Weekly Scam Roundup – 8/30/2012

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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.

Click here for more details on these scams and how they work.

Click here to find out where to report these scams.

Scam Email #1

Growing Company Requires Employee

Position: Goods processing manager
Full time
First month’s salary: $2,500
Maximum possible monthly salary: $3,000

Principal duties*:
1) Receive parcels of goods from our partners’ storage facilities;
2) Check parcel contents and prepare periodic reports;
3) Repackage parcels if required by the customer;
4) Send goods parcels to our managers.

* Further details of the position’s duties are to be found in the job description enclosed herewith.

No special skills are required for this job. We highly value our employees’ honesty, diligence, and willingness to work.
You will need Internet access and a printer for this job.

We have reviewed your resume and find your application satisfactory. We are prepared to hire you for this position. In this regard, we enclose an employment contract.
Please read through the contract carefully, sign it, and send the signed contract to us by fax, or scan and send it to us by e-mail.

Please indicate in the agreement a phone number at which we may contact you.
After we receive the signed contract from you, our manager will contact you by phone. Our manager will provide you with all instructions necessary for the job. The first month will be a probationary period. During this time, we will try to determine whether or not you are a good match for us.

Payment
You may choose any convenient payment method from the following:
– Cheques (to be sent to you by mail);
– Western Union transfer;
– PayPal.

Starting from the second month, payment will be made once every two weeks.
We do not conduct additional interviews; our hiring decisions are made based on assessment of candidates’ resumes and our communications by phone.

We wish you every success.

Katherine C. Malin
Fax (877) 741-6216
hr@gianttons.com

gianttons.com
GiantTons.com LLC
1001 Craig Road
St. Louis, MO 63146

Scam Email #2

Job Title: Account Manager.
Salary: FULL-TIME – £20000 +; PART-TIME – £15200 +.
We offer: opportunities to progress and develop; study in UK with a trainer, computer tests, practice.
Ages: 18+.

Skills and experience:

A responsible attitude.
Calmness under pressure.
Excellent communication skills.
Accurate and good attention to detail.
The ability to work to deadlines.
The ability to work on own initiative.
Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.
Candidates must also be available to start immediately.

If you are looking for the next step in your career which will allow you to have an immediate impact and
offer exposure and progression to further development, please contact me find out more about the opportunity.

HR Manager
Margaret D. Brafford
Lynch Investment Group”
After that i wrote i wanted more Infos as I thought I could match for they job and they firstly sent me this email:
“More detailed information about available position

Please fill out the “Application form” carefully and send
the form by email.

P.S The application must be completed in full detail
Our manager will call you within 1-2 working days.

Sincerely , Margaret D. Brafford
HR Department , Lynch Investment Group”
Attaching the contract to fill plus Infos about their company.
The day after they sent me another email:
“Hello Ms Giovanni Carriero,

I represent the Company specializing in IT. We perform a variety of functions that range from installing applications to designing complex computer networks and information databases. A few of the duties that Information Technology professionals perform may include data management, engineering computer hardware, as well as management and administration of entire systems. Information technology is starting to spread further than the conventional personal computer and network technologies, and more into integrations of other technologies such as the use of cell phones, televisions, automobiles, and more, which is increasing the demand for such jobs.

This letter confirms our employment offer to you as a part time FSO.

This offer is subjected to the following:
• Work schedule:
– Mon – Fri, from 9 AM – 11 AM.

• Job Requirements:
– High School graduate or equivalent
– Computer skills including internet, e-mail, word processing
– A stable work history
– You must be a self-starter and able to complete tasks with minimal supervision
– All applicants will be required to complete a background check
– Free training provided, so experience is not required
– NOT A SALES OR MLM MARKETING POSITION

• Your salary shall be 1,500 GBP per month and is subjected to taxes deductions and other withholding deductions as required by law.
• In accepting our employment offer and until you sign the formal job contract, you certify that your employment has not entered into a contractual status.

Contact us at jack.info.job@gmail.com. I’m sorry, due to spam problem we have to use a g-mail address, company e-mail address will be given to you after your reply.

Best Regards,

Human Resources
Jack Smith”

Scam Email #3

Hello,

We are currently accepting applications for qualified individuals to become secret shoppers. It’s fun and rewarding. There is no charge to become a shopper and you do not need previous experience and you would be paid a starting fee of $200 for every duty you carryout.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

1. You will receive funding for the assignment.
2. You will receive the Instruction for your assignment via email on the location and details of the assignment.
3. You are to complete the assignment as fast and discreetly as possible.
4. You will be asked to visit a business location to conduct business be it a restaurant, shopping store etc.

Note: You are to follow all instructions given to you to the fullest, If you are willing to proceed revert with the following:

Your Full Name:
Your Address (NOT P.O Box):
City, State, Zip:
Occupation:
Phone Number(s):
AGE:

NB: Only participants who replies or responds with their information above
would be taken seriously.

If you did not request this subscription and do not have interest in working with us, please
accept our apologies and simply ignore this message.

Regards.
Paulette Green

Scam Email #4

From: “Mr.Gardner Charles”
Subject: NANNY/TEACHER URGENTLY NEEDED

Hello Job Seeker, I’m Mr Gardner Charles, We would like you to work as a
nanny,gardener ,Driver and a Teacher for my family, We are happily married
with a son, We live and work in the UK. I need an honest and a faithful
person to work with my family. and The salary is 2700GBP monthly and
200GBP allowance weekly. The working hours is from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm each
day on weekdays.You will also be paid for overtime service if any occur.
Vacation is 4 times annually of a week each.

We have an apartment for you in our house and we will take the
responsibility of your Feeding, accommodation, Medication,Visa
and flight ticket.You will only pay for your Employment Expatriate Quota
Approval Certificate through a U.K which in accordance with the new
British Labor Law.

About us:
Me:Mr Gardner Charles
My Wife:Mary Gardner
Son: cambell
Daughter:Anabell
Address: 11 Alscot Road,southwark London,UK,W112BQ

Any interested applicant should make sure he or she has these following
documents available (passport and birth certificate) before submitting his
or her CV /resume because the documents has an important ro
le to play in your coming down to the UK if are you granted the job,
Kindly email me your resume/CV on

gardnerfamily100@yahoo.com or +44-7024046216

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One Comment

  1. Thanks Steve for all your hard work! And congratulations of your wedding I wish you many years of happiness!
    My daughter recently replied to one of these emails and was sent 2 checks to cash and forward on via Western Union. The checks were written on a Hospital out of Texas for $1900 ea… She was not sure why she received the checks until she showed me the email and I knew that they were part of a scam. I contacted the hospital to let them know someone was using their name; however the account #’s were not legit. Several days later my daughter received 2 postal money orders for $900 each, But without any instructions. Same person had sent them to her, those I took to the PO and they filed a fraud report with the Postmaster General for me. Thankfully my daughter was not a victim of a scam!

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