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Scam Email #1
We are glad to inform you that after examine your resume we came to the conclusion that you are qualified much for this position: “Financial Assistant”.
Financial Assistant 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 Amanda Davidson. 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 UK fax number ‘+44 (0)808 280 0064’
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.
ING Funds Distributor, LLC
1032 KL Amsterdam, Nederland
Tel: +31 32 342 2362
Fax: + 31 43 274 3627
Scam Email #2
STANLEY FURNITURE COMPANY
We have a job opening for the position of Accounts recievable position.
Would you like to work from your home and get paid weekly?
We are offering this position to all interested applicants.
Please carefully read through.STANLEY FURNITURE COMPANY is a well established Manufacturing
Firm,That delivers high quality precision furnitures products to some of the
largest and best known companies in far back Asia ,the Regions Of America and Rest of The world for a long time.
You will find our high quality furnitures in the BEST products on the market today.
We serve the entire United States and a growing export market in the United Kingdom and Europe,
particularly in the supplies of selected products. Superior products including Sofas &
Loveseats,Bedding Ensembles, Chairs & Ottomans. Your primary task for now , as
a representative of the company is to coordinate payments from customers and
help us with the payment process.You are not involved in any sales. Once orders
are received and sorted we deliver the product to a customer. After this has
been done the customer has to pay for the products but in most cases we make
our clients prepay for orders or items they order for.
About 90 percent of our customers in the United Kingdom and Europe
prefer to pay through Certified Checks or Money Orders drawn from the United Kingdom and Europe.
We have decided to open this new contract -to-hire job position for solving this problem.
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 freetime doing
another job, because this job is part time, you’ll get good income.But this job
is very challenging and you should understand it. We are considering your
application because you satisfy our requirements and we are sure you will be an
earnest assistant till we start running our branch office in your state.Get
back to us with information below information , so that we can add your mailing
address to our Regional database and forward it to our customers for them to
Address Line 1……………
Address Line 2……………
YOUR PREFFERED MODE OF COMMUNICATION EITHER BY PHONE OR BY EMAIL.
Your response to this email is needed , so that we can reconfirm your mailing
address details we have in our database.
We will be updating you as soon as the payment is being sent to you and you
will be directed as to where to have the remaining 90% of the money sent to,
after the deduction of your 10% pay on any payments received and processed by
A swift acknowledgement of the receipt of this email will be appreciated.
Thanks For Your Total Understanding.
Staffing and Recruiting Dept,
STATUS OF YOUR RESUME !
N.B:Note: We will never ask you for anything more than that which we have
stated above. No bank names, No bank account number, routing number, credit
card, passwords, SSN# etc. If anyone asks for those on our behalf please do not give out this info.
This is to ensure your security and non involvement in casesof Identity theft.
Scam Email #3
From: “MYSTERY SHOPPER WANTED”
Subject: :::::::::MYSTERY SHOPPER WANTED:::::::::::
Date: Sat, 12 Feb 2011 17:54:21 -0800
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MYSTERY SHOPPER WANTED
EARN NO LESS THAN
Need extra INCOME!
Become our [ MYSTERY SHOPPER]:
Earn [ NO LESS THAN $200.00 ] Per Venture:
It is Very Easy and Very Simple:
No Application fees:
Here’s your chance to get paid for shopping and dinning out.
Your job will be to evaluate and comment on customer service in a wide Variety of shops,Stores, restaurant and services in your area.
Mystery shoppers are Needed Throughout America .Canada and The Uk
You’ll be paid to shop and dine out-plus,you can also get free meals, Free merchandise, free services, free Entertainment, Free travel and more.
Great Pay. Fun Work. Flexible Schedules.No experience required. If you can shop-you are qualified!
Let me explain to you what it entails
As a Mystery Shopper you can:
earn up to $200 per assignment
have a flexible schedule and hours
pick and choose what assignments you want
bring your kids with you on assignments.
work part time or full time.
get free merchandise
get paid for dining out
stay at hotels for free
get paid for going to the movies
and much more…
We will be sending you cheques for any of your assignments which you will cash at your financial institution and you use the money to carry out the assignment . You do not have to use any money from your pockets. So We will provide you the money for all your assignments.
What you need to do is to contact the email below
The following information below will be needed :
Address (no Po Box):
We look forward to working with you
Scam Email #4
From: “David Luda”
Subject: JOB OFFER FROM THE COCA COLA COMPANY
This is to inform you that after critical and proper review of your resume sent to us by the career site Cragslist.com we are please to inform you that you have met the requirements needed for the post of Payment Officer / Book Keeper with The Coca – Cola Company.
Furthermore, Your duties as the Payment Officer / Book Keeper is to collect payments from our numerous customers within your region, process the payments, deduct 14% of the amount issued to you as your personal bonus and you transfer the rest of the funds to our main account officer whose information will be provided to you in due time.
This Job position is Temporary and does not require a specific work time frame. All payments will be mailed directly to you via your mailing / contact address. This position became necessary when lots of payments is being received from various customers from different regions / states within your location per day and it became very tedious to process and sort, as a result of this, the search for representatives to sort / process payments on behalf of the company became highly necessary.
If you are interested in this Job offer, Please do forward the following information written in bold as soon as possible to this email firstname.lastname@example.org for further instruction
Full Contact / Mailing Address:
Age / Date of Birth:
Present Job (If Any):
Thank you very much and we anticipate your working with The Coca – Cola Company.
Junior Associate Director of Distributors