Badly named fake company with Yahoo! contact address seeks sucker to act as money mule. Probably involves forged cheques.
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From: notification1[@]universia.net.mx <notification1[@]universia.net.mx>
Date: 06-Mar-2007 14:39
Subject: COMPANY REPRESENTATIVE NEEDED IN YOUR COUNTRY
I am Mr.pn lee fouh, managing Hubei Machinery & equipment Import &
Corporation (CMEC HUBEI CO.) we are a company who deal on mechanical
equipment,hardware and minerals, electrical products, Medical &
Chemicals,light industrial products and office equipment, and export
into the Canada/America and Europe.
We are searching for representatives who can help us establish a medium
of getting to our costumers in the Canada/America and Europe as well as
making payments through you to us.Please if you are interested in
business with us we will be 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.
Note that at no point or time will we ask you to spend any of your
personal money. Please if you are interested forward to us your phone
number/fax,occupation, your full contact addresses and age to
Thank in advance.
Mr.PON LEE FOUH
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.