Application Processing job scam – EFU Limited is the ’employer’

I hate spam.  I detest it.  I hate it even more when the spammer is a scam artist.  I’m not talking about the somewhat easily spotted lottery, ‘you are the sole heir to this foreign business person’s estate,’ Paypal, Ebay, or even the IRS scam.  I’m talking about the work at home scammers.  There creeps make it harder for legitimate home-based workers to find work or for those seeking work to see anything as legitimate.

Slimy crooks!

Here is your typical application processing, ad processing, or data entry scam job description:
“This is a great, easy job that anyone can do from home.  All you have to do is place/process ads and you receive $XX for every application/ad you process.”

Sounds like a commission-based type of thing, right?  Then they hit you with the “to complete your application”  or “for training materials, send $XX via Paypal to scamartist@scamjob.com and you can get started right away.”

Why am I covering this again?  Because some slimeball supposedly named Lori J. Stevenson, assistant HR Supervisor for VSD Virtual Service Data decided to spam me.  The email addresses used were worker8@comcast.net (sent from) and jhager@microdyne.com (to).  Of course a dozen or so others were spammed, like me, via blind carbon copy.  The payment was supposed to be sent to support@ljwah3.com.


After reporting the spam to Comcast & microdyne.com, I went to the website in question.  It was sparse, but clean looking and professional looking enough. I checked various links on the site and found that some went to different domains. From there I went to my favorite WHOIS search site and checked them all.

The mastermind scammer slimeball is hiding under the name EFU Limited and is based in Detroit, MI. His/her email address, sender_48221@yahoo.com, is associated with 8 other domains.
ljwah.com, ljwah2.com, ljwah3.com were all created on 6/2/07 and dkjobs.net’s administrative contact uses the email addy careers@ljah.com.  ljah.com is an old-school home job scammer.

Here is the address and phone number for EFU Limited as posted on the WHOIS search –

Blackstone Rd. (notice, no street number)
Detroit, MI 48219
800.2242455

If any variation of ljah is part of the domain or email address of an ’employer,’ run away!

I hope that this post keeps a few dollars out of this crook’s pocket!  Be safe, people.

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60 thoughts on “Application Processing job scam – EFU Limited is the ’employer’

  1. THANK YOU! I am currently seeking part time work from home work and ALMOST caved! I’ve come across so many scams and its so frustrating!!! IF there’s any chance you do know of valid work from home work, i would appreciate any leads you would be kind enough to provide.

    thanks again for your post… extremely helpful!!!
    Helaine 🙂

  2. I received this email this morning. I have been a work at home Mommy for about 7 years. I’ve seen them all!

    I knew immediately the first rule of thumb when looking for WAH jobs, NEVER PAY TO WORK!!

    Thanks for letting people know about this. I did the search for “VSD Virtual Service Data” and you’re the FIRST Google hit to come up 🙂 Great job!!

  3. Thanks for your comments. It amazes me that the scammers think that everyone will fall for their sweet words and promises of big bucks. It saddens me to hear from people after they do fall for it.

    Congrats on finding a wah position that works!

  4. Pingback: Remember EFU Limited’s Application Processing Scam? They’re back! « WAHM life - a little of everything

  5. I got an email from Lori Stevenson with VSD Virtual Service Data this morning. I knew not to send $ for a job.

    Thanks for taking the time to put this info on the net…

  6. I just recieved their email and was tempted to pay. Being unable to work out of home it seemed to good to be true. THis perosn is using a new email format.

    Subject: Job: Virtual Service Data Position
    Date: 7/22/2008 4:57:03 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time
    From: skymail4@excite.com
    Reply To:
    To: mzjonjon4haters@yahoo.com

    Looks like she is at it again. However, she apparently has no shame as she still uses her name. Wonder if that is even real.

    Thanks for your website.

  7. They are alive and kicking. I just got an email today and yes, when I did a quick research, Sherrie’s blog was first on the google list! Thanks for your post. You saved another soul. Here’s the email:

    Job: Virtual Service Data Position

    Hello,
    My name is Lori.J Stevenson , and I am a human resources supervisor at
    Virtual Service Data I would first like to thank you for your interest

    in the position. Here’s a brief overview of what we have to offer you.
    Remember if you have any questions please feel free to email me back,
    and I will be sure to respond personally.

    Job Description:
    -Work from home full or part time
    -Full online training
    -Pay based on per-completion basis
    -Work your own hours/days

    Requirements:
    Computer and e-mail access
    Competent typing ability
    Basic internet knowledge
    Willingness to learn and set goals

    Details:
    We are seeking only self motivated people with the desire to work with
    online advertising.
    No experience is necessary. You must have a computer with internet
    access, a working email account, and basic typing skills. You can
    choose
    to work full or part time and the hours are set by you. We recommend 18

    to 36 hours weekly. You will be processing responses from
    advertisements; this will be explained to you in the training
    materials.
    Everything is sent via email. There is no contract to sign; the amount
    you choose to process is entirely up to you. As with any job, you must
    be able to respond to advertisements in a timely manner.

    Compensation:
    You will be paid $15.00 to $25.00 for each application you process. For
    example, if you process 35 in a week you can expect to make $350 to
    $700 weekly. The average person makes $600 per week. The amount of money you
    earn is entirely up to you. You will be responsible for keeping track
    of your earnings for tax purposes. We do not take out anything for
    government tax purposes, nor provide accounting services.

    Training:
    The training materials you receive will give you step-by-step
    instructions on how to get started. When
    you receive your training materials, you may begin working the same day.
    There are no special software requirements for this position, but familiarity with
    basic computer skills.

    Payment for work completed:
    You will receive your payments through PayPal for each application you
    process. There is a one time
    non-refundable fee of $24.99 USD. This cost covers the training
    materials sent to you. Once you process your first response, you will
    have made back this fee. This is just a small processing fee,
    protecting
    from those who are not serious about doing this work. No business can
    cover administrative cost, wasted time or provide costly materials to
    everyone who inquires about this position. If this is not acceptable
    for
    you, or you cannot afford this small cost, please disregard this email.

    The training materials and information will be sent to you after we
    receive your administrative fee, you can begin immediately.

    If you do not have a PayPal account, click on the link below to open a
    free account so you can receive payment for your work and purchase your

    training materials. Please notify me once you have made the payment, so

    I can be sure the materials are sent to you. This is a completely free
    service and it is a verified secure website. When making your payment,
    please enter “Service/Other” in the “For:” field. Please send
    your payment through PayPal to our account at vsd@mailpanda.com
    You will receive your materials within twenty-four hours. If you do not,
    please email me with your PayPal address so I may confirm receipt.
    http://www.paypal.com

    ******************************************************************************
    Best,
    Lori J Stevenson
    VSD Virtual Service Data
    Asst. HR Supervisor
    -eoe-
    ==============

  8. Thanks for sharing, all. The more that we call them out, the less likely they’ll get money from anyone. Report the email to the sender’s ISP as abuse and also put in a Paypal report. I reported them to Paypal and so far have not had a response.

