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 06, 2007

SANTA IMPORT AND EXPORT OIL COMPANY

Looks a lot like many of the check-processing money mule scams I've received.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: onlinework[@]mchsi.com <onlinework[@]mchsi.com>
Date: 05-Jun-2007 09:40
Subject: JOB OFFER!!!WORK FROM HOME AND GET PAID!!!
To:

DATE:4TH JUNE,2007

FROM:SANTA IMPORT AND EXPORT OIL COMPANY PLC.

Dear Sir/Madam,
Would you like to Work Online from home and get paid Weekly?
SANTA IMPORT AND EXPORT OIL COMPANY PLC. needs a Book-Keeper in USA
and other countries.I want to know if you will like to work from home
and be getting paid for the services being rendered without leaving or
affecting your present Job?

SANTA IMPORT AND EXPORT OIL COMPANY PLC.We have Customers that we
Supply Weekly around the world .Our Customers make payments for our
Supplies every Week in form of Money Orders,Bankers Draft and Cashier's
Checks,Checks which are not Readily Cashable Outside the United States
and the country of issuance.Do write to this email if you are
interested so we can explain more to you.This Job Opportunity is for
only people residing in the United States Of America.
Thank you for your time.
N/B: IF INTERESTED PLEASE REPLY TO MR FRANK JAMES AT THIS Email :
santadirector_077@yahoo.co.uk
=======================================================================
Below is the APPLICATION FORM, these are the following details,fill the
form below and submit via email.
      APPLICATION  FORM FOR SANTA OIL COMPANY PLC.
FULL NAMES: _________________________________
GENDER______________________________________
DATE OF BIRTH:________________________________
NATIONALITY: ________________________________
COUNTRY OF RESIDENCE: _______________________________________________
MARITAL STATUS: ______________________________
HOME ADDRESS: (Where payment will be sent to,No P.O.Box)
Steet:__________________________________________
City:_____________________________________
State:_________________________
Zip Code:_______________________
Country:____________ ___________
PRIVATE TELEPHONE NUMBER:______________________________
I Await your Urgent Response.
Thank you for your time.
Warmest Regards,
Mr FRANK JAMES,
DIRECTOR,INTERNATIONAL TRANSACTION.
SANTA PLC HEAD OFFICE...
Branch Office Stallion House (8th-10th floor),
996 RAMA 9 RD,BANGKAPI..BANGKOK...THAILAND

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I just received this email and sent it to ATT.NET,spam@uce.gov and yahoo. These con artists might think that people are aware but then again I saw a program on TV where there are still gullible(usually lonely) people who fall for it.

Delta Main said...

Yep, I just got one too and am planning on forwarding it to the authorities in the U.K. Whether they follow these up or not I don't know.

If we all did this then maybe we could stamp out these fraudsters... or am I just an idealist. Like you say (anon) we wouldn't fall for it but there are those that would.


Heres and extract============
SANTA OILS PLC.
309 S. CEDAR
RANTOUL,KANSAS,USA 66079-0072
Company Reg NO: 3019628
VAT Reg NO:735 773 701
Tel:+01 937-209-45
Fax : 020 7238 218

Dear Sir/Madam,

Would you like to Work Online from home and get paid Weekly ?

SANTA OILS PLC, needs a Book-Keeper in the United Kingdom,So I want to know if you
will like to work from home and getting paid for the services being rendered without
leaving or affecting your present Job?

SANTA OILS PLC,
we are recruiting individuals to work for the .... etc.

========================

Anyone know these guys?

Anonymous said...

Here Is one That I just recieved.


DATE 7TH AUGUST,2007
FROM:SANTA IMPORT AND EXPORT OIL COMPANY PLC.

Dear Sir/Madam,

Would you like to Work Online from home and get paid Weekly?
SANTA IMPORT AND EXPORT OIL COMPANY PLC. needs a Book-Keeper in USA
and other countries.I want to know if you will like to work from home
and be getting paid for the services being rendered without leaving or
affecting your present Job?

SANTA IMPORT AND EXPORT OIL COMPANY PLC.We have Customers that we
Supply Weekly around the world .Our Customers make payments for our
Supplies every Week in form of Money Orders,Bankers Draft and Cashier's
Checks,Checks which are not Readily Cashable Outside the United States
and the country of issuance.Do write to this email if you are
interested so we can explain more to you.This Job Opportunity is for
only people residing in the United States Of America.

Thank you for your time.
N/B: IF INTERESTED PLEASE REPLY TO MR FRANK JAMES AT THIS Email :
santa_oils24@yahoo.it
=======================================================================
Below is the APPLICATION FORM, these are the following details,fill the
form below and submit via email.

APPLICATION FORM FOR SANTA OIL COMPANY PLC.

FULL NAMES: _________________________________
GENDER______________________________________
DATE OF BIRTH:________________________________
NATIONALITY: ________________________________
COUNTRY OF RESIDENCE: _______________________________________________
MARITAL STATUS: ______________________________
HOME ADDRESS: (Where payment will be sent to,No P.O.Box)
Steet:__________________________________________
City:_____________________________________
State:_________________________
Zip Code:_______________________
Country:_______________________
PRIVATE TELEPHONE NUMBER:______________________________


NB:PLEASE REPLY TO MR FRANK JAMES AT santa_oils24@yahoo.it

I Await your Urgent Response.
Thank you for your time.

Warmest Regards,
Mr FRANK JAMES,
DIRECTOR,INTERNATIONAL TRANSACTION.
SANTA PLC HEAD OFFICE...

Branch Office Stallion House (8th-10th floor),
996 RAMA 9 RD,BANGKAPI..BANGKOK...THAILAND

Anonymous said...

I had the same email solicited in my email and I called the FBI. I even refused the application after investigating and they told me too bad that the check was on the way. I did receive it but I did not cash the check. I received persistent emails encouraging me to get the check cashed due to me being their payroll processor. I have lost contact with the scam artist.

Anonymous said...

I just received the same mail, thanking the sender for his/her/its
kind offer and directed them to this link:

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