Thursday, December 15, 2011

Purchasing Manager Wilma Caton Job Scam

Here's another spam/job scam email I received supposedly from Beyond is another one of those job sites, in my view that offer you positions but they don't really exist. What really wants you to do is return to school so they can market your interest to other companies.

Here's the latest job scam:

Good day Xxxxxxxxx Xxxxxx
Your application came via Beyond site
Company: New Sales Consulting
Post Title: Purchasing Manager
Employment Type: Contract & Freelance
Wage Range: USD42,500.00-62,600.00 plus
Career Category: Import-Export, Customer Service, Accounting, Business Opportunity
Relocation Required: No
Location: Nationwide
Please do not apply unless you are 21 years of age.
All candidates for this vacancy must be a USA Lawful Permanent Resident.

Dear applicant.
Due to expected expansion plans, the company is now searching an enthusiastic, vigorous, and enterprising applicants to obtain the above specified vacancy. The main objective of this post is to assist the procurement division in the continued development and implementation of their supply strategy. Individuals will work against a winning firm who prides on having the highest standards in the industry.

Essential Duties:
- Facilitate meetings with forthcoming suppliers and client departments.
- Receive and check requisitions for various materials, equipment and services.
- Prepare and process purchase related reports.
- Develop suppliers' relationships to include contract negotiations.
- Review the work time-schedule for the shipping planning section.
- Carry out different duties and responsibilities as needed.

The minimum:
- Should have excellent negotiation skills. You have to have ability to communicate both internal and external to the company.
- Should be a confident self-starter, conscientious, used to delivering to standards and deadlines. You have to be able to negotiate issues which may be difficult, disputable or delicate.
- Should be well organized and be able to work in a very active environment to keep track of multiple orders.
- Should to have knowledge of purchasing standards, methods of shipping and handling expenses.
- Should have proficiency to study data and market facts for the present and future pricing, and capacity of merchandise and facilities.
- Should be knowledgeable in the work of Microsoft Office programs.

The person is required to have a Valid Driver's license. Except to your proven skills you must be able to demonstrate a potential to facilitate others.
If you think you have the indicated skills and would like to be selected for this role or would like to get all details, please reply to this email and indicate your interest.
We are keen to hear from talented individuals with proven experience in sales or marketing and ready to offer a brilliant development program for the right candidate.

A few comments if I may...

I wonder why you must be over 21 years of age. I think if you can fall for a scam you can do that at even as young as 16 years of age.

I really do like the quote, "We are keen to hear from talented individuals with proven experience in sales or marketing and ready to offer a brilliant development program for the right candidate."

If it was a real job it sounds very interested and in line with my experience. But sadly it's not.

What do you think?

P.S. I still monitor posts because of spam I approve posts even if I don't agree with the content. If you attack me personally more than likely I won't post your snarky behavior because I don't see the point.

Have a good week and weekend coming up!!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Vatra L AG Regional Executive Job Scam

Below is another job referencing to a resume found of mine on Career Builder. One immediate red flag is I don't have a resume posted on career builder. And other red flags should include the salary and the silly email addresses created for the purposes of replies to this email job scam.

The reply to the email goes to, and but the email states to apply using the email of And while I know it's a scam, why do they do that? I've replied "with great desire to work for the company" to find out more maybe we will hear back. Or anyone else please feel free to comment.

Have a good week ahead!

Let's read on...


Our Company Vatra L. AG. has found your resume in Careerbuilder database and think you are a perfect candidate for the vacancy we offer.

Position : Regional Executive
Payment Rate: USD600-1200 / week
Employment Status: Home based
Location: US


- Strong proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel
- Strong communication skills
- Ability to work with teams managing multiple engagements, providing excellent quality service in short time frames.
- Fluent in English language.

Apply today on :

HR Dept.
Vatra L. AG.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Courier Assistant Job Scam,

Here's a recent email to my google email box with another fake job offer, supposedly after finding me on Career Builder of all places.

Worthy of note, when you do decide to reply, the email will go to two different email addresses, one is and the other is

Below is the email:

Good day.

Our firm U.S.A. Address & Mail Forwarding Company has found your CV in CareerBuilder database and consider you are a perfect candidate for a part time position available.

Position name is: Courier assistant

This work is not hard, your duty will be to receive package, repack and forward it further according to our instructions.


- Work 10-12 hours/week;
- US Citizenship
- Responsibility
- Over 18
- PC/Home office
- Work with MS Office documents
- You may combine this work in our company with your main job
- Ability to pick up packages weighing up to 25lbs.
- correct and available shipping address
- Have no criminal records
- Ability to print and scan documents

If you are interested, please reply back with your short resume.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Natalie Goldberg Manager Of Turnover

Here's a recent fake job offer that came in to my Google email box. The spoofed email address comes from Roary Wade [] but when you reply it goes back to both that address and It's a typical job scam like we've all seen before right now. Below is the verbatim email:


This is a request to your CV posted in CareerBuilder and we want you to try for our open position.
This is not a sales gimmick requiring you to pay setup fees or sign up to a mailing list. This is a business requiring only limited amounts of your time. You will earn money even without going out of your house or office. The job is regular and the salary is solid.

My name's Natalie Goldberg and I deal with the questions of expanding of our company Europe Mailing in the U.S.. Our company was established in 1997, the main office is located in Poland. We are working with purchasing of the goods in countries-manufacturers for its further resale in Poland and other countries. Our clients are the individuals who buy the goods at good prices. Now we are expanding and enter the American market, and we need on a remote basis hard-working and responsible employees for small and big butch deals on consignment.

Position name is: Manager of turnover
Compensation Rate: $30,000/year. If an employee has MBA degree - $60,000.
Location: United States of America
Job Role: Transportation

Basic Requirements:

- Be Available 10-12 hours per week;
- be US citizen
- Hard-Working
- Over 18
- PC, Internet access
- Computer skills, personal e-mail address
- You may combine this job with other activity
- Ability to pick up packages weighing up to 25lbs.
- correct and available shipping address

If you are interested, please reply to :

As soon as your information is checked and satisfies us, our job manager will contact you.
Best regards.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

GTL Solutions Fake Job Scam

Well here's a new fake job scam with a very convincing company overview. I am trying to post on my cell phone so it may be incomplete...but I will correct it later today.

Dear jobhunter, we have studied your resume and decided to offer you a job in our enterprise as a transportation manger. The income will be $1,400 each month and the working time will be about 10-12 hours per week. GTL Solutions is a countrywide and successful logistics enterprise working with transportation solutions in North America. Michael J. Smith established this enterprise in January 2000 and he has over 25 years of experience in multiple cargo operations prior finding GT Logistics. GT Logistics is recognized as a veteran operated enterprise that is based in Murfreesboro, Tennessee with its offices in Georgia, Arizona, Michigan, Kansas, Minnesota, Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio, and Texas. Today GTLS possesses more than 20 transportation managers who successfully work within the system providing a wide range of services. The most substantial is reliability and service of high quality. Our growth has made about 40% throughout the last 2 years and in 2006 it resulted in 9,600 truck loads of freight and revenue was more than $12 million.


- 21 years or older - Fast respond to all emails coming from your personal manager - Able to accept packages right to your home address (not P.O. Box) - Be reachable on the phone within the worktime (cell phone number must be provided)

You must have:

- no previous conviction. Be reliable and without troubles - a personal cell phone - basic Microsoft Office skills - constant Internet access within the daytime

An contract is concluded with each employee. A scanned copy of your ID (passport or driver’s license) is required in order to check your identity as we will trust all products that must be redelivered in your region. When the contract will be signed by both sides, you will be contacted and guided through the entire process. If you have any questions, we will be glad to answer them and stay always in touch with you.

Transportation manager is responsible for a wide range of duties and supports our clients. The essential duties are coordination and synchronization of the load activities by means of contacting clients, and USPS, UPS, and FedEx carriers to make sure that each packages are delivered on time. Transportation manager is a direct contact between supplier, carrier and receiver as he/she will take care of the client’s satisfaction by maintaining contact and communicating with carriers and clients within the whole process of transaction. Transportation manager must provide an package with normal and fast delivery. You will receive detailed information about each item you will need to get and resend.

What parcels are ordinarily delivered?

