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Anonymous
Greenbrier, AR, United States
2013-08-20 12:46:19
Identity Theft
Craigslist (craiglist.com)
+2 Craigslist Personal Assistant scamEmail Attached  
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Peter S. Holmes, Alan Benjamin
Email Address:
    schweissholmes0011@gmail.comAlan Benjamin
hello,

I am replying back to your message concerning the job posted on Craigslist in which you\'re interested in,your application was received, unfortunately the position already been filled, but there\'s another position to be filled, if you will be interested.
I have gone through your Resume/email and am quite impressed, i think you are the right person for this job. I have had a previous Personal assistant who has been very commendable in her activities and who has been part of my life for the past 6 months, she has since moved on with her personal life and it has affected me in a way. I found her previously on the Craigslist website and I sincerely hope I will be able to find someone again who will be as efficient as she has been. I need your service because I am constantly out of town. I will return back to the state real soon 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.

JOB DESCRIPTION
You will be a Personal Assistant,you will walk in to any warehouse which we will be disclosed to you soon and you would be expected to inspect,test, sample, and sorting of products or Golfview Pl Apt B goods being Purchased. The Purchased products can include a large range of items, including food, Art-Materials, machinery, equipment or pharmaceuticals. Depending the type of manufacturing environment, When you get my mails / packages; you are required to mail them to where ever 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. All expenses and taxes will be paid by me including your weekly salaries.
No heavy packages is involved! You can do the shopping at any nearest stores. You will be shopping for Art Materials and clothing sorting out my delivers and packages. 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.You will be working 3 days in a week and you\'re to choose any 3 days of the week from Monday to Saturday that will be preferable to you and you will be working 4hrs in these 3 days and that will be from 9am-1pm and we will be offering you $400.00 per week.

Type: Part-Time
Hours: 15 Hours per week
Days: 3 days per week
Weekly Pay: $400.00

BENEFITS:
• AD & D Insurance
• 401(k)


If you\'re interested kindly get back to me with the following information:-

Full Name:...
Full Address:...
Apartment number.......
City:...
State:...
Zip Code:...
Sex:...
Phone Number:..
Age:..
Email..........

I will be looking forward hearing from you and then proceed on the next step forward.
Regards.
Follow Ups/Extra Information. Most recent is listed first.
Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2013-11-23 14:56:01
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Evans Lukeman
Email Address:
   evanus.lukeman@outlook.com
Emailed potential Craigslist job lead. The text of the Craigslist posting is as follows:
------------------------------- Data entry/Office (knoxville)
Office in Knoxville needs qualified individual for general office help and data entry. Needs to be proficient with Microsoft Excel and general computer programs. Previous data entry experience preferred, yet willing to train a motivated individual. Some flexibility with hours. Expect 20-30 hours per week. -------------------------------
Looks okay... until I emailed. The email I sent my opening letter to was: hildegardrosalinda261@gmail.com
Got the scam email in reply from a different address. Common sense alarm went off in my head and I Googled the first sentence of the email... and ended up here!
I knew it was too good to be true! This person cannot write well, his name does not come up on any reliable searches, and $400 per week for 12-15 hours of "opening packages" with included insurance and 401(k) is just too ridiculous to be believed. Posting this here and then blocking his email.

Scam Email
Hello, I am replying back to your message concerning the job posted on Craigslist in which you\'re interested in,your application was received, unfortunately the position already been filled, but there\'s another position to be filled, if you will be interested. I have gone through your email and am quite impressed, i think you are the right person for this job. I have had a previous Personal assistant who has been very commendable in her activities and who has been part of my life for the past 6 months, she has since moved on with her personal life and it has affected me in a way. I found her previously on the Craigslist website and I sincerely hope I will be able to find someone again who will be as efficient as she has been. I need your service because I am constantly out of town. I will return back to the state real soon 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. JOB DESCRIPTION You will be a Personal Assistant,you will walk in to any warehouse which we will be disclosed to you soon and you would be expected to inspect,test, sample, and sorting of products or goods being Purchased. The Purchased products can include a large range of items, including food, Art-Materials, machinery, equipment or pharmaceuticals. Depending the type of manufacturing environment, When you get my mails / packages; you are required to mail them to where ever 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. All expenses and taxes will be paid by me including your weekly salaries. No heavy packages is involved! You can do the shopping at any nearest stores. You will be shopping for Art Materials and clothing sorting out my delivers and packages. 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.You will be working 3 days in a week and you\'re to choose any 3 days of the week from Monday to Saturday that will be preferable to you and you will be working 4 hrs in these 3 days and that will be from 9 am-1 pm and we will be offering you $400.00 per week. Type: Part-Time Hours: 15 Hours per week Days: 3 days per week Weekly Pay: $400.00 BENEFITS: • AD & D Insurance • 401(k) If you\'re interested please provide contact details. full name, physical address and cell phone number to get started. I will be looking forward hearing from you and then proceed on the next step forward. Regards. Evans Lukeman

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2013-10-05 19:30:55
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   James Cooper Henry
Email Address:
   jamescoopermanagers@gmail.com
Telephone:
   646 397 5681
http://knoxville.craigslist.org/ofc/4104977722.html
Office Coordinator Craigslist Job Posting...
Received the following in response to my resume submission:
Welcome and thank you for your interest in employment with Elite Group
Actually the available job position here now is a Personal Assistant and it would be a great pleasure having you as my assistant. My name is James Cooper Henry, i live with my 2 Children. I am an Engineer Commercial Interior Designer, I design healthcare/medical spaces, commercial office spaces, hotel renovations, multi-family / condos; I am physically disabled using wheelchair and currently receiving treatment at hospital.
I'm looking for someone that can be trusted and reliable to work very well and with good understanding, who can stand as a leader and also have the ability to work within a team effectively and continuously thrive to achieve more and do more exceedingly in his/her duties and responsibilities at all times. And who will be organized,creative, responsible, and dedicated individual that is continuously looking for growth and new experiences.
This position is home-based and flexible. Working for me is a test of following instructions. As my Personal Assistant, your activities among others will include:
• Acting as an alternative phone correspondent while i am away • Making regular contacts and drop-off on my behalf • Handling and monitoring some of my financial activities • Assistant in running errand and Shopping on my behalf
The payment is $300 weekly and that is not a bad offer at all, and needy your service is not because am currently out of town for treatment but also you will be part of the family business staffs, note i would be providing clear set of instructions for each task I need done as well as the funds to cover them for you.
I will need your details to arraign your direct deposit into your account, so provide the below details
First name: Middle name: Last name: Address Line: City: State: Zip/Postal code: Home phone: Cell phone: Bank Name:
Once again am glad to let you know that you can stay and live anywhere to start do the job for now (Personal Assistant), It doesn't matter where you live cos the job based on internet and phone discussion for now because I wasn't around now and will soon be around when fully back to my fit, but before then I need to employing an Assistant to do all my errand and shopping for me on my behalf.
I know you will be committing to the work, you will also have a nice period of working with us and you are welcome to our family, I will be waiting to hearing from you and I can also be reached through a text messages on my phone below since am currently out of states now.
Regards James Cooper Henry New York City, NY (Mid-town) Phone no. 646 397 5681

Scam Email
http://knoxville.craigslist.org/ofc/4104977722.html Office Coordinator Craigslist Job Posting... Submitted resume to hr.frank.harris@gmail.com & Received email (obvious scam) from jamescoopermanagers@gmail.com

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