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
Willbros Group, Inc.(MALAYSIA) LTD JOB OFFER
HUMAN RESOURCE DEPARTMENT
Willbros Group, Inc.(MALAYSIA) LTD
Lot 1177, 5th Floor Wisma Interhill,
Miri Waterfront Commercial Centre,
421000 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia.
Tel: +60 16298 9597 Fax +603 2033 4506
INTERNATIONAL EXPATRIATE OFFICIAL JOB ONLINE INTERVIEW
Your name has been shortlisted/Chosen among the Lucky expatriates who
submitted the CV to the MALAYSIA ONLINE JOB ,before we will issue you
the Success Letter and the Contract Document You have to fill the following
informations and send it back to us
Get back to me as soon as possible.
Head of Recruitment Service
Willbros Group, Inc.(MALAYSIA)
Scam Email #2
From: “David Johnson”
Subject: Reprsentative Needed
Platinum Export Sales Insurance Limited
3 Long Marsh Lane
West Thames mead
London SE28 0LS England, UK
This is an offer from the desk of Platinum Exports in the United Kingdom, also know as Great Britain. We would like to know if you would be interested to work for us, as a part-time job, which would not disturb your current job.
We have our company here in U.K and we deal on Car Buying, Car care, Insurance, Training on how to drive, Loans and leasing, Motorcycle services and so many more.
We have few clients from the USA/CANADA, California, Florida, New York, Ontario, Quebec and so many other states in the USA/CANADA, but we have Been having problems with most of our clients from USA/CANADA When it comes to payment because most of them prefer to pay via Money Order or Travelers check which cannot be cashed easily here.
So we are for a trust worthy person who will be helping us with the payment issued out by our clients inform of Money Order or Travellers check since payment like that can be easily cashed in the United State.
We are also planning on establishing a new branch in the USA/CANADA, very soon, but we really need a representative that we would trust and have believed in. The payments are going to come via Check or Money Orders, so all you need do is as soon as you get the check/Money Orders, you just take it to your bank cash it and deduct the 15% of the money and send the rest to us via money gram or western union.
PHONE NUMBER :
EMAIL ADDRESS :
CURRENT WORKING PLACE :
HAVE YOU DONE THIS BEFORE ( YES/ NO )
Forward All Application to firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks you hope to hear for you soon
Scam Email #3
From: Douglas Yayi
Reply-To: Douglas Yayi
JOB OFFER:APPLY IF YOU ARE INTERESTED!!
My name is Mr.Douglas Yayi , a Director Calson oil and Agricultural Chemicals,I live and work here in Benin Republic West Africa,will you like to work online from home and get paid without affecting your present job?
Actually We need a representative who can be working for the company as online book-keeper and recving agent. We make lots of supplies to some of our clients in the EUROPE for which I do come to EUROPE to receive payment and have it cashed after I supply them materials. It’s always too expensive and stressful for me to come
down and receive such payment twice in a month so I therefore decided to contact you.
We are willing to pay you 10% for every payment receive by you from our clients who makes payment through you. Please note you don’t have to be a bookkeeper to apply for the job.
Kindly get back to me as soon as possible if you are interested in this job offer with the following details:
Scam Email #4
From: “James Mr.frank”
Subject: APPLICATION APPROVED!!(MYSTERY SHOPPER)
You have been Accepted as our Mystery shopper/Survey Agent.
You will be evaluating a Wal-Mart Store and a Western union outlet in your neighborhood. You will need to locate the Nearest Wal-mart and Western union store as soon as you get this email today. Email us the STORE NAME AND STORE ADDRESS in your reply email. That is where you will be doing your 1st Secret Shopping and Evaluation.
Please remember that you are to act Cool, Calm and Confident through out the period in which you will be carrying out the survey, in order not to arouse any suspicions.You will be evaluation a Wal-mart and a western union store close by, after which you will write a report and send back to us via Email using the following pointers:
1) How long it took you to get services.
2) Ambiance/Outlook of the Shop/Outlet
3) Smartness of the attendant
4) Customer service professionalism
5) Reaction of personnel under pressure
6) Information that you think would be helpful
7) Your comments and impressions.
Payments will be mailed out to you as soon as you reply back to this email,which you will expend in carrying out all that will be required of you, including your compensation.
All Other Instructions will be sent out to you via email as soon as Evaluation commences.
Make sure you check your email everyday and you will be updated on when to start your Mystery Shopping.
Please reply to this email, acknowledging it as soon as possible with the address of the closest Wal-mart store and Western Union outlet in your location.
Your prompt response to any email sent to you shows the ability of a good Mystery Shopper. Please reply back to every email sent to you so that we can register you as our next mystery shopper.
MYSTERY SHOPPER INC