Personal Assistant Job

Personal Assistant Job Scam: How It Works

(with video below) With the job market being slim these days, many people are willing to consider taking a work from home job – any job – to make ends meet. Be aware that scammers know this too and will go to any lengths to use this to their advantage. They contact you via email or websites you put your resume on. How does the scam work?

Watch the video below to see in action the sneaky Personal Assistant scam exposed:

Personal Assistant Scam Exposed Video

In the Personal Assistant Wanted scam, the victim will receive an email from a successful businessperson or some sort of a federal government employee who must travel frequently for their job. It could come as a recruiting on LinkedIn approach, too, so beware.

They claim to be seeking someone who can perform various tasks for them as they are usually out of the country. They state that they will pay well for the performance of these duties – which usually amount to only part-time hours, making the deal seem even sweeter. But here is more.

They will then proceed to ask you for your personal identifying information, in order to know where and how to pay you. Of course, there is no job. They are only looking to steal your identity and money.

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Essentially, the scam works like this:

Scammers buy goods with stolen credit cards, after getting personal information and account numbers from various victims. Then they send the the goods to the real owners of the cards as the mailing address has to match the one on the credit card.

Then they call the owners and claim to be representatives of the shipping company and inform them that an order was shipped in error to their address. Then they will ask for permission to send a courier (an innocent third party, you) that would pick up the item.

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As the victims can’t see the transaction on their credit card statement just yet and don’t even assume that the package was purchased with their own credit card, they approve.

That’s when the scammers hire you and send you to pick up the item as a correspondence manager and make you send the product forward.

Needless to say, when the Police tracks the trail of the packages and the credit card transactions, all the roads will lead to you.

Personal Assistant Job Scam: How To Avoid

Before giving any personal information to anyone, request a telephone interview as well as ask very pointed questions to help you verify the employer’s identity as well as how they found you. Never give personal identifying information to anyone who simply offers a “one-time excellent opportunity for employment”.

Good jobs don’t just fall out of the sky. Always do your research and work only for legitimate employers or platforms when you’re trying to make a dollar online. For example, Swagbucks.com, is the world’s largest free online rewards program. You get paid by doing things online which you might do anyway, such as searching the web, discover products, take surveys, watch videos, or play games. You can also get free iTunes and Amazon cards. The company also has a A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. You can register for free HERE.

Personal Assistant Job Scam: How To Report

Make your family and friends aware of this scam by sharing it on social media using the buttons provided. You can also officially report the scammers to the Federal Trade Commission using the link below:

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  1. Below are two scams I got trapped in literally back to back. They happened within the same day.
    Rent and gas and everything have gone up so much, so they’re out here taking advantage of that and scamming us desperate folk. Be safe out there y’all.

    Kevin Werner
    Wed, Jul 6, 9:55 AM (6 days ago)
    to me

    Dear Elan,

    This is a full time position but can also be part time, as you will be helping me and your duties will include but are not limited to;

    Running errands, shopping, supervisions and monitoring, scheduling programs, flights and keeping me up to date with my schedule. You will also act as an alternative telephone correspondence when I’m away, Make regular contacts and drop-offs on my behalf, Handle and monitor my financial activities.

    I’m 56 years old and located about 15miles away from your zip code. I’m a retired real estate attorney and I have been a local and international 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.

    I will maintain a fair degree of flexibility in terms of working around your other commitments. I will provide a clear set of instructions for each task I need done and sufficient funds to cover all errands.

    Currently, I am in Toronto meeting with partners. I will be back in 2 weeks to arrange a formal interview with you and for necessary paperwork. Please note that this position is not office-based for now because of my frequent travels and tight schedules. The hours vary as some weeks you will be busier than others and you also get to choose your own hours, but the pay stays constant. I have a number of things you could help me with this week if you will be within reach for me.

    You will receive $1380 weekly , health insurance, 401K plan and paid time off which we will discuss in further details when we meet. Fill below if interested.

    Full Name :

    Full Address(Apt,City/State/ZipCode) :

    Mobile :

    Current Occupation :

    Best Regards

    Kevin Werner

    This message and any attachments transmitted with it are intended only for the

    designated recipient(s) and may contain confidential and/or privileged material.

    Any review, copying, distribution or other use of, or taking of any action in

    reliance upon this information by persons or entities other than the designated

    recipient(s) is prohibited. If you have received this email in error, please

    contact the sender and delete the message and any attachments from your system

    PART 2:

    Kelly Lamb
    Wed, Jul 6, 7:18 PM (6 days ago)
    to me

    Congratulations, I had to verify all the information you provided. I hope to have your 100% loyalty and cooperation. Your quick response to emails/text and effectiveness will be required. You will be receiving your first assignment soon. You will be emailed with detailed instructions. Your first assignment would be purchasing commodity stuff at any Walmart store around you and mailing them out through FedEx to the Foster homes. I do that every month. I will make a payment arrangement for you. I will get my accountant to send payment across to you between now and next week. You should be receiving the Payment via USPS. The payment will be in the form of a certified check which will be posted to you. Once you receive the Funds, you will take your First Salary of $750 from it, after which you’ll use the rest in carrying out your assignment. Detailed instructions on your first assignment will be sent to you via email and text. From this point, your maximum attention will be required, I will urge you to tighten up your relationship with your email and text. Make sure you check your email daily. I will need you to acknowledge the receipt of this email so we can move to the next step of Mailing your payment.

    Kindly re-confirm the name you want to be on the check, your address, cell no and your apartment number if there is any mistake, to avoid any loss or misplacement of check payment.

    I believe and hope you will be Sincere, honest, trustworthy and render good services to me. This is my own way of giving helping hands to the less privileged, war victims and foster kids around the world.

    Hoping to hear from you.

    Best Regards,
    Dr Don Sanders

  2. So I don’t know if you guys are interested in this but I was currently talking to this Gary Taylor dude about a driving job, I’m pretty sure he’s a scam artist if you guys are interested in more information just let me know

  3. Here is what I received today:

    Due to the outbreak of the Corona Virus (COVID-19), An Office around you is recruiting REMOTE WORKERS and is willing to pay you $500 weekly and $25 gas expense as this is a part-time offer. You must be dependable, honest, and friendly. To get started, send your Full Name: Address: Zip Code: Age: Email: Cell#: via this email immediately.

    Regards
    Eddie Watson
    Processing Job-Unit
    (727) 860-8506.

  4. ***JOB APPLICATION FOR PERSONAL ASSISTANT**
    Congratulations, after our HR department reviewed your resume and gave their report I decided to consider you among the final two applicants that will be on probation before I finally pick the best candidate as my personal assistant to carry out some activities on my behalf. Just like I mentioned above, you need to be very honest because sometimes my personal or corporate items such as financial instruments or nonfinancial items can be with you. In conclusion, I’m looking for someone that can be trusted and reliable to work effectively with good understanding and I believe you possess those qualities.
    We give our staff & agents the best treat because working for a foundation, you are entitled to less job and great payment as part of humanity supports and best treat towards humanity.

    As part of our humanitarian service, We focus and specialize in giving humanitarian support, feeding Children, purification of drinkable water, Immediate Developmental supports for nations affected by natural disasters and their citizens, Development and Production of Quality Plastic Injection Moldings for the Manufacturing Industry.

    We have employed several people worldwide which includes direct and indirect staff and representative agents. We are setting up new offices all across the United State and Canada.

    Available Position: Personal Assistant
    Hours: 15 Hours per week
    Days: 3 days in a week (Flexible)
    Weekly Pay: $510

    BENEFITS:
    • AD & D Insurance
    • 401(k)
    • Medical, Dental, Vision

    As my personal assistant, your activities among others will include:

    *Create and modify documents using Microsoft Office
    *Running personal errands, supervision, and monitoring.
    *Scheduling programs, flights and keeping me up to date with them.
    *Acting as an alternative telephone correspondence while I’m away.

    DO CONFIRM ACCEPTANCE OF THIS POSITION BY PROVIDING THE BELOW DETAILS.

    PLEASE COMPLETE THE APPLICATION FORM REQUIREMENT BELOW :

    Full Name:
    Full Address and apartment number (NO P.O.BOX):
    City:
    State:
    Zip code:
    Phone Number:
    Current Occupation:
    Age:
    Sex:
    Nationality:
    Email:
    Availability:
    Do you have a Bank Account ?(if yes, what bank) your bank details is not needed:

    The above information is needed to enlist them into my Register for proper documentation, It is also required by the Accounting Department for mailing of the check.

    NOTE:
    Your paperwork (USCIS Form I-9 and W-4 forms) will be sent to you via email or I will present it to you in person as soon as I get back to the town, 28th of May 2020. I will be here to inform you before it is sent so you can be on the lookout for it.

    How would you like to be paid – via Direct Deposit or Check? What means of payment would you prefer – Weekly or Bi-Weekly?

    Mr.Jeff Leger
    President of Shoppers drugs mart inc

  5. Paola Jean-Jacques

    Below is the email I received. I started putting all my real information but started feeling funny. So I changed the phone number and address and gave my real name though. I started to do research and found his name but still felt funny so I continued to research and now I know this is a scam SMH. I will play along to see if I can get them caught.

    Hello,

    Your application for the Personal Assistant position was received. Your Resume Looks great to me and it would be a great pleasure to have you on-board Working for me personally as this will earn you extra income for yourself. Note that you will be working for me Privately. I wouldn’t have hired anyone this way but i urgently need this service because my former Personal Assistant recently got married and relocated to Canada.

    My Name is Dr. Lawrence Grant, a retired Orthopedic Surgeon, now Self-Employed who deals with Interior & exterior Design, Decorator and also an Art collector around the globe with a large client base. My wife, children and i lives in Los Angeles, California but i’m not always around due to the nature of my Job. This job is regardless of the State or city you live as long as you stay in the USA and you have a post office, Fedex and Walmart stores around you.

    I would like you to know that this position that i want to offer you is a flexible part-time job as it will not affect your current job, you will be executing all duties as instructed. I will communicate with you via text messages and email for any urgent instructions. My preferred means of communication is via Email and Text message because i am always busy from one conference or attending to other businesses.

    I’m looking for someone who can handle my business & personal errands at his/her free time, this position is flexible and, like i said earlier, it will not affect your current job. All errands will be in your city so it is not a must you have a car, but if you do it might be a plus.

    Below are the services you will be offering me but it won’t be more than one or two services at a time as it depends on what is needed to be done at that particular moment :

    * Mail services (Receive my Business/Personal mails and drop them off at UPS or FedEx)
    * Errand Running (Shop for Gifts)
    * Bill payment (Pay my bills on my behalf at Walmart)
    * Mailing of Commodity Stuffs to different Orphanage Homes which i do once in a Month

    *You will be paid a salary/wages of $650.00 weekly and You will be doing this for 2 weeks until I get back to town so we can formally meet and discuss about the possibility of making this arrangement long term if I’m satisfied with your first performance after your first assignment.

    Kindly reply to get your first assignment and payment package with the following information.

    First Name:
    Last Name:
    Mailing Address Or P.O Box (with Apartment No if Any):
    City:
    State:
    zip-code:
    Cell Phone No:

    Let me know if you will be able to offer me these services. All i need is your Sincerity, honesty, punctuality and Trust with great sense of humor and of course this position has great benefits. Looking forward to hearing back from you with your mailing address. Once the information above is received, i will send you a second email confirming my approval of the job and I will request your first week payment be mailed to you. Thank you

    Best Regards
    Sincerely
    Dr. Lawrence Grant

  6. ***JOB APPLICATION FOR PERSONAL ASSISTANT
    Hello Applicant,

    I am replying back to your message concerning the job posted on Indeed. We currently have a vacant position available, which is the Personal Assistant Position. We are looking for someone that can be trusted and reliable to work very well with good understanding as a Personal Assistant. The job involves you working remotely from your location and its flexible, working with us is about instructions and following them.

    My only fear is that we may need you to perform an assigned tasks in a timely manner sometimes, so we need someone who can be able to meet up with executing assigned tasks in a timely manner.

    We need your service because I am constantly out of town and presently in Quebec, Canada. I will return to the states next two weeks so this process will be on going 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.

    As a Personal Assistant, your activities among other things will include;

    Duties and Responsibilities:
    • Receive and make calls
    • Sort and verifies bank transactions.
    • Verifies keying of data and corrects errors.
    • Performs other related duties as assigned.
    • Running personal errands.
    • Work independently without much supervision.

    Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

    ** Weekly Pay: $350
    ** Hours: 5-10 Hours Weekly
    ** Days: 2-3 days Weekly

    Please note that this position is not office based for now, it’s a part-time and will turn to full time. We are establishing a new office location in your area that you will be a part of the team upon completion. This position is a "part time" position for now, flexible, and it will be full time upon putting the office in place work from your location for now. I would like to give you an immediate trial, so if you are interested kindly get back to me. As I have been checking files and schedules and would need someone urgently to run some tasks for me this week/next week. My Financial Adviser will issue you an Official Check to execute the task with, and complete the assignment. You will need to Purchase gifts and items for some kids(Foster Care) which i will send you a list and description of the items, alongside delivery address when purchased. Note that you are not to use your personal funds.

    Kindly fill the form below to RE CONFIRM your contact details with your Full Names, Mailing Address (include apartment numbers), City, State and Mobile Number to enable us proceed to next step.

    Thanks in anticipation of your prompt response

    Yours Sincerely,
    Richard Smith
    You are submitting your responses to lisakyllo@hotmail.com. Do not provide personal or sensitive infomation.
    1.Full Name

    2.Physical Address (include apt #)

    3.City, State, Zipcode

    4.Phone Number

    5.Date of Birth

    6.Email

    7.Present Occupation

    Submit
    ***JOB APPLICATION FOR PERSONAL ASSISTANT
    Hello Applicant,

    I am replying back to your message concerning the job posted on Indeed. We currently have a vacant position available, which is the Personal Assistant Position. We are looking for someone that can be trusted and reliable to work very well with good understanding as a Personal Assistant. The job involves you working remotely from your location and its flexible, working with us is about instructions and following them.

    My only fear is that we may need you to perform an assigned tasks in a timely manner sometimes, so we need someone who can be able to meet up with executing assigned tasks in a timely manner.

    We need your service because I am constantly out of town and presently in Quebec, Canada. I will return to the states next two weeks so this process will be on going 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.

    As a Personal Assistant, your activities among other things will include;

    Duties and Responsibilities:
    • Receive and make calls
    • Sort and verifies bank transactions.
    • Verifies keying of data and corrects errors.
    • Performs other related duties as assigned.
    • Running personal errands.
    • Work independently without much supervision.

    Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

    ** Weekly Pay: $350
    ** Hours: 5-10 Hours Weekly
    ** Days: 2-3 days Weekly

    Please note that this position is not office based for now, it’s a part-time and will turn to full time. We are establishing a new office location in your area that you will be a part of the team upon completion. This position is a "part time" position for now, flexible, and it will be full time upon putting the office in place work from your location for now. I would like to give you an immediate trial, so if you are interested kindly get back to me. As I have been checking files and schedules and would need someone urgently to run some tasks for me this week/next week. My Financial Adviser will issue you an Official Check to execute the task with, and complete the assignment. You will need to Purchase gifts and items for some kids(Foster Care) which i will send you a list and description of the items, alongside delivery address when purchased. Note that you are not to use your personal funds.

    Kindly fill the form below to RE CONFIRM your contact details with your Full Names, Mailing Address (include apartment numbers), City, State and Mobile Number to enable us proceed to next step.

    Thanks in anticipation of your prompt response

    Yours Sincerely,
    Richard Smith
    You are submitting your responses to lisakyllo@hotmail.com. Do not provide personal or sensitive infomation.
    1.Full Name

    2.Physical Address (include apt #)

    3.City, State, Zipcode

    4.Phone Number

    5.Date of Birth

    6.Email

    7.Present Occupation

    Submit
    ***JOB APPLICATION FOR PERSONAL ASSISTANT
    Hello Applicant,

    I am replying back to your message concerning the job posted on Indeed. We currently have a vacant position available, which is the Personal Assistant Position. We are looking for someone that can be trusted and reliable to work very well with good understanding as a Personal Assistant. The job involves you working remotely from your location and its flexible, working with us is about instructions and following them.

