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.

Monday, April 02, 2007

China Chemicals Limited (not)

Another money mule job. I've seen quite a few of these being sent from in recent times -- not that it means much. In case it's not obvious, this email is a pack of lies from start to finish.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Mr. Jackie Wang Chow <>
Date: 01-Apr-2007 01:27
To: info[@]

China Chemicals Limited
2027 Nanshan Road,
Changping District
Beijing , PRC
Tel/Fax: 00852-301-01004
Dear Sir/Madam,
I am here to bring to your notice a Job offer which I know it will be a
great interest to you.
My name is Mr. Jackie Chow am the Personel Officer of the China
Chemical in China the biggest Chemical and raw materials industry in
Asia. Presently, we are running out of Finance due to the high volume
of money (running in Millions of US dollars) that some companies in
Europe North and South America own to our Company, we have confronted
these companies and the company in question has agreed to begin
Right now we do not have international licence to operate in your
Country so Our Company CEO has said that we employ agent in this
Countries who will represent our Company and help in the collection of
this outstanding bills. As the personell Officer I was giving the
responsibility to employ agents in these Countries so they can help in
the collection of the funds. My offer is this, we will want you to
represent China Chemical in your Country and help to collect these
outstanding bills.
If you are willing to assist, you would be paid 10%of the total sum you
collect on behalf of our company. To Begin, all you have to do is send
to us your full name, detailed mailing address, tell and fax numbers.
Once you have done this, I would inform you what to do and give you a
breakdown of the way to get your approval from our Company.
Note that this is a not money laundering operation and will not breach
the law, each transfer will be processed and will follow your Country
laws and taxes will be deducted from our part of the funds.
If interested forward information below to us .

1.Full Name..2.Residential Address..3.Sex..4.Age..5.Phone Number..6.Fax
Number(If Any)..
7.Occupation ..8.Company Name..9.Company
Address..10.Nationality..11.Present Country..

kindly reach me at this E-mail
Mr. Jackie wang chow

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