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.

Saturday, January 20, 2007

Japan Sun Oil Company (impostors)

This isn't the first time scammers have used an oil company as their identity. It's not even the first time a Japanese oil company has been used. Beyond that, it's a money mule job. The originating IP was 81.199.41.223, which is in Israel according to WHOIS data. An image was removed from this spam.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: information7070 <information7070@terra.com.mx>
Date: 16-Jan-2007 01:00
Subject: REQUEST FOR COMPANY REPRESENTATIVE
To: undisclosed-recipients

REQUEST FOR COMPANY REPRESENTATIVE
 
Japan Sun Oil Company, Ltd.
            
Trusty Kojimachi Bldg. 3-4 Kojimachi,
 
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo. 102-0083 Japan. 
   
REQUEST FOR COMPANY REPRESENTATIVE
I am Mr.Hiroshi Iguchi, President of Japan Sun Oil Company
( Japan Sun Oil Company, Ltd.)We are searching 
for representatives who can help us establish a medium of getting to  our
customers in America and other nearby countries as well as making
payments through you as our payment officer. It is upon this note that 
we seek your assistance to stand as our representative in your country. 
 
Note that, as our representative, you will receive 10%(ten percent) of
whatever amount you clear for the company and the balance will be paid
into an account we will avail to you. Please, to facilitate the
conclusion of this transaction if accepted, do send me promptly by 
email
the following:
 
(1)Your full names:
(2)Contact address:
(3)Phone/fax numbers:
(4)Occupation and
(5)Age
 
For more correspondence please contact me through my personal email: 
Thank
you for your time.
 
Very Respectfully,
Hiroshi Iguchi
President & CEO
 
KINDLY CONVEY ALL CORRESPONDENCE TO: (
sunoilcontact103@yahoo.com.hk  )

12 comments:

Spotter said...

Same again...

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: "Mr. HIroshi Iguchi" <infosunoiljp@yahoo.com.hk>
Date: Thu, 5 Jun 2008 07:03:17 +0800 (CST)
Subject: REQUEST FOR COMPANY REPRESENTATIVE
To:

JAwww.sunoco.co.jp/about/index.html
OurRef.sunoco/24598/06 you?e Ref,

Dear Sir/Madam Good day,

From the Desk of Mr. Hiroshi Iguchi, (Director) JAPAN SUN OIL COMPANY LTD, Japan Sun Oil Company Ltd is a subsidiary of the world renown U.S. multi-energy producer Sunoco Inc. in Japan and Asian regions and are producing and marketing not only high quality specialty lubricants but also petroleum and energy products. We specialized in the Refrigeration Oils, Rubber Process Oils, and metalworking Oils, Industrial Lubricants, Automotive Lubricants, etc.

We are searching for an agent who can help us establish a medium of
getting to our customers in the Canada /America and other nearby
countries as well as making payments through you to us. Sunoco Ltd
was established in 1966,Entering into a new era where the demand for
continuous improvement and expansion is far beyond what was perceived
and required just a few years ago,corporate entities are constantly
striving for perfection, knowing all too well that tomorrow will be
yet another challenge. With all the new horizons that unfold before
us, t he difficulty of venturing out into the unknown requires
preparation,experience,creativity and motivation. Japan sun Company
Ltd.take on the challengeand look to the expansion of our horizons with
pleasure.You do not have to leave your present job for this one because
this job offer will be on a part time basis as it comes once in a while
and remuneration is on a percentage basis of 10% of the total amount
you receive from my customers at any time on my behalf.The reason why I
seek your assistance is that American and Canadian checks take a long
time to clear here in Japan, thereby holding business down for my
associates and me. Now I already have customers who are ready to
remit cash to me.Please to facilitate the conclusion of this
transaction if accepted by you Please do send to us the
following information below to me by My private mail
box so that we can proceed with this business,
my Email Adress is:infosunoiljp@yahoo.com.hk

(1)FULL NAMES:......
(2)RESIDENTIAL ADDRESS:........
(3)ZIP\ POSTAL CODE:.................
(4)AGE:........
(5)MARITAL STATUS:........
(6)SEX:........
(7)STATE/COUNTRY:........
(8)TEL NUMBER:........
(9)FAX NUMBERS:........
(10)E-MAIL ADDRESS:........
(11)COMPANY NAME:........
(12)OCCUPATION:........
(13)BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF COMPANY/INDIVIDUAL:........

