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.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Cheap Fabrics Ltd

It was only a couple of weeks ago that I had some scammer claiming to be Cheap Fabrics Company Limited. The scam is the same (conning people into caching forged checks), but is this a different scammer? I conclude that... I don't really care. Nigerian scammers are common as muck, and this one appears to be literally Nigerian: the source IP was 41.219.215.89, which is allocated to Nigeria.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Domnic Walter < walter_cheapfabrics@yahoo.com>
Date: 7 Nov 2007 00:34
Subject: JOB OFFER
To: walter_cheapfabrics@yahoo.com
Cc: [a number of email addresses, including mine]

 
Cheapfabrics of Windsor UK
Thames Court, 1 Victoria Street Windsor,
Berkshire SL4 1Yb

London
United Kingdom

Tel,44-703-1942-625
Fax: 44-703-0403-941
 
OFFER AS A REGIONAL SALES & CASH OFFICER/REPRESENTATIVE
Introduction:
Cheap Fabrics Ltd, is specialized in home textiles import and export.
It was reorganized from Fabrics and Poles Textiles Ltd, into a new joint-stock company.
With an annual export turnover over US$260 million, Cheap Fabrics takes a leading position in its own trade all over Uk and across the globe.
Cheap Fabrics has been awarded the certificate for compliance with the standard ISO9001: 2000.

Job Description:
We need someone who would be helping in receiving payments from our clients in the States.
An agent who is responsible and reliable that will be handling the payment aspect. The
payment will be addressed and sent to you and all you need do is to get it cashed, deduct your percentage and wire the balance back to any of our accountants/lawyers in our regional warehouses. The problem we have is getting someone that is really capable and trustworthy as though we surely have our way of getting anyone that tried to get away with our money. The
FBI will surely be interested and get involved.
This offer is not going to cost you any amount because all you need to do is to receive payments which will be sent to you via delivery courier from our clients, which would come in form of a Draft get it cashed and send the cash to our accountants/lawyers
via MONEYGRAM MONEY TRANSFER OR WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER, and required charges for all transfer should be deducted from the money.
 
Requirements:
1. FULL NAMES
2. CONTACT ADDRESS INCLUDING PHONE/FAX NUMBERS,
3. OCCUPATION/POSITION.
4. AGE/SEX OR SEND US YOUR RESUME

Compensation:
10% commission on proceeds made to you on behalf of the company by our customers/clients
via your regional sales office
- Basic salary of 60,000 United States Dollars per annum (Negotiable, i.e., 5,000.00 USD monthly) . and - 4% bonus on total sales of company products quarterly upon sales office establishment at the end of year.

Please Reply me Via my Private
Email:joe_cheapfabrics@Aol.in
I humbly look forward to your soonest responds,


Thanks for your time and anticipation to work with Cheap Fabrics Ltd.

Sincerely Yours, 
Walter Joe

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3 comments:

lizelleshala@yahoo.com said...

Hi, investigated this "opportunity" and was told by a Doctor Murray in mid-November that 4 $500 U.S. money orders were "in the mail." Well, that was nearly two weeks ago and nary a money order has shown up, as yet.
Phoned the newspaper that had the ad and told them it was a "total scam." Glad I didn't try to cash these money orders although would have certainly gone to the police before attempting to. Stay away from these flipping pirates

Anonymous said...

I had this sent from "Nobody":

Representative Needed Urgently‏
From: Nobody (nobody@delta.uwhost.net) on behalf of CHEAP FABRICS INTERNATIONAL (humanresources_gelson_department@yahoo.co.uk)
You may not know this sender.Mark as safe|Mark as unsafe
Sent: Friday, 11 July 2008 6:59:03 PM
Reply-to: humanresources_frank_department@yahoo.com
To:

