Weekly Scam Roundup – 12/20/2012

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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

Reply-To:
From: “John Wiley”
Subject: Personal Assistant Needed!!

Hello,

My Name is John Wiley,and I own an Art Gallery,and I reside in Minneapolis,MN. This time of the year is exceedingly a busy time for me,and I find myself constantly travelling out of the Country for exhibitions,auctions,deliveries et all as such I sort the services of a Personal Assistant to handle my business errands.
I do not require that you resume to an office,leave your current employment or levacuate your convenience.
I am looking for someone that can handle my business errands during his or her spare time.

Here are a list of responsibilities that I would require you bear on my behalf:

1. Receive my mail and drop them off at the post office or shipping center.All expenses and shipping charges will be covered by me.
2. Pay bills on my behalf.I would be providing funds for this.
3. Sit for delivery at home or pick up items at a post office near you at your convenience.
When you get my mail or receive packages on my behalf you are free to open them to check contents in order to gurantee your safety and security.

The contents of the my mail and the packages are specifically art materials and paintings as well as personal letters. No heavy packages are

involved.

If you decide to accept this position or you are able to offer me any of the responsibilities I have listed above, Please provide me with the following details

Full Name:
Full Address:
City:
State:
Zip Code:
Phone No:
Age:
Work Status:

EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS:

A. Being honest and trustworthy.
B. Ability to 15 to 20 hours a month
C Ability to check your EMAIL 3 to 5 times daily.

REMUNERATION:

$500 Weekly.

Please note that this job DOES NOT require any financial obligation of any sort from you as I would be catering for all expenses.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Regards
John Wiley

Scam Email #2

Our Company specializes in IT, Legal & Accounting, we are pleased to extend the following vacancy.

Job title: FSO, department: Payment and Finance division.
Job Description:
– Work schedule: Mon – Fri, from 9 AM – 2 PM.

This offer is contingent upon your passing our mandatory background check, which will be scheduled on date you create a Task Manager account, to determine your ability to perform the essential requirements of the Financial Services Officer position.

The position is subjected to the following terms and conditions:
• Base Salary: Will be paid in monthly installments of $2300, subject to deductions for taxes and withholdings as required by law and the company policies.
• eight percent commission.
• Benefits:
– Formal training via our personal supervisor training program
– Management growth opportunities
– Health care and retirement plan
– Solid technology support
– Paid vacation
– Paid Sick leave

• Non-Compete Agreement: non-compete agreement must be signed prior to start.
• Terminating the employment: employment is at-will basis. Both parties can terminate the relationship with a notice of 2 weeks at any time.

If you are in agreement with the above outline, please let me know. This offer is in effect for 1 week.
Contact us at brown.1hr.seeknet@gmail.com. I’m sorry, due to spam problem we have to use a gmail address, company e-mail address will be given to you after reply.

Sincerely yours,

Human Resources,
Miss Nicole Brown

Sonya McGiveron
Seeknet LLC
Personnel Supervisor

Support Team
Seeknet LLC
support@it-seeknet.net

Seeknet USA Address: Office Suites
1820 Carson St
Suite 223
Torrance, CA 90501

Nicole Brown
Phone: 1-310-961-4796
Fax: 1-646-666-4489

Scam Email #3

We are glad to inform you that we have received all the necessary documents, verified them and from this moment you are an official employee of Pro H Center Ltd occupying FS Officer position!

Your contract has entered into legal force and you are obliged to approach the functions that will be assigned to you with full responsibility of your actions.

NOTE: every transaction must be completed in time. According to our contract Pro H Center Ltd incurs liability in case of loss, damage, embezzlement or delay (see EXHIBIT A, COMPENSATION).

Every agent has a personal account to access Pro H Center Ltd online management system which allows to overview all current tasks, see the status of current payments and so on. For correct and effective use of all online functions we strongly recommend you to read Task Manager manual. It can be found here: http://prohcenter-ltd.net/member/manual/

Please use following information to access your personal account:

URL: http://prohcenter-ltd.net/member/
LOGIN
PASSWORD:

** We strongly insist that you should check your e-mail every day and contact your supervisor without delays. Sometimes our e-mails are mistakenly marked as spam that’s why you should switch off spam filters in your e-mail account to make sure that you will receive all correspondence from us.

As a new employee, it is possible that you still have not understood all specifics of a Financial Services Officer position, therefore we wish to describe the main techniques necessary for successful cooperation and career growth in Pro H Center Ltd:

-Answer all requests (phone & email) of your Personnel Supervisor immediately. You must check your email and Task Manager account at 9 AM every day.

-First task notice usually comes during the first week after TM account activation. Therefore you have to check your e-mail every morning and log in to your personal account at least once a day.

Position of a FSO is not complicated but is highly paid because of the high level of responsibility. Therefore you are required to perform all your duties in the MOST reliable and diligent manner. Pro H Center Ltd in it’s own turn promises to create all required work conditions in order to assist your work.

