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

Menglei Import & Export Co., Ltd.

The originating IP address of this message is 81.199.172.176, which is in Nigeria, unsurprisingly. This money mule job appears to be the kind where you are asked to bank forged cheques and/or money orders. There may well be a company called "Menglei Import & Export Co., Ltd.", but you can bet that this Nigerian is not related to it.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: MENGLEI IMPORT & EXPORT CO. <info_tech07@bellsouth.net >
Reply-To: mr.wufubin@yahoo.com.hk
Date: 14-Jan-2007 09:08
Subject: Work With Us. Act As A Payment Collector Agent
To: contact@cnmenglei.com


  Menglei Import & Export Co., Ltd.

132 Wuai Road,
Yiwu City,
Zhejiang Province. China

www.cnmenglei.com

Hello,


Compliments of the day, and my best wishes to you. I am Mrs. Janei Kong, The Public Relation Officer (PRO.) of the above company. This company is into the supply of Home Textiles, Engine Parts, Stationery and china wares, greeting cards etc. This company was established in 2004, under the Company and Allied Matter with the Corporate Affairs Commissions of China.

Having gone through a methodical search, I decided to contact you hoping that you will find this proposal interesting. we are interested in employing your services to work with us as a private payment agent that can help us establish a medium of receiving payment for goods that was supplied to our customers in in your location,as the company is already experiencing difficulties in receiving payments from them.

Most of our customers pay out in cheques and money orders and we do not have an account in your country that will clear this money. It is upon this note that we seek your assistance to stand in as our representative in your country. It is important to let you know that, as our representative, you will receive 10% of whatever amount you clear for the company and the balance will be for the company.

Please if you are interested to work with us in good faith and honesty, Contact Mr. Wu Fubin the Chief Executive Officer (CEO.) of this company. Through this email address: mr.wufubin@gmail.com   with this information which must be provided by you.

Full Name:

Company Name:

Full contact address include country:

Sex:

Age:

Phone Number:

Fax Number:

Occupation:

Title(if any):


Endeavor to let him know that I directed you to him; Please let him know your decision rather than keeping him waiting because I will inform him about my contacting you. The CEO. Will tell you more on receipt of your response. If you are  not interested, kindly pardon me for contacting you. Thanks for your time and remain blessed.

Very Respectfully,


Mrs. Janei Kong (PRO).
Menglei Import & Export Co., Ltd.
Goods for Import,
Freight Fwdg. Svcs.

5 comments:

Spotter said...

More of the same.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: jianglei@optonline.net %lt;jianglei@optonline.net>
Reply-To: jianglei_07@excite.com
Date: 23-Jan-2007 12:49
Subject: OPPORTUNITY TO WORK WITH US
To:



Menglei Import & Export Co., Ltd.
132 Wuai Road, Yiwu City,
Zhejiang Province. China.


We are exporters based in the China.We export Home Textiles, Engine Parts, Stationery and china wares into Europe, America and Australia. Our company, Menglei Import & Export Co., Ltd. Was established in 1987. We
need your services, to work for us as our foreign agent,who can help us eastablish a medium of recieving payment on our behalf for Goods and
services we supply to our clients. With a 10% compensation of whatever amount you clear for the company and the balance remitted to us on our instruction. If you are interested in this offer, ensure that you reply immediately you acknowlege this
mail with the following infos below;


Full names...................
Full Contact Address.........
Mailing Address..............
sex..........................
Age.........................
Telephone....................
Fax..........................
Occupation...................
Conpany Name.................
Country......................

We look forward to working with you.

Very Respectfully,

Mr.Jiang Lei Jianmin.

Spotter said...

Still doing the rounds, two months later...

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: CHINA INVESTMENTS <mrwu_fubin@yahoo.com.cn>
Date: 29-Mar-2007 23:37
Subject: Profitable Offer
To:

Menglei Import & Export Co., Ltd.

Hello,

Compliments of the day, and my best wishes to you. I am Mrs. Janei Kong, The Public Relation Officer (PRO.) of the above company. This company is into the supply of Home Textiles, Engine Parts, Stationery and china wares, greeting cards etc. This company was established in 2004, under the Company and Allied Matter with the Corporate Affairs Commissions of China.

