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  1. #1
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    Shoprite LLC Personal Assistant - is this a scam?

    I applied to a personal assistant job on Yahoo Hotjobs, and recieved an email back:


    Dear Applicant,

    Founded in Lyon,France in 1875, Shoprite invented racquet strings and is the oldest company specializing in racquet sports e.t.c.Am looking out for someone that can be trusted and reliable to work with good understanding. This is a part and flexible position, working with me is basically about instructions and following them.

    Your tasks might come impromptu, so you have to be flexible to meet up with the irregular timings As my personal assistant, your task amongst other things might include;

    *Running personal errands, supervisions and monitoring, keeping me up to date with them acting as an alternative telephone correspondence while I'm away, making regular contacts and drop-offs on my behalf, handling and monitoring some of my financial activities.

    I move around the globe for business meetings, seminars, workshops e.t.c. Right now, I am in the France and should be in USA in 3 weeks time.

    Your basic salary is $1000 / 2weeks.

    This positions is not for office based for now because of my frequent travels & tight schedules. It's a part time position as long as you can access your email daily. This job gives you room to run your 2nd job or even 3rd job so far you can access your email daily because most updates and communications are done through email. As i have said, I'd want us to get the head START with things as soon as possible. I do have a lot of work piled up at present and a number of task which you can immediately assist me with. I really need to find the perfect person for this job. With your resumes, i believe you can take up the challenge and on the long run we should have a relatively sound working relationship between us.

    I am online most of the time, as I do have difficulty hearing so I prefer we contact each other through emails, but if there is need to call i will surely do.I am glad you are willing to work with me & I promise to be a good Boss.Some of our debtors that we supplied racquet strings are paying this week, since i am not in the states at the moment, i will like you to process the payment for me. Meanwhile, there is a 5% commission on any payment processed then i will tell you what to do with the funds prior my arrival in the states.

    I will get you more information on that meanwhile just click on the reply button after reading this email & fill the info below;

    First Name :------------------------------------
    Last Name :-------------------------------------
    Street Address :--------------------------------
    City, State, Zip Code :-------------------------
    Cell Phone Number:------------------------------
    Home Phone Number:------------------------------
    Sex :-------------------------------------------
    Current Occupation :----------------------------
    Email Address :---------------------------------

    Your information is not used for public purpose but to be recorded in our file.

    I will get back to you once i receive this information and keep you posted with the task ahead.

    Thanks For Your Total Understanding.
    Anthony Ashton.
    Hiring Manager.
    SHOPRITE, LLC.




    I sent him an email back requesting more information about his business before I could give him any of my information... Is this a scam?

  2. #2

    Re: Shoprite LLC Personal Assistant - is this a sc

    Looks like another money scam. Shoprite is a grocery store chain and none of the guys other facts pan out either.

  3. #3
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    Re: Shoprite LLC Personal Assistant - is this a sc

    100% scam.

    handling and monitoring some of my financial activities
    Translation from scammer-speak to English: cash the fake check and Western Union the scammer the cash.

    I do have difficulty hearing so I prefer we contact each other through emails
    Scammer speak for: I can barely speak English so don't call me as I won't be able to fool you over the phone.

    I'd want us to get the head START with things as soon as possible. I do have a lot of work piled up at present and a number of task which you can immediately assist me with
    Scammer really means: start now, before you think about how dodgy and fake this job sounds, hurry and get started before talking to friends and family because they will tell you I am a scammer and this is a fake job.

    Delete the email, block that scammer.

    Thanks for posting up that example of the fake job cashing fake checks and making that email googlable for other suspicious potential victims to find. You could also post up the scammer's name, email address and phone number, the more information that is on the internet, the bigger the chance someone will find it before losing money to a scammer.
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  4. #4
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    Re: Shoprite LLC Personal Assistant - is this a sc

    Payment processing scam. Plain and simple. Stop contact with a scammer immediately.

  5. #5
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    Re: Shoprite LLC Personal Assistant - is this a sc

    Thanks guys :) He never responded after I asked him for more information about his company. Typical!

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