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.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Canttail Manqi Import & Export (not)

This looks very much like another check fraud scam. The scammer is looking for victims to cash forged checks or money orders. If there is a real business using this name, it is not in any way related to the scam -- it's just a random cover story chosen by the scammer.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Mr.Chio Kyu-Hah <>
Date: 2008/11/26 UTC
Subject: **Job Offer**
To: [redacted (false, irrelevant)]

Dear Sir/Madam,

I am Mr.Chio Kyu-Hah,we are a group of business men who deal on import and export of raw materials into Canada, America and Europe.We are searching for representatives who can help us establish a medium of getting to our customers in  Canada, America and Europe as well as making payments through you to us.

Please if you are interested in transacting business with us we will be very glad.Contact us for more information. Subject to your satisfaction you will be given the opportunity to negotiate your mode of which we will pay for your services as our representative in Canada, America and Europe

Mr.Chio Kyu-Hah.
Canttail Manqi

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