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Scam Email #1

From: benjamin teasle
Sent: Aug 25, 2010 3:04 AM
Subject: FedEx Tracking Info

Hello Gayla,

How are you doing today? I strongly believe you’re fine. I need you to know that the Company has released the funds for your Test of Trust (Equipments Funds) and it will be coming to you via our official Courier Service FedEx. Here is the tracking# for the package (793846797723), you can have it tracked using this it will show you the packages present location and the estimated time for delivery at your residence on Wednesday morning 08/25/2010.

You’re required to log on to Yahoo Messenger at 9am your time Wednesday morning for further instructions.

Thanks and for your understanding and hope to read back from you.


Benjamin Teasle

We are seeking an enthusiastic and hardworking person to join our Team!

Job Specifications:
-Full-Time, No Weekends
-Benefits available after 30 days including medial/dental insurance, 401k, and paid time off
-Pay is starting from $14.50/hr or dependant upon skill set and relevant experience

Qualified candidate will have excellent customer service skills; strong working knowledge of Excel, Outlook
and Word; experience utilizing Internet; excellent data entry skills; strong interpersonal, verbal and written
communication skills; multi tasking and organization are essential; ability to meet tight deadlines and maintain
focus and accuracy.

Candidates MUST have the following:
-Minimum 3 years experience in office/clerical/administrative position with data entry a primary job function
-Experience providing customer service or sales support via phone or previous receptionist experience
-Proficient with Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook (or other email/calendar program),
Instant Messaging and using Internet in general
-Excellent communication skills and customer service especially experience communicating in a professional
manner via email

Candidates should forward resume to for immediate consideration

Scam Email #2

From: “Mr.Rolland Ford”
Subject: Job Offer

Japan Drilling Company,
Shin-Horidome Bldg. 5F 6F,
2-4-3, Nihonbashi Horidome-cho,
Chuo-ku, Tokyo 103-0012,

Dear Sir/Madam,

I write to seek your sincere co-operation and trust in respect of a business opportunity in our company, Japan Drilling Co. Ltd with branch office in UK.We are experts in the sales and distribution of Drilling materials and Civil Engineering Equipments.

We import from some major manufacturing companies in Asia and export into the Canada,America and Europe. The people we suppied our goods to has refused to pay up the money they are owning us.

We are searching for representatives who can help us establish a medium of getting to our customers,as well as receiving payment from them to us.

It will not in anyway affect your present job as your service to us would not interfer with your working hours at all.You do not need to leave your present job.
Most of the contact is going to be through phone and emails.
Your duty will be to help us establish a medium of getting to our customers in Mexico, America, Canada and Europe as well as receiving payments from them on our behalf.

Basic payment for services will be:-
For the first 180 days, Representatives will receive 10% commission on every transaction processed. After the 180 day period, commission will increase to 15% on turnovers collected from our customers.

With this employment diversification drive, our aim of becoming one of the World leader in the production and export of a wide range of the best of arts materials and paints for the best art production within the next ten years will be realized, provided representatives are trustworthy and want the growth of the company.

It will be our utmost pleasure if you would be interested in establishing this business relationship with us.
please fill the form below and send it to us;

(1)Full Name:
(2)Contact Address:
(3)Phone Number:


Mr. Chun Lun

I look foward to hearing from you.
Thank you in advance.
Yours faithfully,
Mr.James Orks
Advert manager,
Japan Drilling company,
United Kingdom

Scam Email #3

From: “Mr. Frank James”
Subject: We have a mystery shopping assignment.
Contact Email: (

“We have a mystery shopping assignment in your area and we would like you to participate”

Secret Shopper(R) is accepting applications for qualified individuals to become mystery shoppers. It’s fun and rewarding, and you choose when and where you want to hop. You are never obligated to accept an assignment.There is no charge to become a shopper and you do not need previousexperience. After you sign up, you will ave access to training materials via e-mail, fax or postal mail.


Secret Shoper(R) is the premier mystery shopping company, serving clients across America with over 500,000 shoppers available and ready to help businesses better serve their cstomers. Continual investment in the latest internet and communication technologies coupled with over 16 years of know-how means working with Secret Shopper(R) is a satisfying and rewarding experience.

Secret shopping as seen on ABC NEWS, NBC NEWS, L.A.TIMES.Stores and organizations such as The Gap, Walmart, Pizza Hut, and Bank. One amongst many others pay for Secret Shoppers to shop in their establishments and report their experiences. On top of being paid for shopping you are also allowed to keep purchases for free. Secret Shopper(R) NEVER charge fees to the shopper.. Training, tips for improvement, and shopping opportunities are provided free to registered shoppers. Mystery shoppers are either paid a

pre-arranged fee for a particular shop, a reimbursement for a purchase or a combination of both.

You will be required to interact with the shop clerk.You may conduct the shop alone or as a couple.

The assignment will pay $200.00/ Assignment.

Kindly Fill Out the application form below and we will get back to you shortly with the assignment to this email (


First Name:
Last Name:
Street Address:
City, State, Zip Code:
Cell Phone Number:
Home Phone Number:


Days/Hours Available

Monday …..Yes………………………………….
Tuesday ……Yes……………………………….
Wednesday ….Yes……………………………………
Thursday ………Yes……………………………….
Friday ……………….Yes……………………..
Saturday ……………………………………….
Sunday ……………Anytime………………………….

