Weekly Scam Roundup – 5/10/2012


Here are the latest submissions for my weekly scam roundup. If you have received any similar emails, PLEASE post them in the comments below. By posting the emails, you will directly be helping other people by exposing scam artists!

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Scam Email #1

From: michaelbells@redbullad.com
> Subject: Participate In the Redbull Car Advertisement Agent (BE PAID TO DRIVE)
> We are currently seeking to employ individual’s world wide. How would you like to make money by simply driving your car advertising for RED BULL.
> How it works?
> Here’s the basic premise of the “paid to drive” concept: RED BULL seeks people — regular citizens,professional drivers to go about their normal routine as they usually do, only with a big advert for “RED BULL” plastered on your car. The ads are typically vinyl decals, also known as “auto wraps,”that almost seem to be painted on the vehicle, and which will cover any portion of your car’s exterior surface.
> What does the company get out of this type of ad strategy? Lots of exposure and awareness. The auto wraps tend to be colorful, eye-catching and attract lots of attention. Plus, it’s a form of advertising with a captive audience,meaning people who are stuck in traffic can’t avoid seeing the wrapped car alongside them. This program will last for 3 months and the minimum you can participate is 1 month.
> You will be compensated with $600 per week which is essentially a “rental” payment for letting our company use the space no fee is required from you RED BULL shall provide experts that would handle the advert placing on your car. You will receive an up front payment of $300 inform of check via courier service for accepting to carry this advert on your car.
> It is very easy and simple no application fees required contact email along with the following you are interested in these offer.
> Send the Details below to hiringmanager@redbullcarwrap.com
> Full Name:
> Address:
> City:
> State:
> Zip code:
> Country:
> Present Occupation:
> Age/Sex:
> Make of car/ year:
> Telephone numbers:
> Email:
> We shall be contacting you as soon as we receive this information.
> Kind Regards,
> Michael Sparrow
> 909-666-5049
> Advert Manager,
> Red Bull™

Scam Email #2

A fast-developing United Kingdom Premium Delivery dealing with receiving, repacking, consolidation and resending the post correspondence all over the world and one of the world leaders in the field announces the supplementary recruitment for a part-time home-based vacancy. In order to provide the customers of the high service level we need people in all the American states for the Agent post.
Your duties will be:
– receiving the correspondence to your current home address;
– external inspection of the correspondence;
– photographing the received packages, scanning/photographing documents;
– repacking the goods;
– goods consolidation in 1 parcel;
– printing the customs documents and prepaid shipping labels;
– customer support.
– High school diploma or GED;
– Excellent managerial skills;
– Attention to details;
– Skills or experience with computer;
– 18 +.

Our agents earn $2,000 monthly working 2-3 hours per day!
If you like this post and you consider yourself to be convenient for this employment, please send us your contact information to Michael.Grey@ukpremiumdelivery.com
Hope to hear from you soon!
HR manager Michael Grey

Scam Email #3

Location : All around the USA
This activity is P/T and implies domestic labor.

About us :
We work with the capital investments , online payment processing and financial management markets for some years . We are the leader in our field . Mostly we cooperate with clients from Europe and our head office is located in London, United Kingdom.
Private citizens, enterprises and big corporations, who rely on us because of our high grade services and individual approach to every client, are among our clients. They trust us because our aim is getting the best results possible.
We work in several business fields and we are always looking for talented , qualified, motivated and goal-oriented nominees to work with us .
Currently we are aimed at developing our business activities to Canada, North and South America in the short term. Thus we are hiring .

This is our proposal :
Your major task will be assisting our financial department . You will conduct financial and administrative processes and receive transactions from our customers. This is not a full-time position which implies working from home . You will only have to work about 15-20 hours a week. You will be processing payments received from our customers, and controlling that all transactions are performed in on timely basis . Also, your general duty will include answering e-mails, incoming calls and submitting reports .

You will be required as follows:
– data input skills ;
– Skilled computer user (Windows, Word, Excel);
– Speak and write English properly ;
– Attention to details, self-organization ;
– Ready to work in a challenging environment and deal with any problems;
– Clean criminal record .

You will be offered as follows:
– High Income;
– Different bonus payments
– Flexible schedule ;
– Online training is provided by our support team.

We believe that this job is a great opportunity to change your life for better due to a good income and terms of employment that we assure to our staff.
Hurry up , provide us your application today! If you want to apply , justonly write us at the following email address : You will surely get our reply within the next two days.

