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Scam Email #1
How it works Here’s, the basic premise of the “paid to drive” concept.Adcare™ Inc. seeks people, regular citizens and professional drivers — to go about their normal routine as they usually do, only with a big advert for “Adcare Inc.” plastered on your car.The ads are typically vinyl decals, also known as “auto wraps,” that almost seem to be painted on the vehicle, and which will cover any portion of your car’s exterior surface.
What does the company get out of this type of ad strategy? Lots of exposure and awareness.The auto wraps tend to be colorful and eye-catching and attract lots of attention. Plus, it’s a form of advertising with a captive audience,meaning people who are stuck in traffic and can’t avoid seeing the wrapped car alongside them. This program will last for 4 months and the minimum period you can participate is 1 month.
You will be compensated with a $200 (Two hundred dollars per Week),which is essentially a “rental” payment for letting our company use the space.Adcare Inc. shall provide experts that would handle the advert placing on your car.You will receive an up front payment of $200 (Two hundred dollars) in form of check for accepting to carry this advert on your car and other weekly payments will also come in the form of checks and delivered to your address weekly.
Of course there are certain requirements, if you want your application to get accepted:
* You must be 18 years old or older.
* You must be a permanent resident of U.S
* You have to have a valid driver’s license.
* You must have a good driving record with no serious violations in the last two years.
* You have to agree to drive a minimum amount of miles every month, which is usually at least 300 miles. Don’t believe that you can cheat the system and report a false mileage to get more money. The company might install a GPS unit on your automobile or check your mileage odometer for verification.
Additionally there are a few things you can do to increase your paycheck, like driving in highly populated areas, parking for many hours in a high traffic area and be willing to attend special events, like parades or sports events.
The following information below will be needed :
Make of car/ year:
Address: (NO PO BOX)
Phone Number(s) mobile/home :
Miles Driven Per Week :
We shall be contacting you as soon as we receive these information, Adcare™ Inc. looks forward to working with you.
Task Coordinator(Auto Support Dept.)
Scam Email #2
Thanks for your interests in the Administrative Assistant position, I will deeply appreciate all genuine efforts to help me monitor and keep up to date with all my activities. I often get my hands occupied because am working with a couple of companies both states and outside, so it is imperative for me to have a worthy assistant who can monitor and keep me up to date with my activities. As my assistant, your activities amongst other things will include: Make travel arrangements and submit expenses for Attorneys; Order office supplies, Running personal errands, Check Processing, Filing documents, printing and typing letters, Internet search skills and Posting ads. You must possess the ability to handle highly sensitive and confidential information and also perform your duties with accuracy, quality, and integrity. You will need a printer and a personal computer for this job… Do you have a printer? please advise. The basic wage is $400 a weekly.
My name is Simon Tan, am a Realtor and Lawyer. I travel alot,hence the reason why i need an assistant to handle affairs for me on the home front when i am away on business which is usually quite often. This position is home-based and flexible which can be performed at any location. I have designed your job responsibility in such a way that it will be very convenient for you and all you need to do is just follow the instructions I give to you. I hope this is clear. I need someone who can be able to meet up with my timings. There is also a very sensitive issue on trust and accountability which I believe will address itself as time goes on.
This is only an introductory e-mail, as time goes on we should be able to arrange a proper meeting to get things started officially. I do have a number of things you could help me with next week if you will be available for me. This can act as a stable foundation to our working relationship. To get started with the process; I will need you to get back with the following information.
Home and Cell Phone #:
Date of availability to commence work:
Hope to hear from you again.
Scam Email #3
Do you have access to the internet and have up to three hours spare time per-week? if YES, you can get paid.
Would you like to work part time or full time online from home and get paid weekly? If yes, take your time and read the below job proposal
Eastern Technology ltd is a diversified technology and manufacturing company, dealing with aerospace products and services; control Technologies for buildings, homes and industry; automotive product based in, England, United Kingdom
We currently have an opening for part or full time employees for our ever-growing Accounts Receivable Department in Canada and USA. If this sounds like you, please read on, And consider becoming part of our company family.
The position of Accounts Receivable officer entails the following duties:
1. Checks will be issued to your name and mailed to you from our clients in USA
2. Process Checks at your local financial institution
3. Forward 90 percent of funds received to one of our branches and keep the remaining 10 percent
as your wage
Our payment mode will be on commission and salary basis, for every assignment in form of check Received from clients, you’re entitled to 10% of the total worth of the check which excludes the cost of processing Western union to any of our regional office Accountant and also $1000 salary will come at every month end
INTERESTED APPLICANTS (HOW TO APPLY)
Interested applicants should reply with
Full address: (p.o.box not accepted)
State, zip code:
Kindly email the above requested information. Once received, one of our Human Resource Manager will contact you through email stating the status of your application
Please specify the best way to contact you in your reply.
Director, Human Resources
Eastern Technology Limited
Eastern Technology Limited firstname.lastname@example.org
Scam Email #4
From: Kelvin McMan
Subject: Work As An Undercover Shopping Agent !
.Global Market Insite Inc are group of professionals hired by companies to go to other companies and act like customers. This Mystery Shopping/Survey Agent/Business Improvement scheme allows us to examine services rendered by their staffs as no one knows we are not really shoppers.For you to join our team and become a Mystery Shopper and Survey Agents, We first have to confirm your details. Funds will be provided and you will be directed to an office or business to purchase or process various items. After your shopping is complete, you will be asked to write out your comments on specific details which we would give you.
Examples of such details are:
• How long did it take to get services, were you required to wait or was service prompt.
• Smartness and courteousness of the sales person who waited on you.
• Service professionalism and knowledge of product.
• On occasion you might be asked to upset the sales person to see their reaction.
This is a part time job and you will only be required to work from 4 to 6 hours per week for which you will earn up to $1000 monthly, No upfront fees is required not even a cent.
To qualify for the position provide us with the following requirements:
FILL REQUIREMENTS TO QUALIFY:
FULL NAME :
ZIP CODE :
CELL PHONE :
HOME PHONE :
YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS :
Do you have a CHASE Bank Account? :
Yahoo Messenger , Hotmail Messenger or AIM :
Salary : $100 Per Assignment.
A CHASE BANK ACCOUNT Is Required Because Payment Will Be Sent To You Via CHASE BANK QuickPay ( Your Personal Account Info ” WILL NOT ” Be Required ).
COMPLETE ABOVE REQUIREMENTS TO QUALIFY FOR THE POSITION,A PROPER NOTIFICATION WOULD BE SENT TO YOU IN LESS THAN 1 HOURS, AFTER ABOVE DETAILS ARE RECEIVED.
Global Market Insite Inc
1100 112th Ave NE Ste 200,
Bellevue, WA 98004-4425