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.

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Fake Facebook, YouTube, and Skype missed notifications

My inbox is full lately.  The spammers are ramping up their efforts through the holiday season because they think we’ll fall for the strange offers and notifications because of holiday brain.  Let’s prove them wrong.

In addition to the usual lottery and job scams, missed Skype, YouTube, and Facebook messages are the main topics.  The messages are short and include a link to the fake site the scammer wants you to log in on.

Here are some of the ones I’ve received.

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From:  Skype Team (dissentsyq71@schesslitz.de)

Subject:  Delayed mails bagged

Delayed mail.

View mails (link removed).

Cordially,

Skype team

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From:  YouTube Notify (globh@proderm.de)

Subject: You have deferred mails embodying

You have deferred mail.

View mails (link removed).

Warm wishes,

Youtube Team

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From:  Youtube (drh@styl-pack.fr)

Subject:  You have missed notifications proved
You have missed notification. 

View notifications (link removed)

Very truly yours

Youtube service

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From:  Facebook Notify (drh@styl-pack.fr)

Subject:  Hi.  You have deferred mails underlining.

View mails (link removed).

Best regards

Facebook service

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If you receive a similar message, please don’t click the link.  Open the site in a new window and login there.

Be safe.

 

 

 

 

 

Something new – unsolicited resumes

I expect to find unsolicited job offers with attached files, but this is the first time I’ve received a resume attachment.  No, I did not open the attachment and, for safety reasons, you shouldn’t either.

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From:  Sulema Rosaro (sulemajvwtg@rambler.ru)

Subject:  My Resume

Hey.
I noticed your website today Tue, 24 Nov 2015 and found it very attractive.
I was hoping there was any possibility of internship or unpaid trial period, just to prove my competence.

As you will see in my attached resume, I am very qualified and have a very large experience in this type of work. I am very confident it will be worth your time reading it, and I am even more confident you will find me very adequate in your corporation.

Please see my attached resume.
I am very much looking forward to hearing from you.
Yours sincerely,
Sulema Rosaro

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Rambler.ru is hosted in Russia.  That aside, the vague wording of the email does not compel me to download anything, but someone else might.  Be careful.  Tis the season for intensified scamming.

 

 

An indecent proposal from Liza Wong

Even though multiple reports about scammers offering something for nothing are in the news, people still fall for them.  Whether the offers come from ‘bank officers’ or ‘soldiers’ stationed overseas, it is rare for someone to randomly offer to share found riches with them.  Donations to worthy causes are not what I refer to.  Those are amazing and I thank those generous souls daily.  I’m specifically talking about people like “Liza Wong” who contact multiple people with the offer to share in unclaimed funds.

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From:  Liza Wong (lizawong162@gmail.com and a protected Outlook.com email address)

Subject: Re: My Proposal

<>I am Ms. Liza Wong the Head of Accounting Audit Department of HSBC BANK (HSBC)in Malaysia. In my department in the Bank where i work, I discovered a sum of $85.5 Million USD In an account that belongs to one of our foreign deceased customers, a billionaire Business Mogul Late Mr.Moises Saba Masri, a Jew from Mexico who was a victim of a helicopter crash since 2010 year.resulting to his death and his family members.

You can see more information about Saba Masri Mr.Moises unfortunate end accident on the website-link below. http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3832556,00.html

Now our bank has been waiting for any of the relatives to come forth for the claim but nobody has done that SINCE 2010. I personally have been unsuccessful in locating the relatives,Which the Board of Directors are planing to share this funds among them-self. Which i have good heart to use this funds to help the poor and the motherless home.I seek your consent as my foreign business partner in this transaction to present you as the next of kin/Beneficiary to the deseased,so that the funds of this account valued at $85.5 Million usd can be paid to your local bank account in your country.Also this transaction is %100 free risk, because i have all the legal document with me to make this transaction possible, and the funds we be share 50/50 I want to use part of my funds to help orphanage and motherless child home And i dont know about you.

Please Provide me the following few information about you, as we have few days to run it through.

1, Your Full names:………………………..

 2, Your age:……………………..

 3, Your private phone number:……………

4, Your current country and residential address:……..

5, Your Occupation:…………………

Please on your confirmation of this message and indicating your interest, i will furnish you with more information on this business transaction once i get your respond back asap.

Best Regard

Ms Liza Wong<>

Don’t fall for this or any similar offer to share unclaimed funds or inheritances.  If you don’t want to dismiss it right away, do your research.,  Other sites will include these fake offers to help run these criminals out of business.

Be safe.

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.

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.

FBI scam once more

I suppose they think I’ll believe them someday.

