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
My name Maria Friedman,
I am happy to let you know that there are few administrative assistants vacancies offered by our company.
Please review this email closely and check whether you are the right candidate for this job.
We are a reputable food manufacturer that was established in Europe,
possesses divisions in Costa Rica and Canada and sells their product all over the world.
– Complete or incomplete higher education
– Basic acquaintance with MS Office applications such as Microsoft Word and Excel
– Means for remote work via Internet.
– Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure
– Over 25 years of age
– Bank account
– Processing payment transactions performed by our customers
– Delivering a thorough record of settlements made
– Generation of financial reviews
– Managing your own client base
– Base pay of $2100 (after a month of probation period)
-5% bonus for every completed transaction
– All expenses connected with transactions and Western Union are covered by the company.
NOTE: This job position can be applied solely by the US residents.
If you are willing to get more information about this position, feel free to email me at email@example.com
Hope to talk with you soon.
Scam Email #2
From: “Weber gill”
Subject: PART – TIME JOB OFFER.
We are new new Cocoa suppliers and we are looking for new staffs.Its a PART -TIME JOB .
We supply Cocoa around America,European & Asian region and we are beginning to get more orders from
If you have what it takes to work and represent our firm and get paid every week or
have a contract signed with us.
We pay $400 – $500 weekly as regards to your job.(You can work from your home)
Also indicate the languages you can speak so we know where to fix you in the firm
If you are interested send us with your details.
E-mail us today: firstname.lastname@example.org
Scam Email #3
Subject: PAYPAL JOB OFFER.
Do you have a paypal account? This is a great job opportunity for you
to work from home with your paypal account and make a good living with it.
We are glad to offer you a job position at our company.I am from Florida
usa,I am the ,sales manager for Nelson fabrics Ltd,based in
west Africa,we sell sculptures,African artifacts &
fabrics.We need someone to work for the company as our
payment officer. The average monthly income is about 4000.00
USD. This job takes only 1-2 hours per day. Presently with
the amount of Orders we have, we cannot put them on hold for
fear of loosing customers outrightly.Secondly we cannot
accept paypal from our location,since paypal is the only way
our clients want to pay us,we need you to work with for us
as our representative to receive payment for us with your
paypal account.About 90 percent of our customers prefer to
pay through paypal.Payment can also be made by cashier’s
check (from our certified customers only)
1. Receive payment from Customers with paypal
2. withdraw the Payment from your paypal account.
3. Deduct 10% which will be your commission for the
4. Forward the 90% balance after deduction of your
commission to our branch office in west africa via western
union money transfer.
Please get back to us with the information below.
Sales manager,nelsonfabrics inc.
Scam Email #4
From: “Secret Shopper”
Subject: Become A Mystery Shopper Today.
“We have a mystery shopping assignment in your area and we would like you to participate”
Mystery Shopper® is accepting applications for qualified individuals to become
mystery shoppers. It’s fun and rewarding, and you choose when and where you want to shop.
You are never obligated to accept an assignment. There is no charge to become a shopper and
you do not need previous experience.
Mystery Shopper® is the premier mystery shopping company, serving clients across America and
Canada with over 500,000 shoppers available and ready to help businesses better serve their
customers. Continual investment in the latest internet and communication technologies coupled with over
16 years of know-howmeans working with Mystery Shopper® is a satisfying and rewarding
experience. Secret shopping as seen on ABC NEWS, NBC NEWS, L.A.TIMES. Stores and
organizations such as Western Union, Pizza Hut, and Moneygram among 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. Mystery Shopper®
NEVER charge fees to become a shopper. Training, tips for improvement, and shopping opportunities
are provided free to registered shoppers. Mystery shoppers are paid a pre-arranged fee
for a particular shop, Mystery Shopper® has available for immediate assignment an inspection of the customer
service of any Western Union in your area. This fee will be paid upfront. During this shop you will visit the
location and make several observations as regards the customer service.
You will be required to interact with the shop clerk.
You may conduct the shop alone or as a couple.
The assignment will pay $170.00/ Assignment.
Kindly Fill Out the application form below and we will get back to you shortly with the assignment:
Street Address(Not PO Box) .
City, State, Zip Code .
Cell Phone Number .
Home Phone Number .
Alternate Email Address .
AVAILABILITY: Days/Hours Available
Hours Available: from _______ to ______
We await your urgent response.
Thank you for your help. We look forward to working with you.