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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

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...

Dear ***

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".
Duties include:

* 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

Benefits :

* 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.
Best regards.
QIT-Distribution Inc.

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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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good reason to have a throwaway e-mail address on hand. When the spam gets to be overwhelming on that one, toss it and start on a new one. I'm sooo glad you didn't give your ss number to that scammer. The crooks are out in especially large numbers now, because it's tax time. A lady in a nearby town got bothered via phone and snail mail by two different scammers last week alone. Be safe!

*hug* Been thinking about you. Hope you are doing well.

6:26 PM  
Blogger Papamoka said...

I was thinking about a throwaway email address but its on my resume and I have had legitimate responses from REAL employers using Monster and Career Builder? Dilemma???

Long time no chat my friend? Hugs back at you and the fam.

1:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for your post. Just got the exact same E-mail and had a bad feeling about it from the get go.

2:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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1:45 AM  
Blogger Papamoka said...

I've deleted several comments here due to the fact that they are spamming websites for adult content. I'm thinking that I pissed off the underground internet pirates wanting to steal from the unemployed people of America. Screw them!!!!

I love deleting crap comments with links to porn that would scare a sailor. No offense to sailors. :)

3:27 AM  
Anonymous Infidel753 said...

I think those porn spam comments are just something that's going around right now. I get tons of them, many of them not even in English. Nobody sees them on my blog, but that's because of the comment moderation.

Good post, and a warning well worth spreading around.

6:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just had one similar to this from Careerbuilder. Not very nice to prey on people that are truly hurting and looking for work. The website had no definition of what the company is about and they will help you get a checking account. Biggest crock of poop you can think of. Job seekers beware!!

2:12 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I got the same check now. I kept asking them about identity and contact info and business model but they refused and are confused to answer. It is scam. get rid of it.

7:11 PM  
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