The most popular goods are golden and silver wares, watches, electronic appliances, and collectibles. We offer a 2 week paid vacation twice per year and the first vacation can be after three months already. Moreover, all taxes stated in your tax returns will be returned by our enterprise. To get more details, reply to this notification and

Saturday, October 22, 2011 job scam for asian bank work

I apologize for being missing in action lately. Over a month has passed. Someone passed me the following job scam that arrived in their email box recently:

date Tue, Oct 18, 2011 at 3:29 PM
subject Career in an Asian bank

hide details Oct 18 (5 days ago)

Good day Xxxxxxxxxx Xxxxx, We are one of the several charity organizations that have been founded lately as a result of the recent catastrophe in Asia. Your resume was found at one of the {vacancies|job offering} sites. We invite you to work in the new Department of charity of a big Asian bank. We invite you to an interesting vacancy. Thousands of people all over the world desire to participate in the helping programs for the victims. If are one of them, please study our offer. Mainrequirements: Permanent internet access, email Telephone connection: mobile and fixed Responsibility Reliability Attentiveness Principal duties: - Email and phone conversation with the Manager - Fulfilling transactions from persons interested in giving help anonymously transfer from a sponsor - Fulfilling transactions by the bank order or Western Union or Money Gram International systems Work schedule: From Monday to Friday, during the regular work day. 2-3 hours daily. Salary From 1200 to 3400 USD monthly. To get more details|please write the answer to this letter. Best regards

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

New Counter On The Blog

Also I left my counter with over 47,000 hits but Blog Patrol shut down operations recently or at least I can't get the blog counter to work properly.

So I shut and deleted the Java Script and installed a new one...that is why the count is so low

Requesting Your Feedback Or Experiences

Hello everyone...I'm out of state for a few weeks so updates might not come up as quickly as I would like....also lately I haven't received nearly the number of fake job offers to my email referencing to supposed resumes posted on Careerbuilder and

So I send this out to my readership...

Have you ever been scammed? Do you have a story, even if anonymously to tell? Please email me at if you have something to share with others.

And please tell me your story. Maybe you were scammed by someone that emailed you with a job offer. Maybe you shared personal information and found out the job was a scam. I welcome your feedback.

I won't publish anything with your name,IP address or email information in the stories you share with me on the blog. I would enjoy hearing from any and all of you.

Please tell us your story to help others and protect them from being a victim of a scam.

Thank you and have a great week!!

Monday, September 5, 2011

FBR Corp Fake Job Email

Here's an email I received recently from a return email of but doesn't tell me anything about this job opportunity.

But I know better of's another job scam:

Let's read on:

Dear Xxxxxxxxxxx Xxxxx,

I am happy to welcome you on behalf of our entity. Thanks to collaboration with some job-seeking organizations in your area we now have your details which we are really interested in.
Due to a vivid and dynamic enlargement of our company we are now short of local representatives in your city. You can request more details about this opportunity if you want. Though so to clear things up I would like to accent that this job DOES NOT require you to pay for anything at your cost.
We appreciate: - honesty; - responsibility; - social skills; - communicative skills.

Regarding the wages, it will be delivered once a month: 3600 - 8300 dollars per month.
We offer you: - you get enough leisure time to live your life as we simply need you to be available a few hours a day; - it’s a good money exact amount to be defined before signing the agreement - we appreciate and respect our co-workers. We are happy to assist you with any query in case you need such help. The sked is very convenient. You’ll find out for yourself once you start. Your manager contacts you via e-mail and phone. In such messages and discussions you receive step-by-step instructions.

In case interested please provide us with details asked below so to make sure we have your name and other information correctly. - Country: - Your Name:
We appreciate your answer.
Such data should be e-mailed as a reply to this notice. Our supervisor will e-mail you detailed description about company and opportunity offered immediately as a reply to your confirmation letter. We appreciate your attention.

With Best regards
Human Resources

Monday, July 25, 2011

Mary Stevens ANX Ltd Company/Financial Manager

Below is an email I received from Career Builder...also known as a company that has little regard for job applicants and is more concerned on money to be made by giving scammers access to Career Builder than any damaging results it does to Career Builder itself. Below is the job offer:

Dear Xxxxxxxxxxx Xxxxx,

Are you looking for a job opportunity with a progressive and developing employer? We may have a position for you. The recently opened Account Manager position in QNX Ltd Company offers you a unique chance to gain the valuable experience of working in the constantly expanding IT sphere. If you are enthusiastic, have great communication skills, the willingness to assume responsibility, and would like to join a group of success-driven professionals, we want you as a part of our team!

Account Managers will liaison with internal departments to assist our customers with their business needs while maintaining on-going feedback for existing projects. Ideal candidates must possess excellent customer service skills and keep a professional, positive attitude while dealing with complex client issues. This position is available for applicants currently residing or authorized to work in the United States only. Please note that no entry fees or other investments are necessary!

Base Pay: $33,000 - $54,000 /Year
Employee Type: Full-Time Employee/Partnership
Job Type: Customer Service
Location: Work from home

Position Duties:

Developing positive internal and external customer service relationships;
Planning and organizing work effectively to ensure meeting deadlines;
Gathering additional materials from the clients;
Informing customers on the progress of their projects;
Managing customer requests and claims;
Keeping accurate records, composing status reports.

Minimum Requirements

Age 21+, a HS Diploma or a college degree;
Intermediate PC skills: correspondence, documentation, web browsing;
Developed self-organization and time-management skills;
Effective verbal and written communication skills;
Good work ethics and self-assurance;
Desire to learn and develop as a team member.

Compensation and Benefits

Competitive base salary and bonuses for performance;
Special offer for business owners: partnership opportunity;
Tax deductions: W4 form provided;
Paid time off of 3 weeks and personal days-off;
Reimbursement of general expenses cell phone, Internet, etc.;
Quick career development opportunities.

In order to obtain a full job description and receive additional details on it, please reply with your current and references from previous places of employment. Upon verifying the provided information, you will be invited to proceed with the employment procedures. Please note that candidates available to start next week have the priority.

NB: We are currently attempting to cut off the overflow of unsolicited emails delivered our company's emails by using a personal mailbox for initial communication. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience.

Best regards,
Mary Stevens
Human Resources

It's me again...isn't it funny the scammers have to include a NB note at the very end of the stupid fake job message to let us concerned about emailing the scammer's email of to know they are "attempting to cut off the overflow of unsolicited emails delivered our company's emails by using a personal mailbox for initial communication. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience."

How funny is this person decided they don't want to actually show a domain for the company because they want to supposedly cut off the overflow of unsolicited emails delivered.


Made me scratch my head on this one...stay far away from this job scam. It isn't a real job and only serves for you to pass along all your personal information for the scammers delight and future abuse.

Have a good week everyone!!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Blog Is Still Here!!

Sorry to be missing in action lately...I have a job but I want to keep this blog alive with information?

Anyone have any fake jobs they received by email?

I'd welcome comments at

Have a great week and month ahead everyone!!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

IFG Corporation Job Scam Laura Seifert

I've learned from my wonderful readers that the IFG Corporation has a website registered on The site when I tested it earlier tonight is not up yet...but it does list very interesting information for a company that registered this domain.

Notice the name of the "registrant contact" first and foremost if there is absolutely any doubt whatsoever this company is a scam. Also if you go to the other part of my blog related to IFG Corporation you can read other information on what the scam is all about including why this company wants to scam you.

Registrant Contact:
Hue Binks
+1365009872 fax: +1365009872
12098 Main Soth Boulevard
LA NA 56348

But anyway, here's the domain information in its entirety:

WHOIS information for :

[Redirected to]

The data in this whois database is provided to you for information
purposes only, that is, to assist you in obtaining information about or
related to a domain name registration record. We make this information
available "as is," and do not guarantee its accuracy. By submitting a
whois query, you agree that you will use this data only for lawful
purposes and that, under no circumstances will you use this data to: (1)
enable high volume, automated, electronic processes that stress or load
this whois database system providing you this information; or (2) allow,
enable, or otherwise support the transmission of mass unsolicited,
commercial advertising or solicitations via direct mail, electronic
mail, or by telephone. The compilation, repackaging, dissemination or
other use of this data is expressly prohibited without prior written
consent from us. We reserve the right to modify these terms at any time.
By submitting this query, you agree to abide by these terms.
Registration Service Provided By:
Whois Server:

Domain name:

Registrant Contact:
Hue Binks
+1365009872 fax: +1365009872
12098 Main Soth Boulevard
LA NA 56348

Administrative Contact:
Hue Binks
+1365009872 fax: +1365009872
12098 Main Soth Boulevard
LA NA 56348

Technical Contact:
Hue Binks
+1365009872 fax: +1365009872
12098 Main Soth Boulevard
LA NA 56348

Billing Contact:
Hue Binks
+1365009872 fax: +1365009872
12098 Main Soth Boulevard
LA NA 56348

Registration Service Provider:
name: DomainCompany


Created: 2011-04-26
Expires: 2012-04-26

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Natalie Glow Europe Shipping Warsaw, Poland Job Scam

Just when I thought a week would go by before receiving any new emails with fake job offers and employment, I received the one below.