    My only fear is that we may need you to perform an assigned tasks in a timely manner sometimes, so we need someone who can be able to meet up with executing assigned tasks in a timely manner.

    We need your service because I am constantly out of town and presently in Quebec, Canada. I will return to the states next two weeks so this process will be on going 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.

    As a Personal Assistant, your activities among other things will include;

    Duties and Responsibilities:
    • Receive and make calls
    • Sort and verifies bank transactions.
    • Verifies keying of data and corrects errors.
    • Performs other related duties as assigned.
    • Running personal errands.
    • Work independently without much supervision.

    Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

    ** Weekly Pay: $350
    ** Hours: 5-10 Hours Weekly
    ** Days: 2-3 days Weekly

    Please note that this position is not office based for now, it’s a part-time and will turn to full time. We are establishing a new office location in your area that you will be a part of the team upon completion. This position is a "part time" position for now, flexible, and it will be full time upon putting the office in place work from your location for now. I would like to give you an immediate trial, so if you are interested kindly get back to me. As I have been checking files and schedules and would need someone urgently to run some tasks for me this week/next week. My Financial Adviser will issue you an Official Check to execute the task with, and complete the assignment. You will need to Purchase gifts and items for some kids(Foster Care) which i will send you a list and description of the items, alongside delivery address when purchased. Note that you are not to use your personal funds.

    Kindly fill the form below to RE CONFIRM your contact details with your Full Names, Mailing Address (include apartment numbers), City, State and Mobile Number to enable us proceed to next step.

    Thanks in anticipation of your prompt response

    Yours Sincerely,
    Richard Smith

  7. This one was from ZIP RECRUITER. Luckily I contacted the real Jim first and he said it wasn’t him!

    EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT!
    I received your resume, among other interested applicants resumes, for the position of Executive/Personal Assistant. I appreciate you taking the time to apply.

    My name is James Polehna, I am the Senior Vice President and Corporate Secretary of KServices.

    I need an energetic person to help with PA duties (pay bills, schedule flights, keep transaction records, assist with deliveries and pickups) when I am out of town. I split my time between CA, PA, NJ and Toronto. I keep P.O. Boxes and travel almost every week to various locations in the United States and Canada. I would explain the logistics of sending/receiving my packages and mail once you qualify for the job position.

    In lieu of an in-person interview, I would like to ask you a few questions.

    In a simple statement, tell me about yourself.
    What have you learned from your past jobs and life experiences?
    Where do you see yourself in 3-5 years?
    How do these experiences and lessons qualify you to successfully become my personal assistant?
    What animal do you love the most and why?

    Weekly routine should be between 30-40 hrs
    Pay: 65-85k, DOE
    Days:(Flexible)
    BENEFITS:
    Medical, Dental, Vision

    All response should be sent to jamespna1@jpolehna.com

    James Polehna

  8. What do I do if I gave them my personal info? I didn’t give them my bank account but my address, phone number, etc. I’m worried now!

  9. Got the same email about personal assistant job – the email came from Rita Gary – same exact verbiage as others below. sent check for $1150; sent email back stating I have reported this to the local Police Dept along with their cashiers check. this went to my daughters school email so she thought it was legit.

  10. almost got scammed

    Here is another scammer:

    "Am Keith Perison, am a Construction Engineer, I am looking for someone who can handle my personal and business errands at his/her Part-time. someone who can offer the services such Buying materials, paying bills as well as receiving payments from clients when am not around, handle local cash and transfers on my behalf such as Western Union, Bank Transfers and Post online what i need to. This position is a very trusting one and a high level of trust worthiness is required. So if you know you fit into this category/personality then i would be expecting your prompt response in my email "

  11. Stacey Martinez

    Hello Applicant,

    Thank you for sending in your resume. After carefully going through your resume I wanted to let you know the basics about this position, it’s an administrative job but the position might seem different because its a work-from-home / freelance position. I will be paying as much as $25.50 per hour. If you are interested kindly fill in your details below. I need someone to take up the position as my personal assistant, attend my meetings, auctions, mailing and general errands. My name is James Wilson. My personal assistant she is currently pregnant and has gone on a family emergency. I would gave preferred to meet with you to discuss the future of this position but I am currently away on several business trips. I live in San Francisco so there will be no physical interview but i will speak with you over the phone to ask some questions and also inquire about your references when i get a free time. This position is an immediate startup with training involved. I will be back by the end of April from my vacation, then we can meet to discuss the future of the job as i would be setting up an art gallery and would like to give you sometime to gain experience so you manage it. All you need to do is follow instructions daily. I am a philanthropist, I buy ideas, artifacts, antics and materials from ancient cities to resell. I also invest in charity and education. I have got so many clients as companies, individuals clients, art galleries and museums.

    I am looking for someone who can handle my personal and business errands at his/her full-time. someone who can offer the services such as receiving calls and reporting back to me what information you got from clients, replying emails and printing invitation for exhibitions, shopping for gifts/materials, paying bills as well as receiving payments from clients when am not around, handle local cash and transfers on my behalf such as Western Union, Bank Transfers, Cashiers Checks, Payroll and so on. This position is a very trusting one and a high level of trust worthiness is required. So if you know you fit into this category/personality then i would be expecting your prompt response back.

    You will be working an average of about 30-40hrs per week and I will start by paying you $1000 per week which will rise to $1250 depending on how effective you are. The job will start as soon as you respond back to this email and i get back to you via phone to verify a few things. This job is temp-to-perm depending on how best you deliver your duties. We will discuss further more in person when i pay you a visit after working for 30 days on the future of this position with benefits and bonus inclusive, also discussing further roles in successfully growing the business.

    I will email you the list with sample pictures of what to purchase for each assignment/task. Funds will be given upfront for each assignment and proper records such as receipt and amount spent must be scanned/rendered via email reports in a detailed manner. No heavy packages, lifting is involved! You can do the shopping at any nearest stores. I will provide clear set of instructions for each task I

    need done as well the funds to cover them.

    *************************************************************************
    EMAIL INTERVIEW PROCESS
    *************************************************************************

    I would like you to kindly respond to the following Questions below to help us screen candidates. Please answer them to the best of your knowledge within 30 minutes and return back via email. You will get a response back within 30 minutes of sending your answers in.

    * What do you Understand by Business Ethics?

    * Explain what you Understand by working environment ethics?

    * What do you understand by Code of Conduct?

    * Have you ever worked as a Customer Care Representative or a Personal Assistant?

    * Do you know how to use the scanner, printer and fax machine?

    * Are you taking this as your primary job? And if Yes, How many hours can you give to this position?

    * What do you understand by inter-office memo?

    * Have you ever worked with any software in your previous jobs? If Yes, What software are you familiar with?

    * Tell me about yourself? Character, Qualities and High-points.

    * This position involves handling personal assistant duties & data entry. Tell me why you are the best person for this position?

    * What do you understand by the term "Risk management" in administrative duties?

    * Do you know how to Ship letters or Parcels with USPS, FedEx or UPS?

    * What is the difference between a shipping Label and air-waybill?

    * This position is a very trusting one and a high level of trust worthiness is required, can you say you are 100% trustworthy??

    * Do you promise to give it your best?

    ===========================================================
    ENTER YOUR DETAILS: (Just as it should be on your payroll)
    ===========================================================
    FULL NAME:
    ADDRESS:
    CITY:
    STATE:
    ZIPCODE:
    CELL NO:
    HOME NO:

    AGE:

    ===========================================================

    Please provide the following information above with SUBJECT ”DETAILS”

    Regards

    He sent a "cashier’s check in the amount of $4750.00

    James Wilson
    619-836-0476
    jamesw@matchboxreallty.com

  12. Andres Salamanca

    Craigslist Scam!

    Hello,

    I have to start by saying thanks for showing interest on the job posted on Craigslist but unfortunately, the position has already been taken. So therefore, I’m presenting you another position to work as my Personal Assistant. My name is Marcus Lam, I am 44 years old and I am into Estate Managements. I am currently on business trip right now and my former assistant is pregnant, I need someone else to take her post while I am away. I’m a Venture Capitalist maintaining established business correlation with diverse companies within and across the globe. My present day engagement and successive business expansion demands the role of a Personal Assistant who will help support my workload in order to establish timely delivery of services and attendance to important matters.

    The sensitivity of this position warrants the office holder to be upright, responsive, accountable, trustworthy, emphatic, persevering and honest. I will be here for up to 3-4 weeks. I need someone to start working for me prior to my arrival and can give me these services: Running errands within the city like paying of bills, picking up orders at stores when needed and laundry pick up when needed. I am looking for someone that is ready to start the job as soon as possible, this job is flexible so you can do it wherever you are and I don’t mind you doing all of the tasks during your spare time outside of work or school.

    Mostly you will work for 3 hours each day for 3 days a week and I will start with $420.00 as a weekly pay. I really need you to start today or tomorrow if you are ready to work; also if you can work with little or no supervision for now, email me with the following information so I can reconfirm your readiness to get started. This is just an illustrative message, soon as I’m back in about three weeks’ time, I will arrange a proper meeting for us both, during which proper documentation will be done. I have a couple of things you could assist me with at the moment, if you will be within reach for me which could act as a good start to our working relationship.

    DO CONFIRM ACCEPTANCE OF THIS POSITION BY PROVIDING THE INFO BELOW.

    DECLINE THE OFFER BY NOT REPLYING, OR SAYING NO.

    KINDLY COMPLETE APPLICATION REQUIREMENT BELOW AND COMPLETE ALL INFO REQUESTED:

    1.Full Name:
    2.Full Mailing Address :
    3.Apartment # :
    4.City:
    5.State:
    6.Zip Code :
    7.Cell Phone Number:
    8.Preferred email:
    9.Age:
    10.Name of Bank(for payment purpose only):

    Best Regards,

    Lam Marcus.

  13. Meganne K Arnett

    First, I recieved a text message from a number in Grand Rapids, MI that noted "for more information, email me". In which, I was a curious kitten and decided, eh why not? I got a response back about six minutes later that read, "Hi Applicant,

    I received your message regarding the job. I need your service as a Personal Assistant
    with a focus in international business, the majority of my clients are out
    of the country. I need help with my errands because I am constantly out of
    town. As a matter of fact, I am currently on a business trip to Stockholm,
    Sweden. I will prepay you in advance to do my shopping, Bill payments,
    placing and expediting orders, picking-up and delivering items to my PO
    box. I will pick the items up from the post office when I return from
    Sweden on the 15th next month you will work 1-2 hours per day . How soon can you start?

    Would have loved to sit you down and give you a one on one interview and a summary of what the job really entails but cos am out of the counrtry i cant i will be needing to start as soon as you can. I’m an interior designer and also into paintings and arts importation and i also buy locally as well. The working hour is 5Hours weekly/20hours monthly at anytime of the day. What i basically need you to be doing for me is while am away, i will give you list of items to shop and where to get them, or i can have them shopped online and have them delivered to you while you dispatch them using Fedex courier service.
    Detail includes:Shop for items listed on the list that will be given to you,Prior to shopping these items, you will be sent a payment which will cover all your expenses and the shopping and your weekly ($400) inclusive.That completes the job for your first assignment and when i come i will give you an oral brief of what to do in the second assignment. so i will be needing you to send me all details below for the payment to be mailed to you

    Kindly send me the following details in response also .

    Full Name :
    Full Address:
    City, State , Zip-code :
    Cell Phone Number :

    I believe you should read clearly and understand the terms / conditions attached to this job because i wouldn’t want any mistakes to be made at anytime giving instructions OK. Remember like i’ve said that your weekly wages is $400. I’ll appreciate you get back to me to confirm your acceptance of this job if you are the trustworthy person i’m searching a in less than 24hrs, thanks and till i hear from you real soon stay bless…

    I will be waiting to hear from right away….

    NOTE : ALWAYS MAKE SURE YOU CHECK YOUR EMAIL AT LEAST 3 TIMES DAILY FOR ANY UPDATES FROM ME.

    Thank You!!!
    Honesty, loyalty and punctuality is my watchword.
    May the almighty God bless you."

    I am well aware of Scams, and I would never compromise my own integrity and safety for a "one time special offer" like such. Always inquire before revealing too much personal info.!

  14. I recently received this email regarding a position I may have applied for. I truly believe it’s nothing more than a scam or some sort.

    Hello,
    I am replying back to your message concerning the job posted on ZipRecruiter/Craigslist in which you’re interested in, We currently have a vacant position available, which is the Front Desk / Office Assistant Position.

    We are looking for someone that can be trusted and reliable to work very well with good understanding as a Front Desk / Office Assistant Person. The job involves you working remotely from your location and its flexible, working with us is about instructions and following them.
    My only fear is that we may need you to perform an assigned tasks in a timely manner sometimes, so we need someone who can be able to meet up with executing assigned tasks in a timely manner.

    We need your service because I am constantly out of town and presently in Alberta, Canada. I will return to the states next two weeks so this process will be on going 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.

    As a Front Desk / Office Assistant Person, your activities among other things will include;

    Here is an overview of the job description

    Duties and Responsibilities:
    • Sort and verifies bank transactions.
    • Verifies keying of data and corrects errors.
    • Performs other related duties as assigned.
    • Running personal errands.
    • Work independently without much supervision.

    Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

    ** Weekly Pay: $600.00
    ** Hours: 10-15 Hours Weekly
    ** Days: 2-3 days Weekly

    Please note that this position is not office based for now, it’s a part-time work from your location for now. I would like to give you an immediate trial, so if you are interested kindly get back to me. As I have been checking files and schedules and would need someone urgently to run some tasks for me this week/next week. My Financial Adviser will issue you a Certified Company Check to execute the task with, and complete the assignment. You will need to Purchase gifts and items for the kids(Foster Care) which i will send you a list and description of the items, alongside delivery address when purchased. Note that you are not to use your personal funds.

    Kindly RE-CONFIRM your contact details as shown on your resume to enable us proceed to next step.

    Full Names:
    Correct Mailing Address (include apartment numbers}:
    City:
    State:
    Mobile Number :

    Thanks in anticipation of your prompt response
    Yours Sincerely,
    Lisa Cooper.
    Manhattan Bagel.

  15. I think this is a scam. Hello,

    Thanks for your response. Your email application was received and after reviewing you are qualified for the (Admin Personal Assistant) position which i have available for now. My name is Tom Martinez  i live 10 miles away from your Zipcode and am 50 years Old, Executive Assistant President of International Operations at Evergreen Foundation and also a Professional projects funding specialist.
     
    I have been a freelancer projects funding specialist for over 12 years, with much of those years spent in Europe especially in Swiss facilitating funding for humanitarian projects and hospitals for Haiti, Philippine and some third world countries. My passion for humanity supports and humanitarian projects got hike when i was an EMT in George County state of Maryland. I’m happy with my profession because my efforts put smile on faces and with my experiences i have ability to bring out the best in almost everybody i work with directly or indirectly.
     
    The only position left in the job openings is the position of Admin Personal Assistant. I need a personal manager, whoever will be in this position needs to be very sincere, honest, trustworthy and with great sense of humor and of course the this position with great benefits which includes good wages and fast promotion including international trips opportunities paid for by our clients or myself.
     
     
    Congratulations, after our HR department did reviewed your resume and gave their report I decided to consider you among the final two applicants that will be on probation before i finally pick the right person as my personal assistant to carry out some activities on my behalf. Just like i mentioned above, you need to be very honest because sometimes my personal or corporate items such as financial instruments or non financial items can be with you. In conclusion I’m looking for someone that can be trusted and reliable to work very well and with good understanding and i believe you posses those qualities.
     
