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Commericial debt collection scam by Wang Shun of Wuhan Iron & Steel

March 01, 2012 By: FraudInfo Category: Confirmed frauds

Lawyers in Ontario and the U.S. have told us they’ve received emails from the purported Wang Shun of Wuhan Iron & Steel with regards to a commercial debt litigation scam. For examples of other names attached to this kind of fraud see our Confirmed Fraud Page. For an explanation of how this fraud works see our Fraud Fact Sheet.

Here is the initial email.

From: Liu Mr Wang
Date: Sat, 21 Jan 2012 01:24:02 +0800 (SGT)

We want to retain your service for the purpose of debt collection in your jurisdiction Please give us the opportunity to prove our self and we shall provide all document you need to accept our proposal.

Kindly let me know if you can.

Wang Shun
Wuhan Iron & Steel (Group) Corporation.
Qingshan District of Wuhan,
Zip Code: 430080
Email: wang.liu8768@yahoo.com.hk
FAX ; +85 230-1733286
TEL: 86-237-2225499, 2225599, 2225699


A lawyer who played along with the fraudsters received this counterfeit cheque:

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11 Responses to “Commericial debt collection scam by Wang Shun of Wuhan Iron & Steel”

  1. emma mitchell-price says:

    I have replied to an email offering me an employed position, but i have only now seen this. I supplied my details as requested as I have been seeking employment in the oil and gas industry. I am now deeply concerned as to what my details will be used for.

  2. Miria Henry says:

    I have just recieved an email for this company copy enclosed:

    Wuhan Iron & Steel
    10:20 AM (4 hours ago)

    to a
    Dear Prospective Client/Rep:

    We are a corporation that Manufacture Iron & Steel in Qingshan District of Wuhan, CHINA. We distribute our product all around the world. We Require your Assistance as Collection Representative in your Area.

    Send info to Indicate Interest;
    (Full Add.):
    (Current Work):
    (Company Position):

    E-MAIL US: wuhansteel@optimum.net

    Reply Quickly.

    Accountant Director
    Wuhan Iron & Steel (Group) Corporation.

    I replied that I do not want to give out my details to him and would this assistance require payment from me, I haven’t heard anything back as yet. I googled the company name and found you so thank you for being there.

  3. Helen Macfarlane says:

    Just relied to an email regarding job opportunity … Gave out my details so I’m mor extremely alarmed after reading these articles!!! What do I do now?!
    Kind regards.

  4. TimLemieux says:

    Hi Helen. As long as you haven’t sent them any money, there’s no harm done. You can just ignore any future emails from them.

  5. Helen Macfarlane says:

    That’s put my mind at rest-huge thank you x

  6. Laura says:

    I received the e-mail below and when I google the company name, I found you guys. Thank you for having information about this scam on your web page.

    Sender: Wuhan Iron & Steel (curmudww.wowway.com)

    Prospective Representative;

    Thanks for your response, We are a corporation that Manufacture Iron & Steel in
    Qingshan District of Wuhan, CHINA. We distribute our product all around the
    world. We Need your Kind Assistance as Collection Representative in your

    Send Form to Indicate Interest;
    (Full Add.):
    (City/ Country.):
    (Company Position):

    Reply with above form.

    Peng Chen
    Chief Accountant
    Wuhan Iron & Steel (Group) Corporation.
    Qingshan District of Wuhan,

  7. James VanTuyl says:

    Received email as listed above. Nice to have you to research it.

  8. Chelan Lakhani says:

    felie6440@wowway.com. Wowway.com is an Internet Service Provider based in the US only. So people staying in the US when subscribed to the internet service gets an email address.

    Another email which they use & switch off is stuartde60@westnet.com.au



    Results for “stuartde60@westnet.com.au, ”
    The email address you entered doesn’t seem valid.

  9. Latasha says:

    I was accepted a job offer by this company. And one of their vice. president wanted my information so that he could send me my weekly pay. And do other task that are required for the position. I was wondering if this was a scam. And also I never recieved any phone calls, only text and emails.

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