This one is kind of funny because the alleged salary is different for someone that has an MBA degree versus someone who doesn't have a diploma.

I wonder if you could scam the scammer and said you had an MBA degree when you didn't since this is one way of many the scam is written to appear more legitimate.

Below is the verbatim email. I will revisit it more tomorrow:

I appreciate that you are interested in our vacancy. We hope that in this e-mail you will get all the info you demanded.
If we are not able to respond all the questions you ask, do not hesitate to ask once again. Contacts are located at the end of message.
Once again, we are highly interested in cooperation with you and we are ready to offer the best conditions to keep our partnership.

So, we Europe Shipping are a small company operating in EU. Our main office is located in Poland, Warsaw. The company was established in 1997 by Stanislaw Polanski at the then occupied a niche reselling products from developed countries to developing countries. Our main business is resale. We are looking for the best deals for the sale of gear, apparel, materials, cars, etc., carry them and resell on the European markets of EU and other third world countries. Since 1997, we came out powerfully enough in the plus and now have representatives in Spain, UK, Estonia and Portugal.
Since the beginning of 2011 we began to get a partnership with the USA and ready to offer you the next terms of cooperation:

- Salary: In the presence of MBA - $60,000 \ year, without a diploma - $30,000 \ year
- After two months of work each employee is given a paid phone (Apple or Blackberry, your choice)
- After three months of work an employee gets a laptop (Dell or a MacBook, your choice)
- The first 2 months you can combine this work with any other. Free schedule made specially for you to understand if you like this type of work and whether you agree with us to continue to develop this area further.
- You will get your personal manager in Europe, by whom you will keep in touch with the main office in Poland. He or she will help you in all the major issues in the early stages.

If you are interested please reply to :

Friday, April 15, 2011

Business Text Editor Job Scam

And here's another email. The from email address shows as from a but the reply goes somewhere else entirely. This job is interesting that it allegedly pays per kilobyte for your good faith effort with this company to translate documents into good English as a text editor. This just reads just like a classic scam as well.

I can understand a true employer from another country trying to make something read like a possible job but this one just reads like a typical scammer that can't speak or think good English.

Our Firm have a available vacancy to be done at home on your computer, as the business texts editor.
Work takes 1 1/2 hours per day or less.
You can be engaged in it at your spare day time.
Over 2000 workers in our firm from all
over the world, and it is necessary for us, that they understood each other
in business correspondence good.

Work details:

We are sending you business correspondence about 6-9 kilobytes per day which demand the reviewing, the English-speaking person should correct them for grammatical and speech errors. Then to send these messages back to us.

Work payment:

We offer not fixed payment for this work. We pay $7 (USD) for 1 kb of the text which you edit.

Requirement for employee:

- Lives in US
- you should not be younger than 21 years old.
- You should be able to work on the computer and text programms.

We need the following information about you:

Fist name, Last name:
City and the country:

IFG Corporation Job Scam

Here's another email to my google account...not sure where these are coming from but here's another job scam below. I've written them to ask for more information but we really know this is reading like a typical scam.

Anyone have any contact with the company below?

Our firm has been operating at the international market for 10 years. Today IFG Corporation is a successful and dynamically developing company. We think you are a perfect applicant for this job which we offer in Purchasing. The ideal must have 4- 6 years of common working experience, responsibility, dependability, punctuality,excellent organizational, negotiating, analytical skills, perfect reporting skills.
Average income is usd 2.000 biweekly + bonus (%6.69 to %9.83) Strictly USA Citizenship with clear background report.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Kirsten Christensen

And the email jobs that aren't really jobs but attempts to make you give away personal information for goodness knows what reason still keep coming into the google email box. Here's a recent example below. I've noticed lately the job scams don't include an actual job title that I can put in my title of the blog entry. I wonder if that is coincidence or not. And like others have mentioned these job scams seem to change job company names all in the name of the scam.

But let's read on:

Region: USA, all over the country
Base profit: usd 48,000 - usd 55,000 a Year
Other Income: great benefits, rising mobility
Employee Type: Part-Time with training progressed to full-time
Production: electronic parts trading
Manages Others: No
Job Type: Customer care, Administrative, Virtual Office
Experience: Not Specified


Our Company is a broad line electronic components and hardware distributor.
In order to meet the need in qualified resources we are seeking candidates
for open vacancy.


Internal contact with purchasing, engineering and finance departments
External communication with suppliers domestic and international
External communication with providers domestic and international; purchase
office equipment and supplies printing, imaging and presentation equipment
Perform price analysis and seller search, consider cost of the product,
quality, availability, and technical support to achieve best price value
Develop and increase successful business relation ship with providers
Organize test shipment of the acquired equipment to requestors by use of
forwarding companies and postal services
Coordinate all current activities with the Administrator and report
completed/pending orders/shipments


Have strong verbal and written communication skills
Must be able to work well under pressure and meet deadlines
PC skills, Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Outlook, ability
to learn new software quickly
Strong organizational and multitasking skills as well as the ability to
work by yourself and manage your time cleverly
Ability to follow verbal and written instructions with minimal control

Salary and Benefits:

Full instruction provided
Base income starting usd 2,000 USD/month
Flexible working shedule (3-4 hours for training period!)
Progress to full-time position
Great bonus package
Paid vacation

If you are interested in this position, please respond to this email with
your Detailed Resume and questions.

Please enquire for more details and application process.
We offer honest and responsible applicants the opportunity to develop
themselves in friendly surroundings reflecting our basic values of client
oriented approach.

Interested please submit your CV to

Best wishes,
Kirsten Christensen,
HR dept.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Inger Hansen Fake Job Description

Here's another job scam I received earlier today. I realize it is a scam based on the salary and the job description and nothing about the company name or website or contact information except some silly google email address.

Here's that job email description:

Region: U.S., nationwide
Primary earning: usd 48,000 - usd 55,000 a Year Additional Profit: great bonuses, upward mobility Employee Type: Part-Time with preparation progressed to full-time
Industry: electronic components trading Manages Others: No Job Type: Client management, Administrative, Virtual Office
Experience: Not Specified


Our Company is a broad line electronic components and hardware distributor.
In order to meet the need in qualified resources we are seeking candidates to fill in open vacancy.


Internal communication with purchasing, engineering and finance departments External communication with dealers domestic and international External communication with providers domestic and international; purchase office equipment and supplies printing, imaging and presentation equipment Do price analysis and supplier search, consider price of the product, quality, availability, and technical support to achieve best price value Build up and increase successful business relation s with suppliers Manage test delivery of the acquired equipment to requestors by use of forwarding companies and postal services Coordinate all current activities with the Manager and report completed/pending orders/shipments


Possess good verbal and written communication skills Must be able to work well under pressure and meet deadlines PC skills, Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Outlook, ability to learn new software quickly Strong organizational and multitasking skills as well as the ability to work separately and manage your time wisely Ability to follow verbal and written instructions with minimal control

Salary and Benefits:

Full coaching provided
Base earning starting usd 2,000 USD a month Flexible working shedule (3-4 hours for training period!) Progress to full-time position Big bonus package Paid vacation

If you are interested in the position, please respond to this email with your Resume and questions.

Please inquire for more details and application process.
We offer smart and conscientious applicants the opportunity to develop their careers in friendly environment reflecting our core values of teamwork, and results focus.

Interested please submit your resume to

Best wishes,
Inger Hansen,
Hiring department

Check Assist Manager Luis Garza Job Scam

Well, imagine that...another job email from a Luis Garza with a fake job and stating he found my information on

Below is that fake job offer:

Dear Xxxxxxxx Xxxxxxxxx,

Our Company is known as a payment processor with services designed for international small businesses.

Our firm have found your resume in jobseeker's database reviewed it and believe that you to be a great candidate for the job which we suggest.
Our company are now searching few qualified persons for a vacant position "Check Assist Manager".

