Wednesday, November 24, 2010

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Sunday, November 21, 2010

Data Service Plus llc - SCAM!

Another SCAM going around the internet.... People are receiving the below email, from Data Service Plus llc:

Subject: Hiring:~Data Service Plus llc
My name is Salley Simon , and I am a human resources supervisor at
Data Service Plus llc would first like to thank you for your interest

in the position. Here’s a brief overview of what we have to offer you.
Remember if you have any questions please feel fre e to email me back,
and I will be sure to respond personally.

-Work from office or home full or part time [telecommute]
-Full online training
-Pay based on per-completion basis
-Work your own schedule

Computer and email access
Competent typing ability
Basic internet knowledge
Must be able to learn and set goals

We are seeking only self motivated people with the desire to work with
online a dvertising.
No experienc e is necessary. You must have a computer with internet
access, a working email account, and basic typing skills. You can
to work full or part time and the hours are set by you. We recommend 18
to 36 hours weekly. You will be processing responses from
a dvertisements; this will be explained to you in the training
Everything is sent via email. There is no contract to sign; the amount
you choose to process is entirely up to you. As with any job, you must
be able to respond to a dvertisements in a timely manner.

You will be paid $15.00 to $20.00 for each application you process. For
example, if you process 35 in a week you can expect to make $350 to
$700 weekly. The average person makes $600 per week. The amount of money
earn is entirely up to you. You will be responsible for keeping track
of your earnings for tax purposes. We do not take out anything for
government tax purposes, nor provide accounting services.

The training materials you receive will give you step-by-step
instructions on how to get started. When
you receive your training materials, you may begin working the same day.
There are no special software requirements
for this position, but
familiarity with
basic computer skills.

Payment for work completed:
You will receive your payments through PayPal for each application you
process. There is a one time
non-refundable fee of $15.00 USD. This cost covers the training
materials sent to you. Once you process your first response, you will
have ma de back this fee. This is just a small processing fee,
from those who are not serious about doing this work. No business can
cover a dministrative cost, wasted time or provide costly materials to
everyon e who inquires about this position. If this is not acceptable
you, or you cannot afford this small cost, please disregard this email.

The training materials and information will be sent to you after we
receive your a dministrative fee, you can begin immediately.

If you do not have a PayPal account, click on the link below to open a
fre e account so you can receive payment for your work and purchase your

training materials. Please notify me once you have ma de the payment, so

I can be sure the materials are sent to you. This is a completely fre e
service and it is a verified secure website. When making your payment,
please enter “Service/Other” in the “For:” field. Please send
your payment through PayPal to our account at
You will receive your materials within twenty-four hours. If you do not,
please email me with your PayPal a ddress so I may confirm receipt.

You can feel 100% comfortable that this is absolut ely not a scam in any
way, shape form or fashion. There is one reason and one reason only that
hhere is a fee for the training materials. We need to identify those
applicants that are going to take this serious. This is an at home job and
leaves little ability to monitor applicants efforts. If this minimal fee is
not acceptable for you, or you cannot afford this small cost, please
disregard this opportunit y . But be assured you this is completely genuine
and legitimate!
************************************************** ****************************
Salley Simon
Data Plus llc
Asst. HR Supervisor

The bad grammar and typos are always a dead giveaway. The email is thanking the receiver for their interest, when often the person has not expressed any interest in the company. They are also asking that you pay a $15.00 fee. SCAM!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Habitat For Humanity SCAM!

This is so disturbing! Habitat For Humanity is a fantastic organization that does great work to help many people.
Some disgusting people are posing as representatives (read - FAKE) of Habitat For Humanity, even going to the lengths of using real looking HFH email addresses, and are scamming people. It is horrible that these people are scamming others, but it is absolutely repulsive that they are tarnishing the image of a great organization.

