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 06, 2007

MySimon Warehouse (impostor)

Summary: lies, deception, and fraud. A money mule job.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Don Joyner < >
Date: 05-Jan-2007 19:00
Subject: Do you want to expand your business frontiers?


Our intended partner,
We are a multi-purpose industry that deals in the
importation/exportation of all kinds of
furnitures,computers,electronics,gaming,clothings,jewelries etc in the United kingdom.

We offer real timber furniture for indoor and outdoor use, which is
easily assembled for transport, access and storage. Our management board
decision that we diversify & reach out to other countries mainly Mexico,
America, Canada & Sub Regions in Europe prompts this offer.

MYSimon Warehouse, have a project at hand to establish various
mini-market structures in some parts of the USA for the purpose of exhibiting
our goods and services .,we shall have you to manage a particular outfit
of ours in your location if you have the qualifications and

We need credible individuals in the United States of America, Mexico,
Canada & Europe. Your duty will be to help us establish a medium of
getting to our customers in Mexico, America, Canada & Europe as well as
receiving payments from them on our behalf. You will be given the
opportunity to negotiate your mode of contract for which payment for your
services will be made, subject to your satisfaction.

The international money transfer tax for legal entities (companies) in
UK is 25%, whereas for the individual it is only 7%.There is no sense
for us to work this way, while tax for international money transfer made
by a private individual is 7% that is why we need you as our
international agent.

Basic payment for services will be:-
For the first 180 days, Representatives will receive 5% commission on
every transaction processed. After the 180 day period, commission will
increase to 10% on turnovers collected from our customers.

With this employment diversification drive, our aim of becoming one of
the World leaders in the furniture industry within the next ten years
will be realized, provided representatives are trustworthy and want the
growth of the company. It will be our utmost pleasure if you are
interested in transacting business with us.

For more information and further proceedings, please reply with the
following details-
Your full name:
Phone number:
Fax number:
And your full contact address:
I look foward to hearing from you.

Thank you in advance.
Yours faithfully,
Mr David Simon (CEO)
MySimon Warehouse,
11a Bunns Bank,Old Buckenham, Attleborough,Norfolk NR17 1QD UK
Fax: +448704784476

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