Is this legit? What do you think?

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I sent out resumes through Craigslist last week. I got one response for a computer tech position. He gave me a description about the job and their website that his company is associate to. The website looks like its part of a big company. Now he wants me to fix 7 computers and ship it back to him. What do you guys think? He asked for my address and name so he can ship the computers to my house. Is he legit? the website looks legit so im thinking this is a real job. WHAT DO U THINK???

Here is the e-mail:

Thanks for the swift response, Here are some few details you need for the job, We supplied 30 Pentium

IV dell laptops to the mission training home, after some couple of months we got an information that 7 of

the systems malfunctioned and results into crashing, first we made enquiries about how they all

malfunctioned and we found out that Below are the things needed to be done on the laptops;

(1.) Format Hard Drive

(2.) Install Win Xp or Vista with Service Pack 2 or 3

(3.) Microsoft Office Package

(4.) Recent Anti Virus Software with (Free Lifetime Updates)

(5.) Adobe Acrobat

(6.) Diagnostics of the entire system after to check hard drive, CD & DVD ROM, floppy Disk.

Get back to me with your total cost for the services of 7 units ( Labour Only). We would Include all the

necessary software’s and licenses (Original) needed for the service installations and would be paying you

with a Certified Company Check, and I want you to know that the Laptops will all be shipped to your

location by our shipping agents, we will give you a totality of one week to finish up with the repairs after

which it will also be picked up by the shippers. This is a Contract Job which might lead to a full time

position with the company after you have successfully completed the first task within the specified time.

Kindly send me the following information’s to have the payment mailed out to you;

Full Name:

Physical Address:



Zip code:

Cell phone #:

I am currently in Remote area in Tokyo and the phone service is very poor here, I’m online most of the

time as I am hard of hearing so I prefer we contact each other through E-mails, but if there is need for me to call, I will be glad to do that by using a hearing device. I await your urgent response so we can make

moving arrangements and delivery of payment as soon as possible.

Sincerely and respectfully,

Regional Operating Officer.

Walter Godwin

Action Aid International.


I am Walter Godwin, the new Regional Operating Officer with the well known non-profit:- The Action Aid International.

Thank you for responding to the Advertisement.

My Office & I have reviewed your Resume’ and we would like to arrange for a phone interview to allow a more personal and mutual exploration of the venture as well as the issues of the job that need to be specifically addressed.

The Action Aid Organization distributed a number of Computer Systems to a Missionary Organization in Tokyo, Japan whose objective was to promote and hold Computer Training Courses for the Children at the Mission Organization using these Computer Systems sent to them.

We received a report that all of these systems malfunctioned and as a result they are shipping the computer systems back to us for repair even though there are more technical nerds in Japan at the moment that need work in light of the recent devastation and tsunami that the Country has encountered

Best answer:

Answer by Mahyar
first of all, he did not address you by your name, he only mentioned hello and then he sent his message. this is one way to spot a scam.
NEVER!! give out personal information to someone you never met before.

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2 Responses to “Is this legit? What do you think?”

  1. webjnke1 says:

    That could be legit. I’d be worried about the lack of a phone number though.

    My no.1 warning would be. If they send a check, and say it’s for more than you wanted, and are asking for the difference back … That is very well known scam. They send a fake check. Plus you’re out the money you send them. Not to mention you get in legal trouble for processing a fake check.

    Just something to look out for. Also … if they ask for a bank account number, saying they will electronically transfer it. No Way Do That.

    Edit: someone professional wouldn’t say technical nerds in their email. Also google “ActionAid Scam”… you’ll find they don’t offer jobs in this manner. Total Scam

  2. the kid says:

    100% scam.

    A big multinational corporation bought computers with a floppy drive? Come on. Floppy drives haven’t been standard on computers in at LEAST 5-7 years, and most certainly not on a laptop.

    A big multinational corporation needs to hire an outside contractor to install windows and office?

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