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20 Ways to Identify Job Scams on Craigslist

Updated on April 21, 2016

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Poor job hunters! The stress of trying to find a job in this poor economy that matches our skills and salary requirements is hard enough. But unsuspecting job hunters now have another battle to contend with - JOB SCAMS and FAKE JOB OFFERS! No - they may not all be looking to rob us of our money but they are certainly robbing us of one commodity that can't be replaced - TIME!

Scam job offers are all over the Internet as creative web scammers are finding a way into our lives. Craig's List scammers are especially prevalent because the job posts and listings are free. You probably get the money scam spam emails that say "Make Money on Craig's List"! Well the money they are making is most likely at our expense. Millions of people every day are searching job posts online trying to find the perfect job. Everyone would, ideally, like to work at home and make lots of money or work for a company that allows telecommuting. Interestingly, these perfect job offers are all over Craig's List!

If you go on Craig's List looking for a job - be forwarned! There are many posts that aren't jobs at all - simply evil ways for people to make affiliate money, to get you to sign up for their service or a money scam that gets you to accept fake bank deposits. The fake job posts are everywhere, in every city, for all job types - especially looming in the part-time job category. Craig's List is a free post system so it is a big attraction to scam artists from across the country. I tested a few of the postings to see if they were legitimate. To my dismay - very few were real job listings. It is a shame because the few real job post ads have to be entaggled with all of the bogus crap jobs.


20 Sure Signs that a Job Post could be one of the Craig's List Job Scams

  1. It has a generic, over-used or vague job title. Admin Assistant or Customer Service Rep are popular ones.
  2. The jobs that indicate that "Telecommuting is Ok". This attracts many people and gives them more responses.
  3. They fail to list a specific location for the job - i.e. they list no location under the city or area that you are searching.
  4. They list a salary or hourly wage that seems too good to be true or too specific like $13.64 - 34.23 / hour. What the...?
  5. They list it as a government job.
  6. They post a job with a title that doesn't match the description.
  7. They use strange sentences or misspellings.
  8. A search for that job title in Google - example "Admin Assistant Craig's List" and comes up in many other cities with the exact same job post. Because Craig's List is free - they can easily post the same bogus job post in every city.
  9. If the description has a bunch of exclamation points and promises high income in one week.
  10. If the description boldly states "No Experience Necessary" but has a promise of high pay.
  11. There is no job contact information. A quality job post will tell you who to email or give you a valid company website.
  12. A link that is to a home business or multi level marketing opportunity website. This isn't a JOB - but a business venture. If you were looking for a home business opportunity you would have searched that category.
  13. A link that redirects you to another site.
  14. A link that takes you to a job membership site and asks you to register.
  15. A quick response to your email inquiry that tells you they have reviewed your resume when you didn't even send it.
  16. A quick response to your email inquiry that leads you to another website that promises you more job openings - like government jobs. Click after click - nothing but a time waster...
  17. A response to your email inquiry that asks you to sign up for a web-conferencing service so you can be part of a training call.
  18. A response to your email inquiry with a name and company that does not exist.
  19. A response to your email inquiry from someone in a foreign country looking to hire people in the United States to handle accounts payable or receivables.
  20. The same auto response to all of your emails. There isn't a real person at the other end of the email account.

Tips on How to Avoid Being Scammed by one of the Fake Job Offers

If you suspect that a job post is bogus - follow some of these guidelines to avoid spending much of your precious time and energy.

  1. Send a generic inquiry first. Do not send your resume right away. Do not waste your time on a cover letter and reformatting your resume for a scam. Tell them you are interested in the job but would like to know more about the company and the location. Be sure to ask who you should direct the resume to.
  2. Search for that job title in Google - example "Admin Assistant Craig's List" and see if it comes up in other cities with the exact same job post.
  3. If they reply to your email. Check the name, company and website. Always check to make sure the company is a real company before you continue to waste time pursuing the job offer. Do a Google search on the company name or contact name to see if they exist or if there are any complaints written by others about this job offer.
  4. Check the website address they give you. Does the website seem legitimate or does it just redirect you to another site? If the link is something like "sitename.com/submityouresume.asp". Check the main website by taking off the "submityourresume.asp" and search the "sitename.com" to see what the website is really about. If it is bogus it will have nothing to do with the job offer or the company.
  5. Never pay money for anything. Never give your credit card or bank account info. Never open a bank account for a foreign company!

How are the Craig's List Scammers Making Money?

I figured out a few but I am sure there are many, many more!

  1. When they send you to site that asks you for a membership the site they send you to is usually a job listing site that promises you more job listings if you subscribe. When you subscribe the sender will make affiliate money or get free traffic to their website.
  2. A bogus Government Job site that is all Google Adsense ads or affiliate links that takes you nowhere and finds you no job! They make money every time you click in frustration. They also make money if you click an affiliate link and sign up or subscribe to a service.
  3. A creative person came up with idea of having their job candidates sign up for a web training call using a web-conferencing services that pays for every person who signs up. This person will get paid if you follow her instructions to sign up for the web call. In the case that I found they get $3 for every person that signs up for a 14 day trial and another dollar amount if they actually sign up. This "company" then delays the call so you are forced to hang on to the service and pay for it - allowing them to make more money from you.
  4. Foreign countries looking for Assistants in the United States that are honest! They promise you the moon and the stars but really just want you to open a bank account - collect checks (that will eventually bounce) and make payments. You make the payments thinking the money is really there and then the check bounces. Because it is overseas you are stuck and liable for the money!!
  5. This isn't so much a scam but is misleading and happens even in newspapers - a great job position is advertised but it may not really exist. It actually hooks you up with a headhunter who will offer you lower paying jobs down-playing your experience or credentials.
  6. Postal Service Jobs post with promises of high pay. The problem is you have to buy the test and course materials to be able to apply for these jobs. This is from a company not affiliated with the U.S. Post Office. They do tell you that but are quick to take your money for something that is actually free.
  7. Very scary - although I never ran into this - if you think you have a legitimate job and supply them with a W-4 that has your personal information including your social security number. Could a job scam post lead to identity theft? Probably... so beware!

Update -- 2015 New Scams Found!

  • SELL ON EBAY

When I first saw the ads for people to sell on ebay I thought "wow! I can do that!". Then I thought, "Wait....why can't they just do that...". In one ad the guy said he went over his quota on ebay and couldn't be bothered opening a new account BUT was willing to give you half of his profits for using your account. Interesting isn't it?

I imagined how this would work. They give you the ad and pictures to place on ebay (doing all of the work for you) and you place the listing under your account. Someone buys the item and you get paid in your Paypal account. The person says they shipped the item and you give them 50% of the profit. I imagine they they never ship anything or if they do it is crap. You then get a return request or a complaint and ultimately have to refund the full amount of the listing. The other person is long gone with 50% of the "profits" and you are left owing money. Sound like a situation you want to be in.... I don't think so. In summary...if it sounds too good to be true ...it is. Simple as that.

Example:

Ebay and Amazon Sellers Wanted


Compensation: Up to 40% of Profits We are a Wholesale Distributor of Cellular Phones, Electronics, and Accessories, looking for qualified sellers to list our products from home. Make UP TO 40% of the profits working from home. We supply the inventory, distribute and fulfill all orders. Perfect for full time or for making extra income in your spare time.

We carry Iphone, Android, other Cellular Phones, and accessories. Must have your own Ebay and Amazon accounts.

Serious replies only. E-mail or call during business hours - 10AM to 6PM Monday through Friday

  • CREATE AMAZON REVIEWS

This is probably an ethical question rather than a concern about being scammed. You are being paid a small sum to be scammed of your morals. In these ads people would like you to write reviews for various items and they will pay you per each review. Assuming they actually do pay you. Huh? How do you write a good review for something you haven't seen, used or no nothing about? I imagine you are just writing crap. Great....that is what we need more crap online and bogus reviews. You don't want to be a part of this.

  • SECRET SHOPPERS / MYSTERY SHOPPERS / ONLINE SURVEYS / PAID TO CLICK ON ADS or SHOP ONLINE

I found a number of ads telling you about ways to make money online when AGAIN they are just affiliate links or links that serve them and not you. Note the examples below. They are coming pay per click sites that anyone can access. Are they really hiring you to do a job? No these people are just using the free Craigslist posting to promote their link which gets them points on the site or money for each sign up. Don't waste your time on these.

Example:

Experienced Mystery Shopper

Compensation: $25.00 - $50.00 per audit plus reimbursement A mystery shopper is a person who visits an establishment (typically a retail store, bank, restaurant or other such places where the public does business) for the purpose of observing and measuring customer service, product quality and the environment of the establishment in general. Pay rates range between $25.00 - $50.00 per audit plus reimbursement for expenses incurred while performing the audit.

Please respond if you are interested and provide name, city of residence, email address, cell phone number, and indicate whether or not you have Mystery Shopping experience.

Get Paid to Click Online Ads - Join Free (telecommute)

compensation: Commensurate with task Get paid to click on advertisements! Millions of people are doing it to make extra income! Copy the link below and paste into your browser for more information on how to start getting paid to click online advertisements.

http://www.neobux.com/xxox

Don't wait, take action now and get paid to do something you're already doing!

Do not hesitate to contact us via email about additional opportunities

Get Paid for Sharing Your Opinion (telecommute)

compensation: Commensurate with task Are you currently getting paid to share your opinion? If not we can show you can start to earn money for sharing your opinion and completing micro tasks online! What you think does matter! Copy the link below and paste into your browser for more information on how to start getting paid to share your opinion.

http://www.inboxdollars.com/xoxox

Don't wait, FREE TO JOIN; take action now and GET PAID for your opinion!

Job Post - Bank Account Fraud - Scam Example

Job Post Title: Accounting/Admin Clerk/Bookkeeping or also listed as: At Home Assistant

Job Description:

Maintain accurate record and documentation of account receivables and/or payables on behalf of the company.

Make light accounts payables on behalf of the company.

Accurate documentation of Company files, duplicate bank slips and checks.

Proper recordings of transactions that involves you.

Make payments to any of our branch offices where shipment of product originates, as you will be instructed to.

Keeping Company's information very confidential.

Making orders if contacted by clients and keeping tab on all order- documents that you make.

Respond to customer enquiries (internal/external).

Job Benefits:

Good communication skills.

You will earn an enviable monthly salary of $5,000.

You have salary option of Monthly or Weekly payment after your three months

probational period.

You will have opportunity of benefiting from our Fringe benefit packages, e.g., A pre-paid trip to our office in Manchester UK, Selected South American Locations or any of our shipment

locations all around the world with free Lodging accommodations.

You will work for approximately 10hrs a week.

You will not have direct supervisor though we do not appreciate abuse of this privilege.

10% bonus is accrued to you for processing payments successfully or forwarding a

successful order to the company on behalf of any of our clients/customer.

Job Requirement:

Good communication skills.

Efficiency in use of MS-Word and MS Excel.

Honesty.

Quick decisive mind and good work ethic.

A little knowledge of Documentation.

Own a verifiable mailing address.

You must be a fast-paced learner.

Easy adaptability to new challenge

We are looking for employees who satisfy our requirements and will be a competent assistant to the company, now limited to ten candidates.

Email Reply to my Inquiry:

THE REAL WOOD FURNITURE COMPANY

Dear Applicant,

Thank you for your recent online application received on our Craigslist's Ad.

Welcome to THE REAL WOOD FURNITURE COMPANY. Please be informed that your application as been received and it is receiving consideration by our Human Resources Unit.

We are REAL WOOD FURNITURE COMPANY. We have branches all over the world consisting of small subsidiary companies.We act as a medium of goods and services exchange between sellers and buyers (That is we help small businesses to sell their products abroad as well as help buyers receive their goods and sellers get their money in due course). Our main office is in London England, while our executive branch office is located in Bell Garden Califorina USA.

There are basically four segments of the Company, They are:

1. REAL WOOD FURNITURE pre-Columbia arts.

2. REAL WOOD FURNITURE gallery of Levantine arts.

3.REAL WOOD FURNITURE African arts and Statuettes.

4.REAL WOOD FURNITURE Museum quality arts.

We also supply these services: Italian Marble Fireplaces, Brazilian custom made leather funitures, French wall paintings, Austrian door etches, etc.

We produce quite a range of Artifacts and Antiquities, which includes but not limited to Urns, Vases, Plates, Jewelries, Lapis Lazuli Necklaces, Clay rhytons, etc.Our goal is to always provide fast, personal, and professional service leaving our customers with a sense of purchase satisfaction. We provide a wish book for those looking for that vintage something special that may not be in stock at the time.

Historically, telecommute Employees form 37% of our total Employees number all around the world. This is as a result of the amount of demand garnered by our products around the globe. We therefore seek new employees periodically to meet the increasing demand of our product.

We simply desire the best services in our Employees both Telecommute (Work from Home) and regulars.

We are glad to offer this job position to you. To take up this job offer, send a blank message to us at us.f455.mail.yahoo.com/ym/Compose?To=realwoodf@yahoo.com or Give us a call at +447045716280,02071178345

Acknowledging this job and we shall proceed with your application process.

Yours sincerely,

Brian Dixon (Human Resources Manager)

Contact Details:

Brian Dixon (Human Resources Manager)

The Real Wood Furniture Company

Address: London House,

Oxford Street,

Woodstock, OX20 1TS,

United Kingdom.

Telephone :+447045716280 ( UK Agent)

02071178345 ( UK Agent)

323-657-5937 (USA Agent)

Website  rwfco.co.uk/.

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My Review:

This person is using a real company website but if you look or investigate further you find the person does not exist and the company web site makes no mention of job offers like this. Other than that it is simply too good to be true. Excellent pay and free family vacations! The irony is they want HONEST people! Ha! This is probably a bank account scam.

Affiliate Money - Job Scam Post

Job Post Title: Customer Service Rep

Job Description:

Dont just be a number work for a company that cares.. Come and grow with us.

Duties include -

1) Taking customers calls.

2) Maintain work schedules.

3) Maintain and update computer records

You will be able to work with office, excel and word.

You will require an internet connection and a home phone

Good typing and written skills required.

You will be paid weekly - $17.50 an hour.

If you would like to apply please send your resume and outline your experience.

Location: South Jersey

  • Compensation: 17.50 an hour
  • Telecommuting is ok.
  • This is a part-time job.
  • OK to highlight this job opening for persons with disabilities
  • Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster.
  • Please, no phone calls about this job!
  • Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.

Reply to my Inquiry:

You recently replied to our job posting on Craigslist seeking

customer service reps/ virtual assistants.

You are receiving this email from me because your resume has

been reviewed , accepted and you have been selected as a

possible candidate for the advertised position.

We are seeking virtual assistants who will serve as customer

service representatives for our security alarm firm. We have

customers throughout 46 major cities who require 24 hour monitoring.

Your responsibilities will include monitoring remote alarms for faults

and contacting the local engineers to service/ repair faulty alarms. You may

also be required to take emergency calls.

Candidates should have average to above average office skills, good comprehension,

and should be able to type at a fast pace.

Pay is $17.50 per hour and you should be able to work a minimum of 15 hours

per week, with the maximum being 40 hours. Payments are made weekly via check or

direct deposit. Calls will be routed to the phone number of your choice (this must be a US Number)

during the time you are signed into our system only. This will not prohibit you from taking personal

calls, as your screen will indicate when it is a call being routed from us.

If calls are not answered after 8 rings they are re-routed to another representative.

All applicants need to attend a web based meeting where you will be shown

each aspect of the job in details, as well as having any questions answered.

Please set aside 1 hour to complete this and also be prepared to take notes. I have also attached

2 tests which will serve to gauge your comprehension and computer skills. In order to meet our deadline

of 1st October start date, all documents, tests and orientation should be completed no later than 1st October 6pm EST.

To receive your invitation to the orientation webinar please visit our website at:

profinsoft.com/webex/1st.php

and create a trial account using the email you used to apply for the position.

After I receive your username and tests, I will send you a few manuals to look over, along with a choice of 2 times

to attend orientation, and a file containing fully functional copies of all necessary in-house software that you will

need to have installed and ready before the orientation webinar. It will not be necessary for you to purchase any other additional

software programs for this job.

Please note you are not guaranteed employment until you receive an email from myself entitled "Welcome Aboard". Before this time all tests,

orientation and paperwork must be completed, the results of which will determine your employment eligibility with us.

If you have any questions Dolores please let me know.

Mary Green

Recruitment and Training Manager

DC Alarms

Tel: 1-253-449-8258

** Please consider the environment before printing this e-mail **

The information contained in this e-mail is of a confidential nature and is intended only for the addressee.

If you are not the intended addressee, any disclosure, copying or distribution by you is prohibited and may be unlawful.

Disclosure to any party other than the addressee, whether inadvertent or otherwise, is not intended to waive privilege or confidentiality.

Internet communications are not secure and therefore DC Alarms does not accept legal responsibility for the contents of this message.

Any views or opinions expressed are those of the author.

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My Review:

1. This company does not exist.

2. There are other people talking on the web about whether this offer is real.

3. The test files that she attached to the email are ridiculous. Very simple and the most bogus test you can imagine. A moron could complete it. No real company would have such a simple test.

4. The link in the email is a redirected affiliate link that tells you she makes money from the referral in some way. In this case she gets $3 if I sign up for the free trial and more after the 14 day trial period if I pay for a month's subscription.

5. The parent link to this website has nothing to do with security.

TOTALLY BOGUS!!

Identity Theft Info from www.bbbonline.org

What does the identity thief want?
Simply put, the thief wants to become you - and the better you look on paper, the more likely you are to be a target. There are an almost infinite number of ways for a thief to steal your identity; we'll discuss the most common ones here. But everything starts with the thief's ability to get access to certain key pieces of information that belong to you. Here's just a few things the thief is looking for:

  • Your Social Security Card
  • Your Driver's License
  • Your account number (bank, credit card and others), PIN(s) and passwords

Where does the identity thief find these?
In the real world, the answers to this question range from the absolutely obvious to the very unusual. Here are just some of the sources a thief may go to obtain your personal information:

  • Your wallet or purse. Take just a moment right now to take out your wallet or open your purse. Imagine that you were up to no good. What could you do with the contents? While you probably don't have an excessive amount of cash, most of us have a great deal of personal information packed into this relatively small space. How many credit cards are you carrying? Do you have bank PINs jotted down to jog your memory? How about your health insurance ID card? Voter registration card? Driver's license, registration and auto insurance card? Frequent flyer or frequent guest cards? Car rental premium cards? Is your Social Security number on one or more of the documents?
  • Your mailbox. In the wrong hands, your incoming mail can be a treasure trove of information about you. A bill from your credit card company, a statement from your checking account, an unsolicited offer of a new, pre-approved credit card (complete with application). And your outgoing mail may include personal checks you are sending to pay bills (containing your routing and checking account numbers). If you don't have a locked mailbox for incoming and outgoing mail, you are vulnerable.
  • Your glove compartment. Some people's auto glove compartment contains their owner's manual, and not much more. For other people, it's a mobile filing cabinet, containing things like vehicle registrations, insurance cards, old bills, credit card receipts. If you left your car unlocked and someone got inside, how much personal information about you could they discover?
  • Your trash. Because people find it hard to believe that anyone would want to pour through garbage cans, they throw away the darndest things - things like unsolicited credit card applications, old bills, expired credit cards, unused checking account deposit slips and countless other papers. So, for the identity thief, a bit of "dumpster diving" can provide a rich harvest of personal information - information that can be used to become you.
  • You. Sometimes, you can be your own worst enemy. Simply put, the easiest way for a thief to steal your identity is to ask you for it. Posing as your bank, or your insurance company, or your doctor's office, the thief calls you on the telephone, gives you a plausible story and asks you for key pieces of personal information. This practice is called "pretexting", and you can learn more about the practice from the Federal Trade Commission.

How are these used?
The short answer is, "if you can dream it, the identity thief can - and probably has - done it. Here's just a short list of some of the things that identity thieves have done with the information and documents they've acquired:

  • Use your credit card(s) to go on a buying spree, purchasing major items like computers and other electronic devices that can be easily sold.
  • Open new credit card accounts, using your name, date of birth and Social Security number.
  • Change the mailing address on your existing credit card account.
  • Buy cars and take out the auto loans in your name.
  • Establish telephone or wireless phone service in your name.
  • Counterfeit checks or debit cards, and drain your bank account.
  • Open a bank account in your name and write bad checks on that account.
  • File for bankruptcy under your name to avoid paying debts they've incurred, or to avoid eviction.
  • Apply for a job under your name.
  • Give your name to the police during an arrest. When they are released - and if they don't show up for their court date - an arrest warrant could be issued in your name.

Craigslist PHISHING for Login Info Attempt

Just when I thought I couldn't be fooled by Phishing attempts... this one tricked me so I want to share it with you. I assume they just want my Craigslist login information so they can use it to scam people and not be traced.

I was fooled by the first email because I had just posted an ad and the email said that my ad had been flagged (see below). I thought it was strange that it did not come to the same email that my account is listed with - rather the email I had listed in the ad. That was my first clue. I actually clicked on the link and didn't notice that the website had changed and wasn't the Craigslist link that was displayed. I entered my login and password and then turned pale when I saw that it took me to some bogus Craigslist page. I quickly logged into the REAL Craigslist and changed my password as quickly as I could. THANKFULLY I got to it before they did!

I proceeded to get 2 more emails saying my ad was flagged. I deleted them. The funny part is -- later in the day I got another email saying that a foreign IP address was attempting to log into my account and that I should click on their "Terms of Use" link or my account would be suspended. I had to laugh because they must have realized that I logged in but now the password that I inputted doesn't work....very persistent !!!

Initial Email that tricked me:

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Your posting has been flagged for removal.

Approximately 98% of postings removed are in violation of craigslist posting guidelines.

Please make sure you are abiding by all posted site rules, including our terms of use:

(this is a masked email that actually links to a Phishing site made to look like it is legit Craigslist - actually links to: http://ciupacabra991.tripod.com/1.htm )

craigslist.org/about/terms.of.use.html

If you need help figuring out why your posting was flagged, try asking in our flag help forum. Include posting title, body, category, city, how often posted, any images, HTML markup, etc.

If you feel your posting was wrongly flagged down (2% of flagged ads are) please accept our apologies and feel free to repost using the link below:


craigslist.org/about/ctd/repost.html

(this is a masked email that actually links to a Phishing site made to look like it is legit Craigslist - actually links to a bogus site )

Sorry for the hassle, and thanks for your understanding.

------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Date: 1257114516
PostID: 1447127268


Second Email:

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Your Account!‏

We recently noticed an attempt to log in to your account from a foreign Ip address and we have reason to believe that your account was used by third party without your authorization.

If you recently accessed your account while traveling, the unusual log in attempts may have been initiated by you. Therefore, if you are the rightful account holder,click on the link below to log into your account for verification.You will be automatically redirected to our "Terms of Use"page.

Please follow the link below :

(The post a craiglist link is a masked email that actually links to a Phishing site made to look like it is legit Craigslist - actually links to a bogus site )




If you choose to ignore our request, you leave us no choice but to temporarily suspend your account.

ThankYou!

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Uggh! These people make me crazy...true scum of the earth!




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    • Mary 8 years ago

      Is this a scam job too?

      It's posted under Craigslist. After receiving a call from Myriam, I found out that she is calling from a cell phone and not a company phone. I would have to make cold calls to people who supposedly need financial help. Then the attorneys would handle calling their credit card companies and lowering their debt and helping out their credit scores. She didn't tell me if there is base pay. I don't know the company's name, I didn't ask either... She asked me to come in for an interview at their office.

      I'm thinking this is a job where we would have to telemarket and eventually scam others of their money. I could be wrong...but I feel hesitant about this job...

      Here is the listing, they are still hiring, so maybe someone else could apply and look further in to this. Training is on Thursday.

      Customer Service-Sales Associates-Administrative Assistants (Newport Beach)

      Reply to: job-940021026@craigslist.org [?] Date: 2008-11-30, 10:09PM PST - Wanted - Customer Service/Sales Associates/Administrative Assistants We are Legal Referral Service and Law Firm. We currently help thousands of people nationwide with financial difficulties. If you are outgoing, motivated and want to help people and make money – this is the job for you. We get 500-1,000 new client requests per day, so we need 6 more agents to help assist new clients in the process. Here are the requirements that we are looking for: • Must Have Car • Must Work Full Time • Must Have Phone Experience • Must Be Great With Customers • Must Be Punctual • Must Work Well In Professional Office Environment • Must Dress and Act Presentable In Office Atmosphere • Spanish – Bilingual A Bonus Income Potential: We pay weekly on all submitted clients. Earn $2,000 to $8,000 per month! Make a great living and help thousands at the same time. Location: We are located in Newport Beach. On the corner of Mac Arthur and Von Karman Ave. We are on the 10th floor of a professional high rise building. This is our newest of multiple locations. Contact Us: We are conducting interviews all this week, and will be holding our new group training on Thursday. If you feel you are a great candidate, please contact Myriam at (949)394-5668 PLEASE BE SURE TO EMAIL A RESUME FIRST TO job-940021026@craigslist.org. Thank you.

    • Dolores 8 years ago

      Mary,

      I don't think it is a scam like the others on this page.

      There is a lot of money "helping" people of debt. I believe they charge a hefty fee but really are able to negotiate with Credit Card companies/etc. to reduce their fees. Someone once explained to me that the CC companies, etc. generally won't talk to the person holding the debt but will talk to a 3rd party on their behalf. So this company provides this service and then integrates their fees in with their new negotiated monthly payment.

      Sounds to me like you would get paid when you secure them a new client. If you feel hesitant call and ask for the salary and company information. I am sure they are ramping up given the hard times many people are facing now.

      Good luck!

    • joe 8 years ago

      so this looks like another craigslist scam....

      house help opportunity‏

      Am sorry for responding late to your mail, I have been out internet for some days.Am Colin and My wife's name is Vivian, she's 5 months pregnant and this is her first baby. We are relocating to the City from The Scotland,I will be coming to there to work on contract basis with United States Environmental Protection Agency on a private research work So i need someone who could help me take care of house by doing some house work while am off to work.Someone that will alos help in running some errands. I will be offering you $20/hr, i will be needing your services from for three hours at any suitable time of yours, Mondays through Fridays. I believe you are fit for this position in as much you will prove yourself to be a reliable and good person, We have a financier that is based in the states and he will be handling the payment and some other expenses, so he will be the one that will be taking care of your the payment, I will instruct him to pay for the first two weeks before my arrival so as to secure your service, actually i should have paid for more weeks but i will extend the payment if am satisfy with your service after the two weeks. My financier will be making out a check to you before my arrival, you will be receiving a check of $3,700 out which you will deducting your pay for the first two weeks and you will be using the remaining to buy foodstuffs and other things needed in the house,you will getting this foodstuff on the day of our arrival which is Jan 2 2009. Actually all flights from the United Kingdom arrives at nights so you will be getting the foodstuff in the morning and making all other preparations. I will also instruct my estate agent to mail the keys of the apartment to you so that you can do all other necessary preparations before we arrive,I will also email you the shopping list. You have to get all this shopping before our arrival so that we wont have to start running around when we arrive, So my financier would be needing the following Information to make out the checkName to be on CheckAddress CityState: Zip codePhone numberDid you accept my offer All i need from you is total honesty and sincerity. I know you will be committed to the work,You will also have a nice period of working with my wife. I will be waiting to hear from youThanksso what say? a scam?

    • joe  8 years ago

      and check out this one, a scam for sure!

      Good morning, how was your day ? am sorry for not writing you ontime it was due to my illness.. thanks for the quick response,it shows your effectiveness and seriousness you have already convinced me that you are a good Mover,I'm looking for a reliable and honest person to help with the packing and moving of the listed items from my old to new apt within the area. HERE ARE THE STUFFS YOU WILL HELP MOVE. ( 3- Three Sitter Couches ) ( 1- center Table.1 ) ( - 21 inches tv and home theathre dvd ), ( 2- Table Lamps ) ( 1- Rug (90 lbs) ).. I'm willing to pay $500 for moving this items within 1hour (one or two guys,no stair case or elevator),i think this is a reasonable price since you already have the list of items I'm moving and the distance,it shouldn't take more than 2-3 hours to have this items moved,you will be provided with the date and time by my new landlord,as soon as I'm done making payments to you for the moving he will be taking you to the pick up and drop off address in person immediately i contact him that i have finally paid for the moving service I want the moving to be done before i get back to the states by 31st.,i already made arrangements for the payment and also the keys to the apts,my landlord will be showing you the apts so the locations shouldn't be a problem,he will there to help you,i will be calling the landlord of the old apt so he can be around the house for packing,i will instruct my client to issue and mail out the payment he owes me so you can deduct the$500 which i believe is a reasonable amount for moving the items listed within the area,have the remaining funds wired to the landlord of the new apt via WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER so he can bring down the keys to you and he would be available when you drop the items,the remaining funds you will be wiring to the new landlord is the balance payment for my new apt,I'm only doing this cause I'm presently out of the states and i want things to go smooth and perfect before my return. If you think you can handle this move,kindly get back to me with the following information Full Name to appear on the check,.........................................................Contact address............................................................................zip code...................................................................................state......................................................................................Phone number................................................................................ NOTE: Don't forget to get back with the required information so the payment can be mailed out to you first,you will be deducting just $500 and have the remaining sent to landlord via western union.

      hahahahahahahahahaha!

    • Kendra 7 years ago

      Something I have noticed on the craigslist job postings is that I get alot of responses asking me to provide them with my credit report. I have never fallen for it, but you may want to include that in your list of things to avoid.

    • Nicole 7 years ago

      I had an interview with someone from craigslist for a receptionist for a real estate company. I only talked to them through email and when I got to the lot it was the only suite without a name on their door. When someone let me in through me buzzing on the intercom there was a maze that did not lead to anything. The place was painted all black and past the maze I could see photography lights and there was very unprofessional music playing. I was so afraid the door locked behind me after I looked around, but it didn't and I left very quickly. When walking to my car a guy who told me he owned another suite asked if I needed help finding something and when I told him of the name of the company he said he had never heard of it. People should be really careful with jobs posted on craigslist.

    • Sara 7 years ago

      I am just wondering why Craigslist isn't doing anything about this or trying to come up with a solution? These scam artists are giving the impression that they have real jobs. Then you inquire only to get some automated response to go to another website or to give them your credit report. The job section at Craigslist is ovverrun with scam artists and very few legit employers. I have noticed that alot of the responses I get are from "Gmail" accounts and not actual company names. People are having a hard enough time as it is trying to find work.

    • Eddie 7 years ago

      The same thing just hhappened to me with TBQ company. I redirected the email to phishing-report@us-cert.gov. Hopefully I hear a reply from them. I feel so stupid.

    • Sara 7 years ago

      Eddie,

      I am going to start doing the same thing. Whenever I get a suspicious email from a so called employer that asks me for a credit report or to direct me to another site, I am going to redirect the email to that email address you mentioned.

    • Josh 7 years ago

      Exactly like the post above, I too received an email from TBQ Consulting that asked me to obtain my credit report from their preferred source (which is an affiliate product) and send it to the HR department's email address. The job listing was for an Investment Consultant position.... First of all, the www.tbqconsulting.com website is cheesy looking, and none of the links work; they all take you to the same home/index page. I checked the domain registration on Whois.com and the website is registered to Domains by Proxy, Inc,, a company that secures your personal information from the domain registration process. I've not looked into website registration too much, but I've never seen a company "mask" or secure their domain registration - why would they need to? Aside from the website, the phone number was bogus and I'm not going to waste anymore time with this. I hope someone reads this and saves themselves the trouble I did... every second counts, so stay away from this type of crap!! Be very careful on Craigslist....

    • Johnelle 7 years ago

      I inquired about a job on craigslist and I got a response from a man saying he owns his own business and he needs an at home personal assistant. I will be printing out his clients checks and sending the checks to them. (postage paid by the man) He told me that I would have to purchase the Versa Checks and Ink 2008 package from like wal mart or office depot. It's like $40. I would be paid monthly, $1500. He told me that I would get paid through Western Union. I e mailed him several times and told him that if this is a scam, that I would report him..etc. He has e mailed me numerous times and assured me that this isn't a scam. He has yahoo messenger also and I have only chatted with him recently for a few minutes. I told him I want more information about his company before I jump into anything. He told me he is hearing impaired. I am not really sure about this one. I mean, he hasn't asked me for any kind of personal info, credit card info or anything like that...so I guess I will see.

    • Jack 7 years ago

      Watch out for Jennifer Henderson (H.R.) at TBQ consulting. She does not exist, and neither does the company. She's floating around craig's list again.

    • Tony 7 years ago

      Johnelle I recently was emailed by someone by the name of Frank Culler for a personal assistant job that was posted on craigslist and he said,

      "Hello, Thanks for applying for the post, I quite I appreciate it? I received and read your e-mail and it's reasonable and acceptable. So I will give this a go" I'm looking for someone that can be trusted and reliable to work very well and good understanding person. This position 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 assistant, your activities amongst other things will include; *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. Making regular contacts and drop-offs on my behalf. Handling and monitoring some of my financial activities.. Basic wage is $500 a week . I'm sure you'll understand I tend to have a very busy schedulle at this point, as I am presently in New York, I will be back in Three Weeks. I think you're the right person for this post , Please note that this position is not office based for now because of my frequent travels and tight schedulles, it's a part-time, work from home basis and the flexibility means that there will be busier weeks than others, so it's a little difficult judging the exact number of hours you'll be doing per week. If you can manage your time properly, this job may even give you some extra while you do something else on the side. As I have said, I'd 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 coming week to test your efficiency and diligence towards all this, also to work out your time schedule and fit it to mine. I really need to find the perfect person for this job, I'm confident you can take up the challenge and on the long run we should have a relatively sound working relationship between us.. I'm online most of the time as I am hard of hearing so I prefer we contact each other through E-mails, but if there is need for me to call, I will be glad to do that. I am glad you are willing to work with me and i promise to be a good boss. I am 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 orphanage home, I do that every month . The funds will be in form of Money Order and it will be sent over to you from one of my clients and i have some list to email you once you received 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. I will get you more information on that,I will like you to get back to me with your Contact Details such as: Full Name: Contact Address NO P.O BOX: City: State: Zip-Code: Phone Number: Occupation: Sex: Age: Once I have received your contact information, I will get back to you with 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 back from my business trip back to the states. Hope I am clear with that. Get back as soon as possible.. Frank Culler

    • kris 7 years ago

      tony same thing...PA job post, read's almost exactly the same

      Thanks for having this resource available, just helped me avoid a sure scam

    • shay 7 years ago

      Here is a new scam I came across watch them to.

      Wow, thanks for the quick reply! I briefly looked over your background andyou would be a great fit for the position. You do not need to file a formalapplication, as we automate applications from your resume. The next step isa brief credit history (necessary for equal opportunity and Sarbanes-Oxleycompliance).To do this:1)Go to our website: www.jobcrafters.info2)Click on 'Credit Report'3)Click on the link to go to our third-party credit supplier. Keep in mind,this report will not be seen by anyone outside of the HR department and willin no way influence the hiring decision. Also, if you could let me know your availability I will schedule a brief(30-minute) first interview, so I can tell you more about the job and findout if you have any preliminary questions.Thanks,

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      Dolores Ninerell 7 years ago from Mount Laurel, NJ

      Barf!

      I recently was disgusted with a job ad for a position writing reviews online. Curious and skeptical I inquired. Sure enough they wanted you to go to what looked like an affiliate website and write reviews. They claimed that they would then evaluate each of them and let us know if we were hired for the position. Basically - a way to waste our time when there is no job and a way for scum bags to make a buck. REALLY - doesn't anyone care anymore how they make money?

    • Mom2jacknjess 7 years ago

      Every time I get a response from a CL ad like this one, and there are many different varieties, it always comes from radiantmarketingsolutions.com. It never fails. Either it is the one below, or it is the one that says I have been moved up to the next level but now I have to get a credit report, etc., etc., etc. I am so tired of spending time on CL looking for a job and 1 in 10 are legit!

      Dear Applicant, Thank you for sending us your job application we appreciate your time and effort, unfortunately the position that you have been applying for has been filled up. However, since you have taken the effort to submit your application, we are giving you a part-time opportunity available to be part of our website testing team. Our website testers assess our websites and check how they are performing and give us reviews, opinions and criticisms to continually improve our site etc. We currently employ 40 people in our website testing program for free.This opportunity won’t make you rich, but it will definitely help pay the bills and get you some extra shopping money easily.In order to get more information on how to earn through website testing, just go to: website-testers.com All the best Charlie Rooney P.S. Just to remind you, It’s absolutely free to sign up. :) website-testers.com

      Sorry, just needed to vent!

    • Peter 7 years ago

      I have applied to two jobs, making my resume as generalized as possible however, they know I have a higher degree and what career field I am in. I never got a response. I immediately staring getting junk mail in my inbox. I called the credit agency and put a free FRAUD ALERT, just in case. I still walk around worried. Have I covered my bases?

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      Dolores Ninerell 7 years ago from Mount Laurel, NJ

      Gosh! I would hope you are safe. I can't tell you how many resumes of mine are out there with my name, address, phone, education and work history. I also have a fraud alert out but not for that reason.

      Keep in mind that the fraud alert will stop you from being able to get instant credit. So you can't apply for those store credit card offers and get an instant % off.

      I have yet to have any real threat to my information that I know of...except credit cards but that is whole other matter...

      I think you are fine!

      Dolores

    • Cheraton  7 years ago

      I am in the same situation as the rest of you. I would have to say at least 25 percent of the job postings on craigslist is bogus. I checked them all out and flagged them. I think there should be a better set of protocols that craigslist would develop to allow these postings. I have emailed craigslist abouts these ads, and it is not just jobs, it is apartments and houses for rent .

    • Stephanie 7 years ago

      Here's another one to look out for, Sally Johnston...hr@radiantmarketingsolutions.com...2:06 in the am? Sounds too good to be true. Asking for us to run a credit report and then send it to them? These people have to be stopped! They are all over Craigslist! I do agree, there should be something more they can do about it!! We really have to watch out for ourselves..Don't ever give and vital info, EVER!!

      ----- Forwarded Message ----

      From: Sally Johnston

      Sent: Thursday, July 23, 2009 2:06:41 AM

      To:

      Subject: Job Application Update

      Dear Applicant,

      Thank you for your intent on our job offer and we have read your resume and you have qualified for the job at hand. Due to the recent economic troubles, our company now requires all applicants to be in good credit standing before we interview you.You and 3 other candidates have been shortlisted for the job vacancy and will all be scheduled for an interview as soon as possible. As part of the protocols of our growing company, we have deployed measures to ensure that the company is safe from any liabilities and problems from our employees, which includes getting your credit score checked.

      In lieu to that, we have arranged a special free service for our applicants to get their credit checked with the following company:

      Free Credit Check Here

      Once you have your credit check in place please send me an email confirmation as soon as possible and inform me about your credit score standing and then we will confirm your interview schedule. During the interview you will be asked to present the soft copy of your credit standing for company documentation and proof.

      If you have any questions, please let me know.

      All the best,

      Sally Johnston

      HR Manager

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      Dolores Ninerell 7 years ago from Mount Laurel, NJ

      This one sounds more like a BS job to get you to click on an affiliate link and order a credit report. If you read carefully she only wants your credit score (which normally is not free) and the email confirmation that you ordered the report. She doesn't care about the report only that you click on the link and order the report than pay a small fee to get your credit score SO SHE CAN GET PAID as an affiliate.

      These people are scum of the earth and should be reported to the affiliate companies that are paying them.

      Seriously - find a legitimate way to make money like the rest of us! Add value to the world and live a meaningful life.

      Enough said...

      BTW I just sold a stove and freezer on CL so it is not all bad.

    • Erik 7 years ago

      Here's one that is rather well constructed however you can clearly see the red flags I previously sent her my age and the ad was listed under Long Beach, CA yet this person asks for all this information again...sigh oh how I need a job >< but all these scammers make it hard to find one.

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      sorry for the late response...

      Where are you located? I would love to meet up with you to talk about this job but I am currently away on business. I

      am in England so there will be no interview. 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 pay money for the transaction as i will fund this business, all you have to do is have packages shipped to my house and do my shopping. You are allowed to

      open the packages to reveal its content. The content of the packages are computer and electronics, clothings

      business and personal letters. All expenses and taxes will be covered by me. You will work between 15 and

      20hrs a month. I will pay $500.00. every month for this work That is not a bad offer ... I

      need your service because I am out of town and i need you to do this for me. I work in real estate and I own an Art Gallery in England. I

      will return to USA in January so this process will be on going till then. 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 this 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 and clothings. I will provide

      you my personal UPS account number for Shipping..

      Also i have some client who will love to buy my art works in the states ,i will instruct them to send there payment to you ,but in this case when you receive any payment you will always take 10% of the total and amount for the art works and send the balance to me in England,...The form of payment for this art work might come in cheque or paying to your account directly so i will also need your account but for now i want you to send your details to me so i will tell you what to do next ,below is the details required ..Full Name:

      Full Address:

      (NO P.O.BOX)

      City:

      State:

      Country:

      Zip Code:

      Phone Number:

      Age:

      Await your response as soon as you get this mail...Thanks

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      Dolores Ninerell 7 years ago from Mount Laurel, NJ

      Yikes! This is one of those money scams where they send money to your account and tell you to keep 10% for your troubles. Months later your troubles begin when their check bounces and you are left holding the bag b/c the funds are from out of the country and the bank holds you responsible. They end up with the money and you owe the bank for the bounced check!

      They do this with online stores as well... asking to direct deposit to your checking account. I talked to the bank and they told me NEVER to allow them access to your bank account regardless if it is a new account with no money in it. If the deposit is bad they won't know for months. When the "check" bounces you are now responsible for giving the money back to the bank. The crooks run off with the goods from the sale and you are left with no payment just bank fees.

      RUN don't walk from anyone who promises money to your account from out of the country. Sure, you get to keep the 10% only to get ripped off of the other 90%!

      You are better off not having a job then getting robbed by these crooks!

    • jvander97 7 years ago

      I got the same email that Erik posted and I got it from two different personal assistant job postings. I didn't get the second email until the next day which assured me it was a scam.

      But at first when I read the email it seemed somewhat legit. They woman offered to pay for all up front expenses, said I could open the packages etc just as mentioned in the email. So, all seemed somewhat legit...they didn't want to know my bank account info or ss#. At first glance, I'm like wow...this sounds great I can make easy cash...stil a little hesitant. I became suspicious because at the bottom of the email she wanted to know my sex and age. I'm thinking to myself why do you need to know that???

      So, I emailed her back asking additional questions and I have yet to receive a response. Like I mentioned earlier, I received an almost an identical email from a job poster 14 hours later and this guy even included a phone nuumber, but of course the number is for the UK. After reading the second email I was knew it was a scam and then reading the same email Erik posted 10 days ago assured me even more. I am so glad websites like this are available so people can do some research before emailing their info to everyone under the sun.

      I wonder though how this scam actually works...how do these people make their money??? Maybe for every dumb idiot that responds to the email with their personal info they submit it and get paid for every submission?? I wonder if they actually send a check? I mean if they did I would take it to my local currency exchange and cash it right then and there. If it was a fake, then Oh well. I wonder, if once you send your info they send a check and start sending their items to you ie computer, electronics and if you dont send them off like you're suppose to you can get busted?? Anyone else have any thoughts?

      I certainly wish something could be done about this. I am glad that I know these postings are bogus so I don't waste my time searching for jobs like that on Craigslist.

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      Dolores Ninerell 7 years ago from Mount Laurel, NJ

      You would think that if you got a check and cashed it you would be free and clear - escaping with the money but you are incorrect! Apparently if the check bounces (which it will) - you will find out months later and be held responsible for the funds plus check bouncing fees. Can you see the ugly picture now? I don't think this has anything to do with them giving out your personal information. They just want free goods and write bad checks leaving you stuck owing money. Be careful!

    • Louis 7 years ago

      ahhh crap. I got the same thing as Erik. But the bad thing is, I actually gave him my name and personal address, along with my cellphone.

      The guy that sent me my email said he will mail me a check for the first week's payment.

      Should I just not deposit the check at all? and What will happen now that they got my info?

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      Dolores Ninerell 7 years ago from Mount Laurel, NJ

      Louis,

      Definitely don't deposit the check!!! I wouldn't worry about the personal info... it was probably just so he can contact you. Do you have his info? I would report it to the police and give them the check if you get it.

      Good luck but don't fret b/c you didn't deposit the check = )

      Dolores

    • Cheshire 7 years ago

      I'm scared. I applied to a bunch of jobs on craigslist. I'm a recent graduate and I didn't even think of scams or someone trying to rip me off. I'm an idiot. There are a ton of my resumes out there now with my address/phone number. I got responses back from multi level marketing companies, which are SCAMS like Sapphire Skies Promotions. They have ads on all the job boards.

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      Dolores Ninerell 7 years ago from Mount Laurel, NJ

      Cheshire,

      You are not an idiot! You can still post for jobs on Craig's List - just be aware of what sounds like a scam and what doesn't. How do you think I discovered all of the scams? By applying for them myself!! Nothing bad happened to me just b/c they have my address and telephone #. They are not that good! They want you to get involved by giving them your banking info ...by sending you bad checks... and some just want you to click on their affiliate links so they make money and you waste your time exploring jobs that don't exist.

      Still search for and apply for jobs as you would do normally but keep a watchful eye out for those that look like they might be scams or have other intentions. If you mistakenly apply for one - you just wasted your time. If you get an immediate reply or something that seems off - do some research. See if it a real company and if they want a credit check or you to spend money or you to cash checks... do not proceed.

      Good luck with your job search! There are plenty of legitimate businesses that utilize Craig's List to post jobs - you just have to weed through the other garbage to find them!

      Dolores

    • Dawn 7 years ago

      JOHNELLE & TONY: I too have receieved the same reply for the HOME BASED PA needed on CL. Here is the posting & response:

      Home based PA needed

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      Date: 2009-08-31, 11:03AM EDT

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      Dear Sir/Ma,

      I need a (PA) Personal Assistant. I'm looking for someone that can be trusted and reliable to work very well and

      good understanding person.This position 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 imprompt sometimes, so I need someone who can be able to meet up with my irregular

      timings.

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

      *Running personal errands, supervisions and monitoring.

      *Scheduling programmes, 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..

      *Basic wage is $300 a week.

      *Must be above 25 years of age .

      If you're interested you can e-mail me back on davidclinton1177@yahoo.com ASAP.

      Regards,

      David Clinton

      Compensation: Basic wage is $300 a week

      Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster.

      Please, no phone calls about this job!

      Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.

      PostingID: 1351293242

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      Hello,

      Thanks for your interests in the PA position, 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.But this offer is open to both male and female that resident in the states and they can come from states in the united states

      I'm David Clinton , 50 years old, originally from New York,I have spent my whole life here in United State. I'm an Oil And Gas Contractor by profession and I have been pretty successful in a handful of ventures I get involved in, from the Angel Investment Network in Canada and United State to various welfare and community service programs, I'm 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 amongst other things will include;

      *Running personal errands, supervisions and monitorings.

      *Scheduling programmes, 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.

      Basic wage is $300 a weekly

      I'm currently in the United kingdom now for a Business Contract and would be back to the state in about a month, however, I do have a number of things you could help me with next week if you will be available for me. This can act as a stable foundation to our working relationship.

      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 basis and the flexibilty means that there will be busier weeks than others, so it's a little difficult judging the exact number of hours you'll be doing per week.If you can manage your time properly, this job may even give you some extra while you do something else on the side..

      As I have said, I'd 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 coming week to test your efficiency and diligence towards all this, also to work out your time schedule and fit it to mine. I really need to find the perfect person for this job, I'm confident you can take up the challenge and on the long run we should have a relatively sound working relationship between us.

      It may be a little difficult working out the time difference between us initially, with time however, we should get used to it.I am glad you are willing to work with me and i promise to be a good boss.I am also glad on the commitment in working.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 orphanage home,I do that every month .The funds will be in form of Cashier's Check or Money Order and it will be sent over to you from one of my clients and i have some list to email you once you received 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..

      I will get you more information on that,I will like you to get back to me with your Contact Details such as:

      Full Name:

      Mailing Address(Not PO Box)

      City:State:Zip code:

      Phone Number

      E-mail Address:

      Occupation:

      Sex:

      Martial:

      Age:

      DOB:

      Nationality:

      Once i receive your contact information i will get back to you with 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 state..

      Hope i am clear with that.

      Get back as soon as possible..

      Mr.David Clinton

    • Jerrod 7 years ago

      Thank you so much for this blog talkabout, i was a bit skeptical when i got this email but after reading Erik's post i'm pretty sure this is a scam, but i'll put the message out anyways:

      from Wilson Ben

      THANKS FOR THE PERSONAL ASSISTANT VACANCY RESPONSE !!!

      Dear Applicant

      Sorry for getting back to you late on the job offered.I got your resume and your application for the job as my personal assistant as posted on craigslist . Where are you located? I would love to meet up with you to talk about this job but I am currently away on business. I am presently in the Uk for a short business trip so there will be no interview. I will pre-pay 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 put money out of your pocket, 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. The content of the packages are computer and electronics, clothings business and personal letters. All expenses and taxes will be covered by me. You will work between 15 and 20hrs a month. How much will you charge per month? I will pay $250.00. That is not a bad offer is it? I need your service because I am constantly out of town. I work in real estate and I own an Art Gallery in Uk. I will return to USA in October, 2009 so this process will be going- on till i get back in October. 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. Hope to hear 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 and clothings. I will provide you my personal UPS account number for Shipping. All you have to do is provide my account number to UPS and shipping charges will be applied into the account. I will provide clear set of instructions for each task I need done 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? Maybe you can provide me with the following details below :

      Full Name:

      Full Address:

      (NO P.O.BOX)

      City:

      State:

      Country:

      Zip Code:

      Phone Number:

      Age:

      So that the pay-check can be forwarded to you as soon as possible and I will appreciate quick response from you. Thanks and please get back to me asap and confirm this mail asap.

      Regards,

      Dr Wilson Ben

      What do you guys think? A scam? I mean the info is so the same as Erik's so i'm sure it is one... I just wish it wasn't! I actually got excited about doing this job too...

    • Ron F 7 years ago

      99% of internet scams are easily spotted if you know what to look for. Essentially it involves someone overseas, someone from somewhere you never heard of sending you a bank check or money order, and you basically being told to take your cut and send the rest of the money elsewhere.

      This is ALWAYS a scam 100% of the time! NO ONE know matter how stupid they are would ever trust a complete stanger online to cash a check, take their fair share, and send the rest back. Never in the history of the internet has that ever been a legitimate business transaction, ever.

      In fact, you really wouldn't miss anything if you just make it a policy never to accept a check or money order from anyone you can't physically meet and verify their whereabouts. Any large business doing international business virtually always uses wire transfers for overseas transactions - it's much quicker and more secure, than a physical check, since funds are transferred instantly from one account to another. Any small timer trying to do international business should be expected to have a VERIFIED Paypal account - at least some effort on someone's part will have been made to insure that they are who they claim to be.

    • Dannie 7 years ago

      I got the same letter from a "Jason Perez" and It said everything above. I got two emails. I got suspicious after repling that I would do the job. I traced the IP address on rateabull.com and found out that the link was not from Australia as he claimed, but a IP address from California and a weird IP location from outside Africa. I emailed the guy and told him that I was offered another job.

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      Dolores Monet 7 years ago from East Coast, United States

      My son and his girlfriend were looking for an apartment in another city on Craigslist. They found something interesting and wound up talking via email to some character who was out of the country and asked them to send him a check for the first month's rent sight unseen. Sheesh. It's horrible how these people prey on the innocent.

    • Dlsstrzfan 7 years ago

      Hi, I am from Dallas and I actully applied for the Personal Assistant that I saw on Craigslist. So I am supposed to be receiving "payment" today that I am supposed to deposit into my account. The thing is, I was told I would be receiving money orders, not checks. Does anyone one if money orders are the same as checks in that they can be fakes? I am sure they can, but just wanted to see if anyone knew. Or if someone actually went through this and received money orders, not checks that turned out to be fakes. Thanks for any information. I will wait to see what, if anything, I receive today and repost with an update.

    • Joe 7 years ago

      I went through the entire process and almost fell for it. Thank you for this website. I am very disappointed because I'm broke as it is but at least I didn't go in debt.

      I need a (PA) Personal Assistant. I'm looking for someone that can be trusted and reliable to work very well and good understanding person.This position 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 assistant, your activities amongst other things will include;

      *Running personal errands, supervisions and monitoring.

      *Scheduling programmes, 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.

      Basic wage is $500 a week If you're interested you can e-mail me back Asap..

      Regards,

      Mr Jason Brandon

      Thanks for your interests in the PA position, I will deeply appreciate all genuine efforts to help me monitor and keep up to date with all my activities. I most very often get my hands occupied because am working with many companies both states and outside,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 amongst other things will include: Make travel arrangements and submit expenses for Attorneys Order office supplies, Running personal errands,Check Processing Filing documents,faxing,printing and typing letters Web research, Internet search skills and posting ads Quality communication etiquette skills and good organizational skills Serious sense of humor required and mandatory to work with me Ability to handle highly sensitive and confidential information Perform duties with accuracy, quality, and integrity You can only apply for this position if you own a printer and personal computer. Basic wage is $500 a weekly About me:

      My name is Mr Jason Brandon,i have a family of 3 and i am a Realtor and Lawyer.I travel alot,hence the reason why i need an assistant to handle affairs for me on the home front when i am away on business which is usually quite often. This position is home-based and flexible you can be in any location,working with me is basically about instructions and following them, my only fear is that I may come at you impromptu sometimes, I need someone who can be able to meet up with my i rregular 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 do have a number of things you could help me with this week if you will be available for me. This can act as a stable foundation to our working relationship. Note:This position is home base office work you can be in any location and work with me from your home. Let me know your interest if you are ready to work with me from your home Mon-Fri @ 10am-1pm..

      Hope to hear from you again.

      Mr Jason

      You should fill this and email it back here asap...

      First Name______________________

      Middle Name___________________________

      Last Name_____________________________

      Street Address_____________________________

      City, State, Zip Code ______________________________________

      Sex________Age_________

      Nationality___________________________

      Cell Phone Number (___)___________________________________

      Home Phone Number(___)___________________________________

      Email:____________________________

      Current Job:____________________________

      Thanks for your interests in the PA position, I will deeply appreciate all genuine efforts to help me monitor and keep up to date with all my activities. I most very often get my hands occupied because am working with many companies both states and outside,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 amongst other things will include: Make travel arrangements and submit expenses for Attorneys Order office supplies, Running personal errands,Check Processing Filing documents,faxing,printing and typing letters Web research, Internet search skills and posting ads Quality communication etiquette skills and good organizational skills Serious sense of humor required and mandatory to work with me Ability to handle highly sensitive and confidential information Perform duties with accuracy, quality, and integrity You can only apply for this position if you own a printer and personal computer. Basic wage is $500 a weekly About me:

      My name is Mr Jason Brandon,i have a family of 3 and i am a Realtor and Lawyer.I travel alot,hence the reason why i need an assistant to handle affairs for me on the home front when i am away on business which is usually quite often. This position is home-based and flexible you can be in any location,working with me is basically about instructions and following them, my only fear is that I may come at you impromptu sometimes, I need someone who can be able to meet up with my i rregular 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 do have a number of things you could help me with this week if you will be available for me. This can act as a stable foundation to our working relationship. Note:This position is home base office work you can be in any location and work with me from your home. Let me know your interest if you are ready to work with me from your home Mon-Fri @ 10am-1pm..

      Hope to hear from you again.

      Mr Jason

      I received your application,I'm sure you'll 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 basis and the flexibilty means that there will be busier weeks than others, so it's a little difficult judging the exact number of hours you'll be doing per week.If you can manage your time properly, this job may even give you some extra while you do something else on the side.

      As I have said, I'd 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 this coming week to test your efficiency and diligence towards all this, also to work out your time schedule and fit it to mine. I really need to find the perfect person for this job, I'm confident you can take up the challenge and on the long run we should have a relatively sound working relationship between us.

      I am glad you are willing to work with me and i promise to be a good boss.I am also glad on the commitment in working. I have been checking my files and what i would want you to do for me next week is to do shopping for office equipment/printing materials for my new office,A check will be mail to you from a Client next week , the money is needed to get some Tools need for my new office.

      So the payment you are receiving is for my Client and the Money is Needed to furnish my New Office , the Money is needed to get some Equipments and tools into the Office .

      So once you received the Check all needed of you to do is for you to deduct your $500 weekly Pay from it and send the remaining money to the Manager to arrnage those Tools inside the Office ,

      I want you to email me back soon as you received this message for me to be rest assure you are still with me .

      I await your mail..

      Thanx

    • Joe 7 years ago

      what happens if i keep the $?

    • Dolores 7 years ago

      If you keep the money... the check or money order (not sure how the scam works with that but I understand any international payment is in question unless it is PayPal).... will eventually BOUNCE and the bank will hold you responsible for the money plus fees.

      Stay away from any employer who claims to be overseas and busy who wants to pay you to buy things and let you keep the remainder for yourself. Be real... would you ever trust someone you didn't know with real money and offer someone a "job" like this?

      NO.. exactly...

    • Melodie 7 years ago

      Great comments. Those jerks are so wordy and just plain dumb. An attorney with poor grammar??

      Craigslist rental scams always refer to wanting a good God fearing tenant to care for their property while they are out of the country. When I did the research and realized it was a scam, I email back "sorry I wasn't a God fearing person."

    • Mauricio 7 years ago

      Hello all. You really saved me. I too applied for a job in craigslist as a PA and I received an email from Frank Millers. I thought that it was very weird that he ask me for my sex and age, and surfing the web I founded the emails that you received, and they all are pretty much the same. Here's the email so you'll stay away from this SCAM

      From weatherforecast4@gmail.com

      "Hello,

      How are you?i need to know where you are located in CANADA? I would love to meet up with you to talk about this job but I am currently away on business. I am in Kent, Uk so there will be no interview. 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 put money out of your pocket, 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. The content of the packages are computer and electronics, clothing business and personal letters. All expenses and taxes will be covered by me. You will work between 15 and 20hrs a month. How much will you charge per week? I will pay $300 .

      I need your service because I am constantly out of town. I work in real estate and I own an Art Gallery in Kent, Uk . I will return to CANADA in January so this process will keep on going till then. 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. Hope to hear 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 and clothing.. I will provide you my personal UPS account number for Shipping. All you have to do is provide my account number to UPS and shipping charges will be applied into the account. I will provide clear set of instructions for each task I need done as well the funds to cover them. I am going to inform my financier to mail you an INTERNATIONAL MONEY ORDER for you to be able to do my shopping,My financier would be needing the following Information below to make out the payment,How should your name appear on the MONEY ORDER? Maybe you can provide me with the following details below

      Full Name:

      Full Address: (NO P.O.BOX)

      City:

      State:

      Zip Code:

      Country:

      Home & Cell Phone Number:

      Sex & Age:

      Direct Email :

      if any need arises please don't hesitate to call my Cell Phone #:(+447024036039)

      in case my PA picks the phone,ask for Frank Millers

      Regards.

      Thank you!

      Frank Millers.

      16 Curtis Wood Rd,

      Herne Bay,Kent.

      CT6 7TY.

      United Kingdom.

      Tel: +447024036039"

    • Paula 7 years ago

      Thank you'all for the informative scam advice.

      I responded to a Craigslist ad for a customer service rep, making $19, and they would give me a computer an software. The representative has been emailing me about "PAYROLL DUTY/TEST OF TRUST" to "show" me that he's trusting me with the payment he's FedExing me. Today I got the following:

      CONTENTS:

      1. FUND INSTRUCTION

      2. DEDUCTIONS

      3. EQUIPMENT

      4. SHIPPING AGENT INFORMATION

      FUNDS INSTRUCTION:

      we will like you to know that in regards to your online job we have build a trust in you and the company is having a strong believe that you will do as you said in your answers during your interview and we will like you to know that funds have been mailed to you Via FedEx Express and you should be getting it today in the mail, We will like you to know that as soon as you get the payment you will need to go and have it cashed at your bank then follow the instructions giving below:

      FedEx Express Airway Bill Number: (It shows it will be delivered to me today)

      DEDUCTIONS:

      * $300 For BS 1 Accounting software which is to be purchased Next week.

      * $250 For Peach Tree Software ( US Patent Single Users Pack)

      * Deduct $100 for yourself as signing Bonus (Motivation of staff towards commencement of their job).

      * Deduct the Western Union Money Transfer charges from the funds you are sending to the shipping agent.

      These equipments are required to start off after your One week orientation and training on How to use the software's and relating with your supervisor online)

      EQUIPMENT:

      The Following would be shipped to you by the shipping agent in other to start off the work and the items are listed below:

      * Dell Notebook Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU T2330 @1.60GHz 1.60GHz* Printer, Scanner, Fax and Photocopier Machine( 4 in 1).

      * Microsoft Office and Microsoft Operating Systems (Service Pack 2)

      * Mini-Office Stationary.

      SHIPPING AGENT INFORMATION:(Print and take along while going to WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER and make sure you send the fund ( Money In Minutes Service)

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

      TAKE THIS ALONG TO WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER

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

      Receiver's Name and information (omitted by me)

      REMINDER : You are to deduct funds for the BS 1 Accounting Software is $300, Peach Tree Software $250. Please Note that. You are to deduct funds for the BS 1 Accounting Software, Peach Tree Software, and $100 for you as your signing on Bonus calculated to get you geared before your equipment arrive. If you cannot locate any Software Mart or Compu-store where you can purchase the software's then you keep the funds for the software's and an email would be sent to you over the weekend as regards locations where they can be purchased. However it is important to send the funds to the shipping agent so as your equipment to be shipped promptly to be delivered before your training commence..

      Once the fund is sent,kindly have the following WESTERN UNION Information Mailed to Us via e-mail as soon as possible.

      SENDER NAME:

      FULL ADDRESS:

      CITY:

      STATE:

      ZIP CODE:

      M.T.C.N CONTROL NUMBER:

      NOTICE : Send in an Email with the subject ** PETTY CASH DETAILS ** with the details of your deductions and the fund transferred to the shipping agent. An email with summarized assessment of your performance would be sent to you and details of the delivery date including the arrival of the equipments would be made known to you.

      Yours Sincerely,

      Stewart Haines

      Head of Personnel Management

      Resource for Online Staffs

      4star Software Solutions

      The website for the company has a placemarker but can only be accessed by the owner. I'll be refusing delivery on the FedEx package soon to be arriving today. Thanks again, folks, for preventing a cash outlay I can ill-afford at this time.

      CONTENTS:

      1. FUND INSTRUCTION

      2. DEDUCTIONS

      3. EQUIPMENT

      4. SHIPPING AGENT INFORMATION

      FUNDS INSTRUCTION:

      we will like you to know that in regards to your online job we have build a trust in you and the company is having a strong believe that you will do as you said in your answers during your interview and we will like you to know that funds have been mailed to you Via FedEx Express and you should be getting it today in the mail, We will like you to know that as soon as you get the payment you will need to go and have it cashed at your bank then follow the instructions giving below:

      FedEx Express Airway Bill Number: 796062624589

      DEDUCTIONS:

      * $300 For BS 1 Accounting software which is to be purchased Next week.

      * $250 For Peach Tree Software ( US Patent Single Users Pack)

      * Deduct $100 for yourself as signing Bonus (Motivation of staff towards commencement of their job).

      * Deduct the Western Union Money Transfer charges from the funds you are sending to the shipping agent.

      These equipments are required to start off after your One week orientation and training on How to use the software's and relating with your supervisor online)

      EQUIPMENT:

      The Following would be shipped to you by the shipping agent in other to start off the work and the items are listed below:

      * Dell Notebook Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU T2330 @1.60GHz 1.60GHz* Printer, Scanner, Fax and Photocopier Machine( 4 in 1).

      * Microsoft Office and Microsoft Operating Systems (Service Pack 2)

      * Mini-Office Stationary.

      SHIPPING AGENT INFORMATION:(Print and take along while going to WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER and make sure you send the fund ( Money In Minutes Service)

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

      TAKE THIS ALONG TO WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER

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

      Receiver's Name: Toni Soliday

      Address: 703 Patriot Parkway

      City,State and Zip Code: WESTMINSTER CO 80234

      REMINDER : You are to deduct funds for the BS 1 Accounting Software is $300, Peach Tree Software $250. Please Note that. You are to deduct funds for the BS 1 Accounting Software, Peach Tree Software, and $100 for you as your signing on Bonus calculated to get you geared before your equipment arrive. If you cannot locate any Software Mart or Compu-store where you can purchase the software's then you keep the funds for the software's and an email would be sent to you over the weekend as regards locations where they can be purchased. However it is important to send the funds to the shipping agent so as your equipment to be shipped promptly to be delivered before your training commence..

      Once the fund is sent,kindly have the following WESTERN UNION Information Mailed to Us via e-mail as soon as possible.

      SENDER NAME:

      FULL ADDRESS:

      CITY:

      STATE:

      ZIP CODE:

      M.T.C.N CONTROL NUMBER:

      NOTICE : Send in an Email with the subject ** PETTY CASH DETAILS ** with the details of your deductions and the fund transferred to the shipping agent. An email with summarized assessment of your performance would be sent to you and details of the delivery date including the arrival of the equipments would be made known to you.

      Yours Sincerely,

      Stewart Haines

      Head of Personnel Management

      Resource for Online Staffs

      4star Software Solutions

      Phone: 323-319-5855

    • Terri 7 years ago

      Thanks for your postings. It's about time someone let others know about the scams. I have seen postings on Craig's List where others are tired of the scams and are trying to warn others, but nothing to this extent. I think you might have covered "all the bases". I am an accountant by trade but have also previously been involved in sales, so I'm a very cautious person to begin with, but I've had similar replies like all of the above. I haven't fallen for any of them "yet" and hope they don't come up with a scam that catches me off guard. I'm still applying for jobs on craigslist.com but I refuse to send my SS# to websites that I even KNOW are secure. And as for bank information or cell phone numbers, I state that I don't have one. I also do not give out my birthdate or my mother's maiden name - these can be used to obtain a birth certificate or a copy of my SS#. They would also need your birthplace. Result: I believe my personal info is secure! Let's hope I'm right. Be careful - all of you! Good Luck with your job search!

    • Martino 7 years ago

      Right ON! Whenever I see a job listing with a gmail address, I immediately do a search for it, & almost all are posting in other areas, so I flag that ad, and any other hits that haven't been flagged yet. If I happen to flag a legit poster....TFS!

    • hdubs 7 years ago

      @ Martino: that is brilliant. Thank you so much for that tip.

    • Arron J 7 years ago

      I too received the same email but from a guy name John Harrison. Not Frank. It had the same story about delivering toys to an orphanage etc... He was currently away out of state. Etc... I flagged him down on yahoo messenger and this is what he had to say.

      sportnatticus@ymail.com: hey how come i saw the same email you sent me from 3 different names? and how come you arent talking to me

      John Harrison: Oh.. how did it happened?

      sportnatticus@ymail.com: I googled it and it had the same email with different places and names

      sportnatticus@ymail.com: different salaries but all the same words

      sportnatticus@ymail.com: I thought you wanted me to work for you man

      sportnatticus@ymail.com: hello?!

      sportnatticus@ymail.com: It seems like you are ignoring me and you haven't given me any more details on this new job.

      John Harrison: Well i am not sure if you will be able to work with me

      John Harrison: I guess you have understand what i am doing

      sportnatticus@ymail.com: I understand that you don't type very well for being such a smart man. I understand what you are doing.

      sportnatticus@ymail.com: Thats why I have your computers address and a list of people you have emailed the same email to from different names.

      sportnatticus@ymail.com: The authorities have already been called.

      sportnatticus@ymail.com: Not just the local PD either.

      John Harrison is typing...

      John Harrison: brb

      sportnatticus@ymail.com: haa

    • RachJ 7 years ago

      I answered this ad on CL

      "Details:

      Hello,

      We are a fun, loving and busy family looking for housekeeper/cleaner.

      Work hours are flexible.

      We have 2 adorable children ages 5,3 (boy/girl)

      Duties to include cleaning and organizing the home, assisting with laundry, and just providing an extra set of hands for mom !

      If Interested email resume

      Location: los angeles

      Compensation: $350/Week

      This is a part-time job.

      Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster.

      Please, no phone calls about this job!

      Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.

      It looked very simple and legit, but the email I got after sending my resume was very suspicious, although much shorter and clearer than some of the ones I've seen on this site. After doing some digging I found the same formula. Why do so many scammers say they work for the World Health Organization. Weird.

      Dear Applicant

      First of all, let me introduce Myself. My name is John Atkins, I am married with 2 kids. We are relocating to the los angeles from London.

      As I have recently been appointed as a Programme Associate with the World Health Organisation.

      It is my pleasure to inform you that am willing to offer you the Job,

      We are relocating to the states, and we need someone who could help take care of the house, Help my Wife and watch my kids while am off to work also Someone that can help us settle down quickly.

      I'm willing to Pay $350 weekly plus $50 for transportation or petrol, i will be needing your services 3 Days in a week and at any suitable time that fits your schedule. I Hope you are reliable for this position.

      My financier Assistant will be making out a check to you before our arrival, you will be receiving a check of $2550.00 out of which you will be deducting your pay for the firsts week and you will be using the remaining to buy Groceries/Food Stuffs and other things needed in the house, you will be getting this Groceries before our arrival date which is on or before december 23rd.

      As of now, I am still unsure of the Physical address of the apartment where we would be staying but will instruct The Rental agent to mail the keys and address of the apartment to you as soon as the place is ready so that you can do all cleaning necessary before Our arrival.

      I will email you the shopping list as soon as i have gotten confirmation that you have received the payment.

      I would need the following Information to make out a check payment to you immediately upon your acceptance of the Job:

      Name to issue the check on:

      Address where you want the Check mailed to:

      Phone number(cell and land):

      Age :

      If myself and my wife are pleased with your service within 2 weeks, there will be other incentives. However, we need a more mature person that is above 18yrs of age who is very knowledgeable to handle things without much supervision.

      Await your response

      Regards

    • Dawn 7 years ago

      This scam is going around again..I unfortunately even got suckered at first and sent my info..that was requested and got all excited to start! Until I received the second email which started to raise a red flag in the pit of my stomach, "MONEYORDER"! Thank goodness I came across this site, the similarity to the others is just way to coincidental!

      First email to my resume:

      From: Janet Cole [mailto:cole.janet8@gmail.com]

      Sent: Thursday, December 03, 2009 10:15 PM

      To: Dawn Morford

      Subject: Re: Personal asst- part-time (chicago)

      Hello,

      Hope you're having a pleasant day today

      You contacted me applying for the position which I advertised on Craigslist. Do take time to go through this introductory mail and feel free to pass any questions on.

      My profile briefly:

      I'm Janet Cole, 48, a divorced mother of 2 wonderful kids, a successful entrepreneur and investor, a member of the Angel Investment Network. I'm also a research journalist and I travel every now and then within and outside the US working on various independent projects, this is why I need someone who can help keep up to date with all of my activities especially when I'm away and amidst my busy schedule.

      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 moved on with her personal life and it has affected me in a way. I found her previously on the craigslist website and I sincerely hope I will be able to find someone again who will be as efficient as she has been.

      Please note that you are being hired only on a personal level. All correspondences would be made and promptly reported to me personally. The position is part time and home-based meaning you can work most times from your home as long as you have a regular internet access. You are also hired on a trial basis for now until we are able to see how well we fit in, this however does not affect your weekly wage.

      Most of your activities will be carried out locally and most official packages will be delivered via posts. You will be actively involved in my personal, business and financial life. In summary, your activities as my assistant amongst other things will include;

      * Acting as an alternative telephone correspondence;

      * Running personal errands, supervisions and monitoring;

      * Organizing and maintaining diaries, memos and making appointments;

      * Dealing with incoming email, faxes and post;

      * Carrying out background research and presenting findings;

      * A personal reminder for Schedules, programs, flights and keeping me up to date with them as they come up;

      * Arranging travel and accommodation

      * Carrying out specific projects and research;

      * Taking on some of the my responsibilities and working more closely with management and other staff related to me;

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

      * Handling and monitoring financial activities.

      * Processing and taking charge of weekly payments and purchases.

      * You will also be a part of my household and a helping hand to issues as they arise.

      * General clerical activities.

      Basic wage is $500 a week.

      Any extra personal expenses (transport, gas, etc) incurred by you while on an errand or otherwise will also be reimbursed by me at the end of each working week.

      This position is very flexible and it is difficult judging the exact number of hours you will be doing, just bear it in mind that there will be busier weeks than others with a steady pay. 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. There is also a very sensitive issue on trust, dedication 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 England now for a project, however, I do have a number of things you could help me with immediately, prior to my arrival.

      Due to the excessive number of responses to my Ad, do provide the following details about yourself for my personal record update and to filter applicants;

      Full Names

      Full Contact Address

      City

      State

      Zip Code

      Phone Number (H)

      Phone Number (M)

      Occupation (if any)

      Sex

      Marital status

      Age

      I hope you can be available for me immediately before I arrive, it certainly can act as a stable foundation to our impending working relationship.

      Hope to hear from you again.

      Regards

      Janet Cole

      Second email:

      From: Janet Cole [mailto:cole.janet8@gmail.com]

      Sent: Monday, December 07, 2009 2:34 PM

      To: Dawn Morford

      Subject: Information Received!!!

      Hello Dawn,

      Hope you are having a pleasant day today.I received your e-mail and it was a pleasure hearing back from you. I hope this marks the beginning of a good working relationship all together.

      From the details you have sent to me, I would want to give you the opportunity to be my new assistant; I do hope my decision will be worthwhile. I'll be using the next couple of weeks to test your efficiency and diligence towards this, also to work out your time

      schedule and fit it to mine. I really need to find the perfect person for this job, I'm confident you can take up the challenge and on the long run we should have a relatively sound working relationship between us.

      I'd want us to meet up on Yahoo chat as soon as possible so we can discuss extensively, more so it's easier for me to convey more information when I'm online. My Yahoo ID is janet.cole39, do send me a friend's request as soon as you are able to. Due to the time difference, It may be a little difficult working out the exact time to meet you online but with time however, we should get used to it.

      I'm online most of the time when I'm not out or in a meeting so we should be able to have a chat sooner than you think. Do try to keep a date.I hope we can get a head start with things as soon as possible. I have had to put a hold on a lot and I would appreciate it if you can be available for me immediately. I do have a couple of urgent tasks for you which will include you making some purchases and payments on my behalf. You will receive a payment check and some money orders via mail which will also cover your wage for the week as well as all other purchases and payments needed to be made on my behalf. I will update you further on this giving you a comprehensive list on how to go about them.

      My daughter also has a birthday coming up in 2 weeks, I have a surprise party planned for her so you will also be working hand in

      hand with the planner in organizing gifts and anything else for the party.

      Kindly reply this e-mail as soon as possible to further signify your interests in working with me. I have a confidence in you and I am

      looking forward to a good working relationship between us. I hope you will be up to, perhaps better than my presumptions about you.

      Hope to hear from you again soon.

      Regards.

      Janet Cole.

    • acai berries diets 7 years ago

      I almost fell for this. Thanks for the info.

    • Rick Irby 7 years ago

      I got a job from cl, worked about three weeks, then the crook left town. Screwed me and some others out of our pay. Bernie Dyches (was the guy's name)travels with a gf and baby!

    • Jae 7 years ago

      I received the exact same emails from, "Janet Cole" a few back and it went even further... she/he even sent me out a check via Fedex in the amount of $3.220 a cashiers check... I had no water mark and looked completely fake... they said they were in England and it was sent out from Virginia and the check was cut in North Carolina.. here are the emails following the 2 already posted:

      Janet Cole

      to me

      show details Dec 10 (5 days ago)

      Hello Lee,

      How are you doing today? I hope you are having a great time, I am pleased to inform you that the funds for the orphanage has been sent and you will be getting it any moment from now via FedEx courier service. The payment was sent to your home address, so ensure you stay at home so you can sign for the delivery of the package and proceed with your first assignment.

      However, I contacted the orphanage home and I was given the list of the items needed, The items are much and it will cost alot of money to get them shipped, so we have reached an accord. They will be getting the items themselves, all you need do is just to receive the payment, have it cashed at your bank deduct your $500 for the week plus $50 extra which I will tell you what to do with it later, and then you have the remaining funds sent via western union money transfer to the orphanage home.

      Below is the Orphanage Western Union information to send the funds..

      RECEIVER'S NAME: Terry Camp

      ADDRESS: 22 Jalan Ipoh

      CITY: Ipoh Road

      STATE: Kuala Lumpur

      COUNTRY : Malaysia

      ZIP CODE : 67000

      when sending the funds, ensure you send it using the money in minute option

      Kindly get back to me with the Western Union MTCN #, the Total Amount sent, and the Sender's Name and Address as soon as you have the funds sent.

      I will be waiting to read back from you Asap and i also have some other assignment for you to be done 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 fee weekly as we both agreed.

      Take good care of yourself and have a blessed day.

      Kindly get back to me Asap.

      Thanks,

      Janet Cole

      NEXT EMAIL:

      Package Delayed!!!

      Hello,

      How are you doing, I am very sorry to keep you waiting throughout yesterday, although the package was suppose to be delivered yesterday but if was delayed due to the inconsistencies of FedEx courier service, Everything has been settled now and you will be getting the package on Monday Morning unfailingly, I will Email you with the tracking number and also the western union information for the orphanage once again.

      Sorry Again for the inconvenience, it wont happen again.

      Thanks and get back to me immediately to confirm you actually read this message.

      Thanks

      Janet Cole

      ANOTHER EMAIL:

      Package Rescheduled!!!

      |

      Janet Cole

      to me

      Hello Lee,

      The package has been rescheduled and it will be delivered any moment from now, Here is the tracking number 798216947495. Log on to www.fedex.com/us to track the package. As soon as you receive the check, Have it cashed at your bank, deduct $550, $500 meant for your weekly salary and $50 extra, I will let you know what to do with the $50 later and and then you send the balance left to orphanage, Here is the orphanage western union information once again.

      RECEIVER'S NAME: Terry Camp

      ADDRESS: 22 Jalan Ipoh

      CITY: Ipoh Road

      STATE: Kuala Lumpur

      COUNTRY : Malaysia

      ZIP CODE : 67000

      when sending the funds, ensure you send it using the money in minute option

      Kindly get back to me with the Western Union MTCN #, the Total Amount sent, and the Sender's Name and Address as soon as you have the funds sent.

      Thanks

      Janet Cole

      WELL ONCE I RECEIVED THE CHECK I LOOKED AT AND IT LOOKS FAKE.... I AM GOING TO TAKE IT TO THE BANK TO SEE WHAT THEY CAN DO... THERE MUST BE A WAY TO TRACK THIS EMAIL ADDRESS AND I CHECKED THE SHIPPING HISTORY AND IT WAS SENT OUT OF FLORIDA... I WILL POST BACK ONCE I SEE WHAT HAPPENS AT THE BANK.

    • Jae 7 years ago

      well I just got back from the bank... and without even blinking they told me that you could tell from a mile away that the check was totally fake...this so called "Janet Cole" needs better fraudulent check making equipment, if you ask me...lol Hope this helps anyone who is in contact with this person at email: cole.janet8@yahoo.com...

    • leiciaj 7 years ago

      I am so thankful that I found this website. I check Craigslist every day and I realize that the scams have been getting worse. Unfortunately, my resume is out there with my name, address and phone number. I applied to a number of posts that sounded really great until they asked for a credit report. Several times I got my hopes up for nothing. After reading these comments I will be more cautious. Thank you all for sharing.

    • Jade 7 years ago

      I have been contemplating this idea for a long time. I was hoping craigslist would get better at filtering their job post. However as we all have seen, it's just gotten worse.

      so...

      Can someone with the ability and computer-tech knowledge create a similar web site with only LEGITIMATE jobs...

      I am a stay at home mom constantly searching for jobs for friends and family of mine, so I have the time and dedication it will take to create and filter the web site, however I am limited on creating one. If someone could donate their time and expertise to get one started they could train me and others that volunteer, that have a heart for those that are unemployed and sincerely need jobs to support their families such as putting food on the table and gas in the tank to get to work the next day. I really feel bad for the average Americans that are being scammed not only from time but their dignity and their hope and so much more.

      I already have a long list of possible ideas... I will be the first to donate any time needed to create this project.. rather it be filtering, marketing, posting, whatever is needed. I have a long list of qualifications in these fields and many others that I would offer... who knows the project could become really big however, I would prefer to keep it non-for-profit, not only because I don't look to profit from it but that, business's would feel more safe and secure knowing that we have nothing more to gain except appreciation from a site they can trust. Through our listing I feel that if we can create something like that and put craigslist and others out of business ( in the job market at least) or make ours just as well known then we would be helping to restore hope to %75-%100 of these victims, or future victims.

      My email: is jaderompf@aol.com

      After I determine you are not trying to scam me I will be more than happy to give you my phone number so we can discuss this project on a more personable level of communication.

      Please let me know what you think and if you could volunteer.

      I realize I will be getting responses from every state not just from my city and state (Lakeland, Florida) however If you tell me the city and state your in I can match you up with others near or around you... or you could just run an ad and collect those names of citys and states on your own.

      Thank you,

      lets work together to restore what we have left of our job market.

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      Dolores Ninerell 7 years ago from Mount Laurel, NJ

      Scams are everywhere. I think Education is the key.

      I just got this one in my personal email box which could have been obtained from any legitimate site I posted my resume.

      Clearly this is fishy as:

      a. it seems to good to be true when you need no knowledge just a computer and a printer (who doesn't have that?)

      b. they mention Western Union

      c. they talk about processing payments

      The key is to investigate matters before you give PRIVATE information. I wouldn't worry about people having your resume only that you will get crap emails like this one...

      ========================================

      Hello,

      I need someone that can work for me,the work require you to have a computer connected to a working printer.Get back to me if you're interested and if you have the requirement.

      This position is perfect for anyone who has spare time and needs to earn extra income.

      The job requires no previous experience in any particular field,no experience is needed and training is provided. However, the following skills are desirable:

      1) A computer with printer

      2) Basic knowledge of the Internet

      As this job is entirely on line, you will need to know how to use the Internet also this job is a part-time job two hours in any three (3) days in a week perhaps Monday,Wednesday and Thursday or Monday,Tuesday and Thursday and you can choose any preferable hours you can do this.

      Let me explain this job to you,i am a stock broker and i need to dispatch bill payment to creditors, your job is to print bill payment and envelop it then drop at the nearest UPS office or drop off box,UPS will pickup all this bill payment and dispatch it to each address at my expense,once again let me make this more clearer i will send bill payments to you on line(email) you will print them and envelop it then drop them at any nearest UPS office or drop off box and the bill payments will be dispatch to creditors at my expenses also none of your information will be included in this NO NAME,NO ADDRESS NO SIGNATURE NO PHONE,all this information will be mine and i will provide them.i will give you the instructions and directions to get this done without any problem.

      The pay is $800 in 30 days,i will send your payment via Western Union or Money Gram or anyhow you want it depending on you,you only need to purchase a versa check 2010 software which cost $80 only.I will reimburse you for the cost of supplies when sending your first payment so it will be included.Get back to me asap so we can get started..

    • lauren 7 years ago

      I received the exact same PA job position from a 'Jerry Trilowil" his email was wunewton@gmail.com - complete scam

    • Michael 7 years ago

      Another type of scam involves Kirby Vacuums where you work as an independent contractor and only get paid if you meet a certain sales quota. Other ads are similar where you have to sell a product and have to sell a certain number of items a month in order to get paid.

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      Dolores Ninerell 7 years ago from Mount Laurel, NJ

      The Kirby sales thing sounds like a bad deal but I wouldn't categorize it as a scam since they are disclosing their terms up front.

    • 7 years ago

      One to watch out for is Third Stage Marketing. They advertise for administrative assistants; once you apply, you get a link to their website which requires a credit check. Besides the credit check, what alerted me to the fraud is a website that won't give any info about the company beyond the front page with some very rudimentary marketing information and no further info. When I looked into the domain registration, it showed that domain was purchased only days ago and that domain buyer's name is hidden. All bad signs.

    • anonymous 7 years ago

      I got te same message from a Jerry Triowil...total...scam

    • Erik 7 years ago

      Jerry Trilowil emailed me about a personal assistant job. Thanks for the heads up people.

    • Melissa 6 years ago

      Saw this already up there, but now it is offering more money, AND a different name. Location and number are still the same though.....

      Hello,

      How are you?am very sorry for the late response,I would love to meet up with you to talk about this job but I am currently away on business and sorry for this late response. I am in Kent, Uk so there will be no interview. 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 put money out of your pocket, 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. The content of the packages are computer and electronics, clothing business and personal letters. All expenses and taxes will be covered by me. You will work between 15 and 20hrs a month. How much will you charge per week? I will pay $350 .

      I need your service because I am constantly out of town. I work in real estate and I own an Art Gallery in Kent, Uk . I will return to Canada in April so this process will keep on going till then. 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. Hope to hear 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 and clothing.. I will provide you my personal UPS account number for Shipping. All you have to do is provide my account number to UPS and shipping charges will be applied into the account. I will provide clear set of instructions for each task I need done as well the funds to cover them. I am going to inform my financier to mail you a certified check for you to be able to do my shopping,My financier would be needing the following Information below to make out the payment,How should your name appear on the check? Maybe you can provide me with the following details below

      Full Name:

      Full Address: (NO P.O.BOX)

      City:

      State:

      Zip Code:

      Country:

      Home & Cell Phone Number:

      Sex & Age:

      Direct Email :

      if any need arises please don't hesitate to call my Cell Phone #:(+447024036039)

      in case my PA picks the phone,ask for Paderico Solari

      Regards.

      Thank you!

      Paderico Solari

      16 Curtis Wood Rd,

      Herne Bay,Kent.

      CT6 7TY.

      United Kingdom.

      Tel: +447024036039

    • Phil 6 years ago

      What about this one... I am not sure... help!!

      Double Prime, Inc. has built and maintains approximately 80 global e-commerce and marketing websites for major Fortune 500 companies. The application layer is apache/mod_perl, with an oracle back end managed by another group. We have datacenters in the US, Korea, and China, e-commerce sites in the US, UK, France, Japan, and Australia, and are rapidly expanding into other markets.

      We have a team of 20 full-time engineers, responsible for application development, network infrastructure, security, reporting, and other aspects of the business.

      We are looking for 6-8 full-time engineers to join our team. Initially the positions will be contractual and of indefinite duration. Roles will include:

      1) Back-end Engineers (Mod_Perl)

      2) Front-end Engineers (Javascript)

      Back-End Requirements

      Most importantly, a thorough knowledge of OO perl is required.

      *You need not fit all required skills in order to secure a position with our company - just one or more of them.*

      - development and support of existing applications built in mod_perl

      - experience with client-side database operations via the perl DBI

      - technical management and related tools (e.g. bugzilla, RT, wiki)

      - knowledge of front end technologies (e.g. html, css, javascript, ajax, flash)

      - systems administration functions such as unix account and groups, shell scripting, patching

      - network infrastructure, e.g. cisco switches and firewalls, IPS, VPN

      - multiple language support in perl (also the ability to speak multiple languages including German, French, Japanese, Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese), Korean, and others)

      - 5 years experience with object-oriented Perl

      - strong html, css, and javascript skills

      - ability to lead engineering efforts on sizable website development projects

      - strong interpersonal and client relationship management skills

      - apache/mod_perl and the perl debugger

      - experience with international language support in perl, unicode, utf-8, etc.

      Front-End Requirements

      - Must have experience with object-oriented Javascript

      - Mod_perl experience a plus

      - Must be proficient with HTML, CSS, and cross-browser issues.

      - Experience with the following JavaScript frameworks:

      Prototype (required)

      JQuery (required)

      Dojo (a plus)

      - Intermediate to Advanced experience with front-end concepts:

      AJAX (XMLHttpRequest)

      - Structural:

      HTML/CSS

      Thorough knowledge of DOM and CSS definitions and usage is required.

      - The ability to use JavaScript frameworks to examine and manipulate the DOM is required.

      - Experience with the Firefox console and debugging is a plus.

      - Knowledge of perl is a plus.

      - Operating Systems:

      Unix/Linux (required)

      - Version Control:

      Knowledge of one of the following is required:

      svn, cvs, rcs

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      Dolores Ninerell 6 years ago from Mount Laurel, NJ

      Definitely not a scam! They are not asking you to receive strange checks or do minor tasks for absurd sums of money. They talk in complex technical terms and have an actual job description that would only appeal to a select few individuals. They also write and spell well.

      I heard of a scam that involved a group of people working for a "company" that was overseas. They did all of the technical work and never received payment.

      You always want to make sure you are working for an actual company and do your research.

      Other than that...if this is a scam...they got me....

    • Angi 6 years ago

      SCAM?? I think so. has two different emails with two different names...and has not responded when I asked him questions before I'd send my personal information.

      My name is Martins Bruce,51yrs old,married with 2 kids,Am a property management maintaining and managing apartment units, single family residential homes, condos and commercial properties.

      I need someone to work with me from his or her home as personal assistant to monitor and keep me up to date with my activities.

      Duties and Requirements:

      Process all owner distribution batches – print checks, statements and mail on a timely

      basis.

      Assisting with management of employee's

      checking store supplies and placing orders

      Process rental applications in Resident Data.

      Type various letters ,Prepare 3 Day Notices.

      Retrieve and process faxes

      Send unpaid rent notifications to tenants.

      Deposit and monitor payments of all owner contributions.

      Available during regular business hours

      Organized and able to take instructions well

      Dependable, Reliable, Trustworthy a must

      Excellent English language skills (both spoken and written)

      Must have good attention to detail

      Must be a problem solver and not a problem maker

      Have great work ethic and attitude, as well as people skills

      pay-attention to detail, capable of multi-tasking, and works well under stress at times.

      Benefits:

      - Yearly performance bonus

      - Paid vacation/sick/personal days

      - Medical benefits

      Working hours:Mon-Friday

      Total Hours (Per Week):25hours

      Salary:$500 weekly($2,000 monthly)

      This position is home-based and flexible part time job,you can be in any location you will be working from your home doing all the activities.

      Am out of state for business trip i will be back in next weekend before that i want you to start working for me and I do have a number of things you could help me with this week if you will be available to start.This can act as a stable foundation to our working relationship.

      I have first task waiting for you to know if you are ready to work.

      I want to know if you own any of this office equipments list you need to start this position:

      Printer:

      Personal Laptop/Desktop:

      Internet Access:

      Scanner:

      Fax machine:

      Laminator:

      Paper Cutter:

      Calculator:

      If you have any of this office equipments let me know also fill the application form

      below.

      APPLICATION FORM

      First Name :

      Last Name:

      Full Street Address(not po box) :

      City, State, Zip Code:

      Cell Phone Number:

      Home Phone Number:

      Email:

      Age:

      Sex:

      Status:

      Yahoo Messenger ID:

      Note:If you do not have yahoo ID set-up one to chat with me online.

      Nationality___________________________

      Current Job:____________________________

      Are you eligible to work in the United States?Yes____ No_____

      If you are under age 18, do you have an employment/age certificate?Yes ___ No___

      POSITION/AVAILABILITY:

      Position Applied For_________________

      How often do you check your email:______________

      Specify the hours that you will be available if my schedule doesn't work with the hours i

      requested

      Days/Hours Available:

      Monday____

      Tuesday ____

      Wednesday____

      Thursday____

      Friday____

      Saturday____

      Sunday____

      Hours Available: from_______ to______

      What date are you available to start work?________________

      MARTINS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

      Email:jamesbruce911@yahoo.com

    • Shannon 6 years ago

      Craigslist needs to do something about these scammers. I consider myself internet savvy but have not had much experience with Craigslist. I have been searching for jobs on Indeed, Simply Hired and Career Builder, etc and then

      someone told me to give Craigslist a try. I applied for 8-10 jobs not suspecting any foul play. Then before applying to a hotel job I put the email address into Google to see if I could find out what hotel the job was at. All of a sudden I found out about the Flake List. I found out that the job I was applying to was being posted in 30 other cities. I felt like a complete fool. I proceeded to check all of the other email addresses I applied to and you guessed it - all on the Flake List! I was so angry and felt violated. I spent so much time applying for these jobs (writing cover letters, etc) and was also excited about the jobs. I was so deflated when I found out that they were all scams. I hope something can be done to stop these malicious, time-wasting jerks!

    • mnm 6 years ago

      Sent my resume to a contact@nfalon.com (this must sound familiar to ricky) and received the same response. Asked for more information on the company and got SO Media (Southern Ontario Media, which is in Canada, that NFalon in ricky's post is in Germany...interesting.)Southern Ontario Media is no longer in business and I am now receiving emails from different addresses explaining to me that i'm to receive a 2,889 check that I would send out using Western Union. I've been trying to talk them into stopping the emails but they're now harassing me even more. It's ridiculous, these scammers have nothing better to do then try to threaten you with the "lawyers" they're affiliated with in all of the major cities of the states. The only annoying thing is that my name, email, phone number, and address were all on the resume, looks like i'll be updating that asap to avoid future issues.

    • Fabric Blinds 6 years ago

      Thanks for this information. Great value, bookmarked and emailed!!

    • ABM 6 years ago

      I got the same email...

      Hello,

      How are you?am very sorry for the late response,I would love to meet up with you to talk about this job but I am currently away on business and sorry for this late response. I am in Kent, Uk so there will be no interview. 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 put money out of your pocket, 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. The content of the packages are computer and electronics, clothing business and personal letters. All expenses and taxes will be covered by me. You will work between 15 and 20hrs a month. How much will you charge per week? I will pay $350 .

      I need your service because I am constantly out of town. I work in real estate and I own an Art Gallery in Kent, Uk . I will return to Canada in April so this process will keep on going till then. 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. Hope to hear 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 and clothing.. I will provide you my personal UPS account number for Shipping. All you have to do is provide my account number to UPS and shipping charges will be applied into the account. I will provide clear set of instructions for each task I need done as well the funds to cover them. I am going to inform my financier to mail you a certified check for you to be able to do my shopping,My financier would be needing the following Information below to make out the payment,How should your name appear on the check? Maybe you can provide me with the following details below

      Full Name:

      Full Address: (NO P.O.BOX)

      City:

      State:

      Zip Code:

      Country:

      Home & Cell Phone Number:

      Sex & Age:

      Direct Email :

      if any need arises please don't hesitate to call my Cell Phone #:(+447024036039)

      in case my PA picks the phone,ask for Paderico Solari

      Regards.

      Thank you!

      Paderico Solari

      16 Curtis Wood Rd,

      Herne Bay,Kent.

      CT6 7TY.

      United Kingdom.

      Tel: +447024036039

      ---Question......... I actually gave out my information....has anyone done that before?

    • Katie 6 years ago

      Hi,

      So I have been talking to this lady who has "hired" me as her personal assistant. Her name is Lisa Alzona, right now she is in Europe but wants me to recieve a check and take some money out and then send the rest to her lawyer. I have been talking to her for a while and she gave me her phone number and she has an email address with .biz at the end. I also talk to her on yahoo, which i think is really wierd. Do you guys think this is a scam?

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      Dolores Ninerell 6 years ago from Mount Laurel, NJ

      Hi Katie,

      Anyone that writes you a check from a foreign country to then disperse to someone else is attempting to scam you. Think about it? Couldn't they just write the check to the lawyer? Ask her to send you two checks - one for the lawyer and one for you and see what she says. Tell her you are not comfortable cashing foreign checks as it takes months and months to clear. Ask her for a check from a US Bank or a PayPal payment. You will never hear from her again...I am sure.

      Good luck and please do not cash any foreign checks!!

      Dolores

    • Katie 6 years ago

      Hi again,

      The check is actually from the U.S. I also checked the company that it was sent by and it was a legit company, and the bank is a legit bank. If I call the bank would I be able to verif the account? I actually emailed the guy who wrote the check out and asked him if he actually did write such a check. I don't know, this lady is very wierd but I don't know if I should believe her. She said she's coming back ont he 22nd and I am supposed to meet with her to sign legal papers for the job, now I am scared how am I supposed to know that she is not going to steal my identity?

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      Dolores Ninerell 6 years ago from Mount Laurel, NJ

      I don't know exactly. You are going to have to use your judgment. Most of these people will not meet face to face. I would definitely call the bank to verify the account and funds. Checks in the U.S. do not take long to clear. So I would wait for your bank to say it has cleared before transferring funds to anyone else. Do you have her full name? You can do a search on the web for the company and call to verify her employment, etc. Just do your homework and have someone review the paperwork before you sign anything.

      She can't steal your identity without a SS# and personal information. So check everything out before you disclose your personal data.

      Good luck!

    • Katie 6 years ago

      Thank you so much for your all your great advice. It really helped a lot!

    • Caleb 6 years ago

      I responded to a very vague and short craigs list job that just said personal assistant pretty much and got this generic scam-mail back.

      "Hello,

      I got your resume and it has been reviewed and i did appreciate it,so I will give this a GO !

      I'm looking for someone that can be trusted and reliable to work very well and with good understanding.

      This position 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;

      *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.Making regular contacts and drop-offs on my behalf.Handling and monitoring some of my financial activities..

      Basic wage is $500 Weekly

      I'm sure you'll understand I tend to have a very busy schedule at this point,as I am presently in Canada and i will be back in Three Weeks time.

      I think you're the right person for this position,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 and the flexibility means that there will be busier weeks than others,so it's a little difficult judging the exact number of hours you'll be doing per week.If you can manage your time properly,this job may even give you some extras while you do something else on the side.As I have said, I'd want us to get a head START with things as soon as possible.I do have lots of works piled up presently 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 this week to test your efficiency and diligence towards all this, also to work out your time schedule and fit it to mine.I really need to find the perfect person for this job, I'm confident you can take up the challenge and on the long run we should have a relatively sound working relationship between us. I'm online most of the time as I am hard of hearing so I prefer we contact each other through E-mails,but if there is need for me to call, I will be glad to do that.I am glad you are willing to work with me and i promise to be a good boss. I am 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 orphanage home, I do that every month.A payment in form of a Cashier Check/Money Order 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 Orphanage at any nearest store around you so you can mail them out. I will get you more information on that,I will like you to fill the requirements below:

      All Filled requirements should be forwarded to my personal email address which is (ashleywright00@hotmail.com)

      Full Names:

      Mailing Address(P.O Box not accepted):

      Apt Number if available:

      City:

      State:

      Zip Code:

      Home Phone Number:

      Cell Number:

      Email Address:

      The employee,acknowledged the Detailed Job Description

      and signed _______________

      (First Name and Last Name of Employee)

      Once again,all Filled requirements should be forwarded to my personal email address which is (ashleywright00@hotmail.com)

      Once I have received your contact information, I will get back to you with 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 back from my business trip back to the states.Hope I am clear with that.

      Get back as soon as possible.

      Regards,

      Ashley Wright"

    • Mike 6 years ago

      I am one of the Directors of AIN and wanted to explain that these job postings have nothing to do with our company. This individual has never worked for nor had any involvement with our company and is a scammer.

      He is acting under several aliases including:

      • Frank Thomas

      • Michael Richardson

      • David Clinton

      • Sandra Cole

      • Brian Peterson

      • Mark Donald

      • Jason Brandon

      • Joshua Richardson

      • Raymond John

      • Wilson Ben

      • Ben William

      • Frank Millers

      • David Hoo

      • Janet Cole

      We would obviously advise you not to respond to these job listings and please feel free to contact us through our website if you have any questions about this.

      Best wishes,

      Mike

    • joy 6 years ago

      oh so disappointing! I got the same email too...

      But this website has been extremely helpful!

      Thanks guys!

      ________________________________________________

      Hello,

      How are you? I would love to meet up with you to talk about this job but I am currently away on business and sorry for this late response. I am in Kent, Uk so there will be no interview. 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 put money out of your pocket, 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. The content of the packages are computer and electronics, clothing business and personal letters. All expenses and taxes will be covered by me. You will work between 15 and 20hrs a month. How much will you charge per week? I will pay $350 .

      I need your service because I am constantly out of town. I work in real estate and I own an Art Gallery in Kent, Uk . I will return to Canada in January so this process will keep on going till then. 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. Hope to hear 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 and clothing.. I will provide you my personal UPS account number for Shipping. All you have to do is provide my account number to UPS and shipping charges will be applied into the account. I will provide clear set of instructions for each task I need done as well the funds to cover them. I am going to inform my financier to mail you a certified check for you to be able to do my shopping,My financier would be needing the following Information below to make out the payment,How should your name appear on the check? Maybe you can provide me with the following details below

      Full Name:

      Full Address: (NO P.O.BOX)

      City:

      State:

      Zip Code:

      Country:

      Home & Cell Phone Number:

      Sex & Age:

      Direct Email :

      if any need arises please don't hesitate to call my Cell Phone #:(+447024036039)

      in case my PA picks the phone,ask for Paderico Solari

      Regards.

      Thank you!

      Paderico Solari

      16 Curtis Wood Rd,

      Herne Bay,Kent.

      CT6 7TY.

      United Kingdom.

      Tel: +447024036039

    • jpm 6 years ago

      I stumbled upon this page because I was trying to find information about qualityreviewers.com. After all of my research I couldn't actually find anyone who had tried it and been scammed so I decided to sign up because it is free. I just wanted to let everyone know that this is a LEGIT company. There is good and bad though. First off, pay no attention the per hour salary. You get paid per job you complete and each job is worth a certain amount of money. You HAVE to have a separate email account just for the vast amount of mail you will receive from the websites you sign up for and the most tedious thing for me is the amount of phone calls you will receive. (most of them are colleges, debt consolidators, insurance companies, etc)However, they are truthful. All the employees are nice and ready to help and they do send money in advance to complete trail offers to your paypal account and they also pay your salary by paypal as well. Everything is safe and secure and I've always gotten all of my money with no problem. The only way you will get screwed over by this job is if you don't keep track of when you are supposed to cancel trails, because those companies will automatically charge you. I keep a neat notebook of all of the trails I sign up for, when they need to be canceled and their contact information. So far no problems. This isn't going to substitute a regular job but if you want an easy way to make some extra cash then this a good company to do it with.

    • Samantha  6 years ago

      I received this e-mail about a PA job and sent my information out and accepted the job and the person has told me they sent me the check and the tracking number after reading what you have said i am getting uneasy about this and was wondering if anyone has followed through with this and i haven't sent out my SS# or banking info

      Hello,

      How are you? I would love to meet up with you to talk about this job but I am currently away on business and sorry for this late response. I am in Kent, Uk so there will be no interview. 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 put money out of your pocket, 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. The content of the packages are computer and electronics, clothing business and personal letters. All expenses and taxes will be covered by me. You will work between 15 and 20hrs a month. How much will you charge per week? I will pay $350 .

      I need your service because I am constantly out of town. I work in real estate and I own an Art Gallery in Kent, Uk . I will return to Canada in January so this process will keep on going till then. 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. Hope to hear 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 and clothing.. I will provide you my personal UPS account number for Shipping. All you have to do is provide my account number to UPS and shipping charges will be applied into the account. I will provide clear set of instructions for each task I need done as well the funds to cover them. I am going to inform my financier to mail you a certified check for you to be able to do my shopping,My financier would be needing the following Information below to make out the payment,How should your name appear on the check? Maybe you can provide me with the following details below

      Full Name:

      Full Address: (NO P.O.BOX)

      City:

      State:

      Zip Code:

      Country:

      Home & Cell Phone Number:

      Sex & Age:

      Direct Email :

    • Samantha 6 years ago

      The person told me my payment and gave me the tracking number what should i do when i get it?

    • Samantha 6 years ago

      *payment is on the way

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      Dolores Ninerell 6 years ago from Mount Laurel, NJ

      Don't cash it. Investigate it if you want... Check out the bank name, call the bank, confirm the account and funds. Try to find out how they operate. Maybe go to your bank and show them the check and see what they say about how long it would take to clear and the fees, etc. involved.

      DON'T cash the check. Tell the person you found another job and simply don't have the time to "shop" for them... Or tell them you cashed it but are waiting the number of weeks or months it takes for it to clear (assuming the it is an out of the country check).

      Good luck!

      Let us know what you find out...

    • Samantha  6 years ago

      The check is form Royal Bank of Canada from Montreal but it came from Houston Tx and the guy wants me to remove my money then send the rest through western union to some other person which is a "furniture store" i e-mailed him to cancle the check because i ripped it up and to never mail me anything again

    • Lorelei 6 years ago

      I just got this as well, and the cheque just came to me via DHL express. It's the same maker of the cheque. I'm taking it to Royal Bank today to ask them to call the University and see if this is fraudulent or not. I'll post whenever I know more.

    • Samantha  6 years ago

      My cheque came from DHL as well. The cheque is from RBC McGill University it is worth $3950. He told me to keep my $350 and send the rest through western union to the Philliphine to a furniture store. I e-mailed the man and told him that i ripped the cheque and not to send anything me to again.

      PS when the postman gave me the package he asked me what it was because he just gave a man the same package and the man told him it was a scam if this was a really job we would have been given really tasks to do not send money that takes 10mins he could do that him self

    • lipa.maitra 6 years ago

      Hi guys,

      I also got an email from Frank Millers and all his shopping business.Thank you for posting your stories.Even though it appeared very legal, I was a bit doubtful and thought of doing a google search.

      I really wonder how job seekers are being trapped by these people.I am pasting my email below for others to read and be careful !

      Hello,

      How are you?i need to know where you are located in CANADA? I would love to meet up with you to talk about this job but I am currently away on business. I am in Kent, Uk so there will be no interview. 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 put money out of your pocket, 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. The content of the packages are computer and electronics, clothing business and personal letters. All expenses and taxes will be covered by me. You will work between 15 and 20hrs a month. How much will you charge per week? I will pay $350 .

      I need your service because I am constantly out of town. I work in real estate and I own an Art Gallery in Kent, Uk . I will return to CANADA in APRIL so this process will keep on going till then. 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. Hope to hear 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 and clothing.. I will provide you my personal UPS account number for Shipping. All you have to do is provide my account number to UPS and shipping charges will be applied into the account. I will provide clear set of instructions for each task I need done as well the funds to cover them. I am going to inform my financier to mail you a CERTIFIED CANADIAN CHECK for you to be able to do my shopping,My financier would be needing the following Information below to make out the payment,How should your name appear on the check? Maybe you can provide me with the following details below

      Full Name:

      Full Address: (NO P.O.BOX)

      City:

      State:

      Postal Code:

      Country:

      Home & Cell Phone Number:

      Sex & Age:

      Direct Email :

      Occupation & Position held:

      NOTE .PLS SPECIFY IF YOU WANT PAYMENT SENT VIA WIRE TRANSFER

      SOMETIMES,CASH-ABLE FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS ACCEPTABLE IN CANADIAN BANKS E.T.C (Please indicate if you prefer WIRE TRANSFER OR CASH-ABLE FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS . so we can email client on your request suggestions)

      if any need arises please don't hesitate to call my Cell Phone #:(+447024036039)

      in case my PA picks the phone,ask for Frank Millers

      Regards.

      Thank you!

      Frank Millers.

      16 Curtis Wood Rd,

      Herne Bay,Kent.

      CT6 7TY.

      United Kingdom.

      Tel: +447024036039

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      Dolores Ninerell 6 years ago from Mount Laurel, NJ

      Absolutely. There is no job. Doesn't it seems to good to be true? But besides that...this one just wants to earn affiliate money from the "Free Credit Report". The link is an affiliate link designed to not look like one. Seems legit as they only want your score not your personal info. The report is FREE but the SCORE is not and that is what they hope you will pay for and they will earn some money from it as an affiliate "sale". The more people they get to buy their credit score the more money they make. If I were you I would send a fake score and see if they reply back to you.

      Dolores

    • Kellyn 6 years ago

      I think I was scammed!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so mad! I fell for the Credit Report... And I think the insentive was the fact that they got $84.00 out of me somehow?!!? It was deducted from my bank account after I TRIED to get my credit score from a site "they" recommended. I called and told them I wanted my money back and I have yet to! I went on a Receptionist position and I also looked up their website and and they had website made. I am assuming it was fake! If you see a job that is for Majison, LLC DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME!!!!!!!!! Is there any way Craiglist can stop this from happening? I can't believe people are out there doing this to others!!!!

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      Dolores Ninerell 6 years ago from Mount Laurel, NJ

      $84!!? How could it be THAT much? I remember it being less than $20. Is there a way you can dispute the charge through your credit card or debit card? The consumer usually has the power in the disputes.

    • Kellyn 6 years ago

      Well, I went ahead and had my card shut off just in case they decide to charge more fees and they recommended that I file a Dispute to the charge. So I went ahead and did it, but I won't get any answers or money back for at least 10 days!! I know, $84.00 for a credit report is unreal! And I didn't even seen where it said they could charge that much?!?! I have definitely learned from this and will not fall for the crap again! I was looking on there and after reading this site, there is a job posting for a Legal Assistant... It does not have much info to it, but it specifies it's in Elkhart. The description was not much and they did not leave a direct contact # or e-mail. And the pay is not bad... I am looking for a position like this, but like I said, I have learned my lesson... I really don't know how to tell for sure! Any suggestions?

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      Dolores Ninerell 6 years ago from Mount Laurel, NJ

      Yes. Look for a real job from a real company that checks out online AND does not ask you for personal information like a credit score or make you buy a product or service for employment or have you accept checks to buy supplies and ship them!

      The wage and job responsibilities should be well matched. Beware of jobs that seems to good to be true. It does not hurt to inquire... actually - that is how this HUB got started. I inquired and found that I applied for a lot of bogus jobs.

      After a while you can see through the bogus ads and flag them on Craig's List and not waste your time with them. Read through some of the guidelines and advice written here and you should be just fine! Also - try other job posting sites or company websites for job opportunities and not just rely on Craig's List.

      Good Luck!

    • Kellyn 6 years ago

      Thank you!! That is very helpful and I have been using Monster and careerbuilder.com, but the jobs IN Elkhart,IN are very limited. So, once I seen the postings on Craiglist I guess I just got a little carried away with it. I have a job now, but I was just looking for a change. Maybe this experience is telling me I am where I need to be! haha...

    • hulagirl 6 years ago

      I answered a post for an Admin Assistant job and got an email very close to one I saw on this site. Here is the email...From: "Henry Williams"

      Thanks for showing interests on the AD ( Administrative Assistant ).

      I just went through your resume, i think you have all it takes to be employed for this job,I need PA to help me monitor and keep up to date with all my activities.

      I'm Benjamin Braxton, 54 yrs of age,I'm a lawyer by profession, I have been pretty successful in a handful of ventures I get involved in; from the International Investment Network in Canada and United State 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 will be.

      *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.

      Basic wage is $600 a week

      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. There is also a very sensitive issue on trust and accountability which I believe will resolve itself as time goes on.

      As I have said, I'd 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 and i hope we can meet up with the workload eventually.

      Permit me to use the coming week to test your efficiency and diligence towards all this, also to work out your time schedule and fit it to mine.

      I really need to find the perfect person for this job, I'm confident you can take up the challenge and on the long run we should have a relatively sound working relationship between us. I will be glad if you are willing to work with me and i promise to be a good boss. 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 orphanage home, I do that every new month.

      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 that when i get back from my trip, I'm currently in the Canada for a summit, which will end next 2 weeks, so till i get back this position will be a part-time and home-based job.

      Let me know if you will be able to work as my Personal Assistance , Once i received your confirmation email i will get back to you with the task for this week. Please understand you will be paid for the first week immediately as i have stated in my message above ,its important for me to have everything setup before i get back from my trip. Hope i am clear with that. i hope your address and phone number listed in your resume are correct if not correct or not listed in your resume , kindly forward your Full address and phone number to me.

      send your reply to my work email : ben.braxton77@lawyer.com

      Hope to read from you soon .

      Mr.Benjamin Braxton

      B&B Law Firm

      ben.braxton77@lawyer.com

    • corey.clara 6 years ago

      Here's another scam. This is what they emailed me:

      Dear Applicant,

      We have reviewed your resume and we are satisfied with your credentials. Let me start by introducing myself and the Company to you, I am SOLOMON BROWN the Personnel's Manager of the firm GRACE WIRELESS INC.

      It is very important to Note that We have over 120 Applicants for this data entry position and the sooner you complete the questions below the faster we respond to

      your Application. We have vacancy for only 50 Staffs.

      GRACE WIRELESS INC is creating an IT Oriented Online Network of staffs working with its account department to offer assistance with the Data Entry Unit. This is with the use of over vast Network and Data base provided with High Tech Electronic Devices, Gadgets as well a Satellite Communication Materials and Instruments to help facilitate IT-research .GRACE WIRELESS INC has been at the forefront of the Software & Hardware technology industry, using human genetic information to develop novel medicines for serious and life-threatening diseases. Today,GRACE WIRELESS INC is among the world's leading bio technology companies, with multiple therapies on the market for cancer and other serious medical conditions.

      We have come to the notice that there are several online jobs that are not befitting and are not comfortable. We have there modified this job and also made provision for all the requirements.

      There would be no commitment by staffs to get started and all provisions would be made for by the company.

      We are giving this Job opportunity due to the number of job cut down the company has gone through to regain a few more resources with our IT & Administrative department.

      The job in question would only involve ( CLIENT ACCOUNT,DATA & RECORDS MANAGEMENT ). We have several unprocessed & unsaved client data and records that have been stretching over 5years that are not properly processed as well as current account and record keeping for online staffs to handle with provision of world class software, programs & equipments from our company. Working from Home Staffs in this context should be able to do the following after

      Training :

      *Data Entry Online/International E-Business Ethics

      *Account of Data & Record Managements.

      *Completing Checks and Account Balance Reports Daily

      *Handling Financial Logs/Customer Data Base Records

      *Creating Statements and audit reports.

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

      Our Goal & Target for Online Staffs:

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

      Our staffs goals are to be able to give the best clerical records done for the company while using the best software & programs available to be provided by the company.

      There would be a One Week Extensive Online training for all our selected staffs online to gain more knowledge on how to use these software. Payroll starts counting as soon as training commence.

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

      EMAIL INTERVIEW PROCESS

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

      There is a Training process online involved to brush up successful applicant before they can get started. The Company would like to inform you that the screening process would take a week or more, sometimes much more less but this is to give the Company enough time to ascertain the personality of each application.

      We would like you to kindly respond to the following Questions below to help us screen candidates. Please answer them to the best of your knowledge:

      * Have you ever worked Online with a Computer?

      * What do you Understand by E-Business / Networking?

      * Have you ever worked from Home?

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

      * Are you taking this as a primary Job?

      * If you want to make this your secondary job ( How many Hours does your primary Job Takes? )

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

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

      * Have you any experience in Online Business Ethics?

      * Do you have an Internet Connection at Home/Printer/Fax/Scanner?

      * 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 the 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 Online?

      *What Bank do you bank with ? ( This is to help us ascertain payroll statistics via our Bank Transfer )

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

      CONTACT ( Kindly Fill in the Data Below so we can contact you )

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

      NAME IN FULL : ..............

      ADDRESS : ................

      CITY : ................

      STATE : ................

      ZIPCODE : ................

      CELL PHONE : ...............

      AGE : ...............

      We have a very fast and responsive Human Resource Team that would quickly review your answers. The Board of Directors would review details for each applicant that has been approved for this job if found suitable for the position.

      You would be working Online with sophisticated Data Entry & Business Management Software provided by the company.

      NOTE: Your lack of knowledge on Data Entry/Billing Entry Representative / Administrative Office Assistant / Online Clerical Duty / Data records is not a determining factor in this positions available. We have Training for every successful applicants.

      SOLOMON BROWN

      Head of Personnel Management

      Resource for Online Staffs

      GRACE WIRELESS INC

    • corey.clara 6 years ago

      Congratulations,

      Your Name has been shortlisted for the Online Assistant for Data Entry & Clerical Support. Your application is successful. The Quality of your resume was highly considered by the Board before you were selected. Appointment letter would be included in the equipments coming to you.

      Kindly note that the need to fill up this positions are urgent in order to get our unprocessed log completed.. There would be a 1 week training after you must have received the equipments needed for the from the company's warehouse. All cost of software & Shipping is covered by the company to you. Kindly read and answer the following payroll questions below.

      PAYROLL ROUTINE - ONLINE WORKING SCHEDULES - FUNDS SOFTWARE & SHIPPING EQUIPMENTS

      Working from home with the company's provided (Notebook & Software) is a broad expatiation's of how the online duty is performed working from home. You are required to use the equipments because there is a wide range of software nstalled on the system to protect data, ease duty, also enhance speed and accuracy of duty online due to the level of security of company's client details.

      The Company's equipment that would be shipped to you are liable to be yours as ( Ownership ) after a period of 2 months working with the Company.

      There are several projects that might be given to you to handle in the midst of performing your online duty this attracts extra cash for you also, apart from your normal duties for ( $27 per hour / 40 hours Max Weekly ) There are utility funds that are provided to staffs working online on a monthly basis, these funds helps staffs with their Minor needs and bills that are involved in the process of performing your duties online ( E.g Transportation, minor needs, Health, stationary e.t.c )

      The Company is not deducting funds from your payroll for Taxes. All Our Online staffs are expected to complete their taxes forms after payroll by themselves.

      The Company is running the Online Recruiting as a temporary measure towards the completion of our Centers around the United State,United Kingdom, Canada, Europe.

      So most of our online staffs would have the first hand opportunity to apply to become permanent staffs when these centers are opened. The Company is certified and also registered with the Greater Britain Business Association.

      So i can assure you that you have been offered a great opportunity to perform giving your best to performing Data Entry duties in exchange for a good pay.

      The company's website for the Home Business Unit is under a URL change and it involves a very high re-organizational process that involves bringing all our online staffs to log-on on the same Network Online with their staff ID. That way as soon as the website is launched within the next 10 business days then each online staffs can have a log on ID/Password to get access to their duties online while still communicating with their supervisors. That way everyone can be logged into the companies data base.

      You would be working under supervisors that are connected to our Regional Data Station-Centers Online.

      There are some pre-installed Business Software on the Laptop coming to you, features also calculate the number of hours you have worked daily and relate it via the internet to your supervisor online who in turn updates your payroll folder on a daily basis. A summary of your total working hours is made weekly/ bi weekly to reimburse your Payroll.

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

      PAYROLL ROUTINE QUESTIONS

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

      Please provide answers to the following schedule so we could update your folder on the administrative desk.

      1. How many hours are you willing to Work per day?

      2. What time range? ( Morning Section 8am-12noon or Afternoon section 3pm-6pm )

      If you wish to work more than 5 Hours per Day, then we would need to speak with you.

      3. Payroll Interval? ( Weekly or Bi-weekly )

      4. Payroll Method ? ( Check or Transfer )

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

      EQUIPMENTS

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

      We have shipping agents that have been entrusted with these equipment would be shipping the equipment to you from our ware house after installation of the required programs for Data Entry duties on the laptop. The equipment is necessary because unlike your regular computer, the company has taken extra precautions to make the laptop, Hacker prove, Virus Resistant, Anti-spy protected and all other company data and information being passed while working between you and the supervisor is fully secured.

      This Test of Duty/Trust is used by the company to ascertain the level of trust worthiness the company can cornfield in its new staffs..

      You would be provided with funds in form of check to purchase the required software for your data entry program and also use the remaining funds left from the money orders to cover the cost of shipment of your equipment to your location.

      The Items contained in the 56LBS Box contains:

      * Dell Notebook Pentium D Duo Processor 1800 mGHZ, 120 Gigg HDD, 1G Internal Memory.

      * All in One Printer, Scanner, Fax and Photocopier Machine.

      * Microsoft Office and Microsoft Operating Systems ( Service Packs 2 )

      * Mini-Office Stationary

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

      SOFTWARE & SHIPPING

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

      This is a test of duty and you are required to utilize the funds that would be sent to you in form of Check for the purpose of purchasing the software, cover cost of shipment of your equipment and then you prepare a cash-flow ( Spread Sheet/Excel ) for funds was utilized. You are requested to make a balance sheet on all the purchase and send the in via email to the Personnel Department.

      * $100 For BS 1 Accounting software which is to be purchased Next week.

      * $100 For Peach Tree Software ( US Patent Single Users Pack )

      * $100 for your self for signing Bonus(This is to help to Motivate staff towards commencement)

      * Cover the shipping cost for your equipment.

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

      IMPORTANT : Send Your Full Name, Address, City, State, Zip code Cell Phone Number that you prefer to be on the Check that will be made out to you.

      Details should be sent in the format below :

      NAME ON CHECK............

      ADDRESS............

      CITY & STATE ...............

      ZIP CODE ...................

      TELEPHONE NUMBER...........

      EMAIL...........

      Kind Regards,

      .

      SOLOMON BROWN

      Head of Personnel Management

      Resource for Online Staffs

      GRACE WIRELESS INC

    • Elizabeth  6 years ago

      Beware personal assistant scams like this one!Hello Elizabeth,

      Thanks for your response. My name is Darren Gaspar. I live in the US but presently in London on a business trip. I need a part time personal assistant urgently to run my errands until I return back to the US by third week in May 2010. I own an electronics and clothing store in London, United Kingdom. Here below is the job description.

      1. You will run errands for three times a week and two hours each day.

      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 purposes.

      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 communicatin skill.

      2. You must be efficient, reliable, responsible and trustworthy.

      3. You mush 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 May 2010 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 interested, 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 :

      Age :

      Present Occupation :

      Hope to hear from you soon.

      Kind Regards,

      Darren Gaspar.

      Tel: +447031824681.

    • Gio 6 years ago

      In reference to Tony's post about Frank Culler's Personal Assistant job...I want to reconfirm it's a scam. I received the exact dialogue under the name Paul/Christopher Powell

    • Leanne 6 years ago

      Here is a scam email I received today. BEWARE!!

      Hello,

      Glad to hear from you, concerning the position! I need an Administrative Assistant urgently to run errands until I return back to the United States by the second week in June. I am unable to meet up with you to talk about this job in person as I am currently away working on a program in England.

      1. You must be detail-oriented to perform your tasks effectively and Proficiency with computers is required, accuracy and meticulous work regime is required.

      2. You will be prepared in advance to do my business shopping.

      3. You will receive my packages which will be shipped to your address or to a post office near you and then you can pick it up at your convenience. The content of the packages are ancient antiques, art works and personal letters, You will be required to open the packages, to check content and condition.

      4. The packages will then be shipped to my clients. (You don't have to pay for the shipment. All expenses and taxes will be covered by me)

      5. You will work between 15 and 20 hrs a month, variable depending on amount of work needed and your work rate.

      The pay is $350.00 per Week. regardless of hours worked, but i envisage no more that 8 hours in any week. I need your service because I am constantly out of town. I buy Companies that have financial difficulties and I am trying to start an Art Gallery here in England. I will return to USA in June so this process will be on going till then. 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 ancient antiques and art works. I will provide you my personal UPS account number for Shipping. All you have to do is provide my account number to UPS and shipping charges will be applied into the account. I will provide clear set of instructions for each task I need done as well the funds to cover them. If I were to mail you money to do my shopping plus up front payment for your service, where would you want it mailed to? How should your name appear on the paycheck? Could you provide me with the following details below:

      Your Full Name:

      Your Full Address with apt # (NO P.O.BOX)

      Your Cell/mobile phone number

      Your Home phone number

      Age:

      I look forward to hearing from you soon.

      Have a great day!

      Rodney Herald

      rodrald@aol.com

    • Kelly 6 years ago

      I stupidly applied for this job and i have really good instincts plus it sounded to good to be true which means it is to good to be true... first of all the add on facebook said OUR client yet this was a personal persons reply Flashing lights and then at the bottom asked for all that info when i already had attached my resume SMFH sooo pissed becasue ive sent out my resume to a lot of different adds feel so stupid>>> but i did the research and when the company didnt pop up i knew it was a scam just wish i knew before i sent my resume out...

      Dear applicant,

      This is to update you that we recieved your email in regards to my posting for office Administrative Assistant Needed (NEW

      YORK-Brooklyn) . I am looking for someone who can act as my PA and Errand messenger,Someone who can handle my personal and

      business errands at his/her spare time.This duties required of you will be needed basically during the week and weekends

      and this will give you free time to go on with your regular job .Below are details of what you expected from this job

      position.

      Someone who can offer me these services:

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

      Mail services: Receive my mails and drop them off at UPS (nothing illegal) 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

      MORE DETAILS :

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

      I own a new art galery in Australia which just started operations and sales and i am sourcing to buy more art works from

      proffesional painters and artist within the USA.This is where you come in. I am willing to pay you in advance to do my

      artworks and paintings shoppings for me,make payments for them and have them delivered to you. 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 put money out of your pocket, 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.

      The content of the packages are art works,paintings,computer and electronics, clothings business and personal letters.

      All expenses and taxes will be covered by me. You will work only on monday,wednesday,friday and saturdays. How much will

      you charge per week? I am willing to pay $300.00. That is not a bad offer is it?

      I need your service instantly because I am constantly out of town. I will return to USA in May 2010 so this

      process will be on going till then. 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 though i will still get in touch with you via phone soon as we have an agreement

      and you start work. Well, let me know if you are able to handle the position. Hope to hear 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.

      I will provide you my personal UPS account number for Shipping. All you have to do is provide my account number to UPS and

      shipping charges will be applied into the account. I will provide clear set of instructions for each task I need done as

      well the funds to cover them. If I were to mail you money in form of cashiers check or money orders 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?

      Provide me with the following details below :-

      Full Name:

      Full Address: (NO P.O.BOX)

      City:

      State:

      Country:

      Zip Code:

      Phone Number:

      Age:

      Email:

      I will be expecting your responds towards my request. Hope to read from you as soon as possible.Thanks for your co-

      operation and understanding.

      Best Regards.

      Solomon Brown

      God Bless You.

    • kelly 6 years ago

      In regards to my post i meant CRAIGSLIST

    • Judith 6 years ago

      kelly,

      don't feel too bad because I am in the same boat as you are.

      I too gave out an address and cell phone number.

      I blocked emails from a "Simon Estrada" on CL. I told him (or it could be a her for all I know) that I am no longer instered in the job, but the scammer still keeps bothering me.

      Not sure if I should let them know I that I know that it

      is a scam or just continue to block emails.

      What should I do to keep the check from coming at all?

    • Aurora 6 years ago

      now i wish i would have researched all of this a little more before i too sent my address and cell phone number to some tony mark guy who is "currently in germany" this is the e-mail response i received back after i sent my information. after looking it up i found out that the phone number he gave was to some random company in Seattle and the address was for some motel for sale in new york.

      i couldn't feel more dumb.

      Good day PA ,

      These is to acknowledged that your information has been received , You have been accepted and employed as my Personal assistance .

      As you know this is a part-time home base job for now till i get back to the state , If you have any other job at the moment, you can still keep to your job .

      You will start work this week ,I will keep you informed as soon as i make the list of what you have to do for me this week and email them to you , but the first on the list is the orphanage funding that i usually do every month ,i do this every month to 3 orphanage home , you will be helping me out in purchasing some items which will be donated to the orphanage home .

      I will email you the list of the items to purchased at the store and all the necessary information on how to get it mailed out to the orphanage .

      Ensure you check your emails daily so you can keep in contact with me because i will be communicating with you mostly through email , it Nice having you on board as my PA while am away, I will be getting back to the state in couples of weeks , i hope to meet you face to face soon .

      I can be reached at my cell number listed below only on any urgency matter .

      Thanks and do have a great day.

      Mr.tony

      900 VESTAL PARKWAY

      VESTAL NY 13850

      206-202-4674

      Tel-00944-7031985685

    • Amira 6 years ago

      I too have been almost a victim of this scam. But this time his name is William W Brown. He says he is a CEO of some chiropractic company. I have been talking to him for about 2 weeks. He finally emailed me today and told me the package(check) will arrive today and he gave me the tracking number. Apparently it is supposed to be 3850$ and im supposed to cash it, keep 500 for myself, then send the rest through western union to some guy named reuben joseph. lmao. thats when i knew it was a scam. Dont fall for this guy he is stupid. Oh yeah "hes also in england right now".

    • jay 6 years ago

      LOL @ Amira, That's the same guy that was emailing me, except his name was Hong Smith and basically told me the same bs, I told him he was a scammer and he tried to convince me he wasn't by sending me to some bogus website for water treatment lol and he told me he was in England as well..employers should have to go through a screening process on craigslist

    • Amira 6 years ago

      Yeah well this guy gave me a story i had never seen before. He said i was supposed to be working hand in hand with a party planner for his daughters 13th birthday party. That was who i was supposed to send the money to. How the hell am i supposed to work hand in hand with a "party planner" in new jersey and i am in washington? fortunately we are the ones that didnt fall for it, but the sad thing is, that there are people who have actually cashed the checks and sent the money. i guess they will be paying for thier consequences. it just makes me wonder, how long before this guy(or girl) run out of ridiculous fake names? I sent him an email today and told him i think he is a fake, but he hasent emailed me back, and tried to convince me otherwise. lol what a loser...

    • Erica in Chicago 6 years ago

      OMG - Here is another one to add to the list:

      SF Supply Inc

      CONGRATULATIONS !!!

      Your Name has been shortlisted for the Data Entry Position/ General Administrative Assistant. Your application is successful. The Quality of your resume was highly considered by the Board before you were selected. Appointment letter would be included in the equipments coming to you. Kindly note that the need to fill up this positions are urgent in order to get our unprocessed log completed. There would be a 1 week training after you must have received the equipments needed for the duty from the company's warehouse. All cost of software & Shipping is covered by the company to you. Kindly read and answer the following payroll questions below.

      PAYROLL ROUTINE - ONLINE WORKING SCHEDULES - FUNDS SOFTWARE & SHIPPING EQUIPMENTS

      Working from home with the company's provided (Notebook & Software) is a broad expatiation's of how the online duty is performed working from home. You are required to use the equipments because there is a wide range of software installed on the system to protect data, ease duty, also enhance speed and accuracy of duty online due to the level of security of company's client details. The Company's equipment that would be shipped to you are liable to be yours as ( Ownership ) after a period of 2 months working with the Company.

      There are several projects that might be given to you to handle in the midst of performing your online duty this attracts extra cash for you also, apart from your normal duties for ( $19 per hour / 40 hours Max Weekly ) There are utility funds that are provided to staffs working online on a monthly basis, these funds helps staffs with their Minor needs and bills that are involved in the process of performing your duties online e.g Transportation, minor needs, Health, stationary e.t.c

      The Company is not deducting funds from your payroll for Taxes. All Our Online staffs are expected to complete their taxes forms after payroll by themselves.

      The Company is running the Online Recruiting as a temporary measure towards the completion of our Centers around the United Kingdom, Canada,Europe. So most of our online staffs would have the first hand opportunity to apply to become permanent staffs when these centers are opened. The Company is certified and also registered with the Greater Britain Business Association. So i can assure you that you have been offered a great opportunity to perform giving your best to performing Data Entry duties in exchange for a good pay.

      The company's website for the Home Business Unit is under a URL change and it involves a very high re-organizational process that involves bringing all our online staffs to log-on on the same Network Online with their staff ID. That way as soon as the website is launched within the next 10 business days then each online staffs can have a log on ID/Password to get access to their duties online while still communicating with their supervisors. That way everyone can be logged into the companies data base. You would be working under supervisors that are connected to our Regional Data Station-Centers Online.

      There are some pre-installed Business Software on the Laptop coming to you, features also calculate the number of hours you have worked daily and relate it via the internet to your supervisor online who in turn updates your payroll folder on a daily basis. A summary of your total working hours is made weekly/ bi weekly to reimburse your Payroll.

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

      PAYROLL ROUTINE QUESTIONS

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

      Please provide answers to the following schedule so we could update your folder on the administrative desk.

      1. How many hours are you willing to Work per day?

      2. What time range? ( Morning Section 8am-12noon or Afternoon section 3pm-6pm )

      If you wish to work more than 5 Hours per Day, then we would need to speak with you.

      3. Payroll Interval? ( Weekly or Bi-weekly )

      4. Payroll Method ? ( Check or Transfer )

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

      CONTACT INFO

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

      Your Fullname.........

      Contact address.......

      State and City..........

      Zipcode...........

      Home and cell phone #.....

      Email address........

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

      EQUIPMENTS

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

      We have shipping agents that have been entrusted with these equipment would be shipping the equipment to you from our ware house after installation of the required programs for Data Entry duties on the laptop. The equipment is necessary because unlike your regular computer, the company has taken extra precautions to make the laptop, Hacker prove, Virus Resistant, Anti-spy protected and all other company data and information being passed while working between you and the supervisor is fully secured. This Test of Duty/Trust is used by the company to ascertain the level of trust worthiness the company can cornfield in its new staffs. You would be provided with funds in form of money orders to purchase the required software for your data entry program and also use the remaining funds left from the money orders to cover the cost of shipment of your equipment to your location.

      The Items contained in the 56LBS Box contains:

      * Dell Notebook Pentium D Duo Processor 1800 mGHZ, 120 Gigg HDD, 1G Internal Memory.* All in One Printer, Scanner, Fax and PhotocopierMachine.

      * Microsoft Office and Microsoft Operating Systems ( Service Packs 2 )

      * Mini-Office Stationary

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

      SOFTWARE & SHIPPING

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

      This is a test of duty and you are required to utilize the funds that would be sent to you in form of Checks for the purpose of purchasing the software, cover cost of shipment of your equipment and then you prepare a cash-flow ( Spread Sheet/Excel ) for how funds was utilized. You are requested to make a balance sheet on all the purchase and send the in via email to the Personnel Department.

      * $150 For BS 1 Accounting software which is to be purchased Next week.

      * $200 For Peach Tree Software ( US Patent Single Users Pack )

      * Cover the shipping cost for your equipment.

      NOTE : Send your Response to the Payroll Questions / Name & Address the Funds Should be issued to.

      Regards,

      James Peterson

      Personnel Manager ( H.R Desk )

      SF Supply Inc

      (Hardware & Software) Communications Company

      P.O. BOX 5200.

      Fort Lauderdale FL 33330

      United States

    • John 6 years ago

      This just happened to my wife today...she's been emailing this guy tony mark, giving him only cell and adress info...i just found she got the same email as above! its pretty obvious that the guy is a fraud...its essentially some form of money laundering i guess...he sends u a cashiers check or what not of say 4k. you cash it at your bank, deduct 500 bucks and forward the money to eduardo munoz in las vegas...now a week or 2 later when the check is found fraudulent...the entire check that was cashed in your bank account is withdrawn. so now you owe back not just the 500 you kept...but the ENTIRE check amount. You're F'd and this guy has made out. LAME. how dare this punk try cheating a service member's family!

    • Elaine33 6 years ago

      I too have fallen a victim to these job scams! UGHHH.

      My mother in law tells me to look on Craig's List to see if they have any jobs available. She found her rental house on there so I thought I'd give it a go. I replied to a Chiropractic Office Assistant position in my area and received this reply:

      Hello,

      Hope you're having a pleasant day today

      You contacted me applying for the position which I advertised on Craigslist. Do take time to go through this introductory mail and feel

      free to pass any questions on.

      My profile briefly:

      I am Dr. James Cash, a father of 2 wonderful kids and the CEO of Dr.James Chiropractic Office, With over 24 years of experience, I have developed a great degree of confidence in chiropractic treatment and its ability to decrease pain and symptoms, as well as improve overall health. My desire is to help people continue to do all the things that make their lives enjoyable.

      I have an opening for a Special Assistant who will support me in day to day activities, special projects and scheduling. The ideal candidate will be highly motivated, with a successful track record of developing and maintaining administrative systems in a team environment. I travel every now and then within and outside the US working on various independent Chiropractic Offices, this is why I need someone who can help keep up to date with all of my activities especially when I'm away and amidst my busy schedule.

      I have had a previous Assistant who has been very commendable in her activities and who has been part of my life for the past 6 months, she has since moved on with her personal life and it has affected me in a way. I found her previously on the craigslist website and I sincerely hope I will be able to find someone again who will be as efficient as she has been.

      Please note that you are being hired only on a personal level. All correspondences would be made and promptly reported to me personally.

      The position is part time and home-based meaning you can work most times from your home as long as you have a regular internet access. You are also hired on a trial basis for now until we are able to see how well we fit in, this however does not affect your weekly wage.

      Most of your activities will be carried out locally and most official packages will be delivered via posts. You will be actively involved in my personal, business and financial life. In summary, your activities as my assistant amongst other things will include;

      * Acting as an alternative telephone correspondence;

      * Running personal errands, supervisions and monitoring;

      * Organizing and maintaining diaries, memos and making appointments;

      * Dealing with incoming email, faxes and post;

      * Carrying out background research and presenting findings;

      * A personal reminder for Schedules, programs, flights and keeping me up to date with them as they come up;

      * Arranging travel and accommodation

      * Carrying out specific projects and research;

      * Taking on some of my responsibilities and working more closely with management and other staff related to me;

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

      * Handling and monitoring financial activities.

      * Processing and taking charge of weekly payments and purchases.

      * You will also be a part of my household and a helping hand to issues as they arise.

      * General clerical activities.

      Basic wage is $600 Weekly.

      Any extra personal expenses (transport, gas, etc) incurred by you while on an errand or otherwise will also be reimbursed by me at the end of each working week.

      This position is very flexible and it is difficult judging the exact number of hours you will be doing,

      just bear it in mind that there will be busier weeks than others with a steady pay. 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. There is also a very sensitive issue on trust, dedication 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 England now for a project, however, I do have a number of things you could help me with immediately, prior to my arrival.

      Due to the excessive number of responses to my Ad, do provide the following details about yourself for my personal record update and to filter applicants;

      Full Names

      Full Contact Address

      City

      State

      Zip Code

      Phone Number (H)

      Phone Number (M)

      Occupation (if any)

      Sex

      Marital status

      Age

      I hope you can be available for me immediately before I arrive, it certainly can act as a stable foundation to our impending working

      relationship.

      Hope to hear from you again.

      Regards

      Dr. James Cash

      Dr. James Chiropractic Office

      From the job description I didn't think anything of providing him w/my address and cell#. I did ask him to forward me his business name, telephone number and website. My next email from him was:

      Good Day,

      I wish to congratulate you on the new job.I hope we will have your 100 % loyalty and co -operation.Your quick response to mails and effectiveness will be required.

      N.B I want you to understand what the job is all about is receiving payment from our customers and payment come by Wire Transfer you will be deducting 5% as your commission on every payment received and also there is a fixed salary of $600 weekly, so let me know if you understand and ready to begin. I will like to know if you have Bank account to receive a direct deposit from the bank.

      Information needed for the direct deposit.

      Bank Name

      Bank Address

      Account Number

      Routing Number

      Account Name

      Account Holder's Address

      Thank You And God Bless.

      I again, thank him and asked him to reply to my questions before we went any further. He calls me w/a blocked number. I don't usually answer but since he told me he was out I answered and it was him! SUPPOSED JAMES CASH! I told him to call me from an UNBLOCKED# and a few min later he did. He called from 016 256 1463. He told me he was in England! (I've read a few reviews and I feel so dumb!) I told him I would not provide him w/any more of my personal information until he provided his business information via email. His email response:

      Hello Elaine and how are you today,below is my company address,also i will like you to let me know if you are still willing to work with us and i will waiting to receive your banking details as soon as possible.thanks in this regards

      7 West 51st Street 2nd Floor

      New York

      NY, 10019

      Regards

      Dr. Cash

      First thing I noticed, he didn't include a phone number. EASY solution, I did a white pages address reverse search and it gave me a number of 212 227 7310. I call the number and speak w/a secretary there. She assures me there is NO CHIROPRACTOR NAMED JAMES CASH. This was my reply:

      Good Morning,

      Thank you for your response. I am a little confused, your post on Craig's list indicated that you were looking for a Administrative Assitant in Signal Hill and you provide me with an address in New York? Upon research, I spoke with a Secretary from Dr. Berkowitz's/Rosenstalk's Office and she assured me there was no Chripractic Doctor named James Cash on the second floor. The only Chropractic Doctor there was named Dr. Jamie Bassel 212 227 7310. Therefore, please provide your license number so I may verify it. And why post an ad on Craig's List for a city that your so called company is not even in?

      Please provide the necessary details for us to go any further. I am not satisfied at all and if needed I will contact the authorities because you have provided false advertising regarding employment.

      And a few miniutes later, here was his LAST reply to me:

      I AM NOT READY TO GIVE YOU JOB ANYMORE SINCE YOU ARE NOT READY TO FOLLOW MY RULES AND REGULATIONS

      DO I FEEL DUMB, YES!!! I filed a complaint on Craig's List but don't know if I will receive a response. This is my 1st time using CL as a way to find a job and now I know why not to! IF

    • Judith 6 years ago

      @Elaine

      I loved the capitalized response.

      I've cut off all communication by blocking guy from on my email account.

      I think I may stop using CL from now on

    • Tori 6 years ago

      This has happened to my husband as well. He started emailing a guy named Tony Mark. It was a 'personal assistant job'. Anyways supposively he is to send a check where we take out 550 for ourselves and mail the rest to some guy in Vegas. Of course I looked into it cause it seemed fishy which led me to this website and a previous one talking about how he was a scammer. Once that check comes in, its being ripped up and thrown in the trash. I can't stand people like this.

    • Diana 6 years ago

      @Ellaine

      Shocking! I applied for a craigslist opening as the same job, and got an email response precisely close to yours! But without the whole credit card information.

      Funny thing is, is the guy did not give me any information about him, and says that he in Canada ands going to send me via cash check that I will need for my first assignment. His assignment is to buy a bunch of toys for an orphanage.

      He never replies back quickly, and never answer my questions.

      Also, I run into a lot of scams. Within the past 3 to 4 days, I have sent out about 20 job application I have already gotten about 3 scam-look-alike emails.

      BECAREFUL everyone and do HARD research before giving out personal information.

    • I've Been Punked 6 years ago

      I received a Cashiers Check from Paul Smith.Chiropractor who is affiliated with a water treatment company

      He has all my info my Resume my age sex and address phone number.

      Thank God I'm unemployed broke own nothing and have bad credit!!ha!!Seems This guy needs alot of personal assistants!

      Anyone know what government org we should be reporting this too?

      I figure there are so many of us there's gotta be something that can be done saving others from this scam.

    • tooslick 6 years ago

      I got the same scam. Los Angeles California

      Martin King wrote:

      Where are you located? I would love to meet up

      with you to talk about this job but I am currently

      away on business. I am in Australia so there will

      be no interview. 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 put money out of your pocket, 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. The content of the

      packages are computer and electronics, clothings

      business and personal letters. All expenses and

      taxes will be covered by me. You will work between

      15 and 20hrs a month. How much will you charge

      per month? will pay $500.00. That is not a bad

      offer is it? I need your service because I am

      constantly out of town. I work in real estate and I

      own an Art Gallery in Australia. I will return to

      USA in JULY so this process will be on going till

      then. 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. Hope

      to hear 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 and clothings. I will provide you my

      personal UPS account number for Shipping. All you

      have to do is provide my account number to UPS

      and shipping charges will be applied into the

      account. I will provide clear set of instructions for

      each task I need done 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? Maybe you can

      provide me with the following details below

      > Full Name:

      > Full Address:

      > (NO P.O.BOX)

      > City:

      > State:

      > Country:

      > Zip Code:

      > Phone Number:

      > Age

      Next Email:

      Thanks for the details. The Job will be assigned to you immediately without any delay alright. As my assistant you will resume work with helping me on errands, sorting out my delivers and packages since I am not available and make payments on my behalf. You will be properly briefed in order to carry out every task appropriately. I believe we started the purchase with TRUST, HONESTY AND SOUND MIND....! Please assure me of you trust, honesty and commitment. I will make arrangement to send payment to you in Moneyorder for your first salary and also to carry out your first assignment. You will be informed once the payment has been sent and what you are to do with the remaining money after deducting your salary. I hope we have an understanding ? ..., Thanks for the co-operation and understanding in this transaction / Work Assigned you are to carry out..Thanks once for effort

      N/B........ I will get back to you immediately the Money is sent to you it will be send to you via post office which will take just 2 to 4 working days for the payment to get to your destination.

      I believe everything is cleared and understanding with you..Thanks once again

      Best Regards

      -----------------------End Email---------

      Looks Like a fake. very clever though. had me exicited for a minute until i saw money order.

    • mtoxicsocks 6 years ago

      I posted a resume geared towards home cleaning to craigslist in Seattle about two weeks ago. A man wrote back saying that he had a mansion and a deplex he wanted cleaned, $400 a week, free apartment in the duplex, and $300 before starting to buy cleaning suplies. He wanted me to recive a check from fed-ex for $2,250 cash it, keep out the $300 and send the rest to his caretaker. He ended up giving me two diffrent names for the caretaker in two countries! He also never told me the address of the homes to be cleaned, asked about my experence, or made plans to meet me. I didn't give him anything because he NEVER answered ANY of my questions so he was deffanitly a bot. I'm a single mom who's looking for work to keep my baby in diapers, this kind of scam sicken's me if for no other reason than that it gives people like me hope for 5mins then puts us in debt if we take it!

    • mtoxicsocks 6 years ago

      In the last comment I made I forgot to enter the guy's name. Its Nicole Lavine. I've also gotten a simmaler scam from a Faith Arnold. Erg And the police told me they can't do anything about these people because they tend to be baced out of the country.

    • scammed 6 years ago

      Here's one I got recently.

      This lady wanted a personal assistant and the job sounded legit and all. She said that I would be getting paid $550 a week and would have to work from home and at the office filing paperwork, helping her schedule and book plane tickets and hotel rooms and so on. So I applied and got a very indirect email back about how many applicants they were reviewing and exactly what they were looking for and all. Then a few days later I got another email saying I got the job which made me uneasy because I never got a phone call or face to face interview or anything so I sent another email asking about this and never got a reply. Then this morning at 3am I got an email about my "first task"stating that I was to deposit the money into my bank account and then transfer funds to some other bank account immediately. I sent a reply stating that I would do nothing with my bank account whatsoever and that I had found no record of the company and since there was no face to face or phone conversation I would be returning whatever they sent me and that I knew this was just a scam. Then I got this email back.

      "Good to read back from you.Of Course you are right.The company's nameis Tiffany royal group.It is a new company set up for the treatmentof municipal and industrial water majorly to the the africanregion.Our website is under construction and we have just been given alisence to operate in the USA and United Kingdom.I understand that youare leary of taking up this job because at the moment a face-to-faceinterview is almost impossible.but we have to put trust into play.Iwill be in the USA to set up a face-to face interview with you andother workers by next week.We have your name and address on ourdatabase and have been doing researches to get all information aboutyou.We have a way of doing that!! Moreso,we have learnt to trustyou(thats the more reason you got the job before Numerous applicants).We do call alot of worker and will definately contact you on phone.Wewant you to know that we also have difficulties in callinginternationally. We can never involve in scam or any illegal activities because inGod we trust and believe in Karma.Infact,how do you mean SCAM? Howdoes this work?Never occurred to me. Proceed to complete the task because at this point,the check has beenmade out to you and we are on the verge on losing alot of money andtrust from the sender. thanks for understannding.hope this is the begining of a good andconcrete relationship."

      We can never involve in scam or any illegal activities because inGod we trust and believe in Karma.Infact,how do you mean SCAM? Howdoes this work?Never occurred to me

      BOGUSSSSS

      We have your name and address on ourdatabase and have been doing researches to get all information aboutyou.We have a way of doing that!!

      What should I do about this though?????

    • 2cents 6 years ago

      Yeah, I've had my fair share of bogus job offers. I've avoided craigslist because of the high number of these people making these posts or a high number of companies with such horrible turnover rates that they are hiring by the mass. I think what scared me the most was that all of my past resume's had my number attached to the signature. I remember applying for 10 customer service jobs, and 3 of them were fake job offers. I can't tell how how many email offers I have from people, including oversees, who try to still do that bank transfer scam. I know now not to attach any personal information to my resume - jobseekers BEWARE!

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      Dolores Ninerell 6 years ago from Mount Laurel, NJ

      Some ways to flag scammers...

      1. Scammers frequently ramble on about things that really don't matter to the sale of a tangible object, such as their sick mother, their religion, their past experiences, etc. They often refer to "trust", "faith" and God; in ways that no rational person in western Society would ever do in a business transaction, as in, "I know I can trust you", or "my faith in God tells me to enter this agreement with you".

      2. And then there are the little clues; signs like the strange name change. First he may be "David Rapheal", then he's suddenly Shawn Nickolas, supposedly in England, yet the first name has an American spelling and the last name is spelled more like an Eastern European or Germanic origin. Look for inconsistencies in names and places, like phone numbers from countries other than where he claims to be.

      3. Look for the huge number of misspellings, poor punctuation and made-up words. Again, this is typical of the scammer filth who live and operate in Nigeria.

    • harold 6 years ago

      ok i was stupiddd and gave up my info to a scammy personal assistant job... what should i do is that bad!?

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      Dolores Ninerell 6 years ago from Mount Laurel, NJ

      This one sounds like a scam to the affiliates that pay good money for REAL leads. These people are creating "jobs" by having you pose as a real customer and they earn affiliate commissions. Not sure how they pay you...probably don't. They are a scam to the businesses and a scam of your time. Educate yourself and be able to recognize a con when you see it. There are some legitimate job offers on CL - you just have to know how to pick them out.

    • cw 6 years ago

      Organization: Geneve Today Alarms LLC

      Geneve Today Alarms LLC - We are a trade industry that deal in the sales and distribution of Alarm Systems

      Detailed Job Description – Human Resources Assistant

      The primary goal of the Human Resources Assistant is to provide local customer support to our clients within North America. This includes providing convenient payment options and informing them of shipping and the terms of sale.

      You will be assisting our clients within North America, the assistance to be provided will include: payment collections and customer service via email.

      Your duties will include:

      - Collecting Local Payments

      When a buyer in the US decides to purchase an item through an online auction from our sellers he has the following payment options: pay pal, international wire transfer, international check, local certified check or local wire transfer. The quickest option of these is local wire transferring. Local wire transfers and certified checks are the options that the sales support representative will provide to the clients.

      - Managing Data

      Along with the payments received from buyers you will be receiving details for these sales. These details will include items sold, price, and buyer's information. You are to file and maintain these purchasing records and transactions.

      - Forwarding of the Payments

      Once you receive each payment you will be keeping 5% as commission and forwarding the rest to the seller or representative, whose information will be provided prior each transaction. It is crucial to complete forwarding of the payments in a time efficient manner.

      - Correspondence

      You will be submitting brief reports, weekly reports, and monthly reports. Weekly and monthly reports are to be done in Excel format and are to summarize all transactions completed within the week, or month.

      Here is an example of a brief report:

      Date: August 2, '09

      Buyer: Lois R. Smith

      Item: Motion Detectors

      Price: $ 1,921.27

      Commission 5%: $ 96

      Fees: $ 75

      Total Forwarded: $1750.27

      Forwarded to: Laura Davids,Whitefield,United Kingdom

      Reference Numbers: 23497839

      - Fees, and Transferring Procedures

      All fees are covered by the company. The fees for transferring are simply deducted from the payments received. No client will contact you during initial stage of the trial period. After three weeks of the trial period you will begin to have contact with the buyers via email in regards to collection of the payments. For the first three weeks you will simply receive all of the transferring details, and payments, along with step by step guidance from your supervisor. You will be forwarding the received payments through wire service.

      -Salary

      During the trial period, you will be paid 1,800USD per month while working on average 3hours per day, Monday-Friday, plus 5% commission from every payment received and forwarded. After the trial period your base pay salary will go up to 2,400USD per month, plus 5% commission.

      -Taxes

      You will receive a monthly invoice stating your total income. All applicable taxes are covered by the company.

      TO APPLY:

      Kindly fill out your personal information below and send to this email (robwuman@genevetoday.com) for immediate consideration of this position so you can get started as soon as possible

      FULL NAMES:

      ADDRESS: (Include Apt # If Available)

      CITY,STATE,ZIP CODE:

      HOME PHONE #:

      MOBILE PHONE#:

      EMAIL ADDRESS:

      NOTE: ALL YOUR INFORMATION SHOULD BE SENT TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS: robwuman@genevetoday.com (ATTN: Robert Wuman)

      The employee,acknowledged the Trial and Detailed Job Description

      and signed _______________

      (First Name and Last Name of Employee)

    • Marrissa 6 years ago

      I just got the exact same one over the weekend, except his name was Michael Anderson... I did send my address and phone number, but nothing else, and i'm glad i'm finding out this stuff now before it went any furhter...

    • AJ 6 years ago

      I applied for a job on Craigslist. I was so excited when I read the listing, because it was exactly what I was looking for. I foolishly sent my resume, which included my address and phone number.

      The job listing was written in the first person, saying "I" live in so and so. Yet the person who replied back exactly an hour later, said he was her son. And he basically said I got the job. That was the first red flag, since I couldn't imagine who would "hire" someone to care for their elderly mother, without ever meeting them.

      The second red flag was, he claimed to live in another state. So if his mom is diabled, and he lived out of state, how would I get paid (fake money order or cashier's check in advance, perhaps?)

      His reply e-mail had a lot of grammatical errors, and even had some cut and pastes in it (from other nursing job descriptions), that had absolutely nothing to do with what he said was going on with his mom.

      So I decided to do some research, by googling the first two lines of the ad. Low and behold, the EXACT same job was posted in another state, right there on Craigslist, only the name of the state was replaced by my state.

      I feel disappointed and embarrassed (even told people about it and ho excited I was --ugh!). Not to mention I am very worried because this person has my resume, address, and phone number. And he even knows personal info about me, that I felt were relevant to the position.

      I wrote back saying I was no longer interested. It's scary to know that there are such shady people out there. I mean really, saying he was his mom's only surviving son, at that. Not only could this have been one of those fake money order scams, but what if he was waiting when I went to meet his non-existent mom!

    • Dave 6 years ago

      AJ i think i suffered the same thing as you the guy sounded so smooth talkin bout.. my mother is sick of celebral palsy and need a caregiver to take her to be takin her medicine....blah blah blah went on and then info which i gave .....and later he says we will be coming into town and we will be living in a hotel ...........that was a major red flag ....apart from the "congratulations" you got the job

      But the catch was send a wheel chair they odered to my house to be ready so i can receive them at the airport....well i went along and all this time we have not spoken then he says well all looks good and hope to see u soon my mom cant wait to see you ....so i told him please call me i got a question .....

      1. They never will call you so the guys wants to chat with me on messenger in my mind i am asking myself if this guy is serious about me taking care of his mom ....he should want to call me.

      YOU BEEN WARNED ......there are good people on craigslist ...but it is the rotten stupid eggs like this that make you wanna piuck .......that is just down right low ...

      Thnx talk about for putting up this blog..!!!

    • Ashley 6 years ago

      I have experience with two obvious types of scams: if you have to register or pay for anything, it's obviously a scam. I have recieved responses to my applications via craigslist that either direct me to a site where I will be asked to register or pay for something. I have also seen many ads on craigslist that are generic and copied over-and-over...and I assume these are scams. However, I have also applied for jobs, sent my resume, and then recieved a FOLLOW UP email from that person, simply asking if I am still looking. The email address is certainly not belonging to a real person or an employer...why would a person bother sending a follow up email? They could take my phone number and email address from the resume I already sent them and sell it...or they could just send me an email with their scam/bogus offer. Why ask me to respond a second time?

    • Sally Holway 6 years ago

      As of today, 6/17/10, the "Frank Culler" scam is still alive and well. This dude presented himself as "Sean Anderson" but the scam-wording was almost word-for-word identical to the example you cite in this article.

      The tip-off was the chaotic content,consistent misspellings and no grammar at all. I wondered what he was smoking//////

    • David 6 years ago

      Ashley,

      Just wondering where you are from. My wife got the same email from Micheal Davids. Are you saying it is a scam. We are from Denver and I am wondering if you are also...

      Thanks

    • Julie 6 years ago

      This is totally a scam.

      Our realty office is looking for an assistant to the office manager, who oversees all office and administrative activities.

      We are looking for someone who is web-savvy, works well with other people, and has the confidence to strive to make a difference in our office.

      We are in the process of moving all of our files onto the computer network, so there will be much to do during this process.

      Afterwards, our new assistant will be responsible for:

      -pulling leads

      -client organization

      -setting appts.

      -answering emails and calls

      -organizing databases

      -updating our website/listings

      If you're interested in learning more about real estate, are looking for a rewarding summer job, or you are interested in working long-term with an upstanding company with a stellar reputation, please send us your resume and cover letter. Advancement is available for the right person!!

      * Location: Downtown Chicago

      * Compensation: $500/week

      * Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster.

      * Please, no phone calls about this job!

      * Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.

      PostingID: 1796639057

      This is the email I received back.

      Thanks for expressing your interest in our position. We'd love for you to come in for an interview.

      We're going to need a couple items from you before and during the interview. Since we have an abundance of personal and sensitive information lying around, we're required to conduct a credit and background check before we hire.

      While the background check will be done DURING the interview, the credit report (doesn't affect your score) can be done now.

      Click here to be redirected to the free credit report. Again, it won't harm your score, and you will NEVER be asked to reveal personal information over email.

      Instead, you send us the verification number you receive, so we can set you up for an interview. Then, just bring the report with you when you come in. We need the verification number to schedule you.

      Let us know if you have any questions!

      ---

      Helen Mellina, Office Manager

      KGM Realty, LLC

      www.kgmrealty.com

      helen@kgmrealty.com

      I googled and the company does not exist in Chicago.

    • Anon 6 years ago

      sorry, forgot to mention this in the post

      is this a scam as well?

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      Dolores Ninerell 6 years ago from Mount Laurel, NJ

      Hey Anon!

      After reading this article...what do YOU think?

      It hits just about every RED FLAG! You guys have to get better at this.... READ the article so you get spot them a mile away and not waste your time thinking it is a real job. This guy is basically paying you a decent wage to do NOTHING! Remember - if it looks to good to be true - IT IS!

    • Amber 6 years ago

      I just got one of those credit report scams sent to me after applying for a Mail Room Clerk position. And the scammers claim to be Reebok! Even the email is @Reebok-USA.com

      But having just received an email similar to this one within the past few days, I already figured it was a scam. Luckily! Seeing the email address look like it's legitimate could easily sucker some people in.

      I wish I could find these people and punch them in the face. Scum of the earth.

    • Lauren 6 years ago

      Has anyone received this e-mail? I've received 3 of these, worded the same! This makes me sick! How can these "scammers" sleep at night knowing they are taking advantage of people who are in need of a job! I wish you all the best of luck!

      Company Name ; S R W Group Limited

      Detailed Job Description – File Clerk

      The primary goal of the File Clerk is to provide local customer

      support to our clients within North America. This includes providing

      convenient payment options and informing them of shipping and the

      terms of sale.

      You will be assisting our clients within North America, the assistance

      to be provided will include: payment collections and customer service

      via email.

      Your duties will include:

      - Collecting Local Payments

      When a buyer in the US decides to purchase an item through an online

      auction from our sellers he has the following payment options: pay

      pal, international wire transfer, international check, local certified

      check or local wire transfer. The quickest option of these is local

      wire transferring. Local wire transfers and certified checks are the

      options that the sales support representative will provide to the

      clients.

      - Managing Data

      Along with the payments received from buyers you will be receiving

      details for these sales. These details will include items sold, price,

      and buyer's information. You are to file and maintain these purchasing

      records and transactions.

      - Forwarding of the Payments

      Once you receive each payment you will be keeping 5% as commission

      and forwarding the rest to the seller or representative, whose

      information will be provided prior each transaction. It is crucial to

      complete forwarding of the payments in a time efficient manner.

      - Correspondence

      You will be submitting brief reports, weekly reports, and monthly

      reports. Weekly and monthly reports are to be done in Excel format and

      are to summarize all transactions completed within the week, or month.

      Here is an example of a brief report:

      Date: August 2, '09

      Buyer: John R. Smith

      Item: Jowissa Men's Watch

      Price: $ 1,921.27

      Commission 5%: $96.1

      Fees: $ 50

      Total Forwarded: $1775.9

      Forwarded to: Godwin Newton, Whitefield ,United Kingdom

      Reference Numbers: 23497839

      - Fees, and Transferring Procedures

      All fees are covered by the company. The fees for transferring are

      simply deducted from the payments received. No client will contact you

      during initial stage of the trial period. After three weeks of the

      trial period you will begin to have contact with the buyers via email

      in regards to collection of the payments. For the first three weeks

      you will simply receive all of the transferring details, and payments,

      along with step by step guidance from your supervisor. You will be

      forwarding the received payments through wire service.

      -Salary

      During the trial period, you will be paid 1,800USD per month while

      working on average 3hours per day, Monday-Friday, plus 5% commission

      from every payment received and forwarded. After the trial period your

      base pay salary will go up to 2,400USD per month, plus 5% commission.

      -Taxes

      You will receive a monthly invoice stating your total income. All

      applicable taxes are covered by the company.

      - To Apply

      Kindly fill out your personal information below for immediate

      consideration of this position so you can get started as soon as

      possible

      Personal Information

      Full Name :

      Full Address:

      City:

      State:

      Zip/Postal code:

      Home phone :

      Cell phone:

      Recent occupation:

      Gender:

      Personal Email Address:

      The employee,acknowledged the Trial and Detailed Job Description

      and signed _______________

      (First Name and Last Name of Employee)

    • sjbaxter20 6 years ago

      I fell for one of these scams- a personal assistant job posted on craigslist. I'm not naive to online scams, but this one seemed very legit, so I applied.

      A few red flags-

      * there were significant differences in the craigslist ad "duties and responsiblites" and those in the first email I recieved.

      * his website was "under construction". He claimed to be mason greg, a photographer. There is a GREG MASON, who is a photographer. I confronted him about this, and that is when he stopped emailing me back.

      * I recieved emails from two very similar but different emails.

      These seem like huge warnings in hindsight, but they definitely know how to play on people.

      My question is, what harm can be done with him having my contact info? (name, address, phone #) He wanted a copy of my ID but I didnt give it to him.

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      Dolores Ninerell 6 years ago from Mount Laurel, NJ

      I wouldn't worry about that. Name, address and phone information can be gotten from anywhere on the web including a whole host of other information about people. I can't tell you how many resumes I have submitted to bogus ads. I think they need more than just that basic info. They need personal info like SS#, driver's license and account numbers.

    • jlouise0830 6 years ago

      I feel so stupid, I applied to several of those ads. No wonder I haven't heard anything about a job. I have gotten one responce back and it sounds just like the rest of these. Craigslist has more problems than just prostitution.

    • jobhunter 6 years ago

      I got the same scam email sent to me as these other folks did in response to an administrative assistant position posting, but in mine his name is Andrew Holmes.

