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 Craigslist Job Scam (IP Lagos, Nigeria)

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 11:17 am Reply with quoteBack to top

I did some browsing through the Help Wanted section and I found this ad.

Security guard (USA)
Reply to: [email protected]
Date: 2009-03-31, 10:15AM HST

I need a Security guard urgently if you are interested you can contact me for more information..thank You

* Location: USA
* Compensation: $1000
* This is a part-time job.
* Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster.
* Please, no phone calls about this job!
* Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.

PostingID: 1101084897

Wondering why they put "USA" in the title instead of the section of town you'd be working in, I GOOGLED the email address given and found links to ads in Craigslists all over the USA and even in Micronesia.

I emailed the poster and got this reply:

Re: Security Guard Job
Monday, April 6, 2009 2:58 PM
From Michael Williams Mon Apr 6 14:58:12 2009
Return-Path: <[email protected]>
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Message-ID: <[email protected]>
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Date: Mon, 6 Apr 2009 14:58:12 -0700 (PDT)
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Michael Williams <[email protected]>
Reply-To: [email protected]
Subject: Re: Security Guard Job
To: me
In-Reply-To: <[email protected]>
MIME-Version: 1.0
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Content-Length: 2681

Thank you for your interest in the Job.I am coming into the United States from the United Kingdom for the very first time and i will need a security guard during the period of my stay for 3working days in California.I am going to arrange for your hotel accommodation and every other things you needed including your food.I am sure you will enjoy working for me.I will send you a cheque for your upfront payment and also to get ready for the job.I need your details as follows..
Full name:
Mobile phone number:
Immediately i get this information from you i will call my accountant to issue your cheque okay..I will be waiting for your reply.thanks

Anyone who wants to bait this guy, feel free to join me.

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