Shipping scam from sanch_02003

Some scammers don’t even try.  Remember, any job that requires you to receive packages and reship them is not legitimate.

Here’s the full offer for your reading pleasure.  Bear in mind that the email addresses used may be compromised accounts or owned by the scammer.

From:  sanch_o2003 (sanch_o2003@yahoo.com, maribethhamonswnkn@yahoo.com, career4drinaz@gmail.com)
Subject:  Employment 9864149296337449

Good morning!
We got your profile via Careers job-site.
We are in need of a self-driven worker who will take care of all aspects of day-to-day receiving, delivery and goods handling needs.
Our company deals with the flow of packages by tracking the movement of local and worldwide transportations. Also we are responsible for the shipping details and documents.
First month will be your probationary month.
You will get $40 for the shipped package. After you will earn basic $2,200 plus $20 for the shipped parcel.
Main role conditions:
– Be a citizen or a resident of the USA or have work permit,
– 25 years old or older,
– High School Diploma,
– Negotiation skills.
On this post candidate should be able:
– To operate global delivery services online,
– To accept and forward customers goods,
– To do shipping and receiving schedules,
– To keep the data entry and track down deliveries.
Please write us back to take this post or to have more detailed information!
Thank you
Be safe, people.  Also, make sure you’re up-to-date on any news regarding compromised email accounts.  Your account may belong to scammers now.

Keep those comments coming! I like hearing about your experiences and any feedback you have regarding my posts.

 

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Unnamed advertising company’s fake job lead

I’m back and hitting the ground running.  Here’s a fake lead from Ivan Beach offering a killer salary.  It’s really too bad it’s fake.

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From:  Ivan Beach (administraciontyl@millicom.com.ar and Sholitsev.Borislav@gmail.com)

Subject: Job offer _ (6246349753270)

Hello !

Currently, our advertising company is looking to hire a suitable candidate to fill the position of Operations Supervisor on either a full-time or part-time basis.

Field: Media Group;
Job Status: Full-Time/Part-Time
Annual income: $73K/year.
Locality: Across the USA;

The successful candidate will be responsible for purchasing fixtures and fittings for our business premises countrywide as well as those of our partners.
Moreover, you will also be expected to negotiate purchase orders for the aforementioned items and equipment at the lowest cost while still ensuring the quality of the goods and their timely delivery across all branches within the organization.
Your responsibilities will also include the sending of regular reports to head office.

REQUIREMENTS:
– US national only.
– Minimum 5 years� work experience.
– IT literate.
– Balanced combination of education and experience.
– Strong interpersonal skills.

If you are interested, please reply with your resume.

Thank you for taking the time to read this offer.

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If this wasn’t interestingly fake enough, a similar offer from Larissa Franklin arrived with almost identical wording and a slightly lower salary.

From:  Larissa Franklin (car43510@pop02.odn.ne.jp or Akchurina.Viligelimina@gmail.com)

Subject: Job offer _ (6326352539863)

Hello !

Presently, our advertising company is looking to recruit someone to fill the position of Project Administrator on either a full-time or part-time basis.

Field: Media Company;
Job Status: Full-Time/Part-Time
Wage: $69000 per year.
Place of work: USA/All states;

The successful applicant will have the job of purchasing fixtures and fittings for our offices countrywide as well as those of our associates.
Moreover, you will also have to negotiate purchase orders for the aforementioned items and equipment at the lowest price while still ensuring the quality of the goods and their timely delivery across all sectors within the organization.
Your responsibilities will also include the sending of detailed reports to heads of department.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:
– US national only.
– Minimum 5 years� work experience.
– Strong computer skills.
– Cost conscious.
–  Self-starter.

If you are interested, please reply with your resume.

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You know the drill.  If it seems to good to be true, research like crazy before giving up any of your information.

Until next time,

peace.

Is it a Project Assistant or Operations Manager position?

