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

Guang Dong Light Industrial Products

This spam originated from IP address 81.199.43.177, which WHOIS reports as delegated to Kas Telecom, Nigeria. It is a payment processing scam: the victim is sent checks or money orders and asked to cash them, forwarding 90% (or thereabouts) of the proceeds via Western Union (or similar). The checks are clever forgeries which the receiving bank will eventually detect and revoke, leaving the victim out of pocket.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Guangdong Company?? <guangdongcorp@yahoo.com.cn>
Date: 17 Mar 2008 XX:XX UTC
Subject: Greatfully Submitted.
To: undisclosed-recipients



GUANG DONG LIGHT INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS IMPORT AND EXPORT CORPORATION
52,De Zheng Rd.S.,
Guangzhou, China.

REF:GD/07/00867546.

Dear Sir/Madam,

We are presently searching for Representatives/Collection Agents who
can help us establish a medium of getting to our customers in the
Americas, precisely USA and Canada and Europe as well. If interested,
Please contact me on:info_guangdongrepoffers@yahoo.cn

Respectfully Submitted,
Mr. Hou Weijun
Gen.Manager
GUANG DONG LIGHT INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS IMPORT AND EXPORT CORPORATION


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31 comments:

Bob said...

Thank you for posting the information about GUANG DONG Light Industrial Products. I recieved the spam "job offer" and was giving it my consideration. In my due diligence research, I found your post.

Thank you very much. You may have saved me a serious problem.

Bob B. Albany, NY

Anonymous said...

I received the email too. I thought they were defraused by some companues and individuals in US and need help. I responsed the email and asked some questions. When I was told they just want my back to tranfer money, I relized it is a hoax. Then I found this website. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I received this e-mail too. Luckilly I found this webpage. Thank you very much.

Alfred Loyols said...

Thanks a lot for your work, for people that is looking for business your post is invaluable.

Alfred Loyola. Montreal, Qc. Canada

Anonymous said...

Thank you for adversing people like myself. Doesn´t the internet have some kind of police for people like this?

Anonymous said...

I also received this and consulted about it with two girls but i wasn't sure....but pheew!!! good thing i found this site

Anonymous said...

Well I also received the Guang Dong job offer and knew right off that it was too good to be true. So I was thankful to find this site when I was trying to locate their website. Money laundering is a serious crime so don't get mixed up in all that....

Anonymous said...

anthonyacd says, thanks for the warnings. i just recieved the same email. lets keep exposing the leaches-parasites.

Anonymous said...

I received this email from them, it's a little different than the one you posted. thanks for your truly valuable information. i guess if it seems too good to be true, then it is.

GUANG DONG LIGHT INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS IMPORT AND EXPORT CORPORATION
52,De Zheng Rd.S.,
Guangzhou, China.

REF:GD/07/00867546.

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 SPECIFICALLY to info_guangdong@yahoo.com.cn

Respectfully Submitted,
Mr. Hou Weijun
Gen. Manager
GUANG DONG LIGHT INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS IMPORT AND EXPORT CORPORATION

Anonymous said...

Thanks a million for posting such a valuable information on the internet.

I received this letter first:


GUANG DONG IMPORT & EXPORT CORP.
Guangzhou, China.
3/F, No. 819, Longjin East Road, Guangzhou, 510145, China


REF:GD/08/00867546.

We need Reps as specified:

NORTH AMERICA & EUROPE

Collection Officer who will assist in retrieving debts from our clients in USA
& CANADA.
If interested send your Name & Country to guangdongbizoffer008@yahoo.cn

Respects,

Hou Weijun
Gen. Manager.

I did requested for more info:
Here is the Second letter

EF: GD/08/0084536
DATE: 03/07/2008.

ATTN:

Thank you for your reply.

Before we commence, I will like you to know more about my Company.
GUANG DONG LIGHT INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS IMP.&.EXP.CORP. (GROUP) was established June 1978 and presently, there are 54 subsidiaries under the administration of GUANG DONG. Our company's main scope of business is as follows: export of light industrial products and commodities which the state allows to trade freely as well as import of raw materials, auxiliary, package materials, machinery and equipment. We concurrently handle domestic trade, producing and processing while providing lease storage transportation, advertisement, information consulting and labor service.

Presently, we are being owed huge amounts by Companies and individuals in the America and they have agreed to begin installmental payments. I will also like to inform you that acting as my payment agent, simply means you will be collecting payments from these customers we supply goods to in the America. By doing this on our behalf, you will be paid 15% as commission for every amount you collect, this will be on file. Payments will be issued to you which on receipts of funds, you will transfer to our correspondence accounts after deducting your 15% commission.

More so, payments can be in the form of Drafts, Cheques, Money Orders.

