I am a HR Assistant with a big increasing company
and I have found your resume on CareerBuilder.
I am interested in talking to you about a rare and
Our company is an established supplier of
Medical & Nursing equipment.
We tried unsuccessfully to contact you by phone.
We would like to discuss with you ASAP.
The e-mail shown above comes to your in-box and you are jumping for joy, maybe.
Within the e-mail the provide additional details:
Hours: 16 per week
Revenue: 3,400.00 - 9,000.00 per month
Time: at least 1 year
Location: Your Location
What we need: Financier ManagerOutstanding news but look at what appears to be a legitimate e-mail ....
1. The Subject line reads: [Bulk] [#5052007] CareerBuilder: Interested in you
Looks good EXCEPT for that entry [Bulk]. This is a little something e-mail services
add on just to let you know multiple copies were sent out. RED FLAG #1
2. They found my resume, where is my name and other information that appears on
my resume? Did I even post a resume on CareerBuilder? RED FLAG #2
3. Why "Financier Manager" and not "Finance Manager"?
What country are these people from? But the pay is great, so what? RED FLAG #3
4. 16 hours a week is only 40% a work week. At $9,000 per month
that is $108,000 annually or about $135.00 per hour. This is
great money for a part-time job. RED FLAG #4
5. Then you realize that Yandex.com is in the Belarus Kazakhstan area of Turkey.
Then you realize this site also provide free e-mail service. RED FLAG #5
6. Read the other words like "big increasing company" and not a "large growing
corporation" or a "fast growing company". Not exactly USA words. RED FLAG #6
Let's face it, it is very easy to create a fake e-mail to lure some desperate job seeker
into a scam of nearly anytime. Make believe you are whoever you want to be. It is
all using the right words, a recognized name and perhaps some graphics for that final
touch of legitimacy. After all, where was their phone number shown?
The "Thank You Card"? Something added for a touch of legitimacy, what else?