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
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From: Anthony Louis
Date: Thursday, November 4, 2010
Subject: Applicant for Administrative Assistant
Our Company Name is Bertolucci Watches. We are located in SWITZERLAND,
With considerable experience in the trade and in the luxury industry
in general, the Group gives to the brand new and real means to create,
develop and re-affirm its dominant position in the world of luxury
watches.. The primary goal of the Administrative Officer is to
provide local customer assistant to our clients within North America.
You will be assisting our clients within North America, the assistance
to be provided will include: payment collections and customer service.
Your duties will include:
– Collecting Local Payments
When a buyer in United States decides to purchase an item through an
online auction from our sellers he has the following payment options:
Money orders, international wire transfer, international check, or
local wire transfer. The quickest option of these is local wire
transferring. Local wire transfers are the option that the sales
support representative will provide to the clients.
– Managing Data
Along with the payments received from buyers you will be receiving
details for these sales. These details will include items sold, price,
and buyer’s information. You are to file and maintain these purchasing
records and transactions.
– Forwarding of the Payments
Once you receive each payment you will be keeping 10% as commission
and forwarding the rest to the seller or representative, whose
information will be provided prior each transaction. It is crucial to
complete forwarding of the payments in a time efficient manner.
– Fees, and Transferring Procedures
All fees are covered by the company. The fees for transferring are
simply deducted from the payments received. No client will contact you
during initial stage of the trial period. After three weeks of the
trial period you will begin to have contact with the buyers via email
in regards to collection of the payments. For the first three weeks
you will simply receive all of the transferring details, and payments,
along with step by step guidance from your supervisor. You will be
forwarding the received payments by wire transfer.
During the trial period, you will be paid 2,000USD per month while
working on average 3-4hours per day, plus 10% commission from every
payment received and forwarded. The salary will be sent in the form of
wire transfer directly to your account. After the trial period your
base pay salary will go up to 2,200USD per month, plus 10% commission.
You will receive a monthly invoice stating your total income. All
applicable taxes are covered by the company.
Your First Primary task (Collection of Payments):
1. Receive payment from our Customers or Clients.
2. Cash Payment at your Bank or any cashing facilities near you.
3. Deduct 10 % which will be your percentage/pay on Payment processed
4. Forward balance after deduction of percentage/pay to any of the
offices you will be contacted to send payment to, you’ll have a lot of
free time doing another job, because this job schedule is flexible,
you’ll get good income .But this job is very challenging and you
should understand it.
Please kindly fill your details below, so that you can get started.
Resident Phone Number:
Scam Email #2
We’ve just receive your resume from our partner, we have Shipping and Receiving Clerk postion.
Supersonic Logistics, Inc Immediate opening for a Shipping and Receiving Clerk.
Duties And Responsibilities:
1. Prepares shipments, selects appropriate shipping container; packs items to ensure safe delivery.
2. Prepares bills of lading; checks items to be shipped against work orders to ascertain that quantities, destination, and routing are correct.
3. Receives and unloads incoming materials and compares information on packing slip with purchase order to verify accuracy of shipment; may process return shipments from
4. Sorts, counts, packages, labels, insures, unpacks, and/or logs inventory which is shipped or received.
5. Inspects shipments for damages or defects; records discrepancies or damages and notifies supervisor and/or purchasing personnel.
High school diploma or GED required; must have ability to read, write and perform simple arithmetic as well as sort, check, count, and verify numbers. Insurance and benefits immediately available to you and your family.
Competitive Pay. Disability & Life Insurance Package. Paid Vacation & Holidays. Career Advancement Opportunities.
Business hours: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, MON-FRI, (your local timezone).Region: United States, Nationwide . Occupation: Flexible schedule 3 to 8 hours / day. We can guarantee a minimum 32 hrs/week occupation.
If you are interested in this opportunity please reply to this email email@example.com with your resume and I will send back further details.
PLEASE NOTE: You have been sent this email because we saw something in your resume that would indicate to us a potential fit for the current position.
Scam Email #3
Teng Fuh Commercial Building,
No.331-333, Queens Road Central,
Tel: + (852) 35824826
Fax: + (852) 35824827
This mail is serving as an invitation to treat with the above named
company, KAITAI STEEL SHOT ABRASIVE COMPANY LTD. We are a manufacturing
company based in Hong Kong and branches in Asia continent.
Due to the increase in our customers base in foreign countries, we require
the services of international agents/representatives to act as
intermediary for the receipt of payment in countries /cities where we are
yet to establish an office. The would be agent will be entitled to
commission under an acceptable payment agreement.
Do contact us and accept my sincere appreciation on behalf of KAITAI STEEL
COMPANY in advance. We aim to develop a mutually rewarding and profitable
relationship in line with our business obligation. Please your enquiry
should be sent to the Commerce office contact person with the email below;
Ms. Zhang Yuxia
KAITAI STEEL CO.,LTD
Scam Email #4
Subject: Re: J0B!
Realzukunft Gruppen Business
Part-Time (12 hours/week)
Not Specified Dear job seekers!
Apply for the job. We recommend this position.
Dear Job Seekers!
We are called . We work a mediatory or a consulting person between organizations and clients it deals with. Our specialists will study each case and advise you the best solution that will certainly suit you and your business in order to make the online transactions much more comfortable and safe. We’ll ensure the whole process and guarantee the protection of your Internet trade. is your reliable partner during the whole deal. We’ll secure your financial transactions and make sure that the shipment of merchandise and the payment will be on time. We offer assurance and guarantees.
Our main office is placed in Switzerland. We protect online trade all over the world.
Nowadays we are looking for employees in the United States who will help us improve the quality of our services and increase the number and process of orders. We are not interested in your previous place of work and your present occupation, but you are a self-exacting, responsible and sociable person, you’ll have a great opportunity to work in our team and get a high salary. We rely on you as you are the person who will represent the image of the company.
Now we start our service in the U.S.
This position is limited.
Please no phone calls regarding this position. Submissions by EMAIL ONLY. APPLY NOW
Please send your Resume to firstname.lastname@example.org