Weekly Scam Roundup: 7/28/2011

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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.

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Scam Email #1

Subject: PERSONAL ASSISTANT POSITION

Hello and Gooday to you , i am emailing you as regards my advertisement submitted with the job seekers and recruiters firm on the position of a PERSONAL ASSISTANT POSITION..I received your contact details from the firm so as to contact you directly , i would really love to meet up with you to talk about this job position but presently i am on a business trip, i would have loved to put up a job test on you to see the capability, knowledge and skills in you to be able to know how you could be a capable and diligent
personal assistant. i am in IRELAND right now and there would be no form of interviews or aptitude test but i will like you to answer some questions for both of us to really get acquainted

1.Have you ever been a Personal Assistant ?

2.If you have been a Personal Assistant before,how long and was it for a company or an individual person?

3.Can you communicate effective and efficiently?

4.Do you have a job as at present?

5.Will you be able to run errands 2 hours per day for 3 days in a week?

I will prepay you in advance to do my shopping. I will also have my mails and packages forwarded to your address. If you will be unable to stay at your house to get my mails I can have it shipped to a post office near you and then you can pick it up at your convenience,When you get my mails/packages; you are required to mail them to where I want them mailed to. You don’t have to make use of your own personal money .all you have to do is have packages shipped to your house and do my shopping..You are allowed to open the packages to reveal the content. The contents of the packages are computers , electronics, clothing’s business and personal letters..All expenses and taxes will be covered by me. You will work between 15 and 20 hrs a month

I will pay $300 per week.I need your services because I am constantly out of town on business as I own a electronics and clothing store in ireland but i want to open another outlet in the US.more so i shall be returning to the US in Agust . this process will be on going till then. If you don’t mind, I will meet up with you when I return and then we can talk about the possibility of making his long term. Well, let me know if you would be able to handle this possition I will email you the lists and pictures of what to shop for when I am ready. No heavy packages are involved! You can do the shopping at any nearest store. You will be shopping for Electronics and clothing’s. I will provide you my personal UPS account number for
Shipping. All you have to do is provide my account number to UPS and shipping charges will be applied into the account. I will provide clear set of instructions for each task I need done as well as the funds to cover them.f I were to mail you money to do my shopping plus up front payment for your service, where would you want it mailed to? Your full info for check,money orders or cash payment

Full Name:
Full Address:
(NO P.O.BOX)
City:
State:
Zip Code:
Phone Number:(Cell):
Home:
Age:
Email:
Present Job:

The address of the nearest Post Office to you for receiving packages:

Name:
Address:
City:
State:
Post Code:

I would l be expecting to hear from you soon in order to know if you will be willing to handle my business on my behalf before I return.Note that this job is 100% legitimate.You can open all packages to confirm the content therein

.Thanks so much and have a nice day.

Regards,
James Allen

Scam Email #2

ATTENTION!!!

WE HAVE AN INTERNET JOB OFFER FOR, IT IS REAL EASY AND SIMPLE, IT IS ONLY VALID FOR AMERICAN AND CANADIAN, WE HAVE SO MANY CLIENT/CUSTOMER WHO OWES US AND READY TO MAKE PAYMENT BUT WE DO NOT HAVE A REPRESENTATIVE THERE. I WANT YOU TO READ INSTRUCTION BELOW AND GET BACK TO US, WE HAVE TWO CATEGORY.

CATEGORY 1

1) YOU ARE TO PROVIDE YOUR ACCOUNT INFORMATION
2) FUNDS WILL TRANSFERED TO YOU BY OUR CLIENT
3) YOU ARE ENTITLE TO 5% OF EVERY TRANSACTION (E.G 4000USD FOR 200USD)
4) YOU ARE NOT GOING TO MAKE ANY PAYMENT

CATEGORY 2

1) YOU ARE TO PROVIDE YOUR CREDIT CARD INFORMATION (not debit)
2) FUNDS WILL TRANSFERED TO YOU BY OUR CLIENT
3) YOU ARE ENTITLE TO 20% OF EVERY TRANSACTION (E.G 4000USD FOR 800USD)
4) YOU ARE NOT GOING TO MAKE ANY PAYMENT

YOU ARE ENTITLE TO 20% BECAUSE WE PREFER CREDIT CARD TRANSACTION BECAUSE IT IS MORE FASTER.

