Craigslist Job Scams

Scams to look out for!

Job hunters be aware of the Craigslist job postings! As in a process of finding jobs myself, I have come to a conclusion that not every job posting is what it may seem. Some of these postings look too good to be true, I'm talking about the ones that are specifically geared toward writing, reviewing, data entry, do it out of your home office type deals, and local companies that might be hiring in your area. True, there are some home business opportunities that might actually be legitimate, but if you are a freelance writer like myself, a mom seeking at home work, or a recent college grad in need of extra cash (while searching for a fulltime job) some of these postings aren't the answer.

You need to do a check before you send materials, like your resume, letters of recommendation, your phone numbers and address, and writing samples. These items are your valued information -- especially your contact information and your writing samples. These items can be taken and used for web material. The rising need for web material is becoming an enormous phenomenon. There are small companies out there that have a webpage (or some that claim to have a website) that get the gullible consumer to pay money to get started their work from home. I'm telling you - this is a scam! Now, some of us might say hey, no shit, it's a scam, but when you are out of work, you are almost willing to do whatever it takes to get a job.

Here are some pointers to avoid issues when viewing Craigslist (or any job posting site for that matter) that might have a wonderful opportunity for you, that might not really be so wonderful. First of all, when searching, home in on exactly the area or field you want, it gets less frustrating this way. Do a strategic search on your job area, location, etc. Then when you pull up the job ad be sure to locate an actual website, e-mail address, fax or phone number, and company name on that particular posting. Now, granted some jobs, like government contractors might not have their name posted, due to the high level of inquires they might get - but these should still have an e-mail or legitimate mailing address.

If you don't see an E-mail and all you get is the Craigslist E-mail (ex: job-3847290239@Craigslist.org) I wouldn't send my information. To me, this doesn't seem like a smart way for a company seeking an asset to show themselves to the public. To me, this says, "We are seeking any moron that we can pay minimum wage to." Or "We want you to be our slave in our small company so we can make all the money." Basically, if the company wants you to learn about their company before applying, then they would actually have the company information readily available to you. Without this critical information it also means the company probably needs a temporary person. Who would want to work for a company or organization that's not informative?

If you are a serious job hunter, seeking employment that will take you somewhere, I think these tips should be helpful to you. You want a career? Then you must be selective and make sure all essential information is available on an ad before applying. Why should you send your information if the company won't supply theirs?

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Abbagail 8 years ago

I agree with what you are saying. It seems to me that 80% of the job postings are bull. Plus I don't like sending my resume to somewhere where you don't know who is seeing it. I think that they should make some rules for job postings. Like who the company is. If they don't want you to know who they are, then let them pay outside for an ad in the paper. It's like I'm thinking alot of these ads are head hunters getting resumes to then look for jobs, to get a commission. It's getting out of hand. I'd like to know who actually has gotten a job off the Craigs list?


Sara 7 years ago

I agree. There are way too many people preying on unemployed people at Craigslist and I wonder why Craigslist is not doing anything about it? There are countless postings there for jobs with high pay and they are cleverly worded making one think it is a legitimate job. But it seems strange that hardly none of the so called jobs have a company name listed. I think something needs to be done about this.


from vancouver canada 7 years ago

I posted this today on Craigslist Vancouver, Canada.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR all "employers" and "job seekers" (everywhere)

I have been monitoring job opportunities for myself on Craigslist for the past couple of weeks. I have seen lots of legitimate companies and am thinking that Craigslist is the new way to search great job opportunities. Who knows. At the same time, I have seen supposed opportunities that provide little information as to the job, no company name, discriminatory criteria, and insulting and unrealistic pay levels for qualified candidates. I couldn't help but post this message.... To job seekers - DO NOT APPLY TO JOBS THAT POST NO COMPANY INFORMATION!!! These could be recruiters using unscrupulous ways to build their database when no job is actually available, and I could stand to be corrected, but I don't think this is legal. Or it could be people looking to rip off your identity. Think about it....name, address, phone number, email address.....All they do is find a birth date and suddenly someone has a credit card in your name. Let's fight back by only applying to jobs that are valid therefore show company name, contact information. (I'm sure there will be exceptions such as people looking for nanny's or caretakers where one does not want to post their personal information). However, legitimate opportunities in the business world, trades, sales, marketing etc all should post the company name. To Prospective Employers - we as job seekers have a right to protect our personal information just as we have a right to expect that our resume is held in confidentiality. If you are a legitimate company with integrity, you will have no problem advertising your name. Craigslist is much different means of advertising jobs than the traditional. Naturally, many companies will certainly want to take advantage of "free" over the expense of advertising in the classified and on other internet job boards, especially in this economy, and with no guarantee of finding the right person - I have also made that mistake in past positions where I paid a lot of money to advertise and did not even come close to finding the right person. So do us a favour and show us your integrity, and help connect good people to good companies and good jobs. Especially in this economy. It's a win-win situation. I'm sure some will disagree with me here, and everyone has a right to their opinion.....but for the SAFETY and INTEGRITY of our personal information we can start a new standard for job listings on Craigslist. Oh, and for the safety of my own personal information, I am not posting it here. :)


Brandon 7 years ago

I am both a recruiter and a current job seeker who happened upon this page after being reeled into what I suspect is an internet scam. A writing opportunity for a sports retail company required a written assesment test. This "test" was to describe in 300 - 400 characters certain sports gear without using a list of 40 words. They also asked the participant to include HTML codes with the writing, albeit simple paragraphs and such but still unusual. My gut feeling told me it was a scam and this website furthered that feeling, so thanks Meredith.

I would however like to comment on the anonymous employer postings found on Craigslist as I am a poster of legitimate openings, often without showing any information on the company. My reason for doing so is two fold; the recruiting industry is a very competitive business, and I'm a busy guy. I don't want my competitors being able to see exactly what jobs I have open with which company. They can use this information to steal my business from the client. I also don't want phone calls from every candidate that sees the posting. Not everyone who applies will be qualified, and I can't spend my entire day taking calls on the one position. No resumes being stored in a database, (which, with or without a job is completely legal, Mr Vancouver) no harmful phishy tricks, just a busy recruiter trying to maximize his productivity.

p.s. I'm not at work right now, in case anyone was wondering


K Bergman 7 years ago

I see your point of view, Brandon, but we job seekers have better things to do than play guessing game or emailing our resumes to someone who may just take the information and send back a phony website so they can make a buck off of us, or never respond at all. Your time is valuable but so is mine.


Amie S 7 years ago

New Scam: A company with a very legitimate and many details in the job offer will contact you and ask you to apply on beyond.com. He then asks for the web address hoping to steal your pic & other info. Beware. Look up companies in full before you apply! Garrett and Sons Ltd is a cattle company from long ago.


geeta 7 years ago

oh my god. i sent my resume to a bunch of e-mails that had only the craigslist e-mail. what should i do??????


Darness 7 years ago

I just ran into a really elaborate job scam. It actually takes three follow up emails till you definitely realize it


looking for work 7 years ago

there is definitely some scams out there. I am new to this and not computer literate and yet I have responded to job postings only to find that the potential "employer" responds to my interst and asks me for my full name, address, email, and gender info. What is that about? Or is that more of the same?


kort-nee 7 years ago

Hey everybody ! I see how Craiglist.org could be a scam for finding jobs you have to pay attention to details!!! EXAMPLE: (receptionist/administrative assistant opening working available asap! starting pay 18.50 to 22.50/hr) Oh please that's a totally a scam right there trust me I send my resume and my email address once & all I got is "the position is full but there's openings in accounting etc,etc,etc in Europe or Africa" but they want you to wire money on your bank account (BIG NO)..... Please be careful on Craiglist.org you need to know what's out there I got a job as medical receptionist and physician assistant on craiglist.org in New York City not 2 long ago !!!!


Jen 7 years ago

I have found that the responses that go to a g-mail address are automatic responses. I have tried to follow up on applications, but get return mail immediately with the same response of when I applied.

I am soooo tired of people taking advantage of the internet.


Wayne 7 years ago

My wife and I found that ONLY craigslist job postings that give a name of a real company, that you can verify, are legit..the rest are nothing but phishing scams..if the job posting doesn't say "XYZ company is looking for.." and you can then google the company and see that they are real, then just ignore it.

I would also only appy to the company directly, via their website or an email address you can find on their actual website..dont apply to anything via craigslist.

Wayne


Rachel 7 years ago

I have to say that I actually did find a decent job using Craigslist.. Not to say that I didn't have to wade through all of the BS postings, because trust me, I did. But it is worth looking into, as long as you have the patience to try and figure out what's real and what's not.


rich b 7 years ago

It doesn't take a rocket scientist to spot a scammer on CL. I can't remember how many of the job posts I've read that are a dead give-away based on their poor grammar alone. Most of these Nigerians are actually pretty stupid. I've replied to these jerks and insulted their Mothers, Children, families, and in general and just basically baited them. Most of these fools actually come back with sincere (for them anyway) replies. The newest ones seem to be for Nanny positions. They tend to offer hundreds of dollars per hour as a wage for what is usually a minimum wage job...HELLO. I've had a lot of fun at their expense signing these fools up for free stuff and spreading their email addresses around. The sad thing is there are so many people who are legitimately seeking work and these clowns are wasting bandwidth and time with their scemes. What really pisses me of is CL doesn't seem to give a shit as long as they make a buck. The people running CL could and should stop this in a day but they don't care. Don't waste your time complaining to CL since they are useless. Keep up the good work here and I'll keep baiting these jackasses.


Frank Peoples Sr 7 years ago

If you need a job in Newark, NJ, don't answer this listing. They REALLY want you to run the streets of Newark being an unlicensed street vendor!

http://eCa.sh/peddlers


BC 7 years ago

Looking on CL, there are A LOT of jobs that do not state the name of the employer, and this is for basic jobs like server or bartender.

At first, I thought, why would I want to work for someone that doesn't even know how to place an ad correctly?

I am wondering what is the WORST they can do with your name, address, phone and last 3 employers?

The email I provided was purely set up for this current job-seek.

Does anyone know what they can do with that info, besides send you junk mail?

We should post the website/phone # where to report these.

here's a fake one:

starlitecareers.com 866-755-2785.


Lana 7 years ago

I sent two emails to a personl assistant job and a house keeping job and both replys were some what the same.. Telling me there clients will send me a money order so I could take care of the jobs I need to do for them on the first week. I didn't think anything of it until I gave them all of my information so I could start working then they didn't email me back. I'm honestly a little worried because I have them my address and phone number. IT WAS A SCAM!

So be safe and think smart when applying for jobs that seem to good to be true. Because they are.


Lana 7 years ago

I sent two emails to a personl assistant job and a house keeping job and both replys were some what the same.. Telling me there clients will send me a money order so I could take care of the jobs I need to do for them on the first week. I didn't think anything of it until I gave them all of my information so I could start working then they didn't email me back. I'm honestly a little worried because I have them my address and phone number. IT WAS A SCAM!

So be safe and think smart when applying for jobs that seem to good to be true. Because they are.


George 7 years ago

Also pay attention to the e-mail (if there is one). If it's a company and it's offering a good position, having an e-mail like xxx@gmail.com, xxx@live.com, yahoo, or other perosonal one, then you might want to consider not sending out your resume.... good luck to all of you!!!!!


robert 7 years ago

I've been going through all of the same for 2 months now. It worries me that legit companies that are using 3rd party consultants don't understand the amount of fraud that is out there. Every response i've gotten from CL has referred me to some other web site or phone # to gather information and only 1 of them i've been able to verify AND the only reason I was able to verify them is becase the gave me personal phone call, told me the name of their company and told me the name of the consulting firm that they use. Then and only then would I continue with the info check, personality test etc. So, if you're a business person who is "too busy" to follow up on your applicants, don't expect qualified reasonable applicants to respond to your outsourcing consultant, or your automated return messages.


robert 7 years ago

I've been going through all of the same for 2 months now. It worries me that legit companies that are using 3rd party consultants don't understand the amount of fraud that is out there. Every response i've gotten from CL has referred me to some other web site or phone # to gather information and only 1 of them i've been able to verify AND the only reason I was able to verify them is becase the gave me personal phone call, told me the name of their company and told me the name of the consulting firm that they use. Then and only then would I continue with the info check, personality test etc. So, if you're a business person who is "too busy" to follow up on your applicants, don't expect qualified reasonable applicants to respond to your outsourcing consultant, or your automated return messages.


ep 7 years ago

I think it's becoming a ridiculous trend that some employers are thinking it reasonable to stay anonymous posting jobs on Craigslist. My God-- shouldn’t Craigslist do something to discourage this deprecating trend? It just seems to undermining to the whole legit job hunting process.

I understand that employers get too many resumes today, but at the same time shouldn't the employee be expected to research the company first before applying? Why would an employer expect to get a good candidate, if that candidate shows up clueless about the company? "Hello Mr Employer, Wow nice building, I didn't even know you were XYZ .co..."

Isn't this ultimately self defeating for the employer?

Surely, I can understand the anonymity/benefit side of Craiglist, for re-selling your old junk (which was their claim to fame) but now--in the job/career section?

Anyway,here’s my solution:

(at-least until Craigslist wake up and discourage this behavior)

- Never send a resume to a Craigslist job posting where the employer is anonymous

- First email the anonymous employer, asking for a company website address, before you apply to their company.

- If all else fails, and the Craiglist world doesn't change…

Resort to sending an incomplete resume. Include no personal information, ie: no address, no phone number, only include email address.

Also, only highlight your skills and total years of experience (no date ranges). Remove actual names of places you worked, or schools you atended..

In the bottom, write.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION & REFERENCES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST!

This way your information remains safe and the game is mutual for both side!

Cheers!


Len 7 years ago

Good advise, I know most if not all, of these anonymous postings are bogus… what a great way to get resumes and personal information…. Scams… if the poster won’t give a company name, website or company fax…. forget it! Look at any of the official job sites and you have company names or recruiter company names. Craigslist is really the underbelly so BEWARE!


Anon 6 years ago

If you see a job posting for a personal assistant for Ryan Williams and he is asking you to handle money orders for Orphanages ect it is a Craigslist scam. DO NOT give him your information. Money order laundering is serious and the bank will go after you not the imaginary Mr. Williams. BEWARE! His email. Google it and see how many cities he had posted looking for a personal assistant. rynwllms266@yahoo.com


Anon 6 years ago

If you see a job posting for a personal assistant for Ryan Williams and he is asking you to handle money orders for Orphanages ect it is a Craigslist scam. DO NOT give him your information. Money order laundering is serious and the bank will go after you not the imaginary Mr. Williams. BEWARE! His email. Google it and see how many cities he had posted looking for a personal assistant. rynwllms266@yahoo.com


Anon 6 years ago

If you see a job posting for a personal assistant for Ryan Williams and he is asking you to handle money orders for Orphanages ect it is a Craigslist scam. DO NOT give him your information. Money order laundering is serious and the bank will go after you not the imaginary Mr. Williams. BEWARE! His email. Google it and see how many cities he had posted looking for a personal assistant. rynwllms266@yahoo.com


Brian 6 years ago

I just encountered another scam on craigslist for employment. This one seemed legit as the guy named "Kent" was looking for a commisioned sales position in Northern WI area. He said to check out his website and I did. Then when I responed how to apply, he said read the website again. I said back a real job doesn't require an investment. He proceeded with a lenghty thing about how all jobs require an investment and that I wasn't serious about a job if I didn't pay $40 and call some hotline to setup payment. I used up 2hours of my time and this is the 11th time I had this happen.


Diana 6 years ago

Beware of this job post on craigslist as well It totally looked legit, I sent in my resume they contacted me back and said I qualified and they gave me a list of what seemed reasonable interview questions, i.e what makes you qualified for this job. we set up an interview to be conducted by IM because they are located in Florida. At the end they said I got the job and they needed $200 to send me the software I would need to do my job at home. I'm bummed I should have know it was too good to be true:

Data Entry (Phoenix)

Date: 2009-10-09, 9:16AM MST

Reply to: job-dxzm6-1413701086@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]

We are currently seeking a data entry clerk. The individual will be responsible for a variety of entry duties and general administrative services.

Requirements:

High School Diploma, Excellent verbal and written communication, Able to analyze and present information professionally to management as necessary, Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office (particularly in Excel) and internet experience, excellent communication skills, be detail oriented & organized.

Email resume for immediate Consideration.

* Location: Phoenix

* Compensation: $17 Per hour

* This is a part-time job.

* This is a contract job.

* OK for recruiters to 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: 1413701086


Marilyn 6 years ago

Greetings, thank you for having the courage to share your experience with other job seekers. Craiglist is over loaded with fake job ads. Any job that is an "entry-level" position offering between $15-$19 p/h is fake. The people posting these ads only have one intention...steal your information and sell it to marketing companies. They will collect your name, address, phone number and email and sell it. If you do not have a way to verify if it is a legit ad, please do not send your information. To test it, you can reply and ask for more information as to the company name, phone number and location. Don't let others fool you, if it's too good to be true...don't fall for it.


Leticia Arechega 6 years ago

Unfortunately, the position you applied for is no longer available, however our staffing company have available another one great to have second income.

If you ever placed an ad in one newspaper, is that easy.

Description: In this Regional Advertiser position you must place classified ads in US/Canada newspapers and magazines, such as employment ads or real estate ads. You were accepted for this position. Like we specified, a cashier check of $1,270 will be released today for theposition you applied for. Simply cash the payment 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 ads are posted you still have 24 hours and you can modify the content, no problems if you make a mistake first times, simply forward us the confirmation emails that publications will send and we will correct if needed. Please confirm/correct your full name and address that we have on file: First name, Last name (No Nicknames please):Street Address (NO PO Boxes):City, State, Postal Zip Code:Two E-mail addresses: You will place 2 job ads after you receive first payment in Washington Post and Newsday newspapers. You will call an 1-800 number to do this task. You will receive instructions and complete "how to" specifications, also the text that will appear in the ads. 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. Of course, we will instruct you 100%. You may also receive few orders from various US companies that we work with to place ads in Canada and Europe newspapers.Please reply with specified info to confirm that you received this email. Thank you INCH3 Ads Germany, Support: Margarete LummerWerbeagentur Gadderbaumer Straße 3, 33602 Bielefeld, GermanyTelefon 0521-222196, Telefax 0521-222197

You will spend max. 2-5 hours weekly. You do NOT need special computer skills or degrees.

All you have to do is place the ads from home, calling newspapers at toll free numbers or online, of course after you receive the content that must be posted from us and the funds, of course.

No special requirements:

- Computer with e-mail or access to a computer to check your email daily

- Important: Minimum age of 20

- 2-5 hours free during the week (mainly in the evening/non-business hours) for communication;

How you will be paid: Every week you will post 8-10 ads, for every ad listed you are paid same day with $50.

Absolutely NO money to invest/memberships to pay. You will not buy/post anything with your money, we provide the funds.

If you are interested, simply reply to this email WITH YOUR RESUME. I sent them my resume and this is what I got back and now I am worried this is a scam, has anyone seen this one before sounds to good to be true. this is their response it comes from Germany


CShawn 6 years ago

My advice is to call them and see if their foreign phone number actually works!


binder 6 years ago

i agree 100% with the contents of this post. I have been using cragslist for 2 months and now realized that most of them are fake.


Hunter 6 years ago

I got the exact same email as Leticia please let me know if it worked


sandy 6 years ago

Can't something be done about these scams? People are looking for jobs and sending their resumes out and wasting their time...


Robert 6 years ago

Leticia that is a fraudulent tecnique to take money from ur acounnt, they are gonna tell u to send some money via wertern union right after u cash the "check" they sent to you. Do not send money to anybody and denuncie it to the police and/or a financial institution...


kelly 6 years ago

I DID THE SAME thing with that INCH3ads... and had them send the check and kept sending me emails to ask if they came.. and then i finally caught on and said I would like to canel this, and not go forward with this, i dont feel comfortable deposting a check into my account.. THEY SENT ME THIS threating email...

Subject: Re: Tony Elling, INCH3 Ads received 1,925 check?

You don’t get it, you cannot quit now. This is not some kind of game, the job is real, the company is real and the money is real. We even specified when we hired you that a check left for first task to your name and address. You knew what this job involves, don’t play stupid games, we are not kids, if you play, you will pay!!!

Our lawyers will contact you soon if you don't remember ASAP what job you applied this week and what terms you accepted, you have 24 hours to process the payment like we agreed when will be delivered. Don't EVER think that long distance will protect you. We work closely with important law firms in Los Angeles, New York and Miami and they will assist us every time we have a problem in United States.

We expect that our job to be respected, if you still don't want to work for our company process the payments that are on the way right now and after that you are free. Otherwise we lose money, you are called in court and YOU pay for our loss. Tomorrow our lawyers will be alerted. This simple job that you refuse to finish will make you pay thousands in court, don’t worry, we had another case few months ago and we won.

Thank you

what do i do???!?!?..


Jackie 6 years ago

Kelly-

Call your State attorney General's Office.


Gina 6 years ago

I have had luck using craigslist for my job searching. I have found my last two jobs via craigslist. Most of them you just have to use your common sense. If you are a secretary you know it is going to be a scam if they are offering you a $60,000 a year salary.


LD 6 years ago

Hey Guys, watch out for this one. I have own a marketing agency. These people had been in contact with me several times. The company "Inch3ads INC." is out of Germany but they have offices in the United States. They sent me a check for $3215. It was the bank the check was wrote on was AAstoria Federal Saving and Loan out of Lake Success NY. I call the bank, they verified the funds, so I deposted the check (I live in GA or I would have cashed at their bank).

I followed the instructions and three days later, the check bbounced and now I'm holding the "bag". Watch out for these guys, this is a new scam (at least for me.) Look below, and good luck.

First you must cash the $3,215 certified check at your bank, same day you receive it. Then, deduct your commission $400 and send $2,665 to company we specified, the rest of $150 is the transfer fee.

Detailed instructions: If you have a Credit Card or Debit Card issued by banks in USA, you may pay by Western Union online or calling toll free phone number 1-800 Call Cash (1-800-225-5227) and one operator will assist you. Or you can go personally to one agent from your town. If you don't have Credit Card or Debit Card use method below.

Step 1. Locate the nearest Western Union office from your town in banks, big stores or travel agencies.

Step 2. From the Agent clerk, obtain a money transfer form and show them your identification card. They will help you with the application. Here is receiver information:

Receiver's First Name: ADINA

Receiver's Last Name: HERTANU

City: Vienna Zip: 1030

Country: Austria (careful, not Australia)

Step 3. Give the Agent clerk the filled-up form, specify you want MONEY IN MINUTES method, cash and sign the receipt. If you transfer from home using your phone the agent will confirm the info.

Step 4. When done, a Money Transfer Control Number (MTCN)** will be provided. E-mail us back the following information:

Sender's First Name and Last Name:

City, State, Zip:

Money Transfer Control Number (MTCN):

Exact Total of Amount Sent (USD):

Receiver's First Name and Last Name:

**The Money Transfer Control Number (MTCN) is a reference number used to by the payer and the recipient for tracking and collection of the transfer made.

Michael Pipolo [inch3adsinc@ipolom.com]

FRIDAY INCH3 Ads update,

We will use this email account because it seems that you don't receive all our messages. Please reply to this update and also add our email address to contact/friends list in your email account. Check every day your BULK/Spam mail because sometimes our message may arrive there.

One first cashier check of $3,215 was sent to your address for the first task.

From this payment you must place 4 newspaper ads that will cost $2,665. You must send the money to a company that we negotiated with and have good prices. You will receive all steps to make the transfer and complete first task. This time is not needed to call the newspaper directly and will be easier, please don't delay this first transaction.

We already sent them the ad that will be placed 4 times:

Director of Academic Affairs - Marko Gjelaj Inch3 Ads, 650/552-5003

You must send them $2,665 with Western Union like we will specify in 48 hours after you receive the money.

After you send the payment this first task is done. Your commission for this task is $400. Just ask the transfer method as soon as you receive the first payment.

Thank you

INCH3 Ads Inc, Support: Margarete Lummer, Michael Gehr

Werbeagentur Gadderbaumer Straße 3, 33602 Bielefeld, Germany

Telefon 0521-222196, Telefax 0521-222197

Michael Gehr [inch3adsinc@ipolom.com]

Like we specified, a cashier check of $1,270 will be released today for theposition you applied for. Simply cash the payment 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 ads are posted you still have 24 hours and you can modify the content, no problems if you make a mistake first times, simply forward us the confirmation emails that publications will send and we will correct if needed.

Please confirm/correct your full name and address that we have on file:

First name, Last name (No Nicknames please):

Street Address (NO PO Boxes):

City, State, Postal Zip Code:

Two E-mail addresses:

You will place 2 job ads after you receive first payment in Washington Post and Newsday newspapers. You will call an 1-800 number to do this task. You will receive instructions and complete "how to" specifications, also the text that will appear in the ads. 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. Of course, we will instruct you 100%. You may also receive few orders from various US companies that we work with to place ads in Canada and Europe newspapers.

Please reply with specified info to confirm that you received this email.

Thank you

INCH3 Ads Germany, Support: Margarete Lummer

Werbeagentur Gadderbaumer Straße 3, 33602 Bielefeld, Germany

Telefon 0521-222196, Telefax 0521-222197, Web www.inch3.de

Margarete Lummer [contact@entrio.biz]

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Hello,

You are given an opportunity to participate in the upcoming

shoot organized by VipsModels Magazine for the professional photo

shoot. No nudity, fetish, bondage and other adult content stuff.

DATE AND TIME:

This exposition is going to be held on 25th November this Month in

NYC, New York..The shoot shall commence by 10 am and comes to an end

by 2pm which would take you complete 4 hours.

PROJECT DETAILS:

This project will be the first one to organize by my company and is

basically on photo shoot to display latest fashions and designers for

commercial purpose and be inform that it is an outdoor show and it

would be publicized.

SHOOTING VENUE:

Zandieh Studio

300 W 43rd St # 600B

New York, NY 10036-6452

TRAVELING EXPENSES:

All traveling Expenses, Food and Accommodations/Hotel would be covered

by my company.

ESCORT:

As matter of choice,you can bring along any one of your choice to the

shooting venues as your protector.

COMPENSATION:

The company would be paying you a sum of $100 as hourly shooting rate

and your total payment for the 4 hours are sum to $400.00.

MAKE UP ARTIST AND PHOTOGRAPHER:

The company has personal photographers and makeup artist,so we have

made all necessary arrangement for your good looking on that day and

also our photographers are available to give you best directive.

NO REQUIREMENT(S)

You are not required to do any make up on your own because the company

has provided make up artist to cover that aspect.

(NOTE)

Please be notified that your job payment will be paid in two

installments. We will send you a check payment of $1850.00 which will

include your part payment of $400 and remaining balance would be remit

to the Fashion store/Makeup Artist so as to get the materials you will

be modeling too.Immediately you cashed the check you would be given an

instructions on how to send the money and your necessary statistics

information to the store expertize.

PAYMENT INFORMATION:

Name


Glenn in OC Calif 6 years ago

Well I agree with most of the posters here - while I did find a real job thru CL over a year ago, I've applied to literally 100's that were suspect or fake or whatever. Why CL doesn't have the option to at least Flag suspect ones is beyond me! (They have this option for selling stuff, so why not for bogus jobs?!)


Beth 6 years ago

Im a little scared and feel really stupid, because I gave this one supposed company everything but my birthdate and ssn#. Thank God I didn't give that, but what are the chances that my identity is now being stolen and what do I do?


Chas 6 years ago

Beth, they can't steal your identity without a SSN. If they could do it with just your name, address and phone number, then everybody in the phone book would have their identity stolen.


JT 6 years ago

So I would like to pose this suggestion. I think Glenn in OC has a point. What needs to be done is flood CL with the complaints that are posted here regarding scam/fake postings for employment. That's where everyone see it. I am looking for work also, and I can tell you I get very upset and nervous about whether I should stick myself out there.

So, take it to the source.CL!!! Flood the site with complaints. It's the old adage, "if one compalains your a trouble maker, if WE ALL complain, then you have a problem".

Just as a side note. I did see learn that if you google a return email address, you can find out if they are liget or not without sending anything first. This could save you grace.


Red One 6 years ago

Ever heard of something called TVRobot? It's the worst. The guy's a total scammer. He tells you he's going to hire you to write short articles, which are then placed on websites, but after you send the articles he never gets back to you. It happened to a couple of my friends and me all about the same time.


Anthony 6 years ago

hey. i signed up for that newspaper Regional advertiser job. i recently got a check for 2,899.00 from the American Security Bank ( 42548 10th st West, Lancaster CA 93534 ) Im reading these post and am afraid to deposit it into my account. I haven't notified the email contacts that i received with the check yet. Is this a scam? Its the sam email that Leticia got. Only this is they didn't ask for my resume. Only my name and address and two email addresses. Was this a scam or not? advice please. contact me at ayung31@gmail. thanks


Sara 6 years ago

To employers posting without company name, I can tell you that you are missing out on the *good* applicants. You may get the desperate ones, but those like myself who are skilled will simply not apply. I see jobs that fit my experience perfectly, but I just won't apply - this is my personal information and it must be a trusted process or its not worth my time or my safety.


Trish 6 years ago

In response to Anthony's question above, this is definitely a SCAM!! I know the person being scammed. These people have stolen her name and account number, and are sending fake checks all over the nation!!

The check is no good. The account is closed. we do not know how they were able to access her information, but if you have received a check in the amount of $2899.00 drawn on American Security Bank in Lancaster, CA. please forward any information regarding this scam to trishbuyers@yahoo.com


Ameroo 6 years ago

Craigslist used to be my favorite site now they have really droppped the ball. I am not sure that any jobs are real on there anymore. And scammers are getting better. They are posting ads that really sound like legitimate job opportunities. I often get my hopes up then inevitably hear from the people posting the ad telling me to go fill out forms or wanting to do a credit check. It is incredibly frustrating because Craigslist in one of the only remaining places to find a job online when you live in a smaller town. People aren't paying to advertise in newspapers anymore. Where do us job seekers go now?

Craigslist, if you are listening. PLEASE fix your system and put these scammers out of work. It isn't fair that they are working and we aren't. We used to rely on you. Now you are nothing more than a scam hub.


Your Conselor 6 years ago

Most of you guys/girls need to "get a life". If you spent half as much time tring to get a job, as you do whining you could have sent out 10 resumes.

Craigs list does a great job. But think how sad it is that you sit in front of the computer blaming everyone one else,for your misfortunes. I would bet that most of you do that in all parts of your life. Victims, never get anywhere, they just stay victims...think about it.

Good luck and GET A LIFE


jaime 6 years ago

My mom apparently got a job on Craigslst as a personal assistant to a guy moving from another country, i tried researching him and i cant find nothing on the guy. You think i would find him considering hes apparently a "big time auto salesman" or something like that. Everything from the pay and hours seem too good to be true. Should i be worried? :0


Nicki 6 years ago

Someone name Frank Thomas posted a add on CL saying he needed a personal assistant and would pay 300 dollars a week. Well I work minimum wage and can barely afford my bills. so I accepted. Well he sent me 2 money orders worth 850 dollars and told me to keep 300 and send 400 to a orpahnege in Loveland Ohio, now I thought I was doing a good thing because it was to an orphanage,, but he started to get weird and I started piecing things together and his name is Frank Thomas, the Letter that contained the money orders came from a David Colemen and I was sending them to a Page Hicks....so could I get in trouble> Because now I'm scared I could go to federal prison, and I'm scared because my mom scared me because he sent the money orders to my apartment, so he knows whre I live, so my mom is saying I could go home from work one day and have him waiting in my house. I'm terrified what do I do?


Elizabeth 6 years ago

The following is a scam. I replied to a personal assistant position but it smelled fishy.

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.


Shelly 6 years ago

Thannks to all of you who have shared your experiences. I've been researching job opportunities on CL for a few weeks and received an offer today. I decided to do some checking around before providing my phone numbers and after reading your stories, I'm glad I did. Also, my step daughter received 2 scamming job offers for Personal Assistants with Been Gate and John donald so look out for those.


David 6 years ago

Hi, So what shouuld I do if I already submitted the information in to this scam? What can they do with my information?


Feliuai Ieremia 6 years ago

Wow, I was just about to do the Darren Gaspar one and im glad that you caught that before I continued. Thank you.


smcrewe 6 years ago

"Darren Gasper" strikes again on Craigslist (beware!)...

Thanks for your response. My name is Darren Gasper. 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 July 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 must 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 July 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 Gasper.

Tel: +447031824681.


Andrea 6 years ago

WAHHAHAHAHAHAHAH I got the same one! RIP OFF!


Scott 6 years ago

Did he actually send a check as ge claimed he would?


Lauren 6 years ago

Darren Gaspar is still going strong. I responded to his add on Craigslist last week and I received the same email. I should have done my homework first... I knew it sounded a bit sketchy but I thought that there was a chance it was legitimate. Fortunately I came across this web page today and saw that many of you received the same thing! He was supposed to send me a check later this week and I just emailed and told him that I will be turning down his job. I will most certainly NOT be sending off resumes blindly or engaging in any sketchy business deals in the future. Thanks!!


naïve1990 6 years ago

I sent out my resume for three personal assistant jobs one day and received the exact email posted above from all of them. The scams are also now running under the names John Denver, Daniel Cooper, and Darren Briggs. I wish I would have done a bit more research.


laura 6 years ago

Actually, my boyfriend has responded to many CL ads, a lot of which don't give info on the company. He did go for a legitamite interview to one such place, although they filled the position with someone "more qualified".

I feel it is worth the chance, because in this market, you have to take advantage of every option you can get. You just have to be smart about the responses. I never click a link on a response... as a rule.


thank you 6 years ago

Thank you for this webpage. I just got an email from James Ortiz too with the EXACT SAME format and found this page when I googled his name. DON'T FALL FOR HIM!


scams 6 years ago

thats crazy


Monarch Kao 6 years ago

I have never applied on craiglists for employment before. But I ended sending my resume to James Ortiz. When he actually approved my resume the next day, I thought it sounded too good. So just asking him questions, I knew it was a scam. He emailed me and said the payment was sent. So should I take this to the police?

Beaware: James Ortiz Email:orttizz11@aol.com

I also have applied to another personal assistant position. By email of :mailto:robj9187600@live.com

Name: Robert James

Located in Stockton, CA: Executive Assistant

Does anybody think this is a scam?

Please read duties.


jennifer 6 years ago

Now they are using the name David Norwood. I fell for this and then started doing research. I declined the job offer a few hours after I accepted it. So hopefully that's the end of it and I don't hear from him

Hello,

Thanks for your response. My name is David Norwood. I live in the US but presently in London on a business trip and I need a part time personal assistant urgently to run my errands until I return to the State by fourth week in June. 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 purpose.

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 deposit 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 communication skills.

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 amendment would be made to your wages and you will be notified accordingly. I will meet you in person by June when am back to the State. 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,Computer Accessories 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 #:

Your Cell phone number:

DOB(Optional):

Present Occupation:

Hope to hear from you soon.

Regards,

David Norwood

Tel: +447031824681

Fax No: +442030068996

For more information about us, please visit http://www.ape-computers.co.uk/


Lisa 6 years ago

This is an email I received after applying for a Part Time Bookkeeper position....I thought it sounded like something I've watched on Dateline so I did some investigating...BEWARE!!

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Re: Part time bookkeeper

Sunday, May 30, 2010 3:33 AM

From:

This sender is DomainKeys verified

"Tiara Graham"

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To:

******

We 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

Sex

Current Occupation

Alternate Email Address

ALL YOUR INFORMATION SHOULD BE SENT TO THIS 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.

Get back as soon as possible.

Tiara Graham


Cheryl 6 years ago

I got the same email. My husband said it was a total scam so I decided to do some research. When I entered just Tiara Graham I came up with a young girl, but when I entered Tiara Graham and orphanage together, this web site came up. I am so glad, I thought it sounded too good to be true!!


Brittany 6 years ago

Tiara Graham is also Richard Durant who is also George Brown. I received the same tired email from George Brown and thought it was a scam but ubsure, but recently received the same exact email from a Richard Durant telling me they will mail a check and then to transfer it through a western union. I made the mistake of continuing with George Brown right now i am expecting the first check to come today, what do i do and what could i get in trouble for. I thought most scams were ones that aske me for money in advance?


moni 6 years ago

Kindly check out the new scam Ronald Brown , same story, beeing in London for a business trip !!! and stupid me I responded to his first e-mail regarding my full name and address. It sounded too good to be true so I tried to Google it but this name is so common I couldn't find anything related to the job post :

Date: 2010-06-02, 12:44PM EDT

Reply to: work4roland@gmail.com [Errors when replying to ads?]

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

The above listed part time position is available for an immediate job placement

The ideal person will be responsible for;

* All recons including cashbooks & bank recons,

* Processing journals,

* Assisting with month end work,

* General administration such as travel arrangements, filing, faxing, ordering of stationery, boardroom bookings, etc

* Running personal errands, supervisions and monitoring;

* General clerical activities.

If you have the above experience and are honest, reliable, meticulous, self-motivated and can work without supervision please forward your resume to work4roland@gmail.com

Note : Only suitable applicants will be contacted.

•Compensation: $2,000 Monthly

•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.

PostingID: 1771435062


Marie 6 years ago

Look out for a robert davies everyone apparently he is associated with the other scanners he like the others placed and ad for admin assistant, he sent a check for 2850 an I didn't cash it but deposit in my bank si they put a hold on it until a sertain date luckly it didn't go thru so the bank returned the check

to me and now I'm going with the local authorities to catch this scaer since he was stupid enough to call me from a number that is from California.be aware guys and good luck!


tired of dis ish need a real job 6 years ago

hi i received this letter in my email yesterday and i wasn't sure it was a scam until now 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 Robin Trujillo,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.

Robin Trujillo

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:____________________________ i knew it was too good to be true 500 dollars a week working from home i wish some one would stop these guys this is the second time this week.


Leah 6 years ago

Got this one today and it had a legit return email but I saw several spelling errors right there in the first paragraph as well as the other strange requirements. Thanks to those who posted and don't give up job hunting.

From: offers@kmgroups.net

Re: Receptionist Position

We got your resume and your application for our ad on Craigslist, We are sincerely sorry to inform you that the position for the "Front Desk Receptionist" has been occupied. Our manager have picked you for an alternative Job which is the Online Accounts Clerk. what we need is a representative and Account Receivable/Payment Personal manager for the company on financial issues.

All you will need to do is go through this Terms and Conditions.

If you are satisfied, Get back to me and so we can proceed.

Terms and Conditions

Duty Station: From Home And No STRESS.

Duration: Appointment is for a fixed term of 1 month initially, with renewal for a further period, up to a maximum of 1year, depending upon the officer's performance during the first term

Grade: Appointment will be at the Grade I level

Salary: Salary is $20 an hour for 3 hours a day; 5days a week.

Equipments/Tools: Versa Check Gold 2010 Software With check paper And Printer.

Responsibilities:

* Preparing purchase orders and checks for verification and signature;

* Mailing out checks to customers and staffs

* Entering all cheque vouchers in appropriate account;

* Any other related duties as may be reasonably assigned by the Accountant.

Requirements:

*a high school diploma, preferably with courses in Accounting,

Mathematics and Computer Applications, with one year work experience;

* Should be self-motivated, committed and possess good communication skills

Term: An initial fixed term of 1 month, with a possible renewal for a further 1 year, depending upon the officer's performance during the first term and the availability of funds. The term begins from the day the appointee take up appointment. Appointment is subject to a satisfactory , as well as a 2 weeks probationary period. Termination is by way of either (i) completion of term of contract or (ii) by way of one week notice by either party.

Please Apply by filling the Requirements Below:

* Full Names______________

* Address_________________

* City____________________

* State___________________

* Zip Code________________

* Home Phone______________

* Cell Phone______________

* Email___________________

* Present Occupation______

* Sex_____________________

* Age____________________

Thank you.


M.I.A 6 years ago

Beware of JOHN PARKER.

Got an email from him today after I responded to a Personal Assistant job yesterday.

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 August ending 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 John Parker

Regards.

Thank you!

John Parker

16 Curtis Wood Rd,

Herne Bay,Kent.

CT6 7TY.

United Kingdom.

Tel: +447024036039


MissHollywood 6 years ago

After reading these posts, I, too, realized I am a victim of CL abuse by these fraudulent companies. I responded to the add for a personal assistant on http://losangeles.craigslist.org/lac/csr/182374491... and sent the information requested. It appeared legitimate to me due to its concise job details and contact information.

I told my boyfriend about this because it was perfect for my situation (I am disabled and a recent college grad) and he researched the company and showed me their website: http://www.maryannwilmachines.com/default.html

The fact that there was a website to look at made me feel at ease until my boyfriend google mapped one of the office addresses provided on the website. I proceeded to do the same with the American office at:

United State of America Office:

720 Timmons Drive

Tifton, GA 31794

(+1) 678-720-1154

When I google mapped it, the address belonged to a CEMETERY!!! The UK address belongs to a PUBLIC SCHOOL and the Florida Office address belongs to the American Top Team.

With this revelation, I became angered because some stranger now has possession of my curriculum vitae and resume and my basic personal information.

If you come across this ad - DO NOT RESPOND! It will tell you to send your CV to info@maryannwilmachines.com.

I should have realized this was fraudulent when it asked for a CV (an academic resume) instead of a resume.

I have been looking for a job for weeks already that would accommodate my disability but so far no luck. I have applied to every opening I know I am qualified for so I'm not wasting precious time writing this post because as a responsible citizen I feel that others should be informed. I am just disappointed at how desperate I got looking for work to make an honest dollar.

I hope this message gets to you before it's too late. Good luck job hunting and please do your research first before sending any information.

God bless you all.


WDUB 6 years ago

Hey guys, I too was sucked into this scam. I am angry that they have some of my personal information. I told them that I have reported this to authorities and anything sent to and/or calls to me will be sent to authorities. I'm just afraid that they might show up at my doorstep or something. Luckily I am moving next month.


Bklyn job seeker 6 years ago

I sent my resume (as an attachment) to a job posting on craigslist. I thought it might be a scam because my email provider sent a warning with the message and because ethey asked for me to send an email to a different person with my personal information - but I had my name address and phone number on the attached resume. I did not respond to the email. BEWARE of piercelandau@aol.com

They sent me back the following email:

Ape Computers Inc.

Detailed Job Description

The primary goal 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 receive details for the sales.

The 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 & process each payment, you earn 10% of the amount received 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 submit a 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: 2 Laptops

Price: $ 1,921.27

Commission 10%: $ 192.1

Fees: $ 129

Total Forwarded: $1600

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 10% commission from every payment received and forwarded. After the trial period your base pay salary will go up to 2,400USD per month, plus 10% commission.

-Taxes

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

- To Apply

fill out your information below for immediate consideration of this position and have it emailed back to ( bttroyal24500@gmail.com )

Personal Information

First Name:

Last Name:

Address:

City:

State:

Zip Code:

Residential Phone Number:

Mobile:

Email -

The employee, acknowledged the Trial and Detailed Job Description

and signed _______________

(First Name and Last Name of Employee)

Donovan Patterm

HR Head

Ape Computers Inc.

For more information about us, please visit http://www.ape-computers.co.uk


Joy 6 years ago

Beware of JOHN PARKER.

Got an email from him too after I responded to a Personal Assistant job.

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 August ending 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 John Parker

Regards.

Thank you!

John Parker

16 Curtis Wood Rd,

Herne Bay,Kent.

CT6 7TY.

United Kingdom.

Tel: +447024036039


Susan 6 years ago

Yes, Tiara Graham, George Brown, Richard Durant -- it's the same email I got, only it was from Michael Anderson, and then he changed it to Jason Smith. Maybe they scam so many people even they get confused! "Michael" told me he was a "costruction" engineer living in Malaysia and that the pay was $1000 bi-weekly. I spotted the scam quickly, altho not immediately; I didn't fall for the check scam part of it. Anyway I decided to waste their time and give them something to think about besides. When "Michael" texted me requesting to use my cell# (he had it from the resume I foolishly sent, never again) to "set up an email" I cheerfully told him he couldn't use mine but I had two "friends" who would let him use theirs. He said OK. So I sent the numbers. The thing is, they were two landlines, not cells, and they belonged to 2 local police departments. I'm still in the process of texting and emailing, asking how the numbers are working out, if they want more, etc. They have been silent so I think they realize what they numbers really are. I sure wish they could be caught.


Davidsen 6 years ago

Hi. I see some of you have mentioned Maryannwilmachines.com. I just want to say that the company is a total scam.

I am a Norwegian girl looking for an apartment in Copenhagen. I got an offer from this girl, saying she had an apartment for me. It´s a long story, but it turned out that a company in Florida, Maryannwilmachines.com, had stolen the identity to a girl in Copenhagen. The company tried to have me transfer money by using Western Union.

The reason why I´m writing this, is because I would like to help people who is coming in contact with this company: Stay away! : )

Good luck job-hunting.


carrie 6 years ago

I use craigslist to search for jobs and I have gotten numerous interviews from legitimate companies. For those worried about scams try these two tricks. One, set up a free email account for job hunting only. Two, do not list your address on your resume. I don't and to date it has not affected me getting interviews. And for everyone worried out these checks and what to do, just shred them and keep going. Report any nasty or threatening emails to the proper authorities and move on.


UR2L8 6 years ago

Scammers, pshiers, bots or whatever you want to call them...there just seems to be more of them on Craigslist.

Craigslist doesn't seem to have a very effective way of screening potential employers PERIOD.

I'm sure there are the more sophisticated "robot" miners...computer programs changing their names,etc everytime they email you. Simply opening these emails could contain viruses too. I no longer use a physical address or actual tel# on any correspondance, resumes, etc. I use a PO Box and recently added a Google Voice tel#. To further increase my privacy and online security I've even added aeparate disposable emails routed to another website with commercial anti spam filters scanning and sanitizing my email it notifies me with the forwarded email to my actual email address. Now not everybody's willing to go through all that like I do...but this is the 21st Century of paranoia! Trust NOBODY.


Saba 6 years ago

I recv email from John Parker same text today .. My Gosh he got my cell # that is not fair .. atleast we shoukld complain these scams somewhere but where..?


Lynn 6 years ago

Man, I hate looking for jobs on craigslist. I get so many spam emails. I use to apply for a bunch of jobs on craigslist and right after I send my email I get an auto response email super fast usually they link a website that takes me to jobnab.com or a career website that ask to see if I want to further my education. I get so many calls from vocational schools and I'm like "what the I didn't sign up for this crap!" So I gave up looking for jobs on craigslist.


Margaret 6 years ago

Now his name is Allen Johnson.


Susan Morris 6 years ago

I just feel for a CL scam and I am so mad. It was for the sales assistant for Lightning Car Company. I looked up the company information, and it was a legititmate company. They responded today for a job interview via Yahoo Messenger. I did the interview and then when they kept asking me for my "full name" I became suspicious. I asked if the company haad references and referrals, they said no. I told them that I needed 24 hours to think about it. I am worried too that they have my name, address, phone number, and email address. UGH!


Gabe 6 years ago

Re: Joy.

Got the same email from John Parker.

Beware of John Parker


Julie 6 years ago

There is another one of these scams from a person named Gabriel Matt supposedly a photographer. Here is the email:

Thanks for showing interests in the job posting.Gabriel matt 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, MacroPhotography and Photographing People throughout the USA, Great Britain and Asia.At the moment, I am in a workship in the Great Britian.I will be here for a month after which I will fly down to Malaysia for a LiveSlide/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 incase 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:

Lamina tor:

Paper Cutter:

Type-Writer:

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.

Matt Photography

Mr Gabriel matt.

mail to :gabrielmatt1980@gmail.com

my website is under construction.I have to upload alot of pictures and events of the last photography works I did.

This sound just like the ones before!

BEWARE!


Maggie 6 years ago

I unwittingly sent my resume to this John Parker person too. The email he provided was john.parker@hdrarchitectureinc.com. I looked into the company and it seemed legit. But now I definitely know it's a scam. What should I do? He has my address, phone number, job history!....

HELP.


Lee 6 years ago

I also responded to John Parker re the executive assistant job. It sounded interesting as far as part-time jobs go but my gut kept telling me something was wrong even though my boyfriend said to go for it. I went back on CL and saw the ad again, worded slightly different. Someone also made an ad with his copy saying -

WARNING: The below post is a total scam and could quite possibly involve you in illegal activities.

Then I did some research and saw all the threads above. Could someone tell me what these people are getting out of this? They seem to be posting in different cities, with different names. So, it must be benefiting them.

Also, a comment re sending resumes without addresses.... If your name is on it and it's not a typical name... (say like John Parker - ha, ha...) most likely you can be googled and people can get your address and info anyway, right.

I have posted job opportunities for a friend and he's been successful getting good help on several counts. So, it's not all bad.

I still love Craig's list for selling stuff and buying items. I've sold about $2000 worth of stuff for myself and friends last year. Thanks everybody for sharing. You got to love the internet for that.


peace 6 years ago

Hi i also apply for this job John parker, i also got letter back from his private email. But i took this job add from Metro news paper, which is relable one. now seems this metro news paper they are linked with this john parker fraud. I am sending letter to metro news paper direct who is this man john parker? seems many people got this same experince. so bad yaa..


car 6 years ago

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(Also) Lee 6 years ago

I got the Ape Computers thing today. I'm glad to see time & experience have sharpened my skepticism because although the original CL job posting looked legit, as soon as I got a response e-mail (from a gmail account at 11:20pm), I figured it was a scam.

Like a lot of people, I'm now concerned about the fact that dozens of unseen, unknown people have e-mails from me with my resume, address, phone number and whatever personal info I include in my cover letters. I'm in a really bad place financially though, so I have to continue to risk it and hope for the best.

I got my last job from CL which was legit and lasted about 2 years, and I recently got a short-term clerical gig that turned out to be legit as well. Neither one provided much or any initial info regarding the hiring company in the original ads. I guess it's a gamble that some of us will have to take. If you can't afford to close yourself off from any opportunities, just Google anything you're unsure of BEFORE responding to e-mails and report frauds/scams if you think you've given out too much of your information.

I know it's hard out there; good luck to all you searchers. Keep the faith!


k.W. 6 years ago

I am sure, but I think I may have been scammed too with a Nanny job. I feel like such an idiot. Working as a nanny pays more than working as a teacher with a BA, and the easiest way to look was on CL. the pay seemed normal, the hours normal, nothing wrong about it. I don't understand what people get form using your email and personal info. But my husband thinks it was scam because of the wording. Has anyone has any negative experiences once they were scammed and their perosnal info exposed?


Bill 6 years ago

Not only is Craigs List Notorious for Scams, They have posters who don't have jobs just vendor opportunities. 100 percent commission. They are usually based in a city far away from your own but they mention your city to get you to think they're local. What's with these implausible non job opportunities?


ricardo 6 years ago

hey my names ricardo and i just got a job as a newspaper advertiser im wondring if its a scam the company is physicians life insurance and well they want me to cash my check and send them some money for some newspaper ads they are threating me to call local polie on me is the job real or no some one help me


sarah 6 years ago

how do we get them to leave you alone?


jenny 6 years ago

Tiara Graham, George Brown, Richard Durant, Michael Anderson, Jason Smith, or John Parker -- it's all the same. I got one from Terri Anderson for a Personal Assistant job. I knew something was fishy from the moment I got a response and after reading the posts here clearly its a scam. Now I don't quite understand how the scam works but I sure am not going to get involved in some money laundering bs. SO key points and phrases that you need to keep an eye out for are...

-$20/hr, base weekly pay $500

-The person is "hard of hearing" so you only communicate through email.

-They are currently out of the country and they will be back in a few weeks.

-Your first task will be to collect a check from a "client" and purchase some items for an orphanage he supports.

-The response that I got is below and you'll see that its almost word for word as many others that have posted on this website.

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, someone with good understanding and working skills.

I am Terri Anderson , 41yrs of age, 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 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.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 among others will include:

*Create and modify documents using Microsoft Office

*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 .

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

*Good planning, communication and organization skills

*Must be honest, reliable & dependable

*Excellent verbal & written communication skills

*Must have strong problem solving skills

*Must be organized & extremely detail oriented

*Experience working with the internet, email, MS Excel and MS Word

*Ability to multi-task and self manage 24/7 mindset

*A willingness to do whatever needs to be done is a must

NOTE: The above qualification requirements can also be learnt if you are willing to take up the challenges.

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

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 and i am confident you can take up the challenges. 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 next week is to run some errands out to some of the orphanage home which I do every month. The funds will be in form of Cashier check, 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.

PLEASE FILL THE APPLICATION FORM BELOW;

Full Name:

Full Street Address(Not PO BOX):

City:

State:

Zip Code:

Age:

Sex:

Occupation:

Cell Phone Number:

Home Phone Number:

Email Address:

Once I have received your application form, I will get back to you with the task for next week. Please understand that 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. I hope i am clear with that?

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.

POSITION/AVAILABILITY:

Position Applied For___________

How often do you check your email daily___________

Please get back as soon as possible.

Terri Anderson


Evie 6 years ago

Beware "Ray Coker" from "ARINI, or the Agricultural Research Institute of Northern Ireland." It's complete bollocks.

Here's the ad I replied to on Craigslist Philadelphia:

Agricultural Research Institute of Northern Ireland (ARINI) an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer is seeking a highly organized, very hard working, high energy individual flexible with their weekly schedule. Job hours will vary weekly but will range from 15-20 hours per week. Successful candidate must be at least 18 years old and legally able to work in the United States. Job responsibilities include administrative functions including sorting email, travel planning, event planning, confirming and setting appointments and database management. Other responsibilities may include, processing payments and transferring funds to support our research overseas. Candidate should have working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and excellent computer skills since most of your communication will be done via the internet. A high speed connection is preferred but not necessary. Candidate must possess a working knowledge of Instant Message Software as well asMicrosoft Outlook and be proficient and comfortable accomplished Internet Searches. Please submit cover letter and resume including references to the email address below:

arinihr.pa@gmail.com

If you don’t have a resume you may still apply; just respond expressing your interest in the position. All candidates will receive an Employment Application and Agreement that they will need to fill out and e-mail back.

•This is a part-time job.

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

•Please, no phone calls do not contact Agricultural Research Institute of Northern Ireland (ARINI) about this job!

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

I sent my resume, and he/she/it responded with this message:

"Dear Applicant:

Thank you for your email expressing your interest in working for Agricultural Research Institute of Northern Ireland (ARINI). To be considered for this position please fill out the attached ARINI Employment Application and Agreement. If you have a resume in MS WORD Format please attach that to your reply as well.

Please be advised that you must be at least 18 years of age to apply and you must be able to provide proof that you are legally able to work in the United States. Copies of these documents will be requested if you are hired. Since your position will be work at home and require you to communicate online and assist me in research, PC skills are a must. The position will require approximately ten to fifteen hours each week with overtime if required.

Please review the Employment Application and Agreement careful and Digitally Sign it with your Printed Name and email address. Be sure to attached your application along with your resume to your reply. If you are going to be offered a position you will be advised within 2-3 business days via email."

The "Employment Application and Agreement" was a Word document basically detailing the cheque-cashing /wire-transfer scheme, and I knew it was bull. I didn't fill out the application, asking for all kinds of personal and financial information, but I am concerned that now these folks have my email, phone number, and address, allow with past employment and education records. Just today, I received a "reply" from my last email (basically calling the guy out and letting him know I've reported him to the Federal Trade Commission and other scam watch groups):

"I am not sure how to respond to your hysterical email. It's very clear you are not someone that would be a good match for any of our teams. If you were concerned abot scams and frauds I could have forwarded you information about past e-mail scams that have used ARINI name. Something that we have no control over.

Please be advised that your name has been removed from consideration and your resume will not be kept on file!

Sincerely,

Human Resources

Agricultural Research Institute of Northern Ireland

Hillsborough, Ireland BT26 6DR"

------------

I am absolutely convinced that this is a scam - the job application (in a Word file) told me I would be their "financial representative" and that I would get to keep 10% commission of every transaction I successfully completed - CLASSIC scam! And the ARINI doesn't even exist anymore, it was rolled into the Argi-Food and Biosciences Institute back in April of 2006! Grr! Anyway, I feel like this guy is trying to mess with my head, and I'm just concerned with what else he may try to mess with. Any information or suggestions you can give me would be greatly appreciated!


