Personal Assistant Job Scam on Craiglist.org

The Purpose of This Post Is To ALERT You That The Job You Are About To APPLY For or May Have scamalert4Applied For or is CONSIDERING APPLYING For Is Fraudulent. A LEGITIMATE COMPANY IDENTITY OR AN INDIVIDUAL IDENTITY HAS BEEN STOLEN OR A BOGUS ONE CREATED

These job postings are an attempt to lure you into cashing counterfeit checks and have you wire funds via Western Union or MoneyGram -Essentially You Become A Money or RePackage Mule

Money Mule Explained

Washingtonpost.com by Brian Kerbs

Interview With A Money Mule


Thanks for responding to my advert. I would love to meet up with you to talk about this job but I am currently away on business. I am in Estonia so there will be no interview. I will prepay you in advance to do my shopping. 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 computer and electronics, clothing business and personal letters. All expenses and taxes will be covered by me. You will work between 15 and 20hrs a month.. How much will you charge per month? I will pay you $200 weekly. That is not a bad offer is it? I need your service because I am constantly out of town. I am Self Employed and I own a Artworks store here in Estonia. I will return to United States by End of September 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. Well let me know if you are able to handle the position.

I will email you the list and pictures of what to shop for me when I am ready. No heavy packages is involved! You can do the shopping at Sears, Walmart, and other stores… You will be shopping for Electronics and clothing. I will provide you my UPS account number for Shipping. All you have to do is to provide you my UPS Account Number and bill the shipping charges on it. 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? so if you still have interest reply me back with all this following details.

Full Name:
Mailing Address(Not PO Box):
City, State, Zip Code:
Phone Numbers:
I wait to read from you.

Sincerely,

NB: The Payment Will Be In Money Order.

Michael J Zielinski

Address: Lauteri 4
City: Tallinn , 10114
Country: Estonia
Tel: +372 110 1320

The minute I saw that he was asking for my personal information I knew it was a scam. Also, the post has been pulled from Craig’s list do to the fact that it IS a scam. Job seekers beware!!!


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26 thoughts on “Personal Assistant Job Scam on Craiglist.org

  1. Scrub says:

    Dear Applicant

    How are you doing today,sorry you`ve not heard from me all these while, I got knocked down with a lil Fever and Flu.But am getting better now,it`s due to this that all activities has been on hold.

    I got your resume and your application for the job as my personal assistant as posted on craigslist . Where are you located? 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 computer and electronics, clothing’s business and personal letters. All expenses and taxes will be covered by me.You will work between 18 and 20hrs a month. How much will you charge per-month ? I will paying $550.00 per-month for this position. That is not a bad offer is it? I need your service because I am constantly out of town.I work in real estate and I own Small Art Gallery in Victoria { Australia }.I will return to USA by December ending, 2009 so this process will be going- on till i get back in December. 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 Electronics and clothing’s. 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:
    (NO P.O.BOX)
    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,
    Dr Mattew Gates

    I thought this was extrememly fishy. So I googled the name Dr. Mattew Gates, I don’t know why, I assume it’s an alias, but I new the email was fraud because it was too general for someone who had “recieved my resume” and also he has quite a few spelling mistakes, what Dr./ respectable employee does not spell check? anyways, his name came up and led me to this site. I have also reported his fraudulance to CL.

  2. Scrub says:

    Hello There,

    Thanks for your interest in the PA position and I am sorry for getting back to you lately, 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 Mark Stache, 45 yrs of age, originally from Sydney, Australia, but I have spent a whole lot 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; both in Canada and United State including 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. However, I’m presently in Canada for a summit and shall be spending 2 weeks here before getting back to the states.

    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 administrative files and 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. 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, I’m confident you can take up the challenges 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 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 Money Order or Cashiers Check and it will be sent over to you from one of my clients and I have some list of items that will be emailed to 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 and I will want you to provide me your information for record purpose and for the remmittance of the payment to you. Get back to me with the following information:

    FIRST NAME ………………… SURNAME……………….
    ADDRESS………………
    CITY ………..STATE…………..
    ……….
    ZIP CODE………….COUNTRY……. ………
    HOME PHONE NUMBER……………………
    CELL PHONE NUMBER……………………
    PRESENT OCCUPATION……………….. ….
    GENDER………….MARITAL STATUS……..
    AGE……….
    EMAIL ADDRESS………..
    ALTERNATE EMAIL ADDRESS………..

