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, March 17, 2008

Chen Hsongs Holdings

This is more Nigerian scammery, originating from IP address As such, it's probably a check or money order forgery scam: the victim is sent forged checks or money orders to cash and forward, and will wind up seriously out of pocket when the bank revokes the check after the forgery is discovered. I don't know whether there is such a company as the one described here, but you can be sure that the Nigerian scammer behind this spam has nothing to do with it if it does exist: it's just a cover story.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Chen Hsongs Holdings Limited <> [domain does not exist at this time]
Date: 17 Mar 2008 XX:XX UTC
Subject: Hello

Dear Sir/madam,

I am the GBM (Chairman) of Chen Hsong Holdings Limited   This Company Established since 1958. After half a century of endless efforts, Chen Hsong has grown from a small machinery workshop to one of the largest manufacturers of injection moulding machines in the world.Chen Hsong Holdings Limited, Produces, Exclusive circular platen (patended), ichen shop- floor Networked management system, Ductile iron casting and machining, Jetmaster minijet series, Jetmaster MKIV series, Jetmaster large series, CHEN-PET Two-stage preform moulding turnkey system, jetmaster C Series, E.T.C. Due to long association with our suppliers and our thorough understanding of the working condition in the Industry; It is upon this note that we are writing you this mail to seek your assistance in representing our
company in your locality as our RECEIVING AGENT/REPRESENTATIVE.One who will act as a medium for our clients in those locality to be reaching us with  their  payments and so on. Note that as a receiving Agent of our company,You will be entitled to TEN Percent Payment of any amount you receive from our customers We seek your Sincere cooperation and assistance to establish a cordial relationship with our clients.To facilitate the conclusion of this proposal if accepted,Please send us
the  following Information

1) Your Full name..............and present occupation............

2) Telephone number..............and Fax..............

3) Contact address................

4) Age................

Thanks in anticipation.
Dr. Chiang Chen
GBM (Chairman)
Chen Hsong Holdings Limited


Anonymous said...

hermoI just received the exact email, bad english and all.

Anonymous said...

I received this email - I never open these usually but whenever i try to reply to tell them to F*&% Off it always returns i !
There are some silly people out there that fll for this, thats why they keep on tryin.

Anonymous said...

52,De Zheng Rd.S.,
Guangzhou, 510110 CHINA.


We need Representatives from all over the World and as specified. North America Collection Officer wanted in this region who will assist in retrieving debts from our clients in USA & CANADA. EUROPE, ASIA, SOUTH AMERICA & AUSTRALIAS Someone needed to assist in setting up a Branch of our Company in his/her country. If interested, please supply the following:

1) Name
2) Country
Send your response via email to

Respectfully Submitted,
Mr. Hou Weijun
Gen. Manager

Jan 06 2009

jessica said...

I also recieved the chen hsongs email, the return address was ''

Anonymous said...

I just got hte same e-mail return address was

Anonymous said...

recieved the same mail, told them to shove a rusty wire brush where the sun doesnt shine

Anonymous said...

I got this email, too. Just another email in a long, long series of emails from many different fake companies that want me to transfer money. Or, for that matter, tell me that I have won some lottery. I would be a multibillionaire if all these lotteries were true.

Anonymous said...

Received a mail from Chen Hsong Holdings Limited a couple of days ago. Asked them for a web address and they never came back.