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, January 21, 2007

China Import & Export Co

Money mule scam of the "forged cheque" variety (as made clear in the message text). This one has interesting overlap with the text of the CMIEC scam.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: 19-Jan-2007 11:31

Dear Sir/Madam,

I am Mr Jon Chin, Executive Officer (CEO) of China Import & Export
Co, Ltd. we are a group of business men who deal on Raw Materials eg
cocoa,rubber,Cassava,non-metallic minerals such as Calcite, Barytes,
Manganese Dioxide,Dolomite Mica China Clay,Mangnese Dioxide,Ferrous
(Iron) etc and some ancient art works,we export them into Canada and
America.We are searching for representatives who can help us
establish a medium of getting to our costumers in Canada/America and
europe Presently,we are been owed up to $250,000 and the company in
question has agreed to begin installmental payment.

If you are willing to assist,you would be paid 10% of the total sum you
collect on behalf of my company in any transaction that is passed
through you to our company. All you have to do is send to us your full name,detailed
mailing address,tell and fax numbers.Once you have done this,I would
instruct the company to send the check to you which you would deposit
into your account.When the check clears you would then pay the
balance , you will be given the opportunity to negotiate your mode of
payment which we will pay for your services as our representative.

If you are interested,please fill in the blank spaces below:

1.Your Full Names..................................

2.Your Full Contact Address........................


4.Your Phone/Fax Numbers.............................. And send back

to me via e-mail

I look forward to hearing from you asap.


Mr Jon Chin.

1 comment:

Spotter said...

Received the same again, with new email address: