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  1. #1

    Royal Arts and Design?

    I recieved this email today and it seems to me it can't be legit but I tried doing a search a found nothing. So I was wondering if anyone had any insight on this. I do't even know how they got my email address. Thank you.

    Royal Arts and Design
    64 Shudehill, Manchester.
    M4 4AA
    +44 713 527 8770

    Dear Sir/Madam

    Royal Arts and Design is a premium European textiles supplier that has its headquarters based in the UK, we export textiles from Europe to the USA and Canada.
    Royal Arts and Design needs individuals in different locations in United States of America/Canada who will be working for the company as representatives/book keepers. This position would not affect your present state of work if you have one. We need individuals that will be receiving payments on behalf of the company from our customers in their locations. These payments are in form of Money Orders or Checks and will be made payable to your name, so all you need do is cash the Money Orders or Check from your bank and deduct 8% percentage(your commission) then wire the rest to one of our continental offices via Western Union Money Transfer.
    You will make as much as $400-$700$ per week depending on how effective you can work.
    If you are interested, please reply by filling the form below:

    FULL ADDRESS(not p.o. box):
    OCCUPATION(if any):

    Warmest Regards,
    Royal Arts and Design.

    Reply asap: [email protected]


    Is it some kind of money laundering thing?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2009

    Re: Royal Arts and Design?

    100% scam.

    There is no job.

    There is only a scammer trying to steal your hard-earned money.

    Any phone number that starts with +44-71 or anything similar is not based in the United Kingdom. It is from a UK based cell phone redirect service that can be answered by anyone anywhere in the world. It is a favorite service of scammers who want to pretend to be in the United Kingdom but are really half way around the world from there.

    The next email will be from another of the scammer's fake names and free email addresses pretending to be the "secretary/assistant/accountant" and will demand you cash a large fake check sent on a stolen UPS/FedEx billing account number and send most of the "money" via Western Union or moneygram back to the scammer posing as the "supply company" while you "keep" a small portion. When your bank realizes the check is fake and it bounces, you get the real life job of paying back the bank for the bounced check fees and all the bank's money you sent to an overseas criminal.

    Western Union and moneygram do not verify anything on the form the sender fills out, not the name, not the street address, not the country, not even the gender of the receiver, it all means absolutely nothing. The clerk will not bother to check ID and will simply hand off your cash to whomever walks in the door with the MTCN# and question/answer. Neither company will tell the sender who picked up the cash, at what store location or even in what country your money walked out the door. Neither company has any kind of refund policy, money sent is money gone forever.

    When you refuse to send him your cash he will send increasingly nasty and rude emails trying to convince you to go through with his scam. The scammer could also create another fake name and email address like "[email protected] gmail.com", "police_person @hotmail.com" or "investigator @yahoo.com" and send emails telling you the job is legit and you must cash the fake check and send your money to the scammer or you will face legal action. Just ignore, delete and block those email addresses. Although, reading a scammer's attempt at impersonating a law enforcement official can be extremely funny.

    Now that you have responded to a scammer, you are on his 'potential sucker' list, he will try again to separate you from your cash. He will send you more emails from his other free email addresses using another of his fake names with all kinds of stories of great jobs, lottery winnings, millions in the bank and desperate, lonely, sexy singles. He will sell your email address to all his scamming buddies who will also send you dozens of fake emails all with the exact same goal, you sending them your cash via Western Union or moneygram.

    Do you know how to check the header of a received email? If not, you could google for information. Being able to read the header to determine the geographic location an email originated from will help you weed out the most obvious scams and scammers. Then delete and block that scammer. Don't bother to tell him that you know he is a scammer, it isn't worth your effort. He has one job in life, convincing victims to send him their hard-earned cash.

    Whenever suspicious or just plain curious, google everything, website addresses, names used, companies mentioned, phone numbers given, all email addresses, even sentences from the emails as you might be unpleasantly surprised at what you find already posted online. You can also post/ask here and every scam-warner-anti-fraud-busting site you can find before taking a chance and losing money to a scammer.

    6 "Rules to follow" to avoid most fake jobs:
    1) Job asks you to use your personal bank account and/or open a new one.
    2) Job asks you to print/mail/cash a check or money order.
    3) Job asks you to use Western Union or moneygram in any capacity.
    4) Job asks you to accept packages and re-ship them on to anyone.
    5) Job asks you to pay visas, travel fees via Western Union or moneygram.
    6) Job asks you to sign up for a credit reporting or identity verification site.

    Avoiding all jobs that mention any of the above listed 'red flags' and you will miss nearly all fake jobs. Only scammers ask you to do any of the above. No. Exceptions. Ever. For any reason.

    If you google "fake check cashing job", "fraud Western Union scam", "check mule moneygram scam" or something similar you will find hundreds of posts from victims and near-victims of this type of scam.
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2014

    Re: Royal Arts and Design?

    What exactly will you be doing for them in return to get money? I never take seriously these emails about jobs that you never applied for.

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