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, January 24, 2007

Major Biz INT'L

Someone pretending to be a Chinese company, and offering money mule work.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: James Wilkie <info[@]>
Date: 24-Jan-2007 22:54
Subject: Company Representative Is Needed (JOB OFFER)

Dear Sir/Madam,

I am Mr. James Wilkie; I work with group of business men who deal on
raw materials such as and Construction chemicals. Our Company(Major Biz INT'L) was established in 1991.Over the years we have accumulated
invaluable experience in our business and we are proud to claim we are
first among equals.

We have limited countries where our products are been exported.Due to
the quality of our products we have some sucessfully few customers in
America and Canada Countries. And due to the high demand for our products in America,Canada and Europe,we have decided to move our products fully into the continent of America,Canada and  Europe.By so doing,we are searching for reliable persons/companies who canact as a
DISTRIBUTOR//RECEIVING OFFICER for us.He/She will act as medium between our customers and us in their established area.

Most of our clients will be making payments to you through you to us in
the form of Certified cheque,bank draft,cashiercheques,western
union,and wire transfer.But whichever option that they opt for,you
would be entitiled to 10% ten percent.

If aprroved as our Representative,you are entitled to an annual income
of $25,000USD and 10% of whatever amount you receive from customers who are making payments through you to us.Please if you are interested intransacting business with Us, we will be very glad.Please, forward to us the following informations,

1.Full Names_________________________________________
2.House Address______________________________________
6.Phone Number________________________________________
9.Annual income__________________________________________

Contact us via
for more information.
Thank you as we await your further response.
In Trust And Good Faith

Mr James Wilkie (CEO),
Block G, Floor 6,
Zhongshan Garden,
Zhaohui Road 221,
Hangzhou, Zhejiang, 310014, China


anothercountry said...

A variation. What is a money mule?

Subject: Company Representative Is Needed (Job Offer)
From: "Mr.James Wilkie" Add to Address BookAdd to Address Book Add Mobile Alert
Date: Sat, 01 Sep 2007 08:21:11 -0300

Greetings Sir/Madam,

LTD,Need an International Representative,Would you like to work from
home,Then these is the opportunity you have been waiting for Come join
Thousands of our Company workers and you can Earn $2000-$3000 Per

10% from each operation, For instance:You receive 7000USD via cheques
on our behalf You will cash the money and keep $700 (10% from $7000)
for yourself At the beginning your commission will equal 10%,though
laterit will increase up to 12%.

James Wilkie is a Limited Company.We produce and distribute clothing
materials such as batiks, assorted fabrics and traditional costume
worldwide.We have reached big sales volume of textile materials in
Europe and now we are trying to penetrate the US market.

Quite soon we will open representative office or authorized sales
centers in the United State and other countries and therefore we are
currently looking for people who will assist us in establishing a new
distribution network there. The fact is that despite the United State
market is new for us we already have regular client that speaks for
them self.

You can combine these Job with your Current Job
You will spend only 1-2 hours a day on this position
You can easily make a career in our company
Ability to check your e-mail several times a day and to respond to
eachevery time.

18 years or older legally capable responsible ready to work 3-4 hours
per week with PC knowledge E-mail and internet experience (minimal)
If you are Interested In working with James Wilkie Then Kindly send
these Details to Email:

NAME IN FULL:__________________________
ZIP CODE:_______________________________
MARITAL STATUS________________________
CURRENT OCCUPATION_________________
HOME PHONE:__________________________
MOBILE PHONE:________________________

We await your prompt respond to these position.

Warmest Regards,
Yours sincerely,
Human Resource Department
James Wilkie, Imp. & Exp. Co., Ltd.
Address:Room 709, Suite 8,
8 East Guangdian Road,
Hutang Town, Wujin,
Changzhou City,
Jiangsu Province. China
Zip: 213161
Telephone: 86-519-6302885

anothercountry said...

What is a money mule?...
Um, oh yes, that bit on the left - - -