I can’t help but chuckle sometimes when I get one of these scam emails. This particular variety has been around for a while, a basic reshipping scam:
Hello, Will you be interested in being my personal Assistant? below are the the
details of the job :
1. Receive my mail and Drop them off at the post office or shipping center.
2. Pay my bills on my behalf and sit for delivery at home.
3. Pick up my items at your nearby post office at your convenience.
4. When you get my mail or package, you would mail all items to where I want
them shipped.All expenses and shipping charges will be covered by me.
The contents of the packages are mostly art materials and paintings. In
addition, there will be clothing I need for business and personal letters. No
heavy packages is involved,I would love to meet with you to discuss this job in
more detail, but I am currently away on business in China. If you decide to
accept the position, please read the employment requirements listed below.
A. You are an honest and trustworthy citizen.
B. You will be required to work between 15 and 20hrs a month
C You need to be able to check your EMAIL 3 to 5 times daily.
THE PAY IS $800 WEEKLY and you are entitle to a brand new car after 1 Month if
you are hardworking and honest with me, WHICH IS NOT A BAD OFFER.
In closing, I have a couple of questions for you.
First, If I were to mail you money to do my shopping plus an upfront Payment for
your service, where would you want it mailed to?
Second, how would you like for your name appear on the Cashiers Check Or Any
other Payment option?To start kindly provide you’re details
Phone Home & Cell :
When you know your scam basics, it’s pretty obvious. Unsolicited job offer, oddly high pay for the type of work, typos, plus, what legitimate businessperson would need help getting his or her mail while out of the country? The reply-to email address is also different from the visible one, which could well be a legitimate company. The reply-to is an address from a free email service, easy enough to get, and quite disposable for a scammer.
It’s not so difficult as all that, if you really need it. This one adds in the cashier’s check scam, which is where they have you cash a cashier’s check, probably for a too large amount, and then you send the excess back. At the very least, they’re having you spend the money on clothes you’ll be shipping to them, which means you will be out that money when the check turns out fraudulent, and you have to pay it back.
You can report email scams and other online scams to iC3 or the US Department of Justice.
Edited to add:
I got another email of the same type! *snicker* So similar.
I produce ART WORKS,I wanna meet with you to talk about this job but I am away on a business trip. I will return to the States April
I will have My mail diverted to your home as some would need immediate attention and some would be payments from clients which you would be required to process on my behalf. If you would prefer not to receive most of the mails at your house, I can have them shipped to a post office near you and then you can pick it up at your convenience But I would prefer any mail containing payments from my clients delivered to your front door.
When you get my mails, you are required to mail them to where I want them mailed to. You don’t have to put money out of your pocket, all you have to do is receive packages at your house and do my shopping at times. You are allowed to open the packages to reveal its content. The contents will mostly Art materials. All expenses will be covered by me.You will work between 10 and 15 Hours a week. pay is $800 as weekly payment.
I’d certainly meet up with you when I return and then we can talk about the possibility of making this long term.
send your info to get started
Bank Name : ( Just to make sure you have one)
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