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
I got your resume and it has been reviewed, I did appreciate it, So I will give this a GO ! I am happy to inform you that after close consideration with your resume, you have been accepted and given provisional appointment. Below are our company details and personal data for you review, please be reminded that you cannot share this information with a third party.
Business Name:ADORAMA INC.
Dun and Bradstreet # 08-740-3499
Type of Entity: CORPORATION
Federal Tax ID#:13-2918676
Registration ID: 453033
I’m looking for someone that can be trusted and reliable to work very well with good understanding.
This position is home-based and flexible, working with me is basically about instructions and following them, my only fear is that I may come at you impromptu sometimes, so I need someone who can be able to meet up with my irregular timings.As my Personal Assistant,your activities amongst other things will include;
*Running personal errands, supervisions and monitoring. Scheduling programmes, flights and keeping me up to date with them. Acting as an alternative telephone correspondence while I’m away. Making regular contacts and drop-offs on my behalf. Handling and monitoring some of my financial activities..
Basic wage is $400 Weekly excluding Gas expenses and compensations.
I’m sure you’ll understand I tend to have a very busy schedule at this point,as I am presently in the Greece, I will be back in three Weeks. We will set up a formal interview as soon as i am back in the states.
Please note that this position is not office based for now because of my frequent travels and tight schedules, it’s a part-time work from home for now and the flexibility means that there will be busier weeks than others. I have been checking my files and i’ll need you to run some errands for me this week. I will have some funds sent to you to complete the assignment, i will get you more information on that, I will like you to get back to me with your Contact Details such as:
Residential Phone Number:
The employee,acknowledged the Detailed Job Description
and signed___________ _____________________
(First Name and Last Name of Employee)
Kindly respond with requested details to email@example.com. Once I have received your contact information, I will get back to you with the task for this week.
Thanks in anticipation of your prompt response.
Scam Email #2
From: Gail Bleiberg
Sent: Wed, November 17, 2010 10:42:21 AM
Subject: Job Opening – Read Attachment
We have a job opportunity in your Area, $700 Weekly
This is an awareness to let you know that we have a vacancy post of a
Customer evaluator / Mystery Shopper in our company and we would like to
know your interest in working for Globalsky Inc Company. We are
outsourcing fora new company and we have clients we are working with as
regard’s giving a better service to their customers.
Customer evaluator is a valuable customer service tool that has gained
widespread acceptance in the retail, financial services and restaurant
industries, and proves highly valuable to companies that use it to gain
customer experience metrics. You will be evaluating the efficiency of a
prominent money transfer services preferably westernunion outlet in your
neighborhood as regards sending and receiving money transfers. Kindly
check out for one a store outlet you would like to evaluate, make sure
the store and the outlet you choose are close to your area as much as
possible, you will have to email the name and address of the location to
us. Please note that you are to act Cool,Calm and Confident through out
the period which you will be carrying out your survey at the store, in
order not to arouse any suspicion. You would make use of their service by
sending us a money transfer via their outlet with the funds we would
provide for you.
Your job would be quite effective and we would provide more details on
the job as soon as you get back to us with the details requested. As a
mystery shopper, you work and shop together for pleasure and the pay is
700.00 USD weekly on Part-time basis, you only work once or twice in a
week. You would be mailed a check in which you would be cashing at your
bank to get the funds which you will expend in carrying out all that will
be required of you including your Compensation and Transportation fee.
All Other Instructions will be sent out to you as soon as Evaluation
Kindly provide the below information for assessment and registratration
if you are interested.
Full Name :
Home Address ( Not P.o.box ) :
City, State & Zip Code :
Phone Number(s) Home :
Preferred Email Address :
Age & Sex :
Have you done this before (Yes/No) :
I will be looking forward to hearing from you.
Global Sky inc
Scam Email #3
Walton Store plc London:Has immediate employment opportunities.
