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  1. #97
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    Re: Personal Assistant Scam?

    Here is the one I found last night. I see that it is worded almost exactly the same as the ones listed here. Just wanted to make this one known too.



    Thanks for the response to my ad on C***list. I need a dependable individual with a high pedigree to help me handle businesses errands cos i am presently out of state.Kindly,take your time going through this introductory e-mail and feel free to pass any questions on. I have been a photographer for over 30 years and also has been teaching photography for 20 years bringing a unique teaching style to students in social arts in campuses around the globe, which guarantees a creative and fun to all photographer students which elevate to a new, exciting photographic heights.I conduct Live slide/talk lectures on Understanding Exposure, the Art of Seeing, Macro Photography and Photographing People from the States to Canada,Great Britain and Asia.
    Furthermore,I left for a work-ship in the UK last weekend and I probably will be there for about six weeks after which I will quickly fly down to Germany and Malaysia for a brief Live-slide/talk show lectures for students in that part of the world.

    YOUR DUTIES ARE AS FOLLOWS

    -To receive letters and mails on my behalf.

    -Receive Payments from clients who want to attend the forth coming workshops or Live shows on my behalf

    -Schedule my appointments.

    -Make my flight tickets and hotel reservations.

    -Send mails and make/receive payment on my behalf to/from clients.I.e( Urgency and beating deadlines)This position is home-based and a flexible part time job from any location and you can get all activities done from home as long you always keep an eye on your mails and to keep your phone available most times in case I need to give you a ring..I might have some couples of things you could help me with this week if you will be available to start but surely i will keep you posted in respective of my very busy schedule. This can surely act as a stable foundation in our work relationship.

    Let me know if you have any of this office equipment as follows(if not),I can make necessary arrangements and would be delivered to your home.

    Printer:

    Personal Laptop/Desktop:

    Internet Access:

    Scanner:

    Fax machine:

    Lamina tor:

    Paper Cutter:

    For proper review(I am not available to set up a face-to-face interview) supply out correctly the details below

    Full Name :

    Full Street Address(Not PO Box) :

    City,

    State,

    Zip Code:

    Age:

    Present Occupation:

    Cell Phone Number:

    Home Phone Number:

    Email:

    Scanned copy of your ID:(You can provide that later when employed)

    Note: It will be an added advantage if you can provide 2 references from your past employments.

    QUALIFICATION:

    -Educational background is not a criteria.

    -You must be Organized and able to take instructions well dependable,reliable and trustworthy is a MUST.

    -Excellent English language skills.

    -Work ethic,great attitude,interactions skills, pay attentions to detail, capable of multitasking, and well composed under-duress.

    Benefits:

    -Segmented performance bonus

    -Compensation for efficiency and hard works.

    Salary: $400 weekly on errand( $1600 Monthly when consistent)

    Thanks


    Only difference is it didn't offer to pay in advance.

  2. #98
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    Re: Personal Assistant Scam?

    Hi everyone! I took the time to set up an account just to verify my safety or not. I received an e-mail, just like you all have. I cannot post the e-mail of the scammer because I IMMEDIATELY deleted their e-mails once I found this site.

    I only gave out my e-mail, address, and phone number - aside from that - I did not give out any real harmful information [e.g. bank account, paypal, or even my SSN].

    I did, however, sign their "contract". Once I signed their contract, I said that I quit because I found an actual job [which I did] and I did not want to take part in this "packaging" job anymore.

    Here's how I knew it was a scam then and there:

    In their "contract" they state that I needed ten days to call it all off. In one e-mail, "she" agreed to delete everything and no longer contact me after I send the package.

    I did receive a package, and now that I know it's a scam, I'm no longer contacting the scammer and I want to GET RID OF THIS. How can I properly get rid of this package? Via law enforcement? Do I just send it back to the address?

    EDIT: Sorry for the shoddy grammar. I'm extremely tired and I'm a bit shaky just writing this. I do not want to pay for this stolen merchandise and I do not want to go to jail for this. I knew **** like this was too good to be true, but I was bored and needed something to kill my time with. I love driving with a passion, so I figured that this would be great. Stupid lil ole me took this job over a valet job. Dammit. I still have two jobs though, so I'm quite happy. I just want to clear up everything and anything with this.
    Last edited by OKAYSIAN; 09-22-2011 at 08:46 PM.

