This email with the subject "Temporal Job Offer" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 09 Oct 2007 15:50:36 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was Charles Helderman <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Temporary Jobs (Open only to US/Canadian Citizens and Residents) Dear Sir/Madam, Would you be willing to work from home for us?We have clients the world over and we are looking for a trustworthy representative in USA/Canada that would be a link between the company and our clients over there.
Your job would be online and would not require you to leave your present employment. The company is looking for a representative/book keeper, one who would handle all transactions that have to do with Gulf Oil And Gas
Gulf Oil And Gas has numerous customers in the US who buy bulk orders and prefer payments to be made by Money Orders and Cashiers Checks.Now, since these money orders/cashiers checks are not readily cashable outside the USA, the company has decided to employ someone whose responsibility or duty will be to collect these payments from our clients and cash them in his/her bank and then send the money over.
All you need to do is receive this payment from our clients in the States or Canada and get it cashed in your bank then deduct 10% as your Service Charge and forward the balance to the company down here via Western Union Money Transfer.
The main reason why the funds cannot be cashed down here is that it would take 20-24 working days for a US Money Order to pass through the bank here and that would tie down capital and make business slow, but a US Money Order presented to the bank in the US would clear tops within 24 - 48hrs. Payments will be issued in your name and sent to you via Courier Service.
Basically what the Company is searching for is a Representative/Book-keeper in the States who would help to establish a medium of getting our funds from our customers there. If you are interested in working with us we would be very glad as inability to get our Payment in cash has posed a big problem and has affected account reconciliation and turn over grossly.
These are legitimate transactions between our customers and our company Representative and there is no legal risk as these are payments for goods already bought and delivered.
Like earlier mentioned we are offering 10% of whatever amount it is that you cash per week as salary and subject to your satisfaction you will be given the opportunity to negotiate the mode by which we will pay for your services as our official Representative/Book-keeper in the States.
The mode we would prefer would be instant deduction of your salary from the Amount before going ahead to send whatever is left back via Western union/Money gram money transfer.
We are aware that you would be charged to have the money sent and whatever that would amount to is to be deducted from the balance of the funds after you must have deducted your salary.
If interested kindly reply this email with the following info; email@example.com
First Name:- Last Name:- Address (Not P.O.Box):- City:- State:- Zip Code:- Home Phone:- Cell Phone:- Email Address:- Gender:- Age (Must be over 18):- Regards, Charles Helderman Gulf Oil And Gas firstname.lastname@example.org www.gulfoilandgas.com