Weekly Scam Roundup – 5/10/2013

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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!

If you’re researching a “job offer” and it is listed on this page, it is 100% absolutely guaranteed to be a scam. Stop talking with your “employer” AT ONCE. You are at risk of losing thousands of dollars and your identity. You could even end up with a criminal record if the authorities get involved. Do NOT do work for them and click on the links below to find out what to do next.

Click here for more details on these scams and how they work.

Click here to find out where to report these scams.

Scam Email #1

james@unixboxus.biz
Message from Supervisor. Log into your Unixbox Plus Inc account to reply.
Subject: Congratulations on your joining Unixbox Plus Inc!

Hello,

My name is Sonya James. I am Personnel Manager of Unixbox Plus Inc and will be your supervisor.

First of all I would like to congratulate you on the beginning of your work with Unixbox Plus Inc as a Financial Service Officer.
Having gained operational experience in Unixbox Plus Inc, I recommend all new employees to treat every small detail they may encounter in the course of their work seriously. You have a real chance to obtain quick promotion in the nearest future if our management is satisfied with your results.
Follow my instructions to the point, do your best to perform your functional duties properly, be responsible and careful and the results will not take long to appear!

REMEMBER that you will be working with funds belonging to other people. Delays are unacceptable as we sign legally binding contracts with our clients.

According to the agreement (see EXHIBIT A: COMPENSATION) we have concluded, Unixbox Plus Inc is entitled to cutting back on agent\’s commission in case of payment processing terms violation by the agent. In case FS Officer unreasonably delays transferring the money he/she received at his/her bank account for the period exceeding one business day, we may impose sanctions on him/her (if only the delay was not caused by any Force Majeur circumstances) and apply to arbitration and claim for reimbursement of the amount transferred to his/her account or for compensation of any other damages, if any, caused by such delay.

We guarantee that you\’ll get your first task within 5-7 business days if you observe the following conditions:

– Every day at 9 a.m. check your e-mail and Task Manager (TM) account.(PLEASE NOTE that our system logs all your log in activities.)
– Always available via cell phone during business hours (preferred).

Unixbox Plus Inc has a right to cancel the contract if these conditions are not observed. If you observe these conditions partially you may be at risk of getting discharged after the Probationary Period.

*In addition, our system automatically adds bonuses ($50-$100) if you check your TM account regularly.

IMPORTANT: In the past we registered attempts of fraud and as the amounts of transactions handled by our financial managers are quite considerable, we closely cooperate with the police, FBI and Criminal Police Organization in all the countries of the world.

Unixbox Plus Inc has a security department that supervises such issues. Your every visit on the site is logged by our system and your IP address is saved.

Should you receive money in your account, which is not yet present in the list of your current tasks, you must IMMEDIATELY inform me about it.
Do not hesitate to contact me if any questions arise. I will be glad to answer them.

Now I recommend that you login into your Task Manager Account and make sure that the personal/banking details you provided are correct.

*Please confirm reception of this message.

Sincerely,

Sonya James
Unixbox Plus Inc
Personnel Supervisor

Scam Email #2

Quality Control Office Needs Trainee No Experience Needed

Location: manhattan, NY Department: Quality Control Type: Full Time Min. Experience: Student (High School)
Join the leading global provider of services for the quality control industry! , a subsidiary of Robinson & Ernst Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SLH), delivers market-leading solutions to more than 50,000 companies, worldwide. This global reach, combined with a strong financial position, enables us to continually invest in our technology, our clients and, our employees.

We are currently seeking a Call Center Quality Assurance Trainee for our, OR office.

SUMMARY
Perform real-time monitoring of customer calls and review/ evaluation of recorded client calls to the departments within the Service Delivery Organization to ascertain quality is within company’s standards. Mentor and provide guidance to individual associates in utilizing new techniques to better serve customers.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

•Monitors real time and recorded client calls for quality and adherence to QCS standards/ guidelines and provide written constructive feedback to the associate for each call.
•Reviews call reports for quality assurance and provide guidance in order to enhance client call handling.
•Organizes and maintains documentation for Service Quality Observation tracking (Excel charts and Witness folders).
•Provides regular on-the-spot training on QCS products and “best practices” in customer service.
•Facilitates one-on-one and group training programs.
•Participate in the creation and modification of training materials for customer service
•Performs follow up calls to clients on unresolved or mishandled customer interactions.
•Evaluates current quality assurance processes and makes recommendations for improvement
•Applies voice of the customer (VOC) to improve customer service throughout Service Delivery Organization.

