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.

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Stalked by Stacy, David, and Harley and their fake offers

Apparently I’m irresistable and Stacy is desperate to reach me. Her friend, Harley, is almost as desperate.  Eight emails from Stacy, seven from David, and ten from Harley is the past three weeks.  I want to be this popular when it comes to legitimate offers!  Anyway, they both tell me that I have a pending deposit that needs verification.  Sometimes it’s $612 and others it’s nearly $5,000.

Subject lines include

  • Your deposit for $4,409.29 requires verification
  • Approval of Payment
  • Alert: $612 For (insert email address here) – Please Fill Form
  • (Support) Did you receive your deposit?
  • RE: Pending Payment For (insert email address here)… CLAIM NOW.
  • Congratulations: You’ve Made A Commission!
  • Your Check Is Waiting…

Even my email provider is on to them.  Several of the messages were flagged with a message stating that similar messages are used to steal user information.

Guess what they all have in common?  A Linear Success Formula or Accelerated Results Formula email address.  Ignore these people, do not click on any of their links.

Another shady delivery/courier position

It’s always interesting to see how scammers try to convince their marks that their offers are legitimate.  This attempt by Micah Emerson of  Best Worldwide Shipper amused me.

From:  Micah Emerson (yone@sugita.us)

Subject:  Equal opportunity (579306850)

Hello.

We would like you to look through the job offer described below. Best Worldwide Shipper company�has recently looked over the CV that you placed on the internet and wants to offer you a position as a courier clerk department employee.

Best Worldwide Shipper company was set in 2006 as a result of the merger of couple commercial postal services in Lithuania. Our current business sphere operates with many European clients to facilitate the ordering, paying and transfer of merchandise purchased directly from the North American market to them. Our organization approach by default aims the retail sphere.

The duties of your position are considered strictly for residents of the US. As a shipping employee your duties will consist of: tracking, receiving, combining, consolidating and transferring merchandise purchased from big United States web firms overseas to the corporate headquarters and secondary office facilities. The job does not demand going to any type of office work places and can be generally done from your home and the local post office. Our organization provides all the needed materials and instructions for doing the job, a clear job agreement (with other paperwork) and plenty of bonuses. We demand no start up costs from our workers. Merchandise that our clients buy are primarily popular electronics such as Apple products, different computers and other electronics, so there is nothing heavy or bulky involved (and no need for a big storage place). We offer a $1,800 monthly stable and base salary with an added bonus provided for every task performed on time. There is a possibility of higher wages and expanding careers for our most successful employees.

Our requirements:
– 18 years minimum age
– Maintaining a working street address
– Being able to surf comfortably on the  internet and with a printer
– Having a working telephone number (and willingness to add other or additional numbers)
Best Worldwide Shipper company is happy to show you this official invitation letter. We purposely avoid any attachments or links to keep web security at the the best level.

In the event you are interested, do not hesitate to let us know about it via email.

Purposely avoiding attachment and links somehow make this offer seem legitimate.  Not even, but nice try.  You can’t even capitalize the entire ‘company’ name.

Of particular note is the use of three different email addresses – one sent it, one the reply to address, and one it was addressed to.  Usually when a message is addressed to one party and received by another, the one it was sent to is included as a blind carbon copy.  This is not how a prospective employer contacts and prospective employee.

No legitimate company hires random individual third parties to reship merchandise, including those dealing with Apple products, electronics, or anything of the sort.  Including specific brand names does not make the offer any less shady.  At best, this is an attempt to steal your information.  It could also make you an accessory to a crime.

Be safe.

A long one from Daphne Pugh

Since the fake job offer email is so long, I’ll get right to it.

From: Daphne Pugh (wy2008@vip.sohu.com) 

Subject: Job opportunity – (088389876) 

Hi.

We want you to look through the job offer written below. Rush Delivery service�has recently got acquainted with the resume that you posted on the internet and would like to offer you a free vacancy as a courier clerk department member.

Rush Delivery service was set in 2006 as a result of the merger of couple commercial postal services in Lithuania. Our current business sphere works with many European clients to facilitate the ordering, purchase and deliver of goods bought directly from the North American market to them. Our enterprise approach by default targets the retail field.

The duties of your vacancy are reserved only for residents of the US. As a delivery employee your duties will include: following, accepting, putting together, accumulating and transferring goods ordered from big US internet firms to Europe to the corporate branches and secondary office locations. The position does not demand attending any kind of office work places and can be primarily performed from your home and the local post office. Our organization provides all the required materials and instructions for doing the job, a clear job contract (with other paperwork) and plenty of benefits. We ask for no start up costs from our employees. Products that our clients order are majorly modern electronics such as Apple gadgets, different computers and similar electronics, so there is nothing heavy or too large being shipped (and no need for a warehouse place). We provide a $1,800 monthly stable and base salary with an extra bonus paid for every task accomplished on time. There is a very good chance of higher salary and expanding careers for our most successful employees.

