sweet vonpaso xlura, will do, nice to meet you
i am HAPPY to expose these types of scammers, how fudged up is it that when people are just trying to better themselves that jerks like this surface. and really, even smart folks fall for these kinds of things so i don't feel like i was being stupid about things, just excited to find a job that pays well... i mean that is most everyone's dream isn't it? and no one should feel stupid or idiotic for falling for it... because i totally get why it happens... thanks for your website, this is how people like this will be EXPOSED and removed and hopefully sent to jail
So I found this ad on Craigslist...
Sadly the exact add was removed/deleted from Craigslist, but this is basically what it said...
Be my personal assistant, do nothing illegal with mailing me things and I will pay you $500 per week to work for me and do all my shopping/mail/pay my bills... the same email that you all got, just words changed around a bit here and there, and of course a new but similar name such as what I have seen here... hmmm lol
Here is the following emails that I got... of course with the name of the victim (me) removed to protect my identity... an no it is not your imagination, all typo's were made by this said boss.. at first i thought well maybe it is a language issue, then finding your sight i realized it was not, here is that first email...
From: Wilson Moore <email@example.com>
Sent: Saturday, July 28, 2012 10:30 AM
Subject: Re: Administrative Assistant
This is to update you that i recieved your email in regards to my posting for office Administrative Assistant/Personal Assistant. I am looking for someone who can act as my PA and Errand messenger,Someone who can handle my personal and business errands at his/her spare time.This duties required of you will be needed basically during the week and weekends and this will give you free time to go on with your regular job .Below are details of what you expected from this job position.
Someone who can offer me these services:
Mail services: Receive my mails and drop them off at UPS (nothing illegal) Shop for Gifts,Bill payment ( pay my bills on my behalf),Sit for delivery( at your home) or pick items up at nearby post office at your convenience. Let me know if you will be able to offer me any/all of these services
MORE DETAILS :
I own a new art galery in Honduras which just started operations and sales and i am sourcing to buy more art works from professional painters and artist within the USA. This is where you come in. I am willing to pay you in advance to do my artworks and paintings shoppings for me,make payments for them and have them delivered to you. I will also have my mails and packages forwarded to your address.. If you will be unable to stay at your house to get my mails, I can have it shipped to a post office near you and then you can pick it up at your convenience. When you get my mails/packages; 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 have packages shipped to your house and do my shopping.. You are allowed to open the packages to reveal its content. The content of the packages are art works,paintings,computer and electronics, clothings business and personal letters. All expenses and taxes will be covered by me. You will work only on monday,wednesday,friday and saturdays. How much will you charge per week? I am willing to pay $500.00. That is not a bad offer is it?
I need your service instantly because I am constantly out of town. I will return to United State in August 2012 so this process will be on going till then. If you don't mind, I will meet up with you when I return and then we can talk about the possibility of making this long term though i will still get in touch with you via phone soon as we have an agreement and you start work. Well, let me know if you are able to handle the position. Hope to hear I will email you the list and pictures of what to shop for when I am ready. No heavy packages is involved! You can do the shopping at any nearest stores.
I will provide you my personal UPS account number for Shipping. All you have to do is provide my account number to UPS and shipping charges will be applied into the account. I will provide clear set of instructions for each task I need done as well the funds to cover them. If I were to mail you money in form of cashiers check or money orders to do my shopping plus upfront payment for your service, where would you want it mailed to? How should your name appear on the money?
Provide me with the following details below :-
Full Address: (NO P.O.BOX)
Ref namd and number :
I will be expecting your responds towards my request. Hope to read from you as soon as possible.Thanks for your co-operation and understanding.
(901) 318-3759.Then he asks if I can add him on yahoo chat's instant messaging service to arrange an "interview" which is posted below...
From: Wilson Moore <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Sunday, July 29, 2012 5:14 AM
Subject: Re: Administrative Assistant
I got your contact address and i can see you are really serious about this job i would like to have an online interview with so as to know more about you and to let you know what you would be doing as my personal assistance this interview can be done on yahoo messenger so i want you to try and create a yahoo im and add me on my private yahoo email : email@example.com
so that an online interview can be conducted and a contract employment form can be given to you.I will be online from 8am till 12pm Mon 30th of July.I look forward to hear from you tomorrow.
Wilson Moorewilsonmore1960@aol.comWhich btw he didn't show up for, even though I waited for those four hours and even sent a reminder email to him that I was awaiting him for this said interview... so he sends me an IM late in the evening, like 8 hours late, and says he will email his interview questions... the email is below...
I hope you have gone through my introduction mail and i would like to know if you understand what the job is all about,I've had a personal assistance who work for me for over 3 years and we have a good working relationship before she got married.The package you will be receiving contain A4 paper gift card,envelope,HP Laptop will be given to you with some useful software,i will teach you how to use them in editing file on company letter headed paper, to send letter to my client you can get the items from any walmart store around you
*Receive my mails and drop them off at UPS (nothing illegal)
*Shop for Gifts,Bill payment ( pay my bills on my behalf)
*Sit for delivery( at your home)
*Or pick items up at nearby post office at your convenience
* Have you ever worked Online at any Capacity?
* Have you worked or handle any among this position before?Personal Assist ?
* Tell Us why you feel you are the right person for this Job?
* Are you taking this as a primary Job?
* Are you currently employed?
* Do you have Professional Reference? ( Give us 2 Contacts )
* Do you know how to operate a Printer/Fax machine/Scanner/Photocopier perfectly?
* What do you Understand by Privacy & Code of Conduct?
* Explain Petty Cash Transactions?
* Describe yourself?
* What is your Clerical Speed?
* Do you have knowledge on how to use Spread Sheet, Excel and General Microsoft Office tools?
This is the end of the interview process.You would be updated via Phone & Email as i want you to fill this employment agreement form and have it send back to me with your DL OR STATE id after filling properly and your first assignment will follow.I look forward to hear from you
Wilson Moore.So of course I send this interview information and have yet to hear back from him... either way, I found your website soon after sending this interview information to him... i guess i was just a bit too late, but really, he didn't get too much information ie bank account name and information... whew!!
For anyone searching deeper information on the whereabouts of this person, please see the header information from our email correspondence...
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I also, just because I am so dang upset about this man hurting innocent folks who are struggling already, I sent all this information to the FBI Internet Crimes Division and I suggest EVERYONE do this, as there is no way for them to PROSECUTE these yucky heads if NO ONE reports this.... here is the website... http://www.ic3.gov/default.aspx the main website and oddly enough they discuss dudes like this... is http://www.fbi.gov/scams-safety/fraud/internet_fraud/ and if they did get your bank information... or sent you a check... report it immediately to your local police... otherwise, if they do steal, you are going to have no back up to show that you should be heard by the powers that will help you deal with identity theft... print your emails, correspondences, im's, and bring it to your local police department, this is help you should anything bad go down from meeting these a holes....just a suggestion... and really, being put in jail as a mule for a cyber boss wouldn't be good either... lol holy heck!! and i thought looking for a job was harmless... lolol
I say everyone who has posted about these guys since 2009, I say it isn't too late to report them... can you imagine if they did this to your child, or your parent and they stole everything from them? sorry but i am very upset about this criminal behavior... i hate when innocents get hurt and this is major hurt, someone could end up homeless over this... anyway... sorry to vent so passionately, but i really appreciate you scamwarners and appreciate you allowing me to get this off my chest... GRRRRRRR
wow, I feel WAY better NOW!! P.S. Oddly enough, I got a another reply, from another person, but I did NOT correspond with him, but will be posting his information and email below, so you all see his name too...
Thanks for responding to my ad posted on craiglist, I'm looking for someone who can handle my business & personal errands at his/her spare time. Someone who can offer me these services:
* Mail services (Receive my mails and drop them off at UPS or USPS)
* Shop for Gifts
* Bill payment (pay my bills on my behalf)
* Sit for delivery (at your home) or pick items up at nearby post office at your convenience.
Let me know if you will be able to offer me any or all of these services.
I will love to meet up with you to talk about this job but I am currently away on business. I am in Australia so there will be no interview. I will prepay you in advance to do my shopping. I will also have my mails and packages forwarded to your address. If you will be unable to stay at your house to get my mails, I can have it shipped to a post office near you and then you can pick it up at your convenience.
When you get my mails/packages, you are required to mail them to where I want them mailed to. You don't have to use money out of your pocket. All you have to do is have the package(s) shipped to wherever I want and do my shopping. You are allowed to open the packages to reveal its content.
The content of the packages are Art Materials and Paintings, clothing, business and personal letters. All expenses and taxes will be covered by me.You will work between 15 to 20hrs a month.
The pay is $700 weekly. That is not a bad offer is it? I need your service because I am constantly out of town. I own an Art Gallery here in Australia.
I will be returning to USA in August so this process will be going on till then.
If you don't mind, I will meet up with you when I return and then we can talk about the possibility of making this long term.
Well, let me know if you are able to handle the position. I hope to hear from you soon.
I will email you the list and pictures of what to shop for when I am ready.
No heavy package is involved! You can do the shopping at any nearby store.
You will be shopping for Electronics and clothing.
I will provide you my personal UPS account number for Shipping. All you have to do is provide my account number to UPS and shipping charges will be billed to the account.
I will provide clear set of instructions for each task I need done as well the funds to cover them.
If I were to mail you money to do my shopping plus upfront payment for your services, where will you want it mailed to? How should your name appear on the payment? Provide me with the following details listed below:
Full Address(No Po-box):
NB: This position is open to individuals 18 years and above and no sign up fee is required.
Phone #.. 646 845 9803 The header information for this person is as follows
From Donald Robinson Tue Jul 31 11:32:42 2012
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Content-Length: 6668Makes me wonder, did these two talk and the moore guy say i fell for it hook line and sinker? lol or is this the same person, either way, the FBI is aware and now hopefully from your website, the world is aware now too!!
P.S.S. If an administrator or a mod finds that I failed to remove my personal information, would they be kind enough to edit my post to remove it? thanks in advance for that gotta be safe as this dude has my home address and stuffs... lol but seriously, he wouldn't make it past my husband rofl who is equally if not more upset then me about this... GRRRR
P.S.S.S. I am not able to post the picture as this post window doesn't allow a document upload, but just thought I would mention an odd addition to this story... lol... this guy even sent me his photo i mean WTF is that?? so crazy, who knew hunting a job was this adventurous and nuts????
Peace, light and love to you all, be safe from those yucky scammers!!