You’d think the criminals would take a little time off to celebrate holidays and such, but no. They’re workaholics and they cast wide nets, hoping to snag someone. Sadly, they usually do.
Take Mr. John David for example. He thinks that a subject line screaming good news will entice me. He thinks I’ll happily download the attached file without a thought. I won’t, but someone else might.
Job scammers are busy, too. They’re still stealing contact information from legitimate job search sites and sending job offers out. Natalie Gittens (firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com) contacted me about a job after finding my resume on Career Builder.
Subject: Position available _ id – R348KC6535197.
By this email we would like to reply to your CV that you’ve posted with CareerBuilder and suggest you to apply for a vacant position with our Company. Our job is not related to any sales, MLM or similar companies that would ask you to pay entrance fee or subscribe to a kind of mailing structure. Working with us, you will be engaged in a real business issue that would require your part-time involvement. You can generate profit even staying at your home or office. This is a longtime job with salary guaranteed.
Vacancy: Turnover Manager
Payment Amount: $1650/month.
Situation: the United States of America
Responsibilities: Forwarding packages
– Possibility to work during 6-10 hours a week;
– You are a US citizen;
– High level of responsibility;
– 21+ y.o.;
– PC/Home office;
– Confident and skilled in using Microsoft office including Excel, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint, email and Internet;
– Possibility to combine this job with other activities;
– You can accept packages weighting up to 10 kg;
– Legitimate shipping address is available.
For getting more information, please send your answer back.
When we verify your data and find it suitable, you will be contacted by our job manager.
Sigh. A part-time job paying $1650 a month should raise eyebrows, but sometimes people are desperate for just one of these offers to be real. They’re not. They’re either after your money, making you an accessory to a crime, or both. Seriously, it’s fake. Please don’t fall for it.
Have you receive any interesting ‘job’ offers lately? Share with the rest of us.