Company Representative scams, Payment Processing scams and other Employment scams.
#8152 by cliff Thu Mar 12, 2009 6:42 pm
Please be aware this fraudster is posting multiple cheque scams posing as one of several different companies and contacts - he is using what are believed stolen UPS account details and has believed unwitting accomplices in the US (CA, TN, Other states?) printing and mailing the stolen/forged cheques. If this email rings a bell, run away!

Dear Representative,
I am glad to inform you that you have fully been employed into our company and you are now part of our company FOREX TRADING LTD as our international representative.Your details has been re-viewed and confirmed, and i am glad to bring to your notice one of our client has issued a certain amount to you on our behalf, The payment is prepared and ready to be sent out to you for NEXT day delivery by UPS or FEDEX courier service.I am sending you this e-mail to confirm your complete interest in receiving payments for us. Instructions on how to process the payment will be sent to your e-mail address after we hear back from you confirming that your still very much interested,You will have no difficulties completing your first transaction after reading the detailed message that will be sent to you...So kindly reply to this e-mail ( [email protected] ) immediately with the message "CONFIRM" So that the payment can be authorized to be sent out to you.
Looking forward to your soonest response.
Web content for all (c)2009 FOREX TRADING LTD

#8166 by Jillian Fri Mar 13, 2009 12:52 am
Thank you for posting, Cliff. Information explaining this type of scam, known as a check scam or more specifically, a fake representative job scam, can be found on our forum here: Link

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#8358 by GomerPyle Fri Mar 20, 2009 1:42 pm
The scammer is using the name FOREX TRADING LTD because it sounds funky.

In actual fact it's daft because forex deals are not entered into against settlement by cheque so the company would not need any cheque clearance assistance. All 'spot' deals are entered into for settlement in two working days, which is less than the minimum clearance period for any cheque, apart from ones paid into the bank and branch it's drawn on, in which case clearance isn't needed.

In practice no sane organisation would do forex deals for anyone without a banking facility with them.

The scammer is relying on the victim not knowing any better than him.

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Whenever payment is requested by Western Union you're dealing with a scammer

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