    As for the name Lori Stevenson, it might just be the name on the original “training materials” email that these people received and they just copy and paste the whole thing. As for emailing the sender to call them on trying to scam others, they either ignore it or get defensive.

    Good looking out, all!

  9. Thank You Sherrie for posting your blog! I too have the Lori Stevenson E mail, from my response to an ad on craigslist! I too was hesitant when I noticed I had to pay first! This was my second response, though I have a similar one, different name and smaller processing fee of 6 dollars. I am very glad to see this because it confirms my suspicion of a fraud. I first looked it up on bbb.com and couldnt find it. First red flag!

  10. Thanks a bunch!!! I received the same email just today. I was excited about the propect and even called my husband to tell him about it. Then I decided I better Google the company just to be sure, am I glad I took that step! Thank you thank you!!! I am a proud SAHM of a one year old precious little boy and am just starting to try to find a legitimate work from home position. Are there any out there??? It is so extemely frustrating to try to find a way to contribute financially to our family while also providing what I believe to be the best care possible for our son. Please, if you have any advice and/or suggestions I would be most grateful.
    Once again, I can not thank you enough!
    Sincerely,
    Sherry

  11. Glad you found this post, HB. It amazes me that people are still passing this scam around. The lower processing fee is their attempt to get past the target’s reluctance to pay $20-30 bucks. People regularly spend $6 on lunch, so they might be more willing to spend it on the chance the gig might be legit.

    As far as bbb.org, there are some legit companies that aren’t listed. searching for the “company name scam” should give decent results.

    Good luck in your search.

  12. Thanks for the warning. I just received the email yesterday too. I googled the name Virtual Data Service and this is the first thing that came up. I am currently working from home, but I was just looking for something else part-time for extra income and I sent an email to an ad on craig’s list. That’s when I received the email from this “Lori Stevenson”.
    thanks again!

  13. You’re both very welcome, Sherry and Shavon. Ah, Craigslist is becoming the place for scam leads! I think the people who fall for this type of opportunity use it because it’s free and people are less likely to report them.

    It took a while for me to find a legit position and I haven’t looked back since. Check the telecommuting moms thread on wahm.com and the Real Jobs from Home Yahoo Group for legit leads, scam alerts, job search help, and encouragement from others on the search or already working from home.

    Good luck to you both!

  14. Today, I got the same exact email as icequeen, the exception was the address to senmd payment too, Lori has vsd@zenbe.com. I had applied to her job posting on sohojobs not knowing that this was a scam, until her email showed up in my inbox. Thank you for sharing her scam

  15. Thanks Sherri, same thing – ad in craigslist – replied – got the same e-mail back as ‘icequeen’ did, only in mine the up front cost was $15. I guess she’s cutting down to see if she’ll catch more unsuspecting people. I was tipped off by the up front cost & the e-mail address. A real company would pay to have a website.

  16. I just replied to this ad today:

    Job: $13.00/hr Virtual Data Position
    > >
    > > Hello,
    > >
    > > Here’s a brief overview of what VDP has to offer you.
    > > Remember if you have any questions please feel free to email .
    > >
    > > Job Description:
    > >
    > > -Work from home full or part time
    > > -Full online training
    > > -Pay based on per-hour
    > > -Work your own hours/days
    > >
    > > Requirements:
    > > Computer and e-mail access
    > > Competent typing ability
    > > Basic internet knowledge
    > > Willingness to learn and set goals
    > >
    > > Details:
    > > No experience is necessary. You must have a computer with internet
    > > access, a working email account, and basic typing skills. You can
    > > choose
    > > to work full or part time and the hours are set by you. We recommend 18
    > > to 36 hours weekly.
    > >
    > > You will be processing responses from advertisements.
    > >
    > > Please send email for details put “VDP Details”
    > >
    > > in the subjectline of your email.
    > >
    > > compensation: $13.00
    > >
    > > email: wah@ljah.com
    > >
    > > Shelly Hilson [VDP]
    > >
    > > -eoe-
    > >
    > >
    > >
    Note that they did not ask for any money (yet) but I still wondered if it was spam since that email address looked weird. I googled ljah and found your site which confirmed my suspicions. I should have checked it before replying but I guess nothing is lost since I haven’t given them any money. Thanks a lot for publicizing this!

  17. I too received this email today. I requested an answer to my questions, so probably won’t get a response from “Lori A. Asabell”. Naturally, I decided to google right away and there was your blog.

    Thanks for the heads-up. It is frustrating to try to find legitamate online work, but I’ll keep trying.

  18. Thanks for your comments, Ahuva and Helen. I’m glad that you found this warning and even happier to hear that you both hit Google to research the legitimacy of the position before moving forward. The more we learn, the less likely we will be victims of these scammers.

    Be well.

  19. i just got the email from “Lori” i was skeptical since “lori” kept insisting on the paypal thing, so i went and did research and i found this blog, thanks for the heads up!!!

  20. THIS IS THE EMAIL I GOT:

    Virtual Service Data Position

    Hello,
    My name is Lori A. Asabell , and I am a human resources supervisor at
    Virtual Service Data I would first like to thank you for your interest

    in the position. Here’s a brief overview of what we have to offer you.
    Remember if you have any questions please feel free to email me back,
    and I will be sure to respond personally.

    Job Description:
    -Work from home full or part time
    -Full online training
    -Pay based on per-completion basis
    -Work your own hours/days

    Requirements:
    Computer and e-mail access
    Competent typing ability
    Basic internet knowledge
    Willingness to learn and set goals

    Details:
    We are seeking only self motivated people with the desire to work with
    online advertising.
    No experience is necessary. You must have a computer with internet
    access, a working email account, and basic typing skills. You can
    choose
    to work full or part time and the hours are set by you. We recommend 18

    to 36 hours weekly. You will be processing responses from
    advertisements; this will be explained to you in the training
    materials.
    Everything is sent via email. There is no contract to sign; the amount
    you choose to process is entirely up to you. As with any job, you must
    be able to respond to advertisements in a timely manner.

    Compensation:
    You will be paid $15.00 to $25.00 for each application you process. For
    example, if you process 35 in a week you can expect to make $350 to
    $700 weekly. The average person makes $600 per week. The amount of money you
    earn is entirely up to you. You will be responsible for keeping track
    of your earnings for tax purposes. We do not take out anything for
    government tax purposes, nor provide accounting services.

    Training:
    The training materials you receive will give you step-by-step
    instructions on how to get started. When
    you receive your training materials, you may begin working the same day.
    There are no special software requirements for this position, but familiarity with
    basic computer skills.

    Payment for work completed:
    You will receive your payments through PayPal for each application you
    process. There is a one time
    non-refundable fee of $15.00 USD. This cost covers the training
    materials sent to you. Once you process your first response, you will
    have made back this fee. This is just a small processing fee,
    protecting
    from those who are not serious about doing this work. No business can
    cover administrative cost, wasted time or provide costly materials to
    everyone who inquires about this position. If this is not acceptable
    for
    you, or you cannot afford this small cost, please disregard this email.

