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 23, 2007

H & S International Limited (impostors)

This money mule scam was extremely sparse on details, so I requested further information. Turns out he's another one of these money mule scammers (of the check and money order forging variety) who likes to impersonate textile companies of the form "X&Y International" (for various values of X and Y). There seems to be an awful lot of them.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: mr jason <jason_tt00@yahoo.com>
Reply-to:
mmgroup098@yahoo.de
Date: 23-Apr-2007 23:28
Subject: JOB OPPOURTUNITY!!
To: ideceive@gmail.com

Hello.Would you like to work at home and get paid on
line?Please note that it will not disturb nor affect your
present job.If you are interested get back to me at
mmgroup098@yahoo.de


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: jason cole <mmgroup098@yahoo.de>
Date: 23-Apr-2007 23:52
Subject: Re: JOB OPPOURTUNITY!!
To: Deception Spotter <ideceive@gmail.com >

Dear Sir/Madam,
H & S  International Limited is a UK textile company.We produce  and distribute clothing materials such as batiks,assorted fabrics and traditional costume worldwide.We have reached big sales volume of textile materials in the Europe and now are trying to penetrate the germany market. Quite soon we will open representative offices or authorized sales centers in the germany and therefore we are currently looking for people who will assist us in establishing a new distribution network there. The fact is that despite the germany market is new for us we already have regular clients also speaks for itself.
WHAT YOU NEED TO DO FOR US?
The international money transfer tax for legal entities (companies) in UK is 25%, whereas for the individual it is only 7%.There is no sense for us to work this way, while tax for international money transfer made by a private individual is 7% .That's why we need you! We need agents to receive payment for our textiles( in money orders,check or bank wire transfers) and to resend the money to us via Money Gram or Western Union Money Transfer.This way we will save money because of tax decreasing.
JOB DESCRIPTION?
1. Recieve payment from Clients
2. Cash Payments at your Bank
3. Deduct 10% which will be your percentage/pay on Payment processed.
4. Forward balance afer deduction of percentage/pay to any of the
offices you will be contacted to send payment to(Payment is to forwarded either by Money Gram or Western Union Money Transfer).
HOW MUCH WILL YOU EARN?
10% from each operation! For instance: you receive 7000 euro via checks or money orders on our behalf. You will cash the money and keep $700 (10% from $7000) for yourself! At the beginning your commission will equal 10%, though later it will increase up to 12%!
ADVANTAGES
You do not have to go out as you will work as an independent contractor right from your home office. Your job is absolutely legal. You can earn up to $3000-4000 monthly depending on time you will spend for this job.
You do not need any capital to start.You can do the Work easily without leaving or affecting your present Job.The employees who make efforts  and work hard have a strong possibility to become managers. Anyway our employees never leave us due to our excellent work condition.
MAIN REQUIREMENTS
18 years or older
legally capable
responsible
ready to work 3-4 hours per week.
with PC knowledge
e-mail and internet experience (minimal)
And please know that Everything is absolutely legal, that's why You  have to fill a contract!
If you are interested in our offer, please respond with the following
details inorder for us to reach you:
NAME
CONTACT ADDRESS
PHONE NUMBERS
AGE
SEX
Thanks for your anticipated action.And we hope to hear back from you.
YOU ARE TO SEND YOUR REPLY TO MY ALTERNATE/PRIVATE EMAIL (mmgroup098@yahoo.de)
Very Respectfully,
Mr.
President,
H& S  International Limited
9/10 Savile Row London W1S 3PF ENGLAND
Phone:+447024031933 
http://hollandandsherry.com/about/locations.html


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2 comments:

ChagresScript said...

I'm always amazed at how many people fall for this kind of scam. I usually get at least one a day but this is the first one that was posing as a Latvian company. And the first one that didn't call me "Dear". Haha!

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Anonymous said...

Have you considered the fact that this might work another way? I am wondering if anyone else has come across something
like this in the past? Let me know your thoughts...