Melissa 6 years ago

Julie, he's now going by the name 'Isaac Leming'. Thanks for the heads' up. I almost fell for it. But at $2000 a month for what I was expected to do…yeah, not so much. I got sort of suspicious when I googled the name and NOTHING came up (except, of course, someone who died in 1844).


Vikky 6 years ago

James Scott..


Tina  5 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


Jo-Ann 5 years ago

Well now they turned up the heat. They are copyrighting real websites to post their job scams. And, they tell you to send your email to an email address, no other information. They turn out to be check cashing scams. But now, they have your resume and personal information. Smart people google the company and find out the real website address. Others just sent their resumes in. All posted on craigslist! I know my company's information was copied and used to post jobs on craigslist. The jobs were check cashing scams.


duped 5 years ago

John Parker strikes again, he is now Richard Brown and is offering $585 a week..... Scum Scam again......


nastasha_g@yahoo.com 5 years ago

is this a fraud it sounds like the post above.

Hello, Thanks for your response. My name is stacy . I live in US but presently in London on a business trip and I need a part time personal assistant urgently to run my errands until I return back to the US by fourth week in December. 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 purpose. 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 must 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 December 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. Kindly fill in the needed information below and have it emailed to jwilloutlet@sify.com so we can have your application processed and shortlisted applicants will be notified through email. Your Full Name : Your Full Address with apt # (Not P.O. Box) : City : State : Zip/Postal code : Your Cell phone number : Your Home phone number : Age : Present Occupation : Hope to hear from you soon. Kind Regards,


nastasha_g@yahoo.com 5 years ago

is this a fraud it sounds like the post above.

Hello, Thanks for your response. My name is stacy . I live in US but presently in London on a business trip and I need a part time personal assistant urgently to run my errands until I return back to the US by fourth week in December. 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 purpose. 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 must 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 December 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. Kindly fill in the needed information below and have it emailed to jwilloutlet@sify.com so we can have your application processed and shortlisted applicants will be notified through email. Your Full Name : Your Full Address with apt # (Not P.O. Box) : City : State : Zip/Postal code : Your Cell phone number : Your Home phone number : Age : Present Occupation : Hope to hear from you soon. Kind Regards,


JL 5 years ago

I've found work from Craigslist.

However, while searching, it seems that the sites like craigslist, carrerbuilder, monster, are filled with fake job listings from temp agencies and job placement companies (i.e. Robert Half, Cybercoders). These are not real jobs, they want you to apply so they can add your resume and info to their database. They love to promote the fact that "we have over 100,000 qualified people in our database to choose from ". They get these numbers by tricking people into applying for their fake jobs.

Another scam to watch for is the "by submitting your resume you agree to speak with our representative about continuing education". These aren't jobs, they are fakes that try to get you to pay for 'training' or something else.

Out of the hundreds of listings, I'd say maybe 5 were real ads for real full-time work.

Its a shame. Moreso because the local newspapers have done away with online classifieds for work and instead point people to careerbuilder. Filled with fake ads.


trish 5 years ago

scam? what are your thoughts??

"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 are flexible this can give you free time to go on with your regular job if you already have one, Below are details of what you expected from this job position.

Your duties are as follows.....

*Receive mails and drop them off.

*Do Shoppings

*Run Errands

*Receive calls

*Data Entry may also be 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 $23.40 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,

Fred White"


jobless 5 years ago

I'm grateful I read this site because Albert Hamilton almost got me! Apparently he does business with Angelica Borrero and Douglas Benjamin in LA. Yeah right!


samantha 5 years ago

Trish, I got the same EXACT email. I was naïve enough to fall for this scam. I was sent a cheque, but when I received it I knew something was wrong. What the fuck is wrong with people nowadays? I was so frustrated I almost cried!


Ben 5 years ago

He is going by the name Fred Sam and his GM friend is brown eddy. BEWARE everyone. I found an ad on CL. Be careful everyone.


John 5 years ago

Well for starters.....If you are replying to any of these "Personal Assistant" or something along those lines then you are not very intelligent AT ALL!!!! None of the posts along those lines are real jobs....If you want an acutal job then go out and find a job or get an education...Don't think that you can sit on your ass and browse these ads for some get rich quick thing that is actually legitimate.....

The only reason I wanted to post here is because I've come across a headhunter company that is actually posting jobs that DO NOT EXIST on Craigslist and they are continually getting away with it....And to top it all off the call themselves INTEGRITY TECHNICAL SERVICES!!! When infact they have NO INTEGRITY what so ever....

Peace


Kitty 5 years ago

I need to know if these are real jobs if anyone can tell me.

ear Applicants:

We acknowledge the receipt of your mail and we are glad to be having you

on board. To get started with WORK from HOME. We kindly

request you to fill and complete the APPLICATION FORM in the list below,

all the required information must be fill correctly. If you do not fill in

all the required fields, your Application will not be processed. We also

request you to state a brief description about yourself in your next

email.

We have payments pending and would like you to start with us as soon as

possible and we would like to bring to your notice that payment could come

twice or trice in a week it all depends on your ability to get the check

cashed.

You can handle as many as 3 or more transactions per week, but you'll be

handling one (1) initially to see how efficiently and how quickly you can

carry out the completion. On 3 transactions you're sure of nothing less

than $700 weekly.

If you are presently employed it would not reduce your chances of working

with us). So get back with the filled form below and let start doing

business.

EMPLOYMENT FORM:

-----------------

FIRST NAME:

___________________________________________________________________________

MIDDLE NAME:

___________________________________________________________________________

LAST NAME:

___________________________________________________________________________

ADDRESS LINE (NOT P. O. BOX) Street Address and Apartment Number:

___________________________________________________________________________

CITY:

___________________________________________________________________________

STATE:

___________________________________________________________________________

ZIP:

___________________________________________________________________________

HOME PHONE:

___________________________________________________________________________

CELL PHONE:

___________________________________________________________________________

SEX:_______________________________________________________________________

OCCUPATION:

___________________________________________________________________________

ATTESTATION

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

According to how you have been briefed earlier. You are required to

receive payment on behalf of the above mentioned firm.

You are to deduct 10% of all funds processed on a particular order &

forward the balance payment via Western Union or Wire Transfer to any of

the company’s regional warehouses that will be given to you later.

You will notify the company a week ahead if eventually you want to

discontinue this job. So as to terminate all payment coming your way to

avoid conflict. In agreement to this kindly append signature below.

Signature_______________________ Date____________________

(Full Name)

Please show your continued interest in this position by completing the

above application Form.

We would be expecting to hear from you soon.

Regards,

Board of Directors

Diana Designs

Registered ID: 5889799

(Reg No: 28709/016677/00)

Phone: 773-273-8763

Diana Mac

C.E.O

Dear Applicant,

Your Resume has been reviewed and forwarded to the Head of Operation Ms Brenda Garcia of The PARTNERS INC, and you have been considered and scheduled for an online Interview to discuss more about the Job Position of an Administrative Assistants/Data Entry that you are yet to occupy. You are required to setup a yahoo messenger account or download a yahoo IM(http://messenger.yahoo.com) on your desktop if you don't have one.After the process you are to add up Ms Brenda Garcia on her Yahoo IM,Her email is ( interviewdeskresume11@yahoo.com ) to your yahoo buddy list ASAP for the interview briefing and comprehensive job details.She will be online waiting to talk to you ASAP.

Interview Schedule: ASAP

Interview Time: Online ASAP

Training is Available

HR Dept.

Hello Ariel Brown,

Our Job is legit.please you don't need to doubting us atall.this is strictly online job.work from home..The company will provide you a free Hp laptop with a fast internet connection and your W2 form will be coming along with the working materials you need to start working with.as soon as you have the account opened with the bank..kindly get back to me to informed me okay..so that i could have that passed to the company director instantly..and don't forget you resuming work on Monday morning time 9am to 2pm.is that okay by you Ariel.i will be forwarding your address to the fed ex courier services for them to delivered you the company W2 form and the necessary working material to began work with from home.also make sure you get online to Mrs Brenda Garcia everyday to tell her you online to her OK.because she is your supervisor..she be the one to guide you and tell you what next about your duties..she will also be the one to give you the tracking number of your packages.

Thank you,

John Reid.

Hello Ariel Brown,

The name of the company is Partners INC,The company is mainly into Health Care and now going into Data Entry and Accounting work from home job to create employment opportunity for the less privilege, disables and manily to decrease the rate of unemployment in the economy.Here is the company website www.partners.org

Partners Health Care was founded in 1994 by Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. Partners is an integrated health care system that offers patients a continuum of coordinated high-quality care. The system includes primary care and specialty physicians, community hospitals, the two founding academic medical centers, specialty facilities, community health centers, and other health-related entities. Partners Health Care is a non-profit organization

Since its inception in 1994, Partners has continued and expanded the long tradition of community commitment that is at the heart of each of its institutions. This community benefit mission was adopted by the Partners Board of Trustees in January 1995 .Partners is committed to working with community residents and organizations to make measurable, sustainable improvements in the health status of undeserved populations.

This is strictly an online and work from home job and you can aswell work from anywhere of your choice or anytime that does suit you.You can choose to work durning Mornings, Afternoons and even during eveningsYou can aswell work for the whole day and you are %100 assured of getting paid for it..The pay rate is $30 hourly and the pay day is every friday of the week.that all you need to know about the company.i need you to email me your Citibank account details asap.

Thank you,

John Reid.


melanie 5 years ago

I applied to many jobs on craigslist and they want my credit report; I am guessing that is a very bad idea!? A lot of the jobs also wanted me to take an IQ Test and had a link for the test but the link cannot be opened. I should probably assume those jobs are scams? Thank you!


Kitty 5 years ago

Hi, has anyone received emails from John Reid or Abagail Garcia? I think that these two people are the same and that this is a scam.


tj 5 years ago

i sent my cover letter, resume, and list of references to a scammer. they have my phone number and address.... what do i do? can they steal my identity? i am so worried. i wish i would have done more research.


TexasLegal 5 years ago

There is a fairly new take on an old scam going on right now. It involves responding to what seemed like a legit employment advertisement on craigslist. When I got the response, it was very different. It came from a Tony John who is an independent engineer currently on business in Australia. His email address is vicedept@kollyberry.com. I knew something was fishy because he was going to pay me $1000 bi-weekly for working at home and mentioned that his clients would send me cashier's checks. I'm a certified paralegal so thought I would have some fun with this. I replied with phony information and used a friends post office box that has a street address and a newly developed gmail account. Well, I got a fed-ex letter within 2 days with a cashier's check for $4950.05 inside made out to me and nothing else. It was made out to me from a John Brown and had the name Mobile Educators CREDITS Union with address and no phone number. It looked totally real except for the misspelling of Credit, no phone number, and the fact the fed-ex tracking said it originated from Pennsylvania the same day it was suppose to be issued from Alabama. I called the credit union, told them what I had and they confirmed that it was a phony and that it is part of a new batch related to craigslist employment opportunities. After some more investigation and making all the necessary reports, I sent an e-mail to John Brown, said I got the funds and was going to send it like instructed. Actually, I never did cash it or send it. I sent him phony retrieval information and this person sent me an e-mail every 30 minutes asking where the money was and that the orphans needed it ASAP to buy Christmas gifts. The next day and yes, several hundred e-mails later, I emailed John Brown that I had a change of mind and those poor orphans would have to do without because I decided to keep the money for myself and if he had a problem with that well too bad. Funny, haven't heard from John Brown for several weeks or received another cashier's check for my service as was originally promised. I guess I was fired?

Just be aware of the names: "Tony John", "John Brown", "Sue Davis", "Jan Oneil Murray", "Lamb Orphanage in Murrieta, CA" and "Mobile Educators Credits Union".


kn 5 years ago

Hi all,

I found this site while checking out a potential CL scam. A danielwilfred45@att.net is advertising for an

Administrative Assistant. When researched, there are

versions of the same ad throughout the country. I have

been "accepted" for the job and am awaiting my first

"assignment and check" From what I have researched, it

is a fraudulent check scam and if I follow through I will

end up paying for anything that check was supposed to

cover. Check out www.baheyeldin.com for more info on this

scam.


Jim 5 years ago

My wife recently applied and got a personal assistant job with Sue Ventures. Supposedly a furniture distributor, anyone every heard of them or is this a scam?


Satyam7 5 years ago

Thanks for sharing and good job for all the response you get. There is scams everywhere even where you work. I work for a company for 3 years. The supervisor give the work to people from his own country, now I don't get work. Another one did not want to pay me for the work I did and accuse me when I contact him. When I apply for a job, they want me to answer more than what they ask for on the ad. Is this real. Does people have no life and know how to live.


jesse 5 years ago

Promographix Inc

5-2100 Thurston Drive, Ottawa, ON, K1G 4K8 Canada (613) 723-5698

We are commited to generating the maximum impact for your promotional marketing dollar by meeting and then exceeding your expectations.

We will help you Define, build and strengthen your corporate image and presence.

This confirmation email was sent 3-4 times in order to be sure you received. There is no need to confirm 3-4 times, sorry for so many messages but sometimes good email arrives in bulk email folder.

A certified check of $1,410 will be released first thing in the morning. 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. You will place two employment ads after you receive first payment in Contra Costa Times and Dayton Daily News newspapers.

You will call an 1-800 number 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. Adds must be placed in max. 48 hours after you receive the money.

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!

We may also have few ads monthly from US companies wanting to advertise in Canadian newspapers, in this case you will receive funds from them and then forward to our offices.

Thank you


Dave 5 years ago

Got the same email as Jesse (see posting above); got the check except it was for $2272.55. I used to work in a bank and I'm pretty sure it's a fake. Besides, the actual Promographix's has nothing to do with a Regional Recruiter position that was advertised. Don't fall for it. If you've gone as far as I have, take the check to your bank and tell them you think it's a fraud, they'll turn it over to the Treasury Department for follow up.


Lee 5 years ago

Just as a new wrinkle to Jesse and Dave's stories: I got exactly that email after responding to a Craigslist ad. I contacted the company the check was from (Rutherford Sales & Recovery) and found out it was a forged check (someone had gotten ahold of a check somehow) and the check MAY be honored by the bank, but it is still a forgery. The address to send the Postal Money Orders to is a Chinese restaurant in suburban Toronto.


Suzi 5 years ago

Dave & Lee,

Have you tried calling their number? I got the same exact email and I'm hesitant to give my information. That's how I came across this page. Please advice.

Thanks!


Anthony 5 years ago

Hi I am curious if I am in the middle of a scam, I have a guy who is supposedly sending me money orders as pay because I didn't want tot deal with personal checks, but he contacts me by phone and tells me info to post on craigslists, I have only been working for him for 5 days now, he says he pays every two weeks, he only knows my name and address to mail me the checks, I only have a number and know that his name is russell, I am waiting to see if my 1st check how it will work or if it clears, it does seem to good to be true, I am still paying attention to detail but It could be a scam or could not, what do you think? I have no other job at the moment so its work I really dont want to leave because I have bills, so Im curious as to what do you think?


Krist 5 years ago

I replied to an ad on CL that was for a law firm in York, NE. I received two emails from two different people. One was janice brisco and the other was Paige cuellar does this sound familiar to anyone?


BJ 5 years ago

I answered the same ad on Craigslist about the personal assistant. The wording of the email I received was identical to what I am reading here in these posts. You know, "someone to do errands for me" "make my travel arrangements," etc. I got the same list of items to get prices on for my home office, including the "laminat or" with the space between T and OR. Just to let you all know that the person who is contacting me is Michael De Niro and he's a photographer. There is a legitimate looking website. The photos of girls are a bit sleazy but not porno. Perhaps there is a real Michael De Niro with a real business (in LA area) and this guy is impersonating him. Or he's 100% bogus. I insisted we talk on the phone since I would not work for a potential employer without first talking to them. He did call me and had a serious accent. I could not talk to him since I was not available to at that moment. He said he'd call me back. He has a gmail email and has even IMed me to basically say hello but not talk seriously. I too have gmail. Thanks everyone for the warnings. I hope I have helped someone too.


Scammed 5 years ago

I was going to ask if what I am about to post is a scam, but after reading everybody's posts, it has become apparent that it most definitely is. I will post it anyhow with the hope no one else falls for it. It is a familiar story, a woman looking for a personal assistant, offering way to good of a wage, and claiming to send $2650, to some one she has never even met or spoken to. She/he goes by the name "KIM ROGERS"

Thanks for your application, I am looking for someone who can act as my Personal Assistant/Labor, Someone who can handle my personal and business 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 4 to 5 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's

*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.

I am the vice president of mokey NGO , Our mission is to promote knowledge of human right and to encourage people to follow principles of equality. Non-political, non-religious organization fighting for children's rights. Addresses issues like child rights and child participation, HIV & AIDS, exploitation and abuse, emergencies, education, child labour, gender discrimination etc.

Due to the nature of my work, It requires frequent traveling so i need someone to handle my schedule when I'm not in town, Every instructions will be given to you via email and phone, I travel a lot so that is the main reason why i need you to be my personal assistant and 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 $21 hourly with a reasonable sign on bonus, I would also like to give you a brief questionnaire online so i can ascertain the best applicant that will be my personal assistant, Please 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 prompt response, Thanks for your co-operation and understanding.

Sincerely,

Kim Rogers


RR 5 years ago

I applied for a job and this is the reply I got. Pretty sure its a scam! Beware...a red flag came up as soon as I read about the credit score!!!

Hello

Thank you so much for your interest in our opportunity. I appreciate you contacting us.

You definitely seem qualified for the position, and more so than the other 16 applicants we received resumes from. I would like to take the next step with you. However, before I am able to schedule a formal meeting, my company will require that you acquire a recent (past 14-21 business days) credit report. We started this because our company had some bad incidents with prior employees taking advantage of having access to a company credit card.

Both myself and the company will prefer it that you use http://www.national-credit-score.org/F80D98 to acquire your check as they are offering the check at zero cost to you (unlike other places). We also discovered that their scores always reported back contain the most accurate information, but feel free to use any service you like.

Once you submit all of the required information, they will show your personal report. Please print it out and save it for your records. Please do not email me the entire report, as it will have private content. We can disscuss it when we meet in person. If you have a lower than expected credit score, it will never prevent you from a position with us. I had a fairly low score when I started.

Once your finished please e-mail me your phone number that you can be easily reached, and your availability to arrange an interview.

Personally, I am hoping to fill this position with a new friendly face and am looking forward to your quick response.

Kind Regards,

Aaron Tagger


RR 5 years ago

I also gave away my address, phone & email along with my resume to one Jamie Nova, who said he owned a farming company and orphanages. He wanted me to send money via electronic transfers after all my expenses were paid. I smelled at rat when he wouldn't reveal his company name. Here's an email from him telling me to buy the following things:

Printer:

Personal Laptop/Desktop:

Internet Access:

Scanner:

Fax machine:

Laminator:

Paper Cutter:

Calculator:

Please let me know in your next email so we can get started on things ASAP!

