Once again, a fraudulent job lead came my way. Once again, I’m sharing the message and pointing out the red flags.
From: C. S. Aluminum Corporation (email@example.com)
Subject: Rep Needed Urgently
C. S. Aluminium Corporation.
17 Tong Lin Road, Hsiao Kang
District, Kaohsiung 812,
I am Mr. S. T. Chang, President of C. S. Aluminium Corporation. We need a
reputable person,company/firm to serve as our payment
collection agent in America,Canada.We are ready to discuss terms of
you are interested.
Note: It won’t disturb your present job, as its going to be on part time
Mr. S. T. Chang
- Mr. S. T. Chang’s email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. If C.S. Aluminum is in Taiwan, why would the company president use an email address based in Russia?
- ‘Payment Collection Agent’ position should always make you pause. The company location, salary, and list of duties should be clear and not suspect.
- The note claiming the position will not disrupt your present job is suspect. How many legitimate employers make that statement from the beginning?
- If the message shows up in your spam folder with a warning message, it’s very unlikely the job is legitimate.
Be safe and smart, people.