to credible individuals.
Our management reached an agreement that we should diversify & reach
out to other countries mainly America,Canada & Sub Regions in Europe
in other to meet our predicted yearly turnover.

We need a representative with credible character in America,Canada &
Europe.Your duty will be to help us establish a medium of getting to
our customers in America,Canada & Europe as well as receiving payments
on our behalf.

You will be given the opportunity to negotiate your mode of contract
of which we will pay for your services,this is subject to your

With this employment diversification drive, our aim of becoming one of
the worlds leading arts & crafts firm within the next ten years will
be realized, provided representatives are trustworthy and want the
growth of the company.

It will be our utmost pleasure if you are interested in transacting
business with us.

you can reply to me if interested
For more information and further proceedings,forward to us your full
names,Age,phone number,Occupation and fullest contact address for
proper documentation.

Only trustworthy & credible individuals will be considered.

Thanks in advance.
Yours Faithfully,
Mr.Chu Ping.
(Managing Director)

1 comment:

john said...

Fraud Email
The telephone of Beijing China is:+86-10-xxxx xxxx.