Our requirements:
– 18 years minimum age
– Having a working street address
– Being able to work comfortably on the  internet and with a printer
– Having a working phone number (and willingness to add several or additional numbers)
Rush Delivery service is happy to show you this official invitation message. We purposely do not include any attachments or links to keep web security at the highest point.

If you are interested, do not hesitate to let us know about it via email.

I told you it was long.  Daphne is pretty thorough, but that doesn’t change that this is a fake offer.

Be safe.

Fake personal assistant position from John Wiley

Ah, the great art gallery owner John Wiley.  No, I haven’t heard of him, either.  Not before he sent me this message, anyway.

From:  John Wiley (enriquezmary@aol.com)

Subject:  Personal Assistant

Hello,
 
My Name is John Wiley,and I own an Art Gallery, This time of the year
is exceedingly a busy time for me,and I find myself constantly
travelling out of
the Country for exhibitions,auctions, deliveries et all as such I sort
the services of a Personal Assistant to handle my business errands.
I do not require that you resume to an office,leave your current
employment or levacuate your convenience.
 
I am looking for someone that can handle my business errands during
his or her spare time.
Here are a list of responsibilities that I would require you bear on my
behalf:
 
1. Receive my mail and drop them off at the post office or shipping
center.All expenses and shipping charges will be covered by me.
2. Pay bills on my behalf.I would be providing funds for this.
3. Sit for delivery at home or pick up items at a post office near you
at your convenience.
When you get my mail or receive packages on my behalf you are free to
open them to check contents in order to gurantee your safety and
security.
 
The contents of the my mail and the packages are specifically art
materials and paintings as well as personal letters. No heavy packages
are involved.
If you decide to accept this position or you are able to offer me any
of the responsibilities I have listed above, Please provide me with
the following details
 
Full Name:
Full Address:
City:
State:
Zip Code:
Phone No:
Age:
Work Status:
 
EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS:
 
A. Being honest and trustworthy.
B. Ability to 15 to 20 hours a month
C. Ability to check your EMAIL 3 to 5 times daily.
 
REMUNERATION:
 
$350 Weekly.
 
Please note that this job DOES NOT require any financial obligation of
any sort from you as I would be catering for all expenses.
 
I look forward to hearing from you.
 
Regards,
John Wiley

It seems innocent enough, right?  It is just a part-time position and he’s going to cover all job-related expenses.  And the salary is pretty decent.  Why do I think this is a fake?  For starters, the duties include shipping and receiving packages.  He gives permission for you to open them and he’s going to pay all expenses.  You might think that doesn’t sound bad, and it might not be.  But why would a gallery owner have art shipped to an assistant instead of to his gallery?  That smells funny.

Another red flag under job duties is that he’ll send you money to pay his bills.  Is he sending business checks or a company card for paying said bills, or is he going to send the assistant a check for deposit into the assistant’s account for the assistant to write checks? Or does he want the assistant to wire cash to his creditors?  This is pretty shady stuff and not worth talking to him for additional information.  Especially when his email address does not include any variation of his name.

What do you think?  Did you see the same red flags I did?  Have you received this email?

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.  

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.

C. S. Aluminium Corporation fake job lead

Once again, a fraudulent job lead came my way.  Once again, I’m sharing the message and pointing out the red flags.

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From:  C. S. Aluminum Corporation (hunter@dankov.lipetsk.ru)

Subject:  Rep Needed Urgently 

C. S. Aluminium Corporation.
17 Tong Lin Road, Hsiao Kang
District, Kaohsiung 812,
Taiwan, R.O.C.
Website: csc.com.tw
REF:CSC/REP/887

Good day,

I am Mr. S. T. Chang, President of C. S. Aluminium Corporation. We need a
reputable person,company/firm to serve as our payment
collection agent in America,Canada.We are ready to discuss terms of
payment if
you are interested.

Note: It won’t disturb your present job, as  its  going to be on part time
basis

Warmest Regards
Mr. S. T. Chang

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Red flags:

  • Mr. S. T. Chang’s email address is hunter@dankov.lipetsk.ru.  If C.S. Aluminum is in Taiwan, why would the company president use an email address based in Russia?
  • ‘Payment Collection Agent’ position should always make you pause.  The company location, salary, and list of duties should be clear and not suspect.
  • The note claiming the position will not disrupt your present job is suspect.  How many legitimate employers make that statement from the beginning?
  • If the message shows up in your spam folder with a warning message, it’s very unlikely the job is legitimate.

Be safe and smart, people.

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.

 

 

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?