Yesterday I shared a fake lead from Fuller Carter and made a note of his laziness in not proofreading his message.  Herrod Carney apparently learned from Carter or maybe is the same scammer using a different name. Tsk, tsk.  Sloppy work is just sloppy work, even if it is is a scam.

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From:  Herrod Carney (nanci@transoceanic.com)

Subject:  Job opening : (3632645493)

Vacancy ID: Project Assistant.

Section: Advertising company.

Job Status: Full-Time/Part-Time

Annual income: $70K.

Locality: Across the USA.

DETAILS

We are currently accepting applications for the full-time permanent position of Operations Manager for our Logistics and Warehousing Area of activity.

RESPONSIBLE FOR:

The work combines overseeing overall coordination of normal projects with the coordination of particular aspects of larger projects under the direction of the Project Manager. The post also involves Proposal Development and Project Execution.

You will be expected to maintain the standards of the project at all times, meeting project targets while fulfilling and superseding client expectations.

COMPETENCES:

– US citizen only.
– 7+ years� work experience.
– Bachelor�s degree or higher.
– A broad understanding of transportation is vital as well as the ability to manage projects across teams. – Strong computer skills with knowledge of basic business software like Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.
– The successful candidate will also possess competent spoken and written communication skills.

For more information, please reply with your resume.

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Notice that the message is almost identical to the one I shared yesterday?   The sender and position titles are different and while part-time is mentioned in the message heading, only full-time is referenced within the message.  It’s another example of a scammer copying and pasting script with minor changes.  Learn to spot these scams and share when you find them.

Be safe.

Fraudulent Operations Supervisor position

Yes, another fake job lead to share.  I share because scammers hope victims and potential victims will stay quiet and not warn others.  I’ll shout their names from the rooftops and share as many times as necessary if it will help someone.

Here’s the message I received in its entirety.

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From: Fuller Carter (mphilip09@yahoo.co.jp) (Note:  this is a Yahoo Japan email address)

Subject:  Equal opportunity , (5829012406)

Vacancy ID: Operations Supervisor.

Area of activity: Advertising company.

Job Status: Full-Time/Part-Time

Wage: $70K.

Placement: In every US state.

DESCRIPTION

We are currently accepting applications for the full-time permanent position of Project Administrator for our Engineering Services Department. (Note:  This position has two titles.)

RESPONSIBLE FOR:

The position combines supervising overall coordination of normal projects with the coordination of particular aspects of larger projects under the direction of the Head of Department. The work also calls for Proposal Development and Project Execution.

You will be expected to maintain the standards of the project at all times, meeting project targets while fulfilling and superseding client expectations.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

– US national only.
– 7+ years� work experience.
– Bachelor�s degree or higher.
– A broad understanding of logistics is crucial in addition to the ability to run projects across teams. – Computer literate with knowledge of basic business software like Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.
– The successful candidate will also possess first rate oral and written communication skills.

If you are interested, please reply with your resume.

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‘Fuller Carter’ kept the listing vague enough to seem legitimate and probably changed things up enough to make it seem different from other fraudulent offers.  A Yahoo Japan sendee email address with a Gmail address for responses and the change in position title from Operations Supervisor to Project Administrator within the listing are all huge red flags.

Lazy work, whoever you are.

Simon and his fake shipping job

Oh, Simon.  You think I don’t know about you.  Your name changes, but the game is the same.  You tell me about a part0time job with a great salary and think I’ll forget everything I’ve learned (and am still learning) about scammers.  You tried, though, and that means I’m going to share what you shared with me.

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From:  Simon Torres (studio.ziaco@alice.it)

Subject:  Find new work , (92571660729)

Greetings.

This message is a request to your resume that we found in CareerBuilder and we would like you to try for our new FREELANCE position.

A state & international team is seeking a part-time shipping/receiving Operator. The job demands working 2-3 hours a day at most on the PC. The job is consistent and the schedule is variable. The position suits those people who can work by themselves.

Job Description: receiving and sending incoming packages, maintaining documents for all shipping & receiving activities, packaging and managing picking up of all outcome goods.
Monthly income is nearly $1,500.