The next couple of weeks will be relatively busy, I have had to put a hold on a lot in my absence and I'm hoping together we would be able to cover the grounds. Most importantly, You will be supervising some of my financial activities especially those that are hard to keep up with from here. These activities are related to loans, reconciliations and donations. I will give you more details in subsequent e-mails. We will also be making some purchases, especially those needed to set your home office up to my required standard. I will send you a check or a money order which will cover your wage for the week and any other cost, or any other related activity.

I want you to also meet me up on Yahoo chat as soon as possible so we may discuss extensively, more so it's easier for me to convey more information when I'm online. My ID is nova25110@yahoo.com, 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.

It is important for you to acknowledge the receipt of this e-mail to further signify your interests in working for me. I have a confidence in you and I am looking forward to the best working relationship possible between us. I hope you will be up to, perhaps better than my presumptions about you.

Keep in touch and hope to read from you soonest.

Mr. Jamie Nova.


Gail 5 years ago

I keep seeing jobs for a Whatham Co. The name of the person changes along with the position opening, however the name Whatham never does. It is very suspect.

I'm getting good at detecting scams.


Craigslist Job Scammer Hater 5 years ago

From: Amanda Jacobs

To: Applicant

Sent: Thu, March 31, 2011 7:32:36 PM

Subject: Re: Call Center Representative (Miami)

Dear Applicant:

Thank you for your interest in the position listed on craigslist. I have just finished reviewing a large number of applicants and yours stood out with like 15 others. As a result, I want to invite you to a phone interview. Here is the process:

1. All potential employees are stored digitally in our home office. They use a database that utilizes an online database. There is no cost to add your information to the database. Go here and enter your name and email address select general administration and free member. An email will be sent to the address you provided with the verification code to confirm your email addresses. Click the link in the email to return to the site and post your resume to the system. Be sure to select 100k+ as your 2009 income as there are issues with the database and your information will not be saved if any other section is made and upload your resume.

2. Send me an email (a.jacobs@gmx.com) with a list of times you are available in the next 7 days.

I will get back to you with a time to set up your interview within 24 hours along with the questions you will be required to answer as a part of the phone interview process. Again, please select 100k+ as your 2009 income as the system will not save you application if you don’t. Please be available at the times you list as available, as unfortunately we cannot reschedule interviews once they are set. I look forward to speaking with you in the future!

Sincerely,

Amanda Jacobs

Hiring Manager

Call Center Representative (Miami)

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Date: 2011-03-27, 8:54PM EDT

Reply to: job-8q4ht-2290273184@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]

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Small local call center seeking representatives to join are team. We are looking for both fulltime and part-time employees. Candidates must be US Citizens or Green Card Holders and be able to work on a W2 basis. All qualified candidates will be contacted to complete an employment assessment.

Job Requirements:

· High school diploma or equivalent

· Prefer a minimum of 1 year of call center experience or related customer service.

· One year benefits or HR experience helpful

· Experience handling calls

Duties Include:

· Answer and respond to incoming calls from employees and former employees.

· Provide information and resolve any issues pertaining to these calls in a timely, courteous and professional manner

· Perform, track and log all transactions performed related to Human Resources and/or Benefits processes.

· Follow up on outstanding issues to ensure resolution, keep the customer informed on the status of research, close out case when complete.

· Notify Technical Analyst and Team Manager of potential or recurring problems regarding issues.

· Understand, apply and communicate conceptual elements of Benefits and/or Human Resources rules, regulations.

· Handle confidential information with sensitivity and discretion in accordance with Data Privacy requirements.

· Adhere to scheduled phone time during shift and remain flexible to support unanticipated events that drive volume.

· Flexibility to support peak volume events throughout the year.

· Attend all departmental meetings and training classes as required.

· Works under close supervision

· All other duties as assigned.

If you are interested in this position please respond to this ad with your resume.

Location: Miami

Compensation: $14.00 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.

PostingID: 2290273184


Craigslist Job Scammer Hater 5 years ago

From: "theritejoboffer@aol.com"

To: Applicant

Sent: Thu, March 31, 2011 10:41:10 AM

Subject: Re: Administrative Clerk - $17/hr (miami)

Our Company Name is Victorinox,We are a swiss based trade association that deal in the sales and distribution of wrist watches.The primary goal of the Administrative Officer is to provide local customer assistant to our clients within North America. You will be assisting our clients within North America, the assistance to be provided will include: payment collections and customer service.

Your duties will include:

- Collecting Local Payments

When a buyer in United States decides to purchase an item through an online auction from our sellers he has the following payment options: paypal, Money orders, international wire transfer, international check, or local wire transfer. The quickest option of these is local wire transferring. Local wire transfers are the option 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 10% 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.

- 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 by wire transfer.

Additional Information:

Salary:

During the trial period, you will be paid 2,000USD per month while working on average 3-4hours per day, plus 10% commission from every payment received and forwarded. The salary will be sent in the form of wire transfer directly to your account. After the trial period your base pay salary will go up to 2,200USD per month, plus 10% commission.

Taxes:

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

Your First Primary task (Collection of Payments):

1. Receive payment 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. Forward balance after deduction of percentage/pay to any of the offices you will be contacted to send payment to, you'll have a lot of free time doing another job, because this job schedule is flexible, you'll get good income .But this job is very challenging and you should understand it.

Please kindly fill your details below, so that you can get started.

Personal Information

Full Name:

Address:

City:

State/Province:

Postal Code:

Resident Phone Number:

Mobile:

Regards.

Joseph Clifford

Thanks for your anticipated action. And we hope to hear back from you.

Thanks

Administrative Clerk - $17/hr (miami)

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Date: 2011-03-29, 9:35AM EDT

Reply to: see below

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Position duties include, but are not limited to:

-Customer service

-Answering the phones

-Organization of account information and contacts

-Data entry

-Proof reading

-Delegation of tasks to other co-workers

Looking for candidates that have:

-A friendly attitude

-Detail oriented and organizational abilities

-Excellent customer service skills

-Experience in an office setting

-Excellent typing and computer skills

-ccnpads@live.com

If interested please email resume and cover letter.

Location: miami

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: 2292967451


anonymous 5 years ago

This "company" even has a somewhat realistic website. However, none of their contact numbers work :/

Speart Carol to me

show details Apr 1 (4 days ago)

TINT CERAMICS

We received your email concerning the OFFICE ASSISTANT position vacant in our company. First of all, this is a brief introduction about our company. We are a fast-growing ceramics company and we deal in various kinds of tiles which are mostly imported from Europe and China, our showroom is in New York but we have clients all over the United states of America and Canada. Some of our customers who are not far from us buy directly from the showroom while others make their orders online. Due to the vast number and irregular distribution of our customers all around the country, we are trying to open new outlets in strategic cities so that we can be closer to our valued customers. It is always a slow process trying to get payments from customers and also shipping their products to them. As a result of this, we will be opening an outlet in Dallas next month and this is why we seek an OFFICE ASSISTANT for the new outlet to help with payments, be a live help for customers,keep records of transactions and carry out other administrative duties.

As our OFFICE ASSISTANT, these would be some of your duties:

-Data Entry

-Receiving and verifying invoices and requisitions for goods and services

-Preparing, verifying, and processing invoices and coding payment documents

-Collection and processing of payments from customers

-General administrative functions

You will also serve as the contact point or liaison between customer and vendor centralized functions and resolve any issues related to a customer's order. Majority of our customers make payments through certified checks and money orders as they are readily available and since payments come from a wide range of consumers, this is an easy option for customers. Most of our buyers are those we have previously handled successful transactions with and new buyers are verified by us so there is no cause to worry. When a payment is in form of a check or money order, you would be required to get it cashed and send the funds to an information that would be given to you. You will be paid $350 weekly as your basic wage and a transport allowance of $300 at the end of each month but note that the job does not require any traveling as you will be working in the outlet when it is opened. For the time being, your pay will be deducted from payments sent to you by our customers.

You will be going through a trial period of three weeks(which you will also be paid) as the the outlet will be opened around the third week of next month. This is to test your efficiency and trustworthiness in working with us as we need to employ the perfect bookkeeper for the outlet. During this trial period, the job would be part-time(2 hours daily) and becomes full time when the branch is opened in your city. A company representative will be sent to your city on the 28th next month to meet you and finalize the opening of the outlet. Our company offers benefits such as flexible/negotiable working hours, health and dental insurance, 401k and a vacation after every 6 months.

Please do not hesitate to ask questions if you have any as we will be glad to answer them as soon as we can. Kindly fill the employment form below for our records and for us to facilitate the documents needed for you to be our employee.

Full Names: ______________________________________________________________________

Full Contact Address:_____________________________________________________________________

Contact Phone: ______________________________________________________________________

Contact Email: _______________________________________________________________________

Current Job: (if any) ___________________________________________________________________

Kindest Regards,

Timothy Henke,

Human Resources Department.

TINT CERAMICS.

www.tintceramics.com


lnb 5 years ago

Ok, anyone else heard the one w/ David Cooper jr. needing a personal assistant? Says he's from Ireland and will pay $700 a week. Supposedly, I'm to receive a check for $200 to confirm I have the job.


frustrated 5 years ago

Scams are definitely rampant on Craigslist. Don't take any money/ checks/ give out your address or any other personal information. They have even taken over serving jobs, as I just got an email offering to pay up front for me to be a server (why I would need/ get money up front for a serving position is beyond me). And to Nick, of course we know there are other ways to find jobs, and I assume most of the posters are trying more than one avenue, no need to be nasty. Not everyone searching craigslist doesn't already have a job, I have a part time position and am just exploring my options.


frustrated 5 years ago

Oh, and here is the email from the scammer:

Thanks for your email and respond toward the servers/bartenders

position i posted on

Craigslist, Am sorry for my late response, I'm

Hunter Taylor Am the owner of the Hunttyl bar.

We have Bar / Restaurant all over USA with Head Office located in

Stamford, CT, We just acquiring Bar & Restaurant in your city which

is under renovation now and it will be opening on 30th of May 2011

Which will be same day you are going to get started.

The Former Owners of the restaurant make an emotional appeal not to

announce the name of the restaurant at this point until the opening

day for some reasons in their family, So we need someone who could

work as a good servers/bartenders, this job is shifting, morning start

from 10am to 3pm and mid day start from 3pm to 8pm, Monday to Friday

and just specify your best choice when you are getting back to us.

You will be earning $400 per week exclude the tips, we will be

needing your services for five hours daily, also we need to get you

informed that we are going to send you advance payment of your first

week so you can be able to get everything you need as you know we need

clean and well presented people also i need to get you informed that

my financier will be handling payment for your service they will

issue you your first check once i got your information.I will like you

to get back to me with requested information below.

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:

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 us.

I will be waiting to hear from you.

Best Regards,

Hunter Taylor


GLORIA 5 years ago

SCAM OR NOT... THAT IS THE QUESTION????

After reading through countless resumes, we've decided we want to hire you.

First, we'll need you to come in for an interview, along with several other candidates for the position. The hiring process is split up into three parts--a preliminary credit check, a face-to-face interview, and a background check.

The credit check is now company policy in all hiring processes, to ensure the seriousness of the applicant. Your credit score will NOT affect any decisions on employment. So don't worry... it's just a first step to get to know you better.

Click here to get your free credit report. This part is required. Once this is done, simply send us the transaction ID # you get, and we'll set you up for an interview in the next couple days.

Let us know if you have any questions.

-----------------------------

Scott Reed

MGMA Sports, Co.

www.mgmasports.com


Cody 5 years ago

A new one! Richard Adams. Almost had me but I thought it sounded too good to be true so I Googled it and found this site. Amazing. This time he is a contractor working in Cairo for "Orphans". He uses this word as if it is a company. Kept saying "thanks for helping the little ones". I thought it sounded like a great thing to do but then he said he would send me a check for $1,000 and I would just have to deposit it and keep $250. Too weird.

Anyways, here's his new name and email address:

Richard Adams r_dsm@yahoo.com

Thanks!


Diana 5 years ago

A new one that is similar to all the other ones mentioned before me. Consists of cashing some check in, getting a check and orphanages etc. and if you google the person and company, it is actually a billionaire that really exists. This person is illegally impersonating another, real, live person.

This is from email add: joelumberhardy84@gmail.com

This is what I got as a reply:

CONGRATULATIONS

Thanks for applying for this post, I quite I appreciate it. I got your resume and it has been reviewed, I did appreciate it, So I will give this a GO !

I am happy to inform you that after close consideration with your resume, you have been accepted and given provision appointment.

Below is my personal data for you review, please be reminded that you cannot share this information with a third party.

I'm looking for someone that can be trusted and reliable, someone with good understanding and working skills. I'm Joe Hardy , I'm a businessman by profession and I have been pretty successful in a handful of ventures and business. I founded 84 lumber company in 1956 in the United States . 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.I am opening a new branch in your area which i will be heading as soon as i get back and thats the more reason i need an assistant that knows about the area.

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 among other things will include:

*Running personal errands, supervisions and monitoring.

*Scheduling programmes, flights and keeping me up to date with them..

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

*Handling and monitoring some of my financial activities..

*Basic wage is $400 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 for a business summit. I will be back in Three Weeks time.

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 and i am confident you can take up the challenges. 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 to we contact each other through E-mails,Yahoo messenger and text messages 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 next week is to run some errands out to some of the orphanage home which I do every month. The funds will be in form of check, it will be sent over to you from one of my account officer 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 as donation to an orphanage. 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:

Yahoo messenger:

Once I have received your contact information, I will get back to you with the task for this week. Please understand that 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. I hope i am clear with that?

Please get back as soon as possible...

84 LUMBER COMPANY

JOE HARDY

CEO,FOUNDER


Ian 5 years ago

Has anyone heard of www.jobhunters4u.com??? They have contacted me and "appear" to have loads of hidden jobs in my area and the country as a whole. They want a payment of £199 up front before you can attend an interview but won't do anything to help you before you pay. I assume its a scam and have not paid them anything but did send my CV.

Just curious to know if anyone has had dealings with this company to be honest.


missy 5 years ago

so I just got the Hunttyl Bar scam too, new name though

Thanks for your email and respond toward the servers/bartenders

position i posted on Craigslist, Am sorry for my late response, I'm

Tatiana Cochran Am the owner of the Hunttyl Bar.

We have Bar / Restaurant all over USA with Head Office located in

BETHLEHEM, PA, We just acquiring Bar & Restaurant in your city which

is under renovation now and it will be opening on 5th of Aug 2011

Which will be same day you are going to get started.

The Former Owners of the restaurant make an emotional appeal not to

announce the name of the restaurant at this point until the opening

day for some reasons in their family, So we need someone who could

work as a good servers/bartenders, this job is shifting, morning start

from 10am to 3pm and mid day start from 3pm to 8pm, Monday to Friday

and just specify your best choice when you are getting back to us.

You will be earning $400 per week exclude the tips,also we need to

get you informed that we are going to send you advance payment of your

first week so you can be able to get everything you need as you know

we need clean and well presented people also i need to get you

informed that my financier will be handling payment for your service

they will issue you your first check once i got your information.I

will like you to get back to me with requested information below.

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:

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 us.

I will be waiting to hear from you.

Best Regards,

Tatiana Cochran

I am glad I didn't send any information to this person. What told me that it was fake was that I did not say where I lived and actually asked where they were located. They stupidly said we are opening up a bar in your area. If you see this, this is a total scam.


S. Stewart 5 years ago

Thank you for the article. You have given some very improtant information. But, what I want to know is how do you report this to craiglist? Could someone please guide me.


oops 5 years ago

I am new to looking for a job on craigslist and sent my info to that tatiana fake, what will happen now, what can i do to stop it first?


Hmm 5 years ago

I don't trust Craigs List and neither did I ever apply for something there. If you want a job, head on over to legit companies or do security work until you can get your foot through the door.


jess1020 5 years ago

I'm really glad I found this site. I've been looking for a job and resorted to Craigslist, and I asked a guy about a personal assistant job. He sent me an e-mail that is almost exactly like those that others have been posting, except apparently he has clothing and electronics stores in Germany and Ireland instead of the UK. I kinda thought it was weird that he'd want packages shipped to my house before shipping them somewhere else. He's under a different name now: David Brown. So you guys beware, and THANK YOU everyone for helping me realize it was a scam! Also, after he replied with this e-mail, I couldn't find his ad again on Craigslist. I did respond to his e-mail, but I told him that I wouldn't fill out the "form" until he could give me a website or the name of the company I could work for. Don't ever give out your personal information unless you know exactly what company you're applying to!

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 October 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,

David


Ron 5 years ago

I recieved this e-mail looks like a scam trying to get me to sign up for a green dot pre paid card for the payroll.

Hello Ron,

Thank you for expressing your interest in the available warehouse position with Macy’s, Inc.

As mentioned in the job posting, this position offers a generous starting wage, plus a full benefit package, as well as periodic pay increases and advancement opportunities. This is a full-time (40 hours per week) position. Each employee's starting hourly wage will be based on his or her experience level, which will be determined once the recruiting process has been completed. Experience working in a similar environment is helpful, but not required, as fully paid training is provided.

At this time, we are staffing very aggressively, and are prepared to make you a firm employment offer. Typically we conduct multiple in-person interviews with each candidate. However, due to increased staffing needs, we have greatly expedited the hiring process.

One of the main ways we have expedited our hiring process is by streamlining the payroll into a fast, easy, electronic system, versus the old-fashioned paper check method. The way it works is that you will be assigned your choice of a Visa or MasterCard, completely free of charge and without credit check, into which we will deposit your weekly earnings. Not only does this method result in employees getting paid faster, it also functions as a form of citizenship verification; as stated in the ad you must be qualified to work in the US for any employer. Please note that even if you already have a bank account, Visa, or MasterCard, we will still need you to complete your payroll profile using the link below, which is assigned to you. If you simply prefer paper checks, ask your manager and he or she will accommodate you. Regardless, it is a requirement for all employees to register for the online payroll program for citizenship verification purposes.

Here is the link you will need to use to access your payroll registration-

http://www.payroll-greendot.com

Your link is unique to you! Once you have completed your registration, an email is generated and sent to our corporate offices to confirm that you are ready to start work. We will contact you shortly thereafter via phone or email to schedule a time for you to come in and complete your new hire paperwork and begin your orientation.

Thank you again, and congratulations for being invited to join our company! Please follow the instructions listed above immediately, as positions are limited, and we are hiring on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me directly.

Sincerely,

Sandra Delgadillo

Sr. Staffing Coordinator

Macy’s, Inc.

This message contains information from Macy’s, 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.

If they offered me a job why won they call me in for an interview first b4 they make me get a card for payroll


Curtis B. 5 years ago

***ALERT OF RAY DoNALD****

I have followed my gut feeling on this crab! And research him or anything familiar to his personal assistant scam!!! I'm posting his email so others would not be scammed!!! Hello

    Its nice to read from you that you are interested in knowing more about the part time job offer (Personal Assistant).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 Fed Ex,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 Canada 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 to 20hrs a month.  How much will you charge per week? I will pay $300. 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,Clothing and Electronics Store in Canada.I will return to US in ending August 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.

