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
We have received your email application for the (drivertising) car wrap advertisement.
We advertise our client’s products and services on private party vehicles and pay the vehicle owner $200 to 400$ per week. We utilize vehicles that are already on the road, so we are not creating more waste or using more carbon to promote our clients products and services. When a campaign is finished, we recycle the vinyl after it is removed from a vehicle for use in other products.
To become a Drivertiser™, you must….
Below are some questions you need to answer before we can proceed.
How long do you intend to carry the advert on your car 1 month,2 months or 3 months?
Do you have a drivers license?
Do you use your car everyday?
Have you crashed a car between Jan 2009 till date?
Are you over 18yrs ?
Make of car/year ?
If you have answered YES to these questions, Send in the following information:
FULL NAME ……………………..
MAILING ADDRESS (no P.O.Box please) …………….
As soon as you send your mailing address , we will be sending you a check that will cover your payment for 2 weeks i.e $400 , for carrying the advert and also money that will be paid to the expert that will fix the car wrap , which you will send to the expert through western union after deducting your charges.
Note : We usually installs a GPS tracking system on the vehicle so they can verify that the advertising is reaching the desired audience. Car wraps won’t damage your car, it’s just like a giant layer of vinyl film! we are just covering a portion of your car. We will be responsible for removing the ads from your car if you choose to discontinue.
As soon , as you get back to me with all this necessary information, then we can proceed to the next step.
Human Resources Manager
Scam Email #2
Ferguson Plumbing Supplies Company
12500 Jefferson Avenue,
Newport News, Virginia
23602, USA .
If you have access to a computer, and have up to three hours spare time per-week. you can get paid, would you like to work part or full time online, and get paid weekly? If yes,then please read carefully.
Ferguson is a diverse wholesale distributor with operations spanning multiple business groups. The company is ranked as the largest plumbing wholesaler in North America. Ferguson is also the industry’s second largest distributor of pipes, valves and fittings, waterworks, and heating and cooling equipment in North America.
The position of Accounts Receivable officer entails the following duties: coordinate payments from our clients, receive payments which come in form of certified checks or united states postal money orders, process payments at your local bank, and forward 90% of funds received to the proper branch office, as
instructed. The remaining 10% is your wage. Since this position is need-based, you will have plenty of free time while enjoying a good income.
Every assignment in form of payment received from clients, you’re entitled to 10% which excludes the cost of processing western union to any regional office accountant
Also you get a monthly salary of $1500 which comes at the end of every month, plus other incentives and benefits that accrue, which includes tax holidays.
INTERESTED APPLICANTS (HOW TO APPLY)
Interested applicants should reply with full name, full residential address not Po Box, phone numbers, and email address, so that one of our Human Resource Managers can contact you through email, with an approval letter if the management decides youre a successful candidate. Please specify the best way to contact you in your reply email.
We appreciate your interest in Ferguson Plumbing Supplies Company.
Human Resources Department,
PO Box 2778,
12500 Jefferson Avenue,
Newport News, Virginia,
Scam Email #3
MPDS inc has sent you the message below to offer you an employment opportunity. Our company has an electronic system which has selected your resume on the web. Modern Product Delivery Service inc was set in 2003 in Poland and is currently providing the service of buying and dispatching of different products from United States for the European customers. We would like to offer you a courier clerk position in our deliveries department(the position is for candidates located in United States). Hours are floating and you can work as a part time employee from home.
We provide $60 per shipment pay at the beginning with $1500 minimum monthly wage.
The requirements are:
– to have the correct street address
– to be eighteen years old at least
– to have internet connection, printer and scanner
– to have a clean record
The employee can always open the package to see that there is nothing illegal inside. Career growth is possible and expectable. The company would be glad to help our most successful employees to go further.
The bonuses that we offer are:
– two vacations per year(paid by the company)
– Apple iPhones and Macintosh computers after the first trial month of co-operation for the hard working employees
* Not a single investment from your pocket.
Please reply back.
Scam Email #4
from GE India Industrial Pvt. Ltd firstname.lastname@example.org
date Thu, Aug 25, 2011 at 6:14 AM
subject JOB OFFER..
GE India Industrial Pvt. Ltd.
1 Rafi Marg
New Delhi – 110001
TELEPHONE:+91 995 3526 627
FAX:(+91) 124 302 6200
Reply Path: email@example.com
At a Glance:
GE’s presence in India dates back to 1902 when GE installed India’s first
hydro power plant in the country.