Scam Email #4

From: “United Nations Intern Services”
Reply-To: intern@un-uncrd.org
X-Confirm-Reading-To: no_reply@un-uncrd.org
Disposition-Notification-To: no_reply@un-uncrd.org
To: undisclosed-recipients:;

The United Nations provides opportunities for students enrolled in a
graduate programme to undertake an internship at its Headquarters in New
York, Geneva, Vienna, Nairobi, Addis Ababa, Bangkok,
Beirut,Santiago,Arusha and The Hague.

Eligible candidates interested in doing an internship at the United
Nations Headquarters in New York or any of the mentioned countries can

The objective of the Internship Programme is threefold:

To provide a framework by which graduate and under graduate students from
diverse academic backgrounds may be assigned to United Nations Offices
where their educational experience can be enhanced through practical work

To expose them to the work of the United Nations.

To provide UN offices with the assistance of highly qualified students
specialized in various professional fields.

The United Nations Headquarters Internship Programme is offered on a
two-month basis three times a year:
• Mid January to mid March (Spring Session): The vacancy announcement is
posted mid May, the deadline for applications is end of September.
• Early June to early August (Summer Session): The vacancy announcement is
posted mid September, the deadline for applications is end of April.
• Mid September to mid November (Fall Session): The vacancy announcement
is posted end of January, the deadline for applications is mid May.

To qualify for the United Nations Headquarters Internship Programme, the
following conditions must be met:

1. Applicants must be enrolled in a degree programme in a graduate school
(second university degree or higher) at the time of application and during
the internship; or

2. Applicants pursuing their studies in countries where higher education
is not divided into undergraduate and graduate stages must have completed
at least four years of full-time studies at a university or equivalent
institution towards the completion of a degree.

3. Development-related fields such as economics, international relations,
anthropology, sociology, public or business administration, or
environmental studies. Other fields of study may be considered depending
on the type of assignment;

Any work produced by interns during their internship within the framework
of the duties assigned to them should be used for academic purposes
exclusively. All economic and moral rights (copyright) pertaining to such
work will remain the exclusive property of the United Nations.

Interested undergraduate or graduate students should write via EMAIL ONLY
to the :

Ad Hoc Internship Coordinator,
Human Resources Operations Section,
Human Resources Management Service,
United Nations Office


Applications (in English) should include the following:

a) A covering letter stating the grounds for their application;
b) Recent curriculum vitae (CV);
c) Copies of their university degrees or a list of courses attended or
d) Abstracts of academic papers they have written if any.

All applicants must be currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate
programs. No phone calls, please.

After careful consideration of all documents submitted, only successful
candidates will be notified of their selection.

Kindly send the requested applications documents to the following email
address: intern@un-uncrd.org

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  1. I got this one today – They did ask for any personal information though.

    We are please to inform you that you met our laid out plans for this
    > advertisement your information has been received. Below are some
    > questions you need to answer before we can proceed.
    > 1)How long do you intend to carry the advert on your car 1 month, 2
    > months or 3 months?
    > 2)Do you have a drivers license?
    > 3)Do you use your car everyday?
    > 4)Have you crashed a car between Jan 2015 till date?
    > Note: you will receive a paycheck for your up front payment for
    > carrying the advert on your car and the fee for (QDR GRAPHICS COMPANY)
    > which you would forward to the expert who is going to handle the
    > advert placing on your car.The fee is included with the funds you will
    > receive on the check. You are not expected to use your personal funds
    > for any reason.
    > It is important that you send a reply with answer to the questions
    > above and a confirmation email stating you are aware of the arrival of
    > the first week upfront payment for working with us carrying the advert
    > on your car plus the advertising experts agent fee. As soon as we
    > receive an email stating your readiness of the funds, we will notify
    > and instruct the specialist/expert handling the advert placement on
    > your car to get the necessary materials ready for the installation of
    > the graphics wrapper on you car.
    > After the duration of your service and you want to discontinue, EDIBLE
    > ARRANGEMENTS will take full responsibility for placing and removal of
    > the wrapper on your car as the specialist/ expert shall come again for
    > the removal of the advert placement on your car with no traces of ever
    > placing a vinyl decals on your vehicle.
    > Also Check Your Email Every Day To Get Updated As To
    When The Upfront
    > Payments Will Arrive Your Place.
    > I will await your response for the above questions,
    > Kind Regards,
    > Bertrand.

  2. One last thing you can do is check the phone number they provide at phonevalidator.com. This will tell you if the number is a landline or cell phone. In most cases it will show up as from phone provider that has pre-paid phones such as Sprint(Boostmobile), Metro PCS, Trac Phone, Bandwith(Google Voice) etc.
    Beware, because if you get ripped off there is almost nothing you will be able to do about it.


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