The grammar errors and bold print are theirs.  This is pretty awful.

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From:  FBi (jcomey@fbi.gov)

Subject:  IMPORTANT NOTICE FROM FBI WA DC FF

ANTI-TERRORIST AND MONETARY CRIMES DIVISION
FBI HEADQUARTERS WASHINGTON DC
FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATIONS J.EDGAR HOOVER BUILDING
935 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE, NW WASHINGTON, D.C. 20535-0001
Ref: FBI/DC/25/113/13/2013
 Urgent attention needed
 We have been informed through our global intelligence monitoring network that the sum of $10.500, 000.00, has been released from a bank in Africa bearing your name as the beneficiary without dist certificate to clear your name and fund from every terrorist or drug or money laundering activities
 The bank knowing fully well that they do not have enough facilities to make this payment from any part of the world to your account directly, used what we know as a secret diplomatic transit payment (s.t.d.p) method to make the payment. direct transfers are difficult and secret diplomatic transit payment (s.t.d.p) are not usually made unless the funds are related to terrorist activities and we ask why must your payment be made in a secret transfer if your transaction is legitimate.
We do not want you to get into trouble as soon as these funds reflect in your personal account, so it is our duty as an international agency to correct these little problems before this fund reflects into your personal account.
we advice you to contact us immediately, as your funds have been stopped and are being held in our custody, until you are able to provide us with the dist certificate within 3 days from the country that authorized the transfer to certify that the funds that you are about to receive are terrorist/drug free or we shall have cause to impound the payment and subsequently prosecute you for cross border terrorist financial activites.
based on our findings, our investigative department wish to warn you against some miscreants, hoodlums and touts who go about scamming innocent people by claiming to be who they are not and thereby tarnishing the image of this wonderful country. By sending out fraudulent emails without our official logo and emblem we shall release your funds immediately we receive this legal document and we will ensure that you receive your payment without any further delay.
 Note
We decided to contact you directly by email to acquire the proper verifications and proof from you to show that you are the rightful person to receive this fund, because of the huge amount involved. Be informed that the funds are now with a top bank in the united state in your name and under the monitoring/custody of the FBI. At the moment, we have asked the bank not to release the fund to anybody that comes to them, unless we instruct them to do so, and only if we receive the dist certificate this is to enable us carry out a comprehensive investigation first before releasing the fund to you.
 hence, you are to forward your dist certificate to us immediately if you have it in your possession, if you do not have it, then let us know so that we will direct you to the appropriate authority to obtain the certificate then you are to send it to our office. And thereafter, we will instruct the bank holding the funds, to go ahead and credit your account immediately. If you fail to provide the documents to this office, we will prosecute you and take appropriate action against you for not proving the legality of the funds.
 Finally if you truly want to receive this funds without F.B.I troubles then Reconfirm your full name, occupation, age, contact address and telephone number to the above mentioned office either by phone or E-mail to facilitate the processing of your payment.
 Yours Faithfully
SPECIAL AGENT TIMOTHY GALLAGHER
FOR FBI DIRECTOR
MR,JAMES B. COMEY
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So, I could get in trouble for accepting the funds, but the FBI wants to facilitate the receipt of the funds.  Makes perfect sense.  And since when does an official letter signed ‘yours faithfully?’  And the reply to AOL email address just screams legitimate.
Same old scam with slightly different wording.

Heads up – fake LinkedIn reminder emails

I’ve received three of these babies today and reported each to LinkedIn.

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From:  LinkedIn Reminder (dhamilton_vm@scandec.no) (Note:  make note of the sender’s address)

Subject: LinkedIn Reminder sent you a direct notification

LinkedIn

LinkedIn Reminder has sent you a message

Date: 6/29/2015

Random fake LinkedIn URL Note:  URL in message deleted by me

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When in doubt, don’t click the link.  Open a new tab or window and go directly to LinkedIn.com and log in.

Who’s blowing up your spam inbox this week?

The spam folder is a blessing and curse.  It’s awesome to see how well my email provider filters the emails and a curse because sometimes I cannot look away.  Yes, I see spam as a form of entertainment as times, especially when a spammer is determined to get my attention.

Last week, my inbox floweth over with messages from Russel Neilson of  YourSuccessMatters.com.  While multiple Google and Bing searches resulted in information on YourSuccessMatters.net, YourSuccessMatters.info, and multiple links to student success hips and hints, nothing about Nierlsen and this payment that I must click a link to verify. Since I don’t click randomly, Nielsen is out of luck.

