Scambusters, Preventing Internet Scams & Phishing Attempts

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Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Royal Crapola > Merritt Newman ipan78@yahoo.com : Employment in advertisement

Royal Crapola > Need we say more?

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Merritt Newman <ipan78@yahoo.com>
Date: Tue, Dec 7, 2010 at 8:17 AM
Subject: Employment in advertisement


Company:  International Commodity Trading
Job Title: Purchasing Manager, Buyer
Occupations: Supply Chain; Customer Service; Import – Export; Consumer Products
Career Level: Entry Level
Functions: Supply, Customers Services, Logistics, Retail/Reselling, Product Planning & Buying
Relocation Offered: None
Location: Nationwide
Employee Type: Full-Time, Part-Time or Contractor
Base Pay: USD 12.00 – USD 38.00 /Hour
Job Category: Work at Home

International Commodity Trading, SA is now accepting applicants for the position of Purchasing Manager. They are currently seeking individuals to expand their established trading group. It is an international trading group, who operates with electronic products, equipment and machinery, related materials along with household goods devices. The fundamentals of firm are simple: recruit talented, passionate employees, provide the best trading technology and latest market information to help their success.

All managers are free to set their own work schedule. Company has own one-of-a-kind program designed to help new employee to gain the confidence they need to become successful in this highly competitive field. You will be monitored by Managing Supervisor, who will be in daily communication via phone, text, email etc. This role requires an urgent fill.

Other key responsibilities of the role include:
- Manage direct and indirect reports
- Responsible for efficient purchasing of inventory, supplies and capital equipment for the company
- Work to resolve purchase order issues and deadlines
- Build and develop relationships with key suppliers and customers
- Fulfillment Purchase Orders in a timely manner

To be suitable for this role you must have:
- Previous experience including management of third party manufacturers, purchasing and stock management.
- Team player, self driven, taking initiative, enthusiastic
- Excellent Project & People management skills
- You must be adaptable, decisive and able to multi task

Since there is no capital contribution required for new employee, we recruit people from every background and from all walks of life. Pending resume review and acceptance into our recruit program for a short trial period, you will be contacted via email only.

To apply please reply to this email with a CV attached. Further details with an Application Form are available per your request. If you hesitate to send you CV then simply request additional information.




25 comments:

Anonymous said...

I received the same email ... I just opened it and realized that this is a scam. First of all, it was sent from a yahoo account and not from a company account. Second, too good to be true. Third, it is from France.

Thanks for posting

Anonymous said...

Yeah, also received the same email. They did go a step further as to set up a website with a .png image (very uncommon of course) that says the site is down for maintenance. This way they can use the @internationalcom.net email addresses. Same scam, same poor use of the English language in the letter, just worked out one little kind in their process. I can't imagine anyone ever falling for this but I guess they wouldn't do it if nobody did.

Anonymous said...

I received the same email this morning. it sounded too good to be true. and I have to agree with the previous comment, the email from yahoo account with diffrent alias. sounded suspecious to me.

Anonymous said...

Me too. Mine came from Noah Woods. Some lame Yahoo! email account, not a business email as was stated previously. There are so many of these out there nowadays.

Anonymous said...

Mine was a little different:

On Mon, Dec 13, 2010 at 1:37 PM, Venus Savage wrote:
Company: International Commodity Trading
Job Title: Purchasing Manager, Buyer
Occupations: Supply Chain; Customer Service; Import – Export; Consumer Products
Career Level: Entry Level
Functions: Supply, Customers Services, Logistics, Retail/Reselling, Product Planning & Buying
Relocation Offered: None
Location: Nationwide
Employee Type: Full-Time, Part-Time or Contractor
Base Pay: USD 12.00 – USD 38.00 /Hour
Job Category: Work at Home

International Commodity Trading, SA is now accepting applicants for the position of Purchasing Manager. They are currently seeking individuals to expand their established trading group. It is an international trading group, who operates with electronic products, equipment and machinery, related materials along with household goods devices. The fundamentals of firm are simple: recruit talented, passionate employees, provide the best trading technology and latest market information to help their success.

All managers are free to set their own work schedule. Company has own one-of-a-kind program designed to help new employee to gain the confidence they need to become successful in this highly competitive field. You will be monitored by Managing Supervisor, who will be in daily communication via phone, text, email etc. You will work directly with the Plant Manager and be responsible for all aspects of supplier relationships.