This is one of the emails that they have been sending to people:

Habitat For Humanity
Wed, Nov 3, 2010 at 11:08 AM

Work With Us(Part Time Job)
hide details Nov 3 (4 days ago)

Hello Prospective Employee,

At HABITAT FOR HUMANITY, We work hard to improve and provide training, technical expertise and support in fund-raising to the national organizations in all the regions of the world. However, the actual work of HABITAT is carried out at the community level by affiliates that have been officially approved by the HFHI Board of Directors. The International Board of Directors (IBOD) are volunteers from around the world who share a deep concern for the problems of poverty housing.

You've got a chance to be one of our representatives and earn a commission for funds raised.This Could earn you an average of $300-$500 weekly.
You can be rest assured that you WOULD NOT be required to pay any fees upfront and this won't affect your current job earnings or disability payments in any way and you can conveniently work from your desk at home.

Private donations will be made in your name from our esteemed Voluntary Donors in your region and you'll be allowed to deduct 10 percent (10%) of the total amount on these donations. This serves as your remuneration for the great service you would be rendering in support of saving lives in the third-world countries. Balances (after the 10%) shall be required to be forwarded to the Regional Co-ordinators of the various charitable projects we are involved in around the Globe.

Please Note: You won't have to do any traveling and WILL NOT be required to pay any fees, this position won't affect your present employment.

To apply, Kindly forward the following info: to our Human Resource Department at the email listed below for further instructions.

PHONE NUMBER (S) must be valid) would be called to confirm.

Habitat for Humanity

Notice the reply to email above? Just a gmail address. Figures. Red flag!

The note from a forum user that posted the scam:
They are possibly promoting themselves as Habitat for Humanity reps and soliciting for money. If you take this, they will have people write out checks to you. Please do not do this and if you received an email send it to Habitat for Humanity Government/Advocacy department at

By looking at this, it looks legit because of the "" email address. I'm not sure about this and can not explain it. But what I am sure about is that it is illegal to have donations written out to you personally on behalf of a non-profit organization. I tried calling the 1-800 number and it has been busy for 4 hours. I google'd the email address and found this on the email: Habitat for Humanity International - Anti-Fraud International.

I hope Habitat For Humanity will press charges against these scammers, and that justice will be served.

Monday, November 8, 2010

The latest SCAM? The 'Looking for a Cosigner' SCAM.

I have seen this scam on Cragslist, and on some Google searches. However, it really hit home when I saw someone posting it as a Work At Home type opportunity, on a Work At Home forum that I frequent.

The scam looks like this (or something very similar):

Subject: Looking for a COSIGNER - compensation $500+ per monthly

Hi Dears!
My name is:
I am 20 and I am a college student, who started a business. It is web directory - which specializes
in publishing and advertising. I did everything by myself - so if you need advice on how to get started - DBA, Business account - I may help.
So everything is going great - except one thing I was not ready for.
To accept payments online - ( to process Credit Cards)- you have to open a mrchant account. I have a problem doing that as i need a strong cosigner with an excellent credit history. I am in despair - because I have lot's of clients - and can't accept payments.
At the same time I have to pay to technical department and stuff.
Your credit will not be at risk at all - as I am the owner. I will pay you 10% of my month revenue - right now it is $500 - but my business is growing fast.I will disclose all pertinent information about me (i.e. address, business name, etc.) so you can at least know I'm not keeping anything from you and am trustworthy
I want to earn your trust. If you are open to what I have just expressed, please reply so we can discuss further.

Thank you

As with many scams, there are consistent spelling and grammatical errors. Red flag!
The scammer is trying to get your personal and bank information. With this info, they will likely try to hack into your account, steal money or your identity (which is a Felony, BTW).

If you see an email, forum post, etc., report it to the carrier or forum, accordingly.

Watch out for the SCAMS!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

2.Nov.2010 Work At Home Job Leads / Postings (non-writing)

I posted some writing job leads yesterday, so I thought I would post some non-writing jobs today.

Title Researcher

A company in the Phoenix area is seeking a part-time researcher with extensive background in title research. The position will include researching 50-100 properties per week and determining if they are first or second deeds of trust. You may work from home. Pay is negotiable.

