Today we received some job hiring emails that looked like this:
It has been formatted nicely and appears to have come from a large job search website.
The message reads as follows:
Dear Job Seeker,
Upon reviewing your resume on Careerbuilder.com we have decided to offer you a job opportunity with our company. The job position is for a Payment Manager/Payments Processor in your area with no obligation to relocate.
Job strong-point: commissions without sales.
- Accounting – Finance
- Admin – Clerical
- Customer Service
- Proficiency at using Microsoft Office
- Possibility to check e-mail three times per day
- U.S. citizenship or permanent residence/green card
- Desired education level: High School
- Experience: no requirements
- Required travel: no
- Relocation: no
- Bonuses and commissions for each processed order
- No contact with our customers
Salary and commissions:
- Salary plus commissions: $85,000-$95,000 per year
- Employment type: full-time or part-time
Please contact us by replying to this e-mail if you are interested and we will provide more information.
You might be tempted to try out your luck with such a generous offer, but before doing that, the lack of your name and absence of the hiring company’s name should arouse suspicion about this mail.
The Reply-To field in the mail header tells another story, that the sender is probably not from a well set-up business. Otherwise why would they send the email a main website address, but have you reply to an AOL account?
In fact, this is a typical example of money mule hiring scams that are constantly seen in spam messages.
Always think twice before responding when you are contacted by a potential employer, especially when there’s no mention of the name of the company that is actually interested.