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Scam Email #1
From: “Owen Smith”
Subject: ONLINE BOOKKEEPER NEEDED………….
Would you like to work online from home and get paid weekly ?Greenworld Fabrics and Textiles Limited needs a book-keeper in the state, so I want to know if you will like to work online from home and get paid weekly without leaving or affecting your present job? THIS IS SAFE AND LEGAL.You are required to receive payment on behalf
of the above mentioned firm.You are to deduct 10% of all funds processed on a particular order & forward the balance payment via western union or Money Gram to
any of the company’s regional branch that will be given to you later. This 10% will constitute your wages. All tax will be paid according to how the law stipulates in your region.Please if you are interested, should forward the following info to my email :
3)Full contact address( not P. O. Box) to include city, state and zipcode.
6)Have you done this kind of Job before?
More Detail about the Job will be email to you , after the confirmation of your information above.You job effectively starts from tomorrow. I will update you from time to time on what to do.
Scam Email #2
From: Christopher Rust
Subject: === Apply Within ===
We have a mystery shopping assignment in your area and your wage is
per assignment and you get atleast 2 Assignments weekly, After you sign up you
will have access to training materials. This will not Affect your present job.
Please send the information below to sign up.
1. Full Name
2. Address (NO P.O BOX}..(Inclusive City, State and Zip code)
3. Telephone ( Cell & Home )
4. Present Occupation
Scam Email #3
From: “Dr John Vangenderen”
The management of SINOSTEEL International Trading Company Hong Kong, requires
your representation for our Europre/American/Asia/Middle East and Australian
We are of the opinion that a reputable person is required to represent us, in
order for us to recover monies due to our organization by overseas customers,
and as well follow up with these accounts.
In order to achieve these objectives a good and reputable person like you will
be required to handle this service.
We understand that a proper agreement must be entered into by both
parties,before you can be approved as our agent in your region.
This will be done immediately we receive your letter of acceptance,your
question regarding this proposal is welcome. Once more thank you for taking
time from your busy schedule to read this mail.
Dr John Van, For
SINOSTEEL International Trading Company
1 Expor drive, Hong Kong
Scam Email #4
We have recently reviewed your resume on CareerBuilder and we are pleased to
announce that we have a job opening for you.
Below you will find a short introduction of our company and also a
description what the job entails.
MedicX Fund Plus LTD was founded in 1995 and has quickly grown to be one of
the largest resellers of medical equipment and apparatus in the United
Kingdom as well as in the rest of Europe. We work exclusively with hospitals
and other medical companies and groups supplying several hundred types of
products ranging from surgical needles and syringes to EKG and MRI machines
and everything in between. We have dozens of agreements and contracts with
top manufacturers around the world such as GE Healthcare, Medtronic, Baxter
International, Cardinal Health, Tyco Healthcare, Siemens Medical Solutions,
Philips Medical Systems, Zimmer Holdings, et cetera. Our company has grown
very fast during the last few years so now we have expanded our market and
business to the United States as well. As such we have a big number of
openings in almost every state and we are looking for dedicated and hard
working individuals to work for us and help us expand.
The reason for our success is the fact that we are able to meet our
customer’s demands wherever and whenever. We are very flexible and we can
honor our orders when others cannot. This is due to the fact that we accept
almost any type of payments and we have a very fast delivery system which
combined with the great customer support we provide took us to where we are
today. We take great pride in what we do because it is not always easy to
satisfy all customer demands while still processing the orders very fast and
receiving payments for the products in a timely manner. This is why we need
you and bellow you will find the job description and what is asked of you.
-While performing this job you will encounter no fees to be paid in advance
-No employee from our company will ever ask you for any sensitive
-You will not be involved in any kind of sales or contact with our
-Everything you will do is legal under the European Union/United States and
International laws as they are currently applied.
Your duties are:
-To receive payments from our customers which are mainly in form of checks
(only U.S. emitted checks, no international checks will be sent to you);
-Cashing the checks using your existing bank account;Do not use
checks-cashing stores, they charge too much, sometimes even 10% of the total
value of the checks.
-Forwarding as a money transfer that we pay for the remaining balance from
payments after deducting your 10% commission from each order you process.
Your benefits are:
-10% from each check your will process in the first month. Within one month
after receiving the first check you will receive $1,000 as fixed salary.
