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June 6, 2013

Mary asks…

Wondering if this job sounds like a scam?

I had posted a resume on Craigslist looking for a job and I’ve gotten quite a few obvious scams. Although, I received this. This mentions a “certified check.” I’m a little sketchy about this but I’d like to know everyone’s opinion does this look legit?? This was the e-mail I was sent.

Good Day,

I have received your message which is quite okay by me and i want
you to know that the job i have to offer is a caregiving job and this is easy.
My Sister will be coming from (Albany, NY) and she will be moving
on 30th of january 2012. she is 77 Years of age. 140lbs and 5.8ft. She
speaks English fluently.We really need you to be honest and trust
worthy in this Position. The work basis/duties are below.

- You are to be checking on My Sister at least 4 times in a week for
proper caring and to know how well about her health.

- You will be earning $400 weekly handling this job properly.

- You will be driving her to hospital when she is needed for medical
check up which should be at least once in a month and if you don’t
know how to drive, you will hire a car for her.

– Your working days will be Mon,Wed, Friday and Saturday.You
will have to prescribe the convenient hrs during each of this days
which will not affect your other regular work incase you have one as
this will be a part time work for you and if you want to live with her
in the house for other assistance there will be no problem.

So kindly provide me with the requested information below so that we can
ensure the housing agent get her an apartment which will be more
closer to your house and I hope about 6 miles will not be too far for you.

Also we will be paying you the first week wages upfront via a
Certified Check because you will help her to get some medical tools
like one touch basic machine,acu-check machine and test trips in any
nearest pharmacy store around.

So I want you to feed me back with the following details so that we
can ensure you are ready for the work.

1. Full Name
2. Mailing Address,
3. City
4. State and Zip Code
5. Phone Number
6.Age, Sex and marital status.

I will give you her living address once
the rental agent find her a suitable house. Will be awaiting your
email soonest and we can proceed as you can understand that the date
is getting approach.

Administrator answers:

100% scam.

There is no job.

There is only a scammer trying to steal your hard-earned money.

The next email will be from another of the scammer’s fake names and free email addresses pretending to be the “secretary/assistant/accountant” and will demand you cash a large fake check sent on a stolen UPS/FedEx billing account number and send most of the “money” via Western Union or moneygram back to the scammer posing as the “supply company” while you “keep” a small portion. When your bank realizes the check is fake and it bounces, you get the real life job of paying back the bank for the bounced check fees and all the bank’s money you sent to an overseas criminal.

Western Union and moneygram do not verify anything on the form the sender fills out, not the name, not the street address, not the country, not even the gender of the receiver, it all means absolutely nothing. The clerk will not bother to check ID and will simply hand off your cash to whomever walks in the door with the MTCN# and question/answer. Neither company will tell the sender who picked up the cash, at what store location or even in what country your money walked out the door. Neither company has any kind of refund policy, money sent is money gone forever.

When you refuse to send him your cash he will send increasingly nasty and rude emails trying to convince you to go through with his scam. The scammer could also create another fake name and email address like “FBI@ gmail.com”, “police_person @hotmail.com” or “investigator @yahoo.com” and send emails telling you the job is legit and you must cash the fake check and send your money to the scammer or you will face legal action. Just ignore, delete and block those email addresses. Although, reading a scammer’s attempt at impersonating a law enforcement official can be extremely funny.

Now that you have responded to a scammer, you are on his ‘potential sucker’ list, he will try again to separate you from your cash. He will send you more emails from his other free email addresses using another of his fake names with all kinds of stories of great jobs, lottery winnings, millions in the bank and desperate, lonely, sexy singles. He will sell your email address to all his scamming buddies who will also send you dozens of fake emails all with the exact same goal, you sending them your cash via Western Union or moneygram.

You could post up the email address and the emails themselves that the scammer is using, it will help make your post more googlable for other suspicious potential victims to find when looking for information.

Do you know how to check the header of a received email? If not, you could google for information. Being able to read the header to determine the geographic location an email originated from will help you weed out the most obvious scams and scammers. Then delete and block that scammer. Don’t bother to tell him that you know he is a scammer, it isn’t worth your effort. He has one job in life, convincing victims to send him their hard-earned cash.

Whenever suspicious or just plain curious, google everything, website addresses, names used, companies mentioned, phone numbers given, all email addresses, even sentences from the emails as you might be unpleasantly surprised at what you find already posted online. You can also post/ask here and every scam-warner-anti-fraud-busting site you can find before taking a chance and losing money to a scammer.

6 “Rules to follow” to avoid most fake jobs:
1) Job asks you to use your personal bank account and/or open a new one.
2) Job asks you to print/mail/cash a check or money order.
3) Job asks you to use Western Union or moneygram in any capacity.
4) Job asks you to accept packages and re-ship them on to anyone.
5) Job asks you to pay visas, travel fees via Western Union or moneygram.
6) Job asks you to sign up for a credit reporting or identity verification site.

