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.

Friday, September 07, 2007

Marble Trading Limited

Thanks, Rosemarie. This is a pretty common variation on a "money mule" scam.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Rosemarie [redacted] <[redacted]>
Date: 07-Sep-2007 00:37
Subject: Spam
To: ideceive@gmail.com

I just received this email in my junk mailbox and wanted to post it on your website.

 

Thanks!

 

 

MARBLE TRADING LIMITED

RC:05504958

Merchants - Import & Export

 

Dear sir/Madam

We export raw materials from Africa like cocoa, palm kernel,cotton,

coffee, timber, etc etc to foreign companies in Europe and America for

 

production of household products.

 

Our Head office is based in England. Quite soon we will open

representative offices or authorized sales centers in The US and

 therefore

we are currently looking for people who will work with us in

 establishing

a new distribution network there.

 

We have creditors presently in the USA/Canada that are owing the firm,

 

and others that are willing to buy our imported raw materials and

because we do not have an office or agent in the US at present we are

having difficulties in clearing our funds to meet up with the growing

demands, because they only pay through checks and Money Orders.

 

What we need now is an Agent that can help cash checks on our behalf

 and will

be paid 10% of whatever he/they clear from the total amount of money.

 The

rest 90% will be sent to our designated account.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION?

1. Receive payment from Clients

2. Cash Payments at your Bank

3. Deduct 10% which will be your percentage/pay on Payment processed.

4. Forward balance after deduction of percentage/pay our accounts

 department.

 

HOW MUCH WILL YOU EARN?

10% from each operation! For instance: you receive $7000 USD via

cheques or money orders on our behalf. You will cash the money and keep

 $700

(10% from $7000) for yourself! At the beginning your commission will

equal 10%,though later it will increase up to 12%!

 

MAIN REQUIREMENTS

-18 years or older,

-legally capable,

-Responsible,

-Ready to work 3-4 hours per week. With PC knowledge e-mail and

internet experience (minimal) And please know that everything is

absolutely legal.

If you are interested

in our offer, please respond with the following details in order

for us to reach you:

# FULL NAME

# CONTACT ADDRESS

# PHONE NUMBERS

# AGE

# SEX

# OCCUPATION

 

If you are honest and interested in working with us, send your Full

names and contact details and phone numbers via e-mail to us, so that

we can process your application with this transaction.

 

Please Reply email to: Marbletradingxxx@aol.co.uk

 

Yours Truly.

NOAH JAMES

MARBLE TRADING LIMITED

RC:05504958

2 SOUTHFIELD ROAD WESTBURY-ON-TRYM BRISTOL BS9 3BH


2 comments:

Timmy said...

Greetings. I almost fell for this scam. I live in small town U S A. My banker and I are close and we too found out Mable Trading is a scam.It would be nice to earn a quick buck. I did give Marble Trading my address and phone. My banker informed me if you do not cash anything, you are fine because the routing numbers are false. Beware, if it sounds to good to be true,it usually is!!!

Timmy said...

Greetings. Left e-mail message to Noah James that I did not want to assist him. Sent back my first UPS from one of Marble's Trading's partners. Was able to return to send sender for free because I did not open package and it was within 5 days of receit. Have not received anymore emails or phone calls from Marble Trading or Noah James.