    Once I received 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.This can act as a stable foundation to our working relationship and I will surely meet you in person as soon as I get back to the states.Hope to hear back from you ASAP.

    Cheers
    Mark Stache Esq.

  3. Scrub says:

    Attn:

    I am looking for someone who can handle my Personal and Business errands at his/her spare time. Someone who can offer me these services: Mail services, Receive my mails and drop them off at the Post ,Shop for Gifts Bill payment ( pay my bills on my behalf),Sit for deliveries( at your home) or pick items up at nearby Post Office at your convenience.I would love to meet up with you to talk about this job but I am currently away on business. I am in Australia so there will be no interview. I will prepay you in advance to do my shopping. 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 computer and electronics, clothing business and personal letters. All expenses and taxes will be covered by me. You will work between 15 and 20hrs a month. How much will you charge per month? I will pay $800. That is not a bad offer is it? I need your service because I am constantly out of town. I work in real estate and I own an Art Gallery in Australia. I will return to United State by Middle of May Ending 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. Well, let me know if you are able to handle the position.I will email you the list and pictures of what to shop for me when I am ready. No heavy packages is involved! You can do the shopping at Sears, Walmart, and other stores. You will be shopping for Electronics and clothing. I will provide you my UPS account! number for Shipping. All you have to do is to provide you my UPS Account Number and bill the shipping charges on it.. 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 Pay check? so if you still have interest you’re to reply me back with all this following details.

    Full Name:
    Mailing Address(Not PO Box):
    City, State,
    Zip Code:
    Phone Numbers ( Home and Mobile):
    Age:

    Sincerely,

    Frank Rechard

    Notice how he didn’t even have a professional greeting in his email or anything? That’s how I knew it was a scam. I hope nobody else gets hit w/ this scam or falls for it! I’m so thankful I found this site & confirmed my suspicions! I even emailed him questioning how he got my email & about his real estate company & his art gallery asking if there was any proof he could give me & he replied back with:

    Attn: [My Name]

    I will like you to know that the Job which you hold for me is 100% legitimate and there is no form of fraud attributed to it. You have been legally employed by me to act as my Personal Assistant, that is why i have allowed payment to be sent your way. Once again the Work is 100% legitimate. Get back to me with a response, so if you still have interest you’re to reply me back with all this following details.

    Ful Name:
    Mailing Address (Not PO Box):
    City, State, Zip Code:
    Phone Numbers (Home and Mobile):
    Age:
    Occupation:

    I wait to read from you.
    Sincerely,
    Mr. Frank

  4. gerry says:

    this is to alert everybody that DasNet is the company that don’t pay Local Afghanistan companies payment for more than 3 months. Please don’t work with them.

  5. Crystal says:

    I got the one with the mark guy only his last name was Daniels and he’s a Realtor/lawyer… well I also found the same posting on Craigslist with the same exact information and only his name was robert now… Very fishy… Why wouldn’t anyone wanna hire us… we are so good at finding their scams out lol

  6. Michael Ejercito says:

    “I would love to meet up with you to talk about this job but I am currently away on business. I am in Estonia so there will be no interview. I will prepay you in advance to do my shopping.”

    That is the reddest red flag I have seen.

    The dude is not willing to meet for an interview, and yet is willing to prepay you in advance to do his shopping?

  7. Guy J says:

    The scam below is right in line with the others. This one was found on Craig’s list Milwaukee. I Replied to an add “RE: Admin Sports & Entertainment Marketing Company” and received back the response below about a day later. As you read through it the key words from many posts are used here too. “Impromptu, Realtor/Lawyer, Out of country, running personal errands.

    Good luck and stay safe…..Guy

    ==================================================================
    From: Steve Carson [mailto:stevecarson20606@yahoo.com]
    Subject: CONSIDER THE JOB YOURS !!! REPLY ASAP

    Dear Applicant,

    Thanks for your interest in the Job position as advertised on Craigslist. I will deeply appreciate all genuine efforts to help me monitor and keep up to date with all my activities. I most very often get my hands occupied because I work with many companies both within and outside the states, 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: Make travel arrangements and submit expenses for Attorneys, Order office supplies, Running personal errands, Check Processing ,Filing documents, faxing, printing and Web research, Internet search skills and posting ads, Quality communication etiquette skills and good organizational skills, Serious sense of humor required, Ability to handle highly sensitive and confidential information, Perform duties with accuracy, quality, and integrity. Basic wage is $300 for between 10-15hrs weekly.

