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Houston, TX, United States Review updated:

I replied to a "Craigslist ad for a Personal/Administrative Assistant. Reading it you would have thought the dream job had just dropped from the heavens. Momentarily I got excited, then decided to do a little research. I Googled Angel Investment Network and SCAM came up on about 5 different sites. I was going to respond back and ask for references on this company just to see what he says, and ask to speak with the last PA. Below is the email on craigslist I responded to.


Hello,

Hope you're having a pleasant day

You contacted me applying for the position which I advertised on Craigslist. Do take time to go through this introductory mail and feel free to pass any questions on.

My profile briefly:

I'm Brian Peterson, 52, and a father of 2 wonderful kids, a successful entrepreneur and investor, a member of the Angel Investment Network. I'm also a research journalist and I travel every now and then within and outside the US working on various independent projects, this is why I need someone who can help keep up to date with all of my activities especially when I'm away and amidst my busy schedule.

I have had a previous PA 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.
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.

Most of your activities will be carried out locally and most official packages will be delivered via posts. You will be actively involved in my personal, business and financial life.

In summary, your activities as my assistant amongst other things will include;

* Acting as an alternative telephone correspondence;
* Running personal errands, supervisions and monitoring;
* Organizing and maintaining diaries, memos and making appointments;
* Dealing with incoming email, faxes and post;
* Carrying out background research and presenting findings;
* A personal reminder for Schedules, programs, flights and keeping me up to date with them as they come up;
* Arranging travel and accommodation
* Carrying out specific projects and research;
* Taking on some of the my responsibilities and working more closely with management and other staff related to me;
* Making regular contacts and drop-offs on my behalf.
* Handling and monitoring financial activities.
* Processing and taking charge of weekly payments and purchases.
* You will also be a part of my household and a helping hand to issues as they arise.
* General clerical activities.

Basic wage is $550 a week.

Any extra personal expenses (transport, gas, etc) incurred by you while on an errand or otherwise will also be reimbursed by me at the end of each working week.


This position is very flexible and it is difficult judging the exact number of hours you will be doing, just bear it in mind that there will be busier weeks than others with a steady pay. 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. There is also a very sensitive issue on trust, dedication 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'm currently in England now for a project, however, I do have a number of things you could help me with immediately, prior to my arrival.

Due to the excessive number of responses to my Ad, do provide the following details about yourself for my personal record update and to filter applicants;


Full Names
Full Contact Address
City
State
Zip Code
Phone Number (H)
Phone Number (M)
Occupation (if any)
Sex
Marital status
Age


I hope you can be available for me immediately before I arrive, it certainly can act as a stable foundation to our impending working relationship.

Hope to hear from you again.

Regards
Brian Peterson

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  • He
      Jan 06, 2010

    I also responded to this... I didn't give a phone number or address since I don't really have any right now. But that's the exact same e-mail I got back. If you have found anything else out about this person please e-mail me. [protected]@gmail.com

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  • Ca
      Jan 07, 2010

    I just received the same email and have not responded to it. It just hit my gut as scam when he said he was currently in England on a project. So I have hit google and found the Angel Investment Network in New England at this link... http://www.newenglandinvestmentnetwork.com/home/110 Not sure this has anything to do with this guy. Then I found this post showing others getting the same email. My email is identical to the one above. I'm choosing not to respond to this one just because my gut says not to. If he picked up my initial application he has the info already that he is asking for from my resume that is attached to everything I apply for. No proof here whether it is a scam but I think he's fishing and I am not going to bite. good luck to you.

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  • T2
      Feb 08, 2010

    Wow, I responded to a Craiglist ad as well. Looks like just a name change was done on the same letter. Watch out ladies - looks like we got a scam on our hands


    Hello,

    Hope you're having a pleasant day today

    You contacted me applying for the position which I advertised on indeed.com. Do take time to go through this introductory mail and feel free to pass any questions on.

    My profile briefly:

    I'm Michael Richardson, 52, and a father of 2 wonderful kids, a successful entrepreneur and investor, a member of the Angel Investment Network. I'm also a research scientist and I travel every now and then within and outside the US working on various independent projects, this is why I need someone who can help keep up to date with all of my activities especially when I'm away and amidst my busy schedule.

    I have had a previous PA 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 indeed.com 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.

    Most of your activities will be carried out locally and most official packages will be delivered via posts. You will be actively involved in my personal, business and financial life. In summary, your activities as my assistant amongst other things will include;
    * Acting as an alternative telephone correspondence;
    * Running personal errands, supervisions and monitoring;
    * Organizing and maintaining diaries, memos and making appointments;
    * Dealing with incoming email, faxes and post;
    * Carrying out background research and presenting findings;
    * A personal reminder for Schedules, programs, flights and keeping me up to date with them as they come up;
    * Arranging travel and accommodation
    * Carrying out specific projects and research;
    * Taking on some of the my responsibilities and working more closely with management and other staff related to me;
    * Making regular contacts and drop-offs on my behalf.
    * Handling and monitoring financial activities.
    * Processing and taking charge of weekly payments and purchases.
    * You will also be a part of my household and a helping hand to issues as they arise.
    * General clerical activities.

    Basic wage is $4000 Monthly.

    Any extra personal expenses (transport, gas, etc) incurred by you while on an errand or otherwise will also be reimbursed by me at the end of each working week.


    This position is very flexible and it is difficult judging the exact number of hours you will be doing, just bear it in mind that there will be busier weeks than others with a steady pay. 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. There is also a very sensitive issue on trust, dedication 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'm currently in England now for a project, however, I do have a number of things you could help me with immediately, prior to my arrival.

    Due to the excessive number of responses to my Ad, do provide the following details about yourself for my personal record update and to filter applicants;


    Full Names
    Full Contact Address
    City
    State
    Zip Code
    Phone Number (H)
    Phone Number (M)
    Occupation (if any)
    Sex
    Marital status
    Age


    I hope you can be available for me immediately before I arrive, it certainly can act as a stable foundation to our impending working relationship.

    Hope to hear from you again.

    Regards
    Michael Richardson

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  • Jo
      Feb 17, 2010

    I was suckered too and I am one not to get suckered into anything. A couple red flags did go up when he said he was in Australia, but the time he responded back would have been like 3am their time. The next flag was his misspellings and bad grammar. I tried googling the name he gave Howard Richards Chambers, but nothing that connected to him. Luckily my husband googled the Angel Network and we saw all of your comments and the letter was almost verbetim to what he sent me. Thank you for bringing me back to reality. If it sounds too good to be true, it usually is. Thanks again and good luck to all in the future. Be careful!

