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Anonymous
Marshall, NC, United States
2013-04-25 10:51:26
Job Scam
Craigslist (craiglist.com)
+8 Receptionist__$16/hrEmail Attached
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   John S. Langford, Independent Director
Email Address:
   info@microcoaxinc.com
I answered the CL ad, got a message the following day, apparently hiring me for the job. It looked fake, so I called the company and asked if there was an Independent Director there named John S. Langford. They recognized the name, not because he\'s employed with them, but because this scam was tried a few months ago. He managed to get personal info from several people and clean out their bank accounts.

Here\'s the text from the email I got back. The original CL notice has apparently been taken off.

Hello,
I acknowledged the receipt of your application via our craigslist post, and I want you to know that your service is highly needed by me. But before we get started with the service you applied for, I will want you to fill in the position I have urgent need for cause am out of state now on a business trip to Canada To that effect,I want to use this media to give you a comprehensive brief about the Personal assistant position available but firstly I will like to introduce myself, my company and what we do.

ABOUT JOB/ME:
My name is John S. Langford, the Independent Director. Micro-Coax, Inc. and also a father of 2. Micro-Coax, Inc. offers transmission line solutions for radio frequency and microwave applications. It offers cable assemblies, cables, connectors, delay lines, and metal clad fibers. The company serves defense, satellite, telecommunications, and test and measurement markets. Its products are used in military communications, radars, missile guidance to satellites, cellular transmitters and receivers, and test equipment. Micro-Coax offers its products through sales representatives and distributors in the United States and internationally. Considering the fact that I travel alot and get my hands occupied because am working with many companies in the states and outside, so it is imperative for me to have a worthy assistant who can monitor and keep me up to date with my activities. This position is flexible and you can be in any location, working with me is basically about instructions and following them. There is also a very sensitive issue on trust and accountability which I believe will resolve itself as time goes on.

DUTIES AND TASK FOR NOW: Your activities among other things will include: Make travel arrangements, order office supplies, running personal errands, filing documents, faxing, printing and handle my shopping. Good sense of humor is required and mandatory to work with me. Ability to handle highly sensitive and confidential information and perform duties with accuracy, quality, and integrity. Basic wage is $300 weekly.

Let me know if you will be able to offer me any or all of these services as this position is 1099 which means all taxes has been placed on me with the form I signed with IRS as a company owner or independent contractor. We will make arrange for a W-2 agreement when I return to the state; Am presently in Canada now on a business trip like I earlier mentioned; so this position is for you to work directly with me at no cost or sign up fee.

I look forward to reading from you soon indicating your interest to work with me as my personal assistant.

Sincerely,

John S. Langford
Independent Director
Micro-Coax, Inc.
Follow Ups/Extra Information. Most recent is listed first.
Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2013-11-16 11:12:33
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Sean McDermott
Email Address:
    Micro-Coax, Inc.
Telephone:
    (804) 601-0769
Dispatcher/ Administrative Assistant (colo springs) DO NOT REPLY!!! IT IS TO GOOD TO BE TRUE. I CORRESPONDED WITH HIM FOR OVER A WEEK. I WAS SENT PRIORITY MAIL WITH MY FIRST CHECK FOR $1,000+, AND DEPOSITED IT INTO MY ACCT BEFORE I FOUND OUT IT WAS A SCAM! LUCKILY, WHEN IT BOUNCED, AND IT WILL BOUNCE,I HAD NOT USED ANY OF THE MONEY AND WAS ONLY CHARGED MY BANKS OVERDRAFT FEE. FIND THIS A**HOLE AND GET HIM GOOD!!!!