Hours Available: from __5_____ to __9____

We await your urgent response.

Thank you for your help.

We look forward to working with you.

Frank James
Secret Shopper(R)

Scam Email #4

From: Gloria Jacobs
Subject: Please find attached for the next step.
Date: Tuesday, August 24, 2010, 3:57 AM

Hello again,

This is Gloria Jacobs again. As your future personnel manager I am glad that you decide to accept our offer. Thank you very much for your interest in our Financial manager vacancy. I reviewed your resume on the Yahoo! and I’m glad to invite you to join our team!

Well, now you have successfully completed the first stage of recruiting process.

Now we should pass very easy formal procedure. Let me to describe the

employment procedure:

First of all,our HR department will carry out:

– your name, place of residing, contact phone numbers

– reliability of information you provided (your name, place of residing, contact phone)

In order to perform these checks we need you to submit us the

following information ASAP by completing the documents:

– Employment Agreement(signed copy)

– Employment Application(signed copy)

I have attached this documents documents to this message in MS Word

format and PDF format. Please fill that documents, sign and sent me the copies.

You may send a copy of of your signed Employment Agreement and Employment Application two ways:

1. To my Fax: 1,206,350,7574 (US inside fax)


2. You scan this document and after that you send it to my e-mail:

This information will be totally secured and will not be shared with

the third parts.

When you send this documents and the information verifies,your

candidacy gets approved. After that we will start working. This will entitle you to start receiving and processing customer’s payments.




1. Bank Checks

2. Wire transfers

3. Certified funds and Cash funds

-Salary and Compensation

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.

Minimum salary- $3,000/monthly, plus income tax compensation(under the US tax form 1099)

-Type of Employment and Time Commitment:

Part-time. you will work from home as an Independent Contractor. Approximately working schedule- 3-5 hours per week. 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.

To sum it up, your next step for getting the position with our company

is submitting the requested information for verification purposes. We

already have some applicants and the time limit is short, so please do

your best to provide it ASAP. Please let me know your final decision

within 2 days. I will wait for your documents.

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Best regards,

Personnel manager

Gloria Jacobs

Personal e-mail:

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    ATTN: Frank Estwood

    Gate Fabrics and Textiles Company is situated in United Kingdom we deal mainly in the sale of African and Oriental textiles, fabrics, arts and craft. The Company sells Art and Craft works, sculptures and carvings, antique artifacts and produces various clothing materials, batiks, assorted fabrics and various traditional costumes mainly from African and the Orient as well as from all over the world.
    We are looking for a trustworthy representative in USA /Canada that can help as a link between the Company and our clients over there.
    Would you be willing to work from home for us?
    We have clients the world over and we are looking for a trustworthy representative in USA /Canada that would be a link between the company and our clients over there.

    Your job would be on line and would not require you to leave your present employment.
    The Company is looking for a representative/book keeper,one who would handle all transactions that have to do with Gate Fabrics and Textiles.
    Gate Fabrics and Textiles has numerous customers in the US who buy bulk orders and prefer payments to be made by Money Orders and Cashiers Checks.
    Now, since these money orders/cashiers checks are not readily cash able outside the USA,the company has decided to employ someone whose responsibility or duty will be to collect these payments from our clients and cash them in his/her bank and then send the money over.
    All you need to do is receive this payment from our clients in the States or Canada and get it cashed in your bank then deduct 10% as your Service Charge and forward the balance to the company down here via Western Union Money Transfer.
    The main reason why the funds cannot be cashed down here is that it would take 20-24 working days for a US Money Order to pass through the bank here and that would tie down capital and make business slow, but a US Money Order presented to the bank in the US would clear tops within 24 – 48hrs.
    Payments will be issued in your name and sent to you via Fedex Courier Service .
    Basically what the Company is searching for is a Representative/Book-keeper in the States who would help to establish a medium of getting our funds from our customers there. If you are interested in working with us we would be very glad as inability to get our Payment in cash has posed a big problem and has affected account reconciliation and turn over grossly.
    These are legitimate transactions between our customers and our company Representative and there is no legal risk as these are payments for goods already bought and delivered.
    Like earlier mentioned we are offering 10% of whatever amount it is that you cash per week as salary and subject to your satisfaction you will be given the opportunity to negotiate the mode by which we will pay for your services as our official Representative/Book-keeper in the States.The mode we would prefer would be instant deduction of your salary from the Amount before going ahead to send whatever is left back via Western union transfer.
    We are aware that you would be charged to have the money sent and whatever that would amount to is to be deducted from the balance of the funds after you must have deducted your salary.


    Refrence No:- LSLCA/2031/ 8161/05
    Batch No:- R4/A313/2-60
    First Name: _____ Middle Name: ____ Last Name: ______
    Address Line 1 : ___________
    Address Line 2:
    City: ________State: ________Zipcode:________
    Home Phone: _______ Cell Phone: ________Gender: ______ Marital Status: ________Age: __
    Nation of Origin: ________ Present Occupation: __________
    Annual income : _________
    Drivers Lincence __________ State: _________ Expiry Date: _________
    According to how you have been briefed earlier. 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 to any of the companies
    regional warehouses that will be given to you later.
    You will notify the company a week ahead if eventually you want to
    discontinue this job. So as to terminate all payment coming your way to
    avoid conflict.
    In agreement to this kindly append signature below.
    Signature:________________ date : ______________

    Best Regards,
    Mr Brown Richardson

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