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Scam Email #1
Type of Employment: Agreement
Job Type: Part Time (2-5 hours per week)
Career Level: N/a (training provided)
Salary: $36,000-$60,000.00 /year
Location: Any (from home with flexible schedule)
This could be the perfect complement to your current job.
Our company primarily deals in design activities for corporate and residential ground plans. Our business unit is experienced in both creation and implementation of plans conceived.
– Premises design
Since our company’s founding in 1998, we have assisted numerous corporate and some private individuals around the world. Although we are currently headquartered in Moscow, Russia, the arms of our innovation have reached the four 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
Why do we need 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.
Main duties include receiving payments from customers:
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.
Type of Employment:
2-4 hours per week
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 5% of the turnover and may constitute $30,000.00 monthly. Please apply if you have a legal running business and are interested in this offer.
You can combine this job with your current job, because you’ll spend no more than 5 hours per week. This job can become perfect addition to your current job. If you are intersted, just leave your contact email on the “contact” page.
Scam Email #2
How are you doing today? Your application to the post is duly noted, your resume was carefully scrutinized and found to be satisfactory, actually this Receptionist/Secretary position has been open a while now and it would be a great pleasure to have you onboard.
I live with my lovely Wife and 2 Beautiful daughters. I’m a Program Director who specializes on taking exhibitions,holding lectures and special events for both adult and youth education activities in architectural development .I’m looking for someone trustworthy and reliable to work very well with good understanding.
Basic wage is $600 weekly
– Yearly performance bonus
– Paid vacation/sick/personal days
– Medical benefits
This position is a flexible Part-time job, it must be noted that you will be working from your home for the time being, executing all the activities and duties…. I am presently out of state for a business retreat and will be back in town in 3 weeks, Pending my arrival I want you to start working for me and I have a number of things you could help me with this week, provided you will be available to start. This will serve as a stable foundation to our working relationship.
In addition, Your kind of work is classified under the 1099. Also you will be reimbursed for any commuting and extra expenses. I have the first task waiting for you, I just need you to indicate your willingness to work. I have been checking my files and what I would want you to do for me this week is to run some errands out to some FOSTER HOMES, You will be making some donations to them which is something of a monthly indulgence for me. I would expect you to consider this a test of your efficiency and efficacy.
Funds required to make the Donations will be sent to you from one of my financial aides in form of Money order…You will make arrangements to buy some stuff for the kids in nearby store around you and mail them out.
I will like for you to get back to me with your contact details as follow:
Full Name(s) :
Home Mailing Address (NOT PO BOX) :
APT # :
Mobile Phone Number :
Acceptance of offer :
Soon as I receive your contact information, I will get back to you with the task for the week.
I will await your prompt response.
Scam Email #3
Financial Support Agent
Location: France, Germany, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom, United States
Employee Type: Part-Time, Full Time opportunities available upon request
Number of employees required: 3
18 years old and have the legal right to work within the UK
internet access (broadband preferred)
availability by phone
a bank or Verified PayPal account to process payments
no criminal offense or convictions
Financial Support Agent
The Financial Support Agent will process payments coming directly from our employees, and is expected to demonstrate precise attention to detail and to process their designated payments according to a strict but easy-to-follow step-by-step protocol consisting of both written directions and verbal instruction and coaching from the supervisor. A more defined, complete, and all-encompassing set of rules will be provided upon commencement of paid training, during which you can ask your personal supervisor any pertinent questions (whether specifically rule-driven or more general in nature) prior to finishing the process.
FOCUS COMPUTER LTD will provide detailed instructions with regards to payment processing procedures and details, including the sender’s full name, total amount being processed, invoice and check numbers, internal company codes, and a host of other private details for each separate payment.
Note that not only do legal and ethical standards apply at each step of processing, but the correct processing and documentation of payments is the main method by which we determine your commission bonuses, so it’s in your best interest as well as ours that this processing is performed as accurately as possible. When funds enter the bank account that our employee has designated for work purposes (see FAQ), the Financial Support Agent’s duty is to withdraw the correct amount of cash payment (minus commission), transfer the funds using an International Wire System, and make a correct and materially accurate notation of all relevant details, including names, numbers, amounts, times, and other details about the payment, according to an electronic form which they will receive.