Having gone through a methodical search, I decided to contact you hoping that you will find this proposal interesting. we are interested in employing your services to work with us as a private payment agent that can help us establish a medium of receiving payment for goods that was supplied to our customers in in your location,as the company is already experiencing difficulties in receiving payments from them.

Most of our customers pay out in cheques and money orders and we do not have an account in your country that will clear this money. It is upon this note that we seek your assistance to stand in as our representative in your country. It is important to let you know that, as our representative, you will receive 12% of whatever amount you clear for the company and the balance will be for the company.

Please if you are interested to work with us in good faith and honesty, Contact Mr. Wu Fubin the Chief Executive Officer (CEO.) of this company who is currently in UK. through this email address: mrwu_fubin@yahoo.com.cn

Endeavor to let him know that I directed you to him; Please let him know your decision rather than keeping him waiting because I will inform him about my contacting you. The CEO. Will tell you more on receipt of your response. If you are not interested, kindly pardon me for contacting you. Thanks for your time and remain blessed.

Very Respectfully,


Mrs. Janei Kong (PRO).
Menglei Import & Export Co., Ltd.
Goods for Import,
Freight Fwdg. Svcs.

Anonymous said...

Well I'm here at college and I just got an e-mail from this infamous 'lil company

Dear Sir/Madam,

Our company MENGLEI IMPORT & EXPORT CO.LTD, require the services of
international agents if you are interested in this position reply for
more information.

Regards,
MENG WANG.
CEO (MENGLEI IMPORT & EXPORT CO.LTD)
WWW.CNMENGLEI.COM

Nev said...

3rd May 2008

May 2008 14:44:03 +0100
Still doing the rounds with a new PRO. Apart from other typos, now they cannot even spell their company name correctly !!

****************
Received: from cp-out3.libero.it ([212.52.84.103])
from sueyoung@libero.it

Subject: Representative needed urgently.

Memglei Import & Export Co. Ltd.

Good day,

I am Mrs. Sue Young, The Public Relation Officer (PRO.) of the above company. We are searching for representatives who can help our companyin getting to our costumers in the United Kingdom.

If your interest in representing this company kindly reply to Mr. Shang Zins, the President of our company at shangzins(at)hotmail.com for more details by confirming your interest.

Thank you.
Very Respectfully,
Mrs. Sue Young (PRO).

***************
Reported to the Internet Spam Database and SpamCop and then binned !

Anonymous said...

And there is more

10 August 2009

Menglei Import & Export Co., Ltd.

132 Wuai Road,
Yiwu City,
Zhejiang Province. China

Hello,
Compliments of the day, and my best wishes to you. I am
Mrs. Janei Kong, The Public Relation Officer (PRO.) of the
above company. This company is into the supply of Home
Textiles, Engine Parts, Stationery and china wares.This
company was established in 2004, under the Company and
Allied Matter with the Corporate Affairs Commissions of
China.

Having gone through a methodical search, I decided to
contact you hoping that you will find this proposal
interesting. we are interested in employing your services
to work with us as a private payment agent that can help us
establish a medium of receiving payment for goods that was
supplied to our customers in your location,as the company
is already experiencing difficulties in receiving payments
from them.

Most of our customers pay out in cheques and money
orders and we do not have an account in your country that
will clear this money. It is upon this note that we seek
your assistance to stand in as our representative in your
country. It is important to let you know that, as our
representative, you will receive 10% of whatever amount you
clear for the company and the balance will be for the
company.

Please if you are interested to work with us in good
faith and honesty, Contact Mr. Wu Fubin the Chief Executive
Officer (CEO.) of this company whom is presently in the UK.
Through this email address:menglei_ceo@live.com

Endeavor to let him know that I directed you to him;
Please let him know your decision rather than keeping him
waiting because I will inform him about my contacting you.
The CEO. Will tell you more on receipt of your response. If
you are not interested, kindly pardon me for contacting
you. Thanks for your time and remain blessed.

Very Respectfully,
Mrs. Janei Kong (PRO).
Menglei Import & Export Co., Ltd.
Goods for Import,
Freight Fwdg. Svcs.




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