Saturday, July 14, 2012

Checking In After A Small Hiatus

Hello everyone...I just wanted to check in.  I have a reader who has emailed me a job scam that I will post later today so since using my smart phone to receive emails for comments to post regarding feedback from my readers, I have deleted two posted comments in error. I apologize for that.If you do not see your comment posted and you do not see yours posted, please email it to me again and I will approve it to post.

Thanks for stopping by!!

As always, if you'd like to comment or have job scams you've received you wish to let others know about, please email me at

Please let me know if you wish to have your first name used or if you wish to remain anonymous.  I typically never publish the email addresses of people who write me unless they specifically grant me permission to do so.

Have a good weekend and happy job searching!!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Liam Cowen Administrative Assistant Fake Job

Hello everyone, welcome back to the blog. I received an email from a reader by the name of let's say, call him "Steve". He sent me fake job email he recieved and with his permission I wanted to share it below with you. Below is the verbatim email of course hiding "Steve's" actual email address. I also did modify the Career Builder id number shown on the email and the reference number toward the end of the fake email below to protect "Steve's" identity if those scammers are getting smarter. But I seriously doubt they are getting any more intelligent. They are still full of mispellings and use a hotmail email account and seem to pay far too much money than is realistic for the job itself.

Anyway, please read on...

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Sequoia Delisi
Sent: Monday, July 02, 2012 2:57 PM
Subject: Position available CareerBuilder ID #6706295162224234323242345624


We received your CV via Career Builder and after careful consideration of your knowledge and qualifications we have decided to offer you an Administrative Assistant position within our company on the three-weeks trial basis.

Position Title: Administrative Assistant;

Company: We are a real estate investment and development company focussing on the research, acquisition, management and development of real estate assets across the globe, with an objective to achieve the highest and best development potential of the land while protecting and maximizing returns for our investors worldwide.
Position type: Work from Home, Full Time, no traveling required;
Salary: $47,840 per year;
Work Hours: Monday to Friday, 9.00-16.00, with 1 hour lunch break;
- A computer with Internet access;
- Accurate and efficient data entry;
- Strong computer skills, with sound knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite;
- Strong organizational skills and attention to detail;
- Previous experience in real estate or property industry is not essential – full training will be provided;  Key Duties:
- Online Data Entry;
- Customer database management;
- Uploading property listings on company’s website;
- Providing assistance and support to other team members.
- Previous experience in real estate or property industry is not essential – full training will be provided;

This is a fantastic chance to get permanent employment after 3 weeks paid probation period if you are able to prove your skills and commitment to the job. During these three weeks you will be trained while working and being paid $800,00 p.w.

If you are interested in this opportunity and would like to join our company for the three-week trial period, please reply to this email quoting your personal reference number: AS82363453453343771. Please note that you must be available to start within next two weeks.


Liam Cowen

HR Department

Anyone else get this email? Respond back? Any fake job offers and applications to share? 

Monday, July 2, 2012

Hey Everyone...Just Checking In

Well, I started this blog originally to expose fake email jobs that seemed to come into my email box on a regular basis. I've started back to work again and just wondered to my you still get fake job offers or emails that look very suspiciously fake because of a high salary for few hours of work? Or does it involve check handling or re-shipping merchandise? I haven't seen those in a while. Drop me a line sometime if you wish to talk or have something for the blog itself. My email address is

Have a good week everyone!!