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Beware of Jayson Sparks and the NSEC

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Normally, I like to keep all known scams to just one post each week, but this guy “Jayson Sparks” has been quite busy lately in sending out tens of thousands of scam emails. I received a number of copies from a few different readers just this past week. When I receive a certain volume of emails regarding a current scam, I have to write a full post about it.

So, here goes.

Who is Jayson Sparks?

Jayson Sparks is sending out job offers to random applicants around the web. He promises very good pay at $75k per year to help manage a foreign exchange program. Unfortunately, the whole thing is bogus.

Here’s a copy of the current scam email making the rounds…

Subj: CV #05

My name is Jayson Sparks;
I am a hiring manager with National Student Exchange Center (NSEC),
a non-profit international student exchange organization, specializing in managing exchange programs for university and college students from all over the world.
I would like to offer you a job of an Area Representative with our organization.

An Area Representative’s responsibilities include
* Distributing of educational materials and grants from our sponsors
* Preparing materials that will be used for country & state guides for foreign students
* Working with host families, helping to resolve their issues, responding to their concerns

Job Requirements
* 1-2 years of previous sales experience are required.
* Previous sales experience in admissions or personnel placement is preferred.
* Telephone appointment setting and interviewing experience.
* Strong communication skills, both on the phone and in person, are required.

Please note that you will need a PC with Internet connection,
as well as a working cell phone or a landline to successfully perform as a Student Organization Representative.

This job would allow you to work from home or office,
since all your functions will be done through a web-based interface, which can be accessed remotely.

The starting salary is $ 36.28 per hour, which can be increased depending on your performance level.
We offer paid holidays, vacation, and education reimbursement for full-time and part-time employees.
Our work environment is very dynamic.
Our people are valued.

Apply today for a rewarding experience in the international education & student exchange industry!
Please forward your resume along with your contact information to the following email: 4jayson@usa-newresume.com

There are a few things here that immediately stand out as a scam to me.

  1. Well, for starters, The National Student Exchange Center doesn’t even exist. The National Student Exchange (NSE) does, but they have issued warnings that they have nothing to do with this guy.
  2. There is no website listed.
  3. What kind of professional email address is 4jayson@usa-newresume.com?
  4. The domain name usa-newresume.com is sketchy sounding and doesn’t even exist.
  5. The pay is just off. $36.28 is an odd starting salary and it’s just too specific.
  6. The email is written in English, but it does not appear to be written by a native English speaker.

Now, there isn’t enough evidence in the email to point out what scam this guy is running, so this next part is purely my speculation. I imagine “Jayson Sparks” will have you accepting fraudulent checks to either purchase office supplies or to process payments from foreign exchange students. If it isn’t a fake check scam, then I think he’s trying to steal identities. I tried emailing the guy as a “prospective employee” but I haven’t heard back from him yet.

If you have dealt with Jayson and can fill in the remaining details for me, please send an email to Steve@IveTriedThat.com or post a comment below. Thanks!

That’s all I have for now. Stay far away from Jayson Sparks.

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  1. I have been dealing with him since november 5th.. I need to talk to someone, i would like to know what we can do to get this guy… Except his new corporation is called the neccfep.net

    How many of us are there that he has done this too..

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  2. Something crazy about the names just given…

    Beatles Steel doesn’t sound like a common Russian name; in fact, you could buy Beatles Steel Drums on Amazon. lol

    As for Julia Morgan, well that is more of a name that I heard in my time of studying Architecture. She was a architect, you could still find hundreds of buildings that she designed. Considering she passed away for some time now.
    NOT SAYING someone else could have that same name… It’s possible…
    Here are other scam emails….

    EXPANDING COMPANY LOOKING FOR SALES SUPPORT/ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT TO HELP US! FULL IN HOUSE PRODUCT TRAINING IS PROVIDED!

    COMPETITIVE INDIVIDUALS…..START ASAP!

    Who are we:
    We are an international leading property investment and development company.
    Our firm has recently acquired new clients and are continuing to expand to new locations across the US.
    We are inlolved in a variety of activities that include construction, realty management, investment sector,
    rental services etc. Right now we are working on more than 10 objects around the world, primarily in Europe, United Kingdom and North America.

    Our Mission:
    If you have an oustanding experience in sales and administration, we would welcome you immediately!
    If you don’t have a formal qualification but have gained skills and knowledge through experience – apply today!
    We also equip new grads or candidates with no experience with the experience they need to build a successful business in the field of sales,
    advertising, or marketing. Many high school grads or college & university students hear employers tell them they need more experience.

    WE ARE LOOKING TO GIVE YOU THAT EXPERIENCE!

    What you’ll be doing: You will conduct comprehensive residential and/or small commercial property audits.

    Other duties of the Administrative Assistant/Sales Support include, but are not limited to:
    . Incorporating effective priorities for the virtual office function
    . Administer day-to-day financial responsibilities for our clients
    . Reporting online daily
    . Preparing brief summary reports, and weekly financial reports

    What’s in it for you: – Excellent Pay (guaranteed $ 725/weekly) – Great Opportunity
    All compensation/salary is paid biweekly. Compensation involves uncapped earnings and bonuses.

    If you are interested, please reply to : claire_haynes@offer-usa.com with your latest CV.

    Best regards,

    Claire Haynes
    Hiring Manager

    and……………………………..

    Greetings

    Let me present to you one of the largest worldwide enterprises where I work as a permanent manager of HR department.