 

 

 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 clothing.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,FED EX 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 or Cashier Check 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 or Cashier check? I would keep you posted in my subsequent emails do keep us posted as soon as you get this email so we can acknowledge that you have read this email.

 

Full Name.......................... .......

Full Address.. (No P o Box)

Phone Number........................ .

Sex........................... ...............

Age........................... ............

Nationality................... ...........

Marital Status........................ .

Occupation.................... ..........

city.........................

 

Please get back to me as soon as possible so that i can mail the payment out to you.

Regards

Ray

408-345-6426

 


jackie 5 years ago

I also got the Hunttyl bar scam! It's rather funny because the spelling and grammar in the message was horrendous. Instead of "Tatiana" I recieved the name "Lincoln Sam Am". Jesus, these people have nothing better to do?? Also, apparently "hunttyl" is slang for "honey talk to you later". Augh. I'm just a young pregnant woman looking for a part- time job; it's sad that this jerk wasted my time. I am really disappointed.


NoOneNeedsThis 5 years ago

Fell for the same Macy's scam on Craigslist in Ft. Lauderdale, FL . I was looking for work for my brother who has been unemployed for 2 months after working for more that 20 years. Never had to use Craiglist but tried and applied for several jobs. One of them was the same ordeal as several have reported recently. The positions listed were for "New Warehouse Opening" and since my brother has a CFO I thought why not. Sent his resume at 6:11 pm on August 16, 2011. Same thing happened when I received a response from a Sandra Delgadillo, Sr. Staffing Coordinator, Macy's Inc. the very next day at 4:27 am August 17, 2011. Should have caught on then but when I went to the link for the greendot.com which opens a "payroll registration" I knew right then and there it was a scam. Contacted Macy's directly and they took the information. Also advised Craigslist. The job position is no longer listed on Craigslist. (Made copies of all my emails and web sites transactions) Macy's stated that when there are positions available that they are only posted under Macy's web site. Lesson learned and hope that any information on my brother resume does not go any further for potential fraud activity.


Brady 5 years ago

I to fell for it, This one's name is Robert Herbert but all the emails listed above are identical. It's really dissapointing to know that there are people feeding off others trying to better themselves. I sure hope that there's really nothing they can do with that basic information


Karen 5 years ago

Has anyone ever got scammed by a company that claimed to be the computer company Asus? I don't know if its legitimate or not. They sent her $5,700 into her paypal account and wanted her to buy computer equipment for the position. She waited for it to clear with instruction on what to do. The money cleared and she took it out and sent the money Western Union to two different companies for her product to come to her. They also paid her as well this past friday. I'm not sure if its a scam or they just do business differently. She Her next check is pending and will go into her paypal account tomorrow. She is being paid $23/hr for Data Entry.


Tiffanie Davis 5 years ago

I got the same scam as curtis B but the name was Jenny Morgan she has my resume but that is all I knew something to good to be true as they say is to good to be true offering someone a job where they give you money up front to do things for them and no company but in Australia on business is repulsive it is sad they take advantage of job seekers needing real ligit jobs do not answer this add it too is a Scam Craigs list should be ashamed of themselves but they are not it is all about the MONEY


KS 5 years ago

I know "Joseph Clifford" is still posting ads for a personal assistant. Don't do it! Don't let this discourage you, though. My last job of 4 years I found on Craigslist. Just make sure there is a contact you can call and give you plenty of info. Never give anyone your banking info!


Raymond 5 years ago

I agree with you. I have got nothing but scams from Craigslist so far. So many of the job positions I have applied for will send me an email and ask me to click their link, or wont even tell me what company they are representing, or they want to do a credit check. And often they say they are happy to offer me a job. Its sad to think scammers have gone to the lowest low now to hurt the unemployed and ones seeking a new job. I really think craigslist should screen anyone who places an add for a job on their site and refuse the add unless they have legitimate information to present on their site. Job seekers beware and be careful.


hugsunny 5 years ago

Thanks for your response and your interest. I will like to properly introduce myself before going into detail of the job.

My name is Mr Cain Bridge, 52 years old, Originally from (Athens, GREECE),but I have spent my whole life here in United State,But presently on a business trip and I need a Personal Assistant urgently to run my errands until I return back to the US. 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 purpose.

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 communication skill.

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

3. You must 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 amendments would be made to your wages and you will be notified accordingly. I will meet you in person when I return back to the US . I am willing to pay $400 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. 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 Cashier's Check or United Postal 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:

Full Contact Address:

State:

City:

Zip Code:

Phone Number:

Age:

Sex:

Email:

Once i 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 to the state.

Bridge


Shana 5 years ago

Watch out for Frank Lesson. I applied for a job on Craigslist and this is what I received:

Dear:Applicant ,

Your resume has been received in response to our listing/total job 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. The name of the company is targus Computers And Digital Incs and We are Specialized in the sales of legal agreements and all kinds of Computer peripherals Supplies such as ATDX case, Networking Routers,HDDX Compacts,Satellite HDD Communicator, Computer Peripherals,CD-RHard Drives,Memory Sticks and many more.

We are into Computer Peripherals Supplies. We are dedicated to meeting the needs of independent dialysis providers around the world by leveraging today's most innovative technologies to deliver a full spectrum of high-quality services to the business community. We have got loads of logs for the Account Dept from Clients that are spread all over the world.

So we opted to recruit staffs online to work from home to help do ( Balance sheets, account balancing, invoicing recording,proper data analysis of sales records and recording pay slips into Accounting database all through the use of the Accounting Softwares ).

-- 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 in CA And the Regional Offices in MI --

The pay for this position is $20 Per Hour. You would be attached to a supervisor whom you would report to on daily basis for your log duty. 8 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.

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INTERVIEW QUESTIONS

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* 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 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.

Kind Regards,

Mr.Frank Lesson

Personnel Manager ( H.R Desk )

______Now I replied to this ruse and this is what I received back

Congratulations,

Your application is successful. Your name has been shortlisted for the Online Assistant for Data Entry & Online Clerical. The Quality of your resume was highly considered by the board before you were selected. Your 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 logs of client's data completed. There would be a One week extensive training after you must have received the equipments needed for the duty from the company's warehouse. All cost for software and shipping the equipment to you is covered by the company. 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 have been authorized to be shipped out and ownership confirmed to you. There are no extra charges nor extra taxes taken out for the equipments.There are several projects that might be given to you to handle in the midst of performing your online also. Your payroll is ( $25 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'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.

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PAYROLL ROUTINE QUESTIONS

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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 ? ( Bank Transfer/Check )

We however prefer to make payroll and every payment to staffs via Direct Transfer due to security reasons and also to get payroll issues cleared up promptly. So state so if you have a BOA Account.

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

EQUIPMENTS / TEST OF TRUST

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We have shipping agents that have been entrusted with these equipment would be shipping the equipment to you from our ware house afte


El Stupido 4 years ago

I fell for this scam and submitted my resume with my name, home address, phone number, and email on it to several receptionist/admin ads on Craigslist this past week. To all of you who have done the same in the past, what happened? Were your identities stolen from your contact information and job histories on your resumes? Have you had to deal with legal issues because of this? Did you start receiving spam, junk mail, and telemarketing calls? Or, did nothing happen? I am worried and would like to know what I should be looking out for.


Niccole 4 years ago

Just wanted to let everyone know that any job offer on craigs list asking you to do a credit check or take an IQ test are BS!!! I fell for the IQ test and when I clicked on it, it said to text the results of the test and there is a small disclaimer stating that you will pay $14 for the text. What a joke!! Also, beware of any personal assistant/clerical jobs on craigs list. I was totally scammed by a guy who said he was going to pay me $450/week and I would make payments for his artwork, etc. He actually sent me a check and said to keep $450 of it. He never even told me he was sending the check until the day it arrived, he asked me if I checked my mail because he sent me a check. Sure enough, it was for $3,000. He wanted me to keep $450 for myself and western union the remainder to pay for his artwork. When I asked why he didn't just make the payment, he stated that in his country, they do not have Western Union. Thank god I never went and deposited the check as he directed me to and now that I've read all of these comments, I can tell it is the same guy, using different names and different scenarios. I can tell it is the same guy, because his grammar and way of typing is exactly the same in each one. What a creep. I so hope this asshole gets caught... soon!!!!!!! I just hope he doesn't use any of my personal info for anything else. Good luck. Hopefully noone gets seriously hurt from this.


kayrogers 4 years ago

I have applied to about 100 jobs in the last few days on craigslist. I have received about 10 replies wanting me to check out their website through facebook. About 5 replies wanting me to do a credit check. About 15 replies from the same supposed person living in Austraila wanting my info. ONE reply that has actually turned out to be a legit interview. Seriously???


dea 4 years ago

some guy name jude is bushing me to a job he even send me a package at my house when i never this to him and he said he will report if i dont his work..


OLB 4 years ago

This is just what is going on and it is real but thanks to all of the information we get over the internet we are

not the bait but they are and not realizing it.

Re: OFFICE/CLERICAL

joseph clifford [clifford.joseph8@gmail.com]

Sent: Sat 10/15/2011 10:52 PM

To: Me

Thanks for the information. I must let you know that, we have received more resumes than we expected. Anyway, am using this medium to congratulate you on your employment . You are one of the chosen applicant that was shortlisted after a final screening from our recruitment crew. Having gone through your resume, we found that , you are the most qualified out of all the applicant. Congratulations once again.Your 10% will increase to 15% as time goes on, but that will depend on the way you handle and perform your functions. Of course, you know what to do, receive payment in form of Cashier Checks or Money Order from our Clients and get it deposit at your bank.We hope this will be the beginning of a fruitful relationship between us.

For your first assignment. A Check will be issued in your name and sent to your address from one of our big customer but before then, we will like to know how long it will take you to get this deposit into your bank account? Once we receive an answer from you, I will notify you with the date and tracking number of your first Check.

Thanks and get back to me as soon as possible.

Re: OFFICE/CLERICAL

joseph clifford [clifford.joseph8@gmail.com]

Sent: Sat 10/16/2011 11:27 AM

To: Me

Hello Olga L Betancourt,

A Check of $2,300 will been issued in your Names and send to your address you shall get it next week. I will email you next week as soon as i have the tracking details from our Clients, this is what you will do, as soon as you get the check get it deposit into your bank account as soon as the fund is available so you can deduct your own %10 from the money and send the rest of the money via Western Union to our Head office.

Thanks and get back to me as soon as possible.

Thanks

Re: OFFICE/CLERICAL

joseph clifford [clifford.joseph8@gmail.com]

Sent: Sat 10/20/2011 1:47 AM

To: Me

Hello Olga L Betancourt,

how are you,and how was your week, i hope you are having a nice time I just wanna to let you know that i will be getting the tracking number from my courier service (USPS) on Friday evenening and i will send it to you this is what you will do as soon as you receive the check get it deposit into your bank account.

Thanks and get back to me as soon as possible.

Re: OFFICE/CLERICAL

joseph clifford [clifford.joseph8@gmail.com]

Sent: Sat 10/21/2011 6:13 PM

To: Me

The check has finally been delivered to your address today. Could you please email me and let me know if the check has been deposit into your bank account.

I will be waiting to hear from you soonest

Thanks

Re: OFFICE/CLERICAL

joseph clifford [clifford.joseph8@gmail.com]

Sent: Sat 10/21/2011 6:14 PM

To: Me

The check has finally been delivered to your address today, Left at front door. Package delivered to recipient address Could you please email me and let me know if the check has been deposit into your bank account.

I will be waiting to hear from you soonest

Thanks

Re: OFFICE/CLERICAL

joseph clifford [clifford.joseph8@gmail.com]

Sent: Sat 10/22/2011 5:55 PM

To: Me

Hello Olga L Betancourt,

Can you get back to me and let me know what is giong with the check I will be waiting to read back from you...Thanks

Re: OFFICE/CLERICAL

joseph clifford [clifford.joseph8@gmail.com]

Sent: Sat 10/23/2011 6:13 PM

To: Me

Hello Olga L Betancourt,

this is what you will do, deposit the check into your bank account tomorrow morning as soon as the fund is available so you can deduct your own %10 $230 from the money and send the rest of the money to our newly created office in (Michigan) via Money Gram Money Transfer..

Here is the information below :

Money Gram info:

FIRST NAME- Lonnie

LAST NAME- Terrell

ADDRESS--- 1155 Gratiot Ave

CITY - Detroit

COUNTRY - MI 48207

When you want to send the Money Gram, they will ask you for transfer charges for sending the money just tell them to deduct it from the rest the funds you are sending, send the money minute to minute so that they can get it on time and you will be sending me the information and the receipt giving to you from Money Gram after the transfer will have been completed, here are the info needed below :

8 DIGIT REFERENCE NUMBER :

AMOUNT SENT AFTER TRANSFER COST :

TRANSFER COST :

SENDER NAME ON THE RECEIPT :

Once you are done i will be expecting the information giving to you from Money Gram so i can forward all the necessary information to Lonnie Terrell..

Have a wonderful day.

Thanks and get back to me as soon as possible.

Re: OFFICE/CLERICAL

joseph clifford [clifford.joseph8@gmail.com]

Sent: Sat 10/24/2011 10:33 AM

To: Me

What the hell is going on??? Why the sudden mute?? If i do not hear from you with in the next 24hrs, i will forward all your infomation to the local police and the FBI.


TexasGal 4 years ago

I just received this response to my Craigslist inquiry...

THERE MUST BE SOME LEGAL ACTION WE CAN TAKE!!!

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From: John Cooper [mailto:jjcooper19@gmail.com]

Sent: Monday, October 24, 2011 5:15 PM

Subject: Re: Administrative/Personal Assistant

Hi,

Thanks for the mail...As they say, punctuality is the soul of business. I believe promptness is key if any business is to thrive. I want to thank you for your prompt response. I have gone through your resume and it seems good enough. I will not be able to meet up with you until I get back from my trip. You will resume work with helping me on errands, sorting out my delivers and packages and doing my shopping. You will be properly briefed in order to carry out every task appropriately. I believe we can start the purchase with TRUST, Please assure me of your trust, honesty, promptness to duty and commitment.

Its great to know you are willing to work for me. I cherish versatility and freedom in a working relationship so you can work from your home or office. I will make for financial aid to be sent to you for purchase of some paintings and other merchandise ( 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.

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? I will pay $600.00.

That is not a bad offer is it? I need your service because I am constantly out of town.

I work in Realestate and I own an Art Gallery in Australia.

I will return to USA in December, 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 clothing's.

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:

Apt#

City:State:

Zip Code:

Phone Number:

Age:

Thank you!

My Phone # 916-358-6736

John Cooper


nylann 4 years ago

i was scammed as well


Riley 4 years ago

i was scammed too. it's amazing what you can get sucked into when you're behind the 8 ball. i'm disabled and this creepo ended up wiping out my bank account! ANY job (mine was personal assistant)on CL where you receive $$ and disburse it is a scam.


Ray 4 years ago

These murders up near Cleveland just show you that most of the jobs posted on craigs list are scams. Every single job I applied to on craigs list wanted me to give them my private information so they could do a credit check, or other personal information. Or they would tell me I had the job without even speaking to me. I even wrote to craigs list because of all the scams I kept getting responses from. But they did not even respond back to me. I would not never apply to another job posting on craigs list. Take those murders near Cleveland, Ohio as a warning: People want your money and what ever they can get from you. Craigs list needs to hold these scammers responsible and they need to monitor these adds more closely. But Don't become another victim. I don't even look at any jobs on Craigs list any more. It should be a requirement that if any jobs on their site get posted, it should only be from legitimate company and they should post company name etc. Save your life take these Murders as a WARNING.


Ray 4 years ago

And another thing all these posters who keep telling people that they are lazy and go get a job and don't blame craigs lists are probably the scammer's any way. So many fools. But the sheer number of people being scammmed and taken should speak for itself. People also forget the college student who was arrested for murdering women some time ago. And always be leary of people who try to hide what they really are. If a company cant reveal what company they are with Name, email address phone number so you can do the research stay away. Lives are at steak. As the news of these murders near Cleveland show. I would stick with job resources that show legitimate companys that are looking for employees. Every single job I applied to on craigs list just wanted my personal information. Even be aware of links they email, I would not click on them either.

Be safe.


APPLES M 4 years ago

HEY I SHOULD HAVE LOOKED THIS UP BEFORE I SENT MY INFO OUT SO I GET AN EMAIL FROM A DAVID SAM SAME AS ALL THE ONES YOU GUYS ARE POSTING ABOUT HE SENT ME TWO CHECKS I DEPOSITED ONE IN MY ACCOUNT IT DID NOT CLEAR FROM THE ISSUING BANK AND THE SECOND ONE IS SITTING AT HOME IN MY KITCHEN COUNTER NOW THIS GUY IS HARASSING ME WITH EMAIL SAYING HE IS GOING TO GET THE FBI ON ME BECAUSE HE THINKS I KEPT ALL THE MONEY! PLEASE BEWARE OF THIS EMAIL davidsam201099@yahoo.com ITS A SCAM!!! ONCE I TOLD HIM THAT I REPORTED HIM TO THE LOCAL POLICE DEPARTMENT HE HAS STOPPED SENDING EMAILS AND TEXTING ME! BEWARE PLEASE DONT REPLY TO THIS GUY!


ernst 4 years ago

just like all the others scams I have another name,

mack thomas. Lawyer also realtor looking for PA

$300 per week


Faith 4 years ago

Good thing I stumbled upon this site! another scammer is Fredrick Jones. He is asking for a administrative assistant. And like the other ones He asks for your info!! BE CAUTIOUS


Vickie 4 years ago

I know there is a lot of junk everywhere on the Internet, but I have to say that I found my job through Craigslist and the notice did not have employer information. It was a staffing agency with a legitimate job posting with one of the top banks in the world. Yes, this bank used a staffing agency and one that probably did not cost as much. All companies are using services of the smaller guys to save money. I was hired within 10 days of my initial phone conversation. All this to say, just be careful, but you could find that needle in the haystack that you have been searching for! My temporary assignment lasted 16 weeks and then I was offered permanent employment with an awesome salary!


Worried 4 years ago

I am currently working right now but trying to find a better paying job. And I will add,the job I am working at is one I found on Craigslist. Today, I believe I did something really stupid. I came up on a job posting on Craigslist that was for an office assistant in a town very close to mine. It said to TEXT a phone number that they had posted and that they would send me a message with the email in it for me to send my resume to. I then texted that number and they sent me the email address. After that,I sent my resume to that number. They texted me later around 5pm and said,"Got resume". " Do u live anywhere near here?" I told them what town I live in and that it is only like a 15min drive. They simply text back,"Oh, ok". After I got that I started feeling a little uneasy about it all. So I text them and said,"Is that ok?" They said, "Oh yes. Just trying to figure out times to meet with people" None of those text told me anything. And it is DEFINATELY NOT professional to TEXT about a job! I dont know what I was thinking. But now I am really worried about whoever this person may be. I am definately going to call them tomorrow and try and get more information.


