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: Rebecca Drawnings
Date: Tue, Mar 8, 2011 at 12:45 PM
Subject: Great Opportunity to Earn!
I am contacting you in regards with the job opportunity within the Company I reperesent.
Masterpiece Group LLC is pleased to offer you the position of Payment Processing Agent for our organization. We are excited about the potential that you may bring to our company.
Few words about Masterpiece Group LLC . It is an original art promoter company. We deliver best services, i.e. searching, advertising, paperwork and transaction processing for those who want to buy or sell pieces of art all over the world
Your initial compensation package includes a monthly salary of $2,300 plus plus 8% commission from each transaction during the training period, full medical and dental coverage through our company’s employee benefit plan.
No special knowledge is required since we provide training and one month probationary period for our applicants.
Should you request more information contact me via e-mail with your phone number and best time to call so our managers could contact you as soon as possible.
We at Masterpiece Group LLC hope that you’ll accept this job offer and look forward to welcoming you aboard.
Masterpiece Group LLC Company
Scam Email #2
Reply to: email@example.com
Subject: COMPANY REPRESENTATIVE REQUIRED
I am Mr. Klaus Mueller, President WBC EXPORT UK. We are experts in the sale of Chemicals & raw materials. We are searching for representatives who can help us establish a medium of getting to our customers in the Canada/America and other nearby countries as well as making payments through you to us. You do not have to leave your present job for this one because this job offer will be on a part time basis as it comes once in a while and remuneration is on a percentage basis of 10% of the total amount you receive from my customers at any time on my behalf.
The reason why i seek your assistance is that American and Canadian checks take a long time to clear here in UK. Thereby holding business down for me and my associates. Now I already have customers who are ready to remit cash to me. Please to facilitate the conclusion of this transaction if accepted, do send me promptly the following information below by
(1)Your full names:
(2) Contact address:
(3) Tel/cell numbers:
(7)Copy of driving licences or international passport
My private email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your time.
Mr. klaus Mueller
President and CEO WBC Export Service.
Scam Email #3
Insight Shoppers is a market research company, we use Mystery Shopping or
Mystery Consumer to measure quality of retail service or gather specific
information about products and services. We work with some of the largest and
reputable businesses in the world; from fast food to petroleum, technology or
fashion retailers and more.
POSITION TITLE: Mystery Shopping
START DATE: Immediately
COMMISSION PER ASSIGNMENT: $300
JOB DESCRIPTION: You will be required to conduct an all expenses paid surveys
and evaluation exercises on behalf of Insight Shoppers. Your job will be to
evaluate and measure quality of retail service or gather specific information
about products and services.As our mystery shopper posing as normal customers,
you will expected to perform specific tasks—such as purchasing a product or
using a service.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
You will be hired to evaluate and audit other firms and corporate bodies by
fronting as potential customers in order to determine the level of
professionalism and expertise with which staff relates with their clients.We
presently have a couple of outstanding contracts, which means you will be
directed to the outlets you are to survey by either purchasing products or
services or simply meeting with customer service and making inquiries in person.
You will be directed to outlets, firms and corporate bodies to report on their
staff’s activities by forwarding us a
mail with a record of your experiences such as:
1) The product & services paid for.
2) How long it took before you were attended to.
3) How the attendants and employees related with you.
4) Customer service professionalism level
PLEASE NOTE: You will be provided funds in form of checks/money orders in
advance of any survey to cover expenses.You do not require any special skills
for this opening, however in order to apply for this job you MUST ensure you
have access to your E-mails at least two (2) times a day and must READ and
RESPOND to all notifications within 18-24hrs.
MYSTERY SHOPPER APPLICATION: If you would like to Mystery Shop for us, please
complete the following form below. You must answer these so we can process your
request and accept you as a possible shopper.
Address Line 1:
Address Line 2:
Home Phone Number:
Cell / Mobile Phone Number:
Have you had any previous expertise in surveying:
ALL APPLICATIONS SHOULD BE SENT TO : InsightShoppers@easy.com
Communications & Human Resources Center
Email : InsightShoppers@easy.com
Scam Email #4
Edmiston Yacht Hotel
62 St. James’s Street,
London SW1A 1LY,
Edmiston & Company is a world leader in the super yacht industry.
Specialising in the sale, charter, management and new construction of
the largest and most important yachts. The company has an unrivalled
reputation when it comes to performing for its clients at the very
highest level.Edmiston is recognized throughout the industry for
personal service, transparency, commitment to quality and forward
thinking. While other companies have fallen victim to global economic
changes, Edmiston Yacht Management has gone from strength to strength.
As world leaders in yachting our management department consistently
provides expert representation, innovative solutions and services that
resonate with today’s client demands. In 2008 we developed
custom-built crew training programmes, recognizing that the quality of
the crew is directly proportional to the enjoyment on board. Highly
trained in service, safety and security, a crew trained by Edmiston
enhances a yacht’s service, appeal and value
We want to use this medium to inform you that vacancies is now on, so
therefore do let us know if you have an interest in working in any of
the areas in which Norfolk Broads Yachting Company Job Offers,
Below are the Vacancies:
*Customer Care Representatives
*Guest Room Attendants
Job Salary: Depending on your roll of specialization, Salary Ranging
from 4,500.00 GBP to 8,500.00 GBP or negotiable and We shall take care
of your Transportation expenses, Accommodation, feeding and a month
training on arrival.
If you are interested to work with us in any position, please kindly
send your resume to our via e-mail (scammer inserts email address here) immediately
with your personal details including your roll of profession/Skill of