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  5. #99
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    Re: Personal Assistant Scam?

    I received the following email after applying for a receptionist position from an ad I saw on *****slist. Thankfully, I google the word "personal assistant emails" and this site came up. After reading the replies, I feel sorry for anyone that have fallen for this. Thankfully, I have yet to respond because the pessimistic side of just don't trust the internet so I google every job I apply for.Here is the email you should always ignore. [email protected]​orgHello, My name is Franklin Windlyne. Thanks for responding to the job posted on *****slist. Am sorry to inform you that the position has been filled up. But I urgently need a part time personal assistant to run my errands until I return back to the US by fourth week in November. I live in US but presently in London on a business trip. I own an electronics and clothing store in London, United Kingdom. Here below are the job description. 1. You will run errands for three times a week and two hours each day. The working days are flexible.2. You will do my business shopping.3. You will receive my packages which will be shipped to the nearest UPS office to you. You will go to the UPS office and pick up the packages. The content of the packages are electronics, clothes, my business and personal letters. You will open the packages and confirm the contents for record purpose.4. You will ship out some of the packages where I want them to be shipped to. (You don't have to pay for the shipment. All expenses and taxes will be covered by me)5. You will receive payments from my clients on my behalf which will be written payable to your name so you can cash them at your bank. The payments will be in either check or money order. The payments will be for the services you will be rendering and to do my business shopping. Job Requirement1. You must have good communication skill.2. You must be efficient, reliable, responsible and trustworthy.3. You must be able to perform your tasks effectively4. You should be able to work 3 times per week and 2 hours each day. Payment and Work DurationThe Job will last for three months. I want to open another electronics and clothing store in the US when I return and If there is need to extend your services, an ammedment would be made to your wages and you will be notified accordingly. I will meet you in person by November when I return back to the US. I am willing to pay $300 per week. Your weekly payment will be deducted from the payments sent to you by my clients. I need the service of a personal assistant because I am always out of town for business trips. The lists and pictures of what to shop will be sent to you via email when am ready. No heavy packages are involved! The shopping will be done at any nearest stores to you. You will be shopping for Electronics and clothes. My personal UPS account number will be provided for shipping. I will provide clear set of instructions for each task to be done and funds to cover them. If you are interested in the part time personal assistant position, Please confirm the following details: Your Full Name:Your Full Address with apt # (Not P.O.Box)Your Cell phone numberYour Home phone numberPresent Occupation: Hope to hear from you soon. Regards,Franklin WindlyneTel: +447983150461
    Last edited by genuine; 10-12-2011 at 04:46 AM.

  6. #100
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    Re: Personal Assistant Scam?

    Thanks for posting up the information from that scammer.

    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".

    Thanks!!
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  7. #101
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    Re: Personal Assistant Scam?

    Hi, I am Jason. I was also contacted about the same scam posted under a different scheme altogether; while trying to apply for a job. This what the new scam looks like:

    Hello,

    My name is Franklin Windlyne. Thanks for responding to the job posted on *****slist. Am sorry to inform you that the position has been filled up. But I urgently need a part time personal assistant to run my errands until I return back to the US by fourth week in November. I live in US but presently in London on a business trip. I own an electronics and clothing store in London, United Kingdom. Here below are the job description.

    1. You will run errands for three times a week and two hours each day. The working days are flexible.
    2. You will do my business shopping.
    3. You will receive my packages which will be shipped to the nearest UPS office to you. You will go to the UPS office and pick up the packages. The content of the packages are electronics, clothes, my business and personal letters. You will open the packages and confirm the contents for record purpose.
    4. You will ship out some of the packages where I want them to be shipped to. (You don't have to pay for the shipment. All expenses and taxes will be covered by me)
    5. You will receive payments from my clients on my behalf which will be written payable to your name so you can cash them at your bank. The payments will be in either check or money order. The payments will be for the services you will be rendering and to do my business shopping.

    Job Requirement
    1. You must have good communication skill.
    2. You must be efficient, reliable, responsible and trustworthy.
    3. You must be able to perform your tasks effectively
    4. You should be able to work 3 times per week and 2 hours each day.

