Global Trade Company is a Scam

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Oh, what a surprise. The opportunity that landed in my email yesterday turns out to be an elaborate fake check scam. Richard Williams received the following response to his note yesterday:

Hello!
Thank you for your reply. We need more employees at this time in United States and other countries for
part time job from your home.
For more information please visit our web site http://www.global-trade-company.net
Once you register in our web site, you will get automated reply with instruction about how to get
started.
Work activation takes 2 days.
Sincerely,
Global Trade Company

http://www.global-trade-company.net

If alarms aren’t going off in your head already, you haven’t been paying attention! The language errors are a dead giveaway that this “company” is not based in Texas, as it claims. These scammers have gone to great lengths to make themselves look like a legitimate international business. Stupidly, those lengths don’t include a proofread by a native English speaker. Well, we never claimed they were smart. Only that they were criminals.

If you go to the website and look at the “jobs” they’re hiring for, you’ll see where it’s leading:

Cheques Processing Manager is responsible for receiving and processing of cheques from participants of deals and further transfer of money in accordance with the specified method. The detailed operational scheme is available at request.

Requirements:
Competent management of payments and transfers between the company and our clients;
Knowledge of the main payment systems;
Working schedule optimization skills;
Commit to be available to work 3-4 hours per day ;
PC, Internet, E-mail advanced skills;
Maturity age.

Richard Williams applied, and as you might imagine, is very excited! But oddly, the site still accepted his application, even when he filled out only 2 of the 10 (or so) “required” fields: email and name. Red flags are popping up all over the place. Anyone who falls for this has to be color blind.

The “job”
So here’s what you’ll do as a “Checques Processing Manager” for Global Trade Company.

  1. Receive a cashier’s check in the mail.
  2. Cash it through your bank.
  3. Wire the cash to Global Trade Company.
  4. Keep a 10% commission for your trouble. If you cash, say a $10,000 check, you keep $1,000.

Not bad, eh? Run a couple of errands, make a cool Grand. Then repeat the process. You could make as much as $37,000 per month, like the “Leaders” listed on their site.

The catch
But your bank will soon notice that the checks you’re cashing are fake. They’ll hold you liable for ALL of the money from every check you’ve cashed. “Mark Hillard,” from the “Leaders” list, is looking at $373,000 he will have to pay back to his bank. That’s not just the end of your financial life. That’s prison time.

We’re on the case
I’ve Tried That is doing some more sleuthing. We have the Whois data, the email address and phone number of the domain name’s owner. Maybe Richard Williams, intrepid go-getter that he is, will contact the owner and cut out the middle man. Whatever happens, we’ll keep you posted.

What YOU can do
Scams like this one thrive on ignorance and emotional appeal. You can help put these guys out of business by spreading the word about this post and the dirty tricks of scammers that want to kick you when you’re down. Help us get the word out:

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  3. Report fraudulent activity at Scam Victims United and to your local police

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5 Comments

    1. oh Joe! but that is just another variation of the Nigerian Scam.

      This is funny, one time I was very very close to fall into that kind of scam.

    2. There is another scam company almost with the same name and its website is the following http://www.global-tradings.com
      They are a bunch of scam and they try to rip people off by having them paying by western union, the only and best way of scammers method of payment.
      Please don not ever try to deal with a company called Global Tradings and it has a website http://www.global-tradings.com/price.asp
      You are warned.

      Abdel.

    3. globalvoiptrading.com is a scammer dont trust him. he scamed me.

    4. Ginia Weaver says:

      I received a similar proposal through on internation marketing site I use that is similar to ebay. It’s an easy way for businesses to purchase inventor without having to seek out individual distributors. The proposal showed up in my message inbox on this site, so, although I am trying to be skeptical and cautious, I thought it could be legitimate because of the difficulty of international purchases. (I am a custom jewelry designer and retailer). After reading these posts and the very close likeness with the GTS business name (never spelled out) I am going to conclude this to be the same scam. Thank you for spreading the word.

    5. I got this one today promising an order from Iran if we could ensure excellent quality so they would not lose their money. Lol. The funny thing is, they put LLC behind their name. I did not know that Iran had LLC companies? This is only done in the USA as far as I know.
      Markski Global TradingĀ  LLC;

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