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.

 

 

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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. 

 

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.

 

No, Cynthia, I will not help you

Have I told you lately how much I despise scammers?  I especially dislike those who claim to have an illness, ill child, or military affiliation.  Our men and women in uniform have it hard enough without having to clear their names if a scammer steals their info.

From:  Cynthia Ivy May (chynthia1740@aol.com)

Subject:  Greetings!

Dear Sir/Madam,

Greetings!

I hope this email finds you well. I am Sgt. Cynthia Ivy May (US Army) on
Active Duty in Sana, Yemen (Middle East, Asia) and I have a profitable
business proposal for you. There is no risk and it is easy. I will be
sending my identification subsequently. If you are interested, get back to
me for briefs and procedures.

Regards,

Sgt. Cynthia Ivy May

Her ‘business proposal’ likely involves moving a large sum of money via wire transfer.  Avoid and spread the word.  Don’t let anyone who care for fall for it.

Be well.

 

 

Devin, try again! Another day, another scam.

So much, spam, so little time.  Let me know if you haven’t seen this one before.  It’s a new contact person with the same old ‘we hope your greed or desperation makes you contact us’ kind of thing.

From:  Devin Stoutenborough (vvdstoutenborough@mdeca.org)

Subject:  (none)

Good day to you,
I am a banker with China Guangfa Bank. I am sincerely Sorry for bugging into your privacy, it’s due to a business deal, l am the Chief Risk Officer and Executive Director of China Guangfa Bank in Hong Kong. I want to present you as the owner of 49.5 million US dollars In my bank since i am the only one aware of the funds due to my investigations. Please grant me the benefit of doubt and hear me out. I need you to signify your interest by replying to this email: jameshk77@rogers.com
James Morrow.

Benefit of doubt my butt.  James, Devin, or whoever you are, you’re scum.

Be safe and smart, people.

 

Spammers make me giggle

You know, I don’t know many people who couldn’t use and extra few dollars.  I don’t think I know anyone who’d fall for offers like these.

Li Zoahang (zzaohangz@kimo.com) wants my help –

I’m Li Zaohang, and I work with Bank of China.
I need your assistance in moving a sum of $28.370 Million Dollars from my Bank.
Kindly get back if interested.

Wow, really?  Sad attempt at scamming.  Where’s the imagination?  The enticement?  Sorry, throwing a huge dollar amount at me isn’t enough reason for me to consider giving you my information or breaking the law.

Michael McNeill (ppc@snru.ac.th) went with the tried and true soldier stationed abroad approach –

I am Sgt. Michael McNeill, a US Marine Sgt. Serving in the 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment. I am presently in Afghanistan. I have summoned up courage to contact you for an assistance to evacuate some cash eighteen million dollars (18,000,000.00) to the States or any safe country.

SOURCE OF MONEY:
Some money in various currencies was discovered and concealed in barrels with piles of weapons and ammunition at a location near one of the Taliban Caves during a rescue operation and it was agreed by all party present that the money will be shared among us.

I will provide you with more details upon the receipt of your response.

Respectfully,
Sgt. Michael McNeill
United States Marine Corps.
Afghanistan

Sigh.  We all know that looting is a possibility in any wartime, but yeah, no thanks.

Gillian and Adrian Bayford (info@usa.net) want to just give me money.  With the Google Management Team’s approval –

We are Gillian and Adrian Bayford. My wife and I won the biggest Euro Millions lottery prize of £148 Million GBP and we just commenced our Charity Donation and we will be giving out a cash donation of £1,500,000.00 GBP  to 5 lucky individuals and 10 charity organizations from any part of the world. To verify the genuineness of this email, check this web page; http://news.sky.com/story/972395/148-6m-euromillions-jackpot-winners-named Your email address was submitted to my wife and I by the Google Management Team and you are therefore approved £1,500,000.00 GBP

Congratulations & Happy Celebrations in Advance.

Oy.

So, what goodies have you received this week?

About my work – freelance food writer

People ask me about what I do from home, so I figured I’d share with a little more detail.  First up. food and freelancing. 

I love food.    I love eating, cooking, reading about, and playing with food.  I collect cookbooks and menus.  I love finding new twists on favorite recipes.  I love seeing the look on a loved one’s face when they enjoy something I prepared for them.

I wanted to find a way to do what I love and make money with it.  While searching for a new telecommuting position, I stumbled across a listing for Examiner.com.  I always wanted to write, so I decided to take the plunge.  After all, I had nothing to lose. They liked me, so I became Charleston SC’s Vegetarian Examiner.  I get to play with food more and write about it,

SAMSUNG

Homemade veggie soup – vegan, quick, and cheap. A standard in cooler months.

