Craigslist Job Scam: Alhamrani-Fuchs Petroleum Ltd
Posted by TJ on Monday September 7, 2009 @ 11:08 PM
[Tags: scam, business, craigslist]

Note: This is part 21 in the Job Scam Series.

Thanks goes to CJ Hayden for sending in this scam. This is an email scam sent in reply to ads placed on Craigslist. This scammer picked an interesting company to use in this scam "Fuchs". Just seeing the name alone makes we wonder is that real company? It is a real company but this offering is not...it's a scammer who has no affiliation with the real company. CJ also sent me similar for these jobs: " PERSONAL ASSISTANT", "Office Assistant", Mystery shopper - Great America Inc, Mr Poun J Lintakoon (Lintakoon@live.com). If you received any offers for these companies they are scams and should not be replied too.

Avoid any association with this scam and do not respond to any emails from Alhamrani-Fuchs Petroleum Ltd

Do not deposit any checks received from the this offer. They are fake or fraudulent and if deposited will be subtracted from your bank balance once the fraud is discovered.

If you received another job scam featuring another company please forward the email to
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How do I spot a job scam?
1.) The message is for a position that you did not apply for
2.) The message is from or asking for a reply to an email address from a free email provider (ie: @aol.com, @yahoo.com, @gmail.com, @rocketmail.com)
3.)The position is for a work at home job. Let's get real here most of these positions are hard to come by.
4.) The message provides no phone and/or no mailing address
5.) The company does not have a website or the website was created in the last year. Do a whois lookup to see when a domain was created.
6.) The job list few or no qualifications
7.) The message is written with poor English
8.) A Google search for the company finds little or no history for the company
9.) The email fails to mention you by name. Starts off with generic opening (ie: Dear job seeker, Dear applicant).
10.) The work at home position involves money transfers or check cashing.
*** This list is not all inclusive. Remember if you have to ask yourself "Is this a scam?" it probably is!

What should I do if I provided my information to scammers?
  1. Do not respond to further communications.
  2. Do not cash any checks you received from fraudulent offer.
  3. Do not direct wire any money to addresses provided.
  4. If you sent bank Information: Call your bank immediately and tell them what happened. They should be able to change your account number or cancel your account.
  5. If you are still concerned you might want to enroll in credit monitoring such as LifeLock Identity Theft Prevention
  6. You can also file a claim with The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3). The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) is a partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C), and the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA). They are probably overloaded with these types of claim though, so I would not expect an individual response. You can also contact the Better Business Bureau or your states attorney general's office
  7. Post a comment below with any information you have on this scam to inform other people to try and avoid any future victims. Post the email you received with exact wording if different from original posted so when people search for terms they find this warning.

lindabarr006@gmail.com said:

From: emp_goldenage@yahoo.com
To: [[email removed]]
Sent: 9/7/2009 8:09:56 A.M. Central Daylight Time
Subj: Re: Personal Assistant wanted ASAP


How are you doing today? Thanks for the quick response, I am Public Relations Manager, a native of San Antonio, TX. based in Saudi Arabia. we are a crude oil merchant based here in Saudi Arabia & Kuwait for 13 years. We have lots of business associates, clients and customers round the globe and this is what prompted us to contact you.
However, due to our large business empire we are finding it difficult to handle most of the international transactions with our clients, investors and business associates....would like to employ your services as my Marketing, Clerical & Sales Manager for investors and customers in the states and Canada.
Below is what this position entails:
* Taking records of crude oil sale to my customers in the state...
* Sending price increment or decrement notice to our customers in the states via phone, email or fax.
* Be in charge of the company's account in the states.(An account will be open on behalf of the company, which i will let you know when to do that, funds will be made available)
* Printing and packaging payments, mailing payments to suppliers in the states.
* Receiving payments from customers and clients in the states.
* Deposit payments into the company's account or wait for further instructions from me.
2....PAY RATE.
* $680 weekly is what i am willing to pay. If you are interested, get back to me with the below details so as to get started.
* Name:
* Address:
* City:
* State: * Zip code:
* phone :
* Age:
* Sex:
* Present occupation:
* Bank name:
You are providing your information for a proper screening in other to confirm maybe we have branch in your environment and to confirm if you are capable of the job that will be giving to you.
On the company's website, you will find a field where you could send your resume, do not use that because it's for applicants within Saudi-Arabia only, i hope you understand this very well.
I await to read from you as soon as possible.
Thank you and God bless.
Alhamrani-Fuchs Petroleum Ltd
11 Kumaranyakae Road.
P.O. Box 7103
Jeddah 21462
Kingdom of Saudi-Arabia
Email emp_goldenage@yahoo.com
Yahoo messenger id: emp_goldenage
Website: www.fuchs.com.sa

If you receive this scam and found this post helpful please post a comment so I know these warnings are being read! Thanks!

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