Responded to a Craigslist job posting looking for a Payroll Assistant. Received the following email that made my "this is a scam" flag go up. Looks like the same email that has been circulating under many different names but the end game is check fraud. No thanks!
Thanks for your response. I am Michael and i am an international business man. I am looking for someone that can handle my business errands during his or her spare time. I need your service because I am constantly traveling abroad on business. I decided to get a Personal Assistant to help me out when i get my hands occupied.
1. Receive my mail and Drop them off at the post office or shipping center.
2. Pick up my items at your nearby post office at your convenience.
3. When you get my mail or package, you would mail all items to where I want them shipped. All expenses and shipping charges will be covered by me.
The contents of the packages are mostly art materials and paintings. In addition, there will be clothing I need for business and personal letters. No heavy packages is involved
please read the employment requirements listed below.
A. You are an honest and trustworthy citizen.
B. You will be required to work between 15 and 20hrs a month
C. You need to be able to check your EMAIL 2 times daily.
D. I need you to get me a quote on 1 laptop (250gb HDD and 4Gb ram) and any good printer model number for the printer must be 4500 upward and scanner. If you have any these items let me know.
THE PAY IS $550 WEEKLY and you are entitle to a brand new car after 1 month if you are hardworking and honest with me, and also i will make arrangement on visiting you when i am free.
In closing, I have a couple of questions for you.
Firstly, If I were to mail you money to do my shopping plus an upfront payment for your service, where would you want it mailed to?
Secondly, how would you like for your name appear on the Certified Cashiers Check?
Please Provide me with the following details below:
Full Address: PO BOX IF AVAILABLE
I Hope all is clear ?