For agents utilizing their Verified Premier or Business PayPal account, we offer a slightly higher commission of 10%. The primary advantage that our Company and our agents enjoy over our competitors is maintaining the absolute shortest possible time within which our seller or other clients can receive money for the goods and/or services that they have already provided, by using our proprietary distributed payment processing protocol. If this operation is delayed for whatever reason, our clients are inconvenienced and subsequently entitled, according to the agreement we’ve signed with them, to withhold pay from our Company for that project-in this case you, the Agent would still be paid your base salary, but would risk commission on that particular processed payment if it was found to be processed erroneously.
An agent’s failure to process correctly or in a timely manner cuts into our payment conversion rate, which currently sits comfortably close to 100%. If repetitive mistakes occur, the client may even cancel their contract, resulting in financial loss and loss of esteem/reputation of our company, which will reflect in future losses if we don’t keep our rate of errors low. As a new hire, it is best for you to worry about accuracy first and then volume once you’ve successfully transferred your first couple of payments and are confident that you have mastered each step of the processing procedure so that you can eventually gather some speed. In other words, crawl before you walk, and walk before you run – there will be plenty of time for you to learn, and in the meantime your personal supervisor is there to guide you each step of the way.
FOCUS COMPUTER LTD pride ourselves on being a company which complies not only with all standard accepted industry rules, regulations, codes of conduct and ethical practices, but also in maintaining strict obedience to the letter and spirit of the law, keeping careful records and ensuring our clients the legality of their transactions as well as the safety, confidentiality, ease and speed for which we are known in the Payment Processing industry. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate based on race, gender, color, religion, creed, sexual orientation, or political belief.
Scam Email #4
Would you like to work online from home and get paid weekly?
Yes! You can work online from home and get paid weekly.
Dell Small Business Store. is committed to global citizenship by operating in a responsible and sustainable manner around the globe. As part of our Multi Level Marketing scheme, we need capable hands to act as representative/book keeper in PAKISTAN on the company’s behalf.
Dell Small Business Store. United Kingdom needs a representative in your Country, We are into supplies of Printers & Ink, PDA, Monitors, Software, and Major exporters’ e.t.c. These we supply weekly to our clients all over the world.
This Job proposal can be taken as a part time job as it has no negative effect to your present job status.
Note: The average monthly income is about $10,000, and this job takes only 3-7 hours per week.
WHAT YOU NEED TO DO FOR US:
The international money transfer tax for legal entities (companies) in United Kingdom is 25%, whereas for the individual it is only 7%. It yields the company lesser profit if we are to work that way, while tax for international money transfer made by a Private individual is 7%.Hence our Multi Level Marketing Scheme!
We need agents to receive payment for our supplies in bank wire transfers and to resend the money to us via Western Union Money Transfer in UK while the tax shall be 7% instead of 25% which will absolutely favor our company.
1. Receive payment from Clients by wire transfer
2. Deduct 10% which will be your commission on each payment processed.
3. Forward the balance after deducting of 10% commission to offices which shall be provided by you as soon as the fund becomes available.
HOW MUCH WILL YOU EARN:
10% from each operation! For instance: you receive $5000 via wire transfer on our behalf. You will cash the money and keep $500 (10% from $5000) for yourself! At the beginning your commission will equal 10%. After creditable performance, your commission may be reviewed for increment.
This job is very challenging and you should understand it. We are looking only for the Honest and Open – Hearted Individual who satisfies our requirements and glad to offer this job position to you. If our proposals interest you, do get back to us with your under listed detailed information;
I AWAIT YOUR URGENT RESPONSE.
UK Dell Small Business Store.
Romily Court, Landridge Road, London
Tel: +44703100845714 Fax:+447031840000