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

When interested please reply with information requested below so as to make sure we have your name and other information correctly.

– Full name:
– Country of residence, State:
– Contact number:

Please note: In the event we do not call you your resume will remain in our system to consider you in future.

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Does anyone have permanent access to the Internet?  Nope.

I won’t let scammers keep me from finding the perfect home-based position and neither should you.  Career Builder does attract scammers, but so do other job search sites.  It’s up to us to know the difference between legitimate and fraudulent inquiries.

Good luck and be safe.

Fake job opportunity from D&B Packaging & Shipping

It’s getting close to the start of another school year, so that means scammers are targeting parents and college students. They know how much we have to shell out in the pre-season and hope that our wishes fro more money make us less leery of offers that are too good to be true.

Caroline Brent emailed me with an offer and may email you as well.

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From: Caroline Brent (kitamura@adepoplanners.com

Subject:  Fresh job _ (3229339066176)

D&B Packaging & Shipping is one of the best companies in the sphere of forwarding business. We provide our reshipping services for people who need to have their purchases delivered outside the U.S. Our main goal is to make sure our customers purchases are safely delivered to them in the shortest time possible. We would be glad to offer you an opportunity to become our Administrative Assistant.
We found your resume on CareerBuilder and we think you could be an ideal candidate for this position. As an Administrative Assistant, you’ll be eligible for competitive salary as well as for significant monthly rewards from our company.
Our standard requirements are:
– High school diploma (or GED equivalent) – ability to work with Windows PC or Mac – proficiency in MS Office or Open Office – stable Internet access – ability to handle office equipment (e.g. printer and scanner)
Any related experience would be beneficial, however, it is not compulsory. We will also expect you to be attentive with all the documentation and of course with our customers purchases. Please reply to this email so that our HR representative can get in touch with you so that to provide more information.
Good luck! Regards, HR Agent Caroline Brent

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If the job details or email address seems familiar, it’s because Wallace Campbell emailed me from the same address about a Packaging Manager position the other day.  I told you, some scammers don’t even try to hide anymore.

Don’t let the number of scammers approaching you from Career Builder turn you away from your job search.

Be safe.

Fake Marketing position

Fake jobs ads and offers set my teeth on edge.  It’s hard enough to find legitimate home-based positions with so many scams muddying the waters.  It’s even more difficult for companies to believe that qualified candidates for telecommuting options exist when so many fake positions and unqualified candidates try to jump on every offer.  That’s a post for another day. Today’s post is about a fake job lead that’s potentially a scammy home business lead.

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From:  Marketing Dept. (support@digitalbinaryoptions.net)

Subject:  Rare Job Opportunities

Hello,

Unfortunately one of our valued team members have

recently left our team, this means we have a rare opening

in out corporation.

This position offers a starting salary of $250,500, plus

An outstanding benefits package tailored specifically to

you.

Learn More Here … 

You do not need any experience or qualifications, only

a willingness to learn, a few hours out of your day, and

an internet connection.

Sound like you?

Apply Now!

There is only one space available and it will be filled

quickly, so we recommend applying today.

Thanks,

Mary

1710 E INDIAN SCHOOL RD

85026 Phoenix
ARIZONA
UNITED STATES

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First, there is no $250,000 position that does requires no experience or education.  This should be the biggest and clearest red flag in the message.

Second and third, all of the links included in the email point to different pages of Goldbar One, which offers small business software (lead generation, shopping cart software, merchant accounts, and the like) and an affiliate program.  Goldbar Enterprises, LLC is based in Florida according to the administrator information.  According to the email, Mary is based in Phoenix, Arizona.  According to a quick address search, the address at the bottom of the email does not exist.  1710 East Indian Road does exist, but not at that zip code.

The fourth red flag is the original email Mary sent the message from.  Digital Binary Options offers guides on binary options trading strategy.  There is no mention of Mary, the high paying position, or Goldbar Enterprises, LLC.

