Monday, June 13, 2011

Craigslist Scam

I saw an ad on Craigslist to work at home. I responded to the ad and here is the e-mail that I received.

Derek,

Thank you for your interest in this position.


Here is what we offer:
Description:
- Work from home full or part-time.
- Complete on-line training included.
- You are paid for every response you send.
- Work at your convenience.

Here is what you need:
- A computer with internet connection.
- A valid e-mail address and paypal account.
- Able to type at least 10 words per minute.
- The desire to learn and reach new goals.


Details:
We are only looking for highly motivated individuals with the desire to work placing Internet Ads. As we’ve mentioned before, no previous experience is required. With the help of your internet connection and your computer, you will be asked to fill out applications that are sent to you. Everything will be explained in your training guide which will be sent to you by e-mail. There is no contract to sign and the number of applications you fill out is entirely up to you. However, you will need to fill them out quickly.


Payment
You will receive payment for every application, via Paypal. There is a one time fee of $5.00, NON REFUNDABLE. With just the first application, you’ll have already made your money back! This is a very small fee which helps to protect us from people who are not really serious about this opportunity or not really right for the job. If you find this outrageous or are not able to come up with this small fee, please take no notice of this email.
You will be able to start immediately.
If you do not have a Paypal account, click on the link below to open one, completely free.
This will enable you to get paid and buy the training material. Please contact us when the payment has been made so we can send you everything you need as soon as possible.


www.paypal.com is completely free and safe service.


Please send your Paypal payment to our e-mail address: *************

You will receive your training guide within 24 hours of your payment and e-mailing us that you have made payment.

Thank you.


Now this looks extremely shady. They don't tell me the name of the company and want me to send $5.00 through Paypal to an e-mail address before they will give me any information. This posting was flagged and removed.

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