The "Intermediary between Nichi-Iko Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd" Spam Email

The Intermediary between Nichi-Iko Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd Spam Email

For the past 2 weeks, I have been receiving hundreds of "Intermediary between Nichi-Iko Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd" spam emails, which the senders claim they got my information from LinkedIn. But, I do not have a LinkedIn account. So, where did they get my information because I did not consent to these spam emails, and I do not know anything about this company.

An "Intermediary between Nichi-Iko Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd" Spam Email

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Sent: Monday, March 11, 2019 10:05 AM

Subject: Re: Job Representation (Inquiry)

Nichi-Iko Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd,

5-4 Nihonbashi-Honcho 1-chome,

Chuo-ku, Osaka 103-0023, Japan.

Tel: +81-3-3276-0215

Fax: +81-3-3276-2150


We got your contact through LINKEDIN resource. We are in need of a reputable company/individual that can act as our sales/financial representative (Intermediary between Nichi-Iko Pharmaceutical Co.,Ltd and its clients in the North America and its region) Note: Your area of business specialization and concentration is of no reference as regards being our sales/financial representative. Being experienced in this field is also a credit to you. The job will only take few minutes of your time daily/weekly. If Interested, send us a direct eMail on:


Human Resources/Organizational Development Consulting,

Nichi-Iko Pharmaceutical Co.,Ltd

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  • November 7, 2019 at 6:56 AM by an anonymous user from: Panama City, Panamá, Panama

    I recently also had contact but thru a Ms. Rose Oscar - President of Sales of Nichi-Iko Hong Kong, who only gave her personal email and wanted to chat thru Hangout chart.

    ToshinorI KongojI - Managing Director is using


  • July 18, 2019 at 9:27 AM by an anonymous user from: Calgary, Alberta, Canada

    Received the exact same email but from Wah MeI Tat Industrial Inc. Details and method of contact and a representative letter is all the same. Flo Tech Marketing and Trading Company Inc. is also the same. Was asked to contact Clyde Matthews to collect outstanding payments for the company in Japan. Luckily I read these comments and found out your experiences with those scammers. I was almost about to go with it to the end.

    Thank you Guys

    • July 23, 2019 at 1:29 PM by an anonymous user from: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

      Received the same letter from Wah MaI Tet to collect on Clyde Matthews of Flo Tech Marketing and Trading, did a bit of research and there was no Flotech in Winnipeg and there was never a company at the address as I contacted the leasing company.

      Not sure what these scammer expect to get out of this when there is no company to collect from. Thanks for putting your information on this site

  • June 25, 2019 at 12:08 PM by an anonymous user from: Costa Mesa, California, United States

    I received an offer to be a go-between for collecting monies from different companies that out this pharmaceutical company. I’m going to post my letters and forms so you can see. Sounded too good to be true the information provided above is been great I appreciate it thank you.

    "Hello Jason, did you receive the company letter/representative form and the brochure for your review? Kindly lets us know if this is a position you are interested in.

    Confirm receipt.


    Nancy Takeshi

    Secretary/Human Resource Manager(Assist),

    Nichi-Iko Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

    5-4 Nihonbashi-Honcho 1-chome, Chuo-ku Osaka 103-0023, Japan.

    Tel: 81-3-3276-0215 Fax: 81-3-3276-2150



    NICHI IKO Pharmaceuticals is a Japanese based company founded July 15 1965, our business activities includes Manufacturing, sales, distribution, export, import and related activities for various types of pharmaceuticals; Treatments for circulatory, digestive, respiratory, central and peripheral nervous systems and others. We have 8 manufacturing plants in Hokkaido Plant (Antiseptics), Yamagata Plant (External), Saitama Plant (Oral Jelly, Eye Drop & Divided Liquid), Shizuoka Plant (Tablets, Capsules, Granules & Injections), AichI Plant (Injections), Toyama Plant 1 (Tablets & Capsules), Toyama Plant 2 (Powders & Granules) and Canada Omega Plant (Injections).

    NICHI IKO Pharmaceutical has developed a strong international customer base: upstream— exploration and production; midstream—transportation, storage, and wholesale marketing to other utilities; and Downstream—distribution and marketing to residential, commercial, and industrial customers with our Distribution/Exportation centers located at Nichi-Iko Distribution Center [Toyama], East Japan Distribution Center [Saitama], West Japan Distribution Center [Hyogo] and Hokkaido Distribution Center [Hokkaido].

    NICHI IKO Pharmaceutical consists of over 20 affiliated companies with employees over 1,438 to help handle the high demand of our products and oversees the activities of our customers in your region; we look forward to establishing representative office and sales centers in Canada, USA and North America in general. Until these centers are established, we need a reliable and trusted individual or company (irrespective of the Business type) that will stand as an intermediary or representative between our customers in your country and NICHI IKO Pharmaceutical. Hence, we wish to contract you as our “representative” in Canada, USA and North America in general.


    We have clients from your region that has not meet up with the normal payment schedule of 30 days after confirming the delivery of products sent to them in good condition. Based on research and past experience we have discovered that having a representative in the same region with our clients, it becomes very easy for them to comply and pay in due time.

    This is why we require representatives in your region who can easily communicate with our customers.

    We presently get our payment through checks and draft issued in our favour by our clients, but delay is usually experienced as we are made to wait for up to two month and more before our local banks can clear checks/draft. we are losing a lot of money by doing this as most of our funds is procured as short term loan and overdraft from banks with high interest rate.

