Current Status

This blog is not frequently updated because most case-by-case scam reports are now listed in subordinate blogs. At this point in time, most of my efforts are targeted at documenting employment scams in the Suckers Wanted blog.

2006-07-04

Info: About Job Scams

Job scams have been around for a while, but they've now reached a level of maturity where I feel I can describe them as a whole, rather than comment on each scam individually. I'll provide that general description here, so if you get a job offer that seems suspicious, you can compare it against my checklist.

The absolute common element of all job scams is the job offer. The job offer may arrive by spam, or it may be posted on a "legitimate" employment website (to the extent that such a website can be called "legitimate" when it fails to check the legitimacy of job ads posted there). Someone wants to offer you a job: typically the job requires no special experience, simple work, and good pay. Job scams are bait on a hook, so expect the job offer to look attractive.

There are, by and large, three possible job scam scenarios: pyramid schemes, advance fee fraud, and mules. I'll now describe the details of each of these scenarios.

Pyramid Schemes

The pyramid scheme job scam has been around on the Internet for quite a while, and they're no longer as common as they once were. These are also known as MMF (for "Make Money Fast") schemes. They're very easy to identify: the email or website pushing the scheme invariably raves on and on about how this may seem impossible but it really works, I didn't believe it but I tried it anyway and now I'm raking in tens of thousands of dollars per month, testimonial, testimonial, rave, rave, hype, hype, and so on.

If you read the thing long enough (there is invariably a LOT of hype to wade through before you hit the actual details), you find that the process involves buying a kit of some sort from this seller (a "marketing kit" is a popular term, or "how to sell on the Internet", or similar). This kit is fundamentally worthless junk, but you make money by on-selling it to others. It's basically a chain letter with a worthless product thrown in the mix to make it look more like a sale.

Key identifying features of a pyramid or MMF scam:

  • Lots of hype about how it really works. Lots of CAPITAL LETTERS and exclamation marks!!!!! IT REALLY WORKS!!!!!
  • Lots of testimonials from people who went from debt-ridden poverty to affluence by using this scheme. Is any of it true? Who can tell?
  • Absolutely insane text sizes, colours, decorations, highlights, fonts, and layout. Every word on the page must SCREAM at you. They're trying to convince you to buy a MONEY TREE here!
  • There is an up-front cost involved. Note well what this up-front cost is, because that's the nature of the business. Anyone who joins will make it their business to obtain this up-front payment from others.

FYI, a contemporary MMF spam can be found at my "Suckers Wanted" blog.

Advance Fee Fraud

Advance fee fraud usually comes in the form of a Nigerian 419 scam or lottery scam, but sometimes employment scams are used. In the advance fee fraud employment scam, you are offered a wonderful well-paid job with little or no experience required. If you apply, you are then short-listed for the job, and they ask you to send personal identification (such as a photocopy of your passport) and fees to pay for certain expenses involved in processing your application. If you willingly pay those fees, then there will be some excuse or another why you have to pay more fees, or pay the same fee again using a different method. Always more and more fees to pay, and no job, ever! The job is just a big lie: it's bait on the hook of advance fee payment.

Key identifying features of an advance fee fraud job scam:

  • Your would-be employers are overseas. This kind of fraud is best carried out across national boundaries, so that police action becomes difficult to arrange.
  • You qualify for the job, but in order to proceed, you need to send us MONEY.
  • Your would-be employers probably want personal details as well. This not only makes them look official, but helps them engage in identity fraud, perhaps obtaining a loan in your name.

For a striking example of this kind of fraud, see the case of Starline Cruise, and also reports relating to fake corporate flight attendant job offers.

Mule Recruitment

And now, to the major issue: mule recruitment. This is possibly the most insidious form of job scam, because it really does look like paid work. There are two major variations on the scam: money mules, usually employed by phishing gangs, and goods mules (also known as reshippers), usually employed by Nigerian scammers. In both of these cases the catch is that the money or goods are stolen, unbeknownst to the mule. Thus the mule is unwittingly dealing in illegal activity.

In the case of a money mule job, the job offer will typically involve "payment processing", "escrow", or a "financial manager" role. The employee is to accept direct deposits into his bank account, and make out payments via a wire service such as Western Union. The inbound payments may also involve some other means, such as payment by cheque, if the recipient lives in a country (such as the USA) in which it's relatively easy to fool someone into accepting a fake cheque. (The cheque appears to "clear", but the bank later reports that the cheque is a fake, and takes the money back out of your account.) outbound payments, on the other hand, are almost invariably made by Western Union or Money Gram wire transfer services. These are hard to trace, and can't be reversed (unlike direct deposits or cheque payments).

Key identifying features of a money mule job scam:

  • The job offer comes from an overseas company that wants your assistance to do business in your country.
  • The job involves "payment processing" or "escrow": accepting money in one form, then sending it (minus a cut) to your employers via Western Union or Money Gram. This is the key risk, since the incoming payments may be fraudulent or stolen, and are liable to be reversed. Money sent via Western Union, on the other hand, is Gone For Good.

The last variation, that of the goods mule, is less common but just as dangerous. (Thanks go to Snopes for documenting it.) In this case, the employee is a "shipping manager" or similar, and the job involves being a middle-man for purchased goods. The employer arranges for goods to be delivered to the employee, and the employee is responsible for sending these goods back to the employer by bulk freight, usually to Africa, and usually on the pretext that this process saves money over having all the goods shipped individually. It sounds plausible, but the problem is that the goods are usually being obtained fraudulently, such as by credit card fraud. Handling fraudulently obtained goods in large quantities isn't a great career move.

Key identifying features of a goods mule job scam:

  • The job involves receiving goods, and forwarding them somewhere outside your local legal jurisdiction, usually Africa. This is a bad idea, because you're assisting in the transfer of stolen or fraudulently obtained goods.
  • Unlike the other job scams which involve no payment at all, or deduct payment from money handled, this kind of job will be paid in a somewhat traditional manner.

General Tips

General tips for avoiding job scams:

  • Assume that any job offer which arrives by unsolicited email is a direct attempt to defraud you (and thousands of others, no doubt).
  • Beware of jobs that promise great rewards for no special skills: they're bait on a hook.
  • Beware of temptation: promises of money raining down on you, or fast easy bucks, or luxurious work conditions. These are also bait on a hook.
  • Beware of overseas employers. If they're not within reach of your local police force, there's not going to be much you can do if and when they rip you off.
  • Beware of jobs which involve being a middle-man, especially a middle-man between people inside and outside your national boundaries. You'll probably be acting as a buffer zone between the criminals who hired you, and the police who are tracking down their illegal activity.
  • Beware of jobs which involve sending money overseas via Western Union. The modern scam artist prefers to receive money this way, because it's hard to trace and recover. If you're the sucker who made the payment via Western Union, it's likely to be your money that the crook obtains. Payments made to you, on the other hand, will have a distressing habit of being reversed at a later date.

108 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good work in letting people know about these scams. I have received several re "Drop4sale", a supposed E-bay type system.

Ronald V Campbell said...

Do you know anything about O'Currance Teleservices?

Ron at campbellrv@gmail.com

Thanks

Spotter said...

I don't recall hearing that name anywhere before.

Anonymous said...

Do you know anything about GDI.
Website.ws

Anonymous said...

WARNING JOB SCAM
TOTALFINAELF EXPLORATION UK
25-01- 07
JOB REF NO: TFEE/012/06
ATTN: SIR,

BASED ON YOUR RESUME POSTED TO OUR DATABASE VIA WWW.AQUANIC.ORG ,WE TOTALFINAELF EXPLORATION RECRUITERS UK, A DIVISION OF UNIVERSAL ENGINEERING COMPANY (CHARLESTOWN ) UNITED KINGDOM,WHO SPECIALISES IN RECRUITING SKILLED PROFESSIONALS FOR JOB VACANCIES IN OVERSEAS LOCATION,THROUGH OUR NETWORK OF INTERNATIONAL OFFICES,OUR DEDICATED RESOURCING CONSULTANTS ARE WELL PLACED TO FIND CANDIDATES TEMPORARY AND PERMANENT WORK IN THE OIL AND GAS SECTOR.

HENCE WE ARE PLEASED TO BRING TO YOUR NOTICE THAT YOUR RESUME WAS FOUND SUITABLE FOR EMPLOYMENT WITH OUR CLIENT TOTALFINAELF EXPLORATION COMPANY OF THE UNITED KINGDOM (TFEE),

TOTALFINAELF EXPLORATION IS A GLOBAL PLAYER IN THE ENERGY AND PETROCHEMICAL BUSINESS AND IS ONE OF THE WORLDS MOST SUCCESSFUL COMPANIES, OFFERING INTERNATIONAL CAREER PROSPECTS AND OUTSTANDING CHALLENGES.

TOTALFINAELF IS COMMITTED TO A BUSINESS STRATEGY THAT FOCUSES ON EXCELLENCE WHILE BALANCING PROFITS WITH PRINCIPLES. AS SUCH, WE REQUIRE WORLD-CLASS TALENTS TO JOIN OUR TRULY WORLD-CLASS BUSINESS.
WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER THAT PROMOTES DIVERSITY AND VALUE DIFFERENCES.

CONSEQUENTLY, WE EMPLOY PEOPLE OF DIVERSE BACKGROUND REGARDLESS OF GENDER, RACE, CREED, SOCIAL AND MARITAL STATUS ETC. WE HAVE CAREER OPPORTUNITIES FOR TALENTED GRADUATES IN OUR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, FINANCE, HUMAN RESOURCES, CORPORATE AFFAIRS AND EXTERNAL RELATIONS ORGANISATIONS.

ON NOTIFICATION OF YOUR INTENTION YOUR ARE TO SUBMIT YOUR MOST CURRENT RESUME STATING YOUR CURRENT RANGE OF SKILLS AND EXPERINCES .
WE ADVICE YOU SUBMIT THE AFFOREMENTIONED AS SOON AS POSSSIBLE FOR A PROPER EXAMINING.

REGARDS
MR CHRIS. B HAYWARD

RECRUITING CO-ORDINATOR
TOTALFINAELF EXPLORATION U.K
Universal Engr universal121_engr_recruitment@yahoo.co.uk>

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Anonymous said...

ey! i got the same email from TOTALFINAELF EXPLORATION U.K, but with name MR HILARY BRUCE, and was asked to submit my updated CV to this email address: totalfinaelf_recruiting@engineer.com

good thing i went through this blog! whew!

pinayski

Anonymous said...

Good work in letting us know about this scam, i recently got the same e-mail and on submiting my details, i got a job as well after an online interview. The person is Mr. Richard Peterson, e-mail address: h_resources_total@yahoo.co.uk.

Anonymous said...

