KNOWN EMAILS & NAMES LINKED TO JOB SCAMS
Below are recent email addresses and names for contacts that have been identified by various schools as having posted fraudulent jobs at their sites or who have sent phishing emails. Remember that they change their names and email addresses frequently and can easily re-register using a different username.
[NOTE: fraudulent employers often use the names of legitimate employers - high-jacked legitimate company names may be included below.]
Business Sense LLC – email@example.com
firstname.lastname@example.org Richard Parker
Monica Adams email@example.com
firstname.lastname@example.org Jessica Rose
email@example.com Kenneth Blane
firstname.lastname@example.org James Franklin Sr.
Michael McCormick – email@example.com
Russell Powell – firstname.lastname@example.org
http://petsits.com/scammers.htm - pet sitting scams
Nichole Laricks Realty
Amanda Spund – spundandco.com
email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
EmploymentSurvey.org or CareerServices@EmploymentSurvey.org
Daniela Barbel Realty or email@example.com
Donald Butler at firstname.lastname@example.org (Note: correct email has a space between “us” and “office”)
email@example.com or CLKjob.com
firstname.lastname@example.org or Barry Fisher
EXAMPLES OF RECENT EMAIL SCAMS
1. Fake MSU Email Scam – “Lee Zheng Personal Assistant”
—– Forwarded SCAM Message —–
From: Michigan State University <noreply@MichiganStateUniversity>
Sent: Wednesday, May 9, 2012 1:24 PM
Subject: GET PAID WEEKLY AS A PERSONAL ASSISTANT
Hello, I’m bringing to your knowledge that one Mr Lee Zhang needs a Personal Assistant who would be responsible for receiving his mails,forwarding them and also running few minor errands.Hence,if you are interested to fill this position reply to this email as we have verified and linked his information to this email herein. Sincerely, Human Resources Affairs © 2012 Michigan State University,all rights reserved.
—— Forwarded SCAM Message —–
2. Scam posting in MySpartanCareer – “Accounting Assistant”
Employer: Abco Roofing Inc.
Job Title: Accounting Assistant
Job Function: Management/Administration, Marketing/Sales
Position Type: Full Time, Part Time, Internship-Paid, Graduate Assistantship
Processing cash receipts. Ensures cash accuracy by reconciling daily cash receipts and researching and resolving processing errors. Contact customers with questions on payments received. Assist in special projects and other various accounting operations duties on an as-needed basis.
Proficient in Excel and Word
Effective communication and interpersonal skills
Possess strong attention to detail and organizational abilities.
3. Job Posting Scam Follow-Up Email
Fake Company: Roster Coffee
Contact Name: Peter Anderson
Thank you so much for your interest in our advert. I am glad to inform you that the position is still open to you. This is a part time job and also a work-at-home job. It will in no way affect your present work status. Your role is to make payrolls checks,print them from your computer and then mail them out to our payees on instruction. All this will be done from your home at your convenient time. You do not need any special skills to apply for this position. Basic computer skills are needed. It takes not more than 2-3 hours daily depending on how steadfast you are. At the end of each official week, you will receive the sum of $250. You do not need to have any special knowledge to have this job. You will be taught everything you need to know and how to carry out this work effectively online via a chat. However, before you can have this position, you must have a Color Printer and a Scanner. Let me know if you have them so that i can send you more details about the job.
4. Job Posting Scam Follow-Up Email
To: “college student”
Subject: 1st Assignment & Instructions
Date: Mon, 13 Aug 2012
This is to inform you that a transaction has been completed and you will be receiving your 1st payment for processing this morning. Payment will arrive via FedEx Courier service with the tracking #1234… It is part of your duty to monitor the transit of the payment parcel. On delivery of payment, you are to send a notification that payment has been received and then proceed with the processing. You are to have the check deposited in your bank account for 24hrs. Then you can withdraw the funds from your bank account first thing tomorrow morning to Complete your first Assignment. As soon as you have the funds in your possession tomorrow you will be deducting your 10% salary and then, have the rest of the funds sent in cash via MoneyGram to the vendor’s information which will be provided to you later today or first thing tomorrow morning . It will be advised that all transaction be done efficiently with no error. It is very important to send us an email as an update once the check have being received and also once the check have being deposited to confirm you will be completing your assignment tomorrow morning .
Zehm Home Concepts Inc.
Tel: (562) 661 8624
COMMON JOB SCAMS TARGETING COLLEGE STUDENTS
Envelop stuffing from home
Repackaging or shipping from home
Issuing checks/Check processing from home
Pyramid sales schemes
A variety of scams where a student is asked to pay for certification, training materials or equipment with promise of reimbursement
Fake Checks Fraud Test
Mystery Shopper scams
U.S. Gov. Federal Trade Commission
Better Business Bureau
Privacy Rights Job Hunter Resource
MSU State News – Email Scams
U.S. FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION VIDEO