Is this a craigslist job scam?
I have received your resume message. My Sister will be coming from
(Poplar Grove, IL ), She will be moving on 15th of June 2011,she is
140lbs and 5.8ft and she speaks English fluently.We really need you to
be honest and trust worthy in this work. The work basis are below.
- You are to be checking on My Sister at least 4 times in a week for
proper caring and to know how well about her health and i think you
have little medical experience.
- You will be earning $500 weekly plus other benefit.
- You will be driving her to hospital when she need arise for proper
medical check up at least once in a month and if you don't know how to
drive, We will hire you a good driver.
-- Your working days will be Mon,Wednesday, Friday & Saturday.
You will have to prescribe the convenient hrs during each of this days
which will not affect your other regular work as this will be a part
time work for you and if you want to live with her in the house for
other assistance there will be no problem.
So kindly provide me your full name and mailing address so that we can
ensure the housing agent get her an apartment which will be more
closer to your house and I hope about 10 miles will not be too far for
you.Also we will be paying you the first week wages upfront via a
Certified Check because you will help her to get some medical tools
like one touch basic machine,acu-check machine and test trips in any
nearest pharmacy store around.
So i will want you fill the below employment form so that we can
ensure you are ready for the work.
1. Full Name ....................
2. Mailing Address, ....................
3. City ....................
4. State and Zip Code ....................
5. Cell and Home Number # ....................
6. Age, Sex and marital status..........
7. Email Address........
8 Current Job: ..........
9 What are your background records?
I will be sending you her living address very soon so that you will
know where you will be working.I will give you her living address once
the rental agent find her a suitable house.I will be awaiting your
email soonest and we can proceed as you can understand that the date
is getting approach.
Let me know if you are available to tutor my Son great things how much
it will cost for a minimum time of 3hrs per week.
Nevermind. I did some better googling. It is fake.
- 10 years agoFavorite Answer
100% scam, you are correct.
There is no job.
There is only a scammer trying to steal your hard-earned money.
The next email will be from another of the scammer's fake names and free email addresses pretending to be the "secretary/assistant/accountant" and will demand you cash a large fake check sent on a stolen UPS/FedEx billing account number and send most of the "money" via Western Union or moneygram back to the scammer posing as the "supply company" while you "keep" a small portion. When your bank realizes the check is fake and it bounces, you get the real life job of paying back the bank for the bounced check fees and all the bank's money you sent to an overseas criminal.
Western Union and moneygram do not verify anything on the form the sender fills out, not the name, not the street address, not the country, not even the gender of the receiver, it all means absolutely nothing. The clerk will not bother to check ID and will simply hand off your cash to whomever walks in the door with the MTCN# and question/answer. Neither company will tell the sender who picked up the cash, at what store location or even in what country your money walked out the door. Neither company has any kind of refund policy, money sent is money gone forever.
When you refuse to send him your cash he will send increasingly nasty and rude emails trying to convince you to go through with his scam. The scammer could also create another fake name and email address like "FBI@ gmail.com", "police_person @hotmail.com" or "investigator @yahoo.com" and send emails telling you the job is legit and you must cash the fake check and send your money to the scammer or you will face legal action. Just ignore, delete and block those email addresses. Although, reading a scammer's attempt at impersonating a law enforcement offical can be extremely funny.
Now that you have responded to a scammer, you are on his 'potential sucker' list, he will try again to separate you from your cash. He will send you more emails from his other free email addresses using another of his fake names with all kinds of stories of great jobs, lottery winnings, millions in the bank and desperate, lonely, sexy singles. He will sell your email address to all his scamming buddies who will also send you dozens of fake emails all with the exact same goal, you sending them your cash via Western Union or moneygram.
Do you know how to check the header of a received email? If not, you could google for information. Being able to read the header to determine the geographic location an email originated from will help you weed out the most obvious scams and scammers. Then delete and block that scammer. Don't bother to tell him that you know he is a scammer, it isn't worth your effort. He has one job in life, convincing victims to send him their hard-earned cash.
Whenever suspicious or just plain curious, google everything, website addresses, names used, companies mentioned, phone numbers given, all email addresses, even sentences from the emails as you might be unpleasantly surprised at what you find already posted online. You can also post/ask here and every scam-warner-anti-fraud-busting site you can find before taking a chance and losing money to a scammer.
6 "Rules to follow" to avoid most fake jobs:
1) Job asks you to use your personal bank account and/or open a new one.
2) Job asks you to print/mail/cash a check or money order.
3) Job asks you to use Western Union or moneygram in any capacity.
4) Job asks you to accept packages and re-ship them on to anyone.
5) Job asks you to pay visas, travel fees via Western Union or moneygram.
6) Job asks you to sign up for a credit reporting or identity verification site.
Avoiding all jobs that mention any of the above listed 'red flags' and you will miss nearly all fake jobs. Only scammers ask you to do any of the above. No. Exceptions. Ever. For any reason.
If you google "fake check cashing job", "fraud Western Union scam", "money mule moneygram scam" or something similar you will find hundreds of posts from victims and near-victims of this type of scam.
- Anonymous5 years ago
Most craigslist job scams don't want your credit info. They just want you to do stuff that isn't very legit (i.e. pyramid scam kind of stuff). IF she has $10 a month to get a credit reporting service, that would be ideal. But doing the free check for the next several years is probably good enough. Is she hasn't done it yet this year, she should wait 8 weeks or so to see things start appearing on the report. It's highly unlikely that something will happen.
- Anonymous10 years ago
Yeah I'm glad you realized that. I knew it when they said $500 a week and especially knew it when they said you will have to get her medical supplies. If she was really ill (in this case diabetic), she would have her own tools. I hate craigslist these days. The con-artists out number the legit people. Good luck finding a real job though =)
- Anonymous10 years ago
this seems extremely odd. i wouldn't trust it
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- Mike SLv 710 years ago
S-C-A-M.........Seen this one before.................don't even think about applying .........enough said.