The general duties of this job is receiving payments [ wire transfers and bank checks ] from our customers in US.
Every money transfer will follow with detailed directions.
If you haven’t checking account We will help you to open a new account.

Average salary is $550-$750 per week.

General Requirements:

- Available 6-10 hour per week;
- not less than 21 years old
- Computer skills [MS Word] personal e-mail address
- Ability to work at home
- US Citizenship
- Responsibility
It is a part-time job which doesn't require leaving your main job


If you want to join our team please apply at our web-site.

(Blogger note, the URL website for the company is at

It's a scam like so many before this one and so many that will likely come afterward. Do any of you really need to know why this job is a scam too?

Monday, March 28, 2011

A&A Delivery Service Job Scam

Here's another job that doesn't really exist in real life I just received by email:

Our HR Department manager has read your curriculum vitae and would like offer a position in courier services at A&A Delivery Service.
The sway of good services demands new workforce, at the moment our company searches for . This work does not require any special knowledge or education in the field of courier services. Your suppleness and ability are among our cardinal requirements. They serve to to take the full advantage of your working schedule to to accommodate it to rather active layout of fulfilling different types of tasks in the sphere of courier services. Your time schedule is to be balanced to manage about 5-6 tasks per week.
The requirements for the position are the following:
-Internet access, phone number, and be available to receive assignments during the day
- efficiency in processing of orders;
- responsibility in carrying out your duties ;
- good communication skills;
- User-level PC, I-net, E-mail skills;
- E-documents management proven proficiency;
- Drive to develop the career;
- Working schedule optimization skills;
- Maturity age.

The salary is 1500$ during the first two trial months.After the probationary period the salary is 2500$ per month.The promotion is possible.

What Our Company Offers to you:

- Flexible working hours; Your working schedule looks as follows;
- Assignments from home: 3-4 hours, flexible schedule;
- Part-time job to combine with the general occupation;
- A wide range of career and professional possibilities;
- Training course with all the( information,instructions) sent to you adds up;
- For openings in our company write at to see the unrivaled growth potential, get a well-paid work, enjoy advancement and invaluable opportunity of studying.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Guest Post Coming Soon...

A reader recently sent me some information regarding scams and solutions and additional information. I plan to post that later today or likely tomorrow at the latest.

Thanks for stopping by and have a good weekend!!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Family Meds Solution PLC Job Scam Sherry Stephens

One of my readers of the blog sent me the following job scam

Below is the email:

Having seen your resume I would like to offer you a position with our
company. My name is Sherry Stephens and I am the International Human
Resource Manager of Familymeds Solution PLC. I am pleased to inform you that
we have an open position for you within our company.
Our company was founded in 1982 and it has quickly grown to be one of the
largest resellers in United Kingdom of medical equipment and apparatus as we
as in the rest of Europe. We have contracts exclusively with hospitals and
other medical companies and groups supplying several hundred types of
products ranging from surgical needles and syringes to MRI and EKG machines
and everything in between. Our partners include top manufacturers around the
world such as GE Healthcare, Medtronic, Baxter International, Tyco
Healthcare, Philips Medical Systems, Cardinal Health, Siemens Medical
Solutions, Zimmer Holdings, et cetera. Our company has grown very fast
during the last few years and now we have expanded our market and business
to the United States. As such we have a high demand in terms of job openings
in almost every state and we are looking for dedicated and hardworking
individuals to work for us and help us expand.
Our success is due to the fact that we are able to meet our customer's
demands in every shape or form and at any time. We are very flexible and we
can honor our orders when others cannot. Very fast delivery system combined
with the fact that we accept almost any type of payment and great customer
support are the reasons why we have been able to grow so fast and took us to
where we are today. We take great pride in what we do because it is not
always easy to satisfy all customer demands while still processing the
orders very fast and receiving payments for the products in a timely manner.
We need you to work for us and below you will find the job description and
what will be asked of you should you decide to accept our proposal.
Job description:

* NO SALES INVOLVED! Very limited contact: you will not be involved in
any kind of sales or contact with our customers;
* Zero fees policy: while performing this job you will encounter no
fees to be paid in advance whatsoever;
* Respect privacy: no employee from our company will ever ask you for
any sensitive information;
* Total transparency: everything you will do is legal under the
European Union/United States and International laws as they are currently

Your duties are:

* To receive payments from our customers which are mainly in form of
checks (only U.S. emitted checks, no international checks will be sent to
you; All check will be written in your name);
* Cashing the checks using your existing bank account; do not use
checks-cashing stores, they charge too much, sometimes even 10% of the total
value of the checks
* Forwarding as'' money in minutes'' by Western Union, we will pay all
money transfer fees after you will deduct your 10% commission from each
order you process.

Your benefits are:

* Commissions: 10% from each check your will process in the first
* Salary: within one month after receiving the first check you will
receive $1,000 as fixed salary.

This is a commission based job, the faster you process orders the more your
income will increase. This bonus is given to also cover internet, phone or
gas bills. Please note that this salary will be sent after 30 days have
passed since you received your first payment to process.

* Rewards for good performance: after two months of working for us an
increase to 15% commission from all payments might be applied to your
contract if you process and send all the transfers to us in a timely manner.
In this case you will be earning around $1,200-1,300 per week as well as the
$1,000 salary at the end of the month.

* Education reimburse

* Vacation (2 weeks for Exempt employees)
* 4 paid Company Holidays / 2 paid floating holidays
* Large and stable corporation

There are also bonuses for cashing the checks and sending the payment to us
very fast:

* Cash the check same day: $150 for each check;
* Cash the check within 24 hours: $100 for each check;
* Cash the check within 48 hours: $ 50 for each check.

The $1,000 salary will be sent to you in form of a cashier check.

The job opening is that of a Representative within the US. The today's
situation on the financial market requires us to open and fill several of
these job positions within our company. This opening will help our company
to reduce the time it takes to receive funding from orders that we receive
each month and we offer you one of the highest incomes on the market today
and the minimal expenditures of time.

With the number of orders we have we cannot put them on hold for fear of
losing our customers, secondly we cannot cash these payments from the US
soon enough, as international checks take about 28 working days to cash
anywhere in Europe. We lose a lot of time and money each month because we
have money transfer delays. Our clients could pay us where we want by
sending checks to an US address. What we need you to do is to provide us an
address where you can receive our customer checks. We need someone who can
receive the money through this method of payment. Regarding the check
process all you have to do is to receive the checks our customers will send
to your address, take them to your bank, cash them and send the remainder
amount to us after deducting all fees incurred and your commission. You will
always take your commission upfront. All fees for transferring the funds
will be supported from our share. Bonuses will apply for cashing checks
within 24 hours upon receiving a check.

We make direct contact for sales of products. Once orders are received and
processed we deliver the product to our customer (usually through USPS). The
customer receives and checks the product and proceeds to send the payment.
We accept all forms of payment but most of our customers pay using Bank
Checks and so to solve this problem and not lose any of our customers we
have decided to open this new job position. This job is legal according to
the U.S. legislation as it is today. Local money transfers take but a few
hours, so it will give us a possibility to get customer's payment almost


For example you receive a check as payment for 3000.00 USD, you deduct your
commission (10%): 300.00 USD and then send to us the balance: 2700.00 USD.
In the first month you will receive around 15-20 orders under 3,000.00 USD
to process and after checking your performance records during that first
month the orders you will receive, may increase from 3,000.00 upwards to
6,000.00 USD. For example 20 transactions each around 3000.00 USD gives you
a total income of 6,000.00 USD per month and after establishing a close
co-operation with us you'll be able to operate with larger orders and you'll
be able to earn more. You will also deduct fees that are related to this job
(gasoline, western union fees, bank commissions, etc.) from our balance, not
from your commissions. At first the checks you will receive will vary from:
$500.00 to $3,000.00. We will also send you a 1099 Form for tax deduction on
your part. Our payments will be issued out in your name and you can have
them cashed in your existing bank account, we don't accept newly created
bank accounts because it slows the cashing process. Deduct your percentage
and forward the balance to the company attorney manager via a western union
money transfer, the name will be given to you later after cashing a payment.
This job takes only 3-7 hours per week. You'll have a lot of free time for
taking up another job; you'll get good income and a regular job. This job is
very challenging and you should understand it. We are looking only for the
employee who satisfies our requirements and will be an earnest assistant.

