Fake Chinese company CMIEC used by West African gangs
|ExportBureau has discovered a complex fraud operation targeting international import companies. The initial contact message being spammed worldwide looks similar to this:
Contact Person: yeng
Return Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Company Type: Manufacturer,
Enquiry Type: Specifications,
Message: How are you today? we own a company in China which is into import and exportion of raw materials, such metallurgical products,machinaries,matals,electrical machinaries etc to other companies especially in Europe,America and Canada.We are therefore pleased to inform you that vacancies exist in our foreign department as offshore representatives.And we would be very glad if you accept to be appointed as our representative in your country and earn 10% of every payment made through you.We normally encounter problems when been paid, because it takes a while for American cheques to clear here in the China so this has prompted me to search for a payment agent in America Canada and Europe, who would stand on behalf of my company.Presently,we are been owed over $610,000 dollars and the company in question has agreed to begin installmental payment.If you are willing to assist,you would be paid 10% of the total sum you collect on behalf of my company.All you have to do is to se!
nd your full names,contact detials,phone and fax numbers. Once you have done this,I would instruct the company to send the cheque to you which you would deposit into your account.When the cheque clears you would then pay the balance (after you have deducted your fee 10% )into an account which I shall provide for you.Note that the information you shall provide shall be subject to final approval.You can visit our website www.cmiec.com to view our products. On our receipt of your mail we will inform you on the next step to follow as regards our approval for you to being our representative.
I shall await your response.
president (cmiec ch)www.cmiec.com
The potential victim is pointed towards www.cmiec.com and www.sinosteel-trading.com, both of which are completely false websites used only to feign credibility. The criminals in this case are West African nationals posing as Chinese export merchants and operating from both London and Thailand. The company Sinosteel is an unwitting victim in this scam and have had their genuine website copied by the criminals.
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