    It is as a result of the above we decided to appoint a reliable representative overseas who will now serve as an intermediary between us and our clients.


    We confirm in good faith that we are ready to work with you and also we must let you know that any payment made to you on behalf of our company, we have two categories of partnership available, namely: Individual Partnership and Corporate


    Individual Partnership: You will be entitled to 5% commission of every completed transaction (i.e. 5% of every payment received

    and processed), plus $3500 monthly allowance to cover out-of- Pocket expenses such as telephone bill, fax, etc.

    Corporate Partnership: Your company will be entitled to 7.5% commission of every completed transaction (i.e. 7.5% of every payment received and processed), plus $5,000 monthly allowance to cover out-of-pocket expenses.

    NOTE: Your area of business specialization and concentration is of no reference as regards being our sales/financial representative. Being experienced in this field is also a credit to you.

    This is to let you know that we have several delinquent accounts in America, Canada and Europe.


    Seeking position as a credit collections/sales representative with Nichi-Iko Pharmaceutical Co.,Ltd where

    professional experience and education will be utilized to make an immediate contribution to the company.

    • Speak with customers to settle on reason for overdue payment

    • Reconciled discrepancies with clients

    • Recorded information regarding financial status of client and status of collection efforts

    • Granted extensions of credit

    • Coordinated collection efforts with sales force

    • Reviewed terms of sales, service, or credit contract

    • Sorted and filed correspondence

    Job Tasks and Responsibilities

    •review and verify invoices and check requests

    •set invoices up for payment

    •track expenses and process expense reports

    • prepare and process electronic transfers and payments

    • prepare and perform check runs

    • post transactions to journals, ledgers and other records

    •reconcile accounts payable transactions

    •prepare analysis of accounts

    The time required for this work is 10-15 minutes of your time 1-2 times weekly. Your point of contact with clients

    and customers would be by phone calls and eMail. Invoice, letter of appointment and customer contact will be

    forward to you upon accreditation. There will be no travel involve and if there is, all expenses will be provided by

    Nichi-Iko Pharmaceutical Co.,Ltd. Payment for taxes and other expenses incurred during the process will be taking care by us. Your reimbursement of 5% in the case of individual partnership or 7.5% in the case of Company

    partnership will be deducted from every payment received and your monthly salary of $3,500 or $5,000 will be

    sent to you by Nichi-Iko Pharmaceutical Co.,Ltd at the end of your first working month with us. All payment is to

    be made to you by check from our customers will be solemnly controlled by you.

    Below is the registration form. You are to complete the form and return to us via email so as for us to prepare our company’s Memorandum of understanding for your review and signature.

    Full Name Address Phone/Mobile Occupation:

    Name of Employer Office Address Position Held

    Date of Birth




    Company Name:


    Business Type:

    Company Registration Number: Date of Establishment

    Contact Person Telephone/Fax: Position Held Cell/Mobile

    This document contains confidential and proprietary information of Nichi-Iko Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. Do not copy or distribute without our consent."

    I was getting excited and thought this was a real opportunity LOL

  • May 28, 2019 at 5:10 PM by an anonymous user from: Wilmington, California, United States

    I received the same email today as well 5-28-19

    • May 31, 2019 at 11:28 AM by an anonymous user from: Needham, Massachusetts, United States

      Don't answer it. Its a fraud. If you want more info on it, look at my comments here.

    • May 30, 2019 at 5:54 AM by an anonymous user from: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

      I received the same email on May 5th, 2019. I researched the company on line, called their number during business hours in Japan and checked out the names of the company officials. They sent a "Memorandum of Understanding" when I provided some information: name, address. I signed the M.O.U. and they emailed me a contact name, phone, and an unpaid invoice from Flotech Marketing & Research in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

      I contacted the individual at Flotech, called him, emailed him, and got no response. In fact the email was returned as undeliverable and the phone # had no answering service.

      I notified Nichi-Iko contact. I checked out Flotech on line and found a "contact us" button on the website. I email them. Finally, next day I got a call from a Mr. Clyde Mathews who said he had been"tasked" to settle the balance due on the Invoice and check info on where to send money to settle the account in installments.

      Next morning, Fed Ex delivers an envelope with a check for a very large amount from "a third party". Nichi-Iko emailed me to deposit the check. In a new, separate checking account, I made the deposit. It would take 3-5 business days to clear the bank said. I sent a copy of the check to N-I. By the end of the weekend, there was a "hold" on the check, then a note to contact the Fraud Department at this large, multI national bank, which I did. The "note" meant the check had been"returned to maker" by their own request, and that the "check didn't match checks for the 3rd party they had on file.

      I tried to contact both Flotech and Nichi-Iko many times to get an explanation. There has been no response from either and no further contact with Mr. Mathews. My bank reported this as a "total scam" and cautioned about having any further dealings with them. 'Caveat Emptor'

      • June 11, 2019 at 2:55 PM by an anonymous user from: New York, United States

        lol why did you go through all this with them?

  • April 30, 2019 at 1:15 PM by an anonymous user from: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

    Same email received today at 4-30-2019

  • April 1, 2019 at 8:39 AM by an anonymous user from: Wilmington, North Carolina, United States

    Just received this today. I thought it might be a scam but you never know.

    Thanks for sharing.

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