We have health insurance and the 401K retirement savings plan as well as all
the other standard benefits that a major company usually provides.
Unfortunately we can only start talking about this after the first month has
passed since you're working for us. We consider the first month as a trial
period. In any case you do not have to pay for anything in advance; there
are no hidden costs for performing this job. Any fee you might encounter
will be deducted from our share of the funds before you send it to us.

You will receive next instructions step by step.

Unfortunately we cannot setup any interviews now, as we do not have any
representatives in US. We will be able to come to meet within the next few
months when the new offices will be opened in your area!

Please let me know if you are still interested. Within 24 hours after we
will receive this information we will forward you a copy of the contract you
have to fill in, sign and e-mail back to us.

Sherry Stephens
Familymeds Solution PLC
Grosvenor Street, Mayfair, W1K
United Kingdom
FAX 011-44-021-374-5721

Thursday, March 17, 2011

More On Collins Group Ltd Michael Wenz Job Scam

I've researched and found out more on the Collins Group Ltd Michael Wenz Job Scam. You'd be interested to know, thanks to a comment from a reader on the earlier blog, this company has a website you can visit by going to

I looked over the website myself and found the writing to be very good for a scam of a company and job opportunity. I did want to go to the contact us part of the company website to check on the phone numbers listed for contacting this fake company.

You can click on any pictures below to make them larger:

The Collins website lists the company under contacts as located in Troy, New York.

Specially if you look at the image above you will see the address of the company as 120 Defreest, Troy, New York, 12180.

The company contact telephone number is shown above as well as 315-889-8099. The fax machine shows to be at a completely different area code than the company at fax number, 585-410-6049.

I decided to go to my source for reverse look ups on telephone numbers by visiting When you type in the contact number for the company with the area code and number as below, you get a surprising result:

Notice the website shows this telephone number to belong to a location in Union Springs, New York as we see above. When you go to google maps, and map the distance between Union Springs, New York and Troy, New York, you will see it's a distance of over 170 to 190 miles away from each other.

In my opinion, an exchange from Union Springs, New York would not be a valid exchange to be utilized in Troy, New York unless it is not really at either location. I used to work in telecommunications and long distance in a prior position and I firmly believe the address for this company posted is not valid nor is the telephone number, though likely reliable to call the company as without fraud intentions.

And here's what Intellus had to say as well for this telephone number as the office number. I don't believe either company has made a mistake with this telephone number.

If that is not enough proof, google the fax telephone number for this company, 585-410-6049. You will see the results like below:

Notice even this month on the two links you can pull up on google by searching for the fax number below to two different supposedly fraudulent companies, one known as Behance Network and the other SEVG Ltd.

You can go and click on the links from google to read up on it more. Those scams and the same companies that are scams using the same fax numbers for supposedly different business practices are the main reason I'd not walk, but RUN far away from this company and whatever scam it is trying to operate.

Be careful everyone...this one REEKS of a scam for sure...not doubt in my mind? How about you?

P.S. Call it coincidence or not...but the company Collins Group Ltd for Michael Wenz also has the address of 120 Defreest and if you google that address, there's another Collins Company that appears to sell ink and it lists a distributor as ASMARC located in the same physical address as this fake Collins Group company.

I've placed the image below:

I've sent the Collins Ink company an email to ask if they are related to this fake Collins company shown on their website. I would welcome others to do this as well. I don't think this job is for real at all!!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Collins Group Ltd Michael Wenz Job Scam

I just received the email below regarding a job with the Collins Group Ltd company which as all the others I document...reeks of a scam. The return address for the person is a Michael Wenz. The funny thing, the reply to for this fake job opportunity is Michael Wenz which is strange. The scammer can't even spell employment correctly. They list the email as usual give a way that the job is a scam and people don't know how to spell and don't bother to list a website, contact telephone number or any information vital to me or you as a jobseeker about what the company is all about.

I do notice they want my telephone number...I wonder if they want to call me to wrap me into this job they think I'm such a good match for by talking with me and obtaining more information or what. I might bait them and see where this one takes us...but lately it appears just like all the others...a fake job and anyone who contacts them takes valuable private information and puts it in their hands for scams or fraud or who knows what else can be done with it. Below is the verbatim email:

Hello Xxxxxxxx Xxxxxxxxx,

I am contacting you in regards with the job opportunity within the Company I represent.

Collins Group Ltd is pleased to offer you the position of Payment Processing Agent for our organization. We are excited about the potential that you may bring to our company.

We are a small respected IT Outsourcing company founded and based in United States. We mainly deal with the outsourcing of IT services to various companies all over the US and help to facilitate the delivery of those services internationally.

Your initial compensation package includes a monthly salary of $2,300 plus plus 8% commission from each transaction during the training period, full medical and dental coverage through our company's employee benefit plan.

No special knowledge is required since we provide training and one month probationary period for our applicants.

Should you request more information contact me via e-mail with your phone number and best time to call so our managers could contact you as soon as possible.
We at Collins Group Ltd hope that you'll accept this job offer and look forward to welcoming you aboard.

Yours truly,

Michael Wenz
Collins Group Ltd Company

Saturday, March 12, 2011

East West Trading Company Purchasing Manager Job Scam

I realize I'm behind on reporting back on the fake job scam with Mercet however I received a new fake job offer in my email box today shown below:

From: []
Sent: Friday, March 11, 2011 6:02 PM
Subject: Position advertisement

Title: Purchasing Manager
Company: East West Trading Company
Job Code:
Location: USA
Industries: Supply, Customers Services; Logistics, Retail/Reselling;
Product Planning & Buying
Functions: Consulting - Management; Logistics/Supply Chain; Import -
Export; Consumer Products
Job Type: Full /Part Time; Contractor
Job Conditions: Work at Home; Freelance
Compensation: $48,000- $69,800/year based on experience + cash commissions
Reports To: Supply Chain Manager


EWTrading Company is accepting job applicants for a Purchasing Manager to
accomplish and provide a solid voluminous buying and supply process.

Description: This is a logistics assistant job which includes the
purchasing goods, stuffs and equipment for company's individual customers.
Purchases may involve some specialty purchasing of non-routine or more
compound items requiring close review by a professional or administrative
superior. Work is performed under direct supervision but may be directly
supervised for special or temporary assignments. This position holds
attention to feature.

Main Obligations :
- Buying variable quantities of household appliances
- Complete own records that assist audit
- Composes necessary records to stores
- Other tasks may be assigned

We require :
- United States' Citizenship
- Good interpersonal skills including excellent written skills
- Adaptability person

To apply, please send a resume and a cover letter with salary desires to
email with subject Human Resources.

We are looking forward to talk over job questions with you.
EWT Company

If you would like do not receive this email in future, please send us at

When you check for the domain name of, you find the following information:

WHOIS information for :

[Redirected to]

The data in this whois database is provided to you for information
purposes only, that is, to assist you in obtaining information about or
related to a domain name registration record. We make this information
available "as is," and do not guarantee its accuracy. By submitting a
whois query, you agree that you will use this data only for lawful
purposes and that, under no circumstances will you use this data to: (1)
enable high volume, automated, electronic processes that stress or load
this whois database system providing you this information; or (2) allow,
enable, or otherwise support the transmission of mass unsolicited,
commercial advertising or solicitations via direct mail, electronic
mail, or by telephone. The compilation, repackaging, dissemination or
other use of this data is expressly prohibited without prior written
consent from us. We reserve the right to modify these terms at any time.
By submitting this query, you agree to abide by these terms.
Registration Service Provided By:
Whois Server:

Domain name:

Registrant Contact:
West Trading Company
Roderik Dudok
+410277226483 fax: +410277226487
Rue du Simplon 7
Martigny Canton of Valais 1920

Administrative Contact:
Roderik Dudok
+410277226483 fax: +410277226487
Rue du Simplon 7
Martigny Canton of Valais 1920

Technical Contact:
Roderik Dudok
+410277226483 fax: +410277226487
Rue du Simplon 7
Martigny Canton of Valais 1920

Billing Contact:
Roderik Dudok
+410277226483 fax: +410277226487
Rue du Simplon 7
Martigny Canton of Valais 1920


Created: 2011-02-16
Expires: 2012-02-16

The language indicates this job is a scam. The location indicates this is a scam. The domain registrar that does not respond to emails at indicates it is a scam. The country of origin for this company is not listed on the domain registration which indicates it is a scam. The website that is supposedly set up for this company under is under construction which makes me strongly believe it is a scam.

