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    I just recently got this weird email invitation to interview for a too-good-to-be-true job position. Seems real sketchy, then I noticed the domain they're using was just registered a week ago. I dug a little deeper just to see what the scam was and the weirdness persisted.

    Seems like a pretty decently made scam, complete with an official 4 page document laying out stuff about the company and the job, not to mention they're using the names and pictures of real people with that company. The initial tip off of course was the atrocious grammar.

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    You're always getting these, huh? lol


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    Haha, I guess I am. I need to get off Indeed.


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    Yeah, We've got a job for you. We don't care anything about your qualifications. Before we do anything else, the very first thing on our mind about this job is your iPhones and iPads and how you need to ship them to our people.


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    Scam.

    A blatantly blatantly obvious SCAM!

    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Santucci View Post
    The initial tip off of course was the atrocious grammar.
    *THAT* was your tip off?? Not the hundred other red flags??

    btw, it is very normal for scammers to INTENTIONALLY have terrible grammar and spelling, so as to weed out anybody with half a clue so the scammers can minimize the amount of time wasting they do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IronFilm View Post
    Scam.

    btw, it is very normal for scammers to INTENTIONALLY have terrible grammar and spelling, so as to weed out anybody with half a clue so the scammers can minimize the amount of time wasting they do.
    It's funny to read this today because the last two days I was dealing with a scam and that thought actually crossed my mind when it seemed they intentionally used poor grammar once on the initial inquiry and one other time, but not in every communication. It seemed that after the first inquiry with bad grammar they decided I might be a good victim so then they put more effort into explaining what they needed with much better grammar. And since I asked specific questions they directly responded to, they couldn't just paste a pre-made script.
    I get so many bogus inquiries it's hard not to get cynical and discern when an actual authentic one comes.


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    Quote Originally Posted by IronFilm View Post


    *THAT* was your tip off?? Not the hundred other red flags??
    Yes, *THAT* was the initial tip off, as-in the first thing I noticed in the very first email they sent me before they told me anything else.


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    Why in the world would a job announcement be watermarked "Confidential"? Perhaps it means "Please don't share this with anyone else--they might point out to you that we're a scam."


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    I suppose using the word "confidential" on the ad might be useful. Another element that would (or should) weed out the people who look at things more critically, so the people who actually respond will be more susceptible to getting reeled in?


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