Please provide the following for proper documentation;

(i)Full names:
(ii)Company Name:
(iii)Complete Residential/Office Addresses:
(iv)Tel/Cell Numbers:
(v)Fax Numbers:
(vi)Occupation:

On receipt of the following information, I shall forward them to my clients and they would begin to contact you.

Warmest Regards,

Hou Weijun
Gen. Manager
GUANG DONG LIGHT INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS IMP.&.EXP.CORP. (GROUP)


Sent them the information and got this third e-mail:

Dear HGH ,

Thank your for returning the MOU signed.

We have a client ready to make payment.

His contact info his:

NAME ===== BRENT JONES

EMAIL ===== brentjonesbrokers@yahoo.ca

TEL ======== 1-647 - 831 4593

Please give him a call today and inquire when you will be receiving the first of his installments because he has ordered goods worth over $345,000 but has opted to pay installmentally.

I will await your response after you must have made affirmative contact with BRENT JONES.

Warmest Regards,

Hou Weijun.


Got in touch with Mr. Brent Jones and he suppose to send me a check for
$40,000.00 to cash and keep 25% for my commission and send the rest to
Mr. Hou.

How can we report this people?

Anonymous said...

Get the word out, finally it clicked that this does not seem right. He has changed him e-mail address to gm_guangdong@yahoo.cn
They need to be stopped, and I'm glad that this website is up to fix the problem. Please keep posting information on this website so they may be tracked!!!

Anonymous said...

Thnx for saving our time.
I also received this e-mail.
His contacts were changed again:
INFO@GUANGDONG.ORG (sending e-mail)
houweijunguangdong_corps10@yahoo.cn (contact e-mail)

regards,
Vladimir
Moscow, Russia

Anonymous said...

This scam has been going around for quite some time. I prefer to bait them for a bit and let them send me some checks. Laryngitis and throat cancer are good excuses for not giving a phone number, and the way I see it, sending their fake checks to the local FBI office along with the contact information is about the only way we are ever going to be able to do anything about these scammers.

Anonymous said...

This website is real:
http://www.gze.cn/hmpg_JMMQFNMQPNCME0.html

This one is fraud:
http://www.chinavista.com/business/500/20.html
They want your money!!

Spotter said...

What makes you say that the second listing is fraudulent, Anonymous? I can't verify that the information contained on that page is true and correct, but it doesn't appear to be aiding fraud in any obvious way.

Anonymous said...

我也收到了同样的邮件,谢谢提醒!

"GUANG DONG LIGHT INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS"

Thank you for your reply and also sorry for the late responce.
Before we commence, I will like you to know more about my Company.

GUANG DONG LIGHT INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS IMP.&.EXP.CORP. (GROUP) was established June 1978 and presently, there are 54 subsidiaries under the administration of GUANG DONG. Our company's main scope of business is as follows: export of light industrial products and commodities which the state allows to trade freely as well as import of raw materials, auxiliary, package materials, machinery and equipment. We concurrently handle domestic trade, producing and processing while providing lease storage transportation, advertisement, information consulting and labor service.

Presently, we are being owed huge amounts by Companies and individuals in the America and they have agreed to begin installmental payments. I will also like to inform you that acting as my payment agent, simply means you will be collecting payments from these customers we supply goods to in the America. By doing this on our behalf, you will be paid 15% as commission for every amount you collect, this will be on file. Payments will be issued to you which on receipts of funds, you will transfer to our correspondence accounts after deducting your 15% commission.

More so, payments can be in the form of Drafts, Cheques, Money Orders.

Please provide the following for proper documentation;

(i)Full names:
(ii)Company Name:
(iii)Complete Residencial/Office Addresses:
(iv)Tel/Cell Numbers:
(v)Fax Numbers:
(vi)Occupation:

On receipt of the following information, I shall forward them to my clients and they would begin to contact you.

Warmest Regards,
Mr. Cho Fat
Gen. Manager
GUANG DONG LIGHT INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS IMP.&.EXP.CORP. (GROUP
希望大家小心,以防被骗!

Anonymous said...

Here is another one with a different email address.. again...

From: Guang Dong Company (info.guangdong@yahoo.com.cn)
Sent: October 9, 2008 4:24:06 PM
Reply-to: trade.guangdong@yahoo.com.cn
To:

GUANG DONG LIGHT INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS IMPORT AND EXPORT CORPORATION52,De Zheng Rd.S.,Guangzhou, 510110 CHINA. REF:GD/07/00867546. We need Representatives from all over the World and as specified. North America Collection Officer wanted in this region who will assist in retrievingdebts 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/hercountry. If interested, please supply the following: 1) Name2) Country Send your response via email to trade.guangdong@yahoo.com.cn Respectfully Submitted,Mr. Hou WeijunGen. ManagerGUANG DONG LIGHT INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS IMPORT AND EXPORT CORPORATION

Anonymous said...

i have received it too, from Mr. CHO FAT...they really want to suck peoples valuable time and money...any hacker please damage this people e-mails addreses...