The salary is way too high for the position and it's so generic in a description of the job opportunity it can only be a scam

The job description says, "This is a logistics assistant job which includes the
purchasing goods, stuffs and equipment for company's individual customers."

This involves money laundering or you receiving a fake check that is bogus where you purchase merchandise, ship it out, then wire money to another person by Western Union and supposedly keep some money for your own use.

None of it rings true to anything but a scam.

Stay away from this one...far far away!!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Mrs. Rosemary Campbell Trunk Box Scam

I have received a large number of scam emails, mostly telling me I've won lotteries worth double digit millions since creating the email address of

Funny thing is I would think that with that sort of email account I wouldn't receive many emails involving scams.

But I did and I do. I will give you more information as promised on a prior job scam soon.

Here's one of those Nigerian scams from a Mrs. Rosemary Campbell:

Customers Service Hours--Monday to Saturday:
Office Hours Monday to Saturday:

Greetings !!!

We have been waiting for you to contact me for your Trunk Box worth $1,650,000.00 (One Million, Six Hundred and Fifty Thousand United States Dollars), being compensation fund for 150 scam victims, but I did not hear from you all this while.

I have deposited the Trunk Box with FEDEX COURIER SERVICE, West Africa, I traveled out of the country for a 3 Months Course and I will not be back until
completion of my 3 months course. What you have to do now is to contact the U P S COURIER SERVICE immediately to know when they will deliver your
consignment to you because of the expiring date.

For your information, I have paid for the delivery Charge, Insurance premium and Clearance Certificate Fee of the consignment showing that it is not a Drug Money or meant to sponsor Terrorism attack in your Country. The only money you will send to the U P SCOURIER SERVICE to deliver your Trunk Box direct to your
postal Address in your country is US$250 only being Security Keeping Fee of the Courier Company so far. Again, don't be deceived by anybody to pay any other
money except US$250.

I would have paid that but they refused, because they don't know when you will contact them and in case of demurrage. You have to contact the U P S COURIER
SERVICE now for the delivery of your Trunk Box with this information below:

Email Address:

Reconfirm the below information to the agent:
Full Name;........
Home Address;........

Let me repeat again, try to contact them immediately you receive this mail to avoid any further delay and remember to pay the Security Keeping fee of US$250
for their immediate action. You should also let me know through email as soon as you receive your consignment. Below is an attached copy of your trunk box.

Yours Faithfully,
Mrs. Rosemary Campbell

Monday, February 28, 2011

Mercet Group Job Scam Tanya Jones Profit Monitoring Agent

Well, here's yet another one that just came a job scam from a company called Mercet Group. The email came from someone by the name of Tanya Jones at email address of but when you reply to the email a copy goes to this email address and one to that would give an impression of the validity of the company. But it's a scam. I'm going to pretend like I don't know any better to release all sorts of personal and private information to them to obtain information on the company. It looks like it is just another company that wants you to handle payment processing which should immediately throw up a red flag of fraud. Anyone else get this email?

P.S. I still very much resent sharing or not having any accountability to those scammers who may have accessed my resume before I removed it several months ago. It is a company like that should take care of their customers better...not sell out to scammers. But anyway...

Below is the verbatim email:

Mercet Group would like to attract strenuous and highly actuate people to participate in the contest for the Profit Monitoring Agent vacancy .

Our company offers wide scope of high class services to its customers , so it in full norm meets their requirements and guarantees both profitability and abundance .

The wage of Profit Monitoring Agent rise from $3,000. This is a part-time position , so you can combine this vacancy with your main job or grind to earn some superfluous money .

Main obligations:
- Ambitious, problem solving to build the marketing framework in the financial market .
- Both development of the recommendations and securing of the ones on financial goods optimization.
- Management of financial flows;
- Communication with prospective customers ;
- Profit monitoring for users;
- Processing of client payments.
- Reinforcement and implementation of “Mercet Group.” marketing policy .

You are welcome to direct your professional biography and ask any questions as to the matter using this email address with the following title : "OI HR: Profit Monitoring Agent".

We wait for you in our firm
“Mercet Group.”

Thursday, February 24, 2011

BDL International Job Scam Additional Information

Here's some additional information related to my research on the scam of BDL International and the scam itself. A reader emailed me to inquire why I felt the job was a scam. And I do fully admit in an earlier post, I didn't give a lot of information on why I felt this job was a scam.

Below is my email back to him I sent last night:

Thank you for your email back. I admit I should give additional information on why I believe certain emails are a scam and I will try to show that to you in my email back to you. I personally do not want to actually pursue something that sounds unbelievably fake to me. Here are some reasons I believe this job to not be truthful.

(1) The job description is not clear nor precise. It is very generic.

(2) Attempts to email them for a telephone number, website or any other additional information regarding the company were not returned. I stated to them I felt this was not a legitimate job and I wanted to give the company an opportunity to give something that would help me to know the company was legitimate. The company only responded for me to provide them with my name, social security number, address, work address,home telephone number, cell telephone number, and work history and current employer.

(3) This company says they "selected" my CV even though I do not have any resume online for review by anybody.

If you go to the online tool, www.whoisnet, you can type in the last part of the domain name for the email they give to respond to them on the job description which is Just enter under the whois to find out who owns the domain.

You can copy and paste the URL below if you want to see it:

You will see the information below:

Registrant: Name: William ViveirosOrganization: William S. ViveirosAddress: 279 Lodgeville RoadCity: MinneapolisProvince/state: MNCountry: usPostal Code: 55415Administrative Contact:
Name: William ViveirosOrganization: William S. ViveirosAddress: 279 Lodgeville RoadCity: MinneapolisProvince/state: MNCountry: usPostal Code: 55415Phone: +1.6122810280Fax: +1.6122810280
Email: WilliamSViveiros@vivious.netTechnical Contact:Name: William ViveirosOrganization: William S. ViveirosAddress: 279 Lodgeville RoadCity: Minneapolis
Province/state: MNCountry: usPostal Code: 55415Nameserver Information:
Create: 2010-10-18 21:52:40Update: 2010-11-17Expired: 2011-10-18

A lot of this information is not relevant but it does show a name of the person who supposedly registered this domain as a William Viveiros. His address on the registration is listed as 279 Lodgeville Road, Minneapolis, MN 55415. I tried to find this address in google maps and the service told me the address could not be found. Then I tried just Lodgeville Road, Minneapolis, MN and still found no results. I then googled the physical address on to see if there was any relevant information about this address showing in Minneapolis, MN but I could find nothing. Then I went to and tried the same thing thinking perhaps maybe google maps just didn't have it. I experienced the same thing when searching in the same manner under Mapquest. I also tried using yahoo maps and it could not find the address either.

I also emailed to the owner of the domain, William Viveiros using the email address he provided in the registration as for telling him I wanted to validate the company and he showed as the person who registered it. I asked him if he had names or telephone numbers he could provide to me so I could call the company to ask additional questions of the position.

I received nothing back from this individual.

I guess I could call that individual since his cell phone number is listed on the registration of that domain. But I also don't want to call him and give him a cell phone number of mine either.

These reasons give me cause to believe the company is non existent and the job is a scam to obtain personal information from you to commit fraud. With a social security number, name and address, I know fraud could happen and probably pretty easily.

I don't believe there is any government agency that investigates companies that appear to be fraudulent. For one reason, the company location itself is never mentioned in the original email. I rely only a strong internal belief from this emails to know they are not reputable companies. If I had the energy I could probably investigate it further but I really don't want to risk my exposure to fraud to prove beyond any doubt the company is fraud.

And I do agree with you, I hear others write and say it is a fraud but nobody actually has posted they've been defrauded by the company. I can't answer why nobody has volunteered that information either.

I hope this helps a bit. It's not my intent to ruin the good standings of companies offering legitimate employment. But usually with job offers that are so generic with job descriptions and where you can't obtain any information whatsoever on the company when you email them back, or the email addresses change on what they send to others that volunteer it on my blog, I can't just praise a job that doesn't appear to be a job whatsoever.

Wouldn't you think a legitimate company would be more than willing to share information about themselves to someone?

Please let me know your thoughts.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Guest Entry From Michelle in Corpus Christi, Texas Regarding Craigslist Jobs

A very nice reader by the name of Michelle volunteered some additional information regarding scams on her experience with Craigslist positions in Corpus Christi, Texas. Below is what she emailed to me recently:


I have been looking for on employment on Craigslist in the Corpus Christi TX area, and have been sending resumes to these so called scammers. Here are a few that have responded to me, and I did speak with a person on Yahoo messenger who had hired me, but after researching it
that position was also a scam. It seems they all want to clean their money. It's amazing how many are out there on craigslist. Please post them if you wish.

