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Chen Hsongs Holdings Limited RECEIVING AGENT/REPRESENTATIVE (Email Spam)


I got this one today. It freaked me out because I remember getting a similar one in the past, and at the time I was a little bit closer to taking it seriously. I had read the earlier "opportunity" over with some curiosity and doubt, and I think I ended up dismissing it more because I figured they contacted the wrong guy (what training did I have in order to qualify for the position?), and less because I realized it was a scam. Yikes! Don't you hate it when you catch your previous self in a moment of ignorance?

[Begin Email]

Subject: Hello
From: "Chen Hsongs Holdings Limited"
Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2008 20:13:38 +0300 (MSK)

Dear Sir/madam,

I am the GBM (Chairman) of Chen Hsong Holdings Limited This Company
Established since 1958. After half a century of endless efforts, Chen
Hsong has grown from a small machinery workshop to one of the largest
manufacturers of injection moulding machines in the world.Chen Hsong
Holdings Limited, Produces, Exclusive circular platen (patended), ichen
shop- floor Networked management system, Ductile iron casting and
machining, Jetmaster minijet series, Jetmaster MKIV series, Jetmaster large
series, CHEN-PET Two-stage preform moulding turnkey system, jetmaster C
Series, E.T.C. Due to long association with our suppliers and our thorough
understanding of the working condition in the Industry; It is upon
this note that we are writing you this mail to seek your assistance in
representing our
company in your locality as our RECEIVING AGENT/REPRESENTATIVE.One who
will act as a medium for our clients in those locality to be reaching
us with their payments and so on. Note that as a receiving Agent of
our company,You will be entitled to TEN Percent Payment of any amount you
receive from our customers We seek your Sincere cooperation and
assistance to establish a cordial relationship with our clients.To facilitate
the conclusion of this proposal if accepted,Please send us
the following Information

1) Your Full name…………..and present occupation…………

2) Telephone number…………..and Fax…………..

3) Contact address…………….

4) Age…………….

Thanks in anticipation.
Regards,
Dr. Chiang Chen
GBM (Chairman)
Chen Hsong Holdings Limited

[End Email]

So obviously they're not looking for anyone specific. Sirs and madams of the world, your destiny awaits! What can these guys do knowing your full name, age, address, phone/fax number, and job? Does this scam hinge on identity theft? Do these people call up some organization, claim to be you, and then get the info they need to open credit cards in your name? Or do they string you along somehow, and instruct you to ignorantly fulfill various random tasks, contributing to the world's supply of evil?

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: The email in question was a scam. It was sent to illegally gather the recipient's personal information. I posted it here for commentary purposes only, in an effort to shed some light on the situation. I am neither affiliated with the email senders, nor do I wish to act on their behalf.

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4 Responses to “Chen Hsongs Holdings Limited RECEIVING AGENT/REPRESENTATIVE (Email Spam)”

  1. guy Says:

    the real trick to this is that they send you a bogus cheque in your name from a bogus company. I actually got caught up in one of these..fool..fool..fool. anyway, i wanted to see how far it would go, curiousity. I deposited this cheque for 48 grand in my account that they sent me, while i was waiting for it to clear, the scammers called me with some sob story that they needed a couple of grand from me while this cheque was clearing, this happened over a couple of days, and i was almost convinced, because my 10% was going to be 4,800 bucks which i thought i was going to have within 7 days after the cheque cleared. I almost sent them the money, which they gave me clear instructions to deposit somewhere in a japanese account, the guy that called me had a convincing japanese accent, but something told me that this was a scam, i didnt deposit the money, it was weird anyway, they called me a couple times more to try and convince me to deposit this money. Monday morning i get a call from the bank to let me know there was something weird about this cheque, any way, i called these japanese guys back to let them know that the bank thought there was something suspicious about their cheque, the guy hung up the phone and i never heard from him again, i tried calling the number after and it was out of service. but anyway it was quite the experience. Pretty well laid out scam, it was almost like something you would find in a movie, the plot was interesting, but nothing but a scam. alot of work must have gone into it.
    scam, scam, scam-pretty good experience, if you can, send this story out to other people, i still get these same letters every now and then, i just chuckle when i see them. Sometimes i will respond to them to let them know that i know what their scam is. boy do they get offended.

  2. admin Says:

    Wow, thanks so much for sharing your experience. I've included what you wrote in a separate post to get the word out.

  3. Cory Says:

    Salutations!
    I just got this email! What a crock! I feel for the people who are too trusting and believe in this crap, out of ignorance.
    Great insert!

  4. Tammy Says:

    I received this e-mail and I thought my luck had changed. I just had my first baby and I need to work, so I thought this was a great oppurtunity. Now, thanks to everyones comments, I can just ignore the e-mails and tell the one client who is expecting to "send his payment out" that this is a scam. How do I get my info back? I have lousy credit so these people probably can't open a credit card in my name.