Scam Email
I got your resume and it has been reviewed by Human Resources. I am happy to inform you that after close consideration with your resume, you have been accepted and given provision appointment. About US: Micro-Coax, Inc. offers transmission line solutions for radio frequency and microwave applications. It offers cable assemblies, cables, connectors, delay lines, and metal clad fibers. The company serves defense, satellite, telecommunications, and test and measurement markets. Its products are used in military communications, radars, missile guidance to satellites, cellular transmitters and receivers, and test equipment. Micro-Coax offers its products through sales representatives and distributors in the United States and internationally. About The Job: I\'m looking for someone that can be trusted and reliable to work very well with good understanding. This position Starts as a flexible part time position to a full time office position after 3 months, your activities amongst other things will include; Running personal errands, supervisions and monitoring. Scheduling program\'s, flights and keeping me up to date with them. Acting as an alternative telephone correspondence while I\'m away. Making regular contacts and drop-offs on my behalf. Starts with a Basic wage of $500 Weekly, I\'m sure you\'ll understand i tend to have a very busy schedule at this point as i am presently Out of Town on a business trip, i will be back in three Weeks. We will set up a formal interview as soon as i am back in the states to sign the necessary documents (W-2). I have been checking my files and I\'ll need you to run some errands for me Next week, i will get you more information on that. I will also have some funds sent to you to carry out the assignments as well as your weekly salary. There is also a very sensitive issue on trust and accountability which I believe will resolve itself as time goes on. This is only an introductory e-mail, as time goes on we should be able to arrange a proper meeting to get things started officially...I would like you to respond back to this email if you are ready to start then i will correspond back to you with the next steps and tasks. Thanks in anticipation of your prompt response. Sean McDermott Operations Director Micro-Coax, Inc.

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2013-11-15 12:47:57
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Sean McDermott
Email Address:
   info@microcoaxinc.com
I've gotten similar e-mail from this same person under different names, so luckily I recognized it right away. Unfortunately, I have given this person my resume before, the first time it happened, making me feel quite stupid... :/ I'm genuinely trying to find a job here!! I hope whoever is behind this gets f*ing caught, as they have caused a lot of damage to people I imagine. Also, this last time I followed the link from ihiresecretarial.com, a pay-site. Horrible!
Here is the last email I received:
I got your resume and it has been reviewed by Human Resources. I am happy to inform you that after close consideration with your resume, you have been accepted and given provision appointment.
About US: Micro-Coax, Inc. offers transmission line solutions for radio frequency and microwave applications. It offers cable assemblies, cables, connectors, delay lines, and metal clad fibers. The company serves defense, satellite, telecommunications, and test and measurement markets. Its products are used in military communications, radars, missile guidance to satellites, cellular transmitters and receivers, and test equipment. Micro-Coax offers its products through sales representatives and distributors in the United States and internationally.
About The Job: I'm looking for someone that can be trusted and reliable to work very well with good understanding. This position Starts as a flexible part time position to a full time office position after 3 months, your activities amongst other things will include; Running personal errands, supervisions and monitoring. Scheduling program's, flights and keeping me up to date with them. Acting as an alternative telephone correspondence while I'm away. Making regular contacts and drop-offs on my behalf.
Starts with a Basic wage of $500 Weekly, I'm sure you'll understand i tend to have a very busy schedule at this point as i am presently Out of Town on a business trip, i will be back in three Weeks. We will set up a formal interview as soon as i am back in the states to sign the necessary documents (W-2). I have been checking my files and I'll need you to run some errands for me Next week, i will get you more information on that. I will also have some funds sent to you to carry out the assignments as well as your weekly salary. There is also a very sensitive issue on trust and accountability which I believe will resolve itself as time goes on. This is only an introductory e-mail, as time goes on we should be able to arrange a proper meeting to get things started officially...I would like you to respond back to this email if you are ready to start then i will correspond back to you with the next steps and tasks.
Thanks in anticipation of your prompt response.
Sean McDermott Operations Director Micro-Coax, Inc.

