Typical money mule scam. Contact addresses are freemail addresses. Teikoki Oil is a real company, but the impostor who sent this email has nothing to do with them.
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From: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
Date: 27-Jan-2007 00:21
Subject: COMPANY REPRENSENTATIVE REQUIRED
TEIKOKU OIL CO.LTD.
31-10, Hatagaya 1-chome,
Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 151-8565,
www.teikokuoil.co.jp COMPANY REPRENSENTATIVE REQUIRED I am Mr.Masatoshi Sugioka, Director of TEIKOKU OIL.Teikoku Oil was founded in 1941 as a semi-governmental company in accordance with the Teikoku Oil Law to unify the existing Japanese oil exploration companies at the time, continues to operate with corporate strategies to keep pace with changing times and maintain the momentum of its progress in the steel industry as well as the other businesses in which the Company engages. Based on the above management principle, Teikoku Oil has been instrumental in securing both domestic and international energy resources as a pioneer of Japan's oil & gas development over the past 65 years. The structures of many industries are changing at breakneck speed as mergers and restructuring proceed apace. In the thick of these changes, TEIKOKU OIL is working with affiliated companies to attach more weight to well-coordinated management throughout the Group.Specifically, TEIKOKU OIL is positioning three of its businesses-steel sheets, silicon, and steel tubes and pipes, in particular seamless steel pipes-at the core of the Group's operations. The Company is working hard to bolster the efficiency and speed of its management and strengthen its operations by
improving costs, quality, delivery times, and R&D capabilities. The Company is constantly aware of its environmental responsibilities, contributing to environmental preservation on a global scale and the realization of a recycling society. We want to solicit your attention to receive payment on our company behalf.The purpose of my contacting you is because you live outside Japan. 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 I seek your assistance is that American and Canadian cheques 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 your inquirings with the following information's below to the company director Mr.Masatoshi SugiokaE-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Your full names:
E-Mail: 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. We await your response. Regards,
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.