      I think I'm going to take my job search elsewhere.

    • techie 6 years ago

      I was looking for a job as a computer repair specialist. I got an interesting reply from one job post on Craigslist. It sounds a lot like the scams I am reading about on this site. However, I cannot figure out how they would get money out of it. Can anyone help me identify their scam?

      First email.....

      Hello

      I want to know if you handle my laptops and get the work done, I have 9 PentiumM HP laptops, . Below is a list of work needed to be done on each Pc.

      1 Format Hard Drive

      2 Install Win Xp with Service Pack 3

      3 Install Microsoft Office Package

      4 AVG Virus Software

      5 Adobe Acrobat Reader

      6 diagnose Hardware. Hard drive, video card, processor and what not.

      Get back to me with your total cost for the service

      i Will appreciate if you can get back to me soon

      Best regards

      Sounds great! I reply and they send a second email...

      Hello

      I have all the necessary software needed for the service

      installations of the Laptops, there is no any Hardware problem and

      they are working fine but need those upgrade...Let me know the final

      asking price of my jobs.. I will instruct my secretary to prepare the

      Payment ( Cashiers Check) which will include your own money and the

      shipping cost of the laptops to you back and forth.All you have to do

      is to get the payment and deduct the money for your Service from the

      check and the rest will be sent to the shipper as soon as you have

      the cash available so that they will be able to bring down the laptops

      to you and will later come for the pickup after you are through with

      it.i will like you to get back to me with the followings.....

      Full Name:

      Physical Address:

      City:

      State:

      Zipcode:

      Cell phone

      I'll look forward to hearing from you to assure me you can handle this

      with all perfection.

      Any ideas on how they would steal money?

    • reo2002 6 years ago

      In seeking a work-at-home position that would utilize my 12 years experience in office administration, I found the 'scam' that has been identified here -- and was initially taken-in by it. Why? Because the individual signed their e-mails as Campbell Property Management, and there IS a "Campbell Properties" in my home town!

      I do some due diligence, and find SUPPORTING EVIDENCE that this *might* be a legitimate job offer. Imagine my disappointment when every time I tried to schedule a meeting, (he was "out of town on contract, but will be back next weekend" -- which was the 4th of July, and MADE SENSE!), I was ignored. When I brought up issues like signing a W-4, or putting down in writing the payment frequency, (a per-month rate had been quoted, but was that twice-monthly? bi-weekly? truly monthly?), the reply e-mails from him acted as if I had said nothing. I had worked previously for a man with poor grammar, but this was extreme for a person who supposedly manages apartment complexes and commercial properties; without resorting to prejudice, it DID sound foreign.

      Then imagine my surprise when in a subsequent reply, he actually gave me his phone number! Some online research finally confirmed that the number he gave would be served by 1 of the 2 cell phone carriers in the United Arab Emirates. So, he WAS foreign! Maybe I should set-aside my bias? Maybe I should realize that, using the resume which I had sent him (and which has a MESSAGE phone on it, and a PO Box -- but my commonly-used ones for all mailings and subscriptions and official notifications) he could do some minimal background investigation (the kind that are offered all over the Internet) and he could have determined that I WAS honest (no criminal record) and was desperate to get some things taken care of here in the States, while overseas. Perhaps I should embrace the image of the wealthy, English-NOT-as-first-language, foreign business man...and THAT was why he didn't understand (or respond to) issues such as a W-4?

      I had read about the 'check-forwarding' scam before, but HIS instructions were to HOLD the money (left over from my first-week's salary, and buying some office equipment FOR MY OWN HOME), and then it would be used LATER. That would mean that any check sent would have to be 'good' for the entire time I was out spending it (in CASH of course!) on myself. The check arrives, I cash it, is USE the funds...and the rest I just keep? For how long? Wouldn't that violate the pattern and functionality of the scam? To cash and immediately Western Union the funds would make sense...but, to hold them? Even if I have to give back the extra cash, and return the office equipment, I'd still only be out $500 for the first-week's pay; not a back-breaker. Somehow, THIS one just didn't hold to the description I remembered reading about some time ago. Phone number, city code verifiable overseas, money to be KEPT by me until a later date, no mention of Western Union. (Of course, his ability to get his own name correct, in English, set off alarms. But then again, was he used to another culture? In Korean, family names DO come first. So, too, where he's been?) Just enough coincidental evidence and more-forth-coming information-than-expected to make it SEEM legit.

      Now imagine my utter dismay when my skeptical intuition kept investigating, I found THIS SITE, and read, to my utter dismay, THE EXACT SAME WORDING as several of the 'scams' posted here! And I had found a BUSINESS IN MY OWN HOME TOWN WITH THE PERPETRATOR'S NAME!! (I should have just called that business first!!! But, with him saying he was "out of town" I thought it not good to stir-up his office before he "got back.")

      So, below, once again as so many of you have done, I have posted the messages I received from him, starting with the first one that exactly mimics those that others of you here have been so kind as to post.

      It's not merely a matter of a few police questions to an unsuspecting innocent, it is that your record could be tainted with the report of participating in check fraud, and if you disputed anything with a creditor, or sought legal protection, in the mean-time your credit report could be impacted by the whole episode, too. And today, many employers are first pulling CREDIT reports, and BACKGROUND investigations. Imagine a good job denied you because those two things say, "Assisted in perpetrating international financial funds instrument fraud. Amount owed: [fill in number of $1,000s]."

      So thank you to all of you, and to this site. Kudos!

      * * * * *

      Application Details

      .....................................

      My name is Peter Campbell,51yrs old,married with 2 kids,Am a property management maintaining and managing apartment units, single family residential homes, condos and commercial properties.

      I need someone to work with me from his or her own as personal assistant to monitor and keep me up to date with my activities.

      Duties and Requirements:

      Process all owner distribution batches – print checks, statements and mail on a timely And basis.

      Assisting with management of employee's

      checking store supplies and placing orders

      Process rental applications in Resident Data.

      Type various letters ,Prepare 3 Day Notices.

      Retrieve and process faxes

      Send unpaid rent notifications to tenants.

      Deposit and monitor payments of all owner contributions.

      Available during regular business hours

      Organized and able to take instructions well

      Dependable, Reliable, Trustworthy a must

      Excellent English language skills (both spoken and written)

      Must have good attention to detail

      Must be a problem solver and not a problem maker

      Have great work ethic and attitude, as well as people skills

      pay-attention to detail, capable of multi-tasking, and works well under stress at times.

      Benefits:

      - Yearly performance bonus

      - Paid vacation/sick/personal days

      - Medical benefits

      Working hours:Mon-Friday

      Total Hours (Per Week):25yrs

      Salary:$500 weekly($2,000 monthly)

      This position is home-based and flexible part time job,you can be in any location you will be working from your home doing all the activities.

      Am out of state for contract and i will be back in next weekend before that i want you to start working for me and I do have a number of things you could help me with this week if you will be available to start.This can act as a stable foundation to our working relationship.

      I have first task waiting for you to know if you are ready to work.I want to know if you own any of this office equipments list you need to start this position:

      Printer:

      Personal Laptop/Desktop:

      Internet Access:

      Scanner:

      Fax machine:

      Laminator:

      Paper Cutter:

      Calculator:

      If you have any of this office equipments let me know also fill the application form below.

      APPLICATION FORM

      First Name :

      Last Name:

      Full Street Address(not po box) :

      City, State, Zip Code:

      Cell Phone Number:

      Home Phone Number:

      Email:

      Yahoo Messenger ID:

      Note:If you do not have yahoo ID set-up one to chat with me online.

      Sex________Age_________

      Nationality ___________________________

      Current Job:____________________________

      Are you eligible to work in the United States?Yes ____ No_____

      If you are under age 18, do you have an employment/age certificate?Yes ___ No ___

      POSITION/AVAILABILITY:

      Position Applied For_________________

      How often do you check your email:______________

      Specify the hours that you will be available if my schedule doesn't work with the hours i requested

      Days/Hours Available:

      Monday ____

      Tuesday ____

      Wednesday ____

      Thursday ____

      Friday ____

      Saturday ____

      Sunday ____

      Hours Available: from _______ to ______

      What date are you available to start work?________________

      Campbell's Property Management

      Mr Peter Campbell

      * * * * *

      Dear Eric,

      I received your application for this position and i promise to be a good boss,I need you to be smart and hard working in this position because you will be working everyday,I want you to give me quotation for the remaining office equipments that you do not have in your home i want to get them for you before you start.

      Find out those items prices online or visit the store in person.

      I will send you Check

    • reo2002 6 years ago

      REMAINDER OF E-MAILS RECEIVED FROM "PETER CAMPBELL" in Personal Assistant scam.

      * * * * *

      Dear Eric,

      I received your application for this position and i promise to be a good boss,I need you to be smart and hard working in this position because you will be working everyday,I want you to give me quotation for the remaining office equipments that you do not have in your home i want to get them for you before you start.

      Find out those items prices online or visit the store in person.

      I will send you Check to buy them because i want you to get everything set up before you start.

      Please get back to me to know if you are really serious and ready to start as soon as possible

      I will be waiting for the prices list today.

      Let chat on yahoo messenger: campbellp2010

      Cheers

      Mr Peter Campbell

      * * * * *

      Dear Eric,

      How are you doing Today? Thanks for keeping intouch with me,as you know i am a busy person, I am currently on a business trip in Dubai,please feel free to call me if you have any questions.

      My number is +971-555948236.(dont forget to include the + sign while dialing).

      I am glad to inform you again that your contact details have been reviewed and will like to congratulate you as my new P.A, Your first assignment has been assigned to you Kindly acknowledge the receipt of this e-mail.Once Again, Congratulations.

      FIRST ASSIGNMENT:

      A Payment will be send out to you on my behalf by my Client, You will be receiving an envelope Via Fedex courier service and it will get to you Next week Hopefully, i will provide you with the Tracking# so you can know the status of the delivery then be on the look out for the envelope. the Check will cover the fee for the rest equipment and also your fee for the first week payment.. when you receive it, you'll then proceed to your Bank and get it cashed deduct the neccesary charges for the equipments and your weekly fee and hold on with the rest Funds from the check as i will use it to process a House property documents.

      *The documents will be mail to you for scan immediately the funds has been received.

      You will be receiving a Check which would cover your payment for the week and also for the duty you are to carry out. to get the rest Equipments.

      *You would have to keep a comprehensive record on every activity you carry out. Please send me a reply as soon as you get this email so i can know you are with me as my Personal Assistant.

      Yours Sincerely

      Mr Campbell Peter

    • lili 6 years ago

      Dear Applicant:

      Congratulations, this is a tentative offer of employment for the available administrative position with Grey Goose, Inc.

      As you know, this position pays a generous salary, plus benefits, and also provides potential to earn additional bonuses and incentives throughout the year. We are hiring rapidly at this time, and are fully prepared to make you an employment offer, provided that you comply with the rest of the recruitment terms.

      This is a full-time position. You will be providing administrative support including, but not limited to, answering phones, completing reports, tracking sales, and inventory management. Some experience working as an administrative assistant is preferred, but not required. Full paid training will be provided.

      To accept these terms and move on to the final stage of the recruitment process, you must provide us with a current copy of your credit report to go in your employment file. Grey Goose, Inc. has a zero-tolerance policy in regards to theft of company property. Your credit scores or payment history are not important to us; rather it is a means of verifying your identity, and will also serve as your acceptance of the position. Once you fill out the report, an email is automatically generated that notifies us of your acceptance of the position. Once we are notified, we mail out your new hire paperwork, and give you times for your orientation. Be sure to bring 2 forms of identification with you to the orientation.

      Your free report can be obtained here: http://nationalreports.org/application461198/

      This tentative offer will expire in 72 hours from the time sent. If you choose not to accept it, or have any questions, please email me directly.

      We appreciate your interest in joining the team at Grey Goose, Inc. and hope you decide to come aboard!

      Sincerely,

      Tina Peters

      Director of Human Resources

      Grey Goose, Inc.

      This message contains information from Grey Goose, Inc. that may be confidential and privileged. If you are not an intended recipient, please refrain from any disclosure, copying, distribution or use of this information and note that such actions are prohibited. If you have received this transmission in error, please notify the sender immediately.

      from: christina.peters@greygoose-usa.com>

    • kristen 6 years ago

      I've been looking for a part-time job for a while now, and I've experienced 2 of these now. I don't give them any information because that's janky. Bulkoftech.com and Millerfineprints.com are both fake.

    • Emily 6 years ago

      I had a place call me for a phone interview and gave me the name and approximate location of the business. I cannot find anything on this business or the owner. Not even a phone number. The guy on the phone said the business deals with highly confidential information and there office doesn't have any markings and they do not advertise. I have been communicating with 2 different individuals one via email and one via phone. I have not given any personal information that could lead to identity theft. The info I have received over the phone seems legit, but I am troubled that I cannot find any info. Most of the employment scams I have read about are from larger regions and deal mainly with emailed responses not phone. Has anyone else had a similar experience?

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      Dolores Ninerell 6 years ago from Mount Laurel, NJ

      Not sure if it is identity theft that you should worry about for this "job". Where do they want to meet you and what are they planning to do with you once you meet them? Seems a bit scary. I would bring a big BURLY MAN with me to this interview!

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      Dolores Ninerell 6 years ago from Mount Laurel, NJ

      2 comments:

      Hey Kristen - maybe I am too old but what does JANKY mean?

      Ho Techie... in answer to your question - the computer repair thing is a classic money scheme where they pay you too much and ask you to sent the rest to someone else --- then the non-US funds take longer to clear and you find months later you owe the money back to the bank plus fees. Respond and tell them they would be better off sending their computer for repair in India and see what they say....

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      Dolores Ninerell 6 years ago from Mount Laurel, NJ

      2 comments:

      Hey Kristen - maybe I am too old but what does JANKY mean?

      Ho Techie... in answer to your question - the computer repair thing is a classic money scheme where they pay you too much and ask you to sent the rest to someone else --- then the non-US funds take longer to clear and you find out months later that you owe the money back to the bank plus large fees. Respond and tell them they would be better off sending their computer for repair to someone in India or their own country and see what they say....

    • amber 6 years ago

      I received this email after responding to a personal assistant job. His first sentence is referring to my first email that asked if the position was still available. My 2nd email to him was my resume. Do you think its a scam?

      Hello,

      With this i confirmed the receipt of your mail now.Sorry I got back to you late.I was taken my time to think about your resume.Thanks for your good gestures and your honest to work with me.Hope you're having a pleasant day today.I got your email/resume applying for the position which I advertised on Craigslist. Do take time to go through this introductory mail and feel free to pass any questions on.

      My profile briefly:

      I'm Lloyrd Petersen , 51yrs,and a father of 2 wonderful kids,a successful entrepreneur and investor,a member of the Angel Investment Network. I'm also a research journalist and I travel every now and then within and outside the US working on various independent projects, this is why I need someone who can help keep up to date with all of my activities especially when I'm away and amidst my busy schedule.

      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 moved on with her personal life and it has affected me in a way. I found her previously on the craigslist website and I sincerely hope I will be able to find someone again who will be as efficient as she has been.

      Please note that you are being hired only on a personal level. All correspondences would be made and promptly reported to me personally. The position is part time and home-based meaning you can work most times from your home as long as you have a regular internet access. You are also hired on a trial basis for now until we are able to see how well you fit in, this however does not affect your weekly wage.

      Most of your activities will be carried out locally and most official packages will be delivered via posts. You will be actively involved in my personal, business and financial life. In summary, your activities as my assistant amongst other things will include:

      * Acting as an alternative telephone correspondence;

      * Running personal errands, supervisions and monitoring;

      * Organizing and maintaining diaries, memos and making appointments;

      * Dealing with incoming email, faxes and post;

      * Carrying out background research and presenting findings;

      * A personal reminder for Schedules, programs, flights and keeping me up to date with them as they come up;

      * Arranging travel and accommodation

      * Carrying out specific projects and research;

      * Taking on some of the my responsibilities and working more closely with management and other staff related to me;

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

      * Handling and monitoring financial activities.

      * Processing and taking charge of weekly payments and purchases.

      * You will also be a part of my household and a helping hand to issues as they arise.

      * General clerical activities.

      Basic wage is $400 a week.

      Any extra personal expenses (transport, gas, etc) incurred by you while on an errand or otherwise will also be reimbursed by me at the end of each working week.

      This position is very flexible and it is difficult judging the exact number of hours you will be doing,just bear it in mind that there will be busier weeks than others with a steady pay. 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. There is also a very sensitive issue on trust, dedication 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 England now for a project, however, I do have a number of things you could help me with immediately, prior to my arrival.

      Due to the excessive number of responses to my Ad, do provide the following details about yourself for my personal record update and to filter applicants:

      Full Names ...................

      Full Contact Address.................

      City.................................

      State ...............................

      Zip Code ............................

      Phone Number (H) ....................

      Phone Number (M) ....................

      Occupation (if any) .................

      Sex .................................

      Marital status.......................

      Age .................................

      I hope you can be available for me immediately before I arrive, it certainly can act as a stable foundation to our impending working relationship.

      Hope to hear from you again.

      Regards

      Lloyrd Petersen

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      Dolores Ninerell 6 years ago from Mount Laurel, NJ

      Amber -

      YES! It is a scam. It is classic. As soon as I saw the name Lloyrd then the weird use of grammar and the mention of receiving packages and use of the words trust and honest. Isn't there a letter exactly just like this on this page somewhere...?? READ the article!!!

      Best of luck to you in finding a job - but this one isn't it!

      D-

    • Amy 6 years ago

      I feel like an idiot now. I just saw the same exact email that I received 2 times on here. The only things that are different are the email adress, the job title, and the company name. I guess some people just have nothing better to do.

    • vjaime57@bellsouth.net 6 years ago

      I too received the same email but name was David Dalton.

    • Taryn 6 years ago

      Maybe a new one, but my husband corresponded with a gentleman named Wayne Basket, a personal manager for Robeez Footwear. The job was posted on CL. The interview was done through yahoo messenger-where he asked questions very similar to those already posted. We are very familiar with Robeez, as our kids wore the shoes. We thought the company was legit. The man did explain a situation where we would receive a check via UPS, take out money to supply 2 software packages and a bonus and Western Union the remainder to a "provider." Training was supposed to begin today, and after my husband was blown off, I started searching the internet. He had received a Letter of Employment, which had The Robeez Indiana address at the top but the zip code was one number off. The phone number was in NY and the answering machine stated it was "something Funding", the letter mentioned another company called CEVA computer corp. another name that can be found as a "real" company, but linked to CL job scams. I am just sick to find out the scam and angry that anyone could prey upon desperate, hopeful, unemployed families. My husband hopes to contact FBI on Monday. Thank you for this post, we too, were ALMOST scammed.

    • chuckvw 6 years ago

      I received this email today. Since it was a word for word repetition of a message I received last week from another firm, the penny dropped. Unfortunately, I responded to the latter. Unemployment must be making me stupid. Anyway, I tried to log back on to mycreditreport.com to cancel the account and could not do so... I hope this is just an affiliate phish and not an id theft situation...

      Terrific news! We took a look at your resume and we’d like you to come in to talk.

      There are a couple things we need to discuss. Namely, salary requirements and hours. But we think we’ve found who we’re looking for.

      Some logistical stuff we need to take care of: we need a credit and background check from all of our employees during the hiring process. The background check we’ll do in person, and as long as there isn’t anything outstanding in your background, you should be cleared.

      However, we use the credit report to narrow down our hiring process. It’s basically step one, and step two would be the interview. Don’t worry, your credit score won’t affect your eligibility—we just need to know who we’re dealing with. It’s our company policy. And of course, the credit check is free and won’t hurt your credit.

      Click here to get your free credit report. ALL WE NEED IS THE VERIFICATION # for your order. Please DO NOT SEND US ANY personal information. Once we get your #, we can set up a time and day for you to come in.

      E-mail me if you have any questions. Look forward to speaking with you soon.

      Yours,

      Amy Somerset, Vice-President

      Warren Design Inc.

      www.warrendesigninc.com

    • Arricka 6 years ago

      I responded to this job posting on CL,as a Claims Assistant and got a response via e-mail for the job as a Personal Assistant. My gut tells me this is scam, do you agree?

      Read the following reply e-mail:

      From: Jon Williams

      Sent: Sun, Aug 15, 2010 10:53 am

      Subject: Re: Claim Service Assistant Application

      Detailed Job Description – PERSONAL ASSISTANT

      Your resume was received and it has been reviewed, I did appreciate it. So I will give this a GO"

      I'm looking for someone that can be trusted and reliable to work very well and with good understanding.

      This position 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;

      *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.Making regular contacts and drop-offs on my behalf. Handling and monitoring some of my financial activities..

      Basic wage is $700 Weekly

      I'm sure you'll understand I tend to have a very busy schedule at this point,as I am presently in Australia, I will be back in Three Weeks.

      I think you're the right person for this position,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 and the flexibility means that there will be busier weeks than others, so it's a little difficult judging the exact number of hours you'll be doing per week.If you can manage your time properly,this job may even give you some extras while you do something else on the side. As I have said, I'd want us to get a head START with things as soon as possible.I do have lots of works piled up presently 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 coming week to test your efficiency and diligence towards all this, also to work out your time schedule and fit it to mine. I really need to find the perfect person for this job, I'm confident you can take up the challenge and on the long run we should have a relatively sound working relationship between us.. I'm online most of the time as I am hard of hearing so I prefer we contact each other through E-mails,but if there is need for me to call, I will be glad to do that.I am glad you are willing to work with me and i promise to be a good boss. I am 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 orphanage home, I do that every month.A payment inform of a Cashier Check/Money Order 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 Orphanage at any nearest store around you so you can mail them out. I will get you more information on that,I will like you to get back to me with your Contact Details such as:

      First Name :

      Last Name :

      Street Address :

      City, State, Zip Code :

      Cell Phone Number:

      Home Phone Number:

      Current Occupation :

      Email Address :

      Once I have received your contact information, I will get back to you with 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 back from my business trip back to the states. Hope I am clear with that.

      I will await your response.

      Jon Williams

    • mrs. suspious 6 years ago

      I amswered a job add and sent him my address. He sent me a check.

      I received the check. I googled the name on the check and it is from a doctor in the US and it is a bank of america check...so i know its not from overseas.

      Should i deposit the check??? or report this guy to the authorities???

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      Dolores Ninerell 6 years ago from Mount Laurel, NJ

      It is weird that someone would just send you a check. I would call the bank or the doctor and see what the deal is...maybe they have a new spin on the scam? Not knowing anything about the job or what they told you to do with the check...that is my advise. If you know it is a scam job that follows the same format as discussed here...I would contact the authorities. Help stop the insanity!

    • Kimberly 6 years ago

      Ok so what about this one?

      Godsmith bateman to me

      show details 2:10 AM (6 hours ago)

      Hello,

      Hope you're having a pleasant day today

      You contacted me applying for the position which I advertised on Craigslist. Do take time to go through this introductory mail and feel free to pass any questions on.

      Godsmith bateman is My name. I have been a photographer for over 30 years and also has been teaching photography for 20 years. I bring a unique teaching style to students which will guarantee creative and fun learning by all student photographers while elevating them to new, exciting photographic heights that they have only dreamed of.I often conduct LIVE slide/talk lectures on Understanding Exposure, the Art of Seeing, Macro Photography and Photographing People throughout the USA, Great Britain and Asia.

      At the moment, I am in a work-ship in the Great Britain.I will be here for a month after which I will fly down to Malaysia for a Live-slide/talk show lectures with some students.

      YOUR DUTIES AS MY PERSONAL ASSISTANT.

      While I am out of the states,I need some one who can stand in the gap for me.His/her duties will be:

      To receive letters and mails on my behalf.

      Receive checks and money orders from clients who want to attend the forth coming workshops or Live shows.

      Schedule appointments for me.

      Book my flight tickets.

      Send letters and mails from my clients.

      This position is home-based and flexible part time job,you can be in any location you will be working from your home doing all the activities.All you need do is to check your emails twice daily and keep your phone on most times in case I might need to call you from anywhere I may be.

      I do have a number of things you could help me with this week if you will be available to start.This can act as a stable foundation to our working relationship.

      Let me know if you have any of the office equipment (If not,I will make arrangements to send them to your address

      Printer:

      Personal Laptop/Desktop:

      Internet Access:

      Scanner:

      Fax machine:

      Laminator:

      Paper Cutter:

      For proper review(since i am not available now to set up a face-to-face interview) supply out correctly

      the information below .

      First Name :

      Last Name:

      Full Street Address(not po box) :

      City, State, Zip Code:

      Cell Phone Number:

      Home Phone Number:

      Email:

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

      Note: It will be of 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, Trustworthy a must

      Must have excellent English language skills (both spoken and written)

      Have great work ethic and attitude, as well as people skills, pay-attention to detail, capable of multi-

      tasking, and works well under

      stress at times.

      Benefits:

      - Yearly performance bonus

      - Paid vacation/sick/personal days

      - Medical benefits

      Salary:

      $500 weekly($2,000 monthly)

      Also,there will be compensation for efficiency and hard working.

      N.B.please kindly reply back to my private email(charteredpayroll2@hotmail.com).

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      Dolores Ninerell 6 years ago from Mount Laurel, NJ

      same as the others... personal assistant, Great Britian...didn't have to read anymore.

    • Scam or Not? 6 years ago

      Another just like the others. I am curious as to what the actual scame is? Did the others that responded to this add received checks also?

      Thanks for applying for the post, I quite I appreciate it. I received and read

      your e-mail and it's reasonable and acceptable.I am Andy Mark by name and i

      work as an Auditor.I'm looking for someone that can be trusted and reliable,

      someone with good understanding and working skills.Your Work Includes......

      Running business errands.

      Mailing and receiving of packages and letters.

      Accounts Payable

      Also you will be doing some shopping for me.

      I would love to meet up with you to talk about this job but I am currently away

      on a business trip and would be back in two weeks. There is a test which i will like you to go through because

      i need a capable Assistant. I am Currently Auditing now for a Company so there

      will be no interview till i get back except for the form you will fill below.

      • Have you ever been a Personal Assistant ?

      • Can you communicate effectively and efficiently?

      • Are you currently employed?

      • What is the name of your present employer and position held?

      • Will you be able to run errands 2 hours per day and will be needed 2 days per

      week?

      • Can you be able to meet up with time when needed?

      • What is your Current Age ?

      The pay is $300.00 per Week. regardless of hours worked, but I envisage not more

      than 6 hours in any week. I need your service because I am constantly out of

      town.I will be Back this Month, so this process will be on going till then. I

      will meet up with you when I return and then we can talk about the possibility

      of making this long term.

      Permit me to test your efficiency and diligence towards this, also to work out

      your time schedule and fit it to mine. I really need to find the perfect person

      for this job because I am constantly out of town, I'm confident you can take up

      the challenge and on the long run we should have a relatively sound working

      relationship between us. I promise to be a good boss. I am also glad on the

      commitment in working. Funds will be made available to you in form of check and

      it will be issued to you including your first week payment $300, am going to

      email the list of items to get as soon as I compile them all but it will be

      better to wait till you get the fund before i give you the list .

      For me to be able to send the funds to you, I will need your details below such

      as

      Your Full Name:

      Your Full Address with apt # (NO P.O BOX)

      Your Cell/mobile phone number

      Your Home phone number

      Email back with all details to andyacc@accountant.com

      Once I receive your contact information as requested above I will get back to

      you with the task you will be handling. Please understand you will be paid for

      the first week immediately as I have stated in my message above, its important

      for me to have everything setup before I get back from my trip. Hope I am clear

      with that.

      Let me know if you are interested in working with me and get back to me with the

      requested details.

      Thank you and have a great day!

      NOTE: This position is home-based and flexible part time job, you can be in any

      location, work from your home doing all the activities.

      Andy Mark

    • Bart 6 years ago

      I received the following message from an inquiry about an Admin Assistant job. I never sent my resume, just asked what the company name is. After receiving the email below I contacted the company, which is based out of the UK, and they said it's a scam, and has nothing to do with them.

      From: HRMAgent001@aol.com to me

      Aug 28 (5 days ago)

      Good day,

      This is intended to notify you that your response to our job opening posted via www.craigslist.ca is highly appreciated and your application has been given consideration for further information.

      REACT Surveys Market Research Ltd® is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants shall be considered without biased/discriminatory preference to age, race, color, sex, religion, nation origin, marital status, ancestry, citizenship, veteran status, sexual orientation, or physical/mental disability.

      It is of great importance and significance at this point to introduce you to the company as well as the details of this job opening.

      Please See attachments for further details!

      Regards,

      Kate France(HRM)

      2 attachments — Download all attachments

      #REACT Surveys# Job Descriptionr#.doc

      103K View Download

      Employment Application Form.doc

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    • Bridgett 6 years ago

      I have been coresponding to Mr. Bateman as well to his email at charteredpayroll2@hotmail.com for his personal assistant/ adminstrative assistant position. I now know from you guys that it is a scam but I was just scammed two weeks ago by mspa mystery shopping as well and now owe the bank 2400. I put out my time and work for this company and then recieved my wages and they ended up bouncing. I'm not really understanding though what it is that they get because I didnt provide them with my social or drivers license. I know though that no one would want my identity or my credit its horrible so what is it that these people get when they dont get the social or drivers license? or when the credit is crap and the identity is shitty? I guess though now i know that Godsmith Bateman sin't real and the employment agreement he sent me isnt real and maybe is so he could cover his ass or something. This sux and i don't see how come we have to pay the bank back when it was these people who owe them. I worked for that money whether or not they weren't real. And I know that if I was to bounce a check to walmart the banks would go after me not Wallmart. Someone know anything?

    • Sasha 6 years ago

      I also have been receiving those emails, I also been receiving phone calls from school I never signed up for like Kaplan and University of Phoenix etc. I must say it's REALLY annoying!!!!

    • Ace 6 years ago

      omg goodsmith almost got me but i read all these and called him and fliped on his voicemail lol. im putting the police on the case im not letting this slip cause this is ridiculous.

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      cjcarter 6 years ago

      I've been corresponding with a man named Leslie Kay about a personal assistant job. But it's totally a scam (just figured that out today), but I had sent him my resume, which included my address and cell phone number. Is there anything I can do to catch him? Can I report him? And... do I need to be barricading my windows and doors in case he's a psycho...? Any advice?

    • nickatx 6 years ago

      Hello I found a job on Craigslist with Century Corp International realty. They said they wanted to hire me on a two week probationary period. The job is a bunch of real estate data entry, but that I would get money directly deposited into my bank account and I would have to make transfers internationally via money gram and western union. I was skeptical so I emailed her back and told her. She told me to look them up on the better business bureaua website under century corp and gave me there tax id number. I checked out the bbb website and they were there with a grade of B and no problems in the past three years. Now she says she is going to deposit 4765 into my account and I am supposed to make two seoerate transfers to out of the country. I guess what I'm asking is have you ever heard of this company and can direct deposits bounce? Please help I cant afford to be scammed.

    • Tiffany 6 years ago

      I replied to a personal assistant job to the following: Makeem Boutique and Make up Studio litehousefamily@rocketmail.com , and like others, listed, it seemed legit, however, upon numerous contacts and further research through the Better Business Burual, this business does not exsist. Additionally, everytime, I stated that I will not give my personal information without a face to face meeting I was met with one execuse after another... It was a total scam. Thank God, I listen to my gut feeling.

    • Tamara 6 years ago

      @ nicktx whats the email address and Ill track it for you

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      Dolores Ninerell 6 years ago from Mount Laurel, NJ

      1. There is nothing they can do with your address and cell phone number

      2. Any "job" that erroneously wants to deposit large sums of money into your bank account without you doing anything or requires you to then transfer it to someone else is a scam. DO NOT take deposit or cash checks PERIOD. Check with your bank they will tell you that YOU are responsible if the funds do not clear.

      About this Century Realty group... they might exist but how do you know this woman works for them. Why don't you call the company and see if she exists and if they have jobs like the one she is hiring you for. Do her emails come from their website ...ie. joan@centuryrealty.com ?? or is she using a gmail or yahoo account.

    • thub Chain 6 years ago

      Am very sorry for the late response and let me use this opportunity to tell you little more about my self and my work.

      I'm very open and truthful about my life.I am 59 years old. I love to laugh and have good time with families and friends. I try to take life easy for people around me,please note I did say "try". I usually work 6 days a week, but I do like to travel due to nature of my job. I have been to many places around the world.

      I hope this little tells u the kind of person i am.You shall know more

      about me when we get to meet after my arrival .As i already told you

      earlier that the payment will be coming from my financier .

      You will be getting the payment by today or tomorrow via DHL Courier service,so i want you to deposit the payment into yr bank account immediately you get the package,then get back to me for further instruction so as to proceed.

      DHL Tracking Number 9444543931

      Have a nice day and hope to read from you soon.

      John Parker .Tel: +447024036039

      Even since i had given my detail to J Parker fraud job in Metro News paper. People should waiting for next huax call from such bank like BMO survey and plenty of Junk add email, and letter like donation for St patrick Hospital. among them J Parker is one fraud. can we trace this guy by IP addres and bring them to justice. wat you think...

    • la returns 6 years ago

      thanks alot ..these info is really helpful

    • Amanda 6 years ago

      I ve got a new way they are doing their scams. Its hiring people to clean an apartment for their mother who isisnt even in the state the apartment is in. Says he needs my address so he can mail the check. I thought it was legitimate until this email. I found alot of the same wording as in the scams above. BEWARE they are thinking of other way to get people. All he has asked me for is my address. I am not sure what he could do with that.

      Dear Amanda,

      Thanks for getting back to me, I tried calling your phone number yesterday, it wasn’t connecting.. I think it was the congestion of the reception. This mail should give you further understanding about the job.

      I’m O’Neil Fredrick am a widower, with three kids. Ages: Robert 11yrs, Roland 8 yrs old and Sally {Girl} 6 Yrs. My kids presently stay with their granny at Wisconsin. We happily lived together before I was transferred to North Carolina for a Networking program that was since 2 month ago. My mother who is 78 years old wants to relocate from Wisconsin with her grand kids; she will be coming to settle down in Kirbyville; till December;

      We need you to help/assistant for the general cleaning in her new apartment, 2-3 hour for 4 days at your convenient time and I will be offering you $370 per wk, I hope 2-3 hours is enough is to clean a 3 bedroom apartment, One Living room, a toilet and a kitchen as well. I believe you are fit for this position in as much you will prove yourself to be a reliable and hard working person. The apartment is still in use and we are hoping that the tenant vacate the apartment in 2 weeks. You will start your duty on the same day she packs in, as I will email you 3 days before she prepare of on packing in. You will help her clean the apartment in the morning of her arrival date; I informed present tenant in the apartment to text or email you as soon as the place is vacant, So that you can be able to clean it days before she arrives or on her arrival date. I want to know if there’s any equipment/material you might need, if any. Let me know so that I can make arrangement for them. It will take about 8 months to finish my contract in Asheville, NC and I want to make arrangements for her because she is partially an Ankylosing spondylitis patient. So we will need your services for a long time as well, if she’s satisfied with the services you rendered. I will not be able to come make this arrangement for her due to the state of my job. So I will be financing all the payment and some other expenses, including the truck that will pack all her home utensil and furniture’s. I will pay you for the first weeks on or before her arrival so as to secure your service, actually I should have paid for two weeks but I will extend the payment if she’s satisfy with your service after the two weeks.

      Note: Your first Payment is coming anytime from next week and I will need your mailing address so that I can make arrangements.

      I just want you to know that a friend his helping my mother with his truck to transport all her luggage and car so I don’t have any problem about that. All I want is your commitment, you will also have a nice period of working with her and my kids are also friendly. I informed the present tenant about you coming over to check the apartment, but she won’t allow that until she vacates the apartment. I should have given you the direct location, but I won’t want her to complain it, so I will want you to understand and be calm till he vacates the apartment and give you the keys. But before then I’m making further arrangements. Awaiting your responses with your mailing address details.

      The location Area: Blackwell Ferry Road, Kirbyville, 65679, Missouri.

      Thank you

      Mr Fredick ONeil

      Dominion

      Web: MailScanner has detected a possible fraud attempt from "www.sscw.com" claiming to be www.dom.com

      +1(252) 370-1189

    • girl 6 years ago

      just became a member of the "i fell for the personal assistant scam"

      the name used for this one was jerry fuller.

      the email had no grammatical errors or spelling errors, but was a perfect template of those listed previously (apparently spell check is slowly correcting this person's emails).

      I sent a reply email asking for more information before I sent any further contact info (they only have my phone and email, via my resume - which i saved as a password protected read-only document). Should I be concerned about any reference email/phone contact information attached to that?

      Is there anything to do personally to prevent any further contact with this person after I see their "brilliant" reply to my questions?

      I know I can flag the email as spam, and also flag the CL add, but I have never had to block anyone otherwise. And I'd also like to do something considering I am not the only one being pulled into this scam. We all need jobs, and we certainly don't need to waste time and effort (and any hope) on scams.

    • Annoyed 6 years ago

      Applied to this post today:

      Part time administrative computer work

      Date: 2010-09-24, 6:47PM

      Part time administrative computer work contact team@mylaborjob.com

      and got money laundering offer back:

      This is a "work at home" job, you will be contacted if you are chosen for the position after you must have responded to this message. You don't even need to quit your present job if you have one.

      Under general supervision from the Accounts Receivable/Funds Manager, the Accounts Receivable/Collection Specialist will generate daily invoices, mail purchase orders, Receive payments From client accounts, as well as perform other accounting responsibilities and administrative duties as requested, or assigned, by management. You will be entitled to ten percent (10%) of every payment received, and depending on sales, you could make up to $2000 a week.Please provide us with the following information, which will be needed by the company for our transactions with you since payments will be sent to you via courier and we will need to upgrade your data file with us..

      1) When will you be available to start work?

      2) What is your Current Employment status?

      3) Do you have a valid work permit or I.D?

      4) References ( minimum of 3 )

      I would also like you to provide or correct your direct contact/mailing details

      below ;

      Name:

      Address:

      City:

      State/Zip:

      Email:

      Home Phone:

      Mobile Phone:

      Age:

      Bank Name:

      NOTE:Providing the above information requires you to check your email frequently at least once a day so you know if or not you were approved for the position.

      As our Accounts Receivable/Funds Manager you are to keep records of all payments coming through and from the U.S.A. You are also to make sure all payments from our clients are processed and made available to the company.Our clients make payments for our supplies every week inform of Cashiers Check, Company Checks, Money Orders and so on. As you rightly know,these payments are not readily processable outside the U.S.A We incur a lot of Bad Debt in order for a representative of the company to travel to the states to get payments processed, and this has made the company run inefficiently and procure losses.This is a continuous opportunity, and most of all would require your honesty and sincerity in all transactions. We need someone reliable for this job, If you are hired, you will act as our Accounts Receivable/Credit Manager in the U.S.A who would receive payments from our customers within the U.S.A after we must have supplied them product. As a suitable candidate for this job, you must assure us that all payments received would be processed immediately,and the balance minus your 10% and transfer charges, would be forwarded to the assigned official immediately.

      We would like you to certify that we should trust your capacity to handle this

      job efficiently.

      Do you understand that false information may be grounds for not hiring me or for immediate termination of employment at any point in the future if you am hired?

      Do you authorize the verification of any or all information listed above?

      Go through this message carefully and get back to us with your intentions as

      soon as possible via email (allianceandliecester@gmail.com)

      Best Regards,

      CHRIS PHAM

      Alliance&Liecester LLC.

      150 Kingston Road

      New Malden

      KT3 3RD

    • carmel 6 years ago

      Hello,

      Thanks for your response to my ad and sorry for the late reply, am James Freeman, I and my family are relocating to Canada from the United Kingdom. We will be coming there to work on a contract basis with Environmental Protection Agency (CAEPA) on a private research work. So I need someone who could help me take care of my home while am off to work and also help in running some domestic errands as my wife is heavily pregnant at the moment.

      I’m offering you $300 weekly; your service will be needed for 4 hours daily at any suitable time of yours, Mondays through Fridays.

      I hope you will be able to handle this position very efficiently and I also hope you are an honest, reliable and a good person? We have a financier based in the states and he will be handling the payment and some other expenses, I will instruct him to pay for the first two weeks of your service before we arrive so as to secure your service actually I would have paid more but I will give a pay rise if am satisfied with your service after the first two weeks.

      My financier will be making out a Pay check for $3,900 out of which you will deduct your pay for the first two weeks ($600) and you will be using the remaining to buy food stuffs, groceries and other things needed in the house. I will also advise my estate agent to come and pick you and show you the apartment and handover the keys to you so that you can do all other necessary preparations before our arrival which is October 10th, I will also email you the shopping list and we will appreciate if you can do all this shopping a day before our arrival in other to save us the trouble of running around for the first few days of arrival.

      My financier would be needing the following Information below to make out the payment

      (I)Your Full Name On Payment:

      (II)Your Residence address where it will be delivered to(no P.O.Box please):

      (III)City:

      (IV)State:

      (V)Zip Code:

      (VI)Home and mobile Phone numbers:

      (VII)Email address:

      (VIII)Your Age:

      (IX)Your Gender:

      I hope to read back from you shortly if interested in the job.

      Regards

      James

    • PissedOffinMiami 6 years ago

      I wish I had read this sooner. I am so freaking desperate to find a job that I spent countless hours fixing and editing my coverletter/résumé to tailor to their "demands" only to get responses like these. I just keep sending my résumé and CL left and right to see if something comes up. I've actually seen each and every one of the above mentioned e-mail responses from these jerkoffs, but it never occurred to me that I should ask for info before I send mine out. Luckily I've never sent any personal info because I'm usually pretty good at recognizing red flags, but I failed with the resume thing. Either way, just thought I'd post the e-mail I got today so you all know this crap is still going on.

      Good news!

      We've decided we'd love for you to come in for an interview. We think you'd be great for the position we have available.

      However, our company policy requires us to run credit and background checks for all new employees. This policy is a result of past problems we've had with other employees hired through craigslist.

      While the background check can be done in person, during the interview, the credit check can be done at your own leisure. We will REQUIRE the verification # of your credit check to schedule you for an interview. You will NOT need to send us any personal information. Simply send us the verification # and we can set a time slot for you to come in.

      Click here to obtain the free credit report. All information is completely confidential. Once we confirm the verification number we can schedule your interview.

      Feel free to e-mail us with any questions you may have. We are looking to hire as soon as possible, and interviews will be on a first-come, first-serve basis.

      Thanks,

      Sharon Frank, Manager

      Glen Fitzpatrick CPA, LLP

      www.glenfitzpatrickcpa.com

    • jones 6 years ago

      Recently I came across an email such as this but cannot decide if this is a scam. He says he will me with me every 2 weeks...his english is a little sketchy at times tho....what do you guys think? I have yet to email this man back.

      Dear applicant,

      Thanks for your application, I am looking for someone who can act as my personal assistant and run Errands, Someone who can handle my personal and business errands at his/her spare time, You can take it as a full time or part time job depending on your choice. The hours will be between 3 to 4 hours daily which can be increased if you want and this will give you free time to go on with your regular job, Below are details of what you expected from this job position.

      Your duties are as follows..... Receive mails and drop them off, Do Shopping for Gifts, Run Errands, Receive calls, Data Entry if needed, Book appointments, Flight bookings, E.t.c or any other reasonable duty will be allocated to you, Every instructions will be given to you via email and phone because due to the nature of my business, I travel alot out of the city and country so that is the main reason why i need you to be my personal assistant so you can take care of things in my absence but at the end of every 2 weeks starting from the day you begin work, I will always make sure i meet up with you.

      Kindly Let me know if you're still interested and i'm willing to offer you $23 hourly with a reasonable sign on bonus, I would also like to give you a brief questionaire online so i can ascertain the best applicant that will be my personal assistant, Pls answer them to the best of your knowledge.

      * Have you ever worked as a personal assistant before?

      * Are you taking this as a primary Job?

      * If you want to make this your secondary job ( How many Hours does your primary Job Takes? )

      * Do you have Professional Reference?

      * How Many Hours are you wiling to Devote to work for me?

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

      * Explain Petty Cash Transactions?

      * Describe yourself?

      * Are you willing to give your best shot at working with me?

      I will be expecting your response towards my request, Thanks for your co-operation and understanding.

      Sincerely,

      Philip Buckman

    • Tina O 6 years ago

      Hello There,

      I got your application email.I'm looking for someone that can be trusted and reliable to work very well with good understanding as my Personal Assistant. I own a Book Depot called TR CHURCH BOOKS and it is a firm that is just coming up and will be in a high standard soon.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.

      * Running personal errands,

      * Scheduling Program's, flights and keeping me up to date with them.

      * Acting as an alternative telephone correspondence while I'm away. Making regular contacts and drop-offs on my behalf. Handling and monitoring some of my financial activities..

      * Basic wage is $300 Weekly

      I'm sure you'll understand that i tend to have a very busy schedule at this point as I am presently in China and I will be back in a month..

      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 been checking my files and I'll need you to run some errands. I will have some funds sent to you to complete the assignment,i will get you more information on that, I will like you to get back to me with your Contact Details such as:

      Personal Information

      Full Name :

      Address (PO BOX not allowed):

      City:

      Age:

      State:

      Zip Code:

      Sex:

      Residential Phone Number:

      Present Job:

      Mobile:

      Yahoo Messenger ID: (for fast contact)

      The employee,acknowledged the Detailed Job Description and signed

      ______________________________

      (First Name and Last Name of Employee)

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

      Business Name: TR CHURCH BOOKS.

      Dun and Bradstreet # 08-105-3689

      Type of Entity: CORPORATION

      Federal Tax ID#:13-7843824

      Registration ID: 455000

      Once I have received your contact information, I will get back to you with the task.

      Thanks in anticipation of your prompt response

      Tracy Church

      trchurchbooks@att.net

      --- On Fri, 9/17/10, 2:56 PM

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      Dolores Ninerell 6 years ago from Mount Laurel, NJ

      If you have to ask - it is a scam. No one pays you to run errands other than your Mother or Grandmother.

      I do not think they can do anything with basic resume information unless you list a credit card, license number or SS#. If they have your SS# and other personal information I would get Lifelock or something similar.

      All of the emails being sent in are similar. If you read the description and find it hard to believe someone would hire a person to do something so simple - it is a scam. There are no exceptions.

      If a person wants you to do a background check without first meeting you for an interview....that is a scam. Companies pay for their own background checks - you don't have to.

      Always do research on companies before sending personal information (resumes aren't personal). Call the company if you have to and ask for the person on the email or ask for HR.

      Good luck!

      Dolores

    • dips 6 years ago

      I just lost 2000$ in one of such scam from Janet Cole

      She said she was deaf so she would converse through emails and she would like to buy the dining table i was selling and sent me a check of 2300 and I had to send the 2000$ to her mover via moneygram

      I never knew about such scams:(

      I am so upset. Can anything ne done to catch these people

      The moneygram authorities said we cannot reveal the information until you get a court order.

      that means I have to spend more money on the hope of getting my 2000$ back.

      I was punished for being nice. :(

    • Chyva 6 years ago

      I had no idea that the job that I worked for as a personal assistant was a scam. I worked for this Morgan Vanity person for a week and received a check, cash it and keep $500 for my wage and wire the money to some guy nam Rueben Joseph..weird cuz I read someone else post a scam with that name (Rueben Joseph). So I decided to google and look up Scam from Craigslist and actually look through all of the example of personal assistant scam. To my surprise, I saw one post exactly like the one I received, but her name is Morgan Vanity and everything else on that post is word by word from the other post I read, just in different name.

      I received a check three days ago and feeling something is not right, so I called the bank and the customer service told me that they cannot find the check number and told me that the check is not real. So the next day I email her and told her what I know and she assure me that the check is 100%legitimate and go ahead and deposit it...I said I am not going to deposit but she kept emailing me every morning asking me if I deposit the check. I asked for her phone number but she kept telling me that it is out of service and if she have a website so I can go in and browse, she said it's under construction. How can someone working in a business field for 30 years and not have a cell phone or a website..i know right there its a scam.

      If I know a way to report her/him I would..any suggestions.

    • Kristen 6 years ago

      is this a scam this guy that contacted me online wants to pay me to post employment opertunities on a bunch of cities in Florida and Virginia this is what he wants the ads to say

      The posting Title Should Be.. :Customer Service/Admin

      The Posting Description Should Be..: We need someone who is capable to meet up with our irregular timings and person that can assist us in Customer service work. If you think that you meet these qualifications, you have a strong work ethic, and love to be a team player please email us back at ( ruleworld1986@gmail.com ) We are looking forward to read back from you Asap

      2nd Description : The Posting Description Should Be..: We are in need of applicant who is available to run in and out and and available to run errands and also the individual must be computer literate this job does not require any skills or qualification this only require intelligent any interest party should email us back at ( ruleworld1986@gmail.com )..We are looking forward to read back from you Asap

      The compesation should be : $250 per assignment

      I don't want to get other people in trouble so should I do this or not he said that he would pay me $350 per week to do this He would pay me via western union or pay pal I just don't know what to do we really need the money and he isn't asking me for any personal information but I just need some help

    • Bethany 6 years ago

      Hi everybody. I recently applied to some jobs on craigslist. I received one e-mail back for a personal assistant job,which I knew was bogus from the first minute. However, I just received an e-mail from a doctors office in downtown Austin. They asked for me to get a credit report and give them the verification number. I did not pay anything as there is a two week free trial (which I plan on canceling tonight when i'm home). It seemed very legit, but after seeing all your posts, I'm starting to freak myself out that it is a scam. Here is the reply e-mail I received:

      Good news!

      We've decided we'd love for you to come in for an interview. We think you'd be great for the position we have available.

      However, our company policy requires us to run credit and background checks for all new employees. This policy is a result of past problems we've had with other employees hired through craigslist.

      While the background check can be done in person, during the interview, the credit check can be done at your own leisure. We will REQUIRE the verification # of your credit check to schedule you for an interview. You will NOT need to send us any personal information. Simply send us the verification # and we can set a time slot for you to come in.

      Click here to obtain the free credit report. All information is completely confidential. Once we confirm the verification number we can schedule your interview.

      Feel free to e-mail us with any questions you may have. We are looking to hire as soon as possible, and interviews will be on a first-come, first-serve basis.

      Thanks,

      Grace Franklin, Office Manager

      Tomlin MD

      www.tomlinmd.com

      The job is for a receptionist position that pays $13/hour, which I didn't think was too high because Austin is doing extremely well despite the economic situation. I checked out their website and it seemed legit but once I got to the contact us page, some red flags went up. It says that it's under construction and it does not list a number or address anywhere. The e-mail was from grace@tomlinmd.com so I believed it was real. Once those red flags went up though, I decided to google them to find out their location. I didn't find anything. I'm really freaking out now and supposedly their office hours are 9-5 so i'm going to see if I hear back anything tomorrow. if anybody could put in their two sense I'd greatly appreciate it. thanks!

    • Courtney 6 years ago

      Happened to me!!! I felt so dumb and naive! Thank god my bank tried to verify the check prior to deposit and realized it was a Fraud and the FBI is now investiagting these people! They present themselves as TRENCHLESS TECHNOLOGY!!!! They will give you what looks like a real website but upon further investigation you realize it is actually a magazine company not the "oil company" they say it is. BEWARE PEOPLE!!! These people are all over the place!!!

    • LUCY  6 years ago

      OMG ME TOO! This one is scary because it seemed legit at first glance...what a bummer. Craigslist needs to do something about this. It happens alot, weekly that I get emails from scammers like this! I never follow up because I know it is a scam, but I feel bad that other people have, and it keeps happening!

      This is what I responded to:

      CRAIGSLIST AD

      Real Estate Office is Hiring Admin. Asst. (Laguna Beach)

      Date: 2010-10-11, 11:51AM PDT

      Reply to: job-nrjqw-2000534348@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]

      Upscale realty office that caters to wealthy, glamorous clients is looking to hire an administrative assistant to help with day to day office tasks.

      Must have experience working in an office setting. Experience in real estate a plus, but not nec. Bilingual a plus, but not nec.

      What is required is a strong will to work, to advance and to help our business run well.

      Tasks will include taking phone calls in a loud and clear voice, organizing paperwork and computer files, updating our website and creating leads. Some cold-calling may also fit into the picture at some point. Perfect opportunity for someone who wants to learn more about the real estate business, especially the UPSCALE real estate business. College preferred, but not nec. High school diploma required. Please send resume and cover letter to be considered. Pay will be competitive and will be discussed at interview.

      * Location: Laguna Beach

      * Compensation: $12-15 depending on experience

      * Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster.

      * Please, no phone calls about this job!

      * Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.

      PostingID: 2000534348

      RESPONSE

      Re: Real Estate Office is Hiring Admin. Asst. (Laguna Beach)

      Thursday, October 14, 2010 7:20 AM

      From:

      "Shelly Franklin"

      Add sender to Contacts

      To:

      "LUCY NAVARRETTE"

      Thanks for applying. We'd like to interview you!

      We're going to need a standard, mandatory background and credit check, which is required of all employees. The background check will be done after the interview, but the credit check can be done by you, at home. Just make sure to bring it in for the interview.

      The check must be from a company-mandated source. Many companies have recently adopted similar policies, since credit reports are easily faked.

      Click here to obtain your free credit report. Again, this credit report is free-of-charge, completely confidential and won't harm your score. Your history will not be a factor in the hiring decision.

      Simply send us the verification number you receive, and make sure to bring your report with you to the interview. We'll set up a time slot for you next week, once we receive your #.

      That's it. Let us know if you have any questions. Interviews will be scheduled on a first-come, first-serve basis.

      Shelly Franklin

      Assistant Manager

      Lemming Realty, Inc.

      www.lemmingrealty.com

      Of course this company DOES not come up on Google. They DO have a legitimate looking page, when you go to the "Contact Us" tab this is what you see:

      Contact Us

      Unfortunately, this page is currently under construction. We will have it back up and running in no time. Thank you for your patience.

      Also there is a "Meet Our Staff" page. I googled every person list and they do not exist.

      I guess they get paid for traffic and completed credit reports. They may also be stealing credit info and socials. Very scary! Beware!

    • AlexB 6 years ago

      Thanks for the details provided and reconfirm this message asap

      ...

      From:

      "trendismoonlights400@coolsite.net"

      Hello ,

      Thanks for your reply, and hope this marks the beginning of a good working relationship all together.