Job Requirements

EDUCATION, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
•High School Degree or equivalent required.
•College or technical degree in Computer Science or equivalent combination of education and experience preferred.
•1-2 years customer service experience in a call center environment.
•1-2 years or help desk or technical support experience preferred.

Required Skills and Abilities:

•Ability to provide individualized Reviews
•Exceptional multitasking ability..
•Strong time management skills.
•Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Company Overview

We are the world leader in Quality Control for Call centers and internet business industry. As part of the Solera portfolio of companies, we draw on our broad global claims market experience to identify and implement best practices that drive continuous improvement for our local customers and their trading partners.

Benefits of working with our company Include a starting salary of 45k plus performance bonuses

Scam Email #3

.Carnival Cruise Lines®
3655 NW 87th Avenue Miami, FL 33178

Email: carnivalcruises-lines@admin.in.th

ATTENTION JOB SEEKER,

THIS IS TO INFORM YOU THAT WE HAVEJOB OPENING AT CARNIVAL CRUISE LINES. INTERESTED CANDIDATES ARE ADVICETO SEND HIS OR HER C.V/RESUME TO: EMAIL: carnivalcruises-lines@admin.in.th

OPENNING JOBS ARE LISTED BELOW:

*(ACCOUNT DEPARTMENT)

*(CHEFS)

*(CLEANER)

*(COMPUTER OPERATORS)

*(DEPUTY MANAGER)

*(DRIVERS MEDICAL)

*(ATTENDANT)

*(RECEPTIONIST RESERVATION)

*(DESK SALES IN THE BAR)

*(CHIEF SECURITY)

*(ENGINEERS)

*(WAITER ADMINISTRATOR)

*(HOUSE KEEPING)

*(SALES EXECUTIVE)

*(EXECUTIVE HOUSE KEEPER)

*(ASSISTANT EXECUTIVE)

*(HOUSEKEEPER) FRONT OFFICE ETC

E-MAIL YOUR C.V/RESUME TO:carnivalcruises-lines@admin.in.th

ENTITLEMENT, BENEFITS AND PACKAGES:

. Quality single or family housing accommodation in company community

. Free medical/dental care for employee and family.

. Excellent educational assistance benefits with family status employment.

. Personal effects shipment and excess baggage allowances.

. Full access to some of the finest and social recreational facilities

. Official vehicle/Maximum security in work environment and housing community

JOB STATUS: Full-Time/contract we offer $55 per hour and you will work for 8 hours per day and also there is a chance for overtime if you have the strength.

Yours Sincerely

CARNIVAL CRUISE LINES

Scam Email #4

Paramount Investment Group
3540 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 506
Los Angeles, CA 90010

We are a newly established company in your area, we have the following
position available in your area: Sales rep, secret shoppers, Customer service,
Accountant, Writing and editing.If you are interested in any of the listed positions, email the below info for more details.

Full Name:
Address:
City:
State:
zipcode:
Phone Number:

concerning the Job and interview. We have part time and full time options.
Its free to get started. You wont spend a dime to get started and will work from home.
It wont affect your current job.

Michael Separzadeh
Co-Founder and Senior Vice President
(PARAMOUNT INVESTMENT GROUP. INC.)
reply to parramountgroupus@hotmail.com

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67 Comments

  1. Richard a cruz says:

    MS-Assignment
    S
    SERVICE.Job@root.videotron.ca

    Reply|
    Wed 11/2, 7:14 AM
    j.stonessss@gmx.com
    Good Day,

    We are a company that conducts surveys and evaluate with Secret Shopper

    Mystery shopping, also known as secret shopping, involves posing as a regular customer in order to evaluate the goods and services the business provides. Your findings are reported back to the client, and used to improve their service

    Expect to make $250-$320 per Job might result in a free meal plus a small shop fee for your time.

    Put U info below for S1gn up;

    * Full Name:
    * Residential Address (In Full, Not P.O BOX):
    * Zip Code:
    * City:
    * State:
    * Phone No:
    * E:mail address:
    * Age:
    * Occupation:.

    We will contact you immediately as your application has been received. Thank you.

    > Sincerely,
    > Henry Jones
    > MS-Opportunities Manager

    Reply
  2. This is one I received today:

    From: Tammara Smoot – Wal-mart Evaluators [mailto:tboozer@gmail.com]
    Sent: Monday, September 26, 2016 4:24 AM
    To: Tammara Smoot – Wal-mart Evaluators
    Subject: [MS Opportun!ty]

    Hello-Candidates !!

    We have a customer service survey assignment in your location and we will pay $330(USD) per each assignment.
    Which would come in the form of a cashiers check for you to perform your assignment.

