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Hofbauer (UK) Ltd Fake Job Offer

Hofbauer (UK) Ltd. is a legitimate company in the UK but is being used as an employment scam to recruit individuals for illegal activity. Below is one of the scam emails spreading on the net.

From email address:

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Employment Opportunity ((Part time))
Hofbauer (UK) Ltd. (The Case Company)
190 Woodstock Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire,
United Kingdom OX27NQ.
Reply Email: (( hofbauer07@live.com ))
Telephone : +44-703-192-2397

Good day to you, Your contact was sent to this office by our internet recruitment team. We are Hofbauer UK Ltd. (The Case Company).One of Europe leading manufacture of Extrusion Blow Moulded cases, Hofbauer has earned a reputation for quality and innovation that is reflected in our market leading range of cases. We have many years experience in the supply & manufacture of protective case solutions for a wide range of requirements; providing quality, design, function and eye-catching presentation.

Our products have been continually developed taking advantage of advancements in both material and manufacturing technology.

Due to increase in customers from america region we are searching for representatives in american regions to assist us in establishing a medium to connect to our costumers more efficiently.

As part time staff/Representative we shall instruct client who are not able to send payment over sea to make out payment to you for the company.

Note that for every transaction processed, you will receive 10% of the total amount. Hofbauer product price range starts at $3,200.00. At 10% you are guaranteed a minimum of $320+ per order.

We guarantee that you can start making money as early as this weeks, and you don't need to invest your money, just your spare time to process orders via email. Please email through private mail on (( hofbauer07@live.com )) the following information in order for us to facilitate the conclusion of this proposal if accepted.

1. Full Names
2. Full Contact Address/House address (no postal address please)
3. Phone/Fax Number
4. Occupation
5. Country
6. Age

Best Regards.
Mrs. Carolyn White
Hofbauer (UK) Ltd.

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  1. Oh my God .That's really harmful scam.No body can imagine such scams could be possible.They are exploiting people in a very sophisticated way.Thanks for sharing it's really enhance my understanding of different type of scams.

    on June 9, 2009 at 10:25 PM