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Craigslist Job Scams

Updated on October 7, 2012

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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      mrblawler 3 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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      DB 4 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

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      Meredith_A_Iager 4 years ago from Maryland

      Thanks -- to my "long time fan" -- so who are you? :)

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      Mobile Spy Login 4 years ago

      Long time fan and this is my first time posting. I can’t really think of what to say other than that your blog is super discerning and im always looking forward to your new content.

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      TLoiacono 4 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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      debbie 4 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????

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      www.buyonlineguru.com 4 years ago

      This is something I need to think more about.

      http://www.buyonlineguru.com

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      Copper gutter hangers 4 years ago

      Craiglist job postings is a reminder to new job seekers to find out the authenticity of the job postings and save oneself from any fraudulent means.

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      top 10 universities 4 years ago

      Very helpful news, I’ve been searching for posts on the topic of this blogging. Thanks for sharing!

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      Zoe.Z 5 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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      Mallory 5 years ago

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

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      Ms. College Girl 5 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.

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      Tery 5 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

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      nathan 5 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.

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      Nana 5 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

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      Nana 5 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

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      Nana 5 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

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      Teena 5 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

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      Jenny 5 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.

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      Room Broker LTD SCAM 5 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

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      Ditto that 5 years ago

      Same.

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      APPLES M 5 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!

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      Ray 5 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.

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      Ray 5 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.

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      Riley 5 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.

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      nylann 5 years ago

      i was scammed as well

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      TexasGal 5 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

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      Shana 6 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.

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

      INTERVIEW QUESTIONS

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

      * Have you ever worked Online at any Capacity?

      * Ever worked from home?

      * What do you Understand by Business Ethics & Customer Relations?

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

      * Are you taking this as a primary Job?

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

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

      * Do you have any experience in working as an Office Administrator OR Data Entry clerk ?

      * Do you know how to operate a Printer/Fax machine/Scanner/Photocopier perfectly?

      * What do you Understand by Privacy & Code of Conduct?

      * Explain Petty Cash Transactions? * Describe yourself?

      * What is your Clerical Speed?

      * Do you have knowledge on how to use Spread Sheet, Excel and General Microsoft Office tools?

      * What is your pay from you current or past Job? * Are you willing to give your best shot at working with our online staffs?

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

      This is the end of the interview process. Our email conversation would be recorded and reviewed by the Management Desk.

      You would be updated 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.

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

      PAYROLL ROUTINE QUESTIONS

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

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

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

      2. What time range? ( Morning Section 8am-12noon or Afternoon section 3pm-6pm ) If you wish to work more than 5 Hours per Day, then we would need to speak with you.

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

      4. Payroll Method ? ( 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

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

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

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      hugsunny 6 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

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      Raymond 6 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.

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      KS 6 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!

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      Tiffanie Davis 6 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

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      Karen 6 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.

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      Brady 6 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

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      NoOneNeedsThis 6 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.

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      jackie 6 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.

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      Curtis B. 6 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

       

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      Ron 6 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

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      jess1020 6 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

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      Hmm 6 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.

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      oops 6 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?

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      S. Stewart 6 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.

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      missy 6 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.

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      Ian 6 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.

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      Diana 6 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

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      Cody 6 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!

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      GLORIA 6 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

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      frustrated 6 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

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      frustrated 6 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.

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      lnb 6 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.

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      anonymous 6 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

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      Craigslist Job Scammer Hater 6 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)

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

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

      Reply to: see below

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

      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

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      Craigslist Job Scammer Hater 6 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)

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

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

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

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

      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

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      Gail 6 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.

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      Maggie 7 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.

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      Julie 7 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!

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      Gabe 7 years ago

      Re: Joy.

      Got the same email from John Parker.

      Beware of John Parker

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      Susan Morris 7 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!

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      Margaret 7 years ago

      Now his name is Allen Johnson.

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      Lynn 7 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.

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      Saba 7 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..?

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      UR2L8 7 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.

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      Davidsen 7 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.

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      Susan 7 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.

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      Joy 7 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

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      Bklyn job seeker 7 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

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      WDUB 7 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.

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      MissHollywood 7 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.

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      Leah 7 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.

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      tired of dis ish need a real job 7 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.

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      Marie 7 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!

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      moni 7 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

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      Brittany 7 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?

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      Cheryl 7 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!!

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      Lisa 7 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!!

      Flag this message

      Re: Part time bookkeeper

      Sunday, May 30, 2010 3:33 AM

      From:

      This sender is DomainKeys verified

      "Tiara Graham"

      Add sender to Contacts

      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

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      jennifer 7 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/

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      Monarch Kao 7 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.

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      scams 7 years ago

      thats crazy

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      thank you 7 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!

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      laura 7 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.

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      naive1990 7 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.

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      Lauren 7 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!!

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      Scott 7 years ago

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

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      Andrea 7 years ago

      WAHHAHAHAHAHAHAH I got the same one! RIP OFF!

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      smcrewe 7 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.

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      Feliuai Ieremia 7 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.

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      David 7 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?

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      Shelly 7 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.

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      Elizabeth 7 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.

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      Nicki 7 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?

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      jaime 7 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

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      Your Conselor 7 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

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      Ameroo 7 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.

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      Trish 7 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

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      Sara 7 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.

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      Anthony 7 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

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      Red One 7 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.

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      JT 7 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.

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      Chas 7 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.

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      Beth 7 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?