Sometimes it takes nothing but pure cynicism and an eye for grammatical errors to tell what is Spam. Especially when craigslist replies mean someone might be contacting me for a job…
from H & F FABRICS <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I have been directed to bring to you the offer of work online from Home/Temporarily and get paid weekly. We are glad to offer you for a job position at our company, H & F FABRICS. We need someone to work for the company as a Representative/Book keeper in the USA/CANADA. This is in view of our not having an office presently in the USA/CANADA. You don’t need to have an Office and this certainly wont disturb any form of work you have going at the moment. Our integrated yarn and fabric manufacturing operations use state-of-the-art textile equipment from the world’s leading suppliers. Order processing, production monitoring and process flow are seamlessly integrated through a company-wide computer network.
* The average monthly income is about 1500.00 USD.
Your tasks are:
1. Receive payment from Customers
2. Cash Payment at your Bank
3. Deduct 10% which will be your percentage/pay on Payment processed
4. Forward balance after deduction of percentage/pay to any of the
offices Payment is to be forwarded either by Money Gramm or Western Union Money Transfer) or any Local Money transfers take barely hours, so it will give us a possibility to get customer’s payment almost immediately. For example you’ve got 3000.00 USD, you take your income: $300.00 USD Send to us: 2700.00 USD,First month you will have 5-10 transactions on 3000.00-4000.00 USD so you may calculate your income.For example 10 transactions on 3500.00 USD gives you $6300.00 USD Plus your basic monthly salary is 1500.00 USD Total: 3000.00 USD per month After establishing a close co-operation with us you’ll be able to operate with larger orders and you’ll be able to earn more.Our payments will be issued out in your name and you can have them cashed in your bank or other Cashing Services.Deduct your weekly salary and forward the balance to the company via western union money transfer or money gramme money transfer .We understand it is an unusual and incredible job position. This job takes only 3-7 hours per week. You’ll have a lot of free time doing another job, you’ll get good income and regular job.But this job is very challenging and you should understand it. We are looking only for the worker who satisfies our requirements and will be an earnest assistant. We are glad to offer this job position to you. If you feel that you are a serious and earnest worker and you want to work for H & F FABRICS, kindly email us and let us know about what your intrest is.
Kindly send all reply to email@example.com
Also, Patrick Snell is CNN correspondent, not the head of a fictitious scamming clothing producer. Also, see the ScamAlert posting. While the warning is a little hysterical, it is right–if an offer sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
But the truth is, that when a Library expels a book of mine and leaves an unexpurgated Bible lying around where unprotected youth and age can get hold of it, the deep unconscious irony of it delights me and doesn’t anger me.-Mark Twain Letter to Mrs. F. G. Whitmore, 2/7/1907