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.
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Scam Email #1
Subject: FINANCIAL REPRESENTATIVE NEEDED
It is in our best interest to introduce you a new job opportunity from Cambridge Mineral Resources Plc.We’ll be very glad to offer you a part time job.This job does not disturb you to seek for another employment opportunity neither does it disturb your current job if you have any.Our company deals in jewelries,steel and mineral resources such as limestone and columbite.We sell our products in raw form for companies to convert them into finished goods.
We have many clients around the world and we distribute our products internationally.We have some new clients in your region and we want you to be handling payment made by the customers from your region.Our clients make usually make payment in form of checks and money order.All you need to do is to be receiving payments from our clients and send the payment to our branch manager.The clients will be sending you the payments by mail,you will then cash the payment and send it to our branch manager.We will be giving you 10% on each payment you receive as your commission.You will be removing the transfer fees from the remaining funds after you have already deducted the 10% commission.
Making money on this depends on how fast you can receive the payments and forward it,you will be receiving another payment immediately the last one you receive is being transferred by moneygram/western union.This doesn’t disturb you to do another job.If you work for us for 6 months,you will be recruited for full time employment in any of our branches in Canada and Mexico if you are willing to do so,you will be earning $240,000.00 USD as basic annual income when you are fully recruited.No fees is required from you to acquire this job.Please get back to us with your response as soon as possible and attach two copies of your passport photographs with full contact information.A form will be sent to you for contract agreement if you are interested and the date you will receive the first payment will be provided to you when the form is filled and returned.Your quick response will be greatly appreciated.All replies and questions should be sent to our customer care representative at email@example.com Your quick response will be greatly appreciated.Thank you.
Senior Financial Manager,
Cambridge Mineral Resources Plc.
Scam Email #2
From: DAVIDSON TECHNICAL TEXTILE LIMITED DAVIDSON TECHNICAL TEXTILE LIMITED
Greetings Dear Applicant,I am Mrs SHERRY CROWNWISE, Recruitment Manager for DAVIDSON TECHNICAL TEXTILE LIMITED and it is my Pleasure to give you Details about the Open
Position at DAVIDSON TECHNICAL TEXTILE LIMITED.
Why you are Been Recruited :
In 2007 DAVIDSON TECHNICAL TEXTILE LIMITED introduced itself into the US Market to Supply Our Products and also Offer Automotive Engine Services. But We
have Had Hiccups receiving Check Payments made by our Customers,We Require
representatives who can Receive Payments on our Behalf hereby
also Expanding our Network.
This is Your Responsibilities:
Received Payments ( Checks & Money Orders ) made by Our Customers on our
Behalf Take them to your Bank and Cash Them out or Deposit if
Required to by your Bank Deduct your 300$ which will be your Commission Remit
the Balance to us via Money Gram or Western Union.
The cost for sending will come out from the 90% and not your 300$
You will receive 300$ on every Payment that you Remit to us as your
Basic Requirements for the job:
E-mail and Internet experience (minimal)
You can do the Work easily without leaving or affecting your present Job. You
do not have to go out as you will work as an independent.
contractor right from your home office. Your job is absolutely legal.You earn
up to $3000-$4000 monthly depending on time spent on the Job
and How Dedicated you are.
P.S You Providing this Information means that you are ready to work with us
immediately because we already have Pending Payments:
Full Legal Name:
Address Not P.O Box:
Tel Number( Home Number):
Cell Phone Number:
I will be looking forward to receive the above details.
Scam Email #3
Can you be online for at least 3hrs in a day?
Can you work from home?
Do you think fast?
Can you asses and undertake assigned duties carefully and comfortably?
Then you have a chance to work with us Online at Bertelsmann AG.
Bertelsmann AG has specialized in supply chain management services and
distribution of high-quality components, equipment and materials for the
electrical and telecommunications industries for 175 years.
Founded in G=FCtersloh on July 1, 1835 as a small Protestant Christian
publisher, Bertelsmann is today one of the world=92s largest media compan=
Bertelsmann AG procures, warehouses, and delivers just about any kind of
electrical or communications and data product, component, or related serv=
to its customers. It stocks and sells hundreds of thousands of items from
thousands of manufacturers.
We are currently seeking part time employees for our ever-growing Account=
Receivable Department.Through extensive demographic research, we have
discovered a wealth of untapped human resources that, for one reason or
another, need the freedom to work from home.
Your primary task for now, as an interested applicant is to coordinate pa=
processes. From customers they pay for the products but in most cases we =
our clients prepay for orders or items they order for.
About 70 percent of our customers prefer to pay through Travellers Checks=
Bank Transfer drawn from the Europe.Because of the increasing number of
clients.We have decided to open this new contract-to-hire job position
Your Primary task (Collection of Payments):
1. Receive payment from our Customers Through Courier delivery service.
2. Cash Payment Only at your Bank
3. Deduct 10% which will be your percentage / pay on Every Payment proces=
4. Forward balance after deduction of percentage / pay to any of the
offices you will be Directed to send payment to.
JOB OFFER REQUIREMENTS
Get back to us with information below information, so that we can add you=
mailing address to our Regional database and forward it to our customers =
them to send payments.
HOME ADDRESS:(not PO BOX)
Human Resources Department,
PO Box 111 Gutersloh, 33,311
Scam Email #4
From: “The Millhouse Evaluation Team”
Subject: Mystery Shopper Needed….
We are a company that conducts surveys and evaluate other companies. We get hired to go to other people’s companies and act like customers in order to know how the staffs are handling their services in relation to their customers.
Once we have a contract to do so, you would be directed to the company or outlet and you would be given the funds you need to do the job (either purchase products or required services), after which you would write a comment on the staffs activities and give a detailed record of your experience
Examples of details you would forward to us are:
1. How long it took you to get the services requested.
2. Smartness of the attendant
3. Customer service professionalism
4. Sometimes you might be required to upset the attendant, to see how they
React to clients why they get tensed.
We turn this information over to the company executives and they would carry out their own duties in improving their services.
Most companies employ our assistance when people give complains about their services or when they feel there are needs for them to improve their customer service. your Identity would be kept confidential as the job states (secret/mystery shopper) you would be paid $300 for every duty you carry out, and bonus on your transportation allowance, and funds would be given to you if you have to dine as part of the duty, Your job will be to evaluate and comment on customer service in a wide variety of shops, stores, restaurant and services in your area.
No commitment is made on this job, and you would have flexible hours as it
If think you have what it takes to join a fast-pace, professional environment, then please apply immediately as soon as possible via e-mail as this position will be filled quickly but before you fill the list below make sure you read the about the job .via email too: firstname.lastname@example.org
CONTACT ADDRESS (no P.O. Box please):
PRESENT JOB STATUS/POSITION:
As soon as you respond, we can look at your distance from the locations which you have to put your service into, and your address would also be need for your
Thanks For Your Total Understanding and Moral Cooperation and we hope to read from you soon .
The Millhouse Evaluation Team.
Mr Albert Coyle
+44 703 597 8576
Please Note if you have applied for a Job at Millhouse Evaluation team and have sent us your details for this Job, Reconfirm your Details so that we can upgrade our Data and start processing your payments .Also indicates that you have applied for the position of a secret shopper at The Millhouse Evaluation Team.