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.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Nippon Oil Exploration (Impostors)

Another money mule scam with freemail contact points: no special effort to create websites or domain names. The scammer is based in the UK if the contact phone number is true. My suspicion: probably Nigerian; probably check forgery.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: nippon oil company <nippon_oil_expt@hotmail.com>
Date: 13-Dec-2006 03:18
Subject: Urgent...
To:

NIPPON OIL EXPLORATION UNITED KINGDOM LIMITED
Nippon Oil Exploration UK Ltd
New Liverpool House
2nd Floor,15 Eldon Street London EC2M 7LD United Kingdom
Dear Sir/Madam,
 
NOEL 2006/2007. Let me crave your indulgence to introduce myself to you, I am Mr.williams Morrow President of Nippon Oil Exploration UK Ltd.we deal on crude oil and raw material and export into the various continents.I will want to solicit for your assistance to help collect a check that is due for payment to me for services and supplies I rendered to customers in America,Canada and Europe.

Please if you are willing to assist, I will want you to furnish me with your particulars, so as to enable me give you further details. Please, you have to be an honest and trusted person, as more payments will be made through you in the course of this transaction. And more so you will be entitled to 10% of every payment that you are able to receive for us from our customers.
Please contact us for more information via email with the below in formations filled out.

NAME:
MAILING ADDRESS:
AGE:
STATUS:
STATE/COUNTRY:
TEL NUMBER (Personal):
FAX NUMBERS:
COMPANY NAME (If any):
OCCUPATION:
Reply back to this mail
williams_lary@yahoo.co.uk
Tel:+447031928693
We look forward in working with you.
CEO
Mr.williams Lary.
PRESIDENT.



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5 comments:

Robert said...

This is not the first or second time that I too have run across this particular series of Scam Messages.. but I have finally decided to find some place that I can or should post my personal findings.

SPECIAL MESSAGE TO ANYONE: If anyone if offering you money from overseas, check the company out before making any real inquiry.

This company (Nippon Oil) doesn't even know who it's president really is, as well as other oddities such as:

Nippon Oil Compnay [sinop_oil@hotmail.com] : Why would a company use HOTMAIL & Yahoo.co.uk (aka: free mail servers) to make business related contacts? These guys must think we all are pretty dumb.


Other Web References: http://resources.alibaba.com/topic/20096/Scam_message_Nippon_Oil_Exploration.htm

Of course you can always do a web search via Google on the physical address.



NIPPON OIL EXPLORATION UNITED KINGDOM LIMITED
Nippon Oil Exploration UK Ltd
New Liverpool House
2nd Floor,15 Eldon Street London EC2M 7LD United Kingdom
Dear Sir/Madam,

NOEL 2006/2007. Let me crave your indulgence to introduce myself to you, I am Mr.williams Lary President of Nippon Oil Exploration UK Ltd.we deal on crude oil and raw material and export into the various continents.I will want to solicit for your assistance to help collect a check that is due for payment to nippon oil company for services and supplies rendered to customers in America,Canada and Europe.

Please if you are willing to assist,The company will want you to furnish them with your particulars, so as to enable us give you further details. Please, you have to be an honest and trusted person, as more payments will be made through you in the course of this transaction. And more so you will be entitled to 10% of every payment that you are able to receive for us from our customers.
Please contact us for more information via email with the below in formations filled out.

NAME:
MAILING ADDRESS:
AGE:
STATUS:
STATE/COUNTRY:
TEL NUMBER (Personal):
FAX NUMBERS:
COMPANY NAME (If any):
OCCUPATION:

Reply back to this mail
williams_lary@yahoo.co.uk
Tel:+447031928693
Best regards
Mr.williams Lary
PhD, Mni, Psi.
Human Resources Dept.

Anonymous said...

We are dealer's of crude oil nigeria origin.our GOLDEN LINK crude oil ltd register under the nigeria co-operate affairs commission,We sell all different kinds of oil,avocable oil,biodiesel,canola oil,castor oil,coconut oil,
corn oil,cottonseed oil,jatropha oil,jojoba oil,palm oil,palm kernel oil,palm stearin,palm RBD oil,
safflower oil,sesame oil,soya bean oil,sunflower oil,vegetable oil,e.t.c
our offer for edible oil and biodiesel below as we are the leading
manufacturer. Please keep intouch via email or phone as given below,

Contact Mr: Eric James
+2348027389396
email address...goldenklinkoilltd@hotmail.com


avocado Oil---USD300 per Mt
biodiesel--USD600 per Mt
canola oil / rapeseed oil--USD500 per Mt
castor oil--USD200 per Mt
coconut oil--USD300 per Mt
corn oil--USD250 per Mt
cottonseed oil--USD350 per Mt
jatropha oil--USD500 per Mt
jojoba oil--USD300 per Mt
palm kernel oil--USD400 per Mt
palm oil---USD450 per Mt
palm oil - crude--USD500 per Mt
palm oil - organic--USD300 per Mt
palm stearin---USD300 per Mt
palm, RBD olein--USD450 per Mt
safflower oil--USD300 per Mt
sesame oil---USD250 per Mt
soya bean oil--usd 300 per Mt
sunflower oil---USD300 per Mt
vegetable oil---USD250 per Mt
vegetable oil - used--USD150 per Mt

Contact Mr: Eric James
+2348027389396
email address...
goldenklinkoilltd@hotmail.com
goldenklinkoilltd@yahoo.com

Thanks
Sales management.

Anonymous said...

This is hilarious. The awkward grammatical errors give them away every time. here is a new one

Ref: WM/ITN/233/04
Kind Attention Required. williams morrow

I have gone through your profile which informed my
contemplation to enquire in confidence, we can jointly do some
genuine and legal stock transfer trading together based on a Joint Venture.

I have an operative international certified acceptable Medium Term
Note Stock (Program) le, which I was thinking I could work with you to reassign the account to your name, and I assume as so said of you to be powerful in the financial, that after the reassignment, the amount would be transferred to your bank account.

The principal amount of the POF is US$100 Million, and I have already worked out modalities to execute the transfer successfully; hence I ask of you to confirm ASAP whether or not you are interested.


karsten taudte: The BOE is an irrevocable Bank Operative Instrument, which you can
use as collateral to bank against a loan immediately we fully reassign to you, which means your bank can even borrow against it. I shall send you evidence of funds which once can still through bank-to-bank confirm Existence.

I would appreciate that you get back to me upon receipt of this
important mail to my private mail address williammorro92w@yahoo.com,on your opinion towards a lasting business relationship.

Respectfully,
Williams Morrow

williammorrow92@yahoo.com

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Anonymous said...

One more example....

ATTN: APPLICANT INTERNATIONAL EXPATRIATE OFFICIAL JOB ONLINE INTERVIEW

Your name has been shortlisted/Chosen among the Lucky expatriates who submitted the CV to the CHINA ONLINE JOB ,before we will issue you the Success Letter and the Contract Document You have to fill the following information's and send it back to us

Full Names:
Country:
Zip code:
Sex:
Phone:
AGE:
MARITAL STATUS:

Get back to me as soon as possible.

Email : nipponoil@hotmail.com
BAR. JING WANG
Head of Recruitment Service
NIPPON OIL AND GAS (CHINA)