Same as the guy that posted before me, I received the same email about an admin job a few days ago... I have been in contact with this person through a few conversations now, and just as someone mentioned in an earlier post, every time I get an email back it is a new conversation, they don't reply to the message I sent.
I followed through with what this person asked, received a check from them and once they asked for me to do my first 'task', I knew I should go with my gut. They wanted me to deposit this check (about $3,000) and subtract my pay, and then buy prepaid visa cards with the rest of it and send him the pin numbers.
A few things that set me off;
The UPS package I received was from the middle of no where in Mississippi (according to the address; probably not where it was originally sent from)
The check was from Ulster Savings (based in NY state; I live on the other side of the country)
Their English is bad, especially for any type of business person
I am getting in contact with the people I need to to report this, but it is just frustrating.. I am young, and looking for any work I can after getting laid off earlier this year. People who take advantage of people in need like this need to be punished... Not vanish into thin air and continue doing this for years on end like this guy apparently has been. Too bad he messed up this time and did two of these so close to each other; one google search of his phone number sent me here.
Im pasting in the first email I received along with him asking me to give him 3k pretty much.
Be on the lookout... This type of crap needs to stop, not flourish.
Hope you're having a pleasant day today? You contacted me applying for the position i advertised on Craigslist.Do take time to go through this introductory mail and feel free to pass any questions on. I am in need of a personal/Admin assistant that can handle my official and personal needs when I am not around. I'm looking for someone that can be trusted,reliable, efficient, self motivated, organized, a good communicator,and IT literate. My Name is Muneca Yanez, Married with 2 Wonderful children. I run my family's farm mainly; I also have a lot of investments and businesses of my own particularly in the real estate market and as a private lender. I'm also a Certified Payroll Specialist working for a number of companies within and outside United State as a private eye / analyst in their payroll activities. I travel very frequently trying to expand my business and sometimes there is a work overload for me, this is the more reason I'm looking to find someone back home who is efficient,self-motivated, organized, a good communicator with an ability to multi-task under pressure and who can help me keep up to date with all of my activities amidst my ever busy schedule.I am in a workshop in Baulkham Hills, NSW, 2153 Australia.I will be here for four weeks after which I will be in the United Kingdom for my aunt funeral and later attend my son's graduation two days after the funeral before i head to the Philippines for a Live-slide/talk show lectures with some students. And hopefully to be back to United State in Eight Weeks.
YOUR DUTIES AS MY ASSISTANT.
While I am out of the United State,I need some one who can stand in the gap for me.His/her duties will be the following
1.To receive letters and mails on my behalf.
2.Receive Outstanding payment and deposits from clients who want to attend the forth coming workshops or Live shows.
3.Schedule appointments for me.
4.Book my Flight tickets/Hotel Reservations.
5.Receive/Send letters and mails from and to my clients.
This position is Part-time and flexible hours job,you can be in any location to carry out any of the activities.All you need do is to check your Emails at least twice daily and keep your phone on most times in case i might need to call you from anywhere i may be.I do have a number of things you could help me with this week if you will be available to start.This can act as a stable foundation to our working relationship.Let me know if you have any of the office equipment (If not,I will make arrangements to send them to your address)
Lamina tor (pouch type):
Paper Cutter: (up/down cutter type)
For proper review (since i am not available now to set up a face-to-face interview) supply out correctly the information below i also believe this details are stated on your resumes . Please do reconfirm below details for proper documentation.
FIRST NAME :-
PHONE NUMBER (S) :-
$500 weekly($2,000 monthly)
Also,there will be compensation for efficiency and hard working.
Muneca Yanez[email protected]
Australia cell phone +61390058109
USA phone # (text only) +1 415-496-6580Email after receiving the check:
Am glad to know you have received it. the received letter contains a check which includes your first week pay and and funds needed to complete your first trial assignment . You are to take the check to your bank and have it deposited into your account , Please allow 24hrs for funds to clear your bank . and you are to complete your task first thing in the Am tomorrow.
Once the funds is available tomorrow morning,Do deduct $500 as your first week pay and take the rest to the nearest Walmart Store, Kmart or any major store close to you. When you get there, tell them that you would like to purchase greendot moneypak with the funds with you. They will give you the moneypak cards then you will have to scrach the cards and email the moneypak cards pins to me.
This just makes me wonder how many people he has caught off like this; I hope I can make a difference in stopping this... But I am also a little worried about my safety after posting this, and how i wont be responding to him anymore. I dont want threats and I definitely don't want to put my family in jeopardy. Any advice? Please, and thank you. :/