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 (,,
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.


Fake Packaging Manager position

Online job search websites are blessings and curses.  The sites make it easier to find companies that hire workers with standard, flex time, and telecommuting schedules and gives job seekers and employers to connect from anywhere in a company’s territory.  The curse is the possibility of scammers finding potential targets from the user pool.  While some scammers target employers, others target job seekers.

A typical job scam making the rounds involves shipping or reshipping packages for companies that are just starting to break into the North American market.  If a potential employer says a home-based position involves shipping and receiving, it’s fake.  You’ll either give your information to a criminal or become an unwitting accessory to crime.

This is one of the newer scams appearing in the spam folder.


From: Wallace Campbell (

Subject: Equal opportunity , (425611831837309)

Good day.

Our company is happy to pitch this new great vacancy of “Package Manager”.

This position is designed exclusively for home-birds. If you are able to be home from 9am through 5pm, this job is designed especially for you.

You will have to work with parcels. You will have to receive parcels, repack them and send them to the end addressee. This job is hassle free and it is ideally suited for housewives
, elderly and others who either work from home or are at home during daytime hours.
There will be no heavy packages. Most packages contain toys and clothes.

You need no money to apply.. You will not have to spend any of your money generating income with us. All work-related expenses are on us.
To work for our company you will have to have a Internet ready PC
, a cell phone and means to print necessary documents.

The amount of money you will be earning depends on the quantity of parcels you will be processing.
During the probationary period people which are employed by us make up to $150/week.

If you are interested, please contact us via email.

P.S. To qualify, all you have to do is to remain from 9am to 5pm. You must meet this condition or, this job is not for you.


Home-birds?  Interesting term for a potential employer to use in an introductory email.  Wow, up to $150 a week during probationary period.  Even if you think this one might be legitimate, are you willing to risk it for that little?  Granted, the scammer decided to forgo the typical high salary hook, but offering starvation wages is not the way to get a bite.

There are NO legitimate home-based shipping and receiving positions.  None.

Be safe.

An interesting offer from Damon Walton

I save my spam and fake job offers to share here.  There are quite a few saved since my longer-than-expected hiatus.  It’s been busy over here between projects, doc and physical therapy appointments, subscription experimentation, and more.

Anyway, this one is a doozy.  It’s hard to read without editing because it’s just that bad.  I want to respond with a grammar-and spelling-corrected copy of the offer.  Damon Walton apparently does not have spell-check on his email platform.

From:  Damon Walton (

Subject:  Well-paid job / (78665082162)

Good day! I have found your curriculum vitae in CareerBuilder database and you look to be a suitable person for the job we are offering.

The position is pretty easy with a monthly income and social welfare benefit. We need those employees who are able to maintain business cooperation between customers of another state. You mustnďż˝t any particular knowledge; our colleagues will send you detailed position obligations and help you telephonically. To begin you’ll have to have an account created with one of the local banks in order to effect the transactions from our customers and conclude a contract. You will get your first salary in around 5 business days.

In case this job opportunity is of interest to you, please don�t be shy to reply via email.

This is one reason I have a love/hate relationship with Career Builder.

Be safe and delete this stuff.

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 (

Subject:  Personal Assistant

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
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
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:
Zip Code:
Phone No:
Work Status:
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.
$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.
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?

The spam and scams never end!

Howdy, y’all.

You’d think the criminals would take a little time off to celebrate holidays and such, but no.  They’re workaholics and they cast wide nets, hoping to snag someone.  Sadly, they usually do.

Take Mr. John David for example.  He thinks that a subject line screaming good news will entice me.  He thinks I’ll happily download the attached file without a thought.  I won’t, but someone else might.

Job scammers are busy, too.  They’re still stealing contact information from legitimate job search sites and sending job offers out.  Natalie Gittens ( and contacted me about a job after finding my resume on Career Builder.

Subject:  Position available _ id – R348KC6535197.


By this email we would like to reply to your CV that you’ve posted with CareerBuilder and suggest you to apply for a vacant position with our Company. Our job is not related to any sales, MLM or similar companies that would ask you to pay entrance fee or subscribe to a kind of mailing structure. Working with us, you will be engaged in a real business issue that would require your part-time involvement. You can generate profit even staying at your home or office. This is a longtime job with salary guaranteed.

