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  1. #1
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    May 2011

    Is this Job a scam?

    I was looking for jobs on *****'s list and was wondering if this was a scam or not?

    My name is Sean Williams,I was born to Alexander and Elizabeth on December 10, 1975,I married to susan and we have twins Darek and Sarah Iím Christian and God fearing person.I moved to united state after 8yrs of married,I Manage the Marketing Department for Furniture Mart,we deal with home and office furniture.

    I am currently seeking an Experienced Personal Assistant.

    The Personal Assistant is responsible for the following:

    -Scanning of all documentation
    -Bill payments, Order supplies, Make phone calls, Arranges travel.
    - Type, copy, printnand fax documents.
    -Mailing Official documents to clients
    -Posting job ads on Internet.

    - Computer literacy is a must, Word, and Internet Research
    - Familiarity with general Office equipment and procedures such as faxing, filing, multiple phone lines, and mailing
    - Must have exceptional communication and organizational skills
    - Reliable attendance record and ability to follow instructions

    Compensation: $500 per week

    Work Hours
    The work hours will vary. There will typically be a set 5 days and 25 hours per week and I will ask you to work some Saturdays if there is extra work, but not every weekend, it all depends on the work needed to be done.

    NOTE: This position is a home base office position you can be in any location and work from your home.


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2006

    Re: Is this Job a scam?

    yes, sorry, it looks like scam. he will provide a check for you to purchase the necessary office equipment, but you will have to cash it then western union the money to someplace. no job. soon your bank will call and say the check is bad and you need to pay back the money.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2009

    Re: Is this Job a scam?

    Quote Originally Posted by amiro87 View Post
    The Personal Assistant is responsible for the following:

    -Scanning of all documentation
    -Bill payments, Order supplies, Make phone calls, Arranges travel.
    - Type, copy, printnand fax documents.
    -Mailing Official documents to clients
    -Posting job ads on Internet.

    100% scam.

    There is no job.

    There is only a scammer trying to steal your hard-earned money and probably your freedom.

    In fact, that scammer is so greedy he is trying to run 5 scams at once as those 5 "job duties" translate into 5 different scams:
    1) the "send your identity to the scammer" scam
    2) the "re-shipping" scam
    3) the "cash the fake check" scam
    4) the "print fake checks for other victims to cash" scam.
    5) the "post ads for non-existent goods" scam

    1) The next email will demand you scan your driver's license, social security card, national ID card, national health card, passport to the scammer. He will use those scans to pretend to be you to scam other victims for decades to come.

    2) The email after that will be from another of the scammer's fake names and free email addresses pretending to be the "assistant" and will demand you accept packages purchased with stolen credit cards, hi-jacked paypal accounts and spoofed bank transfers, at YOUR home address. Then you are suppose to use a stolen UPS/FedEx billing account number to send the electronics, clothing and jewelry overseas. When the websites, credit card/paypal/bank account owners and UPS/FedEx discover the fraud, you get the real life job of paying back all of them. Then the local law enforcement comes knocking asking why are you fencing stolen merchandise for someone you never met, don't know their real life name and have no idea even what country they really live in.

    3) Another email will be from the scammer and will demand you cash a large fake check sent on a stolen UPS/FedEx billing account number and send most of the money via Western Union or moneygram back to the scammer posing as the "supply company" while you "keep" a portion of the cash. When your bank realizes the check is fake and it bounces, you get the real life job of paying back the bank for the bounced check fees and all the bank's money you sent to an overseas criminal.

    4) Still another email will demand you purchase a new printer, check paper and ink with your own money. Then you are suppose to order UPS/FedEx waybills and envelops in your name and have them shipped to your home address. The scammer will email you a stolen bank account information for you to print on the fake checks. You send them out to new victims, now you are a "money mule". The scammer sends you a fake check from another of his money mules for you to cash as your paycheck.

    5) Yet another email will supply you with stock photos of merchandise. You are suppose to open an ebay, paypal and c_raigslists accounts in YOUR name, advertise the merchandise, collect money in YOUR name and send the cash onto the scammer via Western Union or moneygram. The scammer will NEVER ship anything to the buyers, so you get the real life job of paying them all back, plus pay fees to ebay and paypal. Then you are ip banned from ebay, paypal and c_ragislists. Your paypal-linked bank account or credit card could be permenantly closed and now you are blacklisted from ever opening another account at your bank. Being ip banned for scamming is the real reason that scammer can't post on ebay or c_raigslist or any other auction/selling site.

    Western Union and moneygram do not verify anything on the form the sender fills out, not the name, not the street address, not the country, not even the gender of the receiver, it all means absolutely nothing. The clerk will not bother to check ID and will simply hand off your cash to whomever walks in the door with the MTCN# and question/answer. Neither company will tell the sender who picked up the cash, at what store location or even in what country your money walked out the door. Neither company has any kind of refund policy, money sent is money gone forever.

    Now that you have responded to a scammer, you are on his 'potential sucker' list, he will try again to separate you from your cash. He will send you more emails from his other free email addresses using another of his fake names with all kinds of stories of being the perfect buyer, great jobs, lottery winnings, millions in the bank and desperate, lonely, sexy singles. He will sell your email address to all his scamming buddies who will also send you dozens of fake emails all with the exact same goal, you sending them your cash via Western Union or moneygram.

    You could post up the email address and the emails themselves that the scammer is using, it will help make your post more googlable for other suspicious potential victims to find when looking for information.

    Do you know how to check the header of a received email? If not, you could google for information. Being able to read the header to determine the geographic location an email originated from will help you weed out the most obvious scams and scammers. Then delete and block that scammer. Don't bother to tell him that you know he is a scammer, it isn't worth your effort. He has one job in life, convincing victims to send him their hard-earned cash.

    Whenever suspicious or just plain curious, google everything, website addresses, names used, companies mentioned, phone numbers given, all email addresses, even sentences from the emails as you might be unpleasantly surprised at what you find already posted online. You can also post/ask here and every scam-warner-anti-fraud-busting site you can find before taking a chance and losing money to a scammer.

    6 "Rules to follow" to avoid most fake jobs:
    1) Job asks you to use your personal bank account and/or open a new one.
    2) Job asks you to print/mail/cash a check or money order.
    3) Job asks you to use Western Union or moneygram in any capacity.
    4) Job asks you to accept packages and re-ship them on to anyone.
    5) Job asks you to pay visas, travel fees via Western Union or moneygram.
    6) Job asks you to sign up for a credit reporting or identity verification site.

    Avoiding all jobs that mention any of the above listed 'red flags' and you will miss nearly all fake jobs. Only scammers ask you to do any of the above. No. Exceptions. Ever. For any reason.

    If you google "fake re-shipping job", "fraud money mule scam", "cash check job Western Union scam" or something similar you will find hundreds of posts from victims and near victims of this type of scam.

    FLAG that horrible fake ad and post that scammer's information on every scam-warner-anti-fraud-busting site you can find then delete his email address FAST.

    Making a scammer's scam googlable on every scam-warner-anti-fraud-busting site you can find is a great way to slow that scammer down when a suspicious potential victim goes looking for information, finds your post containing the name the scammer is using, his email address, phone number and the emails themselves and then that potential victim does not become a scam victim because you took the time "get the word out".

    (Apologies for the huge post but that is one especially greedy, horrible scammer there)
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