"On Mar 6, 2012, at 7:24 AM, Mark Heffne <email@example.com> wrote:
> The Company Name is Baume et Mercier. Baume et Mercier is a Swiss manufacturer of accessible luxury watches and is an independent company based in Geneva, Switzerland and we continue to develop highly distinctive and attractive collections with a real sporting pedigree..The primary goal of the Receptionist/Office Assistant is to provide local customer assistant to our clients within North America. You will be assisting our clients within North America, the assistance to be provided will include: payment collections and customer service.And also i seek someone who can be my personal assistant and act on my behalf when i am not in the country.So In your reply please indicate if you will be interested in been my personal assistant. This position is home based and communication will mostly be via Text,Calls,and Emails.
> I'm looking for someone that can be trusted and reliable to work very well with good understanding. This position is home-based and flexible, working with me is basically about instructions and following them.
> Presently i am in Switerzland for the company representative meeting and i want my assistant to start work immediately and also in your reply indicate when you wish to start work.
> Your duties will include:
> - Collecting Local Payments
> When a buyer in United States decides to purchase an item through an online auction from our sellers he has the following payment options: Money orders, international wire transfer, international check, or local wire transfer. The quickest option of these is local wire transferring. Local wire transfers are the option that the sales support representative will provide to the clients.
> - Managing Data
> Along with the payments received from buyers you will be receiving details for these sales. These details will include items sold, price, and buyer's information. You are to file and maintain these purchasing records and transactions.
> - Forwarding of the Payments
> Once you receive each payment you will be keeping 10% as commission and forwarding the rest to the seller or representative, whose information will be provided prior each transaction. It is crucial to complete forwarding of the payments in a time efficient manner.
> - Fees, and Transferring Procedures
> All fees are covered by the company. The fees for transferring are simply deducted from the payments received. No client will contact you during initial stage of the trial period. After three weeks of the trial period you will begin to have contact with the buyers via email in regards to collection of the payments. For the first three weeks you will simply receive all of the transferring details, and payments, along with step by step guidance from your supervisor. You will be forwarding the received payments by wire transfer.
> Additional Information:
> During the trial period, you will be paid 2,000USD per month while working on average 3-4hours per day, plus 10% commission from every payment received and forwarded. The salary will be sent in the form of wire transfer directly to your account. After the trial period your base pay salary will go up to 2,200USD per month, plus 10% commission.
> You will receive a monthly invoice stating your total income. All applicable taxes are covered by the company,Basic wage is $400 Weekly excluding Gas expenses and compensations.
> Your First Primary task (Collection of Payments):
> 1. Receive payment from our Customers or Clients.
> 2. Cash Payment at your Bank or any cashing facilities near you.
> 3. Deduct 10 % which will be your percentage/pay on Payment processed
> 4. Forward balance after deduction of percentage/pay to any of the offices you will be contacted to send payment to, you'll have a lot of free time doing another job, because this job schedule is flexible, you'll get good income .But this job is very challenging and you should understand it.
> Please kindly fill your details below, so that you can get started.
> Personal Information
> First Name:
> Last Name:
> Address(P.O box not allowed):
> Zip Code:
> Yahoo messenger:
> Mobile (For SMS):
> The employee,acknowledged the Detailed Job Description
> and signed___________ _____________________
> (First Name and Last Name of Employee)
> Kindly respond with requested details .Once I have received your contact information, I will get back to you with the task for this week.
> Thanks in anticipation of your prompt response.
> Financial Representative .
> Mark Heffne"
This is the next email he sent me almost 3 weeks later.
"We are so sorry for getting back to you lately and I am sending you this email to provide you with the tracking details of the Payment as promised in my last email. Find below the tracking information of the payment:
http://trkcnfrm1.smi.usps.com/PTSIntern ... Inquiry.do
Tracking Number: EO054946485US
You are to track the payment online using the url and the tracking number indicated above as soon as you read this email to know the approximate delivery time of the check and also make yourself available at the time of delivery.
Once you get the payment, Simply go over to your bank, tender it and have it cashed or deposited. Once cashed, deduct $320 as your 10% commission , you will be sending the balance via Western Union money Transfer to our account officer. She will handle the remaining parts of the transaction. You have to complete this transaction.. Please make sure you deduct your $320, and Deduct all Western Union transfer charges from the remaining money left with you after you have deducted your $320.
Go over to the nearest Western Union location and send the funds to the vendors information below in 2 different places:
2100 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48201
Once the money's sent please send me the following infos...
a. Your full names and address exactly how you wrote it on the Western Union slip.
b. The receiver's name exactly how you penned it down on the Western Union slip .
c. The total amount sent (Amount receivable by the receiver )
d. Western Union confirmation number (This is the 10 digit number for receiving funds,it is not the receipt number).
e. Send it money in a minute option.
I will be waiting on your email,complete with the details,please get to it as soon as you can,the transaction has to be fully completed as soon as possible. Once again I want to use this medium to remind you that this first transaction would be used to evaluate your ability.
Send me an email to confirm that you received this letter.
Thank you for patience.
I almost fell into this. it seemed too good to be true. he texted me earlier today with all the details. i received a check for 3,200 and deposited it into my bank account. i was still really sketched out so i did research and this site came up. after reading into it i called my bank right away and told them what happened. i also saved a copy of everything he sent me, checks, emails, text. i told him id be contacting the police and the FBI asap which is exactly what i plan on doing. he never answered me back
heres his IP address: X-Originating-IP: [18.104.22.168]
I hope this can help someone avoid this ridiculous scam