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Trying to scam the scambuster

  • Blog Post by: Jane Friedmann
  • April 25, 2013 - 1:11 PM

Whistleblower just got a fantastic offer in its inbox.

Or perhaps it is only fantastic in that the sender thinks Whistleblower might fall for the scam. Red flags include spelling, grammatical and punctuation errors, an un-businesslike pronoun ("ya"), $35K for doing almost nothing and the offer to work at home.

Here's the text, with name substitutions to prevent anyone on the internet from actually inquiring with the scammer:

"Hi This is [Person X] from [Company X].

"I`m wondering if you are still looking for work as we have a opening , the position is working in our quality control division of our call center.

"Basically you will be doing what I like to call reverse telemarketing where basically your going to be calling telemarketing companies up and seeing how they handle your call, You then write a report about if the person was knowledgeable about the product they were selling or how nice the person was on the phone or did they make you want to order the product etc etc.

"The position pays 35k to start you can work at home and will be paid by direct deposit or check every week, check out our site you can see we are a good company to work with and if you feel you would like to apply for the position then reply back to me and I`ll get you started.

"Hope to hear from ya soon

"[Person X]"

Whistleblower has responded to the email and will let readers know if she receives a reply.

 

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