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.

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Wong's Electronics Company Limited

This money mule recruiter can't decide whether he's from "Wong's Electronics Company Limited" or he's the "managinig director of Japan National Electronics Import./Export. Corp." I suppose you can get your names muddled up when you have a new one every week.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Wong's Electronics Company Limited. <loustradd2[@]>
Date: 31-Jan-2007 22:37
Subject: Company Representative Needed!!
To: info[@]

Wong's International Japan Inc.
1-18-12, Shimbashi, Minato-ku,
105-0004, Tokyo, Japan
Dear friend,

I am Mr CHIN WONG ,managinig director of Japan National Electronics
Import./Export. Corp. we are a group of business men who deal on
Electronics and export into the Canada/America and Europe.

We are searching for representatives who can help u establish a medium
of getting to our customers in the Canada/America and Europe as well as
making payments through you to us.Please if you are interested in
transacting business with us we will be very glad. Please contact us for
more information.

Subject to your satisfaction you will be given the opportunity to
negotiate your mode of which we will pay for your services as our
representative in Canada/America and Europe and Please if you are interested
forward to us your phone number/fax and your full contact addresses. Thanks
In advance,

Wong's Electronics Company Limited.
Managing Director,

Please reply me
via this email account:


Anonymous said...

Good to know, thanks for the info. In the back of my mind I figured this had to be some kind of scam, like the YOU ARE A LOTTERY WINNER emails I get from, usually, England, but easy money is always enticing. Anyway, thanks again for the info on what's actually going on here!

Anonymous said...

Hi. I tried to trade with A company calles WONG CO-OPERATIVE COMPANY and paid 500USD for a sony vaio laptop via western union... after that he said that he shipped 5 that DHL couldnt accept just one unit to ship to europe... now, i have to pay the other.. but i only receive the laptops after paying the other 4... I asked for his certificate and you know what???
I think he wrote this company name with paint... it seems to be false...

But i still dont know if this is really a scam.. omg

Spotter said...

Sounds like you got a case of advance fee fraud. Payment via Western Union is a big no-no unless it's to someone you know and trust already. My prediction is that the guy is just going to make more and more excuses to get money out of you, and NEVER give you ANYTHING of value in return. The story about DHL not accepting one laptop for shipping is a load of bull.

Demand shipment of your laptop or a full refund. I doubt you'll get either, but that just proves the scam. Send no more money -- that would be throwing good money after bad.