    Payment and Work Duration
    The Job will last for three months. I want to open another electronics and clothing store in the US when I return and If there is need to extend your services, an ammedment would be made to your wages and you will be notified accordingly. I will meet you in person by November when I return back to the US. I am willing to pay $300 per week. Your weekly payment will be deducted from the payments sent to you by my clients.

    I need the service of a personal assistant because I am always out of town for business trips. The lists and pictures of what to shop will be sent to you via email when am ready. No heavy packages are involved! The shopping will be done at any nearest stores to you. You will be shopping for Electronics and clothes. My personal UPS account number will be provided for shipping. I will provide clear set of instructions for each task to be done and funds to cover them.

    If you are interested in the part time personal assistant position, Please confirm the following details:

    Your Full Name:
    Your Full Address with apt # (Not P.O.Box)
    Your Cell phone number
    Your Home phone number
    Present Occupation:

    Hope to hear from you soon.

    Regards,
    Franklin Windlyne
    Tel: +447983150461
    Please be careful; I am aware that your post was last year and this is still going on; trying to lure other people in. I joined the this site just to keep people informed as much as possible.
    I don't want anyone being taken advantage of; even if I don't know them. I stand for the truth.

  8. #102
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    Re: Personal Assistant Scam?

    The "No PO Box" gives it away as a scam.

    What's the deal with the censoring of the name C R A I G ?

  9. #103
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    Re: Personal Assistant Scam?

    These kind of scam's still are out there. and yeah what's why censor ? people should know where these things might come from.

  10. #104
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    Re: Personal Assistant Scam?

    c r a i g is now owned by a group including ebay. they feel they are doing what they can by posting full pages of scam warnings all over their site and also feel that they are the victims of the scammers as much as anybody else. being listed on scam.com means that your name is associated with scam on all the search engines. scammers use any free ad listing service - so it doesn't matter where you found the scam -it's up to you to get educated and not be tricked.

    don't western union any money to any stranger for any reason.

    (also moneygram)

  11. #105

    Personal Assistant Scam on *****slist

    I have recently been looking for a job and applied for a Personal Assistant Job off of *****slist. This is the first email I received:

    Dear Applicant,
    I got your application resume. I'm looking for someone that can be trusted and reliable to work very well with good understanding as my personal
    Assistant. This position I am offering is home-based and flexible, working with me is basically about instructions and following them, my only fear is that I
    May come at you impromptu sometimes, so I need someone who can be able to meet up with my irregular timings. As my Personal Assistant, your activities
    Amongst other things will include;

    Primary Responsibilities:

    * Creating orders/pick slips/invoices/credit memos.
    * Processing return authorizations for me as needed.
    * Running personal errands.
    * supervisions and monitoring.
    * Scheduling programmes, flights and keeping me up-to-date with them.
    * Acting as an alternative telephone correspondence while I'm away and when needed as I am hard on hearing that is why computer works for me. Making regular

    Contacts and drop-offs on my behalf. Handling and monitoring some of my financial activities as the case maybe.
    Basic wage is $600 Weekly, I'm sure you will understand I tend to have a very busy schedule at this point. Please note that this position is not office based for now because of my frequent travels and tight schedules, it's a part-time work from home for now and the flexibility means that there will be busier weeks than others. I have
    Reviewed with your Resume and I think I am impressed with it and would like to give you an immediate trial, so if you are interested kindly get back to me.
    As I have been checking my files and schedules and would need someone urgently to run some errands for me this week/next week, while I am away. I will have
    Some funds sent to you to complete the errands an d will get back to you with more information on that, get back to me with your personal/Contact Details
    such as:

    FULL NAMES:
    ADDRESS, Include Apt # If Available (No PO.BOX please):
    CITY:
    STATE:
    ZIP CODE:
    HOME PHONE #:
    MOBILE PHONE#:
    EMAIL ADDRESS:
    SEX:
    PRESENT JOB:

    Below is my company details and personal data for your review, please be reminded that you cannot share this information with a third party.