    The training materials and information will be sent to you after we
    receive your administrative fee, you can begin immediately.

    If you do not have a PayPal account, click on the link below to open a
    free account so you can receive payment for your work and purchase your

    training materials. Please notify me once you have made the payment, so

    I can be sure the materials are sent to you. This is a completely free
    service and it is a verified secure website. When making your payment,
    please enter “Service/Other” in the “For:” field. Please send
    your payment through PayPal to our account at vdd@zenbe.com
    You will receive your materials within twenty-four hours. If you do not,
    please email me with your PayPal address so I may confirm receipt.
    http://www.paypal.com

    ******************************************************************************
    Best,
    Lori A. Asabell
    VSD Virtual Service Data
    HR Supervisor
    -eoe-

    SUCH A SCAM!!!!!

  21. Thank you so much! I got the same email. The ad was from Janglo.com. My husband was so excited and told me to sign up, but I was suspicious that 1. You PAY to work 2. They never ask for a resume, ocntact you other than email… they basically don’t care who you are before you “Work” for them 3. PAYPAL 4. They are avoiding government tax. So I told my husband to wait while I do research, and I am keeping this open for when he comes home. Thank you. BTW – would you know how to get a non-scam at home job? I live out of the country, I’m a graphic designer, and I would work American hours. I would also do non-graphic related jobs online.

  22. THIS IS WHAT I RECEIVED….LOOKS LIKE SHE’S USING A DIFFERENT LAST NAME OF “ASABELL”!
    Flag this messageJob: Virtual Service Data PositionFriday, October 24, 2008 3:06 PM
    From: “HR” Add sender to Contacts To: biancarossato@hotmail.com
    —–Inline Attachment Follows—–

    Job: Virtual Service Data Position Hello, My name is Lori A. Asabell , and I am a human resources supervisor at
    Virtual Service Data I would first like to thank you for your interest
    in the position. Here’s a brief overview of what we have to offer you.
    Remember if you have any questions please feel free to email me back,
    and I will be sure to respond personally.

    Job Description:-Work from home full or part time
    -Full online training
    -Pay based on per-completion basis
    -Work your own hours/days

    Requirements:
    Computer and e-mail access
    Competent typing ability
    Basic internet knowledge
    Willingness to learn and set goals

    Details:
    We are seeking only self motivated people with the desire to work with
    online advertising.
    No experience is necessary. You must have a computer with internet
    access, a working email account, and basic typing skills. You can
    choose
    to work full or part time and the hours are set by you. We recommend 18

    to 36 hours weekly. You will be processing responses from
    advertisements; this will be explained to you in the training
    materials.
    Everything is sent via email. There is no contract to sign; the amount
    you choose to process is entirely up to you. As with any job, you must
    be able to respond to advertisements in a timely manner.

    Compensation:
    You will be paid $15.00 to $25.00 for each application you process. For
    example, if you process 35 in a week you can expect to make $350 to
    $700 weekly. The average person makes $600 per week. The amount of money you
    earn is entirely up to you. You will be responsible for keeping track
    of your earnings for tax purposes. We do not take out anything for
    government tax purposes, nor provide accounting services.

    Training:
    The training materials you receive will give you step-by-step
    instructions on how to get started. When
    you receive your training materials, you may begin working the same day.
    There are no special software requirements for this position, but familiarity with
    basic computer skills.

    Payment for work completed:
    You will receive your payments through PayPal for each application you
    process. There is a one time
    non-refundable fee of $10.00 USD. This cost covers the training
    materials sent to you. Once you process your first response, you will
    have made back this fee. This is just a small processing fee,
    protecting
    from those who are not serious about doing this work. No business can
    cover administrative cost, wasted time or provide costly materials to
    everyone who inquires about this position. If this is not acceptable
    for
    you, or you cannot afford this small cost, please disregard this email.

    The training materials and information will be sent to you after we
    receive your administrative fee, you can begin immediately.

    If you do not have a PayPal account, click on the link below to open a
    free account so you can receive payment for your work and purchase your

    training materials. Please notify me once you have made the payment, so

    I can be sure the materials are sent to you. This is a completely free
    service and it is a verified secure website. When making your payment,
    please enter “Service/Other” in the “For:” field. Please send
    your payment through PayPal to our account at vdd@zenbe.comYou will receive your materials within twenty-four hours. If you do not,
    please email me with your PayPal address so I may confirm receipt.
    http://www.paypal.com ******************************************************************************
    Best,
    Lori A. AsabellVSD Virtual Service DataHR Supervisor-eoe-

  23. Thanks for putting this out there. I almost fell for it and sent the money in as I’m looking for a legit WAH opportunity. Thanks

    This is the email sent to me:

    Job: Virtual Service Data Position

    Hello,
    My name is Lori A. Asabell , and I am a human resources supervisor at
    Virtual Service Data I would first like to thank you for your interest

    in the position. Here’s a brief overview of what we have to offer you.
    Remember if you have any questions please feel free to email me back,
    and I will be sure to respond personally.

    Job Description:
    -Work from home full or part time
    -Full online training
    -Pay based on per-completion basis
    -Work your own hours/days

    Requirements:
    Computer and e-mail access
    Competent typing ability
    Basic internet knowledge
    Willingness to learn and set goals

    Details:
    We are seeking only self motivated people with the desire to work with
    online advertising.
    No experience is necessary. You must have a computer with internet
    access, a working email account, and basic typing skills. You can
    choose
    to work full or part time and the hours are set by you. We recommend 18

    to 36 hours weekly. You will be processing responses from
    advertisements; this will be explained to you in the training
    materials.
    Everything is sent via email. There is no contract to sign; the amount
    you choose to process is entirely up to you. As with any job, you must
    be able to respond to advertisements in a timely manner.

    Compensation:
    You will be paid $15.00 to $25.00 for each application you process. For
    example, if you process 35 in a week you can expect to make $350 to
    $700 weekly. The average person makes $600 per week. The amount of money you
    earn is entirely up to you. You will be responsible for keeping track
    of your earnings for tax purposes. We do not take out anything for
    government tax purposes, nor provide accounting services.

    Training:
    The training materials you receive will give you step-by-step
    instructions on how to get started. When
    you receive your training materials, you may begin working the same day.
    There are no special software requirements for this position, but familiarity with
    basic computer skills.

    Payment for work completed:
    You will receive your payments through PayPal for each application you
    process. There is a one time
    non-refundable fee of $6.00 USD. This cost covers the training
    materials sent to you. Once you process your first response, you will
    have made back this fee. This is just a small processing fee,
    protecting
    from those who are not serious about doing this work. No business can
    cover administrative cost, wasted time or provide costly materials to
    everyone who inquires about this position. If this is not acceptable
    for
    you, or you cannot afford this small cost, please disregard this email.

    The training materials and information will be sent to you after we
    receive your administrative fee, you can begin immediately.

