This is strictly a poorly
written fake job listing
Don't fall for it!
A box of rocks probably taught these guys how to write this scam-mail LOL. Here's another job scam that you might get from someone claiming to be Career Builder, but these guys don't claim to represent any company. They sent me multiple copies of this one, each with a different e-mail address at the same domain. The domain name is usaitcareer.com, so apparently they're trying to claim to be some sort of IT company, but the website is not active. They just receive e-mail at it. The "region" for the "job" is simply "United States," without mentioning any city or state.
They simply say "welcome to our hiring process" and then describe scheduling as an "occupation." There is no mention of which "job" it's supposed to be, other than in one other subject line that claims it's "database management." Business hours are also listed in "U.S. time," without mentioning any of the U.S.'s six different time zones, from Hawaii-Aleutian to Eastern. Finally, they claim there are no startup fees, but you would shortly get a fake cashiers check in the mail that would bounce higher than Venus.
For "this position," there are different position ID numbers attached to each e-mail address. As usual, these scammers are too lazy to write a convincing enough scam-mail to fool much of anyone.
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No Job Scams!
This one is even funnier than yesterday's fake "Career Builder job." Is anyone really going to take this BS seriously? I sure hope not. "Susan Walters" with the free e-mail address says, "I am honored to welcome you on behalf of our entity." In the third sentence, she refers to "our company." This "entity" or "company" has no name? ROFLMFAO. "Susan" claims to be in possession of my "CV" which I can only assume is a resume. "Wages" are to be paid every month, she says, but gives no denomination. 3,600 to 8,300 what per month? Dollars? Yen? Pounds? Her little scam-mail assures us that we would not have to pay anything at our own cost to get this "job." Gee, that would be nice -- if it was real to begin with. Rest assured, it's not. This entry is located here in the upper left hand corner, and there are some job scam videos here. Please follow me on Twitter @inscamerated. Thank you.
Here's another scam-mail from that's not from Career Builder. The only thing the scammer does to try and convince you it is, though, is in the subject line. The only company they mention is "our firm," it's from a free e-mail address, and they also expect you to reply to another free e-mail address. Don't fall for it; these so-called "job positions" are never real. This entry is located here, and there are some job scam videos here. Please follow me on Twitter @inscamerated. Thank you.
Wow, just have a look at this beautiful piece of scammery, with all the "hotel jobs" that are supposedly available! Maybe they really are, but I don't live in the UK, so I'm not going to call them. This is another job scam, of course, but I just couldn't take a pass on this one. Are we sorry we're messing this up for this scammer, with all that hard work? Not at all! First off, s/he got the website address wrong, which is here. Then, as always, s/he wants us to contact him (or her) at a free e-mail address. You have to give this one credit, though, because it took a fair bit of work to put it together, and we admire that! This entry is located here, in the upper right hand corner, and there are some job scam videos here. Please follow me on Twitter @inscamerated. Thank You!
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.
Dang, that little guy on the left is supposed to be ROFL. Oh well. Here's something new, or at least, I haven't seen it before. It's a promotion for Data Entry Bucks (DEB), which itself is a scam. This scammer, however, figured he would get clever, and use a URL shortener whose link leads back to his own computer, I'm assuming. It's something pretty close to that anyway, and the link doesn't even lead to DEB's website. If you get his spam about it, the return e-mail address isn't even valid. So what I'm thinking happened is that s/he got access to DEB's materials for nothing, and is selling them for $27 instead of $40. Either that, or the scammer will simply take your money and send you nothing, because there isn't any way to contact him or her. This entry will be located here on the right for awhile, below Web Colleagues, and there are some data entry scam videos linked here. Please follow me on Twitter @inscamerated. Thank You!
There are some legitimate data entry and mystery shopping companies out there, but none of them will ever spam you with misleading, deceptive information. However, a lot of people are giving these two industries in particular a bad name, hoping to make a buck off of you.