This scammer almost covered the bases for reeling in job seekers. but Mary – or whoever the scammer is – has no fear of potential victims who do their homework.  The scammers wants people who click quickly with minimal provocation.  Don’t ever click job or business leads with minimal provocation.  Keep your eyes open for inconsistencies and big promises. Listen to that voice that tells you to wait a minute.

Until next time.

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.

Typical Mystery Shopping Scam

Mystery shopping scams are everywhere!  People receive this type of email or ‘job’ lead fairly often. While mystery shopping gigs exist, I’m not sure many can be considered jobs. I’ve done it a few times over the years, but only for stores and restaurants I’m interested in or have made updates in offers or services.

If you receive a message or find a lead like this one, don’t bother.  The reality of what my gigs were like are in italics.  The email content is as received, typos and all.

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From: MYSTERY SHOPPER (service@ymail.com)
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.

This much is true.

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.

That’s just not going to happen.  Legitimate mystery shopping gigs have a set rate and may or may not cover the cost of your products or services.  $200 is just a number that grabs attention.

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.

Here’s how you know without a doubt that this is a scam. They send you a check to cash at your bank. That gives them your account information. They may try to get you to give up your bank info for a direct deposit before you even shop.  In legitimate mystery shopping gigs, you receive reimbursement for your purchase after the fact.

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 @2013

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Oy.  It’s frustrating to hear of people falling for this, but I can totally understand how.  They use just enough truth to make the gig seem legit.

Notice I refer to mystery shopping gigs and not jobs?  These shops do not come around daily, even if you register with more than one company.  They’re great for a free meal out, book, movie, or other item, but will not lead to a salaried position or even pay bills beyond the cost of the particular shop.

If you want to give mystery shopping a shot, check out National Shopping Service.  I can vouch for them.

Have you performed a shop?  What did you think?

 

 

Another fake job lead – Geneve Credit and Lease Company

I don’t know about you, but I do not have time for this fakery.  Work (including recipe and product testing, yum), fitness, friends, family, dogs, and diy projects take enough time.   Idiot scammers still send this crap, so I’ll share it.

From:  Vivian Callahan (maxyfeierstein@yahoo.com)

Subject:  Job opening_ID_C6VNSQ48744

Dear Job Seeker,

Geneve Credit and Lease Company has available openings for the following position.

Position: Executive Project Manager
Industry: Equipment and Finance Leasing, Project Management, Supply Chain Management
Job Type: Full-Time Employee
Who may be considered: all United States residents
Duty locations: 10+ states
Salary: start up base salary of $90,000 per year
Benefit Package: 401(k) plan, paid vacations and sick days, full medical, health and dental insurance
Position Available: 9/8/13-9/28/13

A great opportunity has arisen for an Executive Project Manager looking to work with Geneve Credit and Lease Company, provider of leasing services since 1999. We are opening 9 branches in US and searching for a driven person to accept the position of Executive Project Manager.
Our company offers vast career opportunities and as a business we promote progression at all levels.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
– Monitor the relationship between borrowers and providers
– Manage project time reporting from the project team and coordinate with our accounting department on monthly invoicing
– Report status of projects at the portfolio level to upper management
– Work closely with new clients and prospects
– Research and coordinate with third party technologies and partners

Competencies, Skills and Attributes:
– Demonstrated ability in facilitating cross-functional teams
– Excellent organizational and project management skills
– Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Visio and other data entry processing applications
– Effective collaborative and proven process improvement skills

Requirements:
– Bachelors Degree or equivalent experience
– Demonstrated success in mentoring and staff development
– Project Management Professional (desirable)

For more information, please reply with your resume.

Human Resources Department
Geneve Credit and Lease Company
HR Manager
Hammett Chavez

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Why do I see scam all over this one? Well, three separate names between who sent it (two on the email alone and a third as HR Manager), multiple recipients on the email, and inflated base salary for starers. It seems there is a Geneve Credit and Lease Company, but not here in the US – and not exactly with that name.  If it seems too good to be true, it probably is.

Be safe, people!