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From: "Asia Herbal Office" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sun, 06 Nov 2005 08:40:31 +0000
Subject: YOU HAVE BEEN APPOINTED AS THE COMPANY PAYMENT OFFICER
ASIA HERBAL(HOLDINGS) INTERNATIONAL.
Suite 3711, 37/F,
Hong Kong Plaza,
188 Connaught Road West,
Tel:+852 704 4453
fax:+852 673 0064
email@example.comASIA HERBAL(HOLDINGS) INTERNATIONAL . is a company based in Hong Kong and one of the most successful Asian companies, which specialize in the distribution of various herbals products. Due to the expansion of our company on the markets of Europe, Canada and the USA,I have set an office for my Procurement officer and he is presently based in London, England. Where he can easily be reached out to everyone and everybody can also reach out to him. This is because, alot of people complain of not being able to make long distance call to Hong kong . we started recruitment for the position of the Payment /representative Officer in your country.
The requirements for employees are:
1. Honest, responsible and dedicated
2. Having no problem with the authorities
3. Having a bank account to receive payment (Company account is an advantage)
4. Having 1 or 2 free hours a day
5. Having a business or mobile phone
While working for us you are supposed to receive payments from our clients from the information forwarded to you from our office. This scheme seems for us to be the most efficient, since it guarantees the fastest delivery of payments from our customers and also allows avoiding the major delays in getting the money. This means that the customers are able to receive the products in the shortest possible date.
What is your interest?
You will get 6-10% commission from the whole sum of every transaction by you. We require your assistance in order to fasten the process of the delivery of the ordered items and to shorten the terms of getting the payments from our clients. Working for us, you are not only making money for yourself,you are also helping thousands of people around the world in need of medicinal herbals assistance.
We are grateful for your attention.Your email has been forwarded by www.monster.co.uk at our request,because you or somebody else has subscribed for the delivery of the job offers on the internet.We wish you good luck and happiness.
Send confirmation by email to Arthur kennedy,Head of Procurement Department @ Aderson Alexander For more information on how you can start as the company Payment /representative Officer.CONTACT PHONE NUMBER.
Fax Number:+447092868134Very Respectfully,
Dr Y Moriguchi.
ASIA HERBAL(HOLDINGS) INTERNATIONAL