Thursday, November 18, 2010

Hartford Financial Services Fake Job Scam

And here's another fake job scam pretending to look like the reputable Hartford company itself. The email came from a dubious email address of and Farrah Stark, not from the Hartford company of insurance located in the United States. There are also typos in the verbatim email below leading me to know for sure this job is indeed a scam and fake.


Established in 1810, The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE: HIG) is one of the largest insurance and investment companies based in the United States, with offices in the United States, Czech Republic, the United Kingdom, Canada, Germany and Ireland. The Hartford Europe GMBH is a European Division of Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc , provider of life insurance, group and employee benefits, automobile and homeowners insurance and business insurance - as well as investment products, annuities, mutual funds, and college savings plans. After 200 years in business , The Hartford is known for its superior customer service and continued operational excellence.

We are currently recruiting for a junior accountant position. Entry level candidates and college grads that want to join a fast paced and growing company.

job conditions :

- Part/Full time employment with flexible schedule
- Compensation 2000k + 2% commission bonus/month (USD)
- An excellent growth platform and a great working environment
- Free Training
- No investments or sales involved

Job requirements

- 1 year data entry experience preferred
- Knowledge in accounting basics +
- Must pass a phone interview
- Need to open an account in the affiliated bank, authorized under the program “ International Asset Protection” by the Office of Foreign Assets Control.

JOB LOCATION: Work remotely with an ability to move to the convinient office location after the 2 month trial period.

If you are interested, please reply to : with your contact details. In the subject line of your email, please mention "Junior Accountant Apps"

All the best.

BDL Group International Fake Job Scam

Here's another generic company with questionable job descriptions offering me a job.

Below is the email:

We have selected your CV and desire to present to you a job opportunity in clerical and administrative services at BDL Group.The ideal applicant must possess outstanding communication skills, be attentive to details, and able to work in a fast paced working environment.

At BDL Int. we offer an encouraging working environment. The position provides an attractive performance related compensation as well as a base salary and the support of our global experts at all times. Flexible working hours, part time and full time available.
If you are interested in joining a group where input counts, please and we will forward to you further details on this offer.

Thank You,
BDL Int.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Shell International Lottery Scam Dr. Ellen R. Gomez

Below is an email saying I've won the Shell International Lottery:


SHELL INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY PROMOTIONS/PRIZE AWARD DEPARTMENT SPAIN has just concluded final draws from it's periodical promotional program An exclusive list of thousands of individual and corporate bodies were picked by automated random computer search from the internet No tickets were sold. You emerged as one of the lucky winners and you are therefore entitled to a sum of €350.000.00 Euros Only .

See attachment for more details and procedures.

For the security purpose,a password is required to enable you view the

Password: (boy).

Yours Faithfully,

Dr Ellen R.Gomez,
Online Coordinator for .
Shell Petroleum Company Spain.
No 72 Avenida Parque Grande,
Madrid Spain.

There is a Microsoft Word document attached and when you open it up, you are prompted for the password above that I would read as (boy). However trying different variants of this password does not work. I wonder if the scammer did this on purpose to get you to email them directly and state password issues so the individual will have a valid email address to harvest elsewhere.

Be careful and watch out for somewhat poorly convincing scams that exist out there!!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

John Paul International Monetary Fun Nigerian Scam

Here's another Nigerian scam email. I noted before and it still amazes me these individuals give an international number to call them on.

Below is the email:


This is to intimate you of a very important information which will be of a great help to redeem you from all the difficulties you have been experiencing in getting your long over due payment due to excessive demand for money from you by both corrupt Bank officials and Courier Companies after which your fund remain unpaid to you.

I am Mr.John Paul a highly placed official of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). It may interest you to know that reports have reached our office by so many correspondence on the uneasy way which people like you are treated by Various Banks and Courier Companies across Europe to Africa and Asia and we have decided to put a stop to that and that is why i was appointed to handle your transaction here in Nigeria.

