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Scam Email #1

Join our Field Network!

Shop & Check® Worldwide is a company that conduct surveys and evaluate other companies. We get hired to go to other peoples companies and like customers in order to know how the staffs are handling services in relation to their customers.

We all shop, and many of us enjoy shopping but very rarely does opportunity present it self to do what we enjoy doing and get paid for doing it. Imagine earning extra income just for going shopping and filling out a questionnaire!

Your job will be to evaluate and comment on customer service in a wide variety of shops, stores, restaurant and services in your area. No commitment is made on this job and you would have flexible hours as it suits you. Confidentiality is also very important. In most cases, the establishment is not to know that evaluation is taking place.

Additionally, the questionnaires may be protected by copyrights. Often, the employee evaluated will be informed of the results of your evaluation later and may even be allowed to read your comments but this is for the management to determine. The information most often requested by management concerns employee to customer relations, employee performance, product quality or presentation of the establishment including cleanliness and convenience.

This information helps management to identify areas of strength and weakness so they can take steps to correct the problem or potential problems before business is lost.

Most of the time, the compensation for the assignment is established in advance and paid after the questionnaire is returned. As a mystery shopper, you are not an employee of the company that provides you an assignment but rather an independent contractor.

As such, there is no employee benefits and no taxes will be withheld from your pay. You are responsible for reporting your own income. However, you may want to consult your tax adviser as some tax breaks may apply.

You will be provided payment(inform of money order or cashier check) advance for any upcoming Evaluation to cover wage and evaluation which you will cash at your financial institution and use the money to carry out the Evaluation. You do not have to use any money from your pocket. We will provide you the money for all your assignments.

EARNINGS
Pay can range from $200 to $400 per job assignment, with an average of $100 per assignment. In addition, there is a stipend for purchases.

The number of assignments per day vary but if you are assertive in seeking work and work for several mystery shopping companies, you could garner up to 20 assignments per month. While most mystery shoppers consider this a part time job, if you approach the work as a full-time job, you can earn $4,000 to $5,000 per month.

If you are interested do send in these information:

FULL NAME:
CONTACT ADDRESS :
TELEPHONE NUMBER:
MOBILE NUMBER:
OCCUPATION:
AGE:
EMAIL:

So we can look at your distance from the locations which you have to put your service into, and your address would also be needed for your payments.

Great Pay** Fun Work** Flexible Schedules** No experience required.
– If you can shop you are qualified!
– No start up fee is required
– Must be above 18 years old
– Must be computer literate
– Must be very honest and committed

Please note that this is a part time job.

NB: CANDIDATE FROM USA, CANADA & EUROPE ARE ALLOWED TO APPLY FOR THIS OFFER.

Regards,
KEREN MARISSON
Head of Recruitments®
Inc Copyright (c) 2011
All Rights Reserved

Scam Email #2

Good day,

We appreciate your interest in reading our email regarding our job opening.

Mayfair Rentals Inc is an online company for renting and buying properties. Our 10,000+ rentals in over 40 countries worldwide act as the driving force of our company. The company is growing dynamically and its formation is ongoing, at this particular moment we are expanding our business area and increasing the number of property units in our database. For this reason we are widening our network of real estate agents and need more representatives in our account receivable department.

We’re constantly on the lookout for great people. The talent that walks in our door is the foundation of our growth and success. A supportive team atmosphere, recognition, and personal growth are satisfying career elements at Mayfair Rentals and we’re known for competitive salaries, bonus/incentive programs and excellent benefits. Are you interested in an environment that rewards hard work and creative contributions? If YES, then join our big family.

JOB RESPONSIBILITY:
1) Receiving rent payments from customers
2) Sending rent payments to Landlords
3) Data entry
4) Deduct 10% which will be your Commission/pay on Payment processed and remit our balance to us either via Western Union Money Transfer or Money Gram.

HOW MUCH WILL YOU EARN:
10% from each operation! For instance; you receive 2000 USD via checks on our behalf. You will cash the money and keep 200 USD(10% from 2000 USD) for yourself. Initially, your commission will be 10%, but will be reviewed with time to 15%.

