Wanted to take a minute to warn my fellow LinkedIn Brothers and Sisters that there is a jobs scam underway. If you get an unexpected message from a profile offering a job to represent an overseas company to ignore it. Unless your seasoned and savvy enough to do a little digging to establish legitimacy, you may get roped into the scam.
What The Job Scam Looks Like
I got an inmail a few days ago from a guy claiming the company he represents needs a US representative. While I do have better things to do, I played along with the idiot to determine how far he’ll go. The sender of the inmail goes by ‘Charles Alford – Electrical Engineer at Charles Koch Foundation.
Here is his LinkedIn Profile: – https://www.linkedin.com/in/charles-alford-a2167914a/
The following is the message he sent me; I’m sure some of you may have also heard from this retard.
The Email From The Job Scam Scammer
—————– BEGIN MESSAGE —————– Business Partnership Opportunity
Hope all is well, I came across your profile, TETSU ELECTRIC & SOLAR MFG. CO., LTD Requires the services of an individual or Business organization in North America (i.e. U.S. and Canada) Marketplace for a Business Opportunity on a part-time/contract basis, If you are interested or have a referrer kindly contact the Human Resources department directly via Email to [email protected] for more information about the roles, benefits, and payment associated with the position.
Your linkedin profile heading has you as an “Electrical Engineer at Charles Koch Foundation” but your current employment has you listed as a “Human Resource Consultant” = Red Flag
You are more stupid than you may think
This is a scam and sounds like a dream job to represent your fake company to collect funds from US clients and then keep a portion while sending the rest to someplace. But only if I pay a signup fee or some such nonsense
Do us all a favor, get a real bloody job and stop wasting everyone’s time.
You’ve been reported to LinkedIn for attempting to scam
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