Job search update, 07/07/14

Applications submitted in June ‘14:

Medical Administrative Assistant – Ultimate Staffing Services

Data Entry – Randstad Professionals

Office Clerk – MedMark Services, Inc.

State of Maryland – OFFICE SERVICES CLERK #14-001376-015


“Jobs at Pratt” – Checked 06/25/14

Daily Record – Visited 06/25/14

Baltimore City Civil Service – Visited 06/25/14

Personal/Administrative Assistant – (from the Daily Record) (scam; see below.)

Craigslist:  Examined “Part time” from 06/28/14 to 06/20/14

Craigslist:  Document Recording/Retrieval Processors (All MD Counties) – Post I.D. 4536254017 – Applied 06/28/14

Craigslist:Administrative Assistant./ CSR / Data Entry (Baltimore, MD) – Post I.D. 4535361289 – Applied 06/28/14

Craigslist: Part Time Remote Recruiting Assistant – Work from Home (Baltimore) – Post I.D. 4534410204 – Applied 06/28/14

Craigslist: General Assistant, packaging and cleaning – Part-time(Baltimore, Inner Harbor) – Post I.D. 4529783824 – Applied 06/30/14

Part Time Food Retail Positions – “Gourmet on the Go”

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One of the ads I replied to was a patent “payment processing” scam. I copy here below the pertinent e-mails:

06/28/14 at 11:14 AM
Dear Mr. Carson:

I recently responded to the ad in the Daily Record that appears below.

I’m forwarding you a copy of the response I received.

From my experience as a job-seeker, I can tell you that this is patently a scam.  You’ll note the reference to payment processing, the commission, and the absurdly high salary.

The next steps in this “relationship” would no doubt be for this person to FedEx me a counterfeit check, asking me to deposit the same in my own account and wire a chunk of the proceeds either back to him or to some third party.  Only later would the check be found out, and I’d be left “holding the bag” – and facing criminal charges.

I realize there’s nothing you can do about this, but you may want to beware of this advertiser in the future.

Very truly yours,

William A. Tell

You are the light of the world.

—– Forwarded Message —–
From: Jeff Winans <>
To: William A. Tell
Sent: Saturday, June 28, 2014 6:43 AM
Subject: Re: Personal/Administrative Assistant position

Thanks for your interests and response to the Job offer. I am offering you the opportunity to improve you with me as my Admin/Personal Assistant working from your Home . I am Freelance General Contractor with a very busy schedule , so it is imperative for me to have a worthy assistant who can monitor and keep me up to date with my activities without disturbing your present job in anyway.

As my Admin/Personal Assistant, your duties among other things will include:

Purchasing  supplies, running personal errands, payment processing, billing/collection, monthly reports if nessessary


Quality communication etiquette skills and good organizational skills.Although, I will not be able to meet up with you until I get back from my trip.

Payment and Benefits:

During the trial period, you will be paid $3,500 to $6,000  per month while working on an average of 3 hours per day or even lesser depending on how fast you are, plus 15% commission fee for every payment processed at the bank to place orders and running errands, payments will be sent in the form of Cashier’s Check, Bank Official Check,Money Orders or direct deposit

This is only an introductory e-mail, as time passes by, we’ll be able to arrange a proper meeting to get things started officially, I have a couple of things you could help me with this week, if you will be available. Your ability to complete your First Task within a period of time, will act as a stable foundation to our working relationship.

Note: This position is home based, your location doesn’t matter you will be working with me from your home within flexible hours.

If you are interested in this position, I will like you to get back to me with your details below:

Full Street Address(No PO Box):
City, State, Zip Code:
Present Occupation:
Cell Phone Number:
Home Phone Number:
Best Time to Reach You:
Alternative Email;

I will be looking to read from you at your earliest convenient time and also to confirm your interest and acceptance to the job offer.


On Fri, Jun 27, 2014 at 9:19 AM, William A.Tell  wrote:

In response to your recent ad in the Daily Record,  please be advised of my interest in this position.

Attached please find my resume.

I hope to hear from you!

William A. Tell

You are the light of the world.

P.S., 2014-06-30:  I received a positive response from Mr. Carson.  The un-businesslike e-address had had me skeptical from the beginning also.

(Originally posted 07/07/14.)

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