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, March 08, 2007

S&A International Ltd

This scammer is a little confused about which identity he's impersonating: he points to the website of a UK fabrics company, but signs off as "S&A International". The Yahoo! email address seems to be the only real point of contact. Other than that, this is a money mule job which makes it fairly clear that the job involves cashing fraudulent cheques or money orders.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: TiTi Salaw <titisalaton@yahoo.com>
Date: 08-Mar-2007 21:22
Subject: Job offer
To: [address redacted]
Cc: [14 addresses redacted]

Hi,
   
 Please can I have ur attention for a moment?Would you like to work  online from home/temporarily and get paid weekly?well as i just come across your name and address posted online and I would be very interested in offering you a part-time paying job in which you could earn alot. This job would be based on contract and commission terms, it is a part-time job and it would involve quite a handful of trust and honesty. If you would be interested in including a good-paying,part time job to your daily list of activities,I would be glad to brief you more.before I go further I thought I'dinform you of both who you would be working for and what you would be doing.As I have previously informed you,well we are into Manufactures
of   Fabrics and Textiles with numerous customers home and abroad and here is our site
http://www.fabricuk.com. We produce various clothing materials,batiks,assorted fabrics and traditional costume. We need a representative in the UK who will be incharge of all our payment from the United Kingdom clients/customers  because most of our customer from any part of the country pay us throug hUnited kingdom cheques which are not negotiable here in UK. This brings  our quest to employ a credible and trusthworthy fellow as our representative to handle our payments. This would not affect your  present job but serve as another stream of income to your goodself. 
 
 Being our representative and assisting us in processing the payments  from our clients, we will pay you weekly salary and shall earn about 10% of every payment .Your task is to coordinate payments from customers and   help us with the payment process.You are not involved in any sales. Our sales manager sells products. Once he makes a sale we deliver the  product to a customer (usually through FEDEX).The customer receives and  cheques
the products.
 
After this has been done, the customer has to pay  for the products.About 90 percent of our customers prefer to pay  through  UK  cheques  based on the amount involved.We have decided to open this new  job position for solving this problem.Your tasks are;

1. Recieve payment from Customers
 
2. Cash it at any cashing point or at your banks and  you will deduct 10% which will be your percentage/pay on Payment processe
3. Forward balance after deduction of percentage/pay to any of   thoffices you will be contacted to send payment to.(Payment is to forwarded either by Money Gram or Western Union Money Transfer. Local Money transfers takes barely hours, so it will give us a possibility to get customer's payment almost immediately.  We understand it is an unusual and  incredible job position. This job takes only 3-7 hours per week. You'll have a lot of free time doing another job, you'll get good income and regular job. But this job is very hallenging and you should understand it. We are looking only for the worker who satisfies our requirements and will be an earnest assistant. We are glad to offer this job position to you. If you feel that you are serious about this and earnest worker,All we will need is your
 
FULL NAME;
  ADDRESS;
  COUNTRY:
  PHONE/CELL PHONE NUMBER;
  NATIONALITY;
  Zip Code:
  GENDER;Male
  AGE so we can forward it to our clients and they willstart making payments to you as the company's representative in the states and i would be glad if i can hear from you with all the information i ask for. 
 
 Regards,
S&A International Ltd


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12 comments:

Spotter said...

Seen again with contact address titex20011@yahoo.de

Anonymous said...

seen again....wjoetim@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Seen again with contact info johnrowland@mwactual15online.net

Anonymous said...

John Rowlnad used again.

Anonymous said...

wjoetim@yahoo.com.....he's up to something again...
asking money from someone he promised to marry!! any news about this guy, pls leave a comment! i really want to nail him down!!

Renee said...

I received this today... Am reporting it to the FTC..

