With that said, here are the latest submissions for my weekly scam roundup. If you have received any similar emails, please forward them along to Steve@IveTriedThat.com. I’ll post them here to help protect others from falling for these scams.
Scam Email #1
Subject: RE:  CareerBuilder: Accountant Position
Date: Thursday, June 24, 2010, 9:45 PM
Thank you for writing to us,
Please allow me to introduce myself; my name is Kristin Robinson and I am
the International Human Resource Manager of Smart Pay Limited I am pleased
to inform you that we have an open position for you within our company.
Below you will find a short history of our company; please give me a bit of
your time and allow me to present it to you.
Our Company was founded in 2004 in the United Kingdom; Smart Pay Limited is
one of the largest equipment selling companies in Europe and our customers
are various businesses, hospitals, groups and individuals. The Smart Pay
Limited is a renowned and trusted symbol of dependability. Naturally, you
have great expectations regarding your career and that means you will need
plenty of room – to grow, to explore your potential and to realize your
goals. Smart Pay Limited needs a responsible, honest, self motivated and
reliable individual to work for the company as our Representative in USA for
our newly opened market. This is in view of us not having an office
presently in the USA but accepting orders from our American customers. You
don’t need to have an office and this certainly will not disturb any form of
work you have going at the moment.
JOB DESCRIPTION, TERMS AND CONDITIONS
– No fees needed to get this job.
– No one at Smart Pay Limited will ask for your sensitive info.
– You are not involved in any sales.
– Everything is legal under EU/USA and International laws.
The today’s situation on the financial market requires us to open and fill
several of these job positions within our company; the job opening is that
of a Representative within the US. This opening will help our company to
reduce the time it takes to receive funds from orders that we receive each
month. And we offer you one of the highest incomes on the market today and
the minimal expenditures of time.
Presently with the amount of orders we have we cannot put them on hold for
fear of losing our customers, secondly we cannot cash these payments from
the US soon enough, as international checks take about 28 working days to
cash anywhere in Europe. We lose a lot of time and money each month because
we have money transfer delays. Our clients could pay us where we want by
sending checks to an US address. What we need you to do is to provide us an
address where you can receive our customer checks. We need someone who can
receive the money through this method of payment. Regarding the check
process all you have to do is to receive the checks our customers will send
to your address, take them to your bank, cash them and send the remainder
amount to us after deducting all fees incurred and your commission. All fees
for transferring the funds will be supported from our share. Bonuses will
apply for cashing checks within 24 hours upon receiving a check. You will
always take your commission upfront.
We make direct contact for sales of products. Once orders are received and
processed we deliver the product to our customer (usually through USPS). The
customer receives and checks the product and proceeds to send the payment.
We accept all forms of payment but most of our customers pay using Bank
Checks and so in order to solve this problem and not lose any of our
customers we have decided to open this new job position. This job is legal
according to the U.S. legislation as it is today. Local money transfers take
but a few hours, so it will give us a possibility to get customer’s payment
PAYMENT AND SALARY:
For example you receive a check as payment in the amount of 3000.00 USD, you
deduct your commission (10%): 300.00 USD and then send to us the balance:
2700.00 USD. In the first month you will receive around 15-20 orders under
3,000.00 USD to process and after checking your performance records during
that first month the orders you will receive may increase from 3,000.00
upwards to 6,000.00 USD. For example 20 transactions each around 3000.00 USD
gives you a total income of 6,000.00 USD per month and after establishing a
close co-operation with us you’ll be able to operate with larger orders and
you’ll be able to earn more. You will also deduct fees that are related to
this job (gasoline, western union fees, bank commissions, etc) from our
balance, not from your commissions. At first the checks you will receive
will vary from: $500.00 to $3,000.00. We will also send you a 1099 Form for
tax deduction on your part. Our payments will be issued out in your name and
you can have them cashed in your existing bank account, we don’t accept
newly created bank accounts because it slows the cashing process. Deduct
your percentage and forward the balance to the company attorney manager via
a western union money transfer, the name will be given to you later after
cashing a payment. This job takes only 3-7 hours per week. You’ll have a lot
of free time for taking up another job; you’ll get good income and a regular
job. This job is very challenging and you should understand it. We are
looking only for the employee who satisfies our requirements and will be an
We have health insurance and the 401K retirement savings plan as well as all
the other standard benefits that a major company usually provides.
