Company Representative scams, Payment Processing scams and other Employment scams.
#181450 by Jillian Mon Nov 18, 2013 5:35 pm
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#182978 by kthorne Mon Dec 02, 2013 8:57 pm
His newest alias was "Kevin Leuer"
Hi, I also was looking for a job, as an administrative assistant. I sent out a resume to one ad and got this reply:


Dear Applicant,
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 Kelvin Leuer, 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)

Printer:
Personal Laptop/Desktop:
Internet Access:
Scanner:
Fax machine:
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 :-
SURNAME:-
ADDRESS:-
CITY :-
STATE:-
ZIP CODE:-
PHONE NUMBER (S) :-
PRESENT OCCUPATION:-

Salary:
$500 weekly($2,000 monthly)
Also,there will be compensation for efficiency and hard working.

Thanks,
Kelvin Leuer
[email protected]
Australia cell phone +61390058109
USA phone # (text only) +1 415-496-6580




After the initial happiness from 'success', I got a feeling of forboding, and knew something was amiss. "Too good to be true", I thought. I reread it and then realized it was a scam. The bad grammar, the mysterious employer. A major red flag was being 'hired' without even an interview. No professional employer would do that, I don't think. Anyways,
I believe it is the same guy who messaged the others in this thread.

Keep an eye out, people.
#183411 by Aviumi Fri Dec 06, 2013 4:36 am
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.

Dear Applicant,
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)

Printer:
Personal Laptop/Desktop:
Internet Access:
Scanner:
Fax machine:
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 :-
SURNAME:-
ADDRESS:-
CITY :-
STATE:-
ZIP CODE:-
PHONE NUMBER (S) :-
PRESENT OCCUPATION:-

Salary:
$500 weekly($2,000 monthly)
Also,there will be compensation for efficiency and hard working.

Thanks

Muneca Yanez
[email protected]
Australia cell phone +61390058109
USA phone # (text only) +1 415-496-6580

Email 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. :/
#183412 by AlanJones Fri Dec 06, 2013 5:35 am
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. :/


The person you have been emailing with will be based in somewhere like Africa or the Far East and rely on anonymity. The last thing they would want to do would be identify themselves by getting visas and travel tickets to fly to your location (not to mention they are probably to lazy or poor to make the trip anyway).

The person who sent you the cheque will be a mule (another victim who thinks they have a legitimate job mailing out cheques to people).

Add to that the fact that even if the scammers did find this post, it would be very difficult for them to identify which of their victims reported them (unless your chosen username in some way identifies you - if it does PM Jillian or Dotti and ask for it to be changed to something more anonymous).

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.
#188325 by Delren Tue Jan 21, 2014 7:21 pm
Dear Applicant,
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 Baruch Toledano, 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)

Printer:
Personal Laptop/Desktop:
Internet Access:
Scanner:
Fax machine:
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 :-
SURNAME:-
ADDRESS:-
CITY :-
STATE:-
ZIP CODE:-
PHONE NUMBER (S) :-
PRESENT OCCUPATION:-

Salary:
$500 weekly($2,000 monthly)
Also,there will be compensation for efficiency and hard working.

Thanks,
Baruch Toledano
[email protected]
Australia cell phone +61390058109
USA phone # (text only) +1 415-496-6580




Yup! I received this e-mail a couple days ago, but different alias. He sent me a check. I have not opened it yet, but now I know it is a SCAM. They even text me asking if I received it. I can't believe people sometimes.

Added quotation.(BW)
#188327 by Bryon Williams Tue Jan 21, 2014 7:47 pm
Welcome to Scamwarners Delren,

I am glad you recognized the scam attempt. If you would like you can do the following below with the check and envelope. You may also be able to contact your Banks Fraud Dept and see if they will take the envelop, check and emails.

File a fraud report with the postal inspection service. http://ehome.uspis.gov/fcsexternal/default.aspx You can also request an envelope from them and actually send them the check since you received it via US mail.

Please contacta moferatorstor if you have a question or information about this post.



Please do not tell the scammer he is posted here.


Please remember the fallen. https://www.odmp.org/
#188942 by Admin.Assist.33 Sun Jan 26, 2014 4:41 pm
Johnson Newland < [email protected] >

Hello,

I am replying back to your message concerning the job posted on Craigslist in which you're interested in,your application was received, unfortunately the position already been filled, but there's another position to be filled, if you will be interested.
I have gone through your email and am quite impressed, i think you are the right person for this job. I have had a previous Personal assistant who has been very commendable in her activities and who has been part of my life for the past 6 months, she has since moved on with her personal life and it has affected me in a way. I found her previously on the Craigslist website and I sincerely hope I will be able to find someone again who will be as efficient as she has been. I need your service because I am constantly out of town. I will return back to the state real soon so this process will be on going till then. If you don't mind, I will meet up with you when I return and then we can talk about the possibility of making this long term.

JOB DESCRIPTION
You will be a Personal Assistant,you will walk in to any warehouse which we will be disclosed to you soon and you would be expected to inspect,test, sample, and sorting of products or goods being Purchased. The Purchased products can include a large range of items, including food, Art-Materials, machinery, equipment or pharmaceuticals. Depending the type of manufacturing environment, When you get my mails / packages; you are required to mail them to where ever i want them mailed to. You don't have to put money out of your pocket, all you have to do is have packages shipped to your house and do my shopping. You are allowed to open the packages to reveal its content. All expenses and taxes will be paid by me including your weekly salaries.
No heavy packages is involved! You can do the shopping at any nearest stores. You will be shopping for Art Materials and clothing sorting out my delivers and packages. I will provide you my personal UPS account number for Shipping. All you have to do is provide my account number to UPS and shipping charges will be applied into the account. I will provide clear set of instructions for each task I need done as well the funds to cover them.You will be working 3 days in a week and you're to choose any 3 days of the week from Monday to Saturday that will be preferable to you and you will be working 4 hrs in these 3 days and that will be from 9 am-1 pm and we will be offering you $400.00 per week.