The total requirements will be 30 workers.WS intends to invite experienced individuals/expatriates or Consultancy firm capable of rendering expertise services in various fields of Business Management, M.B.A (Finance), Administrative and Commissioning,employment/Vacancies in following Designations.
Accountant,Duty Manager,Front Manager,Sales Manager,Receptionist, Drivers,Food & Beverage Cost Controller/Manager,Customer Manager, Computer Applicant,Software/Hardware Engineers,Elect. Engineer,Auto Engineer,Chef,Butcher,Escort girls,Cyber Attendant,Gardner,Music Studio DJ,Clerk,Sweepers,Store keeper,Hair Dresser. e.t.c.Experienced is preferred,but we’re willing to train an eager individual who wants to learn.
ENTITLEMENT,BENEFITS AND PACKAGES:
A very attractive net salary paid in GBP,Sterling orEuros equivalent depending on employee home country and currency.
preference with annual salary review..
.Quality single or family housing accommodation in company community.
.Free medical/dental care for employee and family.
.Excellent educational assistance benefits with family status employment.
.Paid airfares allowing full flexibility with holiday travel.
.Personal effects shipment and excess baggage allowances.
.Full access to some of the finest and social recreational facilities .
.Life Insurance and Paid vacation.
.Official vehicle/Maximum security in work environment and housing community.
You will only pay for your working permit through a Certified U.K Immigration Agent which in accordance with the new British Labour Law.
Full-Time and Contract :
EACH APPLICANT ARE REQUIRED TO SEND THE FOLLOWING DETAILS TO OUR MY EMAIL ADDRESS AS WRITTEN BELOW FOR JOB EMPLOYMENT.
ENROLLMENT AS ORDERED BY MANAGEMENT.
APPLICANTS SHOULD REPLY TO GIVE US:
(i) Complete Names – first / second / last name
(ii) Date of Birth – Age
(v ) Work Skills – Profession
Relevant Work experience 3 years
£8,000.00-£9,000.00 GBP depending upon experience and field of specialization.Interested candidates are to email resume and details of experience To ( firstname.lastname@example.org )
Scam Email #4
Thanks for your response. My name is Christopher Murphy. I live in US but presently in London on a business trip and I need a part time personal assistant urgently to run my errands until I return back to the US by fourth week in December. I own an electronics and clothing store in London, United Kingdom. Here below is the job description.
1. You will run errands for three times a week and four hours each day but depending on how fast you can carry out the assignment given to you. The working days and hours are flexible.
2. You will do my business shopping.
3. You will receive my packages which will be shipped to the nearest UPS office to you. You will go to the UPS office and pick up the packages. The content of the packages are electronics, clothes, my business and personal letters. You will open the packages and confirm the contents for record purpose.
4. You will ship out some of the packages where I want them to be shipped to. (You don’t have to pay for the shipment. All expenses and taxes will be covered by me)
5. You will receive payments from my clients on my behalf which will be written payable to your name so you can cash them at your bank. The payments will be in either check or money order. The payments will be for the services you will be rendering and to do my business shopping.
1. You must have good communicatin skill.
2. You must be efficient, reliable, responsible and trustworthy.
3. You must be able to perform your tasks effectively
Payment and Work Duration
The Job will last for three months. I want to open another electronics and clothing store in the US when I return and If there is need to extend your services, an ammedment would be made to your wages and you will be notified accordingly. I will meet you in person by December when I return back to the US. I am willing to pay $25 per hr and $300 per week. Your weekly payment will be deducted from the payments sent to you by my clients.
I need the service of a personal assistant because I am always out of town for business trips. The lists and pictures of what to shop will be sent to you via email when am ready. No heavy packages are involved! The shopping will be done at any nearest stores to you. You will be shopping for Electronics and clothes. My personal UPS account number will be provided for shipping. I will provide clear set of instructions for each task to be done and funds to cover them.
If interested, Please confirm the following details:
Your Full Name:
Your Full Address with apt # (Not P.O.Box)
Your Cell phone number
Your Home phone number
Hope to hear from you soon.