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The LINYUAN EXPORTS CO LTD scam is just another of the Advance Fee Frauds, a counterfeit check cashing scam. They'll mail fake checks to you, you deposit them in you bank account and then send them a money gram BEFORE the checks clear the bank. There is not a legitimate company in the world (with ANY sense) that would use a free Yahoo email account as their contact email. Anyone can get a free email account like that. And oddly, they claim to be in Taiwan, yet have a Hong Kong Yahoo account (since the two sovereign countries are bitter enemies, that's not exactly likely!).
Note other clues highlighted in yellow, such as an unprofessional level of misspellings, poor grammar and punctuation, etc. and in this case, they're openly suggesting that you help them evade their legal tax burden by passing the money via an individual account (a form of money laundering)
Subject: RECIEVE PAYMENT ON OUR BEHALF FROM HOME
Date: Wed, 28 Feb 2007 13:01:58 +0000
LINYUAN EXPORTS CO LTD
34F 48 NANGANG RD SEC 3
TAIBEI 115 TAIWAN
We are a professional supplier / exporter of veterinary, pharmaceutical, pesticides products and their intermediates. We are specialized in custom synthesis and in the field of APIs, veterinary drugs, pesticides and their intermediates. Our company Linyuan Exports Company Limited was esterblished in 2004.
We are interested in employing your services, to work with us as our foreign payment receiving officer, who can help us eastablish a medium of recieving payment on our behalf for Goods and raw materials we supply to our clients in Europe, America or Australia.
Subject to your satisfaction with this proposal, you will b e made our foreign payment receiving officer in your region. If you decide to work for us, please forward to us immediately vian email,
1.Your full name
2.Your fullPostal/Mailing address
7.Sex Reply to email@example.com
We anxiously await your response.
Linyuan Exports Co Ltd
Reply to firstname.lastname@example.org