    If you do not have a PayPal account, click on the link below to open a
    free account so you can receive payment for your work and purchase your

    training materials. Please notify me once you have made the payment, so

    I can be sure the materials are sent to you. This is a completely free
    service and it is a verified secure website. When making your payment,
    please enter “Service/Other” in the “For:” field. Please send
    your payment through PayPal to our account at vdd@zenbe.com
    You will receive your materials within twenty-four hours. If you do not,
    please email me with your PayPal address so I may confirm receipt.
    http://www.paypal.com

    ******************************************************************************
    Best,
    Lori A. Asabell
    VSD Virtual Service Data
    HR Supervisor

  24. I got this via craig’s list as well, things are dry right now and I’m applying for stuff outside my field. My scam alert is up after someone from a different scam tried to get me (not wah) so as soon as I saw the fee at the bottom I hit google and found this. Thanks for a great post, keep it up.

    Hello,
    My name is Katherine Mason, and I am a human resources supervisor at
    Virtual Service Data I would first like to thank you for your interest

    in the position. Here’s a brief overview of what we have to offer you.
    Remember if you have any questions please feel free to email me back,
    and I will be sure to respond personally.

    Job Description:
    -Work from home full or part time
    -Full online training
    -Pay based on per-completion basis
    -Work your own hours/days

    Requirements:
    Computer and e-mail access
    Competent typing ability
    Basic internet knowledge
    Willingness to learn and set goals

    Details:
    We are seeking only self motivated people with the desire to work with
    online advertising.
    No experience is necessary. You must have a computer with internet
    access, a working email account, and basic typing skills. You can
    choose
    to work full or part time and the hours are set by you. We recommend 18

    to 36 hours weekly. You will be processing responses from
    advertisements; this will be explained to you in the training
    materials.
    Everything is sent via email. There is no contract to sign; the amount
    you choose to process is entirely up to you. As with any job, you must
    be able to respond to advertisements in a timely manner.

    Compensation:
    You will be paid $15.00 to $25.00 for each application you process. For
    example, if you process 35 in a week you can expect to make $350 to
    $700 weekly. The average person makes $600 per week. The amount of money you
    earn is entirely up to you. You will be responsible for keeping track
    of your earnings for tax purposes. We do not take out anything for
    government tax purposes, nor provide accounting services.

    Training:
    The training materials you receive will give you step-by-step
    instructions on how to get started. When
    you receive your training materials, you may begin working the same day.
    There are no special software requirements for this position, but familiarity with
    basic computer skills.

    Payment for work completed:
    You will receive your payments through PayPal for each application you
    process. There is a one time
    non-refundable fee of $15.00 USD. This cost covers the training
    materials sent to you. Once you process your first response, you will
    have made back this fee. This is just a small processing fee,
    protecting
    from those who are not serious about doing this work. No business can
    cover administrative cost, wasted time or provide costly materials to
    everyone who inquires about this position. If this is not acceptable
    for
    you, or you cannot afford this small cost, please disregard this email.

    The training materials and information will be sent to you after we
    receive your administrative fee, you can begin immediately.

    If you do not have a PayPal account, click on the link below to open a
    free account so you can receive payment for your work and purchase your

    training materials. Please notify me once you have made the payment, so

    I can be sure the materials are sent to you. This is a completely free
    service and it is a verified secure website. When making your payment,
    please enter “Service/Other” in the “For:” field. Please send
    your payment through PayPal to our account at vdd@zenbe.com
    You will receive your materials within twenty-four hours. If you do not,
    please email me with your PayPal address so I may confirm receipt.
    http://www.paypal.com

    ******************************************************************************
    Best,
    Katherine Mason
    VSD Virtual Service Data
    HR Supervisor

  25. GREAT. THANKS. These scams drive me insane. I usually respond with something or randomly fill out their applications lol… whatever… but i did just receive this email, and for once, I actually had a second look because it ‘somewhat’, kinda, sounded interesting and/or legit. I googled it and here we are, of course.

    I read this once or twice on the internet and it should be the rule of thumb, work at home or anything else….

    A JOB PAYS YOU, YOU DO NOT PAY THEM.

    Think of it. Why would you pay someone to work for them, even if it is such a nominal amount. Business is business and they usually claim this is just to weed out all those not interested. HELLO>>> business costs, these scammers aren’t paying for advertising, its usually spam or posted on free classified sites. Never, never, never pay someone with the hope of getting employment with them.

    I definitely agree with you, and it sucks big time, that most of the work-at-home internet deals are scams and you can’t tell which ones are legit. Its not fair to those businesses nor anyone looking for such an employment situation.

    Sucks. I wish there was some ‘law’ or fines or something they could receive because I feel its illegal, its ripping people off. Most people paying anything are looking for employment and most probably scrunge up whatever they ask for.

    OMG these people piss me off.

    I so want to start a company putting these guys ‘out of business’, even if thats what you want to call it.

  26. Thank you for posting this ad. I received the following ad this morning. It appears that Mrs. Lori has changed her name all together. Now it is Katherine Mason.

    Job: Virtual Service Data Position

    Hello,
    My name is Katherine Mason, and I am a human resources supervisor at
    Virtual Service Data I would first like to thank you for your interest

    in the position. Here’s a brief overview of what we have to offer you.
    Remember if you have any questions please feel free to email me back,
    and I will be sure to respond personally.

    Job Description:
    -Work from home full or part time
    -Full online training
    -Pay based on per-completion basis
    -Work your own hours/days

    Requirements:
    Computer and e-mail access
    Competent typing ability
    Basic internet knowledge
    Willingness to learn and set goals

    Details:
    We are seeking only self motivated people with the desire to work with
    online advertising.
    No experience is necessary. You must have a computer with internet
    access, a working email account, and basic typing skills. You can
    choose
    to work full or part time and the hours are set by you. We recommend 18

    to 36 hours weekly. You will be processing responses from
    advertisements; this will be explained to you in the training
    materials.
    Everything is sent via email. There is no contract to sign; the amount
    you choose to process is entirely up to you. As with any job, you must
    be able to respond to advertisements in a timely manner.

    Compensation:
    You will be paid $15.00 to $25.00 for each application you process. For
    example, if you process 35 in a week you can expect to make $350 to
    $700 weekly. The average person makes $600 per week. The amount of money you
    earn is entirely up to you. You will be responsible for keeping track
    of your earnings for tax purposes. We do not take out anything for
    government tax purposes, nor provide accounting services.

    Training:
    The training materials you receive will give you step-by-step
    instructions on how to get started. When
    you receive your training materials, you may begin working the same day.
    There are no special software requirements for this position, but familiarity with
    basic computer skills.

    Payment for work completed:
    You will receive your payments through PayPal for each application you
    process. There is a one time
    non-refundable fee of $15.00 USD. This cost covers the training
    materials sent to you. Once you process your first response, you will
    have made back this fee. This is just a small processing fee,
    protecting
    from those who are not serious about doing this work. No business can
    cover administrative cost, wasted time or provide costly materials to
    everyone who inquires about this position. If this is not acceptable
    for
    you, or you cannot afford this small cost, please disregard this email.

