Sunday, October 31, 2010

Response From Regarding Fake Job Scams On Their Website

Below is a response from regarding the fake job question I posed on the entry directly before this one:

Hello Xxxxxxxxxx,

Thank you for contacting Monster. My name is Rashana and I will be glad to assist you with this issue.

So that I may appropriately report this spam/scam email to the appropriate vendors, please provide me with the full Internet header information from the email. Instructions on obtaining the header information can be found at the following link:

If you have any further questions or wish to speak with a Monster Customer Service Representative, please contact us at 1-800-Monster.

Thank you for contacting Monster,

Monster Global Customer Service

Then I replied with the following email:

I am sorry but I deleted the emails. Is there anything Monster can do to screen these ridiculous offers of employment that are scams? Or is there a way to remove all my information so I won’t get contacted by those who say they’ve seen my resume or address on who then send me these fake job offers of employment?
Thank you.

And then Rashana replied with the following:

Hello Xxxxxxxxx,

In order to ensure that you don't receive any job alerts, you will need to make sure that you don't have any saved job searches set up on your account. if you don't wish for employers to view your resume, you can change the status of your resume to private. Once you set your resume status to private, your resume will not be viewable by employers. However if you wish for your resume to be viewable by employers but wish to not have your personal contact information displayed, you can change your resume status to confidential. If changing your resume status to confidential, make sure that if you have any personal contact information within the body of your resume that you remove this information as well. In the case that you won't to completely remove your resume, you can delete your resume by following the steps listed below:

1. Log into your account
2. Hover your mouse over the "Profile and Resume" tab
3. Click on the orange arrow button listed under the "Action" tab
4. Click on delete
5. Confirmation deletion

You will have successfully deleted your resume.

If you have any further questions or wish to speak with a Monster Customer Service Representative, please contact us at 1-800-Monster.

Thank you for contacting Monster,

Monster Global Customer Service

So I don't know what happened. I still receive emails that I've been discovered for fake job employment on but my resume is missing. Could it be the scammers email the resumes around to get others interested in them to try their luck at scamming me or there is a database these scammers collect resumes on to prey on people like me looking for work? I guess I will never know but I am sure just doesn't have the care or possible resources to stop scammers from looking at jobs. To them, anyone who pays them money can access all the list of resumes for review for these fake type jobs.

Letter Written To Yahoo/Hot Jobs About Job Scams I Now Receive

Here's a copy of an email I sent to regarding email scams that I receive and continue to receive to my registered account with and Yahoo Hot Jobs.

It appears now that Hot Jobs and Monster have joined together I receive far more fake jobs that are scams than ever before. Examples include an International Product Dispatcher making over $3,000 a month for one or two hours a day, Anthea Dales from Diamond Group Inc. with a potential job offer of over $3,000 a month shipping products from my home to other locations worldwide, and far more other lucrative jobs that are not legitimate offers of employment. I could start forwarding them back to Monster but I hope this is not the first time you have heard of something like this. Can monster do anything to keep these scammers from acquiring lots of my personal information I entrust to that could possibly be used for fraudulent purposes or identity fraud? What is your take on this situation please? What can your company do to protect innocent people who may be emailed with scam offers that state they (scammers) have found my resume on and want to solicit me for a job that does not exist? I'm looking for part-time or full time work myself. There should be an opening at Monster to screen jobs that regularly get posted that do not exist or merely seek to commit fraud on potential applicants. Thank you for any response you may have about this situation on fake job offers by email.

The next entry will be the official response from

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Nelson Emmanuel FBI Foreign Agent In Nigeria Scam

Here's another scam from a Nigerian posing as a real person. All you have to do is give him $90.00 of your money to get $80 million dollars.

And the scammers now have cell phone numbers. Amazing isn't it? They are really trying hard!!

Here's that email:

My name is Nelson Emmanuel I am an FBI foreign agent base in Nigeria,
I was assign by the (UN) united nation to send you your long term
over due payment the sum of $8.5millon, all you have to now is to
provide me the following information.







Phone number……………….

Note your $8.5m will be sending to you by casher check and you have
to pay the sum of $90 because it will be send to you by courier
service. Up on your respond I will provide you the information for
you to send the $90 through the western union money transfer today.
you can call me for more information ( +234-708-522-8570)

Monday, October 25, 2010

Kevin Miller Pound Group Inc. Job Scam Payment Processing Agent

I am very disappointed that job scammers have infiltrated and Yahoo Hot jobs. Now I am starting to receive email notifications that companies have reviewed my resume and now want to hire me for jobs that do not exist. Or these jobs exist to serve as a scam because there is absolutely no way I can make money like what is described below and with such simple hours per day and week. I really wish I had the nerve to send all my personal information to secure fake employment just to take these scammers for a ride, but for now, I'm not nerve ready. I'd rather just expose the job as a fake job and sit back and hopefully help others from parting from any good money they may already have in favor of scams like the one below.

Any thoughts?????

Below is the fake job offer:

Dear Xxxxxx Xxxxxx,

After reviewing your resume online, we have decided to propose to you an employment offer to fill our Payment Processing Agent vacancy.

My name is Kevin Miller and I represent Pound Group Inc.

Our company is a well-known one. It was founded in the USA and deals mainly with recruitment of IT professionals.

The job we offer is a part-time position with a flexible schedule. On average, the working hours are 2-3 hours a day (Monday through Friday).
Our job requirements: Internet access and e-mail.

