The email looks convincing.
If you enter your login and password you are then directed to another page that asks for a lot more, even your email password.
Banking and email identify theft complete. Say goodbye to your privacy and your money!
In response to your filled online Interview answers; attached to this mail is your appointment and confirmation letter. We have updated your full bio-data information and has been forwarded to our recruitment department for proper scrutiny. You are required to apply your signatures and name where designated only if you agree with the entire terms and conditions contained therein.Attached were two documents, one "appointment letter" and one "confirmation letter". See if you can spot the clues that this is a scam, not a real job offer. You can start with a monthly salary of £8,500 which is about P1.5 million, as a Front Office and Reservations Officer.
Please kindly inform us of your departure date in order to assist us in making advance preparation regarding your traveling document. As soon as we receive a copy of the signed contract letter we shall proceed with the preparation of your letter of invitation.
We await the scanned copy of the signed files along with your departure date.
Awaiting your urgent reply
Mr Giles Hawke
|Note the amount of ice in the package.|
Has this been defrosted and frozen again?
|Picture taken on 16th April 2015.|
Note the Best Before date.
"We refer to your earlier forwarded information for job engagement with relation to SHELL OIL COMPANY MALAYSIA. On the above subject matter, SHELL OIL COMPANY MALAYSIA management hereby congratulates you on your successful emergency based on detail recruitment by our recruitment manager: Dr. David Mark, further details are as follows:
Designation: HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGER.
Salary: $4,900.00 (Four Thousand Nine Hundred USD Only) Monthly/take home after (tax), Starting on Euros equivalent depending on home country and currency preference.
Benefits: Travel Insurance, Medical Insurance, 5 Bedroom Duplex, Free Education for your children both home and abroad (if any), Official Toyota Camry 2012 with 5 years experience Driver and 10-15 Days break/leave after every 90 business working days in the company."
"Please be advised that your Working Visa, Residential/Work Permit papers will cost you $895 only as Indicated in the Appointment Document attached with this Email.
Make Sure you sign the Appointment Document and return back to us This AFTERNOON and also Contact MR. KAZEEM ABDULLAHI immediately regarding the transfer of the $895 and details he will be needing from you for the WORKING VISA,RESIDENTIAL & WORK PERMIT."
“Greetings dear,my name is Angela i saw your profile on (facebook) today contact me through my email address(email@example.com) so that i can give you my picture for you to know who i am am interested to make friend with you. Thanks. Yours Truly Friend, Angela”This is the beginning of a classic “advance fee” scam. If you reply the next email will explain that “Angela” is in fact being held in a refugee camp somewhere in West Africa and can only communicate through her pastor. She’ll say that her late father, uncle or grandfather died suddenly leaving a massive amount of money in a bank account that, for some reason, she can’t access. She’ll then ask you to help by allowing the money to be transferred to your account and you’ll be able to keep a large proportion of it. She’ll explain that her pastor will be the person you’ll communicate with. However just before the money is ready to be transferred the pastor will then explain that there is a fee you have to pay, maybe to a lawyer or perhaps a customs or bank official for the money transfer to proceed. That’s what the whole thing is about, that “advance fee” payment. That’s what they want.
“I have been communication with a company in London Active Event Company (Edward Jones) that has stated that they have employed me as their Travel Event Manager and have directed me to another agent to process work permit and visa.”The job offer letter that was sent was very generous. This job offered a salary of £4,900 per month (that’s nearly P900,000 per year), despite the fact that this company had never met this potential recruit, had never interviewed her and didn’t even know anything about her. Consider this bit from the offer letter (I haven’t corrected the spelling or the language):
“This apointment may be terminated by either side giving one month notice. The normal hour of work are 35 hours per week, and you will be entitled to tree weeks ( if under four weeks if over 21) paid holiday in each complete year of service and four weeks holiday.”Does that sound like the sort of language that any company would use in a letter offering someone employment?
“I have been communicating with someone named Luca Anders and he became my Facebook boyfriend. He said he is working in the UK and his contract is ending this month end. He took all his benefits from the company and he wants to come and settle with me in Botswana. He called me that he is coming with a flight which landed at Cape Town at 0930 this morning. Those that claim that they are at the airport called me asking if he is coming to me and I confirmed. Now they say he is carrying a lot of cash.
They say he should pay R10,000 for money laundering and now he says I should deposit the money and he’ll pay me back when he comes because they are now going to send him back and without that cash. Please check for me if its the truth. He says I should not tell many people coz he is carrying lots of money and he is fearing for his life. I’m in a fix. To deposit or not to or is this a scam?”
|Not actually the scammer, just a|
photo the scammer stole from
someone else on Facebook
“the Defendants searched the Plantiff without her consent and it was unlawful. […] I accordingly grant judgment in her favour.”It gets better. He continued:
“On the issue of damages, considering the humiliation embarrassment and impairment of her dignity as an honest member of society I have considered that P60,000 would be sufficient solatium for her dented image in society.”So let’s make it clear, yet again. Security guards are just civilians in uniform. They do a difficult job that helps to protect us but that doesn’t mean they have special powers. All a security guard can do is detain you until the police arrive. Only a police officer can search you against your will.
|Note: this isn't really the scammer, it's|
a picture the scammers stole from a real
person in Brazil.