    The training materials and information will be sent to you after we
    receive your administrative fee, you can begin immediately.

    If you do not have a PayPal account, click on the link below to open a
    free account so you can receive payment for your work and purchase your

    training materials. Please notify me once you have made the payment, so

    I can be sure the materials are sent to you. This is a completely free
    service and it is a verified secure website. When making your payment,
    please enter “Service/Other” in the “For:” field. Please send
    your payment through PayPal to our account at vdd@zenbe.com
    You will receive your materials within twenty-four hours. If you do not,
    please email me with your PayPal address so I may confirm receipt.
    http://www.paypal.com

    ******************************************************************************
    Best,
    Katherine Mason
    VSD Virtual Service Data
    HR Supervisor
    -eoe-

  27. Today I came across an ad on the Manhattan, NY website of Craigslist (under Customer Service jobs) for a telecommuting/WAH job as a Verification Agent.
    The advertisement, listed as a Craigslist PostingID: 977676427 in part reads: “You can help Veri-Log fight telemarketing fraud and make money from home using your computer. As a Verification Agent, you would listen to recordings of sales calls to determine if the sale was valid or if there is evidence of sales fraud or undue customer confusion. This is a telecommute position which is paid by the number of recordings reviewed usually about $13.00-$14.00/hr. You work from your home using your computer and Internet access. We supply all needed training and software Apply with us today, just send an email for more information.”

    I sent an email requesting the additional information (I did NOT include my resume)

    About an hour later I received the following email:

    From: 4040@ljah.com
    To: (my email address)
    Date: 1/3/2009 4:13:30 PM
    Subject: =====>Today’s Job Listings <=====

    Thank you for your interest in our posted position.
    No experience necessary, but you must have a computer & internet service.
    All applicants will be considered and contacted to set up an interview.
    For more information on this Position please visit our website to get details: http://www.dkjobs.net/va.html
    Sincerely,
    Lisa Hill
    Management

    then a link to a “Build your Resume here now website appears

    First red flag was the responder’s Title — no one signs there title as “management”. Next I clicked on the http://www.dknobs.net/va.html link and was taken to a brief but clean website on Verification Agents…the next red flag was this website asked for a resume to be sent via RING CENTRAL faxing. Real employers want resumes sent as email attachments or incorporated within the body of the text in an email response — no one asks for Ring Central specific faxing.

    As someone who is not familiar with scams and has only recently begun to search for home based work, but as someone who has a critical eye, I began to seek out further information on internet job scams, and whoosh….I ended up here!

    I tagged the advertisement and sent the tag to Craigslist to alert them. Hopefully they will follow-up and purge the alleged job advertisement.

    I’m so glad you have this blog, and I hope the above-relayed information is useful in preventing others from becoming victims of internet scams.

    All the best,
    Michelle

  28. Thanks for sharing, Michelle. The gall of these people to promote an anti-fraud position while trying to scam applicants! The more we share, the less likely the crooks will profit from others.

  29. They have changed the email address. I am posting a copy so no one gets scammed. This is a horrible thing to do. I have two children and I’m looking for work at home offers. It’s so sad that ppl will take advantage of other people’s situations. Thanks for this post.

    Date: Fri, 2 Jan 2009 13:45:14 -0600
    From: “LS”
    Yahoo! DomainKeys has confirmed that this message was sent by gmail.com.
    To: heidi_joshua2004@yahoo.com
    Subject: Job: Virtual Service Data Position
    Job: Virtual Service Data Position

    Hello,
    My name is Katherine Hallard , and I am a human resources supervisor at
    Virtual Service Data I would first like to thank you for your interest

    in the position. Here’s a brief overview of what we have to offer you.
    Remember if you have any questions please feel free to email me back,
    and I will be sure to respond personally.

    Job Description:
    -Work from home full or part time
    -Full online training
    -Pay based on per-completion basis
    -Work your own hours/days

    Requirements:
    Computer and e-mail access
    Competent typing ability
    Basic internet knowledge
    Willingness to learn and set goals

    Details:
    We are seeking only self motivated people with the desire to work with
    online advertising.
    No experience is necessary. You must have a computer with internet
    access, a working email account, and basic typing skills. You can
    choose
    to work full or part time and the hours are set by you. We recommend 18

    to 36 hours weekly. You will be processing responses from
    advertisements; this will be explained to you in the training
    materials.
    Everything is sent via email. There is no contract to sign; the amount
    you choose to process is entirely up to you. As with any job, you must
    be able to respond to advertisements in a timely manner.

    Compensation:
    You will be paid $15.00 to $25.00 for each application you process. For
    example, if you process 35 in a week you can expect to make $350 to
    $700 weekly. The average person makes $600 per week. The amount of money you
    earn is entirely up to you. You will be responsible for keeping track
    of your earnings for tax purposes. We do not take out anything for
    government tax purposes, nor provide accounting services.

    Training:
    The training materials you receive will give you step-by-step
    instructions on how to get started. When
    you receive your training materials, you may begin working the same day.
    There are no special software requirements for this position, but familiarity with
    basic computer skills.

    Payment for work completed:
    You will receive your payments through PayPal for each application you
    process. There is a one time
    non-refundable fee of $15.00 USD. This cost covers the training
    materials sent to you. Once you process your first response, you will
    have made back this fee. This is just a small processing fee,
    protecting
    from those who are not serious about doing this work. No business can
    cover administrative cost, wasted time or provide costly materials to
    everyone who inquires about this position. If this is not acceptable
    for
    you, or you cannot afford this small cost, please disregard this email.

    The training materials and information will be sent to you after we
    receive your administrative fee, you can begin immediately.

    If you do not have a PayPal account, click on the link below to open a
    free account so you can receive payment for your work and purchase your

    training materials. Please notify me once you have made the payment, so

    I can be sure the materials are sent to you. This is a completely free
    service and it is a verified secure website. When making your payment,
    please enter “Service/Other” in the “For:” field. Please send
    your payment through PayPal to our account at vdd@zenbe.com
    You will receive your materials within twenty-four hours. If you do not,
    please email me with your PayPal address so I may confirm receipt.
    http://www.paypal.com

    ******************************************************************************
    Best,
    Katherine Hallard
    VSD Virtual Service Data
    HR Supervisor
    -eoe-

  30. Looks like they have a new one.

    Job: Virtual Service Data Position

    Hello,
    My name is Katherine Hurly, and I am a human resources supervisor at
    Virtual Service Data I would first like to thank you for your interest

    in the position. Here’s a brief overview of what we have to offer you.
    Remember if you have any questions please feel free to email me back,
    and I will be sure to respond personally.

    Job Description:
    -Work from home full or part time
    -Full online training
    -Pay based on per-completion basis
    -Work your own hours/days

    Requirements:
    Computer and e-mail access
    Competent typing ability
    Basic internet knowledge
    Willingness to learn and set goals

    Details:
    We are seeking only self motivated people with the desire to work with
    online advertising.
    No experience is necessary. You must have a computer with internet
    access, a working email account, and basic typing skills. You can
    choose
    to work full or part time and the hours are set by you. We recommend 18

    to 36 hours weekly. You will be processing responses from
    advertisements; this will be explained to you in the training
    materials.
    Everything is sent via email. There is no contract to sign; the amount
    you choose to process is entirely up to you. As with any job, you must
    be able to respond to advertisements in a timely manner.