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  • Ja
      Feb 24, 2010

    I am one of the Directors of AIN and wanted to
    explain that these job postings have nothing to do with our company.
    This individual is acting under several aliases and has never worked
    for nor had any involvement with our company.

    Some of the aliases include:
    • Frank Thomas
    • Michael Richardson
    • Brian Peterson
    • Mark Donald

    We would obviously advise you not to respond to these job listings and
    please feel free to contact us through our website if you have any
    questions about this.

    Best wishes,

    James

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  • Jb
      Mar 02, 2010

    He has a new alias- Alfredo Franciso. This is his reply email:

    Dear Applicant Thanks for your interests in the PA position My name is Aldredo Franciso, 40 years old, Originally from Texas, but I have spent my whole life here in United State. I'm a Business owner by profession and I have been pretty successful in a handful of ventures I get involved in, from the Angel Investment Network in Canada and United State to various welfare and community service programs, Presently i own utex industries I' 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.As my assistant, your activities amongst other things will include; *Running personal errands, supervisions and monitoring. *Scheduling programmed, flights and keeping me up to date with them. *Acting as an alternative telephone correspondence when I'm away. *Making regular contacts and drop-offs on my behalf. *Handling and monitoring some of my financial activities. Basic wage is $1500 for 2 weeks Please note that this position is not an office based Job 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, I'm confident you can take up the challenge and on the long run we should have a relatively sound working relationship between us. I'm hardly on-line most of the time when I'm not out or in a meeting so we should be able to have a chat sooner than you think. Do try to keep a date.. I will be glad if you are willing to work with me as i do need someone thats committed and reliable. Get back to me and i will direct you with the link to continue the procedure in securing these offer. Alfredo Franciso.

    Thank God I decides to look up Angel Investment Network!

    Thanks everyone for reporting this scam,
    Jessica

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  • Ch
      Mar 04, 2010

    Here's another alias: Jana Calvin

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  • Su
      Mar 10, 2010

    Another alias, Dr. Marc (also a lawyer) out of country at the time of response. HA! Same scenario, responded to an ad on Craigs List for Administrative Assistant.
    Suze

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  • Ma
      Mar 14, 2010

    Here is another alias and too good to be true scenerio. I responded to an ad in my local paper and forwarded my resume on 1-21-10 to [protected]@mysteryshoppersguide.org and below is a copy of the exact reply I received on 3-13-10:

    Hello,
    I received your resume in response to the ad as posted for an Executive Assistant, I will deeply appreciate all genuine efforts to help me monitor and keep up to date with all my activities. I have had a previous PA who has been very commendable in her activities and who has been part of my life for the past 6 months, she has since returned to her country. I sincerely hope I will be able to find someone again who will be as efficient as she has been. I'm Jack, 52, originally from Australia, but I have spent a whole lot here in United States. I'm a lawyer by profession and I have been pretty successful in a handful of ventures I get involved in; from the Angel Investment Network in Canada and United States to various welfare and community service programs, 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.

    As my assistant, your activities amongst other things will include;
    * Running personal errands, supervisions and monitoring.
    * Scheduling programmes, flights and keeping me up to date with them.
    * Acting as an alternative telephone correspondence when I'm away.
    * Making regular contacts and drop-offs on my behalf.
    * Handling and monitoring some of my financial activities.
    * Basic wage is $550 a week

    This position is home-based and flexible, working with me is basically about instructions and following them, my only fear is I may come at you impromptu sometimes, so 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'm currently in the Queensland Australia now for a summit, however, I do have a number of things you could help me with this coming week if you will be available for me. This can act as a stable foundation to our working relationship.
    Hope to hear from you again.
    Cheers.

    There is a mysteryshoppersguide.org website but now I am glad I googled Angel Investment. Guess even an ad in the paper doesn't make it legitimate.

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  • Jm
      Mar 20, 2010

    I got the same scam message...
    Hello,

    Thanks for your interests in the PA position i posted on CL, I deeply appreciate your genuine efforts on applying for this job position.

    I just went through your resume and i think you have all it takes to be employed for this job position, I need PA to help me monitor and keep up to date with all my activities.I have had a previous PA who has been very commendable in her activities and who has been part of my life for the past 6 months, she has since returned to her country. I sincerely hope I will be able to find someone again who will be as efficient as she has been.

    I'm Barry Backlays, 54 yrs of age, originally from Chicago, Illinois, I spent a whole lot of my life in Canada. I'm a lawyer by profession and I have been pretty successful in a handful of ventures I get involved in; from the Angel Investment Network in Canada and United State to various welfare and community service programs, 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.

    As my assistant, your activities amongst other things will include.
    *Running personal errands, supervisions and monitoring.
    *Scheduling programs, flights and keeping me up to date with them.
    *Acting as an alternative telephone correspondence when I'm away.
    *Making regular contacts and drop-offs on my behalf.
    *Handling and monitoring some of my financial activities.

    Basic wage is $500 a week

    This position is home-based 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.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'm currently in the UK now for a summit, however, 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.

    Hope to hear from you again.

    Cheers.

    Mr. Barry Backlays

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  • Ju
      Mar 21, 2010

    Same thing with me. this is just wrong. but i had a gut feeling it wasnt real


    Hello,

    How are you doing today? I hope you're having a wonderful weekend...
    You contacted me applying for the position which I advertised on Craigslist. Do take time to go through this introductory mail and feel free to pass any questions on.

    My profile briefly:
    I'm Gary James, 52, and a father of 2 wonderful kids. I am a medical consultant, a successful entrepreneur and investor, a member of the Angel Investment Network. I'm also a research journalist and I travel every now and then within and outside the US working on various independent projects, this is why I need someone who can help keep up to date with all of my activities especially when I'm away and amidst my busy schedule.

    I have had a previous PA 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.
    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.

    Most of your activities will be carried out locally and most official packages will be delivered via posts. You will be actively involved in my personal, business and financial life. In summary, your activities as my assistant amongst other things will include;
    * Acting as an alternative telephone correspondence;
    * Running personal errands, supervisions and monitoring;
    * Organizing and maintaining diaries, memos and making appointments;
    * Dealing with incoming email, faxes and post;
    * Carrying out background research and presenting findings;
    * A personal reminder for Schedules, programs, flights and keeping me up to date with them as they come up;
    * Arranging travel and accommodation
    * Carrying out specific projects and research;
    * Taking on some of the my responsibilities and working more closely with management and other staff related to me;
    * Making regular contacts and drop-offs on my behalf.
    * Handling and monitoring financial activities.
    * Processing and taking charge of weekly payments and purchases.
    * You will also be a part of my household and a helping hand to issues as they arise.
    * General clerical activities.