CHEAP FABRICS INTERNATIONALDear Sir/Madam,Would you like to work online from Home/Temporarily and get paid weekly? We are glad to offer you a job position at our company,CHEAP FABRICS INTERNATIONAL. We need someone to work for the company as a Representative/Book keeper in the Australia,United State And Canada. This is due to the fact that we do not have an office presently in the USA. You dont need to have an Office and this certainly wont disturb any form of work you're doing at the moment.* The average monthly income is about 4000.00 USD.* No form of investments from you.* This job takes only 1-3 hours per day.About the job: We have sales representatives all over the world to distribute our products. You know, that it's not easy to start a business in a new market (being the US,Australia and Canada).There are hundreds of competitors, close direct contacts between suppliers and customers and other difficulties, which impede our sales promotion.Thus we need to get payments for our products as soon as it possible. Unfortunately we are unable to open Bank Accounts in this countries without first registering the company name. Presently with the amount of Orders we have, we cannot put them on hold. For fear of loosing the customers out-rightly.We lose about 75,000 USD of net income each month because we have money transfer delays.Your task is to coordinate payments from customers and help us with the payment process.You are not involved in any sales. We makes direct contact for sales of products.About 90 percent of our customers prefer to pay through Certified Checks and bank transfer based on the amount involved.YOUR TASK:1. Receive payment from Customers2. Cash Payment at your Bank3. Deduct 10% which will be your percentage/pay on Payment processed4. Forward balance after deduction of percentage/pay to any of the offices you will be contacted to send payment to. (Payment is to be forwarded by Western Union MoneyTransfer) www.westernunion.comExample you've got 3000.00USDyou take your income: 300.00 USDSend to us: 2700.00 USD.First month you will have 15-20 transactions on 3000.00-4000.00 USD so you may calculate your income.For example 10 transactions on 350.00 USD gives you 3500.00 USD Plus your basis monthly salary is 1000.00 USD Total:4500.00 USD per month.Our payments will be issued out in your name and you can have them cashed in your bank or other Cashing Services. But this job is very challenging and you should understand it. We are looking only for the worker who satisfies our requirements and will be an earnest assistant.We are glad to offer this job position to you. If you feel that you are a serious and earnest worker and you want to work for CHEAP FABRICS INTERNATIONAL, kindly send me ur name ,address and phone number via email You Should Reply to Our recruiting staff humanresources_frank_department@yahoo.com An employment form would be sent to you to fill out and after which you would be contacted by a staff of the company on phone,after which you would be ready to start working. So I would be expecting to hear from you. Warmest Regards,Frank GelsonExecutive Director.www.cheapfabrics.co.ukThames Court,1 Victoria St,Windsor,Berkshire,SL41YB.009447024065873

Anonymous said...

{PLEASE READ THIS} Part Time Job Offer: Start Working With Us Immediately!!!
Von: "Leena Karnani"
An: jobs.cheapfabricsint@gmail.com


Hello,

Would you like to work online from Home/Temporarily and get paid weekly? We are glad to offer you a job position at our company,CHEAP FABRICS INTERNATIONAL. We need someone to work for the company as a Representative/Book keeper in Australia. This is due to the fact that we do not have an office presently in the Australia. You do not need to have an Office and this certainly wont disturb any form of work you're doing at the moment.
* The average monthly income is about AUD$4000.00.
* No form of investments from you.
* This job takes only 1-3 hours per day.
About the job:

We have sales representatives all over the world to distribute our products. You know, that it's not easy to start a business in a new market (being Australia). There are hundreds of competitors, close direct contacts between suppliers and customers and other difficulties, which impede our sales promotion. Thus we need to get payments for our products as soon as it possible. Unfortunately we are unable to open Bank Accounts in Australia without first registering the company name. Presently with the amount of Orders we have, we cannot put them
on hold. For fear of loosing the customers out-rightly. We lose about AUD$75,000 of net income each month because we have money transfer delays.

Your task is to coordinate payments from customers and help us with the payment process.You are not involved in any sales. We makes direct contact for sales of products.

About 90 percent of our customers prefer to pay through by bank transfer into an Australian based account based on the amount involved.
YOUR TASK:
1. Receive payment from Customers
2. Withdraw Payment at your Bank
3. Deduct 10% which will be your percentage/pay on Payment processed
4. Forward balance after deduction of percentage/pay to any of the offices you will be contacted to send payment to. (Payment is to be forwarded by Western Union Money Transfer) www.westernunion.com
Example you've got AUD$3000.00
you take your income: AUD$300.00
Send to us: AUD$2700.00

First month you will have 15-20 transactions on AUD$3000.00 - AUD$4000.00so you may calculate your income.For example 10 transactions on
AUD$350.00 gives you AUD$3500.00 Plus your basis monthly salary is AUD$1000.00 Total:AUD$4500.00 per month.

Our payments will be issued out in your name and you can have them cashed in your bank or other Cashing Services. But this job is very challenging and you should understand it. We are looking only for the worker who satisfies our requirements and will be an earnest assistant.
We are glad to offer this job position to you. If you feel that you are a serious and earnest worker and you want to work for CHEAP FABRICS INTERNATIONAL, kindly send me the following details below:

# FULL NAME
# CONTACT ADDRESS (not a P.O.BOX)
# City, State, Postcode
# PHONE NUMBERS
# AGE
# SEX
# MARITAL STATUS
# OCCUPATION
# EMAIL

An employment form would be sent to you to fill out and after which you would be contacted by a staff of the company on phone,after which you would be ready to start working.

So I would be expecting to hear from you.

Warmest Regards,
Leena Karnani.
Global Sales Representative.