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!
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Scam Email #1
Here is more information about the job position with Infoquest Inc.
Our company creates a positive outlook and prosperity of businesses and individuals across the world. Managing Information Technology Outsourcing lands a great possibility for growth and development.
The position being offered is for Payment Processing Agent.
– Minimum 18 y.o.;
– constant internet access;
– home or mobile phone number;
– regular bank account (checking/savings) or a Verified Premier or Business PayPal account.
Employment benefits (upon completion of 30 days trial period):
– Paid holidays;
– Dental and Health;
– Professional development programs
This is an on-line, home based position. The application process is distant yet vary rigorous. We screen all possible applicants to ensure that long term employment is possible.
The main job responsibility is to stay logged on-line for about 2 hours per day, Monday – Friday, 9 am – 11 am. Receiving specific instructions from a supervisor and following prompt assignments is of most importance. The position deals directly with processing funds from our clients. For security reasons a personal bank account is required during the trial period of 30 days. Once your trial is completed, we will assign you a business account through one of our branches in your area.
During your trial period you will receive between 2 and 3 transfers per week. Invoices are provided for each operation. Along with every operation, you automatically receive the senders, and further the receivers names that the funds belong to.
Base salary is $2,300 per month during the Trial Period + 8 commission from each successfully handled payment. Total income is about $4,500 per month. After the first 30 days your base salary will be increased up to $3,000 a month.
Refer to the links below for additional information: http://www.infoquestus.org/job/finance2?lang=us
Frequently Asked Question: http://www.infoquestus.org/job/finance/faq
– No investment of funds on your part;
– Not a sales position, base pay along with commission is guaranteed;
For further information and inquiries you may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Limited Time Offer with a Sign On Bonus! Please follow the link: http://www.infoquestus.org/job/finance-bonus?lang=us
If you are interested in pursuing this opportunity, in order to secure the position and get started with probationary period, you need to create a Task Manager Account on http://www.infoquestus.org/registration/1
Thank you for your time and interest with our company.
Scam Email #2
My name is Denis Morozov and I am the Senior Manager of HR department with ICN Software Labs. Following a thorough review of your resume published on CareerBuilder.com we decided to include you in the list of the candidates for the Payments Coordinator position. Below you can take a look at an overview on our company and detailed information about the open position.Our company has been tackling the most challenging tasks of varied oil E&P companies since 1993. Over 20 years of fruitful cooperation with customers from Russia and the CIS countries we have gained plenty of unique practical experience. The services we offer respond to a wide array of the customer needs; starting from universal business automation to development of sophisticated information systems and procurement of equipment by the world’s leading vendors. Over the past five years we have opened branches in Kazakhstan and Poland, which helped us to provide equally high-quality services to clients both in Western and Eastern Europe and avoid working with agents. Since our company has seen an influx of orders from the US customers, we are planning to expand our presence in the United States. Currently we are performing a preliminary selection of employees to hire for our international sales department.
POSITION NAME : Payments Coordinator
EMPLOYMENT TYPE : Part-time / Virtual Office
YOUR REFERENCE # : SD/0114
JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:: Receiving and processing payments made by local customers :: Making sure that the funds are always credited to the bank account of the company’s head office on time:: Keeping contacts with the sales department head officer to talk over topical work-related issues :: Performing accounting activities and preparing reports on the effected transactions regularly
JOB REQUIREMENTS:: Must have the US work permit:: Must be a skilled user of MS Office solutions like Word, Excel and Outlook :: Must show remarkable social and organizational skills:: Must be able to work effectively both when working in a team and on his/her own
BENEFITS:: Part-time work daily):: Stable salary of $2,500 monthly:: Flexible reward system:: Career opportunities In case you wish to proceed with the employment, simply notify us by answering to this message. Mind that you need to include the Reference Number SD/0114 in the subject line of your answer. Our specialists will give you a reply within 2 or 3 business days.
PLEASE BEAR IT IN MIND!HAVE IT IN MIND! You have been sent this letter since you posted your CV to a third-party web-site which provides public access to CVs uploaded by users. In case you do not answer to this message, we will erase your e-mail address from our database and no further contact will be made.====With kindest regards,Denis Morozov HR Senior ManagerICN Software Ltd
Scam Email #3
U.S. Representative/Financial Manager Job Position
Design Avenue is an interior design company based in Moscow, Russia. [Wrong name!]