GE’s story is one of technology and innovation in India, for India. GE has
been a long-term local player in transportation, energy, healthcare and
The company has a significant footprint across key locations in the
country with technology centers at Hyderabad and Bangalore. GE employs
over 13, 000 people in India. It exports over $1 billion in products and
Our Businesses in India:
o Technology Infrastructure comprises healthcare, transportation,
aviation and enterprise solutions
o Energy Infrastructure comprises energy, coal, oil & gas, nuclear
energy,and water & process technologies as well as renewable resources
such as wind and biogas
o GE Capital includes commercial and consumer financial businesses
o GE’s India Technology Centre, Bangalore, India Innovation Centre and
Hyderabad Technology Centre are GE’s technology research and development
Key Milestones in India:
1902: First Hydro Project in Karnataka
1969: First Nuclear Power Plants in India
1989: JV with Wipro: Healthcare
1991: Indian market opens up
1991 : SBI JV established 1992: Collaboration with NCL
1993: JV with Godrej: Appliances
1997: BPO Operations (Gecis) launched
1998: JV with Satyam: Industrial
1999: JFWTC: Research Operations
1999: JV with TCS: Aviation & Energy
2002: IP Operations at JFWTC
2004: BPO Operations (Genpact) sold
2010 : 10 years of GE’s Technology Center at Bangalore
CAREERS AT GE : VACANCIES
Vacancies currently exist in the following sectors/positions as stated below.
Finance – Business
Finance – Consumer
Oil & Gas
Computer Software & Services
COMPUTER OPERATORS/SOFTWARE ENGINEERS
Applying for a job at GE:
Your Resume has been selected from a job site . The Company selected 612
candidates list for Senior Engineer, IT,Administration, Production,
marketing and general service Departments, It is our pleasure to inform you
that your Resume was
selected as one of the 62 candidates shortlisted for the interview.
Our Hiring Process:
Step 1: Resume/CV Submission
It all starts with you. Once we receive your resume/CV, a notification
will be sent to those involved in the hiring process and your resume/CV
entered into our global resume database for potential matches.
Step 2: Resume/CV Review
Those involved in the hiring process review resumes/CVs to identify the
candidates whose skills, education and experience meet the requirements of
the open position.
Step 3: Candidate Interviews
Some candidates for the position may be invited for a phone screen or an
interview to further evaluate their knowledge, skills and abilities as
they relate to
the open position.
Step 4: Selection Decision
Our managers work hard to identify a candidate who is qualified for the
position and offer that person the job.
If you are not selected for a particular position, please do not be
discouraged. New jobs open frequently and your qualifications may well
make you the ideal candidate for another position.
How do I apply and Submitting Your Resume/CV ? Easy! You need to follow
the instructions stated below.
SEND THE SCAN COPIES OF THE REQUESTED DOCUMENTS (CV/RESUME’) VIA EMAIL TO :
REPLY EMAIL ADDRESS: firstname.lastname@example.org
CONTACT : MR. JOHN L. FLANNERY
TELEPHONE:+91 9953 5266 27
FAX:(+91) 124 302 6200
REQUIRED DOCUMENTS BY THE COMPANY HRD.
1) Photo-copies of Qualification Documents.
2) Photo-copies of Experience Certificates (If any)
3) Photo-copies of Address Proof
4) Two Passport Size Photograph.
5) Guarantor’s Letter (if any)
SECURITY DEPOSIT: You have to deposit the REFUNDABLE sum of Rs.8,750/- (
Eight thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty India Rupees ) from your Home City
to our Company accountant name in charge of recruitment. The Account Number and
relevant information will be sent to you upon your response.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: This is a REFUNDABLE interview security deposit. Your
offer letter with Air tickets will be sent to your Home Address by courier
after receiving the confirmation of interview security deposited as instructed.
Company will pay all the expenditure to you at the time of face-to-face
meeting with you in person. The Job profile, salary offer, and date/time of
interview will be
stated in your OFFER LETTER, it will be couriered to you very shortly
after receiving your confirmation of cash deposited and if you are eventually
not, still the amount will be refunded to you, as the amount is just to
prove that you will be coming for the interview in order for us not to run at a
after procuring/sending you the air ticket and you don’t show up on the
day of interview.
Without much ado,contact MR. JOHN L. FLANNERY via Email and telephone
Thanks for your time, patience and understanding.
Brackett B. Denniston III
Senior Vice President and
©2011 General Electric Company