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.

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Sunoco Oil Company

I have not checked to see whether there is a real "Sunoco Oil Company", but this random scammer using a Yahoo! address does not represent them if they do. This is just another money mule scam (check fraud variant), as should be obvious from the job description and remuneration terms.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Hiroshi Iguchi <revok@bellsouth.net>
Reply-To: sunoco_oil_company@yahoo.com.hk
Date: 26-Nov-2006 02:03
Subject: WORK WITH OIL COMPANY
To: [redacted]



Sunoco Oil Company, Ltd.
Trusty Kojimachi Bldg. 3-4 Kojimachi,
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo. 102-0083 Japan.
sunoco_oil_company@yahoo.com.hk
Attn:





I am Mr. Hiroshi Iguchi, President of Japan Sun Oil Company, Ltd. Japan
Sun Oil Company, Ltd. is a subsidiary of the world renown U.S.
multi-energy producer Sunoco Inc. in Japan and Asian regions and are
producing and marketing not only high quality specialty lubricants but
also petroleum and energy products. We specialized in the Refrigeration
Oils, Rubber Process Oils, metalworking Oils, Industrial Lubricants,
Automotive Lubricants, etc.

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.

Sunoco, Inc was established in 1966, Entering into a new era where the
demand for continuous improvement and expansion is far beyond what was
perceived and required just a few years ago, corporate entities are
constantly striving for perfection, knowing all too well that tomorrow
will be yet another challenge. With all the new horizons that unfold
before us, the difficulty of venturing out into the unknown requires
preparation, experience, creativity and motivation. We, Japan Sun Oil
Company Ltd. take on the challenge and look to the expansion of our
horizons with pleasure.

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 take a long time
to clear here in Japan, thereby holding business down for my associates
and me. 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 mail box  at

sunoco_oil_company@yahoo.com.hk

NAME...........................................

RESIDENTIAL ADDRESS..................

AGE:..............................................

STATUS:.........................................

STATE/COUNTRY.............................

TEL/FAX..........................................

NUMBERS........................................

COMPANY NAME...............................

OCCUPATION....................................


We would be glad to have you as one of our esteemed Representative in
your location and be rest assured that adequate pecuniary and lucrative
compensations will be given and other benefits follows. Upon
appointment,you are allowed the opportunity of determining the method or mode
through which you would be paid for your services as our Representative in any of these Regions.

Regards,
Hiroshi Iguchi,
President & CEO,
Sun Oil Company, Ltd.
TEL:+81=936=631=615,
TEL:+81=354=603=939.

11 comments:

Suzie said...

There is a Sonoco Oil Company, but I don't think he represents them, either...

iceechic said...

I was on Hot Jobs and there posted today was almost eh same thing but the name was different sounds good lol but little warning flags went up when i read it here is a copy of that...

WORK FROM HOME: Japan Sun Oil Company
Back to Results
Company Name Japan Sun Oil Company
Job Category Sales; Marketing
Location Mansfield, OH
Position Type Full-Time, Employee
Salary Unspecified
Experience 0-1 Years Experience
Date Posted December 7, 2006
View Japan Sun Oil Company profile and job listings

WORK FROM HOME


Sunoco Group of Company, Ltd.

Trusty Kojimachi Bldg. 3-4 Kojimachi,

Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo. 102-0083 Japan.

www.sunoco.co.jp/about/index.html


I am Mr. Nakata sunshi, vice president of Japan Sun Oil Company, Ltd. Japan Sun Oil Company, Ltd. is a subsidiary of the world renown U.S. multi-energy producer Sunoco Inc. in Japan and Asian regions and are producing and marketing not only high quality specialty lubricants but also petroleum and energy products. We specialized in the Refrigeration Oils, Rubber Process Oils, metalworking Oils, Industrial Lubricants, Automotive Lubricants, etc.

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.

