More fake mail forwarding positions

Same scam, new “employers.”  This batch included emails from Nathan Mcgowan, Tanek Alston, and Xander Clark. These scams steal your information (like your email address, home address, and phone numbers), money, or financial information (by wire transfer or bogus checks).

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From:  Nathan Mcgowan (or  Tanek Alston or Xander Clark)

Subject:  Job opportunity – (19115533654) [or (9577971033508) or (3801778145518)]

 

Hi ! The mail forwarding corporation is seeking shipping/receiving Operator.

No enrollment fee. The average monthly income is $1500.

Job Duties and responsibilities:

– Must be able to work on flexible schedules – the position is home-based
– Receive and mail incoming packages. Auditing incoming packages for damages.
– Complete all paperwork in a timely and accurate manner.

Qualifications:
– Applicants must be mature – 21 years and older, able to work independently, prioritize the work in an accurate and efficient manner, permanent access to Internet.

When interested please reply with data asked below so as to check we have your name and other data correctly.

– Your Full Name:
– Your Country, State:
– Your Contact number:

Please note: If you do not receive a call or email from our company, your information will be saved in our file for future consideration.
Thank you.

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These positions are also called shipping/receiving agents.   Keep in mind that anytime you are asked to receive and forward any goods through the mail, you are receiving stolen merchandise and a link in the crime chain.  Delete and ignore any messages like these.

Until later, be safe.

Tania Amir wants to be partners

I love it when people reach out to discuss a collaboration or partnership, but I don’t like it when scam artists do.

You tell me if this sounds legitimate:

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From:  Tania Amir (tania.amir8@gmail.com)
Subject:  I seek your sincere partnership 

Attention;

I am formally writing to bring this Landmark Project to you. Kindly go through the attached Confidential Letter and get back to me or you can reach me on +(44) 770 030 8940 for more information.

Thank you and hope hearing from you soon.

Regards,

Tania Amir
AMIR & AMIR LAW ASSOCIATES

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Amir & Amir Law Associates is possibly legitimate.  The domain was created in 2009 and the site itself contains the information one would want to find when looking for a lawyer.  I do wonder why a photo gallery was included, but maybe that’s just me.  Notice the phone number.  On the site, the number is.  The phone number in the email includes a +44 prefix used when calling the United Kingdom.  To call Bangladesh, where Amir & Amir is located, the call prefix is +11.

No, I did not download the attached letter.  Never download unsolicited attachments.  It’s generally not a safe move.

I will not take Tania up on this kind offer.  You shouldn’t, either.  There are too many red flags.

 

Something new – unsolicited resumes

I expect to find unsolicited job offers with attached files, but this is the first time I’ve received a resume attachment.  No, I did not open the attachment and, for safety reasons, you shouldn’t either.

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From:  Sulema Rosaro (sulemajvwtg@rambler.ru)

Subject:  My Resume

Hey.
I noticed your website today Tue, 24 Nov 2015 and found it very attractive.
I was hoping there was any possibility of internship or unpaid trial period, just to prove my competence.

As you will see in my attached resume, I am very qualified and have a very large experience in this type of work. I am very confident it will be worth your time reading it, and I am even more confident you will find me very adequate in your corporation.

Please see my attached resume.
I am very much looking forward to hearing from you.
Yours sincerely,
Sulema Rosaro

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Rambler.ru is hosted in Russia.  That aside, the vague wording of the email does not compel me to download anything, but someone else might.  Be careful.  Tis the season for intensified scamming.

 

 

Proposal from Chung Hong

This guy.  Four emails in five days.  Persistence is not a sign of legitimacy.  The messages ares shared in full (with the exception of the attachments) with the spelling and grammatical errors included.

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First message

From:  Chung Hong (sanchezax@cantv.net)

Subject:  PROPOSAL

Am writing to you on behalf of Mr. Chen Shui-Bian. My name is Chung Hong, and I am bank executive here at the Industrial & Commercial Bank of China, Hong Kong Branch. My friend Mr. Chen Shui-Bian has presented a subtle offer which will need the help of a partner like you to complete successfully. Mr. Chen Shui-Bian is in a difficult situation and he must immediately relocate certain sums of money out and this must be done in such a way that it must not be tied to Mr. ChenPlease read Attached for full details and get back to me

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Second

From:  Chung Hong (jorjavi@cantv.net) Note:  Notice the different email address?

