!STUDENT Career Center, Scam (4-23-18)

The following is a job offer scam in which the scammer is posing as an employer who is looking to hiring students. In this particular case the scammer is pretending to be famous painter Gerhard Richter. This scam will have the victim send their resume over to the scammer to be offered a job and asked to cash checks to send money over to vendors. These checks will bounce and the victim will be out however much they sent the scammers. This is very similar to the previous job offer scams.

Some signs that this is a scam are that the victim did not reach out first, the email that the scam is being sent from is not the same email where the scammer is requesting the resume be sent to. Both emails are not business emails and the email signature does not state which company they represent. Note that if someone was to offer a job opportunity they would use the business email.

The body of this email is empty but there is a text document attached with information; this information has been posted below. If you have received this email please delete it.
From: “Welch, Jessica” welchj2@spu.edu
Date: April 23, 2018 at 11:45:04 EDT
Subject: FW: !STUDENT Career Center
To: Victim victim@vcu.edu

From the help desk of your higher institution recruiting department, I got your data as a qualified candidate for a new on-campus employment scheme. I am seeking someone who is capable of handling my work and run errands at his or her own time. Someone who can help me mail documents, shop for art materials and make bill payments on my behalf.

Can you be able to offer these services?

Where are you located?

I am unable to meet up for an interview because I am currently away on business. I am in Berlin, Germany for an exhibition and a gallery launch. You will be paid in advance for all tasks and purchased to be done on my behalf and some of my personal letters and mails will be forwarded to your residence or nearby post office for you to pick up at your convenience.


Personal Letters Letters from my Clients and Family. It includes

Paintings Finished art products returned from an exhibition sale

Art Materials, Canvas The Substances or materials used in creation of my art works.

WEEK PAY- FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS = That’s not a bad offer after all is it? Your services are constantly needed due to my absence in town for my new gallery launch in Australia.

Visit https://www.gerhard-richter.com/en/art/ to see my type of arts. My arrival is schedule for the last week of MAY/2016 and I will be glad to meet and discuss the possibility of making you employment with me long-term if I am impressed with your services while I am away. Upon your application, I will email you Images and list of what you be done if approved and ready. Please note that no heavy equipment/package is involved and shopping can be done at nearby Walmart or stores around you.

USPS account details for shipping will be provided for your mailing convenience along with clear set of instructions and funds to cover them. Now, If I were to mail you funds for tasks completion and upfront payment, how should your name appear on the payment and where do you want it mailed to?

EMAIL THE FOLLOWING DETAILS TO: – Officialartgallery57@aol.com

Full Name| Full Address| State |Zip Code| Cellphone| Age| Occupation| Alternate Email address (Different from School Email)


**Weekly pay of Five Hundred Dollars

**Candidate within the USA only

**Legal name and address must be correct for record purposes

**Instructions on first task will be sent via email upon application approval

** Position is open to individuals 17years and above.

** No Signup fee required


Gerhard Richter

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