Below is an email I received this morning. My email package had placed this in my spam bin but since I had nearly 200 over the weekend I decided to do some cleaning and browse the messages looking for the legitimate ones.
I was curious about the below post since the subject line was textiles. So I opened it and sure enough I immediately thought “I can’t believe these people are at it again!”.
If you ever get any type of email, regular mail, phone call or inquire about a job listing (craigslist, hot jobs) do not get suckered into this particular scam.
The offender (or employer as they make themselves out to be) is wanting you to be their ‘representative’. It sounds too easy. All you do is wait for the checks, cash them in your account, take your cut and forward the company’s due share back. But what they don’t tell you is THE CHECKS ARE FAKE! They look real. My guess, the below named company probably does exist and they have no idea their identity has been stolen (I’ll check on that and most likely report back here). Or…these offenders will send a somewhat real looking ‘cashiers check’, ‘money order’, or ‘bank draft’ and want you to cash this for them.
Put your thinking cap on here. What company do you know of that would have someone else cash their checks??????? CLUE: NONE! This is obvious the first indication this is a scam. How the scam works is after you deposit the money, in about 10-15 days your bank will report back to you that the check, money order, bank draft, what have you was a fake and if you were so unlucky to have already sent back to the perpetrator your own cash, you not only are out the money you sent, but now you owe the bank a ‘bad check’ fee AND you have just committed a crime!
So I repeat…DO NOT GET TAKEN IN BY THESE SCAMS!
How do I know these are scams? Well not having personally been a victim my company was used once as the bait and job postings were posted both on craigslist and hotjobs. I started getting phone calls from people all over the country asking about the job. After a little research and many emails and letters to craigslist and hotjobs I was able to have the listings removed.
Would you like to work online from Home/Temporarily and get paid weekly? We are glad to offer you for a job position in our organization KINGSTON FABRICS TEXTILE LTD. based in. We need someone to work for the company as Representative/Book keeper in the USA ,Uk and This is in view of our not having an office presently in the USA ,UK or . You don't need to have an office and this certainly won't disturb any form of work you have going at the moment. Your tasks are: 1. Receive payment from Customers and co-ordinate payments. 2. Receiving and re-mailing of official letters. 3. Cashing or process payment at your Bank. 4. Deduct 10% which will be your percentage/pay on Payment processed 5. Forward balance after deduction of percentage/pay to any of the offices you will be contacted to send funds to through Money transfers. This takes barely hours, so it will give us a possibility to get customer's payment almost immediately.For example you got $3000.00, you take your income/benefit: $300.00 Send to us: $2700.00, First month you will have 15-20 transactions on $3000.00-£6000.00 so you may calculate your income.For example 18 transactions on $3500.00 gives you $4410.00Plus your basis monthly salary is $1000.00 Total: $5410.00 per month.Our payments will be issued out in your name and you can have them cashed in your bank or other Cashing Services, deduct your benefit and forward the balance to the company. We are looking only for the worker who satisfies our requirements and will be a honest assistant and we understand it is an unusual and incredible job offer. The job offer is legitimate and legally called Business Receiving Agent/Management of Account Receivables. We are glad to offer this job position to you. If you feel that you are a serious and earnest worker and you want to work for KINGSTON FABRICS TEXTILE LTD, kindly email us the following information about you: Your full name : Sex and Age : Home Address : Telephone number(s) : Your Urgent reply is needed so that we can give you a Contact Agreement and decide on giving you the job. We await your response back to this email : Regards.