Successful applicants are offered a probationary period (30 days). All agents get unlimited paid training and online support. We evaluate the employees at least one week prior to the end of their training period.

NOTE: During the probationary period, termination can be recommended by the supervisor.

The pay is $2,300 per month during the training period + 8% commission from each successfully-processed payment. Total income is about $4,500 per month. After the first 30 days, your base salary will be increased up to $3,000 a month.
NOTE: After the probationary period you may request additional assignments or proceed a full-time.

If you are interested in the offer, please, contact me at for the details.

First name:______________________
Last name:___________________
Country of residence:___________________
Contact phone:_______________
Preferred call time:_______________

Our representatives will reply within 48 hours.
NOTE: This is not a sales position.


Kevin Miller
Pound Group Inc.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Poll To The Right...Please Vote On The Poll

I just created a poll to the right. If you read in the blog and wish to respond to the poll, please do so. Your vote will help others gauge the helpfulness of the blog itself and the comments by our guests.

Have a good weekend everyone!!

Addey Femola United Nations Office of International Oversight Services Nigerian Scam/Fraud

This is an interesting Nigerian scam on several levels.

(1) The person is Mr. Addey Femola...with a job title of United Nations Office of International Oversight Services. What kind of crazy Nigerian dreamed up title is that? I give them credit for it being original.

(2) The scammer to try and convince you he's on your side offers his cell phone number of +234 802 481 4161 which he says he just acquired in Nigerian. Yeah right.

(3) Notice the questions the scammer wants you to provide to them.

1. Your full name:--------------
2. Your home address:----------
3. Your contact phone number:-----------
4. Your Occupation: ----------
5. Your marital status/age:----
6. Your valid id card/international passport:--------
7. Home equity, (Yes) or (no)?

What is that, home equity yes or no? What kind of question is that? And your valid id card/international passport? What is it they are looking for here?

For a great convincing read (yet woefully a scam, please read the email in its entirety below. I will for sure give those scammers credit for trying to look more honest and less crooked but it's still a fraud for sure.

Here's that email:

Internal Audit, Monitoring, Consulting And Investigations Division
From: Mr Addey Femola

This is to officially inform you that I came to Nigeria yesterday from London, after series of complains from the FBI and other Security agencies from Asia, Europe, Oceania, Antarctica, South America and the United States of America respectively, against the Federal Government of Nigeria and the British Government for the rate of scam activities going on in these two nations.
I have met with President Dr. Good Luck Jonathan the President of Federal Republic of Nigeria. Who claimed that he has been trying his best to make sure you receive your fund in your account with some proves. Right now, as directed by our secretary general Mr. Ban Ki-Moon, We are working in collaborations with the Nigerian Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) and have decided to Ensure That Your Approved Fund Legal Papers Is Secured and authorize the Government of Nigeria to effect the payment of your compensation Approved Fund Valid $10 M direct to you.
Approved by both the British government and the UN into your account without any delay. All you need to do is to furnish us your Identification (ID) and your direct cell phone to enable us cross check your information we have in our file here with us at the same time advice you on what to do to receive your fund. Sincerely, you are a lucky person. This is because I have just discovered that some top Nigerian and British Government Officials are interested in your fund and they are working in collaboration with One Mr. Williams Henderson from USA to frustrate you and thereafter divert your fund into their personal account. Meanwhile, I have ordered the account to be deactivated until you apply for the reactivation by yourself, although the name that was used to post the fund for transfer is the Williams Henderson. Notwithstanding, you are advised to follow the below step to view the fund online that has been posted on! line which was ready for transfer

1. log on to
2. click on LOGIN
account id: xxxxxx
access code: xxxxx
1. Your full name:--------------
2. Your home address:----------
3. Your contact phone number:-----------
4. Your Occupation: ----------
5. Your marital status/age:----
6. Your valid id card/international passport:--------
7. Home equity, (Yes) or (no)?

I have a very limited time to stay here in Nigeria therefore; I would like you to urgently respond to this message so that I can advise you on how best to confirm your fund in your account within the next 72 hours. For oral discussion, call me on this number which I just acquired in Nigeria :
+234 802 481 4161

Sincerely yours.
Mr Addey T. Femola
United Nations Under-Secretary-
General for Internal Oversight.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

James Collins Secret Shopper Job Scam

Below is another scam to my email in box and a secret shopper no doubt full of promises of $200 each week...yeah right. Scam, scam, scam. Below is the email:

Job Details

You will earn the minimum of $200 weekly by working as mystery shopper or us and your weekly pay would increase as we have verified you are capable.our employment packet includes business evaluation form, a training assignment which will be sending to you after you received payment for the assignment. Paycheck would be sent to you for the assignment by money order check or cashier check. you are to deduct your weekly commission (as will be instructed in future) which will be your wages, and the rest would be used for the assignment evaluation at the store that will be send to you and then you are to deduct your weekly commission (as will be instructed in future) which will be your wages, and the rest would be used for the assignment evaluation at the store that will be send to you.

Your Employment packet is as follows:

1. Business evaluation form: This is the form you are required to fill after you visit any shopping mall in your area, you would be given the store name and address. You are required to evaluate its customer service and quality control after their services are rendered to you.

You would require filling a form to rate the employee(s), the form would be given to you after the assignment evaluation.

2. Training Assignment: You are hired to evaluate the quality of services of the store or mall that would be given to you. You are needed to rate the employees. Please note, this is a part-time job activity.