You must have extensive experience in title research. If interested in this telecommute job opportunity, please forward please forward your resume to:


Profinity - Savings & Protection Programs

They are hiring 80 to 100 agents in the next month and 2000 agents in the next 6 months.

They pay per the minute and you set your own hours. (not sure if there is a min or max on hours).

You will be taking inbound calls. Need your own computer with high speed internet. They already have around 180 agents working from home.



We are a small but growing assistance firm for small business owners. We specialize in helping small businesses grow and become more productive by providing our services.

We are looking for a reliable and accurate bookkeeper proficient in QuickBooks and Quicken.
• Experience in processing W-2 and 1099's
• Entering data
• Reconciling books
• General ledger thru financials
• Maintains records of financial transactions by establishing accounts; posting transactions.
• Maintains historical records by filing documents.
• Complies with federal, state, and local legal requirements by studying requirements; enforcing adherence to requirements; filing reports; advising management on needed actions.

Must be able to work on their own - a self-starter who is able to work with a variety of clients. This is a great opportunity and you get to work from home. We are looking for an individual that wants to grow with the company, the sky is the limit. If this sounds like you then please apply with your resume and a cover letter. This is a contract to hire position.


Bookkeeper - Manhatten

Bookkeeping including bank recs, payroll (very small), sales tax, keeping track of 1099 contractors, VERY limited invoicing and running reports. There are three companies but a low number of transactions. The work should take approximately 2 1/2 days per month. Our needs will grow. Ideally you can grow with us as our needs do, as well as handling one off projects for us.

Demonstrated expertise in Quickbooks, Quicken and Excel a must. The work should be done remotely (as a 1099 contractor) so you should have your own computer with Quickbooks and Excel installed. The work can be done a few hours a week or one day every two weeks. We can send most files to you electronically and occasionally you may need to stop by our midtown Manhattan offices to pick up or drop off documents.


Social Media Coordinator

A new crafting site is seeking a part-time work-at-home social media coordinator to build traffic and presence for the site. You must have experience using Twitter, Facebook, StumbleUpon and other social media sites. Experience organizing contests, connecting with other sites, link-building, and utilizing newsletters is a plus. Finally, you must have excellent written and verbal skills, and be detail-oriented and able to work independently.

Compensation is hourly. If interested in this telecommute job opportunity, please send your resume and a cover letter detailing your related experience to: Good luck!


Customer Service/Call Support

We are looking for energetic, self-motivated individuals with excellent phone skills and a pleasant voice to fill our CSR positions. . Our CSR's are responsible for calling potential new customers and setting appointments for our Sales Dept to be able to present our products to them.

This is a part-time, work from home opportunity!

* Compensation: We offer a maximum of 24 hours per week, starting at $8/hr with the possibility of up to $15/hr. If an appointment that you set up for one of our sales people places an order, you earn $5 additional for that order.


Best of luck!

Monday, November 1, 2010

1.Nov.2010 Work At Home Writing Job Leads / Postings

Happy November! How about some writing jobs, to start the month off?

Article Writers Wanted

We're looking for writers to contribute articles (no less than 2,000 words and no more than 10,000) to the Resources & Tools section of our venue at community - | promote you. what you do.. Our visitors are hungry for information. As a result, we're looking for serious writers to touch on topics that interest other writers/authors/creatives, providing invaluable information in regards to industry subjects related to publishing, general writing, press releases, ghostwriting, corporate writing, etc. Contributors should include their bio/website link/etc. in their articles. As we continue to grow at a rapid rate, this is a great means of gaining very heavy exposure for you personally as a writer.

1) Demonstrate your knowledge and experience - increase browsers confidence in your expertise
2) Establish yourself as a writer to industry professionals and let them know who you are
3) Increase exposure to site visitors - your contact details, links, and a paragraph about you can appear with your posted article

Below is a small sampling of recent post by writers and a general idea of what we're looking for:
> All That You Wanted To Know About Freelance Writers Jobs by Geoff P Smith

> How To Find Yourself a Book Agent by Jennifer Carsen

> Ghostwriter – About the Benefits of a Ghostwriter by Terry Dunford

All articles must be approved by our editorial department first. Due to the potential of overwhelming interest, response time may take 2 to 4 weeks.