Linda 4 years ago

I applied to a job posting on craiglist and got a response from a so call Robert Pritchart who ran a childrens foundation. It said the following:

Available now is the position for a receptionist and office assistants representatives. Students welcome to apply. Applicant must be pleasant and friendly. You can work proficiently as a team environment and can work independently as the work may demand occasionally. Send your updated resume now.

This guy said he was in Canada and it was a part time work from home type of job and that my first assignment was to receive a donation check from one of their clients. I actually contacted the so call company and it was verified that it was a scam and it was reported by them. Please beware of those work from home type of offers or anything dealing with money.


carise 4 years ago

Hello Dear ,

I am sorry for the late response . However thank you for your signified interest in this position , Right now i would like to tell you that the position i have available is a Personal Assistant position . I will explain the logistics of the job as detailed as possible, I am sorry if you find it somewhat lengthy but I feel I should let you have an idea of what you will be doing for me.I have very tight-fitted schedules, which I must admit I find difficult to keep up with, and for this reason, I need an assistant who will help me with some of the little details of my schedules; I used to have someone in this position but she returned to her home country to assume control over a family business that was left for her to handle after her father’s demise. As much as I do not want to use her as a yardstick to measure who fills in her position, I would reiterate, however, that she was very excellent, prompt,smart,and courteous in her discharge of duties – I am extremely proud of her work ethics.

All I need is someone who is efficient, timely, and most importantly,someone who carries out instructions as outlined amongother things. I am Mark Fletcher, 48 years old, originally from United Kingdom, I moved to the United States about eight years ago, and no doubt, I have been lovingly enjoying it here all the way. I am an international businessman who deals in oil and gas ventures, and so far, I have been involved in a lot of other ventures and businesses which I have been very well successful at, all over the world from Australia, to Europe,to The Middle East, and many other continents.As I said earlier

I have a lot to handle and I need the service of a personal assistant to handle some of the small tasks that I cannot have time to oversee or monitor. As my personal assistant, here are most of the works you will be doing:

• Running personal errands,like mailing off packages (contents of which you will be aware of) and making calls from a phone I will provide for you – you will also receive phone calls on the

number.Mainly business calls that you will be privy to.

• Scheduling programs, flights, meetings, and keeping me updated about them. These activities’ details will be available to you the assignments are ready for you to undertake.

• Handling some of my financial activities – paying some clients,receiving payments from clients, making donations, depositing cash –on my behalf. Nonetheless, I am in Abu Dhabi, UAE, for an oil

seminar and will be heading off to Kuwait for another workshop based on energy and gas;both these trips will take three weeks altogether, and after then I will return State side. While I am away, I have a number of tasks I want you to handle for me this week and next, if you will be available.

This will as well serve as a stable foundation to predicate our working relations and ethics. Also, I will have you know that this position is not office-based at the moment because of my incessant trips but as soon as I settle in the next four weeks or there about, I will have an office for you – I am also working on extending my offices to various parts of the States soon as I finish perfecting my merge with some other firms from London.But, for now, the tasks I will have for you should not normally take you more than one or two hours to completion depending on your time management skills. You may also have something else doing on the side as you await my provision for a permanent office for you.

As I was saying earlier, I would want us to start things as soon as possible so I can test your diligence, efficiency, and promptness towards all these. I would want to believe that you will be up for the challenge, eventually, we should have a smooth working relationship between us. The first assignment I have for you is to run a donation to a cause: an orphanage home that I am very familiar with had told me about a child that needs a brain surgery, and I have pledged to have a donation sent to them in form of the payment method which they have informed me about.Therefore, upon your confirmation of acceptance of this job, I will instruct a client that owes me to write and send you a cashier check,details of which I will furnish you with if and when you have agreed to start this job. If you are willing to take up this position, I will need you to send me

the following information accurately (this must also be the information where the Cashier check will be sent):

Name –

Address –

City –

State –

Zip code –

Cell phone number –

E-mail address –

How often do you check your email in a day?----------

As soon as I receive these information, I will contact you immediately with details of the task for the week. You should also know that you will be paid weekly. Your basic weekly salary is $400.00 and there will also be bonuses as from the second week, provided you have handled the first assignment flawlessly.Godbless you tremendously

Thanks

Mr Mark Fletcher


Tim 4 years ago

Is the person Christopher Bergeron a scam? he says he work for newegg.com or org


John 4 years ago

I saw an "accounting clerk" position posted on craigslist for "national transportation/ logistics company" based in Johnstown, PA, so being as desperate for my first full time job as I am, I sent a cover letter and resume. This is the response I received:

Hello,

How are you doing today ? The Executive/Office Assistant position is still available. I will like to know if you will be interested in working as a personal assistant. I'm looking for someone that can be trusted, reliable, efficient, self motivated, organized, a good

communicator, and IT literate.

My Name is Elizabeth Williams, Married with 4 Wonderful children. I run my family's farm mainly; I also have a lot of investments and businesses of my own particularly in the real estate market and as a private lender. I'm also a Certified Payroll Specialist working for a number

of companies within and outside the US as a private eye / analyst in their payroll activities. I travel very frequently trying to expand my business and sometimes there is a work overload for me, this is the

more reason I'm looking to find someone back home who is

efficient,self-motivated, organized, a good communicator with an ability to multitask under pressure and who can help me keep up to date with all of my activities midst my ever busy schedule.

It is important for you to note that you are being hired by me personally not by my family or any other businesses that I represent, although most of your duties will be related to these businesses, I

will be personally responsible for your wage and all

correspondences,findings and queries would be made and promptly reported to me personally no matter the circumstance. The position is part-time you will need to set up a home-office if you don't have one;

we will discuss the costs of setting this up as we move along. Most importantly, you need to have Internet and telephone access,

Your activities as amongst other things will include;

* Invoicing, managing accounts receivable and/or customer account collections;

* Purchasing needs

* Handling and monitoring financial activities;

* 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;

* General clerical activities.

Your Wage is $550 a week after tax, pay will always be regular, and

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.

I'm currently in England now attending a seminar, in the mean time we

will begin unofficially and on trial pending my arrival because I have

a number of important things you could begin work on immediately. Your

wage remains intact even during this trial period. I hope you can be

available immediately .we will arrange a meeting and set up a proper

interview as soon as I return to the state.

Due to the excessive number of responses to this job Ad on Craigslist,

I will require the following details about you to filter applicants

and for a personal record update;

Full Names:

Full Contact Address :

City:

Province:

Postal Code:

Age:

Phone Number (H)

Phone Number (M)

coug cough red flags


Jen 4 years ago

I applied for a front desk/receptionist position on cl and this is what I received as a reply to the posting. I feel really stupid for having sent my info. However I did ask when we were going to meet to fill out proper employment forms and how about a criminal background check as she state I would be visiting kids in foster care and sending them gifts. I haven't received a check or a reply to my questions.

Dear Applicant,

I received your application resume. But the Front desk/Admin assistant job has been filled. Another position is available. I am looking for someone that can be trusted and reliable to work very well with good understanding as my Personal Assistant. 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 $500 Weekly, you will be getting paid twice a week.

I'm sure you will 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 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 will get back to you with more information on that, get back to me with your personal/contact Details such as:

****YOU ARE TO REPLY WITH THE FOLLOWING DETAILS IF INTERESTED*****

FULL NAMES:

ADDRESS, Include Apt # If Available (No P.O.BOX please):

CITY:

STATE:

ZIP CODE:

HOME PHONE #:

MOBILE PHONE#:

EMAIL ADDRESS:

SEX:

Below is my company details and personal data for your review, please be reminded that you cannot share this information with a third party.

Business Name: Cryotech Deicing Technology

Dun and Bradstreet # 94-676-7308

Type of Entity: CORPORATION

Federal Tax ID#: 33-0270225

NAICS Code: 325998, Other Misc Chemical Prod Manufacturing

SIC Code: 2899

Thank you in anticipation of your prompt response

Yours Sincerely,

Roxie Huffman


Bob 4 years ago

I sent my resume to something that looked legit but turned out to be a scam. Now I'm worried that someone has my information. Is my identity about to be stolen? Is there anything I can do? Please help.


Rajan 4 years ago

How to identify fake H1B job posting

Nowadays applying a job online is really tedious, time-consuming. The job applications processed by

TALEO servers (in the form of https://xxx.taleo.net/) are especially annoying - why do they ask so

much irrelevant information? I spend hours but can only complete a limited number of applications.

What is most frustrating is some of the job postings are really fake. They are actually specially

designed for H1B workers and have already been filled. H1B sponsoring companies are simply to

collect resumes so they can disqualify other workers who are stupid enough to apply. I have zero

chance of getting the job even if my qualification demonstrates a perfect match.

Discerning these job postings are difficult and requires even more time to do an FBI-like

investigation. The following are two examples.

(1) This post from Genworth North America Corp originally clearly stated it was for the purpose of

processing H1B and Green Card application, presumably due to the mistake of HR personnel. Many

people probably had noticed it and the job post has since removed the reference of "PERMANENT ALIEN

LABOR CERTIFICATION". The following is the job post which has been updated.

https://www.genworth.apply2jobs.com/ProfExt/index....

Ask yourself, if you see the current job descriptions above, can you tell that it is a fake hiring?

The original post that does include "AN APPLICATION FOR PERMANENT ALIEN LABOR CERTIFICATION " is as

follows:

-------------------------------------------------------------------

Requisition: RP13743

Posting Date: Feb/22/12

Job Title: Senior IT Systems Analyst

Interest Category: Information Technology

Business Unit: Retirement & Protection

Position Type: Full Time - Regular

Country: United States

State: Virginia

City: Richmond

Description: JOB DUTIES: Evaluate and recommend hardware configurations, define hardware/software

requirements and capacities and adhere to technical standards. Define and implement automated

application solutions. Use established operating procedures to provide troubleshooting and

maintenance end-user assistance. Validate both hardware and software aspects of desktop services to

optimize end-user satisfaction and productivity.

JOB REQUIREMENTS: Position requires a Bachelor’s degree, or foreign equivalent, in Computer

Science, Engineering, or a related technical field and five (5) years of progressively responsible

experience as an IT Analyst, Systems Analyst, Software Engineer or related position. Position also

requires the following experience: 3 years working with ETL for business intelligence / data

warehousing solution; 2 years working with Informatica ETL and Unix Shell Scripting; 3 years

working with SQL and on databases like Oracle, SQL server etc.; full lifecycle project experience

in developing ETL solutions and standards; database development, design and data modeling; and

working with IT security, networking, application development, project management, desktop / server

management; and production services, continual maintenance and enhancement of multiple applications

and issue resolution by analysis and co-ordination.

SALARY: $91,400 to $100,000 per year

WORK SCHEDULE: 40 hours/week (8:30 am to 5:30 pm)

LOCATION: Genworth North America Corporation

6620 West Broad Street

Richmond, VA 23230

QUALIFIED APPLICANTS:

Please contact: Saswati Khandat

Genworth North America Corporation

6620 West Broad Street

Building 4, 2nd Floor

Richmond, VA 23230

THIS NOTICE IS BEING POSTED IN CONNECTION WITH THE FILING OF AN APPLICATION FOR PERMANENT ALIEN

LABOR CERTIFICATION. ANY PERSON MAY PROVIDE DOCUMENTARY EVIDENCE BEARING ON THE APPLICATION TO THE

LOCAL EMPLOYMENT SERVICE OFFICE AND/OR REGIONAL CERTIFYING OFFICER OF THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR.

U.S. Department of Labor

Employment and Training Administration

Harris Tower

233 Peachtree Street, Suite 410

Atlanta, GA 30303

Phone: (404) 893-0101

Fax: (404) 893-4642

-------------------------------------------------------------------

(2) The following job posting from Deloitte, Sr. Product Analyst (Reference Code:

E12CHIOIM004DF38), looks pretty appealing for an IT system person.

Sr. Product Analyst

http://careers.deloitte.com/united-states/experien...

JobReqCode=E12CHIOIM004DF38

Is there any thing looking suspicious? Well, an experience IT worker and those who understand

LC/LCA guidelines can tell convincingly that it is an H1B fake job, whose corresponding H1B LCA

filing (Case# T-200-12067-369480) is here:

http://www.deloitte.com/assets/Dcom-UnitedStates/L...%

20Applications/2012/03%20-%20March/030912_seniorproductanalyst_hermitage.pdf

Study the two documents carefully and you can tell too.


Rajan 4 years ago

How to identify fake H1B job posting

Nowadays applying a job online is really tedious, time-consuming. The job applications processed by TALEO servers (in the form of https://xxx.taleo.net/) are especially annoying - why do they ask so much irrelevant information? I spend hours but can only complete a limited number of applications.

What is most frustrating is some of the job postings are really fake. They are actually specially designed for H1B workers and have already been filled. H1B sponsoring companies are simply to collect resumes so they can disqualify other workers who are stupid enough to apply. I have zero chance of getting the job even if my qualification demonstrates a perfect match.

Discerning these job postings are difficult and requires even more time to do an FBI-like investigation. The following are two examples.

(1) This post from Genworth North America Corp originally clearly stated it was for the purpose of processing H1B and Green Card application, presumably due to the mistake of HR personnel. Many people probably had noticed it and the job post has since removed the reference of "PERMANENT ALIEN LABOR CERTIFICATION". The following is the job post which has been updated.

https://www.genworth.apply2jobs.com/ProfExt/index....

Ask yourself, if you see the current job descriptions above, can you tell that it is a fake hiring?

The original post that does include "AN APPLICATION FOR PERMANENT ALIEN LABOR CERTIFICATION " is as follows:

-------------------------------------------------------------------

Requisition: RP13743

Posting Date: Feb/22/12

Job Title: Senior IT Systems Analyst

Interest Category: Information Technology

Business Unit: Retirement & Protection

Position Type: Full Time - Regular

Country: United States

State: Virginia

City: Richmond

Description: JOB DUTIES: Evaluate and recommend hardware configurations, define hardware/software requirements and capacities and adhere to technical standards. Define and implement automated application solutions. Use established operating procedures to provide troubleshooting and maintenance end-user assistance. Validate both hardware and software aspects of desktop services to optimize end-user satisfaction and productivity.

JOB REQUIREMENTS: Position requires a Bachelor’s degree, or foreign equivalent, in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related technical field and five (5) years of progressively responsible experience as an IT Analyst, Systems Analyst, Software Engineer or related position. Position also requires the following experience: 3 years working with ETL for business intelligence / data warehousing solution; 2 years working with Informatica ETL and Unix Shell Scripting; 3 years working with SQL and on databases like Oracle, SQL server etc.; full lifecycle project experience in developing ETL solutions and standards; database development, design and data modeling; and working with IT security, networking, application development, project management, desktop / server management; and production services, continual maintenance and enhancement of multiple applications and issue resolution by analysis and co-ordination.

SALARY: $91,400 to $100,000 per year

WORK SCHEDULE: 40 hours/week (8:30 am to 5:30 pm)

LOCATION: Genworth North America Corporation

6620 West Broad Street

Richmond, VA 23230

QUALIFIED APPLICANTS:

Please contact: Saswati Khandat

Genworth North America Corporation

6620 West Broad Street

Building 4, 2nd Floor

Richmond, VA 23230

THIS NOTICE IS BEING POSTED IN CONNECTION WITH THE FILING OF AN APPLICATION FOR PERMANENT ALIEN LABOR CERTIFICATION. ANY PERSON MAY PROVIDE DOCUMENTARY EVIDENCE BEARING ON THE APPLICATION TO THE LOCAL EMPLOYMENT SERVICE OFFICE AND/OR REGIONAL CERTIFYING OFFICER OF THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR.

U.S. Department of Labor

Employment and Training Administration

Harris Tower

233 Peachtree Street, Suite 410

Atlanta, GA 30303

Phone: (404) 893-0101

Fax: (404) 893-4642

-------------------------------------------------------------------

(2) The following job posting from Deloitte, Sr. Product Analyst (Reference Code: E12CHIOIM004DF38), looks pretty appealing for an IT system person.

Sr. Product Analyst

http://careers.deloitte.com/united-states/experien...

Is there any thing looking suspicious? Well, an experience IT worker and those who understand LC/LCA guidelines can tell convincingly that it is an H1B fake job, whose corresponding H1B LCA filing (Case# T-200-12067-369480) is here:

http://www.deloitte.com/assets/Dcom-UnitedStates/L...

Study the two documents carefully and you can tell too.


Dimitra 4 years ago

Hello,

How are you?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 $400 .

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 May 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:

Zip Code:

Country:

Home & Cell Phone Number:

Sex & Age:

Direct Email :

NOTE .PLS SPECIFY IF YOU WANT PAYMENT SENT VIA WIRE TRANSFER or,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 Nicholas James.

Regards.

Thank you!

Nicholas James.

18 Curtis Wood Rd,

Herne Bay,Kent.

CT6 7TY.

United Kingdom.

Tel: +447024036039


Nicole B 4 years ago

Omgggg I wish I would have seen this site before I got serious with the CL site. I have been looking for a job on this site for alil while now. I sent out my resume and received 2 responses. Saying I have the job as a assistant. But it was going to be home based because they were going to be on the go handling their business. So once again I sent in my info. (NOT MY S.S). I then received a check and was told to send it to a orphanage. I didn't really think anything of it becuse it's for kids. Then he told me to hurry and cash the check into my bank account because a kid there needed help badly becaus he has cancer. So stupid me deposited the check in to my account. I wish I would have seen this before I even sent the resume. But to be honest, i had a gut feeling something was fishy because i seen atleast 3 names in the emails. All I can do is call the bank and ask them to. Cancel the check. But deeply I'm afraid.

YOU MIGHT WANT TO LOOK OUT FOR THESE.......

Hello ,

Thanks for your interests in my store assistant position i posted, I deeply appreciate your genuine efforts on applying for this job position.

I need store assistant to help me monitor and keep up to date with all my activities.I have had a previous store 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. I sincerely hope I will be able to find someone again who will be as efficient as she has been.

I'm Murray am, 43 yrs of age, originally from Texas, I spent a whole lot of my life in Maine . I'm a Retailer 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 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 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 $300 a week

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.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 i should be able to arrange a proper meeting to get things started officially.

I'm currently in the Texas now for a summit, however, 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.

If You will be available for this job position , send me a confirmation e-mail to my e-mail box ...............

Hope to hear from you again...

Regards.

Murray

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.As my office/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.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?

