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 27, 2007

Teikoku Oil (impostors)

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.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: teikoku_oil@freenet.de <teikoku_oil@freenet.de>
Date: 27-Jan-2007 00:21
Subject: COMPANY REPRENSENTATIVE REQUIRED
To: teikoku_oil@yahoo.com

TEIKOKU OIL CO.LTD.
31-10, Hatagaya 1-chome,
Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 151-8565,
Japan.
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: teikokuoilcompany@mail2japan.com  Your full names:
Contact address:
Tele/cell numbers:
Occupation:
Age:
Sex:
Company Name:
Country:
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,
Mr.Masatoshi Sugioka.
E-mail: teikokuoilcompany@mail2japan.com

28 comments:

Anonymous said...

RE:Teikoku Oil

I have received email from someone identifying themselves as Masatoshi Sugioka of Teikoku Oil.They were requesting someone to be their company representative to collect accounts receivables for them and forward to the proceeds less 10% fee they pay.
THey asked me to contact a Roland Johanson ,whom I emailed,and he phoned me and made acommitment to Fed Ex a cheque for $86,000.00 .
The whole thing seems under the category'to good to be true',so I have done some checking.I came across this site Suckers Wanted",when I searched the name Masatohi Sugioka,and then read this article.Is this thing some kind of bogus scam,as indicated here?I did look up the company,and saw the english version of the website ,which looked like a regular corportate website filled with information.The Japanese version of the site was a very wierd site with indecipherealbe Japanese script and lots of moving Anime cartoon characters. I realised that the site could be fake,or it may be real and the scammers are using a real company and person to front the scam.
I have not received anything yet,and informed them I would wait for the cheque to clear before depositing or forwarding anything.
I do not wnat to participate in an illegal activity that is ripping anyone off.Is that what this is?It seesm to be identified as such here....but there is not much specific comment on it on this site.If you have any other info about this scam and its perpetrators.please let me know,even if its just to verify that it is a scam.You can email me at redbellet@yahoo.com....Dan.

Anonymous said...

I have received email from the same name, but now comes from this address "Edix Trade Kft. Korl�tolt Felel?ss�g? T�rsas�g" (edixtrade@invitel.hu)
And "Masatoshi Sugioka" apparently got now his own mail server:
representative@teikokuoil.net
When this mail comes to my address, I seek the name in Google and appear your very useful site... Thanks for the warning...

Anonymous said...

In adition, now this people ask for this:

Name (in full):
Home address (in full):
Home and Office phone no:
Occupation:
Company (if any):
Age:
Email:

Anonymous said...

here is the entire email i JUST recieved im exempting my information so others can be notified about the EXACT content of the new "scam mail"

lets hope nobody falls into this trap


TEIKOKU OIL CO. LTD, JAPAN
31-10, Hatagaya1-chome,
Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 151-8565,
Japan.

This is an Official mail from The Group President/CEO Officer of I
here by write to publicize this piece of certainty information
reaching you in good and expected period of good time. Member,
Group Partner who specifically deals on oil and steel and more also
Imports and Exports, Suppliment of Products into Canada,Colombia,
Mexico/America and Europe.

With Loyalty as a matter of fact dedicate an appropriate individual/
prospected representative that would rather work with me as Reliable
to establish mode of Draft receipt from company's product consumers
in the mentioned region as well as making Payments through you to us.

Note that, as our agent, you will receive ten percent(10%) of
whatever amount you receive for the company and the balance will be
paid into an account we will avail to you. If you are interested, I
would appreciate you forwarding to us the informations below;

(1)Full Names:
(2)Full Residential Or Office Address:
(3)Zip/Postal Code:
(4)Country:
(5)Tele/cell numbers:
(6)Occupation:
(7)Sex:
(8)Age:

You are to send these informations to us via this email
address;representative@teikokuoil.net

Respectfully,
Mr Masatoshi Sugioka
Chairman (C.E.O).

