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Brooklyn, NY, United States
2017-06-13 10:42:05
Business Venture Scam
Other Job Site
+3 Job scam (   
Smith Anderson
Email Address:
(929) 575-5138
Scammer took info from, pretended as if I had applied for a job, then asked for bank details, etc.
Follow Ups/Extra Information. Most recent is listed first.
Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2017-08-17 12:05:46
Randy Lightner
Email Address:
(929) 200-9143
Re: New Candidate: for ' General Office Rep RL randy lightner Reply| Yesterday, 10:36 AM You Congratulations Sandra Kay,
After the review and consideration of your answers to the questionnaire your application is successful and you have been accepted to work as my personal assistant, I would have love to meet you before we start but I'm currently out of town for an important business in Australia and i wont be back until 2 weeks but i currently have work for you to take care of so i want you to start immediately and when I'm back, We will setup a meeting.
I will provide you with the equipment's you will be working with and it will come with internet facilities, You will be given a sign on bonus (supplies e.t.c) for this job which will be included in the funds you will receive for the equipment's.
Every instructions will be given to you on what to do with the equipment's immediately you receive them, Here is the list of the equipment's that will be ship to you to be working with.
The Following would be ship to you by my shipping agent in other to start working with me.
* HP business machine Notebook Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPUT2330 @1.60GHz 1.60GHz * Printer, Scanner& Fax machine(ALL IN ONE) and does not take space * Microsoft Office and Microsoft Operating Systems (Service Pack 2) * Laptop hard-case * Kasper sky Internet Security application installed on the Laptop * A cell phone on which you would conduct only my business
I will also provide you with the funds to handle the shipping/cost of the above equipment's to you so you don't have to use your personal funds. Working for me with the provided equipment's is very necessary because there is a wide range of software installed on the system to protect data, ease duty, also enhance speed and accuracy of any work you're doing on it, The special features also calculate the number of hours you work daily so that i can ascertain the bonuses that will be given to you at the end of every month.
Please provide answers to the following schedule.
1. How many hours are you willing to Work per day? 2. What time range? If you wish to work more than 5 Hours per Day, then let me know. 3. Payroll Interval? ( Weekly or Bi-weekly ) 4. Payroll Method ? ( Check or Transfer ) 5. Name Of Your Bank?(Not Your Bank Details, Just Name Of The Bank You Bank With.)
IMPORTANT : Kindly provide your Name, Address & Phone number the funds should be issued to in other to handle the shipping/cost of the equipment's and your sign on bonus.
Name... Address/ Apt No... City State... Zip Code.... Phone # home.... Cell #.... Email.....
I will be waiting for your prompt response, I look forward to a great working relationship with you.
Yours Sincerely,
Randy Lightner (929) 575-5138* 101 (929) 200-9143 Direct Line © 2017 Privacy Policy
On Tue, Aug 15, 2017 at 8:30 AM, Sandra Kay wrote: Hi Randy! I'am very interested and would love to be your personal assistant. From: randy lightner Sent: Monday, August 14, 2017 1:48 PM To: Subject: New Candidate: for ' General Office Rep
Thank you for sending your resume from ZipRecruiter,
Your interest about the job has been received. This might seem a little different from the position placed, However it is due to the need for an urgent replacement for my Personal Assistant. I really need someone urgently to take up the position as my personal assistant I am looking for a friendly, simple & trust worthy personal office assistant, You can take it as a full time or part time job depending on your choice. The hours will be between 4 to 5 hours daily, which can be increased if you want and this will give you free time to go on with your regular job,
Below are job Descriptions.
Your Duties:
*General work *process mails *Data entry *Receive calls *Book appointments & Flight reservation *shopping, E.t.c or any other reasonable duty will be allocated to you.
My Name is Randy Lightner, I am an Artist and i travel a lot to do and sell art works, I also buy ideas, Artifacts, antics and materials from ancient cities and I have got so many clients as companies, individuals and governmental institutions and private museums. I have been pretty successful in my businesses, I get involved in several art businesses in United States & Canada. I'm most very often get my hands occupied, so it is imperative for me to have a worthy personal assistant.
Due to the nature of my job, It requires frequent traveling so i need someone to handle my schedule when I'm not in town, Every instructions will be given to you via email and phone for now until im back, I travel a lot so that is the main reason why i need you to be my personal assistant and i want you to begin work immediately.
Kindly Let me know if you're still interested and I'm willing to offer you $25 hourly with a reasonable sign on bonus, I want you to answer this brief questionnaire below, Please answer them to the best of your knowledge.
* Have you ever worked as an personal assistant before? * Are you taking this as a primary Job? * If you want to make this your secondary job ( How many Hours does your primary Job Takes? ) * Do you have Professional Reference? * How Many Hours are you wiling to Devote to work for me? * What do you Understand by Privacy & Code of Conduct? * Explain Petty Cash Transactions? * Describe yourself? * Are you willing to give your best shot at working with me?
I will be expecting your prompt response.
Yours Sincerely, Randy Lightner © 2017 Privacy Policy

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Anonymous   (St. Petersburg, FL, United States) Added the following extra information on :2017-07-26 10:57:15
Tom Anderson
Email Address:
Text message for a job that I did not apply to.

Scam Email
Text message: "Hello Applicant, I received your resume for the Job opening titled (Office Coordinator1/Administrative Assistant) and it has been reviewed. Do send an email to with a subject (Office Coordinator/Admnistrative Assistant) to confirm the authenticity of the resume. I await your swift response.Thank you." Obvious scam - who writes like that?!

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2017-07-25 11:58:07
Tom Anderson
Email Address:
Scam Website:
Get a text message saying: Hello Applicant, I received your resume for Job opening titled (insert job name) and it has been reviewed. Do send an email to with subject line (insert job name) to confirm authenticity of the resume. I await your swift response.
When I said it was the wrong number the response was: "you applied on this site (" When I insisted I didn't. Response was "Okay do you mind if you can work for the company?"

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