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The T and B scam is just another of the 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. They take the money and you're left with a debt to your bank for the check that didn't clear, and possibly a criminal charge for passing a counterfeit check.
One obvious clue is 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.
Note 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).
----- Original Message -----
From: Tony Burns
Sent: Monday, February 12, 2007 9:35 AM
Subject: JOB OFFER APPLICATION ....
JOB OFFER APPLICATION ....
T & B International Limited is a Burns textile company. We produce and distribute clothing materials such as batiks,,art works,art materials and crafts,assorted fabrics and traditional costume worldwide.We have reached big sales volume of textile materials in the Europe and now are trying to penetrate the US market.Quite soon,we will open representative offices or authorized sales centers in the US and therefore we are currently looking for people who will assist us in establishing a new distribution network over there.The fact is that despite the US market is new for us we already have regular clients also speaks for itself.
WHAT YOU NEED TO DO FOR US.
But we have a problem thats setting us back.We have some problem collecting our
payments from our US clients.The international money transfer tax for legal
entities(companies) in Latvia is 25%,whereas for the individual,it is only 7%.There is no sense for us to work this way, while tax for international money transfer made by a private individual is 7%.That's why we need you! We need agents to receive payment for our textiles( in money orders,cheque or bank wire transfers) from our clients in the US and to resend the money to us via Money Gram or Western Union Money Transfer.This way we will save money because of tax decreasing.
1. Recieve payment from Clients.
2. Cash Payments at your Bank.
3. Deduct 10% which will be your percentage/pay on Payment processed.
4. Forward balance afer deduction of percentage/pay to any of the offices you will be
contacted to send payment to(Payment is to be forwarded either by Money Gram or
Western Union Money Transfer).
(1).18 years or older legally capable,responsible and ready to work 3-4 hours per week.
(2).You must have PC knowledge,e-mail and internet experience(minimal). And please know that Everything is absolutely legal, that's why you have to fill a contract! Our payments will be issued out in your name and sent to your contact address.
If you are interested, please get back to me as soon as possible vian email. N: B, Please send to me the listed information below:
First name :
Last name :
Full Address :
Zip Code :
Tel numbers :
Date of birth :
Are you employed/self employed?
Do you have a checking account?
Best means of communication?email/phone
I will need this informations from you for my record,also if you require more information ,do not hesitate to contact me,i will give you a call asap. PLEASE SEND YOUR REPLIES TO firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks and God bless.
Tony Burns for T&B international.