Employment Scams

Employment Scams

Employment Scams

If you receive an offer of work from home by e-mail, please read this page carefully. Many fraudsters are now recruiting people to unwitting process stolen or counterfeit payments through their own bank accounts.

The following is a typical e-mail homeworking offer you may receive, complete with numerous errors (names and location will change but the basic concept remains the same):

Subject: ****************PART TIME JOB OFFER (PLEASE ACT FAST)****************

We are glad to offer you for a job position at our company, “DAH DU Corporation”. DAH DU Corporation is based on core technology providing the best service with a professional R&D team, innovative market and high quality service. Meanwhile, DAH DU Corporation expects to become a gear wheel in the hi-tech industry and achieve fundamental requirements to meet customers’ needs. You can visit and learn more about the company.

The average monthly income is about 4000.00 GBP. No any investments from you. This job takes only 1-3 hours per day About the job: If you visited our website you should know that our company sells electronic products and accessories. We have sales representatives all over the world to distribute our products. You know, that it is not easy to start business in a new market. There are hundreds of competitors, close direct contacts between suppliers and customers and other difficulties, which impede our sales promotion.

We have decided to deliver the products in upfront, it’s very risky but it should push up sales on 25 percent. Thus we need to get payments for our products as soon as it possible because customer can just “forget” to pay. Unfortunately we are unable to open bank account in United Kingdom and we can’t receive payment from UK customers immediately. We lose about 75.000 GBP of net income each month because we have money transfers delays. Your task is to coordinate payments from customers and help us with the payment process. Our sales manager sells products. Once he makes a sale we deliver the product to a customer (usually through FEDEX). The customer receives and checks the products. After this has been done the customer has to pay for the products. About 90 percent of our customers prefer to pay through wire transfer. Usually international wire transfers take 5-7 business days, but they can also take about two weeks. And there is no way to check transfer status. We need more guarantees that the customer has made the payment.

We have decided to open this new job position for solving this problem. Your tasks are to receive payment from the customer to a bank account, take your income (7 percent from the amount) and send the rest to us. Local wire transfers take less then 1 business day so it will give us a possibility to get customer’s payment almost immediately. For example you’ve got 3000.00 GBP. You take your income : 210.00 GBP Send to us: 2790.00 GBP First month you will have 15-20 transactions on 3000.00-4000.00 GBP. So you may calculate your income. For example 18 transactions on 3500.00 GBP give you 4410.00 GBP Plus your basis monthly salary is 1000.00 GBP. Total: 5410.00 GBP per month After establishing close co-operation you’ll be able to operate with large orders and you’ll be able to earn more.

Your income= 1+2 1) monthly salary: 1000.00 GBP. 2) percent from the total amount which you receive to your bank account. What do you need for getting payments. You must have any type of bank account which is able to receive funds in any of the following banks: Barclays, HSBC, Lloyds, Natwest, Citibank. If you already have an account in one of these banks and interested in working with DAH DU Corporation you need to mail to accountant@dahducorp.com and you start working almost immediately.

If you do not have any bank account in these banks you can open it. Opening account for UK residents takes only 2-3 days. As you open an account you should contact to accountant@dahducorp.com with a confirmation that your account has been created. It’s not a seasonal job It’s a regular job and you will work at least 12 months until we open our affiliate in the UK. We understand it is an unusual and incredible job position. This job takes only 3-7 hours per week.

You’ll have a lot of free time for doing another job, you’ll get good income and regular job. But this job is very challenging and you should understand it. We are looking only for the worker who satisfy our requirements and will be an earnest assistant. We are glad to offer this job position to you. If you feel that you are a serious and earnest worker and if you want to work for DAH DU Corporation you need to send a letter to accountant@dahducorp.com and you will receive necessary information in 1-48 hours. Do not hesitate to ask any questions you may have.

DAH DU CO 1F., 14, Lane 60, Fu Te Rd., Taipei City Taiwan www.dahducorp.com
The offer appears to have come from a Taiwanese company called DAH DU Corporation, but could be from any number of similar companies, and appears to be offering guaranteed work co-ordinating payments for their existing clients, with your income being a percentage of all the payments you process.