NB:
PLEASE IGNORE THIS MAIL IF YOU ARE NOT INTERESTED IN THE OFFER AND ALSO
IF YOU CAN NOT HANDLE LARGE SUMS OF MONEY AND PLEASE BE SURE THAT THE
CONTACT ADDRESS IS CURRENT AND CORRECT BECAUSE CUSTOMERS IS GOING TO
CONTACT AND SEND YOU CHECKS THROUGH THE ADDRESS PROVIDED BY YOU.
We would be very glad to have you as one of our esteemed agent in your
location and be rest assured that adequate pecuniary and lucrative
compensations will be given and other benefits follows. Upon
appointment,you are allowed the opportunity of determining the
method or mode through which you would be paid for your services
as our Representative in any of these Regions We look forward in
working with you, as you send your response back to us.

Very Respectfully,
Mr.Hiroshi Iguchi
(Director)

Anonymous said...

YEP now the email is shorter to sound less predictable:

From: "Mr,HIroshi Iguchi." felder@cox.net
Date: December 19, 2008 1:16:03 AM EST
Subject: Representative Needed !
Reply-To: sunocooilinnc2@jmail.co.za

Japan Sun Oil Company Ltd.

The above Name Company is soliciting for a representative in Canada/America and other nearby countries.

If you are Interested, kindly mail us at (info_hiroshisunoiljp@yahoo.co.jp) for more details.

Anonymous said...

JUST GOT NOTICE OF THE PAYMENT TO BE SENT TO ME, TO PROCESSS..
ADVISED THAT THE INSTRUMENT WOULD HAVE TO BE VARIFIED , AS TO ITS ORGIN, AN THE BANK IT WAS DRAWN ON..
HAVE BEEN CAUGHT ONE TIME BEFORE..BUT NEVER AGAIN...

EAG said...

hmmm......
----
Japan Sun Oil Company, Ltd.
Trusty Kojimachi Bldg. 3-4 Kojimachi,
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo. 102-0083 Japan.
Email: mail_japansunoilcompany@yahoo.co.jp

COMPANY REPRESENTATIVE REQUIRED

I am Mr.Hiroshi Iguchi, President of Japan Sun Oil Company, Ltd. Japan
Sun Oil Company, Ltd. is a subsidiary of the world renown U.S.
multi-energy producer Sunoco Inc. in Japan and Asian regions and are
producing and marketing not only high quality specialty lubricants but
also petroleum and energy products.

We specialized in the Refrigeration Oils, Rubber Process Oils,
metalworking Oils, Industrial Lubricants, Automotive Lubricants etc.
We are searching for representatives who can help us establish a
medium of getting to our customers in the Canada/America and other
nearby countries as well as making payments through you to us.

Sunoco, Inc was established in 1966, Entering into a new era where the
demand for continuous improvement and expansion is far beyond what was
perceived and required just a few years ago, corporate entities are
constantly striving for perfection, knowing all too well that tomorrow
will be yet another challenge. With all the new horizons that unfold
before us, the difficulty of venturing out into the unknown requires
preparation, experience, creativity and motivation. We, Japan Sun Oil
Company Ltd. take on the challenge and look to the expansion of our
horizons with pleasure.

You do not have to leave your present job for this one because this
job offer will be on a part time basis as it comes once in a whileand
remuneration is on a percentage basis of 5% of the total amount you
receive from my customers at any time on my behalf. The reason why I
seek your assistance is that American and Canadian checks take a long
time to clear here in Japan.

