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Cronos Investment Company Scam

PLEASE NOTE: The persons, companies or organisations mentioned in the example(s) below are not responsible for these e-mail scams. Organisations and individuals, pretending to act on behalf of these institutions/persons, initiate these scams and abuse the reputable names of these well-known institutions/persons, to add a false sense of security to these fraudulent e-mails. Also note that some scammers act on behalf of certain organisations that do not even exist.

Date: 20 November 2007
From: "Cronos Investment Company" <[DELETED]>
Subject: Amazing business opportunity for you [message id: QB805857750288FC]

Dear Sir/Madam,
Cronos Investment Company is a venture capital firm that specializes in investments in seed and early-stage global information technology, telecommunications and software companies. We seek international entrepreneurs with the energy, vision, experience and desire to build great companies.
Due to our growth, we're constantly on the lookout for qualified professionals to place in contract, contract-to-hire, and permanent placement positions across a number of different industries. We know it's more than just your day-to-day responsibilities that can make or break a job. It's the support you get. That's the reason Cronos Investment offers a variety of benefits including medical, dental, optical, 401k, and many more. Don't put your career in the hands of just anyone, put it in the hands of a specialist. Join the Cronos team!
Today we are glad to offer you an opportunity to become our regional associate. In this position you will be responsible for supervising the money transfers and payments from regional clients. You will be hired part-time and will be free to plan your schedule yourself. The key responsibilities are fastening the procedure of the payment delivery and maximizing the profit of the company. No direct communication or meetings with the clients are required. Regional associates take net 10% commission out of each deal (transfer) they have completed. All the related charges they might have are covered by Cronos Investment. Position includes traveling, that normally does not take from the employee more than 1-1,5 hours every second/third working day. The successful candidate will be a responsible for accurate record keeping and accurate scheduling individual, with the availability of a bank account to be used for the company transfers, willing to bring value to the employer.

If you are interested in a position, please look for a more detailed information on our web-site:


or fill in the on-line application form at http:///career.php

We are looking forward to seeing you in our proactive team!

Waiting to hearing from you asap.

Kind regards [DELETED]

These idiots did not even include links to the fake website. This e-mail was probably sent by a spam-bot that got screwed up. What's with the silly background? The scammer obviously doesn't know proper HTML. The block of white space at the bottom of the e-mail is caused by hidden hash buster text, a technique commonly used by spammers to fool Bayesian spam filters.

This scam is basically the Draper Investment Company Scam with the company name being the only significant difference.

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