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I received the following email: Salary: $42,000 (CAD) per

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I received the following email:
Salary: $42,000 (CAD) per annum + 5% Commission
Job type: Contract
Duration: 12-16 Months
Time Requirement: 3-5 Hours per Week
Contact: Patrick Zhong
Sector: Steel & Pipe
Job Role: Account Receivable
Thank you for your interest in learning more about this position. Wo
Lee Steel Co., Limited, one of the largest manufacturers and
suppliers of steel products including cold rolled steel, hot dipped
galvanized steel, pre-painted galvanized steel, silicon steel, and
more in Hong Kong & Japan, offering unbeatable pricing and excellent
We require a representative in North America (Canada) because we are
presently experiencing difficulties in transacting business (i.e.
processing payments from our customers/clients) in North America,
most especially with customers who prefer cheque as a method of
payment for purchase of our products. This challenge has not only
limited our effort in penetrating the steel market in the above region
as desired,but has also lead to unprompted remittance of balance
payments for products supplied.
As a result of this problem, we have customers/clients in above region
that has not met with the normal payment schedule of 30 days after
confirming receipt of products delivered to them in good condition. We
have approximately $3,200,000.00 worth of payment with different
clients from different regions in Canada currently owed to Wo Lee
Steel Co., Limited.
Having looked at various options of tackling this drawback and based
on research and past experience, we have discovered that having
representative/account receivable agent in the same region with our
customers, it becomes very easy for them to comply and pay in due
time, that is why we require a Representative who can easily
communicate with our customer via email and telephone means. We shall
provide you with all information which you will require to prove the
existence of debt owned by the customer/client after you have being
fully certified as our company representative agent with our legal
binding representative employment deed.
With your acknowledgement to this email, our enrollment correspondence
will be sent to you which you are to confirm your full contact
information in the right manner.
We confirm in good faith that we are ready to work with you with a
base annual salary of $42,000.00 that will be paid monthly. You shall
also earn 5% commission from any payment made to you on behalf of our
company if you are willing and ready to assist our company without any
illegal act.We wait to hear from you.
Kindest Regards,
Patrick Zhong
Operations Manager
Tel.: +***-***-****0
Does this look legitimate to you or is this a scam?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Canada Law
Expert:  Debra replied 1 year ago.

While it is hard to know, it doesn't sound legitimate to me.

It is very similar to many of the various emails I've been asked about by various other customers on the site.

What you have to be sure of, without a doubt, is that you do not have any money going from any of their alleged customers into your own bank account.

If this is a scam, them how these scans work is that you would think you were collecting funds from a customer of theirs and the funds would go into your own bank account. Then you will be told to transfer those funds to your employer. But then a few days later the bank will tell you that that transfer you were sent from this customer did not go through or that this cheque bounced and that you owe the money to the bank.

Does that help?

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