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.

 

 

 

 

 

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 (norts@optusnet.com.au and nataliegitten@gmail.com) contacted me about a job after finding my resume on Career Builder.

Subject:  Position available _ id – R348KC6535197.

Greetings,

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

Overview:

– 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.

Oy.

Migraines and flares and camps, oh my! 

Pain, pain everywhere with no relief in sight.  But you know what?  I’ll live.  I’ll push until I just can’t.  I took most of the day off, meditated, medicated, and tried to relax. I cooked (just pasta and salad tonight), did laundry, and contemplated cleaning. Cleaning lost.  

I wasn’t going to post today, but decided a rambly bit would be ok.  It’s real.  Some days I just ramble.  We all have days where we sort if dial it in or go on auto-pilot,  Difference is I’m lucky enough to work for myself and my boss believes in sick days.  

 

A day in the life

Curious about this telecommuting mom’s daily weekday schedule? It’s less exciting than you’d think.

5:15-5:30 am  crawl out of bed (yeah, right)

5:45 am  really crawl out of bed, scramble around like a crazy woman

5:50 – 6:30 am  make breakfast and lunch for man and boy, kick them out for the day

6:30 – 7:30 am shower, breakfast, coffee

7:30 am – noon work

noon- 1 pm lunch

1-2 pm exercise break

2-4 pm work

After 4, unless I’m swamped or distracted, I play around online for me. Pinterest, blogs, shopping for free e-books, finding recipes, clean, or whatever.  I start on dinner around 5-5:30 pm and from then on it’s family time.

I take stretch breaks while at my desk (because I pay dearly when I don’t) and am interrupted by dogs, the girl, package deliveries, and the occasional random visit.

On that note, don’t drop by without giving me a call first. It makes me a little cranky.

What does your day look like?

Inspiration via young-uns

ImageDisclaimer:  Migraine-fueled posts are rambly.  

Oy, anyone else dragging?

Wednesday is usually a pretty good day.  It’s not Monday, which helps, and it’s usually a light-ish day as far as workload.  But this morning, a migraine hit.  I felt it coming last night and hoped I’d done enough to keep it away, but I failed.  A nasty one can last for days, but I do not have time for one.  I needed energy, so I stared with yoga. It relaxed me, but the aura was still there.  Coffee was my next move.  While yummy, it is not my friend and is sill kicking me in the gut.  I had no choice but to push through, so my workday started.

Blog posts, a newsletter, and article notes were all on my to-do list.  Three cups of coffee helped me through two of the posts (thanks in part to pre-written outlines), and a fourth got me through the newsletter.  Social media posts are easy when they’re mine, but my clients don’t really want chatter about my soap (General Hospital, ftw) or my geekdom.  After a stretch break, I decided to look to my kids for inspiration.  How do they beak up the day when they just don’t feel it?

My human kids game and listen to music. They keep a running commentary going as they do.  Chatter referring to game cut scenes, how hard an artist is rocking out, and groans when asked to quiet down a notch did nothing to inspire me today.  I don’t think my usual music of choice or the flashing graphics in a game will quite cut it today. Sorry, kiddos, and thanks for nothing!  Not really.

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I looked at the furkids next.  My dogs are something else. I love how honestly they respond to whatever is happening around them. Old Man Oz, Stalker Victor, and Baby Girl Fred are always good for a smile, ‘aww,’ or ‘dang it, dog.’ Get treats? Bounce around happily.  Family leaves for work and school?  Pout and whine while watching the car pull out of the driveway. Mommy working?  Wrestle, bark at the UPS guy across the street, or sleep.  Raw, honest reactions.  I decided to follow their lead and take a quick nap.  It worked.

Do your pets inspire you?

See you tomorrow.

Time flies!

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Carlos Porto photo

It feels like summer just stared and it’s almost over.  Teen Boy goes back to school next week and Teen Girl starts college at the end of the month.  And me?  I’m sill doing my thing with some changes.  

I lean on the workaholic side and was forced to quit for a while.  My mind and body crashed. It wasn’t pretty at all.  I’m getting back to my normal self, but it’s slow going.  But I’m going and refuse to give up.  

Just waned to give a quick update.  See you again soon.   

Yet another ‘widow wanting to fulfill her husband’s final wish’ scam

Stupid scammers.  Tugging at my heartstrings won’t help you get my money.  You need to stop.

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From:  My Late Husband Wish Fund (annablair@gmail.com)

Subject:  My Late husband wish fund

My Dear Friend,

Let me first of all inform you, I got your email address from a mail Directory and decided to mail you for a permission to go ahead. I am Mrs. Anna Blair from United Kingdom, married to Dr. Anthony R. Blair who worked with Texaco Oil Company in Malaysia before he died in a plane crash on his way to a Board
meeting. My Husband and I were married but without any children. Since his death I decided not to re-marry and presently I am 79 Years old.
When my late husband was Alive he deposited the sum of $11.5M. (Eleven Million Five Hundred Thousand U.S. Dollars) with a Bank.

Presently this money is still with the Bank and the management just Wrote me as the beneficiary to come forward to receive the money or rather Issue a letter of authority to somebody to receive it on my behalf. I am presently in a hospital where I have been undergoing treatment Cancer of the lungs. I have
since lost my ability to talk and my doctors have told me that I have only a few months to live so I think the best thing to do is to use the money for charity purposes.

I want a person who is trustworthy that I will make the beneficiary of my late Husband’s Fund deposited with the bank so that the person can get the money and utilize 70% of this money to fund churches, orphanages and widows around the world.

As soon as I receive your reply I shall give you the contact details of the Bank. I will also issue you a letter of authority that will prove you as the new beneficiary of this fund.Please assure me that you will act accordingly as I stated here in and Keep this contact confidential till such a time this funds
get to your Custody. This is  to ensure that nothing jeopardizes my last wish on Earth.

I await your urgent reply.

Regards,
Mrs. Anna Blair

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Just stop.  Random strangers do not offer 70% of $11+million dollars to others over the Internet.  Yes, there are random acts of kindness.  And sometimes these random acts involve large sums of money.   An email or letter like this one, however, is a scam. Please don’t not fall for it.

Be safe.

Happy Father’s Day!

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Go hang with your dad, even if it’s just a phone call.

Miss you, Daddy.  Always.

Fake job offer from Maggy Patterson

:facepalm:

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

From:  Maggy Paterson (radaelliingaberg@yahoo.com)

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.

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

Bwahaahaaa!

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.