    Business Name: Calvary Child Care Center
    Dun and Bradstreet # 08-740-3499
    Type of Entity: CORPORATION
    Federal Tax ID#: 99-0161682
    NAICS Code: 624410, Child Day Care Svcs
    Registration ID: 453033

    Thanks in anticipation of your prompt response
    Yours Sincerely,
    Mr John Brook.


    I was a bit skeptical and tried to find information about the business listed without any luck, so I responded and told him I needed more information in order to consider the position. This is the response I got:

    Hello (My Name was Here) ,

    Thanks for your swift response, I wish to congratulate you on the new job.This is a legitimate personal assistant Job am offering you and I hope to have your 100% loyalty and co-operation. Your quick response to mails and effectiveness will be required. I have been checking my files and what i would want you to do for me next week is to run some errands out to some of the Foster Homes, I do that every month. A payment inform of a Certified Company Check will be sent over to you from one of my clients and i have some lists to email you once you received the funds, You will make some arrangements by buying some stuff for the kids in the Foster Homes at any nearest store around you so you can mail them out. I will get back to you with the tracking number of the check payment once mailed to you.
    Please Re-confirm the Name and Address below in order to avoid any loss or misplacement of check payment........................


    (My Name & Address was listed here.)


    Email back ASAP to confirm you received this notification & to confirm you are ready for this task.

    Yours Sincerely,
    Mr John Brook


    I did more research and managed to find some information about a John Brook connected to the EIN which wasn't good. I emailed him back stating that since he didn't provide the information I requested that I was not interested in the job.

    The next email I got was:
    Hello,
    How are you doing today . Am Glad to Inform you that a payment has been sent to you which is your First Assignment and has been delivered today via USPS. Below is the transaction Details.
    Transaction Details :
    ------------------------------------------------
    Tracking Number: EO 901 951 112 US
    ------------------------------------------------
    Check Amount : $3,477.77

    The Package contains Certified Company Check
    Once you receive the check, take it to your bank and have it deposited,it will be available in 24 hours.
    However, I am donating it to the orphans. I contacted the orphanage home, and I was given the list of the items to be bought, the items are much and will cost a lot to get them shipped, so we have reached an accord, They will be getting the items themselves.

    Once the funds are available, you are to deduct $600 your weekly salary as promised and send the remaining Money through Money Gram Money Transfer to the information Below.

    Below is the Money Gram information to send the Money.

    Receivers Information:
    ----------------------------------
    Receiver's Name: Maria Sanchez
    Receiver's City: Miramar
    Receiver's State: FL
    Receiver's Zip Code: 33027

    The Money Gram charges are to be deducted from our funds, When the Money has been transferred Let me have the information's Below:

    8 digit Reference Number:
    Amount Sent:
    Amount Charged By Money Gram :
    Your Full Name and address as on the Money Gram Slip:


    I will be waiting to read back from you ASAP today and i also have some other assignment for you to do by next week.
    I want you to be rest assured that I'll never stress you at all in any assignment given to you and i promise to pay your fees weekly as we both agreed.

    Take good care of yourself and have a blessed day.

    Thanks.


    I then received a check in the mail the next day which was followed up with this email:
    Hello how are you doing ? I want you to tell me what is really going on, your first assignment check has been delivered and no message from you to know what is going on about the, I believe the check should be deposited by now, I will be waiting for an update from you to know what is going on with the check.

    I am not dumb enough to cash the check!! Plus, it looks like this is a very popular scam. Wish I had googled it before I responded.

  12. #106
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    Re: Personal Assistant Scam on *****slist

    Thanks for posting up the information from that scammer.

    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".

    Thanks!!

    Wasting a scammer's time legally and safely is called "scambaiting". If you google that word, you will find sites where you can read scambaits, post up the emails and email addresses of scammers, post up a fake website, read up on how to alert a hosting company that they are hosting a fake website, ask questions and learn all about the hobby of scambaiting.
    Quote Originally Posted by Blanch2011 View Post
    I am not dumb enough to cash the check!! Plus, it looks like this is a very popular scam. Wish I had googled it before I responded.
    But you googled it before losing money so you are "one up" on the scammer. Now you can ignore the scammer, no need to tell him anything, remember, he has your real life name and address. All you have on him is one of his fake names, one of his free email addresses and one of his fake stories.