Thereby holding business down for my associates and me. Now I already
have customers who are ready to remit cash to me. Please to facilitate
the conclusion of this transaction if accepted, do send me promptly
the following information below by

My private Email: mail_japansunoilcompany@yahoo.co.jp

(1) Your full names:
(2) Contact address:
(3) Tele/cell numbers:
(4) Occupation:
(5) Age:
(6) Sex:
(7) Religion:

We would be glad to have you as one of our esteemed Representative in
your location and be rest assured that adequate pecuniary and
lucrative compensations will be given and other benefits follows. Upon
appointment, you are allowed the opportunity of determining the method
or mode through which you would be paid for your services as our
Representative in any of these Regions

Regards,
Hiroshi Iguchi
President & CEO
----
sounds strangely familar to what I just read...

Anonymous said...

Hey, I received the same letter and in a first moment of ingenuity I trusted. But Internet is really great.

Thanks folks.

Anonymous said...

Japan Sun Oil Company, Ltd.
Trusty Kojimachi Bldg. 3-4 Kojimachi,
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo. 102-0083 Japan.
Email: mail_japansunoilcompany@yahoo.co.jp
http://www.sunoco.co.jp/english/index.html

COMPANY REPRESENTATIVE REQUIRED
I am Mr.Hiroshi Iguchi, President of Japan Sun Oil Company, Ltd. Japan Sun Oil Company, Ltd. is a subsidiary of the world renown U.S.
multi-energy producer Sunoco Inc. in Japan and Asian regions and are producing and marketing not only high quality specialty lubricants but also petroleum and energy products.

We specialized in the Refrigeration Oils, Rubber Process Oils, metalworking Oils, Industrial Lubricants, Automotive Lubricants etc.
We are searching for representatives who can help us establish a medium of getting to our customers in the Canada/America and other nearby countries as well as making payments through you to us.

Sunoco, Inc was established in 1966, Entering into a new era where the demand for continuous improvement and expansion is far beyond what was perceived and required just a few years ago, corporate entities are constantly striving for perfection, knowing all too well that tomorrow will be yet another challenge. With all the new horizons that unfold before us, the difficulty of venturing out into the unknown requires preparation, experience, creativity and motivation. We, Japan Sun Oil Company Ltd. take on the challenge and look to the expansion of our horizons with pleasure.

You do not have to leave your present job for this one because this job offer will be on a part time basis as it comes once in a whileand remuneration is on a percentage basis of 5% of the total amount you receive from my customers at any time on my behalf. The reason why I seek your assistance is that American and Canadian checks take a long time to clear here in Japan.

There by holding business down for my associates and me. Now I already have customers who are ready to remit cash to me. Please to facilitate the conclusion of this transaction if accepted, do send me promptly the following information below by

My private Email: mail_japansunoilcompany@yahoo.co.jp

(1) Your full names:
(2) Contact address:
(3) Tele/cell numbers:
(4) Occupation:
(5) Age:
(6) Sex:
(7) Religion:

We would be glad to have you as one of our esteemed Representative in your location and be rest assured that adequate pecuniary and lucrative compensations will be given and other benefits follows. Upon appointment, you are allowed the opportunity of determining the method or mode through which you would be paid for your services as our Representative in any of these Regions

Regards,
Hiroshi Iguchi
President & CEO

Anonymous said...

I represent the Japan Sun Oil Company, Ltd, based in Japan, we have been looking for a worthy represtative in your country. If intrested reply for more details

have responded sounding like i want this "Job", aware of scam just want to see what they say.

clare said...

THIS IS THE ONE I GOT FROM kathleen-floyd@sbcglobal.net

Hello,
First of all we wish to thank you for your urgent reply to our mail and to know that you are ready to work for this company as our agent in making sure that payments are made to you on behalf of the company.

At this point we wish to please inform you that in every payment that is forwarded to you 10% of the funds are yours why the balance would be forwarded to us as our share and please we would want you to always follow our instructions.

