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
CHINA PETRO-CHEMICAL INTERNATIONAL COMPANY
Huibin office Building,
No.8 Beichendoug St.
Beijing , People’s Republic of China.
We are a Petro-Chemical Industry Located in Beijing, China and in
need of Payment Agent/Representatives in North America (USA/Canada),
America and the Australasia. By acting as our Payment Agent, you
Collecting payments from these customers we are exporting goods to in
USA/Canada after they must have remitted the payment(s) to you. These
payments are in the form of Cheques only. We need your assistance
these payments, which are usually in the form of cheques are not
in Chinese Banks because of the differing Banking Systems. For this,
will be entitled to a 15% commission for each payment you receive.
Subject to the above, any Sincere and Trustworthy Person should
Full Names (As would appear on payment cheque):
Send your response via email to: email@example.com
Yang Shushan .
CHINA PETRO-CHEMICAL INTERNATIONAL COMPANY
Scam Email #2
From: “Li Ka Shing Foundation (HK)”
We are a non-profit organization located in Hong Kong, our sole aim is to
provide support for persons(especially children) afflicted with diseases,
like Multiple Sclerosis, Cancer, Parkinson Disease, Down Syndrome,
HIV/AIDS, etc. We also sponsor medical probes/researches to find possible
cure for these ailments. We are currently sourcing for Overseas Strategic
Liaison Partners/Members, who under instructions from the Management of Li
Ka Shing Foundation will co-ordinate Charity Donations and Projects being
undertaken by us within their designated locations in North America and
This does not require any specific qualifications and will not interfere
with your present job or engagements. You are not just going to be helping
afflicted children in need, but you are also going to get a reasonable
token for any project or/and donation you facilitate as well as become our
member. You shall enjoy immediate Provisional Membership and Co-ordinate
Donations and Projects on our behalf for an initial period of; 3months,
subject to further review and extension. You will not be required to make
any kind of financial commitment or source for donors at anytime. We
already have a list of donors, whose donations/projects you are expected
to co-ordinates if they fall within your designated region.
This call has become imperative due to the huge success and donations we
recorded in North America and Europe in our recent workshop held in
December 2010. Just that the language and time difference between us and
the West, amongst others are posing huge limitations and challenges to our
collective interest. It will be best for us to have stationed members in
every region to keep intouch with our donors in that region in real time,
hence you are being called upon. You are expected to commence immediately
upon receipt of your positive response.
Please indicate your interest by providing your names and contact
information, to our Foreign Resources Officer/Member, Anton Bruce [
firstname.lastname@example.org ] in London, United Kingdom for finalization:
Ms. Sue Jo Wong
For: Li Ka Shing Foundation (HK)
Scam Email #3
From: Recruitment department
Subject: Thank you for your job inquiry
Thanks for your interest in the vacancy for the “Transaction Manager”
position, we have received your reply to our email about two weeks ago. We are ready to more seriously consider your candidacy. Attached to this email message, you will find appended the necessary documents to begin the process of becoming employed with us. In the job applicant’s form you will find the link to our company website. Be sure to visit it and become better acquainted with the services that we offer, as well as the principles according to which our company operates.
Cashflow Solutions Ltd provides a range of essential business-to-business services to foreign companies that are interested in entering the UK market. Our clients look to us for comprehensive solutions in terms of organising their business activity. Our areas of expertise include market research, the organisation of wholesale and telesales, as well as payment processing solutions. We unlock the potential of companies by optimising their business processes and providing the most effective promotion of their respective products and services on the UK market. Our services include support and advice to our clients at the following stages: the search for free markets for sales and supplies, carrying out negotiations, opening subsidiary offices in the UK, and organising the activities of these offices.
Our company’s mission is to facilitate the creation of socially responsible business, which is also capable of turning a profit – for the company, as well as for its employees and customers. More than half of our employees are currently working in a remote capacity. The distance training programmes and the remote work opportunities that have been successfully implemented by our company provide a good opportunity for candidates to begin a career in such prestigious industries as finance and marketing. We offer a free remote training course for people who have no prior work experience. Being an employee of Cashflow Solutions is a big responsibility. We have a lot invested in our programmes involving remote operations and, in turn, we expect our employees to be loyal to the company’s best interests and their responsibilities. This work should be suitable for you if you are willing to take on responsibility and to follow through with your affairs from start to finish. To correspond with our corporate interests, this means carrying out your work independently and achieving results on a daily basis by making a personal contribution to the businesses of our clients.
The Transaction Manager is the main link between our company and the contractors of our clients in the UK. This position mainly involves administrative duties such as carrying out transactions on behalf of our clients, maintaining daily interaction with partners and organisations, in implementing the business workflow, and actively introducing new solutions for any emerging problems. In fact, you will be working as an agent who represents all of the commercial interests of our clients’ foreign companies and takes decisions regarding the organisation of sales and purchases with interested contractors. During the first month of working in this position, you will act in accordance with the specific instructions provided by your training manager.
List of the main responsibilities of the Transaction Manager:
– Offering transaction support for our clients and support in the organisation of their business activity
– Maintaining communications and business correspondence with the contractors of our clients
– Negotiation of sales and purchases with local partners of our clients
– Overseeing the cash remittance processing from beginning to end
– Opening of the payment instruments that are required by our clients
This is remote work with a flexible schedule, but it is not a part-time position and you will not be able to combine this work with any other full-time job. One of the necessary prerequisites for successful cooperation is the ability to maintain stable communication with our company both by phone and by email.
We are offering a salary of 24,000 pounds per year with biweekly payments. Additionally, you will receive a percent-based bonus on successful transactions that can double your earnings. Please also keep in mind that this job offers great potential in terms of career growth. It is worth mentioning that, during their first years with the company, several of our employees ended up heading the newly-opened British subsidiaries of our clients.
Please complete and return us by email the job applicant’s form that is attached to this letter. The application should be accompanied by your CV. You should also get acquainted with the employment agreement. Upon receiving these documents, we will contact you by telephone. Be prepared for a telephone interview, as usually occurs. Please think about why you would make the best candidate for this job and what benefits you can bring to the company.
Cashflow Solutions Ltd.
Scam Email #4
From: “Top Survey Group)”
Subject: Application For Recruitment Process In Your Area!!
TOP SHOP 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. You are never obligated to accept an assignment. There is no charge to become a shopper and you do not need previous experience. After you sign up, you will have access to training materials via e-mail, fax or postal mail.
TOP SHOP has available for immediate assignment an inspection of the customer service of any Wal-Mart in your area. You are to shop secretly and invest just $10. This fee will be paid upfront. During this shop you will visit the location and make several observations as regards the customer service.
You will be required to interact with the shop clerk.
The Assignment pays $300.00 On each EVALUATION
To Sign Up,Provide the details Below and we will get back to you shortly with the assignment:
** First & Last Name:
** Physical Address: ( NO P.O Boxes )
** Apt, Suite, Floor #:
** Zip Code:
** Cell Phone #: Home Phone #: , Work Phone #
** Current Job:
** Alternate Email Address:
** AVAILABILITY: Days/Hours
We await your urgent response.
Human Resource Representative.