Anonymous said...

here another one..who does such silly nigerian and ghana guys suppose.the only one they are so smart and the others are stupid on the earth.they sens same stories to mails or tries to contacts in messengers everyday.hundreds of them..some likes to transfer gold bars.some asks to help transfer their late father or aunt inheritance...ofcourse you have to send expences to them fist..l didnt know gahana or nigeria have so much gold bars an milliar dollars in the banks that they are trying to transfer to other countries.from hunger their breath is smelling..
GUANG DONG LIGHT INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS IMPORT AND EXPORT CORPORATION52,De Zheng Rd.S.,Guangzhou, 510110 CHINA. REF:GD/07/00867546. We need Representatives from all over the World and as specified. North America Collection Officer wanted in this region who will assist in retrievingdebts 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/hercountry. If interested, please supply the following: 1) Name2) Country Send your response via email to gm_guangdong@yahoo.cn Respectfully Submitted,Mr. Hou WeijunGen. ManagerGUANG DONG LIGHT INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS IMPORT AND EXPORT CORPORATION

Spotter said...

Still going after all this time.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: GUANG DONG LIGHT INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS IMPORT AND EXPORT CORPORATION <[redacted (unrelated address)]>
Reply-to: mr.chofat2008@gmail.com
Date: 2008/11/1 UTC
Subject: Colletion Officer wanted Urgently
To: undisclosed-recipients


GUANG DONG LIGHT INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS IMPORT AND EXPORT CORPORATION
52,De
Zheng Rd.S., Guangzhou, China.

REF:GD/07/00867546.

Dear Sir/Madam,

We are presently searching for Representatives/Collection Agents who
can help us establish a medium of getting to our customers in the Americas,
precisely USA and Canada and Europe as well. If interested, Please
contact me on mr.chofat@hotmail.com

Respectfully Submitted,

Mr. Cho Fat

Gen.Manager
GUANG DONG LIGHT INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS IMPORT AND EXPORT CORPORATION

Anonymous said...

me too!!..i got a mail from this company..What i did was i copied and paste the company name in GOOGLE..then i found this site..thanx for the info..dude!

GOD BLESS U.

kim
Philippines

Anonymous said...

This time they are targeting Sweden...

Oh, New answer eamil btw.


GUANG DONG LIGHT INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS IMPORT AND EXPORT CORPORATION
52,De Zheng Rd.S.,
Guangzhou, 510110 CHINA.

REF:GD/07/00867546.

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 giecbusinessoffers@yahoo.com.cn

Respectfully Submitted,
Mr. Hou Weijun
Gen. Manager
GUANG DONG LIGHT INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS IMPORT AND EXPORT CORPORATION

Anonymous said...

just for this email my self they have changed the e-mail address to:

nie00104@uvg.edu.gt

riri said...

To: Websites administrator.
Re: Replacement of domain www.ui.edu to www.ui.ac.id

Dear Sir,
Greetings from the university of Indonesia.
I would like to inform you that from August 2008, the University of
Indonesia (Universitas Indonesia) has changed its web domain and returned
to www.ui.ac.id , based on the consideration that we use Indonesia (id)
domain.

We notice that in your web you have a link to our domain and would be very
grateful if you could change the link in your web to www.ui.ac.id to point
to our university.
We appreciate you eagerness to collaborate with us, and look forward for
further collaborative work with University of Indonesia’s member.

Yours Sincerely


Riri Fitri Sari
CIO/ Head of Information Systems Development and services of the
University of Indonesia
7th floor Kampus Baru UI Depok 16424 Indonesia
riri@ui.ac.id

Spotter said...

Your old domain name is immortalised here because your webmail system was used to send scam spam! I don't need to change anything, but I hope that you've tightened up your controls on who you allow to use your webmail.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the post... i received it too.

I was getting more information on the company, and also try to find the company details and found your post.

Thank you so much.

Here is the email they used to correspond:

GUANG DONG LIGHT INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS IMPORT AND EXPORT CORPORATION52,De Zheng Rd.S.,Guangzhou, China. REF:GD/07/00867546. We need Representatives from all over the World and as specified. North America Collection Officer wanted in this region who will assist in retrievingdebts 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/hercountry. If interested, please supply the following: 1) Name2) Country Send your response via email to trade.guangdong@yahoo.com.cn Respectfully Submitted,Mr. Hou WeijunGen. ManagerGUANG DONG LIGHT INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS IMPORT AND EXPORT CORPORATION



Then i gave the name and country, 2nd mail:

REF: GD/07/0084536
DATE: 05/06/2008.



