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.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Kanamo Plastics Co. Ltd

It's not clear whether there is a company matching the description in this spam. What is clear, however, is that it's fraudulent. This is cheque fraud: the scammer wants people to cash fraudulent cheques and forward the money internationally via Western Union or Money Gram. Such cheques clear for long enough to draw on them, but bounce later, potentially leaving the account overdrawn.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Kanamo Plastics Co. Ltd [redacted (unverifiable)]
Date: 2008/7/17
To: [redacted (irrelevant)]

Kanam Plastics Co. Ltd. 3-21 Shoudaitajika, Hirakata-City, Osaka, 573-1132, Japan .
Dear Sir/Madam


KANAM PLASTICS CO.,LTD. manufactures all kinds of specialized extrusion molded products used in various fields including materials for construction, heat insulation, anti-pollution facilities, water treatment, etc.We exports our products to North America,South America,Eastern Europe,Western Europe and Southeast Asia etc.

We are looking for a payment representative in UK,USA,Canada,and
Mexico.Salary is 10% of every payment you receive on our behalf.

All charges such as tax and transfer charges  will be deducted from the balance 90% .Details of your account is not needed in this transaction

Note:Even if you have a present job,you can still be part of our business as your service to us would not disturb with your working hours at all.

If you are interested in this transaction forward your contact information to my private

1)Your Full names:
2)Your Complete Address;
 State:  country:
3)Postal code:
4)Home/office phone number:
5)cell number

Note:Your address must be very correct and complete otherwise you will not receive the payment which my customers will be sending to you.
Therefore your address should include the following (your house number ,name of street,city,state,country and postal code.)
Thanks for your understanding and co-operation.


Mr.Toshiharu Kanamori
Kanamo Plastics Co. Ltd.


rock said...

me too
at Wednesday, 16 July, 2008 4:15 PM
From: "Kanamo Plastics Co. Ltd"

fi ? finland?

Kanam Plastics Co. Ltd.
3-21 Shoudaitajika,
Hirakata-City, Osaka,
573-1132, Japan .

Dear Sir/Madam


prize mug needed.

i'm going to play this one out for
a week or so. i'll keep posting.
take care out there :)

Edgardo said...

realmente no crean que pueda existir una compañia de esa magnitud y que necesite quien cobre por ella por favor no le crean de seguro es un fraude, el dinero facil no existe.

rock said...

I hope this is correct.

Usted es muy sabio. it' s bueno que usted dijo España a verdad también. deseo que podría traducirla para el mundo. estos criminales tienen que ser expuestos.

this scam is worldwide.
good luck to you.

Gustavo Dominguez said...

Yo tengo uno de sus cheques que mandan para hace fraude, no saben con quien me puedo contactar para ver si podemos hacer algo contra estos defrauddores

Enrique Garcia said...

yo recibi un cheque ayer, por mas de 19,000 US Dolares, que me aconsejan que haga?

Spotter said...

Do not deposit it: it is fake, and will eventually bounce. Either simply destroy it, or hand it over to the branch of law enforcement which deals with fraud.