Thursday, May 28, 2009

Aspiring Sucker

Dear Lisa,

We would like to offer you a job on your computer.

Job Description:
We send you the texts with important information for our employees
and you need to correct the texts as an
English-speaking person and then send back the revised text.

Salary:
Please note that we don't have a fixed salary for this vacancy.
We will pay you $8.00 for every 1Kb of the corrected text.
The salary is paid at the END of month.
Every month your salary will vary depending on your activity.

Example: In case you correct about 5Kb of text a day, you will get
over $850.00 at the end of the month.

Requirements:

  • Location: U.S.A.
  • Age: 22+
  • Ability to work at home
  • Computer skills (MS Word), personal e-mail address
  • Responsibility

If you are interested in this vacancy, please, send the information mentioned below to the following address: fairlove.hrmanager.sallins@gmail.com
__________
FULL NAME:
HOME ADDRESS:
CITY, STATE, ZIP CODE:
Phone number (home or cell, it is desirable that it should be available any day time):
E-MAIL:
AGE:
OCCUPATION:
EDUCATION:
AVAILABLE TIME TO WORK WITH US:
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As soon as we receive your application, we will investigate it and
contact you with more information within 24 hours.


Please, do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

Looking forwrd to your application.

Best regards,

FairLove Delivery Service
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Dear Mr. Stephen Pratt @ FairLove Delivery Service. or is it BudgetLoans? I had difficulty keeping it straight since your e-mail was faked to be BudgetLoans @ AOL and your sign off was FairLove Delivery Service. I look forward to your application for the job of chief laundress at the local prison when your "WORK @ Home from your computer" (phishing?) scam is exposed. If per chance this is NOT a scam, and you really do need text corrected and adapted to proper English, why do you not request a sample of my writing as part of my application? AND, I noticed that you have requested everything you'll need to steal my identity, EXCEPT my SSN...which, I know you'll be needing just as soon as you employ me (by computer!) so that you can properly report my tax situation. I find it both entertaining, and suspicious that you would like everything you can get out of me for my application, but you do not provide and address, contact number, company history (oh wait, I should NOT be giving this guy any ideas on how to make his scam more believable, should I?) Dear Dear Mr. Pratt, I have google, and I use it. And when a job offer magically appears in my inbox, I instantly open a second window and google everything I can think of about the job. So far, 100% of the job offers have turned out to be either Insurance Sales, or Scams. Yours actually is the first one that didn't turn up ANYTHING on Google, which sent me running to the hills far, far, far away from your little phishing hole.

On a serious note DO NOT, and I repeat, DO NOT post your resume CareerBuilder.com unless you enjoy being scammed, phished, telemarketed too, or really REALLY want to sell Insurance. It would seem that portions of the job market are alive and well, and they're the ones you'd rather die. (except the Insurance Sales, many of those have been with legit companies, I'm just not interested)

9 comments:

The Wixom Zoo said...

Yeah, we learned that with Craig's list. I had a guy email me and ask if I would mail the item to South Africa so he could give it to his co-worker as a gift. He'd send the $$ just as soon as I gave him my account#. Hmmm.....maybe I have stupid tatooed on my forehead?

Jillene said...

Oh no!! Not more--this REALLY sucks!! Sorry that you are having to endure all of this BS!!

Jillybean said...

I'm still waiting for that Nigerian prince to send me that money that he promised me...........

Heatherlyn said...

Wow. I think it's really helpful that you made this post to draw our attention to the fact that there are a lot of scammers out there! It's a good thing that not very many are very bright!

Kristina P. said...

Good tip! People are crazy.

ramsam said...

Absolute madness! Do people really reply to these kind of scams? That's my question!

Joshua said...

Yep. I just got this email today. 90% of stay at home jobs are scams. General rule of thumb. I like the way you put all of that. very entertaining and satisfying to read.

well done, and thank you. ^^

Anonymous said...

Security Fix - PC Invader Costs Ky. County $415000
Jul 2, 2009 ... Each received e-mails from a company calling itself Fairlove Delivery Service. Both women agreed to speak with Security Fix on the condition ...
voices.washingtonpost.com/ - 9 hours ago

Anonymous said...

Me again, beside the link...I also wanted to add how impressed I'am by your knowing right away that something was wrong.
It struck a wrong cord in me too and I kept trying google and then ta-da!