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Bonnie Hanna
Brighton, CO, United States
2012-09-12 21:33:17
Job Scam
+2 Personal Assistant!!
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   John Edward
Email Address:
   johnedward@superposta.com
I first received an e-mail titled Personal Assistant!! dated 9/11/2012 1:20:32 A.M. Mountain Daylight Time from noreply@comcast.net with a reply to address of amanda@axtel.net that said the following:
Hello Friend,

My name is John Edward, I got your contact information from an online recruitment job center and I\'m looking for someone who can handle my business & personal errands at his/her spare time as I keep travelling alot. Someone who can offer me these services mentioned below:

* Pay bills on my behalf
* Shop gifts when required
* Postal services (Receive my mails and post them off according to my instruction)
* Sit for delivery (at your home) or pick items up at nearby post office at your convenience.

Payment - $500 would be your weekly payment.

If you are ready to go,send us your details like complete name/address/country/state/city/zip/phone/cell or you could even attach your resume.

P.S- You are not required to spend even a single dime from your pocket.

Regards,
John Edward.

I replied and asked where he resided. He replied with an e-mail titled Re: Personal Assistant Read and Reply back on 9/12/2012 8:56:27 A. M. Mountain Daylight Time from johnedward@superposta.com with the following:
Hello,

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 London (England) 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, clothings,
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 $500 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 in London.I will be
returning to USA in October 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 clothings.

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 Name:
Full Address(No PO Box allowed):
City:
State:
Zip Code:
Home Phone:
Cell Phone:
Age:
Occupation(If any):
Email address:


I would also need your cell phone number because that would be the best way to
get a hold of you and you can also send me text messages while I am away and I
would respond instantly, You can reach me on my cell phone number (859 212 3713),
I paid for roaming services so the phone is working here in London and its
always on, that the best number to reach me on for now.

Thank you!

John Edward
johnedward@superposta.com
859 212 3713

The e-mail sounded suspicious. I searched on the telephone number in www.dogpile.com and learned of the scam
Follow Ups/Extra Information. Most recent is listed first.
No Name   (Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States) Added the following extra information on :2012-10-24 11:11:02
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Martin Anja
Email Address:
   martinanja@superposta.com
Received same email, word for word - Received a cashier check for the total amount of what had to be done with check, needed to cash check, send money via western union/money ram and get another cashier check - then keep balance for myself - Just weird, he is claiming he is in London, and the fedex came from Arlington, WA

Stephanie Veenendaal   (Banning, CA, United States) Added the following extra information on :2012-09-13 22:51:05
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   John Edwards
Email Address:
   JohnEdwards@superposta.com
I received a similar email a couple of days ago and responded to it and then today I received the following email:
Hello,
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 London (England) 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, clothings, 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 $500 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 in London.I will be returning to USA in October 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 clothings.
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 Name: Full Address(No PO Box allowed): City: State: Zip Code: Home Phone: Cell Phone: Age: Occupation(If any): Email address:
I would also need your cell phone number because that would be the best way to get a hold of you and you can also send me text messages while I am away and I would respond instantly, You can reach me on my cell phone number (859 212 3713), I paid for roaming services so the phone is working here in London and its always on, that the best number to reach me on for now.
Thank you!
John Edward johnedward@superposta.com 859 212 3713
I called the number and reached an answering machine/voicemail with a female voice. I sent a few text messages and have received no response whatsoever.

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