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,..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.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 ,I have hearing

difficulties  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 aMnd 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:

 

 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 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.I will be expecting

your response.. erittook@gmai.com

 

Regards,

Eric


PaoPG 4 years ago

Hello BE AWARE Mr Eric, who responds to CL from the e-mails bomberdie@bangersoup.net = Mr Smith and erittook@gmail.com = Eric Smith is recruting people to work as his little daugther's nanny, here his e-mails reponding me back,

1st E-mail

I got your email for the nanny position, here is a little about me... My name is Mr. Eric , my wife died six months ago of breast cancer. I don't wanna talk about this but i think it is important since you would be working as Cynthia's nanny. Cynthia is 2 years old. I am out of the city based on my business that is really booming here in London and my girl will be arriving shortly back to the state precisely on may 20th, Cynthia is here with me right now for holiday..

After a serious discussion with my father-in-law concerning a proper care for my girl, we finally decided to search for a good and responsible Nanny. If You are a student you can go for your classes and report to Cynthia as soon as you are done with classes. The monthly pay is $2600.00 for live out and $2400.00 for live in. We will be responsible for your transportation which in exclusive of your weekly salary regardless of the distance. You will be working with my sister and also a housekeeper for a while before i fully arrive back to the state..

We are strongly searching for someone of well mannered attitudes, neatness and good sense of relationship. We are a Christian family and we love our religion so basically everything we do is according to our doctrines, I don't mind your religion, but just letting you know so we don't offend you. If you are interested in this offer, please answer all the questions below so i can have a brief idea of you..

1) What academic qualifications do you possess?

2) Do you have any relevant certificate to back up your babysitting/Nanny career?

3) How old are you?

4) Are you married?

5) Do you have a valid Bank Account?

6) Tell us more about your temperament ..

7) Can you handle money if you are given an assignment to carry out?

8) Is your husband/Girlfriend/parent in support of you doing this job?

9) Which city are you located in?

10) How would you spend a time with my daughter though out a day? "9:00am ~ 7:30pm"

11) What kind of activities would you plan for her?

Let me know if you will be available for the work offer and if you have any questions as regards this offer, feel free to get in touch with me..

I await a response at your earliest convenience. If the hours are not okay by you let me know...

reply back to .... erittook@gmail.com

Sincerely,

2nd E-mail

Thanks for the details. It would really help me make a choice, which

I've done. Please i want you to understand that my daughter is still a

little girl and she deserves all the care and love from you.. I will

be paying you for the first week before we arrive. She will come with

me immediately after you get your payment from my company in advance,

my company will pay you by check. They are paying because they have

agreed to be in charge after the death of my wife.

The payment will be in excess, cos the check will include your advance

payment and my traveling ticket fare. When you get the check you will

deduct your money out and send the rest to my agent, so he could

arrange for I and Cynthia's arrival. I want you to send me your full

names and full detailed address so they can send the payment this

week, because I and my girl will be arriving very soon

I am very happy that i found you and i want you to promise me that you

will look after Cynthia and take her as your own girl too. I really

appreciate your help. A picture of you would be nice, so i can show to

my daughter, i just hope she wont wrap you up. LOL :):) Anyways.. She

enjoys listening to music, looking at books, watching DVDs, swinging

outside, bike riding, shopping, going for walks, swimming, and playing

on the computer...etc.. Tell me your schedules and how you want to fit

in.. I'll get the address of my new home and give you all details

after speaking with my agent.. For now, please confirm to me if you

accept my offer to cater for my lovely girl. Please feel free to

provide your following details for documentation and information for

my company to send the check to you...

Full name:

Current Address:

City:

State

Zip Code:

Phone Number:

Nationality:

Sincerely,

Eric


Ditto that 4 years ago

Same.


Room Broker LTD SCAM 4 years ago

ROOM BROKER LTD IS ALSO BOGUS (based in London UK - 40 Bank St Canary Wharf and another office in Crossharbour - THEY TRY TO SCAM PEOPLE DO NOT BELIEVE THEM !!!!!!!!)

www.roombroker.co.uk


Jenny 4 years ago

Nanny Scam from Craigslist--Daniel Gibson!

Thanks for your response. I am sorry for the late reply. It is due to a very tight and busy schedule. Well, my name is Daniel Gibson. A 38 yrs old businessman and single parent from The UK. I have currently traveled to Africa for business but I am through with business now. So I will be traveling from Africa to Utha, USA for another business convocation which will be keeping me extremely busy. That is why I would be employing your services. I intend staying in an hotel around either Salt Lake City or Provo. I will arrive in less that 3 weeks from now and I'll be staying up to 3 months. I have no other alternative nor choice than to bring my kids along with me, a boy and a girl. Their ages are 14months old and 4years old and thier names are Mikel and Michelle..... Mikel is the most attention demanding and he like getting involve in activities.... I tell you, he is a handfull. So I am going to need an energetic, dedicated and reliable person who will be taking good care of them while am out of the hotel. The required working hours is 3hrs each weekends. I am willing to arrange my schedule around your availability between 9am to 3pm during the weekends so you have to choose your preferred three working hours between 9am to 3pm..... I am willing to pay you $320.00 weekly for this job.

Concerning the payment, my associates are the one responsible for paying for my trip down to your area. My associates would send you an upfront payment in the form cheque which will cover your first weekly pay because I want all arrangements to be sorted out few days before my arrival.

If you are still interested in the position, please provide me with your:

Full legal name:

Home address:

Apt#:

City:

Zipcode:

Age:

Phone numbers:

Present job and schedule; so that I can schedule the working period and for you can get started and to facilitate your first weekly payment to you. Also a brief description about yourself will be appreciated.

A swift acknowledgment of the receipt of this email will be appreciated.

Thank you and have a nice day .

Regards.

Daniel Gibson.


Teena 4 years ago

Hello,

How are you doing and how was your weekend guess its fine? My Personal Assistant i will like to notify you about the payment arrival which willl be delivered to you during the week and i will email you the tracking via courier service as soon as possible today, and all details for the assignment that you need to carry out and tthe amount to be deducted for the assignment as well, I will be very glad to read back from you into this same email asap.I wonder why i have not read back from you since? Hope you doing good. looking forward to read back soonest.

Regards

Thank you!

Josep Guadiola.

18 Curtis Wood Rd,

Herne Bay,Kent.

CT6 7TY.

United Kingdom.

Tel: +447024036039


Nana 4 years ago

BEWARE OF JACK AND JONES CLOTHING COMPANY, CRAIGSLIST scam!

Dear Candidate,

Your resume was received and reviewed by my HR dept, after close consideration, you have been shortlisted and given provisional appointment.My name is Jack Jones , I am the Departmental Manager of Jack and Jones clothing Company which is a family business. I have been pretty successful in a handful of ventures and business. I have been with the company for 15 years . I'm looking for someone that can be trusted and reliable to work very well with good understanding. This position is a part time position for now and flexible.

We are establishing a new location in your area and in the united states which you will be apart of the team upon office completion. I'll need your services 3 times weekly which should be about 25 hours weekly. We will set up a formal interview as soon as possible to sign the necessary documents.

Tasks:

* Routine filing, accounting tasks, computer work, personal errands, property maintenance in addition to bookkeeping. I have been checking my files and i'll need you to run some errands for me this week, i will get you more information on that. I will also have some funds sent to you to carry out the assignments as well as your weekly salary.

TEST OF DUTY/TRUST -

Test of duty/trust would involve you handling funds on behalf of the company to purchase the needed supplies and also to handle the shipment of the items to the new office . The test of 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 will be required to handle on your own. All other future payments would be forwarded by you to the company's accounting details which will be readily made available for you upon your start.

Pay:

You will receive a weekly salary of $400. 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. Kindly get back with your contact details as below so we can proceed to the next step.

Communication:

I'm online most of the time. I prefer we contact each other through E-mails,Yahoo messenger and text messages 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.

Personal Information

First Name:

Last Name:

Address :

Apt#:

City:

State:

Zip Code:

yahoo messenger:

Mobile (For SMS):

I need answers to these questions.

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

2. How often do you come on the internet ?

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

4. Have you dispatch packages before ?

5. Have you use airway bills to send packages or letters out through ups, usps or fedex before ?

6. Are you employed at the moment ?

7. what bank do you bank with?

IMPORTANT: Make sure you send your contact details and your answers 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.

Applicant should also be HONEST and TRUSTWORTHY

Once i have received your contact information, i will get back to you with the shipping details and instructions on the payment that will be sent to you.Your information requested is needed for our company database as an employee and i assure you that your information is safe and will not be shared.

Thanks in anticipation of your prompt response.

Best regards,

Jack Jones

Jack and Jones Clothing Company

www.jackjones.com


Nana 4 years ago

BEWARE OF:

The Company Name is Baume et Mercier. Baume et Mercier is a Swiss manufacturer of accessible luxury watches and is an independent company based in Geneva, Switzerland and we continue to develop highly distinctive and attractive collections with a real sporting pedigree..The primary goal of the Receptionist/Office Assistant is to provide local customer assistant to our clients within North America. You will be assisting our clients within North America, the assistance to be provided will include: payment collections and customer service.And also i seek someone who can be my personal assistant and act on my behalf when i am not in the country.So In your reply please indicate if you will be interested in been my personal assistant. This position is home based and communication will mostly be via Text,Calls,and Emails.

I'm looking for someone that can be trusted and reliable to work very well with good understanding. This position is home-based and flexible, working with me is basically about instructions and following them.

Presently i am in Switzerland for the company representative meeting and i want my assistant to start work immediately and also in your reply indicate when you wish to start work.

Your duties will include:

- Collecting Local Payments

When a buyer in United States decides to purchase an item through an online auction from our sellers he has the following payment options: Money orders, international wire transfer, international check, or local wire transfer. The quickest option of these is local wire transferring. Local wire transfers are the option 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 10% 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.

- 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 by wire transfer.

Additional Information:

Salary:

During the trial period, you will be paid 2,000USD per month while working on average 3-4hours per day, plus 10% commission from every payment received and forwarded. The salary will be sent in the form of wire transfer directly to your account. After the trial period your base pay salary will go up to 2,200USD per month, plus 10% commission.

Taxes:

You will receive a monthly invoice stating your total income. All applicable taxes are covered by the company,Basic wage is $400 Weekly excluding Gas expenses and compensations.

Your First Primary task (Collection of Payments):

1. Receive payment 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. Forward balance after deduction of percentage/pay to any of the offices you will be contacted to send payment to, you'll have a lot of free time doing another job, because this job schedule is flexible, you'll get good income .But this job is very challenging and you should understand it.

Please kindly fill your details below, so that you can get started.

Personal Information

Full Name:

Address:

Apt #:

City:

State/Province:

Age:

Sex:

Postal Code:

Resident Phone Number:

Mobile:

The employee,acknowledged the Detailed Job Description

and signed___________ _____________________

(First Name and Last Name of Employee)

Kindly respond with requested details .Once I have received your contact information, I will get back to you with the task for this week.

Thanks in anticipation of your prompt response.

Regards.

Financial Representative

Stanley Hernandez


Nana 4 years ago

BEWARE OF:

Hello,

My name is Dave Walker. Thanks for responding to the job posted on craigslist. Am sorry to inform you that the position has been filled up. But I urgently need a part time personal assistant to run my errands until I return back to the US by 1st week in August. I live in US but presently in London on a business trip. I own an electronics and clothing store in London, United Kingdom. Here below are the job description.

1. You will run errands for three times a week and two hours each day. The working days are flexible.

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 purpose.

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 must 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 August 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 you are interested in the part time personal assistant position, 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

Present Occupation:

Hope to hear from you soon.

Regards,

Dave Walker

Tel: +447448638534


nathan 4 years ago

ok everyone on here says they have a check in the mail. what happens when you cash the check did the cops come to your house are something everyone says this is a scam but who is getting hurt.


Tery 4 years ago

I am so glad that I've searched more about it, before sending more imformation than I already have. Here are a couple, sound way to good to be true!

Thank you for sending your resume,

Your interest about the job has been received. This might seem a little different from the Office Assistant position placed however it is due to the need for an urgent replacement for my Personal Assistant the Office Temp position was placed. I really need someone urgently to take up the position as my personal assistant and also help me with shipping, mailing and general errands. My name is Dennis Clay and Mr Chang Wu use to be my personal assistant and he just traveled back to his country (China) on an emergency. I would have loved to meet up with you to talk about this job, but I am currently away on business trip. I am currently in Australia so there will be no interview, till I get back to the United States in July, then we can meet and talk more about the future of the job as i would be setting up an art gallery and I can have you manage it. All you need to do is follow instructions daily. I am an Artist. I just started my own art gallery here in Australia, I buy ideas, Artifacts, antics and materials from ancient cities and I have got so many clients as companies, individuals and governmental institutions and private museums.

I am looking for someone who can handle my personal and business errands at his/her spare time. Someone who can offer the services listed on the advert on craigslist such as receiving calls and reporting back to me what information you got from clients, replying emails and printing invitation for exhibitions, shopping for gifts and materials, paying bills as well as receiving payments from clients when am not around, handle local cash and transfers on my behalf such as Western Union. This position is a very trusting one and a high level of trust worthiness is required. So if you know you fit into this category/personality then i would be expecting your prompt response back.

You will work on the average of about 20-30hrs per week and I will start by paying you $550 per week which will rise to $950 depending on how effective you are, the job will start from the moment you start running errands. This job is temporary and could possibly be a permanent one for you based on how you deliver your duties, we will talk more when am back and you can take part more in my successfully growing business.

I will email you the list and samples of pictures of what to shop for when I need you to shop for me and will be precise on what and where, funds will be giving upfront and the shopping must be reported in detailed manner. No heavy packages is involved! You can do the shopping at any nearest stores. I will provide clear set of instructions for each task I need done as well the funds to cover them.

Please provide the following information of you, no mistakes in name as it will appear on payments:

Full Name:

Full Address:

Apartment number:

City:

State:

Zip code:

(NO P.O.BOX)

Phone Number:

Current Occupation:

Once you send all this information, i will make a back ground check on your details and will get back to you within 24hrs to let you know if you get the job.

Thank you!

Dennis Clay

AND THEN THE SECOND ONE!

CONGRATULATIONS!

I got your resume and it has been reviewed, i am happy to inform you that after close consideration with your resume, you have been accepted and given provision appointment. Below are our company details and personal data for you review, please be reminded that you cannot share this information with a third party.

DBA-Surplus Sourcing Inc

Type of Business Computer Wholesales

Tax ID Number 91-2157285

Dun & Bradstreet 128600355 for memoryX Affliated Company

I'm looking for someone that can be trusted and reliable to work very well with good understanding. This position is a part time position and flexible, 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 $400 Weekly, i'm sure you'll understand i tend to have a very busy schedule at this point as i am presently in the Canada, i will be back in three Weeks. We will set up a formal interview as soon as i am back in the states to sign the necessary documents.

I have been checking my files and i'll need you to run some errands for me this week, i will get you more information on that. 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 will like you to get back to me with your Contact Details such as:

Personal Information

First Name:

Last Name:

Address P.O box not allowed:

City:

State:

Zip Code:

Age:

Sex:

Residential Phone Number:

Mobile For SMS:

The employee,acknowledged the Detailed Job Description

and signed___________________________________________

First Name and Last Name of Employee


Ms. College Girl 4 years ago

The job about the nanny position is a scam i got the same email but a different name for both the daughter and the father. The guy calls himself Daniel Silva and the daughter is now named Sarah. I got the exact same email word from word. He even send pics supposively of him n his daughter. When i told a friend this she said it sounded to good to be true so we started doing some research and this site came up. I then emailed him saying i end up getting another job and that i cnt take on the position. I knw now that you really have to becareful these days. I just hoping that this person doesnt try to come and harm me and my family since he does have my address and a pic of me.


michaelheemson 4 years ago

well gary i dont normaly give it out but this is there site

and details, they have 20% discount now,say I give you there number


Mallory 4 years ago

I got an email from Stacey & Daniel Gibson as well! Almost the exact same email Jenny got. Bad news!


Zoe.Z 4 years ago

The same email, but the guy changed name to Scott Montgomery!!

Hello,

How are you?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 $400 .

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 October 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:

Zip Code:

Country:

Home & Cell Phone Number:

Sex & Age:

Direct Email :

NOTE .PLS SPECIFY IF YOU WANT PAYMENT SENT VIA WIRE TRANSFER or,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 Scott Montgomery.

Regards.

Thank you!

Scott Montgomery.

16 Curtis Wood Rd,

Herne Bay,Kent.

CT6 7TY.

United Kingdom.

Tel: +447024036039


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debbie 3 years ago

Reading the above scams and had a very different "suspicious" experience. Had a couple say they wanted a one shot apartment cleaning job and that they were moving to philly (from hawaii, to maine, to philly?). The wife was away and husband at home packing....just needed me me to clean....stove, shower doors, floors. Said they would pay cash........not at all interested in letting me SEE the place first or in letting mr "MEET" them... Red flags for sure....received fairly frequent calls from the woman (all contact with her) on whether I would confirm to be there before giving me more information (place, address). My instincts, smarts made me bow out and i simply stopped responding to her calls. Thoughts????


TLoiacono 3 years ago

This guy from the uk contacted me too, this time from Clement Johnson. He has my phone number and email, should I be worried?


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DB 3 years ago

Same issue as everyone else, personal assistant, going under then name Thomas Voss this time everyone claiming he is from Ameren corop which is a legit company of which Thomas Voss is the CEO. He is claiming to be him with the email Thomas@amerens.com but when you initialy reply to the craigslist ad it was tom@biometers.net hmmm i wonder how hes email just magically changed to some fake ass shit. smh that people out there just looking to scam innocent people out there trying their ass off for a job. has anyone actually tried cashing one of these checks? what happens? it clears then bounces? i am just curious on how much these assholes are benefiting from these scams


mrblawler 2 years ago

BEWARE Fred Mark: Wanted to add another one to the list. This guy is posting on Craigslist in Paris, France but it has all the same signs as the previous emails listed:

...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 and i hope we can meet up with the workload eventually.

All errands will be in your city/town so It is not a must that you have a car for the job, you can go places by bus or taxi.. When you get my mails/packages; you are required to mail them to where I want them mailed to. You won'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 the content.The content of the packages will be business and personal mails. All expenses and taxes will be covered by me. You will work between 15 and 20hrs a per week..

How much will you charge in a weekly? I will pay 350euros.00..That is not a bad offer is it? I need your service because I am constantly out of town.I am an Architect. I will return to Town in few weeks time 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,Please email me if you are interested. For your application for this job position , i want you to get back to me with your

information as requested in the list below

FIRST NAME ...................... SURNAME..............

HOME ADDRESS(NOT P.O BOX).................

CITY ...........STATE..............ZIP CODE............

PHONE NUMBER (S) ........................

PRESENT OCCUPATION.................... ....

GENDER.............MARITAL STATUS........

NAME OF YOUR BANK.................

AGE..........

NATIONALITY.................

Once i received your contact information as requested above i will get back to you with the task for this week. Please understand you will be paid for the first week immediately (Direct deposit to your bank account, or certified check ) 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.

Sincerely

Fred Mark


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