Your First Assignment as a Mystery Shopper will be carried out at any Nearest Western Union Outlet to you, The Package that we have here for you contains a Payment (which carries Your First Assignment Commission, and the Fund to carry out the Assignment, Note that Your Commission on this first assignment will be $200 and wegive increament on each assignment you carry out successfully), All you will be doing is to get the cheque Cashed and Locate a Nearest Western Union Outlet to you and shop there like a Mystery Shopper, As a secret shopper your job is to detect any thing going on in the outlet. Make sure you memorize everything you see in there cause you would be asked some other questions when you return . Also you cant just walk out of the outlet without sending anything or you would be suspected, So that is why we sent you the funds to make the transfer(We will inform you with the information you will send the fund to), and also note that This First Assignment should not take More than 24hrs to carry out....ok?.

But before we send the Payment Package Out... We will like to confirm if this is ok with you, I mean if you will be able to carry out this assignment.. If Yes, Kindly email me If you are interested and willing to work with us, kindly email me the below details so that paycheck will be issue out in your name and then mail to your location.

Full Name:
Full Address (No P.O Box):
Post Code:
Cell Phone:
Present Occupation:
Alternate Email Address:

I will be looking forward to receive the above details.

James Collins
Secret Shopper®

Kevin Babcock Scam Anderson, South Carolina 864-844-7697

Below is a recent twist to the Nigerian scams wanting to take your money:


I am Mr. Kevin Babcock. I am a US citizen, 22 years Old. I reside here in 225 Hammond Cir APT C,

Anderson South Carolina 29621 United States. My phone number is 864-844-7697 and My drivers

license number is 102227086 . Am thinking of relocating since I am now rich. I am one of those

that took part in the lottery in United Kingdom months ago and they refused to pay me, I had paid

over $5,000 while in the United States, trying to get my payment but all to no avail.

So I decided to travel down to United Kingdom with all my claim documents, and I was directed to

meet Barrister Benedikt Caruso of Regent Chambers, who is one of the senior Barristers of Regent

Chambers and also a member of COMPENSATION AWARD COMMITTEE, I contacted him and he explained

everything to me. He said whoever is contacting me through email is fake.

He took me to the paying bank for the claim of my compensation payment. Right now I am the

happiest man on earth because I have received my compensation funds of 900,000.00 (Nine hundred

thousand great britain pounds). Moreover, Barrister Benedikt Caruso showed me the full

information of those that are yet to receive their payments and I saw your email address, that is

why I decided to email you to stop dealing with those people, they are not with your fund, they

are only making money out of you. I will advise you to contact Barrister Benedikt Caruso.You have

to contact him directly on this information below.

Regent chambers

Name: Barrister Benedikt Caruso
Tel: +44 131-208-4420

You really have to stop dealing with those people that are contacting you and telling you that

your fund is with them, it is not in anyway with them, they are only taking advantage of you and

they will dry you up until you have nothing. The only money I paid after I meet Barrister

Benedikt Caruso was just 300GB pounds for the paper works, take note of that. Once again stop

Contacting those people, I will advise you to contact Barrister Benedikt Caruso so that he can

help you to Transfer your Fund into your Account, instead of dealing with those liars that will be

turning you around asking for different kind of money to complete Your transaction.

Thank You and Be Blessed.

Mr. Kevin Babcock.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Banex International Company Part Time Job Scam

Here's another email I received when I was notified my resume had been reviewed by Monster's database (I didn't know I ever had one on there) that said I was a mere perfect match for the position (ummm, scam of a job.)

Here's the email so you can be aware:

Use your experience and talent and join a first-class business manager position in Banex international company
Banex international investment department is currently looking for active people, who want to get a prospective and well-paid work.

Position Part Time Employee, Permanent

I am glad to inform you about new international job vacancy.
Banex international company is searching for hardworking and executive people.
This job is about serving customers and employees of our company in US and also worldwide. We have branches in USA, Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Poland and Denmark.

You will get basic details and instructions during an employment process and probation period.

You will work 3-4 hours daily during weekdays.

Skills required

- You will have excellent organisational skills with the ability to react to changing situations and work under pressure.
- Excellent communication skills are essential coupled with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail.
- Full training will be given but a proven track record in a customer facing environment will be beneficial.
- A positive approach and a desire to succeed are essential.
- Confident and skilled in using Microsoft office including Excel, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint.
- Experience of management reporting systems.
- Focus on attention to detail.


you are older than 21 years
you have a work permit in US
good written and spoken English
you have 3-4 hours of free time in the morning during business hours

Job description

Assist in book-keeping and reconciliation tasks
Providing information, taking messages
Receiving, sorting, and routing mail and publications
Receiving payments and record receipts for products/services
Reporting online daily

The candidate should be able to demonstrate a willingness to learn and ability to work without supervision after being given training.


$2500 per month – base payroll (during the temporary 40 days period – to be re-negotiated).


If you are interested in our offer, please fill out the form and send it to us:

First Name:

Last Name:

Street Address (NO P O Box) :

City :

State :

Zip Code :

Cell Phone Number

Home Phone Number:


Current Occupation:

Alternate Email Address

We will contact you either by phone or email within 48h.
We look forward to working with you.

Sincerely Yours,

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

More On WWW.100Assistants.Com Job Scam Related to Avalon Services LLC

One interesting thing if I may re-visit 100 Assistants at the website of, they list a physical address shown below:

55 SW Miami Avenue Road, Miami, FL 33130

Now if you Google search this physical address, you receive this which is actually a restaurant at this same physical address.

Strange huh?