ADVANTAGES:
You do not have to go out as you will work as an independent contractor right from your home office. Your job is absolutely legal. You can earn up to 1000-3000 USD monthly depending on time you will spend for this job. You do not need any capital to start. You can do the work easily without leaving or affecting your present Job. The only thing here is that we need you to assure us that you are reliable and trustworthy.

MAIN REQUIREMENTS:
18 years or older
Responsible
Ready to work 1-3 hours per week
Able to check and respond to emails often
Easy telephone access.
Computer Knowledge is a plus

We don’t require an active agent license, we don’t require your bank information, we are sure this work will be interesting and simple for you and please know that everything is absolutely legal.

If you are interested in our offer, please respond with the following details in order for us to reach you:

FULL NAME:
PHYSICAL ADDRESS:
CITY:
STATE:
ZIP CODE:
COUNTRY:
PHONE NUMBER (S):
EMAIL:
AGE:
BEST TIME TO CALL YOU :

As soon as we get your application we will get in touch with you and give you further instructions about your work.

We appreciate your interest.

Sincerely,

Harry Taylor
Human Resources Manager
Mayfair Rentals LLC © 1995-2011
mailmayfair@aol.com

Scam Email #3

We are a result-oriented Development and Management Consulting firm involved in helping Companies to achieve market leadership and Improve connections between professional service firms and their client organization. Our company is currently conducting a survey on Western Union Outlets and Restaurant all over the globe to help measure and improve the effectiveness of the services they provide.This is as a result of complaints from some reliable customers about their unprofessional approach to work in most Western Union Outlets and Restaurant.

The survey involves you patronizing a Western Union Outlets and Restaurants in your area as a customer, make a transaction at the Western Union Outlets and Restaurant with the funds we shall send to you. You will write a report about the customer services and you will send your report back to us via Email. We shall provide you with some pointers to prepare your report and give us a feedback on your overall customer experience by filling a simple online questionnaire. Each survey takes a maximum of 30 Minutes to complete and you’ll be paid $200 for every survey completed, No Sales Involved and this will not inconvenient your present job.

If you are interested to participate in this survey, please send us a reply with your information in the following order:

FULL NAME:
CONTACT ADDRESS(NOT P.O BOX):
CITY:
STATE:
ZIP-CODE:
PHONE NUMBER [S]:
AGE:
GENDER:
OCCUPATION:
EMAIL ADDRESS:

Your prompt response to every email sent to you,shows the ability of good survey agent.

All further correspondence should be directed here.

Regards and God bless.
JOHN HUGHES
Research Coordinator.

Service Monitor Group…

OBSESSED WITH BEING THE BEST(R)

Service Monitor Group

Scam Email #4

We’ve found your resume on one of the Job Recruiting Websites. If you are still looking for a new job,
we would like to offer you the following vacancy.
We have a lot of clients in Australia and New Zeland and we are going to open few offices around countries in different cities. But it keeps time and so we would like to propose you a remote job
of Administrative Manager in our Company.

Our company West Union Group is engaged in registration of companies, real estate, shelf companies, registration offices,
public organizations and backgrounds, marketing, trade marks and barcodes, certification and examination of goods,
bank accounts, immigration, international law, accreditation.

Job of administrative manager includes: to control corporative bank account, control payments from our clients and
process these payments.

Job duties are: to receive invoice payments from our customers in Australia and New Zeland, 3 times a week, process it and resend to our
main office or to our recipient.You are paid 4 percent commission from
each payment + 2500 AUD dollars base salary a month + all
travel fees, bank charges and taxes.

The future employee should complete his/her training. The training is free of charge.
In the process of training the trainee is paid percentage as soon as he finishes the task performance.

If you are interested in training, please fill in the form below.
You can visit our web-site http://www.westuniongroup.com for further information.
Please direct any additional questions to our e-mail and our managers will be glad to contact you
in the nearest time.

Best regards,
Matthew Adams
West Union Group

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Last Updated: October 17, 2011

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  • Keri
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    You’re missing the latest email scam….hi, we want to hire you but before we do, we need to know you’re a good person, so don’t give us your ssn, but go to this site (click here) and fill out the credit report. As soon as we have your credit score, we will call you for an interview.

    I’ve gotten this one half a dozen times already….

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