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January 12, 2006

Anhui Guofeng Group Co.Ltd

This is actually slightly more interesting than the normal stuff. There are possibly two things going on here:

They will send you checks that will go into your account. Then twothings might happen:

1) Your bank shows that you have money in your account so you take your 10% and send the rest on to them. But, the bank has credited you with the money but the checks haven’t really cleared. 2 months later your bank comes back and says "Ooops, those didn’t clear, can we have our money back please?"

2) They are real checks and they do clear. But, they are as a result of phishing, or selling "generic viagra" or one of the other online scams.

So now your bank account has been receiving money from these illegal activities. So, when the people come for their money back who is going to have to pay it? That’s right, you. And when the police come looking for who has been running the scams? That’s right, you’re the guy who has been collecting the money so you are the one who is guilty!


      Dear Prospective Representative,


First and foremost, I will like to introduce to you ''Anhui Guofeng Plastic
Industry ''. Anhui Guofeng Group Co.Ltd is the State Key High-tech
Enterprise and one of 18 Anhui Provincial Enterprise Groups and based in
China and this commenced operations in 1984. We are into Plastic profile,
Plastic film, Plastic pipe, power wire and non-metallic material production
which is majorly imported from Asia and sold to our numerous customers all
over the World.

Presently, we are faced with some problems most especially with our Payment
methods as most clients we have in the United States/Canada prefer to pay us
with cheque rather than cash. We find it very cumbersome in accepting such
payments due to the new monetary policy in our banking systems here in China
and this is crippling our business. We have numerous customers in the United
States/Canada and we cannot afford to loose them due to this problem.

We hereby request for your hand in partnership to act as our payment
Representatives (Anhui Guofeng Plastic Industry), to act as our clients who
shall receive payment on our behalf from our customers in the United States
and Canada. You shall be entitled to 10% of each payment you receive on our
behalf and this shall be a continuous process.

Upon receipt of this requested information, we shall provide you with the
necessary details of how to become our representative. For official purpose,
please send your response and acceptance via same email for futher

Yours Sincerely,

Mr. Chang E. Smith
Sales Manager
Anhui Guofeng Plastic Industry.

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I have just received this letter myself. Even if it were genuine, I should have no interest in participating, but the signature proclaimed itself a forgery: not the blantantly improbably Mr Smith this time, but Mr Chang Tao-Chung. He might be that in Taiwan, but in China he would be Zhang Daozhong.

Posted by: Leofranc Holford-Strevens | Jan 29, 2006 10:29:55 AM

If you want another co, name who attempted to "scam" me, reply in safe e-mail. I have a copy of the check which I sent in for collection and haven't heard as yet.

Posted by: Robert R. Falkner | Apr 1, 2006 7:55:44 PM

I did some checking on this company and it is listed. Is this one of those scams that use real company names in their scams? Please let me know. I just got the same email and I am looking for a part time job just so that I can fund my Internet Business. My URL below is to my Business Website. Come by and check it out some time. Well have a great day and I hope to hear from you soon. Thanks for looking out for us gullable job seekers. We do appreciate it very much. I always do a search now when I get these types of emails just to see if some one has placed it as a scam or if it is for real. Thanks again.

Posted by: Sandra L Hibbard | Jun 22, 2006 4:33:06 AM

fuck your government.

Posted by: Stanley Kr | Aug 5, 2006 8:04:17 AM

Just received this but I'll wind them up a little with improbably enthusiastic replies before firing them a little attachment with my 'bank details'. Hope they see the funny side....

Posted by: Angus | Dec 2, 2006 4:43:19 PM