Another questionable type of scam involves offering employment as representatives for some foreign based company or organization. Often the “job” opportunity will involve the reception of funds and the transfer of these funds to a foreign account. These sums of money are often illegally obtained and anyone involved will be participating in an illegal activity better known as money laundering.

These scams can also send you a check initially which you promptly deposit keeping a percentage of the total and tranfering the balance to usually a foreign account. Problem is that often the initial check will bounce and you’re out the total amount of the deposit.

Not sure what Maxwell David and his “business” Trend Exporters” is up to, but surely not even worth investigating.

If you receive a similar E-Mail, do yourself a favour and flush it !

Suite 5, 50 Redcliffe Square,
SW10 9 HQ London,
United Kingdom.

Good day to you. My name is Maxwell David and I own the above named
Company based in the United Kingdom. We manufacture, supply and export Pharmaceutics, Agricultural, Textile, Chemical and Engineering Products for world trade. We are searching for representatives who can help us establish a medium of getting to our customers in Canada and America as well as making payments through them as payment officers. We were able to get your email address with the help of marketing research based on your location.

You can be compensated with between 10% and 15% for your service. We guarantee you a minimum of $10,000.00 USD monthly part time and it can gets $30,000.00 USD and above based on the volume of payments and experience as time goes on. If you are interested and for more information, please send an email with your name, address and cell phone number and fax to:

Name: Mr. Lett R. Bernard

Note that all payments would be credited directly into your account via
electronic transfer or Checks.

Thanks for your understanding and co-operation.

Yours Sincerely,
Mr. Maxwell David (C.E.O),

  1. Tiamora says:

    I’d like to add my contribution to the phony employment mail scams; I went as far as to look this company up on the internet and found that the company is real. However, though I was instructed to request information of the person listed in the letter I decided to write to the company listed on the internet thinking this would be a way to inform this company of the scam and/or make a better judgment about the offer that I felt was a scam, but even after receiving a reply I felt something was wrong and didn’t follow through. I hope if anyone else has received this “offer”, they decided to wait for more information.

    Offshore Partner Required

    From: “”
    Sent: Thursday, January 10, 2008 12:11:28 PM
    Subject: Offshore Partner Required

    Sinosteel Zhejiang Co., Ltd
    25th floor, CBD plaza, 369 Changjiang road.

    Would you like to work on-line from home/temporarily and earn constant payment? We are glad to offer you a job position in our company, Sinosteel Zhejiang Co., Ltd. We permanently need new people to occupy the position of Funds Processing Manager, able to receive and send payments between our partner’s clients and our company. This part-time job does not require special skills. You do not have to spend much time to earn sufficient money as extra; this is in view of our not having an office presently in the USA/UK/Canada. You do not need to have an Office and this certainly will not disturb any form of work you have at present.

    *** REQUIREMENTS ***
    – Honesty, Responsibility and Promptness in operations;
    – PC with Internet and e-mail access;
    – We do not work with persons under 18
    – Postal/Mailing address. (Office or home)

    1. Receiving payment from our Customers
    2. Cash Payments at your Bank
    3. Deduct 10%, which will be your percentage
    4. Forward balance after deduction of percentage/pay to any of the offices you will be instructed to send payment.

    Instructions on how to remit the company’s balance 90%, after you have deducted your 10% will be given to you. We understand it is an unusual and incredible job position. This job takes couple of hours per week. You will have a lot of free time doing your permanent job, but this job is very challenging and you should understand it. We are looking only for the worker who satisfies our requirements and will be a Co-operative assistant. We are glad to offer this job position to you if you are capable and fit to carry out the tasks stated above, and you want to work for Sinosteel Zhejiang Co., Ltd.
    Please contact us for more information via email below with the below information’s filled out:
    Names in full:
    Marital status:
    Annual Income:
    Banking Institution Name:
    Mr. Pieter Choi
    Marketing Manager
    Sinosteel Zhejiang Co., Ltd

    Following is the supposed parent or sponsoring company replying to me from the address which is listed on the internet.

    Employment OpportunityCompact Header
    Hofbauer (UK) Ltd. <hofbauer2007

    From: Hofbauer (UK) Ltd.
    Sent: Wednesday, January 9, 2008 1:36:13 AM
    Subject: Employment Opportunity

    Employment Opportunity ((Part time))
    Hofbauer (UK) Ltd. (The Case Company)
    190 Woodstock Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire,
    United Kingdom OX27NQ.
    Reply Email: (( ))
    Telephone : +44-703-192-2397

    Good day to you, Your contact was sent to this office by our internet recruitment team. We are Hofbauer UK Ltd. (The Case Company).One of Europe leading manufacture of Extrusion Blow Moulded cases, Hofbauer has earned a reputation for quality
    and innovation that is reflected in our market leading range of cases. We have many years experience in the supply & manufacture
    of protective case solutions for a wide range of requirements; providing quality, design, function and eye-catching presentation.
    Our products have been continually developed taking advantage of advancements in both material and manufacturing technology.

    Due to increase in customers from america region we are searching for representatives in american regions to assist us in establishing a medium to connect to our costumers more efficiently.


    As part time staff/Representative we shall instruct client who are not able to send payment over sea to make out payment to you for the company.


    Note that for every transaction processed, you will receive 10% of the total amount. Hofbauer product price range starts at $3,200.00. At 10% you are guaranteed a minimum of $320+ per order.
    We guarantee that you can start making money as early as this weeks, and you don’t need to invest your money, just your spare time to process orders via email. Please email through private
    mail on (( )) the following
    information in order for us to facilitate the conclusion of this proposal if accepted.

    1. Full Names
    2. Full Contact Address/House address (no postal address please)
    3. Phone/Fax Number
    4. Occupation
    5. Country
    6. Age

    Best Regards.
    Mrs. Carolyn White
    Hofbauer (UK) Ltd.

  2. gariell says:

    No doubt it’s a scam. We always suggest that one not respond at all to this type of email. The scammers in many cases will identify you as a potential “client” and start sending scams address to you in person.
    Thanks for your comment.

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  4. Fruitjie says:

    this was quite timely, since today in the NYT was an article about Chinese steel, which i imagine few people knew even existed as a major industrial player…thanks for this information.

  5. gariell says:


    Thanks for the thumbs up.


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