419 Tomfoolery

posted May 21, 2009 by Jenn

JennNot much I'm actually going to say here, because the email speaks for itself. I know about 419 scams, better known as Nigerian Scams, and I know they can pop up using all kinds of bait: referencing lotterty winnings, offering support for various groups/missons/causes, begging for help getting money out of a country. I've even seen one try to get money from an art scholarship fund. But this is the first time I've ever seen or heard of one of these scams come in because they found your resume on a job website.
Observe*!

"Mary Smith to me
6:34 PM (0 minutes ago)
Hello,

We have reviewed your resume from CareerBuilder resume-base and are glad to suggest a vacancy which is currently available at our firm

We are announcing part time vacancy for responsible applicants. The position available at the moment is Transfer Manager, which particularly includes:

-gain new experience
-fulfilling exact tasks which are brought by the firm
-working independently and earning according to your own results
-working in international area of finance

Our part time job proposition provides you with more income which depends on your percent, and is rather advantageous.

You have a possibility to earn $700-1400 per week.

Requirements:
- Good Communications Skills
- Computer and Internet skills
- Patience, responsibility, self control
- checking account
- Age 23 and older

You need to have checking account to apply this job!

If you are ready to apply please register here for future details and future information. And also we will answer to your question.

Feel free to address your questions, we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Regards"


How hilarious is this?! I'm on the floor in stitches, I tell ya! Need my checking account just to apply for a job? Bollocks! Bollocks, poppycock, hogwash AND balderdash! Did I mention twaddle?

*some insanely random spaces and carriage returns were cut down to make this less painful to look at