Here are the latest submissions for my weekly scam roundup. If you have received any similar emails, please forward them along to Steve@IveTriedThat.com. I’ll post them here to help protect others from falling for these scams.
Scam Email #1
One Poll is a market research company, we use Mystery Shopping or Mystery Consumer to measure quality of retail service or gather specific information about products and services. We work with some of the largest and reputable businesses in the world; from fast food to petroleum, technology or fashion retailers and more.
POSITION TITLE: Mystery Shopping
START DATE: Immediate
COMMISSION PER ASSIGNMENT: $300
JOB DESCRIPTION: You will be required to conduct an all expenses paid surveys and evaluation exercises on behalf of One Poll. Your job will be to evaluate and measure quality of retail service or gather specific information about products and services.
As our mystery shopper posing as normal customers, you will expected to perform specific tasks?such as purchasing a product or using a service.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: You will be hired to evaluate and audit other firms and corporate bodies by fronting as potential customers in order to determine the level of professionalism and expertise with which staff relates with their clients.
We presently have a couple of outstanding contracts, which means you will be directed to the outlets you are to survey by either purchasing products or services or simply meeting with customer service and making inquiries in person.
You will be directed to outlets, firms and corporate bodies to report on their staff’s activities by forwarding us a mail with a record of your experiences such as:
1) The product & services paid for.
2) How long it took before you were attended to.
3) How the attendants and employees related with you.
4) Customer service professionalism level
PLEASE NOTE: You will be provided funds in form of checks/money orders in advance of any survey to cover expenses.
You do not require any special skills for this opening, however in order to apply for this job you MUST ensure you have access to your E-mails at least two (2) times a day and must READ and RESPOND to all notifications within 18-24hrs.
MYSTERY SHOPPER APPLICATION: If you would like to Mystery Shop for us, please complete the following form below. You must answer these so we can process your request and accept you as a possible shopper.
Address Line 1:
Address Line 2:
Home Phone Number:
Cell / Mobile Phone Number:
Have you had any previous expertise in surveying:
ALL APPLICATIONS SHOULD BE SENT TO: Kennethvisit@aol.com
Communications & Human Resources Center
Scam Email #2
You will earn the minimum of $200 weekly by working as mystery shopper or us and your weekly pay would increase as we have verified you are capable. Our employment packet includes business evaluation form, a training assignment which will be sending to you after you received payment for the assignment. Paycheck would be sent to you for the assignment by money order check or cashier check. you are to deduct your weekly commission (as will be instructed in future) which will be your wages, and the rest would be used for the assignment evaluation at the store that will be send to you and then you are to deduct your weekly commission (as will be instructed in future) which will be your wages, and the rest would be used for the assignment evaluation at the store that will be send to you.
Your Employment packet is as follows:
1. Business evaluation form: This is the form you are required to fill after you visit any shopping mall in your area, you would be given the store name and address. You are required to evaluate its customer service and quality control after their services are rendered to you.
You would require filling a form to rate the employee(s), the form would be given to you after the assignment evaluation.
2. Training Assignment: You are hired to evaluate the quality of services of the store or mall that would be given to you. You are needed to rate the employees. Please note, this is a part-time job activity.
Your First Assignment as a Mystery Shopper will be carried out at any Nearest Western Union Outlet to you, The Package that we have here for you contains a Payment (which carries Your First Assignment Commission, and the Fund to carry out the Assignment, Note that Your Commission on this first assignment will be $200 and wegive increament on each assignment you carry out successfully), All you will be doing is to get the cheque Cashed and Locate a Nearest Western Union Outlet to you and shop there like a Mystery Shopper, As a secret shopper your job is to detect any thing going on in the outlet. Make sure you memorize everything you see in there cause you would be asked some other questions when you return . Also you cant just walk out of the outlet without sending anything or you would be suspected, So that is why we sent you the funds to make the transfer(We will inform you with the information you will send the fund to), and also note that This First Assignment should not take More than 24hrs to carry out….ok?.
But before we send the Payment Package Out… We will like to confirm if this is ok with you, I mean if you will be able to carry out this assignment.. If Yes, Kindly email me If you are interested and willing to work with us, kindly email me the below details so that paycheck will be issue out in your name and then mail to your location.
Full Address (No P.O Box):
Alternate Email Address:
I will be looking forward to receive the above details.
Scam Email #3
Our Job offer invitation letter read below
HSBC FUNDS ASSETS MANAGEMENT UK PLC
1F, 78 SAINT JAMES担
LONDON SW1A 1EJ
I am m mandated by my company to consult with you as our funds payment receiving agent, am the Funds Officer of (HSBC) Financial Assets domiciliary Funds Assets Management UK Plc. One of the World Largest Fund Management Company with over USD$411 billion Domiciliary Capital Investment Fund.Nevertheless, as The (HSBC) Financial Assets Management Fund Officer, I handle all our Foreign Investor’s Financial Assets Domiciliary Direct Capital Funds.
The interesting part is that some of our Investors has been over paid on their Return Capital Profit (EMRCP) per annul on each on Foreign Investor’s Marginal Capital Fund.As an expert,my office has mandated me to recall or instruct Investors to refund such excesses directly to my office.Where you come in is this; I want to trust you to stand as one of our potential Foreign trustee agent to receive such funds from our individual investor who are refunding, but this has to be an understanding between us.
Once you signify your interest, I will further instruct you on the mode by which you will be receiving the funds and your financial benefit will be clearly stated as our payment receiving agent,
Email me your positive response with your details as follows:
(1) FULL NAME :
(3)CONTACT ADDRESS AND COUNTRY:
(4) PHONE AND FAX:
(6) DO YOU OWN A COMPANY?
Awaiting your quick response.
Patrick John Grattan
(International Payment Coordinator).
Scam Email #4
Subject: Financial Processing Agent needed – 1500 GBP/month
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Date: Mon, 14 Mar 2011 02:56:04 -0400
> Dear Miss ****** ******,
> We came across the CV that you have recently posted on totaljobs.co.uk. After initial review of your qualifications we feel that you might be a good fit for a position in our company. If you are interested in possessing of new expertise, starting a new career or simply receiving a better compensation, we would be pleased to take you on. Presently, we are seeking to feel a part-time position of Payment Processing Agent with Richmond Art Group Ltd
> We provide one month paid training period. During this period, you receive unlimited on-line training and support. A personal supervisor will be assigned to guide your training. At the end of the training period, the personal supervisor will make the final decision whether or not to extend a permanent offer. Your training is critical to your success, so please take it seriously, and with the same gravity that you would a physical training session.
> Your salary during the training period will be 1500 GBP per month plus 8% commission from each transaction. Total income, with the current volume of clients, will be about 3000 GBP per month. After the training period, your base salary will increase to 1800 GBP per month, plus 8% commission.
> My goal is to spark your interest. In the present economy, our position offers training, support and a pay scale comparable to entry level positions that normally would require a traditional 40 hour work week. I hope you will explore, compare, and then contact me with your questions.
> If you would like to learn more, please email us your updated contact information at email@example.com
> Our human resource managers will contact you within 2 business days.
> I am looking forward to hearing from you soon!
> Kind regards,
> David Hunt”