And this company appears to go by another name but the exact same job description showning up online as "Avalon Services LLC.

Click this link to see what someone else has to say about Avalon Services.

I still agree with others who post comments.

The job is a scam and not a real job. It's only used to obtain your personal information for some sort of fraudulent purposes.

Please share any comments if you have any about this company.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Doreen Dickson Funds Claim Nigerian Scam

Wow, and here's yet another Nigerian scam...five in my inbox in one day. I must be in the Nigerian scammers hit list or something.

Hello Beneficiary,
We are not sure you received our previous email wherein we expressed our grave concern about an account that has been dormant and substantial has a huge amount of money on it which is now tagged "unclaimed funds" The bank is compelled by the laws to hand over the funds (as unclaimed funds) to the Nigerian Government at the end of the year 2010 if no claim is made immediately. As a result, we would like to further discuss this matter with you to work out ways of achieving this goal and we would respectfully request that you treat the content of this letter as privileged and respect the integrity of the information you come by as a result of this correspondence.

It might interest you to know that every year in Nigeria, contractors especially foreigners die without leaving a Will or known Next of Kin thereby forfeiting so much money to the Nigerian Government as unclaimed estate. There is a time limit at the discretion of the Treasury Department when claiming such inheritance hence the need to act swiftly to reconcile this account. In a recent news report, there is currently more than US$30billion as unclaimed fund and with the total of unclaimed money rising faster than people claiming. It is projected that in the year 2020, there could be as much as US$40billion of unclaim funds in Nigeria. Aging population is adding more significantly to this number.

This is what prompted us to contact you and legally empower you to claim the estate before it becomes too late. In compliance with standard requirements of the federal disclosure and privacy laws which prohibit us from revealing certain privileged information without due process, we intentionally left out certain information which we deemed proprietary at this point and to enable us double-check our record and ensure that you are indeed the addressee of this letter. We need you to reconfirm your information by providing us with your full name; your date of birth; your current occupation; contact address and your telephone numbers.

Once we reconfirm your information and endorse same appropriately, we shall give you guidelines on how we intend to release the said funds to you without the breach of the law. For further information, do not hesitate to contact us.

We thank you for your attention and look forward to hearing from you.

Please help us to serve you better.

Yours Sincerely,

Mrs. Doreen Dickson

Director, Head of Corporate Finance and
Senior Productivity Coach/Project Manager
Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)

Dr. Maxwell Shargan Nigerian Scam

And here's another scam...



Your Full Name---
Your full Address------
Your nearest airport---
Private Phone Number---
Include the consignment Registration Number when contacting him(dhl/uncc74)



Nuhu Ribadu Nigerian Scam

And here's another Nigerian scam seeking to get you to give money to them so you can get money. It's another scam in the making. Don't fall for it!!

Attention: Beneficiary,

I am Dr.Nuhu Ribadu Chairman From Economic and Financial Crime Commission (Efcc) Investigation Office Nigeria,there is presently a counter claims on your funds by one Mr. John Wheeler, who is presently trying to make us believe that you are dead and even explained that you entered into an agreement with him,to help you in receiving your fund, So here comes the big question.

Did you sign any Deed of Assignment in favor of (Mr. John Wheeler).thereby making him the current beneficiary with his following account details:


we shall proceed to issue all payments details to the said Mr. John Wheeler, if we do not hear from you within the next two working days from today,
However, you are advice to email us immediatly and confirm to them also if Mr. John Wheeler. is from you or not.


Please note that you have less than 48hrs to get in contact with the paying bank before they proceed to issue all payments to the said Mr. John Wheeler.

Sr. Nuhu Ribadu
Chairman Efcc Investigation Office Nigeria
Direct Line: +234-80-2864-2146
Patrick Moore (Assistance)

Julian Becks Cash Prize Nigerian Scam

Below is another one of the famous nigerian scams trying to get you to part ways with your good money:

Attention: Dear User Of The Internet

How are you today? Hope all is well with you and your family? I hope this mail meets you in a perfect condition. This is a total cash prize of US 500,000.00 dollars, given to the first FIFTY (50) people who will be compensated in this world internet programs.

All participants were selected randomly from World Wide Web site Through computer draw system and extracted from over 700.000 companies I am using this opportunity to thank you for using the internet daily.

Due to your effort, using internet programs indoor and in your office, We want to compensate you and show our gratitude to you with the sum of {$500,000.00} five Hundred Thousand United States Of America Dollars we have authorized Sr. Scott Williams to assist you in getting your compensation check across to you.

The name and contact address of the Sr. Scott Williams is as follows;

Compensation Head Office
Contact Agent: Sr. Scott Williams

Finally remember that I have forwarded instruction to the Sr. Scott Williams on your behalf to send the cash prize of Five hundred thousand United State of America Dollars to you as soon as you contact him without delay. Please I will like you to accept this token with good faith as this is from the bottom of my heart.

Thanks and God bless you and your family. Hope to hear from you soon.

Hope to hear from you soon.

Yours Faithfully,
Mrs. Julian Becks
© 2010
NOTE : You are responsible to pay for the delivery & insurance Fees of this draft {I.E $350 USD}

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Links And Information On Various Job Scams

Here are some good reads about internet scams, high risk webistes, signs a job posting is a scam, and recognizing work at home job scams.

How To Tell A Job Posting Is A Scam

High Risk Websites

Internet Scams and Identity Theft

Recognizing Work At Home Scams

Russian Scammers At Work

If anyone else has other links and websites, please feel free to post some for others to read as well.