Metronome Review Is In Need Of Freelance Writers To Contribute Music A

Metronome Review needs writers to contribute articles to its growing music digital magazine. We pay you the more your work is read (see writer's agreement on registration page).

Sign up and submit your work right on the site.


Writer Needed - Weekly Pay!

We are looking to add a creative blogger/writer to our team, Sanity Office Services! We have an ongoing project that we need a writer for immediately, with the possibility of more work in the future for the right person. For this particular project we will need to have original articles (400 words) written for blog use on the subject of urban clothing brands. This project will start with 10 articles, with the potential to work full time as our demand for this type of writing increases. Pay for this project is $4.25 per 400 word article. All payments will be made on a weekly basis (Saturday) via PayPal. We suggest getting a PayPal debit card so you can withdraw your payments immediately!

We are looking for someone with the following qualifications:

* Professional
* Available Immediately
* English Must Be Your 1st Language
* Have Excellent Grammar and Punctuation
* Basic knowledge of HTML (Can provide tutorial if necessary)
* Must Understand That There Could Be Edits Needed and the Turnaround Time Must be a Priority

If you meet the above qualifications please email with the following information:

* First and Last name
* Email address you would like to use for work purposes
* Resume with a cover letter that details your writing experience
* Samples of previous work
* What are your office hours?
* When can you start?
* When can you have these 10 articles written and submitted?
* Will you be doing the writing yourself?
* Would you be willing to take on if our demand increased?

Please make the subject line of your email “WAHM WRITER”
Any responses that do not follow the instructions above will not be considered.

Thanks for looking; we look forward to meeting you!


Freelance Writer

A national hobby magazine is seeking freelance writers to create engaging monthly features.

Ideal candidates:
-are journalists
with three years experience and a knowledge of or interest in the coin hobby.
-have an eye for identifying hot topics within the coin hobby and industry--and can relate them to the reader.
-have stellar research and interviewing skills.
-pay attention to detail and have the ability to work under deadline.
-are familiar with both print and the Web and are able to generate interactive material.
-can create or locate through licensed archives complementary photos.
-possess expertise and/or background in business or history.
-can seamlessly connect the past with the present.
-are self-directed.

Interested writers should reply with “Freelance Writer” in the subject line, a cover letter, resume and writing samples. If you prefer, you may send hard copies to COINage Magazine, Attn: Managing Editor, 290 Maple Court, Suite 232, Ventura, CA 93003.

About COINage: Since 1964, COINage has been a leading name in numismatic publications. We offer a fresh perspective of numismatics for the experienced coin collector and an introduction to key concepts for the novice. Our goal is to provide informative and entertaining articles for these audiences and to attract new people to the hobby.


Male Dating Blogger - Writer (USA

Looking for a male/single dating blogger
/writer any age. Must have a sense of style and great sense of humor. Job will include two posts a month of 200 to 500 words. Must be dependable and meet weekly deadlines aka on time. Social Media skills a huge plus.


Freelance English-Spanish Speaking Web Editor (West LA/Home)

We are one of the largest entertainment/TV destinations on the Internet, and we are looking for an English-Spanish speaking web editor to help maintain a microsite of Spanish language movies and TV shows. You must have intimate knowledge of U.S.-based Latino entertainment websites, as well as knowledge of basic television and movie news, plus familiarity with Microsoft Office, Photoshop, and backend website CMS usage. The job is freelance. Weekly if not daily updating is required. You will need to come in to our West Los Angeles office at least once a week and meet on the phone more frequently. But once settled into a groove, you can work from your home. Could this lead to a full-time job? Perhaps. You'll be in on the ground floor of an important initiative.


Best of luck!