     
    The Center For Victims Of Torture, we give our staffs & agents best treat because working for a foundation, you are entitle to less job and great payment as part of humanity supports and best treat towards humanity.
     
    we focus and specializes in giving humanitarian support. Feed The Children, purification of drinkable water, Immediate Developmental supports for natural disasters affected Nations and their citizens,Development and Production of Quality Plastic Injection Moldings for the Manufacturing Industry. We provide the complete molded plastic solution – from Concept, to Design, to Material Selection, to Models or working Prototypes (where necessary) and finally Production of Quality Molded Components not limited to that we also provide funding for business start up capital for fresh entrepreneurs , start up projects and start up companies.
     
    We maintains operations in 3 countries and employ over 500 people worldwide which includes direct and indirect staffs and representative agents. We are setting up new office all across United State and Canada.
     
    Available Position: Personal Assistant
    Type: Part-Time
    Hours: 15 Hours per week
    Days: 3 days per week
    Weekly Pay: $520
     
    BENEFITS:
    • AD & D Insurance
    • 401(k)
    • Medical, Dental, Vision
     
    As my personal assistant, your activities among others will include:
     
    *Create and modify documents using Microsoft Office
    *Running personal errands, supervisions and monitoring.
    *Scheduling programmes, flights and keeping me up to date with them.
    *Acting as an alternative telephone correspondence while I’m away.
     
    DO CONFIRM ACCEPTANCE OF THIS POSITION BY PROVIDING THE BELOW DETAILS. 
    DECLINE THE OFFER BY NOT REPLYING, OR SAYING NO.

    PLEASE COMPLETE THE APPLICATION FORM REQUIREMENT BELOW :

    FIRST NAME: 
    MIDDLE NAME:
    LAST NAME: 
    HOME ADDRESS:
    APT # :
    CITY:
    STATE:
    ZIP CODE:
    HOME PHONE #:
    MOBILE PHONE#:
    AGE:
    PRESENT JOB: 
    YOUR AVAILABILITY:
     
     
    Thanks

    Tom Martinez.

  16. Recently received an email after replying for a warehouse position on Craigslist in Central VA. Immediately knew something was up when I sent the orginal craigslist poster an email and got a response from a completely different email offering a personal assistant position! Tried to do research on the info provided and couldn’t find a damn thing. What gave it away was when he asked for my bank info at the end of the email. If you’re in the Central VA area and looking for jobs on Craigslist beware of "Paul Mcdonald"

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    Brian Garland
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    jacksonkorth109@gmail.com
    Date:
    October 28, 2016, 1:35 PM
    Good afternoon,

    My names is Brian Garland and I would like to apply for the position of Inventory Control at your business. I have recent warehouse experience, working at JK Moving in Sterling, VA within the last year. My responsibilities included palatalizing product, loading/unloading product off trailers, general inventory of incoming/outgoing product, building of State Department crates, etc. However, I am not forklift certified. Below, I have attached my resume. My personal number is 540-361-8104 and you can contact me at any time, thank you!
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    Paul McDonald
    to me
    2 days agoDetails
    Dear Applicant,

    Thanks for the response, your email has been reviewed and approved. Unfortunately, the position you applied for has been occupied, so I am offering you another position to work as my Personal Assistant.

    My name is Paul McDonald, 53years of age from Wellesley, MA . I’m a business entrepreneur, a human capital investor and philanthropist maintaining established business relationship with diverse companies within and across the Globe. My recent engagement and subsequent business expansion necessitates the role of a Personal Assistant who will help leverage my work load in order to ensure timely delivery of services and attendance to matters of concern and as such eschew excess backlogs and unattended briefs.

    The sensitivity of this position warrants the office holder to be upright, responsive, accountable, trustworthy, emphatic, persevering, honest and willingly ready to go an extra mile.

    Basic wage is $700.00 per week

    I tend to have a very busy schedule at moment, please note that this position is not office based for now due to my frequent travels at the moment. It’s a part-time work from Home for now. I’m currently away for some property survey in the North America Caribbean Island Puerto Rico, Europe and Kuala-Lumpur Malaysia. I’ll be back to the states in three weeks time. So, I need an assistant to handle dealings for me on the home front when away on business which is habitually quite often. I need someone who can be able to reply to Emails in a prompt manner.

    This is just an explanatory message, as time goes on we should be able to arrange a proper meeting upon my arrival. I do have a number of things you could help me with this week if you will be within reach for me. If you’re interested in the offer, this could act as a good start to our working consanguinity.

    DO CONFIRM ACCEPTANCE OF THIS POSITION BY PROVIDING THE BELOW DETAILS.
    DECLINE THE OFFER BY NOT REPLYING, OR SAYING NO.
    PLEASE COMPLETE THE APPLICATION FORM REQUIREMENT BELOW

    Full Name:
    Mailing Address :
    Apartment # :
    City, State, Zip Code :
    Cell Phone Number:
    Current Job:
    Bank Name:

    Respectfully,

    Paul McDonald

  17. Congratulations Pa Shoua Evans,

    Hello and thanks for your response , 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 Puerto Rico and i will be back in 3 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 list of equipment 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.

    Every instructions will be given to you on what to do with the equipment immediately you receive them, Here are the list of the equipment that will be ship to you to be working with.

    EQUIPMENT :
    The Following would be ship to you by my shipping agent in other to start working with me.

    * HP ProBook 440 Notebook PC
    * Printer, Scanner& Fax machine(ALL IN ONE) and does not take space
    * Microsoft Office and Microsoft Operating Systems (Service Pack 2)
    * Laptop hard-case
    * Kaspersky 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 to you so you don’t have to use your personal funds. Working for me with the provided equipment 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-Monthly )
    4. Payroll Method ? ( Check)

    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….
    Home Phone #….
    Cell #….
    Email…..

    I will be waiting for your prompt response, I look forward to a great working relationship with you.

    Sincerely,
    Gary Cook
    Copyright 2016®
    3473432905 (Text or Call)

  18. From: Gary Cook <garycook@speedtechinc.org>
    Sent: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 12:15 AM
    To: Teresa Burke
    Subject: CONGRATULATIONS YOU HAVE BEEN HIRED!!!!
     
    Congratulations Teresa Burke,

    Hello and thanks for your response , 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 Puerto Rico and i will be back in 3 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 list of equipment 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.

    Every instructions will be given to you on what to do with the equipment immediately you receive them, Here are the list of the equipment that will be ship to you to be working with.

    EQUIPMENT :
    The Following would be ship to you by my shipping agent in other to start working with me.

    * HP ProBook 440 Notebook PC
    * Printer, Scanner& Fax machine(ALL IN ONE) and does not take space
    * Microsoft Office and Microsoft Operating Systems (Service Pack 2)
    * Laptop hard-case
    * Kaspersky 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 to you so you don’t have to use your personal funds. Working for me with the provided equipment 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-Monthly )
    4. Payroll Method ? ( Check)

    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….
    Home Phone #….
    Cell #….
    Email…..

    I will be waiting for your prompt response, I look forward to a great working relationship with you.

    Sincerely,
    Gary Cook
    Copyright 2016®
    3473432905 (Text or Call)

  19. I GOT THE SAME LETTER. .. THANK YOU FOR YOUR POST! IT REALLY HELPS! We should be awared finding a job. Sad world…..

    Dear Applicant,

    Your resume was forwarded to me as a potential candidate suitable for the job posted on Mighty Recruiter but i regret to inform you that the position have been filled. However, based on similar job requirements, I am happy to inform you that I’ll be able to use your help in another position. This might seem a little different from the position placed, It is due to the need for an urgent replacement for my Personal Assistant. I really need someone urgently to take up the position. I am looking for a friendly, simple & trust worthy Personal Office Assistant/Manager, You can take it as a full time or part time job depending on your choice. The hours will be between 5 to 6 hours daily, Monday to Friday. It can be increased if you want, but this will give you free time to go on with your regular job if you have one.

    As my assistant, your duties will be; Running errands, shopping, supervisions and monitoring, scheduling programs, flights and keeping me up to date with them. You will also act as an alternative telephone correspondence when I’m away, Make regular contacts and drop-offs on my behalf, Handle and monitor my financial activities.

    I practice complex commercial litigation and have extensive experience in security litigation and general corporate litigation. I efficiently manage large-scale document collections, loan collections, reviews, and productions. I have represented numerous clients in international investigations with respect to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act as well as corporate investigations involving allegations of fraud, accounting irregularities, and violations of securities regulations. I most very often get my hands occupied so it is imperative for me to have a worthy assistant who can monitor and keep me up to date with my activities.

    Due to the nature of my job, I travel frequently 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 I’m back, I travel a lot that is the main reason why i need you to be my Personal Assistant and i want you to start immediately. I am willing to offer you $25 hourly with a reasonable sign on bonus so kindly let me know if you’re still interested. I want you to answer this brief questionnaire below, Please answer them to the best of your knowledge.

    * Have you ever worked as a Personal Assistant ?
    * 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.

    Sincerely,
    Paul Warren.

  20. Just got this scam email after applying to a front desk position on craigslist:

    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 William Miller Jr 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,

    William Jr

    Obviously fake. I emailed my resume to one address and got a reply from another. I hate that I sent my resume with address and phone number already. People are so vile.

  21. I got kind of a same ail that one job is filled but i have a personal assistant job and i am one of the owners of this business and the salary details and work in the first mail he said that he will pay in advance but after that he said about the reimburse of the weekly payables and the name of the man offering job is "DAVID TURNER". If anyone else got this same mail do inform me.

  22. I appreciate this website and the great insight, I too received an add via Facebook under a friend of mine post. The only information that I have given this person is my name and address no other personal information. Was wondering if I should call and get my credit checked I just received the 2nd email from this person this morning and then I emailed her back telling her that I was not interested. Should I be wqorried?

  23. I got ths message in yesterday, and I have been talking with him more today about the job. The guy’s name is William Blake and his email is exodusewill14@gmail.com. He’s 56, says he’s in Canada & is offering the same personal assistant job regarding buying art materials, artwork. Getting paid $750 or daily wages $150. Unfortunately I already gave him my address & phone number, but not my bank information. Up until doing this search and finding out the similarity of these scams, I am going to end it. I wanted to out his name & email for anyone who may have received the same one just incase. Anyone have any tips or advice on what I should do? Apparently another person commented here that she received a check at her home, what if I get one too?? Please respond.

  24. someone posted a job in PA on Facebook… seems like the one personal assistant example above.. he wants me to go buy all this stuff once I open an acct at USAA.com or DCU.org, he will be sending me money via money transfer. he said he lives in Denver, Colorado.. As bad as I want job, i’m starting to wonder.. another thing, once I made a comment (said I was interested and I see there was 2 other comments) he took the post down?????

  25. Thanks for your interest. Unfortunately, that position has been occupied but there is another offer if you are interested. I believe that I am dealing with a responsible person because I don’t hire anyone this way. I need a Personal Assistant services in your area now due to my very busy schedules. No previous experience is required.

    My name is James Walter, an Interior Designers, Decorators & Art collector with a large client base. I’m currently in Canada for a business trip and will return to States by 20th of next month to meet you in person. I need you to take charge of my ^mail pick ups and drop off’s,^to do my shopping as well as ^paying my bills on my behalf during your spare time outside of work.

    ^Benefits:
    ^$500/week with a weekly meal subsidy of $40/day. ^ AD & D Insurance ^ 401(k)
    ^You will work 2 days/week (4 hours daily) for 3 weeks until I get back to town.

    ^Note: All errands will be in your city/town. You are allowed to open the packages to know the contents of the art orders after you pick them up at your nearby USPS office. All expenses and taxes will be paid by me without any delay. My shopping is mainly my art materials and this can be done at the assigned stores close to you. All instructions will be given to you via phone calls and emails.

    Kindly Email Your ^Full Name: ^Physical/Residential Contact Address Apt#/unit #: ^City: ^State: ^Zip Code: ^Cell Phone: & ^Avail-Hours: I will request your first-week payment to be mailed to you along with shopping fund. Hope to receive your detail so that i can store it in my database..

    Thanks
    James Walter
    ^214)-666-5754^
    ^http://j-art-sculpture.webnode.com^

  26. omg…. I knew it was too good to be true. stupid me! so what do you do if you gave them your address and phone number? "Jonathan White" sent me a check. I can’t believe people really do this!!!! I want to cash this check so bad just to fuck him over!

    1. Omg! Few days back i had this experience. I gave all my personal details. But was worried later..
      What was happened with you? Was it scam?

  27. Alyssa Marcus-Urban

    Got the same email. Was suspicious immediately because I actually worked as someone’s personal assistant for a year and it’s a very hands on job that requires 40-60 hours a week. Not something you can do via email…. And he traveled ALOT.

  28. I got the same email this morning and replied to said "Jonathan White" asking what company he worked for and where his office was located.. He replied stating to give him my information and he would release the information. I then emailed him again stating that I did not feel safe doing so and that the job obviously wasnt for me. I just got yet another email from him requesting the same information again. This time I replied letting him know that I knew it was a scam and that I knew better than to just give out my personal information.

  29. If you get someone trying to scam you, give tbem a taste of their own medicine, scam bait them its so much fun getting them to waste their time and their money, just be smart and dont give them any personal information, if you get them to email you a picture of them doing something stupid its a trophy. Google 419 eater for more info.

  30. Omg I feel sooo stupid. I already felt a bit suspicious about this but just tried to be optomistic. Smh. I’ve given him my cell phone number & home address. Thank goodness I found this post; I probably would’ve ended up giving him my bank account and more. Stupid me. The SAME EXACT email. Wow!!

  31. I got the same email response back almost verbatim to an ad posted for "Advance Busy Collision Shop" on the Kalamazoo MI Craigslist. Why in the world would an auto shop guy be traveling and need art supplies? Seriously? The letter is poorly written and the name on the letter does not even match the email address name – Jonathan White sent from maronaldthew@gmail.com. I thought I would look into it a little further before replying and here it is!
    I’m considering my response…

    Copy of the email sent to me:
    "Hello,

    I am replying back to your message concerning the job posted on Craigslist in which you’re interested in,your application was received, unfortunately the position already been filled, but there’s another position to be filled, if you will be interested.
    I have gone through your email and am quite impressed, i think you are the right person for this job. I have had a previous Personal assistant who has been very commendable in her activities and who has been part of my life for the past 6 months, she has since moved on with her personal life and it has affected me in a way. I found her previously on the Craigslist website and I sincerely hope I will be able to find someone again who will be as efficient as she has been. I need your service because I am constantly out of town. I will return back to the state real soon so this process will be on going 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.

    JOB DESCRIPTION
    You will be a Personal Assistant,you will walk in to any warehouse which we will be disclosed to you soon and you would be expected to inspect,test, sample, and sorting of products or goods being Purchased. The Purchased products can include a large range of items, including food, Art-Materials, machinery, equipment or pharmaceuticals. Depending the type of manufacturing environment, When you get my mails / packages; you are required to mail them to where ever i want them mailed to. You don’t have to put money out of your pocket, all you have to do is have packages shipped to your house and do my shopping. You are allowed to open the packages to reveal its content. All expenses and taxes will be paid by me including your weekly salaries.
    No heavy packages is involved! You can do the shopping at any nearest stores. You will be shopping for Art Materials and clothing sorting out my delivers and packages. 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 applied into the account. I will provide clear set of instructions for each task I need done as well the funds to cover them.You will be working 3 days in a week and you’re to choose any 3 days of the week from Monday to Saturday that will be preferable to you and you will be working 4 hrs in these 3 days and that will be from 9 am-1 pm and we will be offering you $400.00 per week.

    Type: Full-Time
    Hours: 15 Hours per week
    Days: 3 days per week
    Weekly Pay: $400.00

    BENEFITS:
    • AD & D Insurance
    • 401(k)

    If you’re interested please provide contact details. Full Name Full Physical Address Apt# And Cell or Home phone number to get started. I will be looking forward hearing from you and then proceed on the next step forward.
    Regards.

    Jonathan White.
    Tel: 980-206-4454."

    Anyone looking to scam people who are simply trying to find a decent job to support themselves or their family has a special place in hell waiting for them.

