Beware of VintageClothingCompany.com

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Here we have another fake job opportunity revolving around cashing fake checks and payment processing positions. This time around the business is a vintage clothing company that’s going under and needs your help to save the business! That’s right as the new General Manager of Logistics and Strategy, you will singlehandedly be in control of this company’s finances, and their future. Or, you will lose thousands of dollars and potentially end up with a criminal record.

Which do you think is the more likely scenario? I’ll give you a hint: it’s not the first one.

Emails from VintageClothingCompany.com

These are the emails being sent out around craigslist and careerbuilder. I’ve edited out a few paragraphs to save some room. This scammer likes to ramble.

Good Day,
Thanks for the response, however I would like to know if you are interested in working with Vintage Investment Ltd. As the General Manager(Logistics and Strategy) of Vintage Investment’s Ltd I need an individual who is reliable, honest, dedicated, diligent and self motivated to work as our Book-keeper/Company Representative and assist us in processing payments from our customers and clients in the United States.
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You can view our website www.Vintageclothingcompany.com for more information, however we deal with individuals, organizations, schools, non governmental organisations, alongside large and medium scale companies and supply cutomers in the United States, our products which some of them only prefer to pay us via check which are not easily processed outside the United States. This hereby makes us recruit an individual in the United States who would be up to the task and we have the payments sent out which are also made payable in his/her name. You get to receive the payments and you get 10% commision on any payment you have processed. However, this is a legal entity and you get to send the funds to us through Western union or Moneygram Transfer(after deducting your 10% the transfer fee should be deducted from the remaining 90% of the funds) , besides there is no need to open a separate account. Most payments from customers are usually within the range of $500-$10,000. Nevertheless, our customers should be rest assured when making payments via check afterall, this method of payment is also practiced in our European market sucessfully. We only make payments via debit/credit cards only in the UK, but we are working on extended our efficiency to other major continental markets.

Well, all payments processed are transfered via Western union money transfer or Moneygram Transfer depending on instructions, this would require you to locate a Western Union or Moneygram outlet nearest to you.

(N.B:you dont need to quit your present job, it’s just a form of extra income);
I would like you to complete the form below provided you are still interested in this offer:

JOB APPLICATION FORM
FIRST NAME …………………………………………………………

LAST NAME …………………………………………………………..

ADDRESS ……………………………………………………………..

CITY …………………………………………………… ………………..

ZIP CODE ………………………………………………………………

STATE ………………………………………………………………….

PHONE NUMBER …………………………………………………….

AGE ……………………………………………………………………..

PRESENT OCCUPATION ……………………………………………

I certify that the information is true and to the best of my knowledge.

__________________________ ________________
Applicant’s name Date

Do try ASAP to get back to me with the required details so that you can commence work rightaway. Have a nice day
Regards!!!!

Kristy Allen (General Manager-Logistics and Strategy)
Vintage Investments Ltd
36 Stephensons Way
Formby
Merseyside
L37 8EG
United Kingdom
+44 (0) 7789 28 86 92
www.vintageclothingcompany.com

The scammer uses multiple names as the General Manager, including: Tori Bratcher, Richard Free, Claire Waltman, and Victoria Weaver. If you receive an email from any of these people, delete it immediately!

Do Not Work for Vintage Clothing Company

The “job” is just another payment processing scam. These criminals use you and your bank account launder money. The check you receive will either be fake or stolen. However, you can still deposit it into your bank account and have access to the funds immediately. Before the check bounces, you are asked to send 90% of the money back to the scammer via Western Union or via money wire. At this point, you just sent thousands of dollars overseas and the fake check they sent you will bounce leaving YOU responsible for recovering the missing funds.

Payment processing or check cashing jobs are ALWAYS SCAMS.Even worse, they’re illegal. Not only will you lose thousands of dollars, but you could also land a criminal record for receiving fraudulent or stolen funds. Never ever agree to a job where your primary duty is to process payments. If you receive a fake check, tear it up immediately and cease communication with the scammer. Do not cash it!

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