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 found your resume in seek.com.au database and believe you
> are a perfect candidate for a part time position available.
> Basic Requirements:
> – Be Available 6-10 hours per week;
> – AU Citizenship
> – Responsible
> – Over 18
> – PC/Home office
> – Computer skills, personal e-mail address
> – You may combine this work in our company with your main job
> If you are interested, please reply to : email@example.com with your short resume.
> Have a good day,
> THL Team
We would like to consider you for the position of administrative assistant/sales support. You’ll work at the convenience of your home, part-time.
THL, a luxury goods company, presents the best off-season luxury finds from the most prestigious international designers and collectibles from the rarest collections at irresistible prices.
Candidates for the job should possess excellent organizational skills as well as the ability to efficiently multi-task. Ideal candidates have a strong focus on day-to-day operational excellence, and a personal style that builds trust, and inspires loyalty. The candidate should be motivated, proactive, be able to learn and adapt quickly.
Other duties of the Administrative Assistant/Sales Support include, but are not limited to:
?Incorporating effective priorities for the virtual office function
?Administer day-to-day financial responsibilities for clients
?Reporting online daily
?Preparing brief summary reports, and weekly financial reports
Salary part-time: 1,800AUD/month, plus commission.
In the attachments you will find the agreement with a detailed job description. If you are interested in this trial period, which will last for one month, during which you will receive training, salary, and commission, please see the attached agreement. Upon successful completion of the trial period you will receive a contract to continue working with THL, have an option to change from part-time to full-time or continue working part-time.
Please read carefully the trial period agreement, complete, sign, and
forward back to us either via email or by fax +1-323-843-3874. If you have any questions please email.
Scam Email #2
I am Doug Adams,the new Human Resource Manager (International
Operations) of Holland and Sherry Textiles, UK.We are an international
textile company dealing on the importation and exportation of Textiles
and Apparels to America , Canada , Australia and some other European
We are presently having problems handling our logistics from America
and Canada as well as trying to tackle how our payments are remitted to
us back here in the United Kingdom . hence, we need to recruit a
Book-Keeper/Representative. I will like to know if you will be
interested in working online from home and get paid weekly without
creating inconvenience to your present job. As a
book-keeper/Representative for the company all you have to do are below:
*. Recieve Documents/Payments in form of Check, Money Order, Bank
*. Deduct 10% which will be your percentage
*. Forward balance after deduction of percentage to the company.
BENEFITS ARE AS FOLLOWS:-
* The average monthly income is about $3000 to $4000.
* No form of investments from you.
* This job takes Less than 1-2 hours per day.
* You do not pay any form of taxes.
Your provided information will be sent for the first internal screening
and comparation of applicant’s information. Please if you are interested
in this position don’t hesitate to get back to me SWIFTLY.
Holland and Sherry Textile
66-67 Savoile Row
N1 8AB, London,
Scam Email #3
From: TESORO CORPORATION
Subject: EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT AGREEMENT.
TESORO CORPORATION USA
19100 Ridgewood Parkway
San Antonio, TX 78259-1828, United States
Tel:+1 213 261 7612
With the approval of the Board of Directors of TESORO CORPORATION,we are delighted to formally offer you an appointment to work with us in TESORO CORPORATION.Please find attached Soft Copy of employment contract agreement which contains terms of employment for your perusal and immediate action if you find the terms acceptable. Upon thorough review and acceptance of this Contract Package, dot your signature in the space indicated in the last page of the Offer Letter and return same back to us via email attachment within a period of 5 working days for further proceedings.
Should you require more information, please feel free to contact us immediately; we await your prompt reply.
Craig M. LaTorre
Vice President, Human Resources and Communications.
Tel:+1 213 261 7612
Scam Email #4
I would like to thank you for taking the time to apply for our job position.
I am glad to hear from you. Lets go over the description requirements for the job. The following are some of the responsibilities you will have:
* Answering general phone calls for our department.
* Schedule appointments and coordinate customers.
* Handle bank deposits and outbound errands such as for company purchases.
* You will be responsible for a company fleet vehicle.
* You will also be responsible for one of our company credit cards in all official business.
After reviewing your resume, your qualifications are clear and I believe that you are better suited for this position than the other applications I received. I would like to begin the hiring process with you. Now, before I can schedule an interview, company policy dictates that you obtain a recent credit report (from past 2 business days). This policy was created ever since an issue we had with a few of our employees abusing the company credit card accounts.
I prefer and recommend you obtain your credit check here (Credit Report) since we have found them to be the most accurate and their service is free, however you are welcome to use any provider.
After you register with them, you will receive your report. Please do not send me the report via email since it has sensitive information. Instead, have a hard copy with you when we conduct your interview. Also, this report is just a formality and a low credit score will not disqualify you for the position, we will just discuss it together.
When you have obtained your report, email me your telephone number where I can contact you along with what day this week you would like me to schedule the interview on.
I am ready to fill this position this week and am looking forward to meeting with you.
ATN Corporate – Human Resources