    Compensation:
    You will be paid $15.00 to $25.00 for each application you process. For
    example, if you process 35 in a week you can expect to make $350 to
    $700 weekly. The average person makes $600 per week. The amount of money you
    earn is entirely up to you. You will be responsible for keeping track
    of your earnings for tax purposes. We do not take out anything for
    government tax purposes, nor provide accounting services.

    Training:
    The training materials you receive will give you step-by-step
    instructions on how to get started. When
    you receive your training materials, you may begin working the same day.
    There are no special software requirements for this position, but familiarity with
    basic computer skills.

    Payment for work completed:
    You will receive your payments through PayPal for each application you
    process. There is a one time
    non-refundable fee of $5.00 USD. This cost covers the training
    materials sent to you. Once you process your first response, you will
    have made back this fee. This is just a small processing fee,
    protecting
    from those who are not serious about doing this work. No business can
    cover administrative cost, wasted time or provide costly materials to
    everyone who inquires about this position. If this is not acceptable
    for
    you, or you cannot afford this small cost, please disregard this email.

    The training materials and information will be sent to you after we
    receive your administrative fee, you can begin immediately.

    If you do not have a PayPal account, click on the link below to open a
    free account so you can receive payment for your work and purchase your

    training materials. Please notify me once you have made the payment, so

    I can be sure the materials are sent to you. This is a completely free
    service and it is a verified secure website. When making your payment,
    please enter “Service/Other” in the “For:” field. Please send
    your payment through PayPal to our account at vdd@zenbe.com
    You will receive your materials within twenty-four hours. If you do not,
    please email me with your PayPal address so I may confirm receipt.
    http://www.paypal.com

    ******************************************************************************
    Best,
    Katherine Hurly
    VSD Virtual Service Data
    HR Supervisor
    -eoe-

  31. This is what I recieved this morning and I almost gave in until I saw your posts. Thanks!!!

    Job: Virtual Service Data Position

    Hello,
    My name is Katherine Hurly, and I am a human resources supervisor at
    Virtual Service Data I would first like to thank you for your interest

    in the position. Here’s a brief overview of what we have to offer you.
    Remember if you have any questions please feel free to email me back,
    and I will be sure to respond personally.

    Job Description:
    -Work from home full or part time
    -Full online training
    -Pay based on per-completion basis
    -Work your own hours/days

    Requirements:
    Computer and e-mail access
    Competent typing ability
    Basic internet knowledge
    Willingness to learn and set goals

    Details:
    We are seeking only self motivated people with the desire to work with
    online advertising.
    No experience is necessary. You must have a computer with internet
    access, a working email account, and basic typing skills. You can
    choose
    to work full or part time and the hours are set by you. We recommend 18

    to 36 hours weekly. You will be processing responses from
    advertisements; this will be explained to you in the training
    materials.
    Everything is sent via email. There is no contract to sign; the amount
    you choose to process is entirely up to you. As with any job, you must
    be able to respond to advertisements in a timely manner.

    Compensation:
    You will be paid $15.00 to $25.00 for each application you process. For
    example, if you process 35 in a week you can expect to make $350 to
    $700 weekly. The average person makes $600 per week. The amount of money you
    earn is entirely up to you. You will be responsible for keeping track
    of your earnings for tax purposes. We do not take out anything for
    government tax purposes, nor provide accounting services.

    Training:
    The training materials you receive will give you step-by-step
    instructions on how to get started. When
    you receive your training materials, you may begin working the same day.
    There are no special software requirements for this position, but familiarity with
    basic computer skills.

    Payment for work completed:
    You will receive your payments through PayPal for each application you
    process. There is a one time
    non-refundable fee of $5.00 USD. This cost covers the training
    materials sent to you. Once you process your first response, you will
    have made back this fee. This is just a small processing fee,
    protecting
    from those who are not serious about doing this work. No business can
    cover administrative cost, wasted time or provide costly materials to
    everyone who inquires about this position. If this is not acceptable
    for
    you, or you cannot afford this small cost, please disregard this email.

    The training materials and information will be sent to you after we
    receive your administrative fee, you can begin immediately.

    If you do not have a PayPal account, click on the link below to open a
    free account so you can receive payment for your work and purchase your

    training materials. Please notify me once you have made the payment, so

    I can be sure the materials are sent to you. This is a completely free
    service and it is a verified secure website. When making your payment,
    please enter “Service/Other” in the “For:” field. Please send
    your payment through PayPal to our account at vdd@zenbe.com
    You will receive your materials within twenty-four hours. If you do not,
    please email me with your PayPal address so I may confirm receipt.
    http://www.paypal.com

    ******************************************************************************
    Best,
    Katherine Hurly
    VSD Virtual Service Data
    HR Supervisor
    -eoe-

  32. Thanks, I replied to a Customer Service Position on craigslist.
    ljwah sent this back to me.

    ———Job Response——–
    CRS / Call Center $14.00/hr

    Hello,

    Thank you for your interest in this position. We received such a heavy response to the job posting so we are requesting each applicant read a job description & application process that helps us sort out applicants. Please apply at: http://www.ljwah3.com

    Thanks
    Mark Comm

    I ve recently moved to this area. I’ve found countless postings for jobs were SCAMS. I’ve gotten more clued in when the response is automatic and they send an application. So I looked up the website which lead me to you.

    I HOPE THIS HELPS

    • Anchaal, thanks for sharing. I went to the ljwah site and cannot believe what they’re asking for this go round. You have to purchase subscriptions for services before you even apply? They’re getting sneakier and lower by the minute!

  33. Its good to see that others are calling out scammers as well. I have a blog post on my blog at http://www.surveyseeker.net/2009/01/27/wwwwebsecretshoppercom-is-a-scam/ that talks about another common scam found that is exploiting people who want to work at home. My blog also lists online survey panels that pay for your opinion and I know they pay because I’m a member of every one of the panels listed there.
    But enough of my spam and back to the subject at hand cause I do have something to add.
    Generally speaking no legit company will ask you to pay to get employed, however there are a couple exceptions to this rule. Some of the virtual calling centers want to do a background check on the people they hire and will request you pay for it up front. While a tad shady in my opinion the fact is some companies in the real world job market do the very same thing. While we as workers on the internet have to be concerned about safety, companies do as well and this requires background checks which can become an excessive expense after a certain point. I feel as WAH becomes more mainstream many more companies will start requiring background and request a fee for doing them because of the mass of applications a company can get over the internet in a small length of time.
    Just my two cents.