TSM Group (claiming to be in and from Geneva, Switzerland) should also be checked into. I went through the procedure from responding to what appeared to be a legitimate job offer to providing my account # as they said was necessary to be paid. I know, I know, that was a big mistake. I was supposed to keep 5% of all amounts deposited(supposedly online auction proceeds or something like that)and forward the balance through Western Union to a foreign destination. I also had to choose from a list they provided as to what kind of financial instruments I would accept. I chose: certified checks, cashier's checks, and money orders. I DECLINED to want to accept Paypal transfers, due to TSM's own admission that problems sometimes occur. So of course the first "transfer" that happens is a Paypal deposit, of over $4000. Anyway, I printed all correspondence I'd had with TSM Group up to that point and then presented same to the local police. Followed that up by informing my bank, asking them to return the Paypal deposit as fraudulent, then closing same account. I chose not to touch those funds, and hopefully by reversing this early, the authorities can trace anything that's happened here in the U.S., such as where the funds came from in the first place. I'm not sure what happens next, but I hope everyone who reads this will realize just how much they could lose, both in: financial cost when the money orders, cashier's checks, or Paypal deposits are discovered to be fraudulent and the bank will demand repayment; and possibly in court costs if you are charged in connection with any of this crap. I think all any of us want to do is find legitimate work, the fact that these scammers are taking advantage of this situation is just not right, they need to be stopped. Have a good one.

Anonymous said...

I got similar letter of offer from someone proporting to be Totalfinaelf UK. Their name, contact number and email address was:

Ralph Bryan.
Recruiting Co-ordinator.
Tel: +447040113430.
ttf.uk@hotmail.co.uk

Anonymous said...

The other big giveaway on most of these scams is the appalling grammer of the person writing it.

If it was supposed to be a reputable company then you would think they could write English.

Anonymous said...

Someone should look at lexfunds.com and officialcorp.com. They say that they are a credible investment firm.

In reference to bank wire transfers being reversed, once a transaction has cleared in the beneficiaries account, a reversal is not possible, at least that is what it says on banking questions and answers http://www.bankingquestions.com
/accounts/q_reversetransfer.html

Spotter said...

Neither lexfunds.com nor officialcorp.com have been registered long enough to have any credibility.

Anonymous said...

Yes, I agree. As of today, lexfunds.com gives a 403 forbidden error.

Anonymous said...

I believe that officialcorp and lexfunds are scams. They seem to just use fancy flash to make their business look more legitimate.

And lexfunds.com domain expired so now they're operating under lexfunds.net?

Anonymous said...

I registered with them and they sent me an employment verification form, a training site. Are they a scam or not? How does the whole process work?

Spotter said...

Yes, they are a scam. Just stay away from overseas job offers involving money transfer. The safe approach is to assume they are ALL cons -- I haven't seen any exceptions.

Anonymous said...

Does anybody know of a company Nusurgery, Group.Have you been scammed? Let me know

Spotter said...

I have notes on NuSurgery here.

Anonymous said...

I believe this is a new one, as I can't find any listing on your site about this company but it follows the same patterns as the others.
--------------------

I'm Olivia Myers, Manager of Royal Finance company. On site Monster.com I have found your resume and want to offer you the vacancy of "ePayment Manager".

Job description:
The major duty of the ePayment Manager is to process payments between our clients and our company via PayPal system. You will get 15 percent per transfer.

Salary: 500$-3500$ per month.

Benefits of this vacancy:
1. Flexible work schedule, work 3-5 hours per week.
2. Possibility of your career rising.
3. Home-based.
4. Ability to take unlimited vacation (without guaranteed salary).

Minimal requirements:
1. You must have the PayPal account.
2. At least 18 years old.
3. Internet and e-mail skills.

More information you can find on our site www.royal-finance-ltd.com. If you want to get this job please fill the form If you’ve got some questions about this vacancy please read F.A.Q. and if can’t find the answer to your question, address to our support.

Best regards
---
Olivia Myers manager@royal-finance-ltd.com

Anonymous said...

I got one from this company....
ChipSet LTD
Has anyone heard of them. They contacted me stating that they saw my resume on Careers.com. It is the same crap as the others...need a bank account and transfer money for them. I liked the "member testmonials" as listed on their website....Can you say "English lessons needed"!

Spotter said...

Chipset LTD is documented at Suckers Wanted.

Anonymous said...

I received the same email from Olivia Myers, Manager of Royal Finance.
I wrote to Paypal who noted they did not authorize this email.
Their website looks weak, claiming to be number one in sales....
Probably looking phish into your Paypal account and clean you out.

Anonymous said...

Mrs. Rosemary Phillips
Regional Director of K-ASIA
Job offer - Exeuctive Collection Agent
Salary - 10% of collection
from customers then send the rest to them.
This E-Mail came through Monster.com which I use for job searches. I did give them some information: Full name, address, home & cell phone numbers, age, business's I'm employed in, best time to contact me. Two days later, they need a scan copy of my passport( this raised red flags - I'm not going anywhere)Haven't paid anything yet and they haven't asked. No S.S.# or bank accounts have been given, so how much trouble can they cause me with the information I gave them?

Spotter said...

I have an entry on K-Asia. It's hard to say how much trouble they could cause with the information you gave, but probably not much. I think they're mostly testing to see who's a willing enough sucker to hand over that information to complete strangers. Handing over SSNs or passport details would put you at a much higher risk of identity theft.

Anonymous said...

I am so glad that I found your website re. scams. I had found this e-mail in my inbox inviting me to join Royal Financial Ltd. (supposedly based out of Kitimat, B.C.). When I opened their website, www.royal-finance-ltd.com and started reading their info., it was interesting to find pretty horrendous English- obvious grammar and spelling problems are a BIG indicator of non-English writer. I did fill out my name and e-mail on their form- I'm sure my hubby will ream me out for that:) BUT at least I found your site and I've learned my lesson:) Thank you.

Anonymous said...

I got email from Royal Finace Comany today:

I'm Olivia Myers, Manager of Royal Finance company. On site Monster.com I have found your resume and want to offer you the vacancy of "ePayment Manager".

Job description:
The major duty of the ePayment Manager is to process payments between our clients and our company via PayPal system. You will get 15 percent per transfer.

Salary: 500$-3500$ per month.

Benefits of this vacancy:
1. Flexible work schedule, work 3-5 hours per week.
2. Possibility of your career rising.
3. Home-based.
4. Ability to take unlimited vacation (without guaranteed salary).

Minimal requirements:
1. You must have the PayPal account.
2. At least 18 years old.
3. Internet and e-mail skills.

More information you can find on our site www.imf-royal-finance.com. If you want to get this job please fill the form If you’ve got some questions about this vacancy please read F.A.Q. and if can’t find the answer to your question, address to our support.

Best regards
---
Olivia Myers manager@imf-royal-finance.com
============================
The email sound interesting, but when you go to the website, you know it right away it's scam one !!


This is the scam information:

Whois Record

Domain Name.......... imf-royal-finance.com
Creation Date........ 2007-07-11
Registration Date.... 2007-07-11
Expiry Date.......... 2008-07-11
Organisation Name.... TIM BOWERS
Organisation Address. P O Box 99800
Organisation Address.
Organisation Address. EmeryVille
Organisation Address. 94662
Organisation Address. CA
Organisation Address. US

Admin Name........... PrivateRegContact Admin
Admin Address........ P O Box 99800
Admin Address........
Admin Address........ EmeryVille
Admin Address........ 94662
Admin Address........ CA
Admin Address........ US
Admin Email.......... Whois Privacy and Spam Prevention by DomainTools.com
Admin Phone.......... +1.5105952002
Admin Fax............

Tech Name............ PrivateRegContact TECH
Tech Address......... P O Box 99800
Tech Address.........
Tech Address......... EmeryVille
Tech Address......... 94662
Tech Address......... CA
Tech Address......... US
Tech Email........... Whois Privacy and Spam Prevention by DomainTools.com
Tech Phone........... +1.5105952002
Tech Fax.............
Name Server.......... yns1.yahoo.com
Name Server.......... yns2.yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Don't these sites look familiar...

http://national-finance.org/index.php

http://imf-royal-finance.com/index.php

LMAO!

Ed said...

Yeah, Royal Bullshit Group contacted me today. I see the registration info has been posted, but I thought I'd add WHEN it was registered:

Domain Registration Date: Sat Aug 04 05:36:02 GMT 2007

So, this is also a good indicator of a scam. Good luck and work to all who keep info up about the scum of the internet. I did a google to find what you all had put!

Martin said...

I received the same Royal thing from Olivia. I went to their site and wasn't too sure, so I decided to search google and I found this website. Thanks for all the information. It was very helpful and I know not to deal with these people. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for blogs like these. With so many fraudulent schemes over the Internet, it's great to find resources like this that confirm your gut feelings about unsolicited employment offers that sound too good to be true.

MM said...

I received an e-mail from David Bell who claimed to be a Manager of Royal Investment company.

he said he found my resume on www.monster.com (which is true b/c it is posted on there) and decided to offer me a position with the
company.

I applied at: http://royal-invest.biz/get_job.php

I signed an agreement (did not disclose any personal information just my email addresses) and did one transcation for them through Paypal of $500+ and got 15% of that transaction. Once the transaction was completed, I sent them a confirmation number, however, I have yet to hear from them re: more transactions.

I haev been monitoring my account closely and not fraud activity has occured...

Is this a scam?????

Spotter said...

Yes, you've been scammed. Here's how.

The person behind royal-invest.biz (registered slightly less than a month ago) is a PayPal phisher. He sends out fake emails claiming to be from PayPal, and tricks people into divulging their PayPal password to him. He then pretends to be an imaginary company called Royal Invest, and hires you to act as a payment processor ("money mule"). He then accesses someone else's PayPal account, and sends money to you via that method. He then asks you to send 85% of that money to him via Western Union. Later, if the REAL owner of the PayPal account figures out he's been robbed, he may have some nasty things to say to you.

I guessed a lot of the details there. How did I score? Does that sound like your case, or not?

Anonymous said...

Hi, I am Chinese (one who needs and is in the process of leaning English). I got this "Olivia Myers manager@imf-royal-finance.com" e-mail as well. My instincts told me a couple of things that aren't real about this company: one being that it generates over 15% transaction profit; and two, the website is so poorly designed (Unfortunately, I could not spot its grammar errors.  ) The dumbest thing I did was despite my instincts, I signed up their job application "Form" anyway, where I gave away my Paypal account, home address and telephone number. Will I be in trouble?

With doubts I looked up the Internet to see how "legitimate" this company is, and I am glad to find and learn from your site and the comments above. What a sucker I am! I wish more people (who need a job desperately and incline to trust others) would see this site.

Thank you!

Spotter said...

Keep a close watch on that PayPal account, and report any unexpected transactions to PayPal. Don't accept money via PayPal (or any other means) and forward it via Western Union or other wire transfer services for people you don't know personally. If your "employers" send you money via PayPal, report it to PayPal as a suspicious transaction -- the account from which the money has been transferred is probably compromised.

Anonymous said...

hi i have receive an email from ABBA Queens Gate hotel and here is the message:



Abba Queens Gate Hotel,

31-34 Queens Road,

London,United Kingdom.

+447031837766.

EMPLOYMENT OFFER..

Hello ______________:
Having responded to our advert on the site.

Your cv/resume have been forwarded to the reviewing team of the company and after serious review,it was forwarded to the placement department of our Company Abba Queens Gate Hotel,London.. They agreed on employing you as their Customer Care Representative..

The employment terms are as follows.

Contract duration:4 years with annual vacations.

Salary :3,700 pounds sterling per month as your Net salary.

Work Duration: 8 Hours per day.

Overtime: to be paid for seperately.

Accomodation/feeding/travelling expenses will be taken care of by the company.

