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: Martha Benson
Subject: RE: Resume for position listed on writejobs.com
Educate America is a nonprofit federation that pre-screens and certifies high quality national charities working in the area of education. We present these charities to potential givers in fund drives at work and on the web. Educate America! is a registered 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization and we are about to add a blog page to our website which is the main reason why we are seeking a writer. As stated on the job description, we will be paying $25/page and we need to know if that is OK by you. Presently, we have different tropical issues which are:
2. Peace and Security
3. World Order
4. Rule of Law
5. Women and Development
6. Child Right
7. Democracy and Good Government
8. Interfaith Dialogue
9. Human Rights Education
I will like to know which of the above issues you can write about, five pages/$125. The length will Consist of 225 words per page and you are submitting five pages per article, style will be a magazine article, audience are teenagers and adult community, will prefer if the articles are informative and persuasive. You will be submitting your article via email (Attached), there will be an editor to proof read you article before it is published, 5 articles before every second week of the month. The payment will be in form of money orders or check and would be sent out exactly the second week of the month. If this is OK by you, Kindly fill out the form sent to you.
Kindly get back to me soonest.
Scam Email #2
Certified Marketing Services, Inc.
EARN COMMISSIONS as high as $400 per assignment
Become A Certified Field Associate
Here’s your chance to get paid for shopping and dinning out. Your
duties will be to evaluate and comment on customer service in a wide
variety of shops, stores, and restaurants in your area.
Field Agents are needed throughout the United States of America NOW.
You’ll be paid to shop and dine out.
You can work with a flexible schedule, no experience required, if you
can shop, you are qualified!
To apply: send us your FULL NAME, FULL MAILING ADDRESS, CONTACT
NUMBERS, AGE, CURRENT OCCUPATION.
Looking forward to hearing from you,
Scam Email #3
From: “Vacancy” Subject: Please View Attached File 4 Info
You will earn the minimum of $200 weekly by working as mystery shopper or us and your weekly pay would increase as we have verified you are capable. Our employment packet includes business evaluation form, a training assignment which will be sending to you after you received payment for the assignment. Paycheck would be sent to you for the assignment by money order check or cashier check. you are to deduct your weekly commission (as will be instructed in future) which will be your wages, and the rest would be used for the assignment evaluation at the store that will be send to you and then you are to deduct your weekly commission (as will be instructed in future) which will be your wages, and the rest would be used for the assignment evaluation at the store that will be send to you.
Your Employment packet is as follows:
1. Business evaluation form: This is the form you are required to fill after you visit any shopping mall in your area, you would be given the store name and address. You are required to evaluate its customer service and quality control after their services are rendered to you.
You would require filling a form to rate the employee(s), the form would be given to you after the assignment evaluation.
2. Training Assignment: You are hired to evaluate the quality of services of the store or mall that would be given to you. You are needed to rate the employees. Please note, this is a part-time job activity.
Your First Assignment as a Mystery Shopper will be carried out at any Nearest Western Union Outlet to you, The Package that we have here for you contains a Payment (which carries Your First Assignment Commission, and the Fund to carry out the Assignment, Note that Your Commission on this first assignment will be $200 and wegive increament on each assignment you carry out successfully), All you will be doing is to get the cheque Cashed and Locate a Nearest Western Union Outlet to you and shop there like a Mystery Shopper, As a secret shopper your job is to detect any thing going on in the outlet. Make sure you memorize everything you see in there cause you would be asked some other questions when you return . Also you cant just walk out of the outlet without sending anything or you would be suspected, So that is why we sent you the funds to make the transfer(We will inform you with the information you will send the fund to), and also note that This First Assignment should not take More than 24hrs to carry out….ok?.
But before we send the Payment Package Out… We will like to confirm if this is ok with you, I mean if you will be able to carry out this assignment.. If Yes, Kindly email me If you are interested and willing to work with us, kindly email me the below details so that paycheck will be issue out in your name and then mail to your location.
Full Address (No P.O Box):
Alternate Email Address:
I will be looking forward to receive the above details.
Scam Email #4
HOTELMD /M DUNNELL
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
montreal quebec, canada
Hotel Omni Mont-Royal
1050 Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal, H3A 2R6 CA.
WelcomeTo Omni Mont-Royal Hotel Canadian Employment Offer
Good day, (space with no text) ;
I am Rose from Canada, the manager of Omni mont-royal hotel, pls i want to inform you about the vacancies in our hotel, The management needs men and women, married and not married, who will work and live in canada .The hotel will pay for his flight ticket and assist him to process his visa in his country, if you are interested contact us via E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
And the Hotel informations will be sent to you immediately.
From the Hotel manager.
E-MAIL : email@example.com
NOTE… DO NOT REPLY BACK IN THIS SITE IF YOU ARE INTERESTED YOU HAVE TO CONTACT US BACK THROUGH THE EMAIL ABOVE FOR IMMEDIATE RESPONSE OK.