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Check Processing Employment Scam Letter

from: Dr. L.W. Johnson ( Director Accounting Department )

NOTE: "Dr. L.W. Johnson" is not the real name of the scammer


Letter Source:  You would think, after reading the letter below and checking out the web site, that this letter came from China.  Actually, it was from West Africa (+0200 Time Zone)  using the IP address of a US company.  This is called "an attempted misdirection." 

The registration for the web site is under the company name listed below.  In fact, the registration does not have any of the red flags associated with a false registration, and the same information is listed on both the registration and their site.  BUT, their web site says nothing about any agency and their email address is not cmiecagency@nestcape, as stated below.  This tells me that China Metallurgic may know nothing about this letter or the scam.  For your information, referring to existing innocent web sites and using mirror sites is a popular ploy among all the scammers in Nigerian/Romanian-style scams.


From: "CMIEC AGENCY" <cmiecagency@netscape.net>
Date: Mon, 19 Sep 2005 06:30:59 +0200


Dear Sir/Madam,

Dr. Lee Wun Johnson, I represent China Metallurgic Import & Export Corporation (CMIEC) based in China. My company exports steel, rubber and raw materials for world trade. We are searching for representative who can help us establish a medium of getting to our customers in Europe, North America, Asia, Southeast Asia, South America and middle East as well as making payments through you as our payment officer.

Most of our customers pay out in checks and we do not have an account in your country that will clear this money. It is upon this note that we seek your assistance to stand in as one of our affiliates in your country.


Note that, as our affiliate, you will receive 10% of whatever amount you clear for the company and the balance will be paid to us. If you are interested in this business offer, kindly forward to us the stated information below:

(1)Your full names,

(2)Contact address and,

(3)Phone/fax numbers.


My e-mail address is: cmiecagency@netscape.net

website: www.cmiec.com  


Thank you for your time and have a wonderful day




Dr. L.W. Johnson ( Director Accounting Department )

CMIEC Import & Export Corporation.