  32. I just got an email from admin@canmedhealthcare.org with the same dribble.
    It was very suspicious so I emailed back asking for their job title and workplace name. I highly doubt I’ll get a response. I’m having a hard enough time finding a job and this does not help. The job I had applied for was with canmedhealthcare.com, not "org" which does not exist.
    I wish there was a way to go after this person even though they are probably in Nigeria.

  33. So what can I do if I fell for this scam? As a mother I am in desperate need of a job and I’m upset people are so fucking evil to do shit like this. Can I investigate it? I gave my address and phone number. What can I do ???

  34. William Barker

    8:20 AM (7 hours ago)

    to me

    Hello,

    I am replying back to your message concerning the job posted on Craigslist in which you’re interested in,your application was received, unfortunately the position already been filled, but there’s another position to be filled, if you will be interested.

    I have gone through your email and am quite impressed, i think you are the right person for this job. I have had a previous Personal assistant who has been very commendable in her activities and who has been part of my life for the past 6 months, she has since moved on with her personal life and it has affected me in a way. I found her previously on the Craigslist website and I sincerely hope I will be able to find someone again who will be as efficient as she has been. I need your service because I am constantly out of town. I will return back to the state real soon so this process will be on going 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.

    JOB DESCRIPTION

    You will be a Personal Assistant,you will walk in to any warehouse which we will be disclosed to you soon and you would be expected to inspect,test, sample, and sorting of products or goods being Purchased. The Purchased products can include a large range of items, including food, Art-Materials, machinery, equipment or pharmaceuticals. Depending the type of manufacturing environment, When you get my mails / packages; you are required to mail them to where ever i want them mailed to. You don’t have to put money out of your pocket, all you have to do is have packages shipped to your house and do my shopping. You are allowed to open the packages to reveal its content. All expenses and taxes will be paid by me including your weekly salaries.

    No heavy packages is involved! You can do the shopping at any nearest stores. You will be shopping for Art Materials and clothing sorting out my delivers and packages. 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 applied into the account. I will provide clear set of instructions for each task I need done as well the funds to cover them.You will be working 3 days in a week and you’re to choose any 3 days of the week from Monday to Saturday that will be preferable to you and you will be working 4 hrs in these 3 days and that will be from 9 am-1 pm and we will be offering you $400.00 per week.

    Type: Full-Time

    Hours: 15 Hours per week

    Days: 3 days per week

    Weekly Pay: $400.00

    BENEFITS:

    • AD & D Insurance

    • 401(k)

    If you’re interested please provide contact details. Full Name Full Physical Address Apt# And Cell or Home phone number to get started. I will be looking forward hearing from you and then proceed on the next step forward.

    Regards.

    William Barker.
    Tel: 818-658-9759.

  35. My attempted scammer went by the name Bronwyn Pavey. Pretty much the same replies for personal assistant.
    Asked for some legit info and haven’t heard back. There has to be a better way to stop this crap.
    His email was admin@canmedhealthcare.org Bronwyn Pavey.

  36. I applied for an office assistant position from Wilson Retail Group and this is what I got:

    Hi,

    I am responding to your application for the post of Office Assistant posted on indeed,I hope this email finds you well. In addition to working full time in one career as an Engineering Consultant, I am also starting a full-time business in Architectural Designs so the Office Assistant position will start in October. I am looking for someone who can assist me in a variety of areas; I am doing a research in Brazil right now so I expect my time to be quite limited as I focus on these two full time endeavors. I need someone who can perform specific business tasks as I assign them. This might include sorting out client receipts for bookkeeping, making calls to various clients on my behalf, running various errands.

    Requirement:
    Trustworthy, well-organized, responsible, punctual, efficient, kind
    Proficient working in a virtual environment and remotely
    Ability to work efficiently and multi – task
    Willingness to take direction, positive can do attitude

    Example of personal errands performed but not limited to:
    Buy / return items to departmental stores
    Pick-up / drop off documents to my PO Box
    Bill Payments

    Business Assistance:

    Open, organize, send, and review mail on my behalf
    Filing and record keeping of business documents
    Make prospecting calls on my behalf
    Make airline and hotel reservations – with a keen eye for finding great deals

    Pay periods are weekly.
    Compensation is $15.00 per hour
    Travel – All travel beyond 5 miles in a one week period will be compensated
    The hours worked will vary (20-25hrs weekly)

    I need someone who is very flexible and is an enthusiastic learner. I will maintain a fair degree of flexibility in terms of working around your other commitments. I will provide clear set of instructions for each task I need done and sufficient funds to cover all errands. I am looking to hire someone for this role immediately so let me know if you are available and capable of filing this role.

    Looking forward to hearing from you!

    Thank you!

    Brandy Wilson

  37. I applied on indeed for a correspondence aid and this is the email I received. I sounded so suspicious, glad I found this site. I feel terrible knowing this person knows my phone number and address. I thought indeed was a trusted site but now I have to be careful. Luckily I am not in desperate need of a job. I have not responded to his email, ppl like this are sick and I hope karma gets them good.

    Dear Applicant,
    Thank you for your interest in our job opening. I have reviewed your resume and you’re a great match for this position. This might seem a little different from the position placed on indeed.com! 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 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:

    * Purchasing needs, procurement of equipment, supplies and services as needed
    * Use UPS and FED-EX systems for shipping documents.
    * Filing, Faxing, Creating and sending out letters, scanning documents.
    * Shopping, Running personal errands E.t.c or any other reasonable duty will be allocated to you.

    My name is Jason Donald , 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 i’m 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 Basic wage is $300 a week after tax. Any extra personal expenses incurred by you while on an errand or otherwise will also be reimbursed by me at the end of each working week, I want you to answer this brief questionnaire below, Please answer them to the best of your knowledge.

    *Describe yourself?
    * 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 willing to Devote to work for me?
    * What do you Understand by Privacy & Code of Conduct?
    * Explain Petty Cash Transactions?
    * Are you willing to give your best shot at working with me?

    I look forward hearing from you,
    Very truly,
    Jason Donald.

  38. Hello Carol,
    Your email was received, and after reviewing your resume, you are qualified for the (Admin Personal Assistant) position which I have available for now.More About Me & Detailed Job Description Below:Am Matthew Derek, I live in the same city as yours, am 59 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, she got married recently and had to relocate with her husband, So, 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:· Receiving Phone Calls from my clients when am busy.· Making Regular Drop offs at FedEx Stores for letters meant for my clients.· Handling and monitoring some of my financial activities.· Basic wage is $540 weekly.. Working 5 hours Daily, and 3 Days weekly. ( you can choose your working days because it is flexible ) I’m sure you should have understood how busy my schedule should be on a daily basis. Currently, I’m 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 check your email regularly, and also I want you to add me to your email contact list as soon as you receive this email.Like I said, I think you are the right person for this job, and think we should get a head start next week. I have some little work piled up that I will need help catching up on immediately. I would like to use next 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 try my best to make myself available for that. 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.If Interested in being my personal assistant, get back to me through email and we can move forward with the first task.Warm Regards

    Date: Mon, 24 Aug 2015 14:04:44 -0400Subject: Office AssistantFrom: carol.quiros001@mymdc.netTo: portal@aylumspahouse.comere is what I received on my email from Craiglist.com

  39. The following individuals are running this scam where they list a position open for an administrative/executive assistant or marketing consultant then send you fraudulent company checks or cashier checks:

    James Wainscott
    Email: james@alaskasteel.co
    Phone: 347-709-4796

    Mike Dallas
    Email: mike.dallas001@hotmail.com
    Phone: 214-699-7229 (Google #)

    Michael Standton
    Email: michsandto008@outlook.com
    Phone: 718-765-5474 (Google #)

    Adonny Festus
    Email: adonnyfest@gmail.com

    Mitchell Randall
    Email: arteferroII@gmail.com

    Collins Richardz
    Email: rp.uganius@gmail.com

    Joshua Dickinson
    Email: joshuadickinson65@gmail.com
    Phone: 908-336-1086 (Google #)

    Mrs. Andrea B. Stanton
    Email: caraoperationinc@hotmail.com

    Jason Hall
    Email: jasonhallpersonal@outlook.com
    Phone: +49-179-310-1486 (German fake #)

  40. Dear Applicant,

    Thanks for applying for the post, I did appreciate it? I received and read your e-mail and it’s reasonable and acceptable. So I will give this a GO"

    My name is Edward Grogan.I’m a Commercial Interior Designer.I design healthcare/medical spaces, commercial office space, hotel renovations, multi-family / condos.I am looking for a personal/Office assistant who can handle my personal/office and business errands at his/her spare time while i am away. I need someone who can offer me these service: Assisting in order processing coordination, collaborate in issuing and confirming purchase orders, coordinating for amendment if required, preparing shipping documents, maintain history records of shipping schedules, placing an order through my mandate suppliers and payment collection from my buyers and other customers.Receive my mails and drop them off at Ups, Shop for Gifts, pay my bills on my behalf or pick items up at nearby post office at your convenience.

  41. I got this same email but as an Edward L. Rosen of an insurance company:Hello there,
    Thanks for responding to the job post advert. I regret to inform you that the position you’ve applied for has been filled. However, based on similar job qualifications, and after careful review of your experience, I’m happy to say that we’ll be able to use your help in another position! The available job position is as a Personal Assistant and the details about the position will be explained below.
    My name is Anthony Fratto, an Interior Designers, Decorators & Art collector with a large client base and because of my job I’m constantly out of the State. My former Personal Assistant just got married and moved to Canada. If you accept my offer, I will need you to take charge of my mail pick ups and drop offs as well as errand running during your spare time outside of work. The job is flexible so you can do it wherever you are as long as there is a post office in the area. I will pay for the first week in advance to run any errands, and will also have my mails/packages forwarded to a nearby post office where you can pick them from at your convenience.
    All errands will be in your city/town so it is not a must you have a car, but if you do it might be a plus. When you get my mails/packages, you will be required to mail them to where I want them mailed too. The content of the packages will be business and personal mails. All expenses and taxes will be covered by me and you are to work for just
    2 days per week (4 hours daily). You will be doing this for 3 weeks until I get back to town so we can formally meet and discuss about the possibility of making this arrangement long term if I’m satisfied with your performance.
    How much will you charge per week? Am willing to pay $300 weekly including gas and others expenses. That is not a bad offer is it? If you accept this offer please reply with the following details:
    Full Name, Physical/Residential contact address, Apt #, Zip Code, Cell number, Home number, Current Occupation and Available hours. I will be needing your service immediately, so once the information above is received, I will request your first week payment be mailed to you along with the pay to run errands for me.
    Kindly get back soon and have a nice a day.
    Regards
    Anthony Fratto,
    Advanced Art Collection, Inc

  42. I applied for Setter/Telephone Operator/Reservation Agent job in Los Angeles, CA and I jot a email back from a Adrean Clark Email pasted below.

    Thank you for sending your resume,Your interest about the job has been received. This might seem a little different from the position placed on INDEED, 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 Adrean Clark (A Scholar and advocate), 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 & Australia. 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 Text for now until i am 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 a 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.

    Sincerely,
    Adrean Clark

    I responded answered the questions then got a txt message telling me to respond to my email then I got this email :

    Thanks for your response , 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 Canada 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.

    Every instructions will be given to you on what to do with the equipment immediately you receive them, Here is the list of the equipment that will be ship to you to be working with.

    EQUIPMENT’S:

    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 to you so you don’t have to use your personal funds. Working for me with the provided equipment 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 )
    5. Banks Name?

    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… No PO. Box
    City
    State…
    Zip Code….
    Home Phone #….
    Cell #….
    Email…..

    I will be waiting for your prompt response, I look forward to a great working relationship with you.

    Sincerely,
    Adrean Clark.

    I answered the questions more importantly I answered my address my licence,my bank name. There should definitely be more boundaries to making a job post. This person has important information about me. And I don’t know what they plan to do with it. This person also is sending emails under Ben Manziel and Paul Costa.

    I feel so betrayed because even with all of this I still need a job.

  43. Craigslist ad looking for Personal Assistant. 4-6 hours a day for $650 a week working for a Paul Costa doing:

    *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. admin@greelandlogisticshome.com

    This was C&P from the email and had the above email address in the email. No such place.

    Then:

    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

    After seeing similar scams, I emailed the guy back, ‘Almost had me there…’

    Bums me out. I hate my job…

  44. Be aware of an email that comes from a Choa Zhong, although in the content of the email the name is Purcell Lewis. here is the email, with the Subject title ‘Contract Opening’:

    We are currently recruiting companies/individuals on behalf of a large steel company located in Hong Kong for a number of account receivable agents in North America (USA and Canada only). As an Account Receivable agent, you will be responsible for collection of all account receivables due to the Steel Company in North America to directly support sales operations.

    This position does not affect your current job or business operations. Please email us if interested in the role or have any questions on the role.

    Regards
    Lewis Purcell

  45. Here is a scam email I just received too:

    Hello [here they put the first part of my email address, not my name],

    Did you receive our previous message.

    We really want to remind you of the important message that our company sent to you earlier and wish to inform you that we are still waiting for your reply.

    Please let us know if you understand the business relationship opportunity as we discussed in the previous message, and if you require further details please let us know so that we could respond immediately. If however you did not receive the previous message, please let us know so that we can send the message and explain to you again.

    We would be pleased to receive your kind feedback.

    Thank you.

    Li Wen
    801.8/F, South Tower
    Tongye Building Road
    Shenzhen, CHINA
    Email: wen@techzhen.com
    Tel +86 755 862 43957

  46. Here is what I received today, on the same job opening scam:

    Hello there,
    Thanks for responding to the job post advert. I regret to inform you that the position you’ve applied for has been filled. However, based on similar job qualifications, and after careful review of your experience, I’m happy to say that we’ll be able to use your help in another position! The available job position is as a Personal Assistant and the details about the position will be explained below.
    My name is Anthony Fratto, an Interior Designers, Decorators & Art collector with a large client base and because of my job I’m constantly out of the State. My former Personal Assistant just got married and moved to Canada. If you accept my offer, I will need you to take charge of my mail pick ups and drop offs as well as errand running during your spare time outside of work. The job is flexible so you can do it wherever you are as long as there is a post office in the area. I will pay for the first week in advance to run any errands, and will also have my mails/packages forwarded to a nearby post office where you can pick them from at your convenience.
    All errands will be in your city/town so it is not a must you have a car, but if you do it might be a plus. When you get my mails/packages, you will be required to mail them to where I want them mailed too. The content of the packages will be business and personal mails. All expenses and taxes will be covered by me and you are to work for just
    2 days per week (4 hours daily). You will be doing this for 3 weeks until I get back to town so we can formally meet and discuss about the possibility of making this arrangement long term if I’m satisfied with your performance.
    How much will you charge per week? Am willing to pay $300 weekly including gas and others expenses. That is not a bad offer is it? If you accept this offer please reply with the following details:
    Full Name, Physical/Residential contact address, Apt #, Zip Code, Cell number, Home number, Current Occupation and Available hours. I will be needing your service immediately, so once the information above is received, I will request your first week payment be mailed to you along with the pay to run errands for me.
    Kindly get back soon and have a nice a day.
    Regards
    Anthony Fratto,
    Advanced Art Collection, Inc.
    Email: anthonyffratto@collector.org

  47. Hahah, all of these email scams sound the same. I was suspicious of this one, duh- but I wasn’t sure how he was supposed to make money off of me so I Googled it instead of immediately writing it off. Here’s the email I got:

    Hello Claire,

    Your email was received, and after reviewing your resume you are qualified for the (Admin Personal Assistant) position which I have available for now.

    More About Me & Detailed Job Description Below:

    Am Matthew Derek, I live in same city as yours, am 59 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, she got married recently and had to relocate with her husband, So, 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:

    · Receiving Phone Calls from my clients when am busy.
    · Making Regular Drop offs at FedEx Stores for letters meant for my clients.
    · Handling and monitoring some of my financial activities.
    · Basic wage is $540 weekly.
    . Working 5 hours Daily, and 3 Days weekly. ( you can choose your working days because it is flexible )

    I’m sure you should have understood how busy my schedule should be on a daily basis. Currently, I’m 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 check your email regularly, and also I want you to add me to your email contact list as soon as you receive this email.

