Victim Location 11429
Type of a scam Employment
This email was sent to me:
Your resume has been reviewed and approved. Unfortunately, the position you applied for has been occupied, so I am offering you another position to work as my personal assistant. You have been selected as a potential candidate for a personal assistant position pending background checks.
Your duties are as follows :
• Perform official assignment to detail/ instruction.
• Running personal errands (receiving and making payment).
• Acting as an alternative telephone correspondence.
• Work independently without much supervision (inspecting items paid for at post office near to you)
Available position: Personal Assistant
Hours: 10 Hours per week
Days: 3 days per week
Weekly pay: $700
The job is flexible and can be completed at your convenient time. It can be done during your break-time as well.
• AD & D Insurance
Willing to take this job position? Please re-confirm your information for background check.
FULL NAMES :
ADDRESS (Including apartment #) :
ZIP CODE :
CELL # :
I hope you have a good 4th of July
A few days Later I received this email.
USPS DELIVERED PAYMENT PACKAGE TO YOU TODAY !!!
Last Scan: Thu 6 Jul 2017 11:24 AM Delivered, In/At Mailbox ,*** *** NY 11***
Delivery Date: Thu 6 Jul 2017
Delivery Location: *** ***, NY 11***
Carrier: US Postal Service
US Postal Service Tracking Number: 9470101699320031924626
2:33 PM (41 minutes ago)
Payment to run your first errand for me has been issued out which will get delivered to you A.S.A.P. Your duty is to run a personal errand and also make payment out.
Once you receive payment, make sure you follow instructions to avoid any mistake. You will have it deposited through your bank or through the ATM or through your mobile application as a mobile deposit.
Immediately the check clears same day or within 24 hours, you will deduct your first week payment as agreed and you will be making payment out with the rest of the money to my esteemed client with no mistakes.
USPS TRACKING NUMBER: 9470101699320031924626
I will like you to get back to me immediately you receive my message and follow my instruction to avoid any delays. Let me know the moment you receive and deposit the check into your account.
I will be waiting to hear from you soon.
I know for sure this is a scam because it makes no sense. No background check and you just send someone a check for almost $4000.
I applied for a job through zip recruiter, that’s how he found me. At first I thought it was legit based on that but after I was told a check was sent, red flags came up.
Please help me stop these people who are trying scam people who are just trying to make a honest living.