I have been contacted via e-mail and txt on my phone by a man named David Mark, who wants me to sign up for the serve credit card so that he can pay me for being his personal assistant. Is this legitimate as I am very afraid he is going to scam me?
Looking on the internet and speaking with him personally..help
Hello and thank you for entrusting me to assist you. My goal is to answer your question completely and thoroughly and to provide excellent service. Can you please provide the phone number that he sent these texts from? With regard to typing the number, Just Answer has built a privacy mechanism into the site that automatically blocks phone numbers typed in the standard fashion. To avoid this censor, please put slashes between each digit when you type the number, like this: 5/5/5/3/4/5/2/5/4/2/I realize it looks strange, but but if you type the number like this, I'll be sure to get it. Also, what business does this man claim to work for? If he needs a personal assistant he must work for an established business of some kind.I very much look forward to assisting you regarding this matter.
Hi phone number is X/X/X/X/X/X/X/X/X/X/X He claims to be involved in art and travels all over the world. He wants me to pay his bills online using the serve card and also when art arrives at my home to take it to the post office and send it to him. He got my name and number because I applied to be a mystery shopper and he claims that he is involved in that and that he was interested in using me to be his personal assistant. thanks for any assistance you can give me.
Thank you very much for your reply. This is definitely a scam. Most likely, this individual is someone overseas perpetrating other scams that needs someone in the United States to act as an intermediary to get the money and goods he has scammed back to him. That's why he is asking you to buy things for him and send them to him. You will be buying things on cards with illegitimate funds from other scams and then essentially "laundering" that money by yourself spending it (which could potentially have criminal consequences if the police could prove that you knew what you were doing was illegitimate) and then sending him "goods" that are in no way linked to a scam.As a fraud examiner here on Just Answer, I have encountered dozens if not hundreds of situations similar to what you have described, and in every instance it turned out the be a laundering scam of this kind. In one recent instance here on Just Answer, the victim was actually criminally prosecuted for using stolen credit cards, even though she was essentially being manipulated by someone over seas.I am certainly not implying that would happen to you, but I want to stress the fact that participation in an illegitimate scheme such as this can have serious consequences, and you should want no part of it.Accordingly, you would be extremely wise to immediately cease all contact with this person and decline any other offers for 'mystery shopping' from people who do not verifiably represent established businesses.I sincerely XXXX XXXX this information helps you and I wish you the best.If you do not have any further concerns, I would be very grateful if you would give my answer a positive rating and click submit, as this is the only way I will receive credit for assisting you. If you have any additional concerns that you would like me to address, please feel free to let me know by hitting the REPLY or CONTINUE CONVERSATION button and I will be more than happy to continue assisting you. Finally, please bear in mind that none of the above constitutes legal advice nor is any attorney client relationship created between us.Thank you and very kindest regards.