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: Marcus Miller (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Subject: *****CAN YOU DRIVE……I GOT AN OFFER FOR YOU….REPLY TODAY*****
Can you drive, kindly reply if yes and i got an offer for you.
I am looking for a professiona Driver to pick up my Client at the airport and for other purpose which she might need you for and she told me it’s okay by her,i believe you are fit for this position in as much you will prove yourself a reliable and a good person.I will let you know her arrival date and time but do get it clear that your first payment will have been sent to you before then. I will be offering you $430.00 per week.
+ extra $70.00 for Gas per week. A 2008 Honda Accord car will be provided for you to work in partnership with her so you don’t need to have a car before you take up this job position. Remember that you will make yourself available 3 times a week to her schedule for 2 hourseach day.
Also i want you to know that our accountant will be sending you a check payment. Deduct $430 for your fee and also $70 for the gas expenses for the first week and the remaining funds will be used for her return travel expenses / hotel accommodations alongside any other miscellanous expenses as she is presently on vacation.
Kindly get back to me with the following details of yours below.:-
Address(Not P O Box)…
Let me know if you are okay with the offer so that the paycheck can be issued out to you as soon as possible and i will appreciate quick response from you if you have a valid driver’s license since you will be picking her up at the airport.
Thanks and please get back to me asap
Scam Email #2
From: “Mystery Shopper”
We have a mystery shopping assignment in your area and we would like you to participate” Secret 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. We will send you Money Order or cheque which you will take to your Bank for Instant Cashing then you are to proceed to the location we are going to allocate to you for investigation and you are to carry out every instructions we will be sending to you via email to investigate this location.
Please contact us for more details . You can also reply to email@example.com
#Your full name:
#Your full home address (STREET,CITY, STATE AND ZIPCODE)
#direct home and cell telephone number (VALID AND WORKING):
#Your email address:
Scam Email #3
QUALITY HOTEL LUTON AIRPORT BEDFORDSHIRE UK
Address: 246 Dunstable Road, Luton, Bedfordshire, UK
Tel: +447024019503, +447024037714
Management Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Vacancy Email: email@example.com
Your CV/Updated Resume has been accessed and studied by our Employment Relations board in London which you’re Qualifications as stated on your resume is found Interesting. We want to bring to your Notice that the vacant positions are only available at our new Branch at London,
Kindly read and answer carefully the Interview Questions. Try to be fast returning this interview answer, send it back to our email address for our Kind Perusal and processing of your Job with our company. Your Immediate Response Will is Highly Appreciated. Here are some information’s we need to know about
1. Can we know you’re Personal Data, Names and your Education Background?
2. In which areas do you consider yourself to be a specialist, and how do you envisage being able to utilize your expertise within our organization?
3. In what specific areas do you need to expand your knowledge to become more proficient at this job?
4. In which areas of your job do you feel capable and in which areas to you feel more comfortable utilizing other people’s experience?
5. When did you last volunteer to take a work project simply because it allowed you to expand your personal knowledge of the internal structure within your company?
6. Have you done this kind of work before ? if yes,Describe a recent occasion when you used your knowledge of the internal structure, within your company ?
7. Can you suggest methods to utilize your knowledge of the company’s structure to improve relationships with our customer’s and clients?
8. Where do you currently live now?
9. Are you ready to relocate?
10. How much do you expect to have as a beginner?
11. How did you hear about our Job?
12. Are you international passport holder?
This is an interview and it must be answered cleverly. Note that if you passed this interview the Hotel Application Form will be issued to you and when you submit it, you have only 30 days interval for processing of your documents.
Dr. Douglas C. Howard
Quality Hotel Luton Airport Bedfordshire UK
Scam Email #4
Thanks for the interest, Are you earning below what your expected to earn in a year? Do you dream of earning more but you don’t have the right part-time job? Well, here is your chance to supplement your income!
Ait Automation Systems is offering opportunities to qualified applicants, working from home, earning $600.- for each transaction completed. AIT Automation Systems is located in Dublin, and we are a leader in power and automation technologies, which enables our utility and industrial customers to improve performance while lowering environmental impact,The main focus of this AIT business is to provide customers with integrated solutions for control, plant optimization, and industry-specific application knowledge. The industries served include oil and gas, power, chemicals and pharmaceuticals, pulp and paper, metals and minerals, marine and turbocharging. Key customer benefits include improved asset productivity and energy savings,we serve customers with energy efficient and reliable products to improve customers’ productivity, including drives, motors and generators, low voltage products, instrumentation and analytical, and power electronics. More than two hundred thousand products are shipped daily to end customers and channel partners, spanning a wide range of industry and utility operations, plus commercial and residential buildings .
We offering this chance to you, to work as a representative of our company, due to our continued growth both in the United Kingdom and in the United States also internationally. You will be paid $600.- for each successful transaction and this work can be done any time of the day or night, leaving you free to pursue other opportunities, keep your present job, spend time with your children, etc. Because of our excellent business reputation, we handle sensitive contracts with numerous corporations and we also provide services directly to consumers.
What the job entails is simply providing a cash courier service for our accounts receivable department. We receive different forms of payment ranging from direct bank transfer to company checks, money orders and sometimes, even personal checks and traveler’s checks. You will be notified when you are getting a check by a representative of our company and all you have to do is cash it, then transfer the funds into our instructed account.
18 years or older legally capable and responsible ready to work 2-4 hours per week with PC knowledge, E-mail and Internet experience (minimal). And please know that Everything is absolutely legal, If you are interested in our offer, please reply with these informations below.
If Interested please send the below information:
Your Full Name
City, State, Zip Code
You do not have to go out as you will work as an independent contractor right from your home office. Your job is absolutely legal. You can earn up to $3000 – $4000 monthly, depending on time you will spend for this job. You do not need any capital to start. You can do the work easily without leaving or affecting your present working activities. The employees who perform their jobs diligently and work hard have a strong possibility to become managers. Anyway our employees never leave us.
Tel:+44 70457 72891
Registered office & Head office:
AIT LTD.Belgard Road, Dublin 24