    Basic wage is $550 a week.
    Any extra personal expenses (transport, gas, etc) incurred by you while on an errand or otherwise will also be reimbursed by me at the end of each working week.

    This position is very flexible and it is difficult judging the exact number of hours you will be doing, just bear it in mind that there will be busier weeks than others with a steady pay. 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. There is also a very sensitive issue on trust, dedication 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'm currently in England now for a project, however, I do have a number of things you could help me with immediately, prior to my arrival. Due to the excessive number of responses to my Ad, do provide the following details about yourself for my personal record update and to filter applicants;
    Full Names
    Full Contact Address
    City
    State
    Zip Code
    Phone Number (H)
    Phone Number (M)
    Occupation (if any)

    I hope you can be available for me immediately before I arrive, it certainly can act as a stable foundation to our impending working relationship.

    Hope to hear from you again.

    Regards
    Gary James

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  • Ni
      Mar 24, 2010

    I cannot believe I fell for something like this. When I first did research I just typed in Angel Investors Network and got the real website. When "Frank Palmer" email me regarding a cashier's check all the red flags went up and I put everything on hold and did major research. I have reported to IC3 and have informed the credit bureau and my local police department. You never what these crazy people are going to do when things don't go their way.

    ~I forgot to add this posting but I found position on Careerbuilder.com!!! It was under an adminstrative part-time position. So who ever these people are they have my entire work history and my home address. Ahhh don't know what other steps I need to take to make sure this creep doesn't do anything to my identity. Any suggestions?

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  • El
      Mar 26, 2010

    I recieved a money order after applying for the job... Ididnt realize until after that it was a scam. What do i do now?

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  • La
      Mar 26, 2010

    I am in the same boat as elephantgirl. I thought it may have been some kind of scam, but I was going to keep going with it just in case. I never thought they would actually send a money order of some type, once they did I knew something was up, but how does this particular scam work?

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  • Ja
      Mar 31, 2010

    did anyone get paid?

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  • Fe
      Apr 06, 2010

    Here's a new one...He's getting sneaky! Adding World Hope International to the front... I had to reread and found AIN at the very end! I only pasted the first part, as the rest is the same as everyone elses...


    Hello Applicant,

    Hope you're having a pleasant day today?You contacted me applying for the position which I advertised on craigslist.org. Do take time to go through this introductory mail and feel free to pass any questions on.
    My profile briefly:

    I'm Mark Terry, 52, and a father of 2 wonderful kids, I was ones a Pathologist/researcher and I work with
    World Hope International. World Hope International (WHI) is a faith-based relief and development organization alleviating suffering and injustice through education, enterprise, and community health. In collaboration with faith communities, like-minded organizations, and individuals around the globe, World Hope seeks to empower people by creating a broad spectrum of locally sustainable programs. These programs include economic development, leadership and skills training, child sponsorship, and community health education. World Hope works in and through the local faith community to bring spiritual, social, economic, and physical change. In the organization we are regarded as Hope corps which travel for volunteer program which facilitates short-term (one week to one year) outreach opportunities for professionals (medics, technicians, teachers, and businesspeople), college students, families, and individuals. Designed to accommodate a rapidly growing interest in service projects among youth and adults, Hope Corps connects volunteers with ministry projects specially suited to their skills. Service opportunities exist on a continual basis in various countries in Africa, Central America, Asia, and the Caribbean.But now i am a successful entrepreneur and investor, a member of the Angel Investment Network.I'm also a research journalist and I travel every now and then within and outside the US working on various independent projects, this is why I need someone who can help keep up to date with all of my activities especially when I'm away and amidst my busy schedule.

    I have had a previous PA 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.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.

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  • La
      Apr 12, 2010

    I just got the same thing only this time his name is Fank Palmer.

    Hello,
    I received your resume in response to the ad on Career Builder for a
    Personal Assistant, I will deeply appreciate all genuine efforts to
    help me monitor and keep up to date with all my activities. I have
    had a previous PA who has been very commendable in her activities and
    who has been part of my life for the past 6 months, she has since
    returned to her country. I sincerely hope I will be able to find
    someone again who will be as efficient as she has been. I'm Frank, 52,
    originally from Australia, but I have spent a whole lot here in United
    States. I'm a lawyer by profession and I have been pretty successful
    in a handful of ventures I get involved in; from the Angel Investment
    Network in Canada and United States to various welfare and community
    service programs, 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.


    As my assistant, your activities amongst other things will include;
    * Running personal errands, supervisions and monitoring.
    * Scheduling programmes, flights and keeping me up to date with them.
    * Acting as an alternative telephone correspondence when I'm away.
    * Making regular contacts and drop-offs on my behalf.
    * Handling and monitoring some of my financial activities.
    * Basic wage is $550 a week


    This position is home-based and flexible, working with me is basically
    about instructions and following them, my only fear is I may come at
    you impromptu sometimes, so 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'm currently in the Queensland Australia now for a
    summit, however, 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.
    Hope to hear from you again.
    Cheers.

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  • La
      Apr 12, 2010

    I got the same scam but I checked it out before I responded he seems to have moved onto careerbuilder. I repoted the listing and I filed a complaint with the internet crime complaint center you can fill out the online complaint at : http://www.ic3.gov/complaint/default.aspx

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  • Ja
      Apr 13, 2010

    Hello,
    I gotten the same email, just like everyone else. It just have a different name on it.

    JOB DISCRIPTION: CUSTOMER SERVICE/PERSONAL ASSISTANCE.


    Hello,

    Hope you're having a pleasant day today
    You contacted me applying for the position which I advertised on craiglist. Do take time to

    go through this introductory

    mail and feel free to pass any questions on.

    My profile briefly:

    I'm Rich Carlos, 54, and a father of 2 wonderful kids, a successful entrepreneur and

    investor, a member of the Angel

    Investment Network. I'm also a research journalist with the ENEPRI and I travel every

    now and then within and outside

    the US working on various independent projects, this is why I need someone who can help

    keep up to date with all of my

    activities especially when I'm away and amidst my busy schedule.
    I have had a previous PA 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

    craiglist 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.
    Most of your activities will be carried out locally and most official packages will be delivered

    via posts. You will be

    actively involved in my personal, business and financial life. In summary, your activities as

    my assistant amongst other

    things will include;
    * Running personal errands, supervisions and monitoring;
    * Arranging travel and accommodation
    * Taking on some of the my responsibilities and working more closely with management and

    other staff related to me;
    * Handling and monitoring financial activities.
    * Processing and taking charge of weekly payments and purchases.
    * You will also be a part of my household and a helping hand to issues as they arise.
    * General clerical activities.
    Basic wage is $600 a week.
    Any extra personal expenses (transport, gas, etc) incurred by you while on an errand or

    otherwise will also be

    reimbursed by me at the end of each working week.

