Business deal from Yuan Peng – just another bank scam

When someone approaches me offering to transfer funds from a  deceased family member’s bank account, I smell scam.  Lost and forgotten accounts are real, but you need to find them yourself.  No news report regarding a bank tracking down family members to give them money have ever come across my radar.

Here’s the message from Yuan Peng, complete with the email addresses used.

From:  Yuan Peng (yuanpeng806@sina.com, yuanpeng806@gmail.com)
Subject:  Re: Important (Business) Deal

Dear,
I am Mr Yuan Peng, I work as the head of audit within our bank’s account management team. It has come to our attention while in the process to a new digital banking system that a late family member of yours still has an active account within our bank, containing a significant amount of funds. We are bound by law to transfer the funds to any surviving family member as the beneficiary of the deceased account, please respond at your earliest convenience so I can send you the details to get this process in motion.
Best Regards,
Yuan Peng

Notice how there is no name entered in the greeting?  Someone was in a rush to throw the message out there and did not bother to address me by name.  Sloppy.

Be safe out there.  Scammers are busy all year, but seem to ramp up the intensity after the holidays and before school starts when people traditionally need a little extra cash.

Until next time, beware of offers of free money.

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Honestly, I could not have put this any better than she did.  

 

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It’s been a long year

I’m so ready for 2016 to end.  We lost so many heroes this past year.  It seemed like every day there was news of a celebrity death.  Bowie and Prince helped shape me.  Carrie Fisher was a hero because she was so fearless, open, and badass.  Rickman’s voice was silenced.

Death hit close to home, too.  My big brother was a mystery and the reason I earned a yellow belt in karate.  My pup Freddie was my baby.  Did I mention how I held her on her first ride home?

What else?  Health took a hit, wallet took another. And don’t get me started on election season.

There was good, too.  I found some answers I needed.  Teen Boy is a college freshman.  Adult Girl earned her Associate Degree in Engineering Design Graphics. We installed a programmable thermostat and did not blow a fuse or burn the house down.

All in all, I’m just ready for the fresh start for the new year.  How about you?

Here’s to a wonderful 2017. May it be healthier, happier, and better for all of us.  Salud!

October 2016

Time really flies!

I did not realize it had been so long since I’d posted.  You know how life gets in the way, right?

More posts are on the way.  Now that the holiday season is getting close (I know, I know), expect scammers to come out even harder than usual.  As I’ve said before, there are real home-based jobs out there, but you have to do your homework.

If you have questions on how to find something, reach out.  I’m around, even when I’m quiet.

More fake shipping/receiving job postings

There are quite a few fake shipping/receiving jobs in my inbox this week. In general, they all promise decent to high salaries for receiving packages at your address and shipping them to another address.  This type of position sets you up as a  potential fall guy.  You’ll either receive stolen items or crooks will steal your money or banking information when they have you deposit your paycheck and wire them the overage.

Look out for messages from Harper Michael, Vladimir McBride, Guy Dixon, and Levi Foley.

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Subject:   Job offer (some random number)

Good day.

This letter is a request to your application posted in CareerBuilder and we would like you to take our new HOME-BASED position.

A national & international group is searching a part-time shipping/receiving Administrator. The job demands working 2-3 hours per day at most on the PC. The job is consistent and the working hours are variable. The job is open to those people who can work by themselves.

Responsibilities: receiving and transferring incoming items, keeping documents for all shipping & receiving activities, packaging and planning pick up of all outcome goods.
Monthly salary is about $1,500.

Requirements: 21+ years of age, permanent access to Internet.

In case interested please reply with data requested below so as to confirm we have your name and other details correctly.

– First and last name:
– Country, State:
– Your Contact number:

Please note: If we do not call you your resume will be preserved in our system to consider you in future.

Subject:  Well-paying job

Hello ! The mail forwarding team is looking for shipping/receiving Clerk.

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 shipments. Auditing incoming shipments 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 information requested below so as to make sure we have your name and other details correctly.

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

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

Subject:  Job offer (random number)

Hi!
We found your profile through recruiting agency.
Tell us, do you want to take three thousands $ a month doing home-based work?
We are looking for Mailing Assistant in our company that has to inspect the content of the boxes are delivered home, make reports and send them to the destination.
To fulfil that work no special skill is required. It is enough to be careful, honest and reliable person. This is a full-time vacancy that will take up to 40 hours weekly.
We form official employment, benefits package and health benefits.
If you are interested in the vacancy, please let us know about that in your response � We will email you the details.

P.S. We are in search for a Mailing Assist in the nearest time, so We ask you to reply to us within the next 24 hours after you got this email, otherwise We will have to consider the other candidatures.

TMK INTERNATIONAL LTD.

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Remember, if someone wants you to receive and ship items from your home, it’s not a legitimate position,  Be safe.