Job Scam Email On LinkedIn

  • October 17, 2017
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Job Scammer on Linkedin


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: –

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

Dear Neil,

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.

Best Regards

—————– END MESSAGE —————–


My Response To The Job Scam Scammer


—————– BEGIN MY RESPONSE —————–

Your website was registered in July 2017 = Red flag

Your company was established in 1979 according it the website content, but does not have a legitimate TLD from country of origin, and nor does it have any real search engine presence = Red Flag

Your website does not even have legitimacy with its content

You refuse to talk about the opportunity = Red Flag

Your linkedin profile is trash and recently created = Zero contacts = Red Flag

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

—————– END MY RESPONSE —————-


Neil Patel - Serial entrepreneur with a background in business, finance, marketing and technology.

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