Private Tutor and Administrative/Personal Assistant Requests

Beware of tutor and personal assistant requests like these, which can be the start of a social engineering scam leading to lost dollars rather than satisying employment. See Tutor Scam Returns for background.

From: Johanna Lewis <>
Date: Sun, Aug 9, 2020 at 11:36 AM
To: <>


I am an Alumna of Brown University. I contacted your school admin that I was looking for an Administrative/Personal Assistant and your email was sent to me, It's flexible around school/other jobs. You can work from home due to the current pandemic and you will be properly briefed and given a comprehensive instruction via email or phone. You can ignore this if your schedule is full. But if you want to learn more, get back to me for more information.

Best Regards,
Johanna Lewis


From: Gerald Taylor <>
Date: Mon, Jul 13, 2020 at 4:18 PM
Subject: Private Tutor Request


My name is Gerald Taylor. I came across your email on the Brown University, Department of Asian Language Directory. I'm searching for a private tutor for my daughter. She is 17 years old.
Please, let me know if you are available for tutorials and I will provide you with more details, including her academic background. 

Also, let me know your hourly rate/fee and policy with regard to cancellations and make-up lessons(if any).

Hope to hear from you soon. 
Gerald Taylor     

From: PIERRE ARNOLD <> or <> or
Date: Wed, Jul 15, 2020 at 3:39 PM
To: <>


I contacted your school admin at; BROWN UNIVERSITY ; I graduated from there. I explained that I was looking for an 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 with your phone number ASAP if you are interested in more information.


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