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Date: Mon, 5 Feb 2007 15:43:59 -0500 (EST)
Subject: PART - TIME JOB OFFER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Dear Sir/Madam,Please can I have your attention for a moment?Would you like to work from home and get paid weekly(PART-TIME JOB ) which will not affect your present jobs. Here is the details about the job ,read and reply back to the company email address below.Our Company Trade Eighty silk is a company based in UK and we are into Manufactures of Fabrics and Textiles with numerous customers home and abroad. We produce various clothing materials,batiks, assorted fabrics and traditional costume and if you visited our website ( www.trade80silks.co.uk ) you will be glad with our produces. We need a representative in the states who will be incharge of all our payment from the United States clients/customers.Because most of our customer from the states pay through certified cheque, cashier cheques and money order which are not negotiable here in UK? This brings our quest to employ a credible and trustworthy fellow as our representative to handle our payments. This would not affect
your presentjob but serve as another stream of income to your good self. Being our representative and assisting us in processing the payments from our clients,we will pay you weekly salary and shall earn about 10% of every payment you assist us with because due to the fact that we cant cash the US money orderupon receipt here in the UK immediately in the past we have lose about 75,000 USD of net income each monthbecause of money transfer delays. Your task is to coordinate payments fromcustomers and help us with the payment process. Your tasks are;1. Receive payment from Customers2. Cash it at your Bank3. Deduct 10% which will be your percentage/pay on Payment processed4. Forward balance after deduction of percentage/pay to any of the offices youwill be contacted to send payment to. (Payment is to forwarded either by MoneyGram or Western Union Money Transfer. A local Money transfer takes barelyhours, so it will give us a possibility to get customers
paymentalmostimmediately.For example you've got 5000.00USDYou take your income: 500.00 USDSend to us: 4500.00 USDAnd you are to forward all these information if accept to work with ourcompany And we are assuring you that your informations are well secure.1.Full name2.Contact address3.City4.State.5.Zipcode6.Age7.Sex8.Marital status9.Home Phone 10.Cell Phone.11..Nationalty12. E-mailFOR FURTHER ENQUIRIES PLEASE EMAIL BACK VIA ... Trade80silk@myway.comRegards,Mr. Alan WoodTrade Eighty Silks Tel: +44-702-402-4603 Website:: www.trade80silks.co.uk E-mail:: email@example.com
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