Avoiding all jobs that mention any of the above listed ‘red flags’ and you will miss nearly all fake jobs. Only scammers ask you to do any of the above. No. Exceptions. Ever. For any reason.

If you google “fake check cashing job”, “fraud Western Union scam”, “check mule moneygram scam” or something similar you will find hundreds of posts from victims and near-victims of this type of scam.

Sandy asks…

does this ad for a job sound suspicious?? opinions please ~?

i was on craigslist looking for a job and i came across this ad and i responded to it, im worried about the obvious inconsistencies

need a caregiver for my lovely sister, 25 year old wheelchair user to help him with his morning routine, Monday-Friday at 7 am. It’s a pretty basic routine, involving compression garments, range of motion and transfer into the wheelchair. Occasional bed baths and hair washes also part of the routine. We pay $600 weekly and it should not take longer than 30-40 minutes to complete. Great for a WCC student who wants to pick up a regular part time job before class.

Respond via email with interest, qualifications and references. Thanks.

so i replied and this is what they said

Good Morning Applicant ,

I have received your resume message which is quite okay by me. My
Sister will be coming from ( San Francisco, CA) and she will be

moving
on 5th of may 2011. she is 22 Years of age. 140lbs and 5.8ft. She
speaks English fluently.We really need you to be honest and trust
worthy in this Position. The work basis/duties are below.

- You are to be checking on My Sister at least 4 times in a week for
proper caring and to know how well about her health and i think you
have little medical experience ?

- You will be earning $700 weekly handling this job properly.

- You will be driving her to hospital when she is needed for medical
check up which should be
at least once in a month and if you don’t know how to drive, you will
hire a car for her.

– Your working days will be Mon,Wed, Friday and Saturday.You
will have to prescribe the convenient hrs during each of this days
which will not affect your other regular work incase you have one as
this will be a part
time work for you and if you want to live with her in the house for
other assistance there will be no problem.

So kindly provide me with the requested information below so that

we can
ensure the housing agent get her an apartment which will be more
closer to your house and I hope about 6 miles will not be too far for

you.

Also we will be paying you the first week wages upfront via a
Certified Check because you will help her to get some medical tools
like one touch basic machine,acu-check machine and test trips in any
nearest pharmacy store around.

So I want you to feed me back with the following details so that we
can ensure you are ready for the work.

1. Full Name
2. Mailing Address,
3. City
4. State and Zip Code
5. Phone Number
6.Age, Sex and marital status.

I will give you her living address once
the rental agent find her a suitable house. Will be awaiting your
email soonest and we can proceed as you can understand that the date
is getting approach.

Thanks.

if i do this job will i get murdered?

Administrator answers:

I would be a bit worried! Maybe ask them to call you to discuss this job and you can then bring up any concerns you may have. Better bring things that are of concern up now than later on down the line. This should clear things up for you

Lisa asks…

How can I tell if this job is a scam or hoax?

I applied for this job ad and emailed the guy my resume. He promptly answered me and told me about his job and how he’s working overseas and said his wife is disabled and has two kids, then talked about sending me a check and paying me in advance for my first week of work and a little extra to put food in his apartment of which he doesn’t have yet!?!

… I don’t know if I’m being paranoid or if this is legit, he asked for my address so he could send me money in advance and said he was going to do a background check on me before he sent the check and when I replied I asked him to tell me about his family, very briefly “how old are your kids and what is your wife’s name?” and he didn’t answer the question after I had asked him twice.

Are these red flags? I feel really dumb for giving my address to a complete stranger and being so naive! What is your opinion on this!?

Five stars for best answer, please no rude/sarcastic comments.
-He wants to pay me up front plus money to put food and supplies in his apartment.

-He doesn’t have an apartment yet but says he’ll have his real estate agent send me the key when he does.

-The money seems a little too good to be true. $20 an hour for five hours a day, five days a week.

-I asked him in two different emails, how old his children were and what his wives name was and he didn’t answer the question both times.

-I found it odd that he’d want to pay me for the first weeks work up front.

Administrator answers:

Let me guess, you got this unsolicited in email … Right?

ALL unsolicited email is FRAUD!

End of story……

Nancy asks…

Is this a scammed. i replied to an ad about a job?

i replied to an ad on craigslist about a job.

