Morris A.Scott — fraud/ scam
I found the job on: orangecounty.craigslist.org/ofc/[protected].html, then e mailed it to: job-qhnvb-[protected]@craigslist.org
This is to update you that we received your email in regards to my posting for Personal Assistant Wanted For Weekend Job in California ( CA) . I am looking for someone who can act as my Personal Assistant, Someone who can handle my personal and business errands at his/her spare time. This duties required of you will be needed basically during the weekends and this will give you free time to go on with your regular job .Below are details of what you expected from this job position.
Someone who can offer me these services:
Mail services: Receive my mails and drop them off at FedEx (nothing illegal) Shop for Gifts, Bill payment (pay my bills on my behalf), Sit for delivery of gallery (at your home) or pick items up at nearby post office at your convenience. Let me know if you will be able to offer me any/all of these services
I would love to meet up with you to talk about this job but I am currently away still on vacation with my little daughter in London till this weekend and starting from next week, Friday 17th of Sept 2010, I would be leaving London to Germany for a 20 working days business summit / trip .
MORE DETAILS :
I own a new art gallery in Australia which just started operations and sales and i am sourcing to buy more art works from professional painters and artist within united state. This is where you come in, I am willing to pay you in advance to do my artworks and paintings shopping’s for me, make payments for them and have them delivered to you. I will also have my mails and packages forwarded to your address, If you will be unable to stay at your house to get my mails, I can have it shipped to a post office near you and then you can pick it up at your convenience. When you get my mails/packages, you are required to mail them to where I want them mailed to. You don't have to put money out of your pocket, all you have to do is have packages shipped to your house and do my shopping. You are allowed to open the packages to reveal its content. The content of the packages are art works, paintings, computer and electronics, clothing’s business and personal letters. All expenses and taxes will be covered by me. You will work only 3 days a week. I am willing to pay $500.00 in a week. That is not a bad offer is it?
I need your service instantly because as you know already i am constantly out of town. I will return to State at the end of July 2010 so process will be on going till then. If you don't mind, I will meet up with you when I return and then we can talk about the possibility of making this long term though i will still get in touch with you via phone soon as we have an agreement and you can start work. Well, let me know if you are able to handle the position. Hope to hear from you soon, i will email you the list and pictures of what to shop for when I am ready. No heavy packages are involved! You can do the shopping at any nearest stores. You will be shopping for this festive season for some gifts, Electronics and clothing’s.
I will provide you my personal FedEx account number for Shipping. All you have to do is provide my account number to FedEx and shipping charges will be applied into the account. I will provide clear set of instructions for each task I need done as well the funds to cover them. If I were to mail you money in form of cashiers check or money orders to do my shopping plus upfront payment for your service, where would you want it mailed to? How should your name appear on your payment?
Provide me with the following details below :-
Cell Phone Number:
I will be expecting your responds towards my request. Hope to read from you as soon as possible. Thanks for your co-operation and understanding.
101 Wigmore street
Then i sent him one back saying i would take the position then he sent me another e mail and it said:
Dear Kristen Hammer,
Thanks for the details. The Job will be assigned to you as my Personal assistant and you will resume work with helping me on errands, sorting out my delivers and packages and doing my shopping. You will be properly briefed in order to carry out every task appropriately. I believe we can start the purchase with trust, honesty and sound mind...! Please assure me of your trust, honesty and commitment.
It’s great to know you are willing and you have the panache to work for me. I will make arrangement to send payment to you in form of cashiers check for your first salary and also to carry out your first assignment which will be purchasing my next set of paintings and having it delivered to you Asap. You will be informed once the payment has been sent and what you are to do with the remaining money after deducting your salary. I would like you to confirm your correct details below, I should be able to give you a call next week.
Note: Verification of your details below will confirm your full interest. Once you have confirmed your details, Payment for your first assignment and your first week*s pay will be sent to you in form of Cashiers check in other for you to start work instantly and further instruction on how to carry out your first assignment will be emailed to you, The salary is $500 Weekly.
VERIFY YOUR DETAILS BELOW:
Resident Address: 7 Jourdain
City: Aliso Viejo
Zip Code: 92656
Home Phone: [protected]
Cell Phone Number: [protected]
Will be expecting to read from you Asap with verification that i have your correct details to make out the first payment for your first purchase of my Art work.
Thanks for your time and keeping in touch.
Then I got a check in the mail from an address of 7795 West Flagler St., Suite 35, Miami, FL 33144 but the comany name on it was Click Sales, Inc. I then did some resarch and saw this was a fraud/ scam before going thru with it.
Then i got a check in the mail from that address but from Click Sales, Inc for $3, 750.00 They then contacted me with some tex and an e mail saying:
This short note is to bring to your notice that the amount on the check is $3750 and not $2750.so you are to send the sum of $3000 to the Benjamin Hawkins.We are sorry for the inconveniences.