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, October 31, 2007

East Midlands Textiles Association Ltd

I wouldn't be too surprised if there is a real company by this name (I haven't bothered to search), but they have nothing to do with this spam if they exist. This is  just another random scammer looking for suckers to cash forged checks, which will bounce after they "clear". "Textiles" is a popular theme amongst these scammers: just search this blog for examples.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Peter Dunross <>
Date: 31 Oct 2007 02:13:52 -0500
Subject: HELLO

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Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit

East Midlands Textiles Association Ltd

Ashfield Business Centre

The Idlewells Sutton in Ashfield

Nottinghamshire NG17 1BP

Greetinga Sir/Madam

       The East Midlands Textiles Association Ltd. EMTEX (formerly Nadcat) was established in February 1994, to assist the region's clothing & textiles businesses to face the challenges of a rapidly changing industry. Here to help individual designers through to established businesses EMTEX is a premier industry trade association for the clothing and textiles sector,Some of Customers in the United State make payments for our Supplies every Week in form of Money Orders, Bankers Draft and Cheque, which are not Readily Cash able Outside the United States so the company is in need of Someone in the States to work as our representative and Assist us in processing the payments from Our Customers and the company will pay 10% of whatever amount you get as the Weekly Salary.

            If you would love to work with the company as a representative book-keeper, kindly fill out the form below to enable us process the payment to you, what you need to do is Receive this payments from Our Customer in the States get it Cashed in your Bank then Deduct your percentage which is 10% as the Weekly pay as agreed and Forward the Balance to the Company down  here VIA WESTERN UNION OR MONEY GRAM TRANSFER, to apply for this position,fill out the application form below and it will be forwarded to our Customer in the United States and  He/She will Issue payments in form of CHEQUE then Send it to you Via mail Courier receive it, then take it to your bank get it cash deduct your percentage and the remaining will be sent to the company as instructed.

FULL NAME.......................ADDRESS..........................CITY..............STATE............ ZIP

CODE............ COUNTRY...............PHONE NUMBER..................GENDER..................

MARITAL STATUS............... AGE.....NATIONALITY....................

According to how you have been briefed earlier. You are required to receive payment on behalf of the above mentioned firm. You are to deduct 10% of all fund processed on a particular order & forward the balance payment via western union transfer to any of the companies regional warehouses that will be given to you later, Every amount receive you will deduct your percent from it and get the rest sent to the name and address that will be given you to later, you will be handling any amount. I will notify you once to know when you will be receiving it, You will notify the company a week ahead if eventually you want to discontinue this job. So as to terminate all payment coming your way to avoid conflict .In agreement to this kindly respond to this email.

Warmest Regards,


(Recruitment Officer)

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