If you’re in the job market, chances are you’re getting emails with job offers, from people or companies you’ve never heard of, or did not apply to. I am. That’s because I regularly peruse Craigslist and other places in search of opportunities for my clients. This morning, the following showed up in my email inbox from firstname.lastname@example.org aka Greenspangina720:
Dear job seeker !
I have reviewed your resume and I’d like to propose you the opportunity with our Company.
It is an easy job with a monthly paid income and social insurance. We are searching for the candidates who are able to support business relationship between customers located in another country. You don’t need special skills, our managers 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 a contract. You will be able to get your first profit in about 5 business days.
If you’re interested, please reply back.
The clues it’s a scam? Typos and bad grammar for one. For another, it’s an “easy” job with great benefits and no skills required. But the need to create a bank account is the real giveaway.
If you’re receiving emails like these, ignore them. Or better yet report them at this website: http://www.us-cert.gov/nav/report_phishing.html
Be careful with your personal information and never respond to these types of offers. If it sounds too good to be true, it is!