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, May 03, 2007

KELLEY KO FABRICS&TEXTILES (not)

There is a "Kelley Ko" at www.kelleyko.co.uk, but this is just some random scammer with Gmail addresses pretending to represent that company. The scam is the usual money mule thing.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: kelleyko fabrics <kelleyko.fabrics@gmail.com>
Date: 03-May-2007 12:31
Subject: JOB OFFER
To: ideceive@gmail.com

Room 06-08, Floor 12B,
Lijin Asia Enterprises Center,
No. 19 Wunjing Road, Shanghai, China.
UNITED KINGDOM OFFICE:
FLOOR 3&4, NEWTON HOUSE,
132, NEW BOND STREET,
LONDON, W1S2UD.
ENGLAND.
TEMPORARY JOB OFFER
Would you like to work temporarily and get paid weekly?
Dear Sir/Madam,
Would you like to work online from Home/Temporarily and get paid
weekly? We are glad to offer you for a job position at our
company,KELLEY KO FABRICS & TEXTILES We need someone to work for the
company as a Representative/Book keeper in the USA.around Europe,and
Canada This is in view of our not having an office presently in the
USA around Europe,and Canada
Our integrated yarn and fabric manufacturing operations use
state-of-the-art textile equipment from the world's leading suppliers.
Order processing,production monitoring and process flow are seamlessly
integrated through a company-wide computer network.
* The average monthly income is about 4000.00 USD.
* No form of investments from you.
* This job takes only 1-3 hours per day
ABOUT THE JOB
We have sales representatives all over the world to distribute our
products.You know, that it's not easy to start a business in a new
market (being the US around Europe,and Canada ). There are hundreds of
competitors, close direct contacts between suppliers and customers and
other difficulties, which impede our sales promotion.We have decided
to deliver the products upfront, it's very risky but it should push up
sales on 25 percent.We need to get payments for our products as soon
as possible. Unfortunately we are unable to open Bank Accounts in the
United US around Europe,and Canada without first registering the
company name.
Presently with the amount of Orders we have, we cannot put them on
hold. For fear of loosing the customers out rightly. Secondly we
cannot cash these payments from the US around Europe,and Canada soon
enough, as international Checks take about 14 working days for cash to
be made available.
We lose about 75,000 USD of net income each month because we have money
transfer delays.
You are not involved in any sales. Once orders are received and
sorted, we deliver the product to a customer (usually through
FEDEX/UPS).The customer receives and checks 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 Certified Cheque and
Money orders based on the amount involved.
YOUR TASK ARE:
1. Receive payment from Customers
2. Cash Payment at your Bank
3. Deduct 10% which will be your percentage/pay on Payment processed
4. Forward balance after deduction of percentage/pay to any of the
offices you will be instructed to send payment to.
Our payments will be issued out in your name and you can have them
cashed in your bank or other Cashing Services. Deduct your weekly
salary and forward the balance to the company via western union money
transfer or Money Gram. 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.
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 a serious and earnest worker and you want to
work for KELLEY KO FABRICS & TEXTILES, kindly fill the below
information and get back to us.
Name:.....................................................
Addrress ...........................................
.Address Line2...................................
City..................State...............Zip.................
Home Phone......................Cell Phone................................
Gender............MaritalStatus.....................
.Age.................
Nation of Origin......................................

Occupation...............................................
MR. HARRY CHENG
EMPLOYMENT CO-ORDINATOR
(KELLEYKO FABRICS&TEXTILES)
Email: harrcheng@gmail.com
Tel +447045719625

11 comments:

Spotter said...

Another check forger pretending to be Kelley Ko Fabrics.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Jeanne Kelley <Jeanne_Kelley[@]kelleycofabrics.co.uk> [domain does not exist!]
Reply-to: kelleycofabrics@yahoo.co.uk [believe this one]
Date: 11 Mar 2008 01:31
Subject: URGENT PART-TIME JOB>>>>>>>>>>GET PAID WEEKLY"Kelley Ko Fabrics"
To: ideceive@gmail.com

Kelley Ko
2 Wilmington Court
Tankerville Road
London
SW16 5LN
http://www.kelleyko.co.uk
Tel: +44 (703) 196 7195
Good Day ,
URGENT PART-TIME JOB OPPORTUNITY "Kelley Ko Fabrics"
Kelley Ko is a textile agency established 1990 by John and Jeanne Kelley specializing in fashion fabrics for clothing manufactures and many designer ranges. Our office is located in SW London.
We have a dedicated back up team to deal with all inquiries and are always available to visit with our complete ranges.
Our company is looking for a trustworthy person in the States that will aid as a link between me and my clients over there and I would like to know if you are interested.Please reply only if you will like to work from home part-time and get paid weekly without leaving or it affecting your present job(PAY IS GOOD).
Please do get to me ASAP through the email (kelleycofabrics@yahoo.co.uk) for further inquires.