  34. Hey ya’ll wow I am so glad I found this site! I just saw this ad on Craigs List (Chicago today)

    Reply to: job-1021486629@craigslist.org [?]
    Date: 2009-02-04, 10:39PM CST

    Job Opening for online processing work at home, earn an extra $300-$500/week! We have several openings available in the area earning $300-$500 per week. We are seeking only honest. Self-motivated people with a desire to work in the home typing field. You can work from home. Full time or part time. The preferred applicants should be at least 18 years old with the internet access. No Experience is needed. Training is provided.

    The following skills are desirable:
    -Basic computer and typing skills
    -Ability to spell and print neatly
    -Ability to following instructions

    Requirements: Computer with internet access
    -Valid email address
    -Good typing skills
    -Basic internet knowledge

    If you fit the about description and meet the requirements please apply at MV5103@yahoo.com

    Compensation: $300/week
    Telecommuting is ok.
    This is a part-time job.
    Principals only. Recruiters, please don’t contact this job poster.
    Please, no phone calls about this job!
    Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.

    and then I replied and I JUST got this email….I am glad I didnt fall for it thanks for the heads up! I almost did it for the $12.00
    Denise
    here is the quick respone I recieved:

    Hi Denise! No need for a resume…

    Thank you for your interest in the position. Hereʼs a brief overview of what we have to offer you. Job Description: Work from home full or part time Full online training pay based on per-completion basis Work your own hours/days

    Requirements: Computer and e-mail access Competent typing ability Basic internet knowledge Willingness to learn and set goals

    Details: We are seeking only self motivated people with the desire to work with online advertising. No experience is necessary. You must have a computer with internet access, a working email account, and basic typing skills. You can choose to work full or part time and the hours are set by you. You will be processing responses from advertisements; this will be explained to you in the training materials. Everything is sent to you via your email account. There is no contract to sign; the amount you choose to process is entirely up to you. As with any job, you must be able to respond to advertisements in timely manner.

    Compensation: You will be paid $10.00 to $20.00 for each application you process. For example. If you process 35 in a week youʼll make $350-$700 weekly. The average person makes $500 per week. The amount of money you earn is entirely up to you. You will be responsible for keeping track of your earnings for tax purposes. We do not take out anything for taxes or provide you with a 1099 form.

    Training: The training materials you receive will give you step-bystep instructions on how to get started. When you receive your traning materials, you may begin working the same day. There are no special software requirements for this position. Payment for work completed: You will receive your payments through paypal for each application you process. If you do not have a paypal account, please sign up for one at http://www.paypal.com. The sign up process is very secure and simple and takes about 10 minutes. It is the easiest way for you to get paid seeing as this is a completely online business. If you are still interested and would like the training materials, please email me at mv5103@yahoo.com and I will forward the traning materials to your email address within 25 hours. There is ONE TIME non-refundable fee of 12.00 to cover the cost and processing of the training materials, which can be paid form your paypal account. This payment can be made to mv5103@yahoo.com through paypal. This money will easily be made back by processing one response and it shows you are sincere about the job. This is the only fee you will incur for this job. After receiving the materials fee, I will send you the materials to your email address within 24 hours. Please respond promplty as we only have a few more postitons availabe. Thank you again for your interest.

    Michelle

    — On Wed, 2/4/09, Denise wrote:

  35. Hi! I know this is late, and quite a few people have already said this, but thanks so much for posting this on your site. I came upon a “great” ad on CL for this job, and asked to get more. Thought it was kind of weird when there was a fee to do the job, so I googled it, and found this. I’m glad I didn’t waste any more time!

  36. ***Craigslist seems to be the HOT spot for these SCAMS! I got these one from an Atlanta ad on CL, from a “Britton Williams,” “student at Kennesaw State U.”
    All these scams have very similar formats:
    >>>>>>>>
    Thank you for your interest! There is a one time $15 fee for the training materials that will be sent to you. It is neither contract, nor hourly. You are paid by compensation. Meaning, as many applications as you get processed, is the amount of money you will be paid. It will directly inserted into your PayPal account if you have one. If you do not, http://www.paypal.com is where you will pay the $15 fee as well as the money you make.

    This is 100% real and legit. If you think this is a scam, spend $15 and find that it’s not. This is the easiest way to make any sort of money. I am a college student at Kennesaw State University and have already made 30$ in the past half hour. Give this a chance. It is worth it! Here is a brief overview of what we have to offer you.

    Job Description:
    Work from home full or part time
    Full online training
    Pay based on per-completion basis
    Work your own hours/days

    Requirements:
    Computer and e-mail access
    Competent typing ability
    Basic internet knowledge
    Willingness to learn and set goals

    Details:
    We are seeking only self-motivated people with desire to work with online advertising. You will be processing responses from advertisements; this will be explained to you in the training materials. Everything is sent to you via your email account. There is no contract to sign; the amount you choose to process is entirely up to you. As with any job, you must be able to respond to advertisement in a timely manner.

    Compensation:
    You will be paid $10.00 to $20.00 for each application you process. For example, if you process 35 in a week you’ll make $350 to $700 weekly. The average person makes $600 per week.. The amount of money you earn is entirely up to you. You will be responsible for keeping track of your earnings for tax purposes. We do not take out anything for taxes or provide you with a 1099 form.

    Training:
    The training materials you receive will give you step-by-step instructions on how to get started. When you receive your training materials, you may begin working the same day. There is no special software requirement for this position.

    Payment for work completed:
    You will receive your payments through PayPal for each application you process. There is a ONE TIME non-refundable fee of $15.00 USD. This cost covers the training materials sent to you. Once you process your first response, you will have made back this fee. This is just a small processing fee, protection from those who are not serious about doing this work. No business can cover administrative cost, wasted time or provide costly materials to everyone who inquires about this position. If this is not acceptable for you or you cannot afford this small cost please disregard this email. The training materials and information will be sent to your email after your payment is received; you can then start immediately. If you do not have a PayPal account, click on the link below to open a free account so you can get paid for your work and purchase your training materials. Please notify me once you have made the payment so I can be sure the materials are sent to you.

    http://www.paypal.com This is a completely free service and it is a verified secure website. When making your payment, please enter no auction in the product/service area. Please send your payments through PayPal to my PayPal account address williamsbritton09@gmail.com You will receive your materials within 24 hours. If you do not, please email me with your PayPal address so I can confirm receipt.
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

  37. that scammer even admits making “$30 in the past half hour” probably from 2 people scammed to paying for their “training Package”

  38. Thanks for sharing, all. I love that line – “if you think this is a scam, spend $15 and find that it’s not.”

    It’s a scam, plain and simple! If you pay for instructions on how to post the same ad in order to make money, it’s a scam.

    Desperate times.

  39. They are working under another name too, see below….P
    hilip Rivers
    date Wed, Mar 25, 2009 at 11:44 AM
    subject Re: Work at home
    mailed-by gmail.com

    Mar 25 (2 days ago)

    Reply

    Thank you for your interest in the position Here’s a brief overview of what we have to offer you.

