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.

Monday, November 13, 2006

ONOKEN Corporation (Impostors)

This random scammer with a Yahoo! freemail address does NOT verifiably
represent Onoken co.,ltd. This is just a money mule job scam abusing a
real company name as a cover story. In this particular case, the
mention of "checks" suggests that the scam involves forged checks,
specifically.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: ONOKEN CORPORATION <mr_onoken02@yahoo.co.jp>
Date: 13-Nov-2006 05:39
Subject: COMPANY REPRESENTATIVE REQUIRED URGENTLY!!!(10% COMMISSION)
To: undisclosed-recipients


ONOKEN Corporation
1995-1 Tsurusaki,Oaza,
Oita 870-0106, Japan
Web:www.onoken.co.jp

COMPANY REPRESENTATIVE REQUIRED URGENTLY!!!

I am Mr. Ken Ono, president ONOKEN Corporation based in Japan. We
specialized in the iron and steel products. We are searching for
representatives who can help us establish a medium of getting to our
customers in the Canada/America and other nearby countries as well as
making payments through you to us. You do not have to leave your present
job for this one because this job offer will be on a part time basis as it
comes once in a while and remuneration is on a percentage basis of 10% of
the total amount you receive from my customers at any time on my behalf.

The reason why i seek your assistance is that American and Canadian checks
takes a long time to clear her e in Japan. Thereby holding business down
for me and my associates. Now i already have customers who are ready to
remit cash to me. Please to facilitate the conclusion of this transaction
if accepted, do send me promptly the following information's below by

my private email:mr_onoken05@yahoo.co.jp

(1)Your full names:
(2)Contact address:
(3)Tele/cell numbers:
(4)Occupation:
(5)Age:
(6)Sex:
(7)country:

Thank you for your time.

Ken Ono
President and Chief Executive Officer.
EMAIL:mr_onoken05@yahoo.co.jp

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yup - I received the same, exact same email.

I assumed that he would be asking for my bank information on the next email and i ignored the mail but did take the time to check out the company site leading me here.

BEWARE for there are several out to get into YOUR bank account to PUT money IN when in reality they are looking to drain you, big or small........... Thats what i am experiencing with these get rich quick emails......

As with all walks of life - nothing is free and if it is you dont appreciate it as you would for something you worked so hard for

Best Regards,

Arcana
www.flexfantasy.com

Arcana said...

By the way, if a representative of Onoken Corporation is reading this and you are looking for a US/Canadian representative, I have experience selling continous cast iron. I realize not the same but similar............
Once again, best regards,
Arcana
www.flexfantasy.com

Anonymous said...

Yes I did received the same email from somebody that looks alike.
But I found this web site that did warn me from this sucker.
Attention: Rep. Appointee,
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Thanks for your response.
Robert Giasson,
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In receipt of your mail, with due honour of your academicals enlightens dignities confirm your well contented response to our official requirement response acknowledge your capacities to work with the Ono-Ken Corporations Company as our Regional appointed Offshore Payment Representative.
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In line with the above you are requested to Attentively fill in, the effective space of Attached Documents for appropriate verification with the Company associate and preferences.
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Do update Document properly before returning a Scanned Copy back to this office desk via e-mail Attachment as our Prospective Clients earnestly Wait, Good day!
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Awaiting your advance response thanks and Best Regards.
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Yours Sincerely,
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Mr. Ono Ken
CEO/ President
Ono-Ken Co. Plc.
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_____

Anonymous said...

Here is another one with a different reply to address.

I am the Chairman & CEO president ONOKEN Corporation based in Japan,We
specialized in the iron and steel products. The need arises for us to
search for representatives who can help us establish a medium of getting
to our customers in the Canada/America/Europe and
other nearby countries.

Please to facilitate the conclusion of this transaction i futher appeal
to you on behalf of
my establishment if accepted, do send me promptly the below
informations to my email:
onoken.corporation001@yahoo.com.hk.


(1)Your full names:
(2)Contact address:
(3)Tele/cell numbers:
(4)Occupation/Posotion:
(5)Age:
(6)Sex:

Very Respectfully,
Mr Ono Ken
Chairman & CEO
ONOKEN Corporation
1995-1 Tsurusaki,Oaza,
Oita 870-0106, Japan

Anonymous said...

I got today (June 13, 2007) also the same e-mail:
ONOKEN Corporation
1995-1 Tsurusaki,Oaza,
Oita 870-0106, Japan
Web:www.onoken.co.jp
EMAIL:onokencorporation313@yahoo.de


COMPANY REPRESENTATIVE REQUIRED
I am Mr. Ken Ono, president ONOKEN Corporation based in Japan. We
specialized in the iron and steel products. We are searching for
representatives who can help us establish a medium of getting to our
customers in the Canada/America and other near by countries as well as making
payments through you to us. You do not have to leave your present job for
this one because this job offer,
will be on a part time basis as it comes once in a while and
remuneration is on a percentage basis of 10% of the total amount you receivefrom my customers at any time on my behalf.

The reason why i seek your assistance is that American and Canadian
checks takes a long time to clear her e in Japan. There by holding
business down for me and my associates. Now i already have customers
who are
ready to remit cash to me. Please to facilitate the conclusion of this
transaction if accepted, do send me promptly the following in
formations below by

(1)Your full names:
(2)Contactaddress;
(3)Tel/cell;numbers:
(4)Occupation:
(5)Age:
(6)Sex:
(7)country name:
Thank you for your time.

Yours Faithfully,
Ken Ono
President and Chief
Executive Officer.
EMAIL:onokencorporation313@yahoo.de

Anonymous said...

ONOKEN Corporation 1995-1 Tsurusaki,Oaza, Oita 870-0106, Japan PAYMENT RECEIVING AGENT NEEDED I am Mr. Ken Ono, president ONOKEN Corporation based in Japan. We specialized in the iron and steel products. We are searching for representatives who can help us establish a medium of getting to our customers in the Canada/America and other nearby countries as well as making payments through you to us. You do not have to leave your present job for this one because this job offer will be on a part time basis as it comes once in a while and remuneration is on a percentage basis of 10% of the total amount you receive from my customers at any time on my behalf. The reason why i seek your assistance is th at American and Canadian checks takes a long time to clear her e in Japan. Thereby holding business down for me and my associates. Now i already have customers who are ready to remit cash to me. Please to facilitate the conclusion of this transaction if accepted, do send me promptly the following information below by my private email:mr_onoken14@yahoo.co.jp 1) Your Full names: 2) Contact address: 3) Home/office phone number: 4) Age: 5) Sex: 6) Occupation: Very Respectfully, Ono Ken CEO Onoken corporation