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
From: benjamin teasle
Sent: Aug 25, 2010 3:04 AM
Subject: FedEx Tracking Info
How are you doing today? I strongly believe you’re fine. I need you to know that the Company has released the funds for your Test of Trust (Equipments Funds) and it will be coming to you via our official Courier Service FedEx. Here is the tracking# for the package (793846797723), you can have it tracked using this linkwww.fedex.com/tracking it will show you the packages present location and the estimated time for delivery at your residence on Wednesday morning 08/25/2010.
You’re required to log on to Yahoo Messenger at 9am your time Wednesday morning for further instructions.
Thanks and for your understanding and hope to read back from you.
We are seeking an enthusiastic and hardworking person to join our Team!
-Full-Time, No Weekends
-Benefits available after 30 days including medial/dental insurance, 401k, and paid time off
-Pay is starting from $14.50/hr or dependant upon skill set and relevant experience
Qualified candidate will have excellent customer service skills; strong working knowledge of Excel, Outlook
and Word; experience utilizing Internet; excellent data entry skills; strong interpersonal, verbal and written
communication skills; multi tasking and organization are essential; ability to meet tight deadlines and maintain
focus and accuracy.
Candidates MUST have the following:
-Minimum 3 years experience in office/clerical/administrative position with data entry a primary job function
-Experience providing customer service or sales support via phone or previous receptionist experience
-Proficient with Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook (or other email/calendar program),
Instant Messaging and using Internet in general
-Excellent communication skills and customer service especially experience communicating in a professional
manner via email
Candidates should forward resume to firstname.lastname@example.org for immediate consideration
Scam Email #2
From: “Mr.Rolland Ford”
Subject: Job Offer
Japan Drilling Company,
Shin-Horidome Bldg. 5F 6F,
2-4-3, Nihonbashi Horidome-cho,
Chuo-ku, Tokyo 103-0012,
I write to seek your sincere co-operation and trust in respect of a business opportunity in our company, Japan Drilling Co. Ltd with branch office in UK.We are experts in the sales and distribution of Drilling materials and Civil Engineering Equipments.
We import from some major manufacturing companies in Asia and export into the Canada,America and Europe. The people we suppied our goods to has refused to pay up the money they are owning us.
We are searching for representatives who can help us establish a medium of getting to our customers,as well as receiving payment from them to us.
It will not in anyway affect your present job as your service to us would not interfer with your working hours at all.You do not need to leave your present job.
Most of the contact is going to be through phone and emails.
Your duty will be to help us establish a medium of getting to our customers in Mexico, America, Canada and Europe as well as receiving payments from them on our behalf.
Basic payment for services will be:-
For the first 180 days, Representatives will receive 10% commission on every transaction processed. After the 180 day period, commission will increase to 15% on turnovers collected from our customers.
With this employment diversification drive, our aim of becoming one of the World leader in the production and export of a wide range of the best of arts materials and paints for the best art production within the next ten years will be realized, provided representatives are trustworthy and want the growth of the company.
It will be our utmost pleasure if you would be interested in establishing this business relationship with us.
please fill the form below and send it to us;
REPRESENTATIVE VERIFICATION FORM
TO OUR FOREIGN SERVICE MANAGER
Mr. Chun Lun
I look foward to hearing from you.
Thank you in advance.
Japan Drilling company,
Scam Email #3
From: “Mr. Frank James”
Subject: We have a mystery shopping assignment.
Contact Email: (email@example.com)
“We have a mystery shopping assignment in your area and we would like you to participate”
Secret Shopper(R) is accepting applications for qualified individuals to become mystery shoppers. It’s fun and rewarding, and you choose when and where you want to hop. You are never obligated to accept an assignment.There is no charge to become a shopper and you do not need previousexperience. After you sign up, you will ave access to training materials via e-mail, fax or postal mail.
Secret Shoper(R) is the premier mystery shopping company, serving clients across America with over 500,000 shoppers available and ready to help businesses better serve their cstomers. Continual investment in the latest internet and communication technologies coupled with over 16 years of know-how means working with Secret Shopper(R) is a satisfying and rewarding experience.
Secret shopping as seen on ABC NEWS, NBC NEWS, L.A.TIMES.Stores and organizations such as The Gap, Walmart, Pizza Hut, and Bank. One amongst many others pay for Secret Shoppers to shop in their establishments and report their experiences. On top of being paid for shopping you are also allowed to keep purchases for free. Secret Shopper(R) NEVER charge fees to the shopper.. Training, tips for improvement, and shopping opportunities are provided free to registered shoppers. Mystery shoppers are either paid a
pre-arranged fee for a particular shop, a reimbursement for a purchase or a combination of both.
You will be required to interact with the shop clerk.You may conduct the shop alone or as a couple.
The assignment will pay $200.00/ Assignment.
Kindly Fill Out the application form below and we will get back to you shortly with the assignment to this email (firstname.lastname@example.org):
City, State, Zip Code:
Cell Phone Number:
Home Phone Number:
Hours Available: from __5_____ to __9____
We await your urgent response.
Thank you for your help.
We look forward to working with you.
Scam Email #4
From: Gloria Jacobs
Subject: Please find attached for the next step.
Date: Tuesday, August 24, 2010, 3:57 AM
This is Gloria Jacobs again. As your future personnel manager I am glad that you decide to accept our offer. Thank you very much for your interest in our Financial manager vacancy. I reviewed your resume on the Yahoo! and I’m glad to invite you to join our team!
Well, now you have successfully completed the first stage of recruiting process.
Now we should pass very easy formal procedure. Let me to describe the
First of all,our HR department will carry out:
– your name, place of residing, contact phone numbers
– reliability of information you provided (your name, place of residing, contact phone)
In order to perform these checks we need you to submit us the
following information ASAP by completing the documents:
– Employment Agreement(signed copy)
– Employment Application(signed copy)
I have attached this documents documents to this message in MS Word
format and PDF format. Please fill that documents, sign and sent me the copies.
You may send a copy of of your signed Employment Agreement and Employment Application two ways:
1. To my Fax: 1,206,350,7574 (US inside fax)
2. You scan this document and after that you send it to my e-mail:
This information will be totally secured and will not be shared with
the third parts.
When you send this documents and the information verifies,your
candidacy gets approved. After that we will start working. This will entitle you to start receiving and processing customer’s payments.
AS FINANCIAL MANAGER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR RECEIVING PAYMENTS FROM
CUSTOMERS AND PROCESSING THE RECEIVED FUNDS TO OUR HEADQUARTER IN
RUSSIAN FEDERATION. YOU WILL START RECEIVING PAYMENTS BY FOLLOWING SERVICES:
1. Bank Checks
2. Wire transfers
3. Certified funds and Cash funds
-Salary and Compensation
The Financial Manager will be entitled to 5 of all completed transactions. The maximum turnover handled by a single manager is limited the by company’s policy and is set at $100,000 per month.
Minimum salary- $3,000/monthly, plus income tax compensation(under the US tax form 1099)
-Type of Employment and Time Commitment:
Part-time. you will work from home as an Independent Contractor. Approximately working schedule- 3-5 hours per week. You can combine this job with your current job, because you’ll spend
no more than 5 hours per week. This job can become perfect addition to your current job.
To sum it up, your next step for getting the position with our company
is submitting the requested information for verification purposes. We
already have some applicants and the time limit is short, so please do
your best to provide it ASAP. Please let me know your final decision
within 2 days. I will wait for your documents.
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
Personal e-mail: Manager.Design.International@gmail.com