    Now for the bad news, since 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 also post up the email address 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 check cashing job", "fake job bank account Western Union scam", "money mule moneygram scam" or something similar you will find hundreds of posts from victims and near-victims of this type of scam.
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  13. #107
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    Re: Personal Assistant Scam?

    I submitted the received draft in bank. What wil happen now please advise me? I am a mother of 2 and already having severe mental health issues this is why I did not catch this scam first. Plz help me and tell me if I am introuble?

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    Re: Personal Assistant Scam?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hshahzad View Post
    I submitted the received draft in bank. What wil happen now please advise me?
    Walk into you bank and tell them you suspect the check is fake. Tell them you think you are the victim of a "cash the fake check" type work-at-home scam. You might have to pay the $35 bounced check fee.

    Plz help me and tell me if I am introuble?
    No, you are not in any trouble. Your bank will understand, you are not the first person to tell the bank teller that they deposited a fake check, and you won't be the last.

    Now, there is some bad news.

    When you refuse to send the scammer your cash he will send increasingly nasty and rude emails trying to convince you to go through with his scam. The scammer could also create another fake name and email address like "[email protected] gmail.com", "police_person @hotmail.com" or "investigator @yahoo.com" and send emails telling you the job is legit and you must cash the fake check and send your money to the scammer or you will face legal action. Do not be fooled, NO law enforcement agency is going to email you, ALL such emails will be from the exact same scammer that sent you the check.

    Just ignore, delete and block those email addresses. Although, reading a scammer's attempt at impersonating a law enforcement official can be extremely funny.

    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 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 check cashing job", "fraud Western Union scam", "check mule moneygram scam" or something similar you will find hundreds of posts from victims and near-victims of this type of scam.

    In the end, all that is going to happen is that your email address will receive lots and lots more scam and spam emails. Just be really cautious, if you don't know the person who sent you the email, delete it since it will probably be from the scammer trying to steal your money.
    Found a scam or scammer's email address? Post it at scamwarners.com
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  15. #109

    Re: Personal Assistant Scam?

    got 3 different scam in one day

    1. Personal Assistant ([email protected])
    Hello,

    This said advertised job is a Part-time Package Handler, I'm seeking for an effective and efficient Person that will see to my personal and business errands at his/her spare time that might not collide with your full-time main job.Such successful applicant will be saddle with responsibilities of receiving my mails and drop them off at UPS,Shop for Gifts, Bill payment ( pay my bills on my behalf) Sit for delivery( at your home) or pick items up at nearby post office at your convenience.

    Let me know if you will be able to offer me any/all of these services. Where are you located? I would love to meet up with you to talk about this job but I am currently away on business trip to Australia so there will be no interview. And while I am away,you will be carrying out this aforementioned duties out on my behalf .

    I will prepay 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 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 its content for a secured task with less risk for yourself.

    The content of the packages are Art Material and Painting, clothing's business and personal letters. All expenses and taxes will be covered by me. You will work between 15 and 20hrs a month,so the work is high flexible but your utmost devotion to this job is expected and all Instructions followed to the letter.

    I will pay $800.00 per month, that is 200$ per week. I need your service because I am constantly out of town. I own an Art Gallery here in Australia. I will return to USA in December, so this process will be on going till then and possibility of acquiring a Gallery in USA is being planned and permanency of this job is possible,after seeing how committed you will be to this task with a lucrative salary.

    If you don't mind, I will meet up with you when I return and then we can talk about the possibility of making this long term.
    Well, let me know if you are able to handle the position. I will email you the list and pictures of what to shop for when I am ready. No heavy packages is involved! You can do the shopping at any nearest stores.You will be shopping for Electronics, clothing's and Antiques.

    I will provide you my personal UPS account number for Shipping. All you have to do is present my account number to UPS and shipping charges will be applied into the account.I will provide clear set of instructions for each task to be carry out as well the funds to cover them.
    If I were to mail you money to do my shopping plus upfront payment for your service, where would you want it mailed to? How should your name appear on the money?

    Kindly provide me with the following details below to enable me do a necessary background check on you:

    Full Name:
    Full Address:
    City:
    State:
    Zip Code:
    Phone Number:
    Age:
    Thank you!

