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Another scam for either identity theft and/or money laundering; take your pick. In this case, the scammer (the fictitious Dr. Marshall Clarks) is hoping you'll respond and give him detailed personal and financial information and then pay him "advance fees" , set-up fees, transfer fees, taxes, and whatever else he can think of. Think about it; a company doesn't need a US representative to "receive payments". A bank account of their own can do that from anywhere in the world already.
Some of the other obvious signs that this is a scam are highlighted below, such as poor spelling (and he's a Doctor???), use of free Yahoo/Hotmail/etc email accounts:
I am Dr Marshall Clarks, managing director of Draville (Trading) incorporation based in the UK.
We distribute agricultural machineries such as Tractors,ploughs,grain trucks and trailers etc worldwide. We have reached big sales volume of equipment in the Europe and now we are trying to penetrate the US/CANADA market.
This is a great opportunity to all USA/CANADIAN citizens as Draville Trading Inc. needs a representative/business organisation or company in the states and would like to know if you are interested in working online from home or work and get paid weekly without leaving or affecting your present job? This is a part - time job offer.
Most of our clients make payments for our supplies every week in form of US certified cashiers checks/money orders/travellers/Gift checks or through a wire transfer into your nominated account, which are not readily cashable outside the US. The company needs someone who could stand as the Account Manager in the States/Canada so as to process the payment. During the processing of the payment the client should be aware that he/she will be given a weekly salary for services rendered.The company is hereby informing the respresentative that whatever amount that comes from each clients in States/CANADA 10% belongs to the Account Manager in charge of USA/CANADA customers.
MORESO,ALL U NEED TO DO IS TO RECEIVE THIS PAYMENTS FROM OUR CLIENTS IN THE STATES/CANADA AND DEDUCT YOUR WEEKLY PAYMENT OF 10% AND FOWARD THE BALANCE TO THE COMPANY THROUGH A NOMINATED ACCOUNT GIVEN TO YOU OR VIA ANY FORM OF INSTRUCTION GIVEN TO YOU BY THE MANAGER IN CHARGE OF USA/CANADIAN CUSTOMER CARE CENTRES.
Once you are contented with all the informations given to you by the company, all we require from you is your :--
1.NAME IN FULL.
4.DATE OF BIRTH.
so that it can be fowarded to our clients and they can start making payments to you as the Representative/Account Manager for DRAVILLE TRADING INC.in the States.lf you have any question, do not hesitate to call our UK office on +44-703-590-0152 and also our Belgium office +32487266903....Mr AUSTIN JOHN.
We look forward to hearing from you soon, While thanking you in anticipation of a prompt and positive outcome.
Dr Marshall Clarks
31 Roman Road, Off Colney
N10 2NH.London United Kingdom
NB: Replies should be forwarded to this email address: firstname.lastname@example.org