Thank you
Michelle in Texas



My name is Larry Webb from Payroll Pro Inc...? i work as a CPA
Specialist for various financial agency and institution. Now i want
to expand my organization by hiring 6 more people who is ready to fill
the gap of my assistant and he/she will be working from home and you
will be getting paid of $1200 per month and bonuses every 2-2 weeks
depend one how hard working you are.... All what you will be doing is
printing payroll checks daily and have it mailed out Via our client's
Ups or FedEx
company shipping account.Your pay is $1200 every month and your
compensation will be send to you Via Pay pal, Western union or Money
gram transfer so let me know if you are interested.


Printing and Dispatching,on daily basis,with our UPS & FED EX account,
you must be honest by keeping all information safe.


No Experience required


*Brown Envelopes legal size 9x12
*Versa Business check paper Form #1000 or form #3000 is just $19.99 on
every store)

*Below are the online stores you can get these max
store ,jr store ,g7ps store ,tigerdirect store ,amazon store , best
buy store ,frys store , walmart store .Then i will send you the
Versacheck software gold 2012 you will need to perform the task. Have
it in mind that the paper check money you spent
wil be REIMBURSED which will be given back to you when paying your
first salary we ask you to buy this so we can see how serious and self
committed you are do the job as your own.

Do you have YAHOO messenger screen name if yes can i have that...? You
need IM for this job Yahoo messenger is so easy to install you can
just go to to download yahoo messenger


First name...................
Middle name..................
Last name....................
Address Line 1...............
Address Line 2...............
Zip/Postal code..............
Marital Status ............
Home phone...................
Cell phone...................
Time/Day (Work Hours) You prefer.........
Full Time Or Part Time......

I will want you to setup An IM messenger i.e YAHOO,Instant Message My
yahoo IMscreen name is "larrywebb234" asap for tutorials so you can
get tutorials for the position.


Larry Webb
Payroll Pro Inc
109 East Robertson Street
Brandon, fl 33511-5232



Hello Michelle,

Thanks for your interests in the position, I will deeply appreciate all genuine efforts to help me monitor and keep up to date with all my activities.I have had a previous Personal Assistant(Book keeping/Accountant) who has been very commendable in Her activities and who has been part of my life for the past 6 months, she has since returned to her country. I sincerely hope I will be able to find someone again who will be as efficient as she has been..

I'm Kallma Miller, 41 years old, originally from Queensland Australia,but I have spent my whole life here in United State. I'm a lawyer by profession and I have been pretty successful in a handful of ventures I get involved in, from the Angel Investment Network in Canada and United State to various welfare and community service programs, I'm most very often get my hands occupied, so it is imperative for me to have a worthy assistant who can monitor and keep me up to date with my activities.

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

*Running personal errands, supervisions and monitorings..
*Scheduling programmes, flights and keeping me up to date with them.
*Acting as an alternative telephone correspondence when I'm away.
*Making regular contacts and drop-offs on my behalf.
*Handling and monitoring some of my financial activities.
Basic wage is $400 a weekly....

I'm currently in the Australia now for a summit and would be back to the state in about 2 weeks, however, I do have a number of things you could help me with next week if you will be available for me. This can act as a stable foundation to our working relationship.

Please note that this position is not office based for now because of my frequent travels and tight schedules, it's a part-time, work from home basis and the flexibilty means that there will be busier weeks than others, so it's a little difficult judging the exact number of hours you'll be doing per week.If you can manage your time properly, this job may even give you some extra while you do something else on the side..

As I have said, I'd want us to get a head start with things as soon as possible. I do have a pile up of work and a number of unattended chores which you can immediately assist me with, I hope we can meet up with the workload eventually.

Permit me to use the coming week to test your efficiency and diligence towards all this, also to work out your time schedule and fit it to mine. I really need to find the perfect person for this job, I'm confident you can take up the challenge and on the long run we should have a relatively sound working relationship between us. I'd want us to meet up on AOL chat as soon as possible so we can discuss this extensively, moreso it's easier for me to convey informations once i'm online. My AOL ID is the same as my e-mail address It may be a little difficult working out the time difference between us initially, with time however, we should get used to it....I'm online most of the time when I'm not out or in a meeting so we should be able to have a chat sooner than you think. Do try to keep a date.I am glad you are willing to work with me and i promise to be a good boss.I am also glad on the commitment in working.I have been checking my files and what i would want you to do for me next week is to run some errands out to some of the orphanage home,I do that every month .The funds will be in form of cashiers check or Money Order and it will be sent over to you from one of my clients and i have some list to email you once you received the funds,You will make some arrangements by buying some stuff for the kids in the nearest store arround 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:{ Not P.O. Box }
Zip code:
Cell Phone Number:

Once i receive your contact information i will get back to you with the task for this week,Understand you will also be paid as well as its important for me to make the necessary steps before i get to the state. Hope i am clear with that.. Get back as soon asap.


Kallma Miller.



Business proposal for you of Thirty million four hundred Thousand United State dollars.Reply back to ( if interested.



Dear Applicant,

Your Resume for the position of Admin/Data Entry has been reviewed and forwarded to the Head of Operation Mr Scott Edwards desk of Association of Medical Marijuana Caregivers.and you have been considered and scheduled for an online Interview to discuss more about the Job Position of a Administrator/Data Entry Position that you are yet to occupy.

You are required to setup a yahoo messenger account or download a yahoo IM ( on your desktop if you don't have one.After the process you are to add up Mr Scott Edwards on His Yahoo IM ID ( to your yahoo buddy list asap for the interview briefing and comprehensive job details.

He will be online waiting to talk to you asap.

Interview Schedule: ASAP
Interview Time: ASAP
Training is Available
The Human Resources Association of Medical Marijuana Caregivers.

Best Regards

Association of Medical Marijuana Caregivers.

(This is the position I was hired at, and was told to send all my personal information to this address so the secretary to register me. I declined and took Mr. Edwards off my yahoo messenger list.)

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

McKenzie Wagner Vanessa Stewart City Account Manager Scam

And yet again, here's another job scam. Note the employee, allegedly McKenzie Wagner can't decide if that is her name or Vanessa Stewart. ALso notice how encouraged they appear after reviewing my personal information would make me a good candidate for this position. And a dead give away to the scam is the salary paid for the position. Check it out below:

McKenzie Wagner
to jasongnockery63

show details 6:16 PM (3 hours ago)

Greetings. My name is Vanessa Stewart, I'm the head of HR department of ICD, Inc.
Company we are working for, one or the largest international investor has a part time vacancy for City AccountManager position in the United States.
Your personal information has been reviewed and we decided that you could be a good candidate for this position.
The trial period takes place during the first month of an employment.
Must be US citizen.
Persons aged over 24 only
The ability to work independently with little supervision
Experience of basic software packages including Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Office etc.

- taking care of transfers that we get from our partners
- Administer and register numbers on accomplished settlements
- File credible financial reports
Salary: 42,000-62,000 USD per year + commissions and bonuses.

If you meet the requirements, please kindly send your respond.
Thank you, hope you liked our offer

P.S. The email came a very strange set of emails too. Just look at where you reply to as well. McKenzie Wagner or . Those email addresses are a quick give away to how fake these job scams are actually!!

Also if you want to write me, my email address is If you have any information or would like to share more for postings here, please feel free to send me a message. I welcome any feedback good or bad!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Mila Harris IFG Personnel Fake Manager Job

And yet again...another fake job trying to get you to help with money scams for companies. I've emailed her back saying I'm SO interested in the job but I doubt I'll hear from her. Anyone else get this email?

Below is this email:

Good afternoon My name is Mila Harris, I am manager of IFG Personnel.
Our international company is searching for a manager. Experienced candidates, strictly United States citizens, self-motivated, responsible and highly dependable with excellent organizational, negotiating, analytical skills, as well as mathematical abilities are required to join our team.
Flexible schedule as needed for qualified individuals, who are having full-time job, after interview. Your priority will be mobile phone, PC (Word, Excel), printer, scanner.

This will be a long term opportunity for the right fit.
Full-time vacancy with flexible schedule, the salary is $4500 a month, and plus you get %6.79-% 9.86 every week from the amount of purchase.
if you are interested in this position, send your respond please.

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted in next 3 days.