Sunoco, Inc was established in 1966, Entering into a new era where the demand for continuous improvement and expansion is far beyond what was perceived and required just a few years ago, corporate entities are constantly striving for perfection, knowing all too well that tomorrow will be yet another challenge. With all the new horizons that unfold before us, the difficulty of venturing out into the unknown requires preparation, experience, creativity and motivation. We, japan Sun Oil Company Ltd. take on the challenge and look to the expansion of our horizons with pleasure.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.

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO FOR US:

The international money transfer tax for legal entities (companies) in

japan is 25%, whereas for the individual it is only 7%.There is no

sense for us to work this way, while tax for international money transfer

made by a private individual is 7% .That's why we need you! We need

agents to receive payment for our industrial rubber products in bank wire

transfers and to resend the money to us via our bank account in Taiwan

while the tax shall be 7% inteadof 25% which will absolutely favour our

company.

JOB DESCRIPTION

1. Recieve payment from Clients either by check or wire transfer

2. Cash Payments at your Bank

3. Deduct 10% which will be your commission on each payment

processed.

4. Forward balance afetr deduction of 10% commission to offices

which shall be provided by us as soon as the fund becomes

available.


HOW MUCH WILL YOU EARN:

10% from each operation! For instance: you receive £5000 via

checks or wire transfer on our behalf. You will cash the money

and keep £500 (10% from £5000) for yourself! At the beginning your

commission will equal 10%, though later it will increase up to 12%!

ADVANTAGES:

You do not have to go out as you will work as an independent contractor

right from your home office. Your job is absolutely legal.

You can earn up to £3000-4000 monthly depending on time will spend on

this job. You do not need any capital to start. You cando the Work

easily without leaving or affecting your present Job. The employees

who make more efforts and work harder has strong possibility of

becoming managers. Anyway our employees never leave us due to our excellent

work condition.

MAIN REQUIREMENTS:

20 years or older legally capable responsible ready to work 3-4 hours

per week.with PC knowledge e-mail and internet experience (minimal).

And please be mindful that everything is absolutely legal.

If you are interested in our offer, please respond

with the following details in order for us to reach

you:


NAME

AGE

SEX

CITY

STATE

ZIPE CODE

CONTACT ADDRESS

PHONE NUMBER (MOBILE)

OCCUPATION

EMAIL

Kindly contact us on the above contact and you can also view our

website to enable you know more about our company.

Regards,

Nakata sunshi

Vice President

Sun Oil Company, Ltd.

TEL:+81-3-5460-3939

FAX:+81-3-5460-3939

EMAIL: nakatasunshi@yahoo.com


N.B.

Please note that we need a representative who base in the united

kingdom, Europe and Australia. if you reside and work there, kindly include

your direct telephone and fax numbers for easy communication.

Anonymous said...

I too saw this. It is definately a scam, they some how get their checks to clear your account you wire them money and then their checks bounce. Because wire transfers are considered cash, once you send money it cannot be recovered. I saw it on tv, and these poor ordinary people ended up in jail and broke. Don't these job posters screen their listings?

Spotter said...

The job advertising posts do not verify the legitimacy of the ads placed on them. Similarly, with regards to checks, the banks are required to let you draw on them after only a couple of days, but it can take them a whole month or thereabouts to verify that the check is legitimate. People just don't realise how little protection they are offered in these areas.

Spotter said...

More of the same; new contact addresses (sunocogroup5@myway.com and sunoco6060@hotmail.com).

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: [redacted]
Date: 16-Feb-2007 21:46
Subject: COMPANY REPRESENTATIVE REQUIRED
To:

Sunoco Group of Company, Ltd.
Trusty Kojimachi Bldg. 3-4 Kojimachi,
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo. 102-0083 Japan.
www.sunoco.co.jp/about/index.html




COMPANY REPRESENTATIVE REQUIRED

I am Mr. HIroshi Iguchi, President of Japan Sun Oil Company, Ltd. Japan
Sun Oil Company, Ltd. is a subsidiary of the world renown U.S.
multi-energy producer Sunoco Inc. in Japan and Asian regions and are
producing and marketing not only high quality specialty lubricants but
also petroleum and energy products. We specialized in the Refrigeration
Oils, Rubber Process Oils, metalworking Oils, Industrial Lubricants,
Automotive Lubricants, etc.