Vacancy: Turnover Manager
Payment Amount: $1650/month.
Type: Part-Time

Situation: the United States of America

Responsibilities: Forwarding packages


– Possibility to work during 6-10 hours a week;
– You are a US citizen;
– High level of responsibility;
– 21+ y.o.;
– PC/Home office;
– Confident and skilled in using Microsoft office including Excel, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint, email and Internet;
– Possibility to combine this job with other activities;
– You can accept packages weighting up to 10 kg;
– Legitimate shipping address is available.

For getting more information, please send your answer back.

When we verify your data and find it suitable, you will be contacted by our job manager.

Faithfully yours,
BTK-Sales Inc.

Sigh.  A part-time job paying $1650 a month should raise eyebrows, but sometimes people are desperate for just one of these offers to be real.  They’re not.  They’re either after your money,  making you an accessory to a crime, or both.  Seriously, it’s fake.  Please don’t fall for it.

Have you receive any interesting ‘job’ offers lately?  Share with the rest of us.

Fraudulent job invitation from General Transnational Shipper

One of the more time-consuming activities of a job hunt is research into every lead or invitation for an interview.  I see it as time well-spent, especially when the potential employer is actually a scam artist.  Any job offer or invitation from General Transnational Shipper is a scam.


From:  (

Subject:  Job opening_ID _(E326KNQQE5)…

Hello !

Please, have look at the following offer.

General Transnational Shipper inc has opened the position of a delivery employee. In case you have received this letter, that implies the online recruiting department managers have seen your resume on the web, because our recruitment department is searching for nominees on the web.

General Transnational Shipper inc is a European company which is situated in Poland (Warsaw). This firm is engaged in retail trade and forwarding of various goods (mostly modern electronics equipment) and realizing it to European customers. We have been rather prosperous in this business since 2005.

Your obligations will consist of receiving items and sending them off via United States Postal Service and many other agencies.

You do not have to put in any money from your pocket. The salary rate is $1,500 monthly minimum amount and it is derived from every task rate with unlimited peak.

The requirements will be the following:

– aged 18 years old minimum
– be located at designated address on a regular basis
– a computer equipped with the Internet option
– have daytime contact dial number.

You do not need to have any additional room for storing the items.

This letter will be regarded as a formal job invitation and it does not include any strange activities.

In case you are interested, please write us via email :


No good ever come from accepting a job offer like this.  You will receive stolen merchandise from a stranger to ship to another stranger.  J.P Morgan Chase just reported a major security breach and some of the merchandise you’d ship may be purchased with this stolen cash.  It’s not worth the potential mail fraud and receipt of stolen merchandise charges you could face if you went for the easy money.

Be safe and smart.

Fake job offer from Maggy Patterson


Yes, it’s just that obvious.  Oh, Maggy, I’m no that desperate, honey.

From:  Maggy Paterson (

Subject:  Current Open Position:  ID/J0NFQ9C758

Hello !

Please, have look at the following offer.

Deliver Goods Internationally incorporated has opened the position of a delivery employee. In case you have received this letter, that means the online recruiting department officers have seen your resume in the Internet, since our recruiting department is looking for nominees in the Internet.

Deliver Goods Internationally incorporated inc is a European company which is situated in Poland (Warsaw). This company provides retail sales and forwarding of a lot of goods (mostly modern electronics devices) and realizing it to European clients. We have been quite viable in this sphere since 2005.

Your duties will consist of receiving goods and forwarding them via United States Postal Service and many other agencies.

You do not have to put in any money from your pocket. The salary rate is $1,500 monthly minimum amount and it is derived from each task rate with unlimited peak.

The demanded qualification will be as follows:

– aged 18 years old minimum
– be situated at specified address on a regular basis
– a computer furnished with web option
– possess daytime contact dial number.

You do not need to have any additional space for storing the items.

This letter will be regarded as a formal offer of employment and it does not involve any suspicious activities.

If you are interested, please contact us via email.


“This letter will be regarded as a formal offer of employment and it does not involve any suspicious activities.”


If anything from that email seems like a legitimate offer from a legitimate company, please let me know.

Until next time, be safe and laugh often.

Not Gonna Happen, Dr. Le Park. Another Payment Agent Job Scam.