100 Assistants Job Scam More Information

Here are details I received back when I emailed to ask for additional information about the job as a "personal assistant".

Below in bold is the letter I received back:

Dear Job Applicant,

Thanks for your interest. We acknowledge receipt of your request. This part time position is still available (Personal Assistant, 2-3 hours a day, $500 / week, work from home mostly so no exact location).

For any additional information about this position, payment, how it works, etc please refer our corporate website and FAQ section (frequently asked questions).

If you are willing to work with us and have already studied our website, sign up the labor contract attached and send it back by email. You will find the contract attached. If you have any questions – please reply to this email.

Sincerely, Daniel Goldberg
Senior HR Manager
100 Assistants Services, LLC - Personal Assistants & Corporate Concierge Services
55 SW Miami Avenue Road, Miami, FL 33130

Notice this company has allegedly made a website for this company located at The site when you do a whois is located in Russia shown below:

WHOIS information for :


Whois Server Version 2.0

Domain names in the .com and .net domains can now be registered
with many different competing registrars. Go to
for detailed information.

Domain Name: ASSISTANTS100.COM
Whois Server:
Referral URL:
Name Server: NS1.BERNET.RU
Name Server: NS2.BERNET.RU
Status: clientTransferProhibited
Updated Date: 30-sep-2010
Creation Date: 30-sep-2010
Expiration Date: 30-sep-2011

I ventured into the website to try and find more information on the company but in the mean time I received an email back with a word document explaining more information about the company and also with a form you fill out and email back to the company to be hired for the position.

This is shown below in bold:


Employment Agreement between "100 Assistants Services" LLC (the "Company") and ____________________________________ (the "Employee").

The Company employs the Employee on the following terms and conditions:


The payroll period is weekly. Your beginning rate of compensation is $26,000.00 Annual Salary ($500 every week, 52 weeks/year). In addition to this compensation, you will also be paid a commission based on customers’ bonus.

Probationary Period: The Company will pay Employee a salary of $1,000 for the services of the Employee during the two week trial period.

Payment is sent weekly by check or direct bank deposit.

The Employee will be provided with a corporate card to pay for out-of-pocket expenses, in accordance with our policies after you sign up a one year contract (upon successful completion of the test period).

Duties and Position

The Company hires the Employee in the capacity of a Personal Assistant. The Employee's duties:

1. Planning, organizing and research
2. Providing enthusiastic, professional, quality service to our customers. Processing various inquiries to enhance their quality of life.
3. Assisting with corporate & personal shopping / acquisition (includes providing thoughtful ideas, locating, purchasing, wrapping and delivering as needed)
4. You must possess fluent knowledge of the city and geography of surrounding areas; as well as knowledge of the restaurants, amenities, clubs and tourism industries to provide to hotel guests.
5. Making arrangements for VIP or out-of-town guests (which includes: ideas, researching, scheduling, booking, communication, and follow-up as needed)
6. Making entertainment arrangements (which includes: ideas, researching, scheduling and booking, communication, and follow-up as needed).
Time of work

This is not a fulltime position. The Employee can choose a suitable time to perform duties and fulfill the expectations of the position. This is a home-based position. Employees are encouraged to combine this work with other activities, ensuring that all duties are being performed adequately for the Company. Average load is between two to three hours a day.

Confidentiality of Proprietary Information

The Employee agrees, during or after the term of this employment, not to reveal confidential information or trade secrets to any person, firm, corporation, or entity. The Company reserves the option to terminate the Employee’s agreement with the Company should this occur.


In the event that the Employee cannot perform the duties because of illness or incapacity, the Employee may take two weeks leave from the position. However, if the Employee is absent from work for any reason for a continuous period of over a month, the Company may terminate the Employee's employment, and the Company's obligations under this agreement will cease on that date.

Termination of Agreement

Without cause, the Company may terminate this agreement at any time upon 7 days written notice to the Employee. The Company may request that the Employee continue to perform his/her duties up to the date of termination. The Company will continue to pay the Employee the salary earned on any such transactions. If the employee has been working for more than 6 months by the day of termination, the Company will pay him $1,000. The Employee may also terminate employment upon 7 days' written notice to the Company. Employee may be required to perform his or her duties and will be paid the regular salary to the date of termination but shall not receive severance allowance. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this agreement, the Company may terminate the Employee's employment upon 7 days' notice to the Employee should any of the following events occur:

The client doesn’t receive adequate funds due to the Employee’s error or;
The Employee reveals confidential information or;
The Employee intentionally processes erroneous purchases.
The Employee does not demonstrate required work ethics and due diligence.

Effect of Prior Agreements

This Agreement supersedes any prior agreement between the Company, or any predecessor of the Company and the Employee, except that this agreement shall not affect or operate to reduce any benefit or compensation owing to the Employee of a kind elsewhere provided and not expressly provided in this agreement.


If, for any reason, any provision of this agreement is held invalid, all other provisions if this agreement shall remain in effect. If this agreement is held invalid or cannot be enforced, then to the full extent permitted by law, any prior agreement between the Company (or any predecessor thereof) and the Employee shall be deemed reinstated as if this agreement had not been executed.

Oral Modifications Not Binding

This instrument is the entire agreement between the Company and the Employee. Oral changes have no effect. It may be altered only by a written agreement signed by the party against whom enforcement of any waiver, change, modification, extension, or discharge is sought.

Signed on the__th of __________ 2010.

