I replied to a job posted on craiglist.com. I was contacted by this man and this was his first email.
My name is Dru Williams. I`m an Aircraft Engineer in Boeing Company. I have 10 years experience in Aircraft Engineering and Maintenance, also a small Business owner (properties for renting,party rentals service and electronic store).
I am looking for a Personal Assistant who is friendly and approachable with a good sense of humour. he or she must be reliable, trustworthy and punctual. It is important that you will be aware of and sensitive to my needs. As a Personal Assistant is required to work one-to one, it is important that we maintain an open and honest relationship.
A Personal Assistant will enable me to do this by listening to what I want and following my instructions. It is therefore vital that you should has good communication and listening skills.
Nothing in life comes free. You truly have to work for and earn it.
-Scanning of all documentation
-Bill payments, Order supplies, Make phone calls, Arranges travel.
- Type, copy, printnand fax documents.
-Mailing Official documents to tenant,clients and customers
-Posting job advert on Internet and news papers.
-Payment of Bills
- Managing an Assistant.
- Sourcing and ordering stationery and office equipment,
The post is for 25 hours per week and the rate of pay will be 500 per week.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Ability to communicate clearly
Ability to work without close supervision
Good organizational / time Management skills
Good interpersonal skills
Creative problem solving skills
Basic computer skills
Reliable and trustworthy
Flexible and responsible
Ability to recognise work/personal boundaries
Sensitive & approachable
Sense of humour
Enjoys a challenge
Occasional work at evenings or weekends according to needs of service
NOTE: This position is a home base office position. You can be in any location and work from home.
I WILL PROVIDE YOU ALL THE NECESSARY OFFICE EQUIPMENT TO USE.
CURRENT CONTACT ADDRESS:
CITY, STATE AND ZIP-CODE:
YAHOO MESSENGER ID:
CURRENT JOB IF ANY:
COMPANY IF ANY:
WHAT DAYS/PART DAYS ARE YOU AVAILABLE FOR WORK?
WHAT TIMES ARE YOU AVAILABLE TO WORK?
ONLY A SERIOUS AND HONEST PERSON IS NEEDED FOR THIS POSITION.
We exchanged a couple more emails and finally started chatting in Yahoo! Messenger. He sent me cc info to purchase check cashing software but it was in a womans name and I did not do it. He then, today, sent me a check for close to $4,000 to purchase any office equipment I needed, including blank business checks, printer, stamps, waybills, and envelopes. I am suppose to take $250 out for myself and then I need to wire $300 to another person and keep the rest in my checking for future purchases. He says I am going to be doing his payroll out of home and will be paid $500 per week. Earlier when I mentioned that he sent me a womans cc information, the persons information on the waybill was hers and I could not make out the name that was signed on the check. The check came from Wells Fargo Bank and the company name was new instruments something or other. I cashed the check so I am not sure exactly what was on there. I am going to go get a copy of it tomorrow. I figured I would cash the check to see if it would actually clear since even if it don’t I won’t be charged any fees because it didn’t clear. Thing is, I have no idea if this crap is legitimate. Has anyone experienced anything like this?? I don’t want to get into any legal trouble over this. Please let me know. Thanks.