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, December 03, 2007

Soft Touch Designs Fabrics & Textile Co.

Yet another scammer pretending to be a textiles company -- a bizarrely popular cover story. Wants the employee to cash forged checks or money orders. Fails to mention the "forgery" angle.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Mr. Terry Donald <>
Subject: Re. Commission Agent

Re.From:Mr. Terry Donald
Director of Overseas Affairs

Our ref: CHG/CW/001/05

It is my pleasure to write you in respect of our Company Soft Touch
Designs Fabrics& Textile Co., Ltd. located at JOHNS WOOD RD,LONDON,NW8QP
UNITED KINGDOM. We are experts in the sale of Textile  materials; we
export into Canada/America, Asia, and parts Europe.We are looking for a
reliable commission agent who can help us receive payments from customers
that our company supplies goods to in Canada, America, Europe and Asia as
well as making payments through you to us.

Please if you are reliable and interested in been a commission agentwith
our company we will be glad but you have to be an honest and a trustworthy
person. Note that, as our commission agent, you will receive some
percentage and motivations on whatever amount you receive on behalf of our
company. The percentage will be 10% of every payment you receive on
our behalf Subject to your satisfaction you will be given the opportunity
to negotiate your mode of which we will pay for your services as our
commission agent in Canada, America, Asia and Europe.

All you do is receive payment from our client in the State in America
there The  payments will be issued out in your name and you get them
cashed in your bank deduct your weekly salary which will be 10% of total
money you receive and forward the balance to the company via MoneyGram or
Western Union Money Transfer.

If you are intrested fill this form and send to it back with the following

ZIP CODE.......
COMPANY NAME (If any).............................
OCCUPATION.......................................  .


Thank you for your time as we are looking forward to working with you
asyou send your response back to us.

Kindest Regards,
Mr. Terry Donald
Director of Overseas Affairs

2 comments: said...

When you get one of these SCAM emails where should it be forwarded to?

Spotter said...

No need to forward it anywhere. The spammers forward it to everyone they can already.