SAMSUNG

From Crazy Sexy Kitchen – a yummy salad of almonds, sunflower seeds, and veggies.

SAMSUNG

Chickpea Burgers from Grilling Vegan Style. Loved them and so did the omni hubby.

 

If you want to try your hand at writing, consider becoming an Examiner, too.

Finding my passion and finding a way to make it part of how I make my living was important to me.  It’s standard advice for those looking for the right business.  Or anyone looking for peace.  Find your bliss and embrace it.

What’s your passion?

Oy, Sunday was not my day of rest

I love having a flexible schedule, but hate it at the same time.  I love it because I can work whenever, but hate when I forget to take scheduled breaks.

Yesterday was family day all around. We celebrated a birthday and just hung out together.  Work was the last thing on my mind, but I made a mental note about what I needed to do today,  My to-do list wasn’t long, but it took some time.

How good do these look? Lindsay Nixon (Happy Herbivore) rocks!  Lindsay Nixon photo.

How good do these look? Lindsay Nixon (Happy Herbivore) rocks! Lindsay Nixon photo.

First up, I wrote and published an Examiner article and blog post on an upcoming book release.

I love me some Happy Herbivore!   Sorry, fan girling.

Photo editing, proofreading, and some promotion went along with it.  In between those tasks, I did a little social media management for a client.  While doing so, I took note of ideas for blog posts for said client and performed a little customer service.   I checked the time and realized I was falling behind, so I grabbed a snack and went back to writing.  I finished up and started on my Saturday and Sunday blog challenge posts while noting that I missed the Panthers game.  Nice win, guys!

I also checked email, corresponded with clients, and checked sales circulars for dog food specials. What I haven’t done is plan menus or cooked Sunday dinner.  It’s just us girls at the moment and we know the routine when I’m working on weekends.

So, what’s your Sunday like today?

Halima Ali Muhammed wants to invest

I would feel special, but I know the deal.   Once again, a random person from another part of the world wants my help in investing millions.  I’m no financial guru or genius with money. I’m just a potential mark to them.  Someone who’ll salivate at the dollar amount and do anything to get my portion of the pot.

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Subject:  NOTICE UPDATE (Note: again, what’s with the all caps?)
From:  Halima Ali Muhammed (halimaalimuhammed@yahoo.ca)

Good day!

With due respect to your person and with much sincerity of purpose I make
this contact with you and I believe that you can be of great assistance to
me.

I AM Mrs. Halima Ali Muhammed Wife of Late Hassan Ali Muhammed from Aleppo in Syria. My Late husband  who was killed by President Bashar al-Assad
Snipers was a crude oil merchant before our  Country was turned upside
down by the on going conflict right now.

The reason I contacted  you is because the situation in my Country now is really bad and nobody can predict the  future  especially with the radical Islamist who refused to join the Western Country  approved  free Syrian Coalition which my Late Husband was a member . The President Bashar al-Assad Government seized everything that belong to anyone that in support of Free Syrian Coalition.  All my late husband bank accounts and properties has been confiscated by President Bashar al-Assad.

Note:  Everything was confiscated except for this modest amount my husband was able to hide.  Wait, she hasn’t mentioned the money yet.)

I  am using this medium to seek for your advise,assistance and cooperation
to invest the only remaining money in your country for the future of my
family. These money for the investment is US$9.6Million that my husband
managed to move out of Syria at the early stage of the conflict and
deposited with a finance firm in Europe.

(Note:  Of course the money is in Europe.  It always is.)
Please can you assist me to invest in your line of business or in any
other profitable venture in your Country which will be under your care under a mutual beneficial agreement/arrangement between us. The amount is quite
substantial and the future of my family depends on it.

I look forward to receiving from you soon if you are willing to assist me.

Sincerely,

Mrs. Halima Ali Muhammed

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Move alone, scammer.  I am not the one.

 

A day in the life

Curious about this telecommuting mom’s daily weekday schedule? It’s less exciting than you’d think.

5:15-5:30 am  crawl out of bed (yeah, right)

5:45 am  really crawl out of bed, scramble around like a crazy woman

5:50 – 6:30 am  make breakfast and lunch for man and boy, kick them out for the day

6:30 – 7:30 am shower, breakfast, coffee

7:30 am – noon work

noon- 1 pm lunch

1-2 pm exercise break

2-4 pm work

After 4, unless I’m swamped or distracted, I play around online for me. Pinterest, blogs, shopping for free e-books, finding recipes, clean, or whatever.  I start on dinner around 5-5:30 pm and from then on it’s family time.

I take stretch breaks while at my desk (because I pay dearly when I don’t) and am interrupted by dogs, the girl, package deliveries, and the occasional random visit.

On that note, don’t drop by without giving me a call first. It makes me a little cranky.

What does your day look like?