I am surprised that people are still being fooled by various Nigerian scams. This is one as well, but not as well known.
It all starts when I get an offer to work via Yahoo Messenger:
Fred: (not my ID) What kind of work?Scammer: Okay,the job is all about being a payment collector from my customers in the state, which would never affect you present state of working,and we're willing to pay you ($300) on each payment you receive from them on behalf of our company.And this payment is for the supply of fabric textiles materials we supply to them.the payment will be post to you.
Fred: I don't understand. What do I need to do?Scammer: All you have to do is help us recieve payments from our customers and clients in the states.These payments are in cashiers check or money orders and they would come to you in your name and information and the reason for this is that you will be the one to cash the check or money orders , so all you need do is cash the check or money orders take out your payment which is $300 USD and wire the rest of the money to us via western union money transfer
Fred: Where do I wire the money? What is the name of your company.
Scammer: you will wire the money to England
Scammer: ROSE HOUSEHOLD TEXTILES LIMITED COMPANY ENGLAND
Scammer: this is where you will send the money to via western union
Name: Geraldine Terry
City: East sussex,
Zipcode: Bn27 3jz,
Country: United kingdom
But at least the Nigerians didn't get it, right?
MAYBE WE ARE FIGHTING THE NIGERIA FRAUD THE WRONG WAY:
Data Wales - Fake Job Scam
Update: 5 January 2007
Have you ever seen such a large Human Resources staff?
The company I work for has over 100 employees and only one of them deals with Human Resources.
Excuse me if I not link to the company webpage.
And from their news section:
Yes, be sure that you are talking to the right scammers!
As part of the company measure to support people, Rose household textiles ltd is currently offering an EMPLOYMENT
OPPORTUNITYto people located in the and in United States of America Canada.
The company employs people through Emails or by Chat ranging from different chatting site locations like Yahoo Messenger, MSN (Now Windows Live), Google Talk, Aol, Jabber, ICQ etc....You are advised to make sure you are talking to the right company personal, so as not to fall into the hands of Scam Artist who uses the company Identity for Scam.