    About me:
    My name is Steve Carson, i have a family of 3 and i am a Realtor, Lawyer and i have other businesses abroad, I travel a lot, hence the reason why i need an assistant to handle affairs for me on the home front when i am away on business which is usually quite often. This position is home-based and flexible you can be in any location, working with me is basically about instructions and following them, my only fear is that I may come at you impromptu sometimes, I need someone who can be able to meet up with my I 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 do have a number of things you could help me with immediately if you will be available for me. This can act as a stable foundation to our working relationship. Note: This position is home base office work you can be in any location and work with me from your home. Let me know your interest if you are ready to work with me from your home.

    So Fill This Application And Email It Back Here Asap!!!

    First Name______________________

    Middle Name___________________________

    Last Name_____________________________

    Street Address_____________________________

    City, State, Zip Code______________________________________

    Sex________Age_________

    Nationality___________________________

    Cell Phone Number (___)___________________________________

    Home Phone Number(___)___________________________________

    Email:____________________________

    Current Job:____________________________

    Regards,
    Steve Carson.

  8. Cheryl says:

    BEWARE! I responded to a job posting for a personal assistant the last week in January. I immediately received an e-mail from an individual that claimed he worked in the clothing industry and was wanting to employ a personal assistant. When I read the email since it did not ask for my SSN, I gave him the info requested. On 02/01/2011, I received from UPS an envelope with a check for $1860.00. I knew no one should be sending me that kind of check, so I immediately called the bank number on the check, the number was disconnected. Then I began to research and found this was another scam. Please, Please tell us what to do to keep from be criminally involved with these heartless individuals. I responded to another one of the ads and when I read it, I knew it was a scam because of the wording and the out of town at this time info. I plan on contacting some organization that can track these imposters. We have to take action when these people attempt to involve innocent individuals in their fradulent acts. Please tell me who to contact in order to further pursue criminal charges and actions against them.

  9. Mac Jones says:

    Hello,

    Firstly i would like to know where you`re located because i would love to meet up with you to talk about this job but I am currently away on a business trip. I am in Australia so there will be no much to talk about than to give you the job description. I will prepay you in advance to do my shopping. I will also have my mails and packages forwarded to your address. When you get my mails / packages; you are required to mail them to where ever 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. All expenses and taxes will be covered by me. You will work between 15 and 20hrs a month. I will be paying $300.00 per week. I need your service because I am constantly out of town. I will return back to the state real soon 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. Well, let me know if you are able to handle the position. No heavy packages is involved! You can do the shopping at any nearest stores. You will be shopping for Electronics and clothing. 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 payment? Maybe you can provide me with the following details below;

    Full Name:
    Full Address:
    (NO P.O.BOX)
    City:
    State:
    Zip Code:
    Sex:
    Phone Number:
    Age:

    I believe you should read clearly and understand the terms / conditions attached to this job because i wouldn’t want any mistakes to be made at anytime giving instructions OK. Remember like I’ve said that your weekly wages is $300. I`ll appreciate you get back to me to confirm your acceptance of this job if you are the trustworthy person i`m searching for in less than 24hrs, thanks and till i hear from you real soon stay bless…

    yeah… I almost took him up on his offer, but then I found this website. THe question is, what should I do now?

  10. Luis says:

    Thanks for the help, I got a new one for your collection.
    ——————————————-
    Thanks for your respond to my job application. I would love to meet up with you to talk about this job but I am currently away on business in Estonia, so there will be no interview, I will be back by the end of July. I will prepay you in advance to do my shopping. 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 addresses that I will send you, and don’t worry, all expenses and taxes will be covered by me. I will be paying you $200 weekly. I need your service because I am constantly out of town. I am self employed and I own a artworks store. 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. I will email you the list and pictures of what to shop.

    You can do the shopping at Sears, Wal-Mart, Kmart and Best buy or any other stores. I will provide you my UPS account number for shipping. I will provide clear set of instructions for each task I need to be done as well as the funds to cover them. I will mail you money to do my shopping plus upfront payment for your service.

    So if you are still interested reply with all this following details:

    Full Name:
    Address with Apt Number (NO P.O BOX):
    City State Zip Code:
    Phone Numbers:
    Payment Type: Money Order
    ——————————————-
    Gowan 204
    Paldiski 76806 Estonia
    Ph: +3729155654

  11. Scrub says:

    Personal Assistant (LA)
    Date: 2011-07-04, 9:03AM PDT
    Reply to: see below [Errors when replying to ads?]
    A Personal Assistant is needed for daily tasks such as paper work, and small administrative responsibilities.

