Fake jobs again

Well worth a look is James Barlow’s expose of a fake job company.

A particular category of scams is that of Fake Jobs and/or Homeworking opportunities. Purporting to be legitimate attempts to recruit staff, these scams are common methods to conduct cheque fraud in the US, and more generally to launder, hide and move money obtained through other illegal schemes. Now if you received one of these as unsolicited email, you might quickly disregard it. But what if you’re looking for work, and are listed on Job Search websites. Say you receive an email referencing your CV uploaded to those job sites? Perhaps your normal scepticism might not be triggered.

So, this is the job advertisement even now being received by people registered at a popular Job listings sites:

DSP Finance Company is looking for a candidate:
* Vacancy – Finance Assistant (No Experience Required).

Probably many of us are awake to these but sometimes they do a good job, which I’m not sure this was.  Check it out and think to yourself if you would have been taken in.  It’s a cruel prank and you know which circle of hell such like end up in.

5 comments for “Fake jobs again

  1. December 22, 2011 at 10:49 am

    I’m applying. I’m looking forward to getting a certified specialist, even if I’m not quite sure where to keep him. I suppose I could always put another shelf up.

    • December 23, 2011 at 6:56 am

      Yes, but the noise, and the smell…?

      • December 23, 2011 at 7:58 am

        He’ll have to put up with it until after the Christmas Day sprouts have worn off. 😳

  2. December 22, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    And these fake jobs can get the unemployed into trouble. They apply for them, find out they’re a con and say no thanks, but then the jobcentre might want to know why they turned worked down.

    • December 23, 2011 at 6:57 am

      Good point. And they can hardly say ‘Well, it’s a fake job’, can they? The Jobcentre guy might object to that! 😀

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