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.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Lin Yang Industries

Looks an awful lot like an abbreviated version of the Lee Yang Industries scam. Just another money mule job. The "from" address is not redacted because it is SPF-verified.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Mr Micheal Lin Yang <>
Date: 16-Jun-2007 17:09
Subject: Dear Sir/Madam ( JOB OFFER........OFFICE OF A PAYMENT OFFICER )

Dear Sir/Madam,
   I am Mr.Michael Lin Yang,CEO.LIN YANG INDUSTRIES .CO.LTD.established in 2002. We export raw materials and chemicals and we export from Asia into Europe,America and Australia.
We require competent representatives who can help us establish a medium of getting to our customers in the Usa, Canada and Europe as well as making payments
through you to us. our company . LIN YANG INDUSTRIES .CO.LTD was established in 2002.
If you are interested in transacting business with us.we will be very glad.
Please if you are interested forward

Your Name......
Contact Address......
Phone/fax Numbers....

Mr.Micheal Lin Yang

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