Your visa and flight expenditures will be taken care of by Our company.All you have to do is to show interest and give us authorisation to seal the employment by sending a handwritten application letter,It should be scanned and sent to us via email with an employment processing fee of 250 Pounds sterling so that the processing of the visa and other documents related to your job will commence with the help of your personal informations gathered from your cv/resume and application form which you will complete after the sealing of the appointment.

The fee is made payable via Western Union Money Transfer to our treasurer..

Name: Greg Dave.

Adress: # 12 Canterbury park,queens gate,E10 6DB, London United Kingdom...

To indicate interest and authorise us to seal the appointment,furnish us with the requirements immidiately.Your employment letter will be sent to you immediately after the employment is sealed,the Company Employment Application/Registration Form will be sent to you also which you have to complete and return to us within Three Days.

Best regards & More Power..

Sir Winfred Brown..

(Adjunct Manager)..

+447031837766

Anonymous said...

and another response form them after i have emailed a scanned handwritten application letter:


From: Winfred Brown abba_queensgate.hotel@london.com
Subject: VISA FORMS


Hello _________,
We have acknowledged your hand written application letter and the resume and found it qualified to our employment policy.Find below the attached visa forms.It have to be completed and return back to us after three days so that we can forward it back to the immigrations for further processing.The forms are been issued out to us with a fee of 1550 Pounds.We have settled for half of the fee as our own duty as the employer.You have to show us interest in the above offer by paying for the remaining balance of 775 Pounds so that your visa papers will be processed.
Once we recieve the fee,you shall then process your work permit forms for you.The immigration needed the fee which we can not pay without your consent.So you are now informed about the work permit form fee.It have to be paid to our treasury office.Below is the payment information;
Western Union Money Transfer:
Name:Mr.Greg Dave.
Address: 10 Monmouth Street,London,United Kingdom.
Once the fee is made,do send us a scan copy of the receipt so that we can commence immediately.Do contact us for any information regarding the completion of the forms.
Regards...
Sir Winifred Brown.
+447031837766.


is this a scam????

Spotter said...

Sure it's a scam. It's a classic case of Advance Fee Fraud. You're not communicating with the Abba Queens Gate Hotel -- you're communicating with a West African Scammer who is pretending to be that hotel. He's trying to con you into sending money. Don't ever send any money to pay for fees associated with a job: it's a sure sign of a scam. If you pay the fees, they'll come up with some other story about more fees, and more fees, and more fees for as long as you're willing to be a sucker and pay them. There is no job, only fees. It's all a big fat lie. Mr so-called "Greg Dave" who is to receive the money already has two different addresses in two different messages.

Anonymous said...

thanks for that spotter, yeah bet you right there, i was also communicating with my friend in london and hes trying to contact the number, but there is no answer even voicemail...

Spotter said...

Watch out for those +4470 phone numbers. They aren't necessarily even in the UK: they can be forwarded anywhere.

Chris said...

Has anyone ever heard about "Onine Auction Pro" ? They sent me this:

Online Auction Pro is online auction trading assistant. We sell things on international e-auctions (eBay, Yahoo!, etc) for other people. Our clients are individuals, businesses, or dealers, who want to sell personal possessions, excess stock, or equipment, but lack the time, people or expertise to do so.

Online Auction Pro also supports the Seller with Financial Representative's services in the Buyer's country, therefore accelerating and facilitating payment process through mutually acceptable payment methods.

Online Auction Pro has now opened Administrative Coordinator vacancies in Australia.

Duties: The position entails the communication and coordination of activities of workers engaged in one or more projects. Administrative Coordinator may perform work of a similar type and level as that of subordinates. Administrative Coordinator provides liaison with clients and reports to senior management.

Responsibilities:
- Be the primary point of contact for assigned project staff.
- Control timely pickup and delivery of customers merchandise by our couriers.
- Controlling and processing financial transactions on behalf of Finance Representative (sometimes you may work on behalf of Finance Representative for a few days to cover an absent staff).
- Distribute all incoming and outgoing correspondence (tasks) for assigned project staff.
- Review project proposals or plans to determine time frame.
- Communicate project progress to Customer Service Representative.
- Submit progress report directly to the client (you should be able to easily communicate with clients in case CS Representative is absent).
- Obtain and file all project information.

Wage Details: 61k AUD

Working Hours: 9:00am-5:00pm (1 hr for lunch). Part-Time positions are also available (9:00am-1:00pm)

Costs and Fees: There are no costs.

Main requirements for the candidates are:
- Effective interaction with customers;
- Willingness to work at home;
- The ability to operate with more than one task effectively, and have an adaptable, flexible, professional attitude;
- Honesty, responsibility and promptness in operations;
- The ability to create good administrative reporting;
- The ability of stable communication with our company and on-time and detailed reporting;
- Prior customer service experience is a good benefit but not a must ;
- Effective dealing with tight deadlines and frequently changing priorities.

To the successful applicants we offer a position on a trial period (2 weeks starting from the beginning of work). This is the period when you will be trained. You will receive online support while working and being paid. The evaluation of employees on a trial period is usually done at least 3 days prior to the end of their trial period. During the trial period, the supervisor can recommend termination. At the end of the trial period, supervisor makes his final decision.

If you are interested in this vacancy and you feel, that your qualifications correspond to our requirements, please visit www.online-auction-pro.net to fill in an application form.

Thank you for your interest to this job.
Sincerely,

Online Auction Pro

Please do not reply to this email. This mailbox is not monitored and you will not receive a response.

Spotter said...

"Online Auction Pro" is just another made-up name for a bunch of people who hire unsuspecting saps to aid them in conducting eBay fraud. There are various ways of conducting eBay fraud: they just want you to forward them goods or money obtained via eBay fraud, then be the sucker that the injured party can trace.

Anonymous said...

Thanks guys, I received the same Online Auction Pro email, & it's very fishy. Glad that I found your blogs, thank you.
All I'm looking for is a legitimate data entry job online, decent money for decent work, but appears that no such thing exists!
Keep up the good work!

Anonymous said...

I also recieved an email from Olivia Meyers, I even corresponded with "her" back and forth with questions I had. I even emailed the BBB to ask about anything they knew about the company but they never contacted me back so I assumed it was legit. I forgot the website address but remembered the name of the company so I googled it and came across this website. Thank God, because I was going to apply with them tommorow.

Anonymous said...

They are now operating as Deluxe Finance Company in Western Canada. www.deluxe-finance.us
It is the exact same scam as Royal Finance.

Joe said...

Hello,

Thanks for your prompt reply.

Our principal activity in the UK is the provision of services in support of disabled people in the widest context. These services include care homes, supported living, domiciliary support, day services, resource centres, rehabilitation, respite care, personal support and training and assistance for those looking for work. We operate in all parts of the UK and are the largest voluntary sector provider of care and support services for disabled people.

Presently, we have just been granted a funding to head a charity support project in the tropical regions of East Africa regarding Poverty Alleviation, Provision of clothing materials to all kids in rural areas, extending to the war zones of West Africa, counseling on HIV which is increasing at an alarming rate and provision of basic amenities in support to humanitarian services to the third world nations which would commence very soon. However, my funding was by my American counterparts which sent me the bunch of payments mostly in US and Canadian based money orders.

Getting an accountant in the states and in Canada or opening an account would have been my best choice but I have a deadline to meet and taking any of those choices would cost me time and a whole lot of other requirements I am not ready to deal with as I would be traveling a lot in the meantime. So presently, I would be willing to accept your application on contract basis to be our Payment Rep.

This way I could issue and make these payments out to you, then cash them easily, deduct ten percent (10%) of the total amount on these money orders as your commission for the great service you have rendered in support to saving life's in the third world and then have the rest wired to me (or directly to my accountants involved in this project via Western Union Money Transfer. The Western Union Service fee should also be deducted alongside your 10% service charge before having the rest wired via Western Union.

I want you to read the details of this job and then get back to me by emailing me on if you are interested and I will provide you with more information and make concluding arrangements after which I will provide you details and information on when the job will commence. I have attached an employment form in this email which you could fully fill on your computer and send back as an attachment, just so I know who and where I would be sending my payments out to.

Do provide the address where you will be able to sign for the collection of the payment

Thank You

Clark, Laura
Recruiting Executive


LEONARD CHESHIRE
02078021222
www.leonard-cheshire.org
.......Creating opportunities with disabled people
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APPLICATION FORM DATE :




FIRST NAME:

LAST NAME:

HOME ADDRESS (NOT P. O Box):

CITY:

STATE:

ZIP CODE:

COUNTRY:

PHONE NUMBER (S):

GENDER:

MARITAL STATUS:

AGE:

NATIONALITY:


(Information included in this application form is confidential between you and me, and the full name
and contact info should be included as it should be written on the payments being issued over to you,
you should also include a valid phone number for easy contact)


ATTESTATION


According to how you have been briefed earlier by me. You are required and mandated to receive payment on behalf of the above mentioned firm. You are to deduct 10% of all funds processed on a particular order and forward the balance payment via WESTERN UNION as I would be instructing you on receipt of my payments.

You will notify me a week ahead if eventually you want to dis! continue this job so as to terminate all payment coming your way to avoid conflict.

In agreement to this kindly append signature below

Signature:


Clark Laura
Recruiting Executive

LEONARD CHESHIRE
02078021222
www.leonard-cheshire.org
.......Creating opportunities with disabled people

Anonymous said...

This one landed in my Junk E-mail folder, almost identical to the solicitation by Olivia Myers, Manager of Royal Finance company.

Union Investment company is not a member of the Better Business Bureau, so I think I'll just pass on their generous offer... Here goes:

My name is Kevin Kelly, I'm Manager of Union Investment company. I have found your resume on www.monster.com and decided to offer you a position with our company.

The e-Payment manager duties:
The ePayment Manager obtains payments from our customers through PayPal system. The ePayment Manager transfers payments using Western Union or MoneyGram.

Commission:
The ePayment Manager is entitled to a commission in the amount 15% from the total of each transaction. Our company will bear all expenses associated with each transaction including all fees and commissions incurred by Western Union, MoneyGram, Bank fees and PayPal fees. The commission includes each PayPal transaction.

Working hours:
The working hours are flexible and adjustable to suit your day to day life. You can do your work during evenings and holidays.

Benefits of this vacancy:
1. Flexible working hours.
2. You can do this work in combination with other employment or responsibilities.
3. Career development potential.
4. Home-based vacancy.

Minimum Requirements:
1. You must be at least 18 years of age.
2. You must be proficient in using internet and Email.
3. You must have a PayPal account.

To apply for this vacancy:
Please fill this APPLICATION http://unioninvestment-online.net/get_job.php

Important!
You need a PayPal account in order to perform the duties associated with this position. This will not cost you anything. If you do not yet have a PayPal account you can create one quickly and at no charge by simply registering at the following web site: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_registration-run

Best regards
---
Kevin Kelly manager@unioninvestment-online.net

Anonymous said...

ANOTHER ONE ...

My name is Kevin Kelly, I'm Manager of Union Investment company. I have found your resume on www.monster.com and decided to offer you a position with our company.


The e-Payment manager duties:
The ePayment Manager obtains payments from our customers through PayPal system. The ePayment Manager transfers payments using Western Union or MoneyGram.

Commission:
The ePayment Manager is entitled to a commission in the amount 15% from the total of each transaction. Our company will bear all expenses associated with each transaction including all fees and commissions incurred by Western Union, MoneyGram, Bank fees and PayPal fees. The commission includes each PayPal transaction.