Sigh. They just don’t get it, do they?


From: Chugai

Subject: re: Representative Required

Chugai Inc, We are a corporation that Manufactures healthy sustainable Medical
equipments and more. We Require your assistance as Representative/Payment agent
in your region.please if intrested contact our staff department;

Full Name…
Telephone Number…….
current Occupation…

Send Details.
Click on Reply to Respond Immediately.

Dr Lee Park


Chugai Inc. is an old name making the rounds again and payment agents don’t exist. Ever.

Be safe, all.

Ooh, a job offer and he’s asking for my bank account number!

If it was as easy to find a job as opening an inbox, there would be very little unemployment.  Scam artists know how high unemployment is and generally how lazy some people can be.  The idea of earning something for nothing is appealing, but not many really think it’s that easy.  No one I know, anyway.

So while the boys played cards after the July 4th feast, the girl and I retreated to our laptops and did our own thing.  She gamed while I checked email and found an interesting message from Mr. Morgan Kent.  It seems Kent is the scammer formerly known as Morgan Hunt and he’s been looking for a personal assistant for at least 12 years now.  His dad left him an inheritance and he needs an assistant to help him get his money.  And the lucky assistant gets a whopping 30% of the total.  Some job, eh?  Scumbag.

Here’s the full message —
From:  Mr. Morgan Kent (

Subject:   I WISH TO HAVE YOU AS A PERSONAL ASSISTANT.  (Note:  Yes, in all caps.  Oy.)
Dear Sir/Ma


Mr. Morgan Kent

Tel-phone Number:+2348065342178

My name is Morgan Kent, I live in Nigeria, this mail is about my inheritance .I lost my father when i was small, and my grand father took good care of me still i was grown up. There was a day my grand father was very ill, he called me and said he had a secret to tell me. I was anxious to know what my grand father was about to say. He told me that, since my father his late it will be better for him to tell me the secret now…Since he his very ill he can go and meet his ancestors at any time.

He told me that there is a land that he has, and that land there is a natural resource inside the land that means crude oil, so i can do some thing fast about it. Telling me this, i was flabbergasted, so i decide to go and find out,if it is true. To my greatest surprise, i found out that there is a natural resource inside the land. So i
took a bottle of the oil to check it out in the Lab, i gave a scientist the bottle of the oil to help me confirm it.After the scientist have finished,checking it, he came out from the Lab and said this is a crude oil, i was excited about the natural resource in my land.

So i return back home and thank my grand father for keeping such a valuable-able property for me.So i thought of selling this land to the (NNPC) Company. So i went to meet the (Nigeria National Petroleum Company) Group general manager(public Affairs) Dr Levi Ajuonuma we both discourse about the land, then he fixed the amount they are going to buy it, He said they will pay $15,000,000.00 US Dollars for the land of Crude oil, and also they are going to be paying me monthly income which  is $5,000.00 US Dollars per Month. So i decided to dispose this message to you as a friend and for you to tell me what to do, if i should sell the land or not. Please i need your advise.
So i can know what to do. If you reply back to me and you are willing to assist me as in this business transaction, i promise to give you 30% percent out of the money  and i take 70 percent of the money. Note that you are required to send me your information so that i can be able to forward it to the (NNPC) General Manager Dr. Levi Ajuonuma so that he can start processing the transaction.







Tel-phone number:____________________________

Bank account number:______________________________

My good friend  with all this information, i will forward the information which you are going to send to me to the NNPC,  so that they can start processing the transaction. Note that My inheritance fund will be transferred into your Bank account, and as soon as the transfer is completed i will travel down to your Country to collect my own share out of the money. from my plan anyway I am planing to invest my own part of the fund in your country which i will also need your assistance when investing by putting me through in telling the lucrative business that i can invest on in your country. I will be very appreciative if my inheritance could attract you and favorable consideration.
Kindly consider my request.

Yours Sincerely,
Mr.Morgan Kent



Dear Mr. Kent:

No thanks, creep.


Not your victim

Would this be too harsh?  I’m not going to bother.  I’m sure he’s used to not hearing from anyone.

Be safe and enjoy those leftover cookout goodies.

Fake Job and Loan Offers and Paypal Account Issues, Too

Sigh. I should know better than to check my spam folder on weekends. I have the trifecta of scams sitting there. It started with several fake job offers, with each email sillier than the previous one.

