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.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Hilton Sanitaryware (impostors)

A money mule job spam, in all its HTML glory. I've removed two images from this spam which were linked to unrelated third party websites.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Zhengzhou <HiltonSanitarywareCo.>
Reply-To: hiltonsanitary@aim.com
Date: 09-Jan-2007 11:27
Subject: JOB  OFFER( Hilton Sanitaryware(Zhengzhou) Co., Ltd.)
To: ideceive@gmail.com

                                     Hilton Sanitaryware Company


 
 
 
                                                                 COMPANY NAME: Hilton Sanitaryware(Zhengzhou) Co., Ltd.

CONTACT NAME: Kitty Song
LOCATION: Zhengzhou city, Henan province,
EMAIL ADDRESS: hiltonsanitary@aim.com
BUSINESS TYPE: Manufacturer
PRODUCTS OFFERED: Construction material
SEEKING AGENT IN TERRITORY: All of the world
 
OPPORTUNITY:
We are a manufacturer of sanitary wares in China, we have 17 factories to produce different product lines. Our main products are faucets, ceramic sanitary wares, glass wash basins, cast iron bathtubs, steel bathtubs, acrylic bathtubs, shower enclosures, steam shower room, etc.
 
Since 1954 Hilton Sanitaryware(Zhengzhou) Co., Ltd innovative and determined approach to continual improvement in the fixings and fastenings industry has enabled us to maintain our excellent reputation for the design and manufacture of standard and highly specialised components .....

Hilton Sanitaryware(Zhengzhou) Co., Ltd Asia was set up January 1992 as the distribution center for China . Our head office is in the US and we have 16 facilities worldwide. We provide full engineering support and custom capabilities.
 
We are searching for representatives who can help us establish a medium of getting our funds from our costumers as well as making payments through you to us.Please if interested in transacting business with us, so our clients could make payment to you being a representative,we will be very glad and compensations will be given and as well as other benefits.
 
Should you have any questions and if you are interested in this project, please contact me with this E-mail: (hiltonsanitary@aim.com ), wish we can be good partner.
 
Please accept my
Best regards
Kitty Song

Email: hiltonsanitary@aim.com

 2006-2007 Hilton Asia Co.,Ltd
hiltonsanitary@aim.comCopyright ©

Chinese Factory Address£┬║Henan Export Processing zone. Zhengzhou. Henan Province. China

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