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
Scam Email #2
FROM: ALLIED M. COMPANY LTD. ACCRA
It will interest you to know that we have AU Gold Dust, Dore Bar available for sale here in Ghana at affordable price on CIF to your destination. We are a company that deals on Alluvial GOLD, which we produce and export overseas mainly EUROPE/ASIA countries.
Should in case you are interested to buy kindly get back to us in order to forward our FCO for your viewing.
We also seek for a representative who can help us establish a medium of getting our customers in ASIA and In any of this countries: SOUTH KOREA, ISRAEL,JAPAN,FIJI as well as making payments through you to us. We will be glad if you are interested in transacting business with us. You can easily make $600-$1,000 or more in a week by working for us as our representative in your country.
You will be in charge of collecting payment on our behalf from our customers and Small business organizations that are registered under us. There is no form of investment that is needed from you and this job will take only 1-3 hours of your time per week. You don’t need to spend money at all as our representative. All we need is your sincerity, 100% trust and assurance that you will send us our money immediately you receive it from our buyer. You will always deduct 10% in any amount you receive from our customer as the effort you made and send the remaining amount back to the company.
THIS IS WHAT IT ENTAILS:
1. Get/receive payment from clients/Customers.
2. Process Payments at your Bank
3. Deduct 10% which is your commission/Payment on amount cashed.
4. Forward the remaining 90% to the information that will be provided later on.
Group Managing Director
ALLIED M. LTD.
Scam Email #3
EBay Secret Shopper® LLC
2123 West industrial Estate
Santa Clara, CA
“We have a mystery shopping assignment in your area and we would like you to
participate” Secret Shopper® is accepting applications for qualified individuals to
become mystery shoppers. It’s fun and rewarding, and you choose when and where you
want to shop. You are never obligated to accept an assignment. There is no charge to
become a shopper and you do not need previous experience. After you sign up, you will
have access to training materials via e-mail, fax or postal mail.
EBay Secret Shopper® LLC is the premier mystery shopping company, serving clients
across America,Canada and European with over 500,000 shoppers available and ready to
help businesses better serve their customers. Continual investment in the latest
internet and communication technologies coupled with over 18 years of know-how means
working with EBay Secret Shopper® LLC is a satisfying and rewarding experience.
Secret shopping as seen on ABC NEWS, NBC NEWS, L.A. TIMES. Stores and organizations
such as The Gap, Wal-Mart, Pizza Hut, and Banks. One amongst many others pay for
Secret Shoppers to shop in their establishments and report their experiences. On top
of being paid for shopping you are also allowed to keep purchases for free. Secret
Shopper® NEVER charge fees to the shopper. Training, tips for improvement, and
shopping opportunities are provided free to registered shoppers.
Mystery shoppers are either paid a pre-arranged fee for a particular shop, a
reimbursement for a purchase or a combination of both. Secret Shopper® has available
for immediate assignment an inspection of the customer service of any Wal-Mart in
your area. You are to shop secretly and invest just a token.
This fee will be paid upfront. During this shop you will visit the location and make
several observations as regards the customer service.
You will be required to interact with the shop clerk.
You may conduct the shop alone or as a couple. The assignment will pay $300.00 per
Kindly Fill Out the application form below and we will get back to you shortly with
First Name…. ……
Street Address …..
Zip Code ………..
Cell Phone Number …
Home Phone Number …
Alternate Email Address ..
Hours Available: from _______ to ______see above
You can get back to us by the following email addresses:
We await your urgent response.
Thank you for your help.
We look forward to working with you.
EBay Secret Shopper® LLC
Scam Email #4
From: HARRY GUANG
Reply to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: JOB OPPORTUNITY FOR YOU!!!!!
Staffing and Recruiting Dept,
Nantong Helia Plastic Co., Ltd.
17-1106 CBD, No. 8 Taoyuan Road, Nantong, Jiangsu, China
We have a job opening for the position of Accounts Receivable/Payable Clerk.Would you like to work from your home and get paid weekly? (Nantong Helia Plastic co. ltd China) specialize in serving serve the entire United State and a growing export market,particularly We are mainly engaged in PVC leather (artificial leather), PU leather (synthetic leather), semi-PU leather, PVC sponge / foam leather, space / micro fiber PU leather, glossy leather, breathable leather, hole leather, crocodile leather, ball leather, shoe leather, sofa leather, bag leather, glove leather, and garment.
Our Company needs a representative in the U.S.A who will serve as our Agent in processing payments made out to us by our Customers, this is because we make lots of supplies in bulk on credit to our customers and experience a lot of delays in collecting payments from them here in China direct money wire to us by our customers has also had its challenges.
About Our Company,Our Vision, Values, Mission and Operating Principles have been developed to reflect not only our day-to-day work on our core business strategies, but also to guide us through the challenges and opportunities that come with global expansion and rapidly changing markets.
Your primary task for now , as a representative of the company is to Coordinate payments from customers and help us with the payment process.You are not involved in any sales. Once orders are received and sorted we deliver the product to a customer.After this has been done the customer has to pay for the products but in most cases we make our clients prepay for orders or items they order for.About 90 percent of our customers prefer to pay through checK based on the amount involved. We have decided to open this new contract to hire job position for solving this problem.
Your First Primary task (Collection of Payments):
1. Payment will be send directly to you by our custormer.
2.You must be checking your email every day to know when payment has been sent to you by our clients
3. Deduct 10 % which will be your percentage/pay on Payment processed
4. Forward balance after deduction of percentage/pay to any of the offices you will be contacted to send payment to, You’ll have a lot of free time doing another job, because this job is part time, you’ll get good income ($400 to $500 Per Week ) .But this job is very challenging and you should understand it.
We will consider your application if you satisfy our requirements and we are sure you will be an earnest assistant till we start running our branch office in United State.
Your response to this email is needed, so that we can reconfirm your address details we have in our database.We will be updating you as soon as the payment is being sent to you and you will be directed as to where to have the remaining 90% of the money sent to, after the deduction of your 10% pay on any payments received and processed by you. A swift acknowledgment of the receipt of this email will be appreciated.
Thanks For Your Total Understanding.