Subject:  Read and get back to me

Mr. Chen Shui-Bian is in a difficult situation and he must immediately relocate certain sums of money out and this must be done in such a way that it must not be tied to Mr. Chen. Please read attached for full detals and get back to me.

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Third

From: Chung Hong (jorjavi@cantv.net)

Subject:  on behalf of Mr. Chen Shui-Bian

 I am writing to you on behalf of Mr. Chen Shui-Bian. My name is Chung Hong, and I am bank executive here at the Industrial & Commercial Bank of China, Hong Kong Branch. Our bank website is http://www.icbcasia.com. My friend Mr. Chen Shui-Bian has presented a subtle offer which will need the help of a partner like you to complete successfully. Mr. Chen Shui-Bian is in a difficult situation and he must immediately relocate certain sums of money out and this must be done in such a way that it must not be tied to Mr. Chen. Please read attached for full detals and get back to me.

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Fourth

From:  Chung Hong (sanchezax@cantv.net)

Subject:  PROPOSAL

I am writing to you on behalf of Mr. Chen Shui-Bian. My name is Chung Hong, and I am bank executive here at the Industrial & Commercial Bank of China, Hong Kong Branch. My friend Mr. Chen Shui-Bian has presented a subtle offer which will need the help of a partner like you to complete successfully. Mr. Chen Shui-Bian is in a difficult situation and he must immediately relocate certain sums of money out and this must be done in such a way that it must not be tied to Mr. ChenPlease read Attached for full details and get back to me

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If you’re not sure if a message or offer like this is legitimate, this bit should say it all:

this must be done in such a way that it must not be tied to Mr. Chen.  

If the money or offer is legitimate, there should be no reason why a transfer cannot be tied to the one transferring it.  And did he really think I’d open his attached message?  Whatever strange person with the fraudulent and illegal offer.

Have you heard from Chung Hong or Chen Shui-Bian?

 

 

 

Mr. Antionette has urgent news

It’s been a minute since I’ve posted, eh?  The past couple of weeks have flown by in a blur, but that hasn’t stopped scammers and spammers.  Things are finally quieting down in my neck of the woods, so things will go back to the normal schedule.

While I was away, Mr. Antoinette sent several urgent messages, and all made it to my spam folder.  Once you read one, you’ll see why.

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From:  Mr. Antoinette (imfoffice@petal.org)

Subject:  Urgent Response…… (Note:  The ellipsis abuse is his)

 Attention:

I am  Mr. Antoinette of I M F Head Office.

Your email appeared among the beneficiaries, who will receive a part-payment of your contractual sum of  8. 5 Million US Dollars and has been approved already for months. You are requested to get back to
me for more direction and instruction on how to receive your fund. However, we received an email from one Mrs. Virgie Brown who told us that she is your next of kin and that you died in a car
accident last week. She has also submitted her account for us to transfer the fund to her. We want to hear from you before we can make the transfer to confirm if you are dead or not.
Please in confirmation that you are still alive, you are advised to reconfirm the below  listed information to enable us facilitate an
immediate payment for you.  (Note:  The spacing errors are his)

1 Your f ull names
2 Your present contact a ddress.
3 Your t elephone & Fax numbers.
4 Your O ccupations/age/sex.
5 Your Private E mail Address.

Once again, I apologize to you on behalf of I M F (International Monetary Funds) for failure to pay your funds in time, which according
to records in the system had been long overdue.

Thanks,

Mr. Antoinette.

This email has been checked for viruses by Avast antivirus software.
https://www.avast.com/antivirus

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I love how the message about the virus check is included; as if that’s somehow supposed to make this message legitimate.  International Monetary Fund scams have been around for years.  The game is the same; either you are the long lost relative of the deceased or the person contacting you wants to split ill-gotten proceeds.

Avoid.  Delete.

See you soon.

Fake: Customer Service Coordinator position with ATT Global Transportation Co., Inc.

This one almost looks legitimate.  It has the format of a corporate job description and vacancy posting.  It has a legitimate sounding job title.  Let’s see if you can spot the red flags.

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From:  Nigel Vecinal (tayladawsonub@aol.com)

Subject: Start Working Now , ID _ J59727. 

