Lael Nelson emailed me the other day and I left the message unread until today. Why would I do that as a job seeker? Lael is a crook, plain and simple. Anytime I see the generic “job opening” email subject line, I save the message for later. This message had all the scam job keywords. I’m slightly disappointed that he didn’t try harder.
From: Lael Nelson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Subject: Job opening / (0539365195409)
Hello ! The mail forwarding team is looking for shipping/receiving Operator.
No enrollment fee. The average monthly salary is $1500.
Job Duties and responsibilities:
– Must be able to work on flexible schedules – the position is home-based
– Receive and mail incoming shipments. Auditing incoming packages for damages.
– Complete all paperwork in a timely and accurate manner.
– Applicants must be mature – 21 years and older, able to work independently, prioritize the work in an accurate and efficient manner, permanent access to Internet.
In case interested please reply with data asked below so as to make sure we have your name and other information correctly.
– Your Full Name:
– Your Country, State:
– Your Contact number:
Please note: If you do not receive a call or email from our company, your information will be kept in our record for future consideration.
See that last note? It’s not unusual for employers to make similar statements. Make no mistake, though, Lael or his representative will likely call or email with either a job or interview offer. Once the scammer thinks you’re hooked, they try to reel you in.
Price Thornton, Kane Benjamin, Hamilton Fitzpatrick, Ivor Collins, and Beck Allison sent almost identical messages and some share the same reply to address.
Lael Nelson and company think you’re not smart enough to see through the lies. Prove them wrong.