Did you receive an email from some one in Singapore, "wijaya mulya" or "Jiu Liong", who says he wants to pay with credit cards and ship to Singapore?
If you have a business, you can expect to receive emails from scammers who claim they want to buy your products or services, often in unusual quantities, as long as you ship overseas; and at some point, you may be asked to use Western Union, to pay a shipper, or pay some fee or tax. Often they seem unconcerned about any of the details that most customers care about, like quantities, prices, quality. They just need you to move FAST!
The scammer will try to steal your products and your identity and get you to send him money, but the text of the scam is very odd. If you ship the products, you'll find the credit card he used is stolen or the check he sent is fake.
wijaya mulya and Singapore (not their real names, obviously, and probably the same person) hopes to con you into sending money for various "fees" to free the fortune. If you would like a step by step explanation of how this type of "Advance Fee Fraud" works, click here!
Notice (highlighted below) some of the other obvious signs that this is a scam are poor spelling , use of free Yahoo/Hotmail/etc email accounts, proposals that make no sense, etc.:
Datum: Thu, 11 Feb 2010 04:39:30 +0700
Od: wijaya mulya < firstname.lastname@example.org >
Odpovědět-komu: wijaya mulya <email@example.com>
Předmět: Orders of watches
My name is wijaya mulya from singapore I would like to buy some goods below:
IWC Aquatimer 2000
Please tell me when you have them in your stock. If you do not have them, please tell me what is in your inventory right now.
But, if you do have them, please send me the price list or the total cost.
About the payment, I do hope that I could use my credit cards, because it is the fastest and safest way for me. Besides, I will get a good rate and good cash back from the credit card issuer.
And please tell me what time do you ONLINE ?
I hope I could send my credit card details when you are ONLINE, so you could check the validity of the card and proceed my order at the same time.
I will be looking forward to hear from you.
Thanks and Regards,
Address : Cargo Permit Xpress,9 Airlines Road, #01-11 Cargo Agent
City : Changi
State : SG
Zip code : 918114
Country : Singapore
Tel : 65-96639540
----- Přeposlaná zpráva od firstname.lastname@example.org -----
Datum: Sun, 14 Feb 2010 21:31:24 +0000
Předmět: International Order
Dear Sir or Madam,
I am interested to buy several things from your company.
Before choose the product, I have some question :
1. Do you accept credit card for payment method?
2. Could you ship the order to singapore By UPS, FedEx or another door to door shipment method?
Please give me the best answer so we can do best bussiness for future.
I waiting for your confirmation as soon as possible.
Thanks for your attention and have a nice day.