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.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Tongxiang Jenice Textile Co., Ltd. (not)

This is the same scam as Menglei Import & Export Co., Ltd. and also Yiwu Menglei Import & Export, simply using a new company and contact name (chosen more or less at random). Everything else remains the same: compare the text. The guy wants you to cash forged cheques or money orders on his behalf and wire back the cash quickly before you realise you've been had.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Tongxiang Jenice Textile Co., Ltd. <[redacted (false)]>
Date: 2008/11/18 UTC
Subject: Tongxiang Jenice Textile Co (work with us and earn 10%)
To: undisclosed-recipients

Tongxiang Jenice Textile Co., Ltd.
Dama Industrial Zone,
Tongxiang City,
Zhejiang Province. China


Compliments of the day, and my best wishes to you. I am Ms. Zhongmei Wang
The C.E.O  of the above
company. This company is into manufacturer of upholstery fabrics and
bedding sets. The annual
fabric production capacity is up to 5 millon meters, which involves
household textile fabrics,
coarse fabrics for clothing, and various kinds of suede fabrics

Having gone through a methodical search, I decided to contact you hoping
that you will find this
proposal interesting. we are interested in employing your services to work
with us as a private
payment agent that can help us establish a medium of receiving payment for
goods that was supplied
to our customers in in your location,as the company is already
experiencing difficulties in
receiving payments from them.

Most of our customers pay out in cheques and money orders and we do not
have an account in your
country that will clear this money. It is upon this note that we seek your
assistance to stand in
as our representative in your country. It is important to let you know
that, as our
representative, you will receive 10% of whatever amount you clear for the
company and the balance
will be for the company.

Please if you are interested to work with us in good faith and honesty,
Contact  Mr. Zhongjie Yang
General Manager (G.M) of this company  Through this email address:

Endeavor to let him know that I directed you to him; Please let him know
your decision rather than
keeping him waiting because I will inform him about my contacting you. The
(G.M). Will tell you
more on receipt of your response. If you are  not interested, kindly
pardon me for contacting you.
Thanks for your time and remain blessed.

Very Respectfully,

Ms. Zhongmei Wang
Tongxiang Jenice
Textile Co.,

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