This is not from Career
Builder, it's just a scam
_Here's something new. Just like the bank phishing scams, it looks real, but it isn't. If you are looking for a job, as I am, and have your resume posted on a job board, you've probably seen spam offering you a pretty lucrative employment opportunity. This one is supposedly from a job poster who saw your resume on Career Builder, but it never is. They never call you by name, because it's gone out to many other people as well, and as always, they want you to reply to a free e-mail address. No company name is given, and it says only that it is from the "hiring department," with no name provided there, either. It's all about working just a few hours a week for great pay and good bennies. Similar to mystery shopping scams, these are never real; don't fall for it. This entry is posted here, and there are a couple of fun games here. Please follow me on Twitter @inscamerated. Happy Thanksgiving, and Thank You.
Fortunately for us, about 99 percent of these scammers have the IQ of a grapefruit. You have to figure that even they can perform simple subtraction, but I guess you just never know for sure. Apparently, all of these scams are simply just cut and paste, with maybe a bit of name changing, and that's about it. How do I know? Check this out. This "Mr. Ross" claims he will send you your "ATM Card" or "Cashier's Check" for a fee of $150.99 by courier. In the real world, such charges never have any "retail price;" it is always a "delivery charge." Nevertheless, he says the "actual courier retail price" is $450.99. Do some real quick math in your head and you will come up with a difference of $300, but Mr. Ross says you get a "savings" of only $70. That's how I know, and like I said, "grapefruit" LOL. This entry is located here in the upper left hand corner, and there are some ATM card skimming videos here. Please follow me on Twitter @inscamerated. Thank You!
I haven't been doing many posts lately because well, these scams are pretty much all the same. One dying scam is just like another; it's kind of disappointing in a way. Names and diseases are switched around, the most common being strokes and cancer, with varying levels of religious overtones, and so on.
Here's an interesting little twist, though. Instead of saying you've won Shell's "lottery" which doesn't exist, we're being told that we're to be the recipient of some sort of "donation" from Shell. This, of course, does not exist either.
Corporations donate money to worthy causes in the form of an advertising gimmick called philanthropy, but they don't give it away to individual people, except in the form of some small freebies every once in awhile. This could be several cents off per gallon (or liter) of fuel if you should buy some of Shell's other products, or some free soda with different manufacturers' "under-the-cap" promotions.
They never give away cash, however, and that's why these are always scams. This entry is linked here, and there are some good games to play here. Please follow me on Twitter @inscamerated. Thank You!
My name is Gary, and I live in the Midwestern United States. This site is intended to expose the frauds and scams that are so pervasive on the internet, especially today. One hundred per- cent of the e-mails you get that promise you millions are never, ever real. They'll tell you they're "dying," trying to gain your sympathy. They're not dying, they're lying. Click Here for the "Dying" scams. Don't fall for it, and never send them any money, no matter what they tell you. Oh, and good luck hacking this website. It's got a nice strong password on it.