Hello
>> I have received your resume message which is quite okay by me. My
>> Sister will be coming from (Kahului, Hawaii) and she will be moving
>> on 10th of December 2011. she is 42 Years of age. 140lbs and 5.8ft.
>> She speaks English fluently.We really need you to be honest and trust
>> worthy in this Position. The work basis/duties are below.- You are to
>> be checking on My Sister at least 4 times in a week for proper caring
>> and to know how well about her health and i think you have little
>> medical experience ?
>>
>> – You will be earning $400 weekly handling this job properly.
>> – You will be driving her to hospital when she is needed for medical
>> check up which should be at least once in a month and if you don’t
>> know how to drive, you will hire a car for her.
>>
>> — Your working days will be Mon,Wed, Friday and saturday.You will
>> have to prescribe the convenient hours during each of this days which
>> will not affect your other regular work in case you have one as this
>> will be a part time work for you and if you want to live with her in
>> the house for other assistance there will be no problem.So kindly
>> provide me with the requested information below so that we can ensure
>> the housing agent get her an apartment which will be more closer to
>> your house and I hope about 6 miles will not be too far for you.Also
>> we will be paying you the first week wages upfront via a Certified
>> Check because you will help her to get some medical tools like one
>> touch basic machine,acu-check machine and test trips in any nearest
>> pharmacy store around. So I want you to feed me back with the
>> following details so that we can ensure you are ready for the work.
>>
>> 1. Full Name
>> 2. Mailing Address,
>> 3. City
>> 4. State and Zip Code
>> 5. Phone Number
>> 6.Age, Sex and marital status.
>>
>> I will give you her living address once the rental agent find her a
>> suitable house. Will be awaiting your email soonest and we can proceed
>> as you can understand that the date is getting approach.
>> Thanks.

I gave her the info she needed.

she wrote this back

I am very glad to receive your contact details.i have forward it to
our house agent and i will send to you the upfront payment and get
back to you with Ups/fedex tracking number.
Hello i just have a quick question i have read your ads on is the job
>> > you
>> > are posting only a part time job? i ask it because my mom might be
>> > interested. thank you and have a nice day.
>> >

Administrator answers:

No doubt about it >>>>>>>>>>>>> S-C-A-M !!

Maria asks…

Is this a nanny scam?

First was this:

Hello , My name is Mrs Sandra Lopez. i am located in Oklahoma cit. I would like to secure a nanny for the position before we get backfrom our vacation.Cindy’s(my daughter) previous nanny got married andmoved in with her husband in Norway. You will be required to work within the hours of 9am-3pm onMonday,Tuesday and Thursday and occasionally on weekends.If thisschedule doesn’t work for you,we can re-schedule. If you choose to take care of my child I will provide you with a carto use, your personal room if you wish to stay or spend the night. I am into sales of art and sculptures and my husband is a very busyman. He is an Engineer and is always on the rig. We live a very simplelife and in our apartment with 5 rooms. I hope you can join us on atrip someday as our last nanny did. The payment is $2000(two thousandUS dollars)per month. If you are interested in the position,I will like youto send me an email with a brief summary of your babysitting experience or your resume.As well as somereferences. I also have a small interview for you if you areinterested in the position.It is written below: 1) What are your academics qualifications?2)Do you have certificate to back up youbabysitting/Nanny Career?3)How old are you?4)Are you married?5)Do you have kid?6)Do you have any pet?7)Do you have any criminal records? Thanks

2nd email was this:
Dear Mary, Below is what we are willing to offer you. We only require you for three days in the week and ifyou are willing to move in with us it will be highlyappreciated, if not its also okay. We do not mind if you do not stay with us, your choice is our choice.Just let us know when you will be available to work so that we canwork on a schedule for you. Remember if you take up the job you willhave a Toyota Camry car at your disposal fully air conditioned(weshall even gas it for you) with a well furnished room. If you have any pet that you love, you can bring themhere and they would also be taken care of, you wouldnot do any house work at all. Before we finally give you the job,you will have tomeet some requirements and they are listed below: 1)1. You should be a non smoker and drug-free2)Is your husband/boyfriend/parent in support of youdoing this job?Finally,you are to send the details below: Full Name:Current Address:City:State:Zip Code :P hone Number: Because you will be paid through check As soon as you send these informaton up,you will receive your upfrontpayment of $100.As well as securing the position.That way,I will knowI have secured a nanny for the position. I want to thank you for considering our dear little Cindy and I knowthat you two will get along just fine. Thanks,

I was just wondering if this is a scam? I am in desperate need of a job.

Administrator answers:

If you can trace the IP address (ask someone with internet know-how), you can trace the email sender’ location. If it’s located on other country/states than what they said, or if the sender try to mask their IP address, it might verywell be a scammer. The most common scammers are from Nigeria, targeting desperate job seekers from developing countries by pretending to be US or UK citizens. Their modus normally involving sending the job seekers an advance payment in personal cheque from another country, and 1 day after they will cancel the job with reason such as, their child died or other drastic reason, and ask you to send back 90% of the cheque value, letting you keep 10% of it as “compensation for the trouble”. By the time you sent the money to them, your bank will inform you that their cheque is fake. It’s normal for a bank too takes days to verify cheque from foreign country.

Other scammer will ask you to send some money (few hundred dollars) to them for “travel” arrangement such as visa or plane ticket. This one will insist that they’ll will arrange all the papers because they know a travel agent to work with them.

The other kind, which seems to be the modus of your email, is just to steal your identity for onther unknown purpose.

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