Type: Part-Time
Hours: 15 Hours per week
Days: 3 days per week
Weekly Pay: $400.00

BENEFITS:
• AD & D Insurance
• 401(k)


If you're interested please provide contact details. full name, physical address and cell phone number to get started.

I will be looking forward hearing from you and then proceed on the next step forward.

Regards.
Johnson Newland
<[email protected]>



Knew it was a scam so I blocked the user. Then I got this one:

Johnson Newland [email protected]

Jan 25 (1 day ago)

to me
Hello,
How is your day going? I'm more than happy to inform you that your position has been confirmed,i will get back to you as soon as i have Payment for shopping of items Including your salary sent to you with set of Instructions on each task you are to perform.
Please note that this job require you to be checking your email 2-3 times daily Your Total commitment is However Needed.
I await your Response
Regards.
Johnson Newland.


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#192131 by arcane777 Sun Feb 23, 2014 4:31 pm
This scam is still going on - someone using my company and personal name in yahoo, outlook, etc email addresses is posing as me (and other businesses) to try to get information from people. It's become a part time job dealing with this. Fortunately people are googling my company and contacting me directly, being suspicious and alert.
#193055 by Jamie349 Mon Mar 03, 2014 10:21 pm
Responded to an Administrative Assistant position in Utah and got this response. I just thought people should know that he's still at it.

Hello,

I am replying back to your message concerning the job posted on Craigslist in which you're interested in,your application was received, unfortunately the position already been filled, but there's another position to be filled, if you will be interested.
I have gone through your email and am quite impressed, i think you are the right person for this job. I have had a previous Personal assistant who has been very commendable in her activities and who has been part of my life for the past 6 months, she has since moved on with her personal life and it has affected me in a way. I found her previously on the Craigslist website and I sincerely hope I will be able to find someone again who will be as efficient as she has been. I need your service because I am constantly out of town. I will return back to the state real soon so this process will be on going till then. If you don't mind, I will meet up with you when I return and then we can talk about the possibility of making this long term.

JOB DESCRIPTION
You will be a Personal Assistant,you will walk in to any warehouse which we will be disclosed to you soon and you would be expected to inspect,test, sample, and sorting of products or goods being Purchased. The Purchased products can include a large range of items, including food, Art-Materials, machinery, equipment or pharmaceuticals. Depending the type of manufacturing environment, When you get my mails / packages; you are required to mail them to where ever i want them mailed to. You don't have to put money out of your pocket, all you have to do is have packages shipped to your house and do my shopping. You are allowed to open the packages to reveal its content. All expenses and taxes will be paid by me including your weekly salaries.
No heavy packages is involved! You can do the shopping at any nearest stores. You will be shopping for Art Materials and clothing sorting out my delivers and packages. I will provide you my personal UPS account number for Shipping. All you have to do is provide my account number to UPS and shipping charges will be applied into the account. I will provide clear set of instructions for each task I need done as well the funds to cover them.You will be working 3 days in a week and you're to choose any 3 days of the week from Monday to Saturday that will be preferable to you and you will be working 4 hrs in these 3 days and that will be from 9 am-1 pm and we will be offering you $400.00 per week.

Type: Part-Time
Hours: 15 Hours per week
Days: 3 days per week
Weekly Pay: $400.00

BENEFITS:
• AD & D Insurance
• 401(k)


If you're interested please provide contact details. full name, physical address and cell phone number to get started.

I will be looking forward hearing from you and then proceed on the next step forward.

Regards.
MICHAEL RICHARDSON



I didn't respond back with the information that he requested because I had already sent my resume and he didn't respond to me using MY name so I knew he hadn't read it, and wasn't actually impressed by me. :( if only... So instead I responded back with this as a joke.

Thank You!
Thanks for getting back to me Michael, I look so forward to the interview process with you. I would be happy to run errands for you and ship things per your request. I would make a great personal assistant. I have great attention to detail, grammar, and make delicious cookies. Also, I can tell that you travel quite a bit so a shoulder massage when you are in town is not out of the question. Let me know ASAP if we can get this off the ground as I need to start working for you right away!

Regards,
Feefe

Luckily I have an email address that I use for websites like craigslist that isn't really affiliated with anything about me including my name. For just in case this happens. I'm also sure he won't actually read this email either. I am a massage therapist and my last job was as a pastry chef so if he had read my resume he would understand the references, and makes me quite a find as a real personal assistant, I think.

But when I googled his name I was glad that this site was here so I knew for sure that it was a scam. Thanks to everybody who posted!
Last edited by Bryon Williams on Mon Mar 03, 2014 10:38 pm, edited 1 time in total. Reason: Added quotation.
#193060 by Bryon Williams Mon Mar 03, 2014 10:40 pm
Welcome to Scamwarners Jamie349,

You did great by using a throw away email address for online ads. This way you do not have to worry about spam and scam emails arriving in your personal email.

BTW: What email address did he use with you?

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