Let’s start with an offer from Mr. Paul Wynter (, an artist from the United Kingdom. Apparently Americans and Canadians want to pay him with Cashier’s Checks and he needs someone to cash them and wire the balance:

From Mr. Paul Wynter
553 East Trent Blvd.,
London,SE1 7TJ
London, United Kingdom.


Hello Friend,

Good day to you, I greet you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, My name is Paul Wynter. I am an artist by profession, I’m a British man and I base in London United Kingdom UK, I am married with three kids. I got your email address on the America Chamber of Commerce and I decided to contact you. Actually I’m looking for a representative in UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,USA. I have a job offer that will earn you at least $1,400.00 every week, this job offer will not stop you from your daily job, and the job offer is thus:

Most of my customers are AMERICANS and CANADIANS, and they all want to pay me with Cashier’s Check, and it is always very hard me to cash the cashier’s check here in London United Kingdom UK, because the British Government does not permit the usage of cashier’s check here in United Kingdom. So, I decided to search for a reliable and honest person in AMERICA to help me in cashing the cashier’s checks and send me physical cash here in London UK. I have so many customers in AMERICA and CANADA and If you are interested, You will be earning at least $1,400.00 every week as 10% commission as my AMERICAN REPRESENTATIVE. This job offer will not affect your present work, all I need from you is honesty and trust, kindly send me the information’ below and I will have my customers send the cashier’s check to you immediately:

18 years or older legally capable responsible ready to work 3-4 hours per week.with PC knowledge e-mail and internet experience(minimal) And please know that Everything is absolutely legal, that’s why You have to fill a contract form below,

* Full Name:
* Full Address:
* Company Name ( if there is any):
* Professional/Job Position:
* Phone Number:
* Bank Name ( Optional)

If you are interested in our offer, Please respond with the above details in order for us to reach you, ONLY SERIOUS AND INTERESTED APPLICANTS/WORKERS SHOULD PLEASE REPLY INTERESTED APPLICANTS ONLY, SHOULD MAIL ME DIRECTLY VIA ( ) Due to the network problem you may receive this email in your spam folder kindly forward it to your in-box before replying to this email.

You won’t spend any money in this job offer not even a dime, consider this job offer and reply back to me with the above details.

Thanks as I await your immediate response.
Managing Director: Mr. Paul Wynter


So, Paul, why should your marital and parental statuses matter to a potential employee? Oh yes, because it makes you seem more legit and less like a criminal because you have kids. Whatever. Try again. Better yet, call it a day and get a legit job.

Next up is the loan offer from Mr. James Preston ( The grammar in this one may make your head hurt:

Our Loan unit deal Legitimate Loans without collateral at the low interest rate of 2% with maximum guarantee and assurance.If you are in need of a loan, We will like you to let Us know how much you need as loan in your
next email so that i can provide you Our loan conditions for the processing of your application.


(1) Full Name:
(2) Permanent Address
(3) Sex & Age:
(4) Occupation
(5) Country
(6) Amount Needed
(7) Loan Duration:
(8) Monthly Income
(9) Valid Telephone/Fax
(10) Purpose of seeking Loan:

Mr. James Preston


Funny, he didn’t ask for my bank account number and Social Security number. Those requests will come in the follow up email or application. Not falling for it, James.

And the Paypal scam. We’ve all received them and happily forward them to But until I forward it, I decided to share. Just in case you or someone you know receives a similar message and are not sure how to proceed:

Subject: Warning! Your PayPal account has been limited!

Warning Notification

Dear PayPal Costumer,

It has come to our attention that your PayPal® account information needs to be updated as part of our continuing commitment to protect your account and to reduce the instance of fraud on our website. If you could please take 5-10 minutes out of your online experience and update your personal records you will not run into any future problems with the online service.

However, failure to update your records will result in account suspension. Please update your records before January 08, 2012.

Once you have updated your account records, your PayPal® account activity will not be interrupted and will continue as normal.

Click here to update your PayPal account information

Copyright © 1999-2011 PayPal. All rights reserved.
Information about FDIC pass-through insurance


You would think the scammer would at least try to spoof a Paypal return address. Must be a newbie.

Be safe, all.