      From the details you have sent to me, I would like to give you the opportunity to be my new assistant; I do hope my decision will be worthwhile. I'll be using the next couple of weeks to test your efficiency and diligence towards this. I really need to find the perfect person for this job, and i hope you can take up the challenge and on the long run we should have a relatively sound working relationship between us.

      I hope we can get a head start with things as soon as possible. I have had to put a hold on a lot and I would appreciate it if you can be available for me immediately. I do have a couple of urgent tasks for you which will include you making some purchases and payments on my behalf. You will receive a check payment via mail which will also cover your wages bonus for the week as well as all other purchases payments needed to be made on my behalf. I will update you further on this giving you a comprehensive list on how to go about them.

      My daughter also have a birthday coming up in 3 weeks, which i have a surprise party planned for her so you will also be working hand in hand with the plan in organizing gifts and anything else for the party. Kindly reply this e-mail as soon as possible to further signify your interests in working with me. Hope i have a confidence in you and I am looking forward to a good working relationship between us. I hope you will be up to, perhaps better than my presumptions about you.

      Hope to hear from you again soon.

      Regards.

      Gary James.

      Note:I'll send a Craigslist SMS code to your cell phone for this Job Employment. The SMS code is to show an approval this job is legal and %100 risk free approved by Craigslist please reply this message right now if you are online to give me the 5 digit code you got on your phone am online now waiting for your response. Let me know when you're online to receive the code on your cell phone.

    • mai 6 years ago

      I feel stupid and scared now...Can't believe I actually did the Credit Report thing they gave me!!!! What should I do????

      After reviewing your resume, we'd love for you to come in for an interview.

      First, management REQUIRES us to run both background and credit checks for all potential employees. You will be handling sensitive information--the policy has been put into place in order to ensure the privacy of our clients' information as well as company security.

      Click here to obtain your FREE credit check. The background check will be done in person, during the interview. Please, do not send any personal information.

      Simply send us the VERIFICATION #, so that we can schedule your interview.

      E-mail us with any questions,

      Mario Trimball

      Rettatini, Inc.

      www.rettatini.com

    • Melissa 6 years ago

      Okay so I thought that this job was legit. However after the second e-mail I am not so sure. The first e-mail was very detailed in what the job duties would be. However she said that she was born in Queensland, australia, but she has been in the states her entire life. Therefore it has me wondering if this job is for real or not, because she had a lot of typos in her e-mail. Also she said she does work with Angel investment network in canada (which I looked up and people are saying that is a scam) and she also said she was a lawyer by profession. I couldn't find anything about her being a lawyer in my area. The job post is 1989533713. Not to mention when I sent her a replying e-mail her second e-mail was very general. And I also asked her questions that I was pretty sure would be important for an employer to know about a possible employee. She did however give me an AIM s/n and I haven't caught her on there yet, but I guess we'll see what happens. She said that she will send me cashier checks and/or money orders to send to orphanges (in my town we don't have any orphanges persay....this isn't a very big city). So I don't know what to think. Please help!! I didn't give any "important information" exactly I gave my name cell # and address, but it still has me nervous. please if anyone has any advice let me know!

    • Adagurl 6 years ago

      Re the Jon Williams and other such scams that send you money to deosit in your account and then distribute, here's how it works:

      The check they send you is undoubtedly fraudulent. Once you deposit it in your account, you will incur fees for a bounced check. Unfortunately, it takes about 2 business days for the check to bounce. By then, you might have already withdrawn money and sent it over to whoever you were instructed to. You are most likely sending that money to the same 'Jon Williams' or whoever has been corresponding with you. But what happened is that you withdrew your own money to send to them. Their check bounced, and did not cover the sum you withdrew as you expected. Suddenly you're out $$$, and they gained $$$.

      My advice: If the check is issued by a Bank of America or other such banks with local branches you can access, go to the issuing bank and withdraw the cash. All you'll need is a form of ID. If they tell you you cannot withdraw the money, you saved yourself a lot of hastle. If you can withdraw the money, who knows? it's not a scam afterall. Do with it as you were instructed. But never deposit any of those checks to your own bank account

    • just saying 69 6 years ago

      most scams are in forms of cleaners personal assistant things like that but no mention now of writing checks for them and sending them out. has anyone got those emails of printing checks as ther payroll advisor. i got several but dont know whether to do anything are notthey dont ask for personal info as an account for bank or for credit card info.im a stay at home mom i have been very sick thes past few years and unable to work and i desided to work from home but i just dont know who to trust with these the payments are not in check there in money grams or western union. they offer to bye the software. but i to have recieved frauded checks and i research the software. it looks excactly like the once that are recieved so how do you know. oh be for warned there is ones now shannon white by screen name on messenger as she will ask you to open an account with chase get info for banking and atms i didnt fall for it but i wasnted to tell you. interviewofficer@yahoo.com beware karen cola and karen berry are the same. johnny walker ya lol a name of whiskey but his name as well oh be carefull of the pepsi company to work for pepsi by the name phil jackson i called pepsi but the lady i talked to didnt listen i got the actual phone number to reach the guy called him my self. so frustrating. but as you go on youll see what the scams are but that one is new for the payroll assistant as i have not seen it very much is it a scam or do you want to wait till the bank info is givin so you can call and verify and check out the company.

    • just saying 69 6 years ago

      oh another thing if they get irrate with you and start threating you know it is a scam. on bye the screen name justexecutivesonline he got irrate with me and i turned him in to the fraud department he threatined me to do as he asked he said he wound kill me if i wouldnt what do i do know this one needs to be caught and soon this one he does know my address and were i am located at so i am scared on this note. ive blocked him and he still is able to add me once more. this is starting to get really crazy because i dont know if this guy will actually do as i said it is a bite graphic so i dont want to post what he said

    • just saying 69 6 years ago

      Pleasant day,

      Do you have access to a computer, and have up to three hours spare

      time per-week then "you can get paid", would you like to work part or full

      time online from home and get paid weekly? If yes,then please read

      carefully.

      We need an account payable officer and a dispatcher in your state and

      you will be working from home and getting paid.All you will be

      doing is just print payments and mail them out to our clients.You will be mailing them out

      using Fed Ex and UPS.you don't have to spend any money to get

      started with this job or in in getting settup.

      The job offer is part time and at least 3-4 hrs online weekly and

      you get to work for only 4days of the week depending on your free days,

      and if you have a full time job this job doesnt affect that but if you

      don't you can do this as full time and get to make extra money for yourself

      and your family.

      No qualifications needed, you will undergo a trainin of 2days if you

      have never printed checks before with softwares.

      BRIEF INTERVIEW

      ===============

      1. DO YOU HAVE A WORKING PERFECT PRINTER ?

      2. HAVE YOU ANY EXPERIENCE WITH UPS, FED EX AND DHL.

      3. HAVE YOU EVER PRINTED CHECKS, MAYBE FOR PERSONAL USE OR COMPANY

      USING CHECK PRINTING SOFTWARE ?

      4. ARE YOU VERY CURRENTLY WORKING

      5. DO YOU HAVE A YAHOO MESSENGER WE CAN CHAT ON (this will enable me

      teach you how this works).

      HOW YOU GET PAID

      ================

      You are to print about 400-500 checks weekly You get paid every two

      weeks.via western union or money gram.

      If you have are ready to get started,send me the following details below for record purpose, and a scanned copy of any id you have.

      NAME

      ADDRESS

      CITY

      STATE

      ZIP CODE

      EMAIL

      CELL PHONE

      HOME PHONE

      IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS DON'T HESITATE TO EMAIL BACK.

      Yours Sincerely,

      Hiring Manager.

      George Bernard

      Survey Groups®

      this is one example email im not sure off if its a scam are not.i would understand a survey company needing help, with as many people working for them. whats your input. plz.

    • LindseyB 6 years ago

      I got a different version of the same FREAKING e-mail. Applicant, BEWARE! The e-mail that I applied to, and that responded to me, was job-cfeds-2068559232@craigslist.org

      ________________________________________________________

      Hey, thanks for responding to us.

      In case the posting was not clear, the responsibilities of this position are as follows: you'll be answering the telephone and taking messages whenever applicable, you'll be scheduling the corporate meetings, and running errands for the corporate for things for example purchasing supplies and making bank deposits (you'll be supplied having a business car). Although you are running errands, you will also be given one of our business credit card(s) for all company purchases.

      You seem definitely qualified for our job opening, and much more so than the other four applicants we received applications from. I would like to take the next step with you. However, prior to I'm able to schedule a formal meeting, my business will require that you acquire a current (past 14-21 company days) credit score report. We started this simply because our business had some poor incidents with prior employees taking benefit of having access to a business credit card.

      Both myself and also the business will prefer it that you use FreeScore360 to acquire your check as their scores always report back the most factual and accurate info.

      Once you submit all of the required info, they'll show your personal report. Then, you require to email me the reported credit score score, a telephone number that you can be easily reached, and your availability schedule to arrange an interview.

      I ask you to not email me the whole report, as it will have private content. If you have a lower than expected credit score score, it will never prevent you from a position with us. I had a fairly low score whenever I was hired.

      If you do not want to complete a current credit score check, unfortunately the corporate will require that I contact the second choice.

      Personally, I'm hoping to fill this position having a new friendly face and am looking forward to your fast response.

      Possess a fantastic day,

      Kind Regards,

      Bruce Zalio - HR

    • CC 6 years ago

      I got the same emails for personal assistant, from a Nicole Fisher. Following:

      Thanks for showing interest on the job advert. Please take time to read this email.I have taken pains to make sure the email is detailed enough.

      About me

      Nicole Fisher is my name and I was born in Newnan,Georgia,USA. I am into manufacturing of textiles,the importation of textile materials to the united states and also the exportation of our clothings to other countries in the world. 2 years ago i travelled with my late dad to Parkistan and west africa where I saw these fabrics beautifully displayed.I fell in love with them and I had to buy some.They were sown by the local fashion designers and wow beautiful styles they were!

      Since then,I have been travelling around exporting the fabrics to the United states and I must confess,the demand is on the increase.Also, the demand for our clothings and styles in other parts of the world is also on the increase.I am really happy because this has made me learnt about so many cultures and I am also promoting the United states dress sense and styles in other countries.

      Know more about textiles.

      A textile is a flexible material consisting of a network of natural or artificial fibres often referred to as thread or yarn. Yarn is produced by spinning raw wool fibres, flax, cotton, or other material on a spinning wheel to produce long strands.Textiles are formed by weaving, knitting, crocheting, knotting, or pressing fibres together (felt).

      The words fabric and cloth are used in textile assembly trades (such as tailoring and dressmaking) as synonyms for textile. However, there are subtle differences in these terms in specialized usage. Textile refers to any material made of interlacing fibres. Fabric refers to any material made through weaving, knitting, spreading, crocheting, or bonding. Cloth refers to a finished piece of fabric that can be used for a purpose such as covering a bed.

      Why I need a Personal assistant?

      Due to my frequent travelings and the fact that I am yet to have a registered company in the united states,I am not always around to attend to my numerous clients.I supply these materials to some individuals and some textile companies.I am building a website so that I can show case these materials and get more clients.

      At the moment,there is a need to relate more with my clients and provide excellent services.I need someone who can be of helping hands while I am not in the united states.An assistant who will help in sending out payments to textile companies who supply me some textile materials such as (wool, silk), (cotton, flax, jute),(asbestos, glass fiber),(nylon, polyester, acrylic which are used the manufacturing of these materials,receiving payments from my clients, receiving letters and mails on my behalf,Book my flight tickets,Send letters and mails from my clients.etc.This position is home-based and flexible part time job,you can be in any location you will be working from your home doing all the activities.All you need do is to check your emails twice daily for instructions and keep your phone on most times incase I might need to call you from anywhere I may be.Let me know if and when you will be available to start.This can act as a stable foundation to our working relationship.

      Requirements

      Customer relations is highly important because you will be receiving and returning mails and phone calls from client.You must be Organized and able to take instructions well.Dependable, Reliable and Trustworthy.Must have excellent English language skills (both spoken and written)

      Have great work ethic and attitude, as well as people skills pay-attention to detail, capable of multi-tasking, and works well under stress at times.

      Salary and benefits

      Salary will be $500 weekly.You may prefer yours Bi-weekly or monthly.

      - Yearly performance bonuses

      - Paid vacation/sick/personal days

      - Medical benefits etc

      You will need to set up a mini office in your home.This office will contain office equipments such ass your computer,printer,fax machine etc. Let me know all the office equipments that you have on ground so that I can make arrangements for some more if need be.

      SEND AN EMAIL ASAP TO SIGNIFY YOUR INTEREST.(this email should contain your resume(if any) and the answers to the questions asked in this email)

      `

      As soon as I receive your email,I will email you a personal information form so that I can know more about you.

      Thanks

      Nicole Fisher

      After that one, she sent:

      Hello Candice,

      How was your night?Thanks for the interest.I really do appreciate the time you have taken to read my lengthy email. However,since a face to face interview is almost impossible at the moment(I am out of the country),I have attached a personal information form.This will give me an in depth analysis of you and will make me choose the best hands from the numerous applicant who have applied for the same position.Before you can be chosen,you must go through the personal information form and fill in correctly all data. Remember that I am conducting the same interview for other applicants and supplying appropriate information can definitely be an advantage for you to pick up the job.Complete and attach the the form to your next email.

      I will be in the states in 2 weeks time.

      .

      Thanks,

      Nicole Fisher.

      And Finally she sent this one:

      Good morning Candice,

      After going through your information again and again,I fell in love with it.lol..I am rest assured that this is the beginning of a good working relationship.From the details you have sent to me, I would want to give you the opportunity to be my new assistant; I do hope my decision will be worthwhile.As a seasoned Personal Assistant, I hope you will not underestimate my need to trust, rely and depend upon your ability to represent me at any given moment. With a great attitude and work ethic, I want you to make evident all of these traits as my employee.I am glad to inform you that you have been fully employed to take up the position.

      I'll be using the next couple of days to test your efficiency and diligence towards this, also to work out your time schedule and fit it to mine. I really need to find the perfect person for this job, I'm confident you can take up the challenge and on the long run we should have a relatively sound working relationship between us.

      I hope we can get a head start with things as soon as possible. I have had to put a hold on a lot and I would appreciate it if you can be available for me immediately. I do have a couple of urgent tasks for you which will include you making some purchases and payments on my behalf. You will receive checks and some money orders via mail and courier services which will also cover your wage for the week as well as all other purchases and payments needed to be made on my behalf. I will update you further on this and will give you a comprehensive list on how to go about them.

      Kindly reply this e-mail as soon as possible to further signify your interests in working with me. I have confidence in you and I am looking forward to a good working relationship between us. I hope you will be up to, perhaps better than my presumptions about you.

      Furthermore,I have attached a copy of the employment agreement form. Please go through,sign and return it through an email so that I can print out from here and save in my file.

      Please reply as soon as possible because we have alot of task to complete this week.

      She also included an Employment Agreement Form, which is basically a contract. OF course I didn't sign it or fill it out. BEWARE OF THIS SCAM!!

    • SoOverItAll 6 years ago

      I have received an job offer such as some listed above about getting money and transferring it and buying gifts for orphanages. I Sent her one e-mail (she is going by Jacida Reid)and then today I woke up to find a Fed-Ex package at my door with a check for $2650 in it. It is cut from a business that has a legitimate website and and from a US based bank. I am going to go to the bank tomorrow and see what they say about it and will let you know what happens. Has any one else been contacted by this "Jacida Reid?"

    • Brenee' 6 years ago

      I wanted to know if you all thought that this is a scam??

      this is the posting...

      Regional Online Recruiter, Part Time $800/Week

      (Entry Level, Training Included, post classified ads and get paid)

      What position entails: You need to post various employment classified ads in US newspapers and magazines for our staffing company based in Canada. This work does not require any funds out-of-pocket from you. We will provide the funds to post in newspapers. Once you have received the funds and the ad content necessary for the postings from us, all you have to do is place the ads from home by calling newspapers’ toll free numbers or by using their online services.

      Prices for US newspaper ads are almost double for foreign citizens/companies, this is the main reason we need your services in the US for the specified position, Regional Recruiter. You will spend max. 3-6 hours weekly, in your spare time. You do NOT need special skills or degrees. The position is very easy and can be done by anyone without the necessity to leave current job! It’s as easy as placing an ad in a newspaper.

      There will be 6-8 ads placed weekly, for each ad you post you are paid with $100, you will deduct your share from money we send you to post the ads. For example, if we need to place an ad that costs $500 we will send you $600, you pay $500 to newspaper or website that places the ad and you remain same day with $100 commission. This is possible because for a foreign company the same ad costs around $900-$1100.

      We will select papers from the US where the classified ads will be placed and send you the funds to post. You need to place the ads in max. 48 hours after you receive the money from us! This is the only condition we ask. How you are paid for your services: As specified above, there will be 6-8 ads placed weekly. For each ad you post, you are paid $100. You will deduct your share from money we send you to post the ads. You will be registered as our employee and we'll pay taxes every time you will place an ad. You will then receive a 1099 form at the end of each year from our company.

      Please send below information to contact@imberb.com:

      First name, Last name:

      Street Address:

      City, State, Postal Zip Code:

      Two E-mail addresses:

      Phone#:

      Please enter full name, not nick names and correct street address with apt. number if any.

      Although the requirements for this position are very simple and all terms are clear, please do not apply for this job if you are not responsible. Your agreement will be considered a US binding contract, so we expect you to follow through on your commitment to our requirements.

      and this is the emailed response i received from them....

      This email needs confirmation from your part in order to start this job. It is for position you applied for, Online Recruiter Position.

      A certified check of $1,315 will be released in the morning if you send today the information below. Simply cash the check same day when you receive it, at your bank, and follow instructions. It is very important to post the ads exactly like we will send it to you, all words. After the ads are posted you still have 24 hours and you can modify the content, no problems if you make a mistake first time, simply forward us the confirmation emails that publications will send and we will correct if needed.

      After you receive first payment you will place 2 employment ads in Contra Costa (CA) Times and Post-Standard newspapers. You will call free 1-800 numbers to do this task.

      You will receive instructions and complete "how to" specifications, also the text that will appear in the ads, it will take like 5 minutes to do it. Simply let us know when you will receive the cashier's check next week. Your commission is $200 from this order. You must place the order in max. 48 hours after you receive the money.

      Please confirm your full name and address that we have on file:

      Full Name:

      Street Address:

      City, State, Zip:

      Primary email:

      Secondary email:

      Phone number:

      Few Requirements:

      Do not cash certified checks at check cashing stores, they have huge fees and we don't support them.

      Do not abandon your email addresses we have on file from you! Check your email every evening, check also BULK/SPAM folders, our updates may go there sometimes.

      Do not play with our time and our money, do not apply if you are not able to perform the simple tasks!

      You will receive clear instructions for every task. We may have from time to time orders from various US staffing companies to post ads in Canada newspapers.

      Thank you for your time.

      ............

      I got this three times and once it was from some company based in canada but the posting link leads to a "staffing company website" that appears to be fake.

      Is this a scam?.....please say no because I need the money.

    • Aaron 6 years ago

      The following is an email conversation that I am having with a guy that wants me to help him move. The moving is locally but I am concerned that it is a scam... What do you think?

      Hello how are you doing today? hope you doing fine..so please what are you Confused about? (1) the money orders that am sending to you will include your moving money which is $700 and the new apartment rent.so you are to get your $700 and forward the rest money to the new lanlord which will stand for my new apartment rent money! bcos you will need to pay the new landlord first before you can move my things to the new house and you are to send the rest money to the landlord via the western union after receiving the money orders..then(2)i will be provided with Truck, Wheelers,Dollies, padding, straps, etc,so the $700 is just for the workmanship,so the Truck and others stuffs to move my things will be available at the old house on the moving date which is 22nd to 23rd of JAN...so hope you can understand me well now right?

      thanks

      Daniel.

      --- On Mon, 1/10/11, Aaron Sheldrick wrote:

      From: Aaron Sheldrick

      Subject: RE: PAYMENT DETAILS NEEDED

      To: "'James Andrew'"

      Date: Monday, January 10, 2011, 3:11 PM

      Hi Daniel—

      I am a little confused on what it is your saying you want me to do?... So your saying that you are going to send me a money order with the 700 you are going to pay me, and also the money to give to your land lord? The only way that I will do this is if I have the funds first.

      Another question I have is if you will be out of town does that mean you want me to rent the truck and moving equipment? If that is the case will you be including that money in the money order as well? Maybe I am totally misreading you email, would it be better if we talked? My number is 612-423-2024.

      If these thing are clarified I will still be interested in helping you out. So please let me know as soon as possible.

      From: James Andrew [mailto:dagrinrip009@yahoo.com]

      Sent: Saturday, January 08, 2011 3:45 PM

      To: Aaron Sheldrick

      Subject: PAYMENT DETAILS NEEDED

      Hello How are you doing today hope your doing fine?i want the Moving to be done so that i can move to my new apartment as soon as possible i already made arrangements for the keys to the apartment,my landlord will be showing you the apartment so the locations wont be a problem,he will be there to help you,i will be calling the landlord of the old apt so he can be around the house for you to do the all the Moving,i will issue and mail out the payment to you by payment money orders ,which will consist your payment and the balance of my new rent.So you will have to deduct the $700 which i believe is a reasonable amount for Moving job for the three bed room flat,and have the remaining funds wired to the landlord of the new apt via WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER so he can bring down the keys to you and he would be available when you can start the Moving,the remaining funds you will be wiring to the landlord is the balance payment for my new apt which you are Moving my things to,I'm only doing this cause I'm presently out of the city for family reunion and i want things to go smooth and perfect before my return hope you understand what it takes to have a family?

      If you think you can handle this job,kindly get back to me with the Full Name and address to appear on the payment money orders, Contact Address ::

      (1) Full Name

      (2) Full Home Address ( NO p.o.box )

      (3)Telephone Number Home and Cell

      (4) Acceptance of my offer?

      (5) Best time to call

      Make sure that you get back to me with your full name and address details i requested so that i can check if its a far location ,then i can be able to send you my address details where you will start the Moving job for me ASAP

      I will be waiting to hear back from you.

      Thanks.

      Daniel Johnson.

      Tel..321-332-7945

      -

      -- On Fri, 1/7/11, Aaron Sheldrick wrote:

      From: Aaron Sheldrick

      Subject: RE: HELLO

      To: "'James Andrew'"

      Date: Friday, January 7, 2011, 2:23 PM

      Hey Daniel,

      I worked for a moving company out of Boise, ID during college. So I have had plenty of experience moving. I am now a Real Estate agent for Re/Max. I live in Woodbury, MN with my fiancé.

      Now that you have some general information about me I have a few questions about the move:

      Is the move across town or is it a close move?

      Do you think it is more than a one person job?

      Is the list all you need moved? Will you need me to pack boxes?

      I look forward to getting this done for you if you have any other questions feel free to call or email if you prefer.

      612-423-2024

      Aaron Sheldrick

      From: James Andrew [mailto:dagrinrip009@yahoo.com]

      Sent: Friday, January 07, 2011 3:06 AM

      To: Aaron Sheldrick

      Subject: HELLO

      Hello

      How are you doing? How was your day?Thanks for getting back to my Ads... Am willing to let you handle the moving of my properties but first i will love to know about your experience as a Mover and if you will be doing the job alone.. And you must know that I'm looking for a good and honest person to help me move my things to my new home within the area.this is a local moving within the area so i believe that the $700 that am paying you is a very good price..What is your address where you are located to start with the Moving...I'm willing to pay $700 for you for the Moving of my three bedroom apartment ,as for the Moving equipment i will be responsible for all that, all i need is just a Labor from you,because you will be provided with Truck, Wheelers,Dollies, padding, straps, etc,so the $700 is just for the workmanship ,i think this is a reasonable price.

      My new land lord will be taking you to my new apt address in person immediately i contact him that i have finally paid for the Moving service..The moving is within Area and i want my stuffs to be moved between 22nd of JAN to 23rd of JAN 2011.

      Things To be moved are:

      1.Entertainment set( TV,Home theater)

      2.Dinning Table and rug.

      3.Chair set with a Center table.

      4.2 table fans

      5.Washing Machine,Fridge, Cooker.

      6.Stand Alone Air conditioner.

      7. Bed Room Set.

      No Stair case and Elevator so there will be not stress in this moving for you okay.

      Thanks so much for your time and happy new Year.

      Daniel Johnson.

      --- On Wed, 1/5/11, Aaron Sheldrick wrote:

      From: Aaron Sheldrick

      Subject: Movers

      To: dagrinrip009@yahoo.com

      Date: Wednesday, January 5, 2011, 8:21 PM

      I am just the guy you are looking for. Is this for a moving company? Your ad is not very descriptive..

      Do you need someone with their own truck?

      Let me know what it is you want.

      Thanks,

      Aaron Sheldrick

    • Danny 6 years ago

      Has anyone ever heard of this job posting

      Blackwood Associates - Torrington CT recruiting firm, engineering

      Part Time Regional Online Recruiter $700/Week (Entry Level, Training Included,

    • Rachel 6 years ago

      beware of "Jillian Moore" from Tyler Veterinarian". It's the credit report scam, so I guess no real harm done if you fall for it, but the best part is they created their "website" by copying and pasting from the AMC's website located in new york. And when you click on "contact us"....it says they are moving and can't provide contact information. Scammers are becoming more aware that we are becoming more aware. That's why they are going through the trouble of creating fake sites. Just do your research before clicking and trust your gut!

    • lrh09 6 years ago

      I am now sure this is a scam. He does have my phone number and address. He says he has already sent the check. If I do receive it I definately will not be depositing it. I am wondering what I should do with the check if I receive it? Can I just send it back?

      This is the email he sent me.

      Hello,

      I'm Ian Martins & my wife's name is Debra Martins, she's 5 months pregnant and this is our first baby. We are relocating to the Utah. I will be coming there to work on contract basis with United States Environmental Protection Agency on a private research work. So i need someone who could help me take care of house by doing some house work while am off to work. Someone that will also

      help in running some errands.

      I will be offering you $300 weekly , I will be needing your services from three hours at any suitable time of yours, Mondays through

      Saturdays. I believe you are fit for this position in as much you will prove yourself to be a reliable and good person.

      Our financier will be handling the payment and some other expenses. So he will be the one that will be taking care of your the payment. I will instruct him to pay for the first weeks before my arrival so as to secure your service, actually i should have paid for more weeks but i will extend the payment if am satisfy with your service after the first week.

      My financier will be making out a check to you before my arrival, you will be receiving a Certified Check of $3500 out which you will

      deducting your pay for the first week and you will be using the remaining to buy foodstuffs and other things needed in the house. You

      will getting this foodstuff on the day of our arrival which is 17th Jan 2011. Actually all flights from the here arrives at

      nights so you will be getting the foodstuff in the morning and making all other preparations.

      I will also instruct my estate agent to mail the keys of the apartment to you so that you can do all other necessary preparations before we arrive. I will also email you the shopping list. You have to get all this shopping before our arrival so that we wont have to start running around when we arrive. So my financier would be needing the following Information to make out the payments.

      # Full Name:

      # Home or Office Address:

      # City:

      # State:

      # Zip Code:

      # Cell/Phone Number:

      # Best time to call you:

      # 2 References:

      Did you accept my offer?

      All i need from you is total honesty and sincerity. I know you will be committed to the work. You will also have a nice period of working

      with my wife.

      I will be waiting to hear from you.

      Thanks

      Ian Martins

    • itnet 6 years ago

      Dear Applicant,

      We received your resume and your application for our Job posting..Our HR Managers have gone through your resume and due to some certain factors you have been picked as one of our possible candidate to be our Accounts Receivable.

      Maritza Cakes Inc. is a family owned bakery services.We make turn flour to wonders and we are well known for what we do all across the States.Now Your primary task as our Accounts Receivable prior the establishment of our branch office around your area is to coordinate payments from customers and help us with the payment process. Once orders are received and sorted we deliver the product to a customer.After this has been done the customer has to pay for the products but because in most cases we make our clients prepay for orders or items they buy from us.About 90 percent of our customers prefer to pay with checks drawn from the United States bank based on the amount involved. We have decided to open this new Accounts Receivable position for solving this problem. Our company use this process to test our Accounts Receivable before you start working in our office as our Full time Accounts Receivable.

      Note : Maritza Cakes Inc. has it's home office located in Shreveport, Louisiana and will soon be opening a branch Office in your area next month.

      Please find below the Summary of your First Primary task(Collection of Payments):

      1. Receive payments (Made Payable to you) from our Customers or Clients.

      2. Cash Payment at your Bank or any cashing facilities near you.

      3. Deduct 10 % which will be your percentage/pay on Payment processed

      4. Forwarding balance after deduction of percentage/pay to our consultants.

      Hope you will be of earnest assistant before we start running our branch office in your area, and then you will be working Full time when we finally open the branch.

      Get back to us with information below for reconfirmation, so that we can add your mailing address to our Regional database and forward it to our customers for them to start sending payments.

      First name....................

      Middle name..................

      Last name....................

      Address Line 1...............

      Address Line 2...............

      City..........................

      State........................

      Zip/Postal code..........................

      Home phone...................

      Cell phone....................

      Your response to this email is important , so that we can be sure you want to take this Job Offer and reconfirm your mailing address details we have in our database.

      Thanks For Your Total Understanding.

      HR Manager

      Maritza Cakes Inc.

      - ???????? ????????? ????? -

    • Lion 6 years ago

      kevinvanhoozierr@gmail.com

      Hello,

      Hope you're having a pleasant day? You contacted me applying for the position which I advertised on Craigslist. Do take time to go through this introductory mail and feel free to pass any questions on.

      My profile briefly:

      I'm Mr. Kevin Vanhoozier a 51 years old divorced father of 3 wonderful kids, a successful entrepreneur and investor, a member of the Angel Investment Network. I'm also a research journalist and I travel every now and then within and outside the US working on various independent projects, this is why I need someone who can help keep up to date with all of my activities especially when I'm away and amidst my busy schedule.

      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 moved on with her personal life and it has affected me in a way. I found her previously on the craigslist website and I sincerely hope I will be able to find someone again who will be as efficient as she has been.

      Please note that you are being hired only on a personal level. All correspondences would be made and promptly reported to me personally. The position is part time and home-based meaning you can work most times from your home as long as you have a regular internet access. You are also hired on a trial basis for now until we are able to see how well we fit in, this however does not affect your weekly wages.

      Most of your activities will be carried out locally and most official packages will be delivered via posts. You will be actively involved in my personal, business and financial life. In summary, your activities as my assistant amongst other things will include;

      * Acting as an alternative telephone correspondence;

      * Running personal errands, supervisions and monitoring;

      * Organizing and maintaining diaries, memos and making appointments;

      * Dealing with incoming email, faxes and post;

      * A personal reminder for Schedules, programs, flights and keeping me up to date with them as they come up;

      * Arranging travel and accommodation

      * Carrying out specific projects and research;

      * Taking on some of the my responsibilities and working more closely with management and other staff related to me;

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

      * Handling and monitoring financial activities.

      * Processing and taking charge of weekly payments and purchases.

      * You will also be a part of my household and a helping hand to issues as they arise.

      * General clerical activities.

      * Basic wage: Earn enviably $400 weekly.

      Note that Any extra or personal expenses like (transport, gas, etc) incurred by you while on an errand or otherwise will also be reimbursed by me at the end of each working week.

      This position is very flexible and it is difficult judging the exact number of hours you will be doing, just bear it in mind that there will be busier weeks than others with a steady pay.

      Working with me is basically about instructions and following them, my only fear is that I may come at you imprompt 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, dedication 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 England now for a project, however, I do have a number of things you could help me with immediately, prior to my arrival.

      Due to the excessive number of responses to my Ad, do provide the following details about yourself for my personal record update and to filter applicants;

      1) Full Names

      2) Full Contact Address

      3) City

      4) State

      5) Zip Code

      6) Phone Number (H)

      7) Phone Number (M)

      8) Occupation (if any)

      9) Sex

      10) Marital status

      11) Age

      I hope you can be available for me immediately before I arrive, it certainly can act as a stable foundation to our impending working relationship.

      With impatience i shall await your response

      Regards

      Mr. Kevin Vanhoozier

    • D124 6 years ago

      FROM:hr@apn-media.com

      Thanks for e-mailing our HR division regarding the available position. You seem more than capable for our available position. Our HR manager has narrowed the 100's of resumes we have been sent down to 5 and you have been selected to move on to the the next step in the hiring process. Please see below for the job description.

      Job necessities: Excellent written/verbal interaction skills in order to perform secretarial duties including answering phones and taking messages, the preparation of mailings, the order and upkeep of resource amounts, elementary xeroxing, regular filing and emailing, and typing correspondence. We will present further specific particulars at our interview.

      Hours: 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Hours can be somewhat accommodating if required)

      Pay for this job: 12 - 15 per hour (we will determine eventual pay at some stage in the interview reliant on experience)

      Our hiring procedure is nearly finalized. We only ask for you to complete a clear-cut IQ(Intelligence Quotient) quiz to display to the H.R Director.

      Please complete our IQ Quiz HERE.

      After completion please answer back with the results and an unfilled time to arrange an official interview. My accessible time is between 7 to 11 AM and 2 to 5 p.m.

      I anticipate your quick response.

      Regards,

      Tammy Greene

      HR Branch APN Media

    • Rach6 6 years ago

      OMG Thank ya'll so much!!

      Hello

      Its nice to read from you that you are interested in knowing more about the part time job offer.I am looking for someone who can handle my personal and business errands at his/her spare time. Someone who can offer me these services:Mail services: Receive my mails and drop them off at FedEx,Dhl,Ups(nothing illegal).Shop for Gifts,Sit for delivery( at your home) or pick items up at nearby post office at your convenience.I would love to meet up with you to talk about this job if you will like to work full time.But i am currently away to see my family. I am in united kingdom so there will be no interview for now. 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 put money out of your pocket, 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. The content of the packages are computer and electronics, clothing business and personal letters. All expenses and taxes will be covered by me.You will work between 15 and 20hrs a month. How much will you charge per month? I will pay $400 weekly. That is not a bad offer is it? I need your service because I am constantly out of town. I work in real estate and I also own an Art Gallery,Clothing and Electronics Store in united kingdom. I will be back to states on Febuary 25th to set-up a store,so this process will be going on till then. 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..If you are able to handle it. 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 Sears, Walmart,Bestbuy,Circuicity,Oldnavy and other stores. You will be shopping for Electronics and clothings.I will provide you my UPS,DHL,FEDEX account number for Shipping. All you have to do is provide my account number to UPS,DHL,FEDEX and shipping charges will be applied into the account. I will provide clear set of instructions for each task I need done as well the funds to cover them. If i were to mail you money order 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 order?I will need the information below,

      Full Name..

      Full Address.. (No P o Box)

      City

      State..

      zip code..

      Phone Number..

      Age....

      I will be expecting your mail soon.

      NB: Payment will made out to you by Cashier Check or Money order

      tommy brian.

      FAIL. I Sent him my address. and stuff... so eff. I feel ignorant.

    • sunny 6 years ago

      Hello and thanks for responding to my advert on Craigslist, well my

      > name is Andre Skrytel from Dublin, Ireland and I will be coming for

      a

      > seminar in Brooklyn,New York on the 7th of January and will stay for

      > three weeks. A Driver is needed for this three weeks, here are my

      > conditions:

      >

      > Must have valid drivers license

      > Drug Free

      > Able to navigate within Brooklyn area.

      > Prompt and keep to time.

      > Willing to work 6 days of the week from Mon to sat.

      > Must posses a clean record.

      > Must be willing to undergo a background check,fill out your

      information

      > below:

      > FULL NAME........

      > FULL CONTACT ADDRESS............

      > PHONE NUMBER...........

      >

      > Salary is $150 daily, total of $1050 for the week, you don't need a

      > dress code.

      > Note that only applicants above 18yrs are eligible for this

      > position,applicants must be easily reachable either via email or

      phone

      > and applicant must be resident in New York. I have made reservation

      for

      > a Range rover HSE.....Thanks for your Co Operation

      >

      > Andre Skrytel

      A money order of $1,725 has been sent to you via FEDEX Express delivery

      envelope, you are to cash the check at your bank and deduct your

      upfront payment $100( to guarantee you that you have the job) you are

      to send $1,625 via Western Union to my traveling agent in NY. Below is

      the name of the receiver, you are to get back to me with the transfer

      information (10 digit transfer code or MTCN and the exact amount sent).

      You are to deduct the transfer charges from the remaining $1,625 left

      with you, let me know how much you have left after the transfer. I

      would want you to have it done today so that my travel agent could book

      my flight on time. I will give you a call as soon as you have it done.

      FULL NAME: Lyndon Simmon

      CONTACT ADDRESS: 120 Fulton Street

      CITY: New York

      STATE: NY

      ZIP-CODE: 10038-2775

      Andre Skrytel

      unfortunately , i realized too late.. i just deposited this chek to my account . i wonder what will happen next..

    • talkabout profile image
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      Dolores Ninerell 6 years ago from Mount Laurel, NJ

      Most of the questions being asked have already been addressed or answered in some fashion... please read the article and all of the posts to find the answer to your question.

      Regarding the moving guy question... first the English is funny and they want you to pay their rent with a check or funds they are sending. You know that makes no sense...so it is a money scam... check is bad or something... so don't be a "nice guy" and help a complete stranger do something they can obviously do for themselves.... duh... why can't they just send the landlord the check themselves... ask them that question and watch them disappear.

      As far as what to do with checks... you can report them to the police but definitely don't cash them. Apparently they keep harassing people with emails to try to make them cash it...

      After reading this article and examples you should be able to spot a scam right away..they all sound the same...so please read the article!

    • mohammed  5 years ago

      hey everyone, i have the same problem. i just fell for this i think, because i just got money order and cashed it and now wht should i do? good think i didnt transfer the moeny to them where they wanted me to send it.but now im really worried becuazxse i deposited the money order in my account . and idk if they can do anythin with my account or what should i do now ?? any advice..

    • Melly 5 years ago

      Hello,

      This position 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 Administrative Assistant, your activities amongst other things will include;

      Running business errands.

      Mailing and receiving of packages and letters.

      Deal with people at all levels across a multicultural environment

      Accounts Payable

      Also you will be doing some shopping for me.

      Handling and monitoring some of my financial activities..

      I would love to meet up with you to talk about this job but I am currently away on a business trip. There is a test which i will like you to go through because i need a capable Assistant. I am in Greece now so there will be no interview.

      The pay is $400.00 per week regardless of hours worked, but I envisage not more than 12 hours in any week. I need your service because I am constantly out of town. I buy Companies that have financial difficulties and I am trying to start an Art Gallery when I am back in town which will be in September, so this process will be on going till then. I will meet up with you when I return and then we can talk about the possibility of making this long term.

      Permit me to test your efficiency and diligence towards this, also to work out your time schedule and fit it to mine. I really need to find the perfect person for this job because I am constantly out of town, I'm confident you can take up the challenge and on the long run we should have a relatively sound working relationship between us. I promise to be a good boss. I am also glad on the commitment in working. Funds will be made available to you in form of check and it will be issued to you including your first week payment $400, am going to email the list of items to get as soon as I compile them all but it will be better to wait till you get the fund before i give you the list .

      For me to be able to send the funds to you, I will need your details below such as

      Your Full Name:

      Your Full Address with apt # (NO P.O BOX)

      City:

      State:

      Zip-Code:

      Age :

      Your Cell/mobile phone number

      Your Home phone number

      Once I receive your contact information as requested above I will get back to you with the task you will be handling. Please understand you will be paid for the first week immediately as I have stated in my message above, its important for me to have everything setup before I get back from my trip. Hope I am clear with that.

      Let me know if you are interested in working with me and get back to me with the requested details.

      I look forward to hearing from you soon.

      Very Respectfully & May the Lord Bless You.

      Jonathan Maynard.

      j.maynard196@gmail.com

      AND THIS IS WHAT I GOT AFTER I SENT HIM THE INFO HE REQUESTED:

      Hi Melissa,

      This is to acknowledge that your information has been received and I am equally using this medium to inform you to add me on yahoo messenger( j.maynard196 ) .You shall receive your payment promptly, it may be in form of Check, money orders ,bank deposit or inform of cash use western union transfer, and You will be paid upon the completion of every assignment given to you.. I will also notify you as soon as possible in regards to your first assignment and you shall receive your 1099 Tax form after your first assignment if the need be. I want you to understand that you are dealing with me directly as my personal assistant and I will appreciate if you have your duty done very fast for me. I may need you to confirm a flight booking. do hotel booking online, buy somethings for me, get some things shipped for me, type a letter for me and have it mailed out e.t.c. I will email you with the list of the items to be purchased and the necessary information on how to get it mailed out to the orphanage. Ensure you check your emails daily so you can get the email message before the delivery of the payment. Please email me back to confirm you get this mail. I hope this work will not affect you in any way and hope you can handle higher amount of funds without any problem.Please email me back to confirm you get this mail.

      Is this legitimate? I have not received anything as of yet. If I do get a check, money order, or anything else, you better believe I am going to research the thing before I go anywhere near my bank or give out my SSN or banking info. Thanks for the alert guys! Please let me know if you've gotten anything like this recently?

    • MORE ABOUT THE JOB YOU APPLIED FOR ON THE CRAIGSLIST (SURVEY JOB) 5 years ago

      Dear Candidate,

      We got your resume and your application for the Survey job on Craigslist.

      Shopper's Guide wants you to run a survey on two prominent companies in your area.

      The 1st is a Western Union Location

      The 2nd a Walmart Store

      There has been reports about laps in the services of their Management and some of their staffs. The complaints were based on reports which customers forwarded anonymously and Phone calls which were also made to the head office.The Western union location was reported for Negligence for the following reasons:

      1.Customers have reported their money missing

      2.Slow services

      3.Unbalanced transfer charges

      4.Poor services

      5.Rudeness to customers

      6.Excess charge

      7.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.

      ASSIGNMENT PACKET : You will be Evaluating Wal-mart store and Western Union outlet in your City. You will be provided with a cerified Check/Money Order which you are to cash at your Bank then you will proceed to the Wal-mart store for your Evaluation followed by the Western union location. The Check you received covers all expenditures including evaluation, shopping , transport and your compensation( salary=$400 but you get $200 Per Assignment and you get 2 or More Assignments Weekly) for these surveys. You are to purchase Goods of your Choice for your own Use not more than $50 at any Wal-mart store close to you and also you will be using Western Union services to send the balance to another Mystery shopper to carry out her own Assignment. As a secret shopper, you should go there and study how to send money and memorize all you see at the outlet.

      store close to you and also you will be using Western Union services to send the balance to another Mystery shopper to carry out her own Assignment.

      As a secret shopper, you should go there and study how to send money and memorize all you see at the outlet.

      If you are INTERESTED and READY in this offer please kindly respond with the following Information's Below:

      1. Full Names:

      2. Mailing Address (NOT P.O BOX}:

      3. City:

      4. State:

      5. Zip code:

      6. Telephone Numbers( Cell & Home )

      7. Have you done this kind of work before? YES OR NO?

      8. Present Occupation.

      This is a very exciting job and is very rewarding. I hope you do understand what we have requested for you to do as our new evaluator, Please confirm that you understand the assignment so we can approve your application and dispatch your payment so your new assignment will kick off immediately. Awaiting your response.

      Thanks,

      Recruiting Department,

    • MGN 5 years ago

      This one is a new one.. for Caregivers and Nurses...I am so mad! >8\

      Dear MGN,

      You are hereby notified that you have been given a provisional appointment as the medical assistance for my ailing step-dad during the M-F shift.

      You are selected based on your experience and passion to care for the elderly man with Alzheimer's disease.

      I will be arriving precisely Friday, February 18th, 2011 but the job starts on Monday February 21st, 2011.

      Here is the Job description:

      Prepare meals, paying attention to his medical needs, taking him for doctor appointment, dressing, feeding, light housekeeping. The job continues as long as my step-dad stays alive.

      My business partner will send to you, a Cashier Check of $2,500 from a USA Bank.

      The check will be written payable to your name so you could cash it at your bank.

      I asked my business partner to buy the cashier check few weeks ago for the purchase of some furniture i intended to buy for my house which i later canceled. I am sending you that much money because of my step-dad's sickness which has made me spent lots of money taking care of his medical bills.

      The Cashier check is from USA which is cash-able at your bank and its not cash-able here in UK.

      As soon as you receive the Check, take it to the bank to cash it, and then deduct $420 which is your wages for the first 20 Hours and $20 compensation for transport/gas fee.

      Then send the balance of the money to my ticket agent in London so i can buy the family flight ticket. The job offers $20/hr.

      I am sending you an advance as a mark of commitment on my part. I will be responsible for the tax since i am employing you.

      I will like to confirm your full name and full address with apt # and phone number so that the payment can be sent to you as soon as possible.

      Accept my congratulations!

      Anthony Miliband.

      +44 785-166-3787.

    • Jenny 5 years ago

      I received a very similar email to Tony and Johnelle (Parts of the email are word-for-word the same):

      Beware everyone! This guy is going by the name of Mark Pepple. (markpepple98@yahoo.co.uk)

      Hello .

      Thanks for getting back to me.I just read your email now and i feel i should give you more details about the job.

      I am Mark H. Pepple, I am the CEO Construction company, we provide full-service General Contracting, Construction Management, Design/Build, and Underground Utility Construction . We also have an on-site metal fabrication shop we do have many project America and Europe

      I'm sure you'll understand I tend to have a very busy schedule at this point, as I am presently in United Kingdom, I will be back in the Paris in about four Weeks.

      I think you're the right person for this post , 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 basis and the flexibility means that there will be busier weeks than others, so it's a little difficult judging the exact number of hours you'll be doing per week. If you can manage your time properly, this job may even give you some extra while you do something else on the side. As I have said, I'd 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 coming week to test your efficiency and diligence towards all this, also to work out your time schedule and fit it to mine. I really need to find the perfect person for this job, I'm confident you can take up the challenge and on the long run we should have a relatively sound working relationship between us. It may be a little difficult working out the time difference between us initially, with time however, we should get used to it. I am glad you are willing to work with me and i promise to be a good boss. I am 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 orphanage home, I do that every month . The funds will be in form of check and it will be sent over to you from one of my clients and i have some list to email you once you received 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. I will get you more information on that,I will like you to get back to me with your Contact Details such as:

      Full Name:

      Contact Address NO P.O BOX:

      City:

      State:

      Zip-Code:

      Phone Number:

      Occupation:

      Sex:

      Age:

      Once I have received your contact information, I will get back to you with 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 back from my business trip back to the states. Hope I am clear with that.

      Get back as soon as possible..

      Regards

      Mark H. Pepple

    • bruiseviolet 5 years ago

      Johnelle and others- please try and think like a business when reading these ads. No company in their right mind is going to hire some 'random' person from the internet to handle their client billing. Are you kidding me? A big give-away on that was that you had to purchase your own software. Any legit work at home business will provide you with the needed software- you would never have to front money for anything. No legit job will pay with wire transfers... run from those fast. Another way you can easily pick out a scam is if the ad is overly detailed- specifically about the position. (someone posted a perfect example earlier where the man said his wifes plane comes in at X time etc... if that was a legit job- thats something you wouldn't know until you were hired etc...)

    • One more is here 5 years ago

      job.den.pato@gmail.com

      Den Pato

      Please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Den Pato and I represent Acoon Group Company.

      I've found your resume on-line and it appears that you have met our basic requirements for initial consideration, and would be a strong candidate to offer our final career positions.

      Our company is well-known not only in the USA but all over the world. We deal mainly with the international Art market, bringing buyers together with sellers from all over the world.

      Two to three hours a day performing your duties over the Internet is sufficient for this position.

      There are no start-up or any other fees. The company covers all the fees related to the hiring process.

      We provide one month paid training period, during which you will receive online training and support as well as a regular paycheck. A personal supervisor will guide your training. At the end of your training, the personal supervisor will decide whether or not to extend a permanent offer, based on your training results. So please be aware that our training is critical to your success!

      Your starting salary will be $2,300 per month plus 8% commission deducted from each and every transaction during the training period. Total income, with our current volume of clients, will be about $4,500 per month. After the training period, base salary will be increased up to $3,000 per month plus 8% commission.

      Given the present economy, our position offers training, support and a pay scale comparable to an entry-level position requiring 40 hours per week. I hope you will explore, compare, and then contact me with your questions.

      Yours faithfully,

      Den Pato

      Acoon Group Inc.

    • Melly 5 years ago

      Mwahahahahhaha, Mwahahahahahahaha!

      Got Em~

      My conscience won this one. I got the above mentioned check in the amount of $2850. I was supposed to take my $400 fee out of the amount and wire the rest to a place in Benin. I knew this was a scam, so I noticed on the check that it was drawn on Wachovia/Wells Fargo out of Jacksonville from a company called the Bolles School. Now this is a ritzy prep school. I took the check in to see if it was legitimate. She said the check was good for the amount of funds on the check, but the minute she tried to cash it, there was an alert code that popped up with a do not cash. Again, yellow lights blinking. The cashier informed me that with my permission, they could start a fraudulent check investigation. They also took a copy of the FedEx receipt that came with it. She took all of my information and told me that the FBI may contact me so they can get ahold of all the emails that were sent back and forth between myself and this man. Thank God I saved all of them. I came home and sent the check sender an email letting him know that my bank would not let me deposit the check or cash it. That was all I said, no you are in trouble you little fraud skeezer or anything like that. Then...I get a mailer demon message saying that the message would not go through... LOL~Looks like someone deleted their email!

      HAHAHAHAH! I told the bank teller this afternoon that if I can help stop these little bastards from doing this to someone else, I was.

      My best advice, go with your gut and never ever cash a check that you are not sure about.

    • Melly 5 years ago

      Jonathan Maynard update...

      He hijacked my email account and deleted all of the emails that we corresponded. Too bad for him that I printed all of them with ISP addresses ;)

      Please be careful guys, he was able to hijack my email account, which is gmail. With my cell phone number, he got them to send him my password. This has got to stop. I will post updates as I get them. I swear this guy is going down...

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      Dolores Ninerell 5 years ago from Mount Laurel, NJ

      If you got a check and cashed it be prepared for the bounce fees. Other than that you are in the clear. Good thing you did not send any money out or you would be out that amount as well. I don't think they can access your account just bc you cashed the check.

      But hijacking email accounts.... that is a new one! Glad someone is going after these crooks!!!!!!!

    • 09i 5 years ago

      You might try to send the communication to one of this links: http://www.elsop.com/wrc/complain.htm

      Also as one of previous writers said, FBI deals with such things.

    • and here follows one more 5 years ago

      FROM:

      Hey, thanks for responding to us.

      In case the posting was not clear, the responsibilities of this position are as follows: you will be answering the phone and taking messages whenever applicable, you will be scheduling the corporate meetings, and running errands for the corporate for things for example purchasing supplies and making bank deposits (you will be provided having a company car). Although you're running errands, you will also be given 1 of our company credit card(s) for all business purchases.

      You seem certainly qualified for our job opening, and more so than the other four applicants we received applications from. I would like to take the next step with you. Nevertheless, prior to I am able to schedule a formal meeting, my company will need that you acquire a recent (past 14-21 business days) credit score report. We started this because our company had some bad incidents with prior employees taking benefit of having access to a company credit card.

      Both myself and the company will prefer it that you use this Credit Report to acquire your verify as their scores always report back the most factual and accurate info.

      Once you submit all of the required info, they'll show your personal report. Then, you require to e-mail me the reported credit score score, a phone number that you can be effortlessly reached, and your availability schedule to arrange an interview.

      I ask you to not e-mail me the entire report, as it will have private content. In the event you have a lower than expected credit score score, it will never stop you from a position with us. I had a fairly low score whenever I was hired.

      In the event you don't want to complete a recent credit score verify, unfortunately the corporate will need that I contact the second option.

      Personally, I am hoping to fill this position having a new friendly face and am looking forward to your quick response.

      Possess a fantastic day,

      Kind Regards,

      Bruce Zalio - HR

    • John D (Montreal) 5 years ago

      Feb 15, 2011

      Dear talkabout:

      Just got another mystery shopper scam from

      " reactsurveys2000@aol.com "

      It was signed " Survey Team, psgroup, Scott Walace "

      (Notice no signature mention of React Surveys, who seems to be a real mystery shopping service in Britain.

      More clues? "Scott Walace" is a give away- typically "Walace" should have two l's.

      The english had too many grammatical errors, (i.e. from a Nigerian, etc.) The scam email said their customers were seeking better 'metrics' rather than the term we'd use in N. America, seeking "measurements" or "data".

      HERE'S A SOLUTION that perhaps that more people should try. Simply tell the scam artists to PHONE THEM for 'verification', and see if their caller ID then checks out. Your readers can also try this to know REALLY where phone numbers are calling from: Enter the exchange no and first 3 numbers of any phone (US and Canada) in Google and see which results hits indicate other places near that number. I also found this site: reversenumberdatabase.com, which will give you a map of the call-from, as well as the telephone company or cell service provider who called. Most useful!

      Here's another tip. Once your into reverse scamming the scammer, or at least once you find an address of an alleged company offering a job, do a Google Map search of the address and city. Then use Street View of the actual address, to see if at least the sign on the front of the building looks legit. It may, but then again, it may not!

      To all of you out there, good luck.

      Here's an idea, a bit pie-in-the-sky, but in the light of what young Egyptians accomplished, with a tyrannical repressive regime who shut the Internet down, it would be easy: Set up a network of volunteers in every city (include me) and any target person who is being seriously scammed can find a contact person(s) in the scammers source city to locally find out if they are real. Imagine the look on a scammers face when you tell him "My "cousin" lives next door to you, and will give you my payment."

      Cheers from Montreal.

      PS Anyone who suspects a scammer from Montreal, CL or otherwise, please contact me.

    • Laurie 5 years ago

      I have a new one

      This opportunity is for the Paso Robles division, a norther San Luis Obispo County community. A perfect location for people who enjoy the outdoors, fine dining, wine country, and the arts. There is something for everyone in this progressive, rural community.

      Administrative Assistant, Sales and Marketing

      Specialty Silicone Fabricators, Inc., is an ISO 9001 certified manufacturer of custom silicone components and parts for the medical device industry. Our specialties include silicone, extrusion, molding, and sheeting.The Administrative Assistant will Support the Sales and Marketing Departments with research, travel, communication and coordination of administrative details. Deliver options and cost effective solutions to travel and trade show activities.

      TheAdministrative Assistant we are looking for will:

      * Perform market research using a variety of means to identify information on potential customers and markets.