    This position is very flexible and it is difficult judging the exact number of hours you will be

    doing, just bear it in mind

    that there will be busier weeks than others with a steady pay. 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. There is also a very sensitive issue on trust, dedication 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'm currently in England now for a project, however, I do have a number of

    things you could help me with

    immediately, prior to my arrival.
    Due to the excessive number of responses to my Ad, do provide the following details about

    yourself for my personal

    record update and to filter applicants;

    Full Names
    Full Contact Address
    City
    State
    Zip Code
    Phone Number (H)
    Phone Number (M)
    Occupation (if any)
    Sex
    Marital status
    Age

    I hope you can be available for me immediately before I arrive, it certainly can act as a

    stable foundation to our

    impending working relationship.
    Hope to hear from you again.

    Regards

    I got this response I did what it had ask but then today I got this

    How would you like to start? do you want to setup a new bank account to start receiving payment? or do you want to use your existing bank account to speed up the process. my reply was
    Hello I already have an account. Also what process do we need to speed up? then he relyed
    You can call your bank and get wire transfer instruction from them, an email me the details so i can forward to my client to start receiving payment So I be again ask more questions
    Ok. Don't I need to fill out any paper work first.
    That is why i ask for your full details in first my first email and your info is already typed in my database..i will meet you in person as soon am back to the state
    Okay. When would you actual like to start? Also, dont I need W2 to fill out as well?
    I have your details already, Your full Name and contact details that is what i need for now Because this don't sound correct nor and informal. But I will keep asking question to let everyone know what I find

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  • Ph
      Apr 15, 2010

    I too, received the exact email...
    His name was John Donald though this time..

    but after I replied (not giving out all of my information) he wasn't the same.
    His grammar and professional sound had changed.
    I am really glad I didn't get suckered.

    _________________________________________________________

    THANKS FOR YOUR REPLY. AM VERY GLAD TO HAVE YOU ON BOARD. THE WWORK WILL START FROM NEXT WEEK WHEN THE FIRST PAYMENT FOR YOUR FIRST ASSIGNMENT WILL ARRIVE IN THE FORM OF CHECK. I HOPE YOU HAVE BANK ACCOUNT WRE YOU CAN CASH CHECK? DO YOU HAVE YAHOO CHATING ID? BCOS I WILL LIKE TO CHAT WITH YOU. REPLY BACK ASAP

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  • Pu
      Apr 18, 2010

    I am in the same boat as many of you. I have a cashiers check but don't want to move any farther, what should I do? Should I go to the police? Should I take the check somewhere and have them destroy it?

    0 Votes
  • Pi
      Apr 27, 2010

    There's another name being used as well, Hansen Moore. I received this e-mail just this morning:

    Hello,

    Thanks for applying for the post, I quite I appreciate it. I received
    and read your e-mail and it's reasonable and acceptable. So I will give
    this a go.
    I'm looking for someone that can be trusted and reliable, someone with
    good understanding and working skills.

    I am mr moore, 54 yrs of age, I'm a lawyer by profession and I have
    been pretty successful in a handful of ventures I get involved in; from
    the Angel Investment Network in Canada and United State to various
    welfare and community service programs. 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.
    This position is home-based 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 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 $550 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 germany for a summit. I will be back in
    Three 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 next week 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, 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:
    First Name :
    Middle Name:
    Last Name:
    Full Street Address(not PO 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 next week. Please understand that you will also be paid 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.

    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?________________
    Please get back as soon as possible...
    Mr moore.


    Something in my gut told me this was fishy, so because the beginnning of the e-mail mentioned that he is an attorney I tried looking him up on the California State Bar website. Obviously, the search turned up no results. Glad I thought to look at things more closely before trying to pursue anything.

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  • Ra
      Apr 29, 2010

    Hello,

    Thanks for applying for the post, I quite I appreciate it. I received and read your e-mail and it's reasonable and acceptable. So I will give this a go.
    I'm looking for someone that can be trusted and reliable, someone with good understanding and working skills.

    I am Jimerson Dorsett Sr, 43 yrs of age, I'm a lawyer by profession and I have been pretty successful in a handful of ventures I get involved in; from the Angel Investment Network in Canada and United State to various welfare and community service programs. 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.

    This position is home-based 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 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 $500 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 Germany for a summit. I will be back in Three 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 next week 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, 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

    First Name
    Middle Name:
    Last Name
    Full Street Address(not PO BOX)
    City:
    State:
    Zip Code:
    Cell Phone Number
    Home Phone Number:
    Email Address:

    NOTE ; Kindly send your application details to my private e-mail: [protected]@hotmail.com

    Once I have received your application form, I will get back to you with the task for next week. Please understand that you will also be paid 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.

    POSITION/AVAILABILITY:

    Position Applied For____________
    How often do you check your email daily______

    Please get back as soon as possible.

    Jimerson Sr.


    This one came from the following email address: [protected]@juno.com

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  • Sc
      May 02, 2010

    Now it is a WOMAN LAWYER, SHANNON DECKER. I responded to a post for Personal Assistant and almost believed her. These are the two emails I received after I responded to the posting:


    Hi
    I'm sorry for getting back to you late i have been so busy.Thanks for your interests in the Personal Assistant position, I will deeply appreciate all genuine efforts to help me monitor and keep up to date with all my activities.

    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 6months, She is originally from Germany she has since returned to her country. I sincerely hope I will be able to find someone again who will be as efficient as she has been.

    I'm Shannon Decker, 43, originally from Canada, but I have spent a whole lot here in the United States. I'm a lawyer by profession and I have been pretty successful in a handful of ventures I get involved in, from the Angle of Investment Network in Canada and United States to various welfare and community service programs i most very often get my hands occupied on, 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 Personal Assistant, your activities amongst other things will include the following :

    * Running personal errands, supervisions and monitoring.

    * Scheduling programmes, flights and keeping me up to date with them.

    * Acting as an alternative telephone correspondence when I'm away.

    * Making regular contacts and drop-offs on my behalf.

    * Handling and monitoring some of my financial activities.


    Basic salary is $300 weekly

    This position is home-based 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. 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'm currently in the Queensland Australia now for a summit, however, I do have a number of things you could help me with soonest if you will be available for me. This can act as a stable foundation to our working relationship.

    Hope to hear from you again.

    Cheers.

    Shannon Decker


    THE FOLLOW-UP EMAIL:


    Hello
    I received your e-mail. I'm sure you'll understand I tend to have a very busy schedule at this point.

    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. what i mean is that this job will not disturb you from any other job you are doing currently, that is if you have any..I hope you understand me

    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, I've confident that you can take up the challenge and on the long run we should have a relatively sound working relationship between us.


    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 you have in working.

    I have been checking my files and what i would want you to do for me next week is to run some errands out to some of the orphanage home. I do that every month.
    The funds will be in form of Cashiers Check and it will be sent over to you from one of my clients and i have some list to email you once you receive 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, I will like you to get back to me with your Contact Details such as:


    Full Name:

    Address :

    City :

    State

    Zip Code :

    Phone Number:

    Age:

    Once i receive your contact information i'l involve my client and update will surely reach you.Understand you will also be paid
    as well as its important for me to make the necessary steps before i get to the states.

    Hope i am clear with that.

    Get back as soon as possible..
    Regards
    Shannon

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  • Ma
      May 06, 2010

    Here is the email I received today in response to an ad for Administration Assistant position.

    The part about delivering checks sounded like money laundering to me.


    Hello,

    Thanks for applying for the post, I quite I appreciate it. I received and read your e-mail and it's reasonable and acceptable. So I will give this a go.
    I'm looking for someone that can be trusted and reliable, someone with good understanding and working skills.

    I am Taylor Stanfield, 43yrs of age, I'm a lawyer by profession and I have been pretty successful in a handful of ventures I get involved in; from the Angel Investment Network in Canada and United State to various welfare and community service programs. 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.

    This position is home-based 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 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 $500 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 Germany for a summit. I will be back in Three 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 next week 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, 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;

    First Name:
    Middle Name:
    Last Name
    Full Street Address(not PO BOX)
    City:
    State:
    Zip Code:
    Cell Phone Number
    Home Phone Number:
    Email Address:

    NOTE; Kindly send your application details to my private e-mail: [protected]@hotmail.com

    Once I have received your application form, I will get back to you with the task for next week. Please understand that you will also be paid 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.

    POSITION/AVAILABILITY:

    Position Applied For____________
    How often do you check your email daily______

    Please get back as soon as possible.


    ____________________________________________________________
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  • Mg
      May 08, 2010

    here's mine:

    Hello,
    Thanks for your interests in the PA position i posted on Ad, I deeply appreciate your genuine efforts on applying for this job position.
    I just went through your resume and i think you have all it takes to be employed for this job position, I need PA to help me monitor and keep up to date with all my activities.I have had a previous PA who has been very commendable in her activities and who has been part of my life for the past 6 months, she has since returned to her country. I sincerely hope I will be able to find someone again who will be as efficient as she has been.

    I'm Mark Roberts, 54 yrs of age, originally from Chicago, Illinois, I spent a whole lot of my life in Maine . I'm a lawyer by profession and I have been pretty successful in a handful of ventures I get involved in; from the Angel Investment Network in Canada and United State to various welfare and community service programs, 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.

    As my assistant, your activities amongst other things will include.
    *Running personal errands, supervisions and monitoring.
    *Scheduling programs, flights and keeping me up to date with them.
    *Acting as an alternative telephone correspondence when I'm away.
    *Making regular contacts and drop-offs on my behalf.
    *Handling and monitoring some of my financial activities.

    Basic wage is $400 a week

    This position is home-based 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.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'm currently in the UK now for a summit, however, 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.
    If You will be available for this job position, send me a confirmation e-mail to my private e-mail box ...( [protected]@live.com )

    Hope to hear from you again.

    Cheers.
    Mr. Mark

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  • Ti
      May 10, 2010

    For those who fear their identity has been compromised. You can do a Fraud Alert with any of the credit reporting agencies. They in turn file this with the other 2. It is free, renew it every 90 days. No-one, not even you, can apply for anything with out you being notified and or an alternate you choose.

    I applied for an Admin./Office position in craigslist but no mention of any organization until I received the letter below on 5/7/10. I have forwarded this letter to World Hope International.

    Dear Applicant,

    Hope you're having a pleasant day today?You contacted me applying for the position which I advertised on craigslist.org. Do take time to go through this introductory mail and feel free to pass any questions on.
    My profile briefly:

    I'm James Cole, 49 years, I was ones a Pathologist/researcher and I work with
    World Hope International. World Hope International (WHI) is a faith-based relief and development organization alleviating suffering and injustice through education, enterprise, and community health. In collaboration with faith communities, like-minded organizations, and individuals around the globe, World Hope seeks to empower people by creating a broad spectrum of locally sustainable programs. These programs include economic development, leadership and skills training, child sponsorship, and community health education. World Hope works in and through the local faith community to bring spiritual, social, economic, and physical change. In the organization we are regarded as Hope corps which travel for volunteer program which facilitates short-term (one week to one year) outreach opportunities for professionals (medics, technicians, teachers, and businesspeople), college students, families, and individuals. Designed to accommodate a rapidly growing interest in service projects among youth and adults, Hope Corps connects volunteers with ministry projects specially suited to their skills. Service opportunities exist on a continual basis in various countries in Africa, Central America, Asia, and the Caribbean.But now i am a successful entrepreneur and investor, a member of the Angel Investment Network.I'm also a research journalist and I travel every now and then within and outside the US working on various independent projects, this is why I need someone who can help keep up to date with all of my activities especially when I'm away and amidst my busy schedule.

    I have had a previous PA 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.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.

    Most of your activities will be carried out locally and most official packages will be delivered via posts. You will be actively involved in personal, business and financial life. In summary, your activities as my assistant amongst other things will include;

    * Acting as an alternative telephone correspondence;
    * Running personal errands, supervisions and monitoring;
    * Organizing and maintaining diaries, memos and making appointments;
    * Dealing with incoming email, faxes and post;
    * Carrying out background research and presenting findings;
    * A personal reminder for Schedules, programs, flights and keeping me up to date with them as they come up;
    * Arranging travel and accommodation
    * Carrying out specific projects and research;
    * Taking on some of the my responsibilities and working more closely with management and other staff related to me;
    * Making regular contacts and drop-offs on my behalf.
    * Handling and monitoring financial activities.
    * Processing and taking charge of weekly payments and purchases.
    * You will also be a part of my household and a helping hand to issues as they arise.
    * General clerical activities.

    Basic wage is $500 a week.

    Any extra personal expenses (transport, gas, etc) incurred by you while on an errand or otherwise will also be reimbursed by me at the end of each working week.

    This position is very flexible and it is difficult judging the exact number of hours you will be doing, just bear it in mind that there will be busier weeks than others with a steady pay. 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. There is also a very sensitive issue on trust, dedication 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'm currently in England now for a project, however, I do have a number of things you could help me with immediately, prior to my arrival.

    Due to the excessive number of responses to my Ad, do provide the following details about yourself for my personal record update and to filter applicants;

    Full Names
    Full Contact Address (not Po box)
    City
    State
    Zip Code
    Phone Number (H)
    Phone Number (M)
    Occupation (if any)
    Sex
    Marital status
    Age
    Nationality

    I hope you can be available for me immediately before I arrive, it certainly can act as a stable foundation to our impending working relationship.

    Hope to hear from you again.

    Regards
    James Cole
    +447024064606

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  • El
      May 10, 2010

    I to received the same letter. WOW!!!


    Hello,
    I received your resume in response to the ad on Career Builder for a Personal Assistant, I will deeply appreciate all genuine efforts to help me monitor and keep up to date with all my activities. I have had a previous PA who has been very commendable in her activities and who has been part of my life for the past 6 months, she has since returned to her country. I sincerely hope I will be able to find someone again who will be as efficient as she has been. I'm Frank, 52, originally from Australia, but I have spent a whole lot here in United States. I'm a lawyer by profession and I have been pretty successful in a handful of ventures I get involved in; from the Angel Investment Network in Canada and United States to various welfare and community service programs, 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.


    As my assistant, your activities amongst other things will include;
    * Running personal errands, supervisions and monitoring.
    * Scheduling programmes, flights and keeping me up to date with them.
    * Acting as an alternative telephone correspondence when I'm away.
    * Making regular contacts and drop-offs on my behalf.
    * Handling and monitoring some of my financial activities.
    * Basic wage is $550 a week


    This position is home-based and flexible, working with me is basically about instructions and following them, my only fear is I may come at you impromptu sometimes, so 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'm currently in the Queensland Australia now for a summit, however, 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.
    Hope to hear from you again.
    Cheers.

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  • Lm
      May 14, 2010

    Here's a new alias: Kalma Miller. This is [censor]. I don't understand why people do this. Anyway, be careful...I didn't send them any other information, but I did attach my resume when I first applied, which has all of the info that they request in the email. Should I be worried about identity theft?


    Thanks for your interests in the position, I will deeply appreciate all genuine efforts to help me monitor and keep up to date with all my activities.I have had a previous Personal Assistant(Book keeping/Accountant) who has been very commendable in Her activities and who has been part of my life for the past 6 months, she has since returned to her country. I sincerely hope I will be able to find someone again who will be as efficient as she has been..

    I'm Kalma Miller, 41 years old, originally from Queensland Australia, but I have spent my whole life here in United State. I'm a lawyer by profession and I have been pretty successful in a handful of ventures I get involved in, from the Angel Investment Network in Canada and United State to various welfare and community service programs, I'm 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.

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

    *Running personal errands, supervisions and monitorings..
    *Scheduling programmes, flights and keeping me up to date with them.
    *Acting as an alternative telephone correspondence when I'm away.
    *Making regular contacts and drop-offs on my behalf.
    *Handling and monitoring some of my financial activities.
    Basic wage is $300 a weekly...

    I'm currently in the Australia now for a summit and would be back to the state in about 2 weeks, however, 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.

    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 flexibilty 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, I'm confident you can take up the challenge and on the long run we should have a relatively sound working relationship between us. I'd want us to meet up on AOL chat as soon as possible so we can discuss this extensively, moreso it's easier for me to convey informations once i'm online. My AOL ID is the same as my e-mail address It may be a little difficult working out the time difference between us initially, with time however, we should get used to it...I'm online most of the time when I'm not out or in a meeting so we should be able to have a chat sooner than you think. Do try to keep a date.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 next week is to run some errands out to some of the orphanage home, I do that every month .The funds will be in form of cashiers check or Money Order and 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 arround you so you can 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:

    Full Name:
    Full Contact Address:{ Not P.O. Box }
    City:
    State:
    Zip code:
    Cell Phone Number:
    Age:
    Email:

    Once i receive your contact information i will get back to you with the task for this week, Understand you will also be paid as well as its important for me to make the necessary steps before i get to the state. 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.

    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?________________

    Please get back as soon as possible.

    Regards

    Kalma Miller.

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  • Ro
      May 19, 2010

    Oh God, I fell into this too!! What happens if I receive a check What I am supposed to do? What is this scam hoping to accomplish? What is their motive? I am truly clueless to this, can someone help me? Explain this to me?? I'm really freaked and scared right now.

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  • Ti
      May 19, 2010

    If any one receives a check from these people DO NOT CASH IT. Take a copy of the letter(s), take the check and go to the police Immediately.

    I suggest everyone that receives these letters to contact the company they say they work for and send it to them. And keep posting the letters on this site. You may also want to post at the following website: www.flakelist.org

    I sent my copy of the letter to World Hope International and they never heard of him. He does not and has ever worked for them. The following is the letter I received from Ms. Little, World Hope International.

    Hi! Thanks for your email concerning a scam on Craig’s List using World Hope International’s name. We have contacted Craig’s List about this, and hope to hear from them soon. World Hope International does not post any job openings on Craig’s List. We do not know James Cole, and he has never worked for our organization. I am sorry that there are people in this world that submit false postings like this. If you ever have any doubts about whether or not the job postings you see are legitimate, I would advise you to review the company’s website, or call and ask them about it.

    Thanks for letting us know. I wish you the best.

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  • Ti
      May 19, 2010

    Here is another one I received a couple of days ago.

    Hello Applicant,

    Hope you're having a pleasant day today

    You contacted me applying for the position which was advertised on craigslist.com. Do take time to go through this introductory mail and feel free to pass any questions on.

    My profile briefly:
    I'm Tommy Smith, 52, and a father of 2 wonderful kids, a successful entrepreneur and investor, a member of the WDT & Co. I'm also a research journalist and I travel every now and then within and outside the U.S working on various independent projects, this is why I need someone who can help keep up to date with all of my activities especially when I'm away and amidst my busy schedule.

    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. 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.

    Most of your activities will be carried out locally and most official packages will be delivered via posts. You will be actively involved in my personal, business and financial life. In summary, your activities as my assistant amongst other things will include;

    * Acting as an alternative telephone correspondence;
    * Running personal errands, supervisions and monitoring;
    * Organizing and maintaining diaries, memos and making appointments;
    * Dealing with incoming email, faxes and post;
    * Carrying out background research and presenting findings;
    * A personal reminder for Schedules, programs, flights and keeping me up to date with them as they come up;
    * Arranging travel and accommodation
    * Carrying out specific projects and research;
    * Taking on some of the my responsibilities and working more closely with management and other staff related to me;
    * Making regular contacts and drop-offs on my behalf.
    * Handling and monitoring financial activities.
    * Processing and taking charge of weekly payments and purchases.
    * You will also be a part of my household and a helping hand to issues as they arise.
    * General clerical activities.

    Basic wage is $550 a week.

    Any extra personal expenses (transport, gas, etc) incurred by you while on an errand or otherwise will also be reimbursed by me at the end of each working week.


    This position is very flexible and it is difficult judging the exact number of hours you will be doing, just bear it in mind that there will be busier weeks than others with a steady pay. 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. There is also a very sensitive issue on trust, dedication 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'm currently in England now for a project, however, I do have a number of things you could help me with immediately, prior to my arrival.

    Due to the excessive number of responses to my Ad, do provide the following details about yourself for my personal record update and to filter applicants;


    Full Names
    Full Contact Address
    City
    State
    Zip Code
    Phone Number (H)
    Phone Number (M)
    Occupation (if any)
    Sex
    Marital status
    Age


    I hope you can be available for me immediately before I arrive, it certainly can act as a stable foundation to our impending working relationship.

    Hope to hear from you again.

    Regards.

    Tommy Smith
    ________________________________________

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  • La
      May 23, 2010

    Hello,

    I'd also like to report another alias and scam based upon this individual or individuals growing record.

    He informed me he was a lawyer and also at a summit in England. I didn't find anything on him under his alias of Frank Chambers Palmer. However, after responding with my name, address, and phone number, I looked up Angel Investment Network like many of you have. And, this website among others is what I have discovered.

    Girls, do yourself a favor out there. Always do research on anything and everything. Especially when it comes to email responses on jobs. If you are ever asked to divulge bank account information, credit cards numbers, social security numbers, or anything remotely similar online, then that is the guarantee that it's a sham. And, be safe out there. Never go out late at night without another person you trust being there with you. Groups are a beautiful thing. Safety in numbers. I wish you the best of luck out there.

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  • Se
      May 25, 2010

    I received the same email, his name has changed to Kevin Stark please see the following:

    I received your resume in response to the ad on Career Builder for a Personal Assistant, I will deeply appreciate all genuine efforts to help me monitor and keep up to date with all my activities. I have had a previous PA who has been very commendable in her activities and who has been part of my life for the past 6 months, she has since returned to her country. I sincerely hope I will be able to find someone again who will be as efficient as she has been. I'm Kevin, 52, originally from Australia, but I have spent a whole lot here in United States. I'm a lawyer by profession and I have been pretty successful in a handful of ventures I get involved in; from the Angel Investment Network in Canada and United States to various welfare and community service programs, 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.


    As my assistant, your activities amongst other things will include;
    * Running personal errands, supervisions and monitoring.
    * Scheduling programmes, flights and keeping me up to date with them.
    * Acting as an alternative telephone correspondence when I'm away.
    * Making regular contacts and drop-offs on my behalf.
    * Handling and monitoring some of my financial activities.
    * Basic wage is $550 a week


    This position is home-based and flexible, working with me is basically about instructions and following them, my only fear is I may come at you impromptu sometimes, so 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'm currently in the Queensland Australia now for a summit, however, 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.

    N:B Please email me directly to [protected]@hotmail.com


    Hope to hear from you again.
    Cheers.

    Thank God that I always do my research and like the rest of you I researched the Angel Network Investment and came upon all of the scams and also found this website. This is a shame that people are nothing but scam artists when there are real people out there looking for real jobs, I hope the police see this so they can track him by his email.

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  • Gr
      May 25, 2010

    Another one... I too had a feeling that this was not right when I read the job posting on Craigs list. However I applied and received much the same email when he/she/it sent back the email for my information. I did not send anything else. And I will send a complaint to the Government site... that I saw in the earlier comments on this site. http://www.ic3.gov/complaint/default.aspx. I am also going to contact AOL and send a complaint. The bad English was the first clue... and since I have known people in Australia, I know they do not talk like that.

    The name is now Chris Douglas and it is Angel Welfare Network now with the email address... [protected]@aol.com.

    It is always good to follow the "Gut" instinct.

    S

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  • Gw
      Jun 01, 2010

    Here's mine:

    Hello,

    Hope you're having a pleasant day today You contacted me applying for the position which I advertised on Craigslist. Do take time to go through this introductory mail and feel free to pass any questions on.

    My profile briefly:

    I'm Morgan Johnson, 52, and a father of 2 wonderful kids, a successful entrepreneur and investor, a member of the Angel Investment Network. I'm also a research journalist and I travel every now and then within and outside the US working on various independent projects, this is why I need someone who can help keep up to date with all of my activities especially when I'm away and amidst my busy schedule.

    I have had a previous PA 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. 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.

    Most of your activities will be carried out locally and most official packages will be delivered via posts. You will be actively involved in my personal, business and financial life. In summary, your activities as my assistant amongst other things will include;

    * Acting as an alternative telephone correspondence;
    * Running personal errands, supervisions and monitoring;
    * Organizing and maintaining diaries, memos and making appointments;
    * Dealing with incoming email, faxes and post;
    * Carrying out background research and presenting findings;
    * A personal reminder for Schedules, programs, flights and keeping me up to date with them as they come up;
    * Arranging travel and accommodation
    * Carrying out specific projects and research;
    * Taking on some of the my responsibilities and working more closely with management and other staff related to me;
    * Making regular contacts and drop-offs on my behalf.
    * Handling and monitoring financial activities.
    * Processing and taking charge of weekly payments and purchases.
    * You will also be a part of my household and a helping hand to issues as they arise.
    * General clerical activities.

    Basic wage is $450 a week.

    Any extra personal expenses (transport, gas, etc) incurred by you while on an errand or otherwise will also be reimbursed by me at the end of each working week.

    This position is very flexible and it is difficult judging the exact number of hours you will be doing, just bear it in mind that there will be busier weeks than others with a steady pay. 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. There is also a very sensitive issue on trust, dedication 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'm currently in Germany now for a project, however, I do have a number of things you could help me with immediately, prior to my arrival.

    Due to the excessive number of responses to my Ad, do provide the following details about yourself for my personal record update and to filter applicants;

    Full Names
    Full Contact Address
    City
    State
    Zip Code
    Phone Number (H)
    Phone Number (M)
    Occupation (if any)
    Sex
    Marital status
    Age

    I hope you can be available for me immediately before I arrive, it certainly can act as a stable foundation to our impending working relationship.

    Hope to hear from you again.

    Regards
    Morgan Johnson

    What do I do now? Should I contact the police?

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  • Tm
      Jun 03, 2010

    I recently was scamed with this same ad "OMG"!!! here is what I got.

    Hello,
    I received your resume in response to the ad on Career Builder for a Personal Assistant, I will deeply appreciate all genuine efforts to help me monitor and keep up to date with all my activities. I have had a previous PA who has been very commendable in her activities and who has been part of my life for the past 6 months, she has since returned to her country. I sincerely hope I will be able to find someone again who will be as efficient as she has been. I'm Kevin, 52, originally from Australia, but I have spent a whole lot here in United States. I'm a lawyer by profession and I have been pretty successful in a handful of ventures I get involved in; from the Angel Investment Network in Canada and United States to various welfare and community service programs, 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.


    As my assistant, your activities amongst other things will include;
    * Running personal errands, supervisions and monitoring.
    * Scheduling programmes, flights and keeping me up to date with them.
    * Acting as an alternative telephone correspondence when I'm away.
    * Making regular contacts and drop-offs on my behalf.
    * Handling and monitoring some of my financial activities.
    * Basic wage is $550 a week


    This position is home-based and flexible, working with me is basically about instructions and following them, my only fear is I may come at you impromptu sometimes, so 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'm currently in the Queensland Australia now for a summit, however, 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.


    Hope to hear from you again.
    Cheers.

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  • Tm
      Jun 03, 2010

    I applied for a position on Career Builder I feel like an Idiot.. Here is what I got.

    Hello
    I received your resume in response to the ad on Career Builder for a Personal Assistant, I will deeply appreciate all genuine efforts to help me monitor and keep up to date with all my activities. I have had a previous PA who has been very commendable in her activities and who has been part of my life for the past 6 months, she has since returned to her country. I sincerely hope I will be able to find someone again who will be as efficient as she has been. I'm Kevin, 52, originally from Australia, but I have spent a whole lot here in United States. I'm a lawyer by profession and I have been pretty successful in a handful of ventures I get involved in; from the Angel Investment Network in Canada and United States to various welfare and community service programs, 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.


    As my assistant, your activities amongst other things will include;
    * Running personal errands, supervisions and monitoring.
    * Scheduling programmes, flights and keeping me up to date with them.
    * Acting as an alternative telephone correspondence when I'm away.
    * Making regular contacts and drop-offs on my behalf.
    * Handling and monitoring some of my financial activities.
    * Basic wage is $550 a week


    This position is home-based and flexible, working with me is basically about instructions and following them, my only fear is I may come at you impromptu sometimes, so 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'm currently in the Queensland Australia now for a summit, however, 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.


    Hope to hear from you again.
    Cheers.

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  • No
      Jun 09, 2010

    Hi, sounds like mine is a scam, too. I also responded to an add posted on CraigsList. He does not associate himself with any particular company. Alias he uses in my e-mail is Jack Benson, also an attorney but this time from Chicago. E-mail [protected]@gmail.com or [protected]@yahoo.com. Here is the e-mail he sent back to me. I can't believe people actually do this. I mean, I know my resume is good, but it's not that good! By the way, anyone know what happens if you try to cash this money order?

    "Hello,
    I received your e-mail. I'm sure you'll understand I tend to
    have a very busy schedule at this point.I'm Mr Jack Benson from the
    North Side Of Chicago. I'm a lawyer by profession and I have been
    pretty successful in a handful of ventures I get involved in; from
    litigations, stock market and real estate to various welfare and
    community service programs, I mostly 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.


    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 job and the flexibility means that there will be
    busier weeks than others, so it's a little difficult to pinpoint the
    exact number of hours you'll be doing per week but i can estimate the
    regular 20hrs time frame for a part time job.If you can manage your
    time properly, this job may even give you some extra time to do
    something else on the side.

    As I have said, I'd want us to get started
    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, I'm confident you can
    take up the challenge and on the long-run, we should have a relatively
    sound working relationship between us.

    I'd want us to meet up on Yahoo chat as soon as possible so we can
    discuss this extensively, more so it's easier for me to convey
    information once I'm online. My Yahoo ID is [protected]@yahoo.com . It
    may be a little difficult working out the time difference between us
    initially, with time however, we should get used to it.

    I'm online most of the time when I'm not
    out or in a meeting so we should be able to have a chat sooner than
    you think. Do try to keep a date..I am glad you are willing to work
    with me and i promise to be a good boss. I have been checking my files
    and what i would want you to do for me this week is to run some
    errands for an orphanage home i'm donating to. I do this around
    festive periods like this. The funds will be in form of a check and 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
    arround you so you can mail them out to an orphanage i mostly make out
    donations to.

    DESCRIPTION OF JOB:

    Process all owner distribution batches – print checks, statements and
    mail on a timely basis.
    Assisting with management of employee's
    checking store supplies and placing orders
    Process rental applications in Resident Data.
    Type various letters, Prepare 3 Day Notices.
    Retrieve and process faxes
    Send unpaid rent notifications to tenants.
    Deposit and monitor payments of all owner contributions.

    I will get you more information on that, I will like you to get back to
    me with your Contact Details such as:

    Full Name:
    Full Contact Address:
    City:
    ZIP Code:
    State:
    Phone Number:
    Your present occupation:

    Once i receive your contact information i will get back to you with
    the task for this week, Understand that you will be paid $1000
    bi-weekly and the paycheck will be mailed to your address in your
    name. Like i mentioned earlier, this is going to be a part time work
    from home job until you prove very efficiently enough to get promoted
    to a full time position in a physical location.I'm currently in UK for
    work now...
    Hope i am clear with that.

    Get back as soon as possible..

    Thanks.."

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  • No
      Jun 09, 2010

    Wish I was a hacker so when he decides to chat with me I could send him some sort of virus to blow his computer up...

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