This scam email claims that a fictitious furniture company needs an agent in North America and Europe due to tax rules, and keep 8% of the revenue for yourself.
"Gelar Furniture Company Limited" <email@example.com>To: firstname.lastname@example.orgSubject: Carefully Read Our ProposalDate: Mon, 26 Feb 2007 18:35:08 -0500Gelar Furniture Company LimitedMr. H. Purwonoto, (CEO)Jalan Raya Jepara BangsriKm 01 RT 02 / RW 03 MambakJepara - 59452Central Java INDONESIAE-mail:- email@example.comWebsite: - www.gelarfurniture.comWork With Gelar Furniture Company Ltd As Agent Dear Sir/Madam We are manufacturer and exporter of quality furnitures, handmade designer, home interior and exterior, rattan furniture, wicker furniture,outdoor furniture, indoor furniture and home decorative handicrafts and many items in Indonesia. Our unique and up to date furnitures are made from water hyacinth,banana, seagrass,abaca,rattan, synthetic rattan, teak,mahogany, block board and other localwood is manufactured to the strong and highest construction standards to ensuring its comfort and durability. We anticipate a mutually beneficial, long term relationship in doing business with you and your company. We have reached big sales volume in the European market and Northern American market and other part of the world. Quite soon we will open representative offices and authorized sales centers in North America and other part of the world and therefore we are currently looking for people who will assist us in establishing a new distribution network there.Despite the Northern America market is new for us we already have regular clients who also speaks for our products.WHY YOU? Due to international money transfer tax for legal entities (companies) in Indonesia is 24%,whereas for the individual it is only 8%. - 12% thats why we need you! We need agents and act on behalf of Gelar Furnitures Company to receive payment for our products in your locality and to resend the money to us, as our financier officer. This way we will save money because of tax decreasing.ABOUT THE JOB AND HOW MUCH WILL YOU EARN? 8% - 12% from each sale/resale operation! For instance you receive $100,000 USD to your bank account, Credit Card Account or cheque. You will withdraw the money and keep$8,000 (8% from $100,000) for yourself! At the beginning your Commission is equal 8%, though later it will increase up to 12%! And send back the rest to the company account dept in United Kingdom or IndonesiaADVANTAGES You do not have to go out; you will work as an independent contractor right from your home office. Your job is absolutely legal. You can earn up to $1,000-$20,000 depending on time you will spend for this job. You do not need any capital to start. The employees who make efforts and Work hard have a strong possibility to become managers. Anyway our employees never leave us. if you are interested in our offer to work as the company account Representative in your region,I would want you to submit to us via mail following information that includes.1. Full name................2. Age....................3. Sex.................4. Contact address........5. Working experience............6. Occupation...........7. Phone and Fax Number...........8. Bank Name..........9. Country............Gelar Furniture Company LimitedMr. H. Purwonoto, (CEO)Jalan Raya Jepara BangsriKm 01 RT 02 / RW 03 MambakJepara - 59452Central Java INDONESIAE-mail:- firstname.lastname@example.orgWebsite: - www.gelarfurniture.com Do not hesitate to contact us with the above E-mail if interested in our Job Offer
Of course, it is all a scam, and advance fees will appear.Other curiosities is that the email address is from Yahoo Espana. I am not sure if the domain name is just a web based front for the scam, or an innocent company that criminals use without consent. It is probably the latter because the email address used is @yahoo and not @ the domain name itself.