Here are the latest submissions for my weekly scam roundup. If you have received any similar emails, PLEASE post them in the comments below. By posting the emails, you will directly be helping other people by exposing scam artists!
If you’re researching a “job offer” and it is listed on this page, it is 100% absolutely guaranteed to be a scam. Stop talking with your “employer” AT ONCE. You are at risk of losing thousands of dollars and your identity. You could even end up with a criminal record if the authorities get involved. Do NOT do work for them and click on the links below to find out what to do next.
Scam Email #1
The May Fair Hotel
United Kingdom.Tel: +44-704-573-0430
We have received your response to our questions sent to you in our
previous email addressed to you. The management of The May Fair Hotel London
found your answers satisfactory. You have shown us that you are
competent and capable of delivery quality service here at The May Fair Hotel London.
The management of The May Fair Hotel Londonwill like to use this medium to inform
you that you have been accepted and offered a job placement here at The May Fair Hotel London.
We are acknowledging you as our latest worker. The management believe that you carry out your duties industriously.
This is an Affirmation that your experiences and qualifications were
found suitably qualified for the requirements of The May Fair Hotel London.This document attached embodies the Agreement Letter of the job
that is been offered to you. You are expected to sign and send back scanned copy to us if you agree with the terms and conditions.
Note that you are to bear some of your travel documents processing expenses upfront to prove your seriousness and commitment to work with
our reputable organization. You are to bear the cost for obtaining your Foreign Affairs Certification and Work Permit/Resident Permit.
While the hotel management will bear the cost of processing your Visa and flight ticket. When your travel documents are ready, we shall
proceed with the securing of your accommodation here in London at the company’s Staff Quarters. We must have confirmed your visa, your
seriousness and willingness to join our team here in London.
You have to write a letter via email to AJS Travel & Tours LTD, our Immigration Consultant here in the United Kingdom for the processing
of your Immigration Documents such as Work/Resident Permits Documents, Foreign Affairs Certification and other supporting Immigration
documents before your job commencement period. You will also have to forward scanned copy of your signed Agreement/Contract Letter to them
for confirmation thatThe May Fair Hotel London, employed you, so as to enable them proceed further with the processing of your Immigration
The contact details of the AJS Travel & Tours LTD are given below.
AJS TRAVEL & TOURS LTD.
46 ESSEX ROAD, MANOR PARK, LONDON E12 6RE
The reason for this personal processing of Immigration Documents by employee, is due to the fact that in the past after processing the
documents for some employee they don’t show up for job duty, where by incurring cost for the company. We therefore advice you to carry on
every due processing with our immigration consultant for the procurement of your Immigration Document.
Also remember that any Expenses you make on the process of registering your documents shall be refunded back to you on joining as soon as you
submit your expenses report.
Mr. Kelvin Boot
Manager, Human Resources Department
The May Fair Hotel London
Scam Email #2
After examining your CV, we are certain that you are a suitable candidate for an Financial Forwarding Coordinator position in our company
Company we are representing is small but respectful in IT Outsourcing market which is situated in United Kingdom. Main aim is to achieve simpler communications between UK outsourcing IT services with international market in this area.
This is a part-time position with a flexible schedule. This jobs requires a commitment of 2 to 3 hours a day, from your home in a telecommuting capacity, in which you stay in contact and receive all your tasks on-line.
NOTE: Internet access is required.
The company covers all expenses–there is no need to invest your own money. This is not a Sales Position.
Once the employment contract is signed, you’ll be employed for an initial training period of one month. During this time, you’ll receive all the necessary instructions and training from your supervisor. One week before the training period ends, your supervisor will be making his or her decision, regarding whether your performance has been satisfactory enough to offer full time employment.
During the probationary period you will be paid 1,500 pounds, which is paid on the last business day of probationary period. Total income, considering the current volume of clients, will be up to GBP 2,500 per month. After you successfully pass the training period, your base salary will be increased up to 1,800 GBP per month.
If you are interested in an agent or management opportunity, please contact us at email@example.com to schedule an interview.
We will contact you shortly with more information
Scam Email #3
We are accepting applications for qualified individuals to become mystery shoppers. It’s fun and rewarding. There is no fee to become a shopper. No experience needed and you will be paid $150-$200 ( fixed sum ) for every duty you carry out.
If you’ve ever wanted to earn upto $200 per assignment without divulging your personal details such as your bank account information, direct home address, social security/insurance details and passwords, here’s the chance you’ve been waiting for.
Please respond if you’re interested and we’ll reply back with detailed information about this company and your first assignment.
Scam Email #4
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
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
Unbalanced exchange rate
Rudeness to customers
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 :
Street Address ( NO po box pls)
Cell Phone Number / Home Phone Number
Alternate Email Address
Days / Hours Available
Further instructions will be sent to you during the week via email.