Karkalath said...

one more thing (i just posted the last email)

everyone who adds to this post please include the SENDERS email.

this is the one that was in mine.

TEIKOKU OIL CO. LTD, JAPAN rep_teikoku_com@hotmail.com




don't forget a company in i think it was san jose just got busted for this so lets help find this guy.

Anonymous said...

This is the copy of the same that I just received...sent from
represent_teikoku@live.com

TEIKOKU OIL CO. LTD., JAPAN
31-10, Hatagaya 1-chome,
Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 151-8565, Japan

Dear Representative,

In view of your new appointment,I want you to contact our customer Mr Derrick Jay Howard for payment,this is in regards to the supply we made to his company. we are yet to receive payment and since you have been appointed by this great company to act as representative to receive funds on our company behalf in your jurisdiction, this is why we want the funds sent to you .He owns my company over $130,000.000
His contact information are:

Mr Derrick Jay Howard
derh2008@yahoo.com
Tel: 1-905-598-6679
(Financial Director)

Please try to make sure that you reach him today and get back to me
We will forward other customers contact information to you as soon as your collected this one and remitted it to us so that we can ascertain your competency in this job.



Thanks very much for rendering your service in this Company. Extend my greetings to your loved once.

Regards
Masatoshi Sugioka
(President)

Anonymous said...

This is the one that I just got:

represent_teokokujp@hotmail.com

I can't believe anyone would fall for this crap, doesn't anyone have any common sense?

Anonymous said...

I just received this one!!!!


PAYMENTS COLLECTION AGENT NEEDED‏
From: TEIKOKU OIL CO. LTD, JAPAN (rep_teikoku_com@hotmail.com)
High riskThis message may be dangerous. Learn more
Sent: November 23, 2008 3:02:20 AM
To:


TEIKOKU OIL CO. LTD, JAPAN
31-10, Hatagaya1-chome,
Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 151-8565,
Japan.


Dear Sir/Madam

REGIONAL PAYMENT RECEIVING AGENT NEEDED

Teikoku oil company. specialized in Oil.We exports our products to North
America,South America,Eastern Europe,Western Europe and
Southeast Asia etc.

We are looking for a payment representative in UK,USA,Canada,
and Mexico.Salary is 10% of every payment you receive on our
behalf.

All charges such as tax and transfer charges will be deducted
from the balance 90% .Details of your account is not needed in
this transaction

Note:Even if you have a present job,you can still be part of
our business as your service to us would not disturb with your
working hours at all.

If you are interested in this transaction forward your contact
information to my private email:represent_teokokujp@hotmail.com

1)Your Full names:
2)Your Complete Address;
Province;
City:
State:
country:
3)Postal code:
4)Home/office phone number:
5)cell number
6)Occupation
8)Sex:
9)Age:


Thanks for your understanding and co-operation.



Respectfully,
Mr Masatoshi Sugioka
Chairman (C.E.O).

Anonymous said...

I get these emails all the time, never thought about googling the sender. I nevr give information like this to anyone, BADD IDEA! If your smart, you will keep info. like this as private as you can!

Flag this messageDear Sir/MadamThursday, December 4, 2008 2:16 AM
From: "TEIKOKU OIL CO. LTD, JAPAN" rep_teikoku_comp@hotmail.com Add sender to Contacts To: undisclosed-recipientsTEIKOKU OIL CO. LTD, JAPAN
31-10, Hatagaya1-chome,
Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 151-8565,
Japan.


Dear Sir/Madam

REGIONAL PAYMENT RECEIVING AGENT NEEDED

Teikoku oil company. specialized in Oil.We exports our products to North
America,South America,Eastern Europe,Western Europe and
Southeast Asia etc.

We are looking for a payment representative in UK,USA,Canada,
and Mexico.Salary is 10% of every payment you receive on our
behalf.