Working hours:
The working hours are flexible and adjustable to suit your day to day life. You can do your work during evenings and holidays.

Benefits of this vacancy:
1. Flexible working hours.
2. You can do this work in combination with other employment or responsibilities.
3. Career development potential.
4. Home-based vacancy.

Minimum Requirements:
1. You must be at least 18 years of age.
2. You must be proficient in using internet and Email.
3. You must have a PayPal account.

To apply for this vacancy:
Please fill this APPLICATION http://unioninvestmentltd.biz/get_job.php http://unioninvestmentltd.biz/get_job.php

Important!
You need a PayPal account in order to perform the duties associated with this position. This will not cost you anything. If you do not yet have a PayPal account you can create one quickly and at no charge by simply registering at the following web site: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_registration-run

Best regards
---
Kevin Kelly manager@unioninvestmentltd.biz

The Man with the Golden Blog said...

I just got this one today, same template as the e-payment manger scam posted by "anonymous" earlier, just different company and contact... And I removed my resume from Monster a year ago...

*
My name is Kevin Kelly, I'm Manager of Union Investment company. I have found
your resume on www.monster.com and decided to offer you a position with our
company.

The e-Payment manager duties:
The ePayment Manager obtains payments from our customers through PayPal
system. The ePayment Manager transfers payments using Western Union or
MoneyGram.

Commission:
The ePayment Manager is entitled to a commission in the amount 15% from the
total of each transaction. Our company will bear all expenses associated with
each transaction including all fees and commissions incurred by Western Union,
MoneyGram, Bank fees and PayPal fees. The commission includes each PayPal
transaction.

etc...

*

Timbu_PE said...

I have just received this oune today.


Company Name
LCT Int.
Job Category
Sales Rep.; Manager
Location
Australia
Position Type
Employee, Part-Time
Salary
AUD25K -AUD50K
Experience
1+
Education Level
High School or Equivalent
Date Posted
February 12, 2008

International Car Tuning company is hiring!ลก We have an exciting opening for a Company Sales Representative. Please attach your resume in DOC or reach text format and apply right now. This position is limited.
Are you looking for a rewarding and challenging career in a dynamic work environment? Do you see yourself in a fast-paced and professional atmosphere? If so, you have come to the right place.
Duties include: answer incoming calls, operate with e-mail, PDF and MS Word documents, must have good communicative skills, simple management duties.
After resume approbation you'll receive detailed job information.
This is RUSH search. If you're interested send your CV to this e-mail: lori.d.young@gmail.com

WE TREASURE YOUR PRIVACY AND PROTECTION LUXURY CAR TUNING CO.

Anonymous said...

COMFORT INN HOTEL.

# 1 Comfort Inn Buckingham Palace Rd. London - Victoria.

www.comfortinnbuckinghampalacerd.co.uk

+447031847659.

comfortinnhotel@london.com

EMPLOYMENT OFFER

NAME:xxxxxx.

NATIONALITY : .

DATE ISSUED: 25TH FEB,2008.

The Management of the above mentioned Hotel wish to offer you the post of BAR TENDER and below are the employment terms;

EMPLOYMENT TERMS

Contract Duration: 4 years with annual vacations.

Salary :2,945 Great Britain Pounds Sterling Per Month.

Work Duration: 8 Hours per day.

Overtime: To be paid for seperately..

Accomodation/feeding/travelling expenses will be taken care of by the company.

Your visa and Work Permit will be processed by the Company's Agent.All you have to do is to show interest and give us authorisation to seal the employment by contacting the Company's Agent for the Visa and Work Permit and once this is done the Company's Official EMPLOYMENT LETTER will be forwarded to you.

Best of Luck in the next level of Employment.

Office of the HR Department

Comfort Inn Hotel Ltd. London.

THE AGENCY CONTACT:

Barry Lawson Employment Agency.

Email:barry_employment.agency@yahoo..co.uk

Anonymous said...

now i have no dout these fuckers r scam burn them in ass

mabuhay said...

Hi,

Good thing i saw this blog.

I was already thinking of sending the money.

I applied for a job abroad online.
And received an email from them everyday, making it look like they are trying to review my CV.

After trying to verify the details of the company, i saw this blog cvoming up with the same reply letters and same name of where the money should go to.

I just hope one day, they could catch the people behind this scams.

Here's how their letter goes.



QUEENS HOTEL LTD.
86-92 INVERNESS TER LONDON,
W2 3LD,UNITED KINGDOM.
+447031852224.
+447031852219.
queens.hotel@london.com

OFFICE OF THE HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER,
RECRUITMENT DEPARTMENT.



EMPLOYMENT OFFER


NAME:___________.


DATE ISSUED: 29TH FEBUARY,2008.

Your cv/resume have been forwarded to the reviewing team of the company and after serious review,it was forwarded to the placement department of our Company QUEENS HOTEL,London.. They agreed on employing you as the CUSTOMER CARE REPRESENTATIVE..

EMPLOYMENT TERMS

Contract Duration: 4 years with annual vacations.

Salary :4,200 Great Britain Pounds Sterling Per Month.

Work Duration: 8 Hours per day.

Overtime: To be paid for seperately.

Accomodation/feeding/travelling expenses will be taken care of by the company.

Your visa and flight expenditures will be taken care of by Our company.All you have to do is to show interest and give us authorisation to seal the employment by sending a handwritten application letter,It should be scanned and sent to us via email with an employment processing fee of 350 Pounds sterling so that the processing of the visa and other documents related to your job will commence with the help of your personal informations gathered from your cv/resume and application form which you will complete after the sealing of the appointment.

The fee is made payable via Western Union Money Transfer to our treasurer..

Name: Greg Dave.

Adress: # 12 Canterbury park,queens gate,E10 6DB, London United Kingdom.

To indicate interest and authorise us to seal the appointment,furnish us with the requirements immidiately.Your employment letter will be sent to you immediately after the employment is sealed,the Company Employment Application/Registration Form will be sent to you also which you have to complete and return to us within Three Days.



N.B: SALARY DEDUCTION IS NOT ACCETABLE AS A MEANS OF PROCESSING FEE.WE ARE ABIDED BY EMPLOYMENT RULE ACT OF UNITED KINGDOM AND ARE REGISTERED UNDER THE BRITISH EMPLOYER'S ASSOCIATION AS A DIRECT HIRING COMPANY.THE EMPLOYMENT PROCESSING FEE IS NEEDED FOR THE SEALING OF THE OFFER AND ALSO FOR THE SECURING OF THE ENTRY VISA APPLICATION FORMS AND THE WORK PERMIT FROM THE IMMIGRATION.




MR.ALFRED LAMPARD

OFFICE OF THE HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER,
QUEENS HOTEL,LONDON.

TELEPHONE:+447031837766

Anonymous said...

Hi there

I was doing a search for this Dude Alfred Lampard who has being trying to contact me through a reunion web site, and found your blog. I probably have done the damage by sending him an e-mail asking asking him who he is. He now knows he has a valid e-mail address to Phish.
I guess he will make out he is a long lost friend who has done well and wants to offer me a Job, or deal I can't refuse. watch this space. his e-mail is Alfredlampard2000@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

omgg i think i am caught in the scam what should i do????

i jus started today and i have deposited the money in my account i havent received it or send it out to the people yet...what should i do i donot want to be apart of this scam how can i resolve this without getting into any legal problems plzzz help

Anonymous said...

Here's a new one, at least it's new to me. Why would anyone need to have some one forward messages for them?

An international company is interested in establishing long-term partnership with a person willing to receive text messages in the USA and forward them to us via e-mail.

For such service we agree to pay $2.00 per each text message you receive for us. Payments are made instantly with any convenient form of electronic currency such as PayPal, E-gold, E-bullion, etc. The only requirements for this partnership are keeping in touch with us and being available to receive text messages during the day. There is no need to reply to the text messages, thus, you can be confident that you will not be charged for the sent messages.


We call you when we need your help; you receive a message, forward it to us from your computer or directly from your cell phone (through your carrier’s free-of-charge SMS to e-mail gateway), and get paid.



If you want to get down to business in short terms, please, send an application via e-mail.
For you convenience, GFS Inc. full contact information is granted below:

- telephone: +1 (914) 313-3333
- fax: +1(347)-368-0737
- mail: alexmngm@gmail.com

Our vacant positions are ready to be taken by any resourceful and ambitious person like you.

Best Regards,
Alex Adams,
GSS Inc. Recruiting Manager.

Spotter said...

Indeed, that is an interesting development. I can guess why they are doing this: so that they can hand out contact numbers which make them look like they are based in the USA, when actually they are not. That way, when they conduct fraud and the victim of the fraud attempts to track them down by tracing the phone number, the phone number will only lead to a middle-man who knows nothing more than an email address.

There may be other reasons for this scam as well. I've heard of some banks which send SMS verifications when money is transferred from the account using Internet banking. This could be related.

Anonymous said...

Warning Job Scam.

I applied on line for a job, i received reply below.

QUEENS HOTEL LTD.
86-92 INVERNESS TER LONDON,
W2 3LD,UNITED KINGDOM.
+447031852224.
+447031852219.
queens.hotel@london.com

OFFICE OF THE HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER,
RECRUITMENT DEPARTMENT.

Congratulations

The company,Queens Hotels Ltd have offered you a post of a CUSTOMER CARE REPRESENTATIVE.You have been employed as a staff of Queens Hotels Ltd after the sucessful review of your C.V and the cover letter.

EMPLOYMENT TERMS

Contract duration:4 years with annual vacations.

Salary :3,800 Pounds sterling per month as your Net salary.

Work Duration: 8 Hours per day.

Overtime: to be paid for seperately.

Accomodation/feeding/travelling expenses will be taken care of by the company.

Your visa and flight expenditures will be taken care of by Our company.

We request you send us your residential contact address where the original copy of the Employment Offer Letter,application form and the work permit will be send to.The company shall cater for your work visa and flight ticket to United Kingdom.We advice you contact the company afflicted agent that will work on your permit so that you could be granted entry to United Kingdom as a work class immigrant.Below is the agent contact:

World Travel Solution,
World Travel Solution,Leichester SW 07 N1,London.
worldtravelsolution@consultant.com
+447031879389.

All you need do is to get your work permit reference number from the agent once the permit have been issued out.The work permit reference number will be needed by the Immigration here in preparing your work visa.We have already contacted the agent regarding your permit.

As the company entitlement regarding the application,attached is the entry visa application forms.You are adviced to complete the visa forms correctly and return back to us so that it could be forwarded to the immigrations for the processing of the visa.Before you complete the forms,do ensure that you have secured the work permit and reference number as it shall be required by the immigrations.

You are adviced to read the visa form page 3 carefully as it is a guideline in completing the pages 1 and 2 of the forms.You are to give correct and valid informations on the forms as any informations gathered will be used by the immigrations in preparing your visa.The forms must be returned after 24 hours as it is a sole property of the British Immigrations.

Onces the work permit is out,we shall send you the original copy of the employment letter,the work permit,and the visa through airmail.

HOTEL MANAGEMENT 2008.
---------------------------------

Be carefull, if you want refer you can copy paste the mail id in the google you will come to know all details of scam.

If only there was something we could do to "nail" these people... but they use false identities and details, and are untraceable. Scammer arrests are very, very rare indeed.

