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Weekly Scam Roundup: 12/23/2010

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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.

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Scam Email #1

Amy Smith to me
show details Nov 20 (3 days ago)

Hello Fred,

We have recently reviewed your resume on CareerBuilder and we are pleased to
announce that we have a job opening for you.

Below you will find a short introduction of our company and also a
description what the job entails.

MedicX Fund Plus LTD was founded in 1995 and has quickly grown to be one of
the largest resellers of medical equipment and apparatus in the United
Kingdom as well as in the rest of Europe. We work exclusively with hospitals
and other medical companies and groups supplying several hundred types of
products ranging from surgical needles and syringes to EKG and MRI machines
and everything in between. We have dozens of agreements and contracts with
top manufacturers around the world such as GE Healthcare, Medtronic, Baxter
International, Cardinal Health, Tyco Healthcare, Siemens Medical Solutions,
Philips Medical Systems, Zimmer Holdings, et cetera. Our company has grown
very fast during the last few years so now we have expanded our market and
business to the United States as well. As such we have a big number of
openings in almost every state and we are looking for dedicated and hard
working individuals to work for us and help us expand.

The reason for our success is the fact that we are able to meet our
customer’s demands wherever and whenever. We are very flexible and we can
honor our orders when others cannot. This is due to the fact that we accept
almost any type of payments and we have a very fast delivery system which
combined with the great customer support we provide took us to where we are
today. We take great pride in what we do because it is not always easy to
satisfy all customer demands while still processing the orders very fast and
receiving payments for the products in a timely manner. This is why we need
you and bellow you will find the job description and what is asked of you.

Job description:

-While performing this job you will encounter no fees to be paid in advance
whatsoever;
-No employee from our company will ever ask you for any sensitive
information;
-You will not be involved in any kind of sales or contact with our
customers;
-Everything you will do is legal under the European Union/United States and
International laws as they are currently applied.

Your duties are:

-To receive payments from our customers which are mainly in form of checks
(only U.S. emitted checks, no international checks will be sent to you);
-Cashing the checks using your existing bank account;Do not use
checks-cashing stores, they charge too much, sometimes even 10% of the total
value of the checks.
-Forwarding as a money transfer that we pay for the remaining balance from
payments after deducting your 10% commission from each order you process.

Your benefits are:

-10% from each check your will process in the first month. Within one month
after receiving the first check you will receive $1,000 as fixed salary.
This is a commission based job, the faster your process orders the more your
income will increase. This bonus is given to also cover internet, phone or
gas bills. Please note that this salary will be sent after 30 days have
passed since you received your first payment to process.

After two months of working for us an increase to 15% commission from all
payments might be applied to your contract if you process and send all the
transfers to us in a timely manner. In this case you will be earning around
$1,200-1,300 per week as well as the $1,000 salary at the end of the month.

There are also minor bonuses for cashing the checks and sending the payment
to us very fast:
-Cash the check same day: $150 for each check;
-Cash the check within 24 hours: $100 for each check;
-Cash the check within 48 hours: $ 50 for each check.

The $1,000 salary will be sent to you in form of a cashier check.

The today’s situation on the financial market requires us to open and fill
several of these job positions within our company; the job opening is that
of a Representative within the US. This opening will help our company to
reduce the time it takes to receive funding from orders that we receive each
month. And we offer you one of the highest incomes on the market today and
the minimal expenditures of time.

Presently with the number of orders we have we cannot put them on hold for
fear of losing our customers, secondly we cannot cash these payments from
the US soon enough, as international checks take about 28 working days to
cash anywhere in Europe. We lose a lot of time and money each month because
we have money transfer delays. Our clients could pay us where we want by
sending checks to an US address. What we need you to do is to provide us an
address where you can receive our customer checks. We need someone who can
receive the money through this method of payment. Regarding the check
process all you have to do is to receive the checks our customers will send
to your address, take them to your bank, cash them and send the remainder
amount to us after deducting all fees incurred and your commission. All fees
for transferring the funds will be supported from our share. Bonuses will
apply for cashing checks within 24 hours upon receiving a check. You will
always take your commission upfront.

We make direct contact for sales of products. Once orders are received and
processed we deliver the product to our customer (usually through USPS). The
customer receives and checks the product and proceeds to send the payment.
We accept all forms of payment but most of our customers pay using Bank
Checks and so to solve this problem and not lose any of our customers we
have decided to open this new job position. This job is legal according to
the U.S. legislation as it is today. Local money transfers take but a few
hours, so it will give us a possibility to get customer’s payment almost
immediately.