      * Provide reporting, as needed.

      * Maintain trade show samples and coordinate trade show activities.

      * Arrange travel for Sales and Marketing Managers.

      * Perform customer surveys, as requested.

      * Interface with internal departments to facilitate communication between sales and other departments.

      * Maintain calendars of sales staff.

      * Prepare expenses for Sales Managers review.

      * Maintain metrics for the Sales Department.

      * Ship samples to potential customers, as requested.

      * Draft written communications and conduct communications by phone to potential customers.

      * Act as integral member of the Sales and Marketing group, in support of the defined Sales and Marketing and Specialty Silicone Fabricators mission, vision, values, and goals.

      Job Requirements:

      Knowledge, Skill, and Ability: * High School Diploma or equivalent

      * 3-5 years of experience as an administrative assistance or in customer service or a related field.

      * Strong written and spoken communication in the English language.

      * Ability to write professional reports.

      * Ability to arrange travel details obtaining competitive rates.

      * Strong ability with Microsoft Office software.

      * Ability to speak comfortably and professionally with strangers.

      * Ability to run reports from various software used by the company.

      * Ability to maintain a professional and respectful relationship with coworkers and company representatives.

      • Location: San Luis Obispo

      • Compensation: tbd

      • Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster.

      • Please, no phone calls about this job!

      • Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.

      I applied and they want my credit report so they can hire me.

    • nekonoir 5 years ago

      I just recently applied for a job posted on Craigslist in Long Beach. It was for a receptionist job. I was really excited that i had received a response so fast since i had an awful day at work. I figured wow! I am actually going to get out of the restaurant bizz and had a decent resume! But little did I know....

      Here's the email they sent me. I feel like an idiot because i actually followed the link and signed up >< to get a credit report, but i'm mostly freaking out over the fact that i had used sensitive information to get this credit report. After i signed up i immediately cancelled the trial membership by calling their customer service # so I wouldn't get billed. It was legit (at least i would like to think so)

      I should have checked out the company website more throughly. I did and it was an extremely BASIC domain (flag 1) The fact that they need a credit report as a hurdle in the hiring process (flag 2). Ugh i feel STUPID!

      From: "Carrie L. Ivy"

      Subject: Re Full Time Receptionist Position

      Great news... We've taken a look at your resume and we’d like you to come in to talk.

      There are a couple things we need to discuss. Namely, salary requirements and hours. But we think we’ve found who we’re looking for.

      Some logistical stuff we need to take care of: we need a credit and background check from all of our employees during the hiring process. The background check we’ll do in person, and as long as there isn’t anything outstanding in your background, you should be cleared.

      However, we use the credit report to narrow down our hiring process. It’s basically step one, and step two would be the interview. Don’t worry, your credit score won’t affect your eligibility—we just need to know who we’re dealing with. It’s our company policy. And of course, the credit check is free and won’t hurt your credit.

      Click here to get your free credit report. ALL WE NEED IS THE VERIFICATION # for your order. Please DO NOT SEND US ANY personal information. Once we get your #, we can set up a time and day for you to come in.

      E-mail me if you have any questions. Look forward to speaking with you soon,

      ---

      Carrie L. Ivy

      Office Manager

      Bow Wow Supplies, Inc.

      www.bowwowsupplies.com

      ________________________________________________________

      I did send a reply but did not send them this "Order number" they wanted me to send. I asked where i could find this on the website. I am still awaiting a reply...

    • Becky 5 years ago

      First, I am so glad that you folks are here and warning people about the frauds and scams that are out there.

      Second, my hubby and I are really careful when we are looking for jobs on Craigslist--if it doesn't post an actual physical address that he or I can go to and apply for the job in person, then we won't apply for it.

      But, I do have a question--just a few months ago, I all of a sudden started getting spam emails to my email address, and I do not use this email address in question except for very specific friends and family that I keep in contact with. How would scammers get my email address if I don't use it anywhere else on line except to email my close friends and family?? My hubby has my email address in his address book with his email address. Could someone have hacked into his email account and got my email address that way?? I am thoroughly stumped about this! :(

    • Rachelle 5 years ago

      I am so mad that I recieved the same email you guys have received. I went all thru the pain and rejected job offers just because of this. He even bother to send me this check. I just went to Citibank earlier and said the check was a fraud. I feel so bad about myself for making the wrong decision.....

    • mskkdq 5 years ago

      They are getting new tricks...

      Our company has been hit hard by craigslist spammers, so we've decided to use their verification system. Here is a link to the craigslist verification service Here.

      You will be asked to verify your name, email and phone number. A verification code will be sent to you via text message. Do not give this code out. Please enter this code in the text box provided on the site and we will contact you from the email provided in the text message.

      We appreciate your help fighting spam in the workplace.

      Talk to you soon ,

      Karin Schorr

    • Gisela 5 years ago

      I was a little sketchy til I found this page, I had a gut feeling this was a scam, because I received 2 emails with the similar BS.. here is one of them

      --- On Wed, 4/6/11, jamf665@aol.com wrote:

      From: jamf665@aol.com

      Subject: PAYMENT UPDATE

      To: giselarodriguez@ymail.com

      Date: Wednesday, April 6, 2011, 4:39 PM

      Hello Gisela ,

      I would like to Inform you that my client has Mailed you US Cashiers Check for $2500 . You would be Receiving the Check between 2- 5 Business Days.

      Once you recieve the payment , deposit it at your bank and once it clears your bank usually within 24hrs , proceed to send the rest funds via western union which will be $2100 once you have deducted your weekly salary ($400) to the orphanage's information in LONDON , UNITED KINGDOM

      Please send $2100 less Western Union sending fees to the Orphange's Information below to LONDON , UNITED KINGDOM

      Reciever's name : Joyce CAMPBELL

      ADDRESS : 20 DORSET RD ,TOTTENHAM , LONDON N15 5AJ

      I would need you to email me back with the Following Western Union Money Transfer . The Western Union details you would email to me is as follows

      1. Money Transfer Control Number( MTCN )

      2. Exact Amount Sent

      3. Sender's Full Name

      Let me know if you understand what i have said above and it is very important for you to get back to me with a response today.

      As soon as this is done i will keep you posted with the other arrangements.

      Best Regards

      Jamie Forest

    • baingirl 5 years ago

      Just figured out that this is most likely a scam also. Glad I found this website. I had some red flags but after reading all the post, I am pretty sure this is a scam. IM IRRITATED!!

      Hello Applicant,

      Thanks for responding to the my ad posted on Craig's list.I am so sorry getting back to your response to my job ad this late ,I have been pretty busy working down here ..This is my first time trying to find a suitable candidate via the internet rather than the regular conventional way of Newspaper ads or face to face interview, So, i might be a little more demanding and less enthusiastic and your interest in the Personal Assistant position? If yes 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 Personal Assistant 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 (Brazil) . I sincerely hope I will be able to find someone again who will be as efficient as she has been.

      About me

      Tammy Clay is my name and I was born in York,South Carolina,USA. I am into manufacturing of textiles,the importation of textile materials to the united states and also the exportation of our clothing to other countries in the world. 2 years ago i traveled with my late dad to Malaysia and India where I saw these fabrics beautifully displayed.I fell in love with them and I had to buy some.They were sown by the local fashion designers and wow beautiful styles they were!Since then,I have been traveling around exporting the fabrics to the United states and I must confess,the demand is on the increase.Also, the demand for our clothing's and styles in other parts of the world is also on the increase.I am really happy because this has made me learn about so many cultures and I am also promoting the United states dress sense and styles in other countries.

      Know more about textiles.

      A textile is a flexible material consisting of a network of natural or artificial fibers often referred to as thread or yarn. Yarn is produced by spinning raw wool fibers, flax, cotton, or other material on a spinning wheel to produce long strands.Textiles are formed by weaving, knitting, crocheting, knotting, or pressing fibers together (felt).

      The words fabric and cloth are used in textile assembly trades (such as tailoring and dressmaking) as synonyms for textile. However, there are subtle differences in these terms in specialized usage. Textile refers to any material made of interlacing fibers. Fabric refers to any material made through weaving, knitting, spreading, crocheting, or bonding. Cloth refers to a finished piece of fabric that can be used for a purpose such as covering a bed.

      Why I need a Personal assistant?

      Due to my frequent travelings and the fact that I am yet to have a registered company in the united states,I am not always around to attend to my numerous clients.I supply these materials to some individuals and some textile companies.I am building a website so that I can show case these materials and get more clients. At the moment,there is a need to relate more with my clients and provide excellent services.I need someone who can be of helping hands while I am not in the united states.An assistant who will help in sending out payments to textile companies who supply me some textile materials such as (wool, silk), (cotton, flax, jute),(asbestos, glass fiber),(nylon, polyester, acrylic which are used the manufacturing of these materials,receiving payments from my clients,sending out funds , receiving letters and mails on my behalf,Book my flight tickets,Send letters and mails from my clients.etc.This position is home-based and flexible part time job,you can be in any location you will be working from your home doing all the activities.All you need do is to check your emails twice daily for instructions and keep your phone on most times in case I might need to call you from anywhere I may be.Let me know if and when you will be available to start.This can act as a stable foundation to our working relationship.

      Requirements

      *Running personal errands, supervisions and monitoring.

      *Scheduling programmers, 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.

      *Basic wage is $500 every week

      You will need to set up a mini office in your home.This office will contain office equipments such as your computer,printer,fax machine etc. Let me know all the office equipments that you have on ground so that I can make arrangements for some more if need be.

      SEND AN EMAIL ASAP TO SIGNIFY YOUR INTEREST.

      `

      As soon as I receive your email,I will email you a personal information form and Employment agreement form so that I can know more about you.

      Thanks

      Tammy Clay..

      This is her second email to me.

      Hello Tisha,

      Thanks for the interest.I really do appreciate the time you have taken to read my lengthy email.it is a new business and I am just on the verge of registering the company name. You will not be meeting physically with clients.As we proceed,Ill let you know how clients will receive their payments

      However,since a face to face interview is almost impossible at the moment(I am out of the country)I have attached a copy of the employment agreement form and Personal Information form below.This will give me an in depth analysis of you.Signify by filling correctly all details on personal Information and Employment Agreement form that you wish working with me.Complete and attach the the form to your next email,Fill out the below information

      Are you eligible to work in the United States ?

      Yes _______ No_______

      If you are under age 18, do you have an employment/age certificate?

      Yes __NO ___

      Have you been convicted of or pleaded no contest to a felony within the last five years?

      Yes_______ NO_______

      If yes, please explain: _________________________________________

      __________________________________________________________

      POSITION/AVAILABILITY:

      Position Applied For: Administrative/Personal Assistant

      ________________________________________

      Days/Hours Available

      Monday ____

      Tuesday ____

      Wednesday ____

      Thursday ____

      Friday ___

      Saturday ____

      Sunday ____

      Hours Available: from _______ to ______

      What date are you available to start work?

      ________________________________________

      EMPLOYMENT HISTORY:

      Present Or Last Position:

      Employer: _____________________________________________________

      Address:______________________________________________________

      Supervisor: ____________________________________________________

      Phone: _______________________________

      Email: ________________________________

      Position Title: _________________________

      From: ______________ To: ______________

      Responsibilities: ___________________________________________________

      __________________________________________________________

      Salary: _______________

      Reason for Leaving: ____________________________________________

      ===========

      Previous Position:

      Employer: _____________________________________________________

      Address:______________________________________________________

      Supervisor: ____________________________________________________

      Phone: _______________________________

      Email: ________________________________

      Position Title: _________________________

      From: ______________ To: ______________

      Responsibilities: ___._______________________________________________

      __________________________________________________________

      Salary: _______________

      Reason for Leaving: ____________________________________________

      May i Contact Your Present Employer?

      Yes _____ No _____

      References:

      Name/Title Address Phone

      _ ______________________________________________________________

      _ _______________________________________________________________

      _________________________________________________________________

      I certify that information contained in this application is true and complete. I understand that false information may be grounds for not hiring me or for immediate termination of employment at any point

    • baingirl 5 years ago

      Here is my reply to this Tammy Clay.

      I got your message. I am still a little unclear on some things. So I have a few question before we proceed. If you could please answer each question. I am just trying to cover all my bases. Im sure you understand.

      1. What exactly is the name of your company?

      2. Does your company have a website?

      3. What is your full name and address that you live at when your in the US?

      4. Do you have a phone number I can contact you at?

      5. Do you have refrences that I can call to verify who you are?

      6. What other forms of payment are available for you to pay me with besides paypal?

      7. If I am receiving payments on your behalf, Do you have a bank account set up in the US that these payments can be deposited into?

      8. What is this tracking number your sending me for?

      Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions.

      Tisha

    • baingirl 5 years ago

      This is Tammy Clay's Response to me. And she did not answer all the questions I asked.

      .............................................Website is under construction right away

      .........Just Tammy Clay

      ...........No ,thats why i am always online to reply massages from friends and clients.

      .....yes your options are Check,paycheck,and Money Order

      ..........Bank acct disabled,Open new acct when i arrive

      ........Tracking number for the package you are to receive on my behalf so you know when ever it arrives.

      Tammy Clay...

      Such Crap

    • Tns 5 years ago

      Here is one I received today from the many scammers out there after job searching on craigslist...

      Walton Walton

      Dear Applicant,

      Your resume has been reviewed by our Recruiting Department in reference to our ad posted on Craigslist.org for the position of an Administrative/clerical Clerk and we believe you are capable of handling this position based on your resume. Your details has been forwarded to the Head of Operations mrs martha stewart. sHe would be conducting an online interview with you to discuss the Job Details, Pay Scale and Benefits.

      You are to set up a screen name with yahoo instant messenger at (www.messenger.yahoo.com) and add up the company Hiring manager's yahoo screen name (agatehiringdesk) or agatehiringdesk@yahoo.com and instant message him for an immediate online interview/briefing exercise.Note that this a legitimate job offer.

      Interview starts ASAP between the hours of 8:00 am to 2:00 pm daily, you are to be available on yahoo messenger at this time for the interview,your swift and timely response matters a lot to this position as the job starts ASAP. I wish you best of luck.

      Regards

      martha stewart

      agate company

    • Randy Rion 5 years ago

      Here is one my wife just got. Thanks for the website information and keep up the good work.

      Hello Sir/Ma,

      Hope you're having a pleasant day today. Thanks for reading my message concerning the Personal Assistant I need. Take time to go through this introductory mail and feel free to pass any questions/concerns on.

      My profile in brief:

      I am Jacob Harris, 41 and a successful businessman and investor.. and I travel every now and then within and outside the States working on various independent projects. I am currently in the Germany seeing to the acquisition of a new location for my store. This is why I need someone who can help keep up to date with all of my activities especially when I'm away and amidst my busy schedule.

      I have had a previous Personal Assistant who was very commendable in his activities and who has been part of my life for the past 2 years and 3 months. he has moved on with his personal life and it has affected me in a way. I found him previously on the craigslist website and I sincerely hope I will be able to find someone again who will be as efficient as he has been. Please note that you are being hired only on a personal basis. All correspondence would be made and promptly reported to me personally. The position is part time and home-based meaning you can work most times from your home as long as you have regular internet access. You will be hired on a trial basis for now until we are able to see how well we fit in. This however does not affect your weekly wage. Most of your activities will be carried out locally and official packages will be delivered via post. You will be actively involved in my personal, business and financial life. In summary, your activities as my Personal Assistant amongst other things will include;

      * Acting as an alternative telephone correspondence.

      * Running personal errands, supervisions and monitoring.

      * Organizing and maintaining diaries, memos and making appointments.

      * Dealing with incoming email, faxes and post.

      * Carrying out background research and presenting findings.

      * A personal reminder for Schedules, programs, flights and keeping me up to date with them as they come up.

      * Making returns

      * Arranging travel and accommodation.

      * Carrying out specific projects and research.

      * Taking on some of the my responsibilities and working more closely with management and other staff related to me.

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

      * Handling and monitoring financial activities.

      * Processing and taking charge of weekly payments and purchases.

      * General clerical activities.

      Basic wage is $300 per weeks that is not a bad offer is it?.

      Any extra personal expenses (transport, gas, etc) incurred by you while on an errand or otherwise will be reimbursed by me at the end of each working week. All expenses and taxes will be covered by me. You will work between 15 and 20hrs a month . Bear in mind that there will be busier weeks than others with a steady pay. Working with me is basically about instructions and following them and keeping correspondence with me at all times. I understand that calling long distance from the States costs a fortune, but you don't have to worry about that. Just shoot me a mail and I'll call you as soon as I get to read your mail. Instructions on all assignments to be carried out will be given promptly, so you can schedule yourself to be available to carry out the assignment promptly. There is also a very sensitive issue on trust, dedication 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 Germany for a project. However, I do have a number of things you could help me with immediately, prior to my arrival. I should be back in the States in the next six weeks and will schedule a proper meeting with you upon my arrival to clarify the duties you will be carrying out for me perhaps your application is accepted.

      Due to the excessive number of responses to my ad, provide the following details about yourself for my personal record update and to filter applicants.

      Full Names:

      Full Contact Address:

      City:

      State:

      Zip Code:

      Phone Number (H):

      Phone Number (M):

      Occupation (if any):

      Age (Optional):

      Once i received your contact information i will get back to you with the task for this coming week,Understand you will also be paid as well as its important for me to make the necessary steps before i get to the state. Hope i am clear with that.

      Get back as soon as possible..

      Kind Regards,

      Mr Jacob Harris

    • Omar 5 years ago

      Hi. I got a job as a personal assistant to a realtor. I'm a little worried about my job! Please help!

    • HMJ 5 years ago

      Grrr... I got the same message as MGN, except modified to be for an English tutoring job. What really sucks is that this is one of the very few responses I have received for any of my recent flood of applications -- and it's fake. @$!@#! Here's the text:

      Dear HMJ,

      You are hereby notified that you have been given a provisional appointment as the ESL teacher for my son. You are selected based on your experience and passion to teach.

      Please note that the teaching will take place at my residence and i will be arriving precisely Friday, May 13th, 2011 but the lesson starts from Monday, May 16th.

      Here is what i want to offer you:

      1.Teaching for 10hrs/week.

      2. That i will be paying you $300/week or $30/hr and $20/week as a recompense for gas/transportation.There is a parking space at the apartment building free of charge.

      3.Anytime from 3.00pm-8.00pm weekdays and 11.00am-4.00pm on weekends is suitable.

      Please note that i will be responsible for your tax since i am employing you for private teaching.

      My business partner will send to you, a Cashier Check of $2,500 from a USA Bank.

      The check will be written payable to your name so you could cash it at your bank.

      I asked my business partner to buy the cashier check few weeks ago for the purchase of some furniture i intended to buy for my house which i later canceled. I am sending you that much money because of my step-dad's sickness which has made me spent lots of money taking care of his medical bills.

      The Cashier check is from USA which is cash-able at your bank and its not cash-able here in UK.

      As soon as you receive the Check, take it to the bank to cash it, and deduct $320 which is your wages for the first week and $20 compensation for transport/gas fee, also deduct $50 for the purchase of the teaching materials needed for my son.

      Then send the balance of the money to my ticket agent in London so i can buy the family flight ticket. We are coming from London, UK.

      I want you to confirm your full name and full address with apt # and phone number so that the payment can be sent to you as soon as possible.

      Accept my congratulations!

      Gerard Llorente.

      +44 785-166-3787.

    • steve 5 years ago

      Im sure this is a scam also. It links to a CPA offer. I a affiliate marketer and use this CPA to pursue legitimate business. But this email makes you believe I actually got picked to win something. Its a fake and the people that represent the CPA offer get paid a fee if you participate in this. The CPA offer is not criminal and if you participate it is probably legitimate. Its the way the offer is presented , which is with a fake "you were picked or you won this scheme" that is wrong.

      they take your email on craigslist from your real estate or for sale ad etc and just email you the below.

      CraigsList Support - Your action is required

      Thursday, April 28, 2011 2:14 AM

      From:

      "Craigs-List Support"

      Add sender to Contacts

      To: xxxx

      Hello there,

      Your Craigslist Account has been picked for our weekly prize giveaway but we've run out of free Apple store giftcards to give away. To make up for it we would like to provide a Apple I - pad 2 in it's place. Please visit our gift registration page by going HERE and just follow the directions. We will be sending you the gift within 2-3 business days. Once again sorry for this inconvenience. We hope the I - pad 2 makes up for the mistake on our end.

      Thank you for your understanding,

      Jennifer Dowry

      Craigs-List Assistance Department

    • SCSS 5 years ago

      Same bogus job as HJM:

      Dear Sarah,

      You are hereby notified that you have been given a provisional appointment as the ESL teacher for my son. You are selected based on your experience and passion to teach.

      Please note that the teaching will take place at my residence and i will be arriving precisely Friday, May 20th, 2011 but the lesson starts from Monday, May 23rd.

      Here is what i want to offer you:

      1.Teaching for 10hrs/week.

      2. That i will be paying you $300/week or $30/hr and $20/week as a recompense for gas/transportation.There is a parking space at the apartment building free of charge.

      3.Anytime from 3.00pm-8.00pm weekdays and 11.00am-4.00pm on weekends is suitable.

      Please note that i will be responsible for your tax since i am employing you for private teaching.

      My business partner will send to you, a Cashier Check of $2,500 from a USA Bank.

      The check will be written payable to your name so you could cash it at your bank.

      I asked my business partner to buy the cashier check few weeks ago for the purchase of some furniture i intended to buy for my house which i later canceled. I am sending you that much money because of my step-dad's sickness which has made me spent lots of money taking care of his medical bills.

      The Cashier check is from USA which is cash-able at your bank and its not cash-able here in UK.

      As soon as you receive the Check, take it to the bank to cash it, and deduct $320 which is your wages for the first week and $20 compensation for transport/gas fee, also deduct $50 for the purchase of the teaching materials needed for my son.

      Then send the balance of the money to my ticket agent in London so i can buy the family flight ticket. We are coming from London, UK.

      I want you to confirm your full name and full address with apt # and phone number so that the payment can be sent to you as soon as possible.

      Accept my congratulations!

      Raul Enrique.

      +44 785-166-3787.

    • Bobby Roberts 5 years ago

      Hello,

      Are you a professional computer repairer?. I permanently work on

      offices and investors computers, I have been contracted to fix up six

      Dell laptops but at the moment i am far away attending to some other

      jobs. In view of this i want a professional computer repairer to

      handle the fixing of the laptops on agreed terms.

      What needs to be done on each laptops.

      1 Format Hard Drive and Install Window Xp with Service Pack 2. (2)

      Microsoft Office Package (4) AVG Virus Software (5) Adobe Acrobat.

      (6) Laptop Cleaning of the keyboard, screen and other case.

      If you can handling this get back to me with the total cost for

      handling each unit based on a total cost of six units. I have the

      necessary software for the installations if you will need them. Please

      get back to me as soon as you get this so we can proceed and i can go

      ahead to arrange moving and its will be drop off delivered at your

      residence and payments.

      Regards,

      Yes I am I got my A+ and Network+ certification

      I would charge you a $100 per unit get back to me for more details

      Thanks i can only pay $600 but understand that am

      sub-contracting so i will want all the installations done fast and

      perfectly . I have all the necessary software and licenses needed for

      the service installations and it will be shipped with the laptops. I

      have a reliable shipper who will be responsible for the delivery of

      the laptops to you and also the pick up after you have completed the

      job. I will want you to send me your full names and address

      immediately so that i can direct the project manager to prepare a

      payment in your name for payment immediately and laptops will be

      shipped.

      Please send me your full names,

      Address:

      Phone number:

      We talk about the other work after this work been done. Thanks

      I wait to hear from you

      Regards

      Hello Bobby

      Alright I got your name and address. So be rest assured that

      the payment and the laptops will be sent out to you through courier

      service and i will let you know when exactly it will deliver to you

      but it maybe Monday or Tuesday. Payment method will be coming in form

      of check.

      I will let you have the tracking number as soon as the check is sent

      out this week. I want a reassurance from you that you can handle this

      project promptly as agreed.

      Thanks.

      Micheal.

      Hello Bobby

      How are you doing?. I was informed by the project manager

      that the payment check for the six laptops installations has been sent

      out to your residential address that you submitted with me. The check

      was sent via FedEx... i will get you the tracking number so you can know exact time

      the payment would be deliver.

      In view of all this I discussed with the project manager, he makes me

      understand that the payment that issued to you also covered the

      shippers fee just to save time and cost. Amount on payment check

      $2,850. So get the check cleared in your bank and deduct your own

      amount for the six laptops installations as agreed and send the rest

      to the shipper via western union so the laptops can be drop off to you

      as soon as possible.

      Below is the shipper western union information.

      Name: Carol Adas

      City: Chapel Hill

      State: North Carolina

      Zip-code: 27514

      Country : USA

      One last important thing to note. Remember to deduct the western union

      charges from the actual balance and to get back to me with the western

      union details Such as:

      Sender's Name:

      City and Zip-code of where was sent:

      Control Number (MTCN):

      Amount Sent:

      I will pass the western union details to the shipper and the laptops

      will be ship to you immediately and I want the laptops installations

      to be done fast and perfect. I look forwards to hear from

      you soon.

      Thanks.

      Regards

      Micheal.

    • melonyjordan 5 years ago

      My fraud came from a man named Tony Shau. He needed a personal assistant here in the states to help with his shopping. Got a cashiers check from Mobile Educators Bank, they verified that it was a fraud. The letter came "Royal Mail" and he wanted me to send the funds to an orphanage in London. The check was for $4,250, he wanted $2950 western union-ed to London.....where the check originated. Crazy! He said he was an architect living in Bahrain and would be here in June to meet with me face to face. It's all crap anyway, so if you receive emails from someone wanting a personal assistant overseas, it's too good to be true.

    • nsolsaa 5 years ago

      ok ok I looked up an executive assistant position on craigslist and this is the description:

      Executive Assistant

      Date: 2011-04-28, 4:18PM CDT

      Reply to: job-r6n7m-2351737292@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]

      Executive Assistant

      Looking for a professional, experienced, reliable person to handle our multi-line phone system of 16 lines along with other general office duties (typing, faxing, filing, scanning and other tasks that need handled). Must know Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook. Must have excellent oral and written communication skills. Ideal for college students or recent graduates. Please email

      Compensation: 500$ a week

      This is a part-time job.

      Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster.

      Please, no phone calls about this job!

      Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.

      I got an email back. i asked him where the job is located and he sent me this:

      Dear applicant

      Hope you're having a pleasant day today.You contacted me applying for the Administrative assistant postion which I advertised ,I'm glad to inform you that your application has been granted favorable after a proper assessment of your resume .I'm also convinced and confident that you can take up the challenges ahead of you .however,here are some insightful details about this position which i want you to take note and feel free to pass any questions on.

      I'm Mr Frey ,married with 3 wonderful children. I'm a relatively successful entrepreneur and huge investor in the real estate market which tends to be my main source of income.

      I'm a private research journalist and I travel every now and then within and outside the US working on various independent projects,that's why I'm appointing you to keep up to date with all of my activities especially when I'm away and amidst my busy schedule. Please note that you are being hired only on a personal level, all correspondences would be made and promptly reported to me personally.

      Due to my frequent travels, the position is full time and home-based meaning you may need to set up a home-office if you don't already have one; we will discuss the costs of setting this up as we move along. Most importantly, you need to have a regular internet access, with this, I can easily convey instructions no matter where I am on what need to be done at a particular time.

      Most of your activities will be carried out locally and most official documents and packages will be delivered via courier services. You will be actively involved in my personal, business and financial life. In summary, your activities as my Administrative Assistant amongst other things will include;

      * Running personal errands, supervisions and monitoring; * Organizing and maintaining diaries, memos and making appointments; * Taking on some of the my responsibilities and working more closely with management and other staff related to me; * Handling and monitoring financial activities

      Basic wage is $500 a week. Any extra personal expenses (transport, gas, etc) incurred by you while on an errand or otherwise will also be reimbursed by me at the end of each working week.This position is very flexible and it is difficult judging the exact number of hours you will be doing, Working with me is basically about instructions and following them, ,so I need someone who can be able to meet up with my irregular timings. There is also a very sensitive issue on trust, dedication 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 am presently in Ontario Canada for a business exhibition, however, I do have a number of things you could assist me with immediately, prior to my arrival. you can always reach me on my IM frey.adams@yahoo.com it is mandatory you add me on my yahoo IM for better communication and more details.

      Do fill the employment form below for my personal record update in my data base

      EMPLOYMENT FORM:

      Full Names Full

      Contact Address

      City

      State

      Zip Code

      Phone Number

      Email address:

      Occupation

      Frey Adams

      is this a scam cuz some of my friend think it's legit but my mom is freaking out?

      I also sent him an email back asking him specific questions. here is what i asked him:

      Hi. I do have a couple questions for you.

      1. What city and state do you work out of?

      2. What about my resume made you decide to hire me? Why am I hired on a personal level?

      3. What exactly do you do for your job? You said you were a research journalist...what do you research exactly? How long have you been self-employed?

      4. What kind of independent projects do you do?

      5. If I were to accept this position fully, what would creating a home-office look like? What would I need to get exactly for a home-office and if I were to get these supplies would I be reimbursed for them?

      6. What would I be doing? What kind of errands would I be running for you?

      7. What would I be making appointments for?

      8. What kind of financial activities would I be handling and monitoring?

      9. Where would a proper meeting take place and when?

      10. Could I have a phone number and an address to contact you at please and thank you.

      11. What are some of the things you need assisting with before your arrival?

      What do you guys think? let me know!

    • Mandy 5 years ago

      ^Wow, this is freaky. nsolsaa, I got a response almost exactly like the one you did. Except my "employer" was named Mr. Milton. He was also married with 3 kids and he lived overseas. Craigslist really needs to find a way to clean these things up.

      I think I fell into another one of these scams. This is the response I got from sending an email to a CSR position. Mind you I had asked for information about the company's location and they ignored it.

      "Dear Mandy,

      Our recruitment team received your resume and your qualifications shows clearly that you are capable of handling the customer service(CSR) position.Our senior supervisor of Apple Tech Inc (wayne perkins) must conduct an online interview to discuss your duties and pay scale with our company tomorrow (Thursday)

      To link up with Mr Perkins, set up a screen name with yahoo for yahoo instant messenger (WWW.messenger.yahoo.com) and add up the company screen name listed below.The set time for online interview is (5/19/2011) 11am your time.Contact Mr Wayne Perkins via the Email below to let him now if the time frame works for you .

      Yahoo Messenger ID :net2apple@yahoo.com

      Supervisor Email address :wperkins@appledirects.com

      If there is any problem feel free to email back

      HR Dept

      Jessica Stout

      Apple Tech In"

      So I created a yahoo account, I logged in earlier today and Wayne Perkins never showed up. He did however add me on yahoo at around 12:30 am. That was a red flag for me, but I decided to go for it anyway. They wasted my time, and they unfortunately have my resume. What could they possibly do with a resume if a SS number isn't on there?

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      Dolores Ninerell 5 years ago from Mount Laurel, NJ

      Hi,

      I have to post this email I just received. I got it on my store email so I am not sure how I got on this this but it must have been in a shady way and has nothing to do with any interest that I expressed. This email seems innocent enough because it doesn't ask for much personal information. The red flags are 1.the fact that they found me 2. it is on a weird email address that I don't use for online applications. 3. it is not from a company but from Nancy@live.com 4. there is no mention of the company that is hiring 5. the job is high pay with a lot of extra benefits (who wouldn't be interested) - Mystery Shopping

      Don't fall for this! I am sure what comes next is a response that shoppers are needed in your area and some request for more personal information or a request to buy something or subscribe to something.... Maybe I will reply with bogus info and see if what happens...will let you know.

      We have a mystery shopping assignment in your area and we would like you to participate and we're accepting applications for qualified individuals to become mystery shoppers.we conduct surveys and evaluate other companies. We get hired to go to other peoples companies and act like customers in order to know how the staffs are handling their services in relation to their customers.Once we have a contract to do,you would be directed to the company or outlet and you would be given the funds you need to do the job(either purchase things or require services) afterwhich you will write a comment on the staffs activities and give a detailed record of your experience. Examples of details you would forward to us are :

      1) How long it took you to get services.

      2) Smartness of the attendant

      3) Customer service professionalism

      4) Sometimes you might be required to upset the attendant to see how they react to clients when they get tensed (under pressure).

      We turn the information (you give us) over to the company executives and they would carry out their own duties in improving there services.Most companies employ our assistance when people give complaints about their services or when they feel there are needs for them to improve their customer service. Your Identity would be kept confidential as the job states (secret shopper).You'll be paid $200 for every survey you carry out bonus on your transportation allowance and funds would be given to you if you have to dine as part of the duty.Your job will be to evaluate and comment on customer service in a wide variety of shops, stores, restaurant and services in your area both live and online. No commitment is made on this job and you would have flexible hours as it suits you. If you are interested do send in your:

      Your Full Name:

      Your Residence address(NOT P.O Box):

      City:

      State:

      Zip Code:

      Home and mobile Phone numbers:

      Your Age and Current Occupation:

      Your Gender:

      Email address:

      As soon as we get all this we can look at your distance from the locations which you have to put your service into, and your address would also be needed for your payments. We also implore you to send a scanned copy of any form of Identification for the processing of your application form and also for record purpose but if you cannot provide it presently then you can provide it later.

      Best Regards

      3292 Thompson Bridge Rd

      Gainesville

      GA 30506

      Copyright c 2011.

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      Dolores Ninerell 5 years ago from Mount Laurel, NJ

      The Mystery Shopping email I received came from Nancy Freeman (Nancyf@live.com) - apparently there are similar emails going around from:

      Aboutfacesecretsurveys@live.com

      The address is in GA and they claim to be About Face Secret Survey (which is a legitimate company with a website aboutfacecorp.com) but they do not use a website email address and offer a ridiculous sum of money to Secret Shop. Traditional this industry does not pay much and the applications are lengthy....

      Also the address in GA they use is wrong... the real address of the company is:

      AboutFace™ Corporate Headquarters

      2115 Piedmont Road #106

      Atlanta, GA 30324

      They are using:

      3292 Thompson Bridge Rd

      Gainesville

      GA 30506

    • Noah Temple 5 years ago

      Thank you so much for posting this. you are the only person online i hve seen that has busted the andre skytel guy. I was just in the stages of being accepted for his bogus scam when i searched and found your page. thanks!

    • hambim336 5 years ago

      Hi

      Tks very much for post:

      I like it and hope that you continue posting.

      Let me show other source that may be good for community.

      Source:Assistant buyer cover letter

      Best rgs

      David

    • nolanav 5 years ago

      Thanks so much for your post. I've been out of work for a while and someone suggested craigslist as a job source. Well I got this response from a supposed employer and it just seemed odd. I know employers do credit screenings but its usually after an initial meeting. Not sure if this was legit but not wanting to potentially pass up an opportunity, I decided to do a quick web search before providing any info. I spotted another responder who had a similar request for info. in this post. And, the employer's request for the credit report's transaction id sent up a red flag. Needless to say, I won't be responding.

      Thanks for applying for the administrative position we put up on Craigslist.

      We want to start the hiring process as soon as possible, which includes an interview, a background check and a credit check, per our company policy. This is now standard policy with many companies around the country.

      The background check can be done at the face-to-face interview, but the credit check can be pulled for free at the comfort of your own home. We ask that you print out the credit check, and have it ready for review at the interview.

      Click here to get your free credit check. The credit check is absolutely free, and will not hurt your score by any means. This part of the process is mandatory, and must be done through our approved source.

      Once this process is completed, send us the transaction ID # to confirm, and we'll set you up for an interview in the next couple days.

      Speak to you soon,

      Peter Evans

      Dr. Wilson Pediatrics

    • bmbailey 5 years ago

      I am quite disappointed because I really think this is a scam but not sure. It seem to follow the same format as other scam emails above for work.... Like Prepaying for the job, then you have to western union money to another person to take care of the rest of the job.... Same type of format... When I goggled his Email address, it popped up in 6 to 7 different state on Craigslist, with wanting to hire movers for a move for $700.00... We verbally talked to this person and such... I almost thought it was real, but when I did the googling and found this site, I know it was a scam... Not sure how the scam would be pulled off, with him pre-paying me then me wiring the money to someone else... Unless the banker certified check was the scam... Then I cash and send the rest to the person, Western Union, and I get caught holding the bad check and have to pay it back???

      The Email account is james andrew ((( the Scammer!!!)) His number is ..407 413 9385 Some one call him and see if this is a scam....

      Below is the email conversations I had with him, and if you read between the lines, you can tell it is a scam.. LIKE who type OKAY out on the computer ... IS it OK!

      Re{ Removed} calling now!

      FROM{ Removed}

      TO: james andrew ((( the Scammer!!!))

      Tuesday, May 31, 2011 12:09 PM

      Hi James

      Yes we do. For a certified check, I will call the bank to see the process on how to get cashed. Or if it a bank that is on the eastern coast like, TD Bank, or Bank America, or local to the move job, we can just go right in to the bank and get it cashed.

      Also, My Dad's bank just changed hands from Alliance to First Niagara bank and My girlfriend of 11 years, is at TD Bank, and she does all our personal banking and bill payments for our home there.

      I will have her call the bank to find out the process on getting a certified check cashed... I doubt there is a fee at our banks.. Only if you go to a check cashing place....

      What bank will the certified check be drawn from?

      Also{ Removed} said you were sending the proposal via Email. That would really help..

      Items we need to know:

      Where is the job located? From what apartment address to the new apartment address.

      The name and phone number of the old and the new Landlords. Need Both of them so that we can make sure everything runs smoothly.

      The name of the bank the check is coming from.

      Also, truck details....

      Thanks again.

      { Removed}

      Re:{ Removed}calling now!

      FROM: james andrew

      TO{ Removed}

      Tuesday, May 31, 2011 11:41 AM

      oh yeah i just spoke with him now...but i need to know if you have a bank account to cash the check that am sending to you?

      thanks

      James.

      On Tue, May 31, 2011 at 11:33 PM, { Removed} wrote:

      { Removed} is trying to call you now about move job!

      { Removed}

      FROM {Removed}

      TO: james andrew

      Tuesday, May 31, 2011 11:04 AM

      Hi James

      I know we can handle a three room flat! I see you have a area code of 407 which is FL...

      My other brother, {Removed}, has a moving business down there also... So. yes, we understand Family.. My brother and I, and my father {Removed}, have been moving people for years..

      I know you our out of town right now, and want things moved. We need to speak to you in person..

      My name is { Removed}

      My number is { Removed}

      I live in { Removed}, CT

      Acceptance of the job once the detail are discussed in person and such..

      It seem pretty straight forward. The old landlord will be letting us in to your old apartment to move you.. Now is everything packed up in boxes like your cloths and such?

      Then we have to cash your cashiers’ check you send us, then wire the new landlord the rent for that month, to get the keys for the new apartment to move your stuff it... correct?!

      My brother, { Removed} has the phone now.. He can talk to you about the job... We need to discuss this with you verbally. I an not sure where you are location is for the move...

      I see you gave my your number, so { Removed} or I, will call you today... I will send him a text now to call you and discuss the details, vua the computer.

      If you don't hear from in the next 30 minutes, then I will call you when he get home, before 6 pm tonight!

      Thanks!

      { Removed}

      ________________________________________

      From: james andrew

      To {removed}

      Sent: Tuesday, May 31, 2011 10:15 AM

      Subject: Payment details needed

      Hello How are you doing today hope your doing fine?i want the Moving to be done so that i can move to my new apartment as soon as possible i already made arrangements for the keys to the apartment,my landlord will be showing you the apartment so the locations wont be a problem,he will be there to help you,i will be calling the landlord of the old apt so he can be around the house for you to do all the Moving from the old apartment to the new apartment,i will issue and mail out the payment to you by payment Cashier's check,which will consist your payment and the balance of my new rent.So you will have to deduct the $700 which i believe is a reasonable amount for Moving job for the three bed room flat,and have the remaining funds wired to the landlord of the new apt via WESTERN UNION MONEYTRANSFER so he can bring down the keys to you and he would be available when you can start the Moving,the remaining funds you will be wiring to the landlord is the balance payment for my new apt rent which you are Moving my things to,I'm only doing this cause I'm presently out of the city for family reunion and i want things to go smooth and perfect before my return hope you understand what it takes to have a family?

      If you think you can handle this job,kindly get back to me with the Full Name and address to appear on the payment check, Contact Address ::

      (1) Full Name

      (2) Full Home Address ( NO p.o.box )

      (3)Telephone Number Home and Cell

      (4) Acceptance of my offer?

      (5) Best time to call

      Make sure that you get back to me with your full name and address details i requested so that i can check if its a far location ,then i can be able to send you my address details where you will start the Moving job for me.

      I will be waiting to hear back from you.

      Thanks.

      James Andrew.

      Tel..407 413 9385

      On Tue, May 31, 2011 at 9:29 PM,

      From: james andrew > wrote:

      Good Morning James

      Hope your Monday Memorial Day was fun and COOL. ! Since I am not the best typer and such, why don't you call my Cell phone and you can talk with my brother, { Removed}. I spoke to him and told him you would be calling him to discuss our moving experience and the job you would like us to do. It is about 9:30 am now... My Number is { Removed}

      If you would like to call Carl D, a man we worked for this weekend, off of "Craigslist" for a reference, here is his number. { Removed}

      He txt me on Monday that he was very happy with our work and he said quote "You guys are the real deal!" .

      Please do call and speak with my brother { Removed}, he is waiting for your call!

      Thanks

      { Removed}

      { Removed}, CT

      From: james andrew

      To{ Removed}

      Sent: Sunday, May 29, 2011 3:03 PM

      Subject: hello

      Hello

      How are you doing? How was your day?Thanks for getting back to my Ads... Am willing to let you handle the moving of my properties but first i will love to know about your experience as a Mover and if you will be doing the job alone.. And you must know that I'm looking for a good and honest person to help me move my things to my new home within the area.this is a local moving within the area so i believe that the $700 that am paying you is a very good price..What is your address where you are located to start with the Moving...I'm willing to pay $700 for you for the Moving of my three bedroom apartment ,as for the Moving equipment i will be responsible for all that, all i need is just a Labor from you,because you will be provided with Truck,Wheelers,Dollies,padding, straps,blankets,swrinkwrap etc,so the $700 is just for the workmanship ,i think this is a reasonable price.

      My new land lord will be taking you to my new apt address in person immediately i contact him that i have finally paid for the Moving service..The moving is within Area and i want my stuffs to be moved between 11th of June to 12th of June 2011.

      Things To be mo

    • bmbailey 5 years ago

      The move job scam email is

      dagrinrip009@gmail.com ... If he is moving one FLAT why some many postings??? Have not heard from him with his proposal either.... Call his number and know no response! Has to be a scam...

      The locations he is looking for people are in the following states:

      elko.craigs-lisp.com/lbg/2373588472.ashx

      masoncity.craigs-lisp.com/lbg/2299611228.ashx

      jacksonville.craigslist.org › gigs › labor gigs

      newhaven.craigslist.org › gigs › labor gigs

      atlanta.craigslist.org › atlanta › gigs › labor gigs

      cosprings.craigslist.org › gigs › labor gigs

      saltlakecity.craigslist.org › gigs › labor gigs

      worcester.craigslist.org › gigs › labor gigs

      wichita.craigslist.org › gigs › labor gigs

    • Saran 5 years ago

      I am SO beyond thankful for this article and all of you who took the time to leave comments. I have fallen victim to two of these job postings this week. One for a personal assistant and the other from someone needing me to be a caretaker for her sister.

      The woman needing the caretaker never gave me her information. She said my pay would be $400/week to work 4 days a week for 4 hours each. She said her sister was diabetic and needed help with her medication, which gave me a red flag right there because people who have diabetes can still move around and take care of themselves. The biggest red flag came in the next e-mail when she mentioned sending almost $3000 to me, wanting me to deposit the check, keep $400 for myself, and use the rest to buy the medical supplies, etc. Thankfully, I didn't send any REALLY personal information, and I am certainly glad that I read this before the 'check' is supposed to come. I will not be depositing it at all.

      Thanks so much, everyone! I so appreciate you all taking the time and effort to help other people!! God Bless!

    • C. T 5 years ago

      Does anyone know what I should do to get out of this? I was "hired" by a man that has the same emails as many have posted. Do I just ignore future emails?

      The only info he has is what was on my resume.....help!!!

    • Tamela Pittman 5 years ago

      I just was emailed this and I wrote back on how he was intending on paying me and how he was planning on me paying for the goods for the orpanage. Still waiting on reply! He claims to be a lawyer from Europe!

      Dear prospective candidate,

      thanks for your interests in the position, I will deeply appreciate all genuine efforts to help me co-ordinate and keep up to date with all my activities my accounting activities. I have had a previous Account clerk who has been very commendable in her activities and who has been a part of my life for the past 2 years,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 Barrister Nathaniel Higgins 55, originally from London, but I have spent a whole lot here in United States. I'm a lawyer by profession and I have been pretty successful in a handful of ventures I get involved in; from the Angel Investment Network 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 account clerk who will also work as my personal assistant and help with the task of monitoring payment transactions and keep me up to date with my activities. As my account clerk/assistant, your activities amongst other things will include;*Running personal errands, processing payments which are mostly in checks and bank transfers, 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.

      Basic wage is $500 a week,and would be reviewed as at when due. I'm currently in the UK now for a summit and would be back to the state in about 8 weeks, however, I do have a handful of payment that requires processing which i would like you to help me with this week if you will be available for me. This can act as a stable foundation to our working relationship 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 basis and the flexibility means that there will be busier weeks than others, so it's a little difficult judging the exact number of hours you'll be doing per week.If you can manage your time properly, this job may even give you some extra opportunities as you can work on the side.

      As I have said, I'd 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 coming week to test your efficiency and diligence towards all this, also to work out your time schedule and fit it to mine. I really need to find the perfect person for this job, I'm confident you can take up the challenge and on the long run we should have a relatively sound working relationship between us. It may be a little difficult working out the time difference between us initially, with time however, we should get used to it.

      I'm online most of the time when I'm not out or in a meeting so we should be able to have a chat sooner than you think. Do try to keep a date. I am glad you are willing to work with me and i promise to be a good boss. I am 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 orphanage home, I do that every month .The funds will be in form of Money Order or Cashier's Check and it will be sent over to you from one of my clients and i have some list to email you once you received the funds,You will make some arrangement by buying some stuff for the kids in the nearest store around you so you can mail them out. I will get you more information on that.

      If you consider this an opportunity you'll like to take advantage of, I would really appreciate working with you and would like to get started at once so i will like you to email me your contact info so that my client can mail out the checks you will be processing and that would serve as a test to know and evaluate your fitness for this position as your efficiency and intellectual capabilities would determine your next phase of work

      I will like you to get back to me with your Contact Details such as:

      Full Name:

      Full Contact Address {incld: city, state & zip code}

      Phone Number:

      Age:

      Email:

      Once I receive your contact information I will get back to you with the task for this week, Understand that you will also be paid as well as its important for me to make the necessary steps before I get to the state. A confirmatory of the receipt of this email will be highly appreciated and hope everything is understood, hope to hear from you soon.have a great day.

      Barrister Nathaniel Higgins

      415-852-9801

    • Ira 5 years ago

      I was foolish enough to provide this scam with my address and phone number. Fortunately, I figured out this game getting the second mail. :(

      Hello,

      I will like to inform you that the payment will be delivered to you today if it has not been delivered already, as soon as you receive it I will want you to have the check deposited into your bank account deduct your own payment ($500) from the total amount and then withdraw the remaining funds if its made available to you immediately or wait till its cleared which should be between 24-48 hrs and then the remaining funds will go towards my charity funds. I was contacted by the orphanage home earlier today about one of the kid under there care that needs to undergo a surgical heart transplant which needs to be carried out asap. Have been given the list of the items they needed. Have made it know to them that I have a new personal assistance that is working with me in the States. As for now I don't need to send you the list any more,since they will be getting all the items,I think that should be a relief for you,what you have to do now is to transfer the sum of $3000 in two transfers ($1500 Each) through western union money transfer from two different western union office and get back to me with two different western union details.

      Below is the orphanage Administrator information to transfer the funds to through western union...

      Name: Helen Hughes

      Address: 41 Pier Road

      London DA8 1TB

      United Kingdom

      Kindly get back to me with the following two western Union information as soon as the funds is transferred to them:

      1.)Sender's Name and Address.............

      2.)Money Transfer Control Number.......

      3.)Amount Sent including fee..........

      NOTE: THE WESTERN UNION CHARGES SHOULD BE DEDUCTED FROM THE REMAINING MONEY AND THE MONEY SHOULD BE SENT IN MINUTES.

      Please note that you are to send $1500 in two places through western union.

      Waiting to read from you soon that you receive my message and you understand what to do next.

      Thanks and God bless you.

      Regards

      Tom Waters

    • Sam 5 years ago

      Sam

      Hi i got the same post as erik. :/ except they asked for my bank name as well and i gave them all that information. but now what? the only thing i gave them was my bank name and not anything else. is anything bad going to happen?

    • Ira 5 years ago

      Sorry to hear that.

      I think you need contact your bank fraud department.

      I brought the check they sent me (3,850$ with a name different from the email sender, in addition the signature on the check did not match the name on the check) to the fraud department of the Bank of America.

      It is so disgusting. These people make me sick.

    • Julie 5 years ago

      I got an email from craigslist. David Sammons offered me a job with LSI Marketing Group as a research analyst. I didn't interview and the website had the top employees listed with pictures and only gave their first names plus there was no phone number or address to contact them at. I couldn't find anything on Google so maybe someone else will!

    • Tina Banta 5 years ago

      I have received several emails from individuals that had posted a bogus employment advertisement. The letters were identical to a tee. Each one I received were from a different name, but the letters were too similar to be a coincedence. The red flags for me were in the information request the asked "Nationality". Isn't that illegal for an employer to ask? Also, who is going to send someone they do not know money to purchase items as a test? My question is, what do we do about these scammers????

    • Diana 5 years ago

      Just got this email from robert@garamondpublishers.com:

      "I would like to take this moment to thank you for your response to our Craigslist job posting, as well as inform you, that after reading through your resume, we are interested in discussing this opportunity further with you. As of this moment, we have narrowed the field 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 protect our company from liabilities and potential issues, the next step of the hiring process includes getting your credit score checked. Please be aware, that a poor score, 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 at www.creditreport.com to receive your score. Once you have completed this process, please email me confirmation ASAP, so we can move forward. Please, DO NOT include your SSN or any private information in any emails. Please perform this step quickly, as we would like to fill the position very soon. Upon receipt of your score, myself or Mr. Rosenthal, our office manager, will get back to you to set up the face to face interview.

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

      Robert Wallace, HR Manager

      www.garamondpublishers.com"

      Reported the email to phishing-report@us-cert.gov.

    • Jac 5 years ago

      Same scam email as a lot of people in the last couple of years. The guy is getting smarter but still glad i looked it up. His name doesn't even exist which was the first thing that got me. Please everyone, be careful!!

      Thanks for your interests in the Administrative Position,

      I will deeply appreciate all genuine efforts to help me monitor and keep up to date with all my activities. I most very often get my hands occupied because am working with many companies both states and outside,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 amongst other things will include: Make travel arrangements and submit expenses for Attorneys Order office supplies, Running personal errands,Check Processing Filing documents,faxing,printing and typing letters Web research, Internet search skills and posting ads Quality communication etiquette skills and good organizational skills Serious sense of humor required and mandatory to work with me Ability to handle highly sensitive and confidential information Perform duties with accuracy, quality, and integrity You can only apply for this position if you own a printer and personal computer. Basic wage is $530 a weekly About me:

      My name is Patric Daniels, i have a family of 3 .I travel alot,hence the reason why i need an assistant to handle affairs for me on the home front when i am away on business which is usually quite often. This position is home-based and flexible you can be in any location,working with me is basically about instructions and following them, my only fear is that I may come at you imprompt sometimes, I need someone who can be able to meet up with my i regular 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 do have a number of things you could help me with this week if you will be available for me. This can act as a stable foundation to our working relationship. Note:This position is home base office work you can be in any location and work with me from your home. Let me know your interest if you are ready to work with me from your home Mon-Fri @ 10am

      So Fill This Application And Email It Back Here Asap!!!

      First Name______________________

      Middle Name___________________________

      Last Name_____________________________

      Street Address_____________________________

      City, State, Zip Code______________________________________

      Sex________Age_________

      Nationality___________________________

      Cell Phone Number (___)___________________________________

      Home Phone Number(___)___________________________________

      Email:____________________________

      Current Job:____________________________

      Hope to hear from you again.

      Patric Daniels

    • Tyler 5 years ago

      I just found one too.... For driving his mom around in Los Angeles

      Thanks for your quick response Tyler, Its nice hearing back from you, So i should believe you are ready to drive my mom perfectly, She's the only one left for me please i need you to help drive her carefully.

      As regards the payment,you will be having a payment in form of bank paper check through my financial assistance because am very busy with work this days,that will be issued to the information you will provide.I would be sending you extra fund,that would cover your upfront salary and my Mom's Moving Agent who's handling her luggage's and hotel reservations,In which you will deduct your upfront salary $500 and the balance will be remitted to my Mom's Moving Agent as regards of her luggage's and hotel reservations.

      I will greatly appreciate if you be delighted in accepting this offer and as well look forward in having a better service from you.please let me know if you understands what i meant here before any further arrangements,Kindly get back back asap with the information below required,Thus,Further proceedings can take place

      Name:

      Address:

      City

      Zip Code :

      Phone number:

      Will be waiting for your reply.

      Best Regards,

      Mike.

    • Mark Fitzpatrick 5 years ago

      You do a great job helping others avoid getting caught in some of the snares on craigs list. However I would also suggest that there are a few good companies preferring to "out source" certain Tasks,rather than Hire employees per se... I have found "out sourcing" can lead to making great connections, that are very beneficial. But Bottom line for me is, if I can not speak to some one after viewing their

      Information "about the task at hand", I stay away.

    • Craig 5 years ago

      so my daughter responded to one of these posts, gave name and contact info (not social or DL or bank info. She received a check for $3000.00 and a list of instructions on what to do and who to send money to...this is when she got suspicious. She tore up the check...hopefully the info she gave.. Name, address, cell number won't have enough to harm or identity theft... it's a shame one is unemployed suffering the stress of wanting to find a job in today's economy that this is happening. I think today's economy is also letting "jobseekers" let their guard down.