Thanks,
Mrs Jeanne Kelley
Managing Director
Kelley Ko Fabrics.

MS. B said...

Thanks for telling me this. It ought to be against the US Law to even advertise this type of scam. Go after these people and put a stop to it.

MS. B said...

I did a job for a company called Infotech. The person of contact name was Barnes Cole. Do not accept this offer of employment. I never got paid. I accepted a shipment at my home and it was picked up and delivered. I haven't heard from him anymore. Who can I report this to and get something done? I reported it to the Federal Trade Commission already.

Anonymous said...

This scam was attempted at my email address at 11:52 AM on Aug
07, 2008. The first giveaway was the mispelled words and poor grammar. My email has been inundated with scam attempts, from my being a recipient of huge amounts of money to benefit Africa to this John Kelly scam. My discernment has been heightened to the point that I have started a folder on my computer for Fraud attempts which contains approximately 30 attempts. Keep up your good work to assist resistance to these scams. How can we get the FBI interested in these attempts?

classicar said...

This was the email I got last nightat 11:20 pm. I was curious, not because I am looking for additional income, but because of all of the scams out there. Of course, this is a scam. Notice the spelling of John Kelly's name (should be Kelley).

Kelley Ko Fabrics
2 Wilmington Court
Tankerville Road
London
SW16 5LN

Hello ,

My name is John kelly , C.E.O to Kelley Ko Fabrics. Kelley Ko is a textile agency established 1990 by John and Jeanne Kelley specializing in fashion fabrics for clothing manufactures and many designer ranges. Our office is located in SW London , We are In search of a Representative in Your region to Work for us as a Part Time worker and this will not affect your current state of work.

The main scope of work for this Representative will be to accept payment via Check or Wire Transfer and then deduct His/Her 10% working allowance and a extra 5% for effectiveness and send down the rest to our Head Office In the United Kingdom. If you are Interested, kindly get back to me with your full name, phone number and residential address to
(kelly.ko13@gmail.com) .

Please note that it wouldn't cost you anything to receive payment on our company's behalf.Please reply only if you will like to work from home part-time and get paid weekly without leaving or it affecting your present job (PAY IS GOOD)

NB: Kelley Ko Fabrics. will never ask you for anything like bank account number,routing number,credit card,passwords,s.s.n # etc. If anyone asks for those on our behalf please do not give out this info. This is to ensure your security and non involvement in cases of Identity Theft.

Regards
John Kelly

Skunkfeathers said...

I scambaited this turkey three times under different aliases. Told him I'd received the client payment, and he'd send me weird instructions on who to forward it to via Western Union. Then I'd play "Let's Renegotiate My Salary" with him, gradually upping the percentage of my "hold" until he'd threaten me with legal action if I didn't forward the money.

What a hoot ;)

kim said...

I recieved this at 12:45pm stating "recommended by a friend" thru the local unemployment agencies name as an email since I was on there filling out apps i was like hmmm this could be okay. well I sent my name, number, address, and they got back this morning at 6:22am. I thought the email was a little odd so i looked it up and look what i found! lol im here posting this. here is the following emails so far:
(1rst email) Kelley Ko Fabrics
2 Wilmington Court
Tankerville Road
London
SW16 5LN
Tel: +44 703 193 0785

Hello

My Name is Kelly Brown , C.E.O to Kelley Ko Fabrics. Kelley Ko is a textile agency established 1990 by Brown and Jeanne Kelley specializing in fashion fabrics for clothing manufactures and many designer ranges. Our office is located in SW London , We are In search of a Representative in Your region to Work for us as a Part Time worker and this will not affect your current state of work.

The main scope of work for this Representative will be to accept payment via Check or Wire Transfer and then deduct His/Her 10% working allowance and a extra 5% for effectiveness and send down the rest to our Head Office In the United Kingdom. If you are Interested, kindly get back to me with your full name, phone number and residential address to (kellybrown.fabrics01@gmail.com)

Thanks

Please note that it wouldn't cost you anything to receive payment on our company's behalf.Please reply only if you will like to work from home part-time and get paid weekly without leaving or it affecting your present job (PAY IS GOOD)

NB: Kelley Ko Fabrics. will never ask you for anything like bank account number,routing number,credit card,passwords,s.s.n # etc. If anyone asks for those on our behalf please do not give out this info. This is to ensure your security and non involvement in cases of Identity Theft. Please Kindly Fill the Form and Send it back.


