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.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Jason Wang Co. Ltd

This is a check fraud scam. The "employer" sends you forged checks which are of sufficiently high quality that the fraud won't be detected until after the check clears. Once the fraud is discovered, the bank will dishonour the check, leaving the "employee" considerably poorer, and possibly overdrawn.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Jason Wang Co. Ltd <> [note: no such domain name was registered at the time this blog entry was posted]
Date: 2009/4/30
Subject: Job Offer (Apply Within)

Jason Wang Co. Ltd
8, Lee Ind. Bldg.,
Wan Chai,
Hong Kong.

Ref: TWCL/894/T18/09

We specialize in the production of Iron and steel, which we export to US, CANADA. Our products includes mild steel round bars, high-yield deformed bars, light section and wire rods ranging from very low carbon to high carbon and cold heading steel.

We are looking for representatives who can help us establish a medium of getting to our customers in USA and Canada as well as making payments through him/her to us. You do not have to leave your present job for this one because this job offer will be on a part time basis and remuneration is on a percentage basis of 10% of the total amount you receive from our customers at any time on our behalf.

The reason we seek your assistance is that American checks takes a longer time to clear here in Hong Kong thereby holding business down for us and our associates, as well as tax impose on us is too high. We already have customers who are ready to remit payment to our agents now, thus may be contacting you if you are interested in transacting business with us. Please contact me for more information and forward to us your contact information such as:
Your Full Names:
Contact Address:
Home/Office Phone Number:
Thanks for your understanding; we anxiously await your response.


Jason Wang
Managing Director

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