Scam Alert: Email Scam “par time job offer”

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I received this email the other day for a “par time job offer”. Aside from the obvious typo in the subject line, this job offer has other red flags.

1) Companies don’t bulk mail potential employees. They post jobs on job sites or newspapers.

2) “JOB TYPE. To receive payment from our international clients/Customers on commission bases of 15% commission from any money you will receive from our customers,” This is another fake check scam.  The checks you’d receive would not be from clients, but fake checks. You’d then be asked to send the money (minus the 15% commission) to someone else by certified check. Eventually, your back would notify you that the check you cashed was fake and you’d be responsible for money you sent…by cashiers check so you can’t stop it… to the scammers.

3) Legitimate companies don’t need to use your personal bank account to do business. If they can accept a cashier’s check from you, they can accept them directly from their clients.

NEVER, EVER RESPOND TO JOBS THAT INVOLVE HELPING BUSINESSES “RECEIVE” PAYMENTS. Not only can this scam cost you thousands of dollars, but it could land you in jail for passing a fake a check.

Scam Email:

From Mr.Malik Hasan
Reply To: removed
To:
Subject:par time job offer
Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2011 09:39:20 +0000

Sober Gold Investment U.A.E DUBIA DEIRA.

We are seeking for a representative in your country to work with us on part time bases in our gold company.

JOB TYPE. To receive payment from our international clients/Customers on commission bases of 15% commission from any money you will receive from our customers,
Payment on check or cashed, if you will be interested kindly provide to us your full details.

Full Name:
Contact Address:
City: State:
Zip Code: Country:
Phone Number:

Any ID With Photo; We will get back to you as soon as we receive your email for more details on how we can proceed further.

Mr.Malik Hasan.
maneger
Sobe Gold Investment
Inc. U.A.E DUBIA DEIRA.

3 Comments
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  2. Ria Plate says

    Thank you for exposing the truth about online scams in your site! It really helps. The best precaution is to never give away your personal details to people you do not trust. Always be very careful with the people you trust too.

    1. LTruex says

      Guarding personal details is important. Thank you for your comment.

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