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, May 15, 2007

Yiwu Menglei Import & Export (not)

Money mule scam with possible reshipping scam as well. This scam uses a different name but the same address as the Menglei Import & Export Co., Ltd. scam seen earlier. What does that tell you, boys and girls?

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Brad Smith <>
Date: 16-May-2007 02:02
Subject: Get Back To Me Soonest!!!


MIME-Version: 1.0

Content-Type: text/plain

Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit

Message-Id: <>
Date: Tue, 15 May 2007 12:02:34 -0400 (EDT)

132 Wuai Road,

Yiwu City,

Zhejiang Province. China

Dear Friend,

Compliments of the day, and my best wishes to you. I am Mr Brad

Smith, the Public Relations Officer (PRO.) of the above company. This

company is into the supply of Home Textiles, Toys and Stationery. This

company was established in 2006 under the Company and Allied Matters

with the

Corporate Affairs Commissions of China. Having gone through a

methodical search, I decided to contact you hoping that you will find


proposal interesting. we are interested in employing your services to


with us as a private payment agent that can help us establish a medium

of receiving payment for goods that was supplied to our customers in in

your location as,  the company is already experiencing difficulties in

receiving payments from them.

Most of our customers pay out in cheques and money orders and we do not

have an account in your

country that will clear this money. It is upon this note that we seek

your assistance to stand in as our representative in your country. It


important to let you know that, as our representative, you will receive

10% of whatever amount you clear for the company and the balance will

be for the company.

Please if you are interested to work with us in good faith and honesty,

Contact Mr. Scott Anderson the Chief Executive

Officer (CEO.) of this company whom is presently in the UK.Through this

email address:, also send him the


below for easy communication.

(1) Your full names...

(2) Age.............

(3) Sex.............

(4) Contact address...

(5) Country..........

(6) Phone number...........

(7) Fax number.............

(8) Company name and address if any..........

Endeavour to let him know that I directed you to him; Please let him

know your decision rather than keeping him waiting because I will


him about my contacting you. The CEO. Will tell you more on receipt of

your response. If you are not interested, kindly pardon me for

contacting you. Thanks for your time and remain blessed.

Very Respectfully,

Brad Smith

PRO.Yiwu Menglei Import& Export

Co., Ltd.Goods for Import,

Freight Fwdg. Svcs

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