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Subject:  Subject: Why is the Company not making Profits ???
From:  "Confidential Audits" <>
Date:  Mon, 31 Aug 2009 16:10:26 -0700

A Scam Email with the Subject "Subject: Why is the Company not making Profits ???" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 31 Aug 2009 16:10:26 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam. The sender was "Confidential Audits" <>, although it may have been spoofed.

Dear Sir / Madam,

We continue our investigations and are shocked by the level of negligence,
carelessness and lack of discipline and policies of accounting being
followed . 

We have now done the INTERNAL audit of  247 companies over the past 5
months ( we cannot reveal the names of our clients as this is done in
total confidentiality ) . We are only happy that we could show a new path
of transparency which has helped our clients .

For the benefit of all our business community members , We only highlight
here some of the disorders we found in these audits and which could be an
eye opener to your business as well.

The accounts of many companies are totally wrong . The owner is not aware
of what is really happening and the Accounts and Finance Teams are totally
confused , with no direction. The main areas of concern we found was:-

1.In many cases even a Basic Accounting policy of Preparing Vouchers is
not  made  , or if made are  not  countersigned by any authorized person
or / owners .

2.There are no , or insufficient supporting purchase invoices /cash bills.
 There are bogus invoices, dummy invoices, and many invoices and cash
memos are simply repeated after a few months with changes in dates and
cash is again claimed as expenses .

3.No quotes have been taken from at least 4 to 5 suppliers for purchases
of the company and no attempt has been made to find out if any supplier
discounts would have been possible or any better credit terms possible. 

4.Stock is not maintained properly and there is a huge difference in the
physical stock and actual stock .The method of calculation of landed cost
is wrong. In some cases stock taking has not taken place for ages .

5.The gross profit and net profit percentages are no where near the market
figures for similar lines of business.

6.There are too many cash expenses like mobile telephone call exps ,  taxi
fare charges, freight charges ,  petrol expenses which are used for
personal purposes  by staff and no deductions or limits have been set  .

7.Cash instead of cheques has been collected from debtors against
company's Sales  invoices and this cash has not  benn deposited into the
company's bank accounts or deposited after a few days only.

8.There are several old outstanding collections which should have been
taken up by a simple collection notice but sales  staff and accounts staff
has not informed the true position of such debtors to the owners/
Directors  or not bothered to report such defaulters to the legal system
and it is too late now.

9.The method of calculation of staff incentive and commission is totally
wrong putting the owner into heavy expenditure .The correct method used in
a profit making organization would be to set a basic minimum sales
guarantee for the salary paid and incentive only on the increased sales
beyond this point .

10. There is no system of monthly reporting by accounts department to the
owners with  management reports of all accounts transaction activity and
financial statements . No ratios of gross profits, net profits, working
capital ratios, stock number of days ratios or debt collection days ratio
or no such important ratios are used.

11.Owners are not sure whether the financials given to them by the
accounts department are really correct and does it really show the true
position of the company as the accounts department keeps producing
statements with different figures in a matter of just a few hours each day
, just to please the owner that's everything is going fine , whereas it is
not .

.......the list goes on and on ..........The owner and the sales team are
working so hard to get business  for the company , but with such secret
leaks and losses the end result is not satisfactory.

Something drastic needs to be done to bring this under control before the
next boom begins.

                      THIS IS WHERE WE CAN HELP.

We will do a complete internal audit  .(not the usual  audit we all know
!!! ) This is  a special confidential  audit we do  for the owners to find
out the exact problems in the business through its accounts which will
reflect the actual health of the company ). We will prepare a complete
accounting and administration manual for your company and  ensure  it is
being strictly followed. There will be no chance of any loopholes in the

We can also guide your accounts staff  on how to then follow the
accounting  and admin. manual and its policies and we can  keep a double
watch on what's happening by undertaking  regular visits  till the
accounting part is fully in control, systems and procedures are in place
and you are satisfied that the business is REALLY under your control.

If your accounts are in full control then we can still add value , to
assist you with a regular internal audit to monitor that this control is
maintained at every moment in the company.

We thank you for your time . We believe that business should do well ( or
else why should we start our own business in the first place !! ) and for
this certain tools are required to make sure we are on the driving seat
and thats where we can help, to show you where the business actually
stands and where it is heading to and take corrective measures asap .

Please send us an email  in confidence and we will contact you immediately.
Best Regards
The Audit and Finance Consultants Team

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