From: Frank Knowles (a.toelke@t-online.de)
You may not know this sender.Mark as safe|Mark as unsafe
Sent: Sat 7/19/08 8:05 AM
Reply-to: Frank Knowles (a.toelke@t-online.de)


Dear Sir/Madam, Please can I have your attention for a moment? Would you like to workonline from home/temporarily and get paid weekly?Our Company S & AInternational Ltd based in UK and we are into Manufactures of Fabricsand Textiles with numerous customers home and abroad. We produce variousclothing materials, batiks, assorted fabrics and traditional costume. Weneed a representative in the states who will be in charge of all ourpayment from the United States clients/customers. Because most of ourcustomer from the states pay through Certified Cheque,Cashier Chequesand Money Order which are not negotiable here in UK? This brings ourquest to employ a credible and trustworthy fellow as our representativeto handle our payments.This would not affect your present job but serve as another stream ofincome to your good self. Being our representative and assisting us inprocessing the payments from our clients, we will pay you weekly salaryand shall earn 10% of every payment you processed us with. Due to thefact that we cannot cash the US Money Order upon receipt here in the UK. In the past few years we have lost about 75,000 USD of net income eachmonth because of money transfer delays.Your task is to coordinatepayments from customers and help us with the payment process.You are notinvolved in any sales,Our sales manager is in charge selling ourproducts, once he makes a sale we deliver the product to a customer(usually through UPS Courier Service).The customer receives and checks the products and confirmed,the customerhas to pay for the products. About 90% of our customers prefer to paythrough Certified Cashier's Checks or Money Orders based on the amountinvolved. We have decided to create this job position for solving thisproblem.Your tasks are:1. Receive payment from Customers2. Cash it at your Bank3. Deduct 10% which will be your percentage/pay on Payment processed4. Forward balance after deduction of percentage/pay to any of theoffices you will be contacted to send payment to. (Payment is toforwardedeither by Money Gram or Western Union Money Transfer. A local Moneytransfer takes barely hours, so it will give us a possibility to getcustomer÷Õ payment almost immediately.For example you've got 3000.00USDYou take your income: 300.00 USDSend to us: 2680.00 USDFirst month you will have 15-20 transactions on 3000.00-4000.00 USDSo you may calculate your income.For example 18 transactions on 3500.00 USD give you 5610.00 USDPlus your basis monthly salary is 1000.00 USDTotal: 6610.00 USD per month after establishing close co-operationyou'll be able to operate with larger orders and you'll be able to earnmore. Our payments will be issued out in your name and you get themcashed in your bank deduct your weekly salary and forward the balance tothe Company via Western Union money transfer or money gram moneytransfer. We understand it is an unusual and incredible job position.This job takes only 3-7 hours per week.You'll have a lot of free timedoing another job,you'll get good income and regular job. But this jobis very challenging and you should understand it. We are looking onlyfor the worker who satisfies our requirements and will be an earnestassistant. We are glad to offer this job position to you. If you feelthat you are serious about this and earnest worker,All we will need is Your Full Name... Address... Not PO BOX.... City.........State........Zip............Age....Sex....Cell Contact.... Occupation.... Contact Email Address..... so we can forward it to our clients and they will start making paymentsto you as the company's representative in the states, Please kindly reply to this email address: interfacefabrics1960@rediff.comREGARDS,Mr Frank KnowlesS&A International Ltd31 Wilmslow Rd, Cheadle, CheshireLondon, SE28 0LSTel: +44-702-401-7216interfacefabrics1960@rediff.comwww.stock-fabrics.net

bedardr said...

Turned in his 3,250.00 check to the cops today!!! This AMERICAN ISN'T AN IDIOT!! FRANK KNOWLES YOUR BUSTED!!!

Anonymous said...

seen today as:
sandafabrics@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

showing up in my mailbox:


Frank Knowles (chef_sean@hotmail.com)

sandafabrics seen today with the promise of
MAKE SOME MONEY FOR THE HOLIDAY

jake said...