    Like I said, I think you are the right person for this job, and think we should get a head start next week. I have some little work piled up that I will need help catching up on immediately. I would like to use next 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 try my best to make myself available for that. 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.

    If Interested in being my personal assistant, get back to me through email and we can move forward with the first task.

    Warm Regards

    Obviously this guy is fake as fuck. But his add looked real enough that I sent my resume (I was sending out my resume to a fuckload of personal assistant/front desk adds) so he does have my address and phone number, which is creepy.

  48. It’s so obvious this is a scam. I was looking for a gig in my city that paid cash the same day.

    "I am Bradley Kors, and i am into the sales of Auto parts, with my store in L.A. But at the moment, daughter is down with gastric, and since i have been with her, i have been unable to keep up with my clients. So, I am needing someone who will be able to do that for me, to keep my business running and avoid it from folding up.
    Are you interested?"

  49. So I also received the same scam..almost word for word. Everyone would like to believe that they’ve just landed the most Cush job EVER! But why would someone just mail you a check to mail to someone else? Why not just mail the check themselves? I really want to hear from someone they fell for this ruse. Did their bank cash the check? Did they eat shit? It’s funny that they use the orphanage token..oh buy things for the kids, we’ll send you the money. Ohp never mind they’ll just buy it themselves. Can you just cash our bunk check and send it back to us from your bunk check and send it back to us from your personal acct. Ciao!

  50. I have received two different emails in regards to a receptionist job on Craigslist and both were very similar. The people that wrote the emails said they traveled a lot and owned an art gallery.

    Dear Applicant,

    Your interest about the job has been received. This might seem a little different from the Admin Assistant position,however it is due to the need for an urgent replacement of my Personal Assistant the Receptionist position was placed. I really need someone urgently to take up the position as my personal assistant and also help me with shipping, mailing and general errands. My name is Justin Rodriquez and Mr Chang Wu use to be my personal assistant,he just traveled back to his country (China) on an emergency. I would have loved to meet up with you to talk about this job, but I am currently away on a business trip. I am currently in Paris France so there will be no interview, till I get back to the United States on 30th of July, then we can meet and talk more about the future of the job as i would be setting up an art gallery and I can have you manage it. All you need to do is follow instructions daily. I am an Artist. I just started my own art gallery here in Paris, I buy ideas, Artifacts, antiques and materials from ancient cities and I have got so many clients as companies, individuals and governmental institutions and private museums.

    I am looking for someone who can handle my personal and business errands at his/her spare time. Someone who can offer the services listed on the advert on craigslist such as receiving calls and reporting back to me with information you got from clients, replying emails and printing invitation for exhibitions, shopping for gifts and materials, paying bills as well as receiving payments from clients when am not around, handle local cash and transfers on my behalf such as Western Union / Money Gram. This position is a very trusting one and a high level of trust worthiness is required. So if you know you fit into this category/personality then i would be expecting your prompt response back.

    You will work on the average of about 20-30hrs per week and I will start by paying you $500 per week which will rise to $650 depending on how effective you are, the job will start from the moment you start running errands. This job is temporary and could possibly be a permanent one for you based on how you deliver your duties, we will talk more when am back and you can take part more in my successfully growing business.

    I will email you the list and samples of pictures of what to shop for when I need you to shop for me and will be precise on what and where, funds will be giving upfront and the shopping must be reported in detailed manner. No heavy packages is involved! You can do the shopping at any nearest stores. I will provide clear set of instructions for each task I need done as well the funds to cover them.

    Please provide the following information of you, (no mistakes in name as it will appear on payments):

    Full Name:
    Full Address:
    City:
    State:
    Zip code:
    Phone Number:
    Current Occupation:
    Email :

    Send the requested information to me business email galariesofinterior-decor@outlook.com. Once I received your Personal/Contact details, I will draw my schedule and get back to you with your tasks for this week

    Looking forward to hear back from you soon

    Warmest Regards,
    Justin Rodriguez
    Tel (901) 318-3759

    Second Email:

    Thanks for writing me back in regard of seeking a job, Unfortunately the job position is taken but i have a job offer for you.

    I run a small Art Materials and Paintings Gallery as an Independent Auctioneer, I am also into supporting foster homes and collecting donations from volunteer and i pass it across to the foster homes.

    At the moment i am having high volume of duties to be taking care of, so i can provide more effective services which is why i am searching for a reliable individual who can occupy the post of a Public Relations Officer/Personal Assistant.

    Basically what we would be doing together is collect donations foster homes, debt settlements or outstanding bills from my clients etc.

    I am willing to pay you $370 weekly salary if you accept the post of my Public Relations Officer/Personal Assistant, This is a Part-Time Job and you are expected to work around 9hours every week withing your neighbourhood/city.

    For effectiveness and transparency, you will need to have valid cell Phone number for Text/SMS so we can chat to avoid high phone bills.

    Outlined below is the Job Responsibility:

    1. You will Receive Bill Paycheck via Courier services or A direct deposit into your bank account depending on which you prefered.
    2. Instructions will Be Giving To You On How To Process fund that will be deposited to your account.

    You should be 18 years and above to qualify for this position, I am willing to pay you $370 first week salary in advance so i request you provide the following details if this job offer is accepted by you.

    Full Name:
    Mailing Street Address or P.O BOX:
    Apt/Suite, If Any:
    City:
    State:
    Zip Code:
    Cell Phone:
    Age:

    Benefits:

    * Yearly performance bonus
    * Paid vacation/sick/personal days

    Please advise on the best time to contact you, because there are some outstanding bills to be process.

    Faithfully,

    Mr Beck.

  51. I just got a scam from craigslist job search as below:

    First Email

    Thanks for your interest in the advertised position on Craigslist, presently the post you have applied for has been occupied but I have a position which might interest you. My name is Thomas Kennenberg, I am a sales representative of Architectural Brass. We deal with product to suit the needs of casinos, the hospitality industry, for both indoor and outdoor locations, hotels, malls, office building lobbies, schools, sport arenas, industrial and non industrial sites, condos, food courts, stadiums and many other locations.

    I’m urgently in need of a Personal Assistant. I’ll deeply appreciate all genuine efforts to help me monitor and keep up to date with all my activities. It is imperative for me to have a trustworthy assistant who can monitor and keep me up to date with my activities.

    DUTIES:

    As my assistant, your activities among other things will include;

    * Make travel arrangements.
    * Order office supplies.
    * Running personal errands, check processing, filing documents and mailing services.
    * Receive my mails and drop them off at UPS office.
    * Shop for gifts, bill payment (pay my bills on my behalf when am not around),
    * Pick items up at nearby post office at your convenience.
    * Good organizational skills, sense of humor required and mandatory to work with me.

    WAGES:

    Your attention is needed for 20-22hrs weekly and your basic wage is $510 weekly.

    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 do have a number of things you could help me with this week if you will be available for me. This can act as a stable foundation to our working relationship.

    Note: Let me know your interest if you are ready to work with me so we can proceed further and get back to me with the following information below;

    Full Name:
    Street Address:
    City:
    State:
    Zip Code:
    Cell phone(Please provide valid number):
    Acceptance of Offer:

    I hope you understand and I await your immediate detailed reply.

    Regards,

    Tom Kennenberg
    716-246-1679

    Second Email

    Sequel to the receipt of your email, All information is well-received. I hope this marks the beginning of a good working relationship together.

    From the details you have sent to me, I want to give you the opportunity to be my new assistant, I do hope my decision would be worthwhile. I’ll be using the next couple of weeks to test your efficiency and diligence towards this position, also to work out your time schedule and fit it to mine. I really need to find the perfect person for this job, I’m confident that you can take up the challenge and on the long run we should have a relatively sound working relationship between us.

    The next couple of weeks will be relatively busy, I had to put a hold on a lot in my absence and I’m hoping together we would be able to cover the ground. Most importantly, you will be supervising some of my financial activities especially those that are hard to keep up with from here. These activities are related to DONATIONS. I will give you more details in subsequent e-mails. We will also be making some purchases, especially those needed to set your home office up to my required standard.

    I have been checking my files and what i would want you to do for me this week is to run some errands out to some of the foster homes, I do that every month. The funds will be provided and you will receive it hopefully soon, As soon as you receive it, I have some list to email you, You will make some arrangements by buying some stuff for the kids in the nearest store around you so you can mail them out.

    * Kindly let me know the name of shopping stores around you.

    It is important for you to acknowledge the receipt of this e-mail to further signify your interests in working for me, I have a confidence in you and I am looking forward to the best working relationship possible between us. I hope you will be up to, perhaps better than my presumptions about you.

    Email back to confirm you receive this notification.

    Thank you.

    Tom Kennenberg
    716-246-1679

    Third Email

    Trust you are keeping well, I’m sorry for the late response, I have been busy with paper work and I’m unable to check my email. The list of items to purchase for the kids has been forwarded to me and it is attached. Also, the funds to purchase the items and your first week payment check has been sent, and it will be deliver to you tomorrow(Friday), I will get back to you with the tracking number before the end of today. Kindly let me know if you are still interested in this position and Do you have USPS office around you ?

    Awaiting your reply,

    Tom Kennenberg

    4th Email

    Trust you are keeping well, I received your email, I have been very busy with paper works, I just want to let you know that your first trial task has been sent and will delivered to you today via USPS and here is the tracking number (9470101699320015518063). As soon as you receive the payment, kindly proceed to your bank and get it deposited, funds will be available upon deposit in 24 hrs hopefully tomorrow, as soon as it is available, Deduct your weekly payment ($510) as agreed, and the list of items to purchase is attached. Kindly let me know as soon as you receive it today.

    Email back to confirm you receive this notification.

    Robert Goebel

    Attachment with orphanage needs.

    5th Email

    Thank you for the updates, Funds will be available hopefully tomorrow, I will get back to you with the ages and sizes of shoes and clothes to purchase.
    Regards,
    Tom R Kennenberg

    6th Email

    Thank you for the email, I just got an updates from the foster homes regarding the items and also I noticed it will cost lots to ship them, I have contacted the orphanage home and we have reached an accord, they will be getting all the items themselves, and that will ease the stress you will go through in purchasing the items. Kindly deduct your first week payment of $510, And forward the rest to the Representative of the foster home via Moneygram.

    Here is the Foster Home Representative Moneygram information:

    Name : Gernot Klaus
    City : Hyattsville
    State : MD
    Zip Code : 20705

    As soon as you are done, Kindly get back to me with the details below

    – 8 Digit Reference Number
    – Actual amount sent after Moneygram charges
    – Full sender"s name and address been yours.

    I will be waiting to read back from you ASAP today and i also have some other assignment for you to do next week. I want you to be rest assured that I’ll never stress you at all in any assignment given to you and i promise to pay your fees weekly as we both agreed. I want you to proceed to the bank now and withdraw $1350. Do you have any Money gram location around you ?

    Email back to confirm you receive this notification.

    Regards,

    Tom Kennenberg

    It’s a fake check after verified with bank. Luckly I didn’t Meneygram to this scumbag.

  52. I just got a scam from craigslist job search as below:

    First Email

    Thanks for your interest in the advertised position on Craigslist, presently the post you have applied for has been occupied but I have a position which might interest you. My name is Thomas Kennenberg, I am a sales representative of Architectural Brass. We deal with product to suit the needs of casinos, the hospitality industry, for both indoor and outdoor locations, hotels, malls, office building lobbies, schools, sport arenas, industrial and non industrial sites, condos, food courts, stadiums and many other locations.

    I’m urgently in need of a Personal Assistant. I’ll deeply appreciate all genuine efforts to help me monitor and keep up to date with all my activities. It is imperative for me to have a trustworthy assistant who can monitor and keep me up to date with my activities.

    DUTIES:

    As my assistant, your activities among other things will include;

    * Make travel arrangements.
    * Order office supplies.
    * Running personal errands, check processing, filing documents and mailing services.
    * Receive my mails and drop them off at UPS office.
    * Shop for gifts, bill payment (pay my bills on my behalf when am not around),
    * Pick items up at nearby post office at your convenience.
    * Good organizational skills, sense of humor required and mandatory to work with me.

    WAGES:

    Your attention is needed for 20-22hrs weekly and your basic wage is $510 weekly.

    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 do have a number of things you could help me with this week if you will be available for me. This can act as a stable foundation to our working relationship.

    Note: Let me know your interest if you are ready to work with me so we can proceed further and get back to me with the following information below;

    Full Name:
    Street Address:
    City:
    State:
    Zip Code:
    Cell phone(Please provide valid number):
    Acceptance of Offer:

    I hope you understand and I await your immediate detailed reply.

    Regards,

    Tom Kennenberg
    716-246-1679

    Second Email

    Sequel to the receipt of your email, All information is well-received. I hope this marks the beginning of a good working relationship together.

    From the details you have sent to me, I want to give you the opportunity to be my new assistant, I do hope my decision would be worthwhile. I’ll be using the next couple of weeks to test your efficiency and diligence towards this position, also to work out your time schedule and fit it to mine. I really need to find the perfect person for this job, I’m confident that you can take up the challenge and on the long run we should have a relatively sound working relationship between us.

    The next couple of weeks will be relatively busy, I had to put a hold on a lot in my absence and I’m hoping together we would be able to cover the ground. Most importantly, you will be supervising some of my financial activities especially those that are hard to keep up with from here. These activities are related to DONATIONS. I will give you more details in subsequent e-mails. We will also be making some purchases, especially those needed to set your home office up to my required standard.

    I have been checking my files and what i would want you to do for me this week is to run some errands out to some of the foster homes, I do that every month. The funds will be provided and you will receive it hopefully soon, As soon as you receive it, I have some list to email you, You will make some arrangements by buying some stuff for the kids in the nearest store around you so you can mail them out.

    * Kindly let me know the name of shopping stores around you.

    It is important for you to acknowledge the receipt of this e-mail to further signify your interests in working for me, I have a confidence in you and I am looking forward to the best working relationship possible between us. I hope you will be up to, perhaps better than my presumptions about you.

    Email back to confirm you receive this notification.

    Thank you.

    Tom Kennenberg
    716-246-1679

    Third Email

    Trust you are keeping well, I’m sorry for the late response, I have been busy with paper work and I’m unable to check my email. The list of items to purchase for the kids has been forwarded to me and it is attached. Also, the funds to purchase the items and your first week payment check has been sent, and it will be deliver to you tomorrow(Friday), I will get back to you with the tracking number before the end of today. Kindly let me know if you are still interested in this position and Do you have USPS office around you ?

    Awaiting your reply,

    Tom Kennenberg

    4th Email

    Trust you are keeping well, I received your email, I have been very busy with paper works, I just want to let you know that your first trial task has been sent and will delivered to you today via USPS and here is the tracking number (9470101699320015518063). As soon as you receive the payment, kindly proceed to your bank and get it deposited, funds will be available upon deposit in 24 hrs hopefully tomorrow, as soon as it is available, Deduct your weekly payment ($510) as agreed, and the list of items to purchase is attached. Kindly let me know as soon as you receive it today.

    Email back to confirm you receive this notification.

    Robert Goebel

    Attachment with orphanage needs.

    5th Email

    Thank you for the updates, Funds will be available hopefully tomorrow, I will get back to you with the ages and sizes of shoes and clothes to purchase.
    Regards,
    Tom R Kennenberg

    6th Email

    Thank you for the email, I just got an updates from the foster homes regarding the items and also I noticed it will cost lots to ship them, I have contacted the orphanage home and we have reached an accord, they will be getting all the items themselves, and that will ease the stress you will go through in purchasing the items. Kindly deduct your first week payment of $510, And forward the rest to the Representative of the foster home via Moneygram.

    Here is the Foster Home Representative Moneygram information:

    Name : Gernot Klaus
    City : Hyattsville
    State : MD
    Zip Code : 20705

    As soon as you are done, Kindly get back to me with the details below

    – 8 Digit Reference Number
    – Actual amount sent after Moneygram charges
    – Full sender"s name and address been yours.

