Q: A Chinese Company reached out to me to recover money from past due accounts.
Sounds like an illegal scheme to me.
It could be!
I have received several offers of employment that included collecting and redistributing money, and every one of them was a dud. The usual ploy is that they send you a bogus cashier's cheque by courier, as you to clear the check (through your trust account, of course), take a fee that is extraordinary for the amount of work involved, and remit the balance.
I took one to Bank of America and they verified that the cheque was bogus. I received one on a bank I cannot recall, and with my banker we sent it forward. It, too, was returned unpaid.
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