# If you receive a similar offer, and aren’t convinced that it is a scam, here are a few pointers you might wish to consider: How many multi-national hi-tech companies do you think use free webspace from Tripod (this has since been closed down)? Other offers might require you to respond to a free e-mail address eg Yahoo.
# Why can’t they open bank accounts in the UK? They have offices in Germany, Belgium and Sweden and are doing enough business to lose £75K from transfer delays each month and can’t get a UK bank account? I don’t think so!
# If they have trouble getting payment from clients, why would they allow you to take in all the money, without checking you out. Surely you’d be tempted keep it all??
# Why would anyone need to pay this sort of money to simply manage and forward funds. If it was genuine, why not send an employee over from Belgium (EC so no restrictions on banking) to open an account, collect the money and ship it over.
# If you’re still in any doubt, take a look at the registration details for the DAHDUCORP.COM domain (a quick check at whois.net). It’s registered to a UK individual (who must have had a bank account to pay for the name) using a free e-mail address on yahoo and was only registered last week. Does that sound like an established Taiwanese company to you?

Other e-mails may appear to come from genuine companies, and show a link to a genuine company website, but then use a mobile phone number or Yahoo e-mail for contact. One e-mail I received claiming to be from Monsanto Co.LTD uses this method.
These job offers are particularly nasty scams whereby you receive money into your account and forward it on only for the original payment to be cancelled, leaving you heavily out of pocket if your own bank is not sufficiently alert. The payments are usually money that has been stolen in another scam, or are counterfeit items. One reader had two payments for £1908 and £4200 paid into her account; this time the business was calling itself the Financial Club but the name is likely to change with every attempt. This is her account, in her own words:

“The first transaction was stopped by the bank, I contacted the company was told this is normal a bank sometimes has to query large amounts.”

“Anyway their sent me emails saying there didn’t know why the bank had reversed the money, and another transaction would go through Monday or Tuesday and I would get all the details so I didn’t get any problems with the bank again. Anyway no details were sent and on Monday the back contacted me to find out way this amount was going through my account, I didn’t have any answers because I hadn’t received any details any the bank asked me to come in and see them which I did and gave them all my details in the mean time this company was emailing me with what they had sold which I took to the bank. After a few days I tried my account to draw money and my account didn’t accept any transactions, back I went to the bank, the bank advised me that this was not normal and why the company was putting transactions in my account, I then gave them all my documents I had via email which their accepted and told me to report the matter to police.”

“After all this was going on the Financial Club I didn’t receive any email company again.”

Another reader told us this after receiving an offfer from Peter Benitez of PB Arts Company Limited.

“This is a con and I fell for it. I banked a cheque for the textiles company only to find it was a hoax and in doing so had my bank account shut down – luckily i was able to take the money out that I had in there but some people may not be so lucky.”

“Apparently I can no longer bank at Barclays because of this.”

Even if you don’t lose any money immediately, there’s a high chance that it is also an attempt at identity theft, not to mention the inconvenience and possible damage to the relationship with your bank.

Visit http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/5424542/ to find out how one jobseeker ended up actually being arrested as an accomplice to a crime, as a result of responding to one of these ads. Similar job scams have been around for years but shows no sign of going away. Take a look at this report from 2002 – http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3078533/ where the job offer was solely created for identity theft purposes.

Typical Offers

Job offers received in just one week by e-mail using this scam, include the following:

Tony Brent
Thames Court, 1 Victoria St, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 1YB, UK
Phone : +(44)701 113 9141, +(44)705 514 9813

Monsanto UK Ltd.
Cambridge CB2 2LQ
United Kingdom
P O Box 1112
Phone/fax: +44 704 570 7385

AnYang Iron & Steel Incorporated
1202 Huatong Mansion, Yong Ding Lane,
Wuxi, Jiangsu 214001

Mou Xinsheng – Reply to mou7791@yahoo.com.hk

10 Zhongyuan Road,
Badachu High-Tech Park,
Beijing P. R. China, 100041

QINGDAO 266111.


Mr Oscar Frank.(President)
Oscar Chemicals Industry Inc.

A Subsidiary of China Steel Corporation (CSC).
ROOM 1407,14/F,
Tel: +86-10-66067734
Fax: +852-301-41328

Delixi Consults based in People Republic of China
Mr. Shao Fung(CEO)
email address(delixi_consultance@yahoo.com.cn)

Jerry Golland.
Programme Director
Apex Children Foundation.
Unusually this one claims to be a charitable organisation rather than a multi-national company, in an attempt to draw you in emotionally.

Mr Clifford Woodman
Contact email:avevagroup@gmail.com
For Richard Longdon
Chief Executive Officer
AVEVA Group plc

David Anderson Executive Officer (CEO) of Davson Import & Export Co,Ltd

Vice President of Indoexim Global Media, Inc
Mr Herman Santoso.
Address : Kompleks Bumi Bintaro Permai Blok KK-16
Jakarta – Indonesia 12320
Email : indoexim_corp@yahoo.es

2 Maple Road, Bicester, Oxon
OX26 6QX, England, UK
TEL: +447024079517;
FAX: +448701310585

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