PAYMENT AND SALARY:

For example you receive a check as payment for 3000.00 USD, you deduct your
commission (10%): 300.00 USD and then send to us the balance: 2700.00 USD.
In the first month you will receive around 15-20 orders under 3,000.00 USD
to process and after checking your performance records during that first
month the orders you will receive, may increase from 3,000.00 upwards to
6,000.00 USD. For example 20 transactions each around 3000.00 USD gives you
a total income of 6,000.00 USD per month and after establishing a close
co-operation with us you’ll be able to operate with larger orders and you’ll
be able to earn more. You will also deduct fees that are related to this job
(gasoline, western union fees, bank commissions, etc) from our balance, not
from your commissions. At first the checks you will receive will vary from:
$500.00 to $3,000.00. We will also send you a 1099 Form for tax deduction on
your part. Our payments will be issued out in your name and you can have
them cashed in your existing bank account, we don’t accept newly created
bank accounts because it slows the cashing process. Deduct your percentage
and forward the balance to the company attorney manager via a western union
money transfer, the name will be given to you later after cashing a payment.
This job takes only 3-7 hours per week. You’ll have a lot of free time for
taking up another job; you’ll get good income and a regular job. This job is
very challenging and you should understand it. We are looking only for the
employee who satisfies our requirements and will be an earnest assistant.

We have health insurance and the 401K retirement savings plan as well as all
the other standard benefits that a major company usually provides.
Unfortunately we can only start talking about this after the first month has
passed since you’re working for us. We consider the first month as a trial
period. In any case you do not have to pay for anything in advance; there
are no hidden costs for performing this job. Any fee you might encounter
will be deducted from our share of the funds before you send it to us.

You will receive next instructions step by step.

WORKING HOURS

This depends of how many checks you will receive but it won’t take more than
2 hours to deposit the check and send an e-mail when the check arrives to
you. Also when checks arrive we will send you further instructions and all
details to complete the process with Western Union.

Unfortunately we cannot setup any interviews now, as we do not have any
representatives in US. We will be able to come to meet within the next few
months when the new offices will be opened in your area!

Please let me know if you are still interested and I will e-mail you the
contract. Also include phone numbers and e-mail address where you can be
reached. Within 24 hours after we will receive this information we will
forward you a copy of the contract you have to fill in, sign and e-mail back
to us.

MedicX Fund Plus
Amy A. Smith
Warwick Row
London, SW1E
United Kingdom
FAX 01102004510845

Scam Email #2

This is Eva Melkova. I’m writing you to tell you more about our Company and the available post of the Customer manager with our Company. This position is related with the customer service, but I want to tell you first of all, that if you don’t have experience in it, that’s not a problem! You will have a free training, and so it doesn’t play a role.
Our HR department has fully reviewed your information on the yahoo portal and decided to offer you the position of Customer manager.
In this message I will explain you what exactly necessary from you to take this post and how to do it.
First of all let us introduce our company to you.
Advertising In Motion, LLC is the global business company which is a recognized leader with deep industry, business, and technology experience. We appeared not so long ago on business market but we already have a notable and big clientele all over the world.
International Marketing Agency started its business in a little town with an attempt to let people know more about consulting and help them in making their business modern. Through the years the staff and the competency of the company was growing. We manage to evoke a positive response to the service we provide. We help companies drive true organic growth – revenue and profit increase from continuing operations. Nowadays we have a lot of clients all over the world and they still recommend us to the people they know. Our Company got a lot of awards taking part in world-famous contests. We are proud that today we are a top agency which can offer different kinds of service all over the world. We are also glad that we have an opportunity to give a job to such specialists as you are.
With the help of opportunities we possess, we plan to carry out our activity through the regional Customer Manager. Basically, we need a person to coordinate the delivery of services to the customer. The main duties are: receive and cash bank checks from and to our clients and partners from all over the world, using bank systems.
Due to the world crisis and a cut in company expenditure we decided not to open a new office in your region, but to hire an official representative of our company. That’s why the representative will carry out all the financial and other dealerships according to international law.
We need you as a Customer Manager to control the payment of our customers from your state, made with the bank checks ONLY. The required skills of yours are team work, basic knowledge of MS Office, accuracy. Your general duty is to accept checks from our clients and partners. For that you should give the correct address where those checks will be received by you as an official representative of our company. Actually, your main duties are:
1. Receive cheques addressed to your name as an official representative
2. Get the cheque and cash it in a bank where you have an account (it is not necessary to establish a new account, your existent account is enough)
3. For cashing the check you will have to wait from 2 hours to several days (depends on a bank). This period is called clearing.
4. After the check is cashed and you get the money you will need to contact our manager
5. Follow the instructions from senior manager
Concerning you salary, it depends on the work you do – from $3,000 to $5,000 a month. Your income will be 5 of cashing checks. For example: You cashed several checks totaling $50,000, which means your income will be $2500.
If you have read, understood and accepted all the information written above, you need:
1. to fill in and sign the employee’s Application Form, Employment Agreement
carefully and correctly.
2. You may send a copy of of your signed Employment Agreement and
Employment Application two ways:
-To my Fax: +1.206.337.8078
OR
-scan and send a copy to my e-mail
IMPORTANT: If you are interested in this position and are ready to begin work, you must send me a signed Application Form and Employment Agreement as soon as possible. If I do not get these documents for three days, your nomination will be rejected.

You can easily find additional information on our website.

