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, March 07, 2007

Hubei Machinery & equipment Import & Corporation

Badly named fake company with Yahoo! contact address seeks sucker to act as money mule. Probably involves forged cheques.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: notification1[@] <notification1[@]>
Date: 06-Mar-2007 14:39
To: undisclosed-recipients

Dear Sir/Madam,
I am 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.


Managing Director

1 comment:

Lily LEDs said...

The same story, 6 years on...


Good day to you. We are in receipt of your mail and its contents. I must thank you for your interest to being my payment agent in this endeavor but before we commence I must intimate you with further details.

We seek a credible partner in the United States to handle transactions that will possibly involve large amounts. We constantly experience a myriad of problems with our overseas clients usually linguistic, the language difference is a major encumbrance. Consequently, we have resolved to engage the services of an individual or group to lease with these clients on our behalf.

Company CMEC HUBEI CO Ltd. Based No.6 The Third District Nanshan Road, Shengze, Wujiang City, Jiangsu Province. China, and export into the Canada/America and Europe. Your proposed designation with will be as a payment agent. You will retrieve payment for goods and services that we have rendered to our clients in the North American sector and forward the monies to us. We are prepared to offer 10% of any payment you successfully retrieve and forward.

It is imperative that these payments can run into hundreds of thousands of dollars.Our customers can make these payments in a number ways, by cash, cheque or money orders. Whichever way the client decides to remit the monies it will be sent directly to you where you will deduct your percentage and send the remainder to our company accounts.

I must reiterate that at no point will you be asked to expend any of your personal monies. All you have to do is send me your full names, detailed mailing address, telephone and fax numbers, Driver's license or International passport number for proper identification.

NAME OF COMPANY________________________________ If any.
COMPANY ADDRESS_________________________________ Company Address if any.
TEL: ____________________________________________
FAX: ____________________________________________
AGE: ____________________________________________
HOME ADDRESS_____________________________
EMAIL ADDRESS_____________________________

Once you have done this, would instruct the company to send the check to you which you would deposit into your account if you have an account in America. When the check clears you would then pay the balance (after you have deducted your fee )into an account which I shall provide for you. Note that the info you shall provide shall be subject to final approval. I hope to hear from you soon.

Have a nice day

Kindest Regards,
Fang Lee