This is a commission based job, the faster your process orders the more your
income will increase. This bonus is given to also cover internet, phone or
gas bills. Please note that this salary will be sent after 30 days have
passed since you received your first payment to process.
After two months of working for us an increase to 15% commission from all
payments might be applied to your contract if you process and send all the
transfers to us in a timely manner. In this case you will be earning around
$1,200-1,300 per week as well as the $1,000 salary at the end of the month.
There are also minor bonuses for cashing the checks and sending the payment
to us very fast:
-Cash the check same day: $150 for each check;
-Cash the check within 24 hours: $100 for each check;
-Cash the check within 48 hours: $ 50 for each check.
The $1,000 salary will be sent to you in form of a cashier check.
The today’s situation on the financial market requires us to open and fill
several of these job positions within our company; the job opening is that
of a Representative within the US. This opening will help our company to
reduce the time it takes to receive funding from orders that we receive each
month. And we offer you one of the highest incomes on the market today and
the minimal expenditures of time.
Presently with the number of orders we have we cannot put them on hold for
fear of losing our customers, secondly we cannot cash these payments from
the US soon enough, as international checks take about 28 working days to
cash anywhere in Europe. We lose a lot of time and money each month because
we have money transfer delays. Our clients could pay us where we want by
sending checks to an US address. What we need you to do is to provide us an
address where you can receive our customer checks. We need someone who can
receive the money through this method of payment. Regarding the check
process all you have to do is to receive the checks our customers will send
to your address, take them to your bank, cash them and send the remainder
amount to us after deducting all fees incurred and your commission. All fees
for transferring the funds will be supported from our share. Bonuses will
apply for cashing checks within 24 hours upon receiving a check. You will
always take your commission upfront.
We make direct contact for sales of products. Once orders are received and
processed we deliver the product to our customer (usually through USPS). The
customer receives and checks the product and proceeds to send the payment.
We accept all forms of payment but most of our customers pay using Bank
Checks and so to solve this problem and not lose any of our customers we
have decided to open this new job position. This job is legal according to
the U.S. legislation as it is today. Local money transfers take but a few
hours, so it will give us a possibility to get customer’s payment almost
PAYMENT AND SALARY:
For example you receive a check as payment for 3000.00 USD, you deduct your
commission (10%): 300.00 USD and then send to us the balance: 2700.00 USD.
In the first month you will receive around 15-20 orders under 3,000.00 USD
to process and after checking your performance records during that first
month the orders you will receive, may increase from 3,000.00 upwards to
6,000.00 USD. For example 20 transactions each around 3000.00 USD gives you
a total income of 6,000.00 USD per month and after establishing a close
co-operation with us you’ll be able to operate with larger orders and you’ll
be able to earn more. You will also deduct fees that are related to this job
(gasoline, western union fees, bank commissions, etc) from our balance, not
from your commissions. At first the checks you will receive will vary from:
$500.00 to $3,000.00. We will also send you a 1099 Form for tax deduction on
your part. Our payments will be issued out in your name and you can have
them cashed in your existing bank account, we don’t accept newly created
bank accounts because it slows the cashing process. Deduct your percentage
and forward the balance to the company attorney manager via a western union
money transfer, the name will be given to you later after cashing a payment.
This job takes only 3-7 hours per week. You’ll have a lot of free time for
taking up another job; you’ll get good income and a regular job. This job is
very challenging and you should understand it. We are looking only for the
employee who satisfies our requirements and will be an earnest assistant.
We have health insurance and the 401K retirement savings plan as well as all
the other standard benefits that a major company usually provides.
Unfortunately we can only start talking about this after the first month has
passed since you’re working for us. We consider the first month as a trial
period. In any case you do not have to pay for anything in advance; there
are no hidden costs for performing this job. Any fee you might encounter
will be deducted from our share of the funds before you send it to us.
You will receive next instructions step by step.
This depends of how many checks you will receive but it won’t take more than
2 hours to deposit the check and send an e-mail when the check arrives to
you. Also when checks arrive we will send you further instructions and all
details to complete the process with Western Union.
Unfortunately we cannot setup any interviews now, as we do not have any
representatives in US. We will be able to come to meet within the next few
months when the new offices will be opened in your area!
Please let me know if you are still interested and I will e-mail you the
contract. Also include phone numbers and e-mail address where you can be
reached. Within 24 hours after we will receive this information we will
forward you a copy of the contract you have to fill in, sign and e-mail back
MedicX Fund Plus
Amy A. Smith
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