nYacht So Fast
Now I have a scammer what's done pretty much the same thing.
From the "jobs online scam department" comes this latest effort to give me the business:
DON'T MISS OUR FIRST JOB OFFER OF THE YEAR.....IF INTERESTED APPLY ASAP.
|From:||Ashley Mauricio (email@example.com)|
|Sent:||Sat 1/23/16 7:43 AM|
If interested reply with the information requested below as your resume details:
Full Name :
Full Address :
Zip Code :
Phone Cell :
Human Resources Manager
commercial and private yacht owners
Naturally my character acknowledged receipt of the check and advised my 'employer' that the mystery shop assignment would be carried out the following Wednesday.
A day after the appointed one, my character sent the following email to my "employer":
As you instructed me, I cashed the check, keeping the portion you said that I was allotted, and took the remainder to two separate Money Gram outlets near me, for the purpose of secretly observing and reporting on their customer service, et al.
Here is my report:
Money Gram outlet #1: ***** West Colfax Avenue, Lakewood CO 80215-3707, phone 303-***-****
Facility easily accessible. Clean, orderly. Moderate level of business. Due to amount of traffic, I had to wait twice as long for service as it took me to fill out the Money Gram documentation. Clerk was a bit hurried albeit it courteous.
The fee to send $1305 to the designated recipient in Seattle, WA --$25.59 -- was competitive with outlets using Western Union.
All in all, I would recommend this Money Gram outlet to friends, family and colleagues.
Money Gram outlet #2: ***** S. Estes Street, Lakewood CO 80227-3117, phone 303-***-****
Facility a bit harder to find but accessible. In a mixed residential/business neighborhood. Not as clean but appeared orderly. Less business volume than the first Money Gram. It took me as long to fill out the documentation as it took the clerk to attend to me and answer my questions. Clerk was neither pleasantly courteous or unpleasantly abrupt; very matter of fact. The fee I was quoted to send $1305 to the designated recipient in Seattle, WA was again $25.59.
All in all, I would recommend Money Gram outlet #1 over #2, unless one likes to deal in a lower volume venue. Otherwise, there was no significant difference in the two outlets.
I eagerly await my next assignment.
*Jeopardy Theme whilst we wait*
I will be waiting to receive the receipts as soon as possible and be expecting your new assignment on Monday March 7, 2016.
Human Resources Manager
commercial and private yacht firstname.lastname@example.org
You sent money from this Money Gram outlet on Feb 25 #1: 11599 West Colfax Avenue, Lakewood CO 80215-3707, phone 303-237-8643 Or Money Gram outlet #2: 2641 S. Estes Street, Lakewood CO 80227-3117, phone 303-989-1943, to our recipient in Seattle, WA, right?.
Jack, you sent $1305 to the designated recipient in Seattle, WA on Feb 25, 2016 via money gram outlet right?. I am very sure that the money gram outlet issued a receipt for you after the transaction right?. Now before the recipient in Seattle, WA could cash these amount of money you sent from money gram from any money gram outlet in Seattle, you have to send the eight digit number on the receipt to my email as well as the sender's name which they were both on the receipt that you received from the money gram outlet the day you sent this money $1305 out to the recipient in Seattle, WA.
I hope you understand my point now with this explanation, get back to me as soon as possible thanks.
I don't have to listen to the following because I was there, Ash. After all, I wrote you the descriptions, right? What is your specific question? I think I mystery shopped both locations pretty thoroughly and reported it every bit as thoroughly.
You mystery shopped in both locations, right? Fine. All what I am asking you to do now is to use your camera phone or tablet to snap and scan the documents you received the day you mystery shopped in both location to my email here. The best ways to scan a document is to use your phone or tablet ... More and more people are using the camera on their phone or tablet to scan documents to any designated recipient over the email. Please scan the documents now and send it over to my email here.
Use my camera phone to snap WHAT? A picture of my pet rock? I have no documents. When I shopped the two Money Gram locations, I did just that. I did not actually send any Money Grams; I merely observed how they operated with customers ahead of me and then asked them how they would process my transfer if I were to make it. That is the information I sent you. I still have the funds you sent me. So what is my next assignment?
(1) You wish me to send the combined $2610 via Western Union? Yes, send the combined $2610 via Western Union to Jane Joseph in 1, Samuel Manuwa Street, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria. And not to the person in Seattle again okay.
Good Morning to you Jack and how are you doing this morning? I want to know if you send the money via western union to Jane Joseph in Lagos Nigeria already, reason is because there is another new assignment waiting for you, which you suppose to start the processing today. Meanwhile the management have already send the new assignment to my email and they're expecting us to give them the report of the first assignment given to you since 3 weeks ago, am talking about the money they entrust in your hand.
I'll send you the receipt
(so I send them an old fuzzied up fake receipt from a scambait back in '09 or so):
Jack the mtcn receipt picture you sent doesn't clear at all, you have to resend it and make it bold. Or better still type the mtcn 10 digit number and the sender,s name as well as the amount sent okay
It wasn't clear? Hmmm. Okay
The next reply from the scammer either suggests (a) they recognize that I'm playing them and they think they can get a rise out of me by claiming their Nigerian contact got the money or (b) they're saving face, in which case this is the last I will hear from them:
Dear Jack, I would like to thank you for the job well done and also to let you know that the management get back to me now and says the money as been picked up by JANE JOSEPH today in Lagos Nigeria. Once again, thank you so much for MTN receipt that you sent over to my email this morning.
Seymour is disappointed...he hoped I could score a discounted yacht or something...