    I will be waiting to read back from you ASAP today and i also have some other assignment for you to do next week. I want you to be rest assured that I’ll never stress you at all in any assignment given to you and i promise to pay your fees weekly as we both agreed. I want you to proceed to the bank now and withdraw $1350. Do you have any Money gram location around you ?

    Email back to confirm you receive this notification.

    Regards,

    Tom Kennenberg

    It’s a fake check after verified with bank. Luckly I didn’t Meneygram to this scumbag.

  53. My sister was hit hit with a personal assistant job requesting that she deduct her salary of 455and the rest of the check 3690 to be sent to an orphanage thru western union turns out so the checks was a fake and the scammer wanted to stay clear of cashing it himself. Needless to say we’re reporting it to the authorities

  54. I also got the personal assistant job on craigslist and found it out to be a scam because he mailed me the check without my consent of working with him. what should i do? I am waiting for the check to come so I can mail it back to him because I dont want to work with him. I emailed him back and he never replied??? I dont know what to do

  55. I received an email in response to my job wanted posting on Craigslist. I should have known it was a scam, but at first the person made it seem like a job interview, asking for professional references and requesting that I answer some specific questions. Once I submitted the information and requested a time to talk on the phone or meet in person, they said they would get back to me. They also didn’t answer my "pointed questions." They didn’t get back to me when they said they would, but 3 days later, they sent me an email stating "I guess you are not interested, thanks anyway." I replied and said that I was waiting to hear from them and, again requested that we meet in person.

    Then, the scam began. They sent me a similar message to the one that everyone else on here has received. They requested that I use specific equipment and that they would send me money to pay for the purchases. Then it turned into a bonus arrangement. I am still not clear what they want me to do. They said they were out of town for a couple of weeks (in Hawaii) and we could meet up then, but in the meantime, they needed me to start right away.

    I replied that I do not work for anyone that I have not met because there are a lot of scams on craigslist. I wished them luck with their venture.

    I think this person went above what most people have experienced in that they said they were in the antique business and asked for professional references, etc.

    There must be better ways to advertise than on Craigslist. . . just need to find the right place.

    Good luck to anyone that provides more than their email address.

  56. Michele Langston

    Hi I was job hunting and received a personal assistant job invit. I gave my phone number and of course my address. I received a check for $2789.67 stating to depost it and take my salary out than transfer the rest to an orphanagevthrough Western Union or Moneygram. My employer is suppose to br Stephen Wertheimer. I have googled him. Explain the scam please I’m not about to depoist this check I’m going to take it to the bank which is Chase.

  57. I gave my info but not credit it bank info. I figured anyone can see my info online. He said he sent the check. I haven’t received it yet and plan on just ripping it up. I confronted him as a scammer and of course he isn’t calling me back.
    Can he steal my identity with my address and phone number? Should i contact my bank and credit card companies?

  58. Same thing with me. This guy claimed to ve Williams Scotsman. Well I googled that and the real Williams builds modules. Not a hearing impaired photographer. And of course always out of town. Was supposed to set up a relay call and never happened. He has my address and number. However they are building a freeway here so he can keep it. My credit it so bad he couldn’t get anything in my name of Donald Trump co-signed for me. Lmao

  59. I answered an ad on craigslist and got basically this same email. I am wondering what to do now. I gave him my address and # and I feel stupid he claims I have received the job and that he’s sending a check the I will deposit in the bank and take my 300 for my first week of work.
    do I just cut off contact? Tear up the check when it gets here? Help 🙁

  60. I sent them my address, email, and job title. What can he do with this information? He also had me repost that same post I replied to. I called him out on a scam and he said,"It’s 100% real, so dont insult my personality." There was a $25 fee to post his ad. I was told to create a CL with a name similar to his and create the post from that account. As he also told me to make a yahoo messenger account so that we could chat. He said there’s a check coming to me for getting this task done, and to await further instructions.

    What happens if you deposit the check and don’t send the money?

  61. So What happens if you give them your information (name, address, phone…etc.) but NOT credit card information. What can they do with that?

  62. WATCH OUT FOR THIS SCAM!! I originally responded to receptionist position and got this reply instead. This guy then sends me a cashiers check for $1950 and I deposited it. I felt like something wasn’t right with this after I put it in my account. So I called my bank to let them know what was going on. And I called the bank the check was from to confirm that it was a legit check. They said it was, but I’m not touching that money. Hopefully nobody else falls for this scam.

    Hello,

    I am replying back to your message concerning the job posted on Craigslist in which you’re interested in, your application was received, unfortunately the position already been filled, but there’s another position to be filled, if you will be interested.
    I have gone through your email and am quite impressed, i think you are the right person for this job. I have had a previous Personal assistant who has been very commendable in her activities and who has been part of my life for the past 6 months, she has since moved on with her personal life and it has affected me in a way. I found her previously on the Craigslist website and I sincerely hope I will be able to find someone again who will be as efficient as she has been. I need your service because I am constantly out of town. I will return back to the state real soon so this process will be on going 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.

    JOB DESCRIPTION
    You will be a Personal Assistant, you will walk in to any warehouse which we will be disclosed to you soon and you would be expected to inspect, test, sample, and sorting of products or goods being Purchased. The Purchased products can include a large range of items, including food, Art-Materials, machinery, equipment or pharmaceuticals. Depending the type of manufacturing environment, When you get my mails / packages; you are required to mail them to where ever i want them mailed to. You don’t have to put money out of your pocket, all you have to do is have packages shipped to your house and do my shopping. You are allowed to open the packages to reveal its content. All expenses and taxes will be paid by me including your weekly salaries.
    No heavy packages is involved! You can do the shopping at any nearest stores. You will be shopping for Art Materials and clothing sorting out my delivers and packages. 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 applied into the account. I will provide clear set of instructions for each task I need done as well the funds to cover them. You will be working 3 days in a week and you’re to choose any 3 days of the week from Monday to Saturday that will be preferable to you and you will be working 4 hrs in these 3 days and that will be from 9 am-1 pm and we will be offering you $400.00 per week.

    Type: Full-Time
    Hours: 15 Hours per week
    Days: 3 days per week
    Weekly Pay: $400.00

    BENEFITS:
    • AD & D Insurance
    • 401(k)

    If you’re interested please provide contact details. Full Name Full Physical Address Apt# And Cell or Home phone number to get started. I will be looking forward hearing from you and then proceed on the next step forward.
    Regards.
    Christopher Parker.

  63. Here is yet another variation! What first tipped me off is that he spelled assistant. Asssistant to get past the email spam checker! Is there a government agency we can report these to?

    —–Original Message—–
    From: Tony Creg [mailto:alessandro.zollo@i-csr.it]
    Sent: Wednesday, November 19, 2014 6:02 AM
    To: undisclosed-recipients:
    Subject: Personal Asssistant Needed.

    Hello,
    I got your resume and went through it perfectly.I’m looking for someone that can be trusted and reliable, someone with good understanding and working skills.
    I am Tony Creg, 45 yrs of age, I’m an Investor and I have been pretty successful in a handful of ventures I get involved in; from Canada and United State to various welfare and community service programs. I most very often get my hands occupied, so it is imperative or me to have a worthy assistant who can monitor and keep me up to date with my activities.This position is home-based, private and flexible, working with me is basically about instructions and following them. My only fear is that I may come at you impromptu sometimes, so i need someone who can be able to meet up with my irregular timings.
    As my personal admin/financial assistant, your activities among others will include:
    *Create and modify documents using Microsoft Office *Running personal errands, supervisions and monitoring.
    *Scheduling programmes, 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.
    *Handling and monitoring some of my financial activities..
    *Basic wage is $1,600 a month.i.e $400 a week QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
    *Good planning, communication and organization skills *Must be honest, reliable & dependable *Excellent verbal & written communication skills *Must have strong problem solving skills *Must be organized & extremely detail oriented *Experience working with the internet, email, MS Excel and MS Word *Ability to multi-task and self manage/24/7 mindset *A willingness to do whatever needs to be done is a must
    NOTE: The above qualification requirements can also be learnt if you are willing to take up the challenges.
    I’m sure you’ll understand I tend to have a very busy schedule at this point as I am presently in Scotland for a summit. I will be back in four Weeks time.
    I think you’re the right person for this post, Please note that this position is not office based for now because of my frequent travels and tight schedules. It’s a part-time, work from home basis and the flexibility means that there will be busier weeks than others. So it’s a little difficult judging the exact number of hours you’ll be doing per week. If you can manage your time properly, this job may even give you some extra while you do something else on the side. As I have said, I’d want us to get a head start with things as soon as possible.
    I do have a pile up of work 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 really need to find the perfect person for this job and i am confident you can take up the challenges. 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 but if there is need for me to call, I will be glad to do that. I am glad you are willing to work with me and i promise to be a good boss. I am also glad on the commitment in working. I have been checking my files and what i would want you to do for me is to run some errands out to some of the orphanage home which I do every month. The funds will be in form of Cashier check/Money orders, it will be sent over to you from one of my clients and i have some list to email you once you received the funds.
    You will make some arrangements by buying some stuff for the kids in the nearest store around you so you can mail them out. I will get you more information on that.

    PLEASE FILL THE APPLICATION FORM BELOW:

    Middle Name:
    Last Name:PLEASE FILL THE APPLICATION FORM BELOW:
    First Name :
    Age:
    Full Street Address(not P.O BOX) :
    City:
    State:
    Zip Code:
    Cell Phone Number:
    Home Phone Number:
    Email Address:

    Once I have received your application form, I will get back to you with the task for the week ahead. Please understand that you will also be paid ($400 a week plus compensation fee for hard work) as well as its important for me to make the necessary steps before i get back from my business trip. I hope i am clear with that?
    NOTE: This position is home-based and flexible part time job, you can be in any location, work from your home doing all the activities.Doing all the activities and if there is any relocation you will be notify.
    POSITION/AVAILABILITY:
    Position Applied For_________________
    How often do you check your email:______________ Specify the hours that you will be available if my schedule doesn’t work with the hours i requested Days/Hours You will be available:
    Monday____
    Tuesday____
    Wednesday____
    Thursday____
    Friday____
    Saturday____
    Sunday____
    Hours Available: from_______ to______
    What date are you available to start work?________________

    Tony Creg
    tonycreg@live.com

  64. I recently answered an ad for a warehouse mover and got this response:
    Thanks for the mail and i’m so sorry for the delay in my response . I should probably tell you more about the warehouse job, I am currently away on business trip so I want you to work with me pending when I return in town. Until then, I want you to work as my Assistant. You will be responsible for mail pickups and drop offs as well as errand running during your spare time outside off work or school. The job is flexible so you can do it wherever you are as long as there is a post office in the area. I will pay you in advance to run my errands and have my mails/packages forwarded to a nearby post office where you can pick them from at your convenience.All errands will be in your city/town so it is not a must that you have a car because you can travel by bus or taxi All you have to do is pick up my packages and run my errands. When you get my mails/packages you are required to mail them to where I want them mailed to. You are allowed to open the packages to reveal the content. The content of the packages will be business and personal mails. All expenses and taxes will be covered by me and you will work for 30-35 hrs per month.How much will you charge per task? I will pay $400 per task I will return back to town soon and you will be doing these for 8 weeks. Method of payment will be a official check.If you’re interested kindly get back to me with the following information:-
    FULL NAME: ADDRESS: STATE: CITY: ZIP CODE: YOUR CELL/MOBILE PHONE NUMBER: YOUR HOME PHONE NUMBER: AGE: EMAIL ADDRESS:
    Howard Holmes
    I replied back without thinking and got this response
    Hello, How are you doing today ? i am so pleased to know you are willing to work for me as my assistant till i return, I did send your details to my bank (Citi Bank) and your first week payment would be sent to you via USPS regular mail which would take about 3-5 working days. So once you receive the payment you are to proceed by depositing the payment into your bank account, remember the payment includes your first week pay which is (400$) as we agreed and the rest of the funds will be for the assignment kindly let me know when payment is received and deposited ,thanks Howard Holmes

  65. BEWARE of scammers! I originally responded to nanny position only to get this reply! This guy then sends me a bad check for $2990 that I deposited only after I decided to follow my instincts. Banks have been notified but hoping to spread this email to possibly prevent another person from becoming a victim of this terrible scammer.

    Hello,

    Your interest about the job has been received. This might seem a
    little different from the Job you applied for 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
    and also help me with shipping, mailing and general errands. My name
    is Eric Cole, I am constantly traveling abroad on business. I own an
    Art Gallery. Mrs Hanan Chu used to be my personal assistant but she
    had to traveled back to her country (China) on an emergency.

    Responsibilities:

    1. Pay my bills on my behalf and await for delivery at home.
    2. Pick up my items at your nearby post office at your convenience.
    3. When you get my mail or package, you would mail all items to where
    I want them shipped. .All expenses and shipping charges will be
    covered by me.

    Requirement:

    1. You have to be honest and trustworthy citizen.
    2. You will be required to work between 15 and 20hrs a month (This is
    Just a Part-Time and wont affect your current job)
    3. You need to be able to check your EMAIL 3 to 5 times daily.

    Pay:

    1.You get $300.00/Week
    2. Extra $100.00 for Gas

    PAYMENT:
    ————————————
    If I were to mail you money (check) to do my shopping plus upfront
    payment for your first week’s service, where would you want it mailed
    to? How should your name appear on the money?

    Kindly fill out your full details as stated below

    Full Name:
    Full Address:
    Cell Phone number:
    Contact email and Age:

    Regards

    Eric Cole
    (440) 941-5895 TEXT ONLY.

  66. Hi ,

    My name is Rebbeca Hamburg, i am sorry the position you applied for is
    no longer available , but i have another position available if you
    will be interested ,I am looking for someone who can handle my
    personal and business errands at his/her spare time. Someone who can
    offer me these services: Mail services: Receive my mails and drop
    them off at UPS (nothing illegal). Shop for Gifts ,Bill Payment Sit
    for delivery( at your home) ,Purchase of Electronics , pick items up
    at nearby post office at your convenience.

    Let me know if you will be able to offer me any of these services. I
    should probably tell you more about the job…… This job is
    flexible so you can do it wherever you are provided that there is a
    post office in the area. In addition to that, I don’t mind you doing
    all of the tasks during your spare time outside of work or school.. I
    wish I could meet up with you to talk about this job in person but I
    am currently away on business. I am in London so there will be no
    interview. I will prepay you in advance to do my shopping and have my
    mails/packages forwarded to your address. If you will be unable to
    stay at home to get the mails, I can have them shipped to a post
    office near you and then you can pick them up at your convenience. All
    errands will be in your city/town so It is not a must that you have a
    car for the job, you can go places by bus or taxi. When you get my
    mails/packages; you are required to mail them to where I want them
    mailed to. You won’t have to put money out of your pocket, all you
    have to do is have packages shipped to your house and do my shopping.

    You are allowed to open the packages to reveal the content. The
    content of the packages will be business and personal mails… All
    expenses and taxes will be covered by me. You will work between 15 and
    20 hrs a month. How much will you charge per week? I will pay $300..
    That is not a bad offer is it? I need your service because I am
    constantly out of town. I install security Cameras. I will return to
    USA in December so this process will be on going 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.

    Thanks for your time.

    I await your prompt response,

    R. Hamburg

  67. I applied for a Personal Assistant job on CraigsList and I got a job out of nowhere for a guy in Canada. He wanted me to setup hotels for him for a new "US Office" for an event management company, of which he provides no official title. Curiously, I asked for more information. I checked out their website and it says "Bayllah (misspell) Evet (misspell)links. Hmm, also the website was copyrighted in the future in 2023 or so. His correspondences were messy at best, with several grammatical errors throughout. How can someone who needs a personal assistant have this kind of spelling? Checked out the phone number and it was listed on 800 Notes, and hardly ANY mention of a Nunley MELBORNE. Yes, his last name was actually capitalized. Avoid at all costs for this guy. Check out the number and DO YOUR RESEARCH!!!

