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Job Scam: CMIEC Agency

Here's another suspicious invitation to make money by laundering money. The senders claim to represent China Metallurgic Import & Export Corporation, and they give a web address associated with that company, but their contact email address is, which is a free webmail account. Do you think they might be liars, cheats, and/or frauds? Think carefully!

The spam itself was received from ( -- probably a compromised domestic PC) on Fri, 06 Jan 2006 05:24:22 +0000. Unusually, this spam was targeted directly at my "ideceive" email address. Text follows for reference.

Dear Sir/Madam, 

 Dr. Lee Wun Johnson, I represent China Metallurgic
Import & Export 
Corporation (CMIEC) based in China.

My company exports steel, rubber and raw materials for
world trade. We 
are searching for representative who can help us
establish a medium of 
getting to our customers in Europe, North America, Asia, Southeast Asia, South America and middle East
as well as making 
payments through you as our payment officer.

Most of our customers pay out in checks and we do not
have an account 
in your country that will clear this money. It is upon
this note that we 
seek your assistance to stand in as one of our
affiliates in your 

Note that, as our affiliate, you will receive 10% of
whatever amount 
you clear for the company and the balance will be paid
to us. 

If you are interested in this business offer, kindly
forward to us the 
stated information below:

(1)Your full names,
(2)Contact address and,
(3)Phone/fax numbers.

My e-mail address is: 

Thank you for your time and have a wonderful day.

Dr. L.W. Johnson ( Director Accounting Department )
CMIEC Import & Export Corporation.

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