Company Representative scams, Payment Processing scams and other Employment scams.
#234575 by Andy1058 Fri Jan 16, 2015 11:11 pm
Yeah so while job hunting I came across an ad for some personal assistant job and replied to it. I dont have the emails anymore and dont remember much of what it said, because when applying for jobs you got through so many you tend to not remember. All i remember was they replied asking me for my name and address, which is strange sent my resume had all that info on it anyway, but oh well. Never got an email back and never thought anymore of it till today. In the mail I get a letter from the UK, no return address and 2 chase bank money orders for $980 and a letter inside saying to contact the person for what to do and etc. Well right away im like yeah ok this is a scam, who would send this much money to someone they dont know. The money orders have no watermark or anything to prove they are real and searching online brought up enough listings to just ignore them. Figured id post the info on here and the pics for everyone to see.

The guy's name is "Mark West" so he claims and email is [email protected]

#234577 by AlanJones Fri Jan 16, 2015 11:36 pm
From the scan above, for the Googlebots

[email protected]
Tel: 305 320 6189 OR 504 355 8189

+13053206189 = YMax Communications Mobile in Key West, FL = MagicJack, can be answered anywhere in the world
+15043558189 = YMax Communications Mobile in New Orleans, LA - MagicJack again

Please do not tell scammers that they are listed here - it will take them seconds to change their fake details and their new details will not be listed for any future victims to find.
#234580 by vonpaso xlura Sat Jan 17, 2015 12:03 am
Please take the envelope and money order to the U.S. Postal Inspection Service. It came from England, but arrived by U.S. Mail. They should be able to Chase down who sent it.

^I get Keys, FL, not Key West, FL. Not that it matters if it's a Magic Jack number, and no one can be in Florida, Louisiana, and Arizona at the same time. Especially when they're also in England.

Mark West's attempt at an address: 20 S. MacDonald, AZ 85210.

... ni los estafadores heredarán el reino de Dios. 1 Cor. 6:10
#235777 by Mccarty850 Tue Jan 27, 2015 7:05 pm
I too have had a run in with this guy. I saw a post for a personal assistant in my area on Craigslist. I have found some reputable companies on Craigslist so I thought why not! I emailed my resume yesterday and this morning I had a response from Cardo Orlando stating that I would need to IM thru yahoo a Judy Becky @ yahoo. So I downloaded yahoo and proceeded. 3 hours later I received an email to my gmail account an email from Mark West. It stated that he would pay 400.00 a week for 15 hours to complete shopping, shipping and receiving of mail. He stated that he is not currently in the states but when he returns he would like to meet. He also said that he would need me to provide my mailing address and cell phone number, which was on my resume!!
I have saved all emails from this ordeal.. Please if anyone knows any more please post!!!
#235781 by irratedhunter Tue Jan 27, 2015 10:04 pm
I had a similar scam try and corner me. However, my person was not Mark West, but Donald Cooper. Just to let others know that there's several names rocking through. I sent an email saying, "I'm sorry. I must decline this job opportunity. I have done research and know this is scam. I will not take part in anything illegal."

It's hard finding jobs right now and this even more demoralizing.
#236247 by damnscam Sun Feb 01, 2015 2:24 am
I feel like such a fool! I answered almost the same posting. Almost the same wording but mine was for a photographer who travels around the world. I know I saw other posters with the same letter but can't find the forums. But anyway, I received a few emails back. What made me question it was when he said he did a background check on my jobs but it was at night they were all closed and I didn't give job numbers. Then he had me fill out a 3 pg questionnaire on my experience. Then I had to look into pricing for equipment and hotels in the area because he was coming here to meet me in 2 weeks. The last email said a client was sending me a package and I was to track it. I then googled the seminars that he said he gives "live slide/talks" and found this page.

My question is when I first googled him there was a real facebook and linkedin page for him? was that fake or a victim's page

scammer: [email protected]
#236884 by simmnomm Fri Feb 06, 2015 10:59 pm
I got the same mail as well from Mark West. Written and packaged the same way. However, there was a different but similar telephone number and email, which I'll provide below just to look out for.