    Location: LA
    Compensation: $450 weekly
    Principals only. Recruiters, please don’t contact this job poster.
    Please, no phone calls about this job!
    Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.

    PostingID: 2476551140

  12. De says:

    Oh my gosh! I got one or should I say I responded to a personal assistant job in Nc it sounded great and wanted my general info to filter out did not think much about it but still I thought why does she want this if she is local and we can meet up when she arrives by in the states. So after a few emails I saw some grammar errors and knew she was not a research journalist and successful business owner. She also asked for the same info then sent me an email saying a check via fedex was coming to me next week. Who send checks to people they do not know or have never meet. I am so disgusted with this.

  13. Vee says:

    **This time his name is Adams Hawk**

    On Sat, Aug 20, 2011 at 4:37 AM, Adams Hawk wrote:

    Thanks for your interests in the Errand Runner/PA position, I will deeply appreciate all genuine efforts to help me monitor and keep up to date with all my activities. I most very often get my hands occupied because am working with many companies both states and outside,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: Make travel arrangements and submit expenses for Attorneys Order office supplies, Running personal errands,Check Processing Filing documents,faxing,printing and typing letters Web research, Internet search skills and posting ads Quality communication etiquette skills and good organizational skills Serious sense of humor required and mandatory to work with me Ability to handle highly sensitive and confidential information Perform duties with accuracy, quality, and integrity. Basic wage is $400 a weekly

    About me:My name is Mr Adams Hawk, i have a family of 3 and i am a Realtor and Lawyer.I travel a lot,hence the reason why i need an assistant to handle affairs for me on the home front when i am away on business which is usually quite often. This position is home-based and flexible you can be in any location,working with me is basically about instructions and following them, my only fear is that I may come at you impromptu sometimes, I need someone who can be able to meet up with my regular 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 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. Note:This position is home base office work you can be in any location and work with me from your home. Let me know your interest if you are ready to work with me from your home.

    for more Information contact me on this number
    (210) 272-9108)
    Calling hours 2pm-4pm
    So Fill This Application And Email It Back Here Asap!!!
    First Name______________________
    Middle Name If Any____________________
    Last Name_____________________________
    Full Street Address___________________
    City, State, Zip Code______________________________________
    Sex________Age_________
    Are you married_____________________
    DO YOU HAVE ANY CRIMINAL RECORD? Don’t mean any offense__________________________
    Nationality___________________________
    Cell Phone Number (___)_______________
    Home Phone Number(___)________________
    Email:____________________________
    Current Job:_________________________
    Hope to hear from you again.
    Mr Adams Hawk

  14. George Thomas says:

    Man, some of you guys who have posted your responses are getting ripped off. My scam contact is offering $1000! You would think that they might change the offer around a little bit. Who says “Receive my mails”? For international business wheeler-dealers they sure make a lot of grammatical mistakes, and what’s with all the capitalizations? I’m thinking I might send him the Phoenix, AZ FBI mailbox for an address to send money.

    Attn:

    Hello, am looking for someone who can handle my Personal and Business errands at his/her spare time. Someone who can offer me these services: Mail services, Receive my mails and drop them off at the Post ,Shop for Gifts Bill payment ( pay my bills on my behalf),Sit for deliveries( at your home) or pick items up at nearby Post Office at your convenience.

    I would love to meet up with you to talk about this job but I am currently away on business. I am in Australia so there will be no interview. I will prepay you in advance to do my shopping. 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 computer and electronics, clothing business and personal letters. All expenses and taxes will be covered by me. You will work between 15 and 20hrs a month. How much will you charge per month? I will pay $1000. That is not a bad offer is it? I need your service because I am constantly out of town. I work in real estate and I own an Art Gallery in Australia. I will return to United State by MIDDLE of OCTOBER 2011 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. Well, let me know if you are able to handle the position.

    I will email you the list and pictures of what to shop for me when I am ready. No heavy packages is involved! You can do the shopping at Sears, Walmart, and other stores. You will be shopping for Electronics and clothing. I will provide you my UPS account number for Shipping. All you have to do is to provide you my UPS Account Number and bill the shipping charges on it.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 Pay check? so if you still have interest you’re to reply with all this following details.

    Full Name:
    Mailing Address(Not PO Box):
    City:
    State:
    Zip Code:
    Phone Numbers ( Home and Mobile):
    Age:
    Occupation:
    Sex:

    I wait to read from you.