Sonya Donalds (email: donalds@prohcenter-ltd.net) is appointed as your Personnel Supervisor. This person is a very sympathetic, hard-working and skilled employee of Pro H Center Ltd. Sonya Donalds will contact you with further instructions today.

We wish you a successful career growth!

Helpful Links
FFC detailed job description: http://www.prohcenter-ltd.net/job/finance
FAQ (we strongly recommend to read): http://www.prohcenter-ltd.net/job/finance/faq
WU/MG/Bank Training: http://www.prohcenter-ltd.net/member/manual/

Sincerely,

Support Team
Pro H Center Ltd
support@prohcenter-ltd.net

Scam Email #4

Dear Applicant

We are glad to inform you that after carefully reviewing your CV for the post of a Security Officer our company advertised, you have been selected to join our team. There will be a 2 days induction and training which will start on the 16th and end on 17th of November 2012 from 10am to 1pm each day at #104-107 Whitfield Street, West Central, London, W1T 5ER

The two days training will be fully paid for and you are expected to come with your original documents;

Passport /Birth Certificate/ID card (showing your right to work in the UK)
Utility bill (showing current address)
N.I number
Bank/Building Society/Local Post Office details (for your wages)
The Confidential Application Form (print out)

The pay rate for your position will be £9.50 an hour, your shift pattern will be 9 hours a day, 5 days on and 2 days off, there is morning shift ( 7am-4pm) and night shift (9pm- 6am) and you will be paid every forth night(two weeks). The company will issue you a uniform on the induction/training day and you will be allocated the office site to work with other of our staff in the city of London.

Please e-mail us back the following, on or before the 15th of November 2012;
Your uniform size (ie Shirt, Trousers and Suit Jacket)
The mode of payment for your CRB check (Ukash Voucher).

As a result of recent Government changes to the vetting and barring scheme(VBS) the cost of Enhanced CRB check is £50.Due to insurance purposes and our client’s policy we cannot accept CRB done outside the company.

The Ukash is a new safe and secure payment method that we use for effective payment for CRB fees.You can purchase this Ukash in any Newsagent Shops or Off Licence Top Up Shops with a Paypoint,Payzone or epay services can issue you a Ukash voucher for £50.The Ukash voucher 19 digits numbers is what we require you to email us back for your CRB payment fees and also to ensure that your job placement is still effective. The CRB fees will only be refunded on your next wages if the report comes back satisfactory. The company will delist your name from the job placement list if we do not receive your uniform sizes and the Ukash voucher numbers.

The deadline for the submission by email of your uniform sizes and £50 Ukash voucher numbers for your CRB fees will be on the 15th of November 2012, no work placement will be offered without any of the above and you will not be eligible to come in for the three day training and induction. We are extremely very busy this period and may not be able to respond to your inquiries. We will give you any more information needed on the training/induction day and we are glad to welcome you to our company. Attached is a confidential application form, please print, fill in all relevant sections and bring it with you on the day of induction/training.

Recruitment Dept
Accord Agency
Tel/Fax: 02088075009

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4 Comments

  1. Hello,

    Thanks for the response to my AD. I’m so sorry the position has been filled up but I urgently need of an assistant and I’m glad you applied.

    My name is Barrie Collins and I own an Art Gallery. This time of the year is exceedingly busy for me and I find myself constantly traveling out of the country for exhibitions, auctions, deliveries etc. As such I sort the services of a personal assistant to handle my business errands. I do not require that you resume to an office, leave your current employment or leave your convenience. I am looking for someone that can handle my business errands during his or her spare time.

    Here’s the list of responsibilities that I would require you bear on my behalf:

    1. Receive my mail and drop them off at the post office or shipping center. All expenses and shipping charges will be covered by me.
    2. Pay bills on my behalf. I would be providing funds for this.
    3. Sit for delivery at home or pick up items at a post office near you at your convenience.
    4. Receive payments from my clients.

    When you receive mails, payments or receive packages on my behalf, you are free to open them to check the contents in order to guarantee your safety and security. The contents of the my mail and the packages would more often be art materials and paintings as well as personal letters. No heavy packages are involved.

    Basic wage is $300 a week.

    Perhaps you’re interested in the position or you’re able to offer me any of the responsibilities I have listed above, I need you to confirm the details on your resume are up to date by filling it below:

    Full Name :
    Address(P.O box not allowed):
    Apt # :
    City, State and Zip Code :
    Cell Phone Number :
    Home Phone Number :
    Present Occupation :

    EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS:

    A. Being honest and trustworthy.
    B. Ability to work 15 to 20 hours a month
    C Ability to check your email 3 to 5 times daily.

    Please note that this job DOES NOT require any financial obligation of any sort from you as I would be catering for all expenses.

    I look forward to hearing from you.

    Regards,

    Barrie Collins

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  3. ya its a scam do not buy anything more stop and file complaint with BBB,attorney general

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