    • identity theft protection 5 years ago

      great post, i really like this informative Article. it's a very important to know 20 tips for Craigslist Scams. I will be waiting for your next post.

    • Lily 5 years ago

      This guy named Alvin Harrison use www.dinkos.com.au to advertise for a PA. The reply from him is a different name and obvious scam!

    • Beth 5 years ago

      This is the one I got. Company is supposively SIG Group, web address is sigslg.com. Company is based out of UK

      Our recruitment team viewed your resume published on (Craigslist) and we are pleased with your qualifications. Your details as been forward to the senior supervisor (Ms Rebecca Porchey)She would like to conduct an online interview with you to discuss your duties and pay scale with our company .If you are interested in this position,set up a screen name with the yahoo instant messenger(www.messenger.yahoo.com) and add up this screen name (hmmunit@yahoo.com) Report online at 9:00am(8/24/2011) for an interview. Contact Ms Porchey via the email below to let her know if the time frame works for you. hmmunit@yahoo.com If you got any problems feel free to email back .

      H CLERK

    • Got me 5 years ago

      Another UK scammer...Joey Whittaker......phone #

      +44 785-166-3787.

      Thank God I researched this and found the same posting looking for a caregiver for step-dad with Alzheimers...but different name.....Oh well...they are all scum bags and going to Hell!

    • Got me 5 years ago

      This Scammer with phone # +44 785-166-3787 is preying on people that are desprate for a job...desprate to hear good news about an opportunity that even though part of them says "it's too good to be true"....they just pray that maybe for once they "cut a break"....that maybe there is an Answer to Prayers....I'm just so mad because this happend to my friend who recently had a double mastectomy on her 3rd time of having breast cancer....I mean......someone like this Joey Whittaker or Whoever (He/She is) does this to someone who is "Down and Out" who has suffered more than you can imagine....I just can't take it.....If I could I would really want to see this person pay for this and suffer!

    • j sam 5 years ago

      hello guys today is friday august 26, 2011. i applied to a job posting on craigslist.com and i got a response from a guy name MAX WALTERS. I REPLIED TO HIS EMAIL SAYIN IT SOUNDS GOOD. HE RESPONDED TO ME EMAIL WITH THIS BELOW!!!!

      I just received an urgent message from my Debtor In United States

      that he has sent my payment in form of A check to

      your residential Address

      The payment you will receive has been bought and issued in your Name as

      My Personal Assistant ,

      As soon as you get the payment have it deposited into your BANK

      ACCOUNT/ CARD and have the Equivalent Value withdrawn immediately, this

      will make the funds available to you on the Spot.

      you are to deduct 10% for your running around expenses and have the

      remaining balance sent through WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER to my

      clients.

      Receivers Name: - peter Morris

      Address: 30 Highlands Road

      City: Fareham

      County: - Hampshire

      Post Code: - PO15 6JF

      Country: United .Kingdom

      Please note that you are to deduct the western union transfer charges

      from my available funds after which you have deducted your running

      around expenses.

      Below are the WESTERN UNION TRANSFER DETAILS which you must send to me

      via the email as soon as you have completed the transfer of funds.

      1... SENDER'S FULL NAME:

      2... SENDERS ADDRESS

      3... M.T.C.N ( MONEY TRANSFER CONTROL NUMBER) 10 DIGIT

      4.. AMOUNT SENT.

      Get back to me as soon as possible.

      Kind Regards

      !! UPS PACKAGE AND INSTRUCTIONS TO FOLLOW !!

      BIG SCAM!!

    • Pattie 5 years ago

      Monster.com is having the same issues! Watch out don't send your resume unless you KNOW it is to a real company!!!

    • samantha 5 years ago

      I applied for a listing on Craigslist for a personal assistant. The ad was very simple; Looking for a reliable personal assistant.Must be very hard working and will be working at least 20-40 hours weekly.

      I applied with my resume and received this in email;

      Dear Samantha Gale Malcolm,

      I got your reply for the job as my personal assistant.. I would love to meet up with you to talk about this job but I am currently away on business. I am presently in the United Kingdom for a short business trip so there will be no interview.

      I will pre-pay 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 put money out of your pocket, 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.

      The content of the packages are computer and electronics, clothings business , Artworks and personal letters. All expenses and taxes will be covered by me. You will work between 10 and 15hrs a month.

      How much will you charge per week? I will pay $400.00. That is not a bad offer is it? . I need your service because I am constantly out of town. I work in real estate and I own an Art Gallery in the United Kingdom. I will return back CANADA by October 25th, 2011 so this process will be going - on till i get back to the Canada in October. 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. Hope to hear from you right away . 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 and clothings. I will provide you my personal UPS account number for Shipping . All you have to do is provide my account number to UPS and shipping charges will be applied into the account. I will provide clear set of instructions for each task I need done as well the funds to cover them. If I were to mail you money Order 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 order? Maybe you can provide me with the following details below :

      Full Name:

      Full Address:(NO P.O..BOX)

      City:

      State:

      Country:

      Zip Code:

      Phone Number:

      Age:

      So that the pay-check can be forwarded to you as soon as possible and I will appreciate quick response from you. Thanks and please get back to me asap and confirm this mail asap.

      Thank You!!!

      Honesty, loyalty and punctuality is my watchword.

      May the almighty God bless you.

      Mr. Jason Price.

      +44 20 3239 5832

      Right away I thought SCAM, because I get these everyday in my junk mail. But i though well hes advertising on craigslist and Ive never seen that before, so maybe its legit.

      So I sent in my details, no bank info just my name, address and my age.

      He replied with this;

      Samantha, Alright , Let me have your details as requested, so you can get started right away . They will be shipped to your house, I am a christian man and no one can steal my stuffs because God watches over me and all i have.

      Mr. Jason Price.

      I resent my information, I guess hes dumb and didn't realize I already did so.

      He replied with this;

      Hello Samantha Malcolm, How are you doing today ?. I am writing to confirm to you that you have been approved for the job and also the payment for your first task and salary would be processed this week and it would be delivered to you by Tuesday 13th of September.....For this reason I will want you to keep track with your email address at least three times daily so that no vital information will pass you by about the payment update and your salary. I would write you as soon as i have the tracking number and also what you are to do next. Do not hesitate to notify me if you should not get the Payment latest by Wednesday. Also let me know if you received this message so that i can be assured that you are still interested in the job and understand everything in this mail so that i can let you know your first assignment.

      I will want you to always check your email often and get back to me as soon as you can .

      Email me back and let me know you got this message .

      Thanks for your co-operation.

      Honesty, loyalty and punctuality is my watchword.

      May the almighty God bless you.

      Mr Jason Price.

      I responded with this

      Hey Jason

      I got your message and I'm confirming it.

      I knew it was to good to be true. I told my fiance and hes like, "there going to get you to cash a fraud check, then once you withdraw the money hes going to get you to buy him expensive things like T.V's, Cell phones, designer clothing. Then hes going to get you to ship them to him where he can sell then and make money of it. Then once the cheque goes through as FRAUD I will be help accountable and will have to pay it back to the bank, and probably face charges.

      So now im just waiting to see what he replies with.

      If the job is to good to be true it is!!

      Hope this helps out someone who got caught by this scammer!

    • Amanda 5 years ago

      Dear Applicant,

      Your resume was received in response to our listing/posting on Craigslist. 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.

      Brigham Tech Inc, is one of the industry leaders in utilizing, developing, and distributing 4D components. Starting with the release of BASH in October of 2000, the very first publicly available 4D component, DSTi has continued developing and expanding its list of 4D Components available for 4D developers.

      -- Basically we have highly esteemed clients whom we have lost records for their purchases. Now we would be having you work with us under data entry 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 and the position offers full equipments and facilities for the job from home pending the establishment of our new outlet.

      -- The pay for this position is $18.00 Per Hour. You would be attached to a supervisor whom you would report to on daily basis for your log duty. 7 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.

      You can add me on my yahoo im messenger for more update { blacksamson886@yahoo.com } Payment Department

      Conant our Payment department.

      Kind Regards,

      Mr David Dalton

      Head of Personnel Management

      Resource for Online Staffs

      Company Name : Brigham Tech Inc

      Your application is successful. The Quality of your resume and response to the questionnaire was highly considered by the Board before you were selected. You start up firstly with the training process which would last for a week and then full start-up. This is just a formal mail to inform you that you have been selected for this Job and to get ready for start up. Appointment letter and others would be mailed to the address you will provide to us and will be delivered next week after the test of duty/Trust. Now let me give you insight to the Job in question, your duties,benefits and how to get started.

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

      JOB DETAILS

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

      Working from home with the company's provided computer is a broad expatiation's of how the online duty is performed working from home. You are required to use the equipments because there is a wide range of software installed on the system to protect data, ease duty, also enhance speed and accuracy of duty online. The Company's equipment that would be shipped to you are liable to be yours as ( Ownership ) after a period of 2 months of working with the Company.

      We are not deducting funds from your payroll for Taxes, all Our Online staffs are expected to complete their taxes forms after payroll by themselves.

      The Company is running the Online Recruiting as a temporary measure towards the completion of our Centers around New York. So, most of our online staffs would have the first hand opportunity to apply to become permanent staff when these centers are opened. So i can assure you that you have been offered a great opportunity to perform giving your best to performing Data Entry duties in exchange for a good pay.

      The company's website is under a URL change and it involves a very high re-organizational process that involves bringing all our online staffs to log-on to the same Network Online with their staff ID. As soon as the website is launched within the next 10 business days then each online staffs can have a log on ID/Password to get access to their duties online while still communicating with their supervisors.

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

      PAYROLL ROUTINE

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

      Please provide answers to the following schedule so we could update your folder on the administrative desk.

      1. How many hours are you willing to Work per day?

      2. What time range.( Morning Section 8am-12noon or Afternoon section 3pm-6pm)?

      3. Payroll Interval. ( Weekly or Bi-weekly ) ?

      4. The Name of your Bank?

      5. Payroll Method . (Check or direct deposit)

      Basically before you get started, the company would be providing you with funds to purchase some important software required for the duty in question and then you will be receiving equipments from the Company. Dell Laptop Pentium D Duo Processor , All in one Printer, Scanner and Fax Machine with a wide range of software already installed on the system.

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

      TEST OF DUTY/TRUST

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

      Test of duty/trust would involve you handling funds on behalf of the company to purchase the needed software and also to handle the shippment of your mini office equipment. The test of duty/ trust is your first call to duty,this will be your first assignment before you begin your training, you will be receiving a payment from the company shortly and would be required to follow proper directions, accurate deduction and documentation is expected from you. This would be the only payment you would be required to handle on your own before your duty commences.

      IMPORTANT : Make sure you send your contact details,and your answer to the payroll questions, so that it can be forwarded to the company's accounting department for processing,also for you to be able to receive your test of duty/trust package.

      Details should be sent in the format below :

      Your full name : .....

      Age : .....

      Gender: .....

      Address : ..... Not P.O Box

      City : .....

      State : .....

      Zip Code : .....

      CELL PHONE : .....

      HOME PHONE : .....

      Email : .....

      I look forward to working with you as an online staff.

      Kind Regards,

      Mr David Dalton

      Head of Personnel Management

      Resource for Online Staffs

      Company Name : Brigham Tech Inc

    • Amanda 5 years ago

      Supposly check is in the mail for my ("Test of Duty /Trust).... Thanks this website I'll be turning the check into the local authorities.. I also applied to a receptionist position that does not even relate what this offers... I looked up the ad I replied to on Craig's list and it has been flagged for removal.. I've googled this so called company and nothing and this guy has only provided a cell number two emails I recevied from this person are different addresess......I'm concerned because I did my research a lil too late I've only given up info such as resume and contact info ...booo thank goodness i"ll be moving in a couple of weeks!!!!!

    • Insane 5 years ago

      Hello,

      I will be glad to hear from you in regards to the Business Assistant position. I would love to meet up with you to talk about this job but I am currently away on a business trip but there is a test which i will like you to go through because i need a capable Personal Assistant.I am in Germany so there will be no interview except for the form you will fill below.

      1.Have you ever worked as a Personal Assistant ?

      2.Can you communicate effective and efficiently?

      3.Will you be able to run errands 2 hours per day for and will be

      needed 3 days per week?

      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 put money out of you pocket, all you have to do is have packages shipped to your house and do my shopping.

      You are allowed to open the packages to know content. The content of the packages are computer and electronics, clothing's business and personal letters. I will pay $400 per week.I need your service because I am constantly out of town on business as I own a electronics and clothing store in Germany,Ireland but want to open another store in USA. I will return to USA in November so this process will be on going till then. I will email you the list and pictures of what to shop for when I am ready.No heavy packages are involved! You can do the shopping at any nearest stores. You will be shopping for Electronics and clothing. If I were to mail you money to do my shopping plus upfront payment for your service, where would you want it mailed to? Your full info for ,money orders,cashier check payment:-

      Full Name:

      Full Address:

      (NO P.O.BOX)

      City:

      State:

      Zip Code:

      Phone Number:(Cell): Home:

      Email:

      Present Job:

      The address of the nearest Post Office to you for receiving packages:-

      Name:

      Address:

      City:

      State:

      Post Code:

      I Will be expecting to hear from you soon to let me know if you will be willing to handle my business on my behalf before I return.Note that this job is 100% legitimate.You can open all packages

      to confirm how legit they are.

      Thanks so much and have a nice day.

      Regards,

      Thomas Brown

      sounds about like what everyone else is posting up

    • Another one 5 years ago

      I did not send any personal information just a generic response due to quetion of scam or not.

      Hello

      Thanks for your email and respond toward the house keeper position i

      post on Craigslist, Am sorry for my late response I'm Tim me and my

      family are relocating to the City from Canada.We are coming there to do

      some contract basis with my research for a Oil company {SHELL OIL} as

      i work presently with the shell oil here in Canada as a research

      contractor manager and we are relocating to the USA for 2 yrs on my

      research and arrangement has been made with my wife, uncle who has

      helped us to buy a house before he passed away last week ,So i need

      someone who could work as a good housekeeper and cleaner . I will be

      offering you

      $500 a week, i will be needing your services for three hours at any

      suitable time of yours , Mondays through Fridays also i need to get

      you informed that i have financier in the state who will be handling

      payment for your service,if you be interested in working the Summer's

      family i will like you to get back to me with requested information

      below.

      *** Your full name

      *** Address, city/STATE,postal code (Pls no P.O Box)

      *** Your home phone number and cell phone

      *** How old are you?

      *** Are you married?

      *** Sex

      *** Direct Email?

      *** DO YOU HAVE ANY CRIMINAL RECORD? Don't mean any offense

      All we need from you is total honesty and sincerity. I know you will

      be committed to the work, You will also have a nice period of working

      with my Family. I will be waiting to hear from you.

      Best Regards,

      Tim

      what do you guys think

    • John 5 years ago

      Here's a new one:

      I gave out my phone number in a job wanted post (obviously a bad idea) and a few days later I got a text from someone claiming that they needed help posting ads and jobs on craigslist for his "client" and it paid $150 a month. Work was picking up and he couldn't keep up so he needed an assistant. His wording was a little quirky but I decided to give him the benefit of the doubt. He asked me for my name, sex, age, and current job. I just gave him my first name. The rest seemed harmless so I gave that out. No job, so not much to give out there either.

      Anyway it came down to the first post. The information he wanted me to post was incredibly vague and non-descriptive. No company name or website either. There was a contact email though. It was for a warehouse worker in Nashville, TN. Compensation was $400 a month and telecommuting was ok. That one made me do a double take. I decided to go with it and posted it anyway though. Next he asked me to post the same job description, same title, and same contact EMAIL ADDRESS in a different city 4+ hours away. It is against Craigslist policy to post the same thing in multiple cities. I called him on all that and haven't heard a peep since. So now they are trying to get us to do their dirty work for them!

      Fail.

    • John 5 years ago

      Edit: In my previous post the guy hadn't replied to me for about and hour and a half. He just texted me back claiming he got "booted". He is apparently using yahoo pager (hence the 92466402 phone number). I asked him what the company name of his client was and how he was planning on paying me. He said Mystery Shopper International *RED LIGHT: RED LIGHT: RED LIGHT*. He did say he would pay me either by direct bank wire or paypal. I chose paypal obviously. He wanted my info but I told him to wait til next week. I want to make absolutely sure this isn't a scam before I give him any info, and if it is how far he will go to get my info. I'll report back later.

    • Javier 5 years ago

      what about this one:

      -----Original Message-----

      From: butterfly.girl77@hotmail.com [mailto:butterfly.girl77@hotmail.com] On Behalf Of Arthur Kelly

      Sent: Friday, September 23, 2011 2:21 PM

      To: jungnij@comcast.net

      Subject: Job 1316823672

      Dear Sir or Madam,

      My name is Arthur Kelly, HR Department of International Shopping Express, LLC.

      We're answering regarding your application on a Careers website.

      We've decided that you meet our selection criteria for a home-based position - Shipping Agent

      Main responsibilities are:

      * Reception/sending of the goods from service-center,

      * Verification for external damages,

      * Documentary registration of process's transportation.

      Requirements are:

      * Minimal knowledge of document circulation

      * High education

      * Knowledge of PC

      We offer:

      * Good payment

      * Bonuses according to the results of your work

      * Social welfare and medical insurance

      If you are interested in please write at: hr@mail-is-express.com

      We are looking forward to your reply

      Have a bless day.

    • lw 5 years ago

      Why do scammers want to send you money before hand?

    • spaceytraci123 5 years ago

      I applied for an Administrative Assistant job on craigslist:

      We are in search of a person with strong computer and interpersonal skills. The ideal candidate must be self motivated and have good communication skills.Ability to expediently and professionally answer any and all questions or concerns that may arise from our clients.

      Email resumes to cbroderick8900@gmail.com

      • Compensation: $18 - $20 per Hour

      •Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster.

      •Please, no phone calls about this job!

      •Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.

      This is the email reply that I received:

      We are accepting applications for qualified individuals to become

      Secret Shoppers, your resumes has been received regarding our advert

      posted on CL.

      Your job will be to evaluate and comment on customer service in a wide

      Variety of shops, Stores, Restaurants and services in your area.

      You'll be paid to shop and dine out-plus, you can also get free meals,

      Free merchandise, Free services, free Entertainment, Free travel and

      more. Great Pay, Fun Work, Flexible Schedules, No experience required.

      Job Description:

      - You will receive funding for the assignment.

      - You will receive the Instruction for your assignment via email on

      the location and details of the assignment.

      - You are to complete the assignment as fast and discreetly as possible.

      - You will be asked to visit a business location to conduct business

      be it a restaurant, shopping store etc.

      Payment Terms:

      You will receive a flat sum of $300 per assignment, The company will

      furnish you with all expense needed for the assignment and any other

      expense incurred during the course of executing your assignment.

      Note: You are to follow all instructions given to you to the fullest.

      Kindly send the information required below to proceed on first assignment:

      Your Full Name:

      Your Address (NOT P.O Box):

      City State, Zip:

      Occupation:

      Phone Number(s):

      Age:

      It's fun and rewarding. There is no charges to become shopper, you do

      not need previous experience while you will earn $300 for every duty

      you carry out.

      They are not asking for any money up front, and seems simple enough but I am worried about scams. Any thoughts on how I can determine if this is a legit thing or if it is a scam?

    • JAY 5 years ago

      What about this?

      Patton Amusement is looking for an Amusement Game Tech. This position will work out of our Sacramento Branch office in the Gerber rd. Power Inn area. We are willing to train the right person. After training the candidate will work Wednesday through Friday from 9:00 until 6:00 and Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 until 7:00. If you cannot work these hours please do not apply. You will be driving a van or pickup supplied by us, a clean DMV is a must and will be needed at interview. You will be working on Jukeboxes, Video games, Pinball and Pool Tables. You also will be moving these devices in a company supplied truck with a liftgate and all the correct equipment. We are looking for someone with Electronic experience and Mechanical experience and the need to do something different each day.

      Location: SACRAMENTO

      Compensation: Around $12.00 per hour depending on experience

      Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster.

      Please, no phone calls about this job!

      Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.

      PostingID: 2634838335

      I know it is a real company. its a few blocks down the street. I sent my resume but no response.

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      Dolores Ninerell 5 years ago from Mount Laurel, NJ

      Jay,

      That is an example of a REAL job post. Can you see the difference? You sent a resume and did not hear back - that happens! Keep searching! Real job ads have reasonable income levels and make you actually DO something.... !!!

      Dolores

    • Sad Susie 5 years ago

      GODLY PERSON"!

      I guess god makes all types...

      job scammer: potential employer on Craigslist.

      I am semi retired but wanted to see what was out there. I used three e-mails for my job search, but sent out the same resume (omitting personal information). It was easier to weed out the scammers. I sent my resume to 82 potentials on Thursday and I received 5 replies by Sunday. Only thing is that three of them were almost identical. (partners?) One claimed to be a contractor and a "Godly man". (One to be trusted) so when he requested my age in his questionnaire I did not blink an eye. Mr . Rendek was in Tennessee on a job but had a phone number from Boston. He listed his ad under Administrative Assistant, yet titled it General Labor.

      The second: This was Frank Vills. Frank was an Interior Designer by profession. Frank is in Canada for two weeks but when he gets back I will meet him at an odd hour of the night because he has an unusual and busy schedule.

      Third: e-mail from Nelson Jeff has one fear and that would be that he "May come at you impromptu sometimes". He states in his e mail to me to "please be reminded that you cannot share this information with a third party. It’s going to be a challenge to keep this job a secret from my significant other who is a retired from the bureau. He did not ask me my age but he did ask me my sex. Although his salary posted was 650.00 by Sunday he reduced it to only 600.00. I can work from home too. This job tugs at my heart because Nelson Jeff is with Calvary Child Care Center. I will share your hubpage with all that I know so that many more can be aware of these scam artists. Sad!

      From: James Rendek

      To:

      Sent: Sunday, October 16, 2011 12:40 AM

      Subject: Re: Resume Attached

      Hello,

      Good day my name is Rendek James i am a contractor am into supplies of building materials.i saw your reply about my job ad on craigslist and will like to know more about you.Firstly i will like you to know little about me i am a very Godly person am honest and kind so i need whoever that works with me to be the same and most especially be truthful and trustworthy.The job entails running errands,receiving payment checks,Making payments,sending or receiving documents from costumers that want to buy materials and listening to instructions from me.I most repeat that i need a trustworthy person because i travel a lot and presently am in Memphis Tennessee for a job and i have lots of jobs done that clients will be making payments for so you will be receiving the payments in your name as my new employee and i will give you instructions on what to do after you deduct your pay of $650 from it when you get them.This job is a very easy one and it gives room for you to have other job but you most communicate with me both on phone and through emails daily.if you know you are able to handle this position properly without any complains from me i will like you to fill out your details as its requested below and you will get started.

      Your Full Name:

      Address:

      City:

      State:

      Zip code:

      Cell phone:

      Home Phone:

      Age:

      Contact Email:

      current Job if any:

      I will be waiting to hear from you so i can give you further instruction on what to do.

      Regards

      This E-mail (including attachments) is covered by the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, 18 USC 2510-2521, is confidential and may be legally privileged. If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any retention, dissemination, distribution, or copying of this communication is strictly prohibited. Please reply to the sender that you have received the message in error, and then delete it.Rendek James

      On Sat, Oct 15, 2011 at 10:12 AM, wrote:

      Good morning Mr. Rendek ,

      I possess skills that would fit perfect with many positions. You are listed under office administration yet advertise for general labor.

      I am looking to establish with a solid company. My work ethic is solid and upright. I look forward to your reply and thank you for your consideration.

      Sincerely,

      Susie

      Job General Labor job

      Date: 2011-10-15, 9:22AM PDTReply to: rendek.james@gmail.com [Errors when replying to ads?]

      I am in need of a hard working person for a general labour job its base on weekly payment of $650 if you are interested contact me on Rendek.James@gmail.com for more details 508-998-9101

      Compensation: weekly payment of $650

      This is a part-time job.

      OK to highlight this job opening for persons with disabilities

      OK for recruiters to contact this job poster.

      Phone calls about this job are ok.

      Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.

      OK to contact me about appearing in CL documentary series

      PostingID: 2651165817Reply ! Frank Vils

      a few seconds agoFrom: Frank Vills

      Subject: Re: Resume for Part time 650.00?

      Hello

      Thanks for the response,congratulation once again i will like you to give me your correct full information.

      Full Name:

      Address (Not PO BoX)

      Sate:

      Zip Code:

      Phone Number (H);

      Phone Number (M);

      Email Address :

      Thanks and i will be waiting to hear from you soonest..

      From:

      To: Frank Vills

      Sent: Sunday, Subject: Resume?

      Mr. Frank Vils,

      Thank you for your interest in my skills and me. I am complimented and at the same time curious with this position. I am capable of all these things.

      Forgive me for saying so but it almost sounds too good to be true. My address and information is in my resume and cover letter.

      Susie

      Mr Vills

      I look forward to a schedule of errands in your reply and meeting with you when you are back from your travels in a couple hours so that we may meet.

      Thank you once again for your consideration.

      From: Frank Vills

      To:

      Sent: Sunday,

      Subject: Resume?

      Dear Candidate ,

      I'm looking for someone that can be prudent and reliable to work with, Someone with good understanding to work as Personal Assistant .This position is home-based for long term, i mean permanent position since am out of the country on a business trip to Canada and even when i arrive in 2 weeks time. I'm a business man and Interior Designer by profession,I have been pretty successful in a handful of ventures.

      I get involved in Investment Networks 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.

      Working with me is basically about instructions and following them, so this person has to be very close to a computer and with a good telephone skills. 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 $650 Weekly

      Duties Include :

      I'm sure you'll 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 your Resume and I think I am impressed with it and would like to give you an immediate trial. If you are interested kindly get back to me.

      As I have been checking my files and schedules and would need someone 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 and would get back to you with more information on that, get back to me with your Contact Detail

    • jeremy 5 years ago

      Detailed Job Description.

      Your resume was received and it has been reviewed, I did appreciate it. So I will give this a GO"

      I'm looking for someone that can be trusted and reliable to work very well and with good understanding,I own a electronic store called Fast Lane Hobbies and it is a firm that is just coming up and will be in a high standard soon

      This position 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.* Running personal errands,

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

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

      regular contacts and drop-offs on my behalf. Handling and monitoring some of my

      financial activities..

      * Basic wage is $500 Weekly

      Pls send your information to :briand*****@yahoo.com

      I'm sure you'll understand I tend to have a very busy schedule at this point,as I am presently in Australia, I will be back in Three Weeks time to arrange a formal Interview with you.I think you're the right person for this position,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 and the flexibility means that there will be busier weeks than others, so it's a little difficult judging the exact number of hours you'll be doing per week.If you can manage your time properly,this job may even give you some extras while you do something else on the side. As I have said, I'd want us to get a head START with things as soon as possible.I do have lots of works piled up presently 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 coming week to test your efficiency and diligence towards all this, also to work out your time schedule and fit it to mine. I really need to find the perfect person for this job, I'm confident you can take up the challenge and on the long run we should have a relatively sound working relationship between us.. I'm online most of the time as I am hard of hearing so I prefer we contact each other through E-mails,but if there is need for me to call, I will be glad to do that.I am glad you are willing to work with me and i promise to be a good boss. I am 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 orphanage home, I do that every month. A payment inform of a Certified 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 Orphanage at any nearest store around you so you can mail them out. I will get you more information on that,I will like you to get back to me with your Contact Details such as:

      Pls send your information to :briand*****@yahoo.com

      Personal Information:

      Full Name :

      Address (PO BOX not allowed):

      City:

      State:

      Zip Code:

      Phone Number:

      Present Job:

      Pls send your information to : briand*****@yahoo.com

      The employee, acknowledged the Detailed Job Description and signed

      ______________________________

      (First Name and Last Name of Employee)

      Once I have received your contact information, I will get back to you with the task.

    • jeremy 5 years ago

      Yea sorry for double post but that is that a scam or a real job??

    • Hadi 5 years ago

      Jeremy, it is definitely a scam. DO NOT fill out that personal information form he sent you.

    • Clareece 5 years ago

      Great site! Beware also of any craigslist posting for jobs posted by nwmillefield@gmail.com. The person will contact you saying that you will work for Bertolucci company, the watch company. I received an email from "Laurie Wakefield" with no other information. But stating that money would be wired to my account and I would keep 10% commission and send the rest to the sellers. Thank God I did not provide any bank information. These scammers need to be stopped!

    • James 5 years ago

      Got a message from a job i applied to. the company checks out, and is a large company in hong kong. The offer too was well done, no spelling errors etc, and the company address was correct.

      I then got an email back thanking me for my resume and asking for an interview which would take place the next day, with the address and the time.

      I said i cant as i am writing exams for 2 weeks. to which i got a reply saying that he will be out of hong kong and i should email him to set up another interview when he is back and i am done with exams..

      NOW....the main thing that makes me smell a rat is the email address....@yahoo (not a company address)

      i cant see if the 2 address are the same because i am english an the hong kong street naming is wierd.

      if this were a scam (which it very well could be) im interested to know, why they would want an interview, and how they gonna continue the lie, and how they can gain from it??

      do scams ever go as far as to do a real interview??

    • Shanni 5 years ago

      I am only a highschool student and i replied to a part time job add requiring a personal assistant, and it WAS EXACTLY like the scami found on here, being onli 17, $400 a week sounded like a dream luckily i listened to my parents and did not give my personal info to the guy right away. He claimed to be in Germany, my dad SAID "If its too good to be true, it probably is" so my mom and me did some research and we found this website. Good thing for this article, who knows what i would have gotten into... THANKS =)

    • Jonah Scammed 5 years ago

      Any email with Jenefir/ Jennafir/ Jennifer Shepherd from an HR department on any job site is a scam. My husband just found out after he sent his credit report. I'm still trying to figure out what info they can get from a credit report...we went through it and most account number are incomplete and his Social security number doesn't appear on it either. Can someone tell me what the info on the report can do?

    • GA Peach 5 years ago

      In reference to Arricka's Jon Williams and Tony's post about Frank Culler's Personal Assistant job...I want to reconfirm it's a scam. I also received info regarding the PA position; I got the same email word for word. But the name used was Jason MacDonough Nov.16 2011 via gmail; he used the following email addresses plentiffus@aol.com & macdonoughjason@gmail.com

    • Dukigu 5 years ago

      Hey guys,

      I think im being scam but im not sure. Can you help me. See if this is a scam and give me feed back please.

      This is what is what the other person told me.

      How are you doing today? Thanks for applying to the post.Actually the position for a Personal Assistant is opened now it would be a great pleasure to have you as my assistant.

      I am sorry for getting back to you late it was due to some obligations beyond my control while I was at home.My name is Lawrence Armstrong,I am 71 years old and i am an attorney and have been practicing for over 28 years. I am in need of a personal assistant that can handle my official and personal needs when I am not around. The job is part time and might end up to full time. I travel a lot because of my kind of work and I have strong interaction with some international organization.I am an international lawyer and I have a license to practice in three states in the USA but I will have to streamline my personality to this few ones here and after which you will get all necessary details about me after your trial assignment due to security reasons. I have to go through some recruitment procedures as an attorney but due to my absence in the states at the moment, I will have to do it in my own way and later finish up with the documentation. I am presently at a summit in Canada and I will get back to the states in three weeks time so pending the time i return back to the State you will be working at the Convenience of your Home .

      Your work details are as follows:

      * Printing and sending out mails for me.

      * Help make hotel or flight reservation while I provide all my personal and delicate information to secure booking.

      * Handling and monitoring some of my administrative files and financial activities.

      * Running personal errands, supervisions and monitoring.

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

      I hope you understand the job details very well and some shall be discussed in full as soon as we move on. The most important thing is trust and proper accountability, which I believe it will resolve itself as time goes on. The basic wage again is $700 weekly and I want you to understand that paying this kind of wage means you need to do my work or the duties assigned to you perfectly... I hope you will be a very good and commendable personal assistant that I can trust because my work may come in at anytime. For documentation and confirmation with regardless of the information on your resume, I will need you to provide me with the information below:

      Full Legal Name :

      Home Mailing Address (NOT PO BOX) :

      APT # :

      City:

      State:

      Zip-Code:

      Phone Number (M) :

      Present Occupation :

      Email Address :

      I believe you have accepted the job offer as soon as I receive the above information from you and I will also put you through a week trial assignment to determine our work rate and efficiency in carrying out duties. You shall help with buying and mailings of some basic children needs to some foster home. I do this once every month.

      You shall be sent funds to purchase all these items and also be paid for the trial week, I can also give you some other duties to do apart from that during the trial week. I hope I have been able to express in details all the things involved and understand that you are working with a man of great dignity, integrity and respect.

      Cheers

    • Jack 5 years ago

      I hope people aren't using Craig's List as their only job search engine. There are good reputable sites out there. One good on is indeed.com and it pulls from multiple company job posting so you don't have to sign up for Career Builder or Monster (which have it's share of scammers). Indeed.com can link you directly to the company website and you go through that company's application submission process (like uploaded a resume, filing out an application, and answering those long questionnaires). Career Builder and Monster still seem to be better than Craig's List. I think the best way is going directly to a company website and applying through their job or careers section on their website. You can even apply in person, which can be better. Apply at companies (big or small, mass chains or local) you or someone one you know has done business with so you know their legit and how well they treat their customers. Also, save a resume that does NOT have you physical address (just the city and state) and maybe a phone number and/or email address if you plan on submitting to a bunch of ads on Craig's List or if you're unsure about the company in any way. Also better idea if you're sending many resumes out without verifying companies. You don't have to worry about your info. floating around.

      Other job posting website:

      idealist.org

      linkedin.com

    • Maya 5 years ago

      more....

      Hello,

      Thanks for applying for the position, I quite I appreciate it? I

      received and read your e-mail and it's reasonable and acceptable. So I

      will give this a go"

      I'm looking for someone that can be trusted and reliable to work very

      well and good understanding person.

      This position is home-based and flexible, working with me is basically

      about instructions and following them.

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

      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.

      Making regular contacts and drop-offs on my behalf.

      Handling and monitoring some of my financial activities

      Basic wage is $300 a week . I'm sure you'll understand I tend to have a

      very busy schedule at this point, as I am presently in United Kingdom ,

      I will be back in Three Weeks.

      I think you're the right person for this position , 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 basis and

      the flexibility means that there will be busier weeks than others, so

      it's a little difficult judging the exact number of hours you'll be

      doing per week. If you can manage your time properly, this job may even

      give you some extra while you do something else on the side.

      Permit me to use the coming week to test your efficiency and diligence

      towards all this, also to work out your time schedule and fit it to

      mine. I really need to find the perfect person for this job, I'm

      confident you can take up the challenge and on the long run we should

      have a relatively sound working relationship between us.. I'm online

      most of the time as I am hard of hearing so I prefer we contact each

      other through E-mails, but if there is need for me to call, I will be

      glad to do that. I am glad you are willing to work with me and i

      promise to be a good boss.

      I am 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 orphanage home, I do that every month. The

      funds will be in form of Cashiers Check/ US Money Orders and it will be

      sent over to you from one of my clients and i have some list to email

      you once you received 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.

      I will get you more information on that, I will like you to get back to

      me with your

      Contact Details such as:

      Full Name:

      Contact Address NO P.O BOX:

      City:

      State:

      Zip-Code:

      Phone Number:

      Once I have received your contact information, I will get back to you

      with 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 back from

      my business trip back to the states.

      Hope I am clear with that.

      Get back as soon as possible.

      David Mattison

    • jiger brahmbhatt 5 years ago

      i also have got an offer from sterco UK please help identify whether it is fake or genuine.

      i have found some misspellings and sentences that make me feel it being fake.

    • Morgaon 5 years ago

      Here is a new one fresh off the press:

      Dynamic Enteprises LC is part of an International organization based in the U.S.A. and distributes equipment designed to help

      people with asthma, allergies, and breathing problems. The equipment is indorsed by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America and

      is actually recommended by Allergists around the world. We get our clients through referrals and are looking for individuals who can

      help explain our equipment and generate these referrals.

      Here are a few things that our company offers their associates:

      -BASE PAY ($16.00+ TO START)

      -COMPANY TRAINING

      -PRODUCTION BONUSES

      -PAID VACATION

      -NO CASH INVESTMENT WHATSOEVER!!!

      Please email your resume to humanresources@dynentlc.com and be sure to write "APPLICATION FOR ASSOCIATION" in the subject line of your email.

      The kicker www.dailychanges.com shows the website was created only 2 days ago.

    • Cierra88 5 years ago

      I applied for an office assistant job in Seattle and this is the response I for. Pretty sure this a scam.

      Office Assistant Full Time (Seattle)

      Date: 2011-12-22, 12:51PM PST

      Reply to: job-awk5q-2765700221@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]

      REQUIREMENTS:

      Must be 18+ years of age.

      Willing to commit to a full time schedule.

      Enjoy working in fast-paced environment.

      Office Assistants are needed for our new branch locations in Renton, Federal Way and Seattle.

      We are a small but growing Wholesale Distribution Center.

      These positions are Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm.

      It's great if you have experience for this position but it is not required.

      We will train the right candidates.

      COMPENSATION:

      $18-$19/Hour

      Quarterly Bonuses

      Health Benefits

      Paid Vacation

      Location: Seattle

      Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster.

      Please, no phone calls about this job!

      Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.

      PostingID: 2765700221

      Copyright © 2011 craigslist, inc. terms of use privacy policy feedback forum

    • rameshkumar -mannai 5 years ago

      streco plc uk is 100% fake job offer dont apply any body

    • Boyd 5 years ago

      You guys should try Jobserve.com. One of the few site i found that wont share or sell your info to anyone. They do seem to have more IT jobs than anything, but no spam.

    • Rox 4 years ago

      So I am one that's very very careful when job hunting on CL. I never do send my resume with postings asking for a photo. But for some reason, I came across one today and sent both in. The ad seemed really legit and the location that was listed as well. Now I'm starting to worry. HELPPPP!

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      BossLadyKFW 4 years ago from WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS

      Thank you for this-I wish I saw it before I sent my resume, but at least I didn't sign up for the "job website"...Unfortunate that these people are preying on folks in difficult times and situations. i put a lot of work into my resume, etc. and experiences such as this can be frustrating and downright damaging to the job seeker psyche. Thanks again for this helpful hub!

    • KSH 4 years ago

      be careful---

      Hello ,

      How are you doing today? I’m very happy that you want to becoming part of our company by working for us. Thanks for the mail...I am looking for someone who can handle my personal and business errands at his/her spare time.Someone who can offer me these services: Mail services Receive my mails and drop them off at UPS(nothing illegal)Shop for Gifts,Art works,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. It does not matter where you are located as long as you reside in the united states.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. I am in Australia so there will be no interview.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 me or our customers. You don't have to put money out of your pocket, 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.The content of the packages are computer and electronics,art works,antiques business and personal letters.. All expenses and taxes will be covered by me. You will work between 15 and 20hrs a month..I will pay $450.00 weekly, That is not a bad offer is it? I need your service because I am constantly out of town. I work in a realestate and I own an Art Gallery in Australia. I will return to USA in March,2012 so this process will be on going till then.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.Hope to hear from you.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.

      I will provide you with my personal UPS account number for Shipping.

      All you have to do is provide my account number to UPS and shipping charges will be applied into the account.I will provide clear set of instructions for each task I need done as well as 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

      Full Name:

      Full Address:

      (NO P.O.BOX)

      City:

      State:

      Country:

      Zip Code:

      Phone Number

      if you have yahoo messenger or hotmail to chat with you also about the job....

      Age:

      Thank you!

      NB:You can give me a call on my australia number or my US number which is roam to australia

      Antonio Bailey.

      Tel:(+61)2939-77545 Australia

      Tel:(213)-437-6324 USA.

    • eft 4 years ago

      ATTN:

      The Hiring Desk of the company has reviewed your resume and we believe you have the required qualifications.

      This is a work from home job ,Work hours is from 8am-4pm ...Mon-Fri and You will earn $18per hr for this position,you are also expected online at yahoo messenger during working hours. We also offer flexible hours

      Do you have a yahoo messenger on your computer. To proceed with this job position you must undergo an online interview via yahoo messenger.

      I want you to setup a yahoo messenger,add Mr Tom Alex the hiring manager and IM him on this ID ( TomAlex2211@yahoo.com ) asap for the interview briefing and comprehensive job details. He will be online waiting for you..Hope to read from you if you need any directions or more instructions.

      Interview Schedule: ASAP

      Interview Time: ASAP

      Training is Available

      Best regards

      Mr. Tom Alex

      Point Groups Corps

    • NL 4 years ago

      Anyone heard of this guy? Found a few typos, and website looks professional enough - but, a lot of things aren't searchable.

      Thank you for your recent application at www.craiglist.com. After careful consideration of your qualifications and skills we have decided to offer you a Administrative Assistant position on the trial basis.

      Job Title: Administrative assistant;

      Company information: We're a market leader in the property investment field. Due to the continued expansion we have exciting new opportunities for new people to join one of the world's top Property Investment Companies. Further details can be found at our website: triumphome.com

      Wages: $58240 annually;

      Work Hours: Mon to Fri, 9am-4pm;

      Position type: Home Based, Full-Time, no traveling required;

      Key Duties:

      - Assisting with customer queries and complaints;

      - Maintaining customer database;

      - Responding to email enquiries;

      - Accurate data entry;

      - Updating property descriptions on company's website;

      - General clerical assistance.

      This is a fantastic chance to get permanent employment after 3-weeks paid trial period if you can prove your abilities and commitment to the job. During these 3-weeks you will be trained while working and being paid at the rate of $750 per week.

      If you're interested and would like to proceed further - please reply to this message and let me know when will you be available to start?

      Sincerely,

      David Schimmel - Staffing Manager enquiries@cvrevision.com

      HR Manager

    • allylloyd 4 years ago

      AVOID THIS BUSINESS www.GlobalFundraisingInc.com LIKE THE PLAGUE!

      They are a scam running out of Philadelphia, PA! They say they are raising money for charities and want you to go DOOR to DOOR to get money! They say they will pay you $200 a week salary plus bonus!! That is a lie--they pay $35 a week plus bonus and you can't make a bonus until your 4TH WEEK!

      Also they have changed their BUSINESS NAME three times in the last two years!!!

    • anne 4 years ago

      hello,

      be aware of simon castro,franklin billy,phillip welcher.........scam

    • another one? 4 years ago

      Dear Sir/Madam

      MysteryShopper Canada Employment Agency. needs mystery shoppers From any where in USA,CANADA AND AUSTRALIA as part-time worker. No application fee Required,Applicant must be 17 years and above, must check email 2 -3 times in a day to read updates from us and be honest. You will earn $300 on each transaction by being our mystery shopper.

      Your employment packet include business evaluation form and a training Instructions which will be sent to you via email after you have received payment.A Paycheck of $2000 will be sent to you for the first Evaluation by our finance company,you are to deduct your $300 commission, and the rest will be used for the evaluation at the store that you will be instructed to go.This Evaluation can take place three times or more in a week so you can end up earning for yourself close to $900 or more in a week.

      1. Business evaluation form: This is the form you are required to fill after you visit any shopping mall in your area as directed,you will be given the store name and address which you are required to evaluate its customer service and quality control after their services are rendered to you. You will be required to fill a form to rate the employee(s), the form will be given to you after the evaluation at the store.

      2. Training Instructions: You are hired to evaluate the quality of services of the store or mall that will be given to you . You are needed to rate the employees.

      Interested shopper should please Enclose their information below for you to start with us.

      First Name:..........

      Last Name:..........

      Contact Address

      City:....................

      Province:..............

      Postal Code:.........

      Home Phone:.................

      Cell Phone:............

      Sex:....................

      Age:....................

      Email Address:......

      Thanks for responding, We will wait for your full details .

      P:S: After you have emailed your information to us ,You should endeavour to check your email 2-3 times in a day to read updates from

      Sincerely,

      GARY MOORE

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      Dolores Ninerell 4 years ago from Mount Laurel, NJ

      FYI...

      The way I found out about all of these scams was by sending my resume and cover letter. They can't do anything with just your name, address and phone number. They don't just want your resume or picture for that matter. They want your personal information or for you to take action on other sites so they make commission on things like web-conferencing and credit reports.

      So relax if you just sent in a resume! If you fall for the job posting you can usually tell by the response that it is scam.

    • InformationSeeker 4 years ago

      I received the same email from David Schimmel. The website I was sent was www.triumphome.com not triumphinvestments. The website looks legit, but I do not think it is. The phone number that is listed on this website is 608-305-0734 and the fax number 866-472-1456 listed isn't theirs. Jobseekers beware.

    • Confidential 4 years ago

      In regards to the PA (Personal Assistant Ad...this exact same scam (ad) was listed in the Atlanta Journal Constitution newspaper this past Sunday. Being an ex-PI and having unusually good instincts, I knew this was a scam the moment I e-mailed and requested the geographical location of the position. I didn't attach anything to the e-mail, provided NO info. about me...and here's the response I received:

      Dear Applicant,

      Tuesday , February 27, 2012

      Your resume as been reviewed , Thanks for your interest in the PA position, I would love to meet up with you to talk about this job but right now am currently away on a business so there will be no interview, I had the issues of getting a nanny for my home which was just apprently sorted out, Time was not in my favor for the current business proposal offered so I left yesterday to attend to it, I will pre-pay you in advance for your weekly salary and salary would be received through western union in your offical job start week

      I will deeply appreciate all genuine efforts to help me monitor and keep up to date with all my activities. I oftenly get my hands occupied because am working with many companies both in canada and here in the states and also the reason why I just employed a nanny last week,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 amongst other things will include: Make travel arrangements and submit expenses for Attorneys Order office supplies, Running personal errands,Filing documents,faxing,printing and typing letters Web research, Making regular contacts and drop-offs on my behalf, Handling and monitoring some of my financial activities, Internet search skills and posting ads Quality communication etiquette skills and Serious sense of humour required and mandatory to work with me Ability to handle highly sensitive and confidential information Perform duties with accuracy, quality, and integrity You can only apply for this position if you own a personal computer. Basic wage is $400 weekly. Note, your wage will increase depend on your efficiency and commitment

      ABOUT ME:

      i have a family of 3 and i am a Realtor,a business personnel and also a Lawyer . I travel alot,hence the reason why i need an assistant to handle affairs for me on the home front when i am away on business which is usually quite often. This position is home-based and flexible you can be in any location,working with me is basically about instructions and following them, my only fear is that I may come at you impromptu sometimes, I need someone who can be able to meet up with my i regular timings.

      There is also a very sensitive issue on trust and accountability which I believe will resolve itself as time goes on. I'm sure you'll understand I tend to have a very busy schedule at this point as I am presently in Alabama. I will be back in 3 months time that why i need a personal assistant.

      I am sure if you stay focused then your the right person for this post, 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 basis and the flexibility means that there will be busier weeks than others. So it's a little difficult judging the exact number of hours you'll be doing. Most times there would not be much to be done so its flexible. If you can manage your time properly, this job may even give you some extra while you do something else by the side.

      I'm online most of the time so I prefer to we contact each other through (petersaffo123@hotmail.com) on MSN Messenger. I would like to chat with you.

      Wages would be paid according to as discussed, Your committment to this position would be appreciated

      So Fill This Application And Email It Back Here as soon as possible If Interested!!!

      First Name______________________

      Middle Name___________________________

      Last Name_____________________________

      Street Address ( Not P o Box)_____________________________

      City, State, Zip Code______________________________________

      Sex________Age_________

      Cell Phone Number (___)___________________________________

      Home Phone Number(___)___________________________________

      Email:____________________________

      Current Job:____________________________

      I Await your details,

      Sincerely,

      Peter Saffo

      RED FLAGS waving all over this one!

    • why me? 4 years ago

      Can't believe I fell for this! Not sure what to do. After receiving this email, I immediately had reservations and looked up there company website as well reports. I also had a tech savvy friend look everything over and confirmed it looked legit. The attachment did not appear to have a virus and was very realistic form to complete reviews. I logged into the link and the assignments were listed, basically I was to act as actuality assurance specialist by filling out interest forms and rating the telemarketers performance. I clicked the appropriate links and provided my info. I was contacted by telemarketers and I assumed the role of a potential customer as instructed. At that point, it seemed fine. When I reached the last campaign, I became worried. I entered.all of my information as I had done previously but this time they asked for my ssn. I typed it in before I had even respirator and was immediately thrown off. It asked for a credit card as well. I didn't submit or complete the form but now they may have access to my info. The website that requested the info was a credit report monitoring agency, Profanity Credit. I'm not sure if this was just spam, although no viruses have been detected on my laptop yet. I read about click farms and I am thinking as well as hoping and praying that they were just trying to get ad clicks.

      Having just looked over yourapplication and resume, it looks like you are going to make a fantastic new addition to our team.  If you are still available, I would like to give you the Research & Administrative Assistant job that you just recently applied for. Log onto your virtual assistant employee platform with the secured link and password below to access your first assignment.  There you will also find all the details about this job, and the instructions you need in order to get started. Campaign Review & Quality Assurance Auditing Assignment #1Password: vNJhXsYou will start immediately working with our marketing data group performing advertising campaign audits and writing reviews. Attached is an editable PDF called "Review Form". Save this, as it is what you will be filling out and turning in as you complete the assignment. On the second page of "Review Form", you must fill out the necessary information so that we may pay you on time.Payments go out promptly each Friday, and account for all assignments that were turned in before the previous Friday.Each assignment pays $250. After turning in this first assignment, you can request up to 5 a week, and make $1,250/ week like our superstar research assistants, or as few as 2 and make $500 a week.  As long as you are carefully following instructions, and turning in quality work, we will settle on a schedule that works best for you. This is a virtual assistant position, meaning you won't have to come in to an office to work, but we do expect that tasks be completed and turned in on time. You will need to be able to devote at least two hours of the day to taking telephone calls.  With your personal employee platform password, you may now log in and view all relevant details and begin the assignment. I will be your associate manager, here to help you get started right away. Feel free to email or call me (between 8-5pm EST) with any questions you have about this first assignment and others in the future. If you cannot take this position, please let me know as soon as possible so I can give the job to someone else.Susan AndersonHiring & Account ManagerSusan@JustMedias.com(718) 514-9550JUSTMedia LLC. 228 Park Avenue SouthNew York, NY 10003Campaign Review & Quality Assurance Auditing Assignment #1Password: vNJhXs{We hate spam as much as you do- You are being offered this job because you responded to an ad we had for an open position. You are not on any list of ours, so if you are uninterested please let me know ASAP so that I can offer this job to another qualified applicant.}

    • jim098 4 years ago

      As you pointed out, verifying the website's legitimacy is very important. I've stumbled upon one free website -www.scamadviser.com where you can give the url of the website and it gets you the trusting rate of the site. It's worth doing this before falling prey to the scammers.

    • MissL 4 years ago

      HELLO, I HAVE RECEIVED THIS ASSIGNMENT FROM THIS GENTLEMAN, HAS ANYONE GOT THE SAME. ALSO, HE SENT ME A BUSINESS CHECK...

      Date: Sat, 3 Mar 2012 19:42:57 -0800

      Subject: Personal Assistant Rep ID: #DTC100691?991 *** Appointment Confirmation ***

      From: hrmanagerconsultant@gmail.com

      To:

      Hello Lily A Lam

      Thanks for your swift response, I want to seize this opportunity to congratulate you on the new job. To take up the challenge of building a relatively sound working relationship between us, your quick response to mails and effectiveness will be required, and I will advise that we build a considerable level of trust for each other, which should involve a firm reliance of our confidence placed in each other, and I hope to have your 100% loyalty and co-operation. Once again, I say congratulations. Presently, as we have discussed, I have checked my files, and I do have quite a number of unattended chores which you can immediately assist me with, I will need you to personally represent me while you work from home in running some basic errands next week to some foster homes, I do that often every month, some funds would be sent upfront inform of a certified company check to you, from our financial institution, which would include your first $600 basic weekly salary and also the necessary amount required to cover the cost of completing the task. You will make some arrangements with buying some handy items, in favor of the kids in the N.G.Os (Non Governmental Organizations Foster Homes) at any nearest store around you, so you can mail them out. A list of items would be sent to you, and also with the tracking number of the check payment once mailed to you

      Please Re-confirm the Name and Address below to avoid loss of check payment

      Have you ever processed a payroll check within an amount range of $2000 to $5000?

      If yes, Please Specify the exact amount and how often you have done that?

      To brace up a good platform, I would appreciate that you tell me, a little more about yourself, you will simply receive all of the payment details, along with a comprehensive instruction. Let me know if you are familiar with such duties. Your Urgent Response to this message will be needed to confirm you received this notification & to confirm you are ready for this task. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions whatsoever.

      Regards

      Andy Grubbs

    • Jessica 4 years ago

      I recently put a post on cl looking for horse/barn related work. In the past two days I have received idk how many different offers, not one of them had anything to do with horses. One guy wanted to pay me 100 dollars a hour to drive his wife around for 2hr three days a week. He has emailed me back a few times, even gave me his name, profession and where he lived. But I found no record of a contractor by the name of Carton Rogers, in Austin, tx. I'm not sure if this is a scam or not. But it sounds pretty bogus to me. Any advice? I am a mother of 2 and I need work badly, it really sucks that these ppl are doing this. It makes me just want to take my add off and say the hell with Craigslist. Somebody should do something. Good honest ppl are being hurt, and these thieves are making money doing it. Pathetic.

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      Dolores Ninerell 4 years ago from Mount Laurel, NJ

      No this does sound bogus. I think putting the ad up is a good thing as well as searching on your own - you just have to be smart about it. Just filter out the weird responses. Why don't you call local spots yourself to see if they need help...for some reason I don't see them checking Craig's List - job wanted sections.

    • Smarter 4 years ago

      The funny thing is person that made this page talkabout is doing the same thing to you. If you didn't notice 'she' pushed an affiliate offer for identity theft right after posting the other stuff about affiliate offers on cl. Also notice the ads pushing the same crap?

      Just another way to trick you into making her money just like the cl people are doing. Smarten up, you come to check on a scam and get scammed anyways.

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      Dolores Ninerell 4 years ago from Mount Laurel, NJ

      Nice Smarter... There are ads on all Hub Pages and I happen to use Life Lock myself...so I know that is not a scam. Do you consider everything a scam if someone makes money from it? If so...don't view most websites on the internet because that is how a lot of people make money. For that matter - don't watch TV, read a magazine or open the newspaper...there are ads there too. A scam is deception. Ads are not deception but clearly ads. If I am referring you to Life Lock - how is that a scam? Seriously???

