Looking for Administrative/Personal Assistant

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From: Daphne Porter <haruharudhn@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, Apr 25, 2020 at 5:43 PM
Subject: Re:
To: Carberry, Josiah <josiah_carberry@brown.edu>

Hello    ,
   How are you doing ? I contacted your school admin at BROWN UNIVERSITY I explained that I was looking for Administrative/Personal Assistant and your email was sent to me, they said you are an honest person.This job is flexible so you can perform the tasks during your spare time outside of school and the position is extremely rewarding. Get back to me ASAP with your cell phone number or your personal email for more information. 

Elliott Parker

From: Carberry, Josiah <josiah_carberry@brown.edu>
Date: Sat, Apr 25, 2020 at 6:10 PM
Subject: Re:
To: Daphne Porter <haruharudhn@gmail.com>

OMG amazing, please contact me at 123-456-7890!

From: Elliott Parker <polleta.sanslopez1@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, Apr 25, 2020 at 7:17 PM
Subject: Re:
To: Carberry, Josiah <josiah_carberry@brown.edu>

Dear Applicant,

Your interest about the job has been received. My name is  Elliott Parker, I am an Interior Designers, Decorators & Art collector with a large client base. I also have a personal hobby of dealing in Artifacts, Antiques and Materials from ancient cities. I usually would not hire anyone this way but I urgently need to replace my Personal Assistant. My former Personal Assistant just got married and moved to mexico permanently. I really need someone urgently to take up the position as my Personal Assistant. I am looking for a friendly, simple & trustworthy Personal office Assistant, this is intended to be a long term or part-time job depending on what your schedule looks like but I'd love to be sure if you are available right away. 

Below are the job descriptions;

Your Duties:
*Mail Services [ Receive my mails at nearby post office around you at your convenience time. The content of the packages will be business and personal mails. ]

*Personal Errands

The hours will be between 5-6 hours in a week and the hours are flexible so you can spread the 6 hours a week at your convenient time. I will pay $250 weekly and I will provide you with sufficient funds and adequate instructions for every task. It is not a must that you have a car for the job, You can go places by bus or taxi. I will be sending money for my errands including payment for your service and running around expenses. I have a financial in the state which will handle your payment. The payment will arrive inform of a check payable into your account for the process of my assignment according to the instructions given to you prior my arrival to the states as scheduled. I wish I could meet up with you to talk about this job in person but I am currently away on business and convention but I will arrange a proper meeting in person in 2 weeks if that is okay with you so that we can meet in person and know more about you in person. Most importantly what I really need from you is your total honesty and organizational skill. Let me know if you can give me these service which could act as a good start to our working relationship. I will prepay you in advance to order for some items prior to my arrival, you will be properly briefed & given a comprehensive instruction via email or phone. This is just an illustrative message, soon as I'm back to the States in 2 weeks time, I will arrange a proper meeting for us both, during which proper documentation will be done.


Complete the application form requirement below so I can instruct my account officer to make out a check covering your weekly pay and fund for the execution of my assignment which will come to your way via courier service

Full Name:
Full Mailing Address :
Apartment # :
City, State, Zip Code :
Cell Phone Number:
Preferred email:

A. Being honest and trustworthy.
B. Ability to work 15 to 20 hours a month

REMUNERATION: $250 Weekly.
Please note that this job does not require any financial obligation of any sort from you as I would be responsible for all expenses.

Please confirm you receive this email,  Hope to read back from you soon. 

Daphne Porter 

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