We have recently been made aware of widespread fraudulent activity by criminals in China posing as executives and employees of Mitsui & Co., Ltd. and Mitsui & Co. affiliate companies. Details are as follows:
Person approaches opposite gender on matchmaking sites, leading to exchange of WeChat details and further correspondence.
Person claims to be a Mitsui & Co. or Mitsui & Co. affiliate company employee, building credibility by presenting false internal documents and fake ID cards which include the unauthorized use of the company logo.
Person makes a false plea for help in reaching the company quota for member registrations and the introduction of a fake website, where personal data such as bank details are requested, and subsequently money is fraudulently deducted from the victim.
Please be advised these cases are in no way associated with Mitsui & Co., Ltd. or Mitsui & Co. affiliate companies. If you receive such invitations or requests, confirm the identity of the other party and please consider the risks of sending money to those you are not familiar with.
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