A very brief employment scam email. There are many people who may be so desperate for paid employment that they'll not see the signs pointing this out to be a scam. The email originates in Nigeria though "Gary" claims to be in the UK. There is no legitimate business in the world that would approach complete strangers to handle company funds. The checks will be fake. Your bank may initially clear them but eventually the fraudulent payment will be discovered for what it is and the victims' bank will come looking for their money. The victim will be out of pocket and the scammer will be long gone.
Return-Path: <[email protected]>
Received: from [184.108.40.206] <- IP Points to Nigeria
Reply-To: <[email protected]>
From: "Gary Andrews"<[email protected]>
Subject: Work From Home
Date: Sun, 30 Aug 2009
A new job opening in your area, It's a work from home/office position and
you are NOT required to pay any fee before you get employed.
*THIS IS WHAT IT ENTAILS:
Get/receive payment from clients/Customers.
Process Payments at your Bank.
Deduct 1/10 which is your commission/Payment on check cashed.
Forward the remaining 9/10 to the information that will be provided later
FILL APPLICATION FORM
PHONE NUMBER (S) Home : Cell :
Fill the above application so as to qualify you for the position. This space
is opened till the 15th of September2009. My name is Gary/ceo Gary-group,
UK. Please email me back asap for more details.