  68. I received this from a scammer called Nancy Thompson!!!

    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 resend to where instructed either through couriers or as stated)
    * Do my shopping, eg 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.

    I am currently away in Europe on business, so there will be no Interview. I need this service because I am constantly in and out of town. I own one art gallery in London. I will be returning to states in November so this process will continue till then. The pay is $500 weekly.

    The content of the packages you will receive could range from paintings, art materials, clothing, business and personal letters. All expenses and taxes will be covered by me.

    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. 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.

    I will provide you my courier account number for the shipping. All you have to do is provide my account number to relevant courier and the 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 fund 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:

    If you have an interest in our post, please fill in the details below and send it back to us at nancy.thompson29@aol.com.

    Full Name; Address; City; State; Postal/Zip code; Occupation; Your Gender; Age; Telephone Phone; Email Address;

    Thank you!

    Regards
    Nancy Thompson

  69. Do they really think people are this stupid, for God sake, they should be hunted down and through in jail, preying on people like this. They have my phone number and address I sent a resume to them, my bad, lost my job last month and it looked legit Office Assistant needed but we know it is not it was on Craig list too.
    Did not send e-mail just resume with Office assistant on it. no application filled out they are doing it so much they are forgetting who is doing what sad!!!

    Hello,

    I am replying back to your message concerning the job posted on Craigslist in which you’re interested in,your application was received, I have gone through your email and am quite impressed, i think you are the right person for this job. I have had a previous Personal assistant who has been very commendable in her activities and who has been part of my life for the past 6 months, she has since moved on with her personal life and it has affected me in a way. I found her previously on the Craigslist website and I sincerely hope I will be able to find someone again who will be as efficient as she has been. I need your service because I am constantly out of town. I will return back to the state real soon so this process will be on going 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.

    JOB DESCRIPTION
    You will be a Personal Assistant,you will walk in to any warehouse which we will be disclosed to you soon and you would be expected to inspect,test, sample, and sorting of products or goods being Purchased. The Purchased products can include a large range of items, including food, Art-Materials, machinery, equipment or pharmaceuticals. Depending the type of manufacturing environment, When you get my mails / packages; you are required to mail them to where ever i want them mailed to. You don’t have to put money out of your pocket, all you have to do is have packages shipped to your house and do my shopping. You are allowed to open the packages to reveal its content. All expenses and taxes will be paid by me including your weekly salaries.
    No heavy packages is involved! You can do the shopping at any nearest stores. You will be shopping for Art Materials and clothing sorting out my delivers and packages. 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 applied into the account. I will provide clear set of instructions for each task I need done as well the funds to cover them.You will be working 3 days in a week and you’re to choose any 3 days of the week from Monday to Saturday that will be preferable to you and you will be working 4 hrs in these 3 days and that will be from 9 am-1 pm and we will be offering you $400.00 per week.

    Type: Full-Time
    Hours: 15 Hours per week
    Days: 3 days per week
    Weekly Pay: $400.00

    BENEFITS:
    • AD & D Insurance
    • 401(k)

    If you’re interested please provide contact details. Full Name Full Physical Address Apt# And Cell or Home phone number to get started. I will be looking forward hearing from you and then proceed on the next step forward.

    Regards.
    Taylor Picard
    HR Manager

  70. "SCAM"! PERSONAL ASSISTANCE requesting for A job
    James Nelson
    To Me Today at 3:57 PM
    Good Day
    How are you doing today ?. I am glad for your quick response and for your interest in taking care of my son { Paul } .. I am sorry to let you know that i have gotten a nanny for my son { Paul } and will no longer be needing your service anymore for the nanny position. I am very sorry for this, But i do have a personal assistant position available for you , if you are interested in working for me as my personal assistant . Here are the details about the personal assistant position i am offering you .

    Do take time to go through this introductory mail and feel free to pass any questions on. I have had a previous Personal Assistant worker who has been very commendable in her activities and who has been part of my life for the past 6 months, she has since moved on with her personal life and it has affected me in a way. I found her previously on the Sittercity website and I sincerely hope I will be able to find someone again who will be as efficient as she has been.

    Please note that you are being hired only on a personal level. All correspondences would be made and promptly reported to me personally. The position is part time and home-based meaning you can work most times from your home as long as you have a regular internet access. You are also hired on a trial basis for now until we are able to see how well we fit in, this however does not affect your weekly wage. I would like to know where you are located because i would love to meet up with you to talk about this job but I am currently away on a business trip. I am in Australia so there will be no much to talk about than to give you the job description.

    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 ever i want them mailed to. You don’t have to put money out of your pocket, all you have to do is have packages shipped to your house and do my shopping. You are allowed to open the packages to reveal its content. All expenses and taxes will be covered by me. You will work between 15 and 20 hrs a month. I will be paying $500.00 per week.

    I need your service because I am constantly out of town. I will return back to the state real soon so this process will be on going 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. No heavy packages is involved!. You can do the shopping at any nearest stores. You will be shopping for Electronics and clothing. 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 applied into 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 service, where would you want it mailed to?. How should your name appear on the payment? and you MUST have a bank account where you will deposit the payment { important for this job } . Maybe you can provide me with the following details below;

    Full Name :
    Full Address: (NO P.O.BOX)
    City, State , Zip-code :
    Cell Phone Number :
    Sex :
    Age :
    Email Address :

    I believe you should read clearly and understand the terms / conditions attached to this job because i wouldn’t want any mistakes to be made at anytime giving instructions OK. Remember like i’ve said that your weekly wages is $500. I’ll appreciate you get back to me to confirm your acceptance of this job if you are the trustworthy person i’m searching for in less than 24hrs, thanks and till i hear from you real soon stay bless…

    I will be waiting to hear from right away….

    NOTE : ALWAYS MAKE SURE YOU CHECK YOUR EMAIL AT LEAST 3 TIMES DAILY FOR ANY UPDATES FROM ME.

    Thank You!!!
    Honesty, loyalty and punctuality is my watchword.
    May the almighty God bless you.

    Mr. James Nelson.

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  71. Just got suckered by Mirror LLC (aka ilaze.com). Because I was such a fool, I worked for them (they came across as a full company on Park Avenue in NYC), with electronic time card system, full web page (see aka above to find them….and stay away). Looked incredibly legit. All five of my first set of activities involved only research. Lots of it — some took more than the "few hours a day" stipulation. It was the final one; about a so-call sculpture in the Ukraine. I was to contact him via email to see if he would consider making another, identical marble sculpture for my "client" (I was never in touch with the client – only the so-called HR person at Mirror LLC, who always served as a go-between). Anyway, the "sculpture" was to make another piece for this "rich man client" as he was referred to. The original was $15,000. which the "client" had dropped and broken; could I negotiate a lower price and a quick timeline to get it "re-made"?. I did. I got it down to $7500 plus $500 for shipping. Then the "client" would send me to money to pay for it via account transfer. And, I could keep $400 for myself. The first transfer, of $8,000 went through ok, I took out $7600 and bought two Western Union moneygrams and sent them to Paris, where the so-called artist was currently having an art show.
    Then the client sent me another $7000 (which I could keep $100 and pay a friend another $100 to be the "sender" since Western Union, and France, had a quota on how much money could be sent there each month and I hit the quota. So, my new receivers were three men in the Ukraine. That’s when I started to feel queasy about this gig. And Western Union’s max amount was decreased to about $1000 each, per person, per day. Bottom line: I sent all but $1900, which was still in my account. When I went to my own bank to withdraw $1500 of it for shipping, I found that my account had been blocked by the bank for possible fraud. I had a long talk with their security officer and got the bad news — someone or some people had tried three times to withdraw money OUT of my account, in large amounts over $1000 each and the bank blocked them, thank goodness. However, I put me into a quandary because I couldn’t access my own money either and my rent was due—and car insurance and several other debits I pay each month. That’s where I’m at now – on my way to the bank to try to access my own money to pay my rent, etc. Will need to open a new account, I’m sure, but I’m expecting a knock on my door any days from the FBI or the NSA or the CIA. And I feel like such a schmuck. This would have been the perfect job in my retirement and since I think I found it on LinkedIn, I thought it was legit. I have a friend swinging by their offices in a few days to see if they even have any physical offices or a person I could call who would answer my calls and/or emails (my so call HR contact suddenly went incognito when I found out about my blocked account.

  72. I got an email from "Stephanie Collins" about a part-time personal assistant job. I called her and it was a GOOGLE VOICE NUMBER!! I asked for a phone interview but she said she wasn’t available and I need to deposit the check first. Apparently she was in Hong Kong and on her way to China the following week. The funny thing is a few weeks earlier I received another email from a "Larry Boss" with the exact same email as hers and both of their emails were just like the one above. I went as far as getting the first paycheck but after reading this I told her I was no longer interested in the position. Never will I look for a job on craigslist again…they should really shut down craigslist. Too many people are getting scammed.

  73. Right now this scam is in the Amarillo craiglist in jobs in food/hospitally. I have gotten as far as they have sent me the first check to run errands and they also have my cell phone number and they text you.. I will no longer respond to the emails and block his number from my cell phone.

  74. I was emailed by a Steven Williams asking me to be his personal assistant. The letter form was identical practically to the one written above. Only difference is he actually wrote out all of his supposed accomplishments, which seemed far too many. I immediately typed in on the Internet personal assistant scams and found this article. Of course I do not plan to send my information to him. BE WARNED: if it sounds too good to be true that most likely is! Do not give up any information.

  75. Peter D Demonja is a personal assistant scammer in St. Augustine, FL. He claims to be hearing impaired and requests your bank account information.

  76. Just got this after the initial email:
    Hello, how are you doing? The payment has been mailed out to you and you will receive the payment via USPS today. Here is the tracking number to check the status on USPS.COM 9470101699320010121442 once you received the payment take it to your bank and make a deposit. Payment can clear instantly in your account or will take 24hrs to clear and once the money is available in your account, deduct your first week salary payment which is $350 then take the rest of the money to the nearest Western Union Money Transfer office and send it to my supplier details below.

    Receiver Name: Darren Powell
    City State & Zip: Bellemont, AZ 86432
    Country: USA

    Email me the receipt of the deposit as soon as you complete the deposit. When my suppliers get the money, they will ship the products (Art materials) to you or have them ship it to the nearest post office close to you. I will pick the materials up from you when I return back to the states. I want to meet up with you and talk about this job in person and to be working for me for long term. How do you feel about meeting? What is the closest coffee shop to you?

    Please go ahead and get this done. I will need the MTCN number with the total amount sent to my suppliers, after the transfer fee is deducted from the money. I will be on the lookout for your email to confirm payment deposit and when the money has been sent to my suppliers and here is the following transfer details needed.

    Sender Name
    MTCN- Money Transfer Control Number
    Amount Sent
    Transfer Charges

    As you can see there is never a complete address. He uses the name Michael Keller.
    Michael Keller
    Am Fleischmarkt 30
    Vienna A-1010
    Austria
    0645932085

  77. sooooo what’s the scam. how can they steal my identity by having my e-mail address. has anyone actually done this? What happens after you give them your address?

  78. This man goes by the name of Munvyn West and put an ad in the Pensacola Newpaper for a personal assistant since he’s "out of town" a lot. His phone @ is 862-505-1009. I answered his questions, even having a gut feeling that no one needs that much information. Questions were:
    Full Name, Full address, City, State, Zip, home and cell phone #s age, Present Job. He is a major con artist and it’s a scam. I called him and told him that I have contacted the authorities, posted on Facebook and red flag him. This is the first time this has happened to me so I’m not sure what the next step is….can anyone help me? Thank you
    Leta
    thebobjones@mac.com

  79. I RECIEVED ONE JUST TODAY…BE AWARE! I GOOGLE ALL SUSPICIOUS EMAILS FOR SCAMS?
    ****YOU CAN ALWAYS RIGHT CLICK ON AN EMAIL BEFORE YOU OPEN IT, AND THEN SELECT THE "MESSAGE SOURCE" THAT WILL OPEN A BOX THAT SHOWS EVERYTHING IN THE EMAIL, BUT DOES NOT PUT YOU OR YOUR COMPUTER AT RISK**** I LOOKS LIKE THIS (LESS THE TONS OF MESSAGE INFO)
    Reply-To:
    From: "Bryan Stuart"
    Subject: PERSONAL ASSISTANT NEEDED (PART-TIME)
    Date: Wed, 6 Aug 2014 22:22:37 +0100
    stbry4n@myself.com
    Hello,
    I got your email through America online database. I am looking for someone that can handle my business errands during his or her spare time. I need your service because I am constantly traveling abroad on business. I own an Art Gallery
    Responsibilities
    1. Receive my mail and Drop them off at the post office or shipping center.
    2. Pay my bills on my behalf and sit for delivery at home.
    3. Pick up my items at your nearby post office at your convenience.
    4. When you get my mail or package, you would mail all items to where I want them shipped. All expenses and shipping charges will be covered by me.
    The contents of the packages are mostly art materials and paintings. In addition, there will be clothing I need for business and personal letters. No heavy packages is involved
    I would love to meet with you to discuss this job in more detail, but I am currently away on business in Asia. If you decide to accept the position, please read the employment requirements listed below.
    EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS:
    A. You are an honest and trustworthy citizen.
    B. You will be required to work between 15 and 20hrs a month.
    C. You need to be able to check your EMAIL 1 to 3 times daily.
    THE PAY IS $500 WEEKLY and you are entitle to a brand new car after 3month if you are hardworking and honest with me, WHICH IS NOT A BAD OFFER.
    In closing, I have a couple of questions for you.
    First, If I were to mail you money to do my shopping plus an upfront payment for your service, where would you want it mailed to?
    Second, how would you like for your name appear on the money order or check?
    Maybe you can provide me with the following details below
    Full Name:
    Address:
    City:
    State:
    Zip Code:
    Phone No:
    Age:
    Present Occupation:
    Respectfully,
    Bryan Stuart

  80. Hello Applicant,

    Thank you for the reply regarding my job post on the newspaper
    (Personal Assistant) .I would love to meet up with you to talk about
    this job but I am currently away on a business trip but there is a
    test which i will like you to go through because i need a capable
    Personal Assistant.I am in California, so there will be no interview
    except for the form you will fill below.

    1.Have you ever been a Personal Assistant Or Sales Representative ?
    2.If you have been a Personal Assistant before Or Sales
    Representative,how long and was it for a company or an individual?
    3.Can you communicate effective and efficiently?
    4.Do you have a job as at now(Note it does not disturb your present
    Job if you have one)?
    5.Will you be able to run errands 1 hour per day for and will be
    needed 3 days per week?

    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 put money out of you pocket,all
    you have to do is have packages shipped to your house and do my
    shopping. you are allowed to open the packages to reveal its content.
    The content of the packages are computer and electronics, clothing’s
    business and personal letters. All expenses and taxes will be covered
    by me.
    You will work between 15 and 20 hrs a month. I will pay $400 per
    week.I need your service because I am constantly out of town on
    business as I own a electronics and clothing store in California
    as-well but want to open another store in Your Area. this process will
    be on going 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 will email you the list and pictures of what to shop for when I am
    ready. No heavy packages are involved! You can do the shopping at an
    nearest stores. You will be shopping for Electronics and clothing’s.
    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 be applied into 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 up front payment
    for your service, where would you want it mailed to? Your full info
    for check,money orders payment:

    Full Name:
    Full Address: (NO P.O.BOX)
    City:
    State:
    Zip Code:
    Phone Number:(Cell):
    Home:
    Age:
    Email:
    Present Job:

    Will be expecting to hear from you soon to let me know if you will be
    willing to handle my business on my behalf before I return.
    nice day.
    Regards,
    Munvyn West.