    Regards,
    John Hillman

    2. Office Support‏ ([email protected])

    Thank you for your response to our *****slist posting, and as well as inform you, that after reading through your application, we are interested in discussing this position in more detail. As of this moment, we have narrowed it down to 3 potential candidates, yourself being one of them.



    I would like to congratulate you in making it to the next step of our hiring process. As part of our company's policy, and to insure our company against liabilities and potential issues, the next step of the hiring process includes getting your credit report checked. Please be aware, that a poor credit history in no way disqualifies you from the position, but will allow us to gain a better feel for you.



    In lieu of this, we have arranged a FREE service to make the process easier. Click here to receive your report. Once you have completed this process, please email me confirmation ASAP, so we can move forward. Please, DO NOT include any sensitive information in any emails. Please perform this step quickly, as we would like to fill the position very soon. Upon receipt of your report #, myself or Mr. Dawson, our HR manager, will get back to you to set up a meeting.



    Again, Thank you for your interest, and I hope to hear from you soon.



    Thank you,

    Howard Nichols

    Office Manager

    Garamond Publishers, INC.

    This do have a fake web site garamondpublishers.com

    3. Data Entry ([email protected])

    Your resume has been received in response to our listing/*****slist However this is a whole new innovation for Working Independently from Home. We have vacancy for 20 Staffs and your prompt and accurate response to the interview questions below would definitely give you an edge. Taylor Software provides individual and high-quality accessories to the motor trade, from wiper blades to high-octane fuel boost, portable de-misters to brake pedals. We source excellent products from Europe's best suppliers, providing a host of options to improve the performance and look of every car.

    -- Basically we have highly esteemed clients whom we have lost records for their purchases. Now we would be having you work with us under Administrative Assistant section in order to go through records and files to compute these back log of data and even up to date and current data files for our clients & customers purchase transactions to be stored properly in the new data base.

    -- We have a large network of clients with huge loads of unprocessed paper work and customer/client purchase records that have not been properly computed. We are offering this position due to the cut down on our work force few months ago. This position is strictly Data Entry/Admin Assistant and the position offers full equipments and facilities for the job from home pending the establishment of our new outlet in CA And the Regional Offices in MI --

    The pay for this position is $25:50 Per Hour. You would be attached to a supervisor whom you would report to on daily basis for your log duty. 8 hours Maximum daily and Tax forms are not required because you would be calculating your tax yourself for your own evaluation. IMPORTANT : Respond to the following Interview questions below via email. This would be used to evaluate your knowledge of the position in question.

    ****************************** ****************************** ****************************** ***************

    INTERVIEW QUESTIONS

    * Have you ever worked Online at any Capacity?

    * Ever worked from home?

    * What do you Understand by Business Ethics & Customer Relations?

    * Tell Us why you feel you are the right person for this Job?

    * Are you taking this as a primary Job?

    * Do you have Professional Reference? ( Give us 2 Contacts )

    * How Many Hours are you wiling to Devote to the Home Business Unit?

    * Do you have any experience in working as an Office Administrator OR Data Entry clerk ?

    * Do you know how to operate a Printer/Fax machine/Scanner/Photocopier perfectly?

    * What do you Understand by Privacy & Code of Conduct?

    * Explain Petty Cash Transactions? * Describe yourself?

    * What is your Clerical Speed?

    * Do you have knowledge on how to use Spread Sheet, Excel and General Microsoft Office tools?

    * What is your pay from you current or past Job? * Are you willing to give your best shot at working with our online staffs?

    ****************************** ****************************** ****************************** ****************************** *********

    This is the end of the interview process. Our email conversation would be recorded and reviewed by the Management Desk.

    You would be updated via Phone & Email OR rather be online for the next 24 - 48 Hours to know if you did get the position.

    Kindly check your email for updates.


    Kind Regards
    Pablo Petersen.

    Good luck everyone

  16. #110
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    Re: Personal Assistant Scam?

    Thanks for posting up the information on that scammer.

    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".

    Thanks!!