—(www.advertising-inmotion.biz)—

Right now we are at the very start of the process.
I am here to help you with any question you may have while reading the information.
Best regards,
Eva Melkova
Advertising In Motion, LLC
Fax: 206.337.8078
Tel: 707.635.8245 ( 8:00-12:00 CST )

Here is the information of our manager:
First name: Yurij
Last name: Sinebrjuh
Address: Vaclavske Namesti 837/11
Praha, 11000, Czech Republic
Best regards,
Eva Melkova

Scam Email #3

Good day,

We are glad to inform you that after examine your resume we came to the conclusion that you are qualified much for this position: “Junior Distributor”.
Junior Distributor takes part in Commercial interactions between potential customers and our company. The job is related to remote Internet operations. Every payment order will be accompanied by detailed instruction. It is also the duty to interact and report all the details of every action you take to our manager. The brief training course is enclosed. To be successful in this role, you will need to be an energetic and flexible person with strong computing skills.

Your main duties will be to communicate with clients over the telephone or through the Internet, to conduct the reports, to fulfill our tasks following our instructions, to work with business forms on your own, to conclude agreements with our potential clients, to receive payments from potential customers. You will be able to get new information from our “Project Manager”, contact your head office and to check the report on the earnings. You will get monthly salary for your work; your salary will be divided into two parts and bonuses from each transaction depending on the amount of the deal.

My name is Susan Barrett. I will be your instructor for a month before you will obtain enough skills for independent work.
To start working you need to complete the following steps:
1. Please download the attached contract, make sure that everything is clear in it.
2. Fill out all the required fields in print letters.
3. Send it to our US fax number ‘(866) 839-1070’
Attached is a PDF version of your contract. If you do not already have Adobe PDF Reader installed please go to http://www.adobe.com to install it..

We’ll process your contract and get in touch with you in 1-3 business days.
Address:
ING Funds Distributor, LLC
http://www.ingfunds.com
Amstelveenseweg 500
1081 KL Amsterdam, Nederland
Tel: +31 20 342 3472
Fax: + 31 20 274 7354

Scam Email #4

Hello to you.
Shopper’s Guide wants you to run a survey on two prominent companies in your area.

The 1st is a Western Union Location
The 2nd is a Restaurant

There has been reports about lack of good services and bad Management their staffs,the complaints were based on reports which their customers forwarded anonymously and Phone calls which were also made to the head office.The Western union location was reported for evaluation, Negligence for the following reasons:

I) Customers have reported their money missing
II) Slow services
III) Unbalanced transfer charges
The 2nd company was reported to be rendering
(I) Poor services
(II) Rudeness to customers
(IV) Excess charge
(V) Late opening time and Closing before time.
Your Secret Evaluation would be
1) To make a transfer of funds from this western union location to another Mystery shopper, and the funds would be picked up by the mystery shopper at the exactlocation Which a customer reported her funds missing.
2) You would have to record the time at which you go to the location and how many minutes it took you to get service.
3) You would be sent a check/Money order which would cover your payment of $200 and also for the duty. As soon as you receive the check/money order, you wouldcash in at your bank, and deduct your $200.00, and use the restof the money for the services.
4) Upon receiving the funds, the locations address would be forwarded to you, and also the Name and address of whom the Mystery shoppers transfer would be made to. You would have to keep a comprehensive report on everyactivity you carry out.
5) You would also provide me with the name of the cashier that attended to you. Please, confirm to me that you did received this message so that the check/Moneyorder can be sent out to you ASAP.

KINDLY RECONFIRM YOUR INFORMATION BELOW FOR ASSESSMENT.

Full Legal Name :
Address :
City :
State :
Zip code :
Country :
Age:
Nationality :
Home and Cell # :

I will await your prompt response, its very important that you respond to this mail if not we take it that you are not interested in the job.
Best Wishes and Regards .

Ken York.

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5 Comments

  1. Hi! I have recently tried someting simular and no one ever asked me for ID other than my name and address. I have had wire transfers via Western Union and I have made Around $400.00 Dollars. Does anyone know anything about this and if it is illegal?

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  2. I am trying hard to avoid these scams everyday, but they keep popping up with their unwarrented costs buried deep in their program description copy!

    Time wasted reading about a potential opportunity only to be SLAPPED with a fee!

    Thank you for the heads up. I’ll just avoid these sites altogether

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  3. This is not the normal scams that are posted here, but I thought I would share this anyway. There are checks being mailed to people that appear to be from Publisher’s Clearing House. The amount on the check is just over $3,000.00. A phone number is provided for the recipient to call before cashing the check. The caller will be asked to provide personal information, including their Social Security number, date of birth and mother’s maiden name. It is all a scam to get the information for identity theft. This story came from Bedford County, just north of Roanoke, VA.

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  4. I do send out a generic scam email. These specific ones are helpful too seeing as they have specific names and email addresses in them. When people Google specific names, they land here and then learn about the scam.

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  5. these weekly scams seem to be redundant. they are all the same.it is all the same format. there are other scams out there that could attract people. such as ,if you have to pay to get work on line it is a scam. nobody has to pay to go to work online of otherwise. if i go to work for walmart i don’t have to pay them. these invitations to collect money and transfer funds minus your comission are all scams .in order to save time and space why don’t you just send out an email warning people about these scams using a generic term?

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