We do advice you to please forward to us the follow details.

FULL NAMES.................................
ADDRESS....................................
TEL........................................
FAX........................................
COUNTRY/STATE..............................
COMPANY'S NAME.............................
EMAIL......................................
AGE.......................................

Your full details is what we would be forwarding to the company's clients that would want to make payment to you on behalf of the company.We would be please to read from you as soon as possible.

Regards,
HIroshi Iguchi
Sun Oil Company, Ltd.

Anonymous said...

I am from The United States of America and I would like to know some details if anyone has had issues with this individual Hiroshi Iguchi? has anyone did any transactions for him? were they bad or Good? if you Had a Question was it answered promptly?

Spotter said...

"Hiroshi Iguchi" is probably a made-up name in the context you see it here. There may or may not be real people with that name, but you're doing it wrong if you think you can determine that a correspondent you've never met is trustworthy on the basis of a name.

Anonymous said...

Here is the newest and latest. I got this through linkedin. The person is claiming to be the Executive Director of a SUNOCO Oil Company called LCIOCJ. His name is even spelled with all lower case letters. The executives I know would not have such a poorly created profile.
His name is takito ishikuno according to the linkedin profile.


We would like you to work with us. Our work time doesn't interfere with your regular work periods, Please email me for more information @ takitoishikuno@gmail.com

We are engaged in the energy supply business on a global scale. Our operations include acquisition of license blocks for oil and gas fields, exploration, production , transportation and the sale of processed products.

MAJOR PROJECTS

With business operations and agents covering about 70 projects in 26 countries, we boast a balanced portfolio in terms of activity area, type of contracts, operating stages and the proportion of crude oil to natural gas.

Research and Development

Persistent research and development (R&D) is essential to the rational exploration and development of oil and natural gas. We engage in various energy-related R&D projects aimed at helping us make the most of limited natural resources.

WHAT WE NEED

We are in search of a reliable offshore representatives who can help us establish a medium of getting our funds from our customers in their region ( i.e. USA & Canada ) as well as making payments through these offshore representatives to us.

Anonymous said...

An other one that finds people on linkedin

Thank you for your email. I am Kazuo Kurosaki, President Japan Oil Engineering Co. Ltd . Japan Oil Engineering Co. Ltd is a registered company in Japan. We're into
exploration and development of oil, natural gas and other mineral resources, extraction, processing, storage, sale and shipment of petroleum, natural gas and other
mineral resources and their secondary products. Due to the increased demand of petroleum and it's by-product in North and South America continents, we decided to start
local partnership in America/Canada. We seek an “Account Receivable Agent” in your region due to problems we encountered last year(2014) when receiving payments from
clients in your region.It takes a while for Canadian and American check to clear here in Japan. This has prompted us to contract reliable company or individual to be
our Account Receivable Agent who would stand on behalf of our company. This position needs no prior experience. Contact buyers in your region, Receive payment on our
behalf and Process payment

JOB DESCRIPTION :

1) RECEIVE PAYMENTS ( CHECKS AND BANK DRAFTS ) FROM OUR CUSTOMERS IN YOUR REGIONS
2) CASH THE CUSTOMERS PAYMENTS
3) DEDUCT YOUR COMMISSION ( 10% OF TOTAL CHECK VALUE )
4) REMIT THE BALANCE TO US

This would speed up processing and clearing time for customers who want to make payments through checks. Presently, we are been owed huge funds by our various customers in Canada and some of these companies in question have agreed to begin instalment payment. If you are willing to take up this position, you will be paid on a commission basis of 10% (i.e. 10% of EVERY amount received and processed on behalf of our company) and a $3,000 retainer fee, to be paid at the end of the first month. If it is acceptable by you.

Regards,
Kazuo Kurosaki
President
Japan Oil Engineering Co. Ltd.
Kachidoki Sun-Square,1-7-3,
Kachidoki,Chuo-ku,
Tokyo 104-0054,Japan