Oh Mr. Wu! What shall I do?

  Bingalau 09:15 16 Mar 2007

Just got another of what smells to me like a scam. Enclosed here for possible comments...

"Dear Sir/Madam,

I am Mr. Wu Ming Cheng, managing director Hubei Machinery, equipment import & export Corporation (CMEC HUBEI CO.) we are a company who deal on mechanical equipment, hardware and minerals, electrical products, Medical & Chemicals, light industrial products and office equipment, and export into the Canada/America and Europe.

We are searching for Agents who can help us establish a medium of getting to our costumers in the Canada/America and Europe as well as making payments through you. Subject to your satisfaction you will be given the opportunity to negotiate the mode of which we will pay for your services as our agent in Canada/America. If you are interested and willing to be of help, Kindly acknowledge the receipt of this mail and send your reply to [email protected]"

  mole44 09:35 16 Mar 2007

mmm,there are billions of people in china if 1% start the 419 scam the net will collapse.mind you the chinese government do have a tight grip on the net there so there is some hope.

  Stuartli 09:45 16 Mar 2007

Ask yourself why, if this "company" already claims to export to Canada/American and Europe, would it want help "..to establish a medium of getting to our customers" in these areas?

The sad thing is that such e-mails almost certainly gather in one or two suckers from the many thousands who receive them.

  SLAYER 10:20 16 Mar 2007

If I reply to this, can I be a secret agent,always wanted to be a secret agent.

  spuds 12:20 16 Mar 2007

I think the email address, yahoo.com for a large international exporter is the dead certain giveaway ;o)

  Belatucadrus 12:29 16 Mar 2007

Spot on Spuds, Hubei does exist, but their e-mails all end @ cmec-hb.com click here and the chances of the managing director sending out random e-mail to try and pick up agents must be pretty close to absolute zero.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 12:36 16 Mar 2007

Dear Mr Wu,

I am afraid I am going to have to refuse your very kind offer, unfortunately all my current assets are tied up in the local Chinese laundry.

I am currently writing a new song for inclusion in my latest film and wondered if it would be possible for me to use your name as part of the lyrics?

Hope to hear from you soon

George Formby.

  Ho-Lin-Sok 13:42 16 Mar 2007

Will be in touch

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