Upon doing some research on the company I found an article that was shared by Mohammed Ameer who is a South African business man who confirmed in his post on Scam targeting linkedin members that he had received a similar message from a different company offering this job offer and since Mohammed Ameer did not have enough evidence about the offer I needed to get the site registration details and they both had less than six months of existence and they were registered in India.
A profile by the Dr. Alforso Alando who claims to be the Executive Director at Armando hospital equipment company which claims to be in Chile and upon my Research there are many duplicate profiles which are used to do fraud and all the internet scam. these scams are targeting countries like USA, Nigeria, India ,Australia and South Africa and many other countries in the world.
Below I have decided to share the email conversation that I had with the so called Armando hospital manufacturing company upon buying stones from kumalo Royal Mining company .
On 6 January 2015 I received a message from linkedin member who requested to connect with me and I received the message below into my inbox.
dr.alforso alando via LinkedIn - Jan 6
I want to use this opportunity to thank you for your acceptance to connect with me on linkedin. My Company is a manufacturing
Company based in Chile, We manufacture Hygienic and hermetic doors for hospitals and
we wish to travel to your Country South Africa for the procurement of a certain raw materials called Diatomite Stone and since we have not been to South Africa before, we need your assistance by representing my Company in
I am very pleased with the offer to be the
representative of your company
which I will accept with great gratitude and I am looking towards a good
partnership in the year 2015. I would really like to know more about when you are planning to come to South Africa including the benefits of the deal and also the transaction details.
Armando Hospital Equipment Manufacturing Company
Av Pdte Riesco 5711,
P 2 las Condes, Las Condes
Santiago, Republic of Chile
BE MY COMPANY'S REPRESENTATIVE
I am delighted to inform you that the above named company is a manufacturing company which is base in Republic of Chile. We manufacture advance hospital equipments (AHE),computer accessories, focal glasses/lens and microchips., Presently my company wishes to come down to South Africa, as we have been made to understand from the Chamber of Trade and Commerce in here that mineral resources are sold in South Africa. We want to procure a raw material and if possible site our annex office/industry in your country due to the nearness of the raw material based on your good recommendation. Our humble purpose of contacting you is to come through you, because we have not been to South Africa before. We also want you to be my company's representative concerning the sitting of our annex office/industry, which is solely going to be under your supervision, you shall aid the process of construction and incorporation and my company shall go into bilateral relationship personally with you.We shall come with letters of memorandum of understanding for your official
endorsement.We implore you to assist our company in confirming a raw material by contacting this company (below) in South Africa to enquire the availability and indigenous price of the raw material.
Kumalo Royal Mining Company.
Contact Person:( Engr.Justice Goodman)
786 Pat Harrison St.,Musina, 0900 Limpopo,South Africa.
Fax Number: +27862183071
The company ability was recommended from the Economic desk of the South Africa High Commission in Republic of Chile as a local miner who deals on this mineral in industrial quantity as advertised also by the company in the International Local Miners Brochure when they attended exhibition in Chile 2011. Please take note of our specification and price data.
required -SAMSONITE STONE (H03)G2O 95%
Description - Whitish in Color
5pics equals to 1 units
Int'l Price per Units - US$ 4,500
Quantity required - 3,000 unit
On your contact to Engr.Justice Goodman, with the above telephone number for inquiry on our behalf, you may not disclose to him that foreigners will be coming for procurement to avoid possible increase of their price above the International standard price my company's is willing to buy.
Beware this was the system with our previous dealers in Afghanistan before the recent turmoil that lead to the availability fall. The board of directors unanimously agreed that if we can get an indigenous confirmation of substantial quantity of the raw material and most especially- fair price
we shall endorse 7% commission of the total purchase for you as our host representative for the first time. It is important to inform you of the continuity of this transaction because we'll be buying the product four-month intervals for five good years through you then we can discuss how to get landed properties for the establishment of our annex office through you in South Africa .We will also
like to speak with you on telephone we therefore require your direct telephone number.
I wait for your quick reply,
On Wed, Jan 7, 2015 at 4:49 PM,
I was having a meeting with my business partner and we have considered 7% a good amount, please feel free to contact me on my telephone so that we can start working towards this project.
I will approach Khumalo minerals today and get to talk with Engr.Justice Goodman towards the purchase of the stones , please note that the company will need to pay for my travelling through this project. I will give you a response before the end of this day.
On Wed, Jan 7, 2015 at 6:44 PM,
Dear.Sifiso. My company is very happy with your swift response to our business proposal. the entire Board of Director of my company are most delighted with your interest to be our sole representative in South Africa, We intend to have an Annex office in South Africa,the process of construction and incorporation will be handled by you as our host representative, after our first successful trip to South Africa , Africa,we can discuss the necessary modalities on how to make you our permanent staff.However,we want you to place a call across to the Mining company.Engr.Justice Goodman to confirm the availability of the raw material,the current selling prize and the quantity available.
Upon your confirmation,my company shall in 72 hours send 2 delegates to be with you in South Africa for the purchase.the Canadian government have threatened to terminate our 5 years contract due to our in ability to produce as there are no raw material for production at the factory. as soon as we arrive South Africa we shall immediately reimbursed you of any expenses you have made including your telephone bills. to you before any other transaction. Make this confirmation and write me back. Please accept my esteemed regard at all time.
Please tell me before I go on with the transaction, Can I confirm that
you are not scamming me because something similar to this once
happened in the last November which has been confirmed by some
research that I have done towards the offer you are giving me.
I will greatly motivate linkedin users and business men and women to do some organic research before they can make or signup up with companies they don't know about, the best webmaster tool that I use for researching websites is ScamAdviser which is designed to advise you about any website on the internet and has a very nice website for checking the progress any website.