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.  

So urgent they sent it twice! Cyber warning from James B. Comey

It never ends!  May is only 9 days old and the spam is rushing  in like mad.  Maybe the scammers are trying to take advantage of tax refunds or the ‘holy crap it’s summer’ rush for extra cash?  Or maybe this is just the same old mass email and hope someone falls for it thing.  Most likely that’s it.

James B. Comey (mflores@spyros.com.mx and nuno@telnet.com.br) wants to be sure I don’t trust just anyone when it comes to collecting my funds from overseas.  He knows that imposters are afoot and needs me to recognize that he is legit – which he isn’t.  He emailed me twice in one day, you know, in case I have multiple inheritances to collect.  Because I’ve got it like that.  Or something.

Subject:  STOP CONTACTING IMPOSTERS, CYBER WARNING

and

Dear Beneficiary, The Truth About Your Funds (Note:  Yes, two subject lines within each message).  

Federal Bureau of Investigation
Counter-terrorism Division and Cyber Crime Division
J. Edgar. Hoover Building Washington DC
JAMES B. COMEY,
 
Attention Beneficiary,
 
Records shows that you are among one of the individuals who are yet to receive their overdue payment from overseas which includes those of Lottery/Gambling, Contract and Inheritance. Through our Fraud Monitory Unit we have noticed that you have been transacting with some impostors and fraudsters who have been impersonating the likes of Prof. Soludo, Lamido Sanusi of the Central Bank Of Nigeria, Mr. Patrick Aziza, Bode Williams, Frank, Anderson, none officials of Oceanic Bank, Zenith Banks, Kelvin Young of HSBC, Ben of FedEx, Ibrahim Sule, Dr. Usman Shamsuddeen and some impostors claiming to be The Federal Bureau of investigation.
The Cyber Crime Division of the FBI gathered information from the Internet Fraud Complaint Center (EFCC) on how some people have lost outrageous sums of money to these impostors. As a result of this, we hereby advise you to stop communication with any one not referred to you by us. We have negotiated with the Federal Ministry of Finance that your payment totaling $5,900,000.00(Five Million Nine Hundred Thousand Dollars). will be released to you via a custom pin based ATM card with a maximum withdrawal limit of $15,000 a day which is powered by Visa Card and can be used anywhere in the world where you see a Visa Card Logo on the Automated Teller Machine (ATM).
 
We guarantee receipt of your payment. This is as a result of the mandate from US Government to make sure all debts owed to citizens of American and also Asia and Europe which includes Inheritance, Contract, Gambling/Lottery etc are been cleared. Below are few list of tracking numbers you can track from Delivery Company website to confirm people like you who have received their payment successfully.
 
Name: Mr. and Mrs. RANGANBAY: DHL Tracking Number: 2282232175 (www.dhl.com)
Name: Mr. Jalaludin: FedEx Tracking number 875777537332 (www.fedex.com)
 
To redeem your funds, you are hereby advised to contact the ATM Card Center via email for their requirement to proceed and procure your Approval of Payment Warrant and Endorsement of your ATM Release Order on your behalf which will cost you $285US only and nothing more as everything else has been taken care of by the Federal Government including taxes, custom paper and clearance duty so all you will ever need to pay is $285.00 only. (Note:  And you’ll never see that $285 or any funds supposedly coming your way.  This is designed to steal at least this much from you).  
 
Mrs. lIllian Prey (ATM Card Center Director)
Central Bank of Nigeria Central Business District,
Card astral Zone, federal Capital Territory,
Abuja.
 
ATM Card Center Director Mrs. lIllian Prey.
Do contact Mrs. lillian Prey of the ATM Card Center via his contact details above and furnish him with your details as listed below:
 
 
 
FULL NAMES: __________________________________
DELIVERY ADDRESS FOR ATM CARD: __________________
SEX: _______________
DATE OF BIRTH: __________________
OCCUPATION: __________________
TELEPHONE NUMBER: _____________________
EMAIL ADDRESS: _____________________
 
On contacting him with your details your file would be updated and he will be sending you the payment information in which you will use in making payment of $285.00 via Money Gram or Western Union Money Transfer for the procurement of your Approval of Payment Warrant and Endorsement of your ATM Release Order, after which the delivery of your ATM card will be effected to your designated home address without any further delay, No extra fee.
 
 
JAMES B. COMEY ,
DIRECTOR OF FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
UNITED STATES IN COLABORATION WITH THE
DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20535
 
Note: Disregard any email you get from any impostors or offices claiming to be in possession of your ATM card, you are hereby advice only to be in contact with Mr. Tony Micheal the Director of the ATM card center who is the rightful person to deal with in regards to your payment and forward any emails you get from impostors to this office so we could act upon it immediately. Help stop cyber crime.  (Note:  Yes, help stop cyber crime.  Don’t fall for this crap.)
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So many lies, so little time.  Report this message as spam and fraud to your email provider.  Don’t believe it, ever.

Until next time, peace.

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.

 

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.

 

Oy

It’s been a while, eh? Holiday season, last few weeks of school, pain, and projects are harshing my mellow. But no fear, I’m getting things back under control and will be back with you regularly starting now.

How is your schedule so far?

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?