However, we can all help to raise awareness of the scams by talking about them to those around us. This way we can hurt the scammers more, in a way, as it deprives them of what they need most - unwitting victims.

Anonymous said...

HI ALL,I'M FROM MALAYSIA,RECENTLY I HAVE CHEATED BY THE PERSON USING THE NAME FRANK SILVER AND HE AKED TO TRANSFER THE MONEY 975 POUNDS,HOW STUPID OF MYSELF.i ALREADY DID IT AND I LOST MY MONEY IN RINGGIT MALAYSIA CURRENCY ALMOST 7000.PLEASE I BAGGING YOU ALL DO NOT DO THE SAME THING LIKE ME.

kates said...

QUEENS HOTEL LTD.
86-92 INVERNESS TER LONDON,
W2 3LD,UNITED KINGDOM.
+447031852224.
+447031852219.
queens.hotel@london.com

OFFICE OF THE HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER,
RECRUITMENT DEPARTMENT.

Congratulations ______________,

The company,Queens Hotel Ltd have offered you a post of a CUSTOMER CARE REPRESENTATIVE.You have been employed as a staff of Queens Hotels Ltd after the sucessful review of your C.V and the cover letter.

EMPLOYMENT TERMS

Contract duration:4 years with annual vacations.

Salary :3,800 Pounds sterling per month as your Net salary.

Work Duration: 8 Hours per day.

Overtime: to be paid for seperately.

Accomodation/feeding/travelling expenses will be taken care of by the company.

Your visa and flight expenditures will be taken care of by Our company.

We request you send us your residential contact address where the original copy of the Employment Offer Letter,application form and the work permit will be send to.The company shall cater for your work visa and flight ticket to United Kingdom.We advice you contact the company afflicted agent that will work on your permit so that you could be granted entry to United Kingdom as a work class immigrant.Below is the agent contact:

World Travel Solution,
World Travel Solution,Leichester SW 07 N1,London.
worldtravelsolution@consultant.com
+447031879389.

All you need do is to get your work permit reference number from the agent once the permit have been issued out.The work permit reference number will be needed by the Immigration here in preparing your work visa.We have already contacted the agent regarding your permit.

As the company entitlement regarding the application,attached is the entry visa application forms.You are adviced to complete the visa forms correctly and return back to us so that it could be forwarded to the immigrations for the processing of the visa.Before you complete the forms,do ensure that you have secured the work permit and reference number as it shall be required by the immigrations.

You are adviced to read the visa form page 3 carefully as it is a guideline in completing the pages 1 and 2 of the forms.You are to give correct and valid informations on the forms as any informations gathered will be used by the immigrations in preparing your visa.The forms must be returned after 24 hours as it is a sole property of the British Immigrations.

Onces the work permit is out,we shall send you the original copy of the employment letter,the work permit,and the visa through airmail.

HOTEL MANAGEMENT 2008.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Thanks God!
I've found your blog.
I've just received this email yesterday............

Anonymous said...

Hey any idea about parks hotel london? I havent been asked to deposit money yet.....but I gave them my passport copy.

Spotter said...

First it's the passport, then it's the "visa processing" fee, then they sucker you for whatever else they can. It's a scam.

Anonymous said...

Hi received an email from mr. frank Don saying he needs a housekeeping job in Uk,he said he'll provide accomodation,health care benefits and food allowance and is asking me to inquire about agencies here who could work out my documents etc...he didn't asked me any money transfer yet how do I know that this isn't a scam at all thnx

Spotter said...

It looks like the usual wind-up for an advance fee fraud scam. The name looks like a typical Nigerian invention, too, although it might be real. Did you receive the solicitation via email? That's a pretty sure sign of a scam. Did he give a UK +4470 contact phone number? The Nigerians love to use those.

Richard said...

Can someone check this email i received last week? i do not want to disclose my username and i dont know how did he get my username.

Dear myusername,
My name is Elena Werdenberg. I’m the recruiter of the development department of JCP Management SA. Now our company is included into the list of the three best corporations of service industry in the European market. This is a large Swiss company. The company offers a broad range of corporate and fiduciary services for international private clients. Our work is aimed at optimizing its clients asset structure. Our professional services include company formation and administration, accounting offshore services, administration of assets as well as advisory services for one’s business. Tax and legal matters are rendered by qualified specialists in the respective fields. We cooperate with external professionals to meet our clients’ business requirements. Our network of qualified specialists includes renowned private banks, independent asset and portfolio managers large accounting and law companies working internationally.
We are looking for 5 employees of your region for highly paid vacant positions to work in new offices. An escrow agent will act as a neutral third party for devising, arranging and securing the proper exchange of agreements and property between contracting parties.
Escrow arrangements could be used effectively in mergers, acquisitions, buy-outs, sales, purchases or any other transactions, including investment offers (both public and private equity or debt offers) and settlement of claims.

Requirements:
•Age 21+
•Knowledge of computer, Internet (e-mail correspondence)
•High School Diploma or General Education Degree, or equivalent experience
•Basis of the commercial and business correspondence
•Training ability
•Residential address to receive mail (if any)
•Communicational skills, ability to communicate by phone or e-mail

Additional requirements:
•Responsibility
•Honesty
•Initiative
•Diligence
•Accuracy

Benefits:
•Stable wage up to 90k per year
•Official employment
•Coverage of flight and trip expenses
•Professional and career growth
•Technical and material maintenance
•Vocations
•Free training

Special offer for students – earning from $120 per day!

If you find these requirements satisfied and consider yourself good crew player – just supply this message and me or my assistant will certainly contact you for an initial conference.

Yours faithfully,
Elena Werdenberg
JCP Management SA
e.werdenberg.jcp@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I got a job offer from England,from Comfort Inn,Bayswater,Central London.They use this as a cover,their e-mail addresses are yahoo mail that do NOT belong to a hotel! They will send you fake job offers and contracts that are dated,signed,stamped and look original.Then they will send you fake e-mails,pretending they are UK Embassy,completing your visa application,and eventually a fake e-mail from so called Ministry of labour,that asks for €355 British Pounds for issuing you work permit.
I think this was the only scam that I believed,till they ask for money and I didn't pay them!Be careful guys.The pay looks good to lure everybody.It's just a scam.

einstein said...

I got an email from the guy named Alfred Lampard. I got so excited to read the email coz i thought its the real thing. At the back of my mind, I know I have to check out if its legitimate. Good thing I saw your site & read all the blogs and info. My bubble got burst, but at least im not fooled by those deceitful people. Guys, be careful of these scams. offer seems good & process sounds pretty easy, but you'll be in a lot of hell if fell for these.

Positions Employed: Hotel Supervisor.



.Jobsite: London United Kingdom



Net Salary: 4,987 GREAT BRITAIN POUNDS STERLING PER MONTH..



Contract period: FOUR YEARS WITH ANNUAL VACATIONS


Working Hours: Full-time (8 hours per day)

Having responded to our advert on the Internet Jobsite home page,
Your CV/resume was forwarded to the reviewing team of our Company and after serious review, it was forwarded to our Companies database for employment. Many employers indicated interest but finally we were able to get the best for you...



Below are the employment description, terms and condition and requirements.





COMPANY: CENTRAL PARK HOTEL LTD LONDON.



ADDRESS: # 49/67 Queensborough Terrace, London W2 3SS.



The employment terms are as follows.





Contract duration: 4 years with annual vacations.



Salary: 4,987 pounds sterling per month as your Net salary.



Work Duration: 8 Hours per day



Overtime: to be paid for separately.



Accommodation and traveling expenses will be taken care of by the company.



Feeding: Employees responsibility



Your visa and flight expenditures will be taken care of by the employer.





All you have to do is to show interest and give us authorization to seal the employment by sending a handwritten application letter, Applicantion Fee, Valid International Passport...

It should be scanned and sent to us via email with an Employment Application fee of 250 Pounds sterling, for the sealing and for the processing of your work permit and other documents related to your job will commence immediately with the help of your personal information's gathered from your CV/resume and application form which you will be sent to you for completion after the sealing of the appointment. Kindly submit this three scanned required document's with two working day's.
A Scan Copy Of Your Valid International Passport.

A Scan Copy Of Your Application Fee Payment Receipt.

A Scan Copy Of Your Hand Written Application Letter.

The fee is made payable via Western Union Money Transfer Payment Deatil's.

Below are the Western Union Payment Info.

Name: Mr. Alfred Lampard.

Address: # 49/67 Queensborough Terrace, London W2 3SS.

Amount: 250 Gb Pound's

To indicate interest and authorize us to seal the appointment, furnish us with the requirements immediately. Your employment letter will be sent to you Immediately after the employment is sealed, the company employment application registration form and work permit form will be sent to you which you have to complete and send back to us within Two Working Days..





NB: Salary deduction is not acceptable as a means of making the placement fee as the fee will be needed for the processing of your work permit.





We Look forward to hearing from you.





NOTE: As soon as we receive the basic requirements we will send you the employment contact letter with the companies letter head dully signed and stamped.





NOTE: The Employer will take care of your Visa and flight Expenditure.

Best Regards Mr. Alfred Lampard.(Manager). Mobile: +447031879260.

Anonymous said...

Good thing i visited your blog. I applied to this company royalnet Uk london based. He call me everyday and email me to he dont sound like a local to me he has Asian-Indian accent.
And this Mr. Alfred Lampard
Human Manaiging Director
Royalnet Topjob Company Ltd London,UK.
Using multiple Emails: royalnet.topjob@consultant.com.
royalnet.topjob@yahoo.com.
royalnet.topjob@gmail.com.

I attached the email they sent to me so others would see.. That bastard! He wants me to deposit money on Wednesday good thing I searched his name.

Jobsite: London United Kingdom

Net Salary: 4,987 GREAT BRITAIN POUNDS STERLING PER MONTH..

Contract period: FOUR YEARS WITH ANNUAL VACATIONS

Working Hours: Full-time (8 hours per day)

Hello ________________,


Having responded to our advert on the Internet Jobsite home page,
Your CV/resume was forwarded to the reviewing team of our Company and after serious review, it was forwarded to our Companies database for employment. Many employers indicated interest but finally we were able to get the best for you...

Below are the employment description, terms and condition and requirements.

COMPANY: CENTRAL PARK HOTEL LTD LONDON.

ADDRESS: # 49/67 Queensborough Terrace, London W2 3SS.

The employment terms are as follows.

Contract duration: 4 years with annual vacations.

Salary: 4,987 pounds sterling per month as your Net salary.

Work Duration: 8 Hours per day

Overtime: to be paid for separately.

Accommodation and traveling expenses will be taken care of by the company.

Feeding: Employees responsibility

Your visa and flight expenditures will be taken care of by the employer.

All you have to do is to show interest and give us authorization to seal the employment by sending a handwritten application letter, Applicantion Fee, Valid International Passport...


It should be scanned and sent to us via email with an Employment Application fee of 280 Pounds sterling, for the sealing and for the processing of your work permit and other documents related to your job will commence immediately with the help of your personal information's gathered from your CV/resume and application form which you will be sent to you for completion after the sealing of the appointment.

Kindly submit this three scanned required document's with two working day's.

A Scan Copy Of Your Valid International Passport.
A Scan Copy Of Your Application Fee Payment Receipt.

