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, February 28, 2007

Kitto Foods Inc. UK

Cheque fraud money mule scam. The sender does not represent any company, and obviously isn't afraid to tell whopping great lies (see end of email). Note that a UK +4470 phone number is used, which can be redirected internationally. The source IP was 193.124.133.218, which is currently delegated to Russia.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: KITTO FOODS INC.UK <kittofoodsinc1[@]uk2.net>
Reply-to:
kittofoodsinc07@yahoo.co.uk
Date: 28-Feb-2007 13:21
Subject: NEW JOB ONLINE OFFER . UK !!
To: ideceive@gmail.com


FOODS INC.UK
45, SHERINGHAM DRIVE,
NOTTINGHAM TD2 3HW.
UNITED KINGDOM
FAX: +44 7005 9217 08


I am David Morgan, managing director of KITTO FOODS INC. UK. We Sells Vegemite, Kitto cheese,
Kitto Peanut Butter,Maxwell House coffee, Oreo cookies, Ritz biscuits, Captain's Table crackers,
Philadelphia cream cheese, and Toblerone chocolates. We have reached big sales volume in the
european market and we have now penetrated America, Canada and recently, Northern American markets.

I am searching for agents who can helpme establish a medium of getting to my customers in the
Canada,America,Europe and recently North America as well as making payments through you to me.
Please if you are interested in transacting business with me I will be glad.

HOW MUCH WILL YOU EARN?
I will give you 13% for everycompleted transaction. Your duty is to receive cheques sent to you
by my customers from any of these countries: Canada,America,Europe and recently North America. I
will increase your percentage as we proceed.

ADVANTAGES
You do not have to go out as you will work as an independent agent right from your home office.
Your job is absolutely legal and 100% risk free.You do not need any capital to start. The
AGENT that make efforts and work hard have a strong possibility of earning higher percentages.

Anyway our AGENTS never leave us.If you are willing to assist, I will want you to immediately
transcribe the required details on the AGENT form below to enable us proceed as some customer
are ready to start making payments.
Please, you have to be an honest and trusted person, as more payments will be made through you in
the course of this transaction.
Thank you very much for your anticipated co-operation. This is hoping we will have a good working
relationship. For more information and details contact me via my confidential email:
kittofoodsinc07@yahoo.co.uk

Your truly,
Mr.David Morgan.
MD/C.E.O
KITTO FOODS INC.

THIS FORM WILL BE FILLED AND RETURNED VIA EMAIL OR FAX BY THE INTENDING
AGENT FOR VERIFICATION AND APPROVAL.


Name:........................

Address:.....................

Telephone:...................

Mobile:......................

Fax:.........................

Date of Birth:......... Sex:........

Occupation:......................

Email:...........................

Marital Status:.................

I ............................hereby declare that the above information is true and binding on
me. If at any time it is discovered that I have given false information, I will CEASE to be a
AGENT of this company and will be regarded as a disclaimer.

Sincerely,

……………………………
Intending Agent Signature
Note:  I hope your word will be your bond AND you will not attempt to defraud this
company as your word will be used against you in the court of law !





4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Actually Kitto Foods may have Russian origins, but you will be asked to send money via Western Union to the UK or to a Korean bank account in the name of Jacoms International.

They also will give a US telephone contact (although of course this is also easy to set up).

Still a scam though. I think that the Korean company is owned by OKONKWO ARTHUR NWABUEZE which is NOT a Korean name but an African one. The Korean company is in the clothing business and not the food business. I suspect that the real scammer is Arthur Okonkwo (possibly from South Africa). He has another business importing clothes from Korea and gets suckers to wire him money to this company.

Spotter said...

Actually, the Russian IP address is probably irrelevant. This reeks of Nigerian scammers. There are a lot of Nigerian scammers working out of the UK. The Korean link is interesting -- I don't recall having seen that before.

rosieiswatching said...

I have recently post an ad in Craigslist for my services. It seems they come from there more than anything. I have received maybe 10 in 2 days and one of them is Kitto Foods. Most of them are textiles and jewelry. I do know they are scammers but what to do with them? Is there any authorities we can send this to so they can takae care of it??? Thank you.

Spotter said...

Given that the scammers are in some other country -- we're not sure which one -- it's hard to get any law enforcement action going. Just educate as many people as you can about the scam.