We are building a sustainable and profitable company as a means to provide dignified, fair-wage employment.
If you are a self-motivated and outgoing Representative who is great at building client relationships and desires career advancement with a highly successful company, join our team at Design Avenue! We are seeking confident and friendly Representatives to develop new business, grow new business accounts and territory and meet our sales goals. We intend to double our annual revenue by 2020 and this is an excellent opportunity to join our company and share in our success.
Since our company establishing in 2001, we have assisted numerous corporate and some private individuals around the world. Now we are headquartered in Moscow, Russia, the arms of our innovation have reached the all corners of the planet. We maintain a direct and diligent marketing process in the United States, and repeatedly offer services that are ahead of the industry curve in both pricing and quality. Our advantages lay in certain benefits our Europen clientele experience that only an overseas company can provide:
We are able to offer similar products for lower than standard pricing; we are able to cheaply staff our Moscow office
Our Home Office is staffed with industry experts with over 8 decades of combined experience
Career Level: Experienced (Non-Manager)
Willingness to get things done
Salary range: $3500-5000 /month
The Financial Manager will be entitled to 5% of all completed transactions. The maximum turnover handled by a single manager is limited the by company?s policy and is set at $100,000 per month. Thus the maximum monthly pay will constitute $3,000-5,000.
You can combine this job with your current job, because you’ll spend no more than 3 hours per week. This job can become perfect addition to your current job.
Type of employment:
Part Time (2-3 hours per day)
Location: Anywhere (at home on free time)
The point of the position U.S. Representative/Financial manager
When we initially started operations in the United States, we experienced some issues with US trade laws that can be summarized into two different problems:
All financial services operations have to take place inside the USA
Customers cannot make payments to a company don’t have offices inside the US, even if the company is an industry leader around the world.
Our Home Office is located in Russia, which is why customers are not able to directly transfer money (payments for our designs) to our office in Russia. Under US law, the funds must be deposited into the account of the Financial Manager of Staffing Solutions that resides in the USA. Then, it is the Financial Manager?s responsibility to transfer the funds to our business in Russia. The company has to be registered in the US tax administration, which we have already finished. By maintaining a Financial Manager in the US, we are able to solve both of these problems and continue to help the companies that need us in the USA.
We also have a business proposal for US company owners and managing directors. Private US businesses can accept funds from our customers with no limitations with a monthly turnover of up to 500,000.00 US dollars. Their profit is set at 7.5% of the turnover and may constitute $40,000.00 monthly. Please apply if you have a legal running business and are interested in this offer.
Scam Email #4
I’m looking for someone who can handle my business & personal errands at his/her spare time. Someone who can offer me these services:
* Mail services (Receive my mails and drop them off at UPS)
* Shop for Gifts
* Bill payment (pay my bills on my behalf)
* Sit for delivery (at your home) or pick items up at nearby post office at your convenience.
Let me know if you will be able to offer me any or all of these services.
I will love to meet up with you to talk about this job but I am currently away on business in Australia so there will be no interview and that is why i stated that I need a trustworthy individual . I will pay you in advance to do my shopping and will also have my mails and packages forwarded to your address. If you will be unable to stay at your house to get my mails, I can have it shipped to a post office near you and then you can pick it up at your convenience.
When you get my mails/packages, you are required to mail them to where I want them mailed to. All you have to do is have the package(s) shipped to wherever I want and do my shopping. You are allowed to open the packages to reveal its content.
The content of the packages are Art Materials and Paintings, clothing, business and personal letters. All expenses and taxes will be covered by me. You will work between 15 to 20hrs a month.
The pay is $500 weekly and would be reviewed upwards after a month . I just bought into an Art Gallery here in Australia and would be here finalizing the buy and smoothing rough edges but I will be returning to the US as soon as this is done so this process will be on going till then and I will meet up with you when I return and then we can talk about the possibility of making this long term.
I will email you the list and pictures of what to shop for when I am ready. No heavy package is involved!
I will provide you my personal UPS account number for Shipping. All you have to do is provide my account number to UPS and shipping charges will be billed to the account.
I will provide clear set of instructions for each task I need done as well as the funds to cover them.
If you are interested,Kindly provide me with the following details listed below to :
Cell Phone: For SMS alerts Only
Well, let me know if you are able to handle the position and I hope to hear from you soon.