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, December 04, 2006

Shanghai Morgan Matroc Technical Ceramics Company

If there is a real "Shanghai Morgan Matroc Technical Ceramics Company", this scam has nothing to do with it. This is just another money mule scam. Remember: "payment processor" means "money mule".

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Shanghai Morgan Matroc Technical Ceramics Company., Ltd <informationlink[@]fryjg.com>
Reply-To: "Shanghai Morgan Matroc Technical Ceramics Company., Ltd" <infomatroc202@yahoo.com.hk>
Date: 03-Dec-2006 22:46
Subject: BECOME A PAYMENT AGENT IN YOUR REGION-(BUSINESS OFFER)
To: [redacted]

Shanghai Morgan Matroc Technical Ceramics Company., Ltd.
158 Jiajian road, Shanghai
Tel: +852-301-51926
Mobile : +852-301-51926
Fax:  +852-301-51926

E-mail:infomatroc202@yahoo.com.hk

Dear friend,

     This is a mail from Shanghai Morgan Matroc Technical Ceramics Co. Ltd, based in the Shanghai , which specialize in the production of high quality technical ceramic products and export into the CANADA , USA , JAPAN , DUBAI AND OTHER EUROPEAN COUNTRIES.

Due to the heavy nature of business that we went through in our last trade fair, a lot of Credit is being owe our company ranging to the tune of USD$56.5 million. This amount is owed us by individuals and cooperate bodies (clients) all over Canada/America, Europe and Asia continent. This has led us to recruit for the position of the payment Agent in your country.

Please if you are interested, I need you to present the following details:

1.Full Names:
2.Company Name:
3.Contact Address:
4.State:
5.Age:
6.Country:
7.Phone number:
8.Fax Number:
9.Occupation:
CAN YOU TRAVEL OUT OF YOUR COUNTRY (YES/NO):

Regards,
Mr. Lee Wong
Managing Director.
E-mail:infomatroc202@yahoo.com.hk

11 comments:

RH said...

How Hilarious!!
I just received an eamil from a Mr. Yeo Mao Cheng, Managing Director of MatroTechnical Ceramics offering a part-time job, etc. as per your blog stated. Thought it would be perfect for a single mother friend of mine who lives in Texas and wants to work part-time from home so she can spend more time with her son.
I decided to do a quick "google" search on this company to find the legit information and saw this. Wow, I hope some innocent victim who's trying to survive in this time of dire economic crisis doesn't get fooled by these scams. There were LOTS of info on this scam (and other email scams). So please don't be a victim!! So what do we need to do to get these pirates back?

Anonymous said...

Just got the infamous email and glad I googled the company before responding.

Anonymous said...

I got an email also. Too many crooks out there!

Anonymous said...

I just recieved the email too. Thanks for the investigating.

Anonymous said...

Im seeing that these posts from other people are a year old. I JUST received the same thing, it was worded differently, but same gist. Im looking for work right now, myself & these scams really piss me off! Im glad that there are sites like these to help out the really naive, trusting people that could be taken advantage of very easily. How can these people be stopped?

Anonymous said...

Soy de México y también recibí el coLA GESTIÓN DE NUESTRA EMPRESA SHANGAI MORGAN MATROC cerámica técnica Co.Ltd. BUSCAR PARA SU ASISTENCIA EN LA EMPRESA EN SU AGENTE DE LUGARES, SI ESTÁS INTERESADO LLENAR EL FORMULARIO DE ABAJO Nombre completo :........... Dirección de contacto completa :........
Ocupación :....... Teléfono / Móvil: #:........ Sexo / Edad :..........
Recuerdos,
D. Antonio Fu,
Ejecutivo Directior
SHANGAI MORGAN MATROC TÉCNICA CERAMICA Co.Ltd.rreo de esta "compañía", dice:

Anonymous said...

oooooh no I received this email,but I send they my dates ...oh no, now can you or anyone to tell me what hapened with me???'? I dont know this after I send this email
PLEASE HELP ME WHAT HAPENS AFTER???

Spotter said...

Just don't bank any cheques or money orders on their behalf, and don't send them any money. There's nothing you can do about any information you've already sent them.

Anonymous said...

Another one email.

Shanghai Morgan Matroc Technical Ceramics Co., Ltd.
158 jiajian road,Shanghai
Tel:+86-21-59900687,59903647
Mobile:86- 13601721969
Fax:+86-21-59703241


Hello,
Shanghai Morgan Matroc Technical Ceramics Co., Ltd, Is a company based
in Shanghai , which specialize in high quality technical ceramic
products and export into the Canada/America and Europe. Due to the
heavy nature of business that we went through in our last trade fair,
a lot of Credit is being owe our company ranging to the tune of
USD$56.5 million. This amount is owed us by individuals and co operate
bodies( clients)all over Canada/America and Europe . This has led us
to recruit for the position of the Representative/Payment Officer in
your country.

REQUIREMENT FOR POSITION ARE:

.Honest, Responsible and Dedicated
.Having no problem with the Authorities
.Having a Functional Bank Account to receive payment (Company Account
is an advantage)
.Having a Reliable Business and Mobile Phone
While working for us you are supposed to receive payments from our
clients from the information forwarded to you from the procurement
office in UK. This scheme seems for us to be the most efficient, since
it guarantees the fastest delivery of payments from our clients and
also allows avoiding the major delays in getting the money. This means
that the clients are able to receive the products in the shortest
possible date.

WHAT IS YOUR INTEREST?
You will get 6-10% commission from the whole sum of every transaction
by you. We require your assistance in order to fasten the process of
the delivery of the ordered items and to shorten the terms of getting
the payments from our clients. Working for us, you are not only making
money for yourself,you are also helping thousands of people around the
world in need of ceramic materials for their Household and
industrial use.
We are grateful for your attention.Your email has been forwarded by
www.monster.co.uk at our request,because you or somebody else has
subscribed for the delivery of the job offers on the Internet.We wish
you good luck and happiness. Send confirmation via email to Engr
Spirit Moore ,the Procurement Officer in Uk : at
monsterjobsseeking@yahoo.com , telephone Nos:(44)703-187-1940 with
the following details:

FULL NAME:
POSTAL ADDRESS:
TEL/FAX NUMBER:
EMAIL:
AGE:
MARITAL STATUS:
FAMILY SIZE:
PRESENT EMPLOYER:
OCCUPATIONAL STATUS:
PRESENT INCOME:
COUNTRY:
CAN YOU TRAVEL OUT OF YOUR COUNTRY (Y/N):

So that a file will be open for you as the Company
Representative/Payment Officer and your contact details will be
forwarded to our clients instructing them that you are our
Representative and that they should pay through you to us in no
distant time. looking forward to hear from you.

Yours Faithfully,
Robert Martin
Executive Director
Shanghai Morgan Matroc Technical Ceramics Co., Ltd.

NLight said...

They are still sending these out. I guess Africa (Nigeria) is exotic enough any more.

Anonymous said...

I just shit in a bag and sent it to Shanghai Morgan!!