KINDLY SEND US YOUR FULL BANK ACCOUNT INFORMTION TO START TRANSFER AS WE HAVE SOME CLIENT WHO ABOUT TO MAKE PAYMENT OUT.

MR WALLACE RANGEL.

http://www.iol.ie

Scam Email #3

Dear Applicant,

We are looking for qualified evaluators to help us check out our new services. These are the important aspect of your evaluation.
A Check/Moneyorder of between 800 – 2,850 dollars will be mailed out to you.
The funds have been calculated to cover both aspects of this survey. you will be allocated 100 dollars for the Walmart shopping section.
All you have to do is walk into any of its location buy, buy and buy till you exhaust the money provided for this section, but you have to be in the store for atleast one hour, watching and taking note of everything.
Remember that everything you buy is totally yours.
The management of Walmart intends to change the store’s environment, color, gift items and shopping/carrier bags etc, we are also looking into putting a stop to poor services.
For this reasons we have decided to give their customers the opportunity to decide.

NOTE: You are to keep the WalMart receipt of everything you buy to the report

YOUR SECOND EVALUATION ( Between 600 – 2550 Dollars)

The 2nd assignment Western union

As you know we offer Money transfer services.
A lot of Walmart customers have reported lapses in Money transfer services in some Walmart Stores around the U.S. Our need to act is based on reports and complaints which some customers forwarded anonymously and phone calls that were made to our head office.

Agents locations were reported for evaluation for the following reasons

Slow services
Unbalanced exchange rate
Poor services
Rudeness to customers
Excess charge

YOUR SECRET EVALUATION WILL BE :

To make a transfer of funds from the location to our agent in another state with the remaining funds after you complete your first task.
Funds would be picked up by our agent at the exact location which a customer reported his/her funds stolen from.

You will have to record the time at which you got to the Western union store and how many minutes it took you to get the service.

You will also provide me with the name of the cashier that attended to you along with the name of the WalMart store and address.
You will be paid a commission 200 dollars for completing both tasks.
Your report should be drafted and sent to me via email immediately the 2nd assignment has been completed.
Please make sure you reply to this email with the following information below :

First Name
Last Name
Street Address ( NO po box pls)
City
State
Zip Code
Cell Phone Number / Home Phone Number
Age
Current Occupation:
Alternate Email Address
Days / Hours Available

Further instructions will be sent to you during the week via email.

Task Co-ordinator
WalMart

Scam Email #4

To the kind of attention of HOTEL STAFF – Your EURO-Job Position!
From:
“Recruitment-Agency@manchester-career.com”
Add to Contacts
To:

Greeting from “Interviews and Professional Tests” Department!

We would like to inform you that your last e-mail message was not correctly sent to our department.

You must know that you have already successfully passed through the scheduled procedures of our department.

From here on, your case has been taken over for processing by the next department -“Recruitment”.

Please do the following, so that the process of your application is not interrupted:

– send again your last e-mail message, this time to the right place:
apply@manchester-career.com

Connect them also via Yahoo Messenger: ONLINEJOBCONSULTANT

or directly via Live Chat: http://manchester-career.com/chat/connectc.html (The operators will be online: Mon – Fri from 6:30 to 15:00 London Time)

– after sending the e-mail message, a window will appear asking you whether to add the e-mail ID to your Contacts List. Click on “Add to Contacts”

– from here on send your e-mail messages only to “Recruitment” department

Thank you for your kind understanding! We expect your arrival to us soon!

Yours faithfully,

Arthur Evans,

“Interviews and professional tests” Department
Manchester-Career.com

P.S. Please, do not reply to this e-mail. We will write you again tomorrow or the day after tomorrow with specific news.

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