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Payment Transaction Processing
Despite the fact that any organization or individual wanting to receive payments from the US would have no problems
in processing checks themselves, this scam works on the fiction of 'difficulties' to mask a money laundering or fake check
operation. Due to slow processing of checks by banks, especially foreign ones, it can be up to three weeks after paying in a
check/cheque that it is discovered to be counterfeit. This scam almost always uses Western Union (The Scammers Friend) to
receive the payment from the victim - this is as good as cash and is instant so by the time your bank informs you that the
check has bounced, your account is overdrawn and you owe them several thousand dollars, the scammer is long gone.
In most cases, this scam is targetted at job seekers (careerbuilder.com, monster.com, dice.com, craiglist.com are favorite sites).
For this reason, if you have posted your resume/cv on any website, you will almost certainly attract several of this type of job offer. BEWARE!
Hello j****r a*****n. My name is Pradeep Baliarsingh and I work for a
company called GermanSun Ltd. I found
your resume on careerbuilder.com because we are
searching for reliable professionals across the United
States who are interested in a potentially lucrative
partnership with an international firm.
GermanSun Ltd. is a leading software company in Germany
and we are currently expanding our operations in the
United States. But because of various banking and
legal restrictions, we are unable to open commercial
bank accounts in every state. As such, GermanSun Ltd. is
recruiting partners to conduct simple banking
transactions on our behalf.
The process is simple. If you were interested in
becoming a US partner of GermanSun Ltd., you would sign
an agreement that would make you an official financial
representative of our company, able to accept invoice
payments on our behalf. Instead of asking our
American clients to conduct complicated international
payment transactions (which are especially complex for
German companies), we have them work with our
partners to submit payments. You would then forward
the payments to us, a simple transaction for an individual.
GermanSun Ltd. pays its partners a 10% commission on
every transaction. In addition, we will take care of
any incremental tax liability you incur. Depending on
which state you are in, and of course on how good
business is, your monthly commissions could be as high
as $4,000 per month.
If you are interested in working with us, or if you
want more information, you can contact me directly at
my personal email address: email@example.com. I'll need your full
name and mailing address so I can send you the
contract and other paperwork necessary to get started.
I look forward to hearing from you soon.
Another Example: Ricoh
"RCL LTD" Date: Mon, 03 Oct 2005 14:19:35 -0800
I represent Ricoh Company Limited Product & Manufacturing (RCL) based in UNITED KINGDOM. We deal on Colour Multifunctionals,B & W
Multifunctionals,Colour Printers,B & W Printers,wide Format Copiers,Facsimiles,Digital Duplicators,Scanners Product Related Solution
s....Digital Cameras,DVD+R/RW,35mm Carmeras,Multimedia Devices, as well as raw materials, etc as a branch of our numerous services.F
or more on our products,consult our web site www.ricoh.co.uk
We are seeking for a representative in the America and Europe.One who will act as a medium for our clients in those areas to be reac
hing us with their payments and so on.
As our representative and payment officer,you are entitled to 10% of whatever payments made to you after which we shall direct you a
s to how to remit the balance to us via an account which we shall make available to you later.It's upon this we seek your honest coo
peration and assistance to establish a cordial relationship with our clients.If you are interested, Please, to facilitate the conclu
sion of this transaction if accepted,
do send me promptly by E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Your full names & Age,
Occupation & Position held,
Thanks in anticipation.
Mr. Benard Dwight
Ricoh Company Limited (RCL)
Holboru Viaduct, London