    Wasting a scammer's time legally and safely is called "scambaiting". If you google that word, you will find sites where you can read scambaits, post up the emails and email addresses of scammers, post up a fake website, read up on how to alert a hosting company that they are hosting a fake website, ask questions and learn all about the hobby of scambaiting.
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  17. #111
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    Re: Personal Assistant Scam?

    You will get many more of them emails, so you have to be very careful with those email s. Most of them will ask you for your name, phone number, and address and the same format.

  18. #112

    Re: Personal Assistant Scam?

    Hello everyone,

    I think I just might have fallen on this scam. I received an e-mail with the job opportunity from careerbuilder.com to work as a personal assistant. The e-mail stated the following

    PROFESSIONAL PROFILE:

    Burke Ryan is a transaction lawyer whose practice focuses on private equity and providing corporate counsel to early-stage businesses. Currently he practices law as a solo practitioner and is counsel for Riggs Ltd., a private equity holding company focused on
    management of international real estate investments.

    Mr. Burke has worked as a financial analyst for a commercial bank, principal for an e-commerce business in New York City, and as counsel for a private equity firm focused on real estate. He was a financial analyst in the lending group of The Private Bank, analyzing and managing solutions to complex lending liability problems in residential and commercial real estate loan matters. In New York

    City, Mr. Burke acquired substantial entrepreneurial experience in e-commerce company formation, project management, and global business development. As counsel for a private equity firm, Mr. Burke has formed tactical strategies in raw land development and niche property investments. He has advised on a wide scope of real property legal matters and added value to properties by solving management and operational problems while improving physical conditions of real estate holdings.

    Mr. Burke helps his clients by providing clear advice on corporate, investment, employment, securities, intellectual property, and transactional matters. Mr. Burke has written on legislative reform issues and, in particular, on the economics of alimony reform bills in

    Massachusetts. His native language is English.

    BAR ADMISSION

    Mr. Burke is a member of the Connecticut Bar, and is admitted to practice before all state courts.

    JOB DESCRIPTION :

    I received your resume in response to the ad posted on the Career Builder for a Personal/Administrative Assistant, I am so sorry for the late response to your resume. I will deeply appreciate all genuine efforts to help me monitor and keep up to date with all my activities. I have had a previous PA who has been very commendable in her activities and who has been part of my life for the past 6 months, she has since returned to her country. I sincerely hope I will be able to find someone again who will be as efficient as she has been. I'm 52, originally from Australia, but I have spent a whole lot here in United States. I'm a lawyer by profession as I have stated above in my profile and I have been pretty successful in a handful of ventures I get involved in; from the AFS Intercultural Programs in Canada and United States to various welfare and community service programs, I most very often get my hands occupied, so it is imperative for me to have a worthy assistant who can monitor and keep me up to date with my activities.

    As my assistant, your activities among other things will include;

    ** Running personal errands, supervisions and monitoring.

    ** Scheduling programs, flights and keeping me up to date with them.

    ** Acting as an alternative telephone correspondence when I'm away.

    ** Making regular contacts and drop-offs on my behalf.

    ** Handling and monitoring some of my financial activities.

    ** Temporary wage is $500 a week till i arrive.

    ** Benefits Packages will be discussed and sealed when i arrive back to the States.

    This position is home-based and flexible, working with me is basically about instructions and following them, my only fear is I may come at you impromptu sometimes, so I need someone who can be able to meet up with my irregular timings.There is also a very sensitive issue on trust and accountability which I believe will resolve itself as time goes on. This is only an introductory e-mail, as time goes on we should be able to arrange a proper meeting to get things started officially. I'm currently in the Queensland Australia now for a

    summit, however, I do have a number of things you could help me with this coming week if you will be available for me. This can act as a

    stable foundation to our working relationship.




    I will be waiting to hear from you again so we can proceed accordingly.




    Best Regards,

    Burke Ryan (Esq.)


