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The email arrived in my inbox, not it my spam which was strange... it got through. And...it caught my attention, because not only did they send it to my email address, they had my full name. It read as follows...
Dear Lynda Dobbin-Turner
Fujitsu Medical & X-Ray Equipment's Located in Osaka, Japan, need's a reliable representative/individual who can handle its Account Collections in Canada.
If interested, Please provide us with your details for more correspondence.
***Note**"*: This Part-Time Job Offer is not time consuming factor, why doing this job, you can still handle your normal job you have at hand.
Fujitsu Medical & X-Ray Equip.
As I do contract work for different people and businesses, and that and my full name is on LinkedIn, so I wondered if that was where they'd gathered the information. I responded, and said to send me more information, what is involved and how did you get my contact information. Then I started my own investigation. I checked out http://fmxequipment.com and it looked pretty professional, with an entire cast of administration listed, and the HR person who'd contacted me listed. They had lots of references to their catalogue for products, but no online catalogue, so that didn't make sense.
So the next response came, indicating the work that was needed. Collecting bad debts from customers in Canada for the X-ray equipment that they had sold them.
Hello Lynda Dobbin-Turner,
Fujitsu Medical & X-Ray Equipments Management thank you for considering our part- time job offer, to be our company's representative in your region. Fujitsu Medical & X-Ray Equipments is a company that is based in Osaka, Japan, it engages in the Production of X-Ray Equipments such as (Medical X-Ray Equipment, Veterinary X-Ray Equipment, Chiropractic X-Ray Equipment and Podiatry X-Ray Equipment) for Medical Hospitals, Veterinary Clinic and Industry Distribution. We have been providing services and trades to global Industries, Companies and Individual in Europe, Canada and USA (Only).
With the high demand of X-Ray Equipment’s in the above region, we look forward to establishing offices and sales centers in North America (Canada). Until the centers are established, we need a reliable company/individual (irrespective of the business type) that will stand as an intermediary between our customers in your country and Fujitsu Medical & X-Ray Equipments. Hence we wish to contract your enterprise/company as our “intermediary representative” in your region.
Such persons/companies should be able to handle the below responsibilities on behalf of our company as Fujitsu Medical & X-Ray Equipments delinquent account receivable agent/representative in Canada:
(1) You shall Work together with Fujitsu Medical & X-Ray Equipments Management to seamlessly reach our company goals of retrieving all its debt owe by its Delinquent customers/clients In Canada.
(2) To maintain effective communications with Fujitsu Medical & X-Ray Equipments Management and its Delinquent customers/clients in Canada.
(3) You shall be in-charge of collecting all overdue Debt owe to our company by its Delinquent Account customers/clients in Canada.
(4) You shall maintain proper records of transactions with Fujitsu Medical & X-Ray Equipments Management.
Compensation: You shall earn a monthly Salary of $5,000USD plus 5% commission on every Delinquents Account you receive on behalf of Fujitsu Medical & X-Ray Equipments. Also if we are satisfy with your services within two months of Employment, we shall increase your monthly allowance by 15%.
Please get back to us if you are interested in working with our company so we can send you the Contract Agreement/Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and other applicable forms. Also you are to confirm to me that you are ready to work with our company in good faith, without any illegal act.
I responded, send me the contract it looks interesting. I again asked how they'd found me and how they felt I had the qualifications they needed. Then I resumed my research. About 3 pages into the google search I found a fraud alert, mentioning that this particular website was only 77 days old, and that there was a serious mismatch between where it says it is and it's location.
The next day the contract came for me to sign....I read it through, then found where their scam was. Collect the outstanding money on their behalf, cash the cheque, keep the 5% commission and send them the remaining 95%. I'd been wondering when it would be clear, as they'd not asked enough information about me to concern me, no details, no accounts, birthdates. But there it was...Me cash the cheque from the debtor, no doubt one of their collaborators, send them 95% of the funds, their hope being I'd send them the money and they had it before I would realize that the cheque I'd collected was no good.
So I emailed back, and informed them that I had my lawyer looking over the contract. That it all looked very good, but there was no way I was collecting anything for anyone by cheques made out to me, so they'd have to revise the contract and I'd review it again. Can you believe it....I have not heard back from them!!!
So anyhow, decided to post this in hopes that when someone else googles Fujitsu Medical & X-Ray Equipments Management, I hope that you'll find this, and make sure that you're not taken in by them. I"m sure many will be...they've done their homework. Hope you do yours as well.
Scammers are getting better and better at building their back ground story and sites to make themselves look more legitimate, but they are still just scammers looking to make their way on the good faith of others. If you are contacted by Medical & X-Ray Equipments Management...do your homework. And as always, any time something sounds too good to be true....it usually is!
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