Scam Email
I got your resume and it has been reviewed by Human Resources. I am happy to inform you that after close consideration with your resume, you have been accepted and given provision appointment. About US: Micro-Coax, Inc. offers transmission line solutions for radio frequency and microwave applications. It offers cable assemblies, cables, connectors, delay lines, and metal clad fibers. The company serves defense, satellite, telecommunications, and test and measurement markets. Its products are used in military communications, radars, missile guidance to satellites, cellular transmitters and receivers, and test equipment. Micro-Coax offers its products through sales representatives and distributors in the United States and internationally. About The Job: I\'m looking for someone that can be trusted and reliable to work very well with good understanding. This position Starts as a flexible part time position to a full time office position after 3 months, your activities amongst other things will include; Running personal errands, supervisions and monitoring. Scheduling program\'s, flights and keeping me up to date with them. Acting as an alternative telephone correspondence while I\'m away. Making regular contacts and drop-offs on my behalf. Starts with a Basic wage of $500 Weekly, I\'m sure you\'ll understand i tend to have a very busy schedule at this point as i am presently Out of Town on a business trip, i will be back in three Weeks. We will set up a formal interview as soon as i am back in the states to sign the necessary documents (W-2). I have been checking my files and I\'ll need you to run some errands for me Next week, i will get you more information on that. I will also have some funds sent to you to carry out the assignments as well as your weekly salary. There is also a very sensitive issue on trust and accountability which I believe will resolve itself as time goes on. This is only an introductory e-mail, as time goes on we should be able to arrange a proper meeting to get things started officially...I would like you to respond back to this email if you are ready to start then i will correspond back to you with the next steps and tasks. Thanks in anticipation of your prompt response. Sean McDermott Operations Director Micro-Coax, Inc.

No Name   (Canton, OH, United States) Added the following extra information on :2013-07-19 14:54:49
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   John Langford
Email Address:
   
Telephone:
   8046010769
My name is John Langford, Independent Director with Microcoax Inc...I just went through your resume as a good house keeper.
I have a opening for a housekeeper. This is not for a business, but for a private home we just bought in the states. I need general housekeeping; sweeping, mopping, and organization. I would like someone who has previous experience; such as private home house keeping/former hotel/motel housekeeper, as I used to be looking for someone who is honest and hardworking.
As a housekeeper, you will be required to detail clean a home-run errands-wash laundry, fold, and iron-clean blinds-window sills-baseboards-walls-doors-door framed-light switch clean windows-tracks-polish furniture-detail bathrooms-kitchen-appliances-interior and exterior-ceiling fans-vacuum furniture and more if requested.
My family and i are currently out of town on vacation for two weeks here in Calgary Canada so i need to hire someone before we get back to the states....I’m offering $30 per hour plus gas/negotiable
I would like to know your number of times and hours of availability weekly basis as soon as we arrive. So I can schedule my appointment to fit in with yours
I would expect an email from you if interested
John S. Langford Independent Director Micro-Coax, Inc.
I wast sent a check for over $2,000 and they asked me to put the money on Green Dot cards and e-mail them the codes. This is a scam!!

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2013-07-13 00:44:48
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   John S. Langford
Email Address:
   support@microcoaxinc.com
I received an answer to my resume online by John S. Langford. I looked him up and this is so similar to the above letter. This is his letter to me: I got your resume and it has been reviewed by Human Resources. I am happy to inform you that after close consideration with your resume, you have been accepted and given provision appointment. About US: Micro-Coax, Inc. offers transmission line solutions for radio frequency and microwave applications. If offers cable assemblies, cables, connectors, delay lines, and metal clad fibers. The company serves defense, satellite, telecommunications, and test and measurement markets. Its products are used in military communications, radars, missile guidance to satellites, cellular transmitters and receivers, and test equip. Bla, Bla, Bla. He says he is looking for someone that can be trusted and reliable. This position starts as a flexible part time position to a full time office position after 3 months. Your activities will be running personal errands, supervisions and monitoring. Scheduling program's flights and keeping me up to date with them. Starting salary is $500 per week. I'm sure you understand I tend to have a very busy schedule at this point as I am presently Out of Town on a business trip, I will be back in three Weeks. We will set up a formal interview as soon as I am back in the states.
I would really like to put this character away!

