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.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Zean Intl Inc

This is a money mule scam of no particular distinction.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: josy smith <>
Date: 17-Apr-2007 19:59
To: [redacted]

       Houghton Street               PRODUCTIVITY GROWTH COMPANY
London WC2A 2AE
United Kingdom
Dear Sir,
      Greeetings to you. Please permit me to introduce myself as Engr. mutiu tony The president/CEO of Zean Intl Inc. I have come to discover your Contact at the Chambers of Commcerce in my quest for a reliable business relationship with your company.
     Recently, Zean Intl Inc through a reputable company here was privileged to win some small contracts for supply of materials to some companies in the the United States of America, Canada and the United Kingdom. One of the basic requirements demanded from us was to have a correspondence office or company in these countries where these contracts are awarded which are also listed above. This will enhance legitimacy, efficiency and dedication to the contract in questions. Above all, most of these companies has some insurance policy that will not let them send
money here for some security reasons. This is why your role is of so much
   Needless for us to go into details of this projects but what we demand of you is to be our foreign partner. This is not about sending upfronts or spending value time and money on a non-profitable business. Your role will be to stand as correspondence office to receive our payments. Every payment for our concluded contract will be paid to you.
    So you do not need to participate or called to answer questions regarding any of our supply as we ensure that all that needs to be done will be completely supplied to ensure maximum service renderd and avoid any delay in payments.Your reward for every payment you receive will be 10% of the total money. Please bear in mind that this is a small company. So our income is still relatively low compared to other companies.
  Should you be interested, please let me have the following
Full name
Name Of company
Telephone, cell and fax numbers
This are all we need to start with and after aquaintance, we shall forward all legal documents for you to sign so we can be registered partners.
Sincerely Yours,
mutiu  tony
Zean Intl Inc.

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1 comment:

Spotter said...

Same scam also received from