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Lynden, WA, United States
2015-08-17 14:00:18
Job Scam
Craigslist (craiglist.com)
+1 Job Scam on Craigslist.com- Warehouse Worker (or "personal assistant")  
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Thomas Huggins
Email Address:
   managerthomas_huggins@outlook.com
my email of inquiry for this fake job (can't find it on craigslist anymore) was sent to the following email: robby@wipi.fsp6.net

Then, the above email (managerthomas_huggins@outlook.com) sent the following reply, which is a scam that is modified yet comparable to others that I have seen on Scamdex.com. Here is the scam email that was sent to me:
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Hello How are you doing?

I'm sorry for the late response to your email I've been busy with schedule here with business meetings and transactions, your email was received for the position of (Receptionist/File Clerk) posted online on Craigslist yesterday, after reviewing it i decided to give this a “GO.”

Detailed Job Description Below:

I am looking for a obedient, hard working, trustworthy and reliable individual who works well and understands orders. My name is Timothy A Huggins 49 years old will be 50 by Nov 29th, married with 3 wonderful children. I am into Finance, which tends to be my main source of income, which makes me travel around the globe.

I have been a financial planner for over 14 years now, am on making my own personal office which under constructions and will be accomplished when am back in the state, and i also work for a Financial Research Company too, (HOOVERS) I travel often within and outside of the United States working on various Financial projects. This is why I need someone who can help keep me up to date with all of my activities, especially while I am away and amidst my busy schedule. My previous personal assistant is currently unavailable for health reasons which is temporary position and likely turn out to permanent depends on how efficient hard working you are and work well with orders given, and I am keen on finding an efficient, motivated, organized individual who can communicate well and is able to multi-task.

This position is partly home-based and flexible as tasks will be carried out basically in your area, Working for me is a test of following instructions. My only fear is that I may need you at impromptu times, so I need someone who is able to meet up with me at irregular times. As my Personal Assistant, your activities amongst others will include:

· Creating orders, pick slips, invoices, and credit memos
· Running personal errands
· Scheduling programs, flights, and meetings and keeping me up to date with them
· Acting as an alternative phone correspondent while I am away
· Making regular contacts and drop-offs on my behalf
· Handling and monitoring some of my financial activities
· Also must be familiar with Microsoft
· Basic wage is $570 weekly

I am sure you understand how busy my schedule is on a daily basis. Currently, I am in Europe (GERMANY) for a business transactions meeting with business partners. I will be back in three weeks to arrange a formal interview with you. I think you are the right person for this position. Please note that this position is not office-based for now because of my frequent travels and tight schedules. It is a part-time job which doesn't disturb your current working or school because the hours are flexible, and some weeks you will be busier than others, though pay stays constant. Like I said, I think you are the right person for this job, and think we should get a head start this week. I have a lot of work piled up that I will need help catching up on immediately. I would like to use this coming week to test your efficiency and diligence, and to work your schedule around mine. I am hard of hearing due to the auto accident I'd 9months ago, so i usually stay in touch through email/text, I hope that would never be a problem for you and also i can reach you sometimes via my hard of hearing relay call. I am glad you responded to my ad in such a timely manner and look forward to working with you and promise to be a good boss.

As I have said, I'd want us to get a head START with things as soon as possible. I do have lots of works piled up presently and a number of unattended chores which you can immediately assist me with, I hope we can meet up with the workload eventually. Permit me to use the coming week to test your efficiency and diligence towards all this, also to work out your time schedule and fit it to mine. I'm confident you can take up the challenge as your resume says a lot and on the long run we should have a relatively sound working relationship between us.. I'm online most of the time as I am hard of hearing so I prefer we contact each other through E-mails and text before i get back to the state which we will have our formal interview.

I'll like you to email me back ASAP if you are interested in being my personal assistant because i need you to get started and you will be able to start with the first task Next Week...

Warm Regards,
Timothy A Huggins.
Follow Ups/Extra Information. Most recent is listed first.
Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2016-10-25 08:12:59
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Thomas Huggins
Email Address:
   managerthomas_huggins@outlook.com
I received this email after applying get for a personal assistant position on craigslist, so I decided to check it out since the whole email sounded a little fishy, so here it is...as I thought a scam!!!
Good day,
I did receive your email regarding the position of (Admin Assistant) posted on craigslist, after reviewing and going through your resume, I decided you will be competent to take this position
More About Me & Detailed Job Description Below:
I am Thomas Huggins I'm 54 years Old and I have been a local and international relative successful entrepreneur and sometimes invest in the real estate market which makes me travel often within and outside the state working on various independent projects. This is why i need someone who can help keep me up to date with some my activities, especially while i am away and amidst my busy schedule. My previous personal assistant is currently unavailable due to health reasons and cannot work with me anymore, and i am keen on finding an efficient, motivated, organized individual who can communicate well and is able to multi-task. 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 includes:
· Creating orders, pick slips, invoices, and credit memos · Running personal errands · Scheduling programs, flights, and meetings and keeping me up to date with them · Dropping off letters via FedEx/USPS · Calling/Receiving client calls · Filling and faxing · Meeting up with clients on my behalf (REPRESENTING) and getting things set up · Making regular contacts and drop-offs on my behalf · Handling and monitoring some of my financial activities · You will be working 3 times a week, 4 hours a day, so you are bound to choose your working days and hours as it's flexible · Basic wage is $490 weekly
Am sure you should have understood how busy my schedule should be on a daily basis. Currently, I am in Europe meeting with partners. I will be back in two weeks to arrange a formal interview with you. I think you are the right person for this position. Please note that this position is not office-based for now because of my frequent travels and tight schedules. It is a part-time job, and some weeks you will be busier than others, though pay stays constant.
NB: you have to be checking your email regularly, and also i want you to add me to your email contact list if you are interested for easier and faster communications.
Like i said, I think you are the right person for this job, and think we should get a head start this week. I have some little works piled up that i will need help catching up on immediately. I would like to use this week to test your efficiency and diligence, and to work your schedule around mine. I am hard of hearing and usually stay in touch through email and text messages, but if you would like me to call, I will be glad to do that. I am glad your responded to the ad in such a timely manner and look forward to working with you and promise to be a good boss.
If Interested in being my personal assistant, get back to me through email and we can move forward with the first task.
Warm Regards, Thomas Huggins.
From: Erica Viers Sent: Tuesday, October 18, 2016 10:04:46 AM To: carolyned.little@gmail.com Subject: Re: Administrative Office Assistant Needed (Monroe) resume attached
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This is his email address- managerthomas_huggins@outlook.com This is the source it came from- http://monroemi.craigslist.org/hea/5823154545.html And this is the email address I emailed for the personal assistant job- carolyned.little@gmail.com

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