This email scam pretends to be for a job posted on craigslist and asks that you send your personal information. What it doesn’t mention is that once sent, your credit along with your identity will be destroyed!
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Hope you’re having a pleasant day.
I received your application for the job position- advertised on craigslist, kindly read this e-mail carefully to know what this position entails. It is imperative that I find the perfect person for the job and I’m hoping will be the best you can be.
Before I go any further, you should know that I’m Mr. Micheal Park, I’m 52 and I’m married with 3 adorable children. I run my family’s farm mainly, I also have a handful of investments and businesses of my own particularly in the real estate market and as a private lender. I’m also a Certified Payroll Specialist working for a number of companies
within and outside the US as a private eye / analyst in their payroll activities. I travel very frequently trying to expand my business and sometimes there is a work overload for me, this is the more reason I’m looking to find someone back home who is efficient, self-motivated, organized, a good communicator with an ability to multi-task under pressure and who can help me keep up to date with all of my activities amidst my ever busy schedule.
It is important for you to note that you are being hired by me personally, not by my family or any other businesses that I represent, and although most of your duties will be centered around the activities relating to these businesses, you will be working for me as for an administrative functions;as my new personal assistant having lost the lady that works for me since the past .I will need some one who will be as good and equivalent as my previous assistant to help me
monitor and put to date with all my activities. I will be personally responsible for your wage and all correspondences, findings and queries would be made and promptly reported to me personally no matter the circumstance. The position is part-time and home-based, you will need to set up a home-office if you don’t already have one; we will
discuss the costs of setting this up as we move along. Most importantly, you need to have a regular internet and telephone access, with this, I can easily convey instructions no matter where I am on what I need to be done at a particular time.
Your activities as amongst other things will include;
* Reconciling bank statements, coding and entering accounts payable;
* Preparing payments (checks) for signature;
* Invoicing, managing accounts receivable and/or customer account collections;
* Purchasing needs;
* Handling and monitoring financial activities;
* Acting as an alternative telephone correspondence;
* Running personal errands, supervisions and monitoring;
* Organizing and maintaining diaries, memos and making appointments;
* Dealing with incoming email, faxes and post;
* A personal reminder for Schedules, programs, flights and keeping me
up to date with them as they come up;
* General clerical activities.
Basic wage is $500 a week after tax. Any extra personal expenses (transport, gas, etc) incurred by you while on an errand or otherwise will also be reimbursed by me at the end of each working week.
This position is very flexible and it is difficult judging the exact number of hours you will be doing a week, however bear it in mind that there will be busier weeks than others but the pay will always be steady. Working with me is basically about instructions and following them, my only fear is that I may come at you impromptu sometimes, so I need someone who can be able to meet up with my irregular timings. There is also a very sensitive issue on trust, dedication and accountability which I believe will resolve itself as time goes on.
I’m currently in England now attending a seminar, in the mean time we will begin unofficially and on trial pending my arrival because I have a number of important things you could begin work on immediately. Your wage remains intact even during this trial period. I hope you can be available immediately, I believe it certainly can act as a stable foundation to our impending working relationship. As soon as I get back though, we will arrange a meeting and set up a proper interview.
Due to the excessive number of responses to this job Ad on Craigslist, I will require the following details about yourself to filter applicants and for a personal record update;
Please provide details exactly as below regardless having already sent
Full Contact Address;
Phone Number (H);
Phone Number (M);
Occupation (if any);
Hope to hear from you soon.
Any of that sound familiar?
That’s how it starts Aiden! Once they respond with this information, they are then asked for photo id, social security number and a host of other personal information. If you’re confident it won’t hurt you, respond to one of these and see what happens.
“Full Names; Full Contact Address; City; State; Zip Code; Phone Number (H); Phone Number (M);”
All obtainable, for most people, through the local phone book. Sure, the email scam probably goes on to ask for something more substantial, but releasing that information will not destroy your credit or identity…