Bogus job offers might not be worth a look, but they are certainly worth a laugh.
The fact that you received a job offer by email is one sign that the “company” might not be on the up and up, but here are 10 more signs:
- The email starts with “Dear Sir or Madam…”
- The email came from a free email account, such as gmail, hotmail or yahoo.
- The company wants you to handle customer transactions through your bank account.
- Spelling and grammatical errors abound.
- Spelling and grammatical errors abound, but “good communication skills” is listed as a requirement.
- The provided link to the company’s website is a bit.ly URL.
- You are asked for personal information, such as your Social Security number.
- You’re offered “financial sovereignty,” (whatever that is).
- You’re offered “financial sovereignty, working from home, for only 3-5 hours a week.
- You are a [insert career description here], but the sender indicates that you are the ideal candidate for a Cheque (sic) Assist Manager position.
Seen any real doozies lately? Paste excerpts into the comment section.