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Scam Email #1
We have a job opening for Versa Check Processor & Mailing, you can work full time or part time…, this is a straight forward employment opportunity and does not require any special skills. You will be working solely as a Processor Dispatcher. Its require no experience and you will be working from home office to do this job. Pay $800 Monthly with bonuses
Please Indicate YES or NO
1) What experience have you in accounts payable/payroll manager?
2) Do you have a laser jet printer or desk jet printer?
3) Have you ever made use of versa check printing software to print checks? (Using Versa Check Software)
4) Have you ever processed UPS or FEDEX labels online or through air waybills and dispatched?
5) Can you work for up to three or more hours daily?
6) Are you a fast learner and team player?
To start working with us, We need you to purchase the following item :
Versa Check Gold 2010.
Color Inkjet or Laser printer
VersaInk/ Magnetic Ink
You can purchase the following items from Office Depot, samsclub, amazon, frys, nextag, tigerdirect, Staples or the official website http://www.versacheck.com. Kindly go ahead to provide the following details also..
Time/Day (Work Hours) You prefer………
Full Time Or Part Time……
I hope to read back from you soon.
Scam Email #2
Hello and Gooday to you , i am emailing you as regards my advertisement submitted with the job seekers and recruiters firm on the position of a PERSONAL ASSISTANT POSITION..I received your contact details from the firm so as to contact you directly , i would really love to meet up with you to talk about this job position but presently i am on a business trip, i would have loved to put up a job test on you to see the capability, knowledge and skills in you to be able to know how you could be a capable and diligent personal assistant. i am in LONDON right now and there would be no form of interviews or aptitude test but i will like you to answer some questions for both of us to really get acquainted
1.Have you ever been a Personal Assistant before?
2.If you have been a Personal Assistant before,how long, and was it for a company or an individual?
3.Can you communicate effective and efficiently?
4.Do you have a job as at present?
5.Will you be able to run errands 2 hours per day for 3 days in a week?
I will prepare you in advance to do my shopping. I will also have my mails and packages forwarded to your address. If you will be unable to stay at your house to get my mails I can have it shipped to a post office near you and then you can pick it up at your convenience,When you get my mails/packages; you are required to mail them to where I want them mailed to. You don’t have to make use of your own personal money .all you have to do is have packages shipped to your house and do my shopping..You are allowed to open the packages to reveal it’s content. The contents of the packages are computers , electronics, clothing’s business and personal letters..All expenses and taxes will be covered by me. You will work between 15 and 20 hrs a month I will pay $300 per week.I need your services because I am constantly out of town on business as I own a electronics and clothing store in london but i want to open another outlet in the US.more so i shall be returning to the US in october. this process will be on going till then. If you don’t mind, I will meet up with you when I return and then we can talk about the possibility of making his long term. Well, let me know if you would be able to handle this position
I will email you the lists and pictures of what to shop for when I am ready. No heavy packages are involved! You can do the shopping at any nearest store.
You will be shopping for Electronics and clothing’s. I will provide you my personal UPS account number for Shipping. All you have to do is provide my account number to UPS and shipping charges will be applied into the account. I will provide clear set of instructions for each task I need done as well as the funds to cover them.f I were to mail you money to do my shopping plus up front payment for your service, where would you want it mailed to? Your full info for check,money orders or cash payment
The address of the nearest Post Office to you for receiving packages:>
I would l be expecting to hear from you soon in order to know if you will be willing to handle my business on my behalf before I return.Note that this job is 100% legitimate.You can open all packages to confirm the content therein
Thanks so much and have a nice day.
Scam Email #3
Assistant Manager Position at Shipping Solutions
Thank you for being interested in Assistant Manager position, offered by Shipping Solutions.
About the Company
Shipping Solutions is a technology driven international distribution and logistics company. It has a strong presence in every major country and extensive experience in the courier and expedited cargo industry. We pride ourselves on our competitive, but extremely friendly and family oriented work environment. Our culture promotes continuous personal and professional growth, based on principles of respect, integrity, and achievement. We seek to attract and develop the most capable and skilled individuals to help us serving new clients, grow into new markets and develop new campaigns. Our company strongly believes in developing our people from an entry-level position into the future leaders of our organization.
About the Job
We are looking for individuals with a “team player” attitude, great communication skills, a great work ethic, with a flexible working schedule. We offer competitive salary and excellent benefits and are committed to demonstrating our values in all our interactions. In other words, we’re a great place to work!
Join a fast-paced start up that is making history with our customers and the shipping industry. If you’re a smart, self-starter with a passion to make a difference, let us hear from you. Check out the detailed job description, pay rate, hours and terms at:
To apply for the Assistant Manager position, please visit the website above and fill out the application form. Every applicant will get a reply within 3 business days. We are looking forward to welcoming you to the Shipping Solutions team.
Have a nice day.
Senior HR Manager,
• Competitive Salary
• Commission/Bonus Plan
• Flexible Hours
• Medical, Dental, Vision
• Full Training
• No Experience Needed
• Growth Opportunities
• Paid Vacation
• No Hidden Fees
Shipping Solutions, Inc.
800 West 47th Street
Kansas City, MO 64112
800 West 47th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64112, United States
Phone: +1 (206) 426-7081 // Fax: +1 (206) 426-7081
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org // Website: www.ship-solutions.eu
Scam Email #4
Anping Wire Mesh Company is engaged in manufacture and sales of metal wire mesh and wire mesh products. The company enjoys latest wire mesh machines, strong technical development and research capability and complete quality control system. With choice materials, we mainly produce stainless steel wire mesh, chain link fence, stainless steel wire, galvanized wire, barbed wire, woven wire mesh and woven wire cloth, welded wire mesh, galvanized wire mesh, wire products, wire mesh machines and other wire products.
We are searching for representatives who can help us establish a medium of getting to our customers in Canada/America and Europe as well as making payments through you to us. Please if you are interested in transacting business with us we will be very glad.
1) Receive all payments of sales from Clients via CHECKS or BANK WIRE TRANSFER.
2) Cash and Receive Payments at your Bank
3) Deduct 10% of the received payment which will be your commission.
4) Forward balance 90% after deduction of your 10% commission to any of the offices you will be asked to send funds to.
5) The balance payment of 90% is to be forwarded to us via Money Gram, Western Union Money Transfer or Bank Wire Transfer depending on the amount involved.
6) You would also be entitled to a monthly salary of $3,000.00 USD after the first three months of transacting with us.
1) Your job is absolutely legal.
2) You do not have to go out for physical involvement/interaction with our customers as you will work as an independent contractor right from your home or office.
3) Payments would be wired directly into your account or mailed to your contact address or bank in the
case of Check payments
4) You would also be entitled to a monthly salary of $3,000.00 USD after the first three months of transacting with us.
5) If you work very hard and transparent for the company, there is a 9 months strong possibility to become manager.
You are to send in your personal information for employment processing as clearly stated below:
Thanks for your understanding and co-operation. We would be very well pleased to have you as our company representative in your region
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