    Sincerely,
    Lincoln..

    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=608322915

  15. rocker says:

    i responded to a craigslist ad of a similar nature and got this reply: (and of course, i’m so desperate for a job, that i filled out the info even tho i attached a resume .. no i’m worried about my identity being stolen.. i reported this to the FTC, for all the good that will do me.
    ————————————–

    Thanks for showing interests on the AD (Personal Assistant). I received and read your e-mail, I think you have all it takes to be employed for this job, I need PA to help me monitor and keep up to date with all my activities.

    You need to go through my introductory message:

    I am Darren Watts , a successful entrepreneur, investor and a research journalist. I travel a lot, within and outside the US working on various independent projects;this is why I need a personal assignment, to keep up with all of my activities especially when I travel abroad.

    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;

    * A personal reminder for Schedules, programs, flights and keeping me up to date with them as they come up;
    * Carrying out specific projects and research;
    * Making regular contacts and drop-offs on my behalf.
    * Handling and monitoring financial activities.
    * Processing and taking charge of weekly payments and purchases.
    * General clerical activities.

    Basic wage is $300 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 Month.

    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 am currently in Asia, for business .However, I do have a number of work you can get done, 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 P.O.BOX ):
    City:
    State:
    Zip Code:
    Phone Number:
    Phone Number:
    Occupation (if any):
    Sex
    Age
    Email.

    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,

    Darren Watts
    dwattz@hotmail.com
    ——————————-

  16. Pamela says:

    I got something similar but I was unsure if it was a scam. But now that I’ve read these it sounds exactly like the letter I got:

    Dear Applicant,,

             I got your reply for the job as my personal assistant.. I would love to meet up with you to talk about this job but I am currently away on business. I am presently in the United Kingdom for a short business trip so there will be no interview.

    I will pre-pay you in advance to do my shopping. 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 computer and electronics, clothings business , Artworks and personal letters. 

     All expenses and taxes will be covered by me.  

    You will work between 10 and 15hrs a month.

    How much will you charge per week? I will pay $400.00. That is not a bad offer is it? .  I need your service because I am constantly out of town. I work in real estate and I own an Art Gallery in the United Kingdom. I will return back to the states by October  30th, 2011 so this process will be going – on till i get back to the states. 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 from you right away . 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 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 Order 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 order? Maybe you can provide me with the following details below :

     

     

    Full Name;

    Full Address:(NO P.O..BOX)

    City:

    State:

    Country:

    Zip Code:

    Phone Number:

    Age:

     

    So that the pay-check can be forwarded 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. 

    Thank You!!!
    Mr Donald Bill
    447024071206

  17. bossy says:

    I APPLIED FOR A PA AND THEY ASKED ALL THE SAME QUESTIONS. CALL THE LOCAL BRANCH OF THE FBI. I DID. HOPEFULLY THIS DOUCHEBAG WILL DUE JAIL TIME. IT WASENT HIS FORST OFFENCE!!!

  18. natalie says:

    I got this from a James Huffy we went as far as him sending me a check. I haven’t cashed it. I told him I won’t cash it until he tells me what he wants me to do and I can verify who he is and his art gallery in Austrailia. Now I have this fricken check…I think I better rip it up. However, now he has my address…oh no.

  19. Mach W. Akon says:

    lol i got the same one but it was Jack Anderson from Estonia who owns a art shop. I fell for it and deposited the amount in my bank… he was hounding me to send it immediately through western union but I have a habit of waiting three business days to wait and see if the check clears by the fourth day it wasn’t clearing and he was still hassling me and that’s when i figured out it was a scam thank god i dint use any of the money because the sheriff came to my house looking for me and say that i owed money and that i was facing felony charges i paid the bank what i owed and told them i was scammed i got kicked out of my bank for being a liability to the banks security i had to call fraud because he has my name and date of birth and city address.

  20. jenny says:

    http://phoenix.craigslist.org/cph/ofc/4348997434.html
    Hello,

    I am replying back to your message concerning the job posted on Craigslist in which you’re interested in,your application was received, unfortunately the position already been filled, but there’s another position to be filled, if you will be interested.
       I have gone through your email and am quite impressed, i think you are the right person for this job. 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. I need your service because I am constantly out of town. I will return back to the state real soon 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.