All charges such as tax and transfer charges will be deducted
from the balance 90% .Details of your account is not needed in
this transaction

Note:Even if you have a present job,you can still be part of
our business as your service to us would not disturb with your
working hours at all.

If you are interested in this transaction forward your contact
information to my private email:rep_teikoku_comjp@live.com

1)Your Full names:
2)Your Complete Address;
Province;
City:
State:
country:
3)Postal code:
4)Home/office phone number:
5)cell number
6)Occupation
8)Sex:
9)Age:


Thanks for your understanding and co-operation.



Respectfully,
Mr Masatoshi Sugioka
Chairman (C.E.O).

Anonymous said...

I just got the same letter today but the email info is:
If you are interested in this transaction forward your contact
information to my private email:
represent_teokokujp@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

I just received it as well.
These SCAM ARTISTS thimk we are all idiots.

TEIKOKU OIL CO. LTD, JAPAN
31-10, Hatagaya1-chome,
Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 151-8565,
Japan.


Dear Sir/Madam

REGIONAL PAYMENT RECEIVING AGENT NEEDED

Teikoku oil company. specialized in Oil.We exports our products to North
America,South America,Eastern Europe,Western Europe and
Southeast Asia etc.

We are looking for a payment representative in UK,USA,Canada,
and Mexico.Salary is 10% of every payment you receive on our
behalf.

All charges such as tax and transfer charges will be deducted
from the balance 90% .Details of your account is not needed in
this transaction

Note:Even if you have a present job,you can still be part of
our business as your service to us would not disturb with your
working hours at all.

If you are interested in this transaction forward your contact
information to my private email:represent_teokokujp@hotmail.com

1)Your Full names:
2)Your Complete Address;
Province;
City:
State:
country:
3)Postal code:
4)Home/office phone number:
5)cell number
6)Occupation
8)Sex:
9)Age:


Thanks for your understanding and co-operation.



Respectfully,
Mr Masatoshi Sugioka
Chairman (C.E.O).

JenniferF said...

I found this blog through google and the phone number - 905-598-6679.

Seems that the new scam is Hokuetsu Metals - I wrote a blog about that email scam Jan 23, 2009, http://gotojenniferfisher.com/jensblog/2009/01/hokuetsu/

People need to realize that legitimate companies DO NOT EVER go outside their company employees and solicit blindly on the internet for someone to process money for them.

It's a SCAM !!! and it's called money laundering here in the US.
~Jennifer

Anonymous said...

This is one I got.

Dear Representative

Thank you so much for replying my email.

I run a small bill collection service as an independent contractor and would like to expand so I can provide more effective services to my clients to prevent
any unwanted surprises .

Basically what we would be doing together is collect premium for insurance agents, donations, debt settlements, etc from my client's customers, it would only take few days in getting the bills via courier service at your door step or electronic transfer .

Currently We have a contract with an oil company TEIKOKU OIL CO. LTD, JAPAN. 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 wish to crave your indulgence that we are searching for representatives who can help us establish a medium of getting to our customers in the Canada/ America/ Europe and other nearby countries as well as making payments through you to us.

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 the total amount you receive from my customers at any time on my behalf. The reason I seek your assistance is that American/European and Canadian Certified form of payment such as Money Orders,Certified bank Checks,electronic transfer take a long time to clear 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 informations?To my private Email : robinson_janis4@yahoo.com

Please, to facilitate the conclusion of this job offer if accepted, do send us promptly by e-mail the following:

(1) Your full names:

(2) Contact address:

(3) City:

(4) state:

(5) zip code:

(6) Tele/cell numbers:

(7) personal email address:

(8) Age:

(9) Sex:

(10) Bank name: NOTE,WE DON'T NEED YOUR ACCOUNT INFO'S

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.

Anonymous said...

