If you are like me you probably receive a lot of email on a daily basis. About three or four times a month you may receive an email that is an obvious scam. There are certain things about an email like the one below that are a dead give-away that this is indeed a scam. The main issue is that the sender wants you to receive money orders and then cash them at your bank. Once this transaction has been completed they will want you to send the funds along to their bank.
Does this seem strange? It does to me. Why not just cash the money orders or travelers cheeks themselves? What is forcing them to hire a middle man to complete the transaction? There are no issues and if you inquire as to why they need a person to help them complete the transaction their answers are usually vague and convoluted.
Below is the exact email in its original format from the “Furniture” company that wishes to hire me as an account manager:
*Begin scam email*
STANLEY FURNITURE COMPANY.
We have a job opening for the position of Accounts Receivable Position.
Would you like to work from your home and get paid weekly?
We are offering this position to all interested applicants.
STANLEY FURNITURE COMPANY is a well established Manufacturing
Firm,That delivers high quality precision furniture’s products to some of the
largest and best known companies in far back Asia ,the Regions Of America
and Rest of The world for a long time. You will find our high quality furnitures
in the BEST productsonthe market today.
We serve the entire United States and a growing export market,particularly
in the supplies of selected products. Superior products including Sofas &
Loveseats,Bedding Ensembles, Chairs & Ottomans.
Your primary task for now , as a Representative of the Company is to coordinate
payments from our customers and
help us with the payment process.You are not involved in any sales. Once orders
are received and sorted , then our clients prepay for orders or items they order
we deliver the product to the customer.
As a private transaction, this program is Legitimate from the US Securities Act
the US Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the US Investment Company Act of 1940
and all other rules, regulations and amendments thereof.
About 60 percent of our customers prefer to pay through Certified Checks or
Money Orders drawn from the United State based, we have still have an
outstanding 40 percent
customer database from europe and asia so we have decided to open this new
job position for solving this problem.
Your First Primary task (Collection of Payments):
1. Receive payment from our Customers or Clients.
2. Cash Payment at your Bank or any cashing facilities near you.
3. Deduct 10 % which will be your commission/salary on every payment processed.
4. Forward balance after deduction of commission/salary to any of the designated
You will be contacted prior to sending payments to you to give you an update and
regarding each payment plus you’ll have a lot of freetime doing
another job / your current job, because this job is part time, you’ll get good
income for your time and services.
This job is challenging and you should understand it requires dedication and
Upon receiving your details, We will considering your application and you can be
sure as we need
earnest assistant till we start running our branch office in your state. Get
back to us with information below information , so that we can add your mailing
address to our Regional database and forward it to our customers for them to
Address Line 1……………
Address Line 2……………
YOUR PREFFERED MODE OF COMMUNICATION EITHER BY PHONE OR BY EMAIL.
We will be updating you as soon as the payment is being sent to you and you
will be directed as to where to have the remaining 90% of the money sent to,
after the deduction of your 10% pay on any payments received and processed by
A swift acknowledgement of the receipt of this email will be appreciated.
Thanks For Your Total Understanding.
Staffing and Recruiting Dept,
C.E.O / President.
Stanley Furniture, Inc.
PO Box 30,
1641 Fairystone Park Highway
Stanleytown, VA 24168
*End scam email*
The addresses and information about the company do not check out. The names are fake and the locations are also fake. There is also no such company that sells furniture by that name. This is an obvious scam and yet a lot of people fall for it. If you were to accept money orders or any other type of payment fro me their “clients” you would be responsible for cashing the checks and returning the funds to your bank while the scam artist gets the total amount you sent to them free of charge and responsibility.
Watch out for scams like this one. The original scam usually involves a bank in Africa or Nigeria however, this scam artists has put a new twist on an old con in order to make money while causing someone else a world of problems.
If you know of any scams like this one then leave a comment or contact me on my profile page. Keeping the public aware of this type of scam will reduce the number of people that actually follow through with it and end up in legal trouble or worse.