Personal Assistant Needed ASAP!

I need a (PA) Personal Assistant. I'm looking for someone that can be trusted and reliable to work very well and good understanding person from anywhere in the world
This position is home-based and flexible, working with me is basically about instructions and following them,so I need someone who can be able to meet up with my irregular timings. As my assistant, your activities amongst other things will include;
*Running personal errands, supervisions and monitoring. Scheduling programmes, flights and keeping me up to date with them.

Basic wage is $500 a week
Must be atleast 23 years of Age.
Excellent Communication Skills

Rick Edwards

Sender IP:, traces to Australia
Actual sender IP (hidden):, traces to Texas
From name: Mr Rick Edwards
From address:
No one ever hires for a legitimate job by mass emailing total strangers on the internet. It's either a scam, or a job working for scammers.


  1. Thank you for posting this email...It saved me allot of heart ache. I was an idiot and replied back and have the rest of his emails if you would like me to post them here for everyone else....I cannot thank you enough.

  2. This is what happens when you answer his message.

    Dear Applicant,

    Hope you're having a pleasant day today?

    You contacted me applying for the position which was advertised. Do take time

    to go through this introductory mail and feel free to pass any questions on.

    My profile briefly:

    I'm Mr. Rick Edwards, 52, and a father of 2 wonderful kids, a successful

    entrepreneur and investor, a member of the RSD & Co. I'm also a research

    journalist and I travel every now and then within and outside the U.S working

    on various independent projects, this is why I need someone who can help keep

    up to date with all of my activities especially when I'm away and amidst my

    busy schedule.

    I have had a previous Personal Assistant who has been very commendable in her

    activities and who has been part of my life for the past 6 months, she has

    since moved on with her personal life and it has affected me in a way. I found

    her previously on the Careerbuilder website and I sincerely hope I will be

    able to find someone again who will be as efficient as she has been. Please

    note that you are being hired only on a personal level. All correspondences

    would be made and promptly reported to me personally. The position is part

    time and home-based meaning you can work most times from your home as long as

    you have a regular internet access. You are also hired on a trial basis for

    now until we are able to see how well we fit in, this however does not affect

    your weekly wage.

    Most of your activities will be carried out locally and most official packages

    will be delivered via posts. You will be actively involved in my

    personal,business and financial life. In summary, your activities as my

    assistant amongst other things will include;

    * Acting as an alternative telephone correspondence;
    * Organizing and maintaining diaries, memos and making appointments;
    * Carrying out background research and presenting findings;
    * A personal reminder for Schedules, programs, flights and keeping me up to

    date with them as they come up;
    * Arranging travel and accommodation,
    * Carrying out specific projects and research;
    * Making regular contacts and drop-offs on my behalf.
    * Handling and monitoring financial activities.
    * Processing and taking charge of weekly payments and purchases.
    * General clerical activities.

    Basic wage is $500 a week.

    Any extra personal expenses (transport, gas, etc) incurred by you while on an

    errand or otherwise will also be reimbursed by me at the end of each working


    This position is very flexible and it is difficult judging the exact number of

    hours you will be doing, just bear it in mind that there will be busier weeks

    than others with a steady pay. Working with me is basically about instructions

    and following them, my only fear is that I may come at you impromptu

    sometimes, so I need someone who can be able to meet up with my irregular

    timings. There is also a very sensitive issue on trust, dedication and

    accountability which I believe will resolve itself as time goes on.

    This is only an introductory e-mail, as time goes on we should be able to

    arrange a proper meeting to get things started officially. I'm currently in

    the state now for a project, however, I do have a number of things you could

    help me with immediately, prior to my arrival.

    Due to the excessive number of responses to my Ad, do provide the following

    details about yourself for my personal record update and to filter applicants;

    Full Names
    Zip Code
    Phone Number
    Phone Number
    Occupation (if any)
    Marital status

    I hope you can be available for me immediately when i need you, it certainly

    can act as a stable foundation to our impending working relationship.Do not

    reply if you are not interested.

    Hope to hear from you again.

    Rick Edwards

  3. Dear Applicant Kelly,
    Hope you are having a pleasant day today.
    I received your e-mail and it was a pleasure hearing back from you. I hope this marks the beginning of a good working relationship all together.
    From the details you have sent to me, I would want to give you the opportunity to be my new assistant; I do hope my decision will be worthwhile. I'll be using the next couple of weeks to test your efficiency and diligence towards this, also to work out your time schedule and fit it to mine. I really need to find the perfect person for this job, I'm confident you can take up the challenge and on the long run we should have a relatively sound working relationship between us.
    I hope we can get a head start with things as soon as possible. I have had to put a hold on a lot and I would appreciate it if you can be available for me immediately. I do have a couple of urgent tasks for you which will include you making some purchases and payments on my behalf. You will receive a payment on your bank account, which will also cover your wage for the week as well as all other purchases and payments needed to be made on my behalf. I will update you further on this giving you a comprehensive list on how to go about them.
    Kindly reply this e-mail as soon as possible to further signify your interests in working with me. I have a confidence in you and I am looking forward to a good working relationship between us. I hope you will be up to, perhaps better than my presumptions about you.
    Hope to hear from you again soon.
    Rick Edwards.

  4. Hello Kelly,
    How are you doing today? I hope you are having a pleasant day, I have been very busy lately, so I have not been able to get online, to keep you posted on your job.

    However, The funds for the donation will be sent to you hopefully tomorrow, The payment will be sent into your bank account, I contacted the orphanage home, and I was given the list of the items to be bought, the items are much and will cost alot to get them shipped, so we have reached an accord, They will be getting the items themselves. The Client informed me that the payment is going to made, will be 6500$, and do make sure you have the funds sent to the orphanage home in United Kingdom, here is the infos that will be needed for the client to wire the money into your bank account.

    Name on account..

    routing numbers..

    account numbers..

    bank address..

    home address..

    phone number..

    as soon as any of them has made a payment into your account, i will let you know the next step and how to get your weekly wages.

    This is the last one...this is when I got worried and did not reply back. I hope these help with catching him...

  5. Wow, I'm glad you didn't do it. Thanks for posting that!