EMPLOYMENT FORM

FIRST NAME………………………… SURNAME………………………………

ADDRESS……………………………………………………………………………

CITY……………………………… STATE…… ……………………………

ZIP CODE……………………………… COUNTRY…………………………

PHONE NUMBER (S) …………………………………… ………………………………………

GENDER…………………………… MARITAL STATUS……………………

AGE…………… NATIONALITY………………………………………

MONTHLY INCOME……………… CURRENTLY EMPLOYED………………


(Information included in this employment form is confidential between you and me).

You will notify me a week ahead,if eventually you want to discontinue this job so as to avoid conflict..

If you are still interested in this offer fill-up the employment form and send it back to us,if you are no longer interested send us a mail letting us know your intentions.

I await your response.

Regards,
Manager
Kelly Brown
+44 703 193 0785
kellybrown.fabrics01@gmail.com

(my reply)
Thank you for sending me a brief idea of what your company is seeking. I have a few questions also about the job opportunity. Working from home sounds very convenient could you send me more info on what I will be doing on my computer since this is the first "at home" job for me? I was also wondering if there is full time available as well? And when you get paid do you send checks or do you use direct depositing? I am very interested in this opportunity and hope to hear back from you as soon as possible. My information is below.
(2nd email)reponse to me
Kelley Ko Fabrics
2 Wilmington Court
Tankerville Road
London
SW16 5LN
Tel: +44 703 193 0785

Good Day (my name)

EMPLOYMENT LETTER

Congratulations on your new appointment.We at Kelley Ko Fabrics are
pleased to inform you that you have been formally employed as our
employee in the States of our esteemed company.

More details for you working as our representative in your region and
we do appreciate you accepting this offer as we have been having a
situation where by our account officer used to travel a lot in thelast
3 months to collect funds on behalf of the company, which we have been
going through the stress and expenses of traveling to different
countries to receive and process payments , So the company decides to
get someone in the states that will serve as a representative , that's
the more reason why we need a representative to help handle all this
You will be receiving payments from clients and have the money wired
to us via western union after which you have deducted your 10% of
whatever you receive from clients, payment will come to you weekly
Your effectiveness and efficiency counts a lot, so please attend to
instructions given to you as they concern you.

We are a well reputable company and we have the integrity of our
company to protect, This is real and legit and we have our own way of
verifying the information£f given to us if its true or not and we also
have some Law Enforcement security agents that works for us in
collaboration with the FBI if you turn out to be a cheat. We
Congratulate you as you about to work as our representative in your
region.

Your Employment has been confirmed and payment schedule is for next
week, by then your datas would have been completely integrated into
our database. Remember this is a job opportunity without affecting
your present Work

We at Kelley Ko Fabrics understand our employees while trying to meet
the demands of our clients, so there has to be a mutual ground
here,where the harmony of our transaction can be maintained as
always.You shall be carrying out your first official duty this week .

Congratulations once again on your new appointment.We at Kelley Ko
Fabrics are pleased to have you on our team.

Thanks,
Mr Kelly Brown
Managing Director
Kelley Ko Fabrics.
(considering the mispelled words and oddness of this i looked it up)
so now i have sent these emails:

(before i looked this up)Thank you for responding in a timely manner. I would love to know more on how you operate so that I can be on your level and understand all about your company. Do you have a website possibly? Thank you for accepting my application I look forward to working with your company.
(after)To whoever it may concern: I am a very honest and loyal person who was looking for a legit opportunity and I am greatly dissappointed that I was given accurate information regarding your company as being a scam and would appreciate it if you would not send me anything further and I am reporting this as well. Also I will be posting this along with your cover letter for all to know as well. Good day.
SO THIS IS WHAT I DID I HOPE THAT THEY DONT REPLY. IM NOT SURE WHO TO REPORT THIS TOO.

Managainstscams said...

Okay guys and dolls, glad for this blog. Man we could have gotten nailed on this one.

Okay, I have contacted the real Kelly Ko at their email address to see how far they can take it with their laws. I am forwarding a copy of this to gmail to see if they might trace it and put a report in themselves. I have also reported the FRAUD KELLY to the FBI as this falls under their guidelines.

Lets just see how far this will go.

I will keep yall posted.

Sherlie said...

I also received this today, glad I checked it out!!
Shouldn't be allowed why do these people think they can get away with it, I suppose because they can. I have one word for them but can't print it!!

NJKatwoman said...

I just received a text message from them over my phone with this same "opportunity"!! Glad I googled them, and thank you for posting all of this information so that other's do not get sucked in.

NJKatwoman said...

I just got a text message from these people over my cell phone, I NEVER get spam over my cell phone! Thank you for posting this information, I could have gotten scammed!! PS: I think scammers should be shot dead, and if I could do it, and get away with it, I would.