Mitsui & Co. (U.S.A.), Inc.


Employment Recruitment Fraud Alert

Updated July 11, 2011

We are aware of a scam in which some unknown person(s) contact individuals who posted resumes on internet job search web sites such as, or post a job listing on the internet web site, seeking applicants to nonexistent job openings at Mitsui USA. The person(s) then perform an "interview" with the applicant using instant messenger, concluding the "interview" by claiming to hire the applicant and then or at some point soon after demand money be sent by Western Union.

Mitsui USA does not interview applications by instant messenger, post job openings or otherwise seek job applicants on or request or accept money from applicants or new hires.

Please do not provide personal information or send funds to anyone claiming to be from Mitsui USA who discovered you through a listing, or who seeks to interview you by instant messenger.

Mitsui USA contacted the relevant law enforcement authorities about this scam. If you have any information about this matter please immediately contact Eric Pierson, Senior Counsel at Mitsui USA, by phone at 212-878-4043 or by email at