Illegal Email Job Scams
Looking for a job online is filling up my email in box with all kinds of internet job scams. One of the problems of signing up for Monster or Career Builder to name a few job searching websites is the fact that any bozo or jerk around the world can access your email. The all time biggest scam that I see for new job proposals via email is the international check cashing scam which is very much illegal. Using the United States Post Office for such activity is a big "NO-NO" and you can go to jail!
Below is just one example of this email scam that was stuck in my IN box and not the JUNK box that is supposed to filter this kind of email crap out...
Our company – “QIT- Distribution” is dealing with substandard banking services throughout the world for more than 10 years. Now it is extending its presence and a package of services in the United States. One of our new accommodations is transferring of money with the US check for non U.S. citizens. Therefore we demand new employees for the job of "Check Processing Manager".
* Obtaining a check on USPS
* Check cashing
* Money transferring to the client the way they choose
* Accounting in the peculiar form for each check
Requirements , Demands , Claims:
* Real US address
* 1-2 hours of free time per day
* Good credit history
* High pay. From 100 $ up to 500 $ per day
* Guaranteed salary of min. 3 000 $
* Few working hours
* Our company takes care of all the taxes on employees’ done transactions.
In order to take this motion, please, register at our webpage and make the instructions.
The gist of this scam is that they get you to cash the bum checks on your personal checking account and transfer the funds overseas before your bank leaves you holding the bag. If you see that part where they mention obtaining checks by "USPS", that's the no-no part. These people are the scum of the earth and are the modern day equivalent to being pirates on the world wide web. How low of a person do you have to be to pray on people that are unemployed?
Just last week my phone number was obtained from Career Builder by someone in India and they had the audacity to call me for a scam job. How did I know it was a scam you might ask? Simple, high pressure call to get my Social Security number. Not once, but twice in the same day.
Protect yourself and always remember that if it sounds to good to be true, it probably isn't! Good luck with your job hunt and be careful out there.
Do your friends a favor and email this post around to them. With one out of ten people unemployed the odds are in favor of the scammers to screw somebody out of the last bit of savings they have left.
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