______________________________ ____________________________

Company Employee

100 Assistants Services, LLC
55 SW Miami Avenue Road, Miami, FL 33130
Telephone: (305) 407-2595
Fax: (305) 513-5827

First name _______________________________________________
Last name _______________________________________________
Country _______________________________________________
State (Province) _______________________________________________
City _______________________________________________
Address _______________________________________________
Zip (Postal) _______________________________________________
Home phone _______________________________________________
Cell phone _______________________________________________
Email _______________________________________________

Employee signature

Looking at the website you will notice the following messages at the very top:

* #2 Website of the Year - Time
* Editors Choice Award - PC Plus
* "Top virtual concierge service" - Tim Ferriss

I think it is funny the website creators have to show the site has an "Editor's Choice Award" from something called PC Plus, and also a #2 (they are a close second to whatever the #1 website of the year is from Time Magazine, and they supposedly take a quote from a Tim Terriss that says, "Top Virtual Concierge Service". But funny, I can't find anything from Tim Terriss that endorses this so I've emailed his website to ask if he was aware his good name was used on a fake job website from Russia. (We'll see if he replies to me on this comment.)

Also the video showing below shows only 8 seconds of video and then stops even though it appears to try and allude to show the whole video is actually available to be seen as much longer. Here are two sceen shots:

The first one below is the actual complete screen. Please click on it to enlarge it:

Secondly here's the screen showing what would appear to be a much longer video but you just can't play the video beyond the eight seconds the scam wants you to see:

And finally just to understand the job, here are the Frequently Asked Questions from the website directly:

Frequently Asked Questions about this position:

What will I be doing?
Virtual Personal Assistant is a home-based part-time job (combination of a virtual online assistant and a personal assistant in your area).

***You will be assisting customers on any matter remotely, from home, collecting information, doing various internet researches and phone calls that focus on your assigned location.

***You must have Internet access, phone number, and be available to receive assignments during the day.

***Spend time searching for products and services, doing various researches on behalf of clients online and contacting vendors in your area. Shopping, acquisitions, and assist with corporate and personal gifting (providing thoughtful ideas, locating and purchasing, wrapping and delivering as needed)
***Develop and maintain key relationships with vendors
***Make all pre-arrangements for our customers and provide assistance with requests if customers stay in your area.


How much and when am I paid?

- $26,000 Annual salary ($1,000 every two weeks) - You may also be receiving additional bonuses directly from our clients up to their opinion.
- 10% pay increase at six-month intervals
- Five-day workweek, no Sundays required
- Medical, dental, disability, and life insurance with dependent option after 60 days
- 401(k) with company match
Is this position available in my state/city?

Yes. Most tasks are possible to do over the phone / in the Internet. However, you might need to look for somethig or make arrangments in your area. So be ready to work on something in your area.

I am interested. What next? How to apply?

Click here to Download and Fill out this Application Form!
Then save it and send it to

When will I be able to start?

This position is available for immediate employment! You must be ready to start within couple next days. It may take us one or several days to review your information/resume attached/ after you register online. Please do not apply if you cannot start within next 7days.
If your application form and resume is fine, you will receive a phone call or email with your user login and password information, and employment confirmation in order to start with a test period.

What's my schedule? How much time a day would I be spending?

- Personal Assistant / shopper is a part-time position. Your working schedule looks as follows:
- Assignments from home (2-3 hours a day), flexible schedule.
- inquire about products/services from your local vendors.

Where is this job located?

Most assignments are handled from home on the phone/internet or by visiting places and meeting people in your locality. You do not need to move anywhere. There are open positions in your state.

What are primary communication means?

Due to a large number of applications, it is not possible to arrange an interview with every applicant. The primary communication means are Internet and/or telephone. The best way is to send an email to or give us a call at (786) 623-5529

Am I responsible for paying taxes?

When you fill out the W-4, make sure you are withholding enough money. Federal taxes should account for at least ten percent of your income. Specific rules differ for each state, but you can find complete federal information by visiting

Do I need to fill out any paperwork before I start?

You were sent our employment confirmation and employment contract. You must retain a written consent to start employment with us. You will start with a two week test period as a subcontractor. You will be paid $1,000 for the two week period. Once you see this job is for you and our HR Manager provides you with a positive feedback we will offer you a longer 1 year contract that must sing.

What education and experience is required to apply?

- High School, College or University Diploma
- Previous Experience as a Personal Assistant, Customer Care Rep., RND, PA / EA is well appreciated but not necessary.

Is there any interview required?

There're no fixed arrangements of the interview procedures for this type of hiring program. Our HR Department receives over 500 applications daily. We are not able to meet with everybody in person. Upon successful completion of the test period you will be required to meet with our agent in your state or visit our corporate office for an interview.

How does this "test period" work?

- There is a two week test / probationary period with the same salary level ($1,000 / two weeks).
- You will be assigned a supervisor to help you perform incoming assignments. This period is required for you to understand if this is the type job you have been looking for and also help our supervisor determine if you fit all requirements to continue part time employment as a personal assistant / shopper at 100 Assistants LLC.
- To make it simpler, you will be receiving all assignments directly from supervisor your by email during the two week test period. All requests are from our customers directly, or for our company internal needs (such as local infrastructure research).
- Upon successful completion you will be suggested to sign a longer term contract, granted access to our online client area, and issued a corporate card to cover customer expenses if required.

If I need to order certain service(s) or pay for something on behalf of the customer - how does it work? I mean, do I have to pay out of my pocket in advance?

