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#1 herg62123

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 07:01 PM

I am not sure where to post this but I find this funny.

I am currently looking for a new job and have my resume on several job sites. I have received the following e-mail wanting to hire me. The reason I bring this up is knowing various scams send to e-mails, this is one is priceless.

Tell me if you spot the scam in the following e-mail below. The bold items I have removed personal information to fit this post.



From: [Senders Name] [Senders E-Mail]@gmail.com

[To me]

Hello,

The HR Department of our company is interested in your resume found on
[Job Website My Resume is on] and we are glad to inform you that we would like to
offer you a vacancy.
It is an easy job with a stable income and social insurance.
We are looking for the candidates who are able to support busines
relationship between customers located in another country.
You don't need any special skills, our manager will send you a
detailed description and support you by phone.
To get started you'll need to create an account with any local bank to
process the transactions from our clients and sign an agreement.
You will be able to get your first profit in about 5 business days.

If you're interested and still looking for a job please contact our HR
Department by email. The assistant will support you, and give all the
details on the company and the position itself.


Contact e-mail: [Reply to Address for Job]@yahoo.com

E-mail is the preferred method of conducting business
communication. Please note.
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Posted 02 October 2012 - 08:40 PM

This strikes me first...

We are looking for the candidates who are able to support busines
relationship between customers located in another country.


and then, this:

To get started you'll need to create an account with any local bank to
process the transactions from our clients and sign an agreement.

The son-of-a-guns are always after your money...tsk, tsk!




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Posted 02 October 2012 - 08:54 PM

From: [Senders Name] [Senders E-Mail]@gmail.com


and

Contact e-mail: [Reply to Address for Job]@yahoo.com

E-mail is the preferred method of conducting business
communication. Please note.



Any real job will have an email address with their company name in it.

From a gmail account and to reply to a yahoo account was the first thing I saw
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Posted 02 October 2012 - 11:33 PM

A number of things struck me besides what's already been mentioned:

we would like to offer you a vacancy.


Proper wording would be "position" or something similar, not "vacancy" the way the sentence is constructed. Though, I suspect in a real job offer possibility, they'd want to request an interview before offering a position.

It is an easy job with a stable income and social insurance.


I've never yet heard someone stating that a job they wish to have filled was "easy". Further, "social insurance" in the United States? Really? Health insurance would be what I'd be looking for.

You don't need any special skills


Oh? No special skills needed? Then why are they writing to someone with, I presume, an advanced degree and/or certifications?

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 01:39 PM

I get these once in a while. I have an IT resume out there somewhere, and I get "job offers" for stuff like mobile tool sales. Like, seriously?
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Posted 03 October 2012 - 04:14 PM

Plenty of reading here. Scam and Phishbusters

That is a easy scam, They will ask you to forward money deposited into your new bank account and keep a ridiculous % for your trouble. You'll only have to work a few hours a day if that.

You will be responsible for all the money forwarded overseas that was taken from others illegally and deposited in your account Once the feds trace it to you, Maybe jail time or attorney fees.
Another possibility, They send you checks from companies and you forward most of it overseas. Then the checks bounce and you get to repay the bank, Ouch.

You will be a money mule from the sound of it.

Similar scams, freight forwarding (Reshipping) Mule. They send it to you having bought it with stolen credit card information, you send it overseas, You end up holding the bag.

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From: [Senders Name] [Senders E-Mail]@gmail.com

Gmail really?

The HR Department of our company is interested in your resume found on
[Job Website My Resume is on] and we are glad to inform you that we would like to
offer you a vacancy.

What company name?

social insurance.
Who says Social Insurance?


No spell check for business?
We are looking for the candidates who are able to support busines
relationship between customers located in another country.


Big red flag, create a bank account, why?
To get started you'll need to create an account with any local bank to
process the transactions from our clients and sign an agreement.
You will be able to get your first profit in about 5 business days.

No person to person contact, But they'll send you money and trust you?

If you're interested and still looking for a job please contact our HR
Department by email. The assistant will support you, and give all the
details on the company and the position itself.

Contact for Job email is Yahoo mail but the sender email is a Gmail account. No company email address?
Contact e-mail: [Reply to Address for Job]@yahoo.com

What legitimate company works this way? They just don't want to be identifiable, and Most likely they are overseas too.
E-mail is the preferred method of conducting business
communication. Please note.

Edited by rotor123, 03 October 2012 - 04:17 PM.
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