ATTN:


Thank you for your reply.

Before we commence, I will like you to know more about my Company.
GUANG DONG LIGHT INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS IMP.&.EXP.CORP. (GROUP) was established June 1978 and presently, there are 54 subsidiaries under the administration of GUANG DONG. Our company's main scope of business is as follows: export of light industrial products and commodities which the state allows to trade freely as well as import of raw materials, auxiliary, package materials, machinery and equipment. We concurrently handle domestic trade, producing and processing while providing lease storage transportation, advertisement, information consulting and labor service.

We want to establish a Brand of our Company in your region and hence reach out to our clients in that region directly. We have $4,500,000.00 deposited in our Bank in the UK. We will make you the Beneficiary to this amount and you will assist us with this project. By doing this on our behalf, you will be entitled to 20% of the said amount. When the project is complete, we will negotiate your salary because we will make you the operating head and I assure you that this will be very attractive.

For further information, please contact our Legal Attorney in the UK and he will intimate you on the whole process and how the fund will be transferred to you.

His contact information is:

Name: Barr. George Miller Esq.
Email: georgemiller_associates@yahoo.co.uk
Phone: +44 70457 73909

Please endeavour you send him an email now as regards this.

We hope to have a lasting business relationship with you.


Warmest Regards,
Hou Weijun
Gen. Manager
GUANG DONG LIGHT INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS IMP.&.EXP.CORP. (GROUP)

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

I even called the person, but couldn't understand what he was saying. And he asked me to email instead, luckily i found your post.

Thank you so much, u may have saved me from a serious problems.


Alan, Singapore

Anonymous said...

Hi
after I recive some letters I find your blog - it is very helpfull and I want to show others what I got after some letters from them (the sccamers):
REF:GD/04.
DATE: 06/02/2009.
ATTN:Dan Abraham,

You are to contact Kenneth Blanchard of Platinum Bank, U.K he will let
you know how to go about opening an account with them. Please you are
advised to contact them in good time.we want to open a regional office
[Steel Ware House/Distributing Company] in your region and we have
budgeted 11,000,000.00 pounds for it.also you are to inform us what it
will take to set up a Steel Warehouse/Distributing Company in your
region so that we will know what we will be facing.

Your role in this project is to assist us in acquiring a good
site,monitor and supervise the project from stage to stage till
completion. You will be given funds for the purchase of an official
car, and provision will be made for any expenses incured during the
duration of this project including a monthly allowance of 2,000
pounds[negotiable].

You are to open an account with the offshore bank as you have been
informed.You are to contact the bank immediately,requesting for
opening of account and the details of opening an account.Once you
have opened the account, we shall have the bank release the funds into
your account.

Please contact Mr. Kenneth Blanchard with the details below as soon as
possible and keep me posted on developments.Note you are to send the
signed MOU and an id card as an attachment to the bank when contacting
them.

Bank Name: Platinum Bank, U.K
Account officer: Kenneth Blanchard
Email: kenneth.blanchard@platinum-bnk.com
Telephone: +447735369816

Once again please keep me post and always copy me all mail you are
sending to the bank.

Thanks,
Mr.DHONG CHENG.
Gen. Manager

Anonymous said...

Muchas gracias por poner este anuncio. Al empezar a investigar mas sobre esta dichosa compania di con tu post y la verdad es que tu informacion es mas que suficiente para no meterme en ese negocio.

Gracias

sir needs a job said...

I got the same crap looked up the name and found this thanks

Anonymous said...

Hello

Can you please post the full email with headers using platinum-bnk.com?

If you supply this, we might be able to stop this.

Thank you

Derek

Anonymous said...

LAwyers get hit with this scam all the time now. Here is one I recieved:


Dear Counsel,

I am sending this email as a mutual introduction. Mr James Zhang is the
Managing Director of Guangzhou Trmby Light Industries Co., Ltd.

Guangzhou Trmby Light Industries Co., Ltd. is a manufacturer and supplier of
steel, coils and transformers. Guangzhou Trmby Light Industries Co., Ltd.
is owed payment on shipments that they made to customers here in the US, Canada and
South America from June 2008. The company is now seeking advice and possible
representation in litigation against the non-paying companies in your
state. I can not handle this matter at this point because it is out of
our jurisdiction. I have represented this company in the past, therefore
I am assisting them in finding an attorney in the required state.

Kindly contact Mr. James Zhang if you are interested in representing
them. Below is him contact information as follows:

James Zhang
Guangzhou Trmby Light Industries Co., Ltd.
jameszhang.lightindustriesco@yahoo.com.hk

I encourage you to contact one another to see if this is a situation where you can work
together. Should you have any questions please contact my office at the below noted
information.

Sincerely,
Gregory Mcdonald
gregorymcdonaldlaw@gmail.com