The various subject lines he used include –

  • Approval of Payment
  • RE: Your Application Has been Accepted
  • Re:  Your Account Has Been Denied
  • Re: Sorry
  • Urgent Message About Google
  • Your deposit requires verification
  • Approved Transaction Amount
  • I sent you $500
  • Your payment has been approved
  • Your check is waiting
  • Congratulations!  You’ve made a commission
  • Alert:  please fill form

Nielsen isn’t the only one sending these messages.  Tim Knight, Rachel Eddie O’Connor, and Brian Gene are also with YourSuccessMatterscom and desperate for my attention. Joanne Sierra, Stacy, and Jim Fererra  have sent messages with the same subject lines from LinearSuccessFormula.com.   David S. and Harley, sent them from AcceleratedResultsFormula.com.  I don’t know what list my addy is on, but oh, man, do these people want my attention.

Are they blowing up your inbox?

This FBI investigation scam is a doozy

Scammers are wising up to the fact that many potential victims are smarter than they used to be.  They’re tweaking their messages in hopes of fooling the smarter folks.  They choose business names close to well-known business’ names, use real names of government officials, and use names and spoofed letterheads of government agencies in their approach.  One I received today made me giggle more than it annoyed me.  Let me know if you respond the same way.

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From:  info@fbi.org

Subject: Spam Federal Bureau of Investigation F B I

Anti-Terrorist And Monetary Crimes Division
FBI Headquarter, Washington, D.C.
Federal Bureau Of Investigation,Washington, D.C.
J.Edgar Hoover Building 935 Pennsylvania Avenue,
 Nw Washington, D.C. 20535-0001
www.fbi.gov

ATTENTION: BENEFICIARY

This e-mail has been issued to you in order to Officially inform you that we have completed an investigation on an International Payment in which was issued to you by an International Lottery Company. With the help of our newly developed technology (International Monitoring Network System) we discovered that your e-mail address was automatically selected by an Online Balloting System, this has legally won you the sum of $50 million United State Dollars USD from a Lottery Company outside the United States of America. During our investigation we discovered that your e-mail won the money from an Online Balloting System and we have authorized this winning to be paid to you via INTERNATIONAL CERTIFIED BANK DRAFT.

Normally, it will take up to 5 business days for an INTERNATIONAL CERTIFIED BANK DRAFT by your local bank. We have 
successfully notified this company on your behalf that funds are to be drawn from a registered bank within the worldwinde, so 
as to enable you cash the check instantly without any delay, henceforth the stated amount of $50 million United State Dollars USD has been deposited with IMF.We have completed this investigation and you are hereby approved to receive the winning 
prize as we have verified the entire transaction to be Safe and 100% risk free, due to the fact that the funds have been 
deposited with IMF you will be required to settle the following bills directly to the Lottery Agent in-charge of this transaction 
whom is located in USA, UNITED STATE OF AMERICA. According to our discoveries, you were required to pay for the 
following,

(1) Deposit Fee's ( IMF INTERNATIONAL CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE )
(2) Shipping Fee's ( This is the charge for shipping the Cashier's Check to your home address)

The total amount for everything is $410.00 We have tried our possible best to indicate that this $410.00 should be deducted 
from your winning prize but we found out that the funds have already been deposited IMF and cannot be accessed by anyone 
apart from you the winner, therefore you will be required to pay the required fee's to the Agent in-charge of this transaction In 
order to proceed with this transaction, you will be required to contact the agent in-charge ( Mr Alfred Dye) via e-mail. Kindly 
look below to find appropriate contact information:

CONTACT AGENT NAME: Mr Alfred Dye
E-MAIL: sales@mrcoduk.com

You will be required to e-mail him with the following information:

FULL NAME:
ADDRESS:
CITY:
STATE:
ZIP CODE:
DIRECT CONTACT NUMBER:
OCCUPATION:

You will also be required to request Western Union or Money Gram details on how to send the required $410.00 in order to immediately ship your prize of $50 million USD via INTERNATIONAL CERTIFIED BANK DRAFT from IMF, also include the following transaction code in order for him to immediately identify this transaction : EA2948-910.

This letter will serve as proof that the Federal Bureau Of Investigation is authorizing you to pay the required $410.00 ONLY to Mr David Dye via information in which he shall send to you,

Mr.James Comey
Director Office of Public Affairs
Federal Bureau of Investigation F B I
Yours in Service,Photograph of Director
www.fbi.gov

So many names, so many lies.  And holy run-on sentences, Batman!  In this scam, the intended beneficiary is required to send money in order to receive money. The victim sends the money and that’s hopefully the end of it. This is the standard inheritance scam with a twist.

So, did it make you giggle or annoy you?  Have you received this one or another like it?