A Scan Copy Of Your Hand Written Application Letter.

The fee is made payable via Western Union Money Transfer Payment Deatil's.

Below are the Western Union Payment Info.

Name: Mr. Alfred Lampard.

Address: # 49/67 Queensborough Terrace, London W2 3SS.

Amount: 280 Gb Pound's

To indicate interest and authorize us to seal the appointment, furnish us with the requirements immediately. Your employment letter will be sent to you Immediately after the employment is sealed, the company employment application registration form and work permit form will be sent to you which you have to complete and send back to us within Two Working Days..

NB: Salary deduction is not acceptable as a means of making the placement fee as the fee will be needed for the processing of your work permit.

We Look forward to hearing from you.

NOTE: As soon as we receive the basic requirements we will send you the employment contact letter with the companies letter head dully signed and stamped.



NOTE: The Employer will take care of your Visa and flight Expenditure.

Best Regards
Mr. Alfred Lampard.
(Manager).
Mobile: +447031879260.

Anonymous said...

I have already a doubt on this Mr Lampard. The salary is too good to be true.lolz

Please beware he is using multiple companies!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Guys,
I also applied for the overseas job as well. He called me to ask me to send the money asap.. What a liar!!!
Please be aware of these scams!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I too was conned by these scammers, they sent me checks and asked me to take 10% for myself, and send via wire to another address, yep, in Nigeria, and one in the USA. $13,000.00 total in checks. I thought it seemed fishy, so I deposited the checks and waited for them to clear, none of them did, one was from a Juddy Cohen, and the other Sean Curtis. Since none of the checks cleared I was charged by my bank for them bouncing, and it left me overdrawn. These guys suck, I sure am glad that I didn't pull the money out and send it, then I would owe a lot more to my bank.

Anonymous said...

Listen all these commentator's Mr. Alfred Lampard is not a scammer because ma now presently working in London, With the help of there company so if you like i can send you my prove and my london phone number, iam a citizen of Malaysia but now am presently working with there company, Well be i start working i paid all the fee's which they required me to pay for the better of my application then i have to do so because am serious interested with the job so i told Mr. Alfred Lampard for him to help me that i will comply with the fee then he helped me so much am so greatfull..

Thanks..
Mark Cheery.
Malaysia Citizen.

Anonymous said...

ROYAL PARK HOTEL LIMITED
3 WESTBOURNE TERRACE,
LANCASTER GATE,HYDE PARK,
LONDON, W2 3UL,
UNITED KINGDOM.

TEL: +477035941963

OFFICE OF THE HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER,
RECRUITMENT DEPARTMENT.


Congratulations Jeramie Geraldino Montero,

The company,Royal Park Hotel Ltd have offered you a post of a CUSTOMER CARE REPRESENTATIVE.You have been employed as a staff of Royal Park Hotel Ltd after the sucessful review of your C.V and the cover letter..

EMPLOYMENT TERMS
Contract duration:4 years with annual vacations.

Salary :3,800 Pounds sterling per month as your Net salary.

Work Duration: 8 Hours per day.

Overtime: to be paid for seperately.

Accomodation/feeding/travelling expenses will be taken care of by the company.

Your visa and flight expenditures will be taken care of by Our company.

We request you send us your residential contact address where the original copy of the Employment Offer Letter,application form and the work permit will be send to.The company shall cater for your work visa and flight ticket to United Kingdom.We advice you contact the company afflicted agent that will work on your permit so that you could be granted entry to United Kingdom as a work class immigrant.Below is the agent contact:

World Travel Solution,
World Travel Solution,Leichester SW 07 N1,London.
worldtravelsolution@consultant.com


All you need do is to get your work permit reference number from the agent once the permit have been issued out.The work permit reference number will be needed by the Immigration here in preparing your work visa.We have already contacted the agent regarding your permit.

As the company entitlement regarding the application,attached is the entry visa application forms.You are adviced to complete the visa forms correctly and return back to us so that it could be forwarded to the immigrations for the processing of the visa.Before you complete the forms,do ensure that you have secured the work permit and reference number as it shall be required by the immigrations.

You are adviced to read the visa form page 3 carefully as it is a guideline in completing the pages 1 and 2 of the forms.You are to give correct and valid informations on the forms as any informations gathered will be used by the immigrations in preparing your visa.The forms must be returned after 24 hours as it is a sole property of the British Immigrations.

Onces the work permit is out,we shall send you the original copy of the employment letter,the work permit,and the visa through airmail.

HOTEL MANAGEMENT 2008.

**********************

Thank God I found your blog regarding with this job scam...

Thanks.
Jammy G. Montero

Anonymous said...

A good way to avoid these scams is to avoid Craigslist entirely. Only a psychic could get around the cleverly written employment ads that turn out to be scams.

Anonymus said...

He is Dr. Alfred Lampard this time. He pretends to recruit for ADNOC. He sends bankdrafts etc. This is a total scam. Do not take it serious. Key indicators: Really bad writing skills. Bad phone connection when he calls you (must be in the middle of a jungle somewhere). Excellent offer terms and conditions. They go along with everything you want. Do not send money. Do not send your documents. This guy needs to be caught. Avoid Turkeyjoblink.com. I think most of the positions in this site are posted by the same scammers.

Anonymous said...

This sounds sorta like one of the scams you found....
Whitaker Research Services, Houston Tx 77077, Tel: 1-514-746-6881, Fax: 1-877-507-1383
The letter addressed to me says they got my information from an affiliate retail survey I had filled out. (Yes I sometimes do fill those out) Anyway this is for Mystery Shoppers at stores and testing Western Union and Money Gram. They sent a Cheque for $3,590.00. $400.00 for probation training, $2,900.00 required funds to be transferred, $190.00 for Service Charge(Western Union or Money Gram), $100.00 for funds needed for shopping. This is from Sarah Fry, Director of Human Resources. Now I checked out the name, there are a lot of Whitaker Companies in TX. Then I checked out the 1st phone no. and didn't find anything other than it might be a cell phone. So I tried the 2nd no. on Google and got all kinds of information. It's how I found you thru another site. Also check out the bank and it is real too. AMEGY BANK OF TEXAS
Anyway to check this out for sure? Sure could use the money. :o)anyway to scam them back? :o)lol

Spotter said...

Yes, that's a scam. Anyone who wants you to receive checks and send back cash via Western Union or Money Gram is engaging in check fraud. The check they send is a forgery which is good enough to clear, allowing you to draw on it, but will bounce later, leaving you poorer for your efforts.

Anonymous said...

So what should I do with it? Do you think some agency will want it, that maybe I should send it to them?

Spotter said...

If you are in the USA, you could ask the FBI or Secret Service whether they want a fraudulent check that a scammer has sent you. I've often given this advice, but I've yet to hear back that either agency is actually interested. Failing that, you can always just destroy the check.

Anonymous said...

Hi there,
You may call me Emmanuel.
I am based in Cameroon Africa.
I need a job scam, i realy wana work for money.
My email, lataia007@gmail.com
Please contact me via my email incase of any opotunity.
Thanks

Anonymous said...

i got this email, you think this is a scam? i wonder they ask for my postal address, well my complete resume was sent when I applied for the position. I wonder why they still asking...


REF: ROYAL PARK HOTEL>>UPDATE.‏
From: Royal Park Hotels Hyde Park, Westbourne Terrace. (royalparkhotels@london.com)
Sent: Monday, March 30, 2009 10:28:37 PM
To:
Hello,

This is to note the receipt of your mail.

I will send the official employment letter as soon as we are on the receipt of the required documents and the fee.

The processes will take three working weeks from the day you provide us with the requirement's.

We will take care of the travelling expenses. all you have to do is to furnish us with the requirement's.

NOTE: Kindly send us your postal address were we can send you all the document's and the appointment letter.
kindly give me call as soon as your on the receipt of this mail.

Regards,
ROYAL GROUP.
+447035948414

Anonymous said...

Hi, I think I need your help guys.
If you can find anything about a John/Jean Bright who's with the Vocate International Hotel in Creteil, France and find out if the job offers were fake, you'll save us 300 applicants here in Manila from being duped. If he or they are scammers, then they are starting to contact local employment agencies to make it all look legitimate. He even asked us, through the local agency, to get proper hotel training. Unfortunately, most of us did. They've been asking now for visa processing fees. I haven't given anything yet, except for money I used for training and document processing, which is quite a sum already when summed up (almost $1000 American). Hope you could find out the truth about this overseas "employer". please email me if something comes up, here's my add: rayalanalda@yahoo.com

please email me, I can't monitor the threads. I don't have a computer at home.

More power to all of you, thank you and mabuhay.

Anonymous said...

Hi spotter I just want you to know that ur blog is so important and useful. Please continue ur work. And also, I am interested with the issue covering the Vocate International Hotel. If this is a legitimate company? If Mr. Philip Bright is a true employer or a scammer?thank you.

Spotter said...

In answer to the anonymous post above, the combination of "Vocate International Hotel" and "Mr Philip Bright" sounds like a typical Nigerian Advance Fee Fraud scam, but names aren't the best datum on which to make a judgement because names are easy to falsify. In general, if you receive an unsolicited job offer, assume it's a scam. If you aren't sure and want to ask about a specific case, forward the questionable email (along with your actual question) to ideceive@gmail.com and include the word "spotter" in the subject so as to bypass the spam filtering.

Anonymous said...

hi.. good thing i visited your blog. i just want to know if jean philip bright or james kuti of vocate international hotel is true or they are just a scam? thank you

Spotter said...

Please send individual queries to me via email, not by posting comments in this blog entry.

Anonymous said...

IMMIGRATION HOME OFFICE
Direct Communications Unit 2 Marsham
Street London SW1P 4DF
Tel: +447011172367
Fax:+442073404534



Client Name: Genalyn Valdez,

REF: ANOR/587144/UK/009.

Your UK Employment Visa, Work Permit , Agreement Letter and Your Flight Ticket is Ready.

We are pleased to inform you that we have finished the processing of your UK Employment Visa and Work Permit. Which is open to employee's that has prior offer of employment from an established UK employers, aimed at established UK employers wishing to employ skilled overseas workers. A UK Employment Visa and Work Permit is a documents issued by Department of Immigration Home office and Nationality Directorate.

It gives a UK employers permission to employ a specific person in a specific job at a specific company for a specific length of time and duration. The duration of your UK Employment Visa and Work Permit is 4 Four years as mentioned by your Employer Mr. Joe Smith, the Human Resource Manager of Soho Hotel, London.

Therefore, we are going to use your postal address on your clearance visa form to send your documents to you through British DHL Courier Service. The British DHL charged 295 GB Pounds Sterling to deliver your documents to you. You shall pay the transfer courier charged fee and scan the payment receipt to us immediately. For the delivery of your documents to you, that contained your UK Employment Visa and Work Permit, Agreement Letter and your Flight Ticket.

THE COURIER SERVICE FEES IS PAYABLE TO US THROUGH INTERNATIONAL WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER.

Amount: 295 GB Pounds Sterling

Receiver Treasurer: Mr. Greg Dave

Address: Home Office Direct Communications Unit 2 Marsham Street London SW1P 4DF.

Once we receive and confirm your payment receipt, you will be provided with the Prospective Immigration Home Office Direct Service of sending your documents to you through your postal address. It will take you 72 hours to receive your documents from the British DHL, as soon as we receive your payment with our treasurer.