    • kattwamm 4 years ago

      Hi,

      I think this must be a scam. I just came across this posting on craigslist in manhattan, new york. I called the number listed and the lady I spoke to set up an interview for me. She also asked that I bring in $100 for the security check as well as my ID and social security card - just in case they offer me the job. She says the job is at a security firm and would involve just scanning visitors through the security check. she also gave me a web address: www.rowesecurity.com that led nowhere. It doesn't even show up on google. It sounded legit until she asked for the $100 and gave me the fake web address.

      -----------------------------------------------------------------------

      Now hiring. Front desk positions (NYC)

      Date: 2012-03-23, 1:43PM EDT

      Reply to: xg8qw-2918156763@job.craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]

      Now hiring for multiple front desk positions.

      Offering very flexible hours

      Full time and part time available

      Professionalism is a must

      Must not have criminal history

      Answer and direct phone calls

      Do paperwork

      Ability to work independently as well as within a group setting.

      Good costumer service skills

      Email resume with no attachments or call employer directly at 347 431 6145.

      Location: NYC

      Compensation: up to 18$/hr

      Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster.

      Phone calls about this job are ok.

      Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.

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      Dolores Ninerell 4 years ago from Mount Laurel, NJ

      Yes Kattwamm - it doesn't sound good.

    • Kelly 4 years ago

      I live in San Diego and was also contacted by Andy Grubbs for $600 a week. thought it might be a scam and I googled it and saw your post

    • Saxx Mobile – Albert Mita Scammer – Saxx Mobile Scam - Exposed 4 years ago

      Saxx Mobile is wireless dealer located in New York. Saxx Mobile specializes in scamming their customers by selling them used phones, as “new”. They have also been caught selling carrier returns as new, as well as selling Blackberry Devices with blocked PIN’s. If you research Saxx Mobile you will find a great and informative site called Saxx Mobile Scam. WWWsaxxmobilescam(dot)com This site will provide validation on the claims listed above. It will also provide you location information of this corrupt company.

      Saxx Mobile claims to have 2 locations.

      Saxx Mobile New York

      2709 Coney Island Ave.

      3rd Floor

      Brooklyn N.Y. 11235

      (P) 347 673 8455

      (F) 347 673 8457

      Saxx Mobile Miami

      8000 NW 31st St.

      Suite #9

      Doral F.L. , 33122

      (P) 305 599 8804

      (F) 305 599 8807

      Both of these locations have been involved in scams of their customers. Saxx Mobile prides themselves on the number of phones they sell, not the quality of phones they sell. Saxx Mobile does not build relationships; in fact, they destroy them. Saxx Mobile is after one thing; MONEY. Money is what drives Albert Mita (the owner of Saxx Mobile). Anything to make a ‘quick buck’ will be a priority to Albert Mita. Albert Mita can be researched at WWWalbertmita(dot)com. This will take you to the Saxx Mobile Scam website where you will find more and more scams that Saxx Mobile has done.

      They can not nothing but deny the claims. Saxx Mobile has been involved in 6 large public scams, all found on the Saxx Mobile Scam website. These are not the only scams that Saxx Mobile has been a part of. If you have been involved in a scam with Saxx Mobile please visit Saxx Mobile Scam and post your story.

      The wireless industry is a deceitful one, but with sites like Saxx Mobile Scam there are ways to make it better. Exposing these companies will help the industry by making prospective customers more aware of scams, such as Saxx Mobile Scam.

      Please stay away from Saxx Mobile. They will do anything to get your business, and more to get your money. But once they have your money, they are in control of you. Do not give them control. The less you buy from Saxx Mobile, the better chance they have of going out of business. Post your story at WWWsaxxmobilescam(dot)com – the epicenter of all things Saxx Mobile Scam

    • Craig 4 years ago

      One warning for those posting on jobs wanted, you might run across someone with the return address of 333average#gmail.com - inquiring about the position they are offering will result in a response from this person with a link to a short URL for an application. Checking the URL in a service that translates short URLs to normal URLs indicates that this URL is actually an .exe file. I didn't download it, fortunately.

    • James 4 years ago

      I applied for a job on CL for Accounting/Data Entry Clerk that claimed to pay $25 an hour with no degree required. Being that I'm about to get my degree, I felt overqualified and applied anyway. Got a response email instructing me to contact someone ASAP on Yahoo IM. It all seemed shady. I Googled the company name and found nothing, but I found that other people had received this exact same email, verbatim. After reading this article I should have known it was a scam all along. "Telecommuting is OK," "$25 per hour," no company name or location given, lol.

    • Elle 4 years ago

      This person posted an ad for a personal assistant on www.ziprecruiter.com. The following is the email I received from him:

      Dear Candidate ,

      I'm looking for someone that can be prudent and reliable to work with, Someone with good understanding to work as Personal Assistant .This position is home-based for long term, i mean permanent position since am out of the country on a business trip to Canada and even when i arrive in 2 weeks time. I'm a business man and Interior Designer by profession,I have been pretty successful in a handful of ventures.

      I get involved in Investment Networks 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.

      Working with me is basically about instructions and following them, so this person has to be very close to a computer and with a good telephone skills. 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 $950 Weekly

      Duties Include :

      I'm sure you'll 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 your Resume and I think I am impressed with it and would like to give you an immediate trial. If you are interested kindly get back to me.

      As I have been checking my files and schedules and would need someone 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 and would get back to you with more information on that, get back to me with your Contact Details such as:

      Full Name :

      Address (Include Apt Number if Available):

      City:

      State:

      Zip Code:

      Phone Number (H);

      Phone Number (M);

      Email Address :

      Once I have received your Personal/Contact details, I will draw my schedule and get back to you with your tasks for this week/next

      Thank You For your time.

      Elgin Die Mold

      Elgin Die Mold is on the internet as a real company but when I called the number it did not work. The man said he was in Germany but when I searched the IP address it said he is in London. My fear is that I gave him the information requested. What can he do with that information? He does not have my social security number or birth date or anything but can he still steal my identity with my name, address, phone number, and email address?

    • pricelezz 4 years ago

      tony hunt apartment cleaning job is a scam

    • mours sshields 4 years ago from Elwood, Indiana

      Thanks for this great hub! I tried to get some work through Craig's List; and I think about all the several

      replies I got were scams!! They tried to scam me, but they didn't get it done.

      One persistent person, I even finally told them that they

      were trying to scam me, and to lose my name and email ad-

      dress. I told the person to never contact me again!

      I probably will never place an ad in craig's list ever

      again. All I got was people trying to rip me off! What low-life's!!!

      Again---great article! Marcia Ours

    • Fay Biondo 4 years ago

      I recently thought I rented a house on craigslist. The owners name and the address of the house matched up to the county assessor. I did not meet the owners in person, I sent them the rent and deposit. I moved into the house,and about 3 weeks later I get knocks on the door from realtors, loan specialists, and credit unions all telling me different stories. The police knocked on the door at 11:30 pm asking what I was doing in the home. I rented it. Showed my rental agreement. The real owners called the police. I was told the wife is in the FBI and they are well known in the neighbor. They explained of how the locks on their house have been changed before, they didnt seem alarmed. And told us to move out as soon as we can. We told neighbors the story, they never heard of such a thing, and said the real owners are the scamers, not an actual scamer as we were told. Neighbors told us the real owners wife only works for as a receptionists at the FBI and the husband is a electrician. The truth I am not sure of yet, but I'll find out soon enough. If anyone has information that can possibly help me, let me know. I am a college student and am out a lot of money. PO BOX 2273, Marysville, CA 95901

    • Hamsa 4 years ago

      ROBEN & JACK CONSULTING.. A 100% SCAM..

      They would tell you as administrative assistant. send u western union money transfers and online surveys..

      when the training period ends they wont pay you the salary nor send you tasks.

      its not a USA based company. it is operated from Australia. A single lady operates that.

      100% FRAUDULENT AND SCAM..

      I worked and when i found out and questioned her they have closed the website itself and flew away.

      PLEASE BE AWARE.

    • Nicki 4 years ago

      Watch Out for this piece of crap! Just received this today...I found the ad on Craigslist. Under Admin. I believe.

      Job Description

      Ace Europe Group, INC is a big financial online company. The main types of our activity are:

      real estate investments, trading services, broker intermediary. During the financial crisis we have got a lot of clients who are searching for an opportunity to invest their funds to the stable European real estate property. Most of the new clients are in the U.S.A. Due to features of the legislation we can't cooperate directly with the physical persons. To do this we need an authorized representative or official representation for the post of Customer Relationship Manager. As we do not expect great interest from the US side - the post of representation office is not included in our plans. In connection with the foregoing, we are looking for a responsible individual for mediation services who will be the official representative in your area. More details will be provided to you if you find our offer interesting for you.

      Customer Relationship Manager will work in liaison with our supervising manager, for the day to day financial activity and will earn $2500 monthly.

      If you are interested in, please write us at drago.tashev@aceeuropegroupinc.com mentioning your contact details.

      Have a bless day!

      Drago Tashev,

      Ace Europe Group, INC

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      Dolores Ninerell 4 years ago from Mount Laurel, NJ

      The Customer Service Evaluator position just wants you to place ads on Craigs List for them. Since CL now required a phone verification they can't post multiple scam ads themselves and now are recruiting others to do it for them - double scam. They are forced to advertise in newspapers now - so beware. Bogus! Ugh!

    • Blair 4 years ago

      Hi,

      I posted something on CL last week. Some people emailed me. one of them name, Allan Rodgers, asked me to take care his Mom. he said he is a Professional Makeup Artist

      based in VA. his mom is in VA now, but she is gonna go back my place...I have emailed him for a while...and here the 2 latest email from him..

      1)

      Hi Again,

      Thanks for the response, it is nice to read from you again. Mom lives

      few miles away from you and I'd be more than happy if you will take

      interest in caring for her. She is very friendly and fun to be with,

      free eaters and never allergic ! You should be loving, caring and

      responding to her needs at home and also i'm willing to assign a

      driver to you who will take you and my mom to wherever place you want

      to take her to, Let me know if you are ok with the idea. You are to be

      with her during the schedules with the specialist and escort her back

      home.

      Let me know how you would like to get paid, weekly or bi-weekly ?

      Kindly be aware that I am not too keen on the amount you will be

      asking for the hour frame as long as it is reasonable. My main focus

      is a better attention and care for mom. All I want is a great

      hospitality for her, so far we both can have an agreed amount for this

      time frame.

      Please understand that you have to be honest and very reliable if

      you're going to help take care of my mom. I was leary at offering a

      position on the internet but a friend refered me and I thought I'd

      give it a try. Kindly fill up the questionnaire below to facilitate

      your chances: I am a good Christian likewise my mom. Please understand

      that I won't entertain any games or unholy activities.

      You are required to answer the following interview questions since we

      are not opportuned to meet face-to-face for an interview. I ought to

      have met you before offering you this position but I have limited time

      to catch up with my appointments. Without wasting time, we'd like you

      to start work as soon as possible before mom arrive back to the city,

      so kindly get back to me with answers to the questions below.

      1. Can you drive ?

      2. Are you trustworthy ?

      3. Do you smoke ?

      4. Ever been convicted ? Doesn't matter to me as long as you have

      realize your past mistakes and now a changed person

      5. Where are you located presently (I mean your residential address

      and zip code) ?

      6. What is your qualification as an adult caregiver ?

      7. Present occupation :

      8. Number of years as a Caregiver(Experience):

      9. Charge Per Week :

      10. Number of available reference and their contacts information:

      11. What are your spiritual belief ?

      12. Age

      13. Have you ever sold or bought on eBay ? Because you'll help mom in

      listing items for her on eBay

      Requirements:

      • Reliable transportation. If you don't have, please let us know

      because we can make arrangement for that.

      • Must have previously held a position with some responsibility.

      • High School Diploma

      • Some college preferred although not necessary.

      Hope to read from you soon. Thanks and in anticipation of your response

      Allan

      2)

      I'd like to congratulate you for securing the position. Thank you for

      your understanding and interest in taking care of my mom, and after a

      thorough review I have solely decided to secure this position for you.

      I would want my mom and yourself under a very conducive environment

      while you care for her, i will send you the address of where to meet

      up with mom on her arrival back home and also details of our flight,

      I'll come with mom but will go back as soon as everything is in place,

      so you'll be informed our arrival time to pick us up at the airport.

      I'd have loved to talk to you on phone but I am a very busy person and

      usually don't have much time for phone calls, where standard questions

      are being asked anyway, therefore prefer communication per email. If

      you have any specific questions, write them down and I will answer

      them per email. If there is a real and urgent need for a phone call,

      specify the issue per email first and then I will try to arrange a

      Skype call (keep in mind the time zones difference though). If you

      have any questions that I have not answered, please pardon me and list

      them in the next email, I'll be more than happy to give response to

      them.

      I'd also like to inform you that i will be needing your assistance in

      helping her purchase the following items from the grocery stores

      before her arrival because she won't be carrying much bag pack, so i

      would be happy if some of the items needed could be purchased by you

      from the grocery a day before her arrival. Such items are listed as

      below

      FOOD

      1. Milk 2%

      2. Cheese (Cheddar)

      3. Yoghurt (Fat free)

      4. Breakfast cereals.

      FRUITS

      1. Vegetables

      2. Apples

      3. Banana

      4. Strawberries or Grapes.

      5. Wheat corn, peas or mixed frozen vegetables and Melons

      6. Salad.cucumber and tomatoes

      7. Kiwi fruits.

      8. Carrots

      CLOTHING

      1. Towels (Big and small sizes) Pink color

      2. Bedding Sheets. (King size) White color

      3. Washing detergents (Any)

      4. Medicated Soaps (Tetmosol)

      I already placed an order for a new electric wheel chair ( Invacare

      TDX SR with Formula CG Powered Seating ) and it is on hold awaiting

      instructions for shipment. I'll let you know how the shipment for the

      wheel chair goes. I will be waiting to read from you with an estimate

      cost for the requested supplies.

      Thank you, can't wait to meet you. Take good care of yourself.

      Allan

      It's kind of funny. I assume its scam, isn't it?

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      Dolores Ninerell 4 years ago from Mount Laurel, NJ

      YES... sounds scammy. You can tell immediately by the wording..."It is nice to READ from you again"? and the lengthy ridiculous email.

      Best of luck with your job search!

      Dolores

    • Blair 4 years ago

      its ridiculous...then its confusing

    • Al 4 years ago

      i keep seeing this add all over on craigslist but in different areas and people. What do you think?

      Customer Service $$1800 plus (La Verne)

      Date: 2012-04-23, 9:46AM PDT

      Reply to: c2c9k-2974501660@job.craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]

      Fast growing company in La Verne is looking for young, motivated, driven individuals to work ASAP!

      Positions available in customer service, appointment setters, and set up and display. Base pay is $1800/mo plus bonuses.

      No experience needed. Training will be provided.

      **18 years and older

      Must have open schedule. Energetic, good with people, and have a go-getter mentality.

      If you feel you fit the position CALL 909-593-8182 and or 626-890-9647 ASK FOR MERCEDES OR DON.

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      Dolores Ninerell 4 years ago from Mount Laurel, NJ

      probably legit - just a hard core sales job...my guess. Check it out with caution.

    • kathyw1 4 years ago

      Unless things have changed, craiglist DOES charge for job postings; it's the only ads that are not free. That's how they make their $. Am I missing something here?

    • tellmeabout it 4 years ago

      Is this a SCAM jOB OFFER???????????

      ur name has been shortlisted to work in our company (AIKON INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION USA).

      You have to furnish us with the below details to enable us consider your

      CV/resume for job offer in this company:

      FULL NAME........................................

      CURRENT LOCATION.................................

      NATIONALITY.......................................

      CURRENT EMPLOYER ....................................

      CURRENT MONTHLY/ANNUAL SALARY...............................

      EXPECTED MONTHLY/ANNUAL SALARY..........................

      MOBILE/TELEPHONE NUMBER:...............................

      CURRENT DESIGNATION/POST.............................

      THREE DESIGNATION/POST DESIRED.........................

      - Maximum joining date of 60 days from the receipt of the job offer letter

      - Good accommodation facilitiesac

      - Free meal based on your choice dietary

      - Good infrastructural facilities

      - Good transportation facilities etc.

      We really hope to make all proceedings very easy and such your Visa, work

      and residence permit documents will solely be our responsibility, We shall

      keep you posted of events and turnouts.

      Expecting your message

      Thank you,

      Recruitment Officer.

      AIKON INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION USA

    • sacha_E 4 years ago

      im so upset first time this happens to me, a lady name juni wilson made me waste my weekend going thru a job placement,for 18 dollars an hour as an data entry, telling me she worked with www.computerworld.com.au is from the u.k. and they help american people with jobs. plz be ware. she tells u to download yahoo for an online interview. thank God she just got my name,cell and home address ( witch also makes me wonder how much can she do with that.)

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      Dolores Ninerell 4 years ago from Mount Laurel, NJ

      Craigslist does charge for job ad in big cities. The charge is nominal. The scams must be bringing in enough to cover their nominal fees.

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      Dolores Ninerell 4 years ago from Mount Laurel, NJ

      Sounds like they were trying to make money from an affiliate... if you download the app they get paid. Scamming you and the poor affiliate company.

    • patsquared 4 years ago

      Hard to believe it but I have now experienced two of the scams listed above. Loved the one for the Admin Assistant who would distribute funds to orphanages but...the guy didn't have an office and only communicated via email. I reported him to Craigslist. I just got one ostensibly from LDR Distribution, a legitimate company, but when you try to apply using the email link, you get a "anti-spam" survey. Ridiculous and kind of sad for those of us really looking for jobs.

    • mrs. confused 4 years ago

      seriously i can't tell a real from a fake anymore.. does cuyler tremayne sound like a scammy name??

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      I believe this is another scam to be aware of:

      thomaspeek01@gmail.com

      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. 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 $400 Weekly, 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 and would 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:

      AGE:

      PRESENT JOB:

      Thanks in anticipation of your prompt response

      Yours Sincerely

      Thomas Peek

    • Robert 4 years ago

      I applied to a posting for "inventory control" and got this back

      Regarding Your Resume Submission

      Thank you for expressing your interest in the available position offered on Craigslist. As in the ad, this position pays up to $15 hourly with approximately 40 hours a week. Benefits will kick in after 90 days which includes dental and medical.

      To get started, please just download our job application toolbar, install it, and it will allow you to access our database to fill out the job application and upload resume to our database. Please give yourself about 10 minutes to complete, and further instructions are on the site.

      Here is your Personal Link

      We will get back to you within 3-5 days to give you a date for the interview. If you have any issues,please ask us. If you are inquiring about your status, please wait until the 5th day before asking. Hope to see your resume uploaded soon!

      Regards,

      Melissa Miller

      HR Manager

      email came from melissa staffing@glo-management.com scam? or legitimate?

    • Jessica 4 years ago

      I received this e-mail this morning. Definitely a scam. I know it is very similar to many that have been posted already. I am only posting this hoping to prevent anyone else from falling for it.

      Hello,

           Thanks for your response to my ad Craigslist.I am sorry for getting back to you lately it was due to the some obligations beyond my control. My name is Louise Stephaich , I am 52 years old International entrepreneur and i have been in business for over 30 years now.(Oil and Gas) to be precise,  fundraiser for  Hôpital Albert Schweitzer Haiti .I am in need of a personal/Admin assistant that can handle my official and personal needs when I am not around.The job is on part time basis for now but may turn round to be a full time one in the future if the need be.I travel a lot because of my kind of business and I have strong interaction with some international organization.I'm licensed to trade in very states in the USA and Canada but I will have to streamline my personality to this few ones here and after which you will get all necessary details about me after your trial assignment due to security reasons. I have to go through some recruitment procedures as an attorney but due to my absence in the states at the moment,I will have to do it in my own way and later finish up with the documentation.I am presently in a summit in Baulkham Hills, NSW, 2153 Australia and after that i will attend my son's graduation in London,but i should probably be back to the United state in twelve weeks time( Three Months).Your work details are as follows:

      * Printing and sending out mails for me.

      * Help make hotel or flight reservation while I provide all my

      personal and delicate information to secure booking.

      * Handling and monitoring some of my administrative files and

      financial activities.

      * Running personal errands, supervisions and monitoring.

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

      I hope you understand the job details very well and some shall be discussed in full as soon as we move on. The most important thing is trust and proper accountability, which I believe it will resolve itself as time goes on. The basic wage is $400 weekly and I want you to understand that paying this kind of wage means you need to do my work or the duties assigned to you perfectly... I hope you will be a very good and commendable personal assistant that I can trust because my work may come in at anytime. For documentation and confirmation with regardless of the information on your resume, I will need you to provide me with the information below:

      First Name................

      Last Name...................

      Physical Address ............

      City....................

      State.....................

      Zip Code.................

      Cell phone number.............

      Home Phone number.............

      Present occupation.............

      .

      Email Address...................

      Do you have full office equipment ?

      I believe you have accepted the job offer as soon as I receive this information from you and I will also put you through a week trial assignment to determine our work rate and efficiency in carrying out duties. You shall help with buying and mailings of some basic children needs to some foster home. I do this once every month and will want you to handle that for me.You shall be sent funds to purchase all these items and also be paid for the trial week, I can also give you some other duties to do apart from that during the trial week. I hope I have been able to express in details all the things involved and

      understand that you are working with a man of great dignity, integrity

      and respect.

      Very Respectfully ,

      Louise Stephaich

      louisestephaichs@gmail.com

    • Sue 4 years ago

      Does anyone know what the scammer does with the personal information? You see, my boyfriend applied for a receptionist position on craigslist and the scammer responded by saying that his application stood out and he had some additional questions before the interview. The scammer got his address, phone, and email (already on his resumer that he sent for the job) but then also asked for his age and sex. My boyfriend filled out the survey and was hired in about 10 minutes, leading him to realize it was a scam. The scammer doesn't have his social security or bank account, but what kind of fraud does he plan to do with all of his contact information as well as demographic information? We are going to be viligant about it in the coming weeks. Thanks for the info!

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      Victoria Anne 4 years ago from Las Vegas

      Thank you so much for this post! I replied to a job on craigslist and they responded saying they had "reviewed my application" within 12 hours of me sending it (on a Sunday!). In their reply they wanted me to do a "free" credit score check, and after looking into that website I found that it isn't free at all but charges $30 a month. After I read your article I searched some more and found the same exact job description posted in several cities but couldn't find anything on the actual company. Thanks again for the tips and preventing me from getting scammed!

    • PersonalDetective 4 years ago

      Targeting potential victim(s) on Craigslist.

      From: Elizabeth Delgado [mailto:lizz@hmafinancial.com]

      Sent: Friday, August 10, 2012 8:46 AM

      To: P_V

      Subject: Re: Physician Office Need Medical Receptionist (baltimore )

      Dear Candidate ,

      Thank you for your reply. As you are aware, I'm looking for someone that can be prudent and reliable to work with, Someone with good understanding to work as Personal Assistant .This position is home-based for 3weeks since am out of the country on a business trip to Canada I'm a business woman and Financial Advisor by profession,I have been pretty successful in a handful of ventures. I get involved in Investment Networks 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.Working with me is basically about instructions and following them, so this person has to be someone with good telephone skills. 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;

      * Running personal errands, supervisions and monitoring.

      * Organizing and maintaining diaries, memos and making appointments.

      * A personal reminder for Schedules, programs, flights and keeping me up to date with them as they come up.

      * Making returns

      * Arranging travel and accommodation.

      * Taking on some of the my responsibilities

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

      * Handling and monitoring financial activities.

      * 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 $850/Wk

      I'm sure you'll 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 your Resume and I think I am impressed with it and would like to give you an immediate trial. If you are interested kindly get back to me. As I have been checking my files and schedules and would need someone 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 and would get back to you with more information on that, get back to me with your Contact Details such as:

      Full Name :

      Address (Include Apt Number if Available):

      City:

      State:

      Zip Code:

      Phone Number (H);

      Phone Number (M);

      Email Address :

      Gender :

      Once I have received your Personal/Contact details, I will draw my schedule and get back to you with your tasks for this week/next

      Thank You For your time.

    • sleuth 4 years ago

      For Mrs. Confused who asked about Cuyler Tremayne.....it IS a scam. After not responding to my request to speak with him after the initial email, I was sent a check for 3,500.oo today via UPS. However, the return address was in IN, the name on the check was an escrow company in CA, and he is supposedly CEO of a computer place in CA. I talked to and forwarded info to both companies and the bank the check came from, including pics of the check. He is now being investigated by the bank. Here is the email I got this morning AFTER the check arrived....

      How are you doing today? I'm sorry for the late response, i have been ill and in the hospital. I hope you received the employment agreement from HR. You will receive a package today via UPS with tracking # 1Z21F9Y0NP90138137 containing a check to be processed for an Orphanage for an urgent surgery as your first assignment as well as your salary. Follow the instructions below to complete your assignment.

      Instructions :

      1. Once you receive the package, take the check to your bank and have it deposited. Once the funds have cleared your bank today or tomorrow, deduct this week's salary of $350 out of the total funds. Kindly have $1500 transferred to the information of Orphanage's accountant below at the nearest Western Union Location around you. The Western Union transfer charges are to be deducted from the remaining funds after you have deducted your salary. Keep the remaining funds in your account for further assignments.

      Find below the Western Union details of whom you would be sending the funds to.

      Western Union Details Below:-

      Name: Ellen Kurzweil

      Address: 333 Adams St

      Brooklyn, NY 11201

      Western Union Service type to use : Money in Minutes

      Once you send the funds, i would like you to send me the following details

      *Name And Address Of The Sender

      *10 Digits Money Transfer Control Number (MTCN #).

      *Amount Sent

      2. I need you to get me a quote on 1 laptop (250gb HDD and 4Gb ram) and any good printer and scanner. If you have any these items let me know.

      3. I need a quote for toys we can purchase for 15 kids. 7 boys and 8 girls ages btw 8-10. Educational toys preferably, 1 toy per child. No price range.

      4. I also need an idea of gifts we can purchase for 10 teachers (7 female and 3 male) in an orphanage.

      Please note that this assignment must be treated with accuracy and efficiency.

      Kindly confirm this email and the UPS delivery.

      Regards,

      Cuyler Tremayne

      CEO

      CR Acquisition Corp. CRE Computer and Audiovisual Solutions

      Tel: (800) 875-1655 Ext. 1

      Fax: (866) 486-7313

    • kelsie999 4 years ago

      Does this look like a scam??

      Hope you are having a pleasant day today. After a careful review of your details, I am glad to employ you as my Office Assistant. I hope my decision will be worthwhile. I'll be using the next couple of weeks to test your efficiency and diligence towards this, also to work out your time schedule and fit it to mine. I really need the perfect person for this job, I'm confident you can take up the challenge and on the long run we should have a relatively sound working relationship between us.

      I hope we can get a head start with things as soon as possible. I have had to put a hold on a lot and I would appreciate it if you can be available for me immediately. I do have a couple of urgent tasks for you which will include you making some purchases and payments on my behalf. Your official start date is Wednesday 17 October 2012. You will receive a payment from my client via mail between Wednesday 17 October 2012 and Friday 19 October 2012 which will cover your wages for the week as well as purchases and payments needed to be made on my behalf. I will let you know as soon as the payment has been sent. As soon as you receive the payment, notify me of the receipt and go ahead to deposit the payment at your bank. The payment normally takes 24 hours to clear. Once the payments have cleared, deduct $350 for your wages for the week, another $50 for first class postage stamps for some mails you will be dispatching for me. I will forward the list of recipients you'll be sending the mails to once I compile it. The balance will be used for some materials which I intend purchasing for work. I'll let you know exactly what to do when the funds are available.

      Kindly reply this e-mail as soon as possible to further signify your interest in working with me. I have confidence in you and I am looking forward to a good working relationship between us. I hope you will be up to, perhaps better than my presumptions about you.

      The employee, acknowledged the Trial and Detailed Job description and signed .

      _______________

    • sara 3 years ago

      i dont understand what can i do if i am in a scam job who do i call

    • Carolyn 3 years ago

      Is this a scam?

      Administrative Assistant is needed to support the busy Founder/CEO of a non-profit foundation.

      This position is home-based for two weeks till I am back in town where am setting up an office in your area, I run a foundation, working with me is flexible and 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 assistant, your activities amongst other things will include; providing reliable superior executive support and manage extremely complex business, as well as, highly demanding social calendars. Assist in supporting the foundation business; performing scheduling and coordinating meetings as well as highly detailed event planning from concept to execution.

      Job Description:

      Provide exemplary executive support and must have very strong interpersonal and communication skills, a pleasant demeanor and strong work ethic. The candidate must practice tactful diplomacy and possess the ability to multi-task with many projects in a fast paced environment.

      Responsibilities:

      Schedule appointments as well as coordinate travel to and from domestic and international locations; Book reservations, coordinate all appointments with office staff; Manage all business and personal mail and email correspondence; Coordinate all events and dinners - business and social; Exposure to high profile people will require the utmost in confidentiality and discretion; Must be energetic and extremely organized who can assist with miscellaneous errand and tasks as needed.

      Your job for the orphanage is to get donations on our behalf, a donation payment in form of a check or money order will be sent over from one of our clients.

      I'm sure you'll understand I tend to have a very busy schedule at this point, as I am presently in Canada I will be back in two weeks. I think you're the right person for this position, 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 and the flexibility means that there will be busier weeks than others, so it's a little difficult judging the exact number of hours you'll be doing per week.

      If you can manage your time properly, this job may even give you some extras while you do something else on the side. Pay is fixed at $450:00 weekly for a start. I will like you to get back to me with your Contact Details such as:

      Personal Information:

      Full Name:

      Address (Include Apt Number if Available):

      City:

      State:

      Zip Code:

      Residential Phone Number:

      Mobile:

      Age:

      Email Address:

      The employee, acknowledged the Detailed Job Description

      And signed _______________

      (First Name and Last Name of Employee)

      Ensure you fill this form and send it to email: jobs@futuredesires.net

      Completed employment forms sent here (into this box) would be processed. All Completed Employment forms should be forward to the email above. Should you have any question, contact me through yahoo messenger where we can chat so I can answer all your questions.

      If you don’t have yahoo id, it’s quite easy to get one. Simply create a yahoo mail account and download yahoo messenger software from yahoo as well. Once you have that, we would be able to chat and I would be able to answer all of your questions.

      Just in case you sign in into yahoo messenger and I seem not to respond to you, it might be because I am not online or probably I am not on my sit as at the time you tried to IM me. Kindly wait for a few minutes and I would get back to you. Only serious minded employees who are ready to work should contact me. Here is my id: lauraseecharran@yahoo.com

      Once I have received your contact information, I will get back to you with the task for this week, please understand you will also be paid as at when due. Congratulations on your new appointment and I do hope that you would not disappoint me by giving me your support. Get back to me as soon as possible so we can get started.

      Director

    • Serrano Burton 3 years ago

      @Carolyn Yes it is. Trust me

    • DanK 3 years ago

      This page was very inciteful. Thank you for posting it. I also received a fake job post from lauraseecharran@yahoo.com

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      catmalone 3 years ago

      Thankyou for sharing this information. I will definetely keep my eyes open for these type of scammers and share with others. Very informative hub with useful information.

    • Poecequeddy 3 years ago

      Incredible article! I am content you took the time to create it. I have actually been on the search for this stuff for almost forever and at long last my surf is over!

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      oldiesmusic 3 years ago from United States

      Thanks for sharing your info and warnings! I have already been aware of the "No Experience Necessary" job that offers high salary. Too good to be true indeed. You wrote with such consideration for others, I'm sharing this to let other people know about Craiglist scams.

    • GloriAa 2 years ago

      Be careful with kmatinez901@yahoo.com

      I'm a freshman college student , my dad got in an accident so I thought hey this job sounds great. I send my resume and right away they reply the next day. It turned to be a scam good thing I didn't send all the money. My bank is investigating right now and hopefully they can get my money back and those assholes. Because we are all in need of money and a decent job and these people freaking do frauds.

    • JanelLyn 2 years ago

      COMMENTS WANTED!! sounds like a scam to me now after reading all these other peoples run-ins sounds very similar to what everyone else is listing as a scam. I applied for a receptionist position on craigslist and this is the response that i received I WAS FOOLED! I guess it was one of those things that's too good to be true;

      Hello applicant,

      I am replying back to your message concerning the job posted on Craigslist in which you're interested in,your application was received, but at this time,the only possible position we can offer is the position of a personal assistant with a full commitment. if you will be interested.

      I have gone through your email and am quite impressed, I think you can be the perfect candidate who can easily fit in for this job . I have had a previous Personal Assistant who has been very commendable in her activities and who has been part of my life for the past 6 months, she has since moved on with her personal life and it has affected me in a way. I found her previously on the Craigslist website and I sincerely hope I will be able to find someone again who can be as efficient as she has been. I need your service because I am constantly out of town. I will return back to the state real soon so this process will be on going till then. 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.

      You will be a Personal Assistant,you will walk in to any warehouse which we will be disclosed to you soon and you would be expected to inspect,test, sample, and sorting of products or goods being Purchased. The Purchased products can include a large range of items, including food, Art-Materials, machinery, equipment or pharmaceuticals. Depending the type of manufacturing environment, When you get my mails / packages; you are required to mail them

      to where ever i want them mailed to. You don't have to put money out of your pocket, 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. All expenses and taxes will be paid by me including your weekly salaries.No heavy packages is involved! You can do the shopping at any nearest stores. You will be shopping for Art Materials and office appliances, sorting out my delivers and packages. I will provide you my personal UPS account number for Shipping. All you have to do is provide my account number to UPS and shipping charges will be applied into the account. I will provide clear set of instructions for each task I need done as well the funds to cover them.You will be working 3 days in a week and you're to choose any 3 days of the week from Monday to Saturday that will be preferable to you and you will be working 5 hrs in these 3 days and that will be from 9 am-1 pm and we will be offering you $350- $400.00 per week. This position is very flexible and it allows you to do other things ,but most importantly i need you for my errands when required.

      If you're interested please provide contact details. Full name that payment could be made to physical address and cell phone number to get started.I will be looking forward to hear from you and then proceed on the next step forward.Thank you! Please be informed that we shall run a background check before you are fully given this position

      I shall await your response .

      thanks regards

      Andrew Wilson

      (213) 674-0428

      the next email:

      POSITION CONFIRMED

      Hello ,

      How is your day going? After a careful review and screening , I'm more than happy to inform you that your position has been confirmed, I will get back to you as soon as I have Payment for shopping of items Including your salary sent to you with set of Instructions on each task you are to perform. Please note that this job require you to be checking your email 2-3 times daily and Your Total commitment is However Needed.

      I await your Response

      Regards

      Andrew Wilson

      and the latest email:

      URGENT RESPONSE

      Good Morning,

      How is your day going today, I am writing just to inform you that your first package has been sent out via USPS mail. It will be delivered to you Today or latestTuesday It's a Check made to you for my Shopping including your wages. keep me informed once you receive it, I will also want you to go ahead and deposit the check into your bank account as soon as you receive it and it should clear into your bank account within 24 hrs.Please Kindly Get back to me as soon as you get this message .Thanks

      ANDREW WILSON.

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      Dolores Ninerell 2 years ago from Mount Laurel, NJ

      JaneLyn,

      Looks like they want to send you bad checks after you paid for items and had them shipped out. You wouldn't know the checks were bad until many weeks later when they have cleared. Don't ever deal with anyone sending you checks and asking you to buy things. Why don't they buy them themselves?

      D-

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      Dolores Ninerell 2 years ago from Mount Laurel, NJ

      wow...thanks

    • Scam Aware 2 years ago

      Recently dealt with scam annoyance with Craigslist while searching for a job. Fellow Craigslist users, BEWARE of ANY LISTINGS involved with a so-called Beyond Jobs, or Maya Thomas, who lists "herself" as HR Manager. She has MULTIPLE listings of repeat jobs and god knows what else from state to state, and her website is COMPLETELY phony. DO NOT go to it, or fill out any information. Forgive me, but I hope no one else has to deal with this bullshit from this...entity, in particular, as "she" seems to be in full force on Craigslist.

      This article is great. Many thanks, and hopefully it will help more people avoid this unnecessary hassle of scammage.

    • Nina 2 years ago

      I might just be freaking myself out here but I was just recently scammed and I don't want it to happen again.. I posted an add on craigslist stating that I was looking for odd jobs to do for people. I got a very quick response from a man named Jeremy Williams saying he was a real estate agent and he wanted me to post ads on craigslist for the houses he has for sale. He said I would be paid $5 for every house I post. He is supposed to send me all the info via email then I am to make an ad about it. he hasn't asked for any personal information, besides my name, yet. He also asked how I would like to be paid, in which I replied he could send it to me as a check. what do y'all think??

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      Dolores Ninerell 2 years ago from Mount Laurel, NJ

      I would ask for PayPal payments. I would do one and ask for payment immediately just to see if it is legit...otherwise you are working for free. I think that is the only possible scam here.

    • Mirna 2 years ago

      My husband has been searching for a job and he resive this e-mail:

      Good Morning,

      Dear applicant, we apologize for the delay in response,as in regards to your resume that was forwarded to our head department from (www.azjobconnection.gov) for this Data Entry/ Customer Service Rep/ Administrative position, The Hiring Desk has reviewed your resume for this position, and we believe you have the required qualifications to proceed. The starting pay is $24.00 /hr for this position.

      I want you to setup a yahoo messenger through www.messenger.yahoo.com and if you got one already use it, add Mrs Maribel , the Interview Manager and IM her on this ID (maribellopez252@yahoo.com) asap for the interview/briefing and comprehensive job details.This is our first step to proceed further. she will be on online waiting for you. Interview Schedule date/time is From Monday-Friday (8am-5pm).

      Best Regards

      Human Resources .

      Yesterday he had the interview...chatting, they "hired" him, i dont know for me is so good to be true :s

    • Manda 22 months ago

      I wanted to add re: the Ebay/etc sales...

      Every time I've come across those, what has tipped me off is that they want me to GET STARTED NOW. They won't let me discuss pay or any processes. You respond to the ad, they start pushing. If you push back at all to ask any questions, they stop responding. Basically, you're not the victim they're looking for.

      I'd recommend adding pushiness to the red flags. I've never had a legitimate job or opportunity that wasn't willing to answer questions. Shouldn't a legit opportunity want to make sure you're not going to run off with their money? If I had $400 autographed basketballs to sell, I'd want to be sure that the 3rd party selling them wasn't, you know, previously charged with theft or embezzlement, at least. I'd want to interview them.

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    • Joy 21 months ago

      Many people want to make money at home and they want to find a work at home job to do it with. Ultimately what happens is they become frustrated as they search from website to website looking for the right job. This brings up the question, why are work at home jobs so hard to find? In this article we will take an honest look at this problem.

      1. First of all you should know that most of the opportunities to work at home are not actually paid jobs. This is true because most employers do not know you and have no control over the work environment when you do it from the comfort of your own home.

      If you realistically think about this, why would someone pay you an hourly rate when they do not know if you are really working or not? Therefore many of the opportunities to work at home are actually in the form of business opportunities where you work for yourself.

      2. There really are some companies looking for people to work from home. This phenomenon is known as telecommuting and does provide an opportunity for people with legitimate skills to get paid working from home.

      This benefits both the company and the worker because the business does not need to provide a space for you to work from, and as an employee you do not have to get up and drive to work every day.

      Many companies now will offer work at home jobs that include an hourly rate and benefits. These benefits can include paid vacation, retirement plan, and health insurance.

      One such website or you can visit is Tjobs.com. They match employers looking for workers with employees who are looking for opportunities to telecommute. This works out very well for people who have skills such as sales, customer service, website design, and other categories.

      3. Another thing I want to talk about is websites that present themselves as work at home jobs doing data entry, taking paid surveys, and typing at home. Generally these websites are trying to sell you information on how to get involved in this type of work.

      There are companies who will pay you for your opinion, or to do data entry and typing. The websites that are selling you the information deserve to be paid because they have taken the time to develop a list of companies for you to contact.

      In the future work at home jobs will become more readily available. Until that point you need to be conscious and only deal with reputable companies before spending any of your hard earned money.

      To learn more about the top paid survey sites please visit: http://getpaid-survey.com

    • Ashley 21 months ago

      I when i was younger about 5 years ago was scammed i quickly figured out it was a scam and blocked the phone number im just confused on what the end game is to this scam. Its the

      Wine Club Hostess/Cocktail Waitress at a "private wine club" with "multiple franchises throughout southern california" it claims to be perfect for college girls and young girls needing money. Says to contact Missie Adams or Jim everytime with a Los Angeles number in starting with area code 310 (Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Culver City). Being 20 years old and a broke college girl in the height of the recession it seemed perfect. but when i called i got a guy sounding around his 50s. at first seemed genuinely legin then suddenly he started talking extremely explicit and just dirty it repulsed me so i blocked the number and hung up. Its listed through a company called "Classy Club Jobs" and posted all over the craigslist in the US. im just wondering what the heck is the point? i was thankfully never asked any personal identity questions. i find it creepy and think maybe this person is a way to get girls in the sex trade. he sounded like a really weird rich dude white pimp sugary daddy type. it was beyond creepy.

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      Dolores Ninerell 21 months ago from Mount Laurel, NJ

      Hi Ashley,

      That sounds really awful. Thankfully you were smart enough to not pursue it. I can only imagine what he was after. Could have just been a sick dude who likes to talk dirty to young girls and this is his way of getting them to call HIM.

      Good luck with your job search!

      Dolores

    • Tania 21 months ago

      Thank you, thank you, thank you for this article and for everyone who has posted emails on job scams. It has helped me avoid four job scams because of it. I can't thank you enough. Like everyone else says, it's already a lot to deal with when finding a job, worse when there are scams you must watch out for!

    • savannah 19 months ago

      Trying to find a REAL job these days when you are older and were downsized is a nightmare. Online applications screen you out, so you try stuff like Craigslist, hoping to find an opportunity that isn't bogus. It is maddening because all you want is to work, not be SCAMMED. Everyone tells you there is a hidden job market, but I certainly can't "find" it. HR is a joke for those older, they will say you aren't qualified but then you see the SAME jobs being advertised until filled. Everyone says be "creative" you will find a job that way. All I have found is more scammers trying to sign me up for their schemes, ugh. I knew I had scammers, when I just put a limited amount of info on a CL response, and I got your resume is EXACTLY what we are seeking. I didn't SEND a resume, I asked questions about WHERE the job was, WHO the company was...And it is true, if they are using gmail as email, probably not a real company.

    • MichelleFae 18 months ago

      Thank you so much for writing this article ~ and everyone's comments! What a relief that I'm not the only one going through this experience (although I am sorry that all the previous people before me in these comments had to experience this horrible ordeal as well as others). After almost 2 years, I am now back looking for a FT job in the Assist Admin/Office field. I thought that Craigslist would be a great start considering that's where I found my last job ~ however, 2 years ago ~ I would have never thought to use Craigslist to look for work, it was my boyfriend who suggested for me to look there. I was looking at every other job search engine with no luck. So, I took his advice, and tried Craigslist. Within sending 6 resumes, I landed my former job ~ that was then, let's talk about now. I have put out at least 30+ resumes in the past week on Craigslist ~ and the responses I have gotten back are nothing compared to the ones I received 2 years ago. They're more like the ones that are previously noted above. Some are asking me for a credit report ~ others are telling me that they are on a business trip, therefore I can start now and will get paid $300/wk (but, need some info first) ~ etc. It seems like every single job posting I click on, is a scam ~ it's gotten so bad, I don't even know who's even real or fake anymore. I mean it's pretty sad when I'm scared to even send any kind of response to them now ~ because now, I'm getting my inbox just filled with all kinds of things; like ~ them having a check ready to deposit for me in my bank acct, when would I like to start my new job, etc. Of course, I didn't give them a credit report or give them my information ~ but, still it was a waste of my time and effort on perfecting my cover letter for these scammers. Now, it's a waste of my valuable time trying to figure out if they are a legit company or not. It's a lose-lose situation for all of us trying to look for a good job in this economy these days. I'm going to take the advice you and others gave though ~ asking specific questions about the job first (who, what, where) BEFORE I waste anymore of my time proceeding to move forward with my resume, and looking at their specific email address. I am just upset that I sent so many resumes, before realizing just how many scammers are truly out there on Craigslist. Thank you and everyone else on here again, for making me aware that I need to be more careful when sending my resume out, and some tips I should use before wasting anymore of my time on their bogus job postings. It is very much appreciated! :)

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      Alexander Silvius 16 months ago from beautiful, rainy, green Portland, Oregon

      I enjoyed reading this and it gave me the information I needed. A few years ago, I quit a good paying job to save my mental health - so I started looking for a full time job and responded to numerous CL job postings. I got zero responses to the resumes I painstakingly redesigned for each offer, but I did however get lots of scam emails and scam texts. It took me a while to put two and two together and when I finally did, I was so angry that people would actually take advantage of my time when I desperately needed a job to pay MY bills.

      Fast forward a few years and I am looking for a new job utilizing my skills as an overhead crane operator. I see a decent number of jobs from time to time that really look legitimate, the terminology sounds right, the pay matches the industry standard and so on. Nothing and I mean NOTHING looks out of place - except, they do not list their company name, website, phone number or address, absolutely zero identifying information and they just want me to send all of my info like a dummy.

      Sadly, there are likely a few legitimate ads, and as I send tentative inquiries with resumes tailore to give them the information they need without giving away personal info, politely asking for some sort of confirmation, those few legitimate companies will be responding to plenty of other resumes not hassling them with the need for verification and my inquiry will be ignored.

      But you know what? Better I use my time efficiently and treat these transactions with the respect they deserve and if I get a positive hit, it will be all the better because that employer may be more inclined to care about their employees needs and wants.

      Who knows. In any case, thank you for laying out the facts and some common sense. I was on the fence about whether to send my complete resume to these likely scammers and now I know not to give them anything except a chance for me to prove they are real. There is Google, phone books, a polite phone inquiry or a dilligent company website search that will reveal if they are really looking to hire people for the positions advertised on CL.

    • Aura 7 months ago

      Does this sound legitimate? I erase my name and his name and co. name. Not sure it is a scam.

      Hello , Hope you're fine today?

      here, hiring manager . Thanks for your interest in the Part time / Full Time Payroll position we have on Craigslist. I will like to say sorry for the late response. I've been sick and had to attend doctors appointment . Having looked into your resume, I will like to say you have all it takes to do the job because what you have there suited and meet up with our basic requirements as i was being told by the Junior hiring manager in person on Mr Dallas Smith that he spoke to you on phone regarding the position.

      In addition, I will want to believe you will be an asset to the company, bringing your experience and organizational skills as well as your easy going personality. Moreover, this is a part time home base job. Which I believe will not in any way affect or hinder your present job. As you will be working 3-4hrs each day of your duty, which are Mon, Wed and Friday.

      Also, you may choose morning or evening to do the job. Principally, your job for now is to only make the payroll checks and while i take care of the USPS labels online for you. After I finish creating the labels, I will attach the labels to an email for the payee names you will be writing checks for and email them to you. So all you will have to do is to print them out (USPS LABELS)and glue on each envelop for drop off at any nearby USPS drop boxes.

      Also, you will be getting few supplies yourself,but reimburse of anything you purchased for the job is guaranteed.The check writing software will be provided to you, so there is no need of getting that, but only the paper check and the printer to use for the check printing. However, you can confirm if your printer is compatible with check printing and can work with a magnetic ink Micr, which will make you spend nothing to start. Importantly, we will want the jobs to get started as soon as possible.

      Also, salaries are below enumerated :

      1) Bi weekly : $550

      2) Monthly : $1200

      This depends on your choice, and you shall be receiving it through cash,via WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER/MONEY GRAM or Bank transfer at any bank of your choice .

      I will appreciate your quick response to this, as am starting to receiving emails from other interested parties as well.

      If you will not mind, we can talk through text 323 285 9701 sometime today for a better explanation and perhaps put you through on how to use the check writing software as soon as you are ready.

      Hope to read from you and have a wonderful Day

      Thank you

      Dear Mr.

      Thank you for your email. Where is this company located? What is your company website? Why did you email me with a personal email and not the company email? You do not interview the candidates face to face? Are you hiring people to do payroll without any payroll experience? If you want me to work for you, you will have to provide me with everything I need to do the job.

      Sincerely,

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    • Pankaj Kumar 5 months ago

      Maruti Suzuki India Limited,

      Regd. Office: 1, Nelson Mandela

      Road, Vasant Kunj,

      New Delhi -110070

      REF: "MARUTI SUZUKI" DIRECT RECRUITMENT OFFER.

      Your Resume has been selected from WWW.SHINE.COM for our new plants. The Company selected 94 candidates list of Senior Engineer, IT, Administration, Safety & Security, Civil Engineering, Legal Adviser, Hr Executive, Production, Accountants, Marketing and General Service Departments. It is our pleasure to inform you that your Resume was selected as one of the 94 candidates shortlisted for the interview in MARUTI SUZUKI COMPANY on the 13th of August, 2016. At 11.05 AM in New Delhi. The Company MARUTI SUZUKI is the best Manufacturing Car Company in India. The SUZUKI Company is recruiting candidates for our new Plants in Delhi, Punjab, Bihar, Goa, Assam, Jharkhand, Himachal Pradesh and Orrisa. Your Interview confirmation letter and Air Tickets will be provided to you before the schedule date of interview. The Company can offer you salary package for this post starting from Rs.40,000 up-to 5Lakh Rupees + HRA + D.A + Conveyance and other Company benefits .The designation and Job Location will be fixing by Company HR, at the time of final process.You have to come with the ORIGINAL COPIES of your resume

      You have to deposit (Cash) as an initial refundable Interview security amount in favor of the company’s accounts Officer name in charge to confirm your refundable payment of (Rs16, 000/- (Sixteen Thousand Rupees Only) through any SBI / ICICI BANK branch, The Account details will be provided to you upon your response. This is a refundable interview security fee. Your Interview confirmation letter and Air tickets will be provided to you after the confirmation of your refundable deposit, if you stay outside Delhi ie When your payment is confirmed in any of the { SBI / ICICI BANK }, Company will pay all the expenditure to you at the time of face-to-face meeting with you in the Company. Your Job profile, salary packages and date of joining will be mention in your Employment Letter, Note that, your Air tickets will be send to you very shortly after receiving the confirmation of cash deposit in the bank. We wish you the best of luck for the subsequent stage. The last date of security deposit in bank is 11th of August, 2016. You have to give the information after deposit of the security amount in bank to the Company HRD via email. The interview process and arrangements will be made by SUZUKI COMPANY. Lodging, traveling and local conveyance will be arrange by SUZUKI COMPANY. The candidate has to deposit the initial refundable security fee as mentioned above.

      THE REASONS FOR REFUNDABLE INTERVIEW SECURITY DEPOSIT:

      This is a measure we have taken to check unserious candidates who we selected and shortlisted for interview and send them Air Tickets and other supporting documents but they fail to appear for interview but rather convert the air tickets to their own personal and selfish use which is a huge loss to the company and we fail to recruit the needed Candidates as a result of this act. Your refundable security deposit will be refund back to you after the interview. You have to come along with original copy of deposit slip to collect back your refundable Interview Security Deposit.

      Fill the below details and send to this email id only: marutisuzuki16@engineer.com

      1.

      Full Name:

      2.

      Address:

      3.

      Date of Birth:

      4.

      Gender:

      5.

      Mobile Number:

      6.

      City/State:

      Best Regards,

      Mr. Linux Saito

      Director of employment

      Tel: +91-8860566875

      Email: marutisuzuki16@engineer.com

      MARUTI SUZUKI INDIA LTD

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      Dolores Ninerell 5 months ago from Mount Laurel, NJ

      They had me at "Hello , Hope you're fine today?

      here, hiring manager ."

      Who talks like that? Sounds like an out of country scam to me.

    • Anonymous 3 months ago

      I received this email response after applying for Administrative Assistant.

      From "Roberto Garcia" Email: bhnsrhishh@outlook.com

      Dear Applicant,

      Thank you for your quick response, i got your email and review it .

      Please apply for the job at :

      https://emprh.wufoo.com/forms/application-form/

      Thanks,

      MD: Roberto Garcia

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

      When I clicked on the link it looks suspicious, and not like a real job site.

      I also received a text message from "803-271-0231" at the same time to apply at the same exact website link.

      The Website stated the following:

      APPLICATION FORM

      Hello,

      I am writing in response to your interest on my Craigslist post . You will work from home for only 3 hour per day for a basic wages of $600 per week.You need to go through my introductory message:

      I am Roberto Garcia a Successful Entrepreneur, investor and a research journalist .I travel a lot, within and outside the US working on various independent projects, this is why I need a Receptionist Assistance, to keep up with all of my activities especially when i travel abroad.The name of the company is Zion PNT limited Company, and it's a Private Developed and well organized Company.Please note that you are being hired only on a personal level. All correspondences would be made and promptly reported to me personally. The position is part time and home-based meaning you can work most times from your home as long as you have a regular Internet access. You are also hired on a trial basis for now until we are able to see how well we fit in, this however does not affect your weekly wage.Most of your activities will be carried out locally and most official packages will be delivered via posts. You will be actively involved in my personal, business and financial life. In summary, your activities as my assistant amongst other things will include;

      * A personal reminder for Schedules, programs, flights and keeping me up to date with them as they come up.

      * Carrying out specific projects and research.

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

      * Handling and monitoring financial activities.

      * Processing and taking charge of weekly payments and purchases.

      * Receiving check for bills.

      * General clerical activities.

      Basic wage is $600 a week. Any extra personal expenses (transport,gas,etc) incurred by you while on an errand or otherwise will also be reimbursed by me at the end of each working Month.This position is very flexible and it is difficult judging the exact number of hours you will be doing,just bear it in mind that there will be busier weeks than others with a steady pay. Working with me is basically about instructions and following them . There is also a very sensitive issue on trust, dedication 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 am currently in Canada, for business .However, I do have a number of work you can get done, prior to my arrival.Due to the excessive number of responses to my Ad, do provide the following details about yourself for my personal record update and to filter applicants;

      I hope you can be available for me immediately before I arrive, it certainly can act as a stable foundation to our impending working relationship.

      Regards,

      Roberto Garcia.

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

      Is this a Scam?

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