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

Shing Shun Machinery Limited (not)

This scammer is looking for people to cash forged checks or money orders on his behalf. The scammer is not a representative of Shing Shun Machinery Limited: that's just a random cover story (subject to change as people like me expose the scam).

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: <>
Date: 2008/11/26 UTC
Subject: Legal representative needed in America

Shing Shun Machinery Limited
Suite 1708, 17/F
Hoi Tai Factory Estate
Kin Fat Street Tuen Mun
New Territories
Hong Kong
Tel/Fax: 852-3015-8587

Dear Attorney.

I got your profile from the Attorney web-site

After a careful review of your profile as well as your qualification and experience, it is logical to believe that you are capable and qualified in assisting my company with its financial services as well as work us through the modalities of setting up a subsidiary of our company in the United States
My company Shing Shun Machinery Limited HK,specializes in exporting machinery equipments, such as Cold Chamber Die-casting Machine,Injection Molding Machine,Automatic Polishing Machine ,Skeleton Bucket,Hydraulic Press and Other Accessory Equipments,Mould Trial Machine, and HARDBOX from Asia into Europe,
 America and Australia and the global need for our goods has given rise to a significant increase in our customer base world wide.

To give you a better understanding of what your responsibilities will be as my representative, it is important that you understand some difficulties that I am faced with presently in receiving funds from clients in America.

Firstly, most payments for equipments are drawn in checks and it takes approximately two weeks for checks from other continents to clear with our local banks. These delays mostly result in our late response to orders and we sometimes loose clients to other suppliers.
Secondly, we experience high tariffs and foreign exchange charges as funds will have to be converted by our banks to local currencies as they are cleared with our banks and re converted to foreign currency as we place orders for supplies from our international suppliers.

As you can see, the back and forth process of currency conversion, results to high charges for foreign exchange thereby resulting to increase in cost of doing business. But with your assistance as my representative, funds that are to be used for supplies will be sent directly to you from my clients there
by avoiding the intercontinental banking processing time between Asia and America.

From my business experience, I have come to realize that every good business reference starts with a satisfactory performance and I have decided that it is better for us to prove to ourselves how efficient we are.

We understand that a proper Attorney Client Retainership agreement will provide the necessary authorization and we are most inclined to commence talks as soon as possible I believe this is better than any recommendation or references.

Please also let us know what your remuration will be. I do hope this is acceptable to you. I do hope the terms of business is acceptable to you. Upon receipt of your acceptance, I will update you on how we may proceed On behalf of Shing Shun Machinery Limited HK, Please accept my sincerest appreciation in
advance for your willingness to render your services as we look forward to your prompt response to my email.

Best Regards,

Mr.Tanaka Wong
President CEO

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