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Thursday 18 February 2016

Fake job: "Personal Assitant and Administrative officer needed." / Walter.Smith [sales@ema.su]

This job offer is a fake, and is actually intended to recruit people for criminal activities such as money laundering or receiving stolen goods.

From:    Walter.Smith [sales@ema.su]
Reply-To:    waltersmith7@ig.com.br
Date:    17 February 2016 at 23:54
Subject:    Re: Personal Assitant and Administrative officer needed.


I'm looking for someone who can handle my business & personal errands at his/her spare time as I keep traveling a lot. Someone who can offer me these

services mentioned below:

* Mail services (Receive my mails and drop them off at UPS or USPS)
* Shop for Gifts
* Bill payment (pay my bills on my behalf, access to the funds would be provided by me)
* Sit for delivery (at your home) or pick items up at nearby post office at your convenience.

Let me know if you will be able to offer me any or all of these services and 10% of my income weekly would be your weekly payment. If you will be available for this job position ,send me a confirmation e-mail and send me your details like complete name/address/country/state/ city/zip/phone or you could even attach your resume.I do have a pile up of work and a number of unattended duties which you can assist me with soon.

Please note that this job DOES NOT require any financial obligation of any sort from you as I would be catering for all expenses.

I look forward to hearing from you.


It appears to come from the domain ema.su (".su" is the old domain for the Soviet Union, still around today) but in face the Reply-To address is waltersmith7@ig.com.br. The email was routed through an insecure server at (mail.plantsmartsales.com) and apparently originated from (apparently in Warren, Ohio).

Despite appearing to be a "no risk" proposition with a 10% payoff, all the money being handled is actually stolen, and the person handling it will be liable for 100% of the loss and could face legal action. Any goods handled and reshipped will be stolen, and any correspondence sent and received will be fraudulent. Avoid this at all costs.

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