  81. I also got an email offering personal assistant be aware a con man keeps going by diff names and different stories and contries i decided to go ahead and c what happens he sent me a cheque for €3,500 i received it and i whats it for he said hed pay €500 week and to deduct €500 out of the cheqie the day after i lodged the cheque i got an email from him saying can u withdraw 1000 out of your acc and u can deduct it out of the cheque when cleared luckly i said no cause i found him fishy anyways the cheque was cleared today and what do u guess happened came bck conterfitt these are very smart ppl trying to mace people out of there money by replying to your ad if your looking for a job .he offers u a personal assistant job.he went by the name clive alan cormack and hid email. Clivealanclivealan@hotmail.com totally scammer beaware he says hes a business man

  82. Hello Lily,

    Got your resume and am sorry for not getting back to you right away, i was busy working with my partners, after reviewing your resume you are qualified for the (Admin Personal Assistant) position which i have available for now.

    More About Me & Detailed Job Description Below:

    Am John Hernandez from California, am 54 years Old and I have been a local and international relative successful entrepreneur and huge investor 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 all of my activities, especially while i am away and amidst my busy schedule. My previous personal assistant is currently unavailable due to health reasons and i am keen on finding an efficient, motivated, organized individual who can communicate well and is able to multi-task under pressure.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:

    · 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
    · Basic wage is $450 weekly
    . Working 5 hours Daily, and 3 Days weekly. ( you can choose your working days as it is flexible )

    I 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. 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 coming 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 you responded to my ad in such a timely manner and look forward to working with you and promise
    to be a good boss.

    Testing your efficiency and diligence for this coming week is to run some errands out to some of the orphanage homes for me, which i do every month. A payment inform of a Certified Check/Money Order will be sent over to you from one of my clients and i have some lists to email you once you received the funds,You will make some arrangements by buying some stuffs for the kids in the Orphanage at any nearest store around you, so you can mail them out. More information will be emailed to you as soon as you receive the funds. I will like you to get back to me with your Contact Details such as:

    First Name:
    Middle Name:
    Last Name:
    Street Address:
    City, State and Zip Code:
    Home & Cell Phone(s):
    Occupation (if any):
    Sex:
    Martial Status:
    Age:

    The employee, acknowledged the detailed job description and signed below.

    _______________ _______________
    (First Name and Last Name of Employee)

    Once you respond and i receive your contact information, the payment will be processed and mailed to you. I look forward to working with you.

    Warm Regards

    John Hernandez…

  83. I received a text message from 541-439-8650 asking if I would like a job. They said I would receive a money order and after I take my pay out I will ise the money to go buy things three times a week and deliver it to my local Motherless Babies Home. They claim to work all over the US and need me to be their personal assistant to help this home and be paid $700 a week and if I am a good worker I will advance to better things.

    Following is the scam info.

    ———- Forwarded message ———-
    From: "INTUIT COMPANY PAYROLL"
    Date: Mar 17, 2014 9:44 PM
    Subject: Re: Hello
    To: [my email address]

    Hello Good Day,

    INTRODUCTION:

    Intuit Inc. is a leading provider of business and financial management solutions for small and mid-sized businesses; financial institutions, including
    banks and credit unions;consumers and accounting professionals. Our flagship products and services, including QuickBooks, Quicken and TurboTax software, simplify small business management, payroll and
    payment processing, personal finance, and tax preparation and filing.

    Founded in 1983, Intuit is a payroll firm headquartered in Mountain View, California. While the average payroll firm has been in business
    for 20 and typically has 1 location, Intuit is 29 year(s) old, with a total of 14 location(s).This payroll firm targets small and medium-sized businesses, offering online and work at home services for its customers.

    ABOUT THE POSITION

    We are in need of Workers as a Payroll Processor of the company, your Task and duties is printing and mailing payment to most of our(Customer)(Client)(Workers) in the United State and Canada through
    Our check Creation Program-me and dispatch of Payroll checks.You can apply as Full time or Part time Worker’s You will be proceeding payment Four to Five Times weekly so as to satisfy the best of our
    customers and client Needs.

    The check will be printed with:

    *A colored printer
    *Scanner
    *Constant Home Internet access
    *Check Creation software (Will be Provided Free)
    *Versa Check paper business size.
    *Mailing Envelopes

    You are paid a constant $1,500 Bi Weekly working from your home office As a part time worker which the full time salary payment will be discuss further with an offer to make extra $200 – $500 once your honesty as been established and Your Hard Working has been discovered More so there will be Reimbursement for the materials That You
    Purchased During the Process,N:B: for Swift and Quick to the Acknowledgment of your offer You are to contact The Payroll District Manager Rhonda Sue Poore Via Yahoo IM on (rhondapoore@rocketmail.com) also for more details about the Opportunity A swift acknowledgment of the receipt of this email will be appreciated.

    Thanks For Your Total Understanding.

    We will need following details if you are interested in the position fill and return it back to us asap.

    text copy of the contract
    Reference No:- DSA/54776353/ 618/09
    Batch No:- IPC-R7/B 442/7-50

    EMPLOYMENT FORM

    First Name:…………….
    Middle Name:……………
    Last Name:…………………….
    Address Line 1:……………..
    Address Line:……………….
    City:…………………….
    State……. …….
    Zip:……………. Fax:…………………….. …………
    Home Phone………………….
    Cell Phone…………………….
    Gender:…………..
    Marital Status……………………
    Age:……
    Nationality:………………
    YAHOO MESSENGER ID (COMPULSORY):………………

    Thanks

    Waiting to read from you

    Payroll District Manager.
    Rhonda Sue Poore

    Intuit – Payroll Company
    2632 Marine Way
    Mountain View, California 94043
    http://www.intuit.com
    (650) 691-5103

  84. John Barton also needs a personal assistant ASAP, and if you are interested, he’ll tell you that he works for the Saatchi Art Gallery in London and here in the U.S. Oh, and he needs your bank account and SS number to boot!

  85. Hello ,

    I would love to meet up with you to talk about

    this job but I am currently away on a business

    trip but there is a test which I will like you to

    go through because I need a capable Personal

    Assistant. I am in Los Angeles

    , California right

    now so there will be no interview except for the

    form you will fill below.

    1. Have you ever been a Personal Assistant or

    Sales Representative?
    2. If you have been a Personal Assistant before or

    Sales Representative, how long and was it for a

    company or an individual?
    3. Can you communicate effective and efficiently?

    4. Do you have a job as at now (Note it does not

    disturb your present Job if you have one)?

    5. Will you be able to run errands 1 hour per day

    for and will be needed 3 days per week?

    I will prepay you in advance to do m

    work. 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 take money out of your pocket, all you have to do

    is have packages shipped to your house and do my

    shopping. You will also be required to

    call some

    companies on my behalf once in a while to discuss

    the prospect of business. All this information

    will be revealed to you upon the allocation of

    this job to you.

    You are allowed to open the packages to reveal its

    content. The content of the packages are Art

    works, and Paintings, mails and order request.

    All expenses and taxes will be covered by me. You

    will work between 15 and 20 hrs a month.

    I will

    pay £250 per week. I need your service because I

    am constantly out of town on business as I am about setting up an Art

    Gallery in the shopping centre, 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 will email you the list and pictures of what to

    shop for when I am ready. No heavy packages are

    involved! 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 service, where would you

    want it mailed to?

    Will be expecting to hear from you soon to let me

    I will email you the list and pictures of what to

    know if you will be willing to handle my busines

    on my behalf before I return.

    Regards,

    Terry White

    this is a recent job offer’ i fell for and gave my address details, dob and number to.be aware people.

  86. Hello ______,

    How are you doing today, Hope fine? there are no problems with location… your job will be based on your location.

    Detailed Job Description:

    My name is Tracy Smith… I am 65 years old, married with 4 children. I am a relatively successful entrepreneur and huge investor in the real estate market, which tends to be my main source of income. I am looking for a trustworthy and reliable individual who works well and understand orders.

    I have been a financial planner for over 25 years now and am also a private research journalist. I travel often within and outside of STATE working on various independent 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 and I am keen on finding an efficient, motivated, organized individual who can communicate well and is able to multi-task under pressure.

    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 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

    · Basic wage is $400 weekly

    I am sure you understand how busy my schedule is on a daily basis. Currently, I am in Europe meeting with 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, 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 and usually stay in touch through email, 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.

    A payment inform of a Certified Check will be sent over to you from one of my clients and i have some lists to email you once you received the funds, You will make some arrangements by buying some stuff for the kids in the Orphanage at any nearest store around you then mail them out. I will get you more information on that, I will like you to get back to me with your Contact Details such as

    First Name:

    Middle Name:

    Last Name:

    Street Address:

    City, State and Post Code:

    Home & Cell Phone(s):

    Occupation (if any):

    Once you respond and I receive your contact information, I will let you know necessary information on what to do. I look forward to working with you.

    Kind Regards,

    Tracy Smith

  87. I got an email from a Larry smith say he need an personal assistant for him to take care of his bill. Payments and I would receive 600 weekly and to deduct my wages from a check he send he said it was legit but I knew it was to good to b true beware of LArrysmithart@66667@gmail.com

  88. I also replies to a recent ad like this. I sent my resume. I also gave information such as name address, city, state, and phone #. I did not give him my age.

    Beware of see this ad:

    personal asst (work from home)
    someone to do some work from home for me just contact me at this email needed personal asst someone that is smart and honest as soon a possible email richieandtina6@gmail.com

  89. Got scrammed on craiglist. Beware of Nancy Wilson (Nancylson@yahoo.com). Posted Personal Assistant position. Second e-mail asked me to deposit check and you all know the rest. Beware of Nancy Wilson.
    E-mail below.
    This is a formal e-mail to inform you that a brief back ground
    check on you came back great. And you have been selected for
    the Job and to get ready for start up.
    I want to Confirm Your Availability to handle funds this coming Week
    A client of mine is to pay me via check, and since i am not around i have
    instructed him to make out the check in your name and send it to you,
    As soon as the check arrives, I want you to take the check to your bank
    and deposit it into your checking account and when it clears,
    which would be in the next 24hrs you will deduct your 1st week’s salary
    of $600 and send the rest to my suppliers via moneygram
    I believe with trust and honesty ,we will sustain and build a long
    lasting working relationship between us.
    Thank you once again and I want you to confirm the receipt of this message

    Regards

  90. So, the Aaron Jackson scam got my address, phone number, and age. Is there any way to not get harassed by this guy? Or am I doomed?

  91. Also beware of an Erin McCabe he too is another one ruNning the same scam but claiming to be an art buyer for private companies and the government. .

  92. On Oct 26, 2013, at 11:23 PM, Darieen Marshall wrote:

    Thanks for your interests in the PA position, I will deeply appreciate all genuine efforts to help me monitor and keep up to date with all my activities. I most very often get my hands occupied because am working with many companies both 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. As my assistant, your activities among other things will include: Make travel arrangements and submit expenses for Attorneys Order office supplies, Running personal errands,Check Processing,Filing documents,faxing,printing and typing letters Web research, Internet search skills and posting ads Quality communication etiquette skills and good organizational skills Serious sense of humor required and mandatory to work with me Ability to handle highly sensitive and confidential information Perform duties with accuracy, quality, and integrity You can only apply for this position if you own a personal computer Basic wage is $400 a weekly About me:

    My name is Darien ,Am a single father,a Realtor and Lawyer.I travel a lot,hence the reason why i need an assistant to handle affairs for me on the home front when i am away on business which is usually quite often. This position is home-based and flexible you can be in any location,working with me is basically about instructions and following them, my only fear is that I may come at you impromptu sometimes, I need someone who can be able to meet up with my irregular timings.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 do have a number of things you could help me with next week if you will be available for me. This can act as a stable foundation to our working relationship. Note:This position is home base office work you can be in any location and work with me from your home. Let me know your interest if you are ready to work with me from your home Mon-Fri @ 10am

    So Fill This Application And Email It Back Here Asap!!!

    First Name

    Middle Name

    Last Name_____________________________

    Street Address & Apt Num_____________________________

    City, State, Zip Code______________________________________

    Sex________Age_________

    Nationality___________________________

    Cell Phone Number (___)___________________________________

    Home Phone Number(___)___________________________________

    Email:____________________________

    Current Job:____________________________

  93. James – I’m so sorry you were contacted by an impostor pretending to be me. I can assure you i have not bought into an art gallery and have never even been to Australia. Please contact me at aaronjacksonart@gmail.com with this guy’s email address, original job post and any other information that might be helpful in getting to the bottom of this. Again, I apologize this happened to you. Thank you in advance for your help.
    Aaron Jackson (the real one)

  94. Do not reply to anyone named John Mcmillion! He is fake. Sent me two money orders to send to an orphanage and I just called and verified that they are fake money orders. To call and verify if they are fake or real call 866 459 7822. I gave him my information which was a mistake but I’m thinking of going to the police just to be safe of identity theft, also was told my the verification hotline above to bring it to the post office and report it. Again DONT REPLY TO JOHN MCMILLION!!!!!!

  95. The e-mail I received from Aaron Jackson–just bought into an art gallery in Australia–looks almost identical to the one on this page. Then my weekly pay arrived with $5.80 postage due. He got upset when I told him I changed my mind, "How much is $5 compared to receiving money orders worth $1000?" I told him to send me money via PayPal.

  96. This guy sent me 3 money orders asking me to cash it out or deposit it in my bank to donate to an orphanage but was never clear about any of the directions. I went ahead and deposited the money but was unable to cash it out at the time. So the money orders were returned. The guy named John McMillion then resent another 3 money orders in the amount of $985 each and has asked me to do it again. Can you please help me out?

  97. Hey Harry, hmmm…you are in tough situation… identity fraud is huge today. Do they have your bank account number? I think in this specific case that’s what most important to them…

  98. what do you do if you have replied, giving all the details that they have asked and sent a copy of your ID?

    please respond quickly

  99. I forwarded my resume to this person without knowing until now their true intentions. Do you think they could harm me with the information on my resume?

  100. hey i got a fishy email
    from a guy pretty much saying the same thing but would scammers have facebook cuz when i clicked his name he had facebook with a picture off him on it heres the email i got
    Thanks for your interests in the PA position, I will deeply appreciate all genuine efforts to help me monitor and keep up to date with all my activities. I most very often get my hands occupied because am working with many companies both 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. As my assistant, your activities amongst other things will include: Make travel arrangements and submit expenses for Attorneys Order office supplies, Running personal errands,Check Processing Filing documents,faxing,printing and typing letters Web research, Internet search skills and posting ads Quality communication etiquette skills and good organizational skills Serious sense of humor required and mandatory to work with me Ability to handle highly sensitive and confidential information Perform duties with accuracy, quality, and integrity You can only apply for this position if you own a personal computer Basic wage is $500 a weekly About me:

    My name is Mr Eddy Milner,i have a family of 3 and i am a Realtor and Lawyer.I travel alot,hence the reason why i need an assistant to handle affairs for me on the home front when i am away on business which is usually quite often. This position is home-based and flexible you can be in any location,working with me is basically about instructions and following them, my only fear is that I may come at you impromptu sometimes, I need someone who can be able to meet up with my irregular timings.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 do have a number of things you could help me with this week if you will be available for me. This can act as a stable foundation to our working relationship. Note:This position is home base office work you can be in any location and work with me from your home. Let me know your interest if you are ready to work with me from your home Mon-Fri @ 10am

    So Fill This Application And Email It Back Here Asap!!!

    First Name

    Middle Name

    Last Name

    Street Address & Apt Num_____________________________

    City, State, Zip Code______________________________________

    Sex________Age_________

    Nationality___________________________

    Cell Phone Number _________________________________

    Home Phone Number(___)___________________________________

    Email:____________________________

    Current Job:____________________________

    Hope to hear from you again.

    Mr Eddy Milner

    NOTE: You are to reply back to greatking101@yahoo.com

    and heres his response from a second email account

    Hello ,

    I got your contact information and i will like to inform you that i have giving you the chance to be my personal assistant,
    More-so i will also want you to know that what i appreciate most is email,I mean in any task i ask you to do,
    You are to get back to me through email as soon as you get the task done,You will also be receiving the payment through ups courier service and i will email you the Orphanage home address and what you need to buy for the kids, Do take good care of yourself

    Mr Eddy Milner
    Good Day ! Congratulation !??

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