Job Announcement:
Reference Code: 08-75-450
Position title: Customer Service Coordinator;
Industry: Transportation Services;
Job Status/Type: Full Time Employee;
Salary: $68,000/year;
Medical and dental benefits are available. 401(K) plan.
Location: USA/All states;
Open period: July 21, 2014 – August 11, 2014

On this position you will be responsible for helping with the overall management of a project or a specific aspect of larger project under the direction of the Head of the Project. May assist or lead, under the supervision of the project manager, any of the project management responsibilities including: proposal development, client management and project close out to ensure the goals, objectives, and standards of the project are adhered to and that the client’s expectations are met and exceeded.

Key Requirements:

– Over 3 years of Client service;
– Over 2 years of Project Scheduling;
– General understanding of transportation principles an asset;
– Coordinate project plans across co-workers;
– Excellent computer skills Xactimate*, DASH ;

– Candidate musthave prior hands-on experience performing Tasks listed;
– Manage project plans across teams;
– Report on cross project dependencies;
– Assist managers with the development of work plans;
– Excellent organizational skills;

If you are interested, please reply to : Pelymtsova.Nadezhda@gmail.com with your resume.

For any additional information please contact HR Department 10-00AM – 6-00PM EST hours.

Our representative will contact you for further consideration.

We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

Sincerely,
Steven Evans,
Human Resources Department

ATT Global Transportation Co., Inc.

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So, which red flags caught your attention?  Email from one person, directions to email a resume to a second person, and a third person’s name as the HR person does not ease my mind.  Neither do the vague job description or task list.  The salary level isn’t exactly consistent with the minimal experience level, either.  A search for ATT Global Transportation Co. Inc. was a wash.  These scammers decided to create a mashup of well-known companies in the attempt to throw the email recipient off guard.  Jerks. 

I’d rather keep looking than fall for this sort of thing.  They either want your contact information or identity so they can make quick cash by selling it.  

Be smart and be safe.  

Capt.Casey Thoreen wants to know if I’m trustworthy

And another one.  These people are scumbags.

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From:  Capt.Casey Thoreen (casey@gmail.com)

Subject:  RE: CAN I TRUST YOU? FRIEND.

I write to seek your assistance for safe keeping of two military trunk boxes valuable that will be of great benefit to both of us,i will explain further when you respond to my direct Email:  captcasey2012thoreen@r7.com

I would appreciate your urgent response.

Capt.Casey Thoreen ( US ARMY OFFICER CURRENTLY SERVING IN AFGHANISTAN)

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Sure, you are.  

Another fraudulent offer from a Mail Forwarding Team

Howdy, folks.  

I’m still around and posting more often on Sherrie’s Getting Healthier.  Feel free to join me.  

Most of the fraudulent job offers I’ve received lately have been repeats, so I haven’t shared much.  This one made me giggle, so I’m sharing.  

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From: Karleigh Whitney (melanieswainstonygo@aol.com)

Subject: Work from Home, Increase Your Pay! … ID. , B60313;

Hello ! The mail forwarding team is seeking shipping/receiving Operator. (Note: Mail forwarding team tells me all I need to know).

No enrollment fee. The average monthly income is $1500.

Job Duties and responsibilities:

– Must be able to work on flexible schedules – the position is home-based
– Receive and mail incoming mail. Auditing incoming packages for damages.
– Complete all paperwork in a timely and accurate manner.

Qualifications:
– Applicants must be mature – 21 years and older, able to work independently, prioritize the work in an accurate and efficient manner, permanent access to Internet.

If interested, please reply to : Kseniya.Kostretskaya34@gmail.com with your resume and the cell number where we can get in touch with you.

Please note: If you do not receive a call or email from our manager, your information will be held in our record for future consideration.
Thank you.

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Seriously.  Mail Forwarding Team.  If you accept such a position, you are likely receiving merchandise purchased with stolen credit card information – if you receive packages at all.  Be smart and be safe. 

 

Pro tip: exclamation point abuse will not make spam seem legit

Spammers and scammers amaze me sometimes.  They are slimy idiots and brilliant at the same time.  They can draw people in like no one else.  Just wow.  Check out this message from (not really) General Abdul Aziz al-Shallal (using the email address test@test.com).   If I was desperate enough, I might believe it and follow up.

