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.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Shandong Binzhou Xinhui Woollen Textile Co.,Ltd. (Impostor)

This spam is typical of West African modus operandi: take a random Chinese company, claim to be an executive of that company offering a "payment processor" job, then send the employee forged checks. The company is real enough, but the job is not, and the person sending this email is just some random career scammer, probably from Nigeria.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Mr. Changzhou Young <[redacted (false, using "changzhou.com " domain)]>
Reply-To:
changzhouyong@yahoo.com.cn
Date: 19 Oct 2007 16:26
Subject: Company Representative Is Needed (Job Offer)
To: ideceive@gmail.com


Dear Sir/Madam,

I'M Mr.Chang Young, the Sales Manager of (Shandong Binzhou Xinhui Woollen Textile Co.,Ltd.), the major producer of textile and fabric material in China.

We are looking for a trustworthy representative in United State Of America that can help as a link between our company and our client over there.we would like to know if you are interested to work from home for us and earn $2,000 Dollars. weekly for your services.

(Shandong Binzhou Xinhui Woollen Textile Co.,Ltd.) needs a book-keeper or representative in United State Of America,so we want to know if you will like to work from home and get paid weekly without leaving or affecting your present job?

Our company produces various clothing materials, batiks, assorted fabrics and traditional costumes.We have clients we supply goods weekly in United State Of America and our clients make payments for our supplies every week in form of money orders and Bank Transfar which are not cashable here in China,so we need someone in United State Of America to work as our representative to assist us in processing payments from our clients and we will pay him/her weekly wage.

All you need to do is to receive this payment from our clients in United State Of America on behalf of our company and get it cashed at your bank then deduct your 10% and forward the balance to our company here in China.

BELOW IS A LETTER OF EMPLOYMENT FORM OF OUR COMPANY WHICH YOU HAVE TO
REPLY AS SOON AS WE CONFIRM ANY PAYMENT COMING TO YOU, I WILL LET YOU
KNOW AND I WILL GIVE YOU THE NECESSARY INFORMATION NEEDED FOR THE
TRANSFER OF THE COMPANYS BALANCE.YOU COULD JUST FILL IT OUT THIS FORM
BELOW .

APPLICATION FORM
1.Full Names______________________________
2.House Address___________________________
3.State:_________________________________ _
4.City:___________________________________
5.Zipcode:________________________________
6.Phone Number____________________________
7.Country_________________________________
8.Occupation_____________________________ _
9.Age ____________________________________
10. Sex___________________________________

Thank you as we await your further response.
In Trust And Good Faith

Mr.Chang Young Sales Manager,
Shandong Binzhou Xinhui Woollen Textile Co.,Ltd
Address: 508 Bohaisan Rd., Binzhou city, Shandong province, China
8 East Guangdian Road,
Hutang Town, Wujin,
Changzhou City,
Jiangsu Province.China
Zip: 213161
Our Website: http://xinhuicashmere.en.texnet.com.cn
Telephone: 86-519-6302022

2 comments:

stevie said...

DIRTY NIGERIANS I F*CKING HATE EM

Anonymous said...

i just reacive one today.... im not sure if its for real but im sure its not good....so i reaserch the company on the net and i fund this.... i got thesame letter as you have poseted....well thks for the warning.....rhyme