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.

Sunoco, Inc was established in 1966, Entering into a new era where the
demand for continuous improvement and expansion is far beyond what was
perceived and required just a few years ago, corporate entities are
constantly striving for perfection, knowing all too well that tomorrow
will be yet another challenge. With all the new horizons that unfold
before us, the difficulty of venturing out into the unknown requires
preparation, experience, creativity and motivation. We, Japan Sun Oil
Company Ltd. take on the challenge and look to the expansion of our
horizons with pleasure.

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 take a long time
to
clear here in Japan.

Thereby holding business down for my associates and me. 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 at
sunocogroup5@myway.com,sunoco6060@hotmail.com

NAME...........................................

RESIDENTIAL ADDRESS..................

AGE:..............................................

STATUS:.........................................

STATE/COUNTRY.............................

TEL/FAX..........................................

NUMBERS........................................

COMPANY NAME...............................

OCCUPATION....................................


We would be glad to have you as one of our esteemed Representative in
your
location and be rest assured that adequate pecuniary and lucrative
compensations will be given and other benefits follows. Upon
appointment,
you are allowed the opportunity of determining the method or mode
through
which you would be paid for your services as our Representative in any
of
these Regions.

Regards,
Hiroshi Iguchi
President & CEO
Sun Oil Company, Ltd.
TEL:+81-3-5460-3939
FAX:+81-3-5460-3939

Anonymous said...

The job posting is SCAM please do not apply and give your personal information to them. Please visit the company's website http://www.sunoco.co.jp/english/index.html and click on WARNING link. Here you will find all the information about the FRAUD. They are SCAM SCAM and just SCAM. Thanks

Anonymous said...

well i fell for it and they sent me checks of almost 4K i didnt cash
lucky me.. i saw this site before proceeding to do so.

Anonymous said...

haha yea they sent me over 2000 dollars using wonco foods checks... so what the heck man

Anonymous said...

I cleaned them out for 97,000 and the checks cleared and I am rich!

Spotter said...

Don't spend any of that money. The banks will want it back when the checks bounce. (Can a check bounce after it clears? You can count on it!)

Spotter said...

Still scamming and spamming under this name.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: tazwoku@hawaii.rr.com <tazwoku@hawaii.rr.com>
Reply-to: sunocogroup100@hotmail.com
Date: 13 Nov 2007 22:39
Subject: COMPANY REPRESENTATIVE REQUIRED
To:

Sunoco Group of Company, Ltd.
Trusty Kojimachi Bldg. 3-4 Kojimachi,
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo. 102-0083 Japan.
sunocogroup100@hotmail.com, sunocogroup100@yahoo.com

COMPANY REPRESENTATIVE REQUIRED

I am Mr. HIroshi Iguchi, President of Japan Sun Oil Company, Ltd. Japan Sun Oil Company, Ltd. is a subsidiary of the world renown U.S. multi-energy producer Sunoco Inc. in Japan and Asian regions and are producing and marketing not only high quality specialty lubricants but also petroleum and energy products.

We specialized in the Refrigeration Oils, Rubber Process Oils, metalworking Oils, Industrial Lubricants, Automotive Lubricants, etc. 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. Immediately we hear from you we will give you more details about been the company REP.

Please to facilitate the conclusion of this transaction if accepted, this is our company email. sunocogroup100@hotmail.com, sunocogroup100@yahoo.com

Regards,
Hiroshi Iguchi
Sun Oil Company, Ltd.
TEL:+81-3-5460-3939
FAX:+81-3-5460-3939