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, December 21, 2006

LANTEX TEXTILE COMPANY

Very clearly explained money mule job. They left out the bit about the cheques being forgeries, however.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Sandra Cole <andersaint@myway.com>
Reply-To: sandra_abi007@yahoo.com
Date: 21-Dec-2006 03:31
Subject: PART TIME JOB OFFER!!!
To: [ANDERSON_NEON12]@[yahoo.com]
Cc: [more than twenty addresses redacted]

LANTEX TEXTILE COMPANY S.A.
DIEGO DE LEON 34-40, MADRID SPAIN.

Hello,I am Sandra Cole , from Spain and we are looking for a Male or Female representative, who can be working for us as a partime worker and get ( 10% ) on every work you do. We are happy to inform you that this would not affect your present state of work.
Our main factory is located in UK while we extract the raw materials needed for the manufacturing of fabrics from Africa, Asia and South America. We produce standard articles for promotional events, catering, hotel and laundry trades.We also manufacture to our customers specific design requirements. As our main area of business is the promotional market we are constantly working with our clients on new and innovative designs and provide a fast and flexible services. Blank Tea Towels, Cotton Canvas
Bags and Cotton Drill Aprons are our most popular products used by screen printers and embroiderers for tourism, schools, special events and promotions.
We are in need of a representative one who is honest,sincere,trusthworthy,
capable and reliable that would help us recieve payments from our customers.The reason why we need this representative is that the cost of coming down to receive payments is very much expensive, we can spend up 2,500 dollars on every trip,(feeding,accomodation and flight tickets) so we need a representative who will be handling some aspect on our behalf.
We are to pay 10% of every payment you recieve on our behalf, and you can still keep your regular job while you work for us. All you have to do is help us recieve payments from our customers. These payments may come in Cashier Cheques, Money Orders, Travellers Cheque, or International Money Orders based on what our client decides to pay with. And they would come to you in your name, because you are the one to get them cashed, so all you need do is cash the payment in your bank or cashing point,or any cashing store, take your 10% from the payment and wire the rest to us via western union money transfer to the given name and information we would be providing you with.
All we need now is your trust, But we have our way of getting anyone that gets away with our money via so many ways. If you are interested I will send you an employment letter which you are to sign and send back to me as soon as possible.It would not cost you any amount,you are to receive payments which will be sent to you via post from our business partners,or those mailed to us in our Location will be sent out to you.
These are the Informations required from you if you are interested in this part time job; foreign rep at the company yahoo
permanent ID (sandra_abi007@yahoo.com).
FULL NAME
FULL CONTACT ADDRESS
CITY,STATE & ZIPCODE.
PHONE NUMBER #
MOBILE #
PERMANENT EMAIL ADDRESS
Yours Sincerelly
Sandra Cole
Accountant Manager Spain







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6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I recieved this email on Monday February 5, 2007


LANTEX TEXTILE COMPANY S.A.
DIEGO DE LEON 34-40, MADRID SPAIN.

Hello,I am Mr. Desmond. A. James, from Spain and we are looking for a Male or Female representative, who can be working for us as a partime worker and get ( 5% ) on every work you do. We are happy to inform you that this would not affect your present state of work.
Our main factory is located in UK while we extract the raw materials needed for the manufacturing of fabrics from Africa, Asia and South America. We produce standard articles for promotional events, catering, hotel and laundry trades.We also manufacture to our customers specific design requirements. As our main area of business is the promotional market we are constantly working with our clients on new and innovative designs and provide a fast and flexible services. Blank Tea Towels, Cotton, Canvas Bags and Cotton Drill Aprons are our most popular products used by screen printers and embroiderers for tourism, schools, special events and promotions.
We are in need of a representative one who is honest,sincere,trusthworthy,
capable and reliable that would help us recieve payments from our customers.The reason why we need this representative is that the cost of coming down to receive payments is very much expensive, we can spend up 2,500 dollars on every trip,(feeding,accomodation and flight tickets) so we need a representative who will be handling some aspect on our behalf.
We are to pay 5% of every payment you recieve on our behalf, and you can still keep your regular job while you work for us. All you have to do is help us recieve payments from our customers.These payments may come in Cashier Cheques, Money Orders, Travellers Cheque, or International Money Orders and even bank transfer or paypal and the banks we used are Bank of America,Chase,Wes Fargo,Wachovia and Home Equity based on what our client decides to pay with. And they would come to you in your name, because you are the one to get them cashed, so all you need do is cash the payment in your bank or cashing point,or any cashing store, take your 5% from the payment and wire the rest to us via western union money transfer to the given name and information we would be providing you with.
All we need now is your trust, But we have our way of getting anyone that gets away with our money via so many ways. If you are interested I will send you an employment letter which you are to sign and send back to me as soon as possible.It would not cost you any amount,you are to receive payments which will be sent to you via post from our business partners,or those mailed to us in our Location will be sent out to you.
These are the Informations required from you if you are interested in this part time job; foreign rep at the company yahoo
permanent ID (desmond_a_james@yahoo.co.uk).