Data entry is supposed to be about placing ads, doing spreadsheet or database work, or perhaps preparing taxes and other documents for companies, and getting paid for it. You would typically go to work for such companies as an independent contractor, and do their work for them in your home. Transferring information from paper to computer is basically what data entry is, and it can be a good job to have.
That's not what the data entry scam is. First of all, you are not going to make $750 a day right from your first day with a real online job. As in the real world, you should never pay money up front for a job, just as you would not as an independent contractor. Also, if you were not looking for such a job, then why were you spammed? Finally, if it was this easy to make lots of money fast right out of the gate, don't you think everyone would be doing it?
The data entry scam is the old "stuffing envelopes" trick, where you would attempt to get people to fall for the same scam you did, trying to get them to buy the same thing you did. That's not data entry. They claim you can get relatively wealthy pretty quickly, making it appear attractive, and that's never true. As anyone who is in business for themselves on or offline knows, it takes awhile just to cover your startup costs, and then begin to earn a profit. It never works the way the scammers say it does because business never works like that.
Think about it this way: If you opened a store on Main St., trying to sell products that no one could use, how long would you be in business? Not very long.
You can see more "data entry" examples at this link. The current entry is in the upper right hand corner, below Web Colleagues, which we actually do recommend even though they charge a fee. There are also some YouTube videos about data entry scams here. Please follow me on Twitter @inscamerated. Thank You!
"William" doesn't have much imagination, and calls his "business" the "Uk Art Store." It appears that he's not even located in the UK, which would not surprise me. This is similar to the mystery shopping scam, and works much the same way. "William" says you would get ten percent of every transaction, if you would be his "representative" in the U.S. or Canada. You would get a single cashiers check, or maybe a series of checks, to deposit into your bank account, and then you'd send him ninety percent of the sum back, keeping ten percent as your "paycheck." The checks would fool you and your bank because they are real checks, with "Original Document" on the back and everything else, and your bank might even cash them for the full amount. This is what "William" is counting on. He would of course want you to send him the cash by Western Union, and once it is picked up by him, it is too late. Western Union would warn you about this scam, but they cannot refuse to send money if you really want them to, because it's assumed that you know what you're doing. I have asked them about that personally. Your bank would shortly find that the checks were fraudulent, because they were not linked to any bank account, and neither your bank nor Western Union will accept responsibility. You would be on the hook for the money you sent, while "William" gets away scot free with your money in another country. This entry is linked here, and there are videos about these types of scams located here. Please follow me on Twitter @inscamerated. Thank You!
This is another mystery shopping scam. It's a little bit better at trying to fool people. This scammer is actually using a paid-for domain, but he has no website that's active. All he's doing is receiving any replies he might get at it. Other than that, it's the same ol', same ol'. First of all, there isn't any "job" available, simply because he's spamming you. The website domain the spam claims to come from gives a "403 Forbidden" error, so you can't even access it. Second, he's ignorant, or else he's so lazy he can't even take the time to look up the code for a registered trademark symbol ®, which he's indicating with "(R)." Don't show any of the scammers how to do it. Let them figure it out on their own. Third, with a real mystery shopping job, you would typically make a bit of supplemental income, maybe about $80 per month, and the scammers always claim you will make as much as $400 per week. With the real thing, that's just not gonna happen. This posting is linked here, with a mystery shopping scam video located here. Here is a video listing of top ten scams. Please follow me on Twitter @inscamerated. Thank You!
Comes an "Engr. Iyayi Okada" with $25 million, a wife, and four lovely kids. He has lost his job in Tanzania, and yet is apparently "good buddies" with some "governor" in Pretoria or whatever. He hasn't thought to hire anyone to come to "your country" to help him set up a new business and find a home for his family. He'd want you to pay his expenses, and would promise you a share of the $25 million for helping him out, but you would never see him or "his family." He'd just keep the cash and stay right where he is. The "$25M" doesn't exist, of course. Well, at least I haven't seen this particular story before, this scammer may even have wrote it himself. There are more of these linked on this page, and there are some 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.