    Job Description:

    Work from home full or part time

    Full online training pay based on per-completion basis

    Work your own hours/days

    Requirements:

    Computer and e-mail access

    Competent typing ability

    Basic internet knowledge

    Willingness to learn and set goals

    Details:

    We are seeking only self motivated people with the desire to work with online advertising. No experience is necessary. You must have a computer with internet access, a working email account, and basic typing skills. You can choose to work full or part time and the hours are set by you. You will be processing responses from advertisements; this will be explained to you in the training materials.

    Everything is sent to you via your email account. There is no contract to sign; the amount you choose to process is entirely up to you. As with any job, you must be able to respond to advertisements in timely manner.

    Compensation:

    You will be paid $10.00 to $20.00 for each application you process. For example. If you process 35 in a week you’ll make $350-$700 weekly. The average person makes $500 per week. The amount of money you earn is entirely up to you. You will be responsible for keeping track of your earnings for tax purposes. We do not take out anything for taxes or provide you with a 1099 form as we DO NOT ASK for personal information.

    Training:

    The training materials you receive will give you step-bystep instructions on how to get started. When you receive your traning materials, you may begin working the same day. There are no special software requirements for this position.

    Payment for work completed:

    You will receive your payments through paypal for each application you process. If you do not have a paypal account, please sign up for one at http://www.paypal..com. The sign up process is very secure and simple and takes about 10 minutes. It is the easiest way for you to get paid seeing as this is a completely online business. If you are still interested and would like the training materials, please email me at philrivers23@gmail.com and I will forward the training materials to your email address within 24 hours. There is ONE TIME non-refundable fee of 15.00 to cover the cost and processing of the training materials, which can be paid form your paypal account. This payment can be made to philrivers23@gmail.com through paypal. This money will easily be made back by processing one response and it shows you are sincere about the job. This is the only fee you will incur for this job. After receiving the materials fee, I will send you the materials to your email address within 24 hours.. Please respond promptly as we only have a few more positions available. Thank you again for your interest.
    ___________________________________________

    Thank you for this post I almost did it…

  40. Well…I was scammed for the 1st time in my life by these people. (I always prided myself as being smart and not taken in by scammers…guess I was wrong.)I was so excited to see the email because my husband and I are having financial difficulty right now and we are down to one vehicle (the other needs transmission work). I was half-asleep and sent the $15 via PayPal. I tried twice to send a reply afterward and email kept bouncing back w/ “user unknown”. I went to PayPal and started my dispute and requested a refund. I got it, but I also got a nasty response of “This is not a scam. You have some nerve insulting someone you do not know. You are the SCAM”. …What??? Ok, not hardly. I don’t get people to send me $15 for nothing. I started thinking about it and why would they need $15 to send training materials VIA EMAIL??? Anyway, lesson learned. I’ll be more vigilant next time.

  41. I got it too, from another “job board” not CL. Anyway, I read through all these posts and my version is the same with some names changed. So I’m posting the changed name info (body is the same so I won’t bog this forum down with more of the same). I just want to help keep the info current! BTW I am in Atlanta and the “administrative fee” is $15…

    Date: Mon, 28 Dec 2009 10:06:30 -0500
    CC:
    To: frankgreen777@yahoo.com
    From: kathy_kellerson@excite.com
    Subject: Job: Service Data Virtual

    Job: Service Data Virtual

    Hello,
    My name is Kathy Kellerson , and I am a human resources supervisor at
    Service Data Virtual would first like to thank you for your interest…
    yadda yadda yadda

    *Also, I found the payment request and subsequent disclaimer entertaining as well…

    The training materials and information will be sent to you after we
    receive your administrative fee, you can begin immediately.

    If you do not have a PayPal account, click on the link below to open a
    free account so you can receive payment for your work and purchase your

    training materials. Please notify me once you have made the payment, so

    I can be sure the materials are sent to you. This is a completely free
    service and it is a verified secure website. When making your payment,
    please enter “Service/Other” in the “For:” field. Please send
    your payment through PayPal to our account at v_od@ymail.com
    You will receive your materials within twenty-four hours. If you do not,
    please email me with your PayPal address so I may confirm receipt.
    http://www.paypal.com

    NOTE:
    You can feel 100% comfortable that this is absolutely not a scam in any way, shape form or fashion. There is one reason and one reason only that hhere is a fee for the training materials. We need to identify those applicants that are going to take this serious. This is an at home job and leaves little ability to monitor applicants efforts. If this minimal fee is not acceptable for you, or you cannot afford this small cost, please disregard this opportunity . But be assured you this is completely genuine and legitimate!
    ******************************************************************************
    Best,
    Kathy Kellerson
    Service Data Virtual
    Asst. HR Supervisor

    I would be totally amused if it didn’t make me so sick! Thanks for this forum!

  42. ha ha, I looked back a bit further, got another one a week ago, so two different ones, w/ different names in one week… NICE!

    Date: Mon, 21 Dec 2009 14:29:28 -0500
    CC:
    To: jp.mantraman@gmail.com
    From: marcia_murray2@excite.com
    Subject: Job: Service-Data Virtual Position

    Job: Service-Data Virtual Position

    Hello,
    My name is Marcia Murray , and I am a human resources supervisor at
    Service-Data Virtual would first like to thank you for your interest…

    AND…

    I can be sure the materials are sent to you. This is a completely free
    service and it is a verified secure website. When making your payment,
    please enter “Service/Other” in the “For:” field. Please send
    your payment through PayPal to our account at v_od@ymail.com
    You will receive your materials within twenty-four hours. If you do not,
    please email me with your PayPal address so I may confirm receipt.
    http://www.paypal.com

    NOTE:
    You can feel 100% comfortable that this is absolutely not a scam in any way, shape form or fashion. There is one reason and one reason only that hhere is a fee for the training materials. We need to identify those applicants that are going to take this serious. This is an at home job and leaves little ability to monitor applicants efforts. If this minimal fee is not acceptable for you, or you cannot afford this small cost, please disregard this opportunity . But be assured you this is completely genuine and legitimate!
    ******************************************************************************
    Best,
    Marcia Murray
    Data Virtual Service
    Asst. HR Supervisor

  43. AND MAGIC #3!

    Wow! Ok, 3 emails from these guys in one week, I got on someones hit list for sure! This one is a bit different, but compare the names with the other two I posted…

    Job: Data Securer $18.00 /hr‏
    From: VTU (marcia_murray2@excite.com)
    You may not know this sender.Mark as safe|Mark as junk
    Sent: Thu 12/24/09 7:22 PM
    To: jp.mantraman@gmail.com

    Job: Data Securer $18.00 /hr

    Would you like to work full or partime additional income ?

    We have a opportunity that you may be interested in.
    V..T..U is an established company that publishes a variety of publications.
    Our company is seeking honest, reliable people to work from home or office
    as .Data Securers. full or partime

    -Choose own wor hrs. 24/7
    -No boss over shoulders
    -Weekly & Monthly Bonuses
    -No experience is necessary.
    -Part-time and full-time

    apply: valuewebsite.net

    You can get started ASAP!

    Herald Harrison
    HR Mgr.
    -eoe-

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