This scammer is presenting himself as Ashley Furniture, a legitimate US-based company. Don't be fooled: the real company has nothing to do with this scam. The job description makes it clear that this is a money mule scam, and the wording suggests that the mode of fraud is check forgery. Little-known fact: just because a check has "cleared" doesn't mean it won't bounce later.
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From: Ashley Furnitures Company© <[redacted]>
Date: 18 Oct 2007 05:45
Subject: Online Part-Time Job Offer (Admin/Clerical Staff Needed).
ASHLEY FURNITURE COMPANY©
We have a job opening for the position of Accounts receivable position.Would you like to work form your home and get paid weekly? We are offering this position to all interested applicants.
Please carefully read through.
ASHLEY FURNITURE COMPANY is a well established Manufacturing Firm,That delivers delivering high quality precision furnitures products to some of the largest and best known companies in far back Asia ,the Regions Of America and Rest of The world for a long time.
You will find our high quality furnitures in the BEST products on the market today. We serve the entire United States and a growing export market, particularly in the supplies of selected products. Superior products including Sofas & Love seats,Bedding Ensembles, Chairs & Ottomans. Your primary task for now , as a representative of the company is to coordinate payments from customers and help us with the payment process.You are not involved in any sales. Once orders are received and sorted we deliver the product to a customer. After this has been done the customer has to pay for the products but in most cases we make our clients prepay for orders or items they order for.
About 90 percent of our customers prefer to pay through Certified Checks or Money Orders drawn from the United State based on the amount involved. We have decided to open this new contract -to-hire job position for solving this problem.
Your First Primary task(Collection of Payments):
1. Receive payment from our Customers or Clients.
2. Cash Payment at your Bank or any cashing facilities
3. Deduct 10 % which will be your percentage/pay on
4. Forward balance after deduction of percentage/pay
to any of the offices you will be contacted to send payment to, You'll have a lot of free time doing another job, because this job is part time, you'll get good income .But this job is very challenging and you should understand it.
We are considering your application because you satisfy our requirements and we are sure you will be an earnest assistant till we start running our branch office in your state.
Get back to us with information below information , so that we can add your mailing address to our Regional database and forward it to our customers for them to send payments.
Address Line 1...............
Address Line 2...............
YOUR PREFERRED MODE OF COMMUNICATION EITHER BY PHONE
OR BY EMAIL Your response to this email is needed , so that we can reconfirm your mailing address details we have in our database.
We will be updating you as soon as the payment is being sent to you and you will be directed as to where to have the remaining 90% of the money sent to, after the deduction of your 10% pay on any payments received and processed by you.
A swift acknowledgment of the receipt of this email will be appreciated.
Thanks For Your Total Understanding.
Sir Richard Bryan.
Staffing and Recruiting Dept,
STATUS OF YOUR RESUME !
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.