Report: #1051425

Complaint Review: Kelly Argust

  • Submitted: Thu, May 16, 2013
  • Updated: Thu, May 16, 2013
  • Reported By: Machinery Resources — Simi Valley California
  • Kelly Argust
    112 Leisure Rd.
    Trenton, Georgia

Kelly Argust - Fraudulent check scams This person is sending fraudulent checks under Machinery Resources Trenton Georgia

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Someone is sending out fradulent checks under our business name "Machinery Resources International". We have received numerous phone calls from banks and people. These people are stating that they received a check from us because they started working for us. We are NOT hiring and we only have offices located in the state of CA. Here is an example of the e-mails people are getting:


Your resume/email was received and has been reviewed. I appreciate your effort and have decided to give this a “go.”

My name is Kelly Argust. I am 51 years old, married with 2 wonderful children. I am a relatively successful entrepreneur and huge investor in the real estate market, which tends to be my main source of income.

I'm looking for someone that can be trusted and reliable to work very well with good understanding as my Personal Assistant. This position I am offering 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 amongst other things will include;

Duties and Requirements:

*Scheduling programmers, flights and keeping me up-to-date with them.
*Handling and monitoring some of my financial activities.
*Processing weekly check payment.
*Filing, Faxing, Creating and sending out letters, scanning documents, some personal assistant duties for owners, and many other
*Managing expenses and invoices

Basic wage is $450 weekly from start date.

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 for now and the flexibility means that there will be busier weeks than others. I would like to give you an immediate trial, so if you are interested kindly get back to me. As I have been checking my files and schedules and would need someone urgently to run some errands for me this week/next week, while I am away. I will have some funds sent to you to complete the errands and would get back to you with more information on that, get back to me with your Personal/Contact Details such as:

Nationality: ___________________________
Current Job: ____________________________

Are you eligible to work in the United States? Yes ____ No_____

If you are under age 18, do you have an employment/age certificate? Yes ___ No ___

How often do you check your email: ______________

Days/Hours Available: Hours Available: from _______ to ______

What date are you available to start work? ________________

Once I have received your contact information, I will get back to you with the task for next week, You will also be paid upfront as its important you help me handle some errands before i get back from my business trip. Hope I am clear with that.


Thanks in anticipation of your prompt response.

Yours Sincerely,

On May 15, 2013, at 2:22 PM, Kelly Argust <> wrote:


     Congratulations to you on the New Job. ..This is a legitimate P/A  Job am offering you and I hope to have your 100% loyalty and Co-operation. Your quick response to e-mails and effectiveness will be required. I have been checking my files and what i would want you to do for me this week is to run some errands out to some of the Orphanage home, I do that every month. A payment inform of a Certified Company Check will be mail to you from one of my clients and i have some list of task to email to you, once you received the funds you will be getting paid from the funds then you will now make use of the rest funds to make arrangements by buying some stuff/gift items for kids at any nearest store around you, and mail them to a particular Orphanage home information that i will provide in my next email..You will be receiving the Check Payment on  Tommorow morning via Fedex courier service and will come along with your first Pay.. I will get back to you with the tracking number of the check payment once mailed to you.

I want you to re-confirm the Name and Address below in order to avoid any loss or misplacement of the check payment .

Email back ASAP to confirm you received this notification & to confirm you are ready for this 


From: Kelly Argust <>
Date: May 16, 2013, 10:31:51 AM EDT
Subject: First Assignment and  will be deliver today via
Reply-To: Kelly Argust <>


 How are you doing today. Am Glad to Inform you that a payment has been sent to you which is your First Assignment and  will be deliver today via Fedex.

Transaction Details Below:

Fedex Tracking Number: 8758 2238 9488

The Package contains Certified Company Check 

 Amount: $2950

 Once you receive the check, take it to your bank and have it deposited overnight it ..

   However, I am donating it to the orphans. I contacted the orphanage home, and I was given the list of the items to be bought, the items are much and will cost a lot to get them shipped, so we have reached an accord,  They will be getting the items themselves.

   Once the check has been cashed you are to deduct $450 your weekly salary as i promised and send the remaining Money through Western Union Money Transfer to the Orphanage home information that will be provided in my next email once you have received and Cashed the Check.

I will be waiting to read back from you ASAP today as soon as you received the Check and have it cashed.

I want you to be rest assured that I'll never stress you at all in any assignment given to you and i promise to pay your fees weekly as we both agreed.

Take good care of yourself and have a blessed day.


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