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From: posco incorporated
Sent: Sunday, February 26, 2006 9:16 PM
Subject: REQUEST FOR COMPANY REPRESENTATIVE
POSCO CorporationDear sir/madam, REQUEST FOR COMPANY REPRESENTATIVE
3f Komca Bd, 647 Naebalsan,
Seoul 157280, Korea.
I am Mr. Ku-Taek Lee, Chairman & CEO POSCO based in Korea .We specialized in the production of iron and steel, which we import to US,Canada and some part Europe.Our product include mild steel round bars, high-yield deformed bars, light section and wire rods ranging from very low carbon to high carbon and cold heading steel.
Being a General Merchantile Company we are searching for representatives who can help us establish a medium of getting to our customers in the Canada/America,and some part of Europe as well as making payments through you to us.You do not have to leave your present job for this one because this job offer will be on a part time basis as it comes once in a while and remuneration is on a percentage basis of 10% of the total amount you receive from my customers at any time on my behalf.
The reasons why we seek assistance is that American and Europe check takes a longer time to clear in Korea thereby causing delays in our payments from our propespective customers from this region and also holding business down for us.
This is exactly how thing ought to be, If you feel you can carry out this responsibility kindly get back to us with the following informations.
1. Your Full Names
2. Contact address
5.Phone & Fax Numbers
Please note that your areas of specialization or occupation is of no relevence to resolve to assisting us. Note:if you are intrested in this job offer kindly reply us via this email address: firstname.lastname@example.org Thank for your understanding, Very Respectfully, Mr Ku-Taek Lee
Chairman & CEO.