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Hello Applicant

Thanks for your response. My name is Dave Kerry. I live in US but presently in London on a business trip and I need a part time personal assistant urgently to run my errands until I return back to the US by third week in April. I own an electronics and clothing store in London, United Kingdom. Here below is the job description.

1. You will run errands for three times a week and two hours each day.
2. You will do my business shopping.
3. You will receive my packages which will be shipped to the nearest UPS office to you. You will go to the UPS office and pick up the packages. The content of the packages are electronics, clothes, my business and personal letters. You will open the packages and confirm the contents for record purpose.
4. You will ship out some of the packages where I want them to be shipped to. (You don’t have to pay for the shipment. All expenses and taxes will be covered by me)
5. You will receive payments from my clients on my behalf which will be written payable to your name so you can cash them at your bank. The payments will be in either check or money order. The payments will be for the services you will be rendering and to do my business shopping.

Job Requirement
1. You must have good communicatin skill.
2. You must be efficient, reliable, responsible and trustworthy.
3. You mush be able to perform your tasks effectively
4. You should be able to work 3 times per week and 2 hours each day.

Payment and Work Duration
The Job will last for three months. I want to open another electronics and clothing store in the US when I return and If there is need to extend your services, an ammedment would be made to your wages and you will be notified accordingly. I will meet you in person by April when I return back to the US. I am willing to pay $ 300 per week. Your weekly payment will be deducted from the payments sent to you by my clients.

I need the service of a personal assistant because I am always out of town for business trips. The lists and pictures of what to shop will be sent to you via email when am ready. No heavy packages are involved! The shopping will be done at any nearest stores to you. You will be shopping for Electronics and clothes. My personal UPS account number will be provided for shipping. I will provide clear set of instructions for each task to be done and funds to cover them.

If interested, Please confirm the following details:
Your Full Name:
Your Full Address with apt # (Not P.O.Box)
Your Cell phone number
Your Home phone number
Age:
Present Occupation:

Hope to hear from you soon.

Regards,
Dave Kerry
Tel: +447563832175

I have been hearing from people around me that this is a scam and not sure what to do because I already took the job and he sent me a check. Please help me!!!!
thanks guys. i just googled this letter and found the same exact one online it is in fact a scam 🙁 but i will not be emailing him anymore. he sent me another email just now but i am going to ignore it. hopefully it just works out okay. it sucks because i was in need of a job and was happy to finally get a response. oh well though.

4 Thoughts on is this a scam? I recently applied for a personal assistant job and recieved this?
  1. Reply
    rtfm
    August 16, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    YES, it’s a scam. The check he sent you is either stolen or forged. The items he’s having you ship are stolen or otherwise illegal. You’ll be breaking the law by sending them on.

    Either just cut him off and stop communicating with him, or report his activity to the police.

  2. Reply
    GuitarGeorge
    August 16, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    Definitely a scam, I saw the same thing on TV. Got the guy for $ 40,000 before he caught on.

    And so far, in your answers I see Mina, Cindy, and Jolly posting websites again. They’re either spammers or scammers. Don’t go there. Actually, you shouldn’t go to any sites on your answers that you have to cut and paste to get there. Yahoo doesn’t let you post links till you get to level two, just for this reason. These scammers create a new profile every day and never get to level two.

    Edit: Oh yeah, now I see feng, another spammer came on while I was typing LOL

  3. Reply
    CandeeHB
    August 16, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    It’s a SCAM – run for your life. Read the letter. Does this sound like an American? No it sounds like a Nigerian behind a keyboard wanting to take your money and your identity.

  4. Reply
    Ghana Banana
    August 16, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    Google reshipping scam. If this was real why would you have to receive the goods and reship them? UPS would just send the items to the other address. You are being used to fence stolen property and guess who will go to prison once the scam is uncovered? You will, as the stolen goods were sent to you, and you committed fraud by resending them to another person.
    http://www.bankrate.com/brm/news/advice/scams/reshipping.asp

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