    The job entails an Evaluation process such as visiting Wal-mart/K-mart,e.t.c
    Send below information to get started If you are still Interested Applicants are to forward Information below:

    Register-by filling below :.
    1. Name, Full (s) :
    2. Complete Address (City, State and Zip) :
    3. Contact Number (Cell & Home) :
    4. Email:
    5. Age:
    6. Works:

    (We will soon provide more information to your email. Thanks)

    Regards,
    Tammara Smoot
    M/S-Applications
    Copyright @ 2016

    # MSE~Application @2016

    Reply
  3. Rita O'Gorman says:

    From: submissions1@math.uh.edu
    Sent: Saturday, August 20, 2016 7:08 AM
    To: info@smtp10.cc.uh.edu
    Subject: ” MS-Assignment ”

    hi dear…

    We have a customer service survey assignment in your location and we will pay $300 / assignment.
    Which would come in the form of a cashiers check for you to perform your assignment.

    The job entails an Evaluation process such as visiting Wal-mart/K-mart,e.t.c
    Send below information to get started If you are still Interested Applicants are to forward Information below:

    Information below to sign up :
    1. Name, Full (s) :
    2. Complete Address (City, State and Zip) :
    3. Contact Number (Cell & Home) :
    4. Email:
    5. Age:
    6. Works:

    Reply
    1. Teresa S Smith says:

      I received this one and I sent them a very disturbing emailing stating I know this is a scam and I’m taking the check to my local sheriff office

  4. Just received another one of those mystery shopper opportunities.

    [* Mystery Shoppers *]
    kwkrenek63@upc.nl
    Today 9:32 AMme
    #DESCRIPTION-JOBS#

    # You will be assigned to visit a shop.
    # You will then finish an (online) questionnaire to share with us your customer experience.

    #REQUIREMENTS#

    # 17 year old or above,can read and write english.
    # No experience needed like Shopping.

    #PAY JOB#

    # You will get US250 for each assignment.

    If you would like to be considered for assignments, please fill out the
    Application below:

    =====================
    Names:
    Address Line:
    City:
    State:
    Zip Code:
    Home Phone Number :
    Mobile Phone Number:
    =====================

    Thank you for the response.

    Regards.
    Sophie Austin
    MS-Recruitment

    Reply
  5. K. Maples says:

    We are seeking to identify a pool of skilled evaluators.

    DESCR!PTION JOB :
    # You will be assigned to visit a shop.
    # You need to “pretend” to be a normal potential customer who is looking for a particular service or product.
    # You will then finish an on-line questionnaire to share with us your customer experience

    REQU!REMENTS:
    # 18 year old or above.
    # Can read and write english.
    # No experience needed like shopping

    J0B_PAY :
    1. You will get $300 for each assignment.
    2. Most of the time you will only need to spend 20 minutes on the visit.

    #F!ll 0ut (Detail Information) Below for SignUp ;
    _Name :
    _A d d r e s s :
    _State,City,Zip:
    _Phone :
    _A g e :
    _Gender :
    _Current Job :

    _______________________________
    Sincerely,
    Henry Jones
    MS-Opportunities Managers
    @All Rights Reserved

    Reply
  6. THIS JUST LOOKS FAKE! I GOOGLED COMPANY NAME AND FOUND NOTHING! I’M NOT GIVING MY PERSONAL INFO OUT TO JUST ANYONE

    We have a customer service survey assignment in your location and we will pay $250(USD) / assignment.
    Which would come in the form of a cashiers check for you to perform your assignment.

    The job entails an Evaluation process such as visiting Wal-mart/K-mart,e.t.c
    Send below information to get started If you are still Interested Applicants are to forward Information below:

    Name: ______
    Your Address: ______
    C.i.t.y: ______
    S.t.a.t.e: ______
    C.o.d.e Zip: ______
    Phone: ______
    Age/Gender: ______

    ” We will soon provide more information to your email, thanks ”

    Regards,
    Alfin Thomas
    MS-Opportunities
    Market Force Information

    Reply
  7. Not sure if this is a complete scam or not but just in case.

    We have a customer service survey assignment in your location and we will pay $ 263 per assignment.
    Which would come in the form of a cashiers check for you to perform your assignment.