To All,
Please be advised that giving ANT information out to anyone online will probably result in the Liquidation of you Cetui Que account.
The BOPD denies its existence but anyone withy the time and intelligence can research this and find that the elite have indeed created these accounts. These are not however expressed trusts they are beneficiary trusts with the complete control in the hands of the Trustee/trustees. Many of us are searching out means to Liquidate these accounts personally but somehow these outsiders know they exist and how to Liquidate them. Someone has given them this information and the sheer numbers of groups doing this suggests a collaboration with someone or a group of someones on the inside. Be careful.

mimojapan said...

Just to let you know: The same scheme was used again just yesterday.
Details at michajp.blogspot.com/2010/07/mules-for-japan.html

Cheers

Anonymous said...

I got one that says the same under the e-mail: murwiafo@hotmail.com

They had posted an add on Craig's List...

Anonymous said...

Here's the one I got:

Our Company Teikoku Oil Company, Based in Japan is
interested in Employing your Services as our Payment
Collector/Representative from
locations of Europe/Canada/U.S.A. as you will be Entitled to a Total of
10% Commission from each payment Collected,if
interested in our Offer.
N:B Do not click on reply to at once,you are to direct your reply to email as seen :teikoku.company@gmail.com
Kindly notify our Managing Director Mr. Naoki Kuroda,
for more
details to be sent across to you.
Email:teikoku.company@gmail.com
Sincerely
Rao, Radhakrishna (Rk)
N:B Do not click on reply to at once,you are to direct your reply to email as seen :teikoku.company@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

thanks for your resume in response to my AD on GetHired.
> I run a small bill collection service as an independent contractor and would like to expand so I can provide more effective services to my clients to prevent any unwanted surprises .
> Basically what we would be doing together is collect premium for insurance agents, donations, debt settlements, etc from my client's customers, it would only take few days in getting the bills via courier service at your door step or electronic transfer .
> Currently,I have a contract with an oil company TEIKOKU OIL CO. LTD, JAPAN. 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.
> I wish to crave your indulgence that i am searching for representatives who can help us establish a medium of getting to our customers in the Canada/ America/ Europe and other nearby countries as well as making payments through you to us.
> 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 the total amount you receive from my customers at any time on my behalf. The reason I seek your assistance is that American/European and Canadian Certified form of payment such as Money Orders,Certified bank Checks,electronic transfer take a long time to clear 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's.
> To facilitate the conclusion of this job offer if accepted, do send us promptly by e-mail the following:
> (1) Your full names:
> (2) Contact address:
> (3) City:
> (4) state:
> (5) zip code:
> (6) Tele/cell numbers:
> (7) personal email address:
> (8) Age:
> I 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, yo

Anonymous said...

I got this mail today :

Our Company Teikoku Oil Company ,deals on oil and Gas,including other
mineral resources in Asia,currently Based in Japan is
interested in Employing your Services as our Payment
Collector/Representative from
locations of Europe/Canada/U.S.A. as you will be Entitled to a Total of
10% Commission from each payment Collected,if
interested in our Offer.
Kindly notify our Managing Director Mr. Naoki Kuroda,
Email:kuroda_naoki@yahoo.com
Sincerely
Ms. Jocelyne Hall.

Khurram SHahzad said...
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Anonymous said...

This is what I received in my email today. So did a little research. My research broughr me to you blog. So now I'm posting this criminal's newest trick.

Our Company Teikoku Trading Ltd is interested in employing you as a collection agent, get back to me for further details if interested.

Re: Job.
Thank you for your interest to learn more about the position of Credit Collection Representative for our company. We are into sales of chandeliers, lighting and lamps, our products are sold to more than 50 countries and regions. Our products enjoy high reputation in the world for its high quality and competitive price. The Credit Collection job is a job from home and a part-time job where you will responsible for collection of past due accounts from customers in the USA and Canada.
As a Credit Collection representative to our company, you will be on a straight monthly salary of $2,000.00 dollars and a 10% commission for each payment received on behalf of our company in the United States.
If you are interested with the Job, forward to us your details below so we can send it to our legal department to prepare the Contract / Memorandum of Understanding between you and the company.
Names:
Address:
Date of Birth:
Present Occupation:
Position:
Mobile Phone:
Tel:
Thank you.
Jinn Hwang.
Marketing director
Teikoku Trading Ltd.










