Do you think this job a scam?
My mom applied for a bunch of jobs on craigslist, and this one responded to her with the following letter: Dear Nilda Silverio, In recent years the world has been witnessing a phenomenal change in the way Information Technology is used in enterprises. It has graduated at a fast pace, from a mere supportive role to an enabling role, and in some business areas, to a critical success factor interwoven with the other business processes of the enterprise. Technology has become so embedded in the internal functions and the external value propositions of a modern organization, at least in some sectors, that it has assumed a strategic role. We are giving you an opportunity to be a part of the progress, to have a job and a chance to work with the best team there is. Salary & Benefits: We offer high earnings, advances and bonuses for the successful applicant. Total income is about $3500 per month. The first year income could easily be around $45,000 - $65,000, with various bonuses and advances. • Health & Dental Insurance • Flex-time • Free training and professional development programs • Retirement Options Job Requirements: To be considered for this position, you must have: • Knowledge of basic payment systems • Ability to schedule working hours effectively • Availability for 3-4 hours a day • Good Computer and Internet skills • Minimum 18 y.o. • Any financial skills would be a distinct advantage during the Trial Period If you don’t have a criminal record, responsible and interested in a rewarding new career - this job is yours. I hope you will explore, compare, and then contact me with your questions. Contact us at email@example.com. I'm sorry, due to spam problem we have to use a g-mail address, company e-mail address will be revealed to you after reply. Respectfully, HR Department Mr J. Rodgers Do you think it's a scam? Here's the second letter: Hello, Here is more information about our Company and the position offered. BBIT Inc offers a comprehensive approach and unified platform that helps IT organizations cut cost, reduce risk, and drive business profit. We understand that business thrives when IT runs smarter, faster, and stronger. Great Benefits, Comfortable Work Environment. BBIT Inc fosters a diverse and inclusive environment in two primary ways: recognition of the unique strengths and value that people from all over the world bring to the company and the creation of strategic alliances with community organizations and businesses that help to contribute to employee growth and success. BBIT Inc values skills and experience, and we offer benefits and compensation that are competitive with other IT companies. In addition, we reward performance – by the company, the team, and the individual. With over 500 employees worldwide, BBIT Inc provides employees with career advancement opportunities, great benefits, and a comfortable work environment. In some positions and locations, we offer the opportunity to have flexible work hours and to work from home. The position being offered is for Financial Services Officer. Job requirements: - Minimum 18 y.o.; - constant internet access; - home or mobile phone number; - regular bank account (checking/savings) or a Verified Premier or Business PayPal account. Employment benefits (upon completion of 30 days trial period): - Paid holidays; - Dental and Health; - Professional development programs Refer to the links below for additional information: http://www.bbit-inc.com/job/finance2?lang=us Frequently Asked Question: http://www.bbit-inc.com/job/finance/faq Key points: - No investment of funds on your part; - Not a sales position, base pay along with commission is guaranteed; For further information and inquiries you may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org Limited Time Offer with a Sign On Bonus! Please follow the link: http://www.bbit-inc.com/job/finance-bonus?lang=us Thank you for your time and interest with our company. Best Regards, Jason Rodgers HR Coordinator BBIT Inc Phone: 1-917-300-1047 Fax: 1-800-224-4821 e-mail: email@example.com I think it might be a scam, because they gave her the job without even an interview, and they're asking for paypal account info. I also searched through their site and it talks about western union/moneygram in their faq but i'm not sure what that is. What do you guys think?
Asked By: glitzbeauty1022 - 9/18/2012
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100% scam... More
Answered By: Buffy Staffordshire - 9/19/2012
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Yes. 100% Scam. The whole thing is just a front for a fake check scam. Whomever did this but a lot of work into it but it is still a scam. The website was only created two weeks ago and it is registered out of Hungary.
Answered By: Wayne Z - 9/18/2012
Looks like a scam to me. Craigslist is a scammer's paradise.
Answered By: Hugh Jorgan - 9/18/2012
Sounds like a possible money laundering scam... More
Answered By: Kittysue - 9/18/2012
old saying if something looks to good to be true it normally is scam scam
Answered By: keith - 9/18/2012
Hiya personally i think this could be a scam and you would not want to risk it and they seem a bit pushy but if you ring up the company and have a few questions you could ask them it would be nice to check with them
Answered By: Amelia - 9/18/2012
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