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!
If you’re researching a “job offer” and it is listed on this page, it is 100% absolutely guaranteed to be a scam. Stop talking with your “employer” AT ONCE. You are at risk of losing thousands of dollars and your identity. You could even end up with a criminal record if the authorities get involved. Do NOT do work for them and click on the links below to find out what to do next.
Scam Email #1
Cnooc Oil Base Group Limited
Address: No.25, Chaoyangmenbei Dajie,
Dongcheng District, Beijing, China 100010
Direct Telephone: +12064959910
Your response are well received,find below a brief introduction about this company.
The company (CNOOC) was established in 1982. We specialize in
Oil exploitation, technical service, chemicals, fertilizer production, refining, natural gas, power generation,
financial services, logistic services and new energies development with our age old tradition of Gmek system.
Since its establishment, CNOOC oil company has been excellent in nation building and impeccable in meeting
with today’s standard. We will be glad in employing your services to work as an Agent(s) on our behalf for
goods and raw materials we supplied to our customers in the United States of America/Canada ,Australia,Uk,
Dubai and you receive first hand payment from our customers in the region on our behalf in which you receive
a 10% (Ten Percent) payment in every transaction done on our behalf. Most payment (dealings) ranges from
$20,000.00 to 100,000.00 US Dollars.
lastly you are to provide us with the following particulars in other to commence with
#Cell phone number:
#Valid identification(Attached or number)
Mr. Henry Morgan
Scam Email #2
I was checking on craigslist and i came accross your post. I’m Robert Lawrence and My wife’s name is Emily Lawrence. We are relocating to your neighbourhood from England. I recently got a contract with a company on a private research job with minimum of two years contract and possibility of extending the contract. However, I need someone who will help me to take care of the house by doing some house work while am off to work. Someone that will also help in running some errands and babysitting.
I will be offering you $500 weekly payment, i will be needing your services for 6 hours at any suitable time of yours, Tuesday and Saturday. If you believe you are fit for this position in as much you will prove yourself to be a reliable, responsible and good person, I have a financier that is based in the States and he will be handling the payment and some other expenses. I will instruct him to pay for the first two weeks before my arrival so as to secure your service.
My financier will be making out a check to you before our arrival, you will be receiving an overpayment bank check which you will deduct your pay for the first two weeks and you will be using the remaining to buy foodstuffs, art galley, home appliance and other things needed in the house. You will be getting this foodstuff on the day of our arrival which will be the 30th of This month. Actually our flights from England will arrive at nights so you will be getting the foodstuff in the morning and making all other preparations.
I just bought the house and as soon as all the paper work is finalize and i will instruct my estate agent to mail the keys of the house to you so that you can do all other necessary preparations before we arrive, I will also email you the shopping list after you received and cashed the check okay..
You have to get all this shopping before our arrival so that we wont have to start running around when we arrive, So my financier would be needing the following Information to make out the check.
Full address with zipcode & Apt Number:
Acceptance of offer:
All I need from you is total honesty and sincerity. I know you will be committed to the work, You will also have a nice period of time working with my wife. I will be waiting to hear from you.
Scam Email #3
Subject: United Nations Internship
From: “United Nations Intern Services”
The United Nations provides opportunities for students enrolled in a
graduate programme to undertake an internship at its Headquarters in New
York, Geneva, Vienna, Nairobi, Addis Ababa, Bangkok,
Beirut,Santiago,Arusha and The Hague.
Eligible candidates interested in doing an internship at the United
Nations Headquarters in New York or any of the mentioned countries can
The objective of the Internship Programme is threefold:
To provide a framework by which graduate and under graduate students from
diverse academic backgrounds may be assigned to United Nations Offices
where their educational experience can be enhanced through practical work
To expose them to the work of the United Nations.
To provide UN offices with the assistance of highly qualified students
specialized in various professional fields.
The United Nations Headquarters Internship Programme is offered on a
two-month basis three times a year:
• Mid January to mid March (Spring Session): The vacancy announcement is
posted mid May, the deadline for applications is end of September.
• Early June to early August (Summer Session): The vacancy announcement is
posted mid September, the deadline for applications is end of April.
• Mid September to mid November (Fall Session): The vacancy announcement
is posted end of January, the deadline for applications is mid May.
To qualify for the United Nations Headquarters Internship Programme, the
following conditions must be met:
1. Applicants must be enrolled in a degree programme in a graduate school
(second university degree or higher) at the time of application and during
the internship; or
2. Applicants pursuing their studies in countries where higher education
is not divided into undergraduate and graduate stages must have completed
at least four years of full-time studies at a university or equivalent
institution towards the completion of a degree.
3. Development-related fields such as economics, international relations,
anthropology, sociology, public or business administration, or
environmental studies. Other fields of study may be considered depending
on the type of assignment;
Any work produced by interns during their internship within the framework
of the duties assigned to them should be used for academic purposes
exclusively. All economic and moral rights (copyright) pertaining to such
work will remain the exclusive property of the United Nations.
Interested undergraduate or graduate students should write via EMAIL ONLY
to the :
Ad Hoc Internship Coordinator,
Human Resources Operations Section,
Human Resources Management Service,
United Nations Office
Applications (in English) should include the following:
a) A covering letter stating the grounds for their application;
b) Recent curriculum vitae (CV);
c) Copies of their university degrees or a list of courses attended or
d) Abstracts of academic papers they have written if any.
All applicants must be currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate
programs. No phone calls, please.
After careful consideration of all documents submitted, only successful
candidates will be notified of their selection.
Kindly send the requested applications documents to the following email
Scam Email #4
I am Paula Humphreys. I am employed as a HR Manager.
Company we work for is quite recognized in IT Outsourcing market
which is situated in the United States. Main aim is to achieve
simpler communications between US outsourcing IT services with
international market in this area.
We are in need of part-time independent contractors countrywide.
These are some of the job requirements in brief:
-Availability, both online and on the phone, for 2-3 hours a day Mon-Fri.
-Confident and competent PC use
-24/7 Internet and e-mail access
Our firm’s initial incentives are:
– Payroll with a monthly gross of $2,300 – $4,500, including both base salary and commission
– Training and support
– Standard benefits for salaried-exempt employees, including
health, dental, life insurance and disability insurance
If you would like to learn more, please provide us your contact
information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here is more information about the job position with LAMAR LLC.
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 Financial Forwarding Coordinator.
– 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
Refer to the links below for additional information: http://www.lamar-llc.com/job/finance2?lang=us
Frequently Asked Question: http://www.lamar-llc.com/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 email@example.com
Limited Time Offer with a Sign On Bonus! Please follow the link: http://www.lamar-llc.com/job/finance-bonus?lang=us
Thank you for your time and interest with our company.