    Our company is well known in various fields as follows:
    – companies setting-up
    – companies winding-up
    – opening accounts in USA
    – etc.

    We are looking for staff in USA at the moment:
    – salary $2.300 euro + bonus
    – max 3-4 business hours a day
    – flexible working schedule

    If you would like to be a regional manager in USA send us your contact information: Chuck@usa-citezen.com
    Name:
    Surname:
    City:
    E-mail:
    Telephone Number:

    Attention! We need just the people residing in USA.

    Please provide us with your Personal data (Phone number and First and Last name) and our manager will contact to you to make a brief interview.

    and……………………..

    Hello

    Let me present to you one of the largest worldwide enterprises where I work as a permanent manager of HR department.

    Our company is engaged in different areas of activity, such as:
    – realtor
    – establishment and disestablishment of enterprises
    – bank account establishment and maintanance
    – logistics
    – private business support
    – etc.

    We are searching for partners in USA:
    – salary $2.400 euro + bonus
    – 2 – 3 working hours per day
    – flexible working schedule

    If you would like to work with us, please provide us the following information: Malinda@usa-citezen.com
    Full name:
    Country:
    City
    E-mail:
    Contact phone number:

    Attention! We are looking for the people who have a right to work in USA!

    Please, write your name and Telephone Number so that our manager could contact you, ask the necessary questions and answer yours.

    NOTICE SOMETHING??

    ALL EMAILS HAVE A SIMILAR @______-USA.COM

    OR

    @USA-_______.COM

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  3. Check out the whois for “western-usa.com” (someone named Julia Morgan in New York just acquired it a few days ago) and the now-suspended “usa-newresume.com” (someone named Beatles Steel in Russia acquired it in the middle of October).

    http://whois.domaintools.com/western-usa.com
    http://whois.domaintools.com/usa-newresume.com

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  4. ahmed elameraouy says:

    i recived yesterday the same email, i went through the email and knew there is something wrong with it. the email did not sound possessional. and once i did not see a phone number to contact them, i knew it is one of those spams that wants just to find away to get your CV, to re-use it for different purposes.

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  5. I just received the same email and since I actually work in the study abroad industry, it really startled me for a few minutes, asking myself if I met this person at one of the study abroad conferences or somewhere else… However, what threw me off was that I have never heard of this organization before and luckily a quick research online brought me to this blog here! Thanks for sharing!

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  6. I just received the same email this morning. The reply email address has been changed to
    jayson@western-usa.com

    The biggest red flag for me was the email appears to have been sent from my own email address. I know I wasn’t looking for jobs recently. Total scam! Nice article! ;O)

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  7. thanks man forrr the info i just had that.
    and i won a lotery from microsoft
    with cp
    FOREIGN TRANSFER MANAGER
    Mr.Kevin Smith
    MICROSOFT SECURITY DEPARTMENT (UK).
    M.S.PRO. ZONAL COORDINATOR
    Email:Kevin_Smith@london.com
    which is weird i never buy any lotery

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  8. Global Cash Flow Network is also a scam people should be aware of. They have scammed thousands of people for huge money. I had to wait 4 months for them to issue a refund, and that was only after filing a claim with the BBB.

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  9. Thanks for the emails Kate and sorry you had to deal with those guys.

    They’re total scammers. I’ve had hundreds of people email me about them and not one has ever been paid. So, in reality, it’s the voices of hundreds of unpaid victims vs. them.

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  10. From a woman who thought she had READ ALL THE FINE PRINT PRIOR TO DOING 7 “assignments” HA THIS IS THE REPLY THEY SENT ME TODAY AFTER i WROTE THEM WHEN I FOUND OUT I COULD NOT USE THEIR MONEY TO PAY

    So glad I found your site. I am thru with trying to make a little money to assist me in the poverty stricken allotment the gov’t sends those of us on disability. Thanks

    Hello,

    We had explained this to you in our terms BEFORE you joined. Why did you agree to the terms if you did not agree to this?

    Thank you,

    Tina Cooper

    Customer Service Rep.

    From Home Data Entry

    What I wrote first when I saw the price I honestly thought I could “pay” out of my “first $70”

    “Oh so bad of you, I am on disability and did your seven assignments, do not have the money until the 3rd to purchase but you will probably be out b then and probably this is a scam for idiots like me. What a damn shame and shame on you and doubly shame on me.

    Kate”

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  11. see copied e-mails
    Hello,

    It never ceases to amaze me how people twist the truth to make us sound like a scam. We have only ever given ones excuse or not paying, and that is because the work was never completed. People have submitted assignments over and over without even completing any work and then get mad at us because they are not paid.

    We pay all of our members that actually do the work, and we have proof of that on our website. It really upsets me that people try to scam us and then have the audacity to turn around and lie about us making it sound like we are the scam.

    I can tell you that there is no way we would even be considered to be certified scam free if we even tried to scam someone.
    We all work so hard to be able to provide a legitimate opportunity for honest people to earn some extra cash, and these people are ruining it for those who are honest.

    I understand if you do not trust us, because really all it comes down to is that it is our word against theres. We are not going to try to convince you to try to join something that you are uncomfortable with. We only want people to join who really want to.

    Thank you,

    Tina Cooper

    Customer Service Rep.

    From Home Data Entry

    kategibson10@comcast.net wrote:
    SHAME ON YOU GONNA FORWARD TO LOCAL FBI OFFICE YOU SHOULD BE PROSECUTED!

    SEE:

    Beware of FromHomeDataEntry.com
    Then I copied your story to them

    Love kate

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