Reporting to the senior manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for the following:
- Work to resolve purchase order issues and deadlines
- Manage direct and indirect reports
- Reporting into the Depot Manager and as a key member of our team, you will be the first point to place orders, make inquiries or require general support
- Fulfillment Purchase Orders in a timely manner
- Build and develop relationships with key suppliers and customers

You will bring to this position:
- Previous experience including management of third party manufacturers, purchasing and stock management.
- Good Word and Excel skills are essential, and knowledge of a computerized planning system is preferable
- Team player, self driven, taking initiative, enthusiastic
- Excellent Project & People management skills

Since there is no capital contribution required for new employee, we recruit people from every background and from all walks of life. Pending resume review and acceptance into our recruit program for a short trial period, you will be contacted via email only.

To apply please reply to this email with a CV attached. Further details with an Application Form are available per your request. If you hesitate to send you CV then simply request additional information.

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Anonymous said...

Too funny, but not so funny how many people are going to get rooked into this scheme.

Psychman said...

I received the e-mail with the name Fallon Curry. There really is a Fallon Currie who is has an international marketing consultancy with offices in London and Switzerland but his name is spelled CURRIE not CURRY. And as with others, this person used a yahoo account. Brilliant.

King of Hearts said...

Just Remember to take the email addresses from these people and remove the first half before the @, and instead type abuse@internationalcom.net and also abuse@yahoo.com then forward the whole email to these email accounts. Yahoo will investigate.

Anonymous said...

thanks for sharing it and preventing many ppl to get into these kind of scam offers.

Anonymous said...

Yup same email but from "Willow Franklin" - if they were smart they would pick actual normal names. dummies

Anonymous said...

I received the email this morning, but to make it all the more confusing, the sender's email was janewilson@int-commoditytr.com, not the usual yahoo addresses.

Anonymous said...

I received the email this morning, and the the sender's email was janewilson@int-commoditytr.com, not the usual yahoo address.

I am seeking part time employment and almost fell for it until I came upon this blog. Thank goodness!

Anonymous said...

I have received too, mine came from

Myles Rivera to inxo_ramirez
and it has the same content, even states that if you don't wanna send the resume at least to ask for additional info....too good to be true!

Hollie said...

Got the same emial from hollibell48122@yahoo.com and it was putting all relies to workaccount@internationalcom.net
Thanks for posting this!

Anonymous said...

Received yesterday 12/14/10.
As stated the name of the sender; all the links and the job description which is to ideal. Manage all this from home (yah). They are looking for desperate people in difficult times to take to the cleaners. Keep up the work Scambusters.

Anonymous said...

I received the same email. Mine was from Jane Wilson, janewilson@int-commoditytr.com
She told me their website was down for mainitance. Gave me their bank account information to pay off my credit card so I could purchase their merchandise with my card.
I know its a scam, esspecially after reading these posts.

john said...

i got the same email from jane wilson. i went one step further and actually paid off my american express from their bank account. i have contacted american express and bank of america in nevada where the funds came from to let them know what is happeing. according to bank of america in nevad, the account is a legit account. now they want me to buy some iphone 4 16gb unlocked and they will send me the airway bills to ship out. anyone wants to be kept up to date on this email me at maxout12@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Thank you guys so much for sharing your confirmations, encounters and experiences. I consider you all a blessing. It's unfortunate that there are people who scam in the world. I pray that God corrects these online con artists.

john said...

here is how they will scam you. they will give you their banking details to make payment to your credit card. once you purchase and send out the items, they will call the card company and say the payment was unauthorized. so you will be out of the money they are suppose to pay your card with plus the purchase of the items. anyone wanting more information call me. 808-349-2689

Anonymous said...

I just reported my encounter to www.IC3.gov

Anonymous said...

I just reported my encounter to www.IC3.gov

Andy said...

I received an email from Jane Wilson at janewilson@intcommoditytr.com

john said...

anyone who has been scammed please contact me asap. i had a meeting with the secret service and they are going to investigate this immediatly. if you have been victimized please call me at 808-349-2689. the more people we get to come forward the better the case will be.

Anonymous said...

Why is this scam not on other web-sites?
Why are the major banks like Chase, BofA, Amex, Discover and Wells Fargo banks shying away or refusing to help its defrauded longtime clients from this ICB scam??