Kristin Walker Senior Supply Manager Job Scam

The fake job offers continue to come into my main email account. Here's yet another one of the fake job offers from someone unrelated to the email address you reply back to with your resume. I thought about sending in a fake resume but then I realized it's not really worth the effort to fight with the scammers.

Here's that verbatim email:

-----Original Message-----
From: Castor Calderon []
Sent: Monday, February 07, 2011 6:18 AM
Subject: Employment opportunity ; (id \ XRFPFEVPI)..

Good day.

My name is Kristin Walter, I work for a Global Consulting company. Our company is seeking for a Senior Supply Manager.
We are more than 1450 people in 72 countries and work with clients in nearly every major industry worldwide. We major in Financial Analysis, Customer Relationship Management, Marketing Sciences and HR Management

Now, we are looking for a Senior Supply Manager to be based in the USA.

Position name is: Senior Supply Manager
Salary: $60 000
Timing: Full-time
Location: in each state

Main Responsibilities of a Senior Supply Manager:

- Work closely with vendors to maximize sales and increase profitability;
- Overall responsibility for ensuring domestic and international customers receive products on time
- Work with international Supply-Chain Management team for global supply solutions
- Set up, manage and optimize contracting and procurement activities /processes
- Give timely and effective reports;

Successfull candidates will have:
- Excellent managerial and diplomatic skills with highly effective communication and negotiation skills;
- Computer knowledge
- Ability to co-ordinate work activities at all levels and across the business
- Ability to interact with outside customers in a professional manner
- Credit score over 650 and no criminal background
- US Citizenship
- Undergraduate degree

If you are highly motivated and looking for a great career opportunity , please respond with your resume attached.

Anyone else have any dealings with this company?

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Darnell Brown Finance Co-ordinator Book-keeper Job Scam

I keep receiving these official type emails of job offers that are scams directly to my inbox as opposed to them arriving at my spam folder or junk mail folder using Outlook. So in a way, they would appear to be more legitimate but they are still a far cry from being legitimate.

Below is the verbatim email from an alleged "Darnell Brown":

Dear Xxxxxx Xxxxxx!

We invite you to work in our company

Personality is the prior policy in our HRM (human resource management). We really estimate personal abilities, self-confidence and willingness to have
a stable and worthy income rather than all kinds of diplomas and certificates.

Our company needs immediate opening for a part-time book-keeper/Finance Co-ordinator to join our team,

You do not need to have an office & this certainly wont disturb any form of work you have going on at the moment.

We need Responsible, Legitimate & Trustworthy Persons to work as FINANCE CO-ORDINATOR to assist us in processing & handling payments

Salary range is $500 - $3,000 per week, depending on individual abilities and willingness to work

Minimum $500 guaranteed salary (not dependent on volume of transactions).

You can ask some question on e-mail

Darnell Brown

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Xyla Conrad Correspondence Manager Fake Job Scam

Just this morning I had another job offer for employment with limited information. So I replied asking for more information to uncover what is going on...

Here are the details:

From: Xyla Conrad []
Sent: Wednesday, February 02, 2011 10:33 AM
Subject: Job opportunity ; (id - 1296664325M)...

Location: USA, all states
Education: High School/College
Citizenship or Work-Visa: Required
Basic wages: 1000-1500$ / month
Bonus: Available

Good day.

We have a vacancy "correspondence manager" for everyone who has a few free hours a day.
For additional information, please reply back with your contact details.

We will contact you with further job details.

Have a happy day.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Olga Polyakova Decemi Soft Paypal Payments Processor Job Scam

Here's an interesting set of emails for fraud to help you separate yourself from your good money. Below is an actual verbatim email I received offering me a job:

Our company Decemi Soft is pleased to offer you a well-paid part-time job. Your personal information has been reviewed.

If you are interested, please reply.


So I replied. I really want a job and with something this specific, it was worthy of inquiring because I just knew this had to be the job for me. Here's what I sent back to the scammer:

I am very interested. Can you send me more information? I'm happy you are interested. Work has been tough to find lately and since you've reviewed my information I would be happy to talk with you more on a part time job.

And here's when the typical scam information starts...leading you on with amazing monetary salaries and few hours per week for the efforts. I certainly admire the scammers for being quite wordy to make the potential job offer appear legitimate when it really isn't. Below is the actual email back:

Hello Xxxxxxxxxxxxxx,

I’m very glad that you are interested in our proposal. Let me explain what we offer step-by-step:

My name Olga Polyakova, I am a manager of Ukrainian software-development company Decemi Soft. If you want to find more information about our company and products, please visit our official web-site:

Currently, we are processing online payments by merchant account, but some of our clients want to make payments via PayPal. In Ukraine, PayPal works only for sending money, so we have no chance to receive and withdraw money.

We've decided to use exchange service for PayPal payments, but there are some troubles (high fees per transaction and payment clearance for 7-14 days).

So, we are looking for a partner in US, who can help us with processing paypal payments. The cooperation process will be based on 3 steps:

- Our client sends payment to your PayPal account;

- You receive payment;

- You send money to our company (at this time we looking for best way to do it, I think it will be wire transfer, but I’m not sure yet)

Your salary will depend on amount of PayPal transfers you'll manage to process. You will earn 500$ per month plus 5% from each transaction.

500$ you will deduct from one of the payments after each working month, working month starts when you get your first payment, 5% you will deduct from each payment, right after you get it.

PayPal and all other fees will be covered by our company.

Based on our practice, there are 3-4 payments per week. Each payment is about $399 - $3000.

So you will earn about $1000-2000 for the first month.

No private information required from you. Only contact information, and information for PayPal payments.

As you see it is really simple job, if you decide to work with us please mail me next info:

Your full name:

Your PayPal email: (for payments from our clients, your Paypal account must be Premier or Business, have Verified status, with lifted withdrawal limit)

Your contact email: (for best connection with you)

Your phone number: (for urgent contacts only)

If you have not paypal account, but still interested with this job, please mail me, and i will send you instruction how to open a new one and operate with it. It's simple process and absolutely free.

If you still need any other information about our company and this job, or any other question be free to ask me.

You also can contact me by phone, +38 (044)59-94-533, but it is preferred for me to contact by this mail, as my speaking English is very poor, I wrote this message with help of dictionary, speak with help of dictionary will be much complex)

Waiting for your respond.

I wrote back explaining I only had major credit cards and I wasn't sure what Paypal was and for more information. We'll see how long I can lead them on...anyone have any good responses at this point to string the scammer along or should I just end it at this point until my next fraudulent email.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Barrister Harry Mcdonald Esq Scam

And here's yet another scam...

Law Chamber Principal Attorney
Harry Mcdonald & Associates
44, Kofo Abayomi Avenue,
Victoria Island,


Before I proceed I must first apologize for this unsolicited mail to you, I am aware that this is certainly not a conventional way of approach to establish a relationship of trust,

I am Barrister Harry Mcdonald, a Solicitor. I am the Personal Attorney to Mr.Steve Anderson. who used to work with Agip Oil Company in Nigeria.

On the 21st of April 2003, his wife and their three children were involved in a car accident along Sagamu Express Road.

Unfortunately, they all lost their lives in the event of the accident.Since then I have made several enquiries to your Embassy to locate any of my client's relatives, this has also proved unsuccessful.

After these several unsuccessful attempts, I decided to trace his relatives over the Internet to locate any member of his family but to no avail, hence, I contacted you to assist in repatriating the money left behind by my client in a Bank.

Fortunately, the Finance House where the deceased deposited the US$15 Million (Fifteen Million United States Dollars only) knows me very well and has ask me to present some one to claim the fund left by my late client as they all know I am his attorney.

Consequently, the Bank has issued me a notice to provide the Next of Kin to claim the US$15 Million (Fifteen Million United States Dollars only) in their custody within the next ten official working days.

Since I have been unsuccessful in locating the relatives for over the years now, I seek your consent to present you as the next of kin of the deceased to claim the fund as the Next of Kin to him so that the fund will be transferred to your account by the Bank.

Upon receipt of the fund,I will come over to your country to meet with you for the disbursement of the fund and then you and I will share the money in this order: 60% will be for me, 40% will be for you. I have all the necessary legal documents that can back our claim we may make with the Bank.

All I require is your honest co-operation to enable us seeing this deal through. I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law.

Please get in touch with me through my alternative email address:( for further details.

Yours Sincerely.

Barrister Harry Mcdonald Esq)
Principal Attorney.