All Governmental and Non-Governmental parasites, NGOs, Finance Companies, Banks,Security Companies and Courier companies which have been in contact with you of late have been instructed to back up from your transaction and you have been advised NOT to respond to them anymore since the IMF is now directly in charge of your payment. You are hereby advised NOT to remit further payment to any institutions with respect to your transaction as your fund will be transfered to you directly from our source. I hope this is clear. Any action contrary to this instructions is at your own risk.

Respond to this with immediate effect and we shall give you further details on how your fund will be released. Also call me as soon as you send the e-mail so that you will be given an immediate response:

Direct Hotline: CALL : +234-706-341-3029

Mr.John Paul

Monday, November 8, 2010

CAMU Officer Fake Job Scam

Sorry for the lack of posts but I've been away visiting family in another state.

Here's an email that's not well written for a job that just simply does not exist except in a scam sort of way:

Dear Jobseeker

You were sent this notification because there is a match a recent posting at careerbuilder.
Prominent industrial and investment holding with diverse and flexible organization with operations in fields is presently hiring employees into its financial department.
There is an available part-time vacancy of City Account Management Unit in our business, that requires a obliged person. Our company, have a part-time vacant of CAMU Officer that require skilled individual to fit it.

Position requirements

- The candidate must be 21 or more
- US residents only
- Remote work
- Be available on the phone
- Know Microsoft Word

Expected income ratio can go up to 5, 000.00 $ - 10, 000.00 $ a week. Bonuses provided. There is no affiliation fees.

Email us.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Regional Sales Represenattive Scam Clio Armstrong

And here's another job scam...if there's any doubt it's a scam, just look at the salary offered for the position and the 30-60 minutes a day you are required to work at the actual job.

Below is that email:


We are currently looking for a few qualified individuals to become members of our team. If you are looking for new experience, new accomplishments in your career, and are willing to receive better salary you are welcome to join our company.

Job Description:

The task of the Regional Sales Representative is collecting payments from customers in timely manner and to solve issues associated with these tasks.
If you don't have bank account, our manager will find nearest bank, and open a new checking account there.
All fees will be paid by our company.
Every payment order will be accompanied with detailed instructions. It is a part-time, work-at-home position.
We are offering to you a commission based position. You will get 8% of each processed payment immediately, right after you accomplish the task.


* Adult age;
* Good communications skills;
* Any experience in customer service sphere is appreciated;
* Willingness to work from home, take responsibility and achieve higher goals;
* Experience in Internet usage;
* Honesty, responsibility and promptness in operations;
* Work in Microsoft Word/office

Salary: $1500 / month

This job will allow you to:

* work efficiently from home;
* increase available personal time;
* get financial independence for less time than it's usually required;
* develop high self-respect and esteem.

Working hours are flexible. You can choose to perform the work when it is convenient to you.
The general requirement is to spend 30-60 minutes a day for the work.
You will need to check your e-mail 3-5 times a day to see if there is any work for you.

If you are interested, please reply to :

Have a nice day,
Inter Steel

Jeremy Watts Horrocks Invest Ltd. Fake Job Offer

Here's another email offering another job that I am 100% sure does not exist. Notice the job gives a fake requirement that you must have "learning ability" to qualify for this position.

Below is the email:


We are glad to inform you that Horrocks Invest Ltd. company is currently hiring

new employees. Our company deals with direct investments of small and medium

businesses around the world and currently we are looking for a goal-oriented,

hard-working and responsible person for the position of Regional Representative.

This position is available for you. You will surely meet the company’s minimum


-full legal age

-US citizenship or work permit

-confident PC user

-ability to meet the deadline when performing the set tasks

-hard worker

-learning ability

In order to proceed please submit your application in form of most

recent CV/resume via email (by replying to this message) once again

and confirm that all submitted information is correct and up-to-date

(your details will be treated in the strictest of confidence).

I assume that you would be able to start working as soon as possible.

Please confirm this. Also, during the next several weeks, please keep

us informed of any deadlines that you may be facing (pending job

offers, current employment obligations, etc).

Thank you and feel free to email me any questions that you may have

at this point by replying to this message. Looking forward to your


(!) please note, that we use public mail server to ensure the

delivery of your request.

Have a nice day.

Horrocks Invest Ltd.