Hong Kong exporter fraud from Benin Africa
|The following fraudulent email is being sent to both international exporters and importers in various western countries. The perpetrators, African criminal organizations located in Benin, are posing as a Hong Kong export company.
Both the phone and fax numbers are registered in Hong Kong, however the originating IP address resolves to Benin, Africa (IP:188.8.131.52), the perpetrators aiming to entrap unwitting victims into their international credit card, drug and money laundering fraud operations.
Interested Company Name: Wang Lee Arts and Craft Export Ltd
Contact Person: Wang Lee
Return Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Country: Hong Kong
Company Type: Distributor, Agent,
Enquiry Type: Other
Message: Good Day,
This is to inform you that we are into export and import of chinese arts
and crafts worldwide, we have customers all over the world, those that love
the chinese art works for interior decorations and for other decors. We
ask you to be our representative in receiving payments from our customers on
That is, whenever we are expecting payments from our abroad customers or
associates, we will ask you to help us receive the payments and consequently
give you instructions on where the funds will be paid to. The reason for
this is not far-fetched, we have a very slow process of receiving and making
payments abroad here in my region, and this hinders a smooth dealings with
our abroad customers and associates. Hence you are now our representative
in your country, whenever we are expecting payments from our customers,
the payment will be made through you to us, and we will give you instructions
on how you can be able to also help us channel this funds to our associates abroad that helps us in the shipment of our products.
For each payment made through you for us, you will be entitled to a 10%
of the total amount.You are mostly required to receive payments from our
customers on our behalf in your country.
Your full names,Phone number and contact address will be forwarded to all
our customers in your country now that you have indicated to work with us
for easy communications between you and the customers for purpose of payments
as quickly as possible.
Once again, do get back to us immediately as you receive any communication from
any of our customers ready to make payment so that we can urgently advise you
on what to do with the balance money after deducting your 10% out of it.
Please reply me through email@example.com
Wed, 17 Aug 2005 11:03:30 -0500
IP Address: 184.108.40.206
If you have any information please contact ExportBureau
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