No, You do not have to pay for anything in advance.
- Every spending during your approbation period (list of items, travelling expenses, shipping, additional expenses, total cost etc) must be confirmed with our customer first. Once confirmed, the required amount is transferred to your credit card or bank account so you can take care of everything.
-Upon successful completion of your approbation period, you are provided with a credit card to cover all required expenses. Make sure to provide all receipts before 25th every month.

How do I send my application form?

You must fill out the form in Microsoft Word or complicant and send by email.

How do I start my first day?

You will be sent employment confirmation and your 1st assignment along with instructions. You must confirm by email that you start working on your 1st assignment.

Do I need to report for work every day?

Yes, you have to update the status of your active assignment by email so your direct manager knows the status. If you have no assignments, send an email and request for more tasks.

Can I work as VIP Assistant and somewhere else at the same time?

Yes it's possible to combine this part time with other job. However, you must make sure you can work on local assignments (when yournot more than once per week.

How many assignments will I be betting?

We will try to avoid very urgent tasks while you are on the test period (two weeks). Your average task will be due in 2-3 days.

How do I send my reports?

1) You must have Microsoft Word installed and provide your reports in DOC/DOCX formats. Other formats are not acceptable.

2) You must return all tasks in attachments. Do not send your tasks in the body of your email.

How does my working day looks like?

1) You may start your day any time you like and keep your schedule as flexible as you like as long as you have your task deadline in mind.

2) You must always be available on the phone if your manager needs to reach you. Make sure you specify your valid phone number in your application form.

How do I know my task is completed?

Your manager has more people besides you and may be busy with someone else. You should expect response same day (from 30 minutes to several hours).

What to do if I have no tasks one day?

It is OK if you have not received your task one day, you will receive more tasks next day. Your work day in average is 2-3 hours.

I will respond more tomorrow regarding the information that is in the FAQ's on the website to explain why I feel beyond any doubt this job is non-existent and a scam. The comments are open without moderation until tomorrow so if you have a comment, please feel free to post one. Please be considerate.

Have a good weekend!!

100 Assistants Fake Job Scam And Website Ishmael Underwood

It appears to be that the fake job scam of 100 Assistants LLC and the email from an allegedly Ishmael Underwood has quite a web buzzing for more information.

Under a junk email account, I emailed back to this company expressing an interest and more information about the company.

I received an email back, including a company website that does little more to me than reinforce the idea this company is fake, the jobs offered are fake, and the company is out to obtain personal information without any valid offering of anything.

I will post on this later today so please stay tuned.

Anyone else contacted 100 Assistants for more information?

How do you feel about this newest and convincing scam of a job offer?

Friday, October 8, 2010

100 Assistants LLC Fake Job Ishmael Underwood

Here's another job from the Yahoo Hot Jobs/Monster merger of some sort. The job description is vague enough to make you curious but reads like a well orchestrated scam without any information on exactly what the job is, except of course that you send them vital information about the position.


You have previously applied for a part-time position. We hope that the following vacancy can possibly be of interest to you.

100 Assistants, LLC is one of the leading virtual assistant services vendors in the world , with over 1400 employees in the U.S.. Our success depends mainly on exceptional quality of services and on carefully managed and reliable business processes. 100 Assistants hand selects each assistant on our staff and carefully matches them with our customers based on personality, business savvy and technical expertise. Agency specializes in the management of personal & business affairs and concierge services for VIPs, celebrities, athletes, entertainers and corporate executives.

Part time assistant
100 Assistants Services LLC is seeking for talented, career-oriented assistants. You will become a key player in every stage of the process- from collecting information and internet research to helping people in your area. Its 90% work from home and 10% in your area.

The responsibilities of the position include:
- Organizing and research (when no clients visiting your area) – 90% of tasks
- Make required pre-arrangements for our customers and provide assistance with any request during stay.
- Errand Running
- Planning, Ideas
- Shopping and Acquisitions


- 21-60, male or female
- Very sharp and a quick learner. A go-getter and non quitter
- Knowledge of your area (restaurants, tourism industry, etc).
- Ability to anticipate needs of customer.
- Internet access, email, phone
- MS Word or similar to create and edit documents
- No exact location (any state)

Job Type: part time
Base Pay: $500/ Week plus bonuses

If you are interested, please reply back with your contact details.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Monster Money Laundring And Re-Shipping Scams to its credit actually placed information for everyone to read about concerning money laundering and re-shipping product scams.

Click here to read more about it.

I'm sure there are a lot of other links regarding the scams that exisit for re-shipping products.

What about you...have you been scammed or lost money responding to a job like this?

Please feel free to post some comments for approval. I do have moderation turned on to keep spammers from putting information that is completely irrelevant to the subject of the blog entry.

Have a good week everyone!!

Breanna Cameron International Product Dispatcher

I received the comment below from an anonymous reader of the blog.

They stated the comment below:

I also received this email, but I am curious as to how they can "SCAM" me with it. Out of curiousity I played along. I gave them my name and DOB which is public information. I filled out a document and emailed it back. Didn't provide any private information. Very shortly after I received an phone call from a blocked # pretty much confirming my position with the company. That really confused me because I'm sure it's a SCAM, but I don't understand what they're trying to do here.

I couldn't find someone online that has specifically experienced fraud, but there is fraud to be had in a fake job scam like the one mentioned from Breanna Cameron for a position as an International Product Dispatcher.

Go here to read a good bit of detailed information someone provided about this particular scam I actually documented in an earlier entry.

Anyone else have any comments please?