在2014年07月19 02时09分,"

john michael Flannagan said...

On Jul 22, 2014 6:03 PM, "TL" wrote:
Teikoku Ltd, is interested in employing you as our collection representative for our company.

I responded and this is what the sent next.


Re: Job.
Thank you for your interest to learn more about the position of Credit Collection Representative for our company. We are into sales of chandeliers, lighting and lamps, our products are sold to more than 50 countries and regions. Our products enjoy high reputation in the world for its high quality and competitive price. The Credit Collection job is a job from home and a part-time job where you will responsible for collection of past due accounts from customers in the USA and Canada.
As a Credit Collection representative to our company, you will be on a straight monthly salary of $2,000.00 dollars and a 10% commission for each payment received on behalf of our company in the United States.
If you are interested with the Job, forward to us your details below so we can send it to our legal department to prepare the Contract / Memorandum of Understanding between you and the company.

Names:

Address:

Date of Birth:

Mobile Phone:

Tel:


--------------------------------
Jimmy Hwang.
Marketing Director
Teikoku Tradings Ltd
Hong Kong.
Once they respond again I will post what they send me. I can't believe I actually responded to this!

annie ayers said...

I just got this E-mail today...

Our Company Teikoku Trading Ltd is interested in employing you as a collection representative , get back to me for further specifics if interested

I know it is a fraud. I also cannot believe that people would fall for this. Maybe with people desperate for jobs they will fall for this kind of think. It's sad that there are people in this world that take advantage of others. I'll never understand it.

Anonymous said...

Teikoku Oil, is it the same as Teikoku Tradings?

I just got the following email from the address of - teikokurading@sina.com

Angela Lee wrote:
"I am the marketing director of Teikoku Tradings. We are currently looking for someone skilled in collection representative job. Let me know if you are interested."

I did not reply.

Spotter said...

They are the same in as much as they are both scams, and that's all that matters. There may be a perfectly real and legitimate company by the name of "Teikoku Tradings" somewhere, but if so, they aren't offering "collection representative" jobs, and they probably don't use sina.com (a Chinese free webmail service) for their email.

Anonymous said...

Re: Job.
Thank you for your interest to learn more about the position of Credit Collection Representative for our company. We are into sales of chandeliers, lighting and lamps, our products are sold to more than 50 countries and regions. Our products enjoy high reputation in the world for its high quality and competitive price. The Credit Collection job is a job from home and a part-time job where you will responsible for collection of past due accounts from customers in the USA and Canada.
As a Credit Collection representative to our company, you will be on a straight monthly salary of $2,000.00 dollars and a 10% commission for each payment received on behalf of our company in the United States.
If you are interested with the Job, forward to us your details below so we can send it to our legal department to prepare the Contract / Memorandum of Understanding between you and the company.
Names:
Address:
Date of Birth:
Present Occupation:
Position:
Mobile Phone:
Tel:
Thank you.
Jinn Hwang.
Marketing director
Teikoku Trading Ltd

Don't be scammed by this email! !!!!!! It's MALARKY!!!!!

Anonymous said...

This message is from Teikoku Tradings Japan. We are currently looking for some skilled personnel overseas in collection / representative job.
This is the email I received from them today


Do kindly email;



Harry Jo,
Marketing Director
Email: jharry.teikokutradings@outlook.jp

To indicate your interest,
Thank you.

Andrea Frazier
Announcer.

Anonymous said...

Also emailed the aforementioned message under a sketchy name, I thought it could be a scam so I asked if the better business bureau knew about them (though I am not sure how that works), and somehow received a message from a teikokutradings@gmail.com in the same thread. Now the crazy name email (which was a compilation of names associated with different cultures) doesn't even show up.