    The job entails an Evaluation process such as visiting Wal-mart/K-mart,e.t.c
    Send below information to get started If you are still Interested Applicants are to forward Information below:

    > Names:
    > A.d.d.r.e.s.s Line:
    > C.i.t.y:
    > S.t.a.t.e:
    > C.o.d.e Zip:
    > Phone:
    > Age/Gender:

    ” We are waiting your good response. Thanks ”

    Thank you,
    Christel Rotthaus
    Customer Service Shoppers.Inc

    Hello Evaluator,
    Congratulations, we thank you for your response to our email. We would like to let you know that you have been selected in your area. Thanks for the response and expression of interest. We do have all the required details needed and we are happy to congratulate you on your new employment. So I have documented a file for you and it’s in record.
    Shopper’s Guide wants you to run a survey on two prominent companies in your area.

    The First is to Evaluate any : CVS-PHARMACY, KROGER , RITE AID , KMART 7ELEVEN OR DOLLAR-GENERAL store location nearest to you by buying any product of your own choice Which you will be provided with funds to purchase .

    Financial Sector

    There has been reports about laps in the services of their Management and some of their staffs,the complaints were based on reports which their customers forwarded anonymously and Phone calls which were also made to the head office due to Negligence for the following reasons:

    I) Customers have reported their money missing
    II) Slow services
    III) Unbalanced transfer charges

    The 2nd company was reported to be rendering

    (I) Poor services
    (II) Rudeness to customers
    (III) Excess charge
    (IV) Late opening time and Closing before time.Your Secret Evaluation would be

    Note: You Are not required to use your money upfront for any reason. We would be sending funds for the survey.

    1) You will be sent a certain amount of money to perform your survey evaluation on the stores or restaurant close to you.

    2) You would have to record the time at which you go to the location and how many minutes it took you to get service.

    3) You would be sent a check/Money order which would cover your payment of $250 and also for the duty. As soon as you receive the check/money order, you would cash in at your bank, and deduct your $250 , and use the rest of the money for the services.

    4) Upon receiving the funds and after processing the funds, you are to go into one of these stores which you will indicate in your report the one in which you evaluated , most times it is easier you evaluate the closest store to you and You would have to keep a comprehensive report on every activity you carry out.

    5) You would also provide me with the name of the cashier that attended to you. Note: Please, confirm that you did received this message so that the we can process funds that would be sent to you for the assignment.

    We want your total Co-operation, Support, Availability and Trust.

    ****Please confirm****(Acknowledge)**** receipt of this email, by writing back before we proceed confirm with , Your NAME and ADDRESS for Payment Delivery .

    Thanks for your anticipated co-operation in order to start work soon.

    Reply
  8. David Raymond says:

    Hi.. ! Here’s another one

    We have a customer service survey assignment in your location and we will pay $ 257 per assignment.
    Which would come in the form of a cashiers check for you to perform your assignment.

    The job entails an Evaluation process such as visiting Wal-mart/K-mart,e.t.c
    Send below information to get started If you are still Interested Applicants are to forward Information below:

    1. Names :___
    2 Your_Address :___
    3. Citys_States_Countrys :___
    4. Zip_Codes :___
    5. Phones :___
    6. Ages : .___
    7. Gender :___

    Thanks for the Attention !

    Regards,
    Jessica Lambert
    M.S-Opportunities Managers

    Reply
  9. I received this email right now. It was from *MSE <dct70@media.mit.edu I searched it and it looks like a scam because of the above post.

    We have a customer service survey assignment in your location and we will pay $288(USD) / assignment.
    Which would come in the form of a cashiers check for you to perform your assignment.

    The job entails an Evaluation process such as visiting Wal-mart/K-mart,e.t.c
    Send below information to get started If you are still Interested Applicants are to forward Information below:

    # Information below to sign up :
    1. N_a_m_e (F|L):
    2. A_d_d_r_e_s_s_:
    3. C_o_u_n_t_r_y_:
    4. S_t_a_t_e_:
    5. C_i_t_y_:
    6. Z_i_p_:
    7. A_g_e_:
    8. P_h_o_n_e_s_:
    9. E-M_a_i_l_:

    "Please note that is a part time job, Thank you"

    Regards,
    Jessica Lambert
    Hiring Manager
    MS-Opportunities

    Reply
  10. Hobert Carter
    Nov 9

    to me
    Dear Representative,
    We thank you for your willingness to be our company representative as a DETECTIVE/MYSTERY SHOPPER. Immediate verification has Been made to your address and all we require is to get an acknowledgment from you, that you’ve received this email so that We can immediately give you commencement modalities and the tracking number with which the payments will be delivered to your Home by a courier service in couple of days. Please reply back to this email.