E-MAIL: [email protected]
TEL: 352 450 7741 OR 504 355 8189
#236888 by Mike Wilson Sat Feb 07, 2015 12:09 am
Welcome to Scamwarners simmnomm,
Thank you for posting the updated information.

It is ALWAYS a scam
If the pet seller or shipper asks for money to be sent via Western Union, Money Gram, any brand of gift card. Walmart To Walmart , Zelle , PayPal friends and family option, or mentions Cameroon
#240182 by Jaudrey Wed Mar 04, 2015 8:01 pm
Just an update, he now operates under the name Philip west, telephone number 352 450 7741 email [email protected] the address you may be looking at is 262 Burnham Rd Avon CT 006001 and the "company" name is ATL auction agency.
Please be careful out there, people are malicious. And to whoever who started this post, you have my sincere gratitude.
" If you send (or spend) money that you think you got from a money order, expect to hear from your bank. When you deposit a money order in your account, your bank will allow you to use some or all of the payment immediately. However, the bank has not yet collected the funds from the money order issuer -- that’ll take a few days or weeks.

When your bank tries to collect the funds (from Western Union, let’s say), they’ll find out that they’ve got a bogus money order. They won’t get any money, and they’ll deduct the fake money from your account. If your account is empty, you’ll go into the negative and you’ll have to repay the bank. Plus, your checks will bounce and your debit/ATM card will temporarily become worthless.

If all of this sounds familiar, thieves use the same approach with cashier's checks."
Money orders have no fraud protection, there are many cracks in the banking system. Please protect yourself and always double check.
#244524 by kitty66 Thu Apr 02, 2015 5:25 am

I had the same story happen to me this week. He was out of town etc. Name was David tho. Did anyone contact you after you did not cash the cheek for them? I just feel a little on edge with them knowimg where I live ect.

Thank you guys!!!
#246728 by OmgUgh Sat Apr 18, 2015 5:34 am
Well I guess the A hole changed his name to Nicholas Rilbert. Here's my red light email below.

"Thank you for your email and for the immediate response showed so far in the course of this dealings.. Meanwhile, this is to keep you inform that the funds has been mailed out and will delivered today through USPS. This payment will cover for both the funds for your allowance/salary and Orphanage home transfer.

USPS TRACKING # 9470101699320013875564

The moment you receive the check, Please take the check to your bank and have it deposited into your bank account and wait for it to clear, after the clearing of the check, you are required to make the deductions of the amount below:


1) $1,740 Total amount received.
2) Deduct your first week salary
3) Telegram the remaining the rest to the Orphanage Home ( This is to be done via Money Gram Transfer .). you are to deduct the transfer charges from the money and send the rest. However, I am donating it to the orphans. I contacted the orphanage home, and I was given the list of the items to be bought, the items are much and will cost a lot to get them shipped, so we have reached an accord, They will be getting the items themselves.

DETAILS ( Print or write out and take along to Money gram)

Name: Christopher Cabigting
Address: Purok 4 Sta Rita Cabiao Nueva Ecija,3107

Note : You are to get back to me with the details in the receipts given to you from Money Gram
1) 8 digit reference number from Money Gram
2) Total amount sent
3) Sender and receivers full name and address

I will be waiting to read back from you ASAP today and I also have some other assignment for you to do by next week. I want you to be rest assured that I'll never stress you at all in any assignment given to you and I promise to pay your fees weekly as we both agreed.

Thanks and I look forward to hearing back from you soon.

Warmest Regards
Nicholas Rilbert"

I now realize that they are not here being that I would always receive the e-mails at very weird times like 12:00am or 4:00a00and never a phone call scheduling a interview or anything. Wtf!!! :evil: :x
#255322 by Jessica Olivarez Tue Jun 09, 2015 1:55 pm
This is what was sent to me in my email from this person.. I have saved all email responses.

Dear Applicant,

Thanks for your response & sorry for getting back to you late. Unfortunately the post you applied for has been taken
but I have a position which may interest you . My name is Nicholas Rilbert, Executive Assistant President of International Operations at The Rockefeller Foundation and also a Professional projects funding specialist.