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Fake Jobs From Monster.Com

Some of my prior readers and those who commented on the blog suggested we contact these main "powerhouses" of employment opportunities online to ask why they allow such scammers and fake jobs to be posted.

This morning I emailed where I feel most of the fake job offers are coming from to see what they believe or why they allow this to happen.

I will post a reply but at this point so the message I sent to them is not searchable, I will wait and see if I receive a reply.

At this point, I don't feel like my information is secure at and the company probably thinks I'm just some full moon type of idiot who is seeking to tarnish the company reputation.

Perhaps I'll be wrong but at this point, until I receive a reply from them, I will think very skeptical of

Have a good week everyone!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Customer Service Scam Job Fake Craigslist Jobs

Here's an interesting discovery while browsing Craigslist for job opportunities. Notice the salary is huge for the Dothan, Alabama market...and if you copy and paste the email address of the person who wants your resume you find out the scam itself.

Below is the job description in bold:

customer service help needed (dothan )
Date: 2010-09-29, 2:01PM EDT
Reply to: [Errors when replying to ads?]

Answer email inquiries to respond to orders, general customer inquires, invoice questions,
and customer complaints. Project a professional company image through online interaction.

Answer email inquiries and respond to customer requests.
Place customer orders in computer system.
Provide customers with product and service information.
Explain products and services.
Transfer customer inquiries to appropriate staff.
Identify, research, and resolve customer issues using the computer system.
Follow-up on customer inquires not immediately resolved.
Complete call logs and reports.


Basic reading, writing, and arithmetic skills required. This is normally acquired through a high school diploma or equivalent.
Computer literate with the ability to learn customer service software applications. Duties require professional verbal and written communication skills and the ability to type 30 wpm. This is normally acquired through one to three years of office experience.


Working conditions are normal for an online office environment.


* Location: dothan
* Compensation: 18/hr
* 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.

Then someone went back and listed more information on the details of the scam. From what I've seen when I googled he has quite a collection of fake jobs all around Craigslist to apply for that do not exist except as for a scam. Below is a reply to the job offer from a Craigslist applicant for this fake job above who encourages us all to be careful when applying for anything from Craigslist. Below is that email in bold too:

Customer service with (Be Careful)
Date: 2010-08-30, 8:06PM EDT
Reply to:

Please be very careful when responding to ads here on craigslist.

This ad was posted...
Entry-level customer service and order processing position for persons with little to moderate experience in the field of regulatory compliance and transportation. This position will be responsible for the processing of city municipality permit requests, as taken via email, Internet or system to system, from a specified customer base. This position is necessary to take, process, and support the customers’ orders and inquiries involved in the permitting process. Excellent oral/written communication skills. Must be detail oriented, with the ability to handle multiple assignments promptly and effectively.
Interested and qualified candidates please respond to this email ( ) with resume attached.

After I replied to the job, I got a check for $3800 via UPS overnight Sat. deliver mail. On the check it said Dover University. I checked the "barnes and noble" return address in NY and there is no such business there. We were going to cash it, but thank goodness we thought twice. I received an email saying to keep $200 for myself and send the rest via money order to someone in Las Vegas.

So, if it is too good to be true, it probably is. Be very careful when you reply to ads here.

* Location: Be Careful
* Compensation: You will lose money if you reply to the cust service ad.
* 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: 1928180986

I sure wish there was a way to shut down these fake jobs on Craigslist. So far, Craigslist warns us about job scams but does very little to make job people posting for work or help wanted to validate themselves as legitimate companies.

Anyone contacted Craigslist and got a feeling of goodness when complaining about fake jobs?

Be careful as always...if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is for sure!!

International Product Dispatcher Job Scam Breanna Cameron

I've very disappointed in Yahoo/HotJobs/Monster for allowing scammers to have my good email address to send me fake jobs that do not exist at all. I'm tempted to write the company and complain to them but I seriously doubt it would do much if any good at all. Below is an email I received today for a courier position that is fake...just like all the rest I continue to receive on a daily baseis:


This letter is forwarded to you from IPD inc company online recruiting department.

We had a chance to review your curriculum vitae basic information on the internet. We would like to offer you a courier position in our firm.

International Product Dispatcher inc is functioning since 2003 on the Eastern European and United States markets, working with customers from all over the world. IPD inc service includes assisting with buying and forwarding different products - mostly modern electronic devices. We have developed a big sector on US market recently. Our customers purchase a lot of products - mostly modern electronics, using our service through online institutions, so we provide the guarantees of international approved purchase and the international delivery.

We would like to offer you a courier clerk vacancy. It has a flexible schedule, floating hours and can be done part time with its base at your current place of living in United States.

There is a starting rate of $60 salary per each received and sent parcel with the minimum $1500 pay per month which is guaranteed at any case and does not depend on the amount of work that employee has. The salary can be bigger in case if employee exceeds $1500 limit and has done more job, but it can not be less.

The work will require you to have active shipping address ,be at least 18 age old, have an internet access along with printer and scanner and to have a clean record.

You have a right to open and check the contents of the each package. All parcels are not heavy or bulky and will not require any special storage place. Our managers will be instructing you timely.
Carrier growth is possible. Company provides paid vacation twice a year with 1099 tax form at the end of each year. After first and second months of work we provide bonuses. Modern communication devices and computers : Apple, Blackberry, Sony.
There are no investments from your side. The company pays for all the necessary materials and facilities.

We would like you to fill in the position that we have offered.

Please, reply back.

Best regards.