Dear Sir/Madam, Please can I have your attention for a moment? Would you like to work online from home/temporarily and get paid weekly?Our Company S & A International Ltd based in UK and we are into Manufactures of Fabrics and Textiles with numerous customers home and abroad. We produce various clothing materials, batiks, assorted fabrics and traditional costume. We need a representative in the states who will be in charge of all our payment from the United States clients/customers. Because most of our customer from the states pay through Certified Cheque,Cashier Cheques and Money Order which are not negotiable here in UK? This brings our quest to employ a credible and trustworthy fellow as our representative to handle our payments.This would not affect your present job but serve as another stream of income to your good self. Being our representative and assisting us in processing the payments from our clients, we will pay you weekly salary and shall earn 10% of every payment you processed us with. Due to the fact that we cannot cash the US Money Order upon receipt here in the UK. In the past few years we have lost about 75,000 USD of net income each month because of money transfer delays.Your task is to coordinate payments from customers and help us with the payment process.You are not involved in any sales,Our sales manager is in charge selling our products, once he makes a sale we deliver the product to a customer (usually through UPS Courier Service).The customer receives and checks the products and confirmed,the customer has to pay for the products. About 90% of our customers prefer to pay through Certified Cashier's Checks or Money Orders based on the amount involved. We have decided to create this job position for solving this problem.Your tasks are:1. Receive payment from Customers2. Cash it at your Bank3. Deduct 10% which will be your percentage/pay on Payment processed4. Forward balance after deduction of percentage/pay to any of theoffices you will be contacted to send payment to. (Payment is to forwardedeither by Money Gram or Western Union Money Transfer. A local Moneytransfer takes barely hours, so it will give us a possibility to getcustomerчХ payment almost immediately.For example you've got 3000.00USDYou take your income: 300.00 USDSend to us: 2680.00 USDFirst month you will have 15-20 transactions on 3000.00-4000.00 USDSo you may calculate your income.For example 18 transactions on 3500.00 USD give you 5610.00 USDPlus your basis monthly salary is 1000.00 USDTotal: 6610.00 USD per month after establishing close co-operation you'll be able to operate with larger orders and you'll be able to earn more. Our payments will be issued out in your name and you get them cashed in your bank deduct your weekly salary and forward the balance to the Company via Western Union money transfer or money gram money transfer. We understand it is an unusual and incredible job position. This job takes only 3-7 hours per week.You'll have a lot of free time doing another job,you'll get good income and regular job. But this job is very challenging and you should understand it. We are looking only for the worker who satisfies our requirements and will be an earnest assistant. We are glad to offer this job position to you. If you feel that you are serious about this and earnest worker,All we will need is Your Full Name... Address... Not PO BOX.... City.........State........Zip............Age....Sex....Cell Contact.... Occupation.... Contact Email Address..... so we can forward it to our clients and they will start making payments to you as the company's representative in the states, Please kindly reply to this email address: benbruce1960@gmail.comREGARDS,Mr Ben BruceS&A International Ltd31 Wilmslow Rd, Cheadle, CheshireLondon, SE28 0LSTel: +44-702-401-7216benbruce1960@gmail.com

Graeme Horne said...

just received the following email this morning from BARRY SMITH (mails@ruralvalue.com)

Temporary Job(Open only to US/Canada and United kingdom Citizens and Residents) Dear Sir/Madam, Would you like to work online from Home/Temporarily and get paid weekly?We are glad to offer you a job position at our company S & A Textiles Limited UK.We need someone to work for our company as a Representative/Book keeper in the USA,CANADA and United kingdom. This is in view of our not having an office presently in the USA nor CANADA ,United kingdom. You don't need to have an Office and this certainly won't disturb you from any form of work you have going at the moment. The Company deals in different kinds of FABRICS AND TEXTILES,we have clients, which we supply weekly in the USA,CANADA And United kingdom.Our FABRICS AND TEXTILES are one of the rarest and pure FABRICS AND TEXTILES in the world and our order processing, production monitoring and process flow is seamlessly integrated through accompany-wide computer network.WE ARE LOOKING FOR A REPRESENTATIVE IN USA OR CANADA TO WORK FORUS AS A BOOKKEEPER/ PAYMENT COLLECTOR, IF INTERESTEDEMAIL ME BACK WITHFIRST NAME: SURNAME: ADDRESS: CITY: STATE: ZIP CODE: COUNTRY: HOME PHONE: MOBILE: GENDER: MARITAL STATUS: AGE: NATIONALITY: WE WOULD KNOW THAT YOU ARE INTERESTED TO WORK WITH US AND I WILL EMAIL YOU BACK WITH MORE DETAILS. ARE INTERESTED. STAY BLESSED Mr.BARRY SMITHTel: +447405167466---------------------Mr.BARRY SMITH.president & CEO,S & A International LTD

Aneel Ismaily said...

Hello,

I understand that someone was running a scam under the same name as my company's name i.e. S & A International, Ltd. in UK but I have a legitimate business in US and we provide institutional textiles and linens. Do you mind bringing down this page because whereever people search for my business this particular page comes first the list.

I will really appreciate that.

Thank you.