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Anonymous
Mitcham, England, United Kingdom
2012-10-12 10:20:10
Job Scam
Gumtree
+3 Financial Services Officer Scam
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Mr Walker
Email Address:
   uk.artbox.hr@gmail.com
Fax:
   none
I received this letter, randomly, in my spam folder. I have been applying for jobs via many websites so I can\'t, unfortunately, pinpoint which one allowed this scammer to get my details. I can, however, provide you with the email exactly as it was sent to me and tell you how I know it\'s a scam.

Greetings Miss (My Name),

An international fast growing art company established in the United Kingdom has announced a new part-time job opening and proposes you to join our team

This letter confirms our employment offer to you as a part time Financial Services Officer.

This offer is subjected to the following:
• Work schedule:
- Mon - Fri, from 9 AM - 11 AM.

• Job Requirements:
- High School graduate or equivalent
- Computer skills including internet, e-mail, word processing
- A stable work history
- You must be a self-starter and able to complete tasks with minimal supervision
- All applicants will be required to complete a background check
- Free training provided, so experience is not required
- NOT A SALES OR MLM MARKETING POSITION

• Your salary shall be 1,500 GBP per month and is subjected to taxes deductions and other withholding deductions as required by law.
• In accepting our employment offer and until you sign the formal job contract, you certify that your employment has not entered into a contractual status.

Contact us at uk.artbox.hr@gmail.com. I\'m sorry, due to spam problem we have to use a g-mail address, company e-mail address will be given to you after your reply.

Thank You,

Human Resources
Mr Walker

The scam clues are as follows:
1. I have never applied for a job with an art company as a Financial Services Officer
2. \'This letter\', which should actually be \'this email\' supposedly confirms an offer of employment even though I have never attended an interview
3. The hours and salary are great, right? Two hours a day for £1500 a month. That translates to £34.62 per hour
4. This great salary is on the table despite the fact that \'Free training provided, so experience is not required\' and you only need to be a high school graduate
5. \'Mr Walker\' does not have a first name, phone number or fax number; company address or company email address but \'due to spam problem we have to use a g-mail address, company e-mail address will be given to you after your reply\'
6. No details of location are provided, the email just states that the company is international and established in the UK
7. The grammar is way off, \'due to spam problem we have...\' Don\'t they mean \'problems\', as in plural. I won\'t list the other grammar and punctuation mistakes but, if you read carefully, they are there. Just apparently small omissions and additions that prove they are not professional.
8. If they are a legit company they would surely have things in place to prevent spam. But hey, Mr Walker, you emailed me first, right?
9. The last sentence that says they will give the company email address after they receive a reply is obviously a way for them to find out if you are good for the scam.
Follow Ups/Extra Information. Most recent is listed first.
Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2012-10-16 07:10:09
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Tom walker
Email Address:
   uk.artbox.hr@gmail.com
Fax:
   none
I am not sure what this person is trying to achieve, but this is the email that I received out of the blue.
Good day (my name),
Our company closely cooperates with jobsite.co.uk and they provided us with your CV as an appropriate candidate for the opened position. We think that you are a suitable candidate for a Financial Services Officer position within our company.
Our professional team is a small, reputable art promoting enterprise established and headquartered in the United Kingdom. Our company deals with communication process for art experts and artists and owners.
The opening we have is a part-time position with a flexible schedule. Our job requirements include Internet access and e-mail availability. We look for responsible people that understand the importance of acting promptly and timely each and every day to ensure that all transactions are completed professionally and correctly.
Job details: - receive and process payments from our worldwide customers; - part-time job (full time job can also be offered soon); - working hours are 2-3 hours a day (Monday - Friday); - Internet access and e-mail availability.
We appreciate the labor of our representatives and pay them properly. Base salary (1,500 GBP)is paid at the end of probationary period (Once employed on the regular basis, base salary (1,800 GBP) is paid on the last business day of the month) via wire transfer to your bank account. Plus you will receive 8% commission to cover any expense that you would have fulfilling the job.
No need to pay for enrollment! All expenses are covered by our company.
If you are interested in this offer and would like to learn more about it, please send your contact information to uk.artbox.hr@gmail.com. We will get back to you within 2 business days.
You are receiving this employment opportunity email because you uploaded your CV on-line.
Thanks,
Mr Tom Walker

paul hancock   (Milton Keynes, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom) Added the following extra information on :2012-10-15 10:32:01
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   mr walker
Email Address:
   art.box.hr.dept@gmail.com
Telephone:
   none
Fax:
   none
i too have been offered a job vacancy from the same source, i registered with totaljobs.com but only applied for one job and my c.v was not supposed to be searchable by any other companys but i got this email this morning.it looks very dodgy to me but decide for yourself
Welcome Mr paul hancock,
I'm a representative of our company. We found your CV from the thousands that are posted at totaljobs.com. Right now is the most perfect time to pay some attention to our company. Our agents are hunting for talented individuals to help construct our organization. After reviewing your CV, I am looking forward to talking with you about your career growth.
Specific knowledge or special experience is not necessary! This job will allow you to have good payment and this job wouldn't require more than 2-3 hours of your time each business day.
Requirements from you: -Resident of UK; -Be a competent PC user with Access to Internet 24/5; -Minimum 2 hour availability Monday through Friday between the hours of 9 am and 3 pm. -Current Bank Account
Still in the market and our offer has sparked your interest, please send e-mail to: art.box.hr.dept@gmail.com. The HR department will contact you ASAP.
---------------------F O R M _________F O R M------------------ Full name: Address: Phone: Preferred call time: ---------------------F O R M _________F O R M------------------
Thank you in advance for your time. I look forward to your reply.
Respectfully, Mr Walker Recruitment Adviser

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2012-10-12 18:59:10
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Mr Tom Walker
Email Address:
   uk.artbox.hr@gmail.com
Telephone:
   none
Fax:
   none
Good morning (my name here),
I'm an agent of our company. We found your CV from the thousands that are posted at jobsite.co.uk. Right now is the most appropriate period to pay some attention to our firm. Our agents are hunting for talented citizens to help create our company. After reading your CV, I am looking forward to talking with you about your career possibility.
Without demanding exact skills or special experience! This opportunity will allow you to have high income and this job will not take more than 2-3 hours of your time each business day.
First step requirements: -Hold Citizenship of United Kingdom; -Be a competent PC user with 24/7 Internet and e-mail access; -Availability by phone during the day, starting at 9 a.m. your local time. -Current Bank Account
Still in the market and our proposition has sparked your interest, please send e-mail to: uk.artbox.hr@gmail.com. The HR manager will contact you ASAP.
---------------------F O R M _________F O R M------------------ Full name: Address: Phone: Preferred call time: ---------------------F O R M _________F O R M------------------
Hope that you will contact us soon.
Sincerely yours, Tom Walker Recruitment Manager
I believe that this is a scam as this is not the way companies recruit. My CV is not set to be browsable by companies recruiting, there are too many language errors, the offer is too good to be true and too vague as well this is clearly a scammer trying to recruit a "scamee"

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