    JOB DESCRIPTION
    You will be a Personal Assistant,you will walk in to any warehouse which we will be disclosed to you soon and you would be expected to inspect,test, sample, and sorting of products or goods being Purchased. The Purchased products can include a large range of items, including food, Art-Materials, machinery, equipment or pharmaceuticals. Depending the type of manufacturing environment, When you get my mails / packages; you are required to mail them to where ever 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. All expenses and taxes will be paid by me including your weekly salaries.
    No heavy packages is involved! You can do the shopping at any nearest stores. You will be shopping for Art Materials and clothing sorting out my deliveries and packages. 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.You will be working 3 days in a week and you’re to choose any 3 days of the week from Monday to Saturday that will be preferable to you and you will be working 4 hrs in these 3 days and that will be from 9 am-1 pm and we will be offering you $300.00 per week.

    Type: Part-Time
    Hours: 15 Hours per week
    Days:  3 days per week
    Weekly Pay: $300.00
    Monthly: $1200.00

    BENEFITS:
    • AD & D Insurance
    • 401(k)

    If you’re interested please provide contact details. full name, physical address including apt# if available and cell phone number to get started.

    I will be looking forward hearing from you and then proceed on the next step forward.

    Regards.

    Michael Milton
    (410) 934-7637 

    On Tue, Feb 25, 2014 at 11:03 AM, wrote:
    http://phoenix.craigslist.org/cph/ofc/4348997434.html

  21. Kenneth Boggs says:

    I received the following recently. Once I saw this Steve Carson on this list, I knew he/she was trying to scam me too. Beware everyone!

    YOUR DUTIES AS MY ASSISTANT.

    While I am in / out of United State: I need someone who can stand in the gap for me. His / Her duties will be the following

    1, To receive letters and mails on my behalf.

    2. Receive Outstanding payment and deposits from clients who want to attend the forthcoming workshops or Live shows.

    3, Schedule appointments for shipments and dispatching. (Less Tactical and Stressful)

    This position is home-based and flexible part time job,you can be in any location to carry out any of the activities. All you need do is to check your emails at least twice daily and keep your phone on at all times should in case i might need to call or text you from anywhere on impromptu. I do have a number of things you could help me with this week if you will be available to start.This can act as a stable foundation to our working relationship. Let me know if you have any of the office equipment (If not,I will make arrangements to send them to your address)

    Printer: (Cleared)

    Personal Laptop/Desktop: (Cleared)

    Internet Access: (Cleared)

    Scanner:

    Fax machine:

    Lamina-tor (pouch type):

    Paper Cutter: (up/down cutter type)

    For proper review (since i am not available now to set up a face-to-face interview) supply out correctly the information below.

  22. Kenneth Boggs says:

    Here’s more info here:

    First Name :

    Last Name:-

    Address:-

    City :-

    State:-

    Postal Code:-

    Phone Number(S) :-

    Present Occupation:-

    Email:-

    ******* Optional:

    Gender:-

    Marital Status:-

    Age :-

    Nationality:-

    Scanned copy of your ID: ( You can provide that later )

    Note: It will be of added advantage if you can provide 2 references from your past employments.

    Qualification:

    1. Educational background is not a criteria.

    2. You must be Organized and able to take instructions well Dependable,Reliable,Trustworthiness a must

    3. Must have excellent English language skills (both spoken and written)

    4. Have great work ethic and attitude,as well as people skills,pay-attention to details,capable of Multi-Tasking,and work well under stress at times.

    Benefits:

    – Yearly performance bonus

    – Paid vacation/sick/personal days

    – Medical benefits

    Salary:

    $550 weekly + Incentives

    Also,there will be compensation for efficiency and hard work.

    Thanks and let me have your views .

    Steve

  23. Jessica Blakemore says:

    I have been scammed by a man doing this same thing. I was stupid enough to actually print chcks for him and send them to people, but now I know it’s a scam and I have tried ending contact with him.

    He sent me $1800 and I am trying to send it back but he keeps trying to get me to send it to a woman named “ANA” who he claims is his “boss”, even though he owns his own business…

    And now he’s making death threats to me, and about my family!!! He is a crazy ass! He threatened me saying his wife was a sheriff for west palm beach, considering i don’t even live in florida, but they were contacting the local sheriff authorities and the FBI was coming to get me… its even more entertaining because I’ve gone to the local police and shown them these death threats over my email.

    WHO the hell does that?! and then he’s like I will forgive you just please work for me I need you to send checks out to more people, please, work for me still. He is bipolar.

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