Global Trade Company is a Scam


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:

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
Once you register in our web site, you will get automated reply with instruction about how to get
Work activation takes 2 days.
Global Trade Company

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.

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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  1. Re:Global Trade Products employment scam says:

    I have been in touch with Katrin Talis of Global Trade Products a company out of Switzerland. They have offered me a position as a “Purchasing Manager” here in the US. They want me to purchase retail goods with my personal credit card with credit that I am to pay off using their bank account information during the “probation period” (ex. – I have $2,245 debt on my credit card, they pay off $2,245 debt, I know have $2,245 to spend on purchases and shipping). They will supply me with a company credit card after the 15 day probation period. I will also receive my first salary paycheck after 2 weeks.

    They claim that this is a profitable endeavor because there is a demand for US goods in areas where some US companies are not shipping, they can evade some taxes/tariffs, and sometimes the prices are just cheaper here. It is supposed to be a full time job complete with vacation, benefits and a handsome salary. They have a detailed job description form, a full benefits page, a commissions page, a long Q&A form and have provided links to Swiss business search engines.

    Below are email correspondence between myself the CROOKS and LIARS at Global Trade Products- Katrin Talis.
    The emails are a bit out of sequence- the first email starts at the bottom.?

    Sent from my iPhone

    On Oct 20, 2016, at 3:15 AM, xxxxx wrote:

    You are the fraud! The check from Wells Fargo Global Trade Products Corp account was returned NSF today 10/18/16 in the amount of $2,245. This played out exactly as the information on
    You are a scam – using fake checks or a stolen bank account that eventually will be discovered and the money clawed back from my Capital One account.

    To date I have yet to receive any monies from Global Trade Products. I have enough evidence to prove you are fraudulent company and
    I am going to the authorities tomorrow to report you personally and your fraudulent business practices.

    Sent from my iPhone

    On Oct 11, 2016, at 3:42 PM, Katrin Talis wrote:

    Hello Xxxxx

    we provided you all the information you need already. Nevertheless you sent me invalid gift cards.

    We have enough reasons to suspect you of fraud. First send us the money back or send us valid gift cards as you wish. Only after that we can consider the opportunity to work with you further.

    If you don’t send us the money back or make no purchases till tomorrow in the evening, you will meet our representative at court.



    Monday, October 10, 2016, 4:46:19 PM, you wrote:

    Urgent reply!


    I’m a bit apprehensive given the information about this being a scam….as I’m sure you would be if the roles were reversed. Moreover, the legal information is very generic and really doesn’t specify much.

    Otherwise, I returned the Target gift cards in the amount of $2,245 you instructed me to purchase on my capital one credit card until I get assurance -something in writing from Global Trade Products on company letterhead stating my name, position and how I will be paid…..weekly until the probationary period of 8 assignments, and upon completion of the 8th assignment both parties will have time and determine if we are a good fit to proceed. I would also like contact info to another Global Trade Products “procurement manager” employee in the US. Otherwise, the monies wlll be held in my capital one account and returned if you don’t meet my above request.


    Sent from my iPhone

    Please click on the link below regarding Global Trade Products. This information is concerning and I need clarification.


    On Oct 10, 2016, at 6:43 AM, Katrin Talis wrote:

    ergent Hello Xxxxx

    it’s really strange to hear about that, but we don’t bear a relation to that. We are a serious company, which is registered in the USA. Please find the legal documents attached, so you could verify all the data. But if you want to quit, we can pay you the salary for one week and your commission. Otherwise as far as I know, you brought the cards back. We need our money back, if you don’t want to work with us.

    Please contact me asap.


    Best regards,
    Katrin Talis

    Global Trade Products
    chemin de la Florence 15, Geneva
    Canton of Geneva 1208, Switzerland
    USA Toll Free: 1-800-713-2849
    Phone No: 41-445-860-756

    Best regards,
    Katrin Talis

    Global Trade Products
    chemin de la Florence 15, Geneva
    Canton of Geneva 1208, Switzerland
    USA Toll Free: 1-800-713-2849
    Phone No: 41-445-860-756

    CINCINNATI OH 45999-0023

    Date of this notice: 09-09-2016

    Employer Identification Number:

    Form: SS-4

    Number of this notice: CP 575 A
    111 W 19TH ST For assistance you may call us at:
    NEW YORK, NY 10011 1-800-829-4933



    Thank you for applying for an Employer Identification Number (EIN). We assigned you
    EIN 81-3804542. This EIN will identify you, your business accounts, tax returns, and
    documents, even if you have no employees. Please keep this notice in your permanent

    When filing tax documents, payments, and related correspondence, it is very important
    that you use your EIN and complete name and address exactly as shown above. Any variation
    may cause a delay in processing, result in incorrect information in your account, or even
    cause you to be assigned more than one EIN. If the information is not correct as shown
    above, please make the correction using the attached tear off stub and return it to us.

    Based on the information received from you or your representative, you must file
    the following form(s) by the date(s) shown.

    Form 941 01/31/2017
    Form 940 01/31/2017

    If you have questions about the form(s) or the due date(s) shown, you can call us at
    the phone number or write to us at the address shown at the top of this notice. If you
    need help in determining your annual accounting period (tax year), see Publication 538,
    Accounting Periods and Methods.

    We assigned you a tax classification based on information obtained from you or your
    representative. It is not a legal determination of your tax classification, and is not
    binding on the IRS. If you want a legal determination of your tax classification, you may
    request a private letter ruling from the IRS under the guidelines in Revenue Procedure
    2004-1, 2004-1 I.R.B. 1 (or superseding Revenue Procedure for the year at issue). Note:
    Certain tax classification elections can be requested by filing Form 8832, Entity
    Classification Election. See Form 8832 and its instructions for additional information.