 

Subject: VERY URGENT!!! (Note:  You know, because all caps and multiple exclamation points mean this is real)

Greetings,

I apologized using this medium to reach you for a transaction/business of this magnitude, but this is due to Confidentiality and prompt access reposed on this medium. In unfolding this proposal, I want to count on you, as a respected and honest person to handle this project/transaction with sincerity, trust and confidentiality.
Let me use this opportunity to introduce myself briefly to you. I am General Abdul Aziz Jassem al-Shallal. One of the general that defected from the Syrian Army.


My office monitors and controls the affairs of sensitive institutions including some financial post in my country concerned with foreign contract payments as well..
I am the final signatory to any transfer or remittance of funds moving within banks both on the local and international levels in line to foreigncontracts settlement. I have before me, list of funds which could not be transferred to some nominated accounts as these accounts have beenidentified either as ghost accounts, unclaimed deposits or over-invoiced sum e.t.c. before I defected.


Now listen carefully please. I write to present you to the federal government that you are among the people expecting the funds to betransferred into their accounts. On this note, I wish to have a deal with you as regards to the unpaid certified contract funds.
I have every file before me and the data’s will be changed into your name to enable you receive the fund into your nominated account as thecontractor/beneficiary of the fund amount $20 Million U.S.D.


It is my duty to recommend the transfer of these surplus funds to the  government treasury and reserve accounts as unclaimed deposits. I have the opportunity to write you based on the opportunity that the funds was release to my office which I have made deposit into three countries France , United States and Britain namely.

Among several others, I have decided to remit this sum following my idea that we have a deal/agreement and I am going to do this legally.  (Note:  Nothing about this is legal or legitimate.) 

MY CONDITIONS AS FOLLOWS.

1. You will give me 70% at of the total sum as soon as you confirm the total fund in your designated account. 25% will be for you for while 5% should be set aside for any miscellaneous expenses. (Note:  If nothing else raises your suspicion, this should.)  

2. This transaction must be kept highly secretive as I am still in service to avoid public notice and all correspondence will be strictly by email for security purposes. We will talk on phone partially if any warrant for that.

3. There should be no third parties as most problems associated with fund release are caused by your agents or representative.
If you agree with my conditions, I will intimate you with the procedures to enable me fix your name on the payment schedule instantly to meet the mandate and vital information for you to receive the funds legally from the bank in which country funds has been safely deposited.

I hope you don’t reject this offer as this great opportunity comes but once in one’s entire life.

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So many red flags in this one!  Have you received it?

Until next time, peace.

 

Another Mystery Shopper position

Mystery shopping, again.  The reason scammers use this one so often is because there is a little truth in it.  There are mystery shopping gigs, but they don’t pay as handsomely as the scammers suggest.  You might get the overage or a bonus if the shop is urgent, but #$200 per gig?  Nope.

Mystery Shopper (alert@rbs.com) sent me this invitation to apply for a shopping gig and gave several clues to its fraudulent nature.

Subject:  MYSTERY SECRET SHOPPER

Congratulations,

 We are accepting applications from qualified individuals from all-over the
world to become Secret-Shopper. There is no charge to become a shopper and you do not need previous experience.

 After you sign up, you will have access to training materials from us. Should you interested, your wages would be US $200 per assignment. No commitment is made on this job and you would have flexible hours. At least 2 evaluations a week will be assigned to you because this is a part time job and we think this job suits you. We will provide you the money for all of your evaluations.

 Money order/Payment check would be in a certain amount which you would be required to Cash at your Bank, then deduct your salary and have the rest used for the evaluation at the store that would be given to you for evaluations.

 Provide the following information if you interested and we will get back
shortly with an your assignment.

 Name (First,Last):
 Email:
 Address:
 City,State,Zip Code:
 Phone Number:

 We are waiting your good response, Thank you.

 (Candidate from USA & Europe are allowed to apply for this offer)

 Regards,
 James Morgan
 Head of Recruitment
 SS-Network @2014

See that tidbit about cashing a check and deducting your salary?  Yeah, that’s the scam.  You cash a fraudulent check and you end up on the hook.  If the names James Morgan and SS-Network seem familiar, it’s because they are.   Once again, this Head of Recruitment is trying to steal from whoever falls for this.

Be safe.