Applied for job, got E-Mail, is this a scam?
I've been putting in job applications all over the place, and I applied to quite a few from Craigslist. I just received this E-Mail from someone claiming to be in Australia, and I'm not sure if it's a scam at all. This is the E-Mail: Hello , How are you doing today? I’m very happy that you want to becoming part of our company by working for us. Thanks for the mail...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 UPS(nothing illegal)Shop for Gifts,Art works,Bill payment ( pay my bills on my behalf)Sit for delivery( at your home) or pick items up at nearby post office at your convenience. It does not matter where you are located as long as you reside in the united states.Let me know if you will be able to offer me any/all of these services. 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 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 me or our customers. 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,art works,antiques business and personal letters.. All expenses and taxes will be covered by me. You will work between 15 and 20hrs a month..I will pay $350.00 weekly, That is not a bad offer is it? I need your service because I am constantly out of town. I work in a realestate and I own an Art Gallery in Australia. I will return to USA in AUGUST,2013 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.Hope to hear from you.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.I will provide you with 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 as 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? Kindly,provide me with the following details below Full Name Full Address City State Country Zip Code Phone Number Age --------------------- Then he left his name and number. I just want to know if this is a scam, and if so, how does it work.
Asked By: Scott - 5/13/2013
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100% scam... More
Answered By: Buffy Staffordshire - 5/13/2013
Additional Answers (2)
That's what you're supposed to get even when I applied to Yosemite I got an email right away.
Answered By: M12692 - 5/13/2013
This is a SCAM! Do not give them any personal information!
Answered By: nascar88gyrl - 5/13/2013
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