I have been a freelancer projects funding specialist for over 12 years, with much of those years spent in Europe especially in Swiss facilitating funding for humanitarian projects and hospitals for Haiti, Philippine and some third world countries. My passion for humanity supports and humanitarian projects got hike when I was an EMT. I'm happy with my profession because my efforts put smile on faces and with my experiences I have ability to bring out the best in almost everybody I work with directly or indirectly.

The only position left in the job openings is the position of Executive Personal assistant. I need a personal manager, whoever will be in this position needs to be very sincere, honest, trustworthy and with great sense of humor and of course this position come with benefits which includes good wages and timely promotion including international trips opportunities paid for by our clients or myself.

Our HR department reviewed your resume and reports made okay, I decided to consider you among the final two applicants that will be on probation before I finally pick the right person as my personal assistant to carry out some activities on my behalf. Just like I mentioned above, you need to be very honest, because sometimes my personal or corporate items such as financial instruments or non financial items can be with you. In conclusion, I am in search for someone that can be trusted and reliable to work very well with good understanding and I want to believe you have these qualities.

At Global Village Foundation, we give our staffs & agents best treat because working for a foundation, you are entitled to less job and great payment as part of humanity support and best treat towards humanity.

We focus and specializes in giving humanitarian support. Feed The Children, purification of drinkable water, Immediate Developmental supports for natural disasters affected Nations and their citizens, Development and Production of Quality Plastic Injection Moldings for the Manufacturing Industry. We provide the complete molded plastic solution - from Concept, to Design, to Material Selection, to Models or working Prototypes (where necessary) and finally Production of Quality Molded Components not limited to that we also provide funding for business start up capital for fresh entrepreneurs , start up projects and start up companies.

We maintains operations in 3 countries and employ over 500 people worldwide which includes direct and indirect staffs and representative agents. We are setting up new office all across United State and Canada.

Available Position: Personal Assistant
Type: Part-Time
Hours: 15 Hours per week
Days: 3 days per week
Weekly Pay: $580

• AD & D Insurance
• 401(k)
• Medical, Dental, Vision

As my personal assistant, your activities among others will include:

*Create and modify documents using Microsoft Office
*Running personal errands, supervisions and monitoring.
*Scheduling programmes, flights and keeping me up to date with them.
*Acting as an alternative telephone correspondence while I'm away.

Willing to take this job position, reconfirm your information to us for final background check.;

NATIONALITY: ___________________________

Are you eligible to work in the United States? Yes ____ No_____

If you are under age 18, do you have an employment/age certificate? Yes ___ No ___

How often do you check your email: ______________

Days/Hours Available: Hours Available: from _______ to ______

What date are you available to start work? ________________

Thanks in anticipation for your prompt response.
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#256821 by mercyplease Thu Jun 18, 2015 11:11 am
I feel so defeated. I graduated from high school and immediately right after I get into a car accident I'm 3.5k in dept. Desperately looking for a job I see this craigslist posting for college students looking for in home office employment. The same as all these posting but my guy is named Roger Williams he says he's a sculptor. I even had the same email as the last guy. I deposit a check for 2.9k into my bank account he says to deduct $500 that'll be my salary. The rest will go to an orphanage through moneygram. I follow what he tells me and not think anything of it. I searched up Roger Williams and see a website and assume it's legitimate. I then go take out 2.4k and send it through money gram to a Christian V Carrillo in 2918 8th ave Conley Georgia. Today the check was bounced leaving my bank account negative -$2,500.00. I just want to die I've spent the whole morning talking to the FTC and my bank. I don't know what to do.
#256914 by vonpaso xlura Thu Jun 18, 2015 11:50 pm
Print out all the emails with complete headers, show them to the fraud department of your bank, and explain that you are a scam victim. Then print out another copy of all the emails and show them to the police. This will not erase the debt, but it should keep you from being prosecuted as a money launderer.

What is the website? If it's registered by the scammer, we want to kill it.

Ignore all further messages from the scammer. Do not tell him that the check bounced. Do not tell him anything.

... ni los estafadores heredarán el reino de Dios. 1 Cor. 6:10

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