|I just read a post on here from 12/31/2010 and my jaw dropped. It was the SAME exact scam I was taken with as well. Mark W. Daniels. He is a complete and udder fraud. I responded to a post on a popular job website that is usually "safe". It was for a part time Admin Assistant position- work from home. The initial email didn't have very many errors in it and sounded somewhat legit. |
He said within the e-mail that he wanted to make sure I was trustworthy because he had some important assignments that were time sensitive and needed someone who can be trusted to do so. Also within the first e-mail he ask for my name, address, phone number and what equipment I have and what I would need, such as printer, fax machine, laminator. He stated what ever I don't have, he would send the money for and I can pick up.
He made sure to put in each of his emails that he was in Dubai and his phone numbers, which are disconnected. After a couple of e-mails the grammar went down hill. I should have known then, foolishly I continued contact with him. He gave me a date when to expect the first check.
I recieved several e-mails that sounded a bit anxious and urgent asking if I received the check yet and when I did to email him right away so he can give me the info on what to do with the money. He sent me exactly $3,750 in which he said to deduct 500 right off for my weekly salary. The rest was to be sent to a Lislie in Nairobi, Kenya.
I got the check and looked it over, it looked legit, although I have not really seen too many cashiers checks in my life. I stupidly deposited it into my account. I was still receiving urgent emails from him asking when I could get the "assignment" done. I explained to him the the bank has a 3 day hold on it and when it's cleared I will take care of it. Needless to say it was a counterfeit check and my bank closed my account completely.
I have e-mailed hiom several times, giving him a piece of my mind, so disgusted with the type of human being he is. I don't know if it's worth going to the police with but I found this site and atleast figure I should post something. I will NEVER be scammed again. It was stupid to think working from home could be legit in the first place. Watch out for this Mark W. Daniels guy, he will screw you over. I hope he is caught one of these days.
Also, the envelope the check was sent in was from a Bruce Juergson from Belleville, MI. I tried googling his name and nothing comes up.