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 30, 2007

SHANGHAI HOTEX TEXTILES (not)

Note that the sender of this message has nothing more than a collection of freemail addresses for contact purposes, and there is no reason to believe that he legitimately represents any company whatsoever. This is a money mule scam.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: SHANGHAI HOTEX TEXTILES COMPANY LIMITED. <hotextextiles0@yahoo.co.uk >
Date: 30-Apr-2007 21:36
Subject: PART TIME JOB
To: ideceive@gmail.com

Reply-To:

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Message-Id: <20070430113153.ED91E1122D2@malkavian.masters.pl>
Date: Mon, 30 Apr 2007 13:31:53 +0200 (CEST)



SHANGHAI HOTEX TEXTILES

COMPANY LIMITED,

32 TAVISTOCK SQUARE,

LONDON WC1H 9HA,

UNITED KINGDOM.

Goodday,

    Shanghai Hotex Textiles Company,Ltd is a textile company whose branch is located in the UK.Since 1997,We have produced and distributed assorted clothing materials worldwide.We are still a small scale textile industry in Europe and now are trying to penetrate the Cyprus,France,American,Canadian,Scotland,Switzerland.Sweden ,U.A.E,Greece,African,New Zealand and the Australian market.

    In a quest to uphold customers satisfaction and ease their stress and also minimize cost by providing an agent worldwide, that would help us receive payments after supplies, we decided to email you.

The aim of our company is to be the leading textile company worlwide and also to be a household name and attain global excellence and unmatchable success in the nearest future.

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%.We need agents to receive payment for our textiles( in money orders,cheque or bank wire transfers)and to resend the money to our sister company 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.

  HOW MUCH WILL YOU EARN?

10% from each operation! At the beginning your commission will be 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 good money 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 zonal managers.

MAIN REQUIREMENTS:

18 years or older

legally capable

responsible

ready to work with PC knowledge

e-mail and internet experience (minimal)

And please note that Everything is absolutely legal, that's why You have to fill a contract!

If you are interested in our offer, please reply to the following email address: hotextextiles0@yahoo.co.uk or jameshotex@hotmail.com or james_textiles1@yahoo.co.uk .

Thanks for your anticipated action, in becoming part of global excellence.



Very Respectfully,

James Gabriel

Admin. Department.

Shanghai Hotex Textiles Company Ltd.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

My girlfriend just received an offer that was posted on craigslist.com for an admin assistant. this time it is a switzerland textile company. the senders name is abiscotttextile2000@gmail.com so if you see an email in reply to a job inquiry, it is a hoax wanting you to be a money mule. thanks for the website and heads up

Donna said...

I responded to an ad on craigslist for an admin assistant position and received an e-mail from jjjjcomputers@gmail.com. I thought there was something fishy in his e-mail so I googled "Switzerland Textile Company". I'm glad I found this website.