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: work from home and earn weekly
From: APPARENT NOTIFICATION
A new job opening in your area, it’s a work from home/office position and you are not required to pay any registration fee or pay for any application form before you get employed.
Our Company seeks the service of a payment processor who would act as a medium of reaching our customers. If you choose to work with us, you do not need to quit your present job, or have problems with your employers as this is on a part time basis
THIS IS WHAT IT ENTAILS:
1. Get/receive payment from clients/Customers.
2. Process Payments at your Bank.
3. Deduct 10% which is your commission/Payment on cheque cashed.
4. Forward the remaining 90% to the information that will be provided later on.
Phone Number: +44-704-5716-856
Scam Email #2
Subject: Mutual Trust
Please confirm the receipt of this mail due to the urgency of this
matter. After a careful review, we are contacting you to represent our
company Shanghai Toys Imp./Exp.Co.,Ltd (www.shanghaitoys.com ) in
Europe, North / American Region. We have been referred to you by your
local state chambers of commerce. The management of Shanghai Toys
Imp./Exp.Co., Ltd requires your legal representation for our European
and North / American delinquent customers.
We realize that a reputable attorney is required to represent us in
our bid to secure payments on overdue accounts. In order to achieve
this objective, we understand that a proper Attorney/Client Agreement
must be entered into by both parties. This will be done immediately we
receive your letter of acceptance. We will rely on you to advice us on
the requirements for a proper letter of engagement to be reviewed by
our Board of Directors. It is our intention to commence legal
proceedings against these delinquent customers as soon as practicable.
Thank you for your anticipated cooperation.
(Director of finance/sales),
STIEC,139 An Yuan Road Shanghai China
Post Code : 200041.
Scam Email #3
From: Anthony Mulderink [mailto:email@example.com]
Subject: Re: Administrative Assistant I/Front Desk Receptionist
Detailed Job Description : PERSONAL ASSISTANT POSITION
I received your resume in response to the ad for Personal Accounting Assistant, I will deeply appreciate all genuine efforts to help me monitor and keep up to date with all my activities. I have had a previous PA who has been very commendable in her activities and who has been part of my life for the past 6 months, she has since returned to her country. I sincerely hope I will be able to find someone again who will be as efficient as she has been. I’m Anthony , 60 originally from Germany, but I have spent a whole lot here in United States. I’m a business man and Interior Designer by profession,I have been pretty successful in a handful of ventures I get involved in from the Angel Investment Network in Canada and United States to various welfare and community service programs, I most very often get my hands occupied, so it is imperative for me to have a worthy assistant who can monitor and keep me up to date with my activities.
As my assistant, your activities amongst other things will include;
* Running personal errands, supervisions and monitoring.
* Scheduling programmes, flights and keeping me up to date with them.
* Acting as an alternative telephone correspondence when I’m away.
* Making regular contacts and drop-offs on my behalf.
* Handling and monitoring some of my financial activities.
* Basic wage is $550 weekly
* This job will take you few hours in a day and it just 2 days in a week
* Its a Full-Time / Part -Time Job with no stress
This position is home-based and flexible, working with me is basically about instructions and following them, my only fear is I may come at you impromptu sometimes, so I need someone who can be able to meet up with my irregular timings.There is also a very sensitive issue on trust and accountability which I believe will resolve itself as time goes on.. This is only an introductory e-mail, as time goes on we should be able to arrange a proper meeting to get things started officially. I’m currently in the Queensland Australia now on a business trip and summit, however, I do have a number of things you could help me with this week if you will be available for me. This can act as a stable foundation to our working relationship.
– To Apply
Kindly fill in the needed information below
Full Name :
Address (PO BOX not allowed):
Residential Phone Number:
The employee,acknowledged the Detailed Job Description
and signed ______________________________
(First Name and Last Name of Employee)
Below are my newly registered company details and personal data for you review, please be reminded that you cannot share this information with a third party.
Business Name: EtruckingCo.
Dun and Bradstreet # 08-740-3499
Type of Entity: CORPORATION
Federal Tax ID#:13-2918676
Registration ID: 453033
Owners Name : Anthony Mulderink
Once I have received your contact information, I will get back to you with the task for this week.
Thanks in anticipation of your prompt response
Scam Email #4
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