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.

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Feilong Plastic Company (Impostors)

If there is a real "Feilong Plastic Company", then you can be pretty sure their contact address isn't the Yahoo! freemail address listed below. This is just another money mule recruitment scam, targeting North America. The money you receive under such a scheme is stolen from compromised Internet banking accounts; it is not payments from customers.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Feilong Plastic Company <fcp004@o2.pl>
Date: 18-Nov-2006 20:58
Subject: RELIABLE REPRESENTATIVE NEEDED
To: Undisclosed-Recipient

Goodday,

This mail is serving as an invitation to treat Urgently. I will not
fail to state that I am sorry for encroaching in your privacy.

Feilong Plastic Company located in Zhejiang China, produces colour
printing and multi-laminating plastic packing bag for packing any kinds of
products in China, some of them are foil bags.

The main products of the factory are as following:

(1) Food packing film(bag), color printing and lamination.
(2) High temperature cooking film(bag), color printing and laminrtion,
for killing bacteria in high temperature.
(3) Low temperature refrigerating film(bag), color printing and
lamination for keep fresh in low temperature.
(4) Low temperature anti-static electricity hot sealing film(bag), for
washing powder milk powder and powder packing.
(5) Standing, zipper bags.
(6) Various kinds of tearable membrane covers.
(7) one way coffeebags (for roasted coffeebeans)
(8) Vacuum save storage bag(space bags).
(9) Liquid packaging.

Over the years we have limited countries where our products are been
exported, due to the quality of our products we have sucessfully some
few customers in the America continent.

Due to  the increase in demand of our products in America and Canada,
we have decided to move our products fully into the continent of
America. By so doing,we are searching for reliable persons/companies who can
act as a DISTRIBUTOR/RECEIVING OFFICER who will act as medium of reach 
between our customers and us in their area of locality.

Note that, if finally aprroved as our Representative, you are entitled
to 5% of whatever amount you receive from customers who are making
payments for outstanding invoices on behalf of the company.  Our account
officer in Japan will convey to you the medium which you will use to
remit any funds received on our behalf. If you are interested in being a
REPRESENTATIVE OFFICER in the above location and your locality, please
fill out this form below:

Feilong Plastic Company.,Ltd. Distributor/Receiving account Form

Title  please select Ms Mr Mrs Dr
First Name:
Surname:
Age  please select 25-35 36-45 46-55 55+      
Relevant Experience:     
Company Background:
Postal Address:
Residential Address:
Phone:
Fax: 
Email:
Do you have an exclusive relationship with another China  based
company? YES /NO

Please also let us know the best time to reach you on phone especially
as we have a difference
in time. Thank you for your time.

Respectfully Submitted,
Ye Junpei
Contact Person
Feilong Plastic Company
Contact us via; feilongplastic_company@yahoo.com.hk
Haixin Rode 88,
Haining,
Zhejiang,
China

7 comments:

james mccrary said...

I just got this same email today. August 28 2008. So its been going around for quite sometime. Thanks for leaving this info on your web site you might just saved me from getting scamed. Keep up the good work.JM

Anonymous said...

i though it was a new thing, but it seems to be old... however, they chsnged the content a little bit...i got it yesterday...

Anonymous said...

I got the email today. There should be somewhere you can notify about these.

Anonymous said...

Got mine just now. You did a really good job for this site. Keep up the good work... Jabrights

m said...

> If there is a real "Feilong Plastic Company"

There is, and their website includes a note proclaiming job invitation e-mails to be false (in case anyone still had doubts!).

Most likely, any money you receive won't be stolen, it won't exist! It will be a fraudulent cheque that will only be discovered after you've sent out the cash in the form of real money from your account. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nigerian_scam#Cheque_cashing

Anonymous said...

check / foward fake emails to this site
scams@fraudwatchinternational.com

they are fraud watch

these people that send the junk should have there mechs spiked
ist so anoying
not even the isp filters this stuff

if you can stop them then good
swat these mosys

Anonymous said...

Well it is still on the go.

I just received a copy topday, 21st Feb 2009.