FULL NAME
FULL CONTACT ADDRESS
CITY,STATE & ZIPCODE.
PHONE NUMBER #
MOBILE #
PERMANENT EMAIL ADDRESS

BANK INFORMATION:
BANK NAME
ACCOUNT NAME
ACCOUNT NUMBER
ROUTINE NUMBER
PHONE NUMBERS OF THE BANK AND ALSO
PAYPAL ACCOUNT

Yours Faithfully,
Desmond .A. James.
LANTEX TEXTILE COMPANY S.A.
DIEGO DE LEON 34-40, MADRID SPAIN.
(Account Manager Spain).

Anonymous said...

I was on CareerBuilder.com yesterday and saw a posting for an accounting job with Lantex Textile that looked ok so I sent them my resume. Today I got an email from them saying I have been enrolled as the company's Accounts Recievable Representative, and all I had to do was recieve the checks from clients in the mail at home, cash them, take 10% as my payment and wire the remaining 90% to an office they would tell me later, which should give me a payment of about $300-$400 each time. It sounded really odd for an accountant's job so I looked into the company and found a lot about the whole scam! I'm glad I found out- but others beware as they are on CareerBuilder.com and may be on other job sites.

ladyjacqualyn said...

Today I recieved an e-mail as follows & I was so happy I checked this out before I replied. I have had my life totaly screwed up from scammers.
Hello Seller,
Am Mr Harrison Jackson.from Us Michigan Alanson, 37yrs of age,Am a Computer Engineer in Lantex Group of Company here in United state Ca. And i also have a warehouse here in United State Ca, So i came across your advert on this site that you want to sell some Computers/Laptop/Printer/Accessories, And it was very nice,am really interested in Buying some from you.

More so i will like you to get back to me as per the Condition of those computers and also i will like to see the Picture of the computers if its available.Moreover i will also like to know the Amount you which to sell your computer per one,So i look forward to hear from you with the condition,the Amount and i will also like to know your to know that i will be paying you with Via Cashier Check,and i also have a Shipper that will come and pick them up wherever you are located.

Nevertheless i will like to have your other contact E-mail address and your Phone Number so that i can reach you on that anytime any day. So get back to me as soon as you get this mail.

Best Regards.

Mr. Harrison Jackson.

Anonymous said...

I just got this "job offer" from Lantex today SSDD


Do you wish to work from home and earn a reasonable income.

Lantex manufacturing company the company that deals in textile materials is in search of honest people residing in the USA to work for it company as representative the the USA.

All the representative needs to do is to get payment from customer in the USA on behalf of the company,process the payment and then follow the instructions given by the company on how to forward the payment.

A representative gets 10% of every payment gotten by he/she.

Note:This offer is only available for individuals living in the USA and Canada.

If you are interested in this offer,send us these required information.

FULL NAME
FULL ADDRESS
TELEPHONE NUMBER.

Regards,
Ballack.

Anonymous said...

these mother fuckers just sent me an offer:


Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2008 22:11:49 -0700
From: arteslton1968@gmail.com
To: aszlinn@hotmail.com
Subject: JOB OPPORTUNITY



Hello,
I am Arthur Elston the managing director of lantex fabrics manufacturing company . Work for us & earn $1000 in a month, we are looking for a representative who will be working for us as a partime worker, this doesn't affect your present state of work.,
If you are interested,kindly get back to the management with immediate response and ask for more details..
Requirements:
Must be hardworking, self mativated, independent, reliable and a team player.
With good English communication oral and written.
must be computer literate.

Signed
Arthur Elston

Anonymous said...

This same email address continues to scam in various ways:

From: Arthur Elston arteslton1968@gmail.com Subject: Re: gorgeous wedding dress $250 Date: Friday, June 5, 2009, 8:19 PM


Thanks for the quick response. I will like you to know that i am
pretty alright with the price at 250 dollars and will be ready to
progress with payment. Since I won't be making any repairs on it, I will add $20 to the purchase price for assured purchase.Please provide your full name, Address and your Phone number so that I can send your payment. I will be paying you by check/Money Order.It will take 2 -3 days for the payment to get to you. I have a liable shipper and will make arrangements for the pick-up after you have received payment,If
this meets your approval, kindly get back to me as soon as possible, with your name, phone # and mailing address where payment will be sent, so that I can have my assistant get the check ready.
Note: As soon as you have your money in hand, we can talk about the picking up of the item.