    If you are required to deposit for employment taxes (Forms 941, 943, 940, 944, 945,
    CT-1, or 1042), excise taxes (Form 720), or income taxes (Form 1120), you will receive a
    Welcome Package shortly, which includes instructions for making your deposits
    electronically through the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS). A Personal
    Identification Number (PIN) for EFTPS will also be sent to you under separate cover.
    Please activate the PIN once you receive it, even if you have requested the services of a
    tax professional or representative. For more information about EFTPS, refer to
    Publication 966, Electronic Choices to Pay All Your Federal Taxes. If you need to
    make a deposit immediately, you will need to make arrangements with your Financial
    Institution to complete a wire transfer.

  2. Hello,

    We are grateful for your quick response to our hiring announcement in the career field of Procurement. We would like to notify you of our decision to consider you as an applicant for our position in “Global Trade Products” – US Branch. Global Trade Products is the leading Company, which is mainly engaged in the import-export of goods all over the world. We are mostly focused on a direct world-wide shipment of wares, which can be found solely on local markets and can’t be bought in any other contries.

    My name is Kristina Ozolinja, I am your Personal Supervisor and I am pleased to propose you the following position.
    It is a work-at-home job, 1099. The circle of action of Global Trade Products US branch is contained in decreasing of prices of goods, which we sell in the countries of European and Asian territories, enhancement of service quality, and transportation of goods, which are put up for sale only on the local US market, to these countries. This appointment means the following responsibilities for you: creation of purchase orders using the money of our company, elaboration of reports, organazation of delivery and other administrative duties. These items can be purchased in the nearest retail stores or directly from distributors of your state/city and can be exported without any additional permit. You don’t need to be interviewed or to make any investments from your part to get the job, but there is a probationary period, the starting date of which you will define by yourself. This period lasts 3 weeks and begins as soon, as you decide to work with us. During this time we will have an opportunity to examine you as a representative of our Company, we will observe, how you will comply with our instructions and you will have the needed time from your part to catch on to the job matter. The actual begin date is a day, when you receive the first assignment from us. If you have a job now, you don’t need to quit it, you can work on a part-time basis. During the probationary period we don’t require you to make the job in our company your main one, as it is possible to combine it with your primary work even after the probationary period. If you combine this activity with your daily work, you can determine the most convenient days to complete our assignments. We will always discuss with you the day, the time and required time frame for every assignment in advance. If you want to complete the probationary period successfully, you should accomplish 8 assignments as a minimum.

    You will get your commission, which makes up from 10% up to 15% of the purchase amount for every finished assignment. After the probationary period you will be employed by our Company on a regular basis. Your base salary will count $86,400.00 per year, $7,200.00 per month + your commission. The amount of your commission is not limited and it generally exceeds your base salary. During the probation period you will earn a normal monthly salary and a commission. After the end of the probationary period you will receive your commission as well as your salary by check or by direct deposit to your bank account within 7 business days.

    Please find all the legal information about our Company in the attachment to this message with the file name: About Company.pdf.

    If you wish, that we consider you as a applicant for this position, please fill out the application form at our website following this link: If the above link is not clickable, try copying and pasting it into the address bar of your web browser. If you have some problems to fill out the application form online, please let us know by email. In this case we will send you the application form as a file which could be printed. You will have to fill it out and send us the scanned copy or picture.

    If you have further questions and you didn’t find the answers in this email, please feel free to ask me by phone or by e-mail. Also you can call our US Toll Free number: 1-800-888-94-93, I am available for you from 09:00 to 13:00 AM and from 15:00 to 19:00 PM UTC-5.

    If you want to deny our offer, please send this email back to me. If I don’t receive your response within one week, it will be considered as a rejection of our job offer.


    Best regards,
    Kristina Ozolinja

    Global Trade Products
    chemin de la Florence 15, Geneva
    Canton of Geneva 1208, Switzerland
    USA Toll Free: 1-800-888-94-93
    Phone No: 41-225-349-727

    1. Re:Global Trade Products employment scam says:


      chemin de la Florence 15, Geneva
      Canton of Geneva 1208, Switzerland
      Phone No: 41-445-860-756
      USA Toll Free: 1-800-713-2849

      GLOBAL TRADE PRODUCTS Sari is a leading and innovation organization with more than 200

      employees worldwide. We combine innovative policy and high professional competence in our activity

      offering a good remuneration and individual approach to each worker. Our company was established in

      2014. We have all necessary permits and licenses for our activity.

      Our Legal Data

      Entry in the Unified Swiss Commercial Register:05/05/2014

      Trade Register Number: CH-660.1.275.014-4

      Commercial Register Number: CHE-152.986.663

      Commercial Registry Office: Canton of Geneva

      Head Office address: chemin de la Florence 15, Geneva, Canton of Geneva 1208,

      111 W. 19th Street, 7th Floor, New York City, New York,
      U.S. Branch address: (opens soon) 10011, U.S

      U.S. Branch legal name: GLOBAL TRADE PRODUCTS US BRANCH

      U.S. Employer Identification Number (EIN) 81-3804542

      You can check out our legal information at the official websites of the Swiss Federal Commercial

      Registry, as well as at the website of The Internal Revenue Service U.S.

  3. Yeah I think they are not seriously because they sent the email with password without encrypted

  4. 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;

  5. 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.

  6. is a scammer dont trust him. he scamed me.

  7. There is another scam company almost with the same name and its website is the following
    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
    You are warned.


  8. 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.


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