Scam Email
See above

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2013-06-19 13:55:51
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   John S. Langford
Email Address:
   support@microcoaxinc.com
I got your resume and it has been reviewed by Human Resources. I am happy to inform you that after close consideration with your resume, you have been accepted and given provision appointment.
About US:
Micro-Coax, Inc. offers transmission line solutions for radio frequency and microwave applications. It offers cable assemblies, cables, connectors, delay lines, and metal clad fibers. The company serves defense, satellite, telecommunications, and test and measurement markets. Its products are used in military communications, radars, missile guidance to satellites, cellular transmitters and receivers, and test equipment. Micro-Coax offers its products through sales representatives and distributors in the United States and internationally.
About The Job:
I'm looking for someone that can be trusted and reliable to work very well with good understanding. This position Starts as a flexible part time position to a full time office position after 3 months, your activities amongst other things will include; Running personal errands, supervisions and monitoring. Scheduling program's, flights and keeping me up to date with them. Acting as an alternative telephone correspondence while I'm away. Making regular contacts and drop-offs on my behalf.
Starts with a Basic wage of $500 Weekly, I'm sure you'll understand i tend to have a very busy schedule at this point as i am presently Out of Town on a business trip, i will be back in three Weeks. We will set up a formal interview as soon as i am back in the states to sign the necessary documents (W2, 1099). I have been checking my files and I'll need you to run some errands for me Next week, i will get you more information on that. I will also have some funds sent to you to carry out the assignments as well as your weekly salary. There is also a very sensitive issue on trust and accountability which I believe will resolve itself as time goes on. This is only an introductory e-mail, as time goes on we should be able to arrange a proper meeting to get things started officially...I would like you to respond back to this email if you are ready to start then i will correspond back to you with the next steps and tasks.
Thanks in anticipation of your prompt response.
John S. Langford
Independent Director
Micro-Coax, Inc.
I googled his name and this site came up. I found it strange that I got the job without even being considered for an interview. Be careful online.

Scam Email
craigslist under business/admin in Savannah GA market

Hidden name   (Tucson, AZ, United States) Added the following extra information on :2013-06-17 11:14:18
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Moriah
Yeah the exact same thing I knew it was suspicious so I didn't give him any of my information, but asked some more questions and he attached a picture of himself. And it didn't even match the real John S. Langford of micro-coax.

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2013-06-14 22:27:19
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   john langford
Email Address:
   info@microcoaxinc.com
Same scam on CL in Boise Idaho, same form letter . only mine didn't have the info aabout the two kids. anyway knew it was a scam right away. Shame on who ever is doing this!! I am looking for a job, because I have no money!!! What a jerk!! I hope who ever it is gets run over by a bus!!

Scam Email
craigslist

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2013-05-14 09:27:21
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   John S. Langford
Email Address:
   support@microcoaxinc.com
This item has been flagged and removed from craigslist. A "Spa Admin Assistant" position was posted and I received this email a few days after applying. But there is no John S. Longford at this company.

Scam Email
Hello, I acknowledged the receipt of your application via our craigslist post, and I want you to know that your service is highly needed by me. But before we get started with the service you applied for, I will want you to fill in the position I have urgent need for cause am out of state now on a business trip to Canada To that effect,I want to use this media to give you a comprehensive brief about the Personal assistant position available but firstly I will like to introduce myself, my company and what we do. ABOUT JOB/ME: My name is John S. Langford, the Independent Director. Micro-Coax, Inc. and also a father of 2. Micro-Coax, Inc. offers transmission line solutions for radio frequency and microwave applications. It offers cable assemblies, cables, connectors, delay lines, and metal clad fibers. The company serves defense, satellite, telecommunications, and test and measurement markets. Its products are used in military communications, radars, missile guidance to satellites, cellular transmitters and receivers, and test equipment. Micro-Coax offers its products through sales representatives and distributors in the United States and internationally. Considering the fact that I travel alot and get my hands occupied because am working with many companies in the states and outside, so it is imperative for me to have a worthy assistant who can monitor and keep me up to date with my activities. This position is flexible and you can be in any location, working with me is basically about instructions and following them. There is also a very sensitive issue on trust and accountability which I believe will resolve itself as time goes on. DUTIES AND TASK FOR NOW: Your activities among other things will include: Make travel arrangements, order office supplies, running personal errands, filing documents, faxing, printing and handle my shopping. Good sense of humor is required and mandatory to work with me. Ability to handle highly sensitive and confidential information and perform duties with accuracy, quality, and integrity. Basic wage is $500 weekly. Let me know if you will be able to offer me any or all of these services as this position is 1099 which means all taxes has been placed on me with the form I signed with IRS as a company owner or independent contractor. We will make arrange for a W-2 agreement when I return to the state; Am presently in Canada now on a business trip like I earlier mentioned; so this position is for you to work directly with me at no cost or sign up fee. I look forward to reading from you soon indicating your interest to work with me as my personal assistant. Sincerely, John S. Langford Independent Director Micro-Coax, Inc.

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