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 23, 2006

Harry & Co, Metals LTD

Money mule job; has a Nigerian aroma to it, so I'm guessing that it involves fraudulent checks. Many Nigerians operate out of the UK.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Harry George <>
Date: 24-Nov-2006 06:13
Subject: From Harry & Co, Metals LTD

Dear Sir,

We are Harry & Co, Metals Ltd. Our specialties is supply of Gold & Jewelries. Our main office in the UK
and we have initiates our business across the US & CANADA / other commercial countries like Asia.

Recently we have encounter some difficulties in our present supplies to some of our customers in US
and Canada based on the fact that some of the wholesalers  clients are willing to  condition us to open
an account with their mainly trusted BANKS in USA to ease the transfer payment facility between their
company and ours also for successful transaction.

This is as a result of the present supply requisitions they are about proffer to our company to supply them
a large quantity of jewelries and gold ingots which the assay or the purity of the product must be obtain
before payment.

However, Since we are not in the USA OR CANADA, we are unable to cope with this structure of payment
conditional by opening account in their proffer banks in USA. Therefore, we have decided to petition for a
trustworthy partner with full business fidelity to represent us in the US or Canada in receiving the payment
from our customers by opening an account in one of the shortlist Banks offer by our customers.

Note that after the opening of the account in one of those banks, any payment transfer or made payable
to your account; 10% shall be allocate to you as our foreign credit manager while 90% shall always be
transfer to our account in UK or as instructed.

Confirm if we can work together, we shall send you the list of the Bank in USA to open an account with
one of the banks and introduce you to our customers to direct all payment to your account as they r


Harry George.
CEO. Harry & CO, Metals LTD
Primary Email :
Secondary Email :
Tel:   07011.150.363 /  07014.213.221
Fax: +44.7005.980.594

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