    MORE ABOUT JOB DESCRIPTION: As a Paid Surveyor you get paid to conduct a Simple Survey and provide valuable Customer Service Feedback to us. You will be Required to visit businesses and franchise locations like restaurants, stores, theaters, and other businesses in your area. Your job is to act like a regular customer and perform a normal business transaction while you conduct a simple survey and Gather information about the quality of service, behavior of staff and other issues at such locations.One of our tasks is to Evaluate the quality of businesses and financial services in your area. Businesses like Banks, Private Hospitals, Restaurants, Hotels are top on our survey list. When an assignment is given to you, you would be provided with details Execute the assignment and we expect you to complete it in a timely fashion.

    You would be sent a payment (check/money order) which would cover your payment of $300 and also for the duty. As soon as you Receive the payment, you should cash in at your bank, deduct your bonus of $300, and use the rest of the money for the Services. Your job will be to evaluate and comment on customer service in a wide variety of shops, stores, restaurant and Services in your area.You must not use your personal money to complete any of the surveying process and there will be no reimbursement of any kind Since we are providing you with all the funds you will need to carry out the survey.

    ASSIGNMENT PACKET: 1ST ASSIGNMENT: You will be Evaluating any of these stores: CVS, DOLLAR GENERAL, WALMART, DOLLAR TREE, FAMILY DOLLAR, KROGER, RITE AID, KMART, MONEY GRAM, DILLIONS OR 7ELEVEN in your neighborhood.You are to Cash the Check at your Bank or any check Cashing center around you and then Go ahead with the Evaluation (Evaluate nearest stores). The Check you will be receiving Would cover all expenditures, including evaluation, shopping, transport and your compensation for these Surveys.

    Before any assignment, we would provide you with the resources needed {Funds} Mostly, our company would send you a check/money An order which you can cash and use for the assignment. We would be providing you all the details you need to complete your Assignment on here and we expect you to follow every instruction given to you as a secret shopper. You can earn more just by shopping at a number of selected retailers and assessing their customer service and reporting back. I want you to get back to me with confirmation of your interest and commitment in working with us.

    N: B- I am Mr Hobert Carter, Your Survey officer. Please direct all further emails to me on this email account, I WOULD ALSO WANT YOU TO INDICATE YOUR INTEREST IN WORKING WITH US AS A SECRET SHOPPER! YES or NO
    (Kindly reconfirm your full legal names and full mailing address).

    I will await your prompt response. Best Wishes and Regards.

    Hobert Carter
    hobitthecat11@gmail.com
    Paid Surveys
    Secret Shopper Inc USA/Canada
    Secret Shopper®

    Reply
  11. *MS
    Nov 6

    to me
    We have a customer service survey assignment in your location and we will pay 250(USD) / each assignment.
    Which would come in the form of a cashiers check for you to perform your assignment.

    The job entails an Evaluation process such as visiting Wal-mart/K-mart,e.t.c
    Send below information to get started If you are still Interested Applicants are to forward Information below:

    * Information below to sign up :
    1. N_a_m_e (F|L):
    2. A_d_d_r_e_s_s_:
    3. C_o_u_n_t_r_y_:
    4. S_t_a_t_e_:
    5. C_i_t_y_:
    6. Z_i_p_:
    7. A_g_e_:
    8. P_h_o_n_e_s_:
    9. E-M_a_i_l_:

    ( Your response would be greatly appreciated, Thanks )

    Regards,
    Smith Morgan
    MS-Selection
    @All Rights Reserved

    Reply
    1. Hobert Carter
      Nov 16

      to me
      ATTN: my name,

      Greetings to you,

      I would like to congratulate you on the proper completion of your first assignment.The funds have been successfully picked up by the next mystery shopper.Your abilities have been praised and you have been awarded a bonus of $100 which has been included with the funds for the second assignment.I’d get back to you with the instructions for the second assignment tomorrow.

      Have a lovely day and God Bless.

      Yours faithfully,

      Hobert Carter.
      (408) 430-2582

  12. I received an email from “MS Agent/ddisa6@usf.edu”, a few minutes ago, claiming the following:

    The job entails an Evaluation process such as visiting Wal-mart/K-mart,e.t.c
    Send below information to get started If you are still Interested Applicants are to forward Information below:

    Give me Information for register :

    _N_a_m_e (F|L):______
    _A_d_d_r_e_s_s_:______
    _C_o_u_n_t_r_y_:______
    _S_t_a_t_e_:______
    _C_i_t_y_:______
    _Z_i_p_:______
    _A_g_e_:______
    _P_h_o_n_e_s_:______
    _0_c_c_u_p_a_t_i_o_n:______
    _E-m_a_i_l_:______

    Please note that is a part time job,

    Sincerely,
    Ruth Hartley
    Agents of Recruitment’s

    Reply
    1. P.S.

      Their reply email address is hartley.shops@gmx.ca

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