Unfortunately we can only start talking about this after the first month has
passed since you’re working for us. We consider the first month as a trial
period. In any case you do not have to pay for anything in advance, there
are no hidden costs for performing this job. Any fee you might encounter
will be deducted from our share of the funds before you send it to us.
You will receive next instructions step by step.
This depends of how many checks you will receive but it won’t take more than
2 hours to deposit the check and send an e-mail as soon as the check arrives
to you. Also as soon as checks arrive we will send you further instructions
and all details in order to complete the process with Western Union.
Unfortunately we cannot setup any interviews now as we do not have any
representatives in US. We will be able to come and meet within the next few
months when the new offices will be opened in your area!
Please let me know if you are still interested and I will e-mail you the
contract. Also include phone numbers and e-mail address where you can be
reached. Within 24 hours after we will receive this information we will
forward you a copy of the contract you have to fill in, sign and e-mail back
Smart Pay Limited
Scam Email #2
I AM RYAN PINKET OF JKT INC, A PROFESSIONAL EVALUATION COMPANY.
WE NEED A HONEST, SELF-MOTIVATED PERSON WHO CAN WORK FOR US AS A MYSTERY SHOPPER AND EARN $400 WEEKLY.
THE EVALUATION INCLUDES ACCESSING FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS AND THERE SERVICES,
FOR MORE DETAILS PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING: +FULL NAME: +FULL ADDRESS: +CITY: +STATE: +ZIP CODE: +PHONE #: +EMAIL ADDRESS:
alternate e mail: email@example.com
Scam Email #3
From: Design Inteitors International,Inc [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Monday, June 28, 2010 11:32 AM
Subject: Job for you
I’m Gloria Jacobs. I’m personnel manager of our Staff Department. Our
department got your resume & We think you suitable for the vacancy of
For more info about this vacancy, go to this link:
this position could be the good addon to your during work.
Pls read there for more information about our company:
If you’re ready, reply me now.
Scam Email #4
from Cash4troops HR Jackie Stevenson
date Fri, Jun 11, 2010 at 2:49 PM
subject Dear United States patriot, we offer you an employment
You received this letter because you were seeking a job at www.careerbuilder.com. We’ve reviewed your resume and would like to offer you a position in our organization.
Many of our troops are serving far away and are living in facilities that provide few of the comforts of home. Despite the many sacrifices they make for our country, they are not able to have some of the basic services we take for granted every day. In addition, troops rarely have access to their U.S. bank accounts, meaning that purchasing items they want from off-base vendors is rarely an option. As a result, U.S. soldiers are placed in a lose-lose situation in which they do not have access to basic comforts of life and cannot go out and buy them with their own money. Cash4troops is a non-profit organization based in Wisconsin that manages fund transfers to American troops deployed overseas.
We are seeking to hire people who love their country, are looking to work from home, are dependable and honest, can get the job done on time, have 1-2 hours a day to process fund transfers, and are willing to check their e-mail 1-2 times a day. Having reviewed your resume on careerbuilder.com, we believe that you are just the kind of person we need.
Here’s how it works:
Troops request fund transfers through our order forming manager, who then reviews the orders and sends instructions to you, our ?agent,? via email or phone. We will provide you with all the information you will need to complete the funds transfer. Your job will be to follow our simple instructions in order to route the money through your account to our soldiers. You don’t have to spend a penny of your own money for these transfers ? all we?ll need is your time and bank account. Once the transaction is complete, we then will pay for your time and services. You will receive five to ten percent of the total transaction promptly after the soldier has received their funds ? we realize and appreciate the effort you?ve given us in our mission to serve our troops.
Our company?s personnel is very friendly and will help you every step of the way. We will be more than glad to provide 24/7 email support. All taxes are already paid.
Please visit our website at www.Cash4troops.org today!
Contact information: Jackie Stevenson
P.S. Every week we receive thanks from troops who are glad to be appreciated and remembered. Our service members make sacrifices every day for our country. It takes so little to let them know that we appreciate what they are doing for us. When you sign up as a volunteer, you will let our troops know that you support them, and you have not forgotten them.