    I responded trusting it because of careerbuilder. After that e-mail, a couple of days later I get this response


    Thanks for the email and interest towards this position. I'm sure you understand i tend to have a very busy schedule at this point and please note that this position is not office based for now because of my frequent travels and tight schedules, it's a part-time offer at the moment and the flexibility means that there will be busier weeks than others, so it's a little difficult judging the exact amount of hours you'll be working per week. If you possess great skills of time management, this job may even give you some extra while you do something else on the side. When i arrive in the States which will be in 2 weeks time, we would make arrangement for a formal meeting so we can both sign all necessary employment contract documents

    As I have said, I will want us to get a head start with things as soon as possible. I do have a pile up of work and a number of unattended chores which you can immediately assist me with, I hope we can meet up with the workload eventually.

    Permit me to use the this coming week to test your efficiency and effectiveness towards all this, also to work out your time schedule and fit it to mine. I really need to find an intelligent candidate for this position, I'm confident you can take up the challenge based on your resume and on the long run we should have a relatively sound working relationship together.

    I am glad you are willing to work with me and i promise to be a good boss, also glad on the commitment in working. I have been checking my files and what i would want you to do for me this week is to run some errands out to some of the needy homes, I do that every month .

    The funds to perform this task will be in form of a Cashier's Check and it will be sent over to you from one of my clients, which i will be emailing some lists to you once you receive the funds. You will make some arrangements by buying some stuff for the kids in the nearest store around you so you can mail them out Or transfer the fund to them.

    Kindly confirm if the information below is same as on your resume.

    FULL NAME:
    FULL CONTACT ADDRESS ( no po box ) :
    CITY, STATE, ZIP CODE:
    PHONE NUMBER (CELL/HOME):


    Once i receive your response. I will make up your job file and get back to you with your staff code ID number and will also provide some information about the task for this week, Understand you will also be paid as well as its important for me to make the necessary steps before i get to the States.

    Hope i am clear with that.

    Your swift response to this email will be highly advantageous.

    Regards.
    Burke Ryan.

    Surely enough did I receive in the mail in the form of a cashiers check funds of $2900.00....Stupidly enough I go to my bank today and deposit the money because as my first assignment I had to do the following:

    How are you doing today? I just want to inform you that you will be getting payment from my client today via Fedex Courier Service it was mailed out yesterday and it will be delivered to your address this morning with tracking number 797845437990f. As soon as your receive the check which is of $2900. Kindly Visit your bank to get the get it cashed at your bank and if you are unable to get it cashed instantly kindly go ahead and deposit it into your bank account and funds will be available for withdrawal 24hrs after it has been deposited. I will be waiting for a confirmation message if it's either cashed or deposited and as soon as you have the funds, you are to deduct $500 as your weekly payment and proceed to any Western union outlet around you to transfer the balance to Texas SOS Children community, so the money will be sent to Texas SOS Children community, i think you have a Western union location around you because you need to proceed to any Western union outlet to send the money. You need to complete the transaction ASAP because the money is for Charity project focus of the project was AIDS prevention and Care for HIV infected children.



    Below are the information to send the money to them:




    Receivers Information:

    FIRST NAME : PAUL

    LAST NAME :RODRIGUEZ

    CITY : WEBSTER

    STATE : TEXAS

    ZIP CODE : 77598

    NB : This information is very important. The funds is meant to be sent to PAul Rodriguez in TX for a project focusing on children with HIV/AIDS diseases.

    Once the money has been sent, kindly get back to me with the Western union transfer information like,

    Money Transfer Control Number #:

    Amount Sent After Western union charges:

    Sender's Full Name And Address:

    Look forward to read from you.

    Best Wishes,

    Burke Ryan.


    When I spoke with my bank teller she questioned me if I knew the person that sent the check. I advised that I did not know them personally but that I did googled the company from where the check came from and it was a legit company and there was a branch here in FL. She did mentioned that there were a lot of scams like that and with the request to Western Union money and I should be careful. I deposit the check, but when I left a little uneasiness was left in my brain. As soon as I got home I started making more research and come across this website and read all the post and boy do all the e-mails match what I got. I contacted very quickly my bank and unfortunately they are not able to stop the process of the deposit and that I may need to go on Monday to the branch directly.

    I will see what I can do, but thank God that I did not start forwarding any money because most likely this check is going to bounce. It is unbelievable how some people out there can be so selfish and evil and take advantage of those that are trying to look for work. I am unemployed and a mother of two desperate to find some work and here I come as a goof ball and fall for this crap.

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