Kind Regards,
Mr. Lynes Pratt
Work Permit - Visa Services

Immigration Home Office
- Direct Communications Unit

Note:- The Immigration Home Office communications Unit is responsible for securing the United Kingdom borders and controlling migration in the United Kingdom. We manage border control for the United Kingdom, enforcing immigration and customs regulations. We also consider applications for permission to enter or stay in the United Kingdom, citizenship and asylum.

Anonymous said...

Hello,

Have you ever heard of this company or know anything about them. I received this email and although I am signed up with legitimate work from home agencies this came directly to me. I can't seem to find any reviews on them about working for them. Any suggestions?

Thank you!

Dear Candidate,

You are qualified for an available position at our organization. Email application to Director of Human Resources at jobs@diverfinance.co.cc for consideration.

This position is for a Financial Payment Contractor (Accounts Receivable), who are willing to work for us from home or present employment and earn extra income without leaving their present Job.

Best Regards,

Albert Stiller
The Diverse Finance Company
www.diversefinance.co.uk

Spotter said...

"Financial Payment Contractor" means "Money Laundering". Any job offer which involves receiving and forwarding money (as this will) is a scam of some sort.

Also note that the email address used is completely different to the website address, so the party sending the email isn't even visibly related to the business website. In other words, you're dealing with an impostor, not the real company.

Anonymous said...

What about Jobs in Dubai.com is it a scam?

Spotter said...

Um, do you mean jobsindubai.com, or jobs-in-dubai.com? They both exist. Whatever the case, it sounds like a job ad site. All job ad sites can have scam jobs listed on them, especially the more popular ones. Scammers try to advertise fake jobs on real recruitment sites, and often succeed in doing so.

Inder said...

Welcome to The Top Point commercial LTD
You have been approved by the board to work as an online staff.

We have got loads of logs for the Account Dept. from our United States
and Canadian Clients that are spread all over. Now the center here in
USA cannot be over stretched. So we opted to recruit staffs online to
work from home to help do (Balance sheets, account balancing, invoicing
recording, proper data analysis of sales records and recording pay
slips into Accounting database all through the use of the Accounting
Software)

I have some information to pass to you now.

There are 3 of them:
(1) PAYROLL & WORKING SCHEDULE
(2) WORKING REQUIREMENTS
(3) DEDUCTIONS!!

PAYROLL & WORKING SCHEDULE
You are requested to send in an Email on Today with the Subject **
Duration & Payroll **
This would contain answers to the Following:
1. How many hours are you willing to Work per day? ( 5hr Maximum )
2. What time range? ( Morning Section 8am-12noon or Afternoon section
3pm-6pm )
3. Payroll Interval? ( Weekly or Bi-weekly )
4. Payroll Method? ( Bank transfer or Check )

WORKING REQUIREMENTS
Equipments have been provided for you by the Company. This includes a
Dell Laptop/Notebook for mobility and some other Software's for
accuracy, Speed of data processing, time monitoring and effectiveness.
Details on the uses and delivery of these equipments would be Given to
you .
* Supervisor (Name and Contact Phone Numbers)
* Staff User Name and Password for Our Website Link (For easy access to
company data and task for each day)
(Our Website is Under Major Construction and it is expected to be
completed within the next 10 working days)
* Date of delivery of your equipments.

DEDUCTIONS
* $200 For BS 1 Accounting software which is to be purchased Next week.
* $250 For Peach Tree Software(US Patent Single Users Pack)
* $100 for your self for signing Bonus(This is to help to Motivate
staff towards commencement)

At this point i want to know if you have any knowledge on the use of
wire transfer like western union or Money gram? This is required
because a professional assignment has been assigned to you, this
assignment is necessary because we are going to access your managerial
skills and staff abilities with your performance. Payment will be made
out to you to set up a mini office at your home and to purchase an
accounting software. This payment will be inform of Money Orders/Checks.

Once again i need you to send me your Full Name, Address, City,
State, Zip code Cell Phone Number that you prefer to be on the Money
Orders that will be made out to you.

Details should be sent in the format below :
NAME ON MONEY ORDER............
ADDRESS............
CITY & STATE ...............
ZIP CODE ...................
TELEPHONE NUMBER...........
EMAIL...........

I want to officially welcome you as our new Data Entry Clerk/Online
Admin Officer, after you get your first assignment completed. A letter
of confirmation will be sent to you indicating that you have been
approved by all the members of the board of directors that takes
decisive decisions in the company.

I will be waiting for your next email containing the name and address
that the money order/check should be mailed out to.

Once Again You are Welcome !

Yours sincerely,
From : Mr Johnson Buckman( Human Resources manager )
Personnel And Resource Management

Pauline said...

Thanks to this web site really useful. As always, if something looks so good to be true... it normally is. So save yourself and RESEARCH IT.

Here is the one I got in my inbox;

Dear Pauline Mayinara,

This is David Hanson from Asset Management Company. I was assigned your
Regional Instructor and from now on you'll be working under my
supervision. I'll be providing you with all necessary information and
submitting tasks to complete. I do hope we'll enjoy working together.

We have received your resume.
We are happy to say to you that you are qualified for the position of
Financial Representative.
This position is limited. You may find more about salary, hours and duties
at job description.

Application process:
1. Read job description document and respond me back with your agree word.
2. I will send you employment agreement and application form, you need to
fill it out and send back signed
3. I will forward your application documents to our HR dept
4. You will be noticed about acceptance by e-mail

Note:
You may find more information at our web-site or feel free to ask any
questions about your job duties and salary.

My job is to assist you in managing payments and I'll be happy to do the
utmost to help you whenever possible.

My e-mail is: david@assetmanservice.com


I will serve as your account manager. Feel free to contact me regarding
any issue.
I will co-ordinate your work; therefore you can contact me anytime via
e-mail and get an answer to any question of yours within 12 hours.
Besides you can leave me a message on my answering machine anytime.
Feel free to contact me anytime. My contact information is given below.


If you don't want to apply - just notify me.


--
Best regards,

David Hanson
Employment Manager
E-Mail: david@assetmanservice.com
Phone: +1 646 422 5691
Fax: +1 646 639 4390
Address:
Asset Management Company
2100 Geng Road, Suite 200
Palo Alto,, California, 94303, US

Below is the job description

Pauline said...

The job description set all alarm bells ringing.

Place of Employment
United Kingdom

About Company

Asset Management Company is a privately owned company that has been in the business of providing financial services to a global clientele for over a decade.

Asset Management Company is a world leader in the international financial services arena.

- Asset Management Company can assist you with your plans for international diversification by providing tools and consultation in the following areas:
- International Asset Protection Trust Services
- Private Interest Foundation & International Business Corporations (IBC’s)
- Online Equities Trading (Domestic & International Markets)
- Full-Service Private Banking
- Wealth and Asset Management

Our web: http://www.assetman.com

Job Summary:
We are looking for someone with superior communication skills to enhance our Personal Management team. Your ability to build relationships, coupled with duties, technical and product knowledge, will hold you in good stead to excel in this role, where you will be responsible for your own portfolio.
This is an entry level position within our Investment Management and Company Registration unit. With the support of our sales team, you will be responsible for the achievement state and individual sales targets. The primary objectives include:
• relationship management with advisers on a day-to-day basis, mostly by telephone
• solving adviser issues
• superior communication and organizational skills
• strong relationship management, analytical and problem solving skills
• understanding of processing transfers
• enthusiasm for working in a target driven environment

WORKING PROCESS

During the working process you will process incoming and outgoing transfers from our UK clients. The main duties are: sending and receiving payments, making records of billing, making simple management duties, daily checking e-mail. You have to provide us with your cell phone for urgent calls from your manager. If you do not have a cell phone, you will have to buy it. You must have basic computer skills to operate the process of job duties.
QUALIFICATION:
• Must be at least 18 years of age
• Must be a UK Citizen or otherwise authorized to work in this country
• Must have a high school diploma or an equivalent
• 1+ experience is preferred (optional)
• Must have basic computer skills
• Good verbal and oral skills
• Personal bank account (good standing is preferred)
SALARY

During the evaluation period (1 month), you will be paid US$4,600 per month while working on average 3hours per day, Monday-Friday, plus 8% commission from each payment received and processed. The salary will be sent as a wire transfer directly to your account, or you may take it from the received funds directly. After the evaluation period your base salary will go up to US$6,950 per month plus 10% commission.

FEES & TRANSFERING PROCEDURE

All fees are covered by the company. The fees for transferring are simply deducted from the payments received. The customer will not contact you during the initial stage of the evaluation period. After a three-weeks’ period you will start contacting customers via e-mail in regard to collecting the payments. For the first three weeks you will simply receive all transferring details and payments, along with a step-by-step guidance from your supervisor. You will be forwarding received payments through transferring agents, such as Western Union, Money Gram, any P2P agents or by wire transferring.

The rest to follow.

Pauline said...

Continuation of Job description..

This job is possible because the “Asset Management Company” has its headquarters in United States. As such we do not yet have stores or offices in the United Kingdom. Thus, we will always need representatives in the United Kingdom to take care of some financial matters. The problem we are facing is the time necessary for our company to cash the funds from bank transfers ("Wire transfers") paid by our customers from the United Kingdom after they have received our products and/or services. It takes approximately 1-2 weeks.

We need to cash transfers inside the United Kingdom and then have the funds transferred to our company in United States by other means. This is where you can help us. It would speed up the process tenfold. We have already made a signed agreement with the UK officials, and we are paying all necessary taxes. We will also send you a Tax Form for tax deduction on your part on the date you receive your first salary. The Tax form that we will send you will be complete with all the instructions you need. It will also contain all commissions and salary you received from us, so you can pay taxes accordingly. You will be paying taxes only for your commissions and salaries that you will receive. This job is official and legal according to the current UK legislation.

Your manager will support you on all stages of the application process; should you have any questions, please ask anytime.

------
Best regards,

David Hanson
Employment Manager
E-Mail: david@assetmanservice.com
Web: www.assetman.com
Address: Asset Management Company
2100 Geng Road, Suite 200
Palo Alto, California 94303, US

Anonymous said...

Regarding David Hanson and the Asset Management job offer. I received one today and smelt a rat immediately. I did some background checks and here it is :


Country Name Country Code Time Zone
RUSSIAN FEDERATION RU +03:00
ISP Latitude Longitude
SEMWEB-NET-II 55.75 37.583
Domain Name Net Speed IP Decimal
7WEB.RU COMP 1490345259

Basically, the computer that sent the email is situated in Moscow

I dont think i have had one from Moscow before...oh well there is always a FIRST

anonymous said...

ey there!...this one is in connection with the VOcate International Hotel, Creteil with an office @ 8, villa pasteur 9400 creteil france...tel +336355392211 email : vocateintalhotel@live.fr...Bright Jean Philippe as COE

i got this letter of employment from 1 of my co applicants...just this morning 3/21/10..and we are in doubt that everything are scams, they also have this St. Patricks Hospital @ regent park southwest, london SW14,UK..Dr. Patrick Smith Cole as the Director...these 2 persons is with ,we known as Sultan David, a husband of the contractor who happens have a son with Sultan (as been said)...she's now here in manila maneuvering all the transactions that Dr. cole requires...we've already given them money ranging from 10k pesos (US$222) - 50K (US$1,111) for visa processing as requirements (sent to Dr. Cole thru Western Union)..training (US$189)..medical ($78)...and this application according to many have been gone from Dec 2008 and still going.....now my concern is, i would like to know if this transactions is the same as what i have scanned out in here?...with the direct involvement of the wife of Sultan, a companyero of Dr. Cole and Mr. Bright..one more thing they have shown to us the FBI certification that the transactions are legal, signed Robert Mueller III..email, fbi.wiretap@rocketmail..anyway heres' the letter of employment from Vocate international hotel...


Ref: FR2014

LETTER of EMPLOYMENT

We refer to your application with us; we are pleased to offer you employment in Vocate International Hotel in Creteil as workers/manager with effect from 25 dec. 2008.

Your appointment will be governed by the following:

Position/s ----- waiter/waitress, manager, supervisor,cleaner,receptionist

Basic Salary ---- 63,500 euros per month

Housing allowance--61,000 euros per month

Transport allowance --6,500 euros per month

Annual leave --------21 days

Leave Allowance ----10% of annual basic salary

Probation:

You will be on probation of up to (6) month during which your performance will be assessed for confirmation satisfactory. During the profanatory period your appointment ,may be terminated by either party given two (2) weeks in writing or payment in lieu of notice. On confirmation, termination or registration of appointment shall one month notice by either party or payment in lieu of notice.

We look forward to a mutually satisfactory relationship. Please sign the duplicate copy of this as an indication of your acceptance of our offer and return same on or before resumption.

Congratulation

You're faithfully

signed
Bright Jean Philippe
Coe

thanks,

*** please guide us, so we could have time to report them to legal authority..... not sure if this letter was handed by the wife of sultan or sent thru courier or email..xerox copy only....i supposed this letter was a reply for from the agency's application to the vocate hotel***

anonymous said...

by the way certain Sultan David is in now at nigeria and dr. patick smith cole as well...but dr. cole is from london...and mr. bright is from france

Spotter said...

In response to the anonymous poster above, sorry, but you've been scammed. The job is a lie: it's just bait on a hook, designed to make you pay a bunch of imaginary "fees" to the scammer. None of the people you have contacted by email are who they claim to be: they are just a bunch of fakes telling a story in order to deceive you and take your money.

Anonymous said...

spotter....u mean we are in great trouble right now? the contractor told us that certain mr. cole and his company will visit to the country and he himself will fix everything in every single documents needed, but the thing is, they keep on telling us the dates of arrival, and apparently none of these dates were dr. cole arrive..we've asked the details of his flight and she showed nothing but verbal promises..there was a time the contractor let us spoke to mr. cole and he assured that everything are legal..i have recieved bunch of emails from these scammers before and up to now they keep on emailing me, and also was once victimized of sending up the money once, but in a very different way of scamming like im the beneficiary of one of the high profile person who is dying, a director of the bank that client died years ago and no relatives claiming, stuff like that...so they are now in different levels of deceiving stories and plot..nigerians scammers are very good indeed,may their souls bury into hell....so we gotten scammed...i would want to hear from you, what would be the best thing to do with these people involve that with in our reach...please advise! many thanks spotter!

Spotter said...

I really can't advise you on how to deal with those people within your reach: get legal advice if you can afford it, or just cut your losses if you can't. Are you really sure that anyone is within your reach in any case? What actual evidence do you have, or are you still assuming that some of the things the scammers say are true? If you sent your money to another country, your chances of getting it back are about zero.

Your best course of action is to stop talking to the scammers. They'll probably be back again later, using different names and a different story, so learn to recognise them by their tactics. If anyone wants you to send money anywhere via Western Union or Money Gram, assume it's a scam unless you can prove otherwise. Be just as suspicious if they want you to receive money or goods and forward them elsewhere. Don't be fooled by documents just because they look official: scammers are forgers, and produce these fakes as a part of their work.

Anonymous said...

spotter....the only with in our reach are the agents, the manager (as they called) and the contractor (the wife of sultan) who happens to be a local citizen in our country..we just actually talking to these people, we rely only what these certain cole and bright told to them..we dont have direct contact with scammers..yes untill now we are assuming that those good news are true,just now we know that we got scammed they're only persuading us to believe that everything are still in good faith..thanks for the time spotter.

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Anonymous said...

Mercure London Bridge Hotel
71-79 Southwark Street
SE1 0JA - LONDON
UNITED KINGDOM
+44 705 3819 413


We have received your response to our questions sent to you in our
previous email addressed to you. The management of the Mercure London
Bridge Hotel found your answers satisfactory. You have shown us that you are
competent and capable of delivery quality service here at the Mercure London Bridge Hotel.

The management of Mercure London Bridge Hotel will like to use this
medium to inform you that you have been accepted and offered a job placement here at
the Mercure London Bridge Hotel. We are acknowledging you as our
latest worker. The management believe that you carry out your duties industriously.

This is an Affirmation that your experiences and qualifications were
found suitably qualified for the requirements of Mercure London Bridge Hotel,
London.This document attached embodies the Agreement Letter of the job
that is been offered to you. You are expected to sign and send back
scanned copy to us if you agree with the terms and conditions.

The hotel management will bear the cost of processing your Visa
and flight ticket. When your travel documents are ready, we shall
proceed with the securing of your accommodation here in London at the
company's Staff Quarters. We must have confirmed your visa, your
seriousness and willingness to join our team here in London.

You have to write a letter via email to our UK Border Agency , our
Immigration Consultant here in the United Kingdom for the processing
of your Immigration Documents such as Work/Resident Permits Documents,
Foreign Affairs Certification and other supporting Immigration
documents before your job commencement period. You will also have to
forward scanned copy of your signed Agreement/Contract Letter to them
for confirmation that the Mercure London Bridge Hotel, London employed
you, so as to enable them proceed further with the processing of your Immigration
Documents.

NOTE: You are to bear some of your travelling documents processing
expenses upfront to prove your seriousness and commitment to work with
our reputable organization. You are to bear the cost for obtaining
your Foreign Affairs certification and Work Permit/Resident Permit documents
and if you know you are not capable of bearing it for prove of seriousness and willingness to join
this great company you are free to decline from this offer this company is rendering you.

The contact details of the UK Border Agency are given below.

UK Border Agency
Visa/Permits Services Directorate
40 Wellesley Road
Croydon - CR9 2BY,London
United Kingdom
Email: Ukba_enquiries@hotmail.com
Tel No: +447053829005

The reason for this personal processing of Immigration Documents by
employee, is due to the fact that in the past after processing the
documents for some employee they don't show up for job duty, where by
incurring cost for the company. We therefore advice you to carry on
every due processing with our immigration consultant for the
procurement of your Immigration Document.

Also remember that any Expenses you make on the process of registering
your documents shall be refunded back to you on joining as soon as you
submit your expenses report.

Best Regards
Mr Jerry Johnson
HR Manager
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how about this one? is this a scam as well?

Spotter said...

Yes, that's a scam. It's patently unbelievable that any official UK government entity would use a hotmail address.

Anonymous said...

Mercure London Bridge Hotel
71-79 Southwark Street
SE1 0JA - LONDON
UNITED KINGDOM
+44 705 3819 413



We have received your response to our questions sent to you in our
previous email addressed to you. The management of the Mercure London
Bridge Hotel found your answers satisfactory. You have shown us that you are
competent and capable of delivery quality service here at the Mercure London Bridge Hotel.

The management of Mercure London Bridge Hotel will like to use this
medium to inform you that you have been accepted and offered a job placement here at
the Mercure London Bridge Hotel. We are acknowledging you as our
latest worker. The management believe that you carry out your duties industriously.

This is an Affirmation that your experiences and qualifications were
found suitably qualified for the requirements of Mercure London Bridge Hotel,
London.This document attached embodies the Agreement Letter of the job
that is been offered to you. You are expected to sign and send back
scanned copy to us if you agree with the terms and conditions.

The hotel management will bear the cost of processing your Visa
and flight ticket. When your travel documents are ready, we shall
proceed with the securing of your accommodation here in London at the
company's Staff Quarters. We must have confirmed your visa, your
seriousness and willingness to join our team here in London.

You have to write a letter via email to our UK Border Agency , our
Immigration Consultant here in the United Kingdom for the processing
of your Immigration Documents such as Work/Resident Permits Documents,
Foreign Affairs Certification and other supporting Immigration
documents before your job commencement period. You will also have to
forward scanned copy of your signed Agreement/Contract Letter to them
for confirmation that the Mercure London Bridge Hotel, London employed
you, so as to enable them proceed further with the processing of your Immigration
Documents.

NOTE: You are to bear some of your travelling documents processing
expenses upfront to prove your seriousness and commitment to work with
our reputable organization. You are to bear the cost for obtaining
your Foreign Affairs certification and Work Permit/Resident Permit documents
and if you know you are not capable of bearing it for prove of seriousness and willingness to join
this great company you are free to decline from this offer this company is rendering you.

The contact details of the UK Border Agency are given below.

UK Border Agency
Visa/Permits Services Directorate
40 Wellesley Road
Croydon - CR9 2BY,London
United Kingdom
Email: Ukba_enquiries@hotmail.com
Tel No:

+447053829005


The reason for this personal processing of Immigration Documents by
employee, is due to the fact that in the past after processing the
documents for some employee they don't show up for job duty, where by
incurring cost for the company. We therefore advice you to carry on
every due processing with our immigration consultant for the
procurement of your Immigration Document.

Also remember that any Expenses you make on the process of registering
your documents shall be refunded back to you on joining as soon as you
submit your expenses report.

Best Regards
Mr Jerry Johnson
HR Manager

I don't know how to be sure its a scam but i think as long as they asked for money that mean its a scam

Spotter said...

"You are to bear some of your travelling documents processing
expenses upfront to prove your seriousness and commitment to work with our reputable organization."

That's the part which reveals it to be an advance fee fraud scam. Well, that and the poor English.

Anonymous said...

do you think this is a scam?

BARRETT COMMUNICATIONS LIMITED.
Faraham, Unit 9, Fulcrum 2,
Victory Park, Solent Way,
Whiteley, Hampshire,
PO15 7FN, United Kingdom.
Dear applicant,


We are to inform you that you have been selected by our recruiting panel as a qualified applicant whom is to be employed by Barrett Communications Limited United Kingdom base on your Educational Qualification and previous experience and also your satisfactory answers to our conducted online Interview by our Interview Panel, hence you are hereby required to go through the attached file in PDF format (Employment Contract Agreement), print and sign at the left bottom where designated only if you agree with the entire terms and condition of the company then return back to us with clean scanned copies of the signed agreement between now and the next 48hrs.


Important Note: It's unnecessary that you comply with the rules and regulations of Barrett Communications Limited but it's compulsory if you are to work with us, we strictly work with time and your employment application will be subjected to an automatic disqualification if you unable to meet up with the given deadline.




Regards,
Mrs. Rhea Anderson
Tel: +447012907813
Fax: +447012907813
Human Resources Manager,
Barrett Communications Limited

Spotter said...

Yes, that's clearly a fake job offer. You should assume that anything associated with a +4470 telephone number is a scam if it claims to be a business. Those numbers simply redirect to some other number, usually in a completely different country. Scammers operating out of West Africa (for example) use them to lend greater credibility to their lies about being based in the UK.