The complete email is as shown below.

There are 2 ways this scam could work:

Fake Check Scam Version
1.Receive payment from Customers.
You will receive fake checks from “customers”. These are in fact, sent by the scammers themselves.

2. Cash Payments at your Bank.
When you cash the check, the bank may just accept it and put the money into your account. However, a few days later, they will find that the check was in fact a scam, and they would ask for the money to be returned.

3. Deduct 10% which which is your commission/Payment on check cashed.
This is “supposed” to be your pay, but it isn’t.

4. Forward the remaining 90% to the information that will be provided later on.
After you have dropped the check at the bank, the scammer would urgently require you to send out the “remaining 90%” to them asap. Ofcourse, you would ask to wait for the check to clear, and the cash to be in your bank account, before you send the cash. 3 days later, the bank clears the check and puts the cash in your bank account, and you sent 90% to the scammer. 10 days later, the bank called you up to say that the check is fake, and asked you to return 100% of the cash + bounce check charges.

This is why we say that, in para 3, the 10% is “supposed to be your pay, but it isn’t”.

Money Mule Version
In the money mule version, the scammer is running another scam, e.g. 419 scam, lottery scam, etc. So they would require victims from these scams to send money to them. But instead of sending the check to them, they would go through YOU (money mule). So what happens is that the REAL check from a victim would be sent to you, and cleared in YOUR bank account. Then you send CASH to the scammer. When the police trace the scammers, they would only find you because the check was cleared into YOUR BANK account. However, since the scammers receive cash from YOU (money mule), they could never be traced easily.

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From: mrjameswood1.wood@gmail.com
Subject: JOB REPRESENTATIVE NEEDED
Date: Tue, 9 Jun 2009 15:47:00 -0400

I am MR JAMES WOOD, Human Resource Manager for Agricultural and Mineral Research Institute.
A new job opening in your area, It’s a work from home/office position and you are not required to pay any registration fee or pay for any application form before you get employed.Your tasks are:
1.Receive payment from Customers.
2. Cash Payments at your Bank.
3. Deduct 10% which which is your commission/Payment on check cashed.
4. Forward the remaining 90% to the information that will be provided later on.
Requirements
#Your full name:,
#Your full home address:
#City;
#State:
#Zipcode:
#Your age, Occupation:,
#direct contact telephone number (VALID AND WORKING):
#marital status:,
#Your email address:
kindly reply immediately. This space is opened till the 3rd of July, 2009
Please email me back asap for more details.
Regards,
MR JAMES WOOD

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