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Complaint Review: Art Gallery, Australia

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  • Submitted: Thu, December 31, 2009
  • Updated: Thu, December 31, 2009

  • Reported By: Nochka — California United States of America
Art Gallery, Australia
Nationwide United States of America

Art Gallery, Australia Kenny White Posted job ads on Craigslist, looking for office/administrative assistant, I replied to more then one ad, a similar story returned back needing a personal assistant to buy art work in America. Victoria, Nationwide

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I was looking for a job on Craigslist in the Office/Administrative section of SF Bay Area. On December 10th, 2009 there were a lot of jobs in that section and I applied to many of them.  A few days later I got a reply from one of them that needed a personal assistant. This is what the reply looked like:





Dear Applicant,

 I got your resume and your application for the job as my personal assistant as posted on craigslist.I would love to meet up with you to talk about this job but I am currently away on business. I am presently in Australia so there will be no interview, I will pre-pay you in advance to do my business errands. 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 artworks,drawing and paintings and personal letters. All expenses and taxes will be covered by me.You will work between 20 and 30 hrs every month. I will be paying $500 per-week for this position. I need your service because I am constantly out of town. I work in real estate and I own a small Art Gallery in Victoria { Australia }.I will return to the United States by January ending, 2010 so this process will be going- on till I get back in January. If you don't mind, I will meet up with you when I return and then we can talk about the possibility of making this long term.

Well, let me know if you are able to handle the position. Hope to hear  I will email you the list and pictures of what to shop for when I am ready. No heavy packages is involved! You can do the shopping at any nearest stores. You will be shopping for artworks,drawing and paintings.  I will provide you my personal UPS account number for Shipping. All you have to do is provide my account number to UPS and shipping charges will be applied into the account. I will provide clear set of instructions for each task I need done as well the funds to cover them. If I were to mail you money to do my shopping plus upfront payment for your service, where would you want it mailed to? How should your name appear on the money? Maybe you can provide me with the following details below :

Full Name:
Full Address:
City:
State:
Zip Code:
Country:
Phone Number:
Age:
Sex:

Get back to me with the required details above , So that the pay-check can be forward to you as soon as possible and I will appreciate quick response from you.Thanks and please get back to me asap and confirm this mail asap.

Regards
Kenny White





I replied asking for more information about the person and their gallery, but received back email with barely any information.  Then 20 days later I receive a reply from another job that I applied to on the same day.  This was from a completely different email address and this is what it said:




Dear applicant,





This is to update you that we recieved your email in regards to my posting for Office Assistant/Receptionist needed (San Bay Area) . I am looking for someone who can act as my PA and Errand messenger,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 week and 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 offat UPS (nothing illegal) Shop for Gifts,Bill payment ( pay my bills on my behalf),Sit for delivery( at your home) or pick items up at nearby post office at your convenience. Let me know if you will be able to offer me any/all of these services





MORE DETAILS :

***************



I own a new art galery in Australia which just started operations and sales and i am sourcing to buy more art works from proffesional painters and artist within the USA.This is where you come in. I am willing to pay you in advance to do my artworks and paintings shoppings 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, clothings business and personal letters.  All expenses and taxes will be covered by me. You will work only on monday,wednesday,friday and saturdays. How much will you charge per week? I am willing to pay $300.00. That is not a bad offer is it?



I need your service instantly because I am constantly out of town. I will return to USA in March 2010 so this process will be on going till then. If you don't mind, I will meet up with you when I return and then we can talk about the possibility of making this long term though i will still get in touch with you via phone soon as we have an agreement and you start work. Well, let me know if you are able to handle the position. Hope to hear  I will email you the list and pictures of what to shop for when I am ready. No heavy packages is involved! You can do the shopping at any nearest  stores. You will be shopping for this festive season for some gifts,Electronics and clothings.  





I will provide you my personal UPS account number for Shipping. All you have to do is provide my account number to UPS and shipping charges will be applied into the account. I will provide clear set of instructions for each task I need done as well the funds to cover them. If I were to mail you money 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 the money?





Provide me with the following details below :-





 Full Name:

 Full Address: (NO P.O.BOX)

 City:

 State:

 Country:

 Zip Code:

 Phone Number:

 Age:

 Email:





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.

 

Best Regards.

Dennis Vossen

God Bless You.



Looks like scam to me, I thought it was a real job at first. I'm not going to reply to any of those anymore, I'm convinced this is a lie. But they both do have my resume with some information about me, I dont know what they can do with it.  I just wanted to warn anyone who received or will receive anything similar to that, dont give out any personal information. 





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