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Danielle Moore
Crescent City, CA, United States
2014-06-11 17:48:07
Job Scam
+1 Personal Assistant
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Christopher Fulcher
Email Address:
   christopherf002@gmail.com, CHRis.oFF0007@gmail.co
Received email a few weeks ago asking if I was interested in becoming this guys PA. I thought he meant physicians assistant and I informed him I wasn\'t qualified as I\'m only a CNA. He sent me a list of duties he needed done by his personal assistant, and said the only things I needed were a personal computer and a cell phone. Mostly what he wanted was bills paid and errands run, correspondence, etc. I didn\'t see the harm in it until I received an email today with these instructions:

Hello,
How are you doing today? I am happy to inform you that you start working for me today, you will be getting a check anytime from now, please email me as soon as you get the check.
INSTRUCTIONS:
You are required to have the check of $2670.60 deposited at your bank,Funds on check will be available in 24 to 48 hours and when funds are available you are to deduct $500 as your weekly pay and also send $2000 via Western union to my Art work designer in Illinios,you are to send Funds to her via Western union Money in a Minute option, Western union will charge you a transfer fee which you are to deduct from the $170 you have left from the funds.

WESTERN UNION INFORMATION TO SEND MONEY TO:

Name: Eliana Salazar
City: Bellwood
State: IL
Zipcode: 60104

After sending funds you are to get back to me with the following details:

1) Western union 10 digit mtcn
2) Amount sent after Western union charges
3) Senders information used at Western union desk

I await your soonest response and please acknowledge this email as soon as you read
Regards

Unfortunately when I took it to my bank, they couldn\'t verify the check before deposit. The check was issued from American National Bank 8990 W. Dodge Rd Omaha, NE 68114
Aureus Nursing, LLC
13609 California ST
Omaha, NE 68154
Also, in the FedEx envelope, there was a request from deliverybook@live.com to send an email to verify that I received the check, and how much was sent.
The check also said void after sixty days, and did not come with a phone number to verify that worked, so my banker called the institution in question and they said it was a fraud.

I contacted him to explain the situation, and to let him know I could not do as he asked, but haven\'t gotten word back yet. But after seeing all this I\'m certain its a scam.

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Ed   (Houston, TX, United States) Added the following extra information on :2014-08-25 15:36:29
